Data Privacy

We are pleased that we have aroused your interest in our offers. The protection of your privacy and your personal data is very important to us. The collection and use of your data is therefore always in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (DSGVO), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). In the following, we therefore inform you about which data is collected by us and how we process this data.

Personal data
Personal data within the meaning of the GDPR is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. Personal data is only stored insofar as this is necessary to provide the booked service, to comply with legal requirements or for the purpose stated below.

Anonymised data / log files
You can visit our website without the need to collect personal data. Whenever you visit our website, certain anonymised data is nevertheless stored, e.g. which page or which offer was called up. However, this data is not personal and is therefore not subject to the legal regulations of the DSGVO or the BDSG.
The website operator or page provider collects data about accesses to the page and stores these as "server log files". The following data is logged in this way:
Visited website, time at the time of access, amount of data sent in bytes, source/reference from which you reached the page, browser used, operating system used, IP address used.
The data collected is only used for statistical analysis and to improve the website. However, the website operator reserves the right to check the server log files retrospectively if there are concrete indications of illegal use.
Anonymous data is collected solely for statistical evaluation in order to improve our services. Please note the point "Right to information / right of withdrawal".

Purpose of the collection of personal data
However, the collection of personal data becomes indispensable if you wish to book a service via our portal, contact us, subscribe to our newsletter or use other offers on our site, for the processing of which personal data is indispensable.
In accordance with the legal regulations and in the spirit of data economy, we generally only collect data that is required for the provision of this particular service. As far as we ask for further information in our forms, the information is always voluntary and marked as such.
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to the user's computer. For this purpose, the user's IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session. Furthermore, the storage in log files takes place in order to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, we use the data to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context. These purposes are also our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
The legal basis for sending the newsletter as a result of the sale of goods or services is Section 7 (3) UWG.
If you subscribe to our newsletter, we also store and use the personal data you provide on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in order to provide you with the best possible service as a newsletter subscriber.
The legal basis for the processing of data after the user has subscribed to the newsletter is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has given his consent.
We also use the personal data stored by us to maintain customer relations, for customer support, to carry out our own advertising and marketing measures (e.g. the dispatch of catalogues and other advertising mailings within the legally permissible scope, queries regarding customer satisfaction) and for order processing.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing operations involving personal data, Art. 6 (1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.
When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) (b) DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) c DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 (1) (d) DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties
Your personal data will only be passed on within the relevant, in particular data protection and competition law requirements.
Insofar as this is necessary for the provision of the contractual service owed by us or legal obligations, your data will also be passed on to subcontractors or service providers for the provision of the service in the name of or on behalf of us (e.g. technical processing of mail and email dispatch, payment processing, customer service).
In addition, the data is passed on to persons or companies for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract. Please note that the data protection regulations at the headquarters of these persons and companies may differ from those in Germany.
Your data will also be disclosed and transferred to third parties if we are obliged to do so by law or on the basis of a legally binding court case.
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data was provided.

Storage and deletion of data
Within the scope of the purposes stated under the point "Purpose of collecting personal data", your personal data will be stored. The personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Storage may take place in addition if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The legislator has enacted a variety of storage obligations and periods. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need to continue storing the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

Use of cookies
We use cookies (small computer files containing text information that the web server sends to your internet browser) to improve your experience when visiting our online services. For example, some notices will only appear once if you allow us to set a cookie. In addition, our cookies have an expiry date. If you manually delete your cookies before they expire, you will receive a new one the next time you visit the site unless you block the cookie from being stored.
The technical specifications stipulate that only the server can read a cookie that has been sent by it. We assure you that no personal data is stored in cookies.
Unfortunately, it is only possible to use our offers to a limited extent without accepting cookies. We therefore recommend that you activate cookies permanently for our website. Most internet browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies and set your internet browser to notify you as soon as cookies are sent.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analysis purposes is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO if the user has consented to this.

Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address 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. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
The Google tracking codes on this website use the "_anonymizeIp()" function, which means that IP addresses are only processed in abbreviated form in order to exclude the possibility of direct personal reference. You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future. By clicking the "Deactivate" button, tracking is completely prevented. In order for the objection to be made permanently, the browser used must accept cookies. Alternatively, you can object to the data collection by using a Google browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google Inc. The following link will take you to the corresponding

Security, questions and suggestions, responsible person
Security depends not least on your system. You should always treat your access information confidentially, never allow passwords to be saved by the web internet browser and close the internet browser window when you end your visit to our website. This will make it more difficult for third parties to access your personal data.
Use an operating system that can manage user rights. Set up several users on your system, even in the family, and never use the Internet under administrator rights. Use security software such as virus scanners and firewalls and keep your system up to date.
The responsible person for this online presence within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:
Ruthmann GmbH
Managing Director: Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Andreas Ruthmann
Breite Str.92
41836 Hückelhoven
Tel. +49 2433 9049-0
Fax. +49 2433 9049-19

Right to information / right of revocation
You are entitled to receive information free of charge at any time about your personal data stored by us in the course of processing.
If such processing exists, you may request information from the controller about the following:
(1) the purposes for which the personal data are processed;
(2) the categories of personal data which are processed;
(3) the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been or will be disclosed;

(4) the envisaged duration of the storage of the personal data concerning you or, if specific information on this is not possible, criteria for determining the storage period;

(5) the existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you, a right to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing;

(6) the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

(7) any available information on the origin of the data, if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;

(8) the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.
You have the right to request information on whether personal data concerning you are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed about the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 of the GDPR in connection with the transfer.
Furthermore, you can request the deletion or blocking or correction of your data free of charge at any time. However, legal regulations, in particular with regard to billing and accounting purposes, may prevent deletion.
To revoke your consent to the use of your data, to request information or to request the correction, blocking or deletion of your data, please contact:

Ruthmann GmbH
Managing Director: Dipl.-Ing.(FH) Andreas Ruthmann
Breite Str.92
41836 Hückelhoven
Tel. +49 2433 9049-0
Fax. +49 2433 9049-19

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you infringes the GDPR.

Newsletter unsubscription
If you no longer wish to receive our newsletter or promotional emails, click on the link: "Unsubscribe from newsletter", which is included at the bottom of all emails sent by us.

Contact form
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you have provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up questions. We do not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose
an informal message to us by e-mail is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you entered in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after we have completed processing your request). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

Facebook plugins (Like & Share button)
Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our pages. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like button" ("Like") on our page. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:
When you visit our pages, a direct connection is established between your browser and the Facebook server via the plugin. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address.
that you have visited our site. If you click the Facebook "Like" button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. For more information, please see Facebook's privacy policy at:
If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Questions about data protection? We will be happy to help you.