Entrance to the 15000 square meter yard of Thomas Knapp Historische Baustoffe GmbH in Deensen, Germany, 90 Minutes south of Germany

Thomas Knapp Historische Baustoffe GmbH
Deensen, Germany

Data Privacy Statement

We would like to begin with a quotation from https://gdpr-info.eu/art-12-gdpr/, Article 12, paragraph 1 of the Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The controller in this case is us:

The controller shall take appropriate measures to provide any information [...] and any communication [...], relating to processing to the data subject in a concise, transparent, intelligible and easily accessible form, using clear and plain language;

Even though this is a rather complex matter, we hope we have achieved this aim as best we can. If you have further questions or are in doubt about any aspect of this statement, please contact us.


Data protection and data security are very important to us. With this Privacy Policy we would like to give you an understanding of which personal data may arise in connection with the use of our website, how we may use it, and what options you have to influence such collection and use.

The collection, processing or storing of your data by us or on our behalf by third parties, is done because we have a "legitimate interest" within the meaning of the GDPR in this collecting, processing or storing or because you have agreed to it. It is our aim to collect, process or use as little personal data as possible and to store and handle these in a way that is safe and comprehensible.

Of course, this statement can only apply to our website. For third party websites or services that we use on this website, the privacy statements of the respective operators apply. In this Privacy Policy, we list these third parties by name and also refer to their individual website or privacy policy. In general we like to link to the GDPR, as it is easier to read than the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

Basic Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO) online:

Legality of processing: in the GDPR:

Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) online:

Personal Data

The subject matter of this Privacy Policy is Personal Data. Personal Data are specific information about personal circumstances or factual affairs of an identified or identifiable natural person. These, for example, can be the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number, but may also be the time of the visit to our website, the favorite sorting of our blog posts or the shoe size, if we were to sell shoes.

Your current IP address may also fall under the concept of Personal Data, but does not have to. If, for example, you access the Internet from within an internal network of an international corporation, the IP address will only be able to refer to this particular group.

Due to the shortage of IPv4 address space, many access providers (Telekom, Vodafone, etc.) no longer give users public IP addresses but instead distribute individual IP addresses to multiple users via "Network Address Port Translation" (NAPT). Again, a personal reference to the IP address is regularly not given. Nevertheless, as far as technically possible, we do not or only pass on your current IP in an abbreviated, anonymous form.

Definition of Personal Data of the GDPR:

IP address on Wikipedia:

Storage on our systems

If you contact us, whether via our website, by e-mail, telephone or letter, this will leave data on our end. Your e-mail address will be stored in our e-mail programs and among other things, we may also enter your data into programs that fall under the keywords address management, economics, ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) or CRM (Customer Relationship Management).

Our systems may be local systems within our premises but may also be hosted web servers or cloud storages. In that case, a data processing contract has been concluded with their technical operators, in which they commit themselves to treat the data in accordance with the GDPR.

Use of the data for advertising purposes

We reserve the right to use the collected data for our own advertising purposes. Under certain circumstances, we may pass on the data to service providers commissioned by us, who for example, organize the mailing of letters or newsletters for us. You may object to the use of your personal data for these purposes at any time.

Duty of disclosure, correction and deletion of data

You may at any time request information about which data of yours we have stored and if necessary, also have these corrected.

If you wish to delete your personal data, we are happy to do so unless compulsory legal regulations require otherwise. Worth noting are for example, tax laws and subsequently, the principles of proper bookkeeping.

In addition, we would like to point out that the regulations concerning deletion of data set out in the GDPR are applied.

Right for deletion in the GDPR:

Data transfer for contract performance or during ongoing business

We use the services of third parties for certain activities. For example, this applies to the forwarding and dispatching of goods, letters, packages and newsletters, as to the processing of payments (credit card, direct debit, etc.), and to bookkeeping and tax advice or other comparable services that we regularly use in order to maintain our business operations.

In cases like this, information such as your postal or e-mail address will be shared with these companies in order to enable the requested service. In general, these companies are all legally obliged to handle data discrete, safe and with care (post office, tax advisor, bank) or have contracted to process data in accordance with the GDPR.

Disclosure of data to any other companies or individuals will not be conducted without cause or without prior explicit consent.

Processor within the GDPR:

Data Protection Officer

We are not subject to the duty of a Data Protection Officer according to GDPR. If you would like to request more information regarding Data Protection or if you have further questions, please contact (the managing director):

Thomas Knapp
Thomas Knapp Historische Baustoffe GmbH
Am Bahnhof 1
37627 Deensen, Germany
Phone: +49 5532 1320
E-Mail: info@knapp-online.com

Appointment of a Data Protection Officer in the GDPR:

Appointment of a data protection officer in the FDPA:

Complaints offices and supervisory authorities

Responsible for compliance with the data protection regulations is the respective Land authorities, where the operator of the website is located. In our case so the from Niedersachsen.

The State Representative Niedersachsen:

The list on Wikipedia:

The list on the website of the Federal Government:

Your data within the operation of our website

Server hosting and log files on our web server

Our website is hosted at Domain Factory GmbH, Oskar-Messter-Str. 33, 85737 Ismaning, Germany. We have concluded a data processing contract with this provider pursuant to General Data Protection Regulation. The server configuration is set to not create log files.

