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Data Privacy

This data privacy statement aims to inform users of this website about the nature, extent and purpose of the collection and usage of personal data by FST GmbH. The FST GmbH takes data protection very seriously and processes your personal data confidentially and according to legal prescriptions. We recommend to reread this data privacy statement regularly due to new technologies and the constant development of this website, which trigger changes of this data privacy statement. Definitions of the terms being used (e.g. “personal data” or “processing”) can be found in article 4 GDPR.


Nomination of the responsible office
The responsible office for the data processing of this website is:


FST GmbH Filtrations-Separations-Technik
Sales Office / Technical Management
Im Teelbruch 106
D-45219 Essen

Telephone: +49 (0)2054 / 8735-0
Fax: +49 (0)2054 / 8735-100
E-Mail: info(at)fstweb(dot)de

Headquarters / Production / Logistics
Weiherdamm 17
D-57250 Netphen

General Manager : Peter Wiebelhaus
Registration Court : Amtsgericht Siegen
Commercial Register Number : HRB 8937
VAT Ident Number : DE 267 013 064

The responsible office decides alone or together with others about purposes and means for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, contact data or the like).

Data protection officer
We have ordered a data protection officer.

FST GmbH Filtrations-Separations-Technik
Im Teelbruch 106
D-45219 Essen
E-Mail: dsbinfo(at)

Extent of the processing of personal data
In general, we process personal data of our users only if it is necessary in order to provide a functioning website as well as our content and activities. As part of the business relationship (order processing) with us, apart from address and account data of our business partners, data of employees of your company (e.g. names, telephone numbers, email addresses) can also be processed. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only after the user’s consent. An exception can be made in cases that a prior consent has not been possible due to actual reasons and the processing of data is allowed by legal prescriptions.

Legal basis
According to art. 13 GDPR we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. Insofar the legal basis is not named in the data privacy statement, the following is valid: The legal basis for obtaining consents is art. 6 para. 1 let. A and art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for the processing in order to fulfill our activities and implement contractual measures as well as answering requires is art. 6 para. 1 let. B GDPR, the legal basis for the processing in order to fulfil our legal liabilities is art. 6 para. 1 let. C GDPR, and the legal basis for the processing in order to safeguard our legitimate interests is art. 6 para. 1 let. F GDPR. In case vitally important interests of a respective person or another natural person necessitate the processing of personal data, art. 6 para. 1 let. D GDPR serves as legal basis.

Security measures
According to art. 32 GDPR we apply suitable technical and organizational measures in order to guarantee an adequate security level for the risk by respecting the technical state of the art, implementation costs and the nature, extent, purposes and circumstances of the processing as well as different probabilities and the seriousness of the risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons. The measures include especially the security of confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling the physical access to the data, as well as the respective access, input, forwarding, and the security of availability and separation of the data. Furthermore, we established measures that guarantee affected rights, the deletion of data and the reaction to a danger to the data. Moreover, we respect the protection of personal data already during the development or choice of hardware, software and measures, according to the principle of data protection by technology design and by data friendly set ups (art. 25 GDPR).

In server-log-files, the provider of the website automatically saves information that your browser forwards us automatically. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Source/reference, which took you to our site
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP-address

There is no junction of these data with other data sources. Basis of data processing is art. 6 para. 1 let. B GDPR, which allows data processing in order to fulfill a contract or a pre-contractual measure.

Purpose of data processingZweck der Datenverarbeitung
The temporary saving of the IP address by the system is necessary to deliver the website to the user’s computer. Therefore, the user’s IP address has to be saved for the time of the session. The saving in log files serves for securing the functionality of the website. Furthermore, these data help us to optimize our website and to secure the safety of our information technological systems. There is no data analysis for marketing purposes taking place in that context. These purposes include our legitimate interest in data processing according to art. 6 para. 1 let. F GDPR.

We use cookies on our website. These are small text files, which your web browser saves on your end device. Cookies help to make our offer more user-friendly, efficient and safer. Some cookies are “session cookies”. Such cookies are being deleted automatically at the end of your browser session. However, other cookies remain on your end device until you delete them yourself. The latter help us to recognize you when returning to our website. By using modern web browsers, you can monitor the usage of cookies, limit it or disable it. A lot of web browsers can be configured in a way that they automatically delete cookies when closing the program. Deactivating cookies can result in a limited functionality of our website. The usage of cookies, which is necessary for electronic communication processes or for delivering a certain function desired by you, happens on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 let. F GDPR. As operator of this website we have a legitimate interest in saving cookies for supplying our services smoothly and without technical errors. As far as the usage of other cookies is concerned (e.g. for analysis function), these will be treated separately in this data protection statement.

E-mail contact
When you are contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail) we save your data for processing the request and for the case of follow-up questions. We have a legitimate interest therefore according to art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) GDPR. Further personal data is saved and used only if you consent or if it is legally allowed without any special consent.

Period of data saving
Normally we save personal data only for the time they are needed for processing purposes. As soon as these data are no longer needed for processing purposes they are deleted or inhibited, unless they are still needed in order to safeguard legal obligations.

Revocation of your consent to data processing
Some processes of data processing are possible only with your explicit consent. It is possible to disclaim your given consent at any time. For the revocation it is sufficient to send a formless message via e-mail. The legitimacy of data processing until the revocation is not subject to the revocation itself.

Right to disclosure, correction, inhibition, cancelation
In the context of valid legal determinations, at any time you possess the right to gratuitous information about your saved personal data, origin of the data, their receiver and the purpose of data processing and a right to correction, inhibition or cancelation of these data. Therefore, and for further questions concerning the topic of personal data you can contact us anytime using the contact possibilities named in the legal info.

Right to data transferability
You have the right to obtain personal data concerning yourself, which you have provided us, in a structured, normal, machine readable format, and you have the right to transfer these data to another responsible person without impediment from us, insofar 1. The processing is based on a consent according to art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 a) GDPR or art. 9 para. 2 a) GDPR or on a contract according to art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 b) and 2. The processing is done by using automatic processes. When using your right to data transferability according to paragraph 1 you have the right to empower that personal data are being transferred by us directly to another responsible person, insofar that is technically possible.

Right to complaint at the competent supervisory authority
As aggrieved party you have a right to complaint at the competent supervisory authority in case of a violation concerning data protection law. Competent supervisory authority for questions related to data protection law is the regional protection officer of the state, in which our company has its headquarters.

Regional officer for data protection and freedom of information
North Rhine-Westphalia
Kavalleriestr. 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf

Telephone: 0211/38424-0
Fax: 0211/38424-10
E-Mail: poststelle(at)

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