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Privacy Policy of WESSLING Consulting Engineering GmbH & Co. KG

The following information relates to the collection of personal data during visits to our website. These are data which refer to you personally, e.g. name, address, email addresses, patterns of usage.

The legal basis for the processing is the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1. Responsibilities and contact details

1.1 The controller, as defined in Art. 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is WESSLING Consulting Engineering GmbH & Co. KG, Oststraße 6, 48341 Altenberge, info(at)wessling-ce(dot)de, further on regarded as “WCE” (cf. our imprint at

1.2 Our data protection officer is provided by LexICT GmbH, Ostfeldstraße 49, 30559 Hannover. 

Contact details of our data protection officer:

WESSLING Consulting Engineering GmbH & Co. KG 
Oststraße 6
48341 Altenberge
Phone: +49 2505 89-255
mailto: dsb(at)wessling(dot)de


2. Your rights

Your rights as defined in Art. 15ff GDPR are:

2.1 You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you are being processed. If that is the case, you may demand the following information: 

  • the purposes of data processing
  • the categories of personal data concerned
  • the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed
  • the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored

2.2 You can have data that we have stored incorrectly corrected.

2.3 You have the right to restrict our processing of your personal data and you can object to our processing of your personal data.

2.4 You can request that we delete your personal data. We will comply with this request unless we need the data for one of the following cases:

  • to fulfil legal obligations to which we are subject
  • to assert, exercise or defend legal claims on our part

2.5 You have the right to receive your personal data from us in a common, machine-readable format.

2.6 You also have the right to complain about us to a data protection supervisory authority if you believe that we are unlawfully processing your personal data.
You can find a list of data protection supervisory authorities on the website of the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information at


3. Collection of personal data during visits to our website

Our website is designed to avoid unnecessary data processing.

When you visit our website, no personal data will be transmitted to our servers unless you actively send such data to us. The only exceptions are technically necessary cookies, which are essential for our website to function correctly (see Chapter 4.4).

The web analysis tool Google Analytics is configured in a way so that data is only collected anonymously and cannot be traced back to any individual.

All other technologies from external third-party providers (e.g. Google Maps, YouTube plug-ins) are deactivated by default, so that no data is passed on to third parties when you visit our website.

You have the option of agreeing to the use of additional cookies in the cookie banner or allowing external content to improve the functionality and content of our website. In this case, third parties may also gain knowledge of your personal data.


4. Cookies

4.1 Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device by your browser. They contain information that will be sent back to our website the next time you visit our website using the same device. Only the previously saved cookies are retrieved from your device and no other content.

4.2. Cookies can also contain personal data such as your IP address. Therefore, we only store cookies if you have expressly permitted this in the cookie settings on our website. You can revoke your consent to the use of cookies via this link at any time with future effect.

The exception is cookies, which are technically absolutely necessary for our website to function. Without this you cannot visit or navigate our site. These cookies are therefore generally activated.

4.3. You also have the option of generally deactivating cookies in your browser at any time. This prevents cookies from being stored on your device.

However, we would like to point out that the general deactivation of cookies can lead to functional disruptions in connection with the use of our website.

4.4. Types of cookies

Below we inform you about the different types of cookies we use. Detailed information about the individual cookies can be found in the cookie banner.

4.4.1 Technically necessary cookies

Technically necessary cookies ensure functions without which you cannot use our website as intended. These cookies are used exclusively by us, which means that all information stored in the cookies is only sent back to our website.

This information is:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language, type and version of your browser software

4.4.2 Performance cookies

Performance cookies collect information about how our website is used in order to improve its attractiveness, content and functionality. These cookies help us to determine whether, which, how often and for how long subpages of our website are visited and what content the users are particularly interested in.

For this purpose we use the web analysis service Google Analytics. Please also note chapter 4.4.3.

The information retrieved from these cookies is aggregated and does not allow us to draw conclusions about individual visitors or the sub-pages they visited. Rather, they serve to create statistics about the user behaviour of all visitors in order to tailor the content of our website more specifically to the needs of our users, to improve the user experience and to optimise our offering.

The legal basis for the use of performance cookies and Google Analytics is Art. 6 Para. 1 a) GDPR in conjunction with your consent.

4.4.3 Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”) Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services related to website and internet usage to the website operator.

Note: We have configured Google Analytics on our website so that IP addresses are only recorded anonymously.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other Google data.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully use all of the functions of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google using the following link: https:// Download and install the available browser plugin.

