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Privacy Policy

General information

Below you will find information on how to handle your personal data when visiting our website. Personal data is one that allows you to be personally identified directly or indirectly. The Privacy Policy enlighten users about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data. The operator of this website will treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

Data collection

The processing of data on this website is carried out by the website operator whose data could be reviewed in the imprint of the website. The collection of your data could be carried out by uploading data that you enter in a contact form.

The acquisition of additional data (so-called server log files) by our IT systems takes place automatically when visiting the website. These are data such as date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.

There is no merge of this data with other data sources. However, the provider reserves the right to check the log data retrospectively, if there is a legitimate suspicion of unlawful use due to concrete evidence.

Use of the data

When contacting the operator of the website (for example by contact form or e-mail) your details will be stored for the purpose of processing the request as well as in case of follow-up questions.

The technical data is collected to ensure the error-free provision of the website and to analyze your user behavior for statistical purposes. This is done primarily through the use of cookies and analysis programs. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by disagreeing with the use. Further information on the contradictory possibilities can be found below.

Please note that data transmission via the Internet (for example, when communicating by e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. Access to your data by third parties could not be avoided completely.

Rights with regard to your data

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. In addition, you have the right to correct incorrect data, blockage and deletion of your personal data, as far as no legal duty of storage is in conflict. For information purposes or requests for rectification, blocking and / or deletion, please contact the controller indicated below.

ANCOFER Stahlhandel GmbH
Rheinstraße 163
45478 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Phone: +49 208 5802-0
Fax: +49 208 5802-259

Controller is any person or entity that collects, processes or uses personally identifiable data for themselves or has others do so on behalf of them.

Right to object data processing

The processing of your data is only possible with your explicit consent or in the context of contractual and / or pre-contractual measures. You can revoke an already given consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to the controller is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In case of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has the right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in data protection matters is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which the responsible authority is located. A list of the data protection officers and their contact details can be viewed at the following link:

Contradiction against advertising mails

The operator of the website hereby expressly objects to the use of contact data published as part of the imprint obligation for the purpose of sending unsolicited advertising and information materials. The operator of the website expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited promotional information, e.g. through spam emails.

Data Protection Officer

Dr. Nadine Wolf
Alstadener Str. 27
46049 Oberhausen

SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests or orders that you send to us, this website uses an SSL/TLS encryption. An encrypted connection is indicated by the browser’s address bar changing from “http: //” to “https: //” and the lock icon in your browser bar. If SSL/TLS encryption is enabled, the data you submit to us cannot be read by third parties.


Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific device-related information on users’ access devices (PCs, smartphones, etc.). Cookies serve for the user friendliness of web pages (e.g. storage of login data). On the other hand, they could serve to collect statistical data on the website usage to analyze it for the purpose of improving the offer. Users can influence the use of cookies. Most browsers have an option to restrict or completely prevent cookies from being stored. However, it is pointed out that the use and in particular the ease of use can be restricted without cookies.

The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.

Contact form

The data entered in our contact form will be stored to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. These data will not be shared without your consent. The processing of data entered into the contact form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

The data provided by the contact form will remain with us until you ask us to delete it, revoke your consent to storage, or delete the purpose for data storage (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially retention periods – remain unaffected.

Links to other websites

Our offer contains links to external third-party websites. We do not have any influence on the content of this websites. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for this external content. The respective provider or operator of the pages is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal content was not recognizable at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the content of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of an infringement. As soon as we become aware of legal violations, we will remove such links immediately.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (Google LLC 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on users’ computers allowing them to analyze the use of the website. This information generated by cookies is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there.

However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, the IP address of Google users within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area will be truncated. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the United States and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate users’ use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google information. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly. However, this offer notifies users that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website in full. In addition, users may prevent the collection of data (including their IP address) generated by the cookie according to their use of the website to Google and may prevent the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installin
g the browser plug-in available under the following link:

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click this link to prevent Google Analytics from entering this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click this link again.

Google Fonts

This site uses so-called web fonts provided by Google LLC (Google LLC 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”). for the uniform representation of fonts. When you call up a website, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to correctly display texts and fonts. To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. As a result, Google learns that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a consistent and attractive presentation of our online services. If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer. More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at and in Google’s Privacy Policy:

Google Maps

This site uses the map service Google Maps. Provider is the Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”). To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will know your IP address, even if there is no user account you are logged in to. With a logged in user account, Google can assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. This can be prevented by previous logout. The provider of this page has no influence on this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy retrievability of the places indicated by us on the website. For more information about how to handle user data, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy:

Google reCAPTCHA

This website uses the reCAPTCHA function of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). This function is primarily used to distinguish whether an entry is made by a natural person or whether it is misused by machine and automated processing. The service protects websites and their visitors from spam software and abuse by non-human users.

The service includes sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit a on the basis of your consent to our data protection declaration and Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in determining individual personal responsibility on the Internet and avoiding abuse and spam. When using Google reCAPTCHA, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the US. In most cases, however, the IP addresses within the European economic area are shortened before they are forwarded to the USA.

The IP address that your browser transmits to Google is generally not merged with other Google data from other Google services. However, this can be done if you are previously logged in with your Google account. To prevent this, you should log out of any existing Google account before using our website.

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s data protection declaration can be found at:


Our website uses the “share function” of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”). If you click on the LinkedIn “Share button” (plug-in), you will be forwarded to your user account in a separate browser window – provided you are logged into your LinkedIn user account – and you can view the electronic publication stored on our website with the addition of a comment share. The plug-in establishes a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. LinkedIn receives the information that you have visited our website with your IP address. In addition, LinkedIn will then be able to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We point out that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted (personal) data and their use by LinkedIn. For more information, see LinkedIn’s privacy policy at: