We, Wakol GmbH, hereinafter referred to as Wakol, respect the privacy of every individual who visits our website. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. In the following we explain what data pertaining to you we collect and for what purpose we use it. You also find out how you can exercise your rights.

All changes to this privacy statement shall be published on our website. This allows you to obtain information at any time about the type of data we collect and how we use this data.

This privacy statement shall not apply to websites which can be called up via hyperlinks on our website.

1. Collection and processing of http protocol data

a. Name of responsible body: Wakol GmbH
b. Address of responsible body: Bottenbacher Str. 30, 66954 Pirmasens, Germany

When you visit our website and each time you retrieve a file, the web server collects protocol information about these processes (e.g. browser type, date and time of retrieval). This is not personal data. It is thus not possible for us to assign the collected data to a certain natural person.

We evaluate this data exclusively for statistical purposes. We shall not forward this data to third parties. We shall not link this data to other data. The data is also deleted regularly within one week after a statistical evaluation.

2. Use of personal data

Personal data shall only be collected by us if and to the extent of which you make available this data to us with your knowledge. In particular, this personal data shall only be used for the purposes of advertising/market research, as well as for the design of our services, if you have given us your express consent for this purpose.

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time.

Information about the processing purposes is provided at the corresponding places on our website and is not subject to a subsequent change.

The data shall only be forwarded to third parties without your consent if we are legally obliged to do so.

3. Use of cookies

Cookies are data records that are sent by the web server to the web browser of the user and stored there for later retrieval. You decide whether cookies can be collected by setting your browser so that you are informed before a cookie is stored and the cookie is only stored if you expressly accept this setting.
We shall only use cookies in order to obtain information about the use of our web offering as well as for statistical purposes.

Our cookies contain the following data records:

Name of the retrieved file
Date and time of the retrieval
Transmitted data volume
Message whether the retrieval was successful

The data records do not contain any personal information. This data shall not be merged with any personal data you provide. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link. The current link is tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

4. Use of social media

Plug-ins from different social media networks are integrated in our website. The services are provided by the respective companies ("operators"). These operators are:

Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

instagram is operated by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, Merrion Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin D04 X2K5, Ireland 

LinkedIn is operated by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("LinkedIn"). An overview of the LinkedIn plug-ins can be found here: https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins#

Xing is operated by XING SE, Dammtorstr. 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, Tel.: +49 40 419 131-0, E-mail: info@xing.com. An overview of the Xing plug-ins can be found here: https://dev.xing.com/plugins.

YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC., 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (“YouTube”). An overview of the YouTube plug-ins can be found here: https://developers.google.com/youtube/

In order to further protect your data when visiting our websites, these plug-ins are implemented as a "2-click solution". This type of integration ensures that you are not automatically connected to the servers of the provider when accessing a page on our website that contains such plug-ins. The browser shall only establish a direct connection to the servers of the operator if you activate the plug-ins, thus permitting the data transfer. The content of the various plug-ins shall be transferred by the respective operator directly to your browser and then displayed on your screen.

The plug-in informs the operator about which of our pages you accessed. If whilst visiting our website you are logged in to your user account with the respective operator, the operator may merge your interests, i.e. information which you access, with your user account. With the use of the plug-in functions (e.g. clicking on "Like" button, posting a comment), this information shall also be transferred from the browser directly to the operator for storage.

More information about the collection and use of data by the operator and about your rights and options for protecting your privacy can be found in the privacy statements of the operators:

Privacy Statement of Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Privacy Statement of instagram: https://privacycenter.instagram.com/policy/
Privacy Statement of Xing: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung
Privacy Statement of LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/Data Protection-policy
Privacy Statement of YouTube: https://policies.google.com/privacy/update?hl=de

5. Rights of parties affected:
5.1. Right to information

You have the right to obtain information at any time about the data stored about you, including the origin and recipients of your data, as well as the purpose of the data processing. Please send your request in writing or by e-mail to our addresses listed below.

This privacy statement shall only apply to the content of our servers and does not cover the websites linked on our site.

5.2. Right to complain to the data protection authorities

Irrespective of other administrative or legal remedies, you shall have the right to complain in accordance with § 24ff Data Protection Act 2018 to the data protection authorities if you believe that the processing of your data violates the GDPR.

The data protection authorities shall inform the complainant of the status and outcomes of the complaint including the possibility of a legal remedy.

6. About us

This is the privacy statement of Wakol GmbH, Bottenbacher Str. 30, 66954 Pirmasens, Germany.

Internet www.wakol.com; E-mail info@wakol.com

Should you have any questions about this privacy statement, please contact us directly by post or e-mail. 

Data Protection Officer

You can contact our data protection officer as follows:

Contact form:

Dipl.-Kfm. Marc Althaus
Frapanweg 22
D-22589 Hamburg

7. Updates and changes

Parts of the privacy statement may be modified or updated by us without informing you in advance thereof. Please check the privacy statement before you use our website in order to stay informed of any possible changes or updates. Privacy Statement as at: October 2023.