Data protection declaration

The protection of your personal data in accordance with the EU Data Protection Regulation is important to us, also when you visit our website. Your data will be protected in accordance with the law.

Below you will find information about which data is collected during your visit to our homepage and how it is used.

1. Information about the collection of personal data and contact details of the person responsible

1.1 We are glad, that you visit our website and thank you for your interest. Below we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that personally identifies you.

1.2 Responsible for data processing of this website according to GDRP is:

H.D.COTTERELL GmbH. & Co KG Hamburg
Managing director
Ellerholzdamm 38
20457 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 317875-0


The person responsible for the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

1.3 The person in charge has appointed a data protection officer, who can be reached as follows:

  1. Virchow
    Data protection commissioner
    Ellerholzdamm 38
    20457 Hamburg

Phone: +49 40 317875-0
Mobil: +49 151 11 75 59 57


2. Data collection when visiting our website

In the case of merely informative use of our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called “server log files”). When you visit our website, we collect the following information that is technically necessary for us to display the website:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time at the time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source / reference from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (possibly in anonymous form)

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. A transfer or other use of the data does not take place. However, we reserve the right to retrospectively check the server logfiles should concrete evidence point to unlawful use.

3. Cookies

If you visit this website, it may be that information is stored in the form of a cookie on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are sent from a web server to your browser and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Thereby no personal data of the user are stored, but only a pseudonym created especially for you. This information is used for example, to automatically recognize you on your next visit to our websites and to make navigation easier for you.

Of course you can also view this website without cookies. If you do not want your computer to be recognized, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting “Do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. How this works in detail, please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer, e.g.:

Internet Explorer:

4. Information, correction, blocking and deletion

Personal data will only be collected, processed, used and stored inaccessible to third parties for answering inquiries, processing of contracts and technical administration, unless you are explicitly informed of further purposes and you have consented to such use. A transfer of the data to third parties is only for the purpose of contract execution or with your consent. A transfer or sale of personal data does not take place. Consent to the use of data can be revoked at any time. At any time, you may be required to provide information about the stored data, the purpose of the storage and its origin. In addition, there is a right to correction, blocking and deletion of personal data in accordance with the statutory provisions. All information requests, requests for information or objections to data processing should be directed by e-mail or to the address stated under “Contact”.

5. Consent

When you visit our website for the first time, we will show you a pop-up with an explanation about cookies. As soon as you click on “Einstellungen speichern”, you consent to us using the categories of cookies and plug-ins you selected in the pop-up, as described in this Cookie Policy. You can disable

6. Google maps

This website uses the product Google Maps by Google Inc. By using this website, you consent to the collection, processing and use of the automated data collected by Google Inc, its agents and third parties. You can find the terms of use of Google Maps under “Google Maps Terms of Service” (

7. Goolge Webfonts

This page uses so-called webfonts to represent the font. These are provided by Google ( To do this, when you visit our page, your browser loads the required webfont into your browser cache. This is necessary so that your browser can also display a visually improved presentation of our texts. If your browser does not support this feature, a default font will be used by your computer for viewing.

8. Analysis services

We do not currently use analytics for our website.

9. Contact

When contacting us (for example by e-mail or the contact form), personal data will be collected. These data are stored and used solely for the purpose of answering your request or for establishing contact and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, then additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your request, this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question is finally clarified and provided that no statutory storage requirements are in conflict.

10. Disclosure of data

Personal data will be transmitted to third parties, if

  • pursuant to Article 6 (1) (1) (a) GDPR, the person concerned expressly consented to
  • the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to believe that the data subject has an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing their data,
  • there is a legal obligation for the transfer of data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter c) GDPR, and / or
  • this is required under Article 6 (1) (1) (b) GDPR to fulfill a contractual relationship with the data subject.

In other cases, personal data will not be disclosed to third parties. In no case will data be sold.

11. Affected rights

11.1 Right to confirmation

Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European Directive and Regulatory Authority, to require the controller to confirm whether personal data relating to him / her are being processed. If an affected person wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

11.2 Right to information

In particular, you have the right to obtain information about the personal data processed by us, the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data processed, the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your data was or are being disclosed, the planned retention period or criteria for the personal data Determination of the retention period, the existence of a right of rectification, deletion, limitation of processing, objection to processing, complaint to a supervisory authority, the origin of your data if they were not collected by us, the existence of automated decision making including profiling and if applicable, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and effect of such processing, as well as your right to be informed of any guarantees under Art. 46 GDPR when forwarding your data to third countries.

 11.3 Right to rectification

You have the right to immediate correction of incorrect data concerning you and / or completion of your incomplete data stored by us.

11.4 Right of delete

You have the right to delay the deletion of your personal data if the requirements of Art. 17 (1) GDPR are met. However, that right does not apply, in particular, where the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, pursue or defend rights.

11.5 Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request that your personal data be restricted as long as the accuracy of your data is disputed, if you refuse to delete your data for improper processing and instead request that your data be restricted when processing your data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims after we no longer require such data for purpose or if you have lodged an objection based on your particular situation, as yet as we know that our legitimate reasons prevail.

11.6 Right to information

If you have the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of the processing to the controller, he / she is obliged to notify all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been corrected or deleted or processing restricted, unless: this proves to be impossible or involves a disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about these recipients.

11.7 Right to data portability

You have the right to receive, in a structured, common and machine-readable format, the personal information you have provided to us, or to request transmission to another person responsible, as far as technically feasible.

11.8 Right to revoke granted consent (Art. 7 (3) GDPR):

You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of data once at any time with effect for the future. In the case of withdrawal, we will delete the data concerned immediately, as far as further processing can not be based on a legal basis for consentless processing. The revocation of consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

11.9 Right to appeal

If you believe that the processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, employment or place, without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy the alleged infringement.

11.10 Contradictory legal

If we process your personal data in the context of a balancing of interests due to our overriding legitimate interest, they have the right at any time, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object to this processing opposition with effect for the future.

If you exercise your right of objection, we will stop the processing of the data concerned. However, further processing is reserved if we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If you exercise your right of objection, we stop the processing of the data concerned for direct marketing purposes.

12. Duration of storage of personal data

The duration of the storage of personal data is based on the respective legal retention period (for example, commercial and tax retention periods). After the deadline, the corresponding data are routinely deleted, if they are no longer required for contract fulfillment or contract initiation and / or on our part no legitimate interest in the re-storage persists.

13. Subject to change

We reserve the right to change the security and privacy practices at any time, especially as required by technical developments. In these cases, we will also adjust the privacy policy accordingly. Please note the current version of this privacy policy.