1. An overview of data protection

The following gives a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any data with which you could be personally identified. Detailed information on the subject of data protection can be found in our privacy policy found below.

2. General information and mandatory information

Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:

Organisation für die Sicherheit von Schleifwerkzeugen e.V.

Oxfordstraße 8

53111 Bonn


Telephone: +49 228 94499-415


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

SSL or TLS encryption
This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser’s address line when it changes from “http://” to “https://” and the lock icon is displayed in your browser’s address bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

3. Data collection on our website

The member area of our web pages use cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies help make our website more user-friendly, efficient, and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

The cookie we use is a so-called “session cookie.” They are automatically deleted after your visit. 

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when closing your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Cookies which are necessary to allow electronic communications or to provide the member area are stored pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1, letter f of DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure an optimized service provided free of technical errors. If other cookies (such as those used to analyze your surfing behavior) are also stored, they will be treated separately in this privacy policy.

Contact form
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.

We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.

4. Plugins and 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. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.

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

5. Storage of log files

Within our hosting, data is stored in log files at each access to the website. The data is used by the hoster for the safeguarding of the business and for the analysis of attacks against the website. An evaluation of this data for marketing purposes does not take place. The data is deleted after 3 days. The following data is stored:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference from GMT
  • Content of website
  • Status of access (HTTP status)
  • Data volume transferred
  • Site from which you entered our website
  • Web browser
  • Operating system
  • Language and version of the browser

6. Final provisions: User’s rights, deletion of data

You are entitled to request access to any personal information held about you at any time; there will be no charge for this information. You have the right to rectify any inaccurate information and to limit the use of or delete personal information.

If your request does not conflict with the legal obligation to store data (e.g. data retention), you are entitled to a deletion of your data. Data stored by us will be deleted if it is no longer required for its purpose and if it is not covered by legal retention periods.

Users of this website may exercise their right of opposition and may object to the processing of their personal data.