Data Protection Declaration

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously during its collection, processing and use when visiting our homepage. All details about you as a person, such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and account number etc. as well as all information that can be traced back to you is referred to as personal data. We would like you to know when we collect data, and know which data is collected and how we use it. We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the regulations on data protection are observed by ourselves and by possible external service providers. Your data will be protected within the scope of legal regulations. Personal data will only be automatically collected on this website to the extent required for technical reasons.

In the following, you will find information on which data is collected during your visit to our homepage and how it is used.

If you have any questions relating to data protection, please contact our external data security officer Mr Thomas Schneider in writing by e-mail at thomas.schneider(at) providing "etol- Datenschutz:" as the subject.

Collecting and Processing Data

Website access

When accessing our website, we collect the following information where possible: Browser used, Internet provider, device manufacturer (for mobile use), type of device (desktop, mobile phone or tablet), access channel (e.g. direct, search engine or Facebook) and the location (country/state only).We hereby use Google Analytics (see below) with anonymization of the IP address. We do not save any further connection data. Due to the anonymization of the IP address, information cannot be traced back to the user and it is therefore no longer "personal data".

Contact form
You can contact us via our website (contact form). After you have selected which area you are interested in, the type of contact (direct contact or despatch of information material) and have provided further details, an e-mail is produced on our web server, without temporary storage, which, depending on your selection (interests), is transmitted without encryption to an internal department. Please do not transmit any confidential information in this way!

All further data is more the necessary amount and can be provided to us optionally to facilitate communication.

The Internet pages use so-called Cookies at several points. They serve the purpose of making our offer more user friendly, more effective and securer. 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. In addition, further Cookies of incorporated tools (e.g. to deactivate Google Analytics) may be used. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Links to other websites: Our offer contains links to external third party websites and we do not have any influence over their contents. We therefore cannot accept any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the page is always responsible for the contents of linked pages. The linked pages have been checked for possible legal violations at the time of setting the link. Illegal contents were not identified at the time of setting the link. Permanently checking the contents of linked pages is not feasible without specific indications of a legal breach. If any legal breaches become known, we will promptly remove these types of links. Please pay attention to the data protection declarations made by third parties on linked pages.

You have the right to find out which of your data we have saved in our system (disclosure right) and the right to correct or delete/block incorrect data. We will be pleased to disclose the personal data saved about you if you send a written request to the party stated in the imprint. You will receive a registered letter from us with the corresponding paperwork. Please understand that obviously have to verify you as the recipient to protect your own personal data.

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how visitors use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if you activate the IP anonymization on this website your IP address will be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contract states of the treaty on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google service in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the Cookie relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin unavailable under the following link (

You can prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An Opt-Out-Cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website:

If you want us to contact you, we collect your first name, surname, telephone and e-mail address as mandatory fields. Providing your telephone number is voluntary if you would only like to receive information without us contacting you.

When transmitting your personal data to us, you declare that you agree to the collection, processing and use of your data in accordance with this data protection declaration.


Your rights – the right to informational self-determination

Use and transfer of personal data: If you have provided us with personal data, we only use this to answer your enquiries and for technical administration. Your personal data will only be passed onto third parties or otherwise transmitted if necessary for the purposes of order processing (especially transfer of order data to suppliers), if required for invoicing purposes, if we are legally obligated to do so, or if you have given prior permission. You have the right to revoke an issued agreement at any time to take effect in the future. The saved personal data will be deleted if you revoke your agreement to it being saved, if its knowledge is no longer required for the purpose of fulfilling the pursued purpose (i.e. the transaction has been processed and no contrary legal deletion periods exist) or if saving it is not permitted due to other legal reasons. If data cannot be deleted, you will be blocked from further processing up until expiry of the legal deletion periods.


Web Analysis

Google Analytics

You can find further information on the conditions of use and data security at or at

We point out that Google Analytics has been extended with the code "ga('set', 'anonymizeIp', true);" on this website to guarantee anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP-Masking). Furthermore, a corresponding agreement has been made with Google on "order data processing" in accordance with § 11 BDSG (Federal Data Security Act).