Privacy Policy of Otto Dieterle Spezialwerkzeuge GmbH

§ 1 Information about Collection of Personal Data

(1) In the following, we inform you about how we collect personal data when you use our website. Personal data are all data by means of which you can be identified, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

(2) Controller in the sense of article 4 paragraph 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the company Otto Dieterle Spezialwerkzeuge GmbH represented by its general managers:

Michael Dieterle, Stefan Dieterle

Predigerstr. 56

D-78628 Rottweil

Phone: +49 741 / 94 205 - 0

Fax: +49 741 / 94 205 - 50



Registry entry:

HRB Stuttgart No. 470292

Our contact person in charge of data privacy can be reached by sending an e-mail to or by writing a letter to our postal address with addition "Data Privacy".

(3) When you contact us by e-mail or use our contact form, we retain the data you provide to us (your e-mail address, maybe your name, address, phone or fax number) to answer your questions. The data being collected in this context will be erased when it is not longer necessary to retain them, or we will restrict processing provided there is a legal retention period.

(4) If we contract service providers for individual functions of our offer or want to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in the following in detail about the relevant processes. We also list the defined criteria of the retention period.


§ 2 Your rights

(1) You have the following rights regarding your personal data:

–          Right to access

–          Right to rectification or erasure

–          Right to restrict processing

–          Right to object to the processing

–          Right to data portability

(2) Furthermore, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority regarding processing of your personal data by us.


§ 3 Collection of your Personal Data when you Visit our Website

(1) If you use our website merely to obtain information, i.e. if you do not register or transfer information to us in any other way, we only collect personal data your browser transmits to our server. If you want to visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically required for us in order to show you our website and to guarantee stability and security (legal basis is article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point (f) GDPR):

–          IP address (anonymised)

–          Date and time of the request

–          Contents of request (precise page)

–          Access status / HTTP status code

–          Amount of data transferred in each case

–          Website from which the request is sent

–          Browser

–          Operating system and its interface

–          Language and version of the browser software.

(2) In addition to the above-mentioned data, cookies will be stored on your computer when using our website. Cookies are small text files which will be placed on your computer in relation to the browser used and by means of which the organisation placing the cookie (in this case: us) can obtain certain information. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. Cookies are used to improve the user-friendliness and efficiency of the web offer.

(3) Using cookies:

a)         This website uses the following types of cookies; their extent and way of functioning are explained in the following:

–          Transient cookies (see b)

–          Persistent cookies (see c).

b)         Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes, in particular, session cookies. They store a so-called session ID by means of which various browser requests can be matched with the common session. This allows to recognise your computer when you come back to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

c)         Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies any time in your browser's security settings.

d)         You may configure your browser settings as you wish and reject the acceptance of third-party cookies, for instance, or all cookies. We would like to point out that you might not be able to use all the functions of this website.


§ 4 Other Functions and Offers of our Website

(1) In addition to the use of our website for information purposes, we also offer various services you may use if they interest you. In this case, you normally have to provide further personal data that we use to provide the requested service and to which the above-mentioned principles on data processing apply.

(2) Sometimes we contract external service providers to process your data. They have been carefully selected and contracted by us, are bound to our instructions and are regularly controlled.


§ 5 Right to Object or Withdraw your Consent to the Processing of your Data

(1) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may withdraw it at any time. Such a withdrawal affects reliability of the processing of your personal data after you have informed us about your objection.

(2) Provided we base processing of your personal data on balancing of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case, in particular, if processing is not necessary to perform a contract concluded with you, which will be outlined by us in the following description of the functions. When you execute your right to object, please tell us the reasons why we may not process your personal data as done by us. In case of your justified objection, we will check the situation and either stop and/or modify the processing of your data or demonstrate you compelling legitimate grounds for continued processing.

(3) Of course, you may any time object to the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes and data analysis. If you do object to the processing of your data for advertising purposes, please contact us by writing to:

Otto Dieterle Spezialwerkzeuge GmbH

Predigerstr. 56

D-78628 Rottweil

Phone: +49 741 / 94 205 - 0

Fax: +49 741 / 94 205 - 50



§ 6 Web Analytics

The use of Google Analytics:

(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", i.e. text files that are placed on your computer to permit an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies with respect to your use of this website will be generally transmitted to and stored by a Google server in the USA. IP anonymisation is activated on our website, i.e. should you access this website from a member state of the European Union or from another country that is party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, Google will truncate your IP address before transmission. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to the server of Google in the US and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of analysing your use of the website, compiling reports on the website activities and providing the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet usage.

(2) The IP address transferred by your browser via Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

(3) You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing your browser software settings accordingly; however, please be advised that in such a case you might not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Furthermore, you can prevent collection of the data generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (incl. your IP address) and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available on the following link:

(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the suffix "_anonymizeIp()". Like this, IP addresses are truncated before being processed; it is then no longer possible to link them to a certain person. Insofar as the data collected allow for a direct reference to a person, this is immediately made impossible, and the personal data are immediately erased.

