Privacy Statement

Each time you use this website, data is automatically collected, processed and saved. The protection of your data is very important to REC. Below you will find an overview of the collection and processing of your personal data by REC, which is collected and stored through the use of this website and in the context of cooperation with you. We will also inform you of your rights in this regard.
Of course, REC has taken organisational and technical measures for the security of your data in order to protect your personal data from unauthorised access. These security measures are regularly checked and, if necessary, brought up to date with the latest technology.

We will provide you with this information in accordance with Art. 13, 14 EU GDPR.


1. Responsible body for the collection and processing of your data

The body responsible for the collection and processing of personal data from customers and contact persons at customers is:
REC solutions in fastening technology Group (hereinafter REC)
Maurerstraße 1 & 2
35236 Breidenbach - Germany
Phone: +49 (0)6465/9270-0
Telefax: +49 (0)6465/9270-11
Managing Director Dipl.-Ing. Bernhard Reck

2. Subject of data protection

The subject of data protection is personal data. According to Article 4 No. 1 GDPR, these are all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (data subject). A natural person can be identified by certain information, such as name, residential or postal address, telephone number and, if applicable, usage data. Usage data is data that is required to use our website, such as information about the start, end and extent of use of our website.


3. What data does REC use and where does this data come from?

REC process personal data from customers and contact persons of customers, which it receives from them in the context of a business relationship or the initiation of a business relationship.


3.1 This also includes the data received in the context of a contact by the customer via our contact form on the above-mentioned homepage. This includes the following categories of data: personal master data (name, occupation, industry or business name); contact data (address, telephone number, e-mail address); payment data (bank data); business history data (offers, orders, sales, delivery addresses);

If you contact us by email or via the contact form, the personal data you send us in this way will be automatically stored. Your data will be stored and further processed exclusively for the purpose of processing your enquiries or contacting you. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.


3.2 Furthermore, when you use our website, data is automatically transmitted to our server for technical reasons. This happens without your intervention and concerns the following data: Date and time of access, operating system used, amount of data sent, the URL of the website you visited before our website, sub-websites accessed via an accessing system on our website, type and version of the browser used, the IP address.
This data is stored exclusively for technical reasons and is not assigned to a specific person at any time. Rather, this data is required in order to deliver the content of our website correctly and to optimise it. In addition, in the event of a cyber attack, it is thus possible to provide the law enforcement authorities with the data necessary for prosecution.
An anonymous and, if necessary, statistical evaluation of the data is carried out, which serves the purpose of increasing the data protection and data security of our homepage.


3.3 The REC Academy regularly offers various events (workshops, conferences, seminars). These are announced on the website and in information emails. In order to participate in such events, you must register via the online registration forms provided for this purpose on our website. For this purpose, it is necessary that you provide certain information about yourself as well as contact details (e.g. name, address, email address, etc.). This data is stored by us exclusively for organisational reasons. In addition, the data will be used for the purpose of providing further information about upcoming REC events. The data will not be forwarded to third parties.


4. For what purposes does REC process your data and on what legal basis?

REC processes your personal data in compliance with the requirements of the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and national data protection legislation for the following purposes:
We process your personal data for the purpose of fulfