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Data protection

    Data protection is important to KAEFER. Please note that personal data contained on the KAEFER website is for information purposes only and not for any other use and distribution.


    In­form­a­tion in ac­cord­ance with Art. 13/14 of the Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion “GDPR”

    Apart from the web­site, we also pro­cess data as part of our busi­ness activ­it­ies. In­form­a­tion on this data pro­cessing and your data pro­tec­tion claims and rights, which also af­fect data pro­cessing on our web­site, can be found in our data pro­tec­tion in­form­a­tion in ac­cord­ance with Articles 13 and 14 of the German Data Protection Act.


    Data pro­tec­tion de­clar­a­tion for the web­site

    As an EU-based com­pany, the KAEFER Group takes data pro­tec­tion and the new pro­vi­sions of the Ger­man Data Pro­tec­tion Act (DSGVO) very ser­i­ously. The data and pho­tos dis­played on the KAEFER web­site are for your in­form­a­tion only. Fur­ther dis­tri­bu­tion or use of the con­tents by third parties is not per­mit­ted. We ask for your com­pli­ance. This ap­plies par­tic­u­larly to all per­sonal data men­tioned there in­clud­ing pho­to­graphs of any per­sons (in­di­vidual or group pho­tos).

    This data pro­tec­tion de­clar­a­tion serves to in­form vis­it­ors to the KAEFER web­site in ac­cord­ance with the pro­vi­sions of Art­icles 13 and 14 of the DSGVO (Duty to provide in­form­a­tion). This only con­cerns in­form­a­tion re­gard­ing the data pro­cessing pro­ced­ures as­so­ci­ated with vis­it­ing the web­site.

    1. Name and contact details of the person responsible for data processing and the company data protection officers

    This data pro­tec­tion in­form­a­tion ap­plies to data pro­cessed by:

    KAEFER Industrie GmbH (herinafter: KAEFER)
    Getreidestraße 3
    28217 Bremen

    Tele­phone: +49 (0) 421 6109-0
    Fax: +49 (0) 421 6109-381
    In this re­spect KAEFER is the re­spons­ible party.

    The con­tact de­tails of the com­pany data pro­tec­tion of­ficers are:
    Re­gina Stolze (Data Pro­tec­tion Of­ficer), Chris­ti­ane Siemer (Deputy Data Pro­tec­tion Of­ficer), Markt­straße 2, 28195 Bre­men; Datens­; +49 421 3055117

    The data pro­tec­tion of­ficers have been ap­poin­ted to act for the fol­low­ing com­pan­ies of the KAEFER Group:

    - KAEFER Isoliertechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    - KAEFER Construction GmbH
    - KAEFER Industrie GmbH
    - KAEFER Schiffsausbau GmbH
    - KAEFER Montage GmbH
    - KAEFER Service GmbH

    2. Collection and storage of personal data as well as method and purpose of their use

    a) Data processing when visiting the KAEFER website

    When you visit the KAEFER web­site, the browser on your device auto­mat­ic­ally sends in­form­a­tion to the server on our web­site. This in­form­a­tion is tem­por­ar­ily stored in a so-called log file. The fol­low­ing in­form­a­tion is re­cor­ded without your in­ter­ven­tion and stored for a short time only:

    - IP address of the requesting computer,
    - Date and time of access,
    - Name and URL of the retrieved file,
    - Website from which access is made (referrer URL),
    - the browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

    The afore­said data will be pro­cessed by KAEFER for the fol­low­ing pur­poses:

    - Ensuring a smooth connection of the KAEFER website,
    - Ensuring the KAEFER website is user-friendly,
    - Evaluation of system security and stability, as well as
    - For other administrative and statistical purposes.

    The legal basis for data pro­cessing is Art­icle 6 para. 1 sen­tence 1 lit. f DSGVO. KAE­FER’s le­git­im­ate in­terest fol­lows from the pur­poses lis­ted above for data col­lec­tion. Un­der no cir­cum­stances does KAEFER use the data col­lec­ted for the pur­pose of draw­ing con­clu­sions about you per­son­ally.

