Privacy policy

Your privacy is very important to us

Privacy Policy ControlExpert

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. Therefore we at ControlExpert GmbH pay attention to compliance with data protection regulations. Below we would like to inform you about the purposes for which your data is collected and used and how you can exercise your rights. You can access and print out the privacy policy at any time via the "Privacy Policy" link. Our EDP systems are protected by technical and organizational measures against access, modification, or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons, as well as against loss and destruction.


The body responsible for the collection and processing of personal data is:

ControlExpert GmbH
Marie-Curie-Str. 3
40764 Langenfeld
Telefon: +49 2173 84984-0
E-Mail: info(at) 

If you have a question about data protection or data security, you can contact our Data Protection Officer:

Mr.Lars Wolter
ControlExpert GmbH
Marie-Curie-Str. 3
40764 Langenfeld
Telefon: +49 2173 84984-800
E-Mail: datenschutzbeauftragter(at) 



Purpose and the legal basis of data processing

We store your data for the fulfillment of contractual services such as delivery, payment processing, and invoicing. The contract with you is the legal basis for this processing (art. 6 subpara.1 b GDPR). We will also process your data to the extent required by law to fulfill our archiving and storage obligations under German commercial and tax law (art. 6 subpara. 1 c GDPR). In addition, we use your data for direct advertising - i.e. to send you information about our products, services, and campaigns (as per art. 6 subpara. 1 f GDPR) in order to persuade you as a customer (information as per art. 13 subpara. 1 d GDPR). You can object to the use of your data for advertising purposes at any time by using the above contact data. Further recipients of this data in the context of processing the order contract are logistics service providers (address data only), payment service providers (payment data only) or, in the context of direct advertising, also service providers for the dispatch of advertising materials (address data only). The duration of the processing depends on the purpose of the fulfillment of the contract and the associated further legal requirements for storage and provision of proof. We use the data for direct advertising as long as you have not objected.



Visiting the website

ControlExpert GmbH automatically collects and stores information in its server log files that your browser transmits to us when you visit the website. These are:

  • Browser type and/or version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL (the previously visited page)
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • time of the server request

This data cannot be assigned to specific persons by ControlExpert GmbH. This data will not be merged with other data sources and will be deleted after a statistical evaluation.


The legal basis is art.6 subpara.1 f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the elimination of faults, a guaranteed system security, and the exposure and tracking of illegal access and attempted access.


Web analysis with Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will first abridge your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abridged there.

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

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. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link. For more information, please visit or (general information on Google Analytics and data protection). As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website in the future.

We would like to point out that the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses ("IP masking"). 

Use of cookies

On our website, we use session cookies to make it easier for you to use our website. These are small text files which are stored on your hard drive for the duration of your visit to our website and are deleted when you close your browser, depending on your browser settings. The storage of cookies can be switched off or deactivated in the settings of your browser. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Persistent cookies outlive the closing of the browser.



Contact us and/or Request of Information

If you have any questions or requests, please do not hesitate to contact us. We process your data to answer your product or service enquiries (art.6 subpara.1 b, f GDPR). The communication of address and telecommunication data marked as mandatory is necessary in order to process and answer your request. The voluntary provision of further data makes it easier for us to process your request. As a rule we store the information from your inquiry for six years after answering the inquiry, if it concerns commercial or business letters (art. 257 para.4 Commercial Code, art. 6  subpara. 1 c GDPR).



Data processing for advertising purposes

We use your data only for our own advertising purposes. We would like to inform you about new products, our services and interesting events. Therefore, we also use your data to recommend certain products, services, or events that may be of interest to you in addition to your purchases. The evaluation of the customer history and the dispatch of corresponding advertising by post or e-mail to existing customers is only carried out for products and services of ControlExpert GmbH in consideration of your legitimate interests. Sending by e-mail only takes place with your consent, which you can revoke at any time with effect for the future. Newsletters will only be sent to you on the basis of a separate consent. Further information on your rights can be found under the heading "Rights of those concerned".



Other recipients of personal data

Within the statutory framework, your personal data may be disclosed to the following companies within the EU:

  • postal service providers, dispatch service providers, file/data carrier disposal
  •  IT service providers for maintenance and software maintenance
  • Google Inc. (
  • softgarden e-recruiting GmbH (in the application process)



Embedded YouTube Videos

We embed YouTube videos into some of our web pages. The operator of the relevant plug-ins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with a YouTube plug-in, it establishes a direct connection between your browser and the YouTube server. YouTube receives information about which pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, they can track your personal browsing behavior. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand. If you start a YouTube video, the provider uses cookies which collect information about how you use the website.
If you have blocked cookies being saved for the Google Ad Program, you should not encounter such cookies when watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube also stores non-personal user data in other cookies. If you would like to stop cookies being installed, please disable cookies in your browser.
You can find more information about YouTube data protection in the following privacy policy:


Duration of data storage

We store your data for as long as required for the respective purpose. Corresponding deletion concepts are available and are continuously adapted to the legal and necessary conditions. If there is a tax law retention period for certain data processed for the processing of sales contracts (voucher data), the storage period is 6 or 10 years. During this time the processing of the data is limited. The retention obligation begins at the end of the calendar year in which the offer was submitted or the contract fulfilled. 



Rights of those concerned

Your rights as a party concerned are comprehensively guaranteed by ControlExpert GmbH.



Advertising objection

You can object to the use of your data for advertising purposes without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic rates. The aforementioned contacts are available for this purpose.



Withdrawal of consent

You can revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future. Please note, however, that it may be necessary to re-enter your data before contacting us again or making an enquiry.



Right to object

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on the basis of the following provisions for reasons arising from your particular situation:


  • the processing is to be carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority entrusted to the person responsible; or
  • the processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the data processor or a third party, except where the interests or fundamental rights and freedom of the data subject requiring the protection of personal data prevail, in particular where the data subject is a child

If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data in this case, unless we can supply compelling legitimate reasons for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedom, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.



Further rights

The following rights are available to you with regard to your stored personal data:


  • disclosure
  • correction
  • deletion or restriction of processing
  • opposition to processing
  • data transferability
  • right of appeal to supervisory authorities



Contacts: how can I exercise my aforementioned rights?

To exercise your rights, you can contact the Data Protection Officer (see above) or the body responsible (see above). We will process your enquiries immediately and free of charge in accordance with legal requirements and inform you of the measures we have taken.



Data protection of applicants

Our application procedure is provided by softgarden e-recruiting GmbH as the contract processor. We will forward you from the CE homepage to the application portal operated by softgarden. The privacy policy for the electronic application procedure can be downloaded here: 



Updates and modifications

From time to time, the privacy policy must be adapted to the actual circumstances and the legal situation. Please check the privacy policy before using our website to keep up to date with any changes or updates.



You think so much data is a big responsibility?

Right. That is why our data protection officer always keeps data security at the highest level in accordance with all data protection requirements. Our customers' data is managed completely separately and is only available within a specific data set. The Basic Data Protection Ordinance, the Federal Data Protection Act and the Code of Conduct of the insurance industry guide our actions.



Still have questions about data protection?

Contact person
Mr.Lars Wolter
ControlExpert GmbH
Marie-Curie-Str. 3
40764 Langenfeld
Telefon: +49 2173 84984-800
E-Mail: datenschutzbeauftragter(at)