Name and address of responsible person within the meaning of GDPR:

Elsener Strasse 95
33102 Paderborn

Data protection officer

Wolfgang Schlattmann
Elsener Straße 95
33102 Paderborn

Telefon: +49 5254 81-0


Social Media

The BENTELER Group maintains online presences in social networks in order to communicate with the respective users and offer a wide range of information.
We have no direct influence on the processing of the data and therefore expressly point out that processing is also possible outside the EU. This may result in risks for the user, e.g. because the enforcement of rights is made more difficult or the data is subject to another law. In general, however, we would like to point out that by offering services in Europe, network operators are obliged to comply with EU data protection standards.
In addition, user data within social networks is generally used for advertising and market research purposes. For example, user profiles are created which are then used to advertise specifically for the user. Cookies, small files that are stored on your device, are generally used for this purpose. However, the user profiles may also contain device-independent data, especially if you log into the corresponding network.
For detailed information on the stored data and the possibility of objection, please refer to the respective data protection declaration of the operators of the respective network.
We also point out that in the case of requests for information and the assertion of rights of data subjects, these can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can directly take appropriate measures and provide information. Should you nevertheless need help, you may also contact us.

- Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

- Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

- Purposes of processing: contact enquiries and communication, tracking (e.g. interest/behavioural profiling, use of cookies), remarketing, range measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of returning visitors).

- Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f. DSGVO).


Services used and service providers

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company
Wilton Place
Dublin 2, Irland
Privacy policy:
Privacy Shield (guaranteeing the level of data protection when processing data in the USA):
Possibility of objection (opt-out):


Short-URL bitly

For shortening URLS on our website and our social media channels we use the provider is operated by Bitly,inc, headquartered at 139 5th Avenue, 5th floor, New York, NY 10010.

As soon as you click on a bitly link published by us, your data will be collected and processed by Bitly. Please refer to Bitly's Privacy Policy for details of this data processing. You can access it via the following link:

If you do not agree to Bitly linking your web browser or IP address to Bitly links when using short links, please click on the following link:


Short-URL T1P

To shorten URLS on our website and our social media channels we use the provider is operated by Gnu York IT-Dienstleistungen, Eisenstuckstraße 43, 01069 Dresden, Germany.

As soon as you click on a link published by us, your data will be collected and processed by Please refer to's data protection policy for details of this data processing (in German only). You can visit the website via the following link: does not use this data for analysis nor will it be passed on to third parties unless you expressly agree to this or there is a legal basis.


Transfer of personal data to third parties; social plug-ins

BENTELER use social plug-ins on our websites from social networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn. When you visit our websites the social network plug-ins are deactivated, therefore no data is transmitted to the network. If you want to use one of the networks, you have to clock on the respective plugin to establish a connection. If you have user account on those networks and you are logged in when you visit our website, the network can associate you’re your visit with your user account. To avoid this, please log out before you visit our website.

When you activate a social plug-in, the network transfers the available content to your browser, which integrates it into our websites. In this situation, data transmissions can also take place that are initiated and controlled by the respective social network. The data transaction taking place between your system and the social network is only governed by the privacy policy of the respective network.

As long as you do not delete or deactivate cookies, the social plug-in remains active.

BENTELER itself will never transfer your personal data to third parties without your knowledge and consent.


Contact with BENTELER (Contact form or e-mail)

If you contact us via contact form or via E-Mail we will safe your data for handling reasons or for follow-up question for six months. Those data are only used within the BENTELER Group and will not be forwarded to any third party.


Data security and protection of your personal data

The BENTELER Group employs technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data stored by us against accidental or willful manipulation by unauthorized persons. Our security measures are continuously adapted to the technical development.

Your personal information is only stored and used by the companies of the BENTELER Group if you make it available to us. BENTELER will never amalgamate website tracking or other non-personal data with data from other sources without your explicit consent.

Please note that we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of sensitive personal data which you send us via unencrypted e-mail or Internet connection as against third parties.


Legal basis of data processing

Insofar as you have given us your consent for the processing of your personal data, that consent is the legal basis for the processing (Art. 6 para. 1 letter a GDPR).
In addition, we process personal data for the purposes of safeguarding our legitimate interests and the legitimate interests of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. Maintaining the functionality of our IT systems, marketing our own products and services as well as documenting business contacts as required by law are such legitimate interests.
In case of legal requirements we process also data based on Art. 6 para. 1 letter c GDPR.


