Data Protection

All personal data is exclusively being collected and used in accordance with the statutory provisions. This data protection notice informs you about our use and protection of your personal data.
1. Responsible entity, scope
The responsible entity for data protection is Caramba Holding GmbH (subsequently also referred to as “Caramba”). Further information on Caramba is available under About the site. If you have any questions or suggestions with regard to data protection, you may contact us via email to datenschutz(at)

This data protection notice applies to the collection and use of personal data when using the web page of Caramba.
2. Collection of personal data 
You may visit the web page without disclosing personal data to us. If you access our web pages, communication-related information (e.g. the Internet protocol address) and/or usage-related information (e.g. accessed contents) will be automatically generated with technical means in order to enable you to experience the respective contents. In addition, we will only save and use this data without specific references to individuals (e.g. by anonymising the IP address) in order to obtain technical or statistical information for the troubleshooting or the improvement of the website or for research and analytical purposes.

In addition, Caramba will receive personal data from you if you get in touch with us, e.g. via the contact form. You only need to complete the marked fields in the contact form.
3. Use of personal data
We use the respective personal data you enter for the specifically designated purpose; for example, we use information which has been provided via the contact form to process your message. We will use your email address for advertising purposes only if you expressly consented beforehand or a statutory authorisation exists.

Apart from that, we do not share personal data with third parties unless you gave your consent beforehand or sharing is permitted on statutory grounds. In that context, we reserve the right to share data to the extent that it is required for safeguarding legitimate interests and there is no reason to assume that the interest of the affected individual in a sharing exclusion which is worthy of protection will prevail.

We may share the personal data with contractors commissioned and supervised by us that perform technical services (e.g. hosting, maintenance).
4. Cookies
If you visit our web pages, we may store information in the form of a “cookie” on your computer, in particular so-called session cookies. A cookie is short text information which is transmitted as Hypertext Transfer Protocol header. The cookie is either sent from the web server to the browser or generated via scripting (e.g. JavaScript) on the client side. Among others, cookies enable us to adapt a website to your language, your interests or other criteria. If you do not want us to identify your computer, please adjust your web browser in such a manner that it deletes cookies, blocks all cookies or warns prior to saving a cookie. However, it is possible that you will not be able to use all functions in their entirety in that case.

By the way, Caramba does not use cookies for the control or optimisation of shown advertising (so-called tracking and/or partner cookies).
5. Google Analytics
Caramba also uses “Google Analytics”, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files which are stored on your computer and facilitate analysing the use of the website. The information on your use of this website which is generated by the cookie is typically transmitted to a Google server in in the United States and saved there. However, if the IP anonymisation is activated on this web page, your IP address will be trimmed in member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. The complete IP address will be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and trimmed there in exceptional cases only. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyse your use of the website, compile reports on your website activities and provide further services relating to the website use and the Internet use for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You may prevent the storage of the cookies via a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, please note that you may not be able to use all functions of this website in their entirety in that case. In addition, you may prevent the collection of the data (incl. your IP address) which has been generated by the cookie and relates to your use of the website for Google and the processing of this data by Google by installing the browser plug-in which is available at the following link:

The current link is:
6. Disclosure, information, deletion and blocking of data
We provide information about the data which has been stored on an inquiring individual without delay and free of charge in an electronic format or in writing upon request. Prior to providing information, we may request the provision of documents which establish the identity and authenticity of the inquiring individual.

Depending on the subject matter of your contact, if storing is no longer required for processing or other reasons, your data will be deleted or blocked immediately.
7. Revocation of the consent, objection 
If we use your data due to your consent, for example voluntary information in the contact form, you may revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time. This may be realised via an email to the address detailed above. However, we reserve the right to also base processes in accordance with the data protection act on a statutory basis.

End of the data protection notice
Last updated: 16 November 2012

If you have further questions on data protection, our data protection officer or our security specialist will gladly be at your disposal.
Caramba Chemie GmbH & Co. KG
Wanheimer Str. 334-336
47055 Duisburg
Data protection officer:
Michael Gruber
Bruderwöhrdstr. 15b
93055 Regensburg
P +49 941 604889-864
F +49 941 604889-866

Security specialist:
Thomas Bergheimer
P +49 671 89200-716
F +49 671 89200-61516