Date Pol­i­cy

Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy

Data con­troller

Berlin Seil­fab­rik GmbH& Co.
Mr David Köh­ler (Man­ag­ing Direc­tor)
Lenged­er Straße 2/4, 13407 Berlin

T +49 (0)30 41 47 24 0
F +49 (0)30 41 47 24 33


Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy

Berlin­er Seil­fab­rik GmbH & Co., the oper­a­tor of this site, takes the pro­tec­tion of your per­son­al data very seri­ous­ly. We treat your per­son­al data as strict­ly con­fi­den­tial, in accor­dance with statu­to­ry data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions and this data pri­va­cy state­ment.

On our web­site we would like to pro­vide you with infor­ma­tion about our work. We here­by point out that the legal basis for this is in order to safe­guard our legit­i­mate inter­ests pur­suant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can gen­er­al­ly use our web­site with­out pro­vid­ing any per­son­al data. Where per­son­al data (such as your name, address or e-mail address) are col­lect­ed on our web­site, this will always take place on a vol­un­tary basis, as far as pos­si­ble.
These data will not be dis­closed to third par­ties with­out your explic­it con­sent.

Please note that data trans­mit­ted via the Inter­net (e.g. via e-mail com­mu­ni­ca­tion) may be sub­ject to secu­ri­ty breach­es. Absolute pro­tec­tion of data against access by third par­ties is not pos­si­ble.

Serv­er log files

When you vis­it our web­site, the provider stores data in so-called serv­er log files, which your inter­net brows­er auto­mat­i­cal­ly trans­mits to the provider, in par­tic­u­lar:

  • date and time of the serv­er query
  • descrip­tion of the type of brows­er used
  • oper­at­ing sys­tem used
  • refer­rer URL (page from which the file was request­ed)
  • name of the file request­ed
  • amount of data trans­mit­ted
  • access sta­tus (file trans­ferred, file not found, etc.)
  • IP address of the access­ing device

These data are stored for a peri­od of sev­en days. The IP address is anonymised imme­di­ate­ly fol­low­ing pro­cess­ing and pri­or to its stor­age. These data will not be com­bined with data from oth­er sources. We reserve the right to sub­se­quent­ly exam­ine this log data if we become aware of con­crete indices of ille­gal activ­i­ty.

SSL Encryp­tion

This site uses SSL encryp­tion for secu­ri­ty rea­sons and for the pro­tec­tion of the trans­mis­sion of con­fi­den­tial con­tent, such as the queries you send to us as the site oper­a­tor. You can recog­nise an encrypt­ed con­nec­tion by the fact that the address line of the brows­er changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock sym­bol appears in your brows­er line.

If SSL encryp­tion is acti­vat­ed, the data which you trans­fer to us can­not be read by third par­ties.

Mak­ing con­tact

When you con­tact us (for exam­ple via con­tact form or e-mail), the user’s details will be stored for the pur­pose of pro­cess­ing the enquiry and in the event of fol­low-up ques­tions. We do not pro­vide this infor­ma­tion to third par­ties with­out your con­sent. We delete queries if they are no longer nec­es­sary. We con­tin­u­ous­ly check their neces­si­ty; fur­ther­more, the statu­to­ry reten­tion peri­ods apply.


When using this web­site, one or more cook­ies are stored on your com­put­er. These are trans­ferred to and stored on your com­put­er by your brows­er. A cook­ie is a small file in which dif­fer­ent data can be stored.

A cook­ie is pri­mar­i­ly used to store infor­ma­tion about a user (or the device on which the cook­ie is stored) dur­ing or after his/her vis­it to a web­site.

The terms tem­po­rary cook­ies or “ses­sion cook­ies” refer to cook­ies that are delet­ed after a user leaves a web­site and clos­es his/her brows­er. For exam­ple, the con­tent of a shop­ping bas­ket in an online shop, lan­guage set­tings or a login sta­tus can be stored in such a cook­ie.

Cook­ies are referred to as “per­ma­nent” or “per­sis­tent” if they remain saved even after the brows­er has been closed. This makes it pos­si­ble, for exam­ple, to save a user’s login sta­tus for his/her next vis­it to a web­site. Like­wise, users’ inter­ests can be stored in this type of cook­ie and used for range mea­sure­ments or mar­ket­ing pur­pos­es.

