Data Protection Policy

1. Subject matter of this Data Protection Policy

The protection of your personal data (hereinafter referred to as “Data”) is a major and very important concern for us. Hereinafter, we intend to inform you in detail about which data is collected when you visit our website and use our offers there and how this is processed or used by us, as well as which accompanying protective measures we have also taken from a technical and organizational point of view.

2. Responsible office/service provider

The responsible office within the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and simultaneously the service provider within the meaning of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) is

Elbe Holding GmbH & Co. KG
Gerokstraße 100
74321 Bietigheim - Bissingen

Würth IT GmbH
Industriepark Würth
Drillberg 6
97980 Bad Mergentheim


3. Personal data

Personal data are individual details about personal or material circumstances of a specific or determinable natural person. This is information, such as your first name and surname, your address, your telephone number and your date of birth. Information that cannot be directly connected to your identity, e.g preferred websites or number of users of a website, is not personal data.

4. Collection and processing of personal data

The scope and nature of the collection and use of your data is distinguished according to whether you only visit our website for retrieving information or utilize services that we offer:

a) Informational use
For only informational use of our website it is basically not necessary for you to provide personal data.

In fact, in this case, we only collect and process data, which our Internet browser sends to us automatically, such as:

- date and time of accessing one of our websites
- your browser type
- the browser settings
- the operating system used
- the last site that you visited
- the transferred data volume and the access status (transfer file, file not found etc.) and
- your IP address.

We exclusively collect and process this data from an informational visit in a non-personalized form. This takes place in order to enable the use of the websites that you have accessed at all, for statistical purposes and for improving our website. We only save the IP address for the duration of your visit, no personal evaluation takes place.

b) Use of offers
However, should you intend to use the services offered on our website, such as ordering a company magazine or an offer request, it is necessary for you to provide additional details.

You can provide additional details voluntarily; they are marked accordingly by us.

The collection or use of your data takes place for the purpose of providing you with the requested service, i.e. to process the offer request or send the company magazine that you have requested.

Your data will be passed on to service providers who support us, which we have naturally selected carefully. These can be technical service providers or service providers who support us with shipping.

The forwarding your data to other third parties shall otherwise only take place if we are legally obligated to do so.

5. Company magazine

In order to be able to register with our e-mail company magazine service, we require your company name, your title, your first name and surname and your e-mail address, to which the company magazine should be sent, in addition to your data protection law consent.

You can cancel the company magazine, which you have subscribed to with us at any time. For this, you can either send an informal e-mail to or cancel via the link at the end of the shipping e-mail of the company magazine.

6. Use of cookies

For our website, we use the technology of cookies. Cookies are small text files, which are sent from our webserver to your browser within the context of your visit and are stored on your computer for retrieval later.

We only use so-called session cookies (also described as temporary cookies), i.e. those that are exclusively buffered on our website for the duration of your use.

The cookies are deleted as soon as you terminate your browser session.

You can determine whether cookies can be set and retrieved yourself using the settings in your browser. You can deactivate the storage of cookies entirely in your browser, restrict it to specific websites or configure your browser, such that it automatically notifies you, as soon as a cookie is to be set and requests your response. However, for the full functional scope of our website, it is necessary to allow cookies for the session referred to for technical reasons.

Collection or storage of personal data in cookies does not take place by us in this context. We also do not use any technologies, which link information generated by cookies with user data.

7. Security

Please note that data transfer via the Internet is never 100% secure. We undertake to protect personal user information, however we cannot guarantee the security of this information, if this is sent on or via our website. The risk of the transfer of this information is therefore always borne by the user.

8. Revocation and right to object

We point out to you that you may revoke any data protection law consent that you have granted to us at any time with effect for the future.

You may also object to the creation of user profiles by us - within the context of this data protection policy - for advertising and market research purposes, as well as for needs-based designing of our websites, at any time.

For this purpose, it is best to send an informal e-mail to:

9. Right to information

Auf Anfragen werden Sie von uns jederzeit darüber informiert, welche personenbezogenen Daten bei uns gespeichert sind.

10. Social Media-Plugins

Upon request, you will be informed by us at all times, which personal data are stored with us.

11. Data security

We also use technical and organizational measures, in order to protect generated or collected personal data, particularly against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or against attack by unauthorized parties. Our security measures are improved continuously in accordance with the development of technology.

12. Retrievability of the Data Protection Policy

You can retrieve and print out this Data Protection Policy from any of our websites under the link “Information/Data Protection Policy”.

13. Updating and changing the Data Protection Policy This policy will be updated as necessary, so that our new websites will also be protected by this policy or in order to include new services and functions. We reserve the right to change the Data Protection Policy at any time in accordance with the data protection law regulations. You will be notified about changes and updates to this policy on our homepage.