Privacy policy

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Your personal information is always handled by us according to the legal data protection regulations. We have appointed a proficient and reliable expert external data protection officer. The external data protection officer is provided by UIMC Dr. Voßbein GmbH & Co KG.

In the following we would like to inform you about the processing of personal data.

Collection and processing of personal data
You may always use our online service without disclosing your identity. Should we request personal data (such as name, address or e-mail address) on our website, for example, within the scope of contact forms or for login/registration, this is done on a voluntary basis. We use this information for internal business purposes (such as sending the requested materials or information).

Contact form
For questions of any kind we offer you the option of contacting us using the contact form we provide on our website. The data marked as mandatory information is required by us in order to allocate and answer the request. Additional information can be entered on a voluntary basis. The data processing for the purpose of establishing contact with us is done according to the German data protection regulation (article 6, section 1, p. 1, lit. a DSGVO) based on your voluntarily granted consent.

The request is forwarded by us to the responsible ABUS company and/or an external sales partner in your area so that fast and optimal advice is ensured.

If you have requested a contact partner in a country outside of the EU, we will forward your data there. You also then consent, if applicable, to your data being transferred to a country without an adequate data protection standard (article 49, section 1, lit. a DSGVO). In doing so, we guarantee that the data will only be processed by sales partners working together with us.

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be deleted after completion of the request you have placed and after the expiry of the retention obligations set by tax-related and commercial laws.

The consent you have granted may be revoked at any time without providing reasons, effective for the future. To do this you may use the above mentioned contact form or another means of communication.

This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files which are saved on your computer to enable an analysis of the usage of our website and which automatically recognise you at your next visit. You can prevent the installation of cookies through a corresponding setting of your browser. Doing so may result in you not being able to make full use of all the functions offered.

With every accessing of the website, logs for statistical purposes are created and processed, whereby the individual user remains anonymous:

  • Referrer (webpage that you used to reach this website)
  • Search keywords (for search engines as referrer)
  • IP is evaluated for determining the country of origin and of the provider
  • Browser, operating system, installed plug-ins and screen resolution
  • Duration of visit to the site

The data named above is, based on our legitimate interest, processed by us according to data protection regulations (article 6, section 1, p. 1 lit. f DSGVO) for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring the connection to the website is smoothly established
  • Ensuring the convenient usage of our website
  • Evaluation of system security and stability
  • Other administrative purposes

We reserve the right to check this data at a later time, should concrete indications of unlawful usage become known. The data are promptly deleted if no longer required for the intended purpose.

Disclosure of the data
In part we use service providers for the legally prescribed job processing of data; the website is hosted by the company DARZ GmbH in Darmstadt, Germany. The full responsibility for the data processing remains here with us.

Furthermore, we disclose your data to other ABUS companies or external sales partners when you use the configuration tools. This enables us to guarantee optimal customer support. More detailed information on this can be found above.

Liability for own content
The content of this site has been created with the utmost care. However, for the accuracy, completeness and up-to-dateness of the content we cannot assume any liability. As service provider we are responsible for the content on this site under general law.

Liability for links (content of external providers)
A distinction must be made between our own content and cross references (links) to the content made available by other providers. We have no influence on their content; for the content of the linked sites the respective provider or operator of the site is always responsible.

Rights of the affected parties
We hereby inform you that according to article 15 of the DSGVO (data protection regulation) under the requirements it defines, you have the right to access your personal data as well as to have it corrected or deleted, or to limit its processing or revoke your permission for its processing, as well as the right of data portability. You also have the right, according to DSGVO article 77, to make a complaint to a data protection supervisory authority if, in your view, the processing of your personal data infringes against this regulation. If the processing is based on article 6, section 1, letter a of the DSGVO or on article 9, section 2, letter a of the DSGVO (consent), you furthermore have the right to revoke your consent at any time, without affecting the legality of the processing that has occurred based on this consent up to its revocation.

Changes in our privacy policy
We reserve the right to occasionally adapt this privacy policy so that it always conforms to the current legal requirements, or in order to incorporate changes to our services into the privacy policy, such as following the launch of new services. The new privacy policy then applies for your next visit.

