PRIVACY STATEMENT Heidemann-Unternehmensgruppe

Dear Visitor,

thank you for visiting our website. The protection of your privacy is very important to Heidemann Recycling and we are committed to safeguarding your data and the information of the individuals and organisations with whom we interact including visitors to our websites or recipients of marketing emails.
This privacy statement describes the types of personal information we gather, how we collect and may use that personal information, with whom we may share it, and how you may exercise your rights regarding our processing of the information.
The privacy statement also describes the measures we take to safeguard the personal information we collect and how you can contact us about our privacy practices.
We may amend or update this privacy statement from time to time to reflect changes in our practices with respect to the processing of personal information or changes to applicable law. We will post such amendments and updates to our websites.

Responsible for this website

Heidemann Recycling GmbH
Schmiedestr. 16
21709 Himmelpforten
Tel. 04144 69820-0
Fax. 04144 69820-1

Collection and use of personal information

You may be asked to provide your personal information anytime you are in contact with Heidemann Recycling. Heidemann Recycling may share this personal information within Heidemann Recycling with each other and use it consistent with this privacy statement. We may combine it with other information to provide anonymous, aggregated statistical information to help us improve our products, services, content, and advertising. We may also collect your personal information from publicly available resources such as company, university, and publications websites, and combine it with personal data we have collected about you, to complete our customer profile of you in support of our sales and marketing activities.

What personal information we collect

Information that you provide by filling in forms on the websites, which include information, provided at the time of registering to use the registration-only sections of the websites such as username, password and security question and answer, if applicable.

Personal details: Your given name(s), or preferred name(s)

Contact details: Your postal address, telephone number, fax, and email address

Employment details: Your industry, job title/position, business activities, names of current and former employers
Tradeshow related information

Electronic Identifying Data: Unique personal identifiers (such as IP addresses, cookies, and other forms of identifiers).

Email correspondence with you

Preferences: Areas of your specific interest drawn from any of the information identified above as well as survey and online applications to create a profile about you reflecting your preferences

How we use your personal information

We may process your personal information: for the purposes described in this privacy statement, with your consent, for compliance with a legal obligation to which heidemann Recycling is subject, or for the performance of a contract to which your company is party. If you have questions about this legal basis, you can contact the data protection officer.
The following processing activities are based on your consent (Art. 6 para 1 lit. a GDPR):

We will use personal data for direct marketing communications about our products, services, events and promotions (such as by sending promotional materials, newsletters and other marketing communications), to conduct and facilitate surveys, marketing or sales analytics, lead generation, business development, event management, market research and development (trend analysis, financial analysis and customer segmentation), education and training

We use personal information for ad retargeting and evaluation of the effectiveness of our marketing efforts (including through our participation in ad networks); and managing the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing campaigns and managing our brand

We may use your email address to send you marketing emails to a designated email address. If you do not wish to receive such marketing emails, you may opt out by declining to receive such emails when registering or at other information collection points on our websites or by following opt-out instructions included in such emails

Processing for the performance of a contract with the company you work for (Art. 6 para 1 lit. f GDPR):

The personal information we collect allows us to provide our products and services, process and fulfil orders and keep you informed about the status of your order, provide customer support, create, administer and communicate with you about your account (including any purchases and payments), and provide investor services

We will use personal information to process, evaluate and respond to requests and enquiries; administer and register participants in our courses, events or webcasts

From time to time we may use your personal information to verify your identity and protect against and prevent fraud and other unlawful activity, unauthorized transactions, claims and other liabilities, and manage risk exposure and quality; to maintain and enhance the safety and security of our products, services, online channels, network services, information resources and employees

Sources of personal information (where they are not collected directly from you)

We may receive your personal information from third parties who provide it to us (e.g. your employer or other third parties with whom you or any affiliated organization may be connected, such as one of our customers or suppliers)

We may receive your personal information from publicly available sources, online advertising companies, and social media pages or in connection with sales, marketing, and partner and supplier engagement, lists from acquired companies, events and conferences, and purchased lists

You can manage your subscription preferences to select the type of communications you wish to receive from Heidemann Recycling at any time or alternatively you will be able to unsubscribe from all communications by using the link in the footer of our emails or by sending an email to We will then not send you any further marketing communications.

