Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We really appreciate your interest in our website and our company. Despite carefully checking their content, we cannot take any responsibility for links to external sites. The protection of your personal data that is collected, processed and used while visiting our website is of great importance to us. This is protected in accordance with the respective legal regulations.

In the following section we will inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data. You can access this information at any time on our website.

1. Collection and processing of data

Any access to our website and every file downloaded is recorded. These records are used for system-related and statistical purposes. The following data is recorded: name of the file accessed, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, web browser, and the requesting domain. The IP address of the computer making the request is also recorded. No further personal data will be collected unless it is entered voluntarily, e. g. in connection with a query or registration procedure.

2. Use and transfer of personal data

All of the personal data you provide us with will be used for the sole purpose of responding to your queries, handling contracts we have concluded with you, and for technical administration purposes. Your personal data will only be passed on to third parties or otherwise transferred if this is required to execute a contract (transferring order data to suppliers in particular), for accounting purposes or if you have given your consent in advance. You are entitled to withdraw your consent at any time and this will become effective for future transactions. If you withdraw your consent for the storage of your personal data, it will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required to fulfill the purpose of its storage, or whenever the storage of such data is deemed inadmissible for other legal reasons.

3. Cookies

We use so called "cookies" to expand the range of functions of our website and to make it more convenient for you to use. These "cookies" allow data to be stored on your computer when accessing our website. You have the option of preventing cookies being saved on your computer via your browser's settings. This could, however, restrict the range of functions of our website.

3.1 Use of Google Conversion Tracking

This website uses Google Conversion Tracking. This system collects and saves anonymized cookies. Cookies are small strings of text characters that are saved for a maximum of 30 days on your computer. The data cannot be used to personally identify visitors to this website. No data is forwarded to third parties. You may withdraw your permission for this anonymized analysis to be carried out at any time by setting your browser to reject all cookies or to inform you when a cookie is being transferred. You can also access the link to disable Google services here. In addition, you can also disable the use of cookies by Google and other third-party providers participating in the Network Advertising Initiative by visiting the opt-out page of the Network Advertising Initiative.

3.2 Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a Web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "Cookies". These are text files that are saved to your computer and which allow your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookies about how you use this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. On behalf of the provider of this website, Google will use this information to analyze how you use this website, to compile reports about the Web-site activities and to provide services related to the use of the website and Internet to the Web-site provider.

3.3 Protection of your personal data

This website uses IP anonymization for Google Analytics to protect your personal data. When IP anonymization is enabled, Google will truncate the IP address for website visitors from Member States of the European Union, as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there only in exceptional cases. The IP address transferred by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.

If we happen to have any additional personal information about our website users, we will not combine this with website tracking data or other non-personal information.

3.4 Disabling website tracking by website users

You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by adjusting the corresponding settings for your browser software. However, we would like to point out that, if you do this, it may impair the functionality of this and other websites. You may also prevent the transmission of the data generated by the cookies and data related to how you use this website (including your IP address), as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in from the following link: Furthermore, you can also prevent your website usage data from being collected for this website by clicking on the following link: Prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website. In this case, a special opt-out cookie will be created to prevent your usage data from being collected when you visit this website in the future.

3.5 Use of Google Analytics Advertising Features

In addition to the standard configuration of Google Analytics, this website also uses functions of Google Analytics that support interest-based ads and advertising that is based on the surfing behavior of users. Google Analytics uses third-party cookies from DoubleClick here to evaluate data about the surfing behavior of users on various websites. Statistical information about the demographics and interests of website users can be gathered from this data.

We would expressly like to point out that we cannot see any data about individual users, and that the statistical data we use cannot be attributed to specific users.

After visiting our site, some of our visitors may see our adverts on other websites. This form of advertising is called 'remarketing' or 'retargeting'. If you object to these adverts being displayed, we recommend you use one of the aforementioned options to disable the tracking of website users. Google also provides you with the option of controlling advertising cookies themselves:

4. Right to information

If you contact us in writing we will be happy to inform you of the personal data we have stored for you.

