Privacy Statement
Provider and Controlling Body within the Meaning of Data Protection Act (DSG)

Carl Rehfuss GmbH + Co. KG
Buchtalsteigle 5
D-72461 Albstadt


With this data privacy statement, users receive information about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of your data, which are collected and used by the responsible provider. The legal framework for data protection is formed by the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG).

Collection of General Information

Every time you access this offering, we and/or the web space provider automatically collect information. This information, also referred to as server log files, are of a general nature and cannot be traced back to specific individuals. Information collected includes: Name of website, file, date, amount of data, web browser and web browser version, operating system, domain name of your internet provider, the so-called referrer URL (the page from which our offering was accessed) and the IP address. Without such data, it would not be possible technically to some extent to deliver and display the contents of the website. The collection of data is imperative. In addition, we use the anonymous information for statistical purposes. They help us to optimise the offer and the technology. We moreover reserve the right to subsequently check the log files in case of suspected illegal use of our offer.

Server log files 

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically sends us. This includes:

  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of server request

Such data cannot be assigned to specific persons. This data is not combined with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently if we become aware of any specific indications of an illegal use.

Contact form

If you contact us using the online form or by e-mail, we will store the information you provide in order to be able to answer your inquiry and ask any possible follow-up questions.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive contents, such as inquiries that you send to us as site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the browser’s address bar switches from "http://" to "https://" and a lock symbol appears there as well. If SSL encryption is enabled, the data that you send us cannot be read by third parties.

Integration of third party services and contents

Our offer sometimes includes contents, services and services of other providers. These include, for instance, maps provided by Google-Maps, videos from YouTube as well as graphics and images from other websites. In order for the user to access and view such data in the browser, the IP address must be transmitted. The providers (hereinafter referred to as "third party provider") in other words perceive the IP address of the respective user.

Even though we strive to use only third party providers which only need the IP address for being able to delivery contents, we do not have any control over whether the IP address is stored. In this case, this process is used for statistical purposes, among other things. Should we become aware of the fact that IP addresses are stored, we will inform our users.


This website uses so-called cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer by the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the internet connection. We do not pass such data on to third parties or associate it with personal information without consent. Cookies fulfill two primary tasks. They helps us to facilitate your navigation through our offering and ensure the correct presentation of our website. They are not used for placing a virus on your computer or launching a program. Users do have the option of accessing our offering without cookies. To do so, the corresponding settings must be configured in your browser. Refer to the Help function of your browser in order to learn how to deactivate cookies. Please note, however, that doing so may adversely affect some functions of this website and could reduce ease of use. The sites (USA) and (Europe) allow you to manage online ad cookies.

Facebook social plug-in

We use the social network plug-ins of Facebook on our website (address: 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA). You will recognise the plug-ins - you can find an overview of them here: - by the Like button or the Facebook logo. Accessing one of our web pages by means of the Facebook plug-in results in a direct connection with Facebook. We have no control over the type and scope of the data collected, stored and processed by Facebook. We can only inform you in accordance with our current level of knowledge.

Facebook is informed via the plug-in that you have accessed the corresponding web page of our offering. This also applies to users who do not have a Facebook account. In such case, it is possible that Facebook stores the IP address. If you have a Facebook account and are logged in, your visit to a website with a Facebook plug-in can definitely be assigned to your Facebook user account. In addition to that, the plug-ins transmit every interaction carried out, for instance, when you use the Like button or leave a comment. To prevent Facebook from storing information about you, log out of Facebook before visiting our web pages. You can also block the plug-ins with the aid of add-ons for your browser (e.g. Facebook Blocker). Information about data privacy provisions, the purpose and scope of data collection and processing as well as the privacy settings for Facebook can be found here:


Our website uses plug-ins from YouTube, which is owned 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, which is equipped with a YouTube plug-in, you will be connected with a YouTube server. In such case, the Youtube server is informed about which pages of our website you visited. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you are allowing YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand. You can find more information about how your user data is handled in YouTube’s privacy policy at:

Google web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google to ensure the uniform presentation of fonts. When accessing a page, your browser loads the necessary web fonts into your browser cache to facilitate the correct displaying of texts and fonts. If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use the default font. You can find more information about Google web fonts at and in Google’s privacy policy:

Data economy

In accordance with the principles of data reduction and economy, we store personal data only as long as is necessary or required by law (statutory retention period). We will block or delete data if the purpose of the collected information has lapsed or the storage period has ended.

Your rights to information, correction, blocking, deletion and objection

You are entitled to request by way of application information about the personal data stored by us and/or to request a correction, blocking or deletion of such data. Exceptions: This includes the prescribed storage of data for processing business transactions or the data subject to the statutory obligation to retain records.

For such purposes, please contact our data security officer (contact details can be found at the end of the data privacy statement). It is necessary to keep the data in a lock file for control purposes in order to be able to take into account a data blocking at any time. If there is no statutory archiving requirement, you may also request that the data be deleted. Otherwise, we will block the data for as long as you desire.

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps via an API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To utilise the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. The provider of this site has no control over the transmission of such data. You can find more information about how your user data is handled in Google’s privacy policy:


Our website uses the analytical service etracker. Provider is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany. A usage profile can be created using the data under a pseudonym. Cookies are used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are locally stored in the cache of your internet browser. Cookies allow systems to recognise your browser again. The data collected using etracker’s technologies are not used, without the separate consent of the Person Affected, to personally identify visitors of our website and will not be combined with the personal data relating to the bearer of the pseudonym. You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future. In order to object to a collection and storage of your user data for the future, you can use the following link to obtain an opt-out cookie from etracker, ensuring that no user data relating to your browser will be collected and stored by etracker in the future: An opt-out cookie with the name "cntcookie" is set by etracker via this link. Do not delete this cookie as long as you want to ensure that your objection is maintained. You can find more information in etracker's data privacy policy:

Amendment of our data privacy Statement

We reserve the right to make amendments at any time in order to ensure that our data privacy statement always complies with the current legal requirements. This also applies in the event that our data privacy statement must be adapted as a result of new or revised services, for instance, new services. The new data privacy statement takes effect with your next visit to our offering.

Queries for our data security officer

Should you have any questions relating to data privacy, send us an e-mail or directly contact the person responsible for data protection in our Company:

Proteus Solutions GbR
Björn-Lars Kuhn
Allmandsteige 11
78564 Reichenbach
Telefon: 07429 / 87690 - 70