Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The protection of your privacy and the protection of your personal data, the so-called "personal data", is an important concern for us. In the following we inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website:

Responsible Entity

The responsible entity for the processing of personal data on this website is:

 Vulkan Inox GmbH

Gottwaldstrasse 21

45525 Hattingen

Tel: +49 (0) 2324 5616 0



Data Protection Officer

Our data protection officer may be contacted as follows:

 Adlex GmbH

Huestraße 23

D - 44791 Bochum

Telefon: +49 (234) 9136120



Collection of General Data

 When you access our website, data transmitted to us by your browser will be collected in connection with this request and stored in log files on the server. These data are necessary to provide the content and services of our website and are used to correctly display the website and to ensure security and stability. The data concerned are the following:

 ·         IP address

·         Date and time of the request

·         Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

·         Request / Page selection

·         Access status / HTTP status code

·         Transferred data volume

·         Initial website

·         Browser

·         Operating system and user interface

·         Language and version of the browser software

 These data do not allow any direct conclusions to be drawn about your person and are not used by us to establish a connection to you.

 We evaluate this type of anonymous data statistically in order to continuously improve our offers, the technology of our website and the data protection.

 Personal data are usually deleted automatically after 14 days unless there is any other legal reason that would require a longer storage.

 Service Providers

 If we wish to use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or use your data for any other purposes, we will inform you below in detail about the respective processes.


 On our website, we use so-called "cookies". Cookies are text files that are transferred from a server to the hard disk of your computer and remain there for the duration of the session or until deletion, depending on the type of cookie and the settings of your Internet browser, and through which certain individualization information are transmitted to us.


Cookies are used to store your system and usage information relating to the use of our website. They may also contain a unique identifier that allows us and other website providers to distinguish your system from other systems and to recognize it the next time you visit.

 With these functions we intend to guarantee and increase the user friendliness and functionality of our website.

 For this purpose we use the following for our website:

 ·         Transient Cookies: Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser or log out. Examples of these are session cookies. They store a so-called session-ID, which can be used to assign various requests from your browser to the session. When you return to our website, your system can be recognized.

 ·         Persistent Cookies: Persistent cookies are automatically deleted or switched off after an individually specified period of time. They are used to recognize your system even after the session has ended.

 ·         Third-Party Cookies: We use analytical cookies to monitor the anonymous user behavior on our website. In addition, we use advertising cookies. With these cookies, the user behavior can be tracked for advertising and targeted marketing purposes. Social media cookies allow us to connect to your social networks and share content from our website within your networks. For this processing, we will obtain your consent separately, unless the data is processed anonymously.

 You can prevent or switch off the use of cookies at any time by choosing the appropriate settings for the Internet browser used. You can at any time delete cookies that have already been stored. Without cookies, however, various functions of our website may be limited or not usable at all.

 In addition, you should occasionally delete the browser history manually.


E-Mail / Contact Form

 If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, we will process the data you provided in order to answer your questions. Insofar as the storage is no longer necessary, we delete the transmitted data or limit the processing. This is dependent on legal storage obligations.

 Google Analytics

 For our website we use Google Analytics, a tracking tool of Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies" (see above under "cookies"), which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. The thus generated information about your use of our website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

 Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide further services associated with the website use and Internet use to the operator of the website. The IP address transmitted by your Internet browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

 The data sent and linked with cookies, user recognition (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs will automatically be deleted after 14 months.  Data whose retention period has been reached is automatically deleted once a month. Further information on data protection can be found at

 Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

 Google Maps

 On our website we use Google Maps API, an online map service of Google, LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google") to visually display geographical information.

 When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map functions by visitors. More detailed information about Google's data processing can be found in the Google privacy policy.

 There you can also amend your personal data protection settings in the Data Privacy Center, see


 On our website we use fontawesome, a font library to display the contents correctly and in a graphically appealing manner, regardless of the Internet browser used. fontawesome is a service of Fonticons, Inc., 6 Porter Road Apartment 3R, Cambridge, MA 02140, USA. When the font library is accessed by opening our website, a connection is automatically established to Fonticons servers, usually to servers in the USA. It is possible that this may involve data being transmitted to Fonticons, such as which Internet pages you have accessed, the access time, your IP address and which Internet browser you use. Further information and the data protection information can be found at

 Google AdWords

 Our website uses Google Conversion Tracking, a service of Google, LLC, Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"), see If you have reached our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google AdWords will place a cookie on your computer.

 This enables us and Google to recognise that the user has clicked on the ad and was directed to that page. Cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customer websites. After 30 days, these cookies lose their validity and are not used for personal identification. Conversion statistics tell customers the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were directed to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. The setting of a cookie can be rejected through browser settings. This can lead to functional limitations of the website.

 Legal Bases

 We collect and process your personal data exclusively on a legal basis, including – with European reference – in particular on the basis of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union (GDPR).

 If we obtain your consent for processing operations for specific processing purposes, the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

If we need your personal data in order to fulfil a contract concluded with you (e.g. delivery of goods, provision of services), the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. This also applies to processes directly connected therewith, e.g. the processing of inquiries about our products, services or prices.

If we process your personal data based on statutory obligations, this is done on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. In the event that we need your personal data in order to protect your vital interests or those of another natural person, the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR.

Regardless of the afore-mentioned legal bases, we process your personal data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest on our part or that of a third party, provided that your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not prevail.


Storage Time and Data Deletion

 We delete or block personal data in accordance with the legal requirements as soon as they are no longer required for the purposes mentioned herein or a legally prescribed storage period expires.

 Data Transmission

 We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

 ·         you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR,

·         this is legally permissible and, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, is necessary for the fulfilment of a contractual relationship with you or the implementation of pre-contractual measures,

·         under Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) GDPR there is a legal obligation to pass on the data,

·         we are required by law to transmit data to state authorities, e.g. tax authorities, social insurance agencies, health insurance companies, supervisory authorities and law enforcement agencies,

·         the transmission is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR in order to safeguard legitimate company interests and to assert, exercise or defend legal claims, and if there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding protectable interest in the non-disclosure of your data,

·         in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR, we use external service providers, so-called contract processors, who are obliged to handle your data with due care.


When transmitting data to external bodies in third countries, i.e. outside the EU or the EEA, we ensure that these bodies will treat your personal data with the same care as they would within the EU or the EEA.


We only transmit personal data to third countries with respect to which the EU Commission has confirmed an adequate level of protection, or if we ensure the careful handling of personal data by means of contractual agreements or other suitable guarantees.


Rights of the Data Subject

 If we process your personal data, you are a data subject within the meaning of GDPR and have the following rights against us as the responsible entity:

a right to information about the purpose, type, scope and duration of the processing (Art. 15 GDPR)

a right to correction of the stored data (Art. 16 GDPR)

a right to deletion of stored data (Art. 17 GDPR)

a right to restriction of the processing of data (Art. 18 GDPR)

a right of the data recipients being informed by us as the responsible entity with regard to the execution of the rights of correction, deletion and restriction of the processing (Art. 19 GDPR)

a right to data transferability in machine-readable form (Art. 20 GDPR)

a right to object to data processing (Art. 21 GDPR)

a right to revoke the declaration of consent under data privacy law (Art. 7 (3) GDPR)

a right not to participate in an automated decision (Art. 22 GDPR)

a right to appeal to a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)


For this purpose, please contact our data protection officer listed above.