Data protection Declaration

Data protection at a glance

General infor­mation

The following infor­mation provides a basic overview of what happens with your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data refers to all data which allows you to be perso­nally identified. For detailed infor­mation on the topic of data protection, please refer to our privacy notice, which you will find below this text.

Data collection on our website

Who is respon­sible for the collection of data on this website?

The processing of data on this website is performed by the website operator. You will find the operator’s contact infor­mation in this website’s legal notice.

How do we collect your data?

For one, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This includes, for example, the data you enter in a contact form.

Other data is automa­ti­cally collected by our IT systems upon visiting the website. Above all, this includes technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system, or time of the page request). The collection of this data takes place automa­ti­cally as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Some of the data is collected to ensure that the website is error-free. Other data may be used to analyze user behavior.

What rights do you have with regard to your data?

You have the right to obtain infor­mation on the origin, recipient, and purpose of the personal data stored about you, at any time and at no cost. You also have the right to request the recti­fi­cation, blocking, or erasure of this data. For inquiries regarding this as well as other questions on the topic of data protection, you can contact us at any time via the address specified in the legal notice. Furthermore, you are also entitled to lodge a complaint with the competent super­visory authority.

In addition, under certain circum­s­tances, you also have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data. For details on this, please refer to the privacy notice under: “Right to restriction of processing.”

Analytics and third-party tools

When visiting our website, statis­tical analyses may be made of your surfing behavior. This happens primarily using cookies and analytics. The analysis of your surfing behavior is usually anonymous, i.e. we will not be able to identify you from this data. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed infor­mation can be found in the following privacy policy.

2. General and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data extremely seriously. We handle your personal data in strict confi­dence and in compliance with statutory data protection regula­tions, as well as according to this privacy notice.

When you use this website, various forms of personal data are collected. Personal data refers to data which allows you to be perso­nally identified. This privacy notice explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose this takes place.

We would like to point out that data trans­mission on the Internet (e.g. during commu­ni­ca­tions via email) may have security gaps. Absolute protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Infor­mation on the controller

The controller for data processing on this website is:

Hensing GmbH
Dirk Hensing
Guten­berg­straße 34
D‑48282 Emsdetten

Phone: +49 (0) 2572–96230‑0

The controller is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, or similar)

Withdrawal of your consent for data processing

Many data processing opera­tions are only possible with your express consent. You may withdraw consent that was previously given at any time. To do so, sending us an informal message via email shall suffice. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

Right to object to data collection in special cases, as well as to direct marketing (Art. 21 GDPR)

When data processing takes place based on Art. 6(1)(e) or (f) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time due to reasons arising from your special situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provi­sions. For the respective legal basis on which processing is based, please refer to this privacy notice. When you object, we will no longer process the personal data of yours in question, unless we are able to demons­trate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the estab­lishment, exercise or defense of legal claims (objection in accordance with Art. 21(1) GDPR).

If your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing; this also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will subse­quently no longer be used for direct marketing purposes (objection in accordance with Art. 21(2) GDPR).

Right to lodge a complaint with the competent super­visory authority

In cases of viola­tions of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to lodge a complaint with a super­visory authority, in parti­cular in the member state of their habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infrin­gement. The right to lodge a complaint shall exist without prejudice to other adminis­trative law or judicial remedy.

Right to data portability

You have the right to have data which we automa­ti­cally process based on your consent or as part of the fulfillment of a contract handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request direct trans­mission of the data to another controller, this shall only take place where techni­cally feasible.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the trans­mission of confi­dential content, such as orders or inquiries which you send to us, the website operators, this website utilizes SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection by the fact that the address bar of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and a lock symbol appears in your browser’s address bar.

When SSL and/or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Infor­mation, blocking, erasure, and rectification

According to prevailing statutory provi­sions, you have the right to obtain infor­mation on the origin, recipient, and purpose of the personal data stored about you, at any time and at no cost, and where appli­cable, the right to have this data rectified, blocked, or erased. For inquiries regarding this as well as other questions on the topic of personal data, you can contact us at any time via the address specified in the legal notice.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data. For inquiries regarding this, you can contact us at any time via the address specified in the legal notice. The right to restriction of processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you dispute the correctness of personal data we have stored concerning you, we generally require time to verify this claim. For the duration of the verifi­cation process, you have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data took/is taking place unlawfully, you may request the restriction of processing of the data instead of its deletion.
  • If we no longer require your personal data, but you require it in order to establish, exercise, or defend legal claims, you have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data instead of its deletion.
  • If you have filed an objection in accordance with Art. 21(1) GDPR, your interests must be weighed against our interests. Until it is deter­mined whose interests prevail, you have the right to request the restriction of processing of your personal data.
  • Where processing has been restricted, your personal data will, with the exception of storage, only be processed with your consent or for the estab­lishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims, or for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person, or for reasons of important public interest of the Union or of a member state.