(5) We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and to regularly improve it. With the statistics, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user In exceptional cases in which data are transferred to the USA, Google is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield (

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point (f) GDPR.

(6) Information of third-party provider:

Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland,
Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001.

Terms of service (,
information about privacy and security ( and
privacy policy (


§ 7 Facebook and Facebook-Plugins („Like“-Button)

(1) This page uses plugins of the social network Facebook, 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. You can recognize these Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like”-button on our page. At you will receive an explanation of the different modules. When visiting our page, a direct connection between your internet browser and Facebook servers will be built. Among other things, Facebook will get the information that you visited our page with your IP address. If you click the like button and sign up with your Facebook account, you can link the content of our page on your own profile to Facebook. This allows your Facebook account to assign your visit to our page. As an operator of the pages, we will not be aware of the content of the data submitted and their use by Facebook. Facebook's privacy statement can be found at it contains more detailed information about the use of the data.

(2) If you don't want Facebook to assign your visit to our page to your Facebook account, please don't sign up to your Facebook account for the duration of your visit on our page, or close any parallel active Facebook app.


§ 8 Google Maps

(1) This page uses Google Maps to represent our company location and to create a route planning. This is an offer from Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereafter referred to as "Google."

(2) Due to the EU-US Privacy Shield, Google guarantees that the data protection legislation by the EU will also apply to data processing in the US. If you select the Google Maps component included in our site, Google will use your browser to set a cookie on your device. Your settings and data will be processed to show you our location and if necessary to provide a route plan. Google may use servers in the United States. Legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) of the GDPR. Through this connection to Google, Google can tell you how your request has been sent, and which IP address is used to transfer the route plan.

(3) You can prevent the installation of cookies by the corresponding settings in your browser. In addition, the use of Google Maps and information obtained through Google Maps is governed by the Google Terms of Service and the Google Maps Terms of Service com / intl / en_gb / help / terms_maps.html.


§ 9 Newsletter

(1) With your consent, you may subscribe to our newsletter, which we use to inform you about our current interesting offers.

(2) To subscribe to our newsletter, we use the single-opt-in procedure. This means that you declare to have taken note of this Privacy Policy and that you agree with it.

In addition, we retain the IP addresses and dates and times of registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to be able to prove your registration and, maybe, to clarify possible misuse of your personal data.

(3) It is mandatory to provide your e-mail address if you want to receive our newsletter. Any additional - specifically marked - information is given voluntarily and used to address you personally.

We retain your e-mail address for the purpose of sending the newsletter. The legal basis for this is article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 point (a) GDPR.

(4) You may withdraw your consent in receiving the newsletter any time and unsubscribe. Just click on the link provided in each newsletter, send an e-mail to or inform us by writing to the contact given under "Legal disclosure".


§ 10 Contact Form and E-mail Contact

(1) We provide a contact form on our website which can be used for electronic contact. If this form is used, the data entered in the entry mask are transferred to us and retained.

These data include:

First name, last name, company, address, postcode, place, e-mail address

When sending the message, the following data is stored:

(a)       User's IP address (anonymised)

(b)       Date and time of registration

Your consent for processing this data is obtained in the context of sending, and you are referred to this Privacy Policy.

(2) Alternatively, you may contact us by e-mail. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored.

No data will be forwarded to third parties in this context. The data is only used for processing the communication.

(3) The legal basis for processing this data is article 6 paragraph 1 point (a) GDPR after having obtained the user's consent.

The legal basis for processing data transmitted by e-mail is article 6 paragraph 1 point (f) GDPR. If the e-mail contact is used to enter into a contract, the additional legal basis for processing is article 6 paragraph 1 point (b) GDPR.

(4) Processing of the personal data provided in the entry mask is only used to answer your request. If you contact us by e-mail, this also includes the required legitimate interest in the processing of the data.

Other personal data processed during sending is used to avoid misuse of the contact form and to guarantee security of our IT systems.

(5) Data will be erased when they are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected. For personal data in the entry mask of the contact form or personal data transmitted by e-mail, this is the case if the communication with the relevant user ends. The communication has ended when it can be concluded from the circumstances that the relevant issue has been finally clarified.

(6) However, the user is always entitled to withdraw his/her consent to the processing of his/her personal data. If you contact us by e-mail, you may object to retention of your personal data any time. In such a case, the communication cannot continue.

All personal data being stored in the context of this communication will be erased in such a case.


§ 11 Data Security

This website uses a 256-bit SSL (AES 256) encryption technology. User data are only transmitted in encrypted form.


Last updated: October 2019