Privacy Statement

This privacy statement applies to the websites of  Völkel Mikroelektronik GmbHBy means of this data protection declaration, 

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.

1. Personal Data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

2. Purpose of data collection, processing and utilisation

Völkel Mikroelektronik GmbH operates this website in order to inform customers and interested parties about products and services and to enable visitors to contact the company easily and quickly.

You can visit our website without providing any personal data. If you actively provide us with your personal data, e.g. via the contact form, by registering in the service portal or within the scope of e-mail communication, we will only use it for the purpose of fulfilling your wish or request.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems as soon as you enter our website. This is primarily technical data without personal reference, which we collect in order to ensure error-free provision of the website or to analyze user behavior.

3. Legal basis for the processing

Our processing of personal data 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 Völkel Mikroelektronik GmbH.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is Art. 6(1) lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the performance of a contract or for pre-contractual measures. 

Should we need personal data for special services on our website without a legal basis, we will seek your consent.

4. Note on the security and confidentiality of your personal data

We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are respected both by us and by our external service providers.

  • Our employees are bound by confidentiality obligations
  • We oblige external service providers according to Art. 28 GDPR or. § 62 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), new version 
  • Our safety precautions adequately comply with the current state of the art
  • Our systems are regularly checked for safety; so that we can persistent protect your data from possible damage loss and unwanted access
  • Our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This protects the transmission of confidential content, such as orders, invoices or requests. 
    You can recognize an encrypted connection by the lock symbol in your browser line and by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://". If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties

However, please note that data transfers on the Internet generally have security holes; Absolute protection can not be guaranteed. You are free to provide us with personal data in alternative ways, such as by telephone.

5. Name and address of the responsible party

The responsible party as per Art. 4 Para. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:


Völkel Mikroelektronik GmbH

Otto-Hahn-Str. 30

48161 Münster


Tel.: +49 2534-97310


6. Data protection official

You can reach our company data protection official at the following contact details: 

Ms Renate Völkel

Völkel Mikroelektronik GmbH, Otto-Hahn-Str. 30, 48161 Münster, Germany


7. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract. If deletion of the data is not possible, because e.g. stored in an electronic archive system, these are blocked for further processing.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

Our data protection official (item 6) is at your disposal for the exercise of your rights, questions and suggestions.

8. Right of access, rectification, restriction of processing, erasure

You have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the responsible party free information about your personal data stored, its origin, the recipients and the purposes of the data processing as well as the right of rectification, blocking of further data processing and erasure of this data.

9. Right to withdraw data protection consent 

You have the right to withdraw your consent to processing of your personal data at any time. If you wish to exercise the right, you may send to any employee of the Völkel Mikroelektronik GmbH an informal message by e-mail. The legitimacy of the data processing up to the withdraw remains unaffected by the withdraw.

10. Right to data portability

You have the right to receive your personal data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or for contract fulfilment in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Also you have the right to transmit those data to another responsible party without hindrance. We will support the direct transfer of your data, as far as it is technically feasible.

11. Right to object

You shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning you, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR. This also applies to the use of your data for direct marketing purposes.

Völkel Mikroelektronik GmbH will no longer process your personal data in the case of an objection, unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

You can also object to an analysis of your surfing behavior, especially with cookies and analysis programs, or prevent it by not using certain tools (We will inform you about the contradictory possibilities under the respective topic).

12. Right of appeal to the supervisory authority

You have the right to contact the data protection supervisory authority to obtain information about your rights under the Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other data protection regulations, including the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). In addition, the supervisory authority is the point of contact for complaints concerning the processing of personal data.

Responsible supervisory authority for North Rhine-Westphalia:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Postfach 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf

Tel.: 0211/38424-0

Fax: 0211/38424-10


Which data we collect exactly and for what purpose we use them
13. Server log data and general information

Each time you visit our website, we collect and store general data in server log files that your browser automatically sends to the server of our website.

These are the following data:

  • the name of the visited website and file
  • the browser types and versions used
  • the operating system used by the accessing system
  • the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers),
  • the host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • the Internet service provider of the accessing system
  • the date and time of access to the Internet site
  • the transferred amount of data
  • message whether a data retrieval was successful
  • any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these general data and information, Völkel Mikroelektronik GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to

  • correctly deliver and optimize the content of our website,
  • ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology,
  • provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack.

