Privacy Policy

Personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) are processed by us only to the extent necessary and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly Internet presence, including its contents and the services offered there.

According to Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the Basic Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to only as “DPA”), “processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, organisation, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction. Translated with (free version)

With the following data protection declaration, we inform you in particular about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, insofar as we either alone or together with others decide on the purposes and means of processing. In addition, we inform you in the following about the third-party components we use for optimisation purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data on their own responsibility.

Our privacy policy is structured as followed:

I. Information about us as responsible persons
II. Rights of users and data subjects
III. Information on data processing

I. Information about us as responsible persons

Responsible provider of this Internet presence in the data protection sense is:

ECT Productions GmbH & Co. KG

Philipp-Kachel-Str. 42a
D – 63911 Klingenberg

Phone: 09372 / 9809420

We would like to point out that there are security gaps in Internet-based data transmission, making complete protection against access by third parties impossible.

II. Rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the right

  • to obtain confirmation as to whether or not data concerning him/her are being processed, information on the data processed, further information on the data processing and copies of the data (see also Art. 15 DSGVO)
  • the correction or completion of incorrect or incomplete data (see also Art. 16 DSGVO)
  • to the immediate deletion of the data concerning them (see also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alternatively, insofar as further processing is required pursuant to Art. 17 para. 3 DSGVO is required to restrict processing in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO;
  • to receive the data concerning them and provided by them and to transmit this data to other providers/responsible parties (see also Art. 20 DSGVO);
  • on complaint to the supervisory authority if they consider that the data concerning them are being processed by the provider in breach of data protection provisions (see also Art. 77 DSGVO)

In addition, the provider is obliged to inform all recipients to whom data has been disclosed by the provider of any correction or deletion of data or the restriction of processing that is carried out on the basis of Articles 16, 17 (1), 18 DSGVO. However, this obligation does not apply if such notification is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. Notwithstanding this, the user has a right to information about these recipients.

Likewise, under Art. 21 DPA, users and data subjects have the right to object to the future processing of data concerning them, provided that the data are processed by the provider in accordance with Art. 6, paragraph 1, letter f) DPA. In particular, an objection to data processing for the purpose of direct marketing is permitted.

III. Information on data processing

Your data processed when using our website will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of the storage no longer applies, the deletion of the data does not conflict with any legal storage obligations and no other information on individual processing methods is provided below.

Server data

For technical reasons, in particular to ensure a secure and stable Internet presence, data is transmitted to us or to our web space provider by your Internet browser. These so-called server log files are used to record, among other things, the type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you have switched to our Internet presence (referrer URL), the website(s) of our Internet presence that you visit, the date and time of the respective access and the IP address of the Internet connection from which our Internet presence is used.

The data collected in this way is stored temporarily, but not together with other data about you.

This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our Internet presence.

The data will be deleted after seven days at the latest, unless further storage for evidential purposes is required. Otherwise, the data are completely or partially excluded from deletion until the final clarification of an incident.


a) Sitzungs-Cookies

We use so-called cookies with our internet presence.

This processing makes our Internet presence more user-friendly, effective and secure, as the processing enables, for example, the reproduction of our Internet presence in different languages or the offer of a shopping basket function.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b.) DSGVO, insofar as these cookies process data for contract initiation or contract execution.

If the processing does not serve the purpose of contract initiation or contract implementation, our legitimate interest lies in the improvement of the functionality of our Internet presence. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.

These session cookies are deleted when you close your Internet browser.

b) Third party cookies

Where appropriate, our website may also use cookies from partner companies with whom we cooperate for the purposes of advertising, analysis or the functionality of our website.

The details, in particular the purposes and legal basis for the processing of such third-party cookies, can be found in the following information.

c) Disposal option

You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your internet browser.

If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, however, this may mean that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.

Contract implementation

The data transmitted by you for the use of our range of goods and/or services will be processed by us for the purpose of processing the contract and is required in this respect. Conclusion and processing of the contract are not possible without providing your data.

The legal basis for the processing is Article 6(1)(b) DSGVO.

We delete the data with complete processing of the contract, but must observe the tax and commercial law retention periods.

Within the scope of contract processing, we pass on your data to the transport company commissioned with the delivery of goods or to the financial service provider, insofar as the transfer is necessary for the delivery of goods or for payment purposes.

The legal basis for the transfer of the data is then Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO.


We offer you the possibility to subscribe to our newsletter on our site. The data collected in this way is used exclusively for receiving our newsletter.

Contact us

We offer you on our site the possibility to contact us by e-mail and/or via a contact form.


We offer you the possibility to leave comments on the individual contributions on our site.

Abonnement von Kommentaren

We offer you the opportunity on our site to subscribe to subsequent comments on a post you are about to comment on.

Use of Google Analytics with anonymisation function

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the company Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google” on our website. Google-Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and thus enable an analysis of your use of the website.

