Website privacy notice

ICO SYSTEM international coating GmbH would like to welcome you to its website (hereinafter also ‘Internet offering’) We are delighted that you are interested and would like to make your stay on our website as pleasant as possible. For us, this also includes handling your data in a responsible manner that complies with the legal requirements in Germany in every respect.

As regards processing your personal data on this website, we are the ‘controller’ within the meaning of Art. 4 (7) GDPR.

You can contact us as follows:

international coating GmbH
Theodor Marwitz Str. 2
D-21337 Lüneburg

Tel.: +49 (0) 4131 – 89 18 19-0

If you have any questions concerning privacy, please send an e-mail to

These privacy notices apply to this website. If offerings from other providers (‘third-party offerings’) are accessible from our Internet offering, our privacy notices do not apply to these third-party offerings. In this case, we are also not responsible for processing your personal data in the context of such third-party offerings within the meaning of Art. 4 (7) GDPR.

  1. Processing of personal and non-personal data 

1.1       Surfing on our website

You can always visit our website without informing us of your identity. We then only learn:

  • Your IP address 
  • The name of the website called up or the file retrieved and the time of calling up or retrieval 
  • The volume of data transferred 
  • Whether calling up or retrieval was successful 

The data is used exclusively to administer and optimise the internet offering.

The IP address can constitute personal data, because it is possible under certain conditions to discover the identity of the owner of the Internet access used by means of information supplied by the respective Internet provider.

We only evaluate the IP address in the event of attacks on our Internet infrastructure. In this case, we have a legitimate interest in processing the IP address within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. This legitimate interest results from the need to repel the attack on the Internet infrastructure, to determine the source of the attack in order to institute proceedings under criminal and civil law against the perpetrator and to effectively prevent further attacks.

1.2       Use of cookies

Cookies are also used within our Internet offering. Cookies are small data packets that are stored on your computer’s hard drive via the browser. They are used to control the Internet connection during your visit or during a subsequent visit to our website, and therefore make your visit more comfortable as a result.

Some browsers permit cookies in their basic configuration. If you do not want this, you can change your browser’s settings. Please refer to the browser manufacturer’s instructions to find out how this is carried out. If you decide against cookies, it may occur that parts of our Internet offering cannot be used.

1.3            Tracking and web analysis services and use of advertising systems

1.3.1    Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (‘Google’).

Google Analytics also uses ‘cookies’. The information generated by the cookie regarding your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. This website uses Google Analytics with the extension ‘_anonymizeIp()’. As a result of this, IP addresses are shortened beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Direct reference to persons during further processing can therefore be ruled out. The full IP address is only transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services associated with website usage and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transferred by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that you may possibly be unable to use all of the functions of this website in full in this case.

You can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

The use of Google Analytics is carried out in compliance with the conditions agreed with Google by the German data protection authorities.

Third-party provider information:

Google Dublin
Google Ireland Ltd.
Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4
Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001

User terms and conditions:

Privacy overview:
Privacy policy overview:

1.4       Contact and communication

On some pages, you can enter personal data specified there in input fields for the purpose of corresponding with us.

This data will only be processed for this correspondence with you and for the purpose for which you transferred the data to us in each case in the context of this communication, e.g. in order to process your enquiries or to contact you at your request. In this case, the personal data is processed with your consent and is then permissible pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR.

1.5       Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps to visualise maps and to create route maps. Google Maps is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you use Google’s additional functions by clicking on the displayed map, for instance, you are using a Google service outside of our sphere of influence. The specifications and information provided by Google in this context then apply in this case.

Further information on the following is available on the website that can be called up at

  • Google’s conditions of use (‘Terms of Service’) 
  • Additional conditions of use for Google Maps/Google Earth (‘Google Maps/Google Earth Additional Terms of Service’) 
  • The legal notices for Google Maps/Google Earth (‘Legal Notices’) 
  • Google’s privacy policy (‘Privacy Policy’). Google’s privacy policy provides information about which data is collected for what purpose and what Google does with this data. 

1.6       Consent

Any more extensive processing of your personal data is only ever undertaken if you have given us your consent to do so and we are therefore entitled to process your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR. Some areas of our website offer you the option of issuing such express consent. In each case, we will inform you of the purpose for which the data will be processed if you give us your consent and the length of time for which we will store this personal data.

1.7     Other processing based on a legitimate interest

Insofar as is necessary, we will process your data over and above the actual performance of a contract concluded with you or consent issued by you in order to protect our legitimate interests or those of third parties unless consideration in the individual case reveals that your legitimate fundamental rights and freedoms, which necessitate the protection of personal data, prevail (see Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR). This may include:

  • Testing and optimising processes for analysing needs and addressing customers directly 
  • Advertising or market research and opinion polling, insofar as you have not objected to the use of your data 
  • The assertion of legal claims and defence in legal disputes 
  • Guaranteeing the company’s IT security and IT operations 
  • Prevention and clarification of crimes 
  • Measures for business management and the further development of services and products 
  1. Your rights as a user of our website 

2.1       Each data subject has the right of access in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR and the right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR. The right of access and the right to erasure are subject to the restrictions in accordance with Sections 34 and 35 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). A right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority also exists (Art. 77 GDPR in combination with Section 19 BDSG).

2.1.1    Revocation of issued consent

You can revoke any express or implied consent issued to us at any time with effect for the future.

2.1.2    Information about your right to object in accordance with Art. 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

  1. You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Art. 6 (1) e) GDPR (data processing in the public interest) and Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR (data processing based on the balancing of interests), including profiling based on these provisions within the meaning of Art. 4 (4) GDPR, which we use for evaluating creditworthiness or for advertising purposes. 

If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for such processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

  1. In individual cases, we process your personal data in order to undertake direct advertising. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising at any time; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct advertising. 

If you object to processing for direct advertising purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

This objection can be filed in any form and should, if possible, be addressed to:

international coating GmbH
Theodor-Marwitz-Str. 2-6
D-21337 Lüneburg

Tel.: +49 (0) 4131 – 89 18 19-0

2.2 The assertion of all of the rights specified in number 2.1 is essentially free of charge for you.

In the event of evidently unfounded or – particularly in the case of frequent repetition – excessive requests, however, we may, in accordance with Art. 12 (5) GDPR, either:

  1. Demand a reasonable fee in which the administrative costs of informing or notifying you or undertaking the requested measure are taken into consideration 
  2. Refuse to act on the basis of your application 

2.3 Please contact the data protection officer specified above in order to exercise your rights. This party will also be happy to provide you with further information concerning privacy.

  1. Updating of these privacy notices 

It may become necessary to update these privacy notices from time to time, e.g. due to new statutory or official requirements as well as new offerings on our website. We will then inform you here. We generally recommend that you call up these privacy notices regularly to check whether any changes have been made. You can see whether any changes have been made due to the fact that the status shown at the bottom of this document has been updated.

  1. Printing out and saving this privacy notice 

You can print out and save this privacy notice directly by using the print or save function in your browser, for instance.

Status: May 2018