“Third-par­ty cook­ies” are cook­ies that are offered by providers oth­er than the data con­troller who oper­ates the web­site (oth­er­wise, if only the data controller’s cook­ies are used, they are referred to as “first-par­ty cook­ies”). It is also pos­si­ble to make use of the offer
with­out cook­ies. Users can dis­able the stor­age of cook­ies in their brows­er, lim­it stor­age to spe­cif­ic web­sites or adjust their brows­er so that it noti­fies them before a cook­ie is saved. You can delete the cook­ies from the hard dri­ve of your com­put­er at any time through the data pri­va­cy func­tions on your brows­er. In such case, the func­tions and user-friend­li­ness of the offer may be reduced.

Use of Google Ana­lyt­ics

This web­site uses the Google Ana­lyt­ics ser­vice to analyse the web­site usage by users. This ser­vice is pro­vid­ed by Google LLC, 1600 Amphithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA. The ser­vice uses so-called cook­ies, i.e. text files that are stored on your ter­mi­nal device. For fur­ther infor­ma­tion about cook­ies, please see the “Cook­ies” sec­tion of our Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy. The infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed by the cook­ies may be processed and stored in the USA.

Google is cer­ti­fied under the Pri­va­cy Shield Agree­ment and thus pro­vides a guar­an­tee of com­pli­ance with Euro­pean data pro­tec­tion leg­is­la­tion ( IP anonymiza­tion is used on this site. The IP address of the users is trun­cat­ed with­in the mem­ber states of the EU and the Euro­pean Eco­nom­ic Area. The per­son­al ref­er­ence of your IP address is omit­ted by means of this short­en­ing. With­in the frame­work of the order pro­cess­ing agree­ment that Berlin­er Seil­fab­rik GmbH & Co. has con­clud­ed with Google LLC, Google LLC uses the infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed to com­pile an eval­u­a­tion of web­site usage and web­site activ­i­ty and pro­vides ser­vices asso­ci­at­ed with Inter­net usage.

You have the option of pre­vent­ing cook­ies from being saved on your device by mak­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your brows­er. It is not guar­an­teed that you can access all func­tions of this web­site with­out restric­tions if your brows­er does not allow cook­ies. You can also use a brows­er plug-in to pre­vent the infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed by cook­ies (includ­ing your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google LLC. The fol­low­ing link will take you to the cor­re­spond­ing plu­g­in: At you will find fur­ther infor­ma­tion on how Google LLC uses data.

Use of Google Maps

This web­site uses the Google Maps ser­vice to dis­play geo­graph­i­cal infor­ma­tion. This ser­vice is pro­vid­ed by Google LLC, 1600 Amphithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA. When using Google Maps, the user’s IP address is trans­mit­ted to Google servers for tech­ni­cal rea­sons. The processed data may addi­tion­al­ly include user loca­tion, which, how­ev­er, is not col­lect­ed with­out users’ con­sent (gen­er­al­ly through the set­tings of their mobile devices). Fur­ther­more, data on the use of map func­tions can also be col­lect­ed, processed and used by Google. The data may be processed in the USA. Google is cer­ti­fied under the Pri­va­cy Shield Agree­ment, there­by offer­ing a guar­an­tee of com­pli­ance with Euro­pean data pro­tec­tion law ( For more infor­ma­tion about how Google process­es your infor­ma­tion, please see the Google Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy at You can cus­tomise your per­son­al pri­va­cy set­tings in the Google set­tings at .

Use of YouTube in advanced pri­va­cy mode

We use YouTube, among oth­er ser­vice providers, to embed videos. This ser­vice is pro­vid­ed by YouTube LLC, 901 Cher­ry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. The videos were there­by record­ed in the extend­ed data pro­tec­tion mode. When you access an Inter­net page, our web­site, which has an embed­ded YouTube video, a con­nec­tion to YouTube servers is estab­lished and the embed­ded video is dis­played. The plu­g­in there­by trans­mits infor­ma­tion to the YouTube serv­er about which of our pages you have vis­it­ed. If you are logged in as a mem­ber of YouTube, YouTube will assign this infor­ma­tion to your per­son­al user account. When an embed­ded video starts, this infor­ma­tion is also assigned to your user account. You can pre­vent the infor­ma­tion being assigned to your account by log­ging out of your YouTube account and delet­ing the cor­re­spond­ing YouTube cook­ies before using our web­site.

For more infor­ma­tion about YouTube’s data pro­cess­ing and pri­va­cy prac­tices, please vis­it

Use of the Adobe Type­kit

We use web fonts pro­vid­ed by Adobe Sys­tems Soft­ware Ire­land Lim­it­ed (here­inafter referred to as Adobe), 4-6 River­walk, City­west Busi­ness Cam­pus, Dublin 24, Ire­land, for the con­sis­tent dis­play of fonts. When you open a page, your brows­er loads the required web fonts into your brows­er cache in order to dis­play texts and fonts cor­rect­ly.