    In ad­di­tion, KAEFER uses cook­ies and ana­lysis ser­vices. You will find more de­tailed ex­plan­a­tions un­der Sec­tions 4 and 5 of this data pro­tec­tion de­clar­a­tion.

    b) Data processing when using contact forms

    On the KAEFER website there are various contact forms that you can use to get in touch with us. For example, a contact form for enquiries of any kind, as well as a contact form for online applications as an external business partner for KAEFER (e.g. as subcontractor, supplier).
    In the respective contact forms there are the following mandatory fields which must be filled in e.g.: name, e-mail address and other personal business-relevant information. In the contact forms for the online application as an external service provider, you can apply directly to the relevant operational KAEFER company. A valid e-mail address is required so that we know who sent the request and to enable us to respond to it. Additional information may be voluntarily entered by you as a visitor/inquirer in the contact forms.
    Data processing for the purpose of making contact, as described above, is carried out in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO and with your voluntary consent. This is proceeded by the technical option of giving consent by crossing a so-called checkbox (opt-in). By crossing the box you as a visitor give your consent to KAEFER by sending the contact form together with your data.
    The personal data collected by KAEFER for the use of the contact forms will be automatically deleted from the website after your request has been processed.

    Your enquiry / application as an external business partner are forwarded internally within the KAEFER Group for processing. This will be done on the basis of your aforementioned consent. Your enquiry/application as a subcontractor will be processed and stored in the normal course of business and deleted as required by law.

    3. Forwarding of personal data to third parties

    Your per­sonal data will not be for­war­ded to third parties for pur­poses other than those lis­ted be­low.

    Your per­sonal data will only be passed on to third parties, if:

    - you have given your express consent pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO,

    - the disclosure is necessary pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f DSGVO in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data (legitimate interest),

    - there is a legal obligation for the disclosure pursuant to Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, as well as this being legally permissible and required under Article 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

    4. Data processing with the use of cookies

    KAEFER uses cookies on its website. Cookies are small files which your browser automatically creates, and which are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone etc.) when you visit the KAEFER website. Cookies do no damage to your end device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or any other harmful software.

    Information is stored in the cookies that is generated in connection with the specific end user device that is used. However, this does not mean that KAEFER will immediately become aware of your identity.

    Most browsers automatically accept cookies. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or so that a message always appears before a new cookie is created. On our website, however, a pop-up will appear which allows you to agree or disagree with the use of different types of cookies. Nonetheless, completely deactivating cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of the KAEFER website.

    If you would like to adjust the selection of the types of cookies allowed, you can use this link to reopen the pop-up and make your changes.

    4.1 Essential cookies

    KAEFER only uses "Essential Cookies" that are technically indispensable for the operation of the website. Their use is intended to ensure reliable and smooth use of our website. The data processed by these cookies is permitted for the above-mentioned purposes to safeguard the legitimate interests of KAEFER and third parties in accordance with Article 6 Para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO.

    As essential cookies, KAEFER mainly uses so-called “session cookies” to distinguish between different users who access the website at the same time. This means, for example, that login data on the investor portal is assigned to the user so that access can be granted accordingly. These are automatically deleted after leaving the KAEFER website.

    In addition, a cookie is set which stores the selection made by the user and therefore only the accepted cookies are used.

    In extremely rare circumstances, an "alternative startpage" can be placed in front of the website to display current information, e.g. for a crisis or an accident. Whether or not an alternative startpage is connected upstream at the time of a user's visit must also be stored in a cookie.

    We also use a cookie to prevent CSRF attacks (Cross-Site Request Forgery). An attacker can launch a CSRF attack if he knows which parameters and value combinations are used in a form. Adding an additional parameter by using a cookie with a value unknown to the attacker and verifiable by the server can prevent CSRF attacks.

    4.2 Cookies for improved usability

    Insofar as you agree to the use of cookies for improved usability, KAEFER will use so-called "permanent cookies" to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a certain period of time. If you visit the KAEFER website again, it will automatically recognise that you have already been to the KAEFER website and whether, for example, you have seen notification messages or have made cookie settings. The purpose of this is to make your use of the website more pleasant.

    4.3 Statistics cookies (Google Analytics)

    Insofar as you agree to the use of the statistics cookies, KAEFER will use the " Statistics Cookies" listed below. The tracking measures we use are carried out based on Article 6 Para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO (your consent).

    In order to keep the website technically operational, we use Google Analytics. KAEFER uses Google Analytics for the purpose of tailoring the design of the KAEFER website to suit individual requirements and for the ongoing optimisation of the website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google Inc. ( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter "Google"). In this context, pseudonymised user profiles are created which document movements, dwell times and other technical parameters using cookies.

    On our website, IP anonymisation has been activated so that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the European Economic Area agreement. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

    The following data is affected:
    •browser type/version,
    •operating system used,
    •referrer URL (the previously visited page),
    •host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
    •time of the server request.

    The anonymised usage data is used to evaluate the use of the KAEFER website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services associated with the use of the website and the internet for the purposes of market research and the design of these Internet pages in line with market requirements. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of KAEFER. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are made anonymous, so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

    The aforementioned Analysis Cookies are, however, only used if you have expressly agreed to their use. Consent is given when you visit our site, however, before any data or cookies are generated. You can agree to the use of cookies via a prominent pop-up, but you must actively change the preset selection accordingly. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of 2 years.

