POLIPOL. Data Protection

POLIPOL holding gmbh & co. kg (hereinafter referred to as: “We”), as the operator of the website of the POLIPOL Group under www.polipol.de, is the body responsible for the personal data of users of our website within the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). We take the protection of your privacy and your personal data very seriously. We collect, process and use your personal data in compliance with the content of this data protection declaration as well as the applicable Germany data protection provisions, in particular the BDSG and the German Broadcast Media Act (TMG). With this data protection declaration, we wish to inform you of the personal data we collect, process and use.

Personal data

According to the BDSG definition, personal data refers to individual details regarding your personal or material circumstances. This includes, in particular, your name and your contact details, for example postal address, telephone number or e-mail address. Personal data may also include information on your use of our website. Information which cannot be linked to your identity (for example number of users of website), on the other hand, is not regarded as personal data. As a basic principle, you can use our website without revealing your identity and without giving details of your personal data. However, should you wish to contact us, we will ask for your name and other personal information. You are free to decide whether or not to enter this data. Mandatory fields are also identified as such.

Storage and processing of personal data

We store your details on specially-protected servers. These are protected by technical and organisational measures from loss, destruction, access, alteration and dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. Only a small number of authorised individuals can access your data. These are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial supervision of the server. Despite regular monitoring, complete protection from all risks is not possible. The personal data is transmitted in unencrypted form via the Internet. The data transfer ensues at your own risk. If you have misgivings regarding the data transferred, you should consider an alternative manner of transfer.

Passing on of personal data to third parties

We use your personal information for making contact and for the administration of the contact data only within our company and associated companies of the POLIPOL Group (as listed in the Website Details). We do not pass your data on to third parties without your express consent; in particular we do not pass it on for advertising purposes. Your personal data is passed on only when you have expressed your consent or where we are authorised or obliged to do so by statutory stipulations and/or by official or court order. This may be, in particular, disclosure for the purpose of law enforcement, hazard prevention or the assertion of intellectual property rights.

Information on your computer

Each time you visit our website, we collect the following information on your computer: The IP address of your computer, the request from your browser and the time of the request. The status and quantity of data transferred within the framework of this request will also be recorded. We also collect product and version information regarding the browser used and the operating system of your computer. Data is also collected on the website from which you have accessed our website. The IP address of your computer is stored only while you are using our website and then deleted or anonymised by shortening. The remaining data is stored for a limited period. We use this data for the operation of the website, in particular to detect and eliminate errors, to determine the degree of capacity utilisation of the online offer and to make adjustments or improvements.

Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files placed on your computer which store certain settings and data to interact with our website via your browser. As a rule, a cookie contains the name of the domain from which the cookie file was sent and information on the age of the cookie and an alphanumerical identifier. Cookies permit us to recognise your computer and make any pre-settings available immediately. Cookies help us to improve the website and offer you a better, more individualised service. The use of cookies is necessary for technical reasons for such functions as the shopping cart. Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the cookies or set your browser to notify you as soon as cookies are sent. Please note that you may only be able to use our website to a limited extent, or not able to use it at all, if you refuse to permit the use of cookies.

Use of Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses cookies. The information on your use of this website generated by the cookies is sent to a Google server in the USA where it is stored. Where IP anonymisation is active on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address within the EU Member States or in other countries that are parties to the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. 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 use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, where required to do so by law or where third parties process this information on Google’s behalf. In no event will Google associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Please note that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()“and that therefore IP addresses are only processed in shortened form in order to rule out direct personal references. To this end, the last octet of the IP address is deleted. Further information can be found under www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html (general information on Google Analytics and data protection).

Protection of minors

Children and young people under 18 should not transmit personal data to us without the consent of a parent or guardian. We do not directly solicit personal data from children or young people, collect same or pass it on to third parties.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on whether or not the operators observe the data protection stipulations. We therefore recommend that you inspect the data protection declarations on the other websites.

Amendments to this data protection declaration

We reserve the right to change this data protection declaration effective for the future, at any time. The respective current version can be called up directly through our website. Please visit the website regularly and inform yourself of the valid data protection declaration.


You have the right to information on your personal data stored and, where applicable, a right to demand that the data be corrected, blocked or deleted. Contact partner for this matter is our Data Protection Officer.