Data protection declaration

1. Data protection - simple and compact:

Data protection is about protecting you from the misuse of your data.

When you visit a website, data flows that the owner of the website knows exactly what belongs to you. This data is called personal data. This is always the case, also with us. We want to (and have to) explain to you exactly what happens. As this can be a really long text, even with only a few data, here are the most important points in brief:

1.1. Who is responsible for data processing?

We are:

Weber Food Technology GmbH , Günther-Weber-Straße 3 , 35236 Breidenbach, Germany. Telephone: +49 (6465) 918 0, e-mail: info

1.2. Is there a data protection officer that I can contact?

Yes, there is. His name is Henning Welz and you can contact him at welz or under the postal address with the supplement "der Datenschutzbeauftragte".

1.3. Who is the competent supervisory authority?

This is the "Hessische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit (Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information)", Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1, 65389 Wiesbaden, Germany.

1.4. What rights do I have with regard to the processing of my data?

You have the following rights:

  • Right to information.
  • Right to correction.
  • Right to erasure.
  • Right to restriction of processing.
  • Right to object.
  • Right to data portability.
  • Right of appeal to a supervisory authority.

If you have any questions about exercising these rights, please feel free to contact our data protection officer.

1.5. What data are actually being dealt with?

First of all, there is the technical data that is always collected when you visit a website: IP address, date and time, type of request, amount of data transferred, browser type, operating system, language, requesting website. As mentioned: this is always the case.

In addition, we also use small pieces of information that we store on your computer to make it easier for you to use the site. They are called cookies. This is usually the case and has to be in order to allow you to use our website comfortably. However, you can also prevent it (by setting it in your browser). But the site will not work as well then.

When you enter data on our website, for example to create an account, subscribe to a newsletter or contact us, we use the data exclusively for the purpose in question.

We do not need consent for any of these procedures (we call it "processing"). If we intend to do something else with the data, then we will ask you for consent.

In a so-called consent tool, we ask for such consent at the very beginning, right after you open the page. In this tool, you can also find out exactly which data we need for which purpose, by which technology they are collected and how long we store them. By changing the settings in this consent tool, you can revoke any consent you have given at any time.

A summary of the settings you have made in the Consent Tool and the option to change them can be found in section "3. Processing based on your consent".

As a general rule, we store all data for as long as we need it for the respective purpose and only longer if we are legally required to do so. If an exact period of time can be specified, you will find it in the following text.

Basically, you have now understood what this is all about. For more detailed and comprehensive information, please continue reading:

2. Data protection - not quite as simple and longer, but quite precise

2.1. Information on the collection of personal data

2.1.1. Establishing contact

When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, name and telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data accrued in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are legal retention obligations.

2.2. Collection of personal data by and for us when visiting our website

2.2.1. Data processed as a matter of principle

In the case of using the website only for informational purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security on the basis of 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the enquiry
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the requirement (specific page)
  • Access status / HTTP status code
  • Respective amount of data transferred
  • Website from which the requirement comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.
2.3. Social media content

If you have given us your consent in the consent tool displayed when you start the website, we use the social media services you have approved in order to be able to show you content from the corresponding social media on our website. In this course, personal data will then also be passed on to these social media providers. Consent constitutes a legal basis within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR as well as permission pursuant to Section 25 para. 1 TTDSG (German Telecommunications-Telemedia Data Protection Act).

Yes after your consent in the Consent Tool, we also use plug-ins from social media providers that allow you to quickly switch to them. In doing so, we use the so-called two-click solution. This means that just because you have visited our site, no personal data is passed on to the providers of the plug-ins. This only occurs after you have activated the plug-in by clicking on it. In this case, the data mentioned under point 2.2.1. of this declaration will be transmitted.

Please inform yourself about the exact circumstances of the processing of your personal data in the data protection declarations of the providers.

2.4. Analysis of the website

2.4.1. Matomo

This website uses the Open Source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user across pages for the analysis of user conduct (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Matomo about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is pseudonymised before storage.

With the help of Matomo, we are able to collect and analyze data about the use of our website by website visitors. This enables us to find out, amongst other, when which page views were made and from which region they came from. We also collect various log files (e.g. IP address, referrer, browsers and operating systems used) and can measure whether our website visitors perform certain actions (e.g. clicks, purchases, etc.).

The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user conduct in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP pseudonymization

We use IP pseudonymization for the analysis with Matomo. This means that your IP address is shortened before analysis so that it can no longer be clearly assigned to you.


We host Matomo exclusively on our own servers so that all analysis data remains with us and is not passed on.

2.4.2. Salesviewer

On this website, data is collected and stored for marketing, market research and optimization purposes using the SalesViewer® technology of SalesViewer® GmbH based on the legitimate interests of the website operator (Art. 6 para.1 lit.f GDPR).

For this purpose, a javascript-based code is used to collect company-related data and the corresponding usage. The data collected with this technology is encrypted via a non-reversible one-way function (so-called hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymised and not used to personally identify the visitor to this website.

The data stored within the framework of Salesviewer will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain data to prevent its deletion.

You can object to the collection and storage of data at any time with effect for the future by clicking on this link in order to prevent the collection of data by SalesViewer® within this website in the future. This will place an opt-out cookie for this website on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.

3. Processing based on your consent

As already mentioned, at the beginning, when you accessed our website for the first time, we asked you for your consent to use various services using a so-called consent tool. These can be, for example, services that provide certain fonts for our website, enable you to navigate to us or, as also briefly mentioned above, connect to social media channels or enable us to analyze website activity. The services for which we ask for your consent are subject to change. They all have one thing in common: we will only use them if we have your consent and will stop using them immediately if you withdraw this consent. In doing so, this so-called revocation extends to the future, data already collected will not be deleted but processed within the framework of the given consent.

All services used within the scope of the given consent are used on the basis of § 25 para. 1 TTDSG as well as within the scope of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

In the following list you can find out about the status of your consents and about the activities of the individual services to which you have consented:

4. Links

If you find links to other sites on our website, clicking on these links will cause you to switch from our website to the website of another provider. This other provider is responsible for everything that happens to your data; you will find more detailed information in the data protection declaration belonging to this website.

5. Further information

If you would like to find out more about how we process the data of third parties outside the website environment, please read our Data Protection Declaration for Third Parties!