privacy statement

Privacy Policy


We are delighted about your interest in our company. Protection of your personal data in accordance with the statutory provisions is a top priority for achelos GmbH. It is important to us to inform you what personal data we collect during your visit to our website, how they are used and how you can influence this.

The website of achelos GmbH can be used without providing personal data as a rule. If an individual wishes to use special services of our company via our web pages, however, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is required and if there is no legal basis of such processing, we obtain consent from the affected person as a rule.

Personal data, e.g. the name, address, email address or telephone number of an affected person, are always processed in harmony with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in compliance with the specific national data protection provisions of achelos GmbH. With this privacy statement, our company wishes to inform the public of the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, affected persons are informed of their rights with this data protection regulation.

As controller, achelos GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website are protected as comprehensively as possible. However, internet-based data transmission can have security gaps as a rule, meaning that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, the data subject also has the option to provide us with personal data via alternative routes, for instance by telephone.

This privacy statement applies for the website of achelos GmbH. Please note that it does not apply for websites of other providers, which we refer to via links.

What are personal data?

Personal data within the meaning of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) means any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable individual. Your telephone number or email address, for instance, also fall into this category in addition to name and address.

All of these data are subject to special protection under the BDSG and other data protection provisions, which we ensure with technical and organisational measures.

What data are collected and how are they used?

If you visit our website, the web server temporarily logs the domain name or IP address of your computer, the file request of the client (file name and URL), the HTTP response code and the website from where you are visiting us.

Cookies: We use cookies for certain offerings. They are small text files that are saved on your computer. This allows identifying when you repeatedly visit websites from the same computer.

Session cookies are cookies that are stored on your computer for the duration of one internet session only and are required for transactions (e.g. contact form). They contain only a transaction ID.

For some offerings, we use persistent cookies that serve the monitoring and personalisation of the content and are permanently stored on your computer for future sessions. These cookies are valid for up to six months. 

You have the option to set your browser such that these cookies are not stored in the first place, or that these cookies are deleted at the end of your internet session. However, please note that you may not be able to use all functions of our website in this event.

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 analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. On behalf of the website provider 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 to the website provider. 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 the behalf of Google. 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. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. 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.

GOOGLE Inc.’s Google Analytics privacy policy, along with deactivation advice, can be found here.

You can find detailed information on the general privacy policy and the use of data of GOOGLE Inc. here.      

You can object to the data collection and storage by Google Analytics at any time with effect for the future by downloading and installing a browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics. The Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on is available for download here.

Personal data above and beyond this, such as your name, address, telephone number or email address, are only transmitted and stored if you expressly and knowingly provide us with such information for specific purposes. These data are only processed, stored and forwarded to the degree necessary for the relevant purpose or for which your consent is given.

Data protection during applications and in the application procedure

The controller, i.e. the person responsible for the processing, collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purposes of processing the application procedure. Processing is also possible by electronic means. This is the case, in particular, when an applicant transmits application documents by electronic means, e.g. by email or via a web form on the website, to the person responsible for processing. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted are archived for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in observance of the statutory regulations. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant by the controller, the application documents are automatically deleted after two months of announcing the decision to decline, unless other legitimate interests of the controller contradict this. Another legitimate interest within this meaning is, for instance, the obligation to provide evidence in proceedings under the German General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG).



Liability for content
The content of our pages was created with the utmost care. However, we cannot provide any guarantee for the correctness, completeness and topicality of the content.

As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content of these pages under the general laws in accordance with Section 7(1) German Telemedia Act (TMG). Under Sections 8 to 10 TMG, however, we are not obligated as a service provider to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to research circumstances that indicate unlawful activities. Obligations to remove or block the use of data under the general laws remain unaffected by this. However, liability in this regard is only possible from the time of knowledge of a specific violation of the law. If corresponding violations of the law become known, we will remove such content without delay.

Liability for links
Our offering contains links to external websites of third parties, which we cannot influence. For that reason, we can also not provide any warranty for such content. For the content of the linked pages, the relevant provider or operator of the pages is responsible at all times. The linked pages were checked for possible violations of the law at the time of linking. Unlawful content was not identified at the time of linking. A permanent content check of the linked pages, however, is not acceptable without specific indications of a violation of the law. If any violations of the law become known, we will remove such links without delay.

The content and works created by the website operator on these pages are governed by German copyright law. The duplication, processing, dissemination and any kind of use outside the borders of the copyright law require the written approval from the relevant author or creator. Downloads and copies of these pages are authorised for private, non-commercial use only. If the content on this website was not created by the operator, third-party copyrights are considered. In particular, third-party content is labelled as such. If you nevertheless detect a copyright violation, please notify us immediately. If such violations of the law become known, we will remove such content without delay.


Who is my contact person if I have questions regarding data protection at achelos GmbH?

Under Section 34 BDSG, you have the right of access to your personal data stored by us and under Section 35 BDSG the right to obtain from the controller the rectification of inaccurate data or the erasure/blocking of data stored without permission.

If you have any questions, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

Annette Balks
Tel: (+49) 5251 142120
Email: annette.balks(at)