When you call up a page of our web­site which con­tains a social plu­g­in, your brows­er makes a direct con­nec­tion with Adobe servers. Google is there­fore aware that our web page has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Adobe Type­kit Web Fonts is in the inter­est of
a uni­form and appeal­ing pre­sen­ta­tion of our web­site. This con­sti­tutes a legit­i­mate inter­est pur­suant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If your brows­er does not sup­port web fonts, a stan­dard font will be applied by your com­put­er instead.

Adobe is cer­ti­fied under the Pri­va­cy Shield Agree­ment, which pro­vides a guar­an­tee of com­pli­ance with Euro­pean pri­va­cy leg­is­la­tion (

For infor­ma­tion about Adobe Type­kit Web Fonts, see Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about data pro­cess­ing by Adobe and notes on the data pri­va­cy pol­i­cy in con­nec­tion with Adobe Type­kit can be found at


Our newslet­ter con­tains infor­ma­tion and impor­tant updates on new prod­ucts and tech­ni­cal inno­va­tions, invi­ta­tions to lead­ing trade fairs and events in the indus­try, and infor­ma­tion about the project of the month. For you to reg­is­ter, we require a valid e-mail address from you. In order to ver­i­fy that the per­son reg­is­ter­ing is actu­al­ly the own­er of the e-mail address pro­vid­ed, we use the “dou­ble opt-in” pro­ce­dure. With the reg­is­tra­tion to the newslet­ter we store your IP address and the date of reg­is­tra­tion. We only save this infor­ma­tion as evi­dence in case a third par­ty mis­us­es an e-mail address and reg­is­ters to receive the newslet­ter with­out the recipient’s knowl­edge. The newslet­ter is sent via MailChimp, a newslet­ter dis­tri­b­u­tion plat­form of the US provider Rock­et Sci­ence Group LLC, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The e-mail address­es of our newslet­ter recip­i­ents, as well as their oth­er data described with­in the scope of this infor­ma­tion, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this infor­ma­tion to send and eval­u­ate the newslet­ter on our behalf. Fur­ther­more, accord­ing to its own infor­ma­tion MailChimp can use these data for opti­mi­sa­tion pur­pos­es, or to improve their own ser­vices, e.g. for tech­ni­cal opti­mi­sa­tion of the dis­patch and pre­sen­ta­tion of newslet­ters or for eco­nom­ic pur­pos­es, in order to deter­mine from which coun­tries the recip­i­ents come. MailChimp does not, how­ev­er, use the data of our newslet­ter recip­i­ents in order to write to them them­selves, nor pass these on to third par­ties.

We trust in the reli­a­bil­i­ty and IT and data secu­ri­ty of MailChimp. MailChimp is cer­ti­fied under the US-EU Data Pro­tec­tion Agree­ment Pri­va­cy Shield and there­by under­takes to com­ply with EU data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions. Fur­ther­more, we have con­clud­ed a Data Pro­cess­ing Agree­ment with MailChimp. This is a con­tract in which MailChimp under­takes to pro­tect our users’ data, to process them on our behalf in accor­dance with our data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions, and, in par­tic­u­lar, not to pass them on to third par­ties. You can read the pri­va­cy pol­i­cy of MailChimp here.

You may with­draw your con­sent to your data and e-mail address being stored, as well as to these being used to send the newslet­ter, at any time. With­draw­al can take place via a link in the newslet­ters them­selves or by noti­fi­ca­tion to

Use of social media but­tons with Shar­iff

Social media but­tons from the providers list­ed below are used on some pages of our web­site. You can recog­nise the but­tons by the fact that they are marked with the cor­re­spond­ing logo of the social net­work.

Nor­mal­ly, these social media but­tons mean that every vis­i­tor to a page is imme­di­ate­ly record­ed by these ser­vices with his/her IP address and his/her fur­ther activ­i­ties are logged on the Inter­net. This hap­pens even if the user does not click any of the but­tons.

We pre­vent the uncon­scious and unin­ten­tion­al col­lec­tion and trans­mis­sion of data to the ser­vice provider through the use of Shar­iff. Shar­iff only includes these social net­work share but­tons on our web­site as a graph­ic that pro­vides a link to the cor­re­spond­ing social net­work. By click­ing on the appro­pri­ate icon you will be redi­rect­ed to the ser­vices of your net­work. The Shar­iff but­ton pro­vides direct con­tact between the social net­work and our vis­i­tors
only when the vis­i­tor active­ly clicks on the share but­ton. Only then your data will be trans­ferred to the respec­tive social net­work. How­ev­er, if the Shar­iff but­ton is not clicked, no data trans­fer of any kind will take place between you and the social net­work.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on Shar­iff can be found at—2467514.html.

