_Privacy Statement

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal information when you visit our website. Personal information is any information that personally identifies you. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our data protection declaration below this text.


The party responsible within the context of the Basic Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other provisions of data protection law is the:

EBF-EDV Beratung Föllmer GmbH
Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer 120-122
50968 Cologne
Tel.: +49 221 47455-0
Fax: +49 221 47455-111
Email: info@ebf.com


Alexander Teutloff
Gustav-Heinemann-Ufer 120-122
50968 Cologne
Tel.: +49 221 47455-322
Email: datenschutz@ebf.com


Scope of the processing of personal data

We process the personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functioning website as well as our content and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases in which it is not possible to obtain prior consent for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by applicable law.

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use encryption procedures (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS. Our servers are protected by a firewall and virus protection. Back-up and recovery procedures as well as role and authorization concepts are a matter of course for us.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing personal data, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (GDPR) and § 25 TTDSG serves as the legal basis.

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. C serves as the legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person necessitate the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.

If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.

Data deletion and storage period

The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. In addition, the data may be stored if the European or national legislator has provided for this in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The data shall also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless it is necessary for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.


Provider of the pages is Host Europe GmbH, Hansestrasse 111, 51149 Cologne. Your data will be transmitted to Host Europe GmbH. The service provider is contractually obligated to treat your data confidentially.


Cookies are small text files that can be used by websites to make a user’s experience more efficient. The law states that we can store cookies on your device if they are strictly necessary for the operation of this site. For all other types of cookies we would need your permission.

Use of essential cookies

Purpose and legal basis

We utilize cookies in order to make our website more user-friendly. Certain elements of our website require that the browser you are using remains identifiable after navigating to a different page. Essential cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Some functionalities of our website are not possible without the use of cookies. These functionalities require that the browser remain identifiable after navigating to other web pages.

The processing of technically-necessary cookies is based on a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in a user-friendly design of the website.

Provision mandatory or required

Your provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. Without this data, however, the service and functionality of our website is not guaranteed. Furthermore, individual services and services may not be available or may be limited.

Use of non-essential cookies

We don’t use non-essential cookies.

Server Log Files

Purpose and legal basis

When you access our website, the provider of the pages (Hosteurope) automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us.

These are:
  • Browser type and browser version
  • Used operating system
  • Referrer URL
  • Hostname of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address
They are processed particularly for the following purposes:
  • Ensuring a seamless connection to the website,
  • ensuring a seamless use of our website,
  • evaluation of system security and stability, as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.
This data will not be merged with other data sources. The processing of the data is based on a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para.1 lit. f GDPR in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Provision mandatory or required

Your provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, without the IP address, the service and functionality of our website is not guaranteed.

Duration of storage

The error logs are deleted after 7 days, the access logs after 14 days.

Contact form, whitepaper form and email contact

Purpose and legal basis

A contact form and whitepaper form as well as email addresses are available on our websites, which can be used for electronic contact and for an electronic request of a whitepaper.

By providing the contact form and email addresses, we would like to make it easier for you to contact us. The information you provide will be transmitted to us and stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions.

By providing the whitepaper form, we would like to enable you to contact us easily to request a whitepaper. We use the information you provide to send the whitepaper to the e-mail address you provide.

These data to be provided are:
  • First name (contact form only)
  • Last Name
  • Company
  • Email address
  • Phone number (contact form only)
  • Country
The processing of the data entered in the contact form and in the whitepaper form is based on a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para.1 lit. f GDPR, and with regard to the initiation, implementation or termination of a contractual relationship pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit b GDPR.

Provision mandatory or required

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with your name, contact details and the reason for the request.

Duration of storage

The data entered by you in the contact form and whitepaper form will remain with us until you request deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed or the whitepaper has been sent). Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.


You can revoke this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal email notification to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.


You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by EBF-EDV Beratung Föllmer GmbH and the EMEA partners at any time according to Art. 15 GDPR. You also have the right to correction according to Art. 16 GDPR, blocking according to Art. 18 GDPR or, apart from the prescribed data storage for business purposes, deletion according to Art. 17 GDPR, data transfer according to Art. 20 GDPR and objection according to Art. 21 GDPR of your personal data. Please contact the data protection officer of EBF-EDV Beratung Föllmer GmbH.

In order that a block of data can be considered at any time, these data must be kept in a block file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, unless there is a legal archiving obligation. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data on request.

Information about your right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR: At any time, you have the right to object for reasons relating to your particular situation to the processing of personal data relating to you that is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR. In case you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

You can change or revoke your consent by notifying us accordingly with effect for the future. You may at any time complain to the supervisory authority responsible for you. Your responsible supervisory authority depends on the federal state of your residence, your work or the presumed violation. You can find a list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) and their addresses at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html

If you would like more detailed information on your personal data, our data protection officer will be happy to answer any questions you may have regarding our data protection policy.


We reserve the right to amend this data protection declaration from time to time so that it always complies with current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. Your next visit will then be subject to the new data protection declaration.

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