Data protection declaration

Data protection information on the processing of personal data pursuant to Art. 13 DSGVO in connection with the transparency requirement pursuant to Art. 12ff DSGVO.

Our enterprise takes the protection of personalised data very serious. We want you to know when we save what data and how we use it. When using and processing personalised data, we act in line with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR) and the new German Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA).

Usage data

Visiting our Internet site does principally not required any disclosure of personalised data. In the event of any access to one of our sites, data is saved in a protocol file on your visit to the Internet site. This includes:

  • Name of the retrieved site or file
  • Calendar date, clock-time and status of the call
  • IP address
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system and version
  • Referrer URL (name of the forwarding website, e.g.,
  • Host name of the accessing computer

These protocol files and edited user statistics are made available to us by our web host. This data is not personalised; thus, we cannot retrace what user has retrieved what data. No forwarding to third parties or compiling with other data is undertaken. We would like you to note that any data transfer on the Internet (e.g., when communicating by e-mail) may have security gaps. No gapless protection of data is possible to protect data from being accessed by third parties.

Contact data

In individual cases, we require personalised data for certain offers and services. The data provided by you in such case, e.g., by e-mail, is disclosed to us on a voluntary basis and is used by us only for the purpose desired by you, e.g., for making contact. It is not disclosed to third parties.

The rights of parties concerned

Pursuant to Art. 15 et seq. GDPR, affected parties of the right of information, correction, deletion, restriction or objection regarding the use and processing of their data. Moreover, parties concerned pursuant to Art. 13 para. 2 item c GDPR have the right to revoke their consent to the use or processing of personalised data for the future, if such processing rests on Art. 6 para. 1 a or Art. 9 para. 2 a GDPR. The legitimacy of the processing due to the approval up to the revocation shall not be affected thereby. As a rule, however, any such revocation results in the consequence that the purpose for which the data had been raised, cannot be fulfilled. The legal effectiveness of such right requires the written form. For that purpose, please contact us by e-mail to:

For that purpose, please contact us by e-mail to:

Deletion of personalised data

Personalised data is deleted if the purpose for saving it is dismissed and no legal requirement (e.g., legal retention periods) prescribes to maintain such data. The provisions of Art. 17 GDPR in conjunction with Section 35 FDPA apply. Should any deletion due to legal, contractual or trade or tax-law-relevant reasons render impossible, the use of such data can be restricted on request by the party concerned. The legal effectiveness of such right requires the written form.

The right of the party concerned of data transferability

The enterprise guarantees the right of data transferability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR. Any party concerned has the right to obtain a copy of their personalised data in a commonly machine-readable format.

Consent Management

We have integrated the consent management tool "consentmanager" ( from Jaohawi AB (Håltgelvågen 1b, 72348 Västerås, Sweden, on our website to obtain consent for data processing and use of cookies or comparable functions. With the help of "consentmanager" you have the possibility to give your consent for certain functionalities of our website, e.g. for the purpose of integrating external elements, integrating streaming content, statistical analysis, measurement and personalized advertising. With the help of “consentmanager” you can grant or reject your consent for all functions or give your consent for individual purposes or individual functions. The settings you have made can also be changed afterwards. The purpose of integrating “consentmanager” is to let the users of our website decide about the above-mentioned things and, as part of the further use of our website, to offer the option of changing settings that have already been made. By using “consentmanager”, personal data and information from the end devices used, such as the IP address, are processed. The legal basis for processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c) in conjunction with Art. 6 para. 3 sentence 1 lit. a) in conjunction with Art. 7 para. 1 GDPR and, in the alternative, lit. f). By processing the data, we help our customers (according to GDPR this is the responsible party) to fulfill their legal obligations (e.g. obligation to provide evidence). Our legitimate interests in processing lie in the storage of user settings and preferences with regard to the use of cookies and other functionalities. "Consentmanager" stores your data as long as your user settings are active. After two years after making the user settings, the consent will be asked again. The user settings made are then saved again for this period. You can object to the processing. You have the right to object to reasons arising from your particular situation. To object, please send an email to


Cookies are small text files that are saved by web browsers when a website is accessed. Our website uses cookies to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Most of the cookies used by our site are so-called “session cookies” that are deleted automatically when users leave the site. Other cookies remain saved by your browser until you delete them, and they enable us to recognise your web browser again upon your next visit. But you may set your browser in such a way that it generally refuses cookies or deletes them upon exiting the website or that it asks your permission to save them to make sure their saving is permitted only in the single case. Disabling cookies may restrict the functionality of the website. Cookies which are essential for making the website work are saved pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 GDPR. Cookies for the purpose of retracing user activities or of using them for marketing or advertising activities are not in place.

Coverage analysis performed by Matomo

The following data is processed based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and commercial operation of our online service in terms of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR within the scope of the coverage analysis performed by Matomo: the type of browser you use and the browser version, the operating system you use, your country of origin, the date and time of the server request, the number of visits, how long you spent on the website and the external links you have clicked on. The user's IP address is anonymised before it is saved. Google Analytics uses 'cookies' that are stored on a user's computer and allow the user's use of our online service to be analysed. In doing so, pseudonymous usage profiles for users may be created from the processed data. The cookies are stored on the user's computer for a week. The information generated by the cookie on how you use our website is only stored on our server and is not passed on to third parties.

Matomo uses what are referred to as cookies or small text files that are stored on your computer which facilitate the analysis of how you use of our website. Cookies are used to store various type of information. Most browsers are currently set by default to automatically accept cookies. However, you have the option to restrict the use of cookies by changing your browser settings. If you do not wish to have cookies stored on your computer, we kindly ask you to disable the appropriate option in the system settings in your browser. Cookies that have been saved can be deleted in the system settings in the browser. We recommend that you do not disable cookies, because they allow you to use several of the features on our website. If you choose to disable cookies, it may disable functions that are required on our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is stored on the provider's server in Germany.

By clicking on the link below, users can object to Matomo collecting anonymised data at any time with effect for the future. In this case, what is referred to as an opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, with the result that Matomo no longer collects session data. If users delete the cookies on their computers, it also means that the opt-out cookie is deleted, and it therefore has to be reactivated by the user.

The log files containing the user's data are deleted after 6 months at the latest.

Links to other websites

Our homepage contains links to other websites. We have no influence whatsoever on their operators’ compliance with data protection regulations. Please note our disclaimer of liability.

Party responsible in the sense of the GDPR and FDPA

Institut fuer Holztechnologie Dresden gemeinnuetzige GmbH

Data protection officer

For maintaining data protection rights, our enterprise has appointed an external data protection officer. You can find our data protection officer at Hermann J. Janz, Janz Consulting Datenschutz, Schevenstr. 18, 01326 Dresden.