Name and address of responsible person within the meaning of GDPR:
BENTELER International Aktiengesellschaft is the holding company of the BENTELER Group. You may also contact one of our local entities. You can find a list of all European companies here
BENTELER International AG
Phone: +43 662 2283-0
Data protection officer
Group Data Protection Officer
BENTELER RV GmbH
Elsener Straße 95
Phone: +49 5254 81-0
Collection and processing of your personal data
When you visit our websites, we store different information about browser
and operating system you use, date and time of your visit, the access
result (if you were able to access this side or received an error), the
search terms you may have entered, the functions of the website you used,
the website from which you accessed our side as well as the website you
visit after you leave our website by clicking on links on our website.
This data is used for statistical information to improve our internet presence and adapt it to your needs.
For security reasons we also store your IP-address and internet service provider to prevent and detect potential attacks on our website or any attempts of fraudulent activities.
Other personal information is only processed if you provide this data to us, e.g. via contact form, and is solely used for the intended purpose.
All collected data are only used within affiliated companies of the BENTELER group and will never been given to third parties without your explicit consent.
Analysis of usage data and use of analysis tool
The BENTELER Group uses the following tools to analyze your activity on our
Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”), to
evaluate the use of this website. Google is certified according to the
EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. The certificate can be found at
The operating mode “Universal Analytics” is used to assign data, sessions and interactions cross-device to a pseudonymous user ID and thus to investigate the activities of a user on different devices.
Google Analytics uses so termed "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there.
Protection of your personal data
The IP anonymization feature has been activated for Google Analytics to protect your personal data, ensuring that no connection to a particular user can be established. Your IP will be abbreviated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are members of the European Economic Area before being sent to a server. Only in exceptional cases the full IP-address will be transferred to a server in the US and abbreviated there.
Purpose of processing
As assigned by the responsible, Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, to collate reports on website activities and to provide further services to the website manager related to use of the website and of the Internet.
Reports are compiled for BENTELER on your website activity so as to be able to adapt the Internet site to your needs.
Duration of data storing
After 14 months, the data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (eg user IDs) or advertising IDs will be automatically deleted. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached is done automatically once a month.
Objection to tracking web analysis (opt out)
You can prevent the storage of all cookies through the relevant adjustment of your browser software. However, please be advised that in such a case you might not be able to use all functions of this and of other websites to the full extent. In addition, you can prevent transmission of the data generated by the cookie related to the use of the website (including your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin retrievable under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
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
- Use of the advertising functions of Google Analytics
Functions by Google Analytics which support interest-based advertising and advertising on the basis of surfing behavior of users are used on this website in addition to the standard configuration by Google Analytics. In this context, Google Analytics uses a third party provider cookie from DoubleClick for evaluating data on the surfing behavior of users on different websites. Using these data, statistical statements can be made regarding demographical data and areas of interest of the website users.
You are expressly advised that we are unable to access any data on the individual user and the statistical data we use cannot be traced to any specific user.
Some of our website visitors will have our advertisement displayed on other websites after their visit. This type of advertisement is called remarketing or retargeting. If you object to the placement of these ads you are advised to use one of the possibilities mentioned above for deactivation of the website tracking by website users. Google also offers the possibility of independent management of cookies for setting your own advertising preferences: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads?hl=en.
For further information about Google Analytics Terms of Service and Privacy, please visit https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or rather under https://policies.google.com/?hl=en
- Protection of your personal data
- You Tube
For the inclusion of videos on our website, we use the provider YouTube. YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC, headquartered at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc., located at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
The BENTELER Group maintains online presences in social networks in order to communicate with the respective users and offer a wide range of information.
We have no direct influence on the processing of the data and therefore expressly point out that processing is also possible outside the EU. This may result in risks for the user, e.g. because the enforcement of rights is made more difficult or the data is subject to another law. In general, however, we would like to point out that by offering services in Europe, network operators are obliged to comply with EU data protection standards.
In addition, user data within social networks is generally used for advertising and market research purposes. For example, user profiles are created which are then used to advertise specifically for the user. Cookies, small files that are stored on your device, are generally used for this purpose. However, the user profiles may also contain device-independent data, especially if you log into the corresponding network.
For detailed information on the stored data and the possibility of objection, please refer to the respective data protection declaration of the operators of the respective network.
We also point out that in the case of requests for information and the assertion of rights of data subjects, these can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can directly take appropriate measures and provide information. Should you nevertheless need help, you may also contact us.
- Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).
- Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
- Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f. DSGVO).
Used services and service provider:
- Instagram: social network;
Service provider: Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA;
- Facebook: social network; Service provider: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland, Mutterunternehmen: Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA;
Privacy Shield (Ensuring data protection level when processing data in the USA): https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active;
Objection option (Opt-Out):
Settings for advertisement: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads;
Additional information on data protection:
Agreement on joint processing of personal data on Facebook pages https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum,
- LinkedIn: Social Network; Service provider: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland;
Privacy Shield (Ensuring data protection level when processing data in the USA): https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active ;
objection option (Opt-Out): https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.
- Twitter: social network; Service provider: Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA;
Privacy Shield (Ensuring data protection level when processing data in the USA): https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active.
- YouTube: Social network; Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, Mutterunternehmen: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA;
Privacy Shield (Ensuring data protection level when processing data in the USA): https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active;
Objection option (Opt-Out): https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
- XING: Social network: Service Provider: XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany;
- Kununu: employer rating platform; Service provider: New Work SE, Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany
- Glassdoor: recruiting platform; Service provider: Glassdoor Inc., 100 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley California, USA
For shortening URLS on our website and our social media channels we use the provider Bitly.com.
Bitly.com is operated by Bitly,inc, headquartered at 139 5th Avenue, 5th floor, New York, NY 10010.
If you do not agree to Bitly linking your web browser or IP address to Bitly links when using short links, please click on the following link: https://bit.ly/a/optout
To shorten URLS on our website and our social media channels we use the provider t1p.de
T1p.de is operated by Gnu York IT-Dienstleistungen, Eisenstuckstraße 43, 01069 Dresden, Germany.
As soon as you click on a t1p.de link published by us, your data will be collected and processed by t1p.de. Please refer to t1p.de's data protection policy for details of this data processing (in German only). You can visit the website via the following link: https://t1p.de/datenschutzerklaerung T1p.de does not use this data for analysis nor will it be passed on to third parties unless you expressly agree to this or there is a legal basis.
Transfer of personal data to third parties; social plug-ins
BENTELER use social plug-ins on our websites from social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. When you visit our websites the social network plug-ins are deactivated, therefore no data is transmitted to the network. If you want to use one of the networks, you have to clock on the respective plugin to establish a connection. If you have user account on those networks and you are logged in when you visit our website, the network can associate you’re your visit with your user account. To avoid this, please log out before you visit our website.
As long as you do not delete or deactivate cookies, the social plug-in remains active.
BENTELER itself will never transfer your personal data to third parties without your knowledge and consent.
Contact with BENTELER (Contact form or e-mail)
If you contact us via contact form or via E-Mail we will safe your data for handling reasons or for follow-up question for six months. Those data are only used within the BENTELER Group and will not be forwarded to any third party.
Data security and protection of your personal data
The BENTELER Group employs technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data stored by us against accidental or willful manipulation by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously adapted to the technical development.
Your personal information is only stored and used by the companies of the BENTELER Group if you make it available to us. BENTELER will never amalgamate website tracking or other non-personal data with data from other sources without your explicit consent.
Please note that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of sensitive personal data which you send us via unencrypted e-mail or Internet connection as against third parties.
Legal basis of data processing
Insofar as you have given us your consent for the processing of your
personal data, that consent is the legal basis for the processing (Art. 6
para. 1 letter a GDPR).
In addition, we process personal data for the purposes of safeguarding our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. Maintaining the functionality of our IT systems, marketing our own products and services as well as documenting business contacts as required by law are such legitimate interests.
In case of legal requirements we process also data based on Art. 6 para. 1 letter c GDPR.
Data processing by third parties
The BENTELER Group involves external service providers in the data processing. BENTELER requires of these companies that the personal data accumulated in the processing is used exclusively for the intended purpose, and that adequate protection of the data is ensured in accordance with the locally applicable data protection regulations. Contracts with external providers will always fulfill the needs of Art. 28 of GDPR if there is access or processing of personal data.
Based on article 15 to 18 and 20 of GDPR you have the right of information, correction, deletion, restriction, revocation and contradiction of your personal data.
If you have consented to the processing of your personal data, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time for future use. The legality of processing before revocation remains unaffected. We may further process such data pursuant to another applicable legal basis, e.g. for the fulfilment of our legal obligations.
In accordance with the existing legal provisions, on request, the companies of the BENTELER Group will inform you in writing whether and which of your personal data is stored by us. If, despite our endeavors, incorrect information of yours is stored by us, we will amend, block or delete this on your request if there is no need for the fulfilment of other legal obligations.
Please contact our Group Data Protection Officer of BENTELER RV GmbH, Elsener Straße 95, 33102 Paderborn, or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you believe that the processing of your personal data contravenes data protection or that your data protection rights has been infringed in any other way, according to Art. 77 of GDPR you may lodge a complaint with competent data protection supervisory authority.
Questions and suggestions regarding data protection
If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data email@example.com