Our web host:

Webhosting on Wikipedia:

Contractor in the GDPR:


Upon visiting our website, information in the form of pseudonymised cookies will be stored within your browser software onto your computer. These store information about your use of the website, such as the sorting of entries, a possibly existing memo function, viewing preferences of individual pages and similar information.

The use of cookies facilitates or enables the use of our website functions, as we will recognize your browser on your next visit and minimize repetitive typing of data or provide you with your personal preferred view of our web site. It is virtually impossible to offer features like bookmarks or shopping carts without the use of cookies.

The cookies we use also help us to identify any operating problems when using our website. The aim of this approach is to improve our website technically and creatively.

You do, however, have the opportunity to control the use of cookies in your browser. As part of the privacy setting of this website, you may also allow or restrict the future use of cookies by us or third parties.

HTTP cookies on Wikipedia:


If you subscribe to newsletters through our website, we use the so-called double-opt-in procedure This means that after you have ordered a newsletter via our website, you will receive an e-mail from us. And only after activating the link contained in the email, will the entry in the corresponding subscriber list be confirmed.

In connection with subscribing to newsletters, we will forward your email address, the time of your subscription, and any other optional information such as your name, to our mail-order service provider Campaign Monitor, Level 38, 201 Elizabeth Street, Sydney NSW 2000, in Australia (shown below - Campaign Monitor). Further data are generated when sending and receiving our newsletters. These are also stored on the systems of Campaign Monitor.

These data can only be used by us and are solely for the purpose to improve our offer. If you no longer wish to read our newsletter, you can easily unsubscribe. You can either click on the unsubscribe link which is included in the top of every newsletter, or you can send us an e-mail.

Campaign Monitor:

Management of data related to Google products

All information about what data Google stores about you and how you can download, archive and control them can be found on this page:


Google CDN

In order to improve the websites’ loading speed, we may also download the JavaScript Framework "jQuery" from a Google CDN (Content Delivery Network). Google CDN is a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). By using this service, the current IP address under which you are currently connected to the Internet will be transmitted to this server, as well as other information, like the type of browser you are using.

Google points out that these data are not used for user-tracking, but solely feed into evaluations regarding the use of the service.


Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps, a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). The integration of these web fonts is done by a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of the Maps features by visitors to the Websites.


Google Analytics, Google Double-Click, Google Tag Manager, Google Retargeting

If the "do-not-track" option is activated in your Internet browser, Google Analytics scripts will not be included without your explicit consent. You can always exclude the use of these features via our Privacy Policy. If you do so, no information will be provided to the named services through our website. If you do not, please note the following instructions.

This website uses Google Analytics, which is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). This service helps analyze data from the use of our website, as well as from AdWords and the Double-Click Cookie.

Google Analytics uses cookies that are stored on your computer which enable us to analyze the use of our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This is done by using the "Global Site Tag" of the Google Tag Manager.

Please note, that on this website, Google Analytics has been extended by the code "('anonymizeIp', true)" in order to guarantee an anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called "IP-Masking"). This way, only a rough geographic allocation of the IP address at federal state or county level is possible.

Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Under no circumstances will Google link your Google Analytics transmitted IP address with other Google Inc. data.

This site also uses Google Inc.'s remarketing feature. This feature is designed to show interest-based ads to visitors to the site through the Google Network. A cookie is saved in your browser, which allows Google to identify you as a visitor to our website while visiting other websites and may, among other things, display our advertising there.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of our website, create reports about website activity for us and for other advertisers, and provide other services related to website activity and internet usage.

These data are always available to us and other advertisers in a pseudonymised way, for example in the form of "target groups", such as the summary "Visitors of the page Contact within the last 30 days".

If you do not want Google Analytics to evaluate or process your data from your visit to our website, AdWords, or the Double-Click Cookie, you are able to disable it through the Ads Preferences Manager.

Google Privacy Policy:

Opt-out Google Analytics

Google Remarketing Settings:

Opt-out network advertising initiative:

Social Media

If you activate the "do-not-track" option in your Internet browser or if you use the appropriate privacy setting on our website, no external content from Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest, Google+ (below as “Social Media”) will be loaded without your explicit consent, just the reference to this option will be displayed.

Even if this option is not activated, plugins and functions from “social media” with the use of Shariff solutions from c’t or a functionally equal solution will be included. In this way, “social media” is not included with tracking data connections, but simply integrated indirectly onto the site.

The connection is only established if you, as the administrator, activate this connection, and in doing so, agree to communicating with “social media”. Then with a second click you can, for example, submit your recommendation, watch the video, play a suggested playlist or use whatever social media offers.

Please refer to the respective Privacy Policy of the providers below regarding purpose and scope of the data collection, further processing or use of data by the providers on their pages as well as their rights and options to protect your privacy.

Shariff from c’t:





Logo of Thomas Knapp Historische Baustoffe GmbH in 37627 Deensen, Germany
Thomas Knapp
Historische Baustoffe GmbH

Am Bahnhof 1, 37627 Deensen
Germany, near Hannover
Phone: +49 5532 1320, Fax: 1568

Contact and legal information, Data Privacy Statement, Personal Data Settings
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