Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

1. An overview of data protection


The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.

Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statistical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information can be found in the following privacy policy.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.

2. General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

If you use this website, various pieces of personal data will be collected. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. This privacy policy explains what information we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this happens.

Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website

The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

AVO-Werke August Beisse GmbH
Telephone: +49 (0) 5406 508-450

The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data

Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities

If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link:

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.

SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, deletion

As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.

3. Data collection on our website


Some of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide certain functions you wish to use (such as the shopping cart) are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Server log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data will not be combined with data from other sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.

4. Analytics and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy:

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Cookie policy

These cookie guidelines have been adopted and updated by the

Data Protection Statement for the information of customers, interested parties and suppliers

Information from AVO-Werke August Beisse GmbH on data protection in connection with our processing of customer, interested party and supplier data in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

Dear customers, suppliers and interested parties,
In accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we would like to inform you here about the processing of the personal data we collect about you and your rights under data protection law.
What data is processed in detail, and in what way it is used, depends largely on the services that have been requested or agreed upon.
In order to ensure that you are fully informed about the processing of your personal data in the context of the fulfilment of a contract or the implementation of precontractual measures, please take note of the information provided below.

1. Who is responsible for data processing, and who can I turn to?

The data processor / responsible party is:
AVO-Werke August Beisse GmbH

Industriestrasse 7

D - 49191 Belm, Osnabrück

PO box 1151

D - 49187 Belm, GERMANY


You can reach our data protection officer at:

Data Protection Officer of AVO-Werke August Beisse GmbH

Industriestrasse 7
D - 49191 Belm, Osnabrück, GERMANY

2. What are the purposes and legal basis of the data processing?

We process your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), insofar as these are necessary for the establishment, execution and fulfilment of a contract or for the implementation of precontractual measures. Insofar as the provision of personal data is necessary for the initiation or execution of a contractual relationship or in the context of the implementation of precontractual measures, processing is lawful in accordance with article 6, section 1, letter (b) of the GDPR. If you give us your express consent to process personal data for specific purposes (e.g. transfer to third parties, evaluation for marketing purposes or advertising), the lawfulness of this processing is grounded on your consent based on article 6, section 1, letter (a) of the GDPR. Any consent granted can be revoked at any time, with effect for the future. (See section 9 of this Data Protection Statement below.)
So far as necessary and legally permissible, we process your data over and above purposes relating to the actual contract in order to fulfil legal obligations (this could be in order to comply with national law, tax law or retention period requirements) in accordance with article 6, section 1, letter (c) of the GDPR. In addition, data processing may be carried out to protect our legitimate interests in accordance with article 6, section 1, letter (f) of the GDPR. If necessary we will inform you separately, stating the legitimate interest, insofar as this is required by law.

3. What personal data do we use?

We only process such data as are connected with the establishment of a contract or with the associated precontractual measures. This can be general data about your person or about persons in your company (name, address, contact data etc.) as well as any other data that you provide us with in connection with the establishment of the contract.

4. What sources of data do we use?

We process personal data which we receive from you within the context of making contact or of establishing a contractual relationship or within the scope of the associated precontractual measures.

5. Who are the recipients of the data?

ithin our company, we only pass on your personal data to those areas and persons who need this data to fulfil contractual and legal obligations and/or to implement our legitimate interests. As a matter of principle, your personal data will not be transferred to third parties. Exceptions to this rule only apply insofar as this is necessary for the implementation of our contractual relationship with you. This includes in particular the transfer of data to service providers commissioned by us (known as data processors under contract) or other third parties whose activities are necessary for the execution of the contract (e.g. mail order companies or banks). The data passed on may be used by the third party exclusively for the aforementioned purposes. By concluding what are known as commissioned data processing contracts with these third parties, we ensure that their processing of personal data is in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR.

6. Will the data be passed on to a third country?

No transfer of data to a third country is intended.

7. How long will the data be stored for?

As far as is necessary, we process and store your personal data for the duration of our business relationship and/or for the fulfilment of contractual purposes. This also includes, for example, the initiation and execution of a contract. In addition, we are subject to various storage and documentation obligations, which result from the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Fiscal Code (AO). The periods of retention and/or documentation prescribed by these range from two to ten years.
Finally, the duration of storage also depends on statutory limitation periods, which for example following §§ 195 ff of the German Civil Code (BGB) usually come to three years, but in certain cases can be up to thirty years.

8. What are your rights under data protection law?

Every person who is the subject of data processing has the right of access to information according to article 15 of the GDPR, the right of rectification according to article 16 of the GDPR, the right of deletion according to article 17 of the GDPR, the right to restrict the data processing according to article 18 of the GDPR, the right to be notified according to article 19 of the GDPR as well as the right of data portability according to article 20 of the GDPR. In addition, under article 77 of the GDPR there is the right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority.    
If data is processed on the basis of your consent, you are entitled to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time in accordance with article 7 of the GDPR. Please note that this revocation is only effective for the future. Processing that took place before the revocation is not affected. Please also note that we may have to store certain data for a certain period of time in order to comply with legal requirements (see section 7 of this Data Protection Statement).
Insofar as the processing of your personal data  is carried out to safeguard legitimate interests in accordance with article 6, section 1, letter (f) of the GDPR, you have the right based on article 21 of the GDPR to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of such data by appealing to the responsible body (see section 1 of this Data Protection Statement). We will then no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons why the processing can legitimately be maintained.

9. Do you have an obligation to provide data?

The provision of personal data for the purpose of establishing, implementing or fulfilling contracts or for the performance of precontractual measures is generally neither required by law nor by contract. We recommend that you always provide only such personal data as is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, the performance of the contract or of the associated precontractual measures.

10. Are programs used for automated decision making?

As a matter of principle and in accordance with article 22 of the GDPR, we do not use any fully automated decision-making process to establish, fulfil or implement the business relationship or for any precontractual measures.

11. Is it possible that data relating to third parties will be collected? (article 14 of the GDPR)

Under certain circumstances AVO-Werke may collect personal data of third parties from their contractual partners. This collection may include data on natural persons (e.g. individual employees of the contractual partner). We use this data to carry out precontractual measures, to fulfil contracts that are due to be concluded, to document the business relationship and for the purpose of quick and error-free interaction with the contractual partner. This constitutes lawful processing in accordance with article 6, section 1, letter (b) of the GDPR. The processed data may include contact data (e-mail addresses, telephone numbers etc.), dates of birth, correspondence and the fact that a natural person is an employee of the contractual partner.
On the basis of article 14, section 5, letters (a) and (b) of the GDPR, we are not obliged to inform the natural persons concerned about this collection of third party data.