We inte­grate the fol­low­ing social net­works on our web­site with Shar­iff:

Your rights as a user

In the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data, the GDPR grants you cer­tain rights as a web­site user:

Right to infor­ma­tion (Art. 15 GDPR)

You have the right to request con­fir­ma­tion as to whether your per­son­al data are processed; if this is the case, you have the right to access this per­son­al data and the infor­ma­tion detailed in Art. 15 GDPR.

Right to rec­ti­fi­ca­tion and dele­tion (Art. 16 and 17 GDPR)

You have the right to imme­di­ate­ly request the cor­rec­tion of incor­rect per­son­al data and, if nec­es­sary, the com­ple­tion of incom­plete per­son­al data.

You also have the right to request that per­son­al data relat­ing to you be delet­ed imme­di­ate­ly, pro­vid­ed that one of the grounds spec­i­fied in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data are no longer required for the pur­pos­es pur­sued.

Right to restrict pro­cess­ing (Art. 18 GDPR)

You have the right to request the restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing if one of the pre­req­ui­sites spec­i­fied in Art. 18 GDPR is met, e.g. if you have filed an objec­tion against the pro­cess­ing, for the dura­tion of pos­si­ble ver­i­fi­ca­tion.

The right to data porta­bil­i­ty (Art. 20 GDPR)

In cer­tain cas­es, which are detailed in Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive your per­son­al data in a struc­tured, com­mon and machine-read­able for­mat or to request the trans­mis­sion of these data to a third par­ty.

Right of objec­tion (Art. 21 GDPR)

If data are col­lect­ed on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f (data pro­cess­ing for the pro­tec­tion of legit­i­mate inter­ests), you have the right to object to the pro­cess­ing at any time for rea­sons aris­ing from your par­tic­u­lar sit­u­a­tion.
We shall then no longer process the per­son­al data unless there are demon­stra­bly com­pelling rea­sons for their pro­cess­ing which are in need of pro­tec­tion and which out­weigh the inter­ests, rights and free­doms of the data sub­ject, or if the pro­cess­ing serves to assert, exer­cise or defend legal claims.

Ques­tions and Com­ments

If you have any ques­tions, sug­ges­tions or com­ments on the sub­ject of data pro­tec­tion, please con­tact our data pro­tec­tion offi­cer:

Berlin Seil­fab­rik GmbH&Co.

Jörg Prechter

Lenged­er Straße 2/4, 13407 Berlin

T +49 (0)30 41 47 24 0

F +49 (0)30 41 47 24 33


or con­tact our data pro­tec­tion offi­cer direct­ly:

Mr Michael Lahr

Wan­gen­heim­str. 28, 14193 Berlin

E-mail: daten­

The right to lodge a com­plaint with a super­vi­so­ry author­i­ty

Pur­suant to Art. 77 of the GDPR, you have the right to com­plain to a super­vi­so­ry author­i­ty if you believe that the pro­cess­ing of data con­cern­ing you vio­lates data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions. The right to com­plain may be par­tic­u­lar­ly exer­cised before a super­vi­so­ry author­i­ty in the Mem­ber State in which you are stay­ing or work­ing, or in which the sus­pect­ed vio­la­tion took place.

The data pro­tec­tion author­i­ty respon­si­ble for us is:

The Berlin Com­mis­sion­er for Data Pro­tec­tion and Free­dom of Infor­ma­tion,
Maja Smoltczyk

An der Ura­nia 4-10

10787 Berlin

Phone: +49 (0)30 13 88 90

E-mail: mail­

Objec­tion to mar­ket­ing e-mails

We here­by express­ly pro­hib­it the use of con­tact data pub­lished in the con­text of web­site legal notice require­ments with regard to send­ing pro­mo­tion­al and infor­ma­tion­al mate­ri­als that have not been express­ly request­ed. The web­site oper­a­tor express­ly reserves the right to take legal action in the event that unso­licit­ed mar­ket­ing mate­r­i­al, such as spam e-mail, is received.

Amend­ments to this Data Pri­va­cy State­ment
We reserve the right to adapt the con­tents of this state­ment, if nec­es­sary.

Please always take note of the most cur­rent ver­sion of our data pri­va­cy state­ment.

Last updat­ed: May 2018