Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the linked websites, functions and content as well as external online presences, such as our social media profile. (hereinafter jointly referred to as “Online Offer”). With regard to the terms used, such as “personal data” or their “processing”, we refer you to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).


Responsible entity

Golden Compound GmbH


Golden Compound GmbH

Saerbecker Str. 42

49549 Ladbergen

Tel: +49 (0) 5485 833 800

Fax: +49 (0) 5485 833 80-29


Stephan Albers (Managing Director)

Reinhard Trumme (holder of prokura)


Judiciary court: Steinfurt,

Commercial registration number: HRB 10588

VAT number: DE295654429


You want to request the deletion of your data? No problem, please request deletion by e-mail to



  1. Description of the groups of persons concerned

Personal data or data categories is collected, processed and used of the following groups to fulfil the intended purpose.


Categories of the persons affected by the processing:

Customer data: in particular contact details such as telephone, fax and e-mail-data, contact history and other data necessary for the fulfilment of the contract


Interested party data: in particular contact data and other data identification data and click paths


Employment data: Employees include in particular: Employees, trainees, rehabilitants, persons who are to be regarded as similar to employees because of their economic dependence, applicants, retired persons and trainees. Contract data and performance data are processed insofar as this is necessary for the decision on the establishment of an employment relationship or after the establishment of the employment relationship for its execution or termination.


Supplier data: Suppliers / service providers / agents / brokers / agencies (in particular contact data, such as telephone, fax and e-mail data, contact and order history and other data necessary for fulfilment of the contract).


Visitors and users of the online offer.

In the following, we will refer to the persons concerned collectively as “users”.


Types of processed data:

  • Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses).
  • Contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers).
  • Content data (e.g., text entries, photos, videos).
  • Contract data (e.g., subject matter of contract, term of contract, customer category).
  • Usage data (e.g., visited websites, clicked links, interest in content, access times).
  • Meta /communication data (e.g., device-information, IP-addresses).


  1. Processing of special categories of data (Art. 9 para. 1 DSGVO):

In principle, no special categories of data are processed unless they are supplied by the user for processing, e.g. entered in online forms.


  1. Purpose of data collection, data processing or data use

If personal data (e.g. names or e-mail addresses) is collected on our websites, this is done on a voluntary basis. For marketing and website optimization purposes, we collect navigation information from the website visitors. This is data about your computer and your visit to our website, in particular your IP address, referral source, length of your visit and pages opened by you.

Within the scope of the following tasks personal data is collected:

  • Provision of the online offer, its contents and functions
  • Personalized display of website content
  • Maintenance of inventory and usage data
  • Acquisition of new customers
  • Preparation and answering of contact requests and communication with users
  • Further services for customers
  • Provision of contractual services, service and customer care
  • Marketing, advertising and market research
  • Safety measures


Status: 18 June 2018


  1. Relevant legal basis

In accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO, we inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO, the legal basis for processing to fulfil our services and implementation of our contractual measures as well as answer of inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, the legal basis for processing to fulfil our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO, and the legal basis for processing to safeguard our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. In the event that vital interests of the person affected or any other natural person require processing of personal data Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis.


  1. Changes and Updates to the Privacy Policy

We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as the changes to the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require your cooperation (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.


  1. Safety measures
  • In accordance with Art. 32 of the DSGVO, we take appropriate technical and organizational measures, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, extent, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the varying probability and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk; these measures include, in particular, safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data as well as the access to, input, transfer, ensuring availability and separation of the data relating to them. Further, we have established procedures to ensure the exercise of the rights of affected persons, the deletion of data and the reaction to data threats. Furthermore, we already take into account the protection of personal data during the development or selection of hardware, software and methods, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly default settings (Art. 25 DSGVO).
  • The security measures include in particular the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our server or to the servers of our suppliers.


  1. Cooperation with contract processors and third parties
  • Insofar as we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties) within the scope of our processing, transfer them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this shall only take place on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if a transfer of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO is required for the fulfilment of the contract), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).
  • If we commission third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called “order processing contract”, this is done on the basis of Art. 28 DSGVO.


  1. Transmissions to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this is done in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only occur if it is done to fulfil our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. of the German Data Protection Act are met. DSGVO process. This means that the processing takes place, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially acknowledged determination of a level of data protection equivalent to that of the EU (e.g. for the USA by the “Privacy Shield”) or compliance with officially acknowledged specific contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).


  1. Rights of persons affected
  • You have the right to request a confirmation as to whether the data in question will be processed and to be informed of this data and to receive further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO.
  • You have the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you pursuant to Art. 16 DSGVO.
  • You have the right in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO to demand that the relevant data be deleted immediately or alternatively to demand a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO.
  • You have the right to demand to receive the data concerning you which you have provided to us and to demand that it be transferred to other responsible parties in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO.
  • Further, you have the right pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.


  1. Right of withdrawal

You have the right to revoke consents granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO with effect for the future.


  1. Right of objection

You may object to the future processing of the data concerning you in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO at any time. The objection can be made in particular against the processing for purposes of direct marketing.


  1. Cookies and right of objection in the case of direct marketing

We use temporary and permanent cookies, i.e. small files that are stored on the user’s devices (explanation of the term and function, see last section of this data protection declaration). Partly, the cookies serve security purposes or are necessary for the operation of our online offer (e.g. for the display of the website) or to save the user’s decision when confirming the cookie banner. In addition, we or our technology partners use cookies for reach measurement and marketing purposes, about which users are informed in the course of the data protection declaration.

A general objection to the use of cookies for the purposes of online marketing can be raised for a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US website or via the EU-website Further, the storage of cookies can be achieved by switching them off in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of this online offer can be used.


  1. Deletion of data

1 The data processed by us will be deleted or their processing will be restricted in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 DSGVO. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them. If the data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing will be restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be stored for commercial or tax reasons.

2 According to legal requirements, data is stored in particular for 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 HGB (commercial books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual financial statements, business letters, accounting vouchers, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with § 147 para. 1 AO (books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).


  1. Contact us

1 When contacting us (via contact form or e-mail), the user’s information will be processed in order to process the contact request and its processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO.

2 The user data can be stored in our customer relationship management system and marketing automation platform (“CRM & Marketing System”) or comparable query organization.

3 We delete inquiries when these are no longer required. We check the necessity every two years. In the case of legal archiving obligations, deletion takes place after their expiration (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) retention obligation).


  1. Collection of access data and log files

1 On the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSVGO, we collect data on each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data include the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

2 Log file information is stored for security reasons (e.g. to clarify misuse or fraud) for a maximum period of seven days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is necessary for evidence purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.


  1. Online presence in social media

1 We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services. When accessing the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.

2 Unless otherwise stated in our Privacy Policy, we process the data of users who communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. postings on our websites or send us messages.


  1. Cookies & reach measurement

1 Cookies are information that are transmitted from our web server or third party web servers to the user’s web browsers and stored there for later retrieval. Cookies can be small files or other means of information storage.

2 We use „session cookies“ which are stored on our online presence only for the duration of the current visit (e.g. to enable the use of our online offer at all). In a session cookie, a randomly generated unique identification number is stored, a so-called session ID. In addition, a cookie contains information about its origin and the storage period. These cookies cannot store any other data. Session cookies are deleted when you have terminated using our online services and for example log out or close the browser.

3 Users are informed on the use of cookies within the scope of pseudonymous reach measurement within the scope of this data protection declaration.

4 If users do not wish cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can result in functional restrictions of this online offer.

5 You can object to the use of cookies which are used for reach measures and advertising purposes via the Network Advertising Initiative’s opt-out web page ( and additionally the US web site ( or the European web site (


  1. Google Analytics

1 We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (“Google”), on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offering within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. of the German Data Protection Act). DSGVO). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the users’ use of the website is generally transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

2 Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which guarantees compliance with European data protection law (

3 Google will use this information on our behalf in order to evaluate the use of our online offer by the users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services associated with the use of this online offer and the internet use. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

4 We use Google Analytics to display ads placed by Google and its partners within our advertising services only to users who have shown an interest in our online services or who have specific characteristics (e.g. interests in specific topics or products determined on the basis of the websites visited) that we transmit to Google (so-called “remarketing” or “Google Analytics Audiences”). With the help of remarketing audiences, we also want to ensure that our ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and have no annoying effect.

5 We use Google Analytics only with enabled IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user is abbreviated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of 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 abbreviated there.

6 The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; in addition, users can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online service by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

7 Further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection possibilities can be found on the websites of Google: („Datennutzung durch Google bei Ihrer Nutzung von Websites oder Apps unserer Partner“), („Datennutzung zu Werbezwecken“), („Informationen verwalten, die Google verwendet, um Ihnen Werbung einzublenden“).


  1. Facebook Social Plugins

1 We use Social Plugins (“Plugins”) of the social network on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer in the sense of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. of the DSGVO), which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins can display interaction elements or content (e.g. videos, graphics or text contributions) and are recognizable by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile, the terms “like”, “Gefällt mir” or a “thumbs up”-sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here:

2 Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus guarantees the compliance with European data protection law (

3 When a user accesses a function of this online service that contains such a plugin, his device establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to the user’s device and integrated from this into the online service. Thereby user profiles can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform the user according to our state of knowledge.

4 By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online service. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transferred directly from your device to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to find out his IP address and store it. According to Facebook, only an anonymous IP address is stored in Germany.

5 The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users, can be found in Facebook’s data protection notices:

6 If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her via this online service and link it with his or her membership data stored on Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook and delete his or her cookies before using our online service. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: or via the US-website or the EU website The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.


  1. Integration of third-party services and content

1 Within our online offer, we use content or service offers from third party providers on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. of the German Data Protection Act (DSGVO) in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”). This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since they would not be able to send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the display of these contents. We strive to use only those contents, whose respective providers use the IP address only for the distribution of the contents. Third party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visit times and other information about the use of our online services, as well as may be linked to such information from other sources.

2 The following presentation provides an overview of third-party providers and their contents, along with links to their data protection declarations, which contain further information on the processing of data and, in some cases already mentioned here, possible objections (so-called opt-out):

1 External Fonts of Google, LLC., („Google Fonts“). The integration of the Google Fonts takes place by server access with Google (usually in the USA). Privacy statement:, Opt-Out:

2 Maps of the service „Google Maps“ of the third-party provicer Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Privacy statement:, Opt-Out:


3 Videos of the platform „YouTube“ of the third party provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Privacy statement:, Opt-Out: https://


4 Within our online service, functions of the Google+ service are integrated. These functions are offered by third-party provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you are logged in to your Google+ account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Google+ profile by clicking the Google+ button. This enables Google to assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of these pages, do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Google+. Privacy statement:, Opt-Out:


5 Within our online offer, functions of the Instagram service are integrated. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account you can link the contents of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to assign the visit to our pages to your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of these pages, do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of its use by Instagram. Privacy statement:


6 Within our online offer the marketing functions (so called “LinkedIn Insight Tag”) of the network LinkedIn are used. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Every time one of our pages is accessed that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection is established to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. Using the LinkedIn Insight tag, we can in particular analyse the success of our campaigns within LinkedIn or determine target groups for them based on user interaction with our online service. If you are registered with LinkedIn, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your interaction with our online services with your user account. Also if you click the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, thereby guarantees compliance with European data protection law. ( Privacy statement: ttps://, Opt-Out:


7 Within our online offer, functions of the service or the Twitter platform can be integrated (hereinafter referred to as “Twitter”). Twitter is an offer of Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. These functions include the presentation of our contributions within Twitter within our online offer, the link to our profile on Twitter and the possibility to interact with the contributions and the functions of Twitter, as well as to measure whether users access our online offer via the advertisements placed by us on Twitter (so-called conversion measurement). Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus guarantees compliance with European data protection law ( Privacy statement:, Opt-Out:


8 We use features of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages is accessed that contains Xing features, a connected to Xing servers is established. To the best of our knowledge no personal data is saved. In particular, no IP addresses are saved or the usage behaviour evaluated.

Privacy statement:


9 External code of the JavaScript framework “jQuery”, provided by the third party provider jQuery Foundation,

Want to participate?

We consider ourselves as a network, as a movement, in which anyone may participate who wishes to be sustainably successful

    *Mandatory fields

    I agree to the privacy policy. *