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This is a translation of the Privacy Policy written in German.

The German version is valid.

Privacy Policy                                                           


Personal data 

The Michael Koch company takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. Therefore we treat your personal data very confidentially and with the greatest possible care. Your privacy matters to us, please do take the time to get to know our practices and if you have any questions, contact us.

The use of our website is usually possible without the input of personal data. Insofar as personal data are collected on our website (e.g. name, address, E-Mail) this will as far as possible always be on a voluntary basis. No personal data will be forwarded to any third parties without your express consent.                                                                                                       

We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission on the internet (e.g. through Email communication) may involve gaps in security.

How we use the information that we collect 

In general we will only use the personal data provided by you to answer your questions, to handle your order or to provide you access to certain information or offers

To maintain customer relationships it may also be necessary for us to store and process personal data to be able to respond to your business needs more effectively and to improve our products or services; or for us (or a third party on our behalf) to use this personal data, at your request, to contact you about our offers (e.g. KOCH Newsletter or Mailings) or to conduct surveys to be able to better meet the requirements and demands of our customers.

Of course we will respect your wish if you do not want to provide us with your personal data in order to support us with our customer relationships (in particular for direct marketing and market research). Your personal data will then not be sold to a third party or marketed in any other way

We will only collect, use or disclose the personal data you provide online for the special purpose unless the disclose is to be used for a purpose directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data was collected, is necessary to prepare, negotiate or fulfill a contract with you, is required by law or the responsible governmental or judicial authorities, is necessary to protect a legal claim or for defense in the face of legal action, or is necessary to prevent improper use or any other illegal activities, such as willful attacks on us.

Automatically collected and non-personal data and generation of cookies


If you access our website information is occasionally automatically collected (i.e. not through registration), which cannot be allocated to any person in particular (e.g. via an internet browser or an operating system, date and time of your visit, average browsing time, pages called).


This website automatically collects and stores data for the purposes of marketing and optimization. This visitor data can be used to aggregate a user profile under a pseudonym. For this purpose cookies can be used. Cookies are small text files which are saved locally on the clipboard of the internet browser of the person visiting the site. Cookies allow the recognition of the web browser. You can prevent cookies from being installed by changing the settings on your browser software. In that case we must point out that you will not be able to use the full range of features on this website.


These information are used to optimize our internet service and the attractively of our webpage.


Use of Cookies


KOCH Cookies 

When you visit one of our website, information in the form of a “cookie” may be saved on your computer, which will automatically recognize your computer the next time you visit our site. Cookies enable us, for instance, to adapt the viewing preferences and functions of our website to your interests, or to save your password so that you will not have to enter it again every time you visit our site. If you do not want us to recognize your computer, you can set up your Internet browser to delete cookies from your hard drive, block cookies or issue a warning before storing a cookie. It can, however, mean that individual functions and features on our website will no longer be available.

Use of Google Analytics

Our homepage uses Google Analytics – a web analysis service from Google. Google Analytics uses cookies (small text files), which are saved on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this homepage created with the cookies (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website to compile reports about website activities for the homepage operators and to implement further services relating to website and Internet usage. Google will also make this information available to third parties when this is legally prescribed or in cases where third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google compare your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by making a corresponding setting in your browser software. However, if you do this it can mean that not all functions of this website will be fully available to you. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and the use of the online offer to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

For further information on usage conditions and data protection, please visit: respectively We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "anonymizeIp" in order to ensure an anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

Third-party cookies 

Some websites and applications feature content and services from other providers, which may use their own cookies and active components. We have no influence on the way these providers process personal data. Please see the websites of these providers to find out about how they handle your data.


Our website uses functions (“plug-ins”) from the social network, which is run by Facebook Inc., Palo Alto, California, USA. The plug-ins are activated when you click the corresponding button. By activating this plug-in, you are connecting to Facebook and consenting to the transmission of your data to Facebook. If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to our websites to your Facebook account. If you click the button, the relevant information from your browser will be sent straight to Facebook and stored there. You can find out about the purpose and scope of Facebook’s data collection, further processing and use of your data by Facebook, and your related rights and setting options for protecting your privacy by reading Facebook’s privacy policy. If you do not want Facebook to assign visits to our websites to your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account.


Our website uses functions (“plug-ins”) from the XING social network, which is run by XING AG, Hamburg, Germany. XING is a business network that enables members to manage their contacts and to find new contacts. When you call up these websites, a direct connection between your browser and the XING server is made via a plug-in. This means that XING receives information that you have visited our websites with your IP address. If you are logged in to your XING account, you can link content from our website with your XING profile. XING can then assign the visit to our websites to your user account. You can find out about the purpose and scope of the data collection, further processing and use of your data by XING, and your related rights and setting options for protecting your privacy by reading XING’s privacy policy.


