Information pursuant to §5 TMG (German Telemedia Act):

Wickeder Westfalenstahl GmbH

Hauptstraße 6

58739 Wickede

Represented by:

Dr. Jürgen E. Platt (Vors.)
Andreas Braun
Dr. Christian Wittneven


Phone:+49 2377 917-0

Fax:+49 2377 917-100


Companies register:

Entry in the commercial register.

Register court: Arnsberg

Register number: HRB 4366


VAT identification number pursuant to §27a of the Value Added Tax Act:

DE 811884481

Persons responsible for the content in accordance with § 55 para. 2 RStV (German Broadcasting Agreement):

Wickeder Westfalenstahl
Hauptstraße 6
58739 Wickede

Sources for images and graphics used:

Markus Heimbach,Hamburg


Liability exclusion (disclaimer)

Liability for content

As a service provider, we are responsible in accordance with Article 7 para.1 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) for our own content on this site in accordance with general legal provisions. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG, as the operator of this website, we are not obliged to monitor information transmitted or stored on this site by third parties or to monitor the site for signs of illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected. Any liability in this respect, however, is only possible from such time as we become aware of the specific breach of law. Should any legal violation come to our attention, we will remove such content immediately.

Liability for links

Our website includes links to external websites operated by third parties and which provide content beyond our control. We therefore cannot accept any responsibility for their content. The respective providers or operators of the linked pages are always responsible for their content. We checked the linked sites for possible legal violations when the links were placed on our site. No such content was apparent at the time the links were created. Continuous monitoring of the content of linked pages is not, however, reasonable without specific indications of legal violations. Should any legal violation come to our attention, we will remove such links immediately.


The contents and work on this website created by the website operator are subject to German copyright law. The duplication, processing, distribution, and any kind of exploitation of this site's content beyond the limited use allowed under copyright law require the written consent of the respective author or creator. Downloading and copying these pages is only permitted for private, non-commercial use. Third party copyrights must be taken into account insofar as the content of this page was not created by the operator. In particular, third-party content has been labelled as such. Nonetheless, if you become aware of any copyright infringement, we request that you provide us with the corresponding information. Should any such violation come to our attention, we will remove such content immediately.

Data Protection Policy:

1. Responsible person

The person responsible for the collection, processing and use of your personal data within the meaning of Art. 4 para. 7 GDPR is the company named above

If you wish to object to the collection, processing or use of your data by us in accordance with these data protection regulations as a whole or for individual measures, you can address your objection to the person responsible.

You can save and print out this data protection policy at any time.

2. General purposes of processing

We use personal data for the purpose of operating the website and for the possibility of registering for extended information offers on our website.

3. Which data we use and why

3.1 Hosting

The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services which we use for the purpose of operating this online offering. In doing so, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, metadata and communication data of customers, potential customers and visitors to this online offering on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offering in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR.

3.2 Access data

We collect information about you when you use this website. We automatically collect information about your usage behaviour and interaction with us and record data about your computer or mobile device. We collect, store and use data about every access to our website (so-called server log files). The access data include: Name and URL of the retrieved file

- date and time of the access

- the amount of data transferred

- message about successful retrieval (HTTP response code)

- browser type and browser version

- operating system

- referrer URL (i.e. the previously-visited page)

- websites accessed by the user's system via our website

- the user's Internet service provider

- IP address and the requesting provider

We use these log data without allocation to your person or other profiling for statistical evaluations for the purpose of the operation, security and optimisation of our website, but also for anonymous recording of the number of visitors to our website (traffic) and the extent and type of use of our website and services, as well as for billing purposes in order to measure the number of clicks received from cooperation partners. Based on this information, we can provide personalised and location-based content, analyse traffic, troubleshoot and correct errors, and improve our services. This is also our legitimate interest pursuant to Art 6 para. 1 p.1  f) GDPR. However, we also reserve the right to examine log data if there is concrete evidence leading to reasonable suspicion of unlawful use. We store IP addresses in the log files for a limited period of time if this is necessary for security purposes or for the provision or billing of a service, e.g. if you use one of our offers. We also store IP addresses if we have a concrete suspicion of a criminal offence in connection with the use of our website. In addition, we store the date of your last visit as part of your account (e.g. when registering, logging in, clicking on links, etc.).

3.3 Cookies

We use so-called session cookies to optimise our website. A session cookie is a small text file which is sent by the respective servers when you visit a website and which is stored temporarily on your hard drive. These data contain a so-called session ID which assigns the various requests made by your browser during the joint session. This allows your computer to be recognised when you return to the site. These cookies are deleted after you close your browser. They are used, for example, to enable you to use the shopping basket function across several pages.

