Protecting your data

Data protection:

Graphite Materials GmbH thanks you for visiting our website and for your interest in us and our services. We take the protection of personal data very seriously and want you to feel safe when visiting our website. We process personal data that is collected when you visit our website in accordance with the statutory provisions, in particular the GDPR.

Responsible body:

Graphite Materials GmbH
Rothenburger Strasse. 76
90522 Oberasbach
Phone: +49 (0) 911 999 01 03-0

What are personal data?

Personal data are data about you that make identification possible. This includes, for example: Surname, first name, your address and your e-mail address. In some cases we need your name and address as well as further information in order to be able to offer you the desired article or the desired service. We only save the data that you have submitted to us automatically or voluntarily.

How are the personal data processed?

At some points on our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us or to use certain services. We only store the personal data transmitted in this way for the purpose for which they were given to us, such as to process your request or to answer any questions you may have.

Which data are requested?

If there is the possibility of entering personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) on the website, the input of this data takes place voluntarily. The use of all offered services is permitted – as far as technically possible and reasonable – without specification of such data or under specification of anonymized data or a pseudonym. However, by correctly specifying the optional data, you enable us to look after you personally and individually.

Transfer of data to third parties, no data transfer to non-EU countries

In principle, we only use your personal data within our company. If and to the extent that we involve third parties in the performance of contracts (e.g. logistics service providers), these personal data will only be received to the extent that the transmission is necessary for the corresponding service. In the event that we outsource certain parts of the data processing (“order processing”), we contractually oblige order processors to only use personal data in accordance with the requirements of data protection laws and to guarantee the protection of the rights of the data subject. A data transfer to bodies or persons outside the EU outside of the case mentioned in this declaration in section 4 does not take place and is not planned.

SSL encryption

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use the current state of the art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) over HTTPS.
Is the confidentiality of the email traffic / contact form guaranteed?
If you want to contact us with your own e-mail account, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the information transmitted may not be guaranteed.
If the data is collected and processed via our contact form, this data is encrypted before it is transmitted. You are welcome to send us confidential information exclusively by post.

Registration on this website

You can register on our website to use certain functions. The transmitted data are used exclusively for the purpose of using the respective offer or service. Mandatory information requested during registration must be given in full. Otherwise we will refuse the registration.
In the event of important changes, e.g. for technical reasons, we will inform you by email. The e-mail will be sent to the address that was given during registration.
The processing of the data entered during registration is based on your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your already given consent at any time. An informal e-mail notification is sufficient for the revocation. The legality of the data processing that has already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
We store the data collected during registration for the period that you are registered on our website. Your data will be deleted if you cancel your registration. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

Product Recommendations

Independently of the newsletter, we will regularly send you product recommendations by email. In this way, we send you information about products from our range in which you may be interested on the basis of your last purchases of goods or services from us. In doing so, we strictly adhere to the legal requirements. You can object to this at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. A message in text form to the contact details mentioned under item 1 (e.g. email, fax, letter) is sufficient for this. Of course, you will also find an unsubscribe link in every email.
The legal basis for this is the legal permission in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 f) GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 Paragraph 3 UWG
Will data be logged during my visit?
Every time a user accesses a page from our website and every time a file is called up, access data about this process is stored in a log file on our server.

• Name and URL of the file called up
• Date and time of the retrieval
• Amount of data transferred
• Notification of successful retrieval (HTTP response code)
• Browser type and browser version
• Operating system
• Referrer URL (i.e. the previously visited page)
• Websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website
• Internet service provider of the user
• IP address and the requesting provider

This data will not be merged with other data sources. The processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Are cookies used?

