Data Protection


This data privacy statement is designed to inform the users of this website of the type, the extent and the purpose of collection and use of personal data by the website owner F. W. Barth & Co. GmbH.

F. W. Barth & Co. GmbH takes protection of your data very seriously and treats your personal data as confidential and in compliance with legal provisions. As this data privacy statement may undergo changes due to new technologies and enhancements on an ongoing basis, we recommend to read this data privacy statement again from time to time.

You will find definitions of the terms used (e. G. “personal data” or “processing”) in sect. 4 of the GDPR.

User identification

Due to our legitimate interest (refer to sect. 6, para. 1, lit. f of the GDPR), we, the website user respectively the site provider, collect data as to the access to our website and store such data as “server log files” on the server of the website.

The following data are being logged in this way:

  • Website accessed to
  • Time at the time of access
  • Amount of data loaded in bytes
  • Source/link from which you accessed the page
  • Browser used
  • Operation system used
  • IP address used

Such server log files shall be stored for a maximum period of 7 days and then be erased. Such data are being stored for reasons of safety, e. g. to allow for misuse to be cleared up. Where data must be stored for reasons of evidence, they shall be exempted from erasure as long as the incident has not been cleared up.

Measurement of coverage & cookies

This website uses cookies enabling pseudonymized measurement of coverage which are either transmitted from our server or from the third-party server to the user’s browser. Cookies are small files which are stored on your terminal. Your browser shall access these files. Owing to the use of cookies, the user friendliness and safety of this website will be enhanced.

Should you not wish that cookies be stored on your terminal for measurement of coverage purposes, you can object to the use of these files:

Common browsers offer set-up options enabling to opt-out from cookies. Note: We cannot guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without any restrictions should you decide to opt-out.

Collection and processing of personal data

The website owner shall collect, use and forward your personal data only where this is permitted under legal provisions or where you consent to such data collection. Shall be deemed personal data any and all information designed to identify you as a person and enabling to retrieve you - such as your name, your e-mail address and your phone number.

You can also use this website without providing any personal information. Nevertheless, we shall store your user identification on this website (without any personal identification) in order to enhance our on-line offer. Among others, such user identification comprises, the file you have required or the name of your internet provider. As your data shall be anonymized, it will be impossible to identify you.

We shall process personal data only following specific consent given by the users concerned and in compliance with applicable data protection provisions.

Whenever you contact us as website owner via the contact facilities provided, your data shall be stored in order to enable us to access these for processing and answering purposes of your request. No such data shall be forwarded to any third parties without your consent.


This website avails of the services of Matomo (formerly Piwik), a web analysis service of InnoCraft Ltd., 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand. Matomo uses so-called “cookies” which are text files stored on your computer, enabling statistical analyses of the user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes which is in our legitimate interest pursuant to sect. 6, para. 1, lit. f of the GDPR. Any and all cookies and information as to your use of this internet offer shall be stored on our server. The IP address shall be anonymized immediately following processing and prior to storing.

Moreover, you can avoid any embedding of cookies by setting-up your browser software accordingly; but we draw your attention to the risk that you might then not be able to use all functions of this website without restrictions.

User rights

You as a user shall, upon your request, be entitled to receive free information of your personal data stored in our systems. You are furthermore entitled to corrections of any erroneous data and to restrictions or erasure of your personal data. If applicable, you can also claim your right of data portability. Should you presume that your data were processed illicitly, you can lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory body.

Data erasure

Where your wish does not conflict with any legal obligation to store such data (e. g. data preservation), you shall have the right to erasure of your data. Where such data are no longer necessary for the purpose they were collected and stored by us and where there are no legal storing periods, such data shall be erased. Should such erase be impossible as such data are necessary for permissible legal purposes, processing of these data shall be restricted. In such an event, data shall be locked and not be processed for any other purposes.

Right of objection

The users of this website can avail of their right to objection and object to processing of their personal data at any time.

Should you wish any correction, locking, erasure or information pertaining to your stored personal data or in case of any questions with respect to the collection, processing, or use of your personal data or where you wish to retract your consent given, please, please, turn to the following e-mail-address: