Information about Data Protection


Thank you for your interest in the web appearance of RHEINZINK. On our website, we would like to impart to you valuable information on our products for use on roofs and facades and provide you with expert advice in this regard.

We take the protection of your private data very seriously and would like you to feel comfortable while visiting our web pages. Protection of your privacy is of utmost importance to RHEINZINK GmbH & Co. KG, Bahnhofstr. 90, 45711 Datteln, thus adherence to the statutory data protection regulations goes without saying. Our employees are sworn to data secrecy and receive regular training in the fields of data protection and data security. Hereinafter, we would like to give you a short description of how we protect your data and of what taking advantage of our online offers means for you. As a matter of course, we observe the statutory provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG/„Bundesdatenschutzgesetz“), German Telemedia Act (TMG) and other regulations regarding data protection.

You can trust us when it comes to your personal data! Your data is processed under high security standard in our data centre in Germany and encrypted to the state of the art if transferred to our subsidiaries or associates.


Access data

When you call up our web pages, RHEINZINK GmbH & Co. KG receives access data which is stored for control and backup purposes and does not permit us as the website operator to identify any natural persons with regard to:

  • the name of your Internet Service Provider,
  • your country of residence,
  • the website used to visit us,
  • the search term, if you have found our website via a search engine,
  • web pages of ours that you have visited,
  • the user tool (web browser, operating system) applied to gain access,
  • files that you have downloaded from our web page (e.g. PDF or Word documents),
  • the duration, as well as
  • the date and time of your visit
  • your IP address.

The aforementioned data is analysed by RHEINZINK GmbH & Co. KG and enables us to optimise both our offers and the website.


Personal data

Personal data is information explicitly used to determine your identity. According to § 3, Para. 1 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), personal information includes e.g. your name, your postal or e-mail address. In addition to the access data, we only store personal information voluntarily disclosed to us, e.g. within the scope of a registration, survey, competition, contact request, newsletter subscription, or for the purpose of online order execution. Moreover, personal information is not used beyond the necessary extent or agreed / legitimate purpose.

If you have subscribed to our newsletter with your e-mail address, we shall also use the stated e-mail address, beyond performance of our service, for own advertising purposes, until you unsubscribe from the newsletter.


Forwarding of personal data to third parties

In certain areas, RHEINZINK GmbH & Co. KG performs its services with selected partners. These partners are subject to the same stringent data protection provisions. Personal data are forwarded exclusively

  • during processing of order data, e.g. online orders,
  • in particular cases, to provide the service you have required

RHEINZINK GmbH & Co. KG does not forward to third parties any further information, e.g. voluntary information relating to main interests. Only within the scope of statutory or judicial obligations is personal information transferred to government institutions and authorities.



Our website contains so-called hyperlinks to websites of other suppliers, particularly those of our collaborators. Should a hyperlink redirect you from our website to a website of another supplier, you will recognise this by the change of URL. Should a so-called hyperlink have redirected you to the website of a collaborator or advertising partner, use of your data is exclusively subject to the data protection regulations of the respective company. We cannot assume responsibility for confidential handling of your data, since we have no control over adherence to data protection provisions on the part of these companies.


Disclaimer of liability regarding links

As far as our website, including our online shop, contains references to links to web pages of third parties, we hereby expressly declare the following:

We have not exerted any influence on the design or contents of the linked pages, neither when these pages were initially put online, nor when the link was established, nor at a later date, for instance during updating or amendment of the pages. We and our data providers are neither able to check the linked pages with regard to content, nor are we able to exert any influence on the content of these pages. We thus hereby expressly declare that we do not adopt as our own the design and contents of such linked third party pages, and do not assume any liability for the content of these third party pages.


Right to demand information and right of revocation

If you submit a written request to RHEINZINK GmbH & Co. KG or to the representative responsible for you, stating that you wish to have your personal data corrected, used no further or deleted, we will of course satisfy your request immediately. If you are a registered user, we also provide you with the opportunity of viewing and, if necessary, deleting or changing the data.

Certain services of our website, particularly requests for brochures or information, can only be used if you have consented to processing and forwarding of your data.

