Data protection declaration

Data protection is a matter of trust and your trust is important to us. Therefore the protection and lawful recording, processing and use of your personal data on our homepage are very important to us. All information regarding your person, such as name, address, telephone number, email address, bank account number etc. as well as all information that can lead directly to you is deemed personal data. This includes also your IP address that is transmitted automatically when you use our website because it is technically required.


We want you to know when we collect certain data and how we use it. We have taken technical and organizational measures, which assure that data protection regulations are complied with by us as well as by external service providers. Your data is protected within the framework of the statutory regulations. This is done especially in consideration of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) of the European Union (EU) which apply as of 25.05.2018

On this website personal data is only collected in an automated way to the technically required extent.

If you have any questions or enquiries regarding data protection please send an email to our external data protection officer Thomas Schneider, (please write our company name in the subject line so that he can allocate your message) or write to us at BORSI GmbH & Co KG, Data Protection, Am Ziegelplatz 11, 77746 Schutterwald.


In the following please find information on which data is collected when you visit the homepage and how it is used.


Recording and processing data

When you submit your personal data to us, you declare that you agree with the recording, processing and use of data according to the above data protection declaration. This is takes place in the following ways.

Website access

When you visit our website your IP address and additional information are automatically transmitted. Any access to our homepage and data file stored on our homepage are logged.

The following is logged:

  • Name of the requested data file
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • Data volume transmitted
  • Successful call-up message and web-browser

The IP address of the computer sending the enquiry is not stored. It is therefore not possible to create user profiles.

Storage of the data serves internal and system-related purposes, primarily to ensure the availability of our website, i.a. in accordance with § 100 German Telecommunications Act (interruption and misuse of telecommunication systems). Personal data is not transmitted to third parties (exception: requests by law enforcement agencies based on existing legislation). This data is anonymized and not stored and therefore data protection does not apply.
It is not possible to link this data to a certain person. We do not merge this data with other data sources. This data is evaluated for statistical purposes to improve the quality of this website and its services and is deleted afterwards.


Information obligation according to Art. 13 GDPR

According to the General Data Protection Regulation we are obliged to provide the relevant information whenever personal data is collected from the data subject. When using our website your personal data is collected and therefore we inform you accordingly. The data is collected when

  • your IP address is transmitted in case you visit our website
  • a tracking tool is used that uses the IP address
  • we collect the data you fill in our contact form in order to communicate with us

Basic procedure:

In case you provided us with personal data we use them only to answer your inquiry and for the technical administration. The anonymized IP address for statistical evaluations is an exception.


Personal data is only transmitted to third parties in case this is necessary for the implementation of the contract (especially forwarding order data to suppliers), for accounting purposes, for legal reasons, in case of data processing by a sub-contractor, or if you gave us your prior consent. You may withdraw such consent with effect for the future at any time.


The deletion of stored personal data is carried out when you revoke your permission to collect the data, when the storage is no longer necessary with regard to the purpose, i.e. the process is completed and no legal deletion periods speak against it, or the storage of the data is not allowed due to other legal reasons. In case the data cannot be deleted due to technical reasons, we will anonymize the data, so that no personal connection can be made in future.

All data collections and processing on this website are in the responsibility of our company.
Additional detailed information is given in the following items:

Contact form

When you contact us via our website we collect various personal data of you by means of our contact form. Mandatory fields to allow a proper transaction with the minimum amount of data necessary are: name, email address, reference and your message. Any further information such as salutation, address, phone number are voluntary and exceed what is necessary. With these data an unencrypted email addressed to to is created directly – without intermediate storage – and transmitted to us. Please notice that the email is unencypted, so please do not send any confidential data or information in this way.


We use this information only for the transaction of your order. For this purpose the above described process is obligatory. Where needed we involve further parties in the transaction of your order in due consideration of existing legal regulations (e.g. in the context of order processing). If we collected your data for the purpose of a business relationship we store your contact data in our internal systems. Your real concern may also be stored in internal systems (e.g. ticket system, email system) in order to process it internally.


As we assume to have an unlimited business cooperation we delete or anonymize data only upon request (see your right to deletion), provided that there are no retention and deletion periods that have to be considered.


