Privacy statement


The operator of these pages takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy statement.

The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal information.
As far as personal data are obtained on our pages (for example name, address or e-mail addresses), this always takes place, if possible, on a voluntary basis. We will not forward these data to third parties without your approval.

Please note that data transmission in the Internet (for example, when communicating by e-mail) may cause security issues. A complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.


The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are downloaded on your computer and stored by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

You can change the settings of your browser in order to be informed about the placement of cookies, to allow cookies on a case-by-case basis only, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

Server log files

The provider of the site automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, transmitted automatically to us by your browser. These are:

  • browser type and browser version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL
  • host name of accessing computer
  • time of server request

These data cannot be assigned to specific persons. There is no merge of this data with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data subsequently, if we become aware of concrete indications for illegal use.

E-mails and contact form

If you send us inquiries via e-mail or contact form, your details from the e-mail or the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your permission.

Newsletter data

If you wish to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data are not collected. We use such data for the transmission of the requested information only and do not pass them on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of data, e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter.

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. Provider is
Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and is stored there.

IP anonymization

We have activated the function IP anonymization on this website. Therefore, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties of the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States.
In exceptional cases only, the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.
On behalf of the site owner, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website owner. Google Analytics will not merge the IP address provided by your browser with other Google data.

Browser plugin

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use the functions of this website in full.
In addition, you may prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

Objection against data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: disable Google Analytics.

For more information on how user data are handled on Google Analytics, please see the Google Privacy Policy:

Contract data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for contract data processing. We fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic features of Google Analytics

This website uses “demographic features” of Google Analytics. As a result, reports may be produced that contain information on the age, gender and interests of the site visitors. These data are from interest-based advertising from Google and from third-party visitor data. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person.
You may disable this feature at any time through the ad settings in your Google Account, or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Objection against data collection”.

Facebook plugins (like button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our website. The Facebook plugins can be recognized by the Facebook logo or the like button (“Like”) on our site. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here:

The plugin is establishing a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server when you visit our webpage.
Facebook receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Facebook profile.
As a result, Facebook can assign the visit of our page to your user account.
We point out that we as provider of the website are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook privacy policy under

If you do not want Facebook to assign your visit at our site with your Facebook user account, please log out from your Facebook user account.


Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our site. These features are available through Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “re-tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. Data are also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as provider of the website are not aware of the content of the transmitted data and their use by Twitter.
For more information, see the Twitter privacy policy under

You may change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings under ändern.


We use Google+ on our website. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter called: Google).

Collection and disclosure of information: Use the Google+ button to publish information worldwide. The Google+ button will provide you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given +1 for a content and information about the site that you viewed when you clicked the +1 button.
Your + 1 activity can appear as references along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the web. Google is recording information about your +1 activities to improve Google services for you and others.
In order to use the Google+ button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile showing at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name you used when sharing contents through your Google account.

The identity of your Google profile may be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information from you.
Use of information collected: In addition to the uses mentioned above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the current Google privacy policy.
Google may publish summarized statistics about +1 activity of users or share it with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or affiliate websites.


On our site, we use social plugins from the Pinterest social network operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94103-490, USA (hereafter called Pinterest). When you visit a page that contains such a plugin, your browser connects directly to the servers of Pinterest.
The plugin is transmitting protocol data to the server of Pinterest in the USA.
These protocol data may include your IP address, the address of the websites visited that also include Pinterest features, browser type and settings, date and time of request, how you use Pinterest, and cookies.

For more information on the purpose, scope and further processing and use of the data by Pinterest, as well as your related rights and ways to protect your privacy, see the privacy policy of Pinterest:


Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. Provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our pages that include LinkedIn features, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established.
LinkedIn will be informed that you have visited our website with your IP address.
If you click the recommend button of LinkedIn and you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account.
We point out that we as the provider of the webpage have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data and their use by LinkedIn.

For more information, see the LinkedIn privacy policy under:


Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated YouTube page. Site operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit any of our YouTube plugin-enabled pages, you will be connected to the servers of YouTube. The Youtube server will be informed which of our pages you visited.
If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The videos on our pages are usually integrated in such a way that the page is not yet connected to Youtube (no-cookie setting) when it is opened. Only when clicking on the preview image, a connection to the Youtube server is established.

For more information on the handling of user data, please refer to the YouTube privacy policy at:

Google Web Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform presentation of fonts.
When you open a page, your browser is loading the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you use has to connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google knows that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google web fonts is based on a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font of your computer will be used.

For more information about Google Web Fonts, see and the privacy policy of Google:

Google Maps

This site uses Google Maps through an API. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter called Google).
In order to use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address.
This information is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. The provider of this page has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is for the sake of an appealing presentation of our online offering and an easy findability of the places we specify on the website.

For more information on handling user data, please refer to the Google privacy policy under

Use of reCAPTCHA

To protect entry forms on our site, we use the service reCAPTCHA of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter called Google. Using this service, it can be distinguished whether the corresponding input is of human origin or abusive by automated machine processing.

As per our knowledge the referrer URL, the IP address, the behavior of the website visitors, information about operating system, browser, time spent on the website, cookies, presentation instructions and scripts, the input behavior of the user and mouse movements in the area of the reCAPTCHA checkbox are transferred to Google.

