Data privacy policy


Personal data is only used in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG); we are committed to treating this data confidentially. This website may contain links to websites of other providers to whom this data privacy policy does not apply.

Information on the collection of personal data

The information below will inform you about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that is personally attributable to you, e.g. your name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior, etc.

The controller as defined by Article 4(7) of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Röchling Stiftung GmbH, Richard-Wagner-Strasse 9, 68165 Mannheim, Germany, info(at)

In case of questions or concerns in regard to data privacy issues you may contact us via info(at) or by mail at the above address.

When you contact us by e-mail or using a contact form, the information you provide (your e-mail address and your name and telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data that is collected in this context once storage is no longer required or limit the processing if there are statutory data retention requirements.

Your rights  

You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

  • Right to information,
  • Right to correction or erasure,
  • Right to restrict processing,
  • Right to object to processing,
  • Right to data portability.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data. For more on this, see below under B 1. (Information about your rights as the data subject).

Collected data and purpose of processing

If you are merely using the website for information (i.e., you do not register or otherwise provide us with information), we only collect the personal data that your browser needs to transmit to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following information that is technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure its stability and safety (the legal basis is the first sentence under item f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR):

  • IP address of the accessing computer
  • Operating system of the accessing computer
  • Browser version of the accessing computer
  • Name of the accessed file
  • Transmitted data volume
  • Referring URL
  • Date and time of access
  • Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status / HTTP status code
  • Transmitted data volume for each page
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

This information will be evaluated anonymously. The data is used to improve the attractiveness, contents and functionality of our website. If data and external service providers must be disclosed, we have implemented technical and organizational measures to ensure the data protection regulations are observed. We will only evaluate the IP addresses in the case of a cyberattack on our servers. The log data is regularly and promptly deleted.

Collection and processing of personal data

Personal data that is not collected in accordance with the first sentence under item f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR will be collected only if you voluntarily and expressly agree to provide it; for example, as part of a registration, by filling out forms or sending e-mails to order products or services or send inquiries or request material. You may withdraw this consent at any time.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties

As a rule, we do not pass on information to third parties. In order to process contact enquiries using contact forms on the website, however, enquiries may be forwarded to service providers/cooperation partners or third parties. If data is disclosed to service providers when processing order data, the service providers will be bound by the GDPR and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), other legal requirements and this data privacy policy. In some cases, these recipients may be located abroad (third countries). The level of protection provided in Germany cannot always be guaranteed outside the EU. However, Röchling Stiftung GmbH always does everything in its power to adequately ensure that service providers outside the EU offer the same level of data protection as those in the EU. Personal data is only collected and/or disclosed to government entities and authorities due to mandatory statutory regulations.

Use of cookies

We use cookies, i.e. small files containing configuration information. They help determine user preferences and implement special user functions. We do not collect personal information through cookies. If you do not want us to recognize your device, please configure your Internet browser to erase all cookies from your device, block all cookies or receive a warning before a cookie is stored. All of the website’s functions will work without cookies, although some user-defined properties and settings may not be available.

This website uses the following types of cookies, and the scope and function of these cookies are explained below:

  • Transient cookies (see a)
  • Persistent cookies (see b).
  1. a)            Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. They include, in particular, session cookies. Session cookies store a session identifier that can be used to assign various inquiries from your browser during the shared session. This allows your computer to be recognized when it returns to the website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
  2. b)           Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified time period, which can vary depending on the cookie. You can delete these cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

You can configure your browser setting based on your preferences and refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies, for example, but please be aware that you might not be able to use all the functions of this website.

We use cookies to identify you on return visits if you have an account with us. Otherwise, you would have to log in again each time you visit.