Further information can be found at

Third party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001,

User terms and conditions:

Data protection overview:

Data protection declaration:


5. Third-party providers

WCE uses third-party technologies on its website.

Since these technologies transmit data to third-party servers and may store cookies on your device, we only use them if you actively agree to their use. If you do not agree, the following content cannot be displayed to you.

5.1. Google Maps

We use Google Maps to show you the geographical location of our locations on a map. We expressly point out that Google Maps automatically sets cookies and could transfer data (at least your IP address) from your browser to the third-party server if you activate this option in our cookie banner. WCE has no influence on this behaviour. For more information, please see Google's Cookie Policy.

The legal basis for use is Art. 6 Para. 1 a) GDPR.

5.2. Youtube

We occasionally inform visitors to our website about events or our services via video. We use YouTube plugins for this purpose. We expressly point out that YouTube automatically sets cookies and transfers data (at least your IP address) from your browser to the third-party server if you activate this option in our cookie banner. WCE has no influence on this behaviour. For more information, please see Google's Cookie Policy.

The legal basis for use is Art. 6 Para. 1 a) GDPR.

5.2. YouTube

We occasionally use videos on our website to inform visitors about events or our services. We use YouTube plug-ins for this purpose. Please note that YouTube automatically sets cookies and transfers data from your browser (at least your IP address) to the external server if you enable this option in our cookie consent banner. WCE has no control over this action. For further information, please refer to the Google cookie policy.

The legal basis for usage is Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR.


6. Contact form

When you contact us by email or using a contact form, the data which you provide (your email address, where applicable your name and telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data provided in these cases once their storage is no longer necessary, or we restrict the processing if statutory retention obligations apply.

The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an email is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. If contact is made by email with a view to entering into a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR.



7.1. You have the option of registering to use our WESSLING Cloud by providing personal data. Registration takes place in writing via the customer advisor responsible for you.

7.2. The following data is collected and stored as part of the registration process for each customer account to be set up:

  • Company name
  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-mail address

As part of the registration process, the user's consent to process this data is obtained. Processing also includes sending an email to the email address you provided if we have added new data for you. As a user, you have the option to cancel your registration at any time.

A transfer of data to third parties does not take place.

7.3. If you use the WESSLING Cloud, we store your data required to fulfil the contract until you permanently delete your access. We also store the data you voluntarily provide for the duration of your use of the cloud, unless you delete it beforehand. You can manage and change all information in the protected customer area.

The legal basis for the use of your data is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a GDPR.


8. Newsletter

8.1 If we have received your email address in connection with the sale of a service or goods and you have not objected to the use of your email address, we will in future provide you with information about any similar goods or services. 

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f of the General Data Protection Regulation (Datenschutz-Grundverordnung, GDPR) as well as Section 7 (3) of the Protection against Unfair Competition Act (Gesetz gegen unlauteren Wettbewerb, UWG).

8.2  In all other cases we will only send you our newsletter if you have registered for it and given your consent. Our newsletter informs you about our latest interesting offers. The goods and services advertised are named in the declaration of consent.

For subscription to our newsletter we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after you register we send an email to the cited email address and ask you to confirm that you wish to have the newsletter sent to you. In addition, we store the IP address you have used and the times of registration and confirmation. The purpose of this procedure is to have proof of your registration and, if necessary, to be able to trace any possible misuse of your personal data.The only compulsory information required for sending the newsletter is your email address. The provision of additional, separately marked data is voluntary and is used in order to be able to address you by name. After you have confirmed, we will store your email address for the purpose of sending you the newsletter. 

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter a GDPR.

8.3  You may withdraw your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time and discontinue receiving it. You can withdraw your consent by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter email, [via this form on the website], by sending an email to] or by sending a message to the address given in the contact details cited in the imprint.

8.4 Our newsletter is sent via henworx GmbH & Co. KG, Berliner Platz 8, 48143 Münster, Germany.

henworx GmbH & Co KG will use your data only for sending our newsletter, as detailed above. Your data will not be forwarded to third parties or be used for any other purposes.

The legal basis for forwarding your details to henworx GmbH & Co. KG, Berliner Platz 8, 48143 Münster is Art. 6 (1) letter f) GDPR as well as a contract for the processing of orders in accordance with Art. 28 (3) sentence 1 GDPR.

Issued: 03.01.2024

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