Privacy Policy

Verlag fuer chemische Industrie, H. Ziolkowsky GmbH (‘VCI’) is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected while browsing our websites. This privacy policy is designed to provide you with information on how we are following the rules for data protection, which information we gather while you are visiting our website, and how this information is used. First and foremost: your personal data is only used in the following cases and will not be used in other cases without your explicit approval.

Scope of Application

This privacy policy is only applicable to websites VCI bears responsibility for. Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures according to the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Collecting and Processing Personal Data

In line with the principles of data reduction and data economy we only collect personal data if they are provided voluntarily, in order to perform our duties to you and for any other purpose only when you have given specific consent.

When you visit our website, general information is collected automatically (in other words, not by means of registration) which is not stored as personal related data. The web servers that are used store the following data by default:

• The name of your internet service provider
• The website from which you visited us
• The websites which you visit when you are with us
• Your IP address

This information is analysed in an anonymous form. It is used solely for the purpose of improving the attractiveness, content, and functionality of our website.

When sending an e-mail to us, we collect your name, e-mail address and your message as well as other voluntary information (contact address, telephone number) we might need for our response.We do not collect or process any individual-related surfing profiles. In case we would use a service provider for processing the collected data we would fix the contractual relationship in agreement with the rules of BDSG. We guarantee that your personal data is not transferred to third parties without your approval or unless we are legally obligated to do so.

Access and Correctional Right

You have the right to obtain information on all of your stored personal data, to receive, to review, and if necessary to amend or erase. To do this, just send an email to the email address indicated in the imprint or to the person in charge of data protection (see below for the relevant contact details). The deletion of your personal data will be completed unless we are legally obligated to store the information.

How We Use Cookies

On our corporate website, we only use cookies if they are required for an application or service which we provide. Cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

If you would like to opt out of the advantages of these cookies, you can read in the ‘help’ function on your browser how to adjust your browser to prevent these cookies, accept new cookies, or delete existing cookies. You can also learn there how to block all cookies or set up notifications for new cookies.


Different features on our website can be linked to third party suppliers such as Facebook (“like”), Twitter or Google+ and are marked with their respective logos. If these links are clicked a plugin will establish a connection between your browser and the desired webpages e.g. Facebook. Because the connection is established directly we do not have any knowledge of the data being transmitted. We are only aware that you have visited the relevant page. Also, if a registration on the respective is necessary then the respective privacy policy of each supplier becomes valid.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google. Google Analytics utilizes so-called “cookies” which are saved on your computer and allow to track and examine your usage of this website. The usage information generated by these cookies (incl. your IP address) is transferred to and stored on a server in the USA owned by Google. Google will analyse this information to evaluate the usage of the website, to create reports about website activities for the operators, and to offer further services in connection with the website and related internet activities. Where necessary, Google will share this data with third parties if it is required by law or when third parties are processing the data in behalf of Google. Google will never compare your IP address with other data collected by Google. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by changing the settings of your browser software. However please note that this may cause that some functions of this website do not work to the full extent. By using this website you comply with the above mentioned way and purpose your user data is processed by Google.

Please note that our website is using Google Analytics with the add-on “_anonymizeIp()”, so that IP addresses are only recorded in a shortened format which makes it impossible to personalize the data.

You can also prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An Opt-out browser add-on will be installed which will prevent further collection of your data when visiting our website.

For deactivation please click here:

The deactivation of Google Analytics is available for following browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.

Privacy Policy of Google:

Information about Google Analytics:

Updates to the Privacy Policy

Our security measures are continuously reviewed and revised in line with the latest technology. Therefore, we may change this policy from time to time by updating this page.


If you have any questions or ideas, please refer to the data protection representative at VCI, who will be pleased to help you. The continuous development of the Internet makes it necessary for us to adjust our data protection rules from time to time. We reserve the right to implement appropriate changes at any time.

The Data Protection Officer:
Robert Fischer
Verlag fuer chemische Industrie,
H. Ziolkowsky GmbH
Dorfstr. 40
86470 Thannhausen
Tel.: +49 (0) 8281 799 40-30
Fax: +49 (0) 8281 799 40-50