Data privacy declaration

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the Hosokawa Micron Powders GmbH. The use of the Internet pages of the Hosokawa Micron Powders GmbH is possible without any indication of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.

Name and Address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

Hosokawa Micron Powders GmbH

Welserstr. 9

51149 Köln


Phone: 02203 3080



The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the Hosokawa Micron Powders GmbH. By means of this data protection declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

Our data protection officer is:

Friedrich Paul Böhm
Universitätsstraße 60
44789 Bochum
Phone: +49 234 36185-0
Fax: +49 234 9231935

Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data.

Transmission of data

Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for any purposes other than those stated herein. We transmit your personal data to third parties only if:

  • you have given your explicit consent pursuant to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Page 1 lit. a) of the GDPR;
  • the transmission pursuant to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Page 1, lit. a) of the GDPR is necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data;
  • the transmission pursuant to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Page 1 lit. c) of the GDPR is subject to a legal obligation, and
  • this is legally permissible and necessary pursuant to Article 6, Paragraph 1, Page 1 lit. b) of the GDPR for the transaction of contractual relationships with yourself.

Persons affected

You have the right:

  • in accordance with Article 15 of the DGPR to demand information about your personal data that are processed by us. In particular, you can obtain information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage time, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of the processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, in as far as they were not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and if necessary to demand comprehensive information about the details;
  • in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR to demand the immediate correction or completion of your personal data stored by us;
  • in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us unless processing is essential to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or is required to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR to restrict the processing of your personal data insofar as you contest the accuracy of the data, processing is unlawful but you reject their deletion and we no longer require the data, but you require them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or in accordance with Article 21 of the GDPR, you have filed an objection against the processing;
  • in accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR to demand the return of the personal data you provided to us in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format or transmission of the same to another responsible person;
  • in accordance with Article 22 of the GDPR to not be subject to a decision based solely on an automatic processing function – including profiling – which develops legal effects vis-a-vis yourself or which significantly affects you in a similar way;
  • in accordance with Article 7, Paragraph 3 of the GDPR to at any time revoke the consent you once gave us. This means that we are no longer permitted to continue processing the data based on this consent, and
  • in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR, you have the right without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial redress to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authorities of your usual place of residence or work or the location of the location of the alleged infringement, if the affected person is of the opinion that processing of the personal data concerning him or her violates the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU (GDPR).


We use cookies on our website. Cookies are data records which are created when a website on the Internet is visited and which are temporarily stored on the website of the user’s system. If the server of our website is called up again by the user of the website, the browser of the user of the website sends the previously received cookie back to the server. The server can evaluate the information received from this process. Cookies can be used, for example, to control the display of advertisements or to facilitate navigation on a website. Cookies are sometimes required to enable the functionality of our website operation (the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f of the GDPR, the protection of the legitimate interests of the operator of this website – we only use cookies in accordance with Art. 5 Para. 1 lit a) of the GDPR, i.e. in accordance with the principles of “lawfulness, processing in good faith and transparency”).

If you want to generally prevent the use of cookies, you can do this by making local settings in your Internet browser (e.g. Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera or Safari).

If the cookies are not technically necessary, you will find further information on the cookies made use of by tools and plug-ins in this data protection declaration.

General collection of data

When you access our website or retrieve a file, data about this process is stored in a log file on our web server. The following data can be stored:

  • IP address (where possible, this will be saved anonymously);
  • domain name of the website you came from;
  • names of the retrieved files;
  • date and time of a retrieval;
  • name of your Internet service provider;
  • and, if applicable, the operating system and browser version of your end device.

We store IP addresses only for data security reasons, in order to ensure the stability and security of our system (legal basis: Article 6, Paragraph 1 lit. f) of the GDPR). The right to statistically analyse anonymised data records remains reserved.

Data protection for job applications and in the application process

The person responsible for processing collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application process. The processing can also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends the relevant application documents electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website, to the person responsible for processing. If the person responsible for processing concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the person responsible for processing does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted two months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that deletion does not conflict with any other legitimate interests of the person responsible for processing. Another legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

Contact forms

If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of any follow-up questions. Your data will only be used for the purpose of answering and processing your query. The data is processed in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Page 1 lit a) of the GDPR on the basis of your voluntarily given consent. You can object to this at any time (right of withdrawal).

Links to other websites

Our website/app may, from time to time, contain links to third-party websites or to other websites belonging to us. If you follow a link to any of these websites, we herewith inform you that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these privacy policies before forwarding any personal information to these websites.

SSL encryption

This website uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption for the transmission of data from your browser to our server and to servers that provide files which we embed on our website.

With SSL, data are transmitted in encrypted form. The data cannot be changed and the sender can be identified.

You can recognize the existence of the SSL encryption by the letters “https” which precede the address of the website you call up with the browser.

Comment function

On individual pages or posts there is a voluntary comment function for users who would like to share their opinion regarding the respective page or post. After a positive check, the comment will be released and will appear publicly on the page from where the comment was sent. There is no entitlement to publication of a comment. The commenter must provide a name, this can be a pseudonym. The commenter must also provide an e-mail address. This serves to inform him about the status of his comment, especially if he has asked a question in the comment and is waiting for an answer. The e-mail address will not be displayed publicly and is neither passed on to third parties nor manually evaluated. The IP address of the commenter is saved in anonymous form only. The comment is saved permanently until you (or an administrator) delete it. The e-mail address you provided with the comment will only be saved for the purpose of sending you a notification should there be a reply to your comment. Other data you provide about the comment will be published in the comment as long as you provide such information. If a name is requested, you can also use a pseudonym.

Links to third-party websites

This website provides references to third-party websites in the form of so-called links. Only when you click on such a link will data be transferred to the link destination. This is technically necessary. The data transmitted are in particular: your IP address, the time you clicked on the link, the page from which you clicked on the link, information about your Internet browser. If you do not want these data to be transferred to the link destination, do not click on the link.


This site uses the map software OpenStreetMap of the company OpenStreetMap Foundation, 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1JU, United Kingdom (“OSM”). When using OpenStreetMap, your IP address will be transmitted to an OSM server and might possibly be stored there. OpenStreetMap is used within the scope of our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, lit. f) of the GDPR.

For more information, see OpenStreetMap’s privacy policy.

Safety warning

We secure our website and other IT systems against loss, destruction, unauthorised access, unauthorised modification or unauthorised distribution of your data by using appropriate technical and organisational measures. Despite all due care, however, complete protection against all dangers is not always possible. Because we cannot guarantee complete data security when communicating by e-mail, we recommend sending confidential information by post.


We use WordPress as the editorial system for our website. WordPress uses functional (necessary) cookies in order to ensure the log-in process for editors and administrators.

Especially when trying to log into the WordPress administration interface, a cookie called wordpress_test_cookie is set. This cookie is used only for the active session and is deleted as soon as you close the browser.

The cookie is not used to evaluate users.

Changes to this Data Privacy Declaration

We reserve the right to change this data protection declaration if the legal situation or this on-line offer or the type of data collection changes. However, this applies only to declarations on data processing. If the user’s consent is required or parts of the data protection declaration contain a regulation of the contractual relationship with users, the data protection declaration will only be changed assuming the user has given prior consent.

Welserstr. 9
51149 Cologne

Tel: +49 2203 308-0
Fax: +49 2203 308-148

Hosokawa Micron Powders GmbH
Welserstr. 9
51149 Köln, Germany

Phone: +49 2203 308-0