Privacy Policy

Data protection

Pri­vacy Pol­icy

This Pri­vacy Pol­icy tells you how we process your per­sonal data ("data").

1. Con­troller

The con­troller as de­fined in the Gen­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (GDPR) is:

Weller Tools GmbH
Carl-Benz-Straße 2

Tel.: +49 (0)7143 580-0

Web: https://​www.​weller-​tools.​com

Our data pro­tec­tion of­fi­cer: Thomas Stiller
Email:  Daten­schutz@​Ape​xToo​lGro​up.​com

2. Con­tact de­tails of our data pro­tec­tion of­fi­cer:


3. Con­tact de­tails of our data pro­tec­tion of­fi­cer

Herrn Thomas Stiller

Weller Tools GmbH
Carl-Benz-Straße 2
D-74354 Be­sigheim

Tel.: +49 (0)7143 580-176


Gen­eral in­for­ma­tion on data pro­cess­ing

We process data as part of our web­site op­er­a­tion.

This in­cludes dis­clos­ing data to third par­ties and, where nec­es­sary, to "third coun­tries" out­side the Eu­ro­pean Union ("EU") and the Eu­ro­pean Eco­nomic Area ("EEA"). We have in­di­cated below when we pass on data to coun­tries out­side the EU or the EEA.

4. Data pro­cess­ing

The spe­cific data con­cerned, pro­cess­ing pur­poses, legal bases, re­cip­i­ents, and any dis­clo­sures to third coun­tries are listed in the sec­tions below:

a) Log file when you visit our web­site

We log your vis­its to our web­site. As part of this, we process:

  • Name(s) of our web page(s) you ac­cess,
  • Date and time of ac­cess,
  • The vol­ume of data trans­ferred,
  • The browser type, in­clud­ing the ver­sion,
  • The op­er­at­ing sys­tem you use,
  • The re­fer­rer URL (the site vis­ited be­fore­hand),
  • Your IP ad­dress,
  • The provider mak­ing the re­quest.

The legal basis for data pro­cess­ing is our over­rid­ing le­git­i­mate in­ter­est, in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) f) GDPR, in the con­tin­ued pro­vi­sion and se­cu­rity of our web­site.

The log file is deleted after seven days un­less it is needed to pro­vide ev­i­dence of or clar­ify spe­cific breaches that have come to our at­ten­tion within the re­ten­tion pe­riod.

b) Host­ing

To pro­vide our on­line of­fer­ing, we use ser­vices from web host­ing providers who we com­mis­sion to process the above-men­tioned data as well as all data to be processed in con­nec­tion with the op­er­a­tion of this web­site (log file when you visit our web­site).

The legal basis for data pro­cess­ing is our over­rid­ing le­git­i­mate in­ter­est, in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) f) GDPR, in the pro­vi­sion of our web­site.

c) Mak­ing con­tact

If you con­tact us, we process the fol­low­ing data that you sup­ply so that we can han­dle your in­quiry: Name, con­tact de­tails (if sup­plied by you), and your mes­sage.

The legal basis for data pro­cess­ing is our oblig­a­tion to per­form a con­tract and/or to meet our oblig­a­tions prior to en­ter­ing into a con­tract in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) b) GDPR, and/or our over­rid­ing le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in han­dling your in­quiry in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) f) GDPR.

d) Mak­ing con­tact to apply for a job

If you con­tact us to apply for a job by email or via a con­tact form, for ex­am­ple, we will process the data you sup­ply (e.g., name, email ad­dress, pre­ferred place of em­ploy­ment), your mes­sage, and your ac­com­pa­ny­ing ap­pli­ca­tion doc­u­ments ex­clu­sively for the pur­pose of han­dling your ap­pli­ca­tion.

The legal basis for data pro­cess­ing is pri­mar­ily Sec­tion 26 of the Ger­man Fed­eral Data Pro­tec­tion Act (BDSG). This per­mits data re­quired for de­ci­sions on the es­tab­lish­ment of an em­ploy­ment re­la­tion­ship to be processed.

