Data Protection Declaration

§ 1    Responsible persons and contact persons

(1)    The responsible person, pursuant to Art. 4 No. 7 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

ADVANSA Marketing GmbH
Frielinghauser Strasse 5
59071 Hamm
Phone: 02388 840 0

"Responsible person" means the natural or legal person who, alone or together with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

(2)    You can contact our data protection officer through:

Attorney Nils Volmer
meibers.datenschutz GmbH
Haus Sentmaring 9
48151 Münster
Phone: 0251 203197-0
Fax: +49 251 203197-99


§ 2    Encryption method

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content, we use SSL or TLS encryption on our website. You can identify this in the browser line by the character string "https://" and the lock symbol.


§ 3    Your rights

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

•    The right to be informed,
•    The right to correction or deletion,
•    The right to limitation of processing,
•    The right to objection to processing,
•    The right to data portability.

(2)    You also have the right to lodge a complaint to a data protection supervisory authority concerning our processing of your personal data.

Revocation of consent

If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this at any time. Such a revocation influences the permissibility of processing your personal data after you have given it to us.
You can explain your revocation to us using the contact details given below.


§ 4    Objection to the processing of your data

You can object to the processing of your personal data at any time, provided that we base the processing on a balance of interests. This is the case if processing is not necessary, in particular, to fulfil a contract with you, which is described by us in the following description of processing. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. If your objection is justified, we will examine the situation and discontinue or adapt data processing, unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedom or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes at any time. If you object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.
You can inform us of your objection using the contact details below.

§ 5    Server log files

(1)    When you visit our website, we process the following personal data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called server log files):

•    IP address
•    Date of request
•    Time of request
•    Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
•    Content of the request (specific page)
•    Access status
•    HTTP status code
•    Website from which the request comes
•    Respective volume of data transferred
•    Browser
•    Browser version
•    Language of the browser
•    Operating system
•    Operating system version

This information is technically necessary so that we can display our website to you and to ensure stability and security. Subsequently, we reserve the right to check the server log files if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

(2)    The legal basis for processing, pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR, is the protection of our legitimate and predominant interest in improving the functionality and stability of our website, as well as in statistical evaluations within the scope of a balancing of interests.

(3)    Our web server is configured by default to automatically delete server log files every 3 months.


§ 6    Contacting us

(1)    When you contact us (e.g. via our contact form), the data you provide will be processed by us in order to answer your questions. The provision of personal data is neither required by law nor by contract and is not required for the conclusion of a contract. We cannot answer your questions without the provision of this data.

(2)    The legal basis for processing, pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR, is the protection of our legitimate and predominant interest in answering your questions within the scope of a balancing of interests. If your question arises in connection with the initiation or implementation of a contract with us, the additional legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR.
We delete the data arising in this context after processing is no longer necessary, or limit processing if statutory retention obligations exist.


§ 7    Cookies

(1)    When using our website, cookies are stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk in association with the browser you are using and by which the body which sets the cookie transmits certain information. Cookies cannot run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. They serve to enable the use of certain functions of our website, to conduct market research and to make the Internet offer more user-friendly, effective and attractive overall.

(2)    We use so-called transient and persistent cookies for our website, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include session cookies, in particular. These store a session ID which assigns the various requests made by your browser during the joint session. This allows your browser to be recognised, for example, when you visit various sub-pages of our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

Persistent cookies  remain on your device so that your browser can be recognised when you return to our website after a previous visit. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie in question.

(3)    You can see the storage time of the individual cookies in the security settings overview of your browser. Furthermore, you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and can separately decide whether you want to accept a cookie or not. In addition, you can generally exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases. You can delete the cookies in your browser's security settings at any time. However, this could mean that you may not be able to use all the functions of our website.

(4)    Below, we provide you with links for typical browsers, through which you can find further information on managing the settings of cookies:

Internet Explorer / Edge:

The legal basis for processing is either Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR or, in pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR, the protection of our legitimate and predominant interest in the best possible functionality and stability, as well as the user-friendly design of our website and the optimised presentation of our offer within the scope of a balancing of interests.


We have provided a forum for you on our website. You can read our forum without prior registration.

If you would like to actively participate in the forum, you must register by entering a valid e-mail address and a user name of your choice. There is no obligation to provide a clear name, and pseudonymous use is possible. We use the "double opt-in procedure" for registration, i.e. your registration is not complete until you have previously confirmed your registration via a confirmation email sent to you for this purpose by clicking on the link contained therein. If we do not receive your confirmation within one month, your registration will be automatically deleted from our database.

If you register a forum account, we store all information you enter in the forum, i.e. public posts, bulletin board entries, friendships, private messages, etc., until you log out, in order to operate the forum.
The legal basis for processing is either Art. 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR or in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR, to protect our legitimate and predominant interest in the provision as well as the best possible functionality, stability and optimised presentation of our forum within the scope of balancing interests.

If you delete your account, your public statements, especially posts to the forum, remain visible to all readers, but your account is no longer accessible and is marked with "guest" in the forum. All other data will be deleted.

Vimeo Videos

We have included videos in our website which are stored on and can be played directly from our website. Vimeo is operated by Vimeo LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York 10011, USA ("Vimeo").

When the video is played, a connection to the Vimeo servers is established and, according to Vimeo, your IP address, browser type and language, time of request and the content of cookies which you have previously accepted from Vimeo are automatically transmitted to Vimeo.

We have no influence on the settings of tracking and the data collected by Vimeo, nor can we view the results of the analysis. Vimeo may also allow third parties to collect information and, in particular, to set cookies. We have no influence over this. In addition, web beacons are set for website visitors by embedding Vimeo videos.

We are not aware of the full scope of data processing, the purposes of processing or the storage periods.

For more information on the purpose and scope of Vimeo's data processing, please refer to Vimeo's Privacy Policy below. Here, you will also find further information on your rights and the settings options for protecting your privacy.

•    Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York 10011, USA


§ 8    Google Analytics

(1)    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (Google). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files that are stored on your computer and which help analyse your use of the website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and provide additional services associated with the use of the website and internet to the website operator. The statistics we collect allow us to improve our website and our services and make them more interesting for you as a user.

(2)    As a rule, the information regarding your use of this website generated by the cookies will be forwarded to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, your IP address will first be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, , for exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA. You can view a current certificate under this link:

(3)    This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". As a result, IP addresses are further processed in truncated form, so that reference to individuals can be ruled out. If the data collected about you refers to you as an individual, it will be excluded immediately, and the personal data will be deleted immediately.

(4)    The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not conflated with other Google data.

(5)    This website also uses Google Analytics for an analysis of visitor flows across all devices that is carried out via a user ID (Google Universal Analytics).

(6)    You can prevent cookies of Google Analytics from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we wish to point out that by doing so, you may not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies concerning 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: Alternatively to the browser plug-in, you can click on this LINK to prevent the acquisition by Google Analytics on this website in the future. This stores an opt-out cookie on your device. If you ever delete your cookies, you will need to click on the link again.

(7)    The legal basis, in pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR, is the protection of our legitimate interest in an optimised presentation and marketing of our website within the scope of a balancing of interests.

(8)    The processed data is automatically deleted after XXX months.

(9)    Information about the third party provider:
Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
User conditions:
Overview of data protection:
Data protection declaration:


§ 9    Contact options

If you would like further information on data protection and our handling of your personal data, as well as for exercising your rights of objection and revocation, please use the following contact options:

ADVANSA Marketing GmbH
Frielinghauser Strasse 5
59071 Hamm
Phone: 02388 840 0