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Data protection

Data protection - simple and compact:


Privacy is about protecting you from the misuse of your data.

When you visit a website, data flows that the website owner knows belongs to you. This data is called personal data. This is always the case, including with us. We want (and need) to explain to you exactly what happens. As this can be quite a long text, even with just a few pieces of data, here is the most important information in brief:

Who is responsible for data processing?

That's us: FRANK Walz- und Schmiedetechnik GmbH, Frankstraße 1, 35116 Hatzfeld (Eder)

Is there a data protection officer I can contact?

Yes, there is. His name is Henning Welz and you can reach him at or at our postal address with the addition "the data protection officer".

Henning Welz
gds Gesellschaft für Datenschutz Mittelhessen mbH


Auf der Appeling 8
35043 Marburg-Cappel

Who is the responsible supervisory authority?

The Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Data Protection Officer
Department 2.3
P.O. Box 3163
65021 Wiesbaden

What rights do I have in relation to the processing of my data?

You have the following rights:

  • Right of access.
  • Right to rectification.
  • Right to erasure.
  • Right to restriction of processing.
  • Right to object.
  • Right to data portability.
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

If you have any questions about exercising these rights, please contact our data protection officer.

What data is actually involved?

First of all, there is the technical data that is always collected when you visit a website: IP address, date and time, type of request, amount of data transferred, browser type, operating system, language, requesting website. As I said, this is always the case.

In addition, we also use small pieces of information that we store on your computer to make it easier for you to use the site. These are called cookies. This is usually the case and is necessary so that you can use our website conveniently. However, you can also prevent this (by changing the settings in your browser). But then the site will not work as well.When you enter data on our website, for example to create an account, subscribe to a newsletter or contact us, we use the data exclusively for the respective purpose.

We do not require consent for any of these processes (we call them "processing"). If we intend to do something else with the data, we will ask you for your consent.

We ask for this consent at the very beginning, immediately after you access the page in a consent tool. In this tool, you can also find out exactly what data we need for what purpose, what technology is used to collect it and how long we store it. By changing the settings in this consent tool, you can withdraw your consent at any time.

A summary of the settings you have made in the consent tool and the option to change them can be found in section "3. Processing based on your consent".

As a general rule, we store all data for as long as we need it for the respective purpose and only longer if we are legally required to do so. If an exact period of time can be specified, you will find this in the following text.

Basically, you have now understood what this is all about. For more detailed and comprehensive information, please read on:

Data protection - not quite so simple and longer, but very precise

1. Information on the collection of personal data
Contacting us

When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, your name and telephone number if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data arising in this context after storage is no longer necessary or restrict processing if there are statutory retention obligations.

2.  Collection of personal data by and for us when you visit our website
1.2.1. data processed in principle

When you use the website for purely informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security on the basis of 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred
  • Website, from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

Processing based on your consent

As already mentioned, when you accessed our website for the first time, we asked you for your consent to the use of various services using a consent tool. These may include, for example, services that provide certain fonts for our website, enable you to navigate to us or connect to social media channels or enable us to analyze website activity. The services for which we ask for your consent are subject to change. What they all have in common is that we will only use them if we have your consent and will stop using them immediately if you withdraw this consent. This so-called revocation extends to the future; data that has already been collected will not be deleted, but processed within the scope of the consent given.

All services used within the scope of the consent given are used on the basis of § 25 para. 1 TTDSG and within the scope of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

Currently, we only use services that do not require your consent, as they are absolutely necessary for the website to function. If this should change in the future, you will find a table here with all the services to which you have consented.


If you find links to other sites on our website, clicking on these links will take you from our website to the website of another provider. This other provider is responsible for everything that then happens with your data; you will find more detailed information in the privacy policy associated with this website.