Privacy Policy

We, Katjes Fassin GmbH + Co. KG, take the protection of your personal data very seriously and strictly abide by the rules of the data privacy regulations. We have assigned a specialised and dedicated external data protection expert, Dr. Heiko Haaz from UIMC Dr. Voßbein GmbH & Co KG (see contact details below).

The following declaration will give you an overview about what kind of data is being collected, for what purpose it is being used, how we guarantee the protection of this data and how you can always obtain corresponding information as well as how you can revoke your consent to the use of data.

You can use our online services without revealing your identity. If you are asked for your personal details while on our website, such as your name, address or email address, e.g. as part of a contact form, this information is always disclosed on a voluntary basis. We use this information for our own business purposes (such as sending the requested information).

If you have questions of any kind, you can contact us online via the contact form provided. The fields marked as compulsory are necessary for us to be able to adequately assign and answer your query. Providing other information is optional. Data processing for the purpose of making contact is governed by Art. 6 para. 1 a) European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and is based on your voluntarily given consent.

The personal data collected in the context of the contact form will be erased once your inquiry or comment has been processed (generally after around six months, except in unusual cases), or alternatively following the retention period relevant for tax and commercial law purposes.

You can withdraw your previously given consent at any time without stating a reason, either using the above-mentioned contact form or by sending an email to or our data protection officer.


We collect, process and use the following personal data:
(a) in the context of simple website usage: anonymised IP address, type and scope of the website elements you have retrieved, date and time of access as well as(if you access the website via a link) the last URL you visited;
(b) if you use the contact form: your name and surname, your email address and address.
(c) to occasionally hold competitions via social media (in particular Facebook and Instagram).
(d) in the course of registration for and use of the picture data base provided on our website: your name and surname, e-mail-address, telephone number and (company) address.

We use the data defined under (a) to set cookies and perform analyses using Google Analytics and Piwik (see explanations under the respective keywords below); the data listed under (b) and (c) is solely used to deal with your inquiries and conduct competitions; the data listed under (d) only for making possible the use of our picture data base (the data will afterwards be deleted and will not be forwarded to third parties).


When you visit our website, we use cookies. This means that we store a text file on your computer or browser in which we store certain usage information. The next time you use our website, the text file is read so that our website recognises you and can adapt according to your usage preferences, if appropriate.

The first time you visit our website, a notice regarding the use of cookies is displayed at the bottom of the starting page. Our cookies are valid for up to one year.

You can always deactivate the use of cookies described above; you can also use the website without it. However, we would like to point out that this might result in you not being able to use all the functions of the website to their full extent.

You can determine how cookies are handled by adjusting the corresponding settings in your internet browser.

For example, you can set your internet browser to inform you when a cookie is transferred to your computer, or you can deactivate all cookies via your browser (the Help menu of your browser tells you how to correctly change or update the handling of cookies).

On our site, we use various plugins from other service providers, about which we would like to inform you below.

Web analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited; Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, ("Google"), provided that you have given your consent to this in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there for 14 months. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties, such as US authorities, where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. If you have agreed to the use of analysis and tracking cookies and would like to object to this at a later date, you can do this at any time in the cookie banner or the cookie settings via our website. Alternatively, you can install a so-called add-on in your browser. To do this, you can follow the link below, which will take you to the Google page:;


Our website uses plug-ins from the YouTube site operated by Google for marketing purposes. The operator is Google Ireland Limited; Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, ("Google"). When you visit our website equipped with the YouTube plug-in, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. In the process, the YouTube server is informed of the IP address of the visitors to our website as well as which of our pages you have visited, provided that you have given us your consent to the collection and transmission of your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a DSGVO. This happens regardless of whether you have a YouTube user account or not. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you also enable YouTube to assign your browsing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube may transfer the processed information to third parties, e.g. US authorities, if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of YouTube. For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy at: [external page].


In certain cases, we use the FriendlyCaptcha service of the company Friendly Captcha GmbH; Am Anger 3-5, 82237 Woerthsee, Germany, ("FriendlyCaptcha") on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO (legitimate interest) to ensure sufficient data security when submitting forms. This serves primarily to distinguish whether the input is made by a natural person or abusively by machine and automated processing. When you visit one of our websites in which FriendlyCaptcha is integrated, your personal data such as IP address, screen and window resolution, language set in the browser, time zone, installed browser plugins and possibly other data required by FriendlyCaptcha are collected and transmitted to Friendly Captcha GmbH. FriendlyCaptcha may transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Friendly Captcha's behalf. FriendlyCaptcha privacy policy applies in this regard. For more information about Friendly Captcha GmbH's privacy policy, please visit [external link].


Your data will not be shared with third parties, either for commercial or non-commercial purposes, without your explicit consent. We only share your personal data with third parties where this is legally permissible (for example in accordance with Art. 6 GDPR) and/or necessary. We sometimes use service providers for order processing of data, as provided for by law: our website is hosted by Hetzner Online GmbH. We retain full responsibility for the processing of data, however.


We hereby inform you that you have the following rights regarding your personal data, in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR and according to the terms stated therein:

  • Right of access according to Art. 15;
  • Right to rectification according to Art. 16;
  • Right to erasure according to Art. 17;
  • Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18;
  • Right to object to processing according to Art. 21; and
  • Right to data portability according to Art. 20.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, according to Art. 77 GDPR, if you believe that the processing of your personal data is in breach of this regulation.

If the data processing occurs in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 a) or Art. 9 para. 2 a) GDPR (consent), you also have the right to revoke your consent at any time. This does not affect the legality of the data processing that took place based on the previously given consent until the moment the consent was withdrawn.

Liability for own contents

The contents of these pages were created with the utmost care. However, we cannot guarantee the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the content. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with general laws.

Liability for links (content of external providers)

A distinction must be made between our own content and cross-references ("links") to content provided by other providers. We have no influence on their content; the respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages.


You have the right to obtain information at any time about your personal data stored, its origin and recipients as well as the purpose of data processing. Information pertaining to the stored data will be provided by the data security officer:

Dr. Heiko Haaz
UIMC Dr. Voßbein GmbH & Co. KG
Otto-Hausmann-Ring 113
42115 Wuppertal
Telefon: 0202-946 7726 200

We are happy to correct or delete data upon your request.

You can revoke your future consent regarding the collection, processing and use of personal data by email via the email address above or by mail via the postal address listed in the legal notice.


We may supplement or correct this information due to technical, legal or internal marketing strategy changes.

Please check this information occasionally in relation to such possible changes.