The anonymous server log data is stored separately from any personal information.

14. Cookies

The Internet pages of the Völkel Mikroelektronik GmbH use cookies.
Cookies are small files that your Internet browser stores on your computer. In cookies, a unique identifier, the cookie ID, distinguishes and recognizes your individual browser from other Internet browsers.

The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. Through the use of cookies, the Völkel Mikroelektronik GmbH can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting. The website user that works with cookies e.g. does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user's computer system.

You may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all popular Internet browsers. For further information please refer to the help texts of your browser.

If you deactivate the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable. For example, the online services that require user authentication with username and password will not work, because they use for security reasons so-called session cookies, which the browser removes when you log out or when the browser window is closed.

15. Registration on our website

You have the possibility to register on our website. Your registration with the voluntary indication of personal data is intended to enable Völkel Mikroelektronik GmbH to offer you contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question.

The personal data entered by you in the input mask for the registration are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by us and for our own purposes as to process your inquiry and the related communication.

Should it be necessary to involve partners or service providers in order to fulfill your inquiry (for example, to deliver goods to you), we will provide them with the necessary information - bound to the mandate - and oblige them in writing to process your data in accordance with data protection.

This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.

Processed requests remain stored for documentation purposes. The link to your personal data will remain even after the processing of your request has been completed in order to give you access to your requests and the answers from our service department. After the end of the contractual relationship with your organization or your affiliation to this organization, this relationship will be terminated.

Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time, or to have them completely deleted from our data stock.

16. SERVICE-Login

If you would like to use the login offered for the service-area on our website, we need a valid email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address or that the owner agrees with the login. Further data will not be collected.

17. Contact possibility via the website

If you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by you on a voluntary basis are automatically stored for the purpose of processing or contacting you. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.

Possibly, we will use your contact data to inform you about our company, our services and our products, or for personal invitations and greetings. You can object to this use at any time by sending us an email to

18. Data protection for applications and the application procedures

We shall collect and process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of the processing of the application procedure. The processing is usually carried out electronically. Applicants usually send their application documents by e-mail to us. If it comes to an employment contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded with the applicant, the application documents shall be automatically erased two months after notification of the refusal decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the responsible party are opposed to the erasure. Other legitimate interest in this relation is, e.g. a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

Which analysis tools we also use
19. Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at

20. YouTube

Our website uses plugins from Google's YouTube site. This website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Thereby the YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information on how YouTube handles personal date, please see Google`s privacy policy at

21. Etracker

This website uses technologies of etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany ( to collect visitor behavior data. They use cookies that enable a statistical analysis of the utilization of this website by its users, as well as a display of usage-related content or advertisement. etracker cookies do not contain any information that enables the identification of a user.

The data generated as a result are processed and saved solely in Germany by etracker on behalf of Völkel Mikroelektronik and are thus subject to strict German and European data privacy laws and standards.

Data are processed as per the legal provisions of Art. 6 Para. 1 (f) (legitimate interest) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR). Our concern in the sense of the EU GDPR (legitimate interest) is the optimization of our online offering and our website. Since the private sphere of our visitors is important to us, data that may allow conclusions to be made about any specific person, such as IP addresses and login or device IDs, are anonymized or pseudonymized as soon as possible. The data are not used for other purposes, etracker does not merge them with its own or other data, and they are not passed on to third parties.

You can object to the data processing described above at any time, insofar as it is done in a person-related manner.

I object to the processing of my personal data with etracker on this website.

Exercise the right to object

Further information on data protection at etracker can be found here

22. Further analysis tools

Presently we do not use any other analysis tools. In case of changes, we will inform you at this point.
As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

23. Opposition advertising mails

As the operator of the website, we disagree with the use of the contact data published in the imprint for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information materials. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited promotional information, such as spam e-mails.

Völkel Mikroelektronik gmbh

Otto-Hahn-Straße 30
48161 Münster

+49 2534 9731-0