Privacy policy

Scope of application

This privacy policy aims to explain to users the nature, extent and purpose of collection and use of personal data on this website (hereinafter the "Website") by the provider responsible – i.e. IEW Industrial Equipment Westendorff GmbH, Steinhof 63, 40699 Erkrath, Germany, e-mail:, Fon +49 211 200 040.

The legal basis for this privacy policy is to be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act and the German Telemedia Act.

Access data / server log files

The provider or the web space provider collects data about each act of access to the Website (in what are known as server log files). Access data include:

the name of the webpage retrieved, the file, the date and time of retrieval, the volume of data transferred, the report that retrieval was successful, the type of browser and version, the user's operating system, the referrer URL (that's the website previously visited), the IP address and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the protocol data only for statistical analysis relating to the operation, security and optimisation of the website. However, the provider reserves the right to subsequently review the protocol data if, on the basis of certain evidence, reasonable suspicion of unlawful use arises.

Processing personal data

Personal data is information capable of being used to identify a person – in other words, details that could be traced back to a given person. This includes his or her name, e-mail address and phone number. Yet information about preferences, hobbies, memberships or websites viewed by that person is also legally defined as personal data.

Personal data may be collected, used and forwarded by the provider only if this is legally permissible or if the user agrees to the collection of the data.


Should a user make contact with the provider (via the contact form or e-mail, for example), then his or her details are stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions.

Integration of services and third-party content

It can happen that, as part of this online offer, third-party content – such as YouTube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS feeds and graphics from other websites – come to be incorporated. This always assumes that the providers of such content (hereinafter referred to as the "third parties") are aware of the users' IP addresses. For without the IP address, they could not send content to the browser of each user. The IP address is thus required for the presentation of such content.

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 IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated 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. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser:

As an alternative to the browser Addon or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click this link in order to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out applies only for the browser in which you set it and within this domain). An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which means that you'll have to click this link again, if you delete your cookies.

German source: Attorney Thomas Schwenke - I LAW it