    You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google through the downloading and installation of a 'browser add-on' (

    As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit the KAEFER website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for KAEFER’s website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

    You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, please note that if you do so, not all functions of the KAEFER website may be fully functional.

    For further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Analytics Help Desk (

    5. Data processing with plug.ins and links

    KAEFER uses plug-ins and links on the KAEFER web­site on the basis of Art­icle 6 para. 1 sen­tence 1 f DSGVO in or­der to make the KAEFER Group bet­ter known. The un­der­ly­ing ad­vert­ising pur­pose is re­garded as a le­git­im­ate in­terest within the mean­ing of the DSGVO. The re­spons­ib­il­ity for data pro­tec­tion-com­pli­ant op­er­a­tion is to be guar­an­teed by the pro­vider in ques­tion. These plug-ins and links are in­teg­rated by KAEFER by means of the so-called two-click method in or­der to pro­tect vis­it­ors to KAE­FER’s web­site in the best way pos­sible.
    a) YouTube

    The KAEFER web­site con­tains at least one plu­gin from You­Tube, which be­longs to Google Inc, based in San Bruno/?Cali­for­nia, USA. As soon as you visit the pages of the KAEFER web­site equipped with a You­Tube plu­gin, no con­nec­tion to the You­Tube serv­ers is es­tab­lished. In this re­spect KAEFER has ac­tiv­ated You­Tube's ex­ten­ded data pro­tec­tion mode. Only by con­firm­ing that you want to watch the You­Tube video us­ing the two-click method will the You­Tube server be in­formed which spe­cial page of the KAEFER web­site you have vis­ited. If you are also logged into your You­Tube ac­count, you would al­low You­Tube to as­so­ci­ate your surf­ing be­ha­vior dir­ectly with your per­sonal You­Tube pro­file. You can pre­vent this op­tion of al­loc­a­tion by log­ging out of your ac­count be­fore­hand. For more in­form­a­tion on You­Tube's col­lec­tion and use of your data, please refer to You­Tube's pri­vacy policy at

    b) LinkedIn

    KAEFER uses a but­ton to con­nect the so­cial net­work LinkedIn in sev­eral places. This is only a link and not a so-called "so­cial plu­gin". If you do not use the but­ton, no in­form­a­tion is trans­mit­ted to LinkedIn and no LinkedIn cookie is placed on your com­puter.

    As soon as you click the but­ton, without be­ing logged in to LinkedIn, the lo­gin screen of LinkedIn opens in a new win­dow after con­firm­a­tion via the two-click method. In that case, it is pos­sible that LinkedIn places a cookie on your hard drive. KAEFER ac­quires no know­ledge of the con­tent of the data trans­mit­ted and how LinkedIn uses it.

    Sites con­tained within LinkedIn are op­er­ated ex­clus­ively by LinkedIn Cor­por­a­tion, 2029 Sti­er­lin Court, Moun­tain View, CA 94304, USA (LinkedIn). The data LinkedIn col­lects on these pages is there­fore out­side KAE­FER's sphere of know­ledge and in­flu­ence.

    Fur­ther de­tails on data col­lec­tion and to your legal rights as well as set­ting op­tions can be ob­tained from LinkedIn. These are avail­able at

    c) Use of Google Maps when searching for KAEFER sites:

    The KAEFER web­site makes use of the Google Maps map ser­vice via an API. The pro­vider is Google Inc, 1600 Am­phi­theatre Park­way Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA. KAEFER has there­fore in­teg­rated the above-men­tioned map ser­vice into its web­site in or­der to make your jour­ney to one of our loc­a­tions as con­veni­ent as pos­sible and to al­low you to cal­cu­late your route and dis­tance. This forms part of our cus­tomer ser­vice. This rep­res­ents a le­git­im­ate in­terest pur­su­ant to Art­icle 6 I sen­tence f DSGVO.

    To use the func­tions of Google Maps, you will however need to save your IP ad­dress. Google places a so-called NID cookie on your com­puter; This in­form­a­tion is usu­ally trans­ferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The pro­vider of this site has no in­flu­ence on this data trans­mis­sion. You can find more in­form­a­tion about Google's hand­ling of user data in Google's pri­vacy policy:

    Be­fore the KAEFER web­site can load data from Google Maps, you must first agree to use the Google Maps ser­vices as part of the two-click method on the KAEFER web­site. You also have the op­tion of gen­er­ally switch­ing off the map ser­vice and pre­vent­ing data trans­mis­sion to Google. To dis­able this, de­ac­tiv­ate Java Script in your browser. In this case, the loc­a­tion finder can no longer be used by you. How to dis­able Java script can be found here: .