Google uses this information, inter alia, to digitize books and other printed matter, as well as to optimize services such as Google Street View and Google Maps (e. g. house number and street name recognition).
The IP address submitted as part of reCAPTCHA will not be combined with any other data provided by Google unless you are logged in to your Google Account when you are using the reCAPTCHA plugin.

If you want to prevent this transmission and storage of data about you and your behavior on our website by Google, you have to log out from Google before you visit our site or before you use the reCAPTCHA plugin.

The use of the information obtained through the reCAPTCHA service is in accordance with the Google terms of use:

Registration function**

We provide the opportunity to register on our site.
The data entered during the registration, which can be seen in the registration form, are collected and stored only for the purpose of using our offer. By registering on our site, we will also store your IP address and the date and time of your registration.
This serves as a safeguard in case a third party misuses your data and registers on our website with this data without your knowledge. The data will not be passed on to a third party. The collected data will not be synchronized with data that may be collected by other components of our site.

Commentary function on this website**

The commentary function on this site will save not only your comment, but also information on when the comment was created, your e-mail address and, if you are not anonymous, the username you have chosen.

Storage of the IP address

Our commentary function stores the IP addresses of the users who write comments.
Since we do not check comments on our site before activation, we need this data in order to be able to proceed against the author in the case of infringements such as insults or propaganda.

Subscribe to comments

As user of the site, you may subscribe to comments after registering.
You will receive a confirmation e-mail to verify that you are the owner of the given e-mail address. You can unsubscribe from this function at any time via a link in the info e-mails.

SSL encryption

This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as the requests you send to us as the site operator.
An encrypted connection is indicated by the browser’s address bar changing from „http://“ to „https://“ and the lock icon in your browser bar.

If SSL encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Processing customer and contract data

We collect, process and use personal data only if they are required for the establishment, content-related design or modification of the legal relationship (inventory data). This is based on the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) article 6 paragraph 1 lit b, which allows the processing of data for the performance of a contract or preliminary measures. We collect, process and use personal data about the use of our internet pages (user data) only if this is necessary in order to enable or charge the user for the use of the service.

When collected data are not subject to statutory storage obligations, they will be deleted after completion of the order or termination of the business relationship.

Right of data portability

We process data automatically based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract. You have the right to have this data transmitted to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of the data to another person in charge, this will only be done as far as technically feasible.

Right of access, deletion, blocking

You are entitled to be provided at any time with free of charge information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing. You have the right of correction, blocking or deletion of these data.
For further information on personal data, please contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice.

Objection against advertising e-mails

We hereby prohibit the use of contact details published as part of the obligation to provide a legal notice for sending unsolicited advertising and information material.
The operator of the website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as spam e-mails.

Data protection notice for applicants

We are pleased that you are interested in us and are applying for a job in our company. We would like to provide you below with information on the processing of your personal data in connection with the application.

Who is responsible for data processing?

Responsible in terms of data protection law are Karl-Heinz Hecht and Thomas Diepholtz, Glaswarenfabrik Karl Hecht GmbH & Co KG.

For more information about the company, authorized representatives and contact details see the legal notice on our website:

Which of your data are processed by us? For what purposes?

We process the information you have provided us in connection with your application in order to assess your suitability for the job (or, if applicable, other vacant positions in our companies) and to carry out the application process.

What is the legal basis?

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in this application procedure is primarily § 26 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) in the version valid from 25.05.2018. According to that, the processing of data required in connection with the decision to establish an employment is permitted.

Which data of you will be processed of us? And for which purposes?

Sollten die Daten nach Abschluss des Bewerbungsverfahrens ggf. zur Rechtsverfolgung erforderlich sein, kann eine Datenverarbeitung auf Basis der Voraussetzungen von Art. 6 GDPR, insbesondere zur Wahrnehmung von berechtigten Interessen nach Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f) GDPR erfolgen. Unser Interesse besteht dann in der Geltendmachung oder Abwehr von Ansprüchen.

How long will the data be stored?

Data of applicants will be deleted after 6 months in case of a rejection.

In case you agreed with a continued storage of your personal data, we will transfer your data to our applicants’ pool. There, the data is deleted after one year.

If you have got a job as part of the application process, the data will be transferred to our personnel master data.

To which recipients will the data be passed on?

Your application data will be evaluated after receiving your application.
Authorized persons of the company only have access to your data, who need this for the proper implementation of the application procedure.
If an employment with an applicant is aspired, the respective relevant data will be provided to the authorized lawyer of the company for drafting an individual employment contract – upon consultation and with your approval.

For wage payment, payments to social security and professional associations, etc., the required data of the new employee are transmitted to the tax consultant acting for the company.

Where is the data processed?

The data is processed only in data centers in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Your rights as person concerned

You have the right to be informed free of charge about your personal data we process. In the case of a request for information that is not made in writing, we ask for your understanding that we may then ask for a proof from you proving that you are the person for whom you are claiming to be.
You have the right to demand correction or deletion of data or limitation of processing as far as you are legally entitled to.

Furthermore, you have the right to object to the processing within the scope of the legal requirements. The same applies to the right of data portability.

Right of appeal

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your residence, your place of work or the place of alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates the data protection regulation.

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