The information generated by these cookies, for example time, place and frequency of your website visit including your IP address, is transferred to Google in the USA and stored there.

We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization function on our website.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity for us and to provide other services related to website and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

Google will, according to its own information, under no circumstances connect your IP address with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.

Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation option for the most common browsers, which gives you more control over what data is collected and processed by Google.

Use of Google Maps

We use the component “Google Maps” of the company Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google”, on our website.

Each time the “Google Maps” component is called up, Google sets a cookie in order to process user settings and data when displaying the page on which the “Google Maps” component is integrated. This cookie is usually not deleted when the browser is closed, but expires after a certain time, unless you delete it manually beforehand.

If you do not agree with this processing of your data, there is the possibility to deactivate the service of “Google Maps” and thus prevent the transmission of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java-Script function in your browser. We would like to point out, however, that in this case you will not be able to use “Google Maps”, or only to a limited extent.

The use of “Google Maps” and the information obtained via “Google Maps” is in accordance with the Google terms of use

and the additional terms and conditions for “Google Maps”

Use of reCAPTCHA

In order to protect input forms on our site, we use the service “reCAPTCHA” of the company Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google”. The use of this service makes it possible to distinguish whether the corresponding input is of human origin or whether it is misused by automated machine processing. To our knowledge, the referrer URL, the IP address, the behaviour of the website visitor, information about the operating system, browser and length of stay, cookies, display instructions and scripts, the input behaviour of the user and mouse movements in the “reCAPTCHA” checkbox area are transmitted to “Google”.

Google uses the information obtained in this way to digitise books and other printed matter and to optimise services such as Google Street View and Google Maps (e.g. house number and street name recognition). The IP address transmitted within the framework of “reCAPTCHA” is not merged with other data from Google, unless you are logged into your Google account at the time of using the “reCAPTCHA” plug-in. If you wish to prevent this transmission and storage of data about you and your behaviour on our website by “Google”, you must log out of “Google” before you visit our site or use the reCAPTCHA plug-in.

The use of the service “reCAPTCHA” obtained information is in accordance with the Google terms of use:

Use of Facebook components

We use components of the provider on our site. Facebook is a service of facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

The privacy policy of facebook provides more detailed information, in particular on the collection and use of data by facebook, on your rights in this regard and on the settings options for protecting your privacy:
An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found at

Using the Xing recommendation components

We use components of the network on our site.

To the best of our knowledge, XING does not store any personal data of the user when he/she accesses our website. XING also does not store any IP addresses. In addition, no evaluation of user behavior regarding the use of cookies in connection with the “XING Share Button” takes place. Further information on this can be found in the privacy policy for the XING Share button at

Use of the LinkedIn recommendation components

We use components of the LinkedIn network on our site.

Through this process LinkedIn is informed about which specific page of our website is currently visited. If you click the LinkedIn “Recommend-Button” while you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can link the contents of our pages on your LinkedIn profile. This enables LinkedIn to associate the visit of our pages with your LinkedIn account.

We have no influence on the data LinkedIn collects through this, nor on the scope of this data collected by LinkedIn. We also have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to LinkedIn. For details about LinkedIn’s data collection and your rights and preferences, please see LinkedIn’s privacy policy. These notes can be found under

Newsletter Tracking

Our newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels (web bugs), which enable us to recognize whether and when an e-mail was opened and which links in the e-mail were followed by the personalized recipient.

This data is stored by us so that we can tailor our newsletters optimally to the wishes and interests of our subscribers. Accordingly, the data thus collected is used to send personalised newsletters to the respective recipient. We ask you to give your consent to this at the appropriate point as follows:

“I agree that my data and my usage behaviour are stored electronically by the newsletter tracking system in order to send me an individualised newsletter. By revoking your consent to receive the newsletter, your consent to the above-mentioned tracking is also revoked.”

With the revocation of the consent to receive the newsletter, the consent to the aforementioned tracking is also revoked.

Use of social media buttons with “Shariff”

We use the c’t project “Shariff” on our website.

Further information about the c’t project “Shariff” can be found at

We integrate the following social networks with “Shariff” on our website:


Use of Instagram

We use the service Instagram on our website. For the purpose and scope of data collection, its processing and use, as well as your rights and settings options to protect your privacy, please refer to the Instagram privacy policy, which you can download from abrufen können.

To prevent Instagram from associating your visit to our site with your Instagram account, you must log out of your Instagram account before visiting our site.

Publication of job advertisements / online job applications

Your application data will be collected and processed electronically by us for the purpose of handling the application process.


On the basis of the Federal Data Protection Act, you can contact us free of charge if you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data and the correction, blocking, deletion or revocation of a granted consent. We would like to point out that you have the right to have incorrect data corrected or personal data deleted if this right is not opposed by any legal obligation to retain data.

ECT Productions GmbH & Co.KG

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