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Thank you for your interest in our company. The management of Franz Kalff GmbH attaches great importance to data protection. Using the Franz Kalff GmbH website is possible without providing any personal data. Protection of your personal data and compliance with the legal regulations for data protection is an important concern for us at Franz Kalff GmbH. Personal data means information that can be used to disclose your identity, such as your name, postal or e-mail address. There is no person-related analysis of the information our provider obtains through this website being visited. Any personal data given by you on this website is on a voluntary basis.

The data you submit via our online form is transmitted to us in a secure and encrypted form. We use the SSL method for this purpose. As the controller, Franz Kalff GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the greatest possible protection of your personal data. Nevertheless, internet-based data transmissions may have security gaps, meaning that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

Our privacy policy contains terms that are used in the General Data Protection Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

The privacy policy should be easy to understand. For this reason you will find Definitions of important terms at the very bottom of this page.

First of all, we would like to inform you about your rights as a data subject:

Where the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. Furthermore, you have the right to request from the controller a confirmation of whether your data is being processed by the controller and, if applicable, the right of access to this personal data. You also have the right to demand that the controller immediately rectify incorrect personal data concerning you and, where applicable, immediately erase your personal data or restrict the processing of your data. You have the right to object to the processing. You also have the right to data portability, meaning you can receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Where the controller carries out automated decision-making or profiling you have the right not to be subject to decisions based solely on automated processing, including profiling. Finally, you also have the right to complain to the supervisory authority.

You are not obliged to provide us with data. However, non-provision  may result in us being unable to process your request or your enquiry.


If you need more detailed information about your rights, please follow the link "details on your rights as a data subject”.


The controller responsible for the processing activities described below in the sense of the data protection standards is


Franz Kalff GmbH

Dechant-Wolfgarten-Strasse 85

53881 Euskirchen



Tel. +49 2251 626-0

E-Mail: info@franzkalff.de

Website: www.franzkalff.de

If you have any questions about our data protection, please contact our data protection officer:

Data protection officer Ralf A. Lanz

Ernastrasse 10

53881 Euskirchen

Tel. +49 2255 9218-235

E-Mail: datenschutz@franzkalff.de

In the following, we would like to inform you about the categories of data we collect and how we process the data you provide us with:
Processing of personal data
Online contact form

Personal data is collected by us in the contact form and includes your name and, where applicable, title, your contact details and your message to us. The purpose of processing is to fulfil your customer requests, to order information material and to contact you about our products and services. The legal basis of the processing is your consent to the processing of your data according to Art. 6 I sentence 1 lit. a of the GDPR, which you declare when sending the data to us, or, if the contact relates to a contract with us, the basis for processing can also be the fulfilment of contractual obligations according to Art. 6 I sentence 1 lit. b of the GDPR.

After you send your data, it will be forwarded to our employees, who will process your request and, if necessary, send you information and material or contact you. Personal data is only processed within our organisational structure. We use service providers who process data on our behalf for mail and web hosting. Where we use service providers who process your data for us, they are obligated by us to treat all data as strictly confidential. They are prohibited from processing the data for any other purpose than agreed. We do not sell your data to third parties, nor do we market it in any other way.

Your data will not be transferred to an EEA third country or international organisation. The storage duration of your data covers the processing time of your enquiry and, where necessary, legal retention periods or the periods for which retention of the data is necessary for the assertion of legal claims and is then routinely erased. If we have received your contact details for the regular sending of information material, it will be stored until you withdraw your consent.

Applications and the application process

The controller collects and processes the personal data categories of applicants, such as name, private address, contact details, qualifications, etc., for the purpose of managing the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is in particular the case when an applicant submits relevant application documents to the controller by electronic means, such as e-mail or any other electronic medium.

We expressly recommend that applicants send us such application data in encrypted form and send us the decryption code separately.

If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data is stored for the purpose of managing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. The processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 sentence 1 lit. b of the GDPR for the initiation or execution of an employment contract. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically deleted two months after notification of the decision to reject the application, unless deletion conflicts with any other legitimate interests of the controller. Other legitimate interests in this sense include, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG).

Use of cookies

Our web pages use cookies. Cookies are text files which are filed and stored on a computer system via a web browser. Many websites and servers use cookies.

Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID, i.e. a unique identifier. It consists of a string of characters by which web pages and servers can be assigned to the specific web browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other web browsers that contain other cookies. A particular web browser can be recognised and identified by the unique cookie ID. 

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called "session cookies", which are automatically deleted after your visit. Besides these cookies, there are other cookies that remain on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.  You can set your browser to always inform you about the placement of cookies and to let you allow them one by one, to accept cookies in certain cases or to generally not accept cookies. You can also set it to automatically delete cookies when the browser session is closed. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Use of plug-ins

Our website uses the plug-ins described below, which are provided by the respective companies mentioned:

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, we use the IP-anonymisation function on this website, meaning your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. In exceptional cases only, the whole IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Please note that our website uses Google Analytics with the extension 'anonymizelp' in order to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses (known as IP masking).

The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 I sentence 1 lit. f of the GDPR out of a justified interest in the needs-based and targeted design of the website. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate technical settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of information generated by cookies relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.


Information on the terms of use and data protection of Google Analytics itself can be found at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/, or at



Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called Web Fonts, provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, for the uniform and attractive presentation of fonts. When you visit a website, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to Google's servers. Through this, Google obtains knowledge that our website was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 I sentence 1 lit. f of the GDPR.

If your browser does not support Web Fonts, a default font will be used by your computer. More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?hl=en and in the Google Privacy Policy https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.


Google Maps

Through an API, this site uses the map service Google Maps, provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

So that the features of Google Maps can be used, your IP address needs to be stored. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and an ease of finding the places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 I sentence 1 lit. f of the DS-GVO.

For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to the data privacy statement of Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.


Log files for system-internal and statistical purposes (log files)

Our website collects a number of general data and information every time it is visited by a data subject or automated system. This general data and information is stored in log files of the server. For example, the types and versions of browsers used, the operating system used by the accessing system, the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website, the date and time of access to the website, the anonymised Internet Protocol address (IP address) and other similar data and information that serves to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems are recorded.

We do not draw any conclusions about the data subject. This information is needed to correctly deliver and optimise the content of our website, to ensure the long-term functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website and to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is also statistically evaluated by us in order to ensure the greatest possible customer benefit from the web pages. The anonymous data of the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject




Our privacy policy contains terms that are used in the General Data Protection Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). The privacy policy should be easy to understand. For this reason we would like to explain the following terms in more detail:

“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

“Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

"Restriction of processing" is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in future.

"Profiling" means any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the performance of work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, whereabouts or movements of that natural person.

"Controller" means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, provision may be made for the controller to be designated in accordance with Union or national law

“Processor” is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

"Recipient" means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data in the course of a specific inquiry, in accordance with Union or Member State law, shall not be considered as recipients; the processing of such data by those authorities shall be carried out in accordance with the applicable data protection rules and in compliance with the purposes of the processing.

"Third party" means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or any other body, other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorised to process the personal data

"Consent" of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

"Supervisory authority" is an independent public body established by a Member State to promote and monitor compliance with data protection rules.