Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Protecting and securing your personal data is very important to us. In this privacy policy, we are informing you how we process data, in particular which data is gathered, how this data is used and disseminated and in which manner you will be informed about the information given to you.

The provider of the website on is Wilhelm Westholt GmbH, Kerpen.

You will find our legal notice and contact data here.
For all data processing procedures (e.g. collection, processing and transmission) we will proceed in accordance with legislation. This particularly refers to the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Teleservices Act (TMG).

I. Gathering and storing personal data

Personal data are individual details of personal or factual circumstances concerning a particular or identifiable natural person, such as name, address, telephone number, date of birth, bank details or IP address.

Data are collected and processed by us when accessing our website for technical reasons amongst others. When accessing our website, your Internet browser will automatically transmit data to our web server.

We log the date and time of your access to our website, the address of the website(s) loaded by you, and/or the address of any website from which you have been referred to our website by clicking on our website, the name of the files downloaded by you, the quantity of data we have sent to you, the type and version of the Internet browser you are using, the operating system you are using as well as your IP address.

We save these data out of other data which you may have entered when using our website, which are separated and anonymised. We cannot attribute these data to a particular individual. Your visit will be analysed by us in order to generate further statistics about the use of our website. The data will then be deleted.

We will only gather and save further data if you voluntarily make it available to use within the context of a request or registration.

II. Voluntary details/Making contact

If you voluntarily provide us with information, for example, by contacting us, by sending an email to us or by using a contact form provided by us, your information will be stored voluntarily so that we can process your enquiry, and where appropriate handle any subsequent enquiries from you.

III. Newsletter

We offer you a subscription to our newsletter so that we can regularly inform you of news about our company and our goods and any other services.

In order to subscribe to this newsletter, we require details of your name as well as details of an active email address used by you. We will then send you a link to confirm your subscription to the email address you have provided.

When you subscribe to the newsletter, we will save your IP address and the date of your registration. The purpose of this is to provide any evidence of misuse in case a third party has misused your email address to subscribe to the newsletter.
We do not gather any further data for the subscription to our newsletter. The data we gather is used solely to send our newsletter.

Your agreement to save the data mentioned above and your agreement to send the newsletter to the email address you have provided can be revoked at any time. For this purpose, we offer a corresponding link in every newsletter. You can also unsubscribe in any format by using one of the contact methods given at the beginning of this privacy policy.

V. Cookies

So-called “cookies” are small files which enable us to store specific information related to you on the device (e.g., personal computer, tablet, smartphone) you are using while accessing our website. Cookies help us to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of our website, as well as to make our offers as safe, comfortable and efficient as possible.

We use so-called “session cookies”, which are only temporarily stored for the duration of your use of one of our websites. We also use “permanent cookies” to determine information about devices which repeatedly access our website. As a result of this we can offer you an optimal user experience, “recognise” you and present you as a repeat user with as varied a website as possible and with new content. The content of a permanent cookie is restricted to an identification number. The period of validity of a permanent cookie is 60 days. At the end of this period the cookie is automatically deleted. Your name, IP address and other details about your actual identity will not be saved and nor do we create an individual profile for your usage behaviour.

It is also possible to use our website without cookies. You can disable the cookies in the Internet browser you are using (in “settings”), restrict them to specific websites, or even set your browser to notify you when a cookie is applied. You can also delete cookies from your device at any time (in Firefox, under “Settings”, “data protection” – “display cookies” – “remove all cookies”). Please note, however, that doing this means you will see a restricted view of our website only and that your user experience will be restricted.

VI. Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files which are stored on your computer and which allow your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally speaking transmitted to a Google server in the USA and saved there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other states which are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services related to website usage and Internet usage concerning the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved on your device by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to fully utilise all the functions of this website. You can also prevent the data gathered by the cookie in relation to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) being transmitted to Google and the processing of these data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at this link


You can also prevent data gathering by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be applied which prevents future data gathering when you visit this website:

Click here to deactivate Google Analytics
You will find further information on the conditions of use and the privacy policy at


We would like to indicate that Google Analytics has been extended on this website using the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” in order to anonymise IP address capture (referred to as IP masking).

VII. Right to information / correction and deletion of data

You have the right to request information on the data which has been stored concerning you at any time. This particularly includes the origin and the recipient of your data and the purpose of data processing.

You have the right to correct inaccurate data and to block/delete your data provided that we are not legally obligated to retain it.

Please direct your enquiry in writing to

Wilhelm Westholt GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Zeißstraße 9
50171 Kerpen