Data processing by third parties

The BENTELER Group involves external service providers in the data processing. BENTELER requires of these companies that the personal data accumulated in the processing is used exclusively for the intended purpose, and that adequate protection of the data is ensured in accordance with the locally applicable data protection regulations. Contracts with external providers will always fulfill the needs of Art. 28 of GDPR if there is access or processing of personal data.


Google Analytics;
Insofar as you have given your consent, Google Analytics 4, a web analysis service of Google LLC, is used on this website. The entity responsible for users in the EU/EEA and Switzerland is Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland ("Google").

Scope of processing
Google Analytics uses cookies that enable analysis of your use of our websites. The information collected by means of cookies about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

We use the User ID function. The User ID allows us to assign a unique, persistent ID to one or more sessions (and the activities within those sessions) and analyse user behaviour across devices.

With Google Analytics 4, IP addresses are anonymised by default. IP anonymisation means that Google truncates your IP address within European Union member states or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. According to Google, the IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.
During your visit to the website, your user behaviour is recorded in the form of "events". Events can be:

  • Page requests
  • First visit to the website
  • Start of session
  • Your "click path", Interaction with the website
  • Scrolls (whenever a user scrolls to the end of the page (90%))
  • Clicks on external links 
  • Internal search requests
  • Interaction with videos
  • File downloads
  • Adverts seen/clicked on
  • Language setting

The following is also recorded:

  • Your approximate location (region)
  • Your IP address (in shortened form)
  • Technical information on your browser and your devices (e.g. language setting, screen resolution)
  • Your Internet provider
  • The referrer URL (the website/advert via which you came to this website )

Purposes of processing
On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website and to create reports regarding website activities. The reports provided by Google Analytics are used to analyse the performance of our website and the success of our marketing campaigns.

Recipients of the data are/may be

  • Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (as processor in acc. with art. 28 GDPR)
  • Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
  • Alphabet Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

The possibility that US authorities may access data stored by Google cannot be excluded.

Third-country transfer
If data is processed outside the EU/EEA and the level of data protection is not in accordance with the European standard, we have concluded EU standard contractual clauses with the service provider in order to establish an appropriate level of data protection. Google Ireland's parent company, Google LLC, is based in California, USA. Transfer of data to the USA and access by US authorities to the data stored by Google cannot be ruled out. The USA is currently regarded as a third country from a data protection perspective. You do not have the same rights in that country as you do within the EU/EEA. You may not have any legal remedies against access by authorities.

Storage period
The data sent by us and linked to cookies will be automatically deleted after 14 months. Data that has reached the end of its retention period is automatically deleted once a month.

Legal basis
The legal basis for this data processing is your consent in accordance with art. 6, para. 1, p.1 line a of the GDPR.

You may revoke your consent at any time, effective for future processing, by accessing the cookie settings [ADD THE LINK TO THE CONSENT TOOL COOKIE SETTINGS HERE] and changing your selection. The legality of processing carried out based on your consent until the point of revocation remains unaffected by this.


Google Tag Manager

For the management of our website and for the integration of cookie-based technologies, we use the Tag Manager service, which is offered by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). For this purpose, your IP address is transferred to a Google server, which may also be located in the USA, each time you visit one of our Internet pages. The IP address is not stored by Google as part of the Tag Manager service and is only used to integrate the technologies managed via the Tag Manager. The Tag Manager itself does not set cookies.


Your rights

Based on article 15 to 18 and 20 of GDPR you have the right of information, correction, deletion, restriction, revocation and contradiction of your personal data.

If you have consented to the processing of your personal data, you have the right to revoke your consent at any time for future use. The legality of processing before revocation remains unaffected. We may further process such data pursuant to another applicable legal basis, e.g. for the fulfilment of our legal obligations.

In accordance with the existing legal provisions, on request, the companies of the BENTELER Group will inform you in writing whether and which of your personal data is stored by us. If, despite our endeavors, incorrect information of yours is stored by us, we will amend, block or delete this on your request if there is no need for the fulfilment of other legal obligations.

Please contact our Group Data Protection Officer of BENTELER RV GmbH, Elsener Straße 95, 33102 Paderborn, or send an email to:

If you believe that the processing of your personal data contravenes data protection or that your data protection rights has been infringed in any other way, according to Art. 77 of GDPR you may lodge a complaint with competent data protection supervisory authority.


Questions and suggestions regarding data protection

If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data

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