Data Protection

Data Protection

Privacy Policy

European Forum for Reciprocating Compressors e.V.


The protection and the collection, processing and utilization of your personal data according to the laws is very important to us. We strictly comply with the legal regulations while processing your personal data. We want to inform you about how we collect and use data, so that you feel safe using our website.


Extent and purpose of the data processing

1. Anonymous data collection

You can visit our website without giving personal information. We only save Serverlogfiles, access data without any relation to your person (e.g. the name of your internet provider), the web browser you are using, the website, from which you are visiting us, date and time of your access and the name of the requested file. These data are only evaluated to improve our offers. It is not possible to conclude to your person from these data.


The anonymous data is saved separated from the personal data you might have given us und does not allow any conclusions on a specific person. It is evaluated for statistical purposes to optimize our web appearance and our offers. Legal basis for saving the data and the serverlogfiles temporarily is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The saving is done in logfiles to ensure the efficient functioning of the website. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose it was collected for. If the data is collected to provide the website, it is deleted once the respective session ends.


2. Collection and processing of personal data

If you want to us one of our services via our website, the processing of personal data could become necessary. If there is no legal basis for the processing of personal data, we will obtain consent of the affected person to do so. This will be apparent at appropriate places. This can be necessary, if you sign up on our website or if you contact us via our contact form. Legal basis for processing operations, for which we obtain your consent for processing, is  Art. 6 I lit. a) DSGVO. The processing takes place according to  Art. 6 I lit. b) DSGVO, if the processing is necessary to fulfill a contract or for contract negotiations.

We save and use the personal data sent by you (like name, company, address, e-mail address and phone number) for individual communication with you in accordance with the Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) and the „BDSG-neu“. Please note that generally no confidential information should be sent via the contact form.

Legal basis for the processing of data that is sent while transferring an e-mail, is  Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Legal basis for the processing is  Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO, if the e-mail contact aims to the conclusion of a contract.


Data collection on the web shop

Personal data is collected  when you give it to us voluntarily during a product ordering or during the initiation of a customer account for the purpose of contract settlement. We use the data sent by you only for carrying out and completion of your order without your special consent. Once the contract is completed and the purchase has been paid completely, your data will be blocked for further use and deleted after the expiry of the tax law and commercial law regulations if you have not explicitly consent to the further use of your data.

Legal basis for the processing of data in the presence of as consent of the user is  Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The additional legal basis rot the processing of data is  Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO, if the registration is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract where the user is a contracting party or for the implementation of pre-contracual measures. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose it was collected for.


Data transfer

We transfer payment data to the financial institution commissioned with the payment for the completion of payments. There is no other data transfer to other third parties.



You will receive interesting offers vie e-mail on a regular basis after you explitly signed up for the newsletter. Your e-mail address will not be transferred to other companies. You can retract the consent to using your e-mail address for advertising purposes at any time with effect for the future by clicking the link “Abmelden” at the end of the newsletter. We save your IP-address, the date and the time of your sign up when you sign up for the newsletter. This is a safeguarding of us in the case, that a third party abusses your e-mail address and subscribes to our newsletter without your knowing. Other data is not collected by us. The data collected this way are used only for the delivery of our newsletter. There is no transferring of the data to third parties. There is also no comparison of the data collected this way and data, that might be collected by other components of our website. You can resign your subscription to our newsletter at any time. We willget your consent to data processing during the sign up process and refer to this privacy policy. Legal basis for the consent of the user is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO. Legal basis for the distribution of the newsletter as a consequence of the sale of goods or services is § 7 Abs. 3 UWG. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose it was collected for. Therefore your e-mail address is saved as long as your newsletter subscription is active.



You have the option to enroll on our website giving personal data. The data supplied during this registration comes from the input mask of the resgistration form. You have the option to change the personal data supplied during the registration at any time or to have it deleted by us completely considering retention periods stated in laws and/or tax codes.

Your registration is necessary for the providing of specific contents and services on our website. Legal basis for data processing with an existing consten of the user is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO. Additional legal basis for data processing is  Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. b DSGVO, if the registration serves the implementation of pre-contracual measures  or the fulfillment of a contract where the user is a contracting party. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose it was collected for.


3. Cookies

Among other things this website also uses so-called “cookies”, which are there to make our web presence more user-friendly, more effective and safer – for example to make navigation on our website faster. Furthermore cookies enable us to measure the frequency of page callings and the general navigation. Cookies are small text files stored on your computer. Please note that some of these cookies are transferred to your computer system from our server,which are mostly so-called “session-cookies”. “Session-cookies” are deleted from your harddrive automatically after the end of the browser session. Other cookies stay on your computer system and enable us to recognize your computer system during your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). Of course you can always refuse cookies, if your browser is able to do so. Please note, that you might not be able to use every function of our website to the full extent in this case. Calling our website you will be informed about the use of cookies for analytic purposes and we will get your consent for the processing  of the personal data used in this regard. There will be a reference to this privacy policy in this regard. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is  Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analytic purposes with an existing consent of yours is Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a DSGVO.


4. Use of plugins

Use of Google Analytics with anonymous function

The website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is Google LLC 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. They are text files saved on your computer, which make an analysis of your use of the website possible. The informations on your use of the website provided by the cookie are normally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. The informations provided by the cookie (e.g. time, place and frequency of your website visit including your IP-address )are normally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

On our website we us Google Analytics with an IP-address anonymous function. This means your IP-address will be shortened and therefore anonymised by Google within member countries of the European Union or other contract party countries of the european economic area.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to put together reports on website activities for us and to provide further services to the website utilization and the internet utilization. Google might also transfer these informations to third parties, if this is statutory or as far as third parties process these data on behalf of Google.

