Data protection

Privacy policy

Duktus is aware that the protection of your privacy is an important concern for you when using our website. We therefore take the protection of your personal data seriously. This is why we would like to use this privacy policy to make you aware of when we save data, what data we save and how it is used by us

Name and contact information of the person responsible for data processing and the company’s data protection officer 

This data protection information applies to data processed by:

Person responsible:
Duktus (Wetzlar) GmbH & Co. KG, Sophienstraße 52 – 54,
35576 Wetzlar,
phone: +49 (0)6441 49-0, fax: +49 (0)6441 49-1303,

The Duktus data protection officer can be contacted by post at the above address (mark correspondence F.A.O. Data Protection Officer) or by e-mail at


Collecting and saving personal data and the form and purpose of its use 

a) On visiting the website
When you visit our website, the browser installed on your end device automatically sends information to the servers of our website. Our servers temporarily save each instance of access in a log file. This involves the following data being recorded without any action on your part, and this data is saved by us until it is manually deleted after 25 months at the latest:

  • The IP address of the computer that sent the request;
  • The date and time of access;
  • The name and URL of the file that was called up;
  • The website on which the link to our site was clicked;
  • Your computer's operating system and the browser you use;
  • The name of your Internet access provider.

The above data is processed by us for the following purpose:

Establishing a fault-free connection to the website,
providing a convenient user experience,
evaluating system security and stability and
for other administrative and statistical purposes.

Data is processed based on art. 6, para. 1(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our justified interest in the data is limited to the purposes of data collection as listed above. Under no circumstances will we use the collected data to gather information on you.

We also use cookies and analytics services when you visit our website. Further explanation is provided in sections 4 and 5 of this privacy policy.

b) Subscriptions to our newsletter:

If you have granted your express consent in accordance with art. 6, para. 1(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we will use your e-mail address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. You need only provide an e-mail address to subscribe to our newsletter.

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link provided at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can ask us to remove you from the mailing list at any time by sending an e-mail to

c) Analysing search requests

If you use the search function on our website, we analyse this data to find out if the search function is working correctly and whether improvement is required.


Passing on data

Your data will not be passed on to third parties for any purpose other than those described below.

We will only pass your data to third parties if:

You have granted your express consent in accordance with art. 6, para. 1(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
; the transfer of data is required for the purposes of making a legal claim or exercising or defending a legal right and there is no reason to believe that you have any significant interests preventing us from passing on your data;
if there is a legal requirement to pass on your data in accordance with para. 6(1)(1)(c) of the GDPR, and it is
legally permissible to do so; we are required to do so in accordance with art. 6(1)(1)(b) of the GDPR in order to enter into a contractual relationship with you.


We use cookies on our website. Cookies help to make the design of our website simpler, more attractive and clearer when you visit it. Cookies are alphanumeric information files which your Internet browser automatically saves on the hard drive of your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar) when you visit our website. Cookies will not damage your end device and do not contain any viruses, trojans or other damaging software.

Placing cookies does not result in any data being sent to us.
The cookie stores information that is generated in connection with the specific end device you are using. However, this does not mean that we can immediately determine your identity from this information.
Cookies are primarily used to make it easier for you to use our website. We use “session cookies” to determine whether you have already visited specific pages on our website. These cookies are automatically deleted when you leave our page.

We also use temporary cookies to optimise the user-friendliness of our website. These cookies are stored on your end device for a defined period of time. If you visit our page again to make use of our services, your device will automatically recognise that you have visited our website before and will know what information you entered and which settings you configured, so that you don’t have to enter this information again.

We also use cookies to record statistics about how our website is used and to evaluate our efforts to optimise our site for your use (see section 5). When you visit our website, these cookies allow us to automatically detect that you’ve visited our website before. These cookies are deleted after a defined period of time. We also use cookies to determine default settings for country and language selection.

The data processed by cookies is required for the aforementioned purposes to protect our justified interests and those of third parties in accordance with art. 6, para. 1(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Most Internet browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or so that a notice always appears before a new cookie is stored. Fully deactivating cookies may render you unable to use all of the functions on our website.

Analysis tools

a) Tracking tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out in accordance with art. 6, para. 1(1)(f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We use tracking measures to ensure that our website design is compatible with the needs of our users and to continually optimise our website. We also use tracking measures to record statistics about how our website is used and to evaluate our efforts to optimise our site for your use. These interests are deemed to be justified in accordance with the aforementioned Regulation.

Information on the purposes of data processing and data categories can be found in the relevant tracking tools.

b) Google Analytics

For the purposes of designing our sites so that they meet requirements and for continuous optimisation, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as “Google”). This service creates anonymised use profiles and uses cookies (see section 4). The information about your use of this website that is generated by the cookie, such as

  • Browser type/version;
  • Operating system used;
  • Referrer URL (the site that you previously visited);
  • Host name of the computer which is accessing the website (IP address);
  • Time of server request;
  • Geosegmentation;
  • Language;
  • Time zone;
  • Connection type

is sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This information will be used to analyse the use of the website, to compile reports about website activities and to provide further services associated with website use and Internet use for the purposes of market research and the user-oriented design of this website. This information may also be transferred to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will your IP address be combined with other Google data. IP addresses are anonymised so that it is not possible to trace them to a particular user (IP masking).
You can prevent cookies from being stored by changing the setting in your browser software accordingly. However, please note that this may result in you not being able to use all the functions of this website in full.

