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Updated: 18.07.2023


1. General provisions

This privacy policy clarifies the nature, scope and purposes of the collection and use of data of visitors and users (hereinafter collectively referred to as “users”) by APC International GmbH, An der Strusbek 10, 22926 Ahrensburg (hereinafter “APC”) as the data controller.


If you have any questions about data protection, the handling of personal data and user rights by APC, you can reach us on weekdays from 08:30 to 16:30 by phone at +49-(0)4102-778786-0 or by e-mail at info[at]apc-intl.com.


APC takes the protection of your data very seriously and treats your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory provisions. Since new technologies and the constant further development of this website may result in changes to this data protection declaration, we recommend that you read through the data protection declaration again at regular intervals.


Definitions of the terms used (e.g. “personal data” or “processing”) can be found in article 4 GDPR.


2. User rights

As a user of our website, you can exercise the following rights at any time:

  • Object to the processing of personal data.
  • Object to the forwarding of personal data to third parties.
  • To block the processing of data if the data may not yet be deleted due to legal obligations.
  • Correction of own data.
  • Obtain information about one’s own data stored by us and its processing.
  • Revoke an already given consent to the processing of personal data, whereby the effect of the revocation applies to the future.

You can contact the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority depends on the country or federal state of your residence, your work or the alleged violation of data protection. You can find a list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector, Germany) with address under the link https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.


3. Purpose of data processing by APC and third parties

The personal data of users of this website will only be processed for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. The personal data of the users will not be disclosed to third parties. The exceptions to this are as follows:

  • The user has given us explicit consent to do so.
  • The processing and forwarding of personal data to third parties is necessary for the fulfillment of the order of the user.
  • The fulfillment of a legal obligation requires the forwarding of personal data to third parties. There is no reason to assume that the user has an overriding interest worthy of protection in the non-disclosure of his data.


4. Information and blocking of user data

Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, users of this website have the right at any time to free information about their stored personal data, the origin of the data, recipients and the purpose of data processing. Users have the right to correct and block their own data. Further information on the processing of personal data can be obtained from our contact details.


5. Deletion of data

Unless your wish as a user of this website conflicts with a legal obligation to retain data (e.g. data retention), you have the right to have your data deleted. Data stored by us will be deleted automatically if it is no longer required for its intended purpose and there are no legal retention periods. If deletion cannot be carried out because the data is required for permissible legal purposes, data processing will be restricted. In this case, the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes.


6. SSL encryption

We use encryption methods (SSL) corresponding to the current technical standard via the so-called Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) to increase the security of data transmission.


7. Collection of general access data

If you contact us by e-mail or telephone, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

We collect data about accesses to the website based on our legitimate interest as the operator of this website pursuant to article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR and store this data as “server log files” on the website server. The following data is collected in this way:

  • Website visited
  • Date and time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you came to the site
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used

The server log files are stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. The data is stored for security reasons, e.g. to be able to clarify cases of abuse. If data must be retained for evidentiary reasons, it is exempt from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

Only pseudonymized IP addresses of visitors to the website are stored. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about you as a user of this website.

During a visit to our website, only technically necessary information is stored, which enables the display of the desired content on the website.

The main reasons for processing the information are as follows:

  • Establishing a stable connection to the website
  • Enabling the use of the website
  • Evaluation of system security and stability


8. Contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or telephone, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

If you use our contact form and provide us with your contact details, such as first name, last name, e-mail address and, if applicable, your current place of work, as well as content in the form of your message, your details will be stored. The purpose of the storage is the processing of your request and in case of further questions. Personal data will not be passed on to third parties without your consent as a user of this website.

We process the data entered via the contact form or provided by telephone or e-mail exclusively with your consent (article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal message to us by e-mail is sufficient for this purpose. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

We keep your data from the contact form until one of the following events:

  • Your request to delete your data
  • Your revocation of consent to the storage and processing of your data
  • The reason for data storage ceases to apply

All other mandatory legal provisions and in particular retention periods remain unaffected.