Google states that they will never connect your IP-address to other data of Google. You can prevent the installation of cookies by the correspondent setting of your browser software; please note, that you might not be able to use every function of our website to the full extent in this case.

Furthermore Google offers a deactivating option for the most current browsers, which allows you to have a better control of which data is collected and processed by Google. If you activate this option, no information on your website visit will be transferred to Google-Analytics. The activation does not prevent, that informations will be transferred to us or , as the case may be, other web analytic services applied by us. You can get further information on the deactivating option provided by Google and to the activation of this option with this link:

If you do not consent to the storage and processing of this data on your visit, you can always contradict to the storage and processing subsequent by mouse click. Thereafter a so-called opt-out-cookie will be stored in your browser, which results in Google-Analytics not collecting any data on your visit anymore. Please consider that if you delete the cookies in your browser settings, the opt-out-cookie might be deleted too and you might have to activate it again.


Disallow Google Analytics to track me


Google Web Fonts

This website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the unitary display of fonts. Calling a website your browser stores the needed web fonts in your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. The browser you use has to contact Google servers for this purpose. Hereby Google gets knowledge that our website was called by your IP-address. Google Web Fonts are used to provide an unitary and appealing display of our online offers. This is a legitimate interest according to  Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f DSGVO. A standard font of your computer will be used, if your browser does not support web fonts. Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found on and in the privacy policy of Google:


Google reCAPTCHA

We use the service reCAPTCHA of the company Google Inc. in specific cases to provide an adequate data security during the transferring of forms. This especially serves the differentiation wether the input is done by an individual person or is done abusive by automatic processing. The includes the transfer of the IP-address and , if necessary, further data needed by Google for the service reCAPTCHA to Google. Other privacy policies from Google Inc. apply for this purpose. Further information on the privacy policies of Google Inc. can be found on: or


LinkedIN Plugins (Share Button)

Plugins of the social network LinkedIn of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (subsequent “LinkedIn”) are integrated on our websites. You can recognize the LinkedIN plugins by the LinkedIN logo on the “recommend-button” on our website. Visiting our websites a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIN server will be established via the plugin. LinkedIN hereby gets the information, that you visited our website with your IP-address.You can link the content of our websites on your LinkedIN profile by clicking the “recommend-button” while being logged in to your LinkedIN profile. Hereby LinkedIN is able to connect the visit on our websites to your user account. Please note that we as provider of the websites get no knwoledge on the content of the transferred data and their utilization by LinkedIN.

You can get details on the data collection (purpose, extent, further processing, utilization) and to your rights and setting possibilities from the privacy policy of LinkedIN:


5. Integration of services and contents of third parties

Contents of third parties (e.g. youtube videos, maps from Google Maps, RSS-Feeds or graphics from other websites) can be integrated on our websites. This always presumes, that the provider of these contents (subsequent “third vendor”) notice the users’ IP-address, because they cannot the contents to the browser of the particular user without it. Therefore the IP-address is required for the displaying of these contents. We make an effort to use only contents, where the particular provider uses the IP-addressonly to deliver the contents. However we have no influence on wether the third vendors store the IP-a e.g. for statistical purposes. As far as we know about this, we will tell our users.


6. Affected persons rights

According to the Datenschutzgrundverordnung (DSGVO) you have the right to get information on your stored data free of charge. You also have the right to get information on processing purposes, categories of personal data that ia processed, receivers and categories of receivers to those personal data were or will be laid open to and if possible the planned storage time of the personal data. You have the right on correction, restriction (suspension) or deletion of theses data and origin of these data. You also have the right to complain at an inspecting authority. Another right you have is to retract your consent to the privacy policy. Retraction of the consent will not affect the legitimacy of the processing that took place because of the consent until the retraction.


7. Transferability of data

You have the right to get the personal data directly coming from you. We will provide these data in a machine readable an structured format on your explicit request. For this a proof of identity is necessary.


8. Data security

Your personal data is transferred encrypted via TLS over the internet. We secure our website and other systems against loss, destruction, access, change or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons by technical and organizational actions. The access to your account is only possible after input of your personal password. You should always keep your access information confidential and clos the browser window after you have finished communicating with us, especially when you are using a public or shared computer.


9. Deletion and restriction (suspension) of personal data

The deletion and restriction (suspension) of personal data is done after discontinuation of appropriation or if they are no longer necessary for the fulfilling of the contract or the contract negotiations. It is always done considering the retention periods stated in laws and/or tax codes.


10. Contact possibility

On our website we offer you the posssibility to contact us via e-mail and/or via a contact form. In this case the data given by you will be saved for the purpose of your approach. During the sending process we will get your consent to processing the data and refer to this privacy policy. As an alternative you can also contact us via the provided e-mail address. In that case the personal data transferred with the e-mail will be saved. It is not transferred to third parties. Ther is also no comparison between the data collected this way and the data that is possibly collected by other components of our website.


Further information and contacts/ officer

If you have further questions on privacy protection, please contact us. If you have any questions on collection, processing or utilizationof your personal data, for informations, corrections, restriction (suspension) or deletion of data as well as retraction of given consents please approach:


European Forum for Reciprocating Compressors e.V (EFRC)

c/o Technische Universität Dresden

01062 Dresden



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