You may, at any time and without stating reasons, obtain gratuitous information regarding your personal data stored at RHEINZINK. You may, at any time, have the data we have collected blocked, corrected or deleted, and may object to anonymous or pseudonymous data collection and storage for purposes relating to optimisation of our website. Additionally, you may also, at any time and without stating reasons, revoke the consent you have given us to forward, collect and use your data. For this purpose, please send a written request to the following contact address:

By order of - ASB Informationstechnik GmbH
Data protection officer
Mr. Uwe Breuer
Buschstr. 76
47166 Duisburg


Use of cookies through use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). 
Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. 
Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. 
On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. 
Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. 
You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 
Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at 
Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

We also use Google Analytics to analyze data from AdWords for statistic purpose. You can deactivate this in using the ads preferences manager (

You can adjust your browser settings in such a way that you are either notified of cookie placement, can now and again decide whether or not you want to accept them, or can completely refuse the acceptance of cookies. For more detailed information in this regard, please refer to the instructions for use of your Internet browser. Refusal of cookies may limit the functionality of our website. Cookies do not cause damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses.

What are cookies?
Cookies are very small text files, which are deposited on your computer while you browse the Internet portals of RHEINZINK. Cookies serve exclusively to differentiate your PC from the PCs of other users accessing the site. The use of cookies to personalise services on our Internet portals is inevitable. Our cookies do not contain any personal information. Moreover, cookies deposited by our servers can, again, only be read by us and not by any external website. Most browsers are set in such a way that they automatically accept cookies. If you do not want the benefits of cookies, you can disable this function by changing your browser settings. Please observe the possible settings of your browser in this regard. Of course you can also view our website without cookies; however, this may result in functional impairment with respect to our offers.

Are cookies dangerous?
Cookies do not represent any danger to your computer. Some companies that use this technology collect their data for market research and advertising purposes. Our cookies exclusively serve the aforementioned purpose. You may either set your browser to allow our cookies, or you may use our Internet portals without cookie functions. In this case, however, any information you have already provided will not be saved for later inquiries, hence will have to be entered anew the next time you visit us.

Cookie warnings

Your browser may be configured to show a warning every time it receives a cookie. Since the identification cookie has to be sent anew every time an individual page of the RHEINZINK portals is called up, this message can be quite annoying. You should thus deactivate these warning notices in your browser.


Other active contents (e.g. JavaScript, ActiveX)

JavaScript, ActiveX or other control elements and scripting languages in websites containing processing elements may, for safety reasons, be deactivated via your browser at any time. Our websites remain navigable even without JavaScript.


Data security

RHEINZINK employs technical and organisational safety measures in order to protect the personal data that we manage against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorised access. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with the technological progress.

Your personal data is only stored on RHEINZINK servers in Germany.


Disclaimer of liability for damages

We shall be liable for damages, regardless of their cause, resulting from the use of our Internet portal and our online shop, only in the event of intent or gross negligence on the part of our legal representatives, executive employees or other vicarious agents. This also applies in case of breach of obligations from preliminary or subsidiary contracts, in the event of illegal action, as well as in the event of consequential harm caused by a defect.

We shall only accept liability if and to the extent to which the damage occurred was foreseeable. Furthermore, our guarantee of warranty is, with respect to the amount, limited to EUR 3.000.00 per claim.

The preceding provisions do not apply if and to the extent to which the damage is based on a grossly negligent breach of duty important for attainment of the purpose of the contract on the part of one of our legal representatives, executive employees or other vicarious agents. Unaffected remain claims arising from fraudulent concealment, from a guarantee (of quality) in terms of § 444 German Civil Code, in case of damages from loss of life, physical harm or damage to health as well as in the event of claims according to the Product Liability Act.


Implementation of and compliance with this privacy policy

RHEINZINK GmbH & Co. KG undertakes to adhere as specified to the aforementioned points with regard to data protection. Should you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you may contact our data protection officer, who is also available in the event of requests for information, suggestions or complaints:

By order of - ASB Informationstechnik GmbH
Data protection officer
Mr. Uwe Breuer
Buschstr. 76
47166 Duisburg

You can also contact the data protection officer, Mr Breuer, by e-mail, should you have any questions relating to data protection: Datenschutz(at) 

You are also welcome to contact us at any time by means of this address, should you have any further questions relating to our data protection information or processing of your personal data.


Note relating to our copyrights and other proprietary rights

We reserve the right to all pages of our Internet portal, particularly with regard to the design, presentation, contents and offers, as well as to the corresponding software and its contents, all copyrights and other proprietary rights.



Please note that our data protection provisions may be revised due to changes in the stated services or due to amendments of the Data Protection Act. We will inform you by e-mail of any changes in our privacy policy and, where necessary, request your consent to the changed regulations.

Datteln, 23.10.2014

RHEINZINK worldwide

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+90 216 550 62 92