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E/D/E Einkaufsbüro Deutscher Eisenhändler GmbH
EDE Platz 1
D-42389 Wuppertal

Phone +49 (0202) 6096 - 0

Executive Manager

Dr. Andreas Trautwein (Chairman of the Management Board)
Dr. Christoph Grote
Peter Jüngst
Joachim Hiemeyer
Thomas Henkel
Bettina Jakobi

Commercial Register B 3215 - Page 1/1962
Wuppertal Local Court ILN 43 17784 00000 0 Value Added Tax ID No
. DE 121013829

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Data protection

E/D/E is aware of the importance of protecting your personal data and undertakes to ensure that they are processed responsibly and in accordance with the applicable data protection laws in which E/D/E operates.

This Privacy Policy describes E/D/E's general data protection procedures that apply to the processing, including the collection, use and disclosure of personal data of users and other persons at our customers, members, suppliers and other companies with which E/D/E maintains or is considering establishing a business relationship.

This data protection declaration is supplemented by the individual E/D/E data protection declarations on the websites responsible for E/D/E, which contain further information in the online context. Additional or more specific information about the collection or use of personal information may also be provided on certain websites.

E/D/E, as the person responsible for data processing, has taken numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as fully as possible. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed.

1. the name and address of the controller

Responsible in the sense of the basic data protection regulation (hereinafter: "DS-GVO") is the person responsible:

Purchasing office Deutsche Eisenwarenhandlung GmbH

EDE 1st place

42389 Wuppertal

Central office: +49 2026096-0



2. the name and address of the Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer of the Controller is

Mr Bernd Zimmer

c/o TÜV Rhineland i-sec GmbH

Dudweilerstrasse 17

66111 Saarbrücken


Every person concerned can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with all questions and suggestions regarding data protection.

3. routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store personal data relating to the data subject only for such time as is necessary for the purposes for which the data are stored or as required by laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the storage purpose ceases to apply or if a legally prescribed storage period expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the legal provisions.

4. rights of the data subject

You have the right of access, rectification, cancellation, limitation of processing, opposition and transferability of your personal data to the E/D/E. If the processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent remains unaffected until revocation. To exercise any of the above rights, you may contact us at any time using the contact information provided in Section 1 of this Privacy Policy.

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data contravenes the DS-GVO.

5. the legal basis of the processing

If not explicitly mentioned in the respective processing operations, the following applies:

Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company as the legal basis for processing for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, such as processing necessary for the supply of goods or services or for the provision of a consideration, the processing is based on Article 6 I letter b FADP. The same applies to such processing which is necessary for the execution of pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which makes the processing of personal data necessary, e.g. to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GVO. Finally, the processing operations could be carried out on the basis of Article 6 I lit. f DS-GVO. Processing operations not covered by any of the above legal bases shall be based on that legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject take precedence.

6. transfer of personal data to third parties

We may pass on personal data to third parties. For example, service providers and/or vicarious agents (e.g. IT service providers, tax consultants) commissioned by us may process your data for the purpose of and in connection with their support services for us (e.g. IT maintenance). In this case you are subject to confidentiality and our instructions. We only pass on your personal data to our business partners for the agreed purposes with your consent. We may be entitled or obliged by legal regulations and/or official or court orders to pass on personal data to competent authorities for the purpose of law enforcement, e.g. for the purpose of criminal prosecution.

7. legal or contractual provisions providing the personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of not providing the data

We would like to point out that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information about the contractual partner). Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data, which we must then process. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with him or her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded.

8. collection of general data and information on websites

The E/D/E website collects a number of general data and information each time a data subject or automated system visits the website. This general data and information is stored in the so-called log files of the server (automatically created files that log every action of a web server). The types and versions of browsers used to access the Site may be recorded (1), (2) the operating system used, (3) the website from which you access our site (a "referrer"), (4) the sub-sites visited on our site, (5) the date and time of access to the Site, (6) an Internet Protocol (IP) address, (7) the Internet service provider through which the Site was accessed, and (8) other similar data and information, e.g. the number of visits to the website, the number of visits to the website, the number of visits to the website, the number of visits to the website, the number of visits to the website, the number of visits to the website, the number of visits to the website.B. those used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our computer systems.