Should the data be needed for legal pro­ceed­ings after the com­ple­tion of the ap­pli­ca­tion process, data pro­cess­ing may take place to pre­serve our le­git­i­mate in­ter­ests in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) f) GDPR, namely to as­sert and/or de­fend against claims.

e) Newslet­ter

To give you reg­u­lar up­dates about our com­pany and of­fers, we pro­vide an email newslet­ter ser­vice. If you reg­is­ter to re­ceive our newslet­ter, we will process the data you sup­ply dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion (email ad­dress and other vol­un­tary in­for­ma­tion). To pre­vent mis­use, we will send you an email after you reg­is­ter, in which we will ask you to con­firm your reg­is­tra­tion (dou­ble opt-in pro­ce­dure). We will log your reg­is­tra­tion so that we are able to pro­vide legally-com­pli­ant ev­i­dence of the reg­is­tra­tion process. The log will in­clude your reg­is­tra­tion and con­fir­ma­tion date/time and your IP ad­dress.

The legal basis for send­ing the newslet­ter is your con­sent in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) a) GDPR. The data pro­cess­ing re­quired for send­ing the con­fir­ma­tion email for your reg­is­tra­tion and the as­so­ci­ated data log­ging is car­ried out on the basis of Art. 6(1) f) GDPR and our le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in pro­vid­ing ev­i­dence that you have reg­is­tered prop­erly.

f) Cook­ies

We use cook­ies on our web­site. Cook­ies are small text files that are set on your de­vice (PC, smart­phone, tablet, etc.) and stored by your browser.


We use strictly nec­es­sary cook­ies to en­sure our web­site func­tions prop­erly. These cook­ies make it pos­si­ble to nav­i­gate our web­site, for ex­am­ple, or to offer other basic web­site func­tions.

We also use op­tional cook­ies that give us extra in­for­ma­tion, for ex­am­ple to an­a­lyze data traf­fic or for ad­ver­tis­ing and mar­ket­ing pur­poses.


The cook­ies used re­main on your de­vice for dif­fer­ent lengths of time:

Ses­sion cook­ies: These cook­ies are erased from your de­vice im­me­di­ately when you close your In­ter­net browser.

Per­sis­tent cook­ies: These cook­ies re­main on your de­vice even after you close your web browser and en­able us to rec­og­nize you the next time you visit our web­site, for ex­am­ple.

Cookie providers

Cook­ies that we set di­rectly are called first-party cook­ies. Third-party cook­ies, on the other hand, are set by ex­ter­nal web­sites, for ex­am­ple when con­tent is dis­played (ads, im­ages, track­ing pix­els, etc.).

Legal basis for data pro­cess­ing

The fol­low­ing gen­eral rule ap­plies: The legal basis for data pro­cess­ing using a cookie is your con­sent in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) a) GDPR or our over­rid­ing le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in prop­erly op­er­at­ing and op­ti­miz­ing our web­site in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) f) GDPR.

With­drawal and ob­jec­tion

If data pro­cess­ing is based on your con­sent, you can with­draw your con­sent (i.e., opt out) at any time and this will take ef­fect for the fu­ture. If data pro­cess­ing is based on our le­git­i­mate in­ter­est, you can ob­ject to the con­tin­u­a­tion of data pro­cess­ing with ef­fect for the fu­ture.

You can with­draw your con­sent using the opt-out link in the Pri­vacy Pol­icy sec­tion for the ser­vice in ques­tion or you can ad­just your pref­er­ences in our Cookie-In­for­ma­tions https://​www.​weller-​tools.​com/​cookie.​html.

You can find in­for­ma­tion on ob­ject­ing to data pro­cess­ing in sec­tion 8 b) of this Pri­vacy Pol­icy.

Con­trol­ling cook­ies in your browser set­tings

You can also stop or re­strict data pro­cess­ing through cook­ies in the fu­ture by going to the rel­e­vant browser set­tings and dis­abling cook­ies, for ex­am­ple. Cook­ies that have al­ready been stored can be erased in your browser set­tings. You can find fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on browser set­tings by click­ing on the fol­low­ing links:

Mozilla Fire­fox: https://​support.​mozilla.​org/​de/​kb/

In­ter­net Ex­plorer: https://​support.​microsoft.​com/​de-​de/​help/​17442/

Google Chrome: https://​support.​google.​com/​accounts/

Opera: http://​www.​opera.​com/​de/​help

Sa­fari: https://​support.​apple.​com/​kb/​PH17191?

Cook­iebots con­sent ban­ner

To doc­u­ment your set­tings for spe­cific data pro­cess­ing processes that use cook­ies and to com­mu­ni­cate them to third par­ties if you have given con­sent, we use the Cook­iebot ser­vice, Cybot A/S. Havne­gade 39, 1058 Copen­hagen, Den­mark ("Cybot") on our web­site.

