Privacy policy

We only process personal data (“data”) if required to do so and to provide a functional and user-friendly website, including the content and the services offered there.

Pursuant to art. 4 no. 1. of regulation (EU) 2016/679, in other words, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), “processing” shall mean any process or series of processes involving personal data, whether by automatic means or not, such as collecting, recording, organizing, filing, storing, modifying or altering, retrieving, requesting, using, disclosing by transmission, disseminating or otherwise making available, aligning or combining, restricting, erasing or destroying personal data.

The purpose of this Privacy Policy is, in particular, to inform you about the type, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis for processing personal data if we decide alone or in conjunction with others on the purposes and means of processing such data. We will also inform you below about the third-party tools we use for optimization purposes and to boost the user experience, insofar as third parties are responsible for processing the resulting data themselves.

Our Privacy Policy is structured as follows:

  1. Information about us as the data controller
  2. Rights of users and data subjects
  3. Information about data processing

I. Information about us as the data controller

In terms of data protection law, the data controller of this website is:

Grimm-Schirp Maschinen- und Werkzeugbau GmbH
Marggrafstrasse 13
D-31137 Hildesheim
Tel.: +49 (0) 51 21 / 93 72-0
Fax.: +49 (0) 51 21 / 93 72-0

The data controller’s data protection officer is:

Friedrich Wettberg

II. Rights of users and data subjects

Regarding the data processing described in more detail below, users and data subjects have the following rights:

  • The right to receive confirmation that their personal data is being processed, the right to access the data processed, further information about the data processing and to receive copies of the data (see also art. 15 GDPR);
  • The right to have inaccurate data rectified or incomplete data completed (see also art. 16 GDPR);
  • The right to immediate erasure of personal data without undue delay (see also art. 17 GDPR), or should further processing be necessary pursuant to art 17, section 3 GDPR, to restrict processing pursuant to art. 18 GDPR;
  • The right to receive the personal data that the data subject has provided and to have the right to transmit such data to another data controller (see also art. 20 GDPR);
  • The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, if the data subject believes that their personal data is being processed by the data controller in breach of data protection regulations (see also art. 77 GDPR).

Furthermore, the data controller must inform all recipients to whom the data controller has disclosed data about any rectification or erasure of data, or restriction of processing, that has occurred pursuant to articles 16, 17, section 1, 18 GDPR. However, such obligation shall not apply if the effort required to inform such recipients is disproportionately high or impossible. However, the data subject still has a right of access to information about these recipients.

Pursuant to art. 21 GDPR, users and data subjects also have the right to object to future processing of their personal data, insofar as the data controller has processed such data pursuant to article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. In particular, objections to processing data for direct advertising purposes is permitted.

III. Information about data processing

The personal data captured when you use our website will be erased or processing restricted, as soon as the reason for saving the data no longer exists, erasure of the data does not conflict with any legal obligations to retain the data and no other instructions to the contrary about processing methods are provided below.

Server data

For technical reasons, in particular to guarantee that the website is secure and reliable, your browser will send data to us or to our web host. Known as server log files, these provide information about the type and version of your browser, operating system, the website that you switched from to our (referrer URL), the website(s) you visit from our Internet platform, the date and time of access in each case, the IP address of your Internet connection.

We save data captured in this way temporarily but do not combine them with any other personal data belonging to you.

The basis for saving such data is provided by article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.

The data are erased again seven days after processing at the latest, insofar as we are not required to retain them to furnish evidence of any kind. Otherwise, the data are exempt from erasure, either in whole or in part, until incidents have been clarified in their entirety.


a) Session cookies

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are placed and stored on your device by your browser. These cookies process personal data about you such as information concerning your browser, location or your IP address.

This type of processing makes our website more user-friendly, more effective and more secure because processing, for instance, enables our website to appear in other languages, or the ability to offer a shopping cart.

The lawfulness of such processing is given in art. 6 Abs. 1 lit b.) GDPR, as long as these cookies process data to conclude a new or process a contract.

If processing is not carried out to conclude a new or process a contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving our website’s functionality. Lawfulness of processing is then provided by article 6(1) lit. f GDPR.
These session cookies are erased when you close your browser.

b) Third-party cookies

Cookies from companies we partner with for advertising or analysis purposes or due to functionality of our website, might also be used in association with our website.

Please see the following information for more details about this, particularly about the purposes and lawfulness for processing such third-party cookies.

c) Erasure option

A setting on your browser allows you to prevent or limit installation of the cookies. You can also erase cookies stored at any time. However, the steps you need to take depend on the browser you are using. Therefore, if you have any questions, please use the help function or refer to your browser’s instructions, or contact the manufacturer or support team. However, Flash cookies do not allow you to prevent processing by making changes to browser settings. You will have to change your Flash Player’s settings instead. The steps you need to take depend on the Flash Player you are using. Therefore, if you have any questions, please also use the help function or refer to your Flash Player’s instructions, or contact the manufacturers or user support.

However, should you prevent or restrict installation of the cookies, it is possible that you might not be able to use all the functions on our website in their entirety.

Contact requests/contact options

If you use the contact form or send an e-mail to us, the data you provide will be used to process your inquiry. We need such data to process and answer your inquiry, otherwise we cannot do so or only to a limited extent.

The lawfulness of processing in this way is stipulated in article 6(1) lit. b GDPR.

Your personal data will be erased once your inquiry has been dealt with and such erasure is not contrary to any legal obligations to retain such data, such as subsequent contract processing.

Google Maps

We use Google Maps on our website to indicate where we are and provide directions on how to reach us. This is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, “Google”.

To enable certain fonts to be displayed on our website, a connection to the Google server in the US is established when our website is accessed.

If you use Google Maps on our website, Google uses your browser to store a cookie on your device. Your user settings and data are processed in order to show our location and create directions. In the process, we cannot rule out the possibility that Google uses servers in the US.

The lawfulness of processing is provided by article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. Legitimate grounds lie in improving the functionality of our website.

The connection to Google established in this way enables Google to identify which website you sent your request from and which IP address the directions are to be sent to.

If you do not agree to this processing, you can prevent installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. For more details, see the section on Cookies above.

The use of Google Maps and information obtained via Google Maps is governed by the Google Terms of Service and the terms of service for Google Maps.

Furthermore, Google provides more information at:


To provide directions, we use OpenStreetMap, a service from the OpenStreetMap Foundation, St John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB 4 0 WS, United Kingdom, “OpenStreetMap”.

When you visit one of our website pages that incorporates the OpenStreetMap service, OpenStreetMap stores a cookie on your device via your browser. This processes your user settings and user data in order to display the page or ensure the functionality of the OpenStreetMap service. Such processing allows OpenStreetMap to identify the website your inquiry was sent from and the IP address the directions are to be sent to.

The lawfulness of processing is provided by article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate grounds lie in improving and efficiently running our website.

If you do not agree to this processing, you can prevent installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. For more details, see the section on Cookies above.

OpenStreetMap provides further information at:

Here you can find more information on the capture and usage of the data and about your rights and ways of protecting your privacy.

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