Objection to adver­tising e‑mails

The use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send adver­tising and infor­mation material that has not been expressly requested is hereby prohi­bited. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsoli­cited sending of adver­tising infor­mation, such as spam e‑mails.

3. Data collection on our website


Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

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

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the accep­tance of cookies for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the function­ality of this website may be limited.

Cookies that are required to carry out the electronic commu­ni­cation process or to provide certain functions you have requested (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the techni­cally error-free and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.


The provider of the pages automa­ti­cally collects and stores infor­mation in so-called server log files, which your browser automa­ti­cally transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

When you send us inquiries via a contact form, we will save your infor­mation from the inquiry form including the contact data you have specified in it for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of follow-up questions. We will not disclose this data without your consent.

The processing of the data entered into the contact form therefore takes place exclu­sively based on your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR). You may withdraw this consent at any time. To do so, sending us an informal message via email shall suffice. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing opera­tions based on consent before its withdrawal.

The data you enter into the contact form remains with us until you request its deletion, withdraw your consent for its storage, or the purpose for storing the data no longer exists (e.g. after processing of your inquiry is complete). Mandatory legal regulations—in parti­cular retention periods—remain unaffected.

Request by e‑mail, telephone or fax

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

The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.

The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your request). Mandatory statutory provi­sions – in parti­cular statutory retention periods – remain unaffected.

Google AdWords Conversion Tracking

We use Google AdWords Conversion Tracking to measure the success of our adver­tising measures. After certain targets have been achieved on our website (“Conver­sions”) — such as the completion of an order or regis­tration for our newsletter — this is recorded by Google. Google can use this to measure the number of times a target has been achieved. In addition, Google will allocate, on the basis of previously set cookies, which adver­ti­se­ments were clicked on before and were thus decisive for the achie­vement of the goal. Google processes this infor­mation on servers located in the United States, but will not associate it with any personal infor­mation held under your Google Account.

Usage of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics to analyze website usage. The data obtained from this is used to optimize our website and adver­tising measures.

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided and operated by Google Inc. (1600 Amphi­theatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United Stats). Google processes the data regarding website usage on our behalf and is contrac­tually obliged to take measures to ensure the confi­den­tiality of the processed data.

During your website visit, i.a. following data is recorded:

  • Pages viewed
  • The achie­vement of “website goals” (e.g. contact requests and newsletter registrations)
  • Your behavior on the pages (e.g. clicks, scrolling behavior and length of stay)
  • Your appro­ximate location (country and city)
  • Your IP address (in abbre­viated form, which means no clear assignment is possible)
  • Technical infor­mation such as browser, Internet provider, device and screen resolution
  • Source of origin of your visit (i.e. from which website or which adver­tising material you got redirected to our website)

This data is trans­mitted to a Google server in the USA. Google complies with the data protection provi­sions of the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement.

Google Analytics stores cookies in your web browser for a period of two years since your last visit. These cookies contain a randomly generated user ID with which you can be recognized on future website visits.

The recorded data is saved together with the randomly generated user ID, which enables evaluating pseud­onymous user profiles. This user-related data is automa­ti­cally deleted after 14 months. Any other data is stored aggre­gated and indefinitely.

If you do not agree with the collection of data, you can avoid it by installing Google’s browser add-on for deacti­vating Google Analytics.

4. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as infor­mation that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested infor­mation and do not pass it on to third parties.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the “unsub­scribe” link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

The data provided when regis­tering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.

5. Plugins und Tools


Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is estab­lished, thus informing YouTube about which of our pages you have visited.

Furthermore, Youtube can store cookies on your device. With the help of these cookies, Youtube can receive infor­mation about visitors of our website. This infor­mation will u. a. used to capture video statistics, improve user-friend­liness, and prevent attempted fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

If you’re logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This consti­tutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further infor­mation about handling user data, can be found in the data protection decla­ration of YouTube under

Google Web Fonts

This page uses so-called web fonts for uniformity display of fonts, which are provided by Google. Google fonts are installed locally. This does not make use of a connection to the servers of Google.

Adobe Typekit Web Fonts

Our website uses so-called web fonts from Adobe Typekit for the uniform display of certain fonts. The provider is Adobe Systems Incor­po­rated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110–2704, USA (Adobe).

