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Data protection

These data protection policies describe the current procedure for the use of personal data that is transmitted to OBO via this website.

1. Notices of changes to these policies

OBO regularly enhances and adds to the functions and features of this website and updates the information on existing products, services and programmes. On account of these regular updates, but also on account of legislative amendments and technological developments, the handling of personal data by can also change. If any changes of this kind occur, will inform you of them by publishing them on this website. So that you are aware of all changes and new developments, please read this page carefully before using the website each time. These data protection policies were last updated on 15 September 2008.

2. Data that is processed when the, and websites are used

OBO collects, processes and uses personal data of the user of, and only in the scope that is necessary in order to enable the user to make use of the services offered on our websites. Currently, data such as your name, address, telephone and fax numbers and e-mail address are collected, processed and stored if you send us enquiries using the contact form, for example. The data that is processed and used each time is deleted after you have finished using the services offered on our website, unless OBO Industries has a justified interest in further processing and using the data that is not outweighed by your legitimate interests in the deletion of the data., and additionally use specific technology to collect certain data on the use of this website. It enables us to determine, for example, how many visitors access the website, the date and time that they visited it as well as how long they stayed on the site, and to identify which pages were accessed. This technology further allows us to determine which web browser the visitors are using and from which IP address the users have accessed the website. This technology does not identify you personally. It merely allows OBO to produce statistics in anonymous form on the number of visitors and their interest in certain pages. OBO uses the anonymous data collected in this way in order to enhance the content and functions of the webpages.

When you visit our website,, may store temporary information on your computer in the form of cookies. Cookies detect the First Level Domain Name (for example, if your e-mail address is “”, the cookie detects the “” part) and the date and time when you accessed this website. Cookies on their own do not allow the visitor to be identified. A cookie is a small piece of information that is sent to your browser and stored on the hard drive of your computer. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer. You can set your browser to inform you when you receive a cookie. This enables your computer to block cookies or to warn you when cookies are being used. You can of course also use our services in principle without cookies; browsers can be set to reject cookies as standard practice.

3. Analytics services

Our website uses Piwik, a web analytics service. Piwik uses cookies, text files that are saved on your computer to enable us to analyse the use of our website. For this purpose, the usage information (including your abbreviated IP address) generated by the cookie is transmitted to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes. This allows us to optimise our website. Your IP address is immediately anonymised in this process, so that you remain anonymous to us as a user. The information generated by the cookie about your usage of this website is not disclosed to third parties. You can prevent the use of the cookies by adjusting the relevant settings of your browser software; however, you may then not be able to fully use all the functions of this website.

4. Questions on our data protection policies

If you have any questions about these data protection policies or concerns about the way in which the data is processed or used, please do not hesitate to contact us.