When you se­lect your cookie pref­er­ences via the cookie con­sent pro­vided, Cybot au­to­mat­i­cally logs the fol­low­ing data:

  • The IP num­ber of the end user in anonymized form (the last three dig­its are set to "0").
  • Date and time of your con­sent.
  • User agent of the end users browser.
  • The URL from which the con­sent was is­sued.
  • An anony­mous, ran­dom, en­crypted key.
  • The end users con­sent sta­tus, which serves as ev­i­dence of con­sent.

The key and the con­sent sta­tus are stored in the "Cook­ieCon­sent" cookie on your browser, so that our web­site can au­to­mat­i­cally read and fol­low your set­tings every time you ac­cess our web­site and in every fu­ture end user ses­sion for up to 12 months. The key is used to pro­vide ev­i­dence of your con­sent and set­tings and as an op­tion to check whether the con­sent sta­tus stored on your browser has changed com­pared with the orig­i­nal con­sent com­mu­ni­cated to Cybot.

The data pro­cess­ing is per­formed to meet our legal oblig­a­tion to process data law­fully in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) c) GDPR.

For fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on data pro­cess­ing at Cybot, go to: https://​www.​cookiebot.​com/​de/​privacy-​policy/

Our cook­ies

You can find fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the spe­cific cook­ies set, their pur­poses, and their du­ra­tion in our Cookie-In­for­ma­tions https://​www.​weller-​tools.​com/​cookie.​html

g) Analy­sis/mar­ket­ing

aa) Google ser­vices

We use var­i­ous ser­vices from Google Ire­land Lim­ited, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land ("Google") on our web­site. Data may also be trans­ferred to Google LLC, 1600 Am­phithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043 in the USA.

Google guar­an­tees an ad­e­quate data pri­vacy stan­dard through EU stan­dard con­trac­tual clauses. You can ac­cess a copy of the con­trac­tual clauses here: https://​policies.​google.​com/​privacy/​frameworks?​hl=de&​gl=de

Google An­a­lyt­ics

We use Googles track­ing tool, Google An­a­lyt­ics, on our web­site. We use Google An­a­lyt­ics to an­a­lyze your use of our web­site, to cre­ate re­ports on ac­tiv­i­ties within our web of­fer­ing, and to pro­vide fur­ther ser­vices as­so­ci­ated with the use of our web­site to make it more user-friendly.

When Google An­a­lyt­ics is used, in­ter­ac­tion from vis­i­tors to our web­site is pri­mar­ily logged using cook­ies and an­a­lyzed sys­tem­at­i­cally.

You can find de­tails of the cook­ies used in our Cookie-In­for­ma­tions https://​www.​weller-​tools.​com/​cookie.​html

We use Google An­a­lyt­ics with the "anonymizeIp()" fea­ture. This ab­bre­vi­ates IP ad­dresses in EU Mem­ber States or the EEA. If data is trans­ferred to Google servers in the USA, your full IP ad­dress is only trans­mit­ted and ab­bre­vi­ated there in ex­cep­tions. This pre­vents any di­rect ref­er­ence to in­di­vid­u­als as a rule. In par­tic­u­lar, it is not pos­si­ble to iden­tify the com­puter or de­vice used by the web­sites vis­i­tor.

The fol­low­ing data is processed through our use of Google An­a­lyt­ics:

  • 3 bytes of the IP ad­dress of the web­site vis­i­tors sys­tem (anonymized IP ad­dress),
  • the web­site ac­cessed,
  • the web­site which the user vis­ited di­rectly be­fore ac­cess­ing the page on our web­site (re­fer­rer),
  • the sub­pages ac­cessed from the web­site,
  • the time spent vis­it­ing the web­site,
  • the fre­quency of vis­its to the web­site.

Ac­cord­ing to Google, under no cir­cum­stances will it link your IP ad­dress to other data held by Google.

The legal basis for the data pro­cess­ing is your prior con­sent in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) a) GDPR.

With­draw­ing your con­sent

You can with­draw your con­sent at any time with ef­fect for the fu­ture by ad­just­ing your pref­er­ences in our Cookie-In­for­ma­tions https://​www.​weller-​tools.​com/​cookie.​html or the set­ting op­tions at http://​www.​google.​de/​ads/​preferences.

Please also note the in­for­ma­tion on Googles use of data in the Google part­ner net­work at: http://​www.​google.​com/​intl/​de/​policies/​privacy/​partners/

5. So­cial media plu­g­ins

We use third-party plu­g­ins on our web­site. This al­lows you to tell your con­tacts whether you like our web­site and to link to or share con­tent. The plu­g­ins are shown by the logo of the third-party provider in ques­tion.