When you visit our pages, your browser loads the required fonts directly from Adobe in order to display them correctly on your end device. Your browser connects to the Adobe servers in the USA. This enables Adobe to know that our website was accessed via your IP address. According to Adobe, no cookies are stored when providing the fonts.

Adobe is certified in accordance with the EU-US Privacy Shield. The Privacy Shield is an agreement between the United States of America and the European Union to ensure compliance with European data protection standards. For more infor­mation, please visit

The use of Adobe Typekit Web Fonts is required to ensure a consistent typeface on our website. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO

For more infor­mation about Adobe Typekit Web Fonts, visit

Google Maps 

This website uses Google Maps to represent inter­active maps and to generate driving direc­tions. Google Maps is a map service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphi­theatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. By using Google Maps services, infor­mation about the use of this website including your IP address and the (starting) address you enter when using the route planning feature may be trans­mitted to Google in the USA. When you access or view our website, which contains Google Maps, your browser estab­lishes a direct connection with the Google servers. The content of the maps is trans­mitted directly to your browser, which thereby links to our website. We therefore have no influence on the scope of data collected by Google in this manner. To the best of our knowledge, and according to the infor­mation provided by Google Inc., this involves the following data:

  • Date and time of day of your visit to the website concerned,
  • Internet address or URL of the website accessed,
  • IP address, the (starting) address entered in the course of route planning.

We have no influence whatsoever on the further processing and use of the data by Google and are therefore unable to assume any respon­si­bility for this 

If you do not want Google Inc. to process data about or related to you via our online presence, you may deactivate JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case, however, you will not be able to use the map screen. 

Please refer to Google’s data protection (privacy) policies for the purpose and scope of its data collection and the further processing of the data by Google Inc. as well as the relevant rights and setting options to protect your privacy (

By using our website, you agree to the afore­men­tioned data collection, its process and purposes by Google Maps. 

6. Custom Services

Job Appli­ca­tions

We offer website visitors the oppor­tunity to submit job appli­ca­tions to us (e.g., via e‑mail, via postal services on by submitting the online job appli­cation form). Below, we will brief you on the scope, purpose and use of the personal data collected from you in conjunction with the appli­cation process. We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data will occur in compliance with the appli­cable data privacy rights and all other statutory provi­sions and that your data will always be treated as strictly confidential.
Scope and purpose of the collection of data

If you submit a job appli­cation to us, we will process any affiliated personal data (e.g., contact and commu­ni­ca­tions data, appli­cation documents, notes taken during job inter­views, etc.), if they are required to make a decision concerning the estab­lishment or an employment relati­onship. The legal grounds for the afore­men­tioned are § 26 GDPR according to German Law (Negotiation of an Employment Relati­onship), Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR (General Contract Negotia­tions) and – provided you have given us your consent – Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. You may revoke any consent given at any time. Within our company, your personal data will only be shared with indivi­duals who are involved in the processing of your job application.

If your job appli­cation should result in your recruitment, the data you have submitted will be archived on the grounds of § 26 GDPR and Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR for the purpose of imple­menting the employment relati­onship in our data processing system.

Data Archiving Period

If we are unable to make you a job offer or you reject a job offer or withdraw your appli­cation, we reserve the right to retain the data you have submitted on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the appli­cation procedure (rejection or withdrawal of the appli­cation). After­wards the data will be deleted, and the physical appli­cation documents will be destroyed. The storage serves in parti­cular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the expiry of the 6‑month period (e.g., due to an impending or pending legal dispute), deletion will only take place when the purpose for further storage no longer applies.


After expiry of the retention period, the data will be deleted, unless there is a legal obligation to retain the data or another legal reason for further storage. If it is evident that it will be necessary to retain your data after the retention period has expired (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), the data will only be deleted when it has become irrelevant. Other statutory storage obliga­tions remain unaffected.

Hensing GmbH uses products and services for analysis and marketing purposes, which are provided by Visable GmbH ( in coope­ration with them. To that end, pixel-code technology is used to collect, process and store data in order to create at least pseud­ony­mised, but where possible and sensible, completely anonymous user profiles. Data collected, which may initially still include personal data, is trans­mitted to Visable or is collected directly by Visable and is used to create the afore­men­tioned user profiles there. Visitors to this website are not perso­nally identified and no other personal data is merged with the user profiles. If IP addresses are identified as personal, they are immediately deleted. You can object to the processing opera­tions described with future effect at any time: Exclude visitor recording (Note: Link sets a 1st-party cookie for an opt-out)