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Data Privacy Statement


It is important for us to ensure the protection of your personal data in the processing of personal data when you visit our homepage. Your data is protected in accordance with statutory provisions. In the following, we would like to inform you about the nature and scope of the processing of personal data via this website in accordance with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


I. Information about the responsible body

Joh. Clouth GmbH & Co. KG
Johann-Clouth-Str. 1 – 5
D-42499 Hückeswagen
Phone: +49 2192 853-0
E-Mail: infoclouthcom


II. Details about the data protection officer

Please do not hesitate to contact our external representative for operational data protection regarding any data protection queries:

Mr. Arndt Halbach of the GINDAT GmbH
Wetterauer Str. 6, D - 42897 Remscheid
Phone: +49 2191 909-430


III. Data processing via the website

A log of your visit to our web pages will be kept. Firstly, the following data transmitted by your browser is captured:

  • The IP address currently used by your PC or router
  • Date and Time
  • Browser type and version
  • The operating system of your PC
  • The pages viewed by you
  • Name and size of the requested file(s)
  • And possibly the URL of the referring website.

This data is collected solely for the purposes of data security, for the improvement of our web site and for the analysis of errors on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 f of the GDPR. We reserve the right to make use of these data with regards to any cases of system abuse to then identify the reasons for and the trigger of the abuse as well as to - where appropriate - take legal action. Apart from that, the IP address of your computer is evaluated anonymously (abbreviated by the last 3 digits). You can visit our website without having to provide any personal information.

Kindly note that data transmission over the Internet (when communicating via e-mail for instance) may be subject to security loopholes. Data cannot be fully protected from being accessed by third parties. Therefore, it is recommended to transmit confidential data in another way, e.g. by mail.



Personal data (e.g. your name, address or contact details) provided to us by you within the framework of a request or in any other way for instance, is saved with us and would be processed only for correspondence with you and the purposes for which you have provided us with this data.  If your inquiry relates to any other of the enterprises within the Clouth Group, we will, for reasons of competence, forward your data to the company in question. Processing is done based on Art. 6 Item 1 f  DSGVO.


Secure data transfer

To safeguard your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption (SSL) over HTTPS.


IV. Recipient of personal data

If necessary, the personal data collected from the contact form will be passed on the enterprises within the Clouth Group:

Joh. Clouth GmbH & Co. KG
Johann-Clouth-Str. 1–5
D - 42499 Hückeswagen

Clouth Sprenger GmbH
Johann-Clouth-Str. 1–5
D - 42499 Hückeswagen

Joh. Clouth Maschinenbau Eltmann
GmbH & Co. KG
Industriestrasse 25
D - 97483 Eltmann

Clouth Sprenger Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
Pferdsweide 47
D – 47441 Moers

The execution and development of processing operations can be carried out by means of a commissioned data-processing service.

We have activated our website service providers specifically for the transmission of the newsletter and for hosting.

With our service providers, the contractual relationships are governed by the provisions of Art. 28 GDPR, which contain the legally required data protection and data security requirements.


V. Data collection via Third-party providers

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Ireland Ltd. (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Tel: +353 1 543 1000, Fax: +353 1 686 5660, E-mail: support-deutschlandgooglecom. Google Analytics uses text files i.e. the so-called “cookies”, that are stored on your computer and that facilitate an analysis of the website usage by you. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Under the EU-US Privacy Shield, Google has committed itself to comply with data protection principles.

We have activated IP anonymisation on this website, i.e. your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

Google uses this information, on behalf of the operator of this website, in order to evaluate your use of the website, collate reports on website activities and provide further services associated with website use and use of the internet for the website operator. You can find out how Google handles your data at

You can prevent the saving of the cookies by adjusting the requisite settings in your browser software; however, we do point out that this will prevent you from being able to fully use all of the functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent the acquisition of the data created by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available through the following link:

For the storage duration of cookies, please refer to the Cookie Overview: VIII. Use of Cookies

The basis for data processing is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, which you can revoke at any time with effect for the future (click here).

Note on the use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)

This website uses the web analysis service Matomo to evaluate user access to this website. Cookies are stored on your computer for this analysis. The analysis data collected via Matomo is not forwarded to third-party providers, but remains on our own servers. The data collected via Matomo will not be merged with other data. In addition, your IP address is masked, i.e. the last of the four numbers of your IP address are overwritten (, so that merging is already excluded for this reason.
The Matomo programme is an open source project. Information from the project on data protection is available at

The analysis is carried out based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 a of the GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future (click here).


On this website we use the reCAPTCHA function of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google"). This function serves primarily to differentiate between an entry being made by a natural person or improper use through machine-generated or automated processing. The service involves sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. This service is carried out due to our legitimate interest in preventing abuse and spam. The legal basis is article 6, section 1 f of the GDPR.