Our website uses plug-ins of the social network LinkedIn from the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (in the following called “LinkedIn”). The LinkedIn plug-ins are indicated by the LinkedIn logo or the “Recommend button” on our website. When you visit our site, the plug in creates a direct connection between your browser and the LinkedIn server. This informs LinkedIn that you have visited our website using your IP address. When you click on the LinkedIn “Recommend button” while logged in to your LinkedIn account, you can link content from our website to your LinkedIn profile. In this way, LinkedIn allocates your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the owner of the website, we are not informed about the content of the data transferred or its use by LinkedIn. See the LinkedIn Privacy Policy for details of data collection (purpose, extent, further processing, use) as well as your rights and setting options.


Our website uses the YouTube video platform, which is run by YouTube LLC, San Bruno, USA. YouTube is a platform that enables playback of audio and video files. Some of our websites contain embedded YouTube videos. When you call up this type of website, the embedded YouTube video player connects to YouTube to ensure technical transmission of the video or audio file. Data is transmitted to YouTube when making a connection with YouTube. You can find out about the purpose and scope of the data collection, further processing and use of your data by YouTube, and your related rights and setting options for protecting your privacy by reading YouTube’s privacy policy.

General information on cookies 

Internet websites use cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer in any way and do not contain any malware like viruses. Cookies serve the purpose to make our offer user-friendly, more effectively and safer. Cookies are small text files which are saved locally on the clipboard of the internet browser of the person visiting the site.

Most of the cookies used by us are so-called session cookies. They are deleted automatically after your visit. Other cookies remain on your computer until you delete them. These cookies allow us to identify you when you visit our website again.

You can set your browser to always inform you about established cookies, to decide case by case if you accept the cookies or generally not accept the cookies.

Information on contact form 

If you contact us via the contact form we will store your information and personal data for the purpose of your enquiry and for the case of questions. We will not hand out these data to third parties without your acceptance.

Advertising Information 

The use of contact information published due to the disclaimer requirement for the sending of advertisements and information that was not expressly requested is hereby precluded. The operators of the website reserve themselves expressly legal steps in the case of unsolicited forwarding of advertisement information, e.g. as spam mail.


If you want to subscribe to our newsletter you have to provide an E-Mail address as well as some other information, that allow us to check that you are the owner of the address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. We will not safe any further data. We use this data exclusively for sending the requested information. You can call up your given consent to the storage of the data, E-Mail address as well as the use for the sending of a newsletter, any time you like.

For the distribution of our newsletter we use MailChimp, a US-American provider of mailing solutions, settled in Atlanta, Georgia (MailChimp Privacy Department, 512 Means St., Suite 404, Atlanta, Georgia 30318).

Data transfer 

When you subscribe to our newsletter, your name and E-Mail will be transferred SSL-protected to MailChimp. As long as you don't subscribe to the newsletter no data will be transferred to MailChimp.


MailChimp submits to the EU Safe Harbor Framework, which controls the collection, use and storage of data within the European Union referring to the privacy policy of the European Commission from the year of 1998. You will find details to the registration at MailChimp of Safe Harbor company profile. The guideline for data privacy of the European Commission forbids the transfer of personal data into Non-EU Countries, if the standards for privacy protection of the European Union (EU) are not fulfilled. The USA has different assignments, laws and standards for the privacy protection. In order to give U.S. companies the opportunity to meet the European Directive on Data Protection, the U.S. Department of Commerce developed in consultation with the European Commission, the EU Safe Harbor Framework.

Right to revoke permission 

Permission for the collection and storage of your data can be revoked at any time with respect to subsequent services. You can revoke permission for the collection, processing and use of your personal data at any time with respect to subsequent services. In this case, please contact us via the address specified in our imprint or via Personal data is deleted if you revoke permission for its storage, if your personal data is no longer required for the purpose for which it was originally stored, or if storage is no longer permissible for other legal reasons. This does not affect data required for billing and accounting purposes, or that has to be stored for legal reasons.


KOCH implements technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data against unintentional or unlawful deletion, alteration or loss as well as unauthorized disclosure or access.

Use of external links 

Our website contains links to other websites. KOCH is not responsible for the data protection policies or the content of other websites.


For information, suggestions and complaints regarding the processing of your personal data, please refer to the contact address specified in our imprint. Should incorrect information be stored, despite our efforts to ensure that the data stored is accurate, we will correct this information at your request.

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