    6. Your rights

    You have the fol­low­ing rights:

    - To request information about your personal data processed by KAEFER pursuant to Article 15 DSGVO. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data have been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right of rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if these have not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on their specifications.

    - To immediately request the amendment of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by KAEFER pursuant to Article 16 DSGVO.

    - To request the deletion of your personal data stored by KAEFER pursuant to Article 17 DSGVO, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

    - To request, pursuant to Article 18 DSGVO, the restriction of the processing of your personal data, if you dispute the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete the data and KAEFER no longer needs the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have filed an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21 DSGVO.

    - To request, pursuant to Article 20 DSGVO, that the personal data you have provided to KAEFER is received in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to transfer the data to another responsible person;

    - In accordance with Article 7 para. 3 DSGVO, you may revoke your consent to KAEFER at any time. Consequently, KAEFER is no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future.

    - In accordance with Article 77 DSGVO you can complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or workplace or at KAEFER's headquarters.

    7. Right of recourse

    If your per­sonal data is pro­cessed based on le­git­im­ate in­terests pur­su­ant to Art. 6 para. 1 sen­tence 1 lit. f DSGVO, you have the right to ob­ject to the pro­cessing of your per­sonal data in ac­cord­ance with Art. 21 DSGVO, if there are reas­ons for this which arise from your par­tic­u­lar situ­ation or if the ob­jec­tion is dir­ec­ted against dir­ect ad­vert­ising. In case of the lat­ter, you have a gen­eral right of re­course, which KAEFER will im­ple­ment without spe­cify­ing a par­tic­u­lar situ­ation.

    If you wish to ex­er­cise your right of re­voc­a­tion or re­course, simply send an e-mail to

    8. Data security

    Dur­ing your visit to the KAEFER web­site, KAEFER uses the SSL (Se­cure Socket Layer) method in con­junc­tion with the highest level of en­cryp­tion sup­por­ted by your browser. Usu­ally this is a 256-bit en­cryp­tion. If your browser does not sup­port a 256-bit en­cryp­tion, KAEFER uses a 128-bit v3 tech­no­logy in­stead. Whether a single page of KAE­FER’s web­site is trans­mit­ted in en­cryp­ted form is de­term­ined by the closed dis­play of the key or lock sym­bol in the lower status bar of your browser.

    In ad­di­tion, KAEFER also uses ap­pro­pri­ate tech­nical and or­gan­isa­tional se­cur­ity meas­ures to pro­tect your data against ac­ci­dental or in­ten­tional ma­nip­u­la­tion, par­tial or total loss, de­struc­tion or un­au­thor­ised ac­cess by third parties. The se­cur­ity meas­ures are con­tinu­ously im­proved upon, in line with tech­no­lo­gical de­vel­op­ments.

    9. Validity and amendment of this data protection policy

    This data pro­tec­tion policy is cur­rently valid with a status as of May 2018.

    Due to fur­ther de­vel­op­ments of our web­site and of­fers thereon or due to changes in legal or of­fi­cial re­quire­ments, it may be­come ne­ces­sary to amend this data pro­tec­tion policy. The cur­rent data pro­tec­tion policy can be viewed and prin­ted out by you at any time from on this web­site.


    Name and contact details of the person responsible for data processing and the company data protection officers

    This data pro­tec­tion in­form­a­tion ap­plies to data pro­cessed by:

    Re­spons­ible party:
    KAEFER Industrie GmbH (herinafter: KAEFER)
    Getreidestraße 3
    28217 Bremen

    Tele­phone: +49 (0) 421 6109-0
    Fax: +49 (0) 421 6109-381
    The contact details of the company data protection officers are:

    Re­gina Stolze (Data Pro­tec­tion Of­ficer),
    Chris­ti­ane Siemer (Deputy Data Pro­tec­tion Of­ficer)
    Markt­straße 2
    28195 Bre­men
    Tele­phone: +49 421 3055117

    The data pro­tec­tion of­ficers have been ap­poin­ted to act for the fol­low­ing com­pan­ies of the KAEFER Group:

    - KAEFER Isoliertechnik GmbH & Co. KG
    - KAEFER Construction GmbH
    - KAEFER Industrie GmbH
    - KAEFER Schiffsausbau GmbH
    - KAEFER Montage GmbH
    - KAEFER Service GmbH

    Verantwortlicher im Sinne von Art 4 Nr. 7 Datenschutzgrundverordnung innerhalb des KAEFER Konzerns Deutschland 
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