Security information: We make every technical and organizational effort to store your data in a way that it is inaccessible to third parties. As data security cannot be fully ensured when communicating via e-mail, we recommend you send any confidential information through the post.

Public procedures directory of ecom instruments GmbH

We attach significant importance to protecting your personal information and your privacy. We therefore fully comply with the provisions stipulated in the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). The purpose of this Act is to protect individuals from having their privacy violated through use of their personal data.

Section 4g of the Act (BDSG) stipulates that a public procedures directory is to be made accessible to everyone in a suitable manner. This obligation is addressed below.
Needless to say you can object to the use of your data at any time, provided it is not required for executing a contractual relationship.
If you wish to exercise this right, please send an informal e-mail to:
If you have any further queries, please contact our data protection officer who would be happy to help (for contact information refer to section 2).


1. Responsible body

ecom instruments GmbH


2. Management board

Dipl. Ing. (FH) Rolf Nied

Head of data processing
Wolfgang Schuster

Operational data protection officer
Heiko Simon (DSB-TÜV)
+49 (0) 6294 / 4224 - 452


3. Address of responsible body

ecom instruments GmbH
Industriestraße 2
D-97959 Assamstadt


4. Designated purpose of data collection, processing and utilization

ecom instruments is an innovative company which is characterized by its integrity, professionalism, high levels of expertise and reliability in realizing demanding projects in the field of explosion-shielded products.
We develop, produce and sell mobile devices for explosive areas in which work is conducted with gases, dust and flammable liquids.


5. Groups of persons affected

  • Parties interested in our services and devices
  • Customers
  • Our employees, former employees and applicants
  • Employees of external companies
  • External service providers and their employees
  • Sales partners and cooperation partners
  • Suppliers
  • Contact persons of the groups mentioned


6. Data and data categories

  • First name and surname, birth name if applicable
  • Date of birth (if required)
  • Customer or personnel ID
  • Address
  • Telephone number(s)
  • e-mail address
  • Bank details
  • Features for user identification, e.g. login data
  • Details regarding the start, duration and end of a contractual relationship
  • Type and scope of utilized benefits, services and subscriptions
  • Data required within the scope of the employment contract
  • Information regarding customer satisfaction (customer service)
  • Data transferred by interested parties, customers as well as applicants or employees


7. Recipients of data or categories of recipients

  • Internal departments and their employees
  • Employees of third party providers (e.g. employees of external companies)
  • Cooperation partners and sales partners
  • Official bodies in the context of overriding legal obligations (e.g. social insurance agencies)
  • Additional parties such as subsidiaries or affiliated companies in the context of order processing and customer care


8. Prescribed periods for the deletion of data

Legislative bodies have decreed various duties to maintain records as well as corresponding retention periods. Upon expiry of these periods the corresponding data is routinely deleted, provided it is no longer required.
If deletion is not possible as a result of technical or organizational restrictions, this data will be blocked from further utilization.


9. Data transfer to foreign countries

Personal data will only be transferred to the EU and to third countries provided it is required for fulfilling the business purposes you have commissioned us with or if we are legally obligated to fulfill such an action.
We take the special protection requirements into account through the use of appropriate measures, whereby we only transfer the personal data which is absolutely necessary.


10. General description of the security precautions in accordance with Section 9 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)

We have taken numerous measures to protect your data. In accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) the legislative body stipulates that details relating to individual technical and organizational measures shall not be made publicly available.
We can assure you that we have undertaken a variety of measures in conformity with the following provisions specified under Section 9 and the Annex to the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), and that we are improving such measures on a continuous basis:

  • Access control
  • Physical access control
  • User access control
  • Data transmission control
  • Entry control
  • Order control
  • Availability control
  • Separation requirement


Author: Heiko Simon, operational data protection officer

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