1. General information about data privacy
Personal data is only collected or processed if you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. in the context of an inquiry. Unless there are necessary reasons in connection with a business transaction, you may at any time revoke the previously granted permission for your personal data storage with immediate effect in writing (e.g. by e-mail or fax). Your data will not be disclosed to third parties unless disclosure is required by law. Your data is protected in our systems in accordance with internationally applicable data protection standards, the European Union Data Protection Directive and national data protection regulations. We want you to be confident that your data will be handled responsibly and confidentially. Personal data will only be used for the purposes stated in this privacy policy or expressly declared at the time of subsequent data collection. Our websites may contain links to websites of other providers. Since we are not responsible for their statements, we recommend that you carefully review the information on data protection there.

2. information, modification and deletion of your data, rights of objection
In accordance with applicable law, you can ask us in writing at any time whether and what personal data we have stored about you. You will receive a corresponding notification immediately. Of course, each of our customers is free to declare for what purpose their personal data should not be used. If you no longer wish your data to be used for a specific purpose, you can object to any further use of your data (see contact details 6.4).

3. Safety of your data
Your personal data made available to us will be secured by taking all technical as well as organizational security measures in such a way that they are inaccessible to unauthorized third parties. When sending very sensitive data or information, it is recommended to use the postal service, as complete data security cannot be guaranteed via e-mail.

4. Cookies
On some of our pages, we use so-called “session cookies” to make it easier for you to use our websites. These are small text files that are only stored on your hard drive for the duration of your visit to our website and, depending on the settings of your browser program, are deleted again when you close the browser. These cookies do not retrieve any information stored about you on your hard drive and do not affect your PC or its files. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you when cookies are sent.

5. Note on Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc (“Google”). 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 cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. 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 where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser (; wir weisen Sie jedoch darauf hin, dass Sie in diesem Fall gegebenenfalls nicht sämtliche Funktionen dieser Website vollumfänglich nutzen können. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
For more information on how Google Analytics handles user data, please see Google’s privacy policy:

6. Public directory of procedures

6.1 Name of the responsible entity:
Heinrichs Messtechnik GmbH

6.2 Management:
Dr. Sebastian Wenzel

6.3 Address of the responsible entity:
Robert-Perthel-Str. 9, 50739 Köln

6.4 Address of the company data protection officer:
Corporate data protection officer
Bert Snüverink
Heinrichs Messtechnik GmbH
Robert-Perthel-Str. 9
D-50739 Köln
Email: b.snueverink{ad}

6.5 Purpose of data collection, processing or use
Heinrichs Messtechnik GmbH is a manufacturer of flowmeters for liquids and gases and of level meters. Our business areas are development, production, sales and service for variable area flowmeters, Coriolis mass flowmeters, level meters, density scales and oscillating flowmeters. The object of the company is the manufacture of the listed measuring devices and the provision of various services. Personal data may be collected, processed, used and stored for the following purposes:

  • For sale of measuring equipment
  • When making an offer
  • For the provision of consulting, services and support in these areas

Secondary purposes are accompanying or supporting functions such as essentially personnel, intermediary, supplier and service provider management.

6.6 Description of the groups of persons concerned and type of data
The following personal data or data categories are collected, processed, used and stored for the groups of persons listed here:

Group of personsDataCategory
Customercontact persons, contact information, address data, including telephone, fax and e-mail data, information, bank detailsA
Interested parties, non-customersContact persons, contact information, address data, area of interest, offer dataB

Employees, trainees, interns, retirees, former employees, dependents:

  • Contract, master and billing data:
    Information on private and business address, field of activity, salary payment, name and age of dependents as far as relevant for social benefits, income tax data, bank details
  • Data for personnel management and control
  • Working time recording as well as access control data
  • Appointment management data
  • Data for communication as well as for the processing and control of transactions and the technical systems
CandidatesApplication data, information on professional career, education and qualificationD
Service provider
Contact persons, contact information, address data, bank details, contract data, appointment management data, billing and service dataE
Registration data such as company data with address data, contact names and communication data, industry affiliation information, product interest as well as contract and billing dataF

6.7 Recipients or category of recipients to whom the data may be disclosed:

  • Public bodies in the presence of priority legislation (category A-F)
  • Internal units involved in the execution of the respective business processes (essentially: human resources, accounting, purchasing, marketing, general administration, sales and IT) (category A-F)
  • External contractors (service companies) according to § 11BDSG (category C,E)
  • Other external bodies such as credit institutions (insofar as the data subject has declared his or her written consent or a transfer is permissible for predominant legitimate interest (category A,C,E,F)

6.8 Data transfer to third countries
Data transfers to third countries only occur in the context of contract fulfillment, necessary communication and other exceptions expressly provided for in the BDSG. Apart from that, no data is transferred to third countries; such transfer is not planned.

6.9 Standard periods for deletion of data
The legislator has enacted a wide range of retention obligations and periods. After expiry of these periods, the corresponding data is routinely deleted if it is no longer required for the fulfillment of the contract. For example, the commercial or financial data of a completed fiscal year is deleted after a further ten years in accordance with legal requirements, unless longer retention periods are prescribed or required for legitimate reasons. Shorter deletion periods are used in special areas (e.g. in the personnel administration area such as rejected applications or warnings). If data is not affected by this, it will be deleted when the purposes mentioned under 6.5 cease to apply.

7 Right of complaint to the supervisory authority
Data subjects have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR if they believe that their personal data is being processed unlawfully.