Our legitimate interest in the use of cookies pursuant to Art 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) GDPR is to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure.

The following data and information are stored in the cookies:

-    log-in Information

-    language settings

-    search terms entered

-    information about the number of visits to our website and the use of individual functions of our website.

When the cookie is activated, it is assigned an identification number and your personal data are not assigned to this identification number. Your name, IP address or similar data which would allow the cookie to be assigned to you will not be placed in the cookie. Based on the cookie technology, we only receive pseudonymous information, for example about which pages of our shop were visited, what products were viewed, etc.

You can set your browser so that you are informed in advance about the setting of cookies and can decide in individual cases whether you want to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, or that cookies are completely prevented. This may restrict the functionality of the website.

3.4 Data for the fulfilment of our contractual obligations

We process personal data which we need to fulfil our contractual obligations, such as name, address, e-mail address, products ordered, billing and payment data. The collection of these data is necessary for the conclusion of the contract. The data will be deleted after expiry of the warranty periods and statutory retention periods. Data associated with a user account (see below) will always be retained for the duration of the account.

The legal basis for the processing of these data is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 b) GDPR, because these data are required to enable us to fulfil our contractual obligations to you.

3.5 User account

You can create a user account on our website. If you wish to do this, we need the personal data requested during login. When logging in later, only your e-mail or username and the password you have chosen are required.  For the new registration we collect master data (e.g. name, address), communication data (e.g. e-mail address) and access data (username and password). To ensure your proper registration and to prevent unauthorised registrations by third parties, you will receive an activation link by e-mail after registration to activate your account. Only after successful registration will we permanently store the data transmitted by you in our system. Once you have created a user account, you can have us delete it at any time. A written notice to the above contact information (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter) is sufficient for this purpose. We will then delete your stored personal data, as far as we do not have to store them for the processing of orders or due to legal storage obligations.

The legal basis for the processing of these data is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 a) GDPR.

3.6 Product recommendations

We will send you regular product recommendations by e-mail, independent of the newsletter. In this way we can send you information about products from our range. We act strictly in accordance with statutory requirements. A written notice to the contact information listed under section 1 (e.g. e-mail, fax, letter) is sufficient for this purpose. Of course you can also find an unsubscribe link in each e-mail.

The legal basis for this is the legal permission according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 7 para. 3 UWG (German Unfair Competition Act).

3.7 E-mail contact

If you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), we will process your details to process your enquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.

If the data processing takes place for the execution of pre-contractual measures which take place at your request or, if you are already our customer, for the execution of the contract, the legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 (b) GDPR. We will only process further personal data if you give your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 a) GDFPR) or if we have a legitimate interest in the processing of your data (Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1  f) GDPR). For example, there is a legitimate interest in replying to your e-mail.

3.8 Privacy policy for applicants

We collect your data for the purpose of carrying out the application procedure and fulfilling pre-contractual obligations. The data collection and processing is necessary for the implementation of the application procedure and is based on Article 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR. These data shall not be transferred to third parties. The stored data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of processing. In addition, you are entitled to request information on the data we have stored about you and, if the data are incorrect, to demand that they be corrected or, if the data are stored without authorisation, that they be deleted.

3.9 Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files which are stored on your computer and which help analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by the user is generally transmitted to and stored in a Google server in the USA. This is also our legitimate interest pursuant to Art 6 para. 1 p. 1  f) GDPR. Google has signed and certified itself under the Privacy Shield Agreement between the European Union and the USA. Google therefore undertakes to comply with the standards and regulations of European data protection law. Further information can be found in the following linked entry:

We have enabled IP anonymisation on this site (anonymizeIp). Thus your IP address will be truncated by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other parties to the Agreement about the European Economic Area. The full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there only in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide additional services associated with the use of the website and of the internet to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not associated with other data by Google. You can prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, we would like to point out that if you do this, you may not be able to fully utilise all functions provided on this website.

You can also prevent the data generated by cookies concerning your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

As an alternative to the browser plugin or within browsers on mobile devices, you can click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie which will prevent Google Analytics from collecting information from this site in the future (this opt-out cookie works only in this browser and only for this domain). If you delete the cookies in your browser, you must click this link again): [Disable Google Analytics]

3.10 Data protection declaration for the use of XING

Our website uses features provided by the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing XING features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data are stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is usage behaviour evaluated.

4. Storage period

Unless specifically stated, we only store personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purposes pursued. In some cases, the legislator provides for the storage of personal data, for example in tax or commercial law. In these cases, the data will only be stored by us for these legal purposes, but will not be processed in any other way and will be deleted after expiry of the legal retention period. 

