Data privacy

Data privacy statement

by Forst Technologie GmbH & Co. KG

Being the operator of the website, we take very seriously the need for security and protection of all personal data. All personal information is treated confidentially and in accordance with the relevant statutory regulations, as explained in this data privacy statement.
Our website can of course also be used without the need for entering any personal data. If, however, personal data, such as name, address or e-mail are requested at any time, the data will be considered to be provided voluntarily. We shall never disclose data we have collected from you to any third party without your specific permission.
If a person wishes to take advantage of certain services that our company offers via our website, we may find it necessary to process your personal data. If processing of personal data is required and if there is no legal regulation covering such processing, we shall in general first obtain the consent of the person in question.
The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of the person concerned will take place in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the specific data protection regulations binding on FORST in the country in question. Our company wishes to take the opportunity of this data privacy statement to notify the public regarding the nature, extent and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Any persons concerned will also be informed by means of this data privacy statement regarding their rights in this regard.
FORST is the entity responsible for data processing and as such has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website are protected as comprehensively as possible. Internet-based data transmission is, however, always subject to a certain risk of security failings, and absolute protection can therefore never be guaranteed. Each person concerned is accordingly always free to use alternative means for the transmission of personal data, for example telephone or the postal service.
We shall in the following inform you of the types of data we collect and the purpose for which they are used:

1. Recording website activity

Records of each access to our website are kept and processed for statistical purposes, with the individual user remaining anonymous in this context:

  • referrer (the website that linked you to our Internet presence)
  • search terms (with search engines as referrer)
  • IP for determining the country and the provider
  • the browser, operating system, installed plug-ins and screen resolution
  • period of time spent on the web pages

We process the said data on the basis of our justified interest in accordance with Article 6 (1), sentence 1, subsection f, DSGVO for the following purposes:

  • to guarantee smooth and uninterrupted connection to our website,
  • to guarantee easy use of our website,
  • to evaluate system security and stability and
  • for further administrative purposes.

We reserve the right to examine these data subsequently if any concrete reasons for suspecting some illicit use become known to us. The data are immediately deleted once they are no longer required for our specific purposes, but at the latest after six months.

2. Name and address of the person responsible for data processing
The entity bearing responsibility within the meaning of General Data Protection Regulation, with other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union, as well as other regulations of a data-protection nature, is:

Forst Technologie GmbH & Co. KG
Schützenstraße 160
42659 Solingen

Tel.: 0212-409-0
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The data protection officer at the responsible entity is:
Dr. Jörn Voßbein
UIMC Dr. Voßbein GmbH & Co. KG
Otto-Hausmann-Ring 113, 42115 Wuppertal

3. Cookies
This website uses “cookies”. Cookies are text files stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the user of the website and that automatically recognise you again when you next visit. You can prevent cookies being installed by means of the corresponding setting of your browser. This can, however, mean that you are no longer able to use all offers to the full extent.

4. Contacting FORST through the website
In line with statutory regulations, the website of FORST Technologie GmbH & Co. KG provides information that enables the visitor to make electronic contact with our company quickly and to communicate directly with us, and which also includes a general address for so-called electronic post (e-mail address). If a concerned person wishes to contact the person responsible for data processing by e-mail or using the contact form, the personal data that this person transmits will be automatically saved. Such personal data transmitted voluntarily to the person responsible for data processing will be kept for the purpose of processing or contacting the person submitting the request. These personal data will not be disclosed to any third party.

5. Data protection for applications and in application procedures via the third-party softgarden
The data processing official collects and processes the personal data from applicants as required for assessing applications. Processing can also take place electronically. This will be the case in particular when an applicant submits the required application documents by electronic means, for example by e-mail or using the online form provided on the website, to the person responsible for data processing. If the data processing official concludes an employment agreement with an applicant, the data submitted with the application will be saved to facilitate management of the employment relationship in compliance with statutory regulations. If the data processing official does not conclude an employment agreement with the applicant, all application documents and data will be automatically deleted two months after the rejection was announced, unless the data processing official has a justified interest in retaining the data. A justified interest in this sense would be, for example, the need for providing evidence in some case based on Allgemeinen Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (AGG – German General Gender Equality Law).

6. Rights of the person concerned
We hereby notify you that, according to Article 15 ff. DSGVO and subject to the conditions defined therein, you have a right to demand that we provide information on your personal data that we have saved and for correction or deletion or restriction of processing, as well as the right to object to processing of your data and the right to data portability. You also have pursuant to Article 77 DSGVO the right to file objection with a data protection supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is in breach of this statutory regulation. If processing of your data is based on Article 6 (1), subsection a, DSGVO or Article 9 (2), subsection a, DSGVO (consent), you also have the right to rescind your consent at any time, without this prejudicing the lawfulness of the processing of your data on the basis of prior consent until the time of your rescission.

Right to information, Article 15 DSGVO
You have the right to demand information on whether and to what extent your personal data are being processed (in particular regarding the purpose, the parties receiving the data, storage period, etc.).