When you visit our web­site, your data is trans­ferred to the rel­e­vant third-party providers.

If you are reg­is­tered with one of the third-party providers, the data may be as­signed to your user ac­count with them.

In some cases, this data may also be trans­ferred to the third-party providers even if you are not a reg­is­tered user of the third-party providers and do not click on the plu­gin on our pages.

How­ever, if you are not reg­is­tered with the third-party provider(s) and your data is trans­ferred to them, it is not di­rectly pos­si­ble to es­tab­lish a ref­er­ence to you, e.g., via your IP ad­dress; this would only be pos­si­ble through in­for­ma­tion from your provider.

Please refer to the in­di­vid­ual third-party providers pri­vacy poli­cies for in­for­ma­tion on the pur­pose and ex­tent of their data pro­cess­ing.

This data is processed on the basis of our over­rid­ing le­git­i­mate in­ter­est in op­ti­mum mar­ket­ing of our on­line of­fer­ing in ac­cor­dance with Art. 6(1) f) GDPR.

  • Ad­dThis-Plu­gin, Or­a­cle Amer­ica Inc., 500 Or­a­cle Park­way, Red­wood Shores, CA 94065, USA.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion: http://​www.​addthis.​com/​privacy/​privacy-​policy

6. Data re­ten­tion pe­riod

We store per­sonal data only for as long as re­quired for the pur­poses for which it is processed or until you have with­drawn the con­sent you had granted. If we are re­quired by law to com­ply with spe­cific data re­ten­tion pe­ri­ods, the re­ten­tion pe­riod for cer­tain types of data may be up to 10 years re­gard­less of the pro­cess­ing pur­poses.

7. Your rights as a data sub­ject

a) Dis­clo­sure

On re­quest, you can ob­tain in­for­ma­tion at any time about all of the per­sonal data we hold that re­lates to you, at no charge.

b) Rec­ti­fi­ca­tion, era­sure, re­stric­tion of pro­cess­ing (block­ing), ob­jec­tion

If you no longer agree to the stor­age of your per­sonal data, or if your data has been stored in­cor­rectly, we will, once no­ti­fied of this, arrange for your data to be erased or blocked or make the nec­es­sary cor­rec­tions (to the ex­tent pos­si­ble under the ap­plic­a­ble law). This also ap­plies if we are to re­strict the pro­cess­ing of your data in the fu­ture. You have a right to ob­ject par­tic­u­larly in cases where your data is re­quired to un­der­take a task in the pub­lic in­ter­est or in our le­git­i­mate in­ter­ests, in­clud­ing pro­fil­ing based on this. You also have a right to ob­ject if data pro­cess­ing is un­der­taken for the pur­pose of di­rect mar­ket­ing.

c) Right to ob­ject with ef­fect for the fu­ture where you have given con­sent

You may with­draw con­sent you have granted at any time with ef­fect for the fu­ture. Your with­drawal will not af­fect the le­git­i­macy of the pro­cess­ing up to the time of with­drawal.

d) Data porta­bil­ity

You have the right to data porta­bil­ity if data is processed on the basis of a con­tract, ne­go­ti­a­tions con­ducted prior to a con­tract being con­cluded, con­sent, or an au­to­mated process. On re­quest, we will give you your data in a com­monly used, struc­tured, ma­chine-read­able for­mat, so that you can trans­mit the data to an­other con­troller if you wish.

e) Right to lodge a com­plaint

You also have the right to lodge a com­plaint with a su­per­vi­sory au­thor­ity re­gard­ing your rights as a data sub­ject:


f) Lim­i­ta­tions

Data that does not allow us to iden­tify the data sub­ject, for ex­am­ple data that has been anonymized for analy­sis pur­poses, is not cov­ered by the above-men­tioned rights. Dis­clo­sure, era­sure, block­ing, rec­ti­fi­ca­tion, or trans­mis­sion to an­other com­pany may be pos­si­ble for such data if you pro­vide ad­di­tional in­for­ma­tion that al­lows us to iden­tify you.

8. Ex­er­cis­ing your rights as a data sub­ject

If you have any ques­tions about how we process your per­sonal data or about dis­clo­sure, rec­ti­fi­ca­tion, block­ing, ob­jec­tion, or era­sure of data, or if you wish to trans­mit your data to an­other com­pany, please con­tact Daten­schutz@​Ape​xToo​lGro​up.​com