With the transmission of your personal data you agree on the processing of your data according to the present data protection declaration. If your data are necessary to fulfil a business relationship (“contract”), this is the legal basis for the data processing.



The Internet pages use so-called Cookies in several places. Cookies are small text files, which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. They can have various functions: Cookies help us to make our service more user-friendly. By storing Cookies the Internet gets a kind of memory – the Internet page recalls that it has already been visited before and you do not have to register again. Cookies allow to determine a complex usage and surfing pattern. They can store information on usage patterns and transmit this to the user. By using Cookies individual profiles can be generated which have to be considered critically from a data protection point of view.


Cookies are mainly used in the field of online marketing, when personalized advertising is placed. The target group oriented flashing of advertising on websites is known as “Targeting”. A continuation of this promotional strategy is the so-called “Retargeting”: The website visitor is marked with a tracking Cookie so that his internet session can be tracked and advertising can be placed via banners on other websites in order to recall the own products.

On our website we do not use any targeting Cookies.

Most of the Cookies we use are so-called “Session-Cookies”. They are automatically deleted after the end of your visit. Please see special kinds of Cookies in another place in this document (e.g. Cookie notice when using Google products).


Legal basis for the use of Cookies is your approval. This is based on the EU Cookie regulation directive (opt-in) and section 15, subsection 3, of the Telemedia Act (opt-out).


You can set your browser so that you are informed about the use of Cookies and only allow Cookies in individual cases, or you can reject acceptance of Cookies for certain cases or generally reject them, and you can arrange for Cookies to be automatically deleted when the browser is closed. The functions of the website might be restricted if Cookies are deactivated.


Links to other websites

Our website shows links to external websites of third parties the content of which we cannot influence. We therefore cannot assume any liability for those contents. The respective website provider is responsible for the content of the linked websites. The linked pages were checked for any legal irregularities at the time of the establishment of the link and no illegal contents were recognizable at the point of time. However, permanent checking of the linked pages in terms of content is not reasonable without specific evidence indicating a legal infringement. As soon as we become aware of an infringement of the law we will remove such contents immediately. Please take note of the separate data protection information on the linked websites.


Your rights – Rights of the data subject according to GDPR

Art. 12 – 23 GDPR deal with the rights of the data subject, i.e. the rights concerning the processing of personal data, which are essentially:
Right of information no later than at the time of the collection of the data according to Art. 13 GDPR, which we fulfill with this data protection information.

  • Right of access according to Art. 15 GDPR
  • Right to erasure according to Art. 17 GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR
  • Right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR
  • If applicable: Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR

We will support you in accordance with the GDPR and further legal regulations so that you can assert your rights.

Please address enquiries concerning the exercise of your rights to the company mentioned in the imprint. Please understand that – also on behalf of the rights of other persons – we can only provide information about personal data if you can identify yourself in an appropriate manner. Therefore, we prefer the following procedure:

Upon written enquiry we will be pleased to answer your concern. You will get a registered letter containing the information you asked for. For any queries we ask you to give us additional contact data (email and/or phone number).


Usage of web analysis tools

By using our website you agree on the usage of the mentioned web analysis tools, which is the legal basis for the processing. By activating an objection link or by making a corresponding setting in your browser software you can disagree for the future.


We do not use the data to identify the website visitor but only for statistical purposes in order to optimize our website. Among other things, we are interested in the surfing behavior of anonymized visitors. The IP address is shortened in a way that an identification of the person will not be possible.

The data will only be forwarded when we cooperate with a sub-contractor within the scope of an order processing business according to Art. 28 GDPR.

With the anonymization of the IP addresses they are no longer considered as personal data.

Objection to the use of data and deleting data

You have the right to cancel any consent you have given for the future at any time. Furthermore, recorded personal data is deleted, when the data is no longer necessary to fulfil the purpose for which the data was stored, i.e. when the processes are completed and there are no contrary legal deletion periods or when its storage is inadmissible for any other legal reasons. When data cannot be deleted, it is disabled for processing until the end of the statutory deletion period.


Google Analytics

This website uses the functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies” – text files that are saved on your computer and allow us to analyse your use of our website. The information produced by the Cookie on the use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it is saved.