Automatically collected information

Web Server Logs: A web server log is a log file of activities performed by the users on our website that is created and maintained by a server.

IP Address: An IP address is a number assigned to your computer or router whenever you access the Internet that allows your devices and servers to recognise and communicate with each other. We store the IP address transmitted by your web browser for a period of seven days in order to detect, limit and eliminate faults or errors (e.g. attacks on our servers). After this period has expired, we delete or anonymise the IP address. We use the IP address exclusively for the above-mentioned security purposes

Cookies: Cookies are small files that are stored on a visitor's device. They allow information to be stored for a certain period of time and can be used to identify the visitor's computer. So-called session cookies are used to control your visit of our site, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser. You can set up your browser so that it informs you about the placement of cookies. This makes the use of cookies transparent for you

In some of our email messages, we use a “click-through URL” linked to content on Heidemann Recycling websites or landing pages. When customers click one of these URLs, they pass through a separate web server before arriving at the destination page on our website. We track this click-through data to help us determine interest in particular topics and measure the effectiveness of our customer communications. If you prefer not to be tracked in this way, you should not click text or graphic links in the email messages. The data will help us improve and better customise our future marketing communications and/or prioritise follow-ups.

Usage data

When you visit our websites, so-called usage data is temporarily stored on the web servers for statistical purposes as a protocol in order to improve the quality of our website. This data set consists of:
  • the page from which the file was requested
  • the name of the file
  • the date and time of the query
  • the amount of data transferred
  • the access status (file transferred, file not found)
  • the description of the type of web browser used
  • the IP address of the requesting computer, which is shortened in such a way that a personal reference can no longer be produced
We use this information to enable the access to our website, to control and administrate our systems and to improve the design of our website. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para 1 lit. f GDPR.


We occasionally use YouTube videos on our website. These videos are included in YouTube's "Advanced Privacy Mode", whereby according to YouTube no information about website visitors is stored as long as the video is not played. If you play the video, you agree that the data will be processed by YouTube as the responsible party and that this processing cannot be influenced any further by us. For more information, we refer to YouTube's privacy policy, which is available at

Adequate level of data protection: No adequate level of data protection. The transmission takes place on the basis of Art. 49 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. If you have clicked on a preview image, the content of the third-party provider will be reloaded immediately. If you do not want such a reload on other pages, please do not click on the preview images any more.

Google Maps

This website uses the map service Google Maps, which allows the display of interactive maps and the use of the map feature directly on our website. The Google Maps service uses persistent cookies. When visiting the page on our website that uses Google Maps, Google will receive a notification that you have accessed the page. In addition, the information listed under Section III. 1 will be transmitted to Google. This takes place regardless of whether you are logged in to a Google user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned to your user account. If you do not want the data to be assigned to your account, you will need to log out before accessing the map feature. Google stores your data as a user profile and utilises it for advertising, market research and/or to provide personalised services on their website. More specifically, such analysis is carried out (even for users who are not logged in) to provide targeted advertising and to provide other social network users with information about your activities on this website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. This right can be exercised directly with Google.

Adequate level of data protection: No adequate level of data protection. The transmission takes place on the basis of Art. 49 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR. If you have clicked on a preview image, the content of the third-party provider will be reloaded immediately. If you do not want such a reload on other pages, please do not click on the preview images any more.

Your rights as a user

As a user, you have the right to request information about what personal data is stored by us and for what purpose it is stored. In addition, you may have incorrect data corrected or data deleted that is inadmissible or no longer necessary to be stored. Additionally, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your data, to have your automatically processed data transferred, if we process them by your consent or contract, and to complain to a regulator, if you believe that the processing of your data by us is unlawful.

Finally, you have the right to object to the processing, if your data are processed due to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We will then cease to process your data unless there are demonstrable compelling reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purpose of enforcing, pursuing or defending legal claims.