5. Your rights as a data subject

According to the applicable laws, you have various rights regarding your personal data. If you wish to assert these rights, please send your request by e-mail or by post to the address specified in section 1, clearly identifying yourself. Below you will find an overview of your rights.

5.1. The right to confirmation and information

You have the right to clear information about the processing of your personal data.

You have the right to receive confirmation from us at any time as to whether personal data concerning you will be processed. If this is the case, you have the right to request information from us, free of charge, about the personal data stored about you, together with a copy of these data. Furthermore, you have a right to the following information:

1. the purposes of processing;

2. the categories of personal data being processed:

3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or are still being disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;

4. if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this period;

5. the existence of a right to the rectification or deletion of personal data concerning you or to a restriction on processing by the person responsible or of a right to oppose such processing;

6. the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority;

7. where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;

8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, in accordance with Art. 22 para. 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in such cases – meaningful information about the software involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for you.

If personal data are transferred to a third country or an international organisation, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Art. 46 GDPR in connection with the transfer.

5.2 Right of rectification

You have the right to request the rectification of your personal data without undue delay.

In detail:

You have the right to request the rectification of your personal data without undue delay. Taking into account the purpose of the data processing, you also have the right to demand the completion of your incomplete personal data – also by means of a supplementary declaration.

5.3 Right to deletion ("right to be forgotten")

In a number of cases, we are obliged to delete personal data concerning you.

In detail:

Pursuant to Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR you have the right to demand that we delete personal data concerning you without delay, and we are obliged to delete personal data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:

1. The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

2. You revoke your consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 a) GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 a) GDPR, and there is no other legal ground for their processing.

3. You submit an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing, or you submit an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 para. 2 GDPR.

4. The personal data have been unlawfully processed.

5. The deletion of your personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation under EU law or the law of the Member States to which we are subject;

6. The personal data have been collected in relation to services offered by the information society according to Art. 8 para. 1 GDPR.

If we have made the personal data public and we are obliged by Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, we will take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data processors who process the personal data that you, as the data subject, have requested the deletion of all links to these personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data.

5.5 Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive, transmit or have us transmit personal data concerning you in a machine-readable format.

In detail:

You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit these data to another responsible person without our interference, provided that

1. the processing is based on consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 a) GDPR or Art. 9 para. 2 a) GDPR or on a contract according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 b) GDPR and

2. the processing is carried out using automated methods.

In exercising this right to data transferability under paragraph 1, the data subject shall have the right to have their personal data transferred directly by a data controller to another data controller, where technically feasible.

5.6 Right of objection

You have the right to object to the lawful processing of your personal data by us if this is justified by your particular situation, and if our interests in the processing do not outweigh ours.

In detail:

You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, for which an objection may be lodged on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 e) or f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. We will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims.

Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning them for the purposes of such advertising, including profiling insofar as it is related to such direct marketing.

You have the right, for reasons arising out of your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning you for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 para. 1 GDPR, unless processing is necessary for the performance of a task in the public interest.

5.7 Automated decisions including profiling

You have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you.

Decisions are not made automatically on the basis of the personal data collected.

5.8 Right to withdraw data protection consent

You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

5.9 Right to file a legal complaint with a supervisory authority

You have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you are residing, at your place of work or at the place where the alleged infringement occurred, if you consider that the processing of your personal data is unlawful.

6. Data security

We make every effort to ensure the security of your data in accordance with the applicable data protection laws and technical possibilities.

Your personal data will be transmitted encrypted. This applies to your orders and also to the customer login. We use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) coding system, but point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. Completely protecting data against access by third parties is impossible.

To secure your data, we maintain technical and organisational security measures in accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, which we constantly adapt to the state of the art.

Furthermore, we do not guarantee that our offer will be available at certain times; disruptions, interruptions or failures cannot be ruled out. The servers we use are regularly and carefully secured.

7. Disclosure of data to third parties, no data transfer to non-EU countries

In principle, we only use your personal data within our company.

If and to the extent that we involve third parties in the performance of contracts (such as logistics service providers), these personal data are only received to the extent to which the transfer is necessary for the corresponding service.

In the event that we outsource certain parts of data processing ("order processing"), we contractually oblige contractors to use personal data only in accordance with the requirements of data protection laws and to ensure the protection of the rights of the data subject.

Data transmission to places or persons outside the EU outside the case mentioned in this declaration in paragraph 4 does not take place and is not planned. 

8. Data protection officer

If you have any further questions or concerns about data protection, please contact our data protection officer ( or the contact address given above.