Data protection in the EU requires an IP anonymization by shortening the IP address, which we implemented accordingly. This is accomplished technically within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before a further transmission is effected.

Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and provide additional services to the website operator associated with the use of the website and use of the Internet. The IP address transmitted from your browser as part of Google Analytics is not compiled with other data from Google. You can prevent Cookies from being saved by making a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, in this case we point out that not all functions of this website may be able to be fully used. You can also prevent Google’s collection of data relating to your use of the website produced by the Cookie (incl. your IP address) and prevent the data from being processed by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in under the following link. The current link is

You can prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An Opt-Out-Cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of data when visiting this website:

Deactivating Google Analytics

You can find further information on the conditions of use and data protection at or at

We point out that Google Analytics has been extended with the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” on this website in order to guarantee the anonymous registration of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking).


Google DoubleClick

Google DoubleClick is a service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google“). Google DoubleClick uses Cookies to present advertisements that are relevant to you. This is done by assigning a pseudonym identification number (ID) to your browser in oder to check which ads were shown in your browser and which ads were called up. Cookies do not hold personal information. Using DoubleClick Cookies merely allows Google and its partner websites to set up advertisements on the basis of previous visits to our or other websites on the Internet. Google transmits the information produced by the Cookie to a server for analysis in the USA where it is saved. Google transmits data to third parties only when required by statutory regulations or within the framework of processing data for an order. In no circumstances will Google merge your data with other data collected by Google.

By using our web pages, you declare that you agree with Google processing the data collected about you in the described way of data processing and for the previously mentioned purpose. You can prevent Cookies from being saved by making a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, in this case we point out that not all functions of our web pages may be able to be fully used. You can also prevent Google’s collection of data relating to your use of the webs pages produced by the Cookie and prevent the data from being processed by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in under the link ( under the point DoubleClick deactivation extension.


WordPress Stats

Our website uses WordPress Stats, a service by the company Automattic, Inc., 60 29th Street 343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, USA. Among other things, WordPress Stats uses Cookies, which are stored on your computer and allow analysis of the use of the website. As part of the usage, data, such as the IP address and user activities in particular, can be transmitted to a server of the company Automattic and can be stored there. If necessary, Automattic, Inc. can transmit this information to third parties, when this is prescribed by law or when a third party processes this data. You can prevent the recording and transmission of personal data (particularly your IP address) as well as its processing by deactivating Java-Script in your browser or by installing a tool such as ‘NoScript‘. Please find further information on data protection when WordPress Stats are used under the following link:


Social Media

By using our website you agree on the usage of the mentioned social media plugins, which is the legal basis for the processing.

Use of YouTube in extended data protection mode

To incorporate videos, we use YouTube which is operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066, USA, (YouTube). YouTube is a platform that enables the playback of audio and video files. When you visit a page of our website, the player which is embedded there establishes a connection to YouTube in order to ensure the technical transmission of the audio or video file. Videos are embedded in extended data protection mode. As most websites, YouTube also uses Cookies to collect information on the visitors to its website. Among other things, YouTube uses this to collect video statistics, to avoid fraud and to improve user friendliness. It also connects to the Google DoubleClick network. When you start a video, this can trigger further data processing operations. We have no control over this. Please find further information on data protection at YouTube in its data protection declaration under:



This service uses the Avatar service Gravatar for showing user pictures (“Avatars”) in commentaries. This is operated by Automattic Inc., 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA (“Automattic”). When a comment is entered, the email address given by the user is transmitted to Gravatar in order to show – if necessary – a user image in the commentaries, which is linked to this user’s email address. If a link between the email address and a user image exists, Gravatar transmits this to us so that it can be appropriately linked to the comments on our website. Gravatar can record the user’s IP address when a user picture is shown. If you do not wish that a user picture, which is linked with your email address by Gravatar, appears in the commentaries on our websites, you can use an email address that is not registered with Gravatar when commenting. Please find further information on the collection and use of data by Gravatar in Gravatar’s data protection declaration at


Security advice

We do our best to store your personal data by means of using all technical and organizational options in such a way that they are inaccessible to third parties. We cannot guarantee full data protection for communications via non-encrypted emails. For confidential information we recommend that you use the postal service.