The flash cookies in use here are not captured in your browser, but rather in your flash plug-in. We also use HTML5 storage objects, which are stored on your device. These storage objects store the required data regardless of your browser and do not have an automatic expiration date. If you do not want flash cookie processing, you must install the appropriate add-on, such as “Better Privacy” for Mozilla Firefox ( or Adobe Flash Killer Cookie for Google Chrome. The use of HTML5 storage objects may prevent you from turning on privacy mode in your browser. We also recommend that you regularly delete your cookies and browser history manually.

Webanalyse – Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer and used by Google Analytic servers, to analyze your use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization, so your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting countries that are a party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Your full IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and will only be truncated there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address that is transmitted by your browser for Google Analytics purposes will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by activating the corresponding setting in your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. You may also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plug-in

You can prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by disabling Google Analytics at the following link.
It will generate an opt-out cookie that prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website.

For more information about Google’s promotional use of data and options for settings and appeals, please visit the following Google websites:
(“How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services”), (“data use for advertising purposes”), (“Control the information Google uses to show you ads”) and (“Make the ads you see more useful to you”).

Google Webfonts

In order to display our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use script and font libraries such as Google Web Fonts ( on this website. Google Web Fonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to avoid multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google Web Fonts or does not allow access, content is displayed in a standard font. Calling script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the library operator. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and for what purposes – for the operators of such libraries to collect data. The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found


To incorporate videos, we use a YouTube plugin operated by YouTube, LLC, based at 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

If you access one of our YouTube-enabled sites, the YouTube server will be informed about which page you have visited. If you are also logged in with your YouTube account, it will enable Google to match your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

You will find more information about the collection and use of your data by Google at under the section about data privacy.

Safe and responsible conduct on the Internet

Röchling Stiftung GmbH encourages parents and guardians to instruct children about the secure and responsible handling of personal data on the Internet.  Children should not transmit any personal data to the Röchling Stiftung GmbH Website without the consent of their parents or guardians. We affirm that we will not intentionally collect personal data from children, use such data in any way or make such data available to third parties without authorization.

Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence over whether their operators comply with data privacy regulations. In most cases, these websites are operated from abroad. The level of data privacy in your home country cannot be guaranteed in other countries.


If you have any problems, questions, or suggestions, you can send us an email to info(at) The ongoing development of the Internet makes it necessary to modify our privacy policy from time to time. We reserve the right to make suitable changes at any time.


1. Information about your rights as the data subject

You are entitled to demand information on the data stored about you and a copy of this data (Article 15 of the GDPR). Under the conditions prescribed by law, you have the right to demand the correction, erasure or restriction of processing of personal data (Articles 16 to 18 of the GDPR).

If you have given your consent for the processing of your data, you may withdraw it at any time. The withdrawal of your consent will affect the lawfulness of the processing of your personal data after you have given it to us.

Furthermore, under the conditions prescribed by law, you have the right to object to data processing (Article 21 of the GDPR) and to receive your personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (Article 20 of the GDPR).

Also, under the conditions prescribed by law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (not necessarily responsible for the company) if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is taking place unlawfully (Article 77 of the GDPR). The address of the supervisory authority responsible for the provider of this website is:

Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Baden-Wuerttemberg, Königstrasse 10A, 70173 Stuttgart

2. Duration of data storage

The personal data mentioned under item 2 will be stored as long as necessary to carry out a service that you requested or to which you have given your consent, unless otherwise required by law, such as commercial and tax retention periods. The data will be erased sooner if they are no longer required for these purposes.

3. Information on your right to object in accordance with Article 21 GDPR

Right to object in an individual case

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is based on items (e) (processing in the public interest) or (f) (processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, including profiling as defined by Article 4(4).

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Recipient of an objection

There are no specific requirements for the format of your objection. It can be sent with the subject header “Objection,” stating your name, address and date of birth, to:

Röchling Stiftung GmbH

Richard-Wagner-Str. 9

68165 Mannheim


You can also use our contact form for your questions and concerns about data privacy and the assertion of your rights.

We reserve the right to update this data privacy policy at any time and adapt it to changed legal conditions, for example. Please visit the website regularly to check for any updates.