The E/D/E Einkaufsbüro Deutscher Eisenhändler GmbH will not draw any conclusions about the person concerned when using this general data and information. This information is rather used to (1) deliver the contents of our website correctly, (2) optimize the contents of our website as well as the advertising for it, (3) ensure the constant operability of our information technology systems and the technology of our website as well as (4) provide the law enforcement authorities with the information required for prosecution in the case of a cyber attack. This data and information is also evaluated by E/D/E statistically and beyond that with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company, in order to ultimately ensure optimum protection of the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

10. cookies

The E/D/E web pages use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a character string with which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular Internet browser can be recognized and identified by its unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, E/D/E can, for example, offer more user-friendly services to the users of this website, which would not be possible without the use of cookies.

With the help of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can also be optimised for the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. Thus, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to re-enter his or her access data each time he or she visits the website, as this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user's computer system.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by making the appropriate setting in the Internet browser you are using and thus permanently oppose the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs you use. This is possible in all common Internet browsers. If the person concerned deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, it is possible that not all functions of our website can be used to their full extent.

11. application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymisation function)

The person responsible for processing has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymisation function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the collection, recording and evaluation of data on the behaviour of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data about the website from which a data subject has accessed a website (so-called referrer), which sub-pages of the website have been accessed or how often and for how long a subpage has been viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and to analyze the cost-benefit ratio of internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The person responsible for data processing uses the addition "_gat._anonymizeIp" for web analysis via Google Analytics. This addition shortens the IP address of the Internet connection of the person concerned and makes it anonymous to Google if the access to our Internet pages is from a member state of the European Union or from another state that is a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyse the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to create online reports on the activities on our website for us and to provide further services in connection with the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is able to analyse the use of our website. Whenever one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the person responsible for data processing and on which a Google Analytics component is integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically requested by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google receives knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Google uses, among other things, to trace the origin of visitors and clicks and then to enable commission invoicing.

The cookie is used to store personal information such as the time of access, the location from which access was made and the frequency of the person's visits to our website. When you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer this personal data, which is collected through the technical process, to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. Furthermore, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility to object to and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics and relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the person concerned must download and install a browser add-on from the link This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about visits to websites may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as a contradiction. If the data subject's information technology system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later date, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics. If the Browser Add-On is uninstalled or disabled by that person or by someone else in their control panel, there is an option to reinstall or reactivate the Browser Add-On.

For more information and Google's applicable privacy policy, please visit and Google Analytics is explained in more detail under this link

12. modification of the E/D/E data protection declarations

E/D/E may update this Privacy Policy and other specific privacy statements from time to time. If changes are made to this Privacy Policy, this Privacy Policy will be updated with a new date.

13. contact form and callback service

You have the possibility to contact us via a web form. To use our contact form, we need your name and e-mail address. You can provide further information voluntarily. In order to guarantee a secure transmission of your data, we use a state-of-the-art encrypted connection with SSL certificate during transmission. By clicking the button "Send inquiry" you agree to the transmission of the data entered in the input mask to us. We store your name and e-mail address as well as all other information that you provide us with in order to contact you and to be able to answer your enquiry in the best possible way.

Depending on the purpose of the request, the legal basis of the processing is Article 6(1)(b) (initiation or performance of contracts) or Article 6(1)(f) (legitimate interest) of the Data Protection Act. The legal basis with regard to information provided voluntarily is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. Your data will only be processed to answer your request and then deleted. The data will not be passed on to third parties.

If the data processing is carried out on the basis of

- Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Until further notice, the data processing is lawful,

- Art. 6 para. 1 letter f) DPA You have the right to object to the data processing at any time.

Your data will be deleted as soon as the storage and processing of your personal data is no longer necessary, provided that no legal or contractual retention periods intervene.

Callback service

If you have any questions about our products and services, we will gladly call you back at any time. To use our callback service, we need your message, the date and time of the callback, the telephone number and - in order to contact you - the title and your name. You can give us other information such as your first name, company and e-mail address, but you do not have to. Your personal data will only be stored for the purpose of answering your inquiry and will be deleted after our recall, unless there is a legal obligation to keep records.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. b) or Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f) DSGVO, depending on the purpose of the application.

You may object to the data processing, based on Art. 6 paragraph 1 letter f) DSGVO, at any time.

Dispute resolution

Consumers can turn to the following consumer arbitration body for the settlement of disputes:

General Consumer Arbitration Commission of the Conciliation Board e.V.
Strassburger Straße 8, 77694 Kehl am Rhein, Germany
Phone +49 7851 7957940
Fax +49 7851 7957941
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