Last update: 21 March 2018

Responsible entity
BODE Chemie GmbH 
Melanchthonstraße 27 
22525 Hamburg


Data Protection Officer
Data Protection Officer at BODE Chemie

Thank you for your visit to this website and your interest in our products and services. Protecting the security and privacy of your personal data is important to us, BODE Chemie GmbH, and we want you to feel safe and secure while browsing through our website.

In the following, we will explain what information is collected during your visit and how this information is used. Should you have any further questions, our Data Protection Officer will be happy to provide additional assistance.

Collection of Technical Data
When you visit our web pages, general information is collected automatically for use in a non-personally identifiable manner. The web servers by default save technical data such as:

  • the name of your internet service provider,
  • the website from which you are visiting,
  • the web pages you visit on our website,
  • information on browser type and version,
  • operating system,
  • your IP address.

The temporary storage of your IP address is necessary to deliver the website to your PC/your device. After the end of the visit to our website, we will either delete IP addresses or make them anonymous for evaluation without personal reference and only for statistical purposes.

This information is evaluated anonymously and is only used to improve our website’s attractivity, contents and functionalities.

Legal basis for the temporary data storage is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

Collection and Processing of Personal Data
Personal data can only be collected if you make it available within the scope of enquiries or requests for information material, for example through filling in a form (e.g. contact form, newsletter) or sending e-mails.

The contents of the respective web form (e.g. request of information materials, use for advertising) determine the purpose of use. Legal basis for the processing of your data after registration is your given consent. (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR)

The data and its contents remain with our company, our affiliated companies of the HARTMANN GROUP and our provider. For the operation of the website and the services provided via the website, we work with service providers and agencies. Data is shared only in connection with and in compliance with applicable laws and regulations. Your personal data is not sold, leased or exchanged.

The personal data you provide is only used to fulfil the contractual obligations towards you. We use the data only for other purposes, if you consented to this use.

At any time, you can withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal data with future effect by sending an e-mail to our Data Protection Officer (see contact details).

We store personal data for as long as it is necessary to perform a service that you have requested or for which you have granted your permission, provided that no legal requirements exist to the contrary such as in the case of retention periods required by trade or tax regulations.

Your data is used for advertising only in case you have given your explicit consent to such use and there is an existing business relationship between your company and BODE Chemie GmbH and in case the legal requirements of Art. 7(3) of the German Act against Unfair Competition are met.

Google Analytics
This website uses technology of Google Inc. to collect and store data for marketing and optimisation purposes (“Google Analytics”). Google Analytics is a service by Google Inc. (“Google”), Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, US. Detailed information on the functions of the individual plug-ins and their appearance you will receive at

This data may be used to create user profiles under a pseudonym which may be submitted to Google Inc. This may require using cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the user’s local browser cache. This enables to identify and track the web browser. The data collected using Google technologies is not used to identify website visitors personally without their express consent or to associate personal data with the person to whom the pseudonym refers.

The data collection and storage by Google can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. You have the possibility to deactivate Google Analytics. Please follow this link and the procedure described there:

Use of Cookies
We use cookies to personalise and enhance your experience on our website and to collect statistical data on the use of our site. A “cookie” is a text file sent by a web server to your web browser and stored locally by the browser on your computer. This particularly enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. Our website’s cookies do not collect any personal data on you or your use of this website. You may refuse the use of cookies or delete them respectively by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software or deleting the cookies from your hard drive. See your web browser’s help menu for details. 

Your Rights Regarding Your Data
At any time, you have the right to obtain information about your personal data stored at BODE Chemie GmbH. Likewise, you have the right to request correction, blocking, limitation or (as far as this complies with mandatory data storage for business transactions) deletion of your personal data. For this, please contact our Data Protection Officer.

You have the right to receive the personal data, which you actively provided and that were processed by an automated process, in a structured and machine-readable format, if this is technically feasible.

By sending a message to our Data Protection Officer with your particular request, you can change or revoke your consent with future effect.

Irrespective of any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State where you reside, where you work or where the infringement presumably happened, when you consider that the processing of the personal data related to you infringes GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint was submitted shall inform the data subject of the progress and the outcome of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy according to Art. 78 GDPR.

BODE Chemie GmbH implements technical and organisational security measures in order to protect the data made available to us by you from accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, deletion or access by unauthorised individuals. When personal data are collected, their transfer will be encrypted in order to prevent misuse of data by third parties (SSL encryption). Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological advances.

Changes to our Privacy Policy
We reserve the right to adapt this privacy policy on occasion, so that it always meets the current legal requirements or to include changes to our services in the privacy policy, such as the introduction of new services (website functions). Any subsequent visit will then be subject to the terms of the new privacy policy.