Right to correction, Article 16 DSGVO
You have the right to demand that your stored data be corrected if they are incorrect or incomplete. This includes the right to supplement your data by means of additional declarations or notifications.

Right to deletion, Article 17 DSGVO
You have the right to demand that your data be deleted. This will be possible, for example, when your data are no longer required for the purposes for which they were originally collected or when deletion is required in compliance with statutory obligations. This right can, however, be excluded in individual cases.

Right to restrict processing, Article 18 DSGVO
You have the right to place restrictions on how your personal data are processed. This will be possible, for example, when your data were incorrectly collected or processing of your data is unlawful. If processing is restricted in this way, your data may then be processed only in clearly defined cases.

Right to data portability, Article 20 DSGVO
You have the right to demand that your data be returned to you or to some other person you name in a standard electronic, machine-readable data format if you have provided these data yourself.

Right of objection, Article 21 DSGVO
You have the right, for reasons arising from your specific situation, to object to processing of your personal data at any time with effect for the future, provided this objection is necessary for protecting your justified interests (cf. Article 6 (1), subsection e), f) DSGVO). If you file an objection, we shall examine whether the statutory conditions for processing your data are fulfilled and, if this is not the case, we shall discontinue all further processing of your data.

Right to file complaint with the supervisory authority, Article 77 DSGVO
You have the right to consult the relevant supervisory authority in the EU or in the relevant member state at any time if you suspect some infringement of data-protection regulations.

7. GoogleMaps
To facilitate travelling, we offer you the use of Google Maps for displaying maps and creating route plans. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. These pages will be indicated to you accordingly.

By using this service you declare your consent to Google collecting, processing and using the data collected by the system and that you enter. The terms of use for Google Maps can be found under [external link].

8. legal basis der processing
Article 6 I, subsection a DSGVO serves our company as a legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the personal data need to be processed for executing the contract with the person in question, as is the case, for example, when data has to be processed in the context of delivery of goods or the rendering of some other service or return service, the processing will then be in accordance with Article 6 I, subsection b, DSGVO. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary for the execution of certain pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries regarding our products or services. If our company is subject to some legal obligation that requires the processing of personal data, such as to comply with tax obligations, then processing will be in accordance with Article 6 I, subsection c, DSGVO. In rare cases, processing of personal data may be necessary for protecting the vital interests der person in question or some other natural person. This would be the case in particular if a visitor to our premises were injured in an accident and we would then be obliged to disclose his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information to a doctor, a hospital or some other official third party. Data processing would then be in accordance with Article 6 I, subsection d, DSGVO. Processing measures could finally also be based on Article 6 I, subsection f, DSGVO. This constitutes the legal basis for processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal situations and when the processing of data is required for safeguarding the justified interests of our company or a third party, provided these considerations are not outweighed by the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the party concerned. We are specifically entitled to perform such processing operations because they were specifically mentioned by the European lawmaker. He was namely of the opinion in this regard that a justified interest could be assumed if the person in question is a customer of the party bearing responsibility for data processing (Argument 47, 2nd sentence, DSGVO).

9. Justified interests in processing on the part of the entity responsible for data processing or a third party
If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 I, subsection f, DSGVO, our justified interest is the performance of our business activities for the benefit and welfare of all our employees and our shareholders.

10. Period for which personal data are stored
The data are stored only for as long as is necessary for the intended purpose to be fulfilled. The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the relevant statutory retention period. On expiry of the retention period, the data in question will be routinely deleted if they are no longer required for fulling the agreement or for contract negotiations.

11. Statutory or contractual regulations on providing personal data; requirement for concluding a contract; obligation of the data official to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide personal data
We notify the user that the provision of personal data is in some cases stipulated by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can arise from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contract partner). It may occasionally be required for a contract to become valid that the person concerned provides to us personal data that we will subsequently have to process. The person in question is, for example, obliged to make available to us personal data if our company has concluded an agreement with this person. Failure to provide personal data would mean that no contract can be concluded with the person concerned. Before providing personal data, the personal in question must contact a member of our staff. The staff member will notify the person concerned according to the individual case as to whether there is a statutory or a contractual obligation to provide the personal data or whether this data is required concluding the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what would be the consequences of failure to provide the personal data.

12. Presence of automatized decision making
Our company is conscious of its responsibilities and accordingly does not employ any automatized decision-making or profiling.

13. Amendments to this data privacy statement
Our data privacy statement may be adjusted at irregular intervals in order to comply with the currently applicable legal requirements or to reflect changes in our services, e.g. if new offers are introduced. The new data privacy statement will then apply automatically for your next visit. You are advised to read this data privacy statement from time to time in order to keep informed of how we are protecting your data and constantly improving the content of our website. If we undertake any significant changes in the way we collect, use and/or disclose the personal data made available to us, we shall notify you accordingly by means of a clear and prominent notice on our website. By using our website you declare your consent to the terms of these guidelines on protection of personal data.

14. Contact
Any queries regarding this data privacy statement or data protection should be addressed to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., indicating “data protection” in the subject line, or to the relevant office indicated under point 1 above.

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