When you visit our website, we may save information on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies are small files that are transferred from an internet server to your browser and stored on your hard drive. Only the internet protocol address is saved – no personal data. The legal basis for the use of cookies is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f GDPR.
In some cases, so-called session cookies are used, which are automatically deleted at the end of the visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them or until they expire. This offers you the advantage that you do not have to re-enter your data again and again when filling out forms. These cookies also enable you to be recognized the next time you visit.
Most browsers are set so that they automatically accept cookies. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that it notifies you as soon as cookies are sent.
If you have deactivated all cookies in your browser, a so-called session ID is used to identify you personally while you are accessing our website. Here, too, no data is stored on your computer. The session ID will be deleted after your access has ended.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on the user’s computer and that enable an analysis of the use of the website by them. Information generated by cookies about the use of this website by users is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymization has been activated on this website so that the IP address of Google users within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area is shortened beforehand. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the use of the website by users, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; However, this offer points out to users that in this case they may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. Users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by using the browser plug available under the following link -In download and install. The current link is:
In view of the discussion about the use of analysis tools with full IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp ()” and therefore IP addresses are only processed in abbreviated form in order to exclude direct personal reference. Further information regarding Google Analytics (data protection): https: // Hl = de

Google CDN

We use Google CDN to properly provide the content of our website. Google CDN is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, which acts as a content delivery network (CDN) on our website. A CDN helps to provide the content of our online offer, in particular files such as graphics or scripts, more quickly with the help of regionally or internationally distributed servers. When you access this content, you establish a connection to the servers of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, whereby your IP address and possibly browser data such as your user agent are transmitted. These data are processed exclusively for the purposes mentioned above and to maintain the security and functionality of Google CDN. The content delivery network is used on the basis of our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in a secure and efficient provision and the optimization of our online offer in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. The specific storage duration of the processed data cannot be influenced by us, but is determined by Google Ireland Limited. Further information can be found in the data protection declaration for Google CDN:

Presence in social networks

We operate various online presences – fan page (s) – within social networks in order to communicate with active users. We also offer visitors information about our company, our articles and services on social media platforms.

The legal basis for the operation of our fan page (s) on social media platforms – including those for processing personal data – is based on a legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. The purpose is timely customer communication as well as advertising and public relations.

Your IP address is recorded and saved when you access the social media platform. Usually, a cookie is set that saves your visit and other data about your visit to the social media platform.

You can call up the social media fan page (s) regularly, regardless of whether you have a user account on the relevant platform and are logged in or not. In both cases, however, your data will be processed by the social media platform.

If you are logged in to the respective social media platform, your visit will be recorded by cookies or other technical means and assigned to your user account. The social media platform is thus given the opportunity to analyze user behavior. Under certain circumstances, a user profile with your interests is generated, which can display interest-related advertising inside and outside the social media platform. This can even be done across devices. Your data can also be used for market research and advertising. Furthermore, your user profile and your content can be recognized. For details, we refer to the following data protection declarations and information obligations of the social media platform (s) used.

Used services and service providers:

We incorporate functional and content elements into our online offer that are obtained from the servers of their respective providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”). This can include, for example, maps, detection of bots, graphics, posts, videos or Act on social media buttons (hereinafter collectively referred to as “content”).

The integration always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content process the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content or functions. We strive to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. By integrating the plug-ins, the social network receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page from our website. If you are logged in to the social network, your visit can be assigned to your social network account.

If you do not want social networks to collect data about you via active plug-ins, you can either simply deactivate the social plug-ins with a click on our website or select the “Block third-party cookies” function in your browser settings. In this case, the browser will not send any cookies to the server for embedded content from other providers. With this setting, however, in addition to the plug-ins, other cross-page functions may no longer work.

The following services or plug-ins are used:


Social network; Service provider: Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA; Website:; Data protection declaration:


Social network; Service provider: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland, parent company: Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA; Website:; Data protection declaration:; Opposition option (opt-out): Settings for advertisements:; Additional information on data protection: Agreement on joint processing of personal data on Facebook pages:, data protection information for Facebook pages: terms / information_about_page_insights_data.