If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data, you can contact our data protection officer directly, who will also be available with his team in the event of information requests, applications or complaints.

Contacting the data protection officer
External data protection officer, Otto-Hausmann-Ring 113, 42115 Wuppertal, Germany
Tel: +49 202 9467726-200 

Google Maps
To facilitate your arrival we offer you the use of Google Maps for showing maps and creating route maps. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. These pages will be identified for you accordingly.

Through the use of these services you agree to Google's collection, processing and use of the data thereby gathered as well as the data entered by you. The Terms of Use for Google Maps can be found under [external site].

Web analysis with Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files saved on your computer and enable an analysis of the usage of our website by you. The information generated by the cookie regarding your usage of this website (including your shortened IP address) is transferred to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website for generating reports on website activities for the website operators and to provide additional services related to the website usage and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, providing this is legally prescribed or if the third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google use your IP address in connection with other data of Google.

You can revoke the use of your data by Google Analytics by installing an add-on in your browser. To do this, you can use the following link which opens the Google site: [external site].

Facebook (Like button)
Our website in part uses plug-ins ("Like" button) of Facebook (Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). Upon opening the respective page on our online presence, Facebook is informed as to which of our websites you have visited with your IP address. Providing that you are logged in as a member of Facebook, this information is assigned to your personal Facebook user account. When using the plug-in functions (for example, when clicking the "Like" button, submitting a comment), this information is also assigned to your Facebook account, which you can prevent by logging out prior to using the plug-in.

Functions of the service Twitter are also integrated on our sites. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-tweet" function, the websites you have visited are linked with your Twitter account and made known to other users. In the process, data is also transferred to Twitter. Please note that we as provider of the sites have received no information on the content of the transferred data or its use by Twitter. Further information on this can be found in the privacy policy of Twitter under [external site]. You can change your privacy settings at Twitter in the account settings under: [external site].

Our sites use functions of Google+. Provider of this is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. With the aid of the Google+ button you can publish information worldwide. Using the Google+ button you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given for "+1" content as well as information on the site that you viewed by clicking on "+1". Your "+1" can be shown as notes together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or at other points on websites and advertisements in the Internet. Google records information on your "+1" activities in order to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google+ button you require a public Google profile that is visible worldwide, which must at least contain the name that was selected for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace a different name that you have used for sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be shown to users who know your e-mail address or who have other identifying information about you. In addition to the explained uses, the information made available by you is used in accordance with the valid Google data protection regulations. Google may publish summarised statistics on the "+1" activities of the user or forward these to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.

This website uses functions of the network LinkedIn. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. With every visit to our pages containing functions of LinkedIn, a connection to the servers of LinkedIn is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. When you click on the "Recommend" button of LinkedIn and are logged into your account at LinkedIn, LinkedIn is able to assign your visit at our website to you and your user account. Please note that we as provider of the sites have received no information on the content of the transferred data or its use by LinkedIn. Further information on this can be found in the privacy policy of LinkedIn under: [external site]

This website uses functions of the network XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. With every visit to our pages containing functions of XING, a connection to the servers of XING is established. Storage of personal data in this process does not to our knowledge occur. In particular, no IP addresses are stored, nor is usage behaviour analysed. Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in the data protection declaration of XING under: [external site]

Our website uses plug-ins from the Google-operated YouTube site. Operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our sites that are equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. The YouTube server is then informed which of our websites you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to directly link your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Further information on the handling of user data can be found in the privacy policy of YouTube under: [external site]

Our website uses the provider Vimeo to integrate videos. The operator is, Inc, 330 West 34th Street, 5th Floor, New York, USA. If you visit a page with a Vimeo plugin, a connection to the servers of Vimeo is established and a data transfer takes place to display the content. If you have given us your consent to the collection and transfer of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1) lit. a) GDPR, data such as the visitor's IP address, information about the browser used and the operating system and device information. To secure the data transfer to the USA, standard contractual clauses have been concluded with the provider. We use this content for external presentation and marketing purposes. If you are logged into your Vimeo account, Vimeo also enables you to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your account. Vimeo may transfer the processed information to third parties, e.g. US authorities, if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Vimeo. For more information on the handling of user data, please see Vimeo's privacy policy at: [external site].