Privacy Policy

We, Pittjes Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH, respect the privacy of our website’s users. We consider handling the personal information of users with diligence and circumspection to be of particular importance with regard to internet usage. This means: we undertake to process your personal data on the basis of these data protection provisions with the utmost care, all due responsibility and in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations at all.

Below you will find a brief overview of the way we handle personal information. The following information relates exclusively to the website and its sub-pages.

Questions about privacy?

If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, you are welcome to contact us via the contact details cited in point 1.

The party responsible for the processing of personal data pursuant to Article 4 Paragraph 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Pittjes Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH
Binnerheide 28
58239 Schwerte, Germany

Phone: +49 (0)2304-472-0
Fax: +49 (0)2304-472-110

All information provided by you on our webpages that allows a conclusion to be drawn as to your identity (for example, your name and your email address) applies as being personal data.

We process this data in harmony with the statutory provisions relating to the purposes defined and the extent described below.

Inventory data is data you provide to us via our website to register as a user of our services. We process this data to provide the services you request (the legal basis here is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Subparagraph 1(b) GDPR).

3.1 Data disclosure

We do not disclose the data we have collected in this context to third parties.

3.2 Contact form

On the Pittjes page we provide you with a contact form, through which you can tell us your questions, suggestions or requests or your criticism. To contact us via this form, you must enter your name and e-mail address and the message you wish to send to us. These data are stored by us and transmitted to our customer service representatives to answer your inquiries. We delete the data incurred in this connection, after the storage for this purpose is no longer necessary, at the latest after 365 days.

Additionally, we use your data to optimise our website and to make your visit to our website even more convenient, personalised and secure.

4.1 Logfiles

For the purely informative use of the website, i.e. if you do not sign up or transmit any other information to us, only the data that your browser automatically transmits to the server on which the contents are hosted is stored in so-called logfiles and processed as required. If you view our website, we collect the following data, which is required technically by us in order to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security (the legal basis being Article 6 subs.1 (f) of the GDPR):

  • the IP address of the requesting computer
  • the date and time of the server request
  • the URL of the respectively accessed website
  • where applicable, the URL of the website via which the user has gone to the accessed website
  • the name of the requested file
  • the page from which the file has been requested
  • the access status of the web server (file transferred, file not found, command not executed, etc.)
  • the browser type and version
  • the operating system of the terminal device used
  • the data volume transferred

The collection of this data takes place in an anonymized form only. The data collected therefore does not allow any conclusions to be drawn as to specific persons. There is no merging of this data with other data sources that could possibly create a reference to a person. At the most, the data is evaluated for statistical purposes and is automatically deleted after four weeks.

The servers on which is hosted, and on which the personal data processed during your visit to our website is stored, are located in Germany and are operated by Stadtwerke Schwerte in its capacity as the hosting service provider.

4.2 Use of cookies

In addition, we use so-called ‘cookies’ on our webpages. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer when you browse our webpages. A cookie can only contain information that we send to your computer and through which we receive certain information-private data cannot be read by this means. This information is, in particular, your browser type and version, the URL clickstream (i.e. which webpages you have visited and in which order on our website), the date and time of your visit to our website and the cookie number. If you accept the cookies on our website, we do not have access to your personal information, but we are able to identify your computer with the aid of the cookies. On the basis of the cookies, we are not able to draw any conclusions to your identity. Only anonymized information is generated. We use only so-called ‘session’ cookies: These cookies do not remain on your computer. When you leave our webpages, the temporary cookie is also discarded. With the help of the information gathered we are able to analyse the usage patterns and structures of our website and to optimize the website by improving the content or personalization and simplifying the usage. We do not set any persistent cookies, i.e. cookies that are retained after you leave our website. For information on the use of such cookies within the context of the functional analysis of the website, see point 4.3.

Most browsers (e.g. Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) accept cookies by default. You can allow or prohibit temporary and saved cookies independently of one another in your browser settings. However, we expressly draw your attention to the fact that certain features are not available to you on our webpages and that some webpages may not be correctly displayed, if you disable cookies.

4.3 Web analytics with Google Analytics

This website uses the analytics service Google Analytics of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your website’s use. The information stored by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Your IP address will generally be shortened prior to transmission by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Google uses this information on our behalf to help us evaluate the use of the website, compile reports on website activity, and provide other services related to website and internet usage. The anonymized IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Please note that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “_anonymizeIp ()” in order to ensure the anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking). A person-related ability can thus be excluded.

You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google Analytics by either adjusting the cookie settings of your browser (see above) or by downloading and installing the plug-in offered by the following link from Google:

You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Disable Google Analytics. Remember to renew this opt-out cookie if you clear this or all cookies by your browser.

We use Google Analytics to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. With the statistics we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the US, Google has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Third-party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; To Google’s terms of service and privacy policy, please refer to (Nutzungsbedingungen Google Analytics) or  (Privacy Policy Google Analytics) and (Privacy Policy Google).

4.4 Use of social media plug-ins

We do not currently use any social media plug-ins.

You have the following rights with regard to your personal data:

  • Right of access (Article 15 Paras. 1. and 2. of the GDPR),
  • Right to rectification (Article 16 Clause 1 of the GDPR),
  • Right to erasure (Article 17 of the GDPR),
  • Right to restriction of processing (Article 18 of the GDPR),
  • Right to object to the processing (Article 21 of the GDPR),
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 of the GDPR).

To exercise these rights, please contact the body specified in point 1.

You also have the right to complain to the supervisory authority for data protection about the processing of your personal data by us.

If you have given us your consent to process personal data, you can revoke it at any time, without giving a reason, by way of an email sent to or in writing by means of a letter addressed to us, Pittjes Vertriebsgesellschaft mbH, Binnerheide 28,  58239 Schwerte, Germany. The effects of the revocation are limited to the storage and use of personal data that we do not process on other legal bases.

If we base the processing of your personal data on a balance of interests (Article 6 Para. 1. Clause 1 (f) of the GDPR), you can lodge an objection to the processing. This is the case in particular, if the processing is not required for the performance of a contract with you, to which we have made reference in the context of the respective aforementioned descriptions of the features. If such an objection is exercised, we request you to explain the reasons as to why we should not process your data in the way this has been performed by us. In the event of your justified objection, we shall examine the circumstances and either discontinue or adapt the data processing or reveal to you our compelling interests that are worthy of protection and on the basis of which we shall continue the processing.

If our website contains links to other websites, we draw attention to the fact that we have no influence on their contents or their handling of your data and that we are not responsible for them. We therefore recommend to you when visiting any other site that you convince yourself that you in agreement with their privacy policy and any other policies.

If you ascertain that our website contains a link to a page whose content can be looked upon-in any regard whatsoever-as being at least doubtful, we would be very grateful, if you could send an appropriate notification to our contact address in point 1.