9. Reach measurement & cookies

This website uses cookies for pseudonymized reach measurement. These cookies are transmitted to the user’s browser either by our server or the server of a third party.

Cookies are small files that are stored on your end device. Your browser accesses these files. The use of cookies increases the user-friendliness and security of this website.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

If you do not want cookies for range measurement to be stored on your end device, you can object to the use of these files here:

Common browsers offer the setting option not to allow cookies. Note: There is no guarantee that you will be able to access all functions of this website without restrictions if you make the appropriate settings.


10. Google Analytics

Due to our legitimate interests, this website uses the “Google Analytics” service for the optimization and analysis of our online offer within the meaning of article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f. GDPR the service “Google Analytics”, which is offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). The service (Google Analytics) uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your terminal device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.


Google LLC complies with European data protection law and is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement:



IP anonymization is used on this website. The IP address of the user is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area and in the other contracting states of the agreement. Only in individual cases is the IP address initially transmitted unabbreviated to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. This shortening eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. The IP address of the user transmitted by the browser is not combined with other data stored by Google.


Under the terms of the commissioned data agreement, which we as website operator have concluded with Google Inc., the latter uses the information collected to create an evaluation of website use and website activity and provides services associated with internet use.


The data collected by Google on our behalf is used to evaluate the use of our online offering by individual users, e.g. to create reports on website activity in order to improve our online offering. You can find more information on how Google Analytics handles user data in Google’s privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.


You have the option to prevent cookies from being stored 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 plugin to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google Inc. The following link will take you to the corresponding plugin: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.


Alternatively, you can prevent Google Analytics from collecting data about you within this website by clicking on this link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. By clicking on the above link, you will download an “opt-out cookie”. Your browser must therefore generally allow the storage of cookies for this purpose. If you delete your cookies regularly, you will need to click on the link again each time you visit this website.

Here you can find more information about the use of data by Google Inc:

11. Google Adwords

The APC website might use the Google advertising tool “Google Adwords” to advertise our website. As part of this, we might use the “Conversion Tracking” analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google”, on our website. If you have reached our website via a Google ad, a cookie will be stored on your computer. These “conversion cookies” lose their validity after 30 days and do not serve to identify you personally. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that you as a user have clicked on one of our ads placed with Google and have been redirected to our site.

The information obtained using “conversion cookies” is used by Google to create statistics about visits for our website. Through these statistics, we learn the total number of users who clicked on our ad and which pages of our website were subsequently called up by the respective user. However, we or other advertisers using “Google Adwords” do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.

You can prevent the creation of “conversion cookies” by setting your browser accordingly, for example by using a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies or specifically blocks only the cookies from the domain “googleadservices.com”. You can obtain Google’s privacy policy in this regard at the following link: https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html


12. Google Web Fonts

This website uses so-called Google Web Fonts. In this process, fonts are loaded from Google servers onto the user’s browser to display texts and fonts correctly. As a result, Google obtains information that our website was accessed via the user’s IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a correct presentation of the contents of our website and is in the sense of article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.


The according fonts are loaded from Google servers, which are generally located in the USA. The appropriate level of data protection is guaranteed by Google (Privacy Shield list entry). Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found under the following links:


13. Google Maps

This website uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.


Google Maps stores the IP address of the user to enable this function. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The website operator has no influence on this data transmission.


We use Google Maps for an appealing presentation of our website and an easier location of the website operator. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.


More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.


14. Changes to this privacy notice

This privacy policy will be revised in the event of changes to this website or other occasions that make changes necessary. You will always find the current version on this website.


15. Data privacy representative

The responsible data privacy representative of APC International GmbH:


Jochen Amelsberg
APC International GmbH
An der Strusbek 10
22926 Ahrensburg

T: +49-4102-778786-0
E: info[at]apc-intl.com