Data protection declaration


This data protection declaration describes how Tiefenbach Wasserhydraulik GmbH handles your personal data and how we ensure the implementation of data protection. The protection of your personal data processed in our company, in particular the protection of its confidentiality, integrity and availability, is an important task for us. The management is aware of the high significance of this task and its personal responsibility in this context. Compliance with the required high level of data protection in accordance with the strict regulations applicable in Germany is regularly checked by our data protection officer.

The controller within the framework of the data protection laws, in particular the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is

Tiefenbach Wasserhydraulik GmbH
Tel. +49 201 84 83 19
E-mail: info[a]t-wh[o]com
Nierenhofer Straße 68
45257 Essen

Our company has appointed a data protection officer. You can contact him or her by e-mail at datenschutz[a]t-wh[o]com.

  1. Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties

We only process your personal data for the purposes stated in this data protection declaration. Your personal data is not transferred to third parties for purposes other than those stated. We only forward your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent for this,

  • the processing is required to fulfil a contract with you,

  • the processing is required to comply with a legal obligation,

the processing is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest in the non-disclosure of your data which is worthy of protection.

  1. Deletion or blocking of the data

We comply with the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as required by the various storage periods prescribed by law. Once the respective purpose no longer applies or these periods have expired, the corresponding data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

  1. Collection of general information when you visit our website

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of cookies. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the name of your Internet service provider’s domain and suchlike. This only comprises information that does not enable any conclusions to be drawn about your identity.

This information is technically necessary in order to deliver the contents of websites requested by you correctly and is absolutely necessary when using the Internet. It is especially processed for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a problem-free connection to the website,

  • ensuring the smooth use of our website,

  • evaluating system security and stability, and

  • for further administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest arising from the aforementioned data collection purposes. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your identity. The only recipients of the data are the controller and, if applicable, data processors.

Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically analysed by us in order to optimise our Internet presence and the technology behind it.

  1. SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

  1. Contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or contact form, the information you provide is stored for the purpose of processing the enquiry and for possible subsequent questions. This data is not disclosed to third parties without your consent.

  1. Data protection during applications and the application process

We collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of conducting the application procedure. This processing may also take place by electronic means. If the application process leads to an employment contract with an applicant, we store the data transmitted to us for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the application does not lead to the employment of the applicant, we delete the application documents no later than three months after the applicant has been notified of the rejection, provided that there are no other legitimate interests of our company that preclude the deletion.

  1. Automated decision making

We do not use your data processed by us for automatic decision-making or so-called “profiling”.

  1. Cookies

Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your hard drive by a website server. In this way we automatically receive certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet. Cookies cannot be used to start programs or to transfer viruses to a computer. The information contained in cookies enables us to make navigation easier for you and to display our web pages correctly. Under no circumstances is the data we collect passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent. Of course, you can fundamentally also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can disable the use of cookies at any time through your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how to change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

  1. Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API in order to portray geographical information visually. When Google Maps is used, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of the map functions by visitors. Further information about the data processing by Google can be found in the Google data protection information. There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection centre. Detailed instructions for managing your own data in connection with Google products can be found here.

  1. Your rights as a data subject

You can exercise the following rights at any time by contacting our data protection officer using the contact details provided:

  • information about your data stored with us and its processing,

  • correction of incorrect personal data,

  • deletion of your data stored by us,

  • restriction of the data processing, if we are not allowed to delete your data yet due to legal obligations,

  • objection to the processing of your data by us and

  • data portability, provided you have consented to the data processing or concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future. You can make a complaint to your competent supervisory authority at any time. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the federal state where you have your place of residence, your employment, or where the alleged infringement took place. The competent supervisory authority for us is

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen (State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia)

Postfach 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf
Tel.: +49 211/38424-0
Fax: +49 211/38424-10

  1. Amendment of our data protection provisions

We reserve the right to amend this data protection declaration so that it always meets the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to your next visit.