You can also prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie and linked to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing a browser add-on (

Alternatively, particularly if you are using a browser on a mobile end device, you can prevent data being recorded by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. This action will place an opt-out cookie on your device, which will prevent your data from being recorded on any future visit to our website. The opt-out cookie is valid only for this browser and for our website, and it will be stored on your device. If you delete the cookies stored in this browser, you will need to reinstall the opt-out cookie.

Further information on data protection and Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics help (


Contact form

Our website includes a contact form which you can use to get in touch with us. If you use the contact form, the information you enter will be sent to and stored by us. The following fields are mandatory:

  • Company
  • First name
  • Surname
  • Mobile telephone number
  • E-mail address and
  • Your query.

You can also add your address, postcode and country if you wish.

If you use the contact form on our website, the IP address assigned by your Internet service provider (ISP) will also be stored, along with the date and time of your contact with us.

Alternatively, you can contact us via the e-mail address provided. If you use one of these channels to contact the person responsible for processing the data, this person will automatically save the personal data provided.

The personal data you enter will only be used internally, and is collected and stored solely for our own purposes. If you wish to receive information by post (“info folder”), your personal data may be passed on to a postal service provider for the purpose of sending this information to you. You can ask for personal data collected in the context of a contact request to be removed from our database at any time. Your data will not be passed to third parties.

Your rights

You have the right:

In accordance with art. 15 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), to request to view the personal data we hold on you. In particular, you can request information on the purposes for which your data has been processed, the categories of personal data we hold on you, the categories of parties to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, your right to correct, delete, limit the processing of or object to any data, your right to complaint, the origin of your data if it was not collected by us, and the existence of an automatic decision-making process, including profiling and any important details relating to such profiling;

In accordance with art. 16 of the GDPR, to immediately demand the correction or completion of inaccurate personal data held by us on you;

In accordance with art. 17 of the GDPR, to request the deletion of the personal data held by us on you unless such processing is required to exercise the right of free speech and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, to protect the public interest or to make a legal claim or exercise or defend a legal right;

In accordance with art. 18 of the GDPR, to demand that the processing of your personal data is limited if the accuracy of the data held on you has been called into question or the processing of the data is unlawful but you do not wish the data to be deleted, and if we no longer need the data, but you require it to make a legal claim or to exercise or defend a legal right, or if you have filed an objection to the processing of the data in accordance with art. 21 of the GDPR;

In accordance with art. 20 of the GDPR, to receive a copy of the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, standard and machine-readable format, or to request that this data be provided to another responsible person;

In accordance with art. 7, para. 3 of the GDPR, to revoke the consent you provided to us at any time. This action means that, in the future, we will not be permitted to process the data linked to this act of consent, and

In accordance with art. 77 of the GDPR, to file a complaint with a supervisory authority. Generally, you can contact the supervisory authority in your normal place of residence or employment, or in the jurisdiction of our legal representatives.

Right of objection

If your personal data is being processed on the basis of justified interests as defined in art. 6, para. 1(1)(f) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with art. 21 of the GDPR where your situation provides specific justification for you to do so or where your objection is against direct marketing. In the latter instance, you have a general right to object, which we will respect without requiring you to specify a particular situation or special circumstances.

If you wish to exercise your right to revoke your consent or your right of objection, please contact us by e-mail at


Data security

During your visit to our website, you will be protected by the well-known SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol, in conjunction with the highest level of encryption that your browser will permit. Generally, this will be 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will use 128-bit v3 technology. You can determine whether pages on our website are encrypted or not by looking for the lock symbol in the lower status bar on your browser; encrypted pages display a closed lock.

We also use other appropriate technical and organisational security measures to ensure that your data is protected against accidental or deliberate tampering, partial or full loss, destruction and unauthorised access by third parties. We continuously improve our security measures in line with technological development. 

Data protection in job applications and recruitment processes

If an applicant submits application documents to us electronically, for example by e-mail, then this data may also be processed electronically. We record and process the following personal data on applicants for the purposes of our recruitment process:

  • Surname
  • First name
  • Home address (house number, street/road, town/city, postcode)
  • Country
  • E-mail address
  • Mobile telephone number
  • Application documents including appendices

You may also enter the following data voluntarily:

  • Alternative telephone number

If your application is rejected, your application documents will be automatically deleted six months after you have been notified of our decision, unless there is good reason not to delete your information. 

Latest version and amendments to this privacy policy

This privacy policy is currently valid and was last updated in May 2018.

Due to the ongoing development of our website and offering, or as a result of changes to the legal framework surrounding data protection, it may be necessary to update this privacy policy. The latest version of the privacy policy can be viewed and printed out at any time on our website at