Videos; Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; Website:; Data protection declaration:; Opposition option (opt-out): Opt-out plug-in:, settings for displaying advertisements:


Twitter: social network; Service provider: Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA; Data protection declaration:, settings


Xing: social network; Service provider: XING SE, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, website:;
Data protection declaration:


LinkedIn: social network; Service provider: LinkedIn Ireland Limited Company,
Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland;
Data protection declaration:;

Google Maps:

Representation of maps and for the creation of route plans; Service provider: Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Website; Data protection declaration:; Terms of use for Google Maps:;

Google reCAPTCHA:

Google reCAPTCHA is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited and enables us to distinguish whether a contact request comes from a natural person or whether it is automated using a program, e.g. B. for entries in online forms. “ReCAPTCHA” prevents attacks from, for example, so-called bots. (“ReCAPTCHA”) from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration:; Google Terms of Use:;


We have integrated components of the Newsletter2Go service on our website. Newsletter2Go is a service of Newsletter2Go GmbH and offers marketing automation for companies.
Newsletter2Go is used to store and transfer data entered in forms using cookies, to send marketing e-mails and automated messages and to create targeted campaigns.
In addition, Newsletter2Go offers us the opportunity to analyze whether the e-mails sent have been opened, how many users have received an e-mail and whether users have unsubscribed from the newsletter after receiving an e-mail.
In this case, your data will be passed on to the operator of Newsletter2Go, Newsletter2Go GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin.
We process your data with the help of Newsletter2Go for the purpose of optimizing our website and for marketing purposes on the basis of your consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.
The specific storage period of the processed data cannot be influenced by us, but is determined by Newsletter2Go GmbH. Further information can be found in the data protection declaration for Newsletter2Go:

How can the use of personal data be influenced?

Of course, you have the sole right to decide whether and for what purposes we may use your data. Furthermore, you alone determine whether we may use your data ourselves for the purposes of advice, advertising and market research. Here, too, you can of course withdraw your consent at any time. We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or as stipulated by the various storage periods provided by law. After the respective purpose or expiry of these deadlines, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

What security precautions have we taken?

We have taken technical and administrative security precautions to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. We have committed all employees and service providers to secrecy and compliance with data protection regulations.
Whenever we collect and process personal data, it is encrypted before it is transmitted. This means that your data cannot be misused by third parties.

Will this privacy statement be amended?

Due to current conditions, such as B. an amendment to the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-new, DSGVO), we will – if necessary – update this data protection declaration.

How can I check, correct, revoke or delete my data?

Under the requirements of the statutory provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), you as the person concerned have

the right to:

Information in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, § 34 BDSG about the data stored about you in the form of meaningful information on the details of the processing as well as a copy of your data;

Correction in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR of incorrect or incomplete data that are stored by us;

Deletion in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR of the data stored by us, insofar as the processing is not to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, as well as for reasons of public interest or to assert and exercise or defend legal claims is required;

Restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, insofar as the accuracy of the data is questioned, the processing is unlawful, we no longer need the data and you refuse to delete it because you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected against the processing according to Art. 21 GDPR.

Data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, if you have provided us with personal data within the framework of a consent in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR or on the basis of a contract in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR and this have been processed by us using an automated procedure. You will receive your data in a structured and machine-readable format or we will transmit the data directly to another person responsible, as far as this is technically feasible.

Objection in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR to the processing of your personal data, insofar as this is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e, f GDPR and there are reasons for this that arise from a particular situation or the objection against Direct mail is aimed. However, the right to object does not exist if overriding, compelling reasons worthy of protection are proven for the processing or the processing is carried out to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. If the right to object to individual processing operations does not exist, this is indicated there.

Revocation of your given consent in accordance with Art. 7 Paragraph 3 GDPR with effect for the future. Complaint in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR to a supervisory authority if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR. You can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence, your place of work or our company headquarters. You can find more information on the supervisory authorities in the European Union hier

Legal basis for processing

Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art .6 I lit.b GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfill tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR.

In rare cases, it may be necessary to process personal data in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were injured and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned do not prevail. We are particularly permitted to carry out such processing operations because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, he took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the person concerned is a customer of the person responsible (recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).
Visitors to our website can contact our externally appointed data protection officer for data protection issues at:

External data protection officer:
Data protection Pöllinger GmbH
Mrs. Gisela Pöllinger
Dresdner Str. 38
92318 Neumarkt