Franz Kessler GmbH


Principles of data processing at Franz Kessler GmbH

Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). In order to fulfil our duty to provide information in accordance with Article 12 et seq. of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), we are pleased to provide you with the following information on our data protection policy. The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the company.

Who is responsible for data processing?
In terms of data protection legislation, the following entity is responsible:

Franz Kessler GmbH
Franz-Kessler-Straße 2
88422 Bad Buchau, Deutschland

 Tel.: +49 7582 809 - 0
 Fax: +49 7582 809 - 170

You can find further information about our company, details of the authorised representatives and other contact details on the legal notice page of our website which is headed Imprint.

What personal data of yours do we process? And for what purposes?

If we have receive data from you, we will only process them for the purposes for which we have received or collected them. Data processing for any other purposes can only occur within the constraints of the legal provisions in Article 6(4) GDPR. We undertake to comply with any and all information requirements as defined in Article 13(3) GDPR and Article 14(4) GDPR

What is the legal basis for this?

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is in principle – insofar as there are no specific overriding legal provisions – Article 6 GDPR. The following possibilities may apply:

  • Consent (Article 6(1) a GDPR)
  • Data processing for the performance of a contract (Article 6(1) b GDPR)
  • Data processing for the purposes of legitimate interests (Article 6(1) f GDPR)
  • Data processing for compliance with a legal obligation (Article 6(1) c GDPR)

If personal data are processed on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. If we process data in connection with legitimate interests, you as the data subject have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, taking into account the provisions of Article 21 GDPR.

How long will we store your data?
We process the data as long as this is necessary for the respective purpose. Insofar as a statutory archiving period exists – e.g. as prescribed in commercial law or tax law – the personal data concerned will be stored for the duration of that retention obligation. After expiry of the statutory archiving period, we check to see if there is a requirement for continued processing. If no requirements exist, the data will be erased. In principle, we carry out an examination of data towards the end of each calendar year with a view to the requirement for further processing. Due to the volume of data involved, this check is made with regard to specific types of data and processing purposes.

You are entitled at any time (see below) to request information about the personal data stored by us relating to yourself and, in the event there is no requirement to store the data, you may request that the data is erased or that processing is restricted.

What third parties are the data made available to?

Your personal data will only be transmitted to third parties if this is necessary for the execution of the contract with you, if this is permitted in connection with legitimate interests as defined in Article 6(1) f GDPR, if such disclosure is required by law, or if you have provided consent.

Where are the data processed?

Your personal data will be processed by us exclusively in computer centres within the Federal Republic of Germany.

Your rights as a data subject

You have the right to obtain from us information concerning the personal data being processed. If you make such an enquiry in a form that is not in writing, we trust you will understand that we have to ask for additional details to verify that you are, in fact, the person you claim to be. Furthermore, you have a right to rectification or erasure or to restriction of the processing, insofar as you are legally entitled to do so. You also have a right to object to the processing within the framework of the legal provisions. The same applies to your right to data portability.

In particular, you have a right to object pursuant to Articles 21(1) and 2 GDPR to the processing of your data in connection with direct marketing, if this is based on legitimate interests.

Right to lodge a complaint

You have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

Web-based data processing

Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.


Our website makes use of so-called cookies in order to recognize repeat use of our website by the same user/internet connection subscriber. Cookies are small text files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer. They are used to improve our website and services. In most cases these are so-called "session cookies" that are deleted once you leave our website. To an extent, however, these cookies also pass along information used to automatically recognize you. Recognition occurs through an IP address saved to the cookies. The information thereby obtained is used to improve our services and to expedite your access to the website. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website.

Server Data

For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected:

  • type and version of the browser you use
  • operating system
  • websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL)
  • websites that you visit
  • date and time of your visit
  • your Internet Protocol (IP) address.

This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services.

Purpose of Registering

We offer you the opportunity to sign up for our website. The information entered when signing up, as shown in the registration form is collected and stored solely for use by our website. When signing up for our website, we also store your IP address and the date and time you registered. This serves to protect us in the event a third party improperly and without your knowledge makes use of your data to sign up for our site. None of this information is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.

Contacting Us

On our website we offer you the opportunity to contact us, either by email and/or by using a contact form. In such event, information provided by the user is stored for the purpose of facilitating communications with the user. No data is transferred to third parties. Nor is any of this information matched to any information that may be collected by other components of our website.

Use of Google Analytics with anonymization

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies“, text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there. In using Google Analytics our website employs the extension, "_gat._anonymizeIp". In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Google uses this information to analyze your use of our site, to compile reports for us on internet activity and to provide other services relating to website and internet use. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law or where such third parties process this data on Google’s behalf.  Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website. Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation add-on for most current browsers that provides you with more control over what data Google can collect on websites you access. The add-on tells the JavaScript (ga.js) used by Google Analytics not to transmit any information about website visits to Google Analytics. However, the browser deactivation add-on offered by Google Analytics does not prevent information from being transmitted to us or to other web analysis services we may engage. You can find additional information on how to install the browser add-on at the following link:

Use of Facebook components

Our website employs components provided by Facebook is a service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a Facebook component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this Facebook component. Through this process, Facebook is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited. When you access our site while logged into Facebook, Facebook uses information gathered by this component to identify the precise page you are viewing and associates this information to your personal account on Facebook. Whenever you click on the “Like“ button, for example, or enter a comment, this information is transmitted to your personal account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on a component or not. If you wish to prevent the transfer to and storage of data by Facebook about you and your interaction with our website, you must first log out of Facebook before visiting our website. The data protection policies of Facebook provide additional information, in particular about the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard as well as the options available to you for protecting your privacy:

In addition, tools are freely available on the market that can be used to block Facebook social plug-ins with add-ons from being added to all commonly used browsers.

You can find an overview of Facebook plugins at