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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