data privacy statement

Dear Visitors

Thank you for visiting our website and also for taking note of our fine print. MicroCAFS PBK GmbH protects the privacy of your personal information and follows the rules of privacy laws.

In the sense of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) we inform in the following about the type scope and purpose of processing personal data on our website. If you have any questions or further comments to the following information, please feel free to contact us directly.


Burgwaldring 4
86697 Oberhausen     

Phone +49 (0) 8431 5097-0
Fax + 49 (0) 8431 5097-22


Personal data and affected persons

Personal data are all information which allows it to individually identify you. The described references for data protection affects all visitors of our website – in the following named as “Visitor” or “affected person”.  

Purpose of the data processing

•    Provision of the website with all its content and functions
•    Dialogue with visitors, answering incoming emails and contact requests
•    Coverage measurement for ongoing control and optimization of the website performance
•    Actions for safety and availability of our website

Duration of storing personal information

The duration of storing personal related data is measured by the respective legal retention period (such as commercial and tax retention periods). After expiry of the respective period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, if they are no longer required for contract fulfillment or initiation and / or on our part no legitimate interest in the re-storage persists.

Utilization period logfiles

For statistical purposes, data about each access to our website is stored. This so called logfiles contain the following data:

•    Page from which the file was requested
•    Name of the file
•    Date and time of access
•    Transmitted volume of data
•    Access status (file transmitted, file not found)
•    Type of used web browser
•    Type of used operating system
•    IP address of the requesting computer, this is done anonymously

The processing is carried out in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The stored data will be deleted after 3 months. A transfer or other use of the data does not take place. However, we reserve the right to check the logfiles retrospectively, should concrete indications point to an unlawful use.

Contacting, E-Mails

Through our website, you have the possibility to send us e-mails. By doing so, we assume that you agree that we will process you data. We must “process” because you rightly expect that you will receive an answer to your e-mail. The data is stored and used only for the purpose of answering your request, or for establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with art. 6. para. 1. lit f GDPR. If your contract is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is art. 6. para. 1. lit. b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request. This is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified and no conflict with a legal retention period exists.

If you provide us with information by e-mail, the security of the transmission depends on the configuration of your e-mail address. Your data might be transmitted without encryption and could be viewed by third parties during the transmission. Therefore we recommend a personal conversation or the good old post for the transmission of confidential information.

Collaboration with contract processors

Your personal data will be treated confidentially and will not be passed on to third parties without authorization. For the operation of our website, we receive support from other service providers in accordance with art. 28 GDPR. They may be commissioned on the basis of a processing contract.  

Application of cookies

Cookies are small files that are stored on your device (such as PC, tablet or smartphone) when you visit our website. Cookies store information such as language settings, length of stay on our website or input you made on our website. There are several kinds of cookies.

•    Session Cookies are temporary cookies that are stored in your browser until you close the window, then they are deleted.
•    Persistent cookies are used for repeated visits and stored in your browser for a set amount of time.
•    First party cookies come from the website you are currently visiting and may only be read from this website.
•    Third party cookies are set by organizations that are not the operator of the website you are currently visiting. This type of cookies can be used for marketing purposes.
If you don’t want cookies to be stored on your computer, please deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings. Already saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings. We like to point out that the exclusion of cookies can lead to functional limitations on our website.
A general objection to cookies used for online marketing purposes can be made by a variety of services. For more information see for example the following website:

Google Analytics

The website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).  Google Analytics uses so called “cookies”, 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 the website (including the shortened IP address) is usually transmitted to a google server in the USA and stored there.

This website uses Google Analytics exclusively with the extension “anonymizeip” which ensures anonymization of the IP address by curtailment and excludes a direct personal reference.  The extension will truncate your IP address before handed by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the agreed European economic area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. In these exceptional cases, this processing is carried out in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 lit. F GDPR, based on our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes.

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide us with other services related to our website activity and internet usage. Your IP address provided to Google analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser, however, please not that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website. In addition you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Googles processing of your data, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie that will prevent Google analytics from processing your data on this website in the future. (This opt-out cookie works only in this browser and only for this domain, if your delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.):

Deactivate Google Analytics

Google is certified for the US-European Data protection Convention “Privacy Shield” which ensures compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. For information about how Google Analytics handles user data, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy.

Google Maps

Our website uses maps from the Google Maps service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA. The processed data may include, in particular, users IP address and location data, but these are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings of your mobile device.) The data can be processed in the USA. More information can be found directly at google.

Google Privacy Policy:
Google Maps Terms of use:


On our website videos are integrated via the provider YouTube. YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC, headquartered at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc., located at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

If you visit one of our websites, in which a YouTube video is integrated, a connection to the servers of YouTube will be build up. The YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you visited. If you are already logged in into your YouTube account, you will allow YouTube to directly customize your surfing behavior to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information about data processing through YouTube, please see the Google Privacy Policy:

Facebook and social Networks
We deliberately do not use “social plugins” on our website, such as Facebook features, to prevent data from being automatically transmitted to these social networks.

You can find us on Facebook:

So that you can visit us there at any time, the link to our Facebook page can be seen on all our websites at the bottom right. If you follow this link, you will leave our website and your subsequent activities will be subject to the privacy policy of the respective destination website, for example: Facebook.

Your rights

Art. 15 GDPR: Right to information

You have the right to ask for confirmation of the processing of your personal data. If this is the case, you have the right to the informations listed in art. 15. GDPR, about your personal data.
Art. 16 GDPR: Right to rectification

You have the right to immediate correction of incorrect data concerning you and / or completion of your incomplete data stored by us

Art. 17 GDPR: Right to cancellation

You have the right to request the deletion of your personal data if one of the reasons described in art. 17 GDPR exists. However, that right does not apply, in particular, where the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfillment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the exercise, pursuit or defense of right.

Art. 18 GDPR: Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data if one of the conditions listed in art. 18 GDPR is met. This applies, for example to situations where you object to the processing, as long it is not certain that our legitimate reasons prevail.

Art. 19 GDPR: Right to information

If you have asserted the right of rectification, deletion or limitation of the processing to the responsible, the responsible is obliged to inform the other recipients to whom he has disclosed your personal data, unless it proves to be impossible, or is connected with too great an effort to transmit the message. You are entitled to be informed about these recipients.

Art. 20 GDPR: Right to data portability 

You have the right to obtain any personal information you have provided to us, or to request that we send it to another party, as far as technically feasible.

Art. 7 (3) GDPR: Right to withdraw consent

You have the right to revoke granted consent at any time with effect for the future. In this case, we will delete the data concerned immediately, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for non-consensual processing.

Art. 21 GDPR: Right to object

Are data based on art. 6 para. 1 lit. f raised ( data processing for the protection of legitimate interests), you have the right to object to the processing at any time for reasons that arise from your particular situation. We will then no longer process the personal data.

Art. 77 GDPR: Right to lodge a complaint

If you believe that the processing of your personal data is in violation to the GDPR, you have the right to complain to the competent authority. A list of these authorities can be found at the following link:

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to update this privacy policy from time to time. This is required when the legal requirements change or when we include new services in the website. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.

Thank you very much

Thank you for your attention. We wish you an informative and enjoyable stay on our website despite the unfortunately inevitable dust-dry legal references.
Your MicroCAFS Team.

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