The use of Google reCAPTCHA may also result in the transmission of personal data to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA as well as the data protection declaration from Google, can be found at:


VI. Google Maps

This site uses the Google Maps mapping service via an API. Provider is Google Ireland Ltd. („Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, Phone: +353 1 543 1000, Fax: +353 1 686 5660, E-Mail:

It is necessary to save your IP address in order to be able to use the features of Google Maps. This information is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. The provider of this site has no influence over this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and an easy traceability of the places we have indicated on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If you do not want to consent the processing of your data, you may disable the "Google Maps" service and by extension prevent the transmission of data to Google. In order to do this, you must disable the Java Script feature in your browser. However, please note that in that case you will not be able to use "Google Maps" or will be able to use it with certain restrictions. For more information on handling of user data, please refer to the data privacy statement by Google:


VII. Social Media / Plugins


Our website uses plugins from the YouTube page powered by Google. Site operator is Google Ireland Ltd. („Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, Phone: +353 1 543 1000, Fax: +353 1 686 5660, E-Mail: When you visit one of our YouTube plug-in-enabled sites, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. It helps let the YouTube server know, which of our pages you've visited. If you're logged into your YouTube account, YouTube will allow you to link your browsing pattern directly with your personal profile.

You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. The use of YouTube is carried out in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. For more information on handling of user data, please refer to the data privacy statement by YouTube:


Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network.  LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Attn: Legal Dept. (Privacy Policy and User Agreement), Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland is the provider. Each time you visit one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, it connects to LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click LinkedIn's "Recommend Button" and are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to connect your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to draw your attention to the fact, that we as the provider of the pages have no knowledge of the transmitted data content and its use by LinkedIn. For more information on this, please refer to the data privacy statement by LinkedIn:


VIII. Use of Cookies

Our website makes use of cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser and are stored on your computer. The use of cookies serves to make the internet offer more user-friendly. 

For example, it is possible for functional cookies to recognise the user for the duration of the session without having to re-enter the user name and password. The cookies will not harm your computer and will be deleted after your session is terminated. The basis for the data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 f GDPR.

The following functional cookies are used on our website:


 To check and set which cookies have been allowed.  


 To check and set which cookies have been allowed.


 To check and set which cookies have been allowed.


 User session to enable personal settings such as language or  
 product catalogue.  


 Selected products for the product catalogue by the user.

Functional cookies are also used to enable requested functions, such as playing videos. These cookies collect anonymous information; they cannot track your movements on other websites.

Other cookies remain on your device and allow your browser to be recognised the next time you visit it (persistent cookies).

The processing of cookies in connection with the sole purpose of providing the functionality of our online content is based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 I f) GDPR.

If you do not consent the use of cookies, you can make changes in your browser settings so as to not accept storage of cookies. However, kindly note that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website (click here).


IX. Your rights

Pursuant to §§ 15-21 of GDPR, provided the conditions described there do exist, you can exercise the following rights in relation to the personal data processed by us.

Right to information

You are entitled to information about the personal data relevant to you that is processed by us.


Right to rectification

You may request the rectification of incomplete or incorrectly processed personal data.


Right to deletion

You are entitled to delete personal data concerning you, especially if one of the following reasons hold applicable

  • Your personal information is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or processed in any other form.
  • You revoke your consent to the processing of your data.
  • You have lodged an objection against the processing and there no overriding legitimate interests for the processing are given.
  • Your data was processed unlawfully.


However, the right to deletion shall not hold applicable, if the legitimate interests of the responsible party are conflicting.  A justified interest is to be assumed with regards to any of the following cases:

  • Personal data required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • That a deletion is not possible owing to storage obligations

So long as data cannot be deleted, however a right to restriction of processing is provided (hereinafter).


Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data, if

  • You deny the accuracy of the data and therefore its needs to be reviewed,
  • The processing is unlawful and you refuse the deletion and instead demand the restriction of use,
  • We no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims,
  • You have raised an objection to the processing of your data, and it is yet to be finalised whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.


Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data relevant to you which you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, and you also have the right to transfer this data to another person without any hindrance from us, if the processing is done consensually or is based on contract and the processing is done by us using automated procedures.


Right of Objection and Revocation

At any given time, the affected person shall have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning him/her pursuant to Article 6Para 1 (e) or (f) for reasons relating to his or her particular situation; this also holds applicable to a profiling based on these stipulations. If the processing of your personal data is done consensually, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time.


X. Standard deadlines for the deletion of the data

As long as a legal retention regulation does not exist, the data shall be deleted or destroyed, if it is no longer necessary for fulfilling the purpose of the data processing. Different time limits hold applicable for the retention of personal data, so tax relevant data is generally retained for 10 years, other data is retained for 6 years pursuant to regulations under commercial law. Ultimately, the retention period can also be based on the statutory periods of limitation, which can usually be of three years, or in some cases go up to thirty years according to §§ 195 ff. of the German Civil Code (BGB).


XI. Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

The affected person has a right of appeal to a supervisory authority under Art. 77 of GDPR, if they consider that the processing of personal data relevant to them violates the provisions under GDPR. The competent supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection commissioner of the federal state in which our company is located.

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Postfach 20 04 44
D - 40102 Düsseldorf
Phone: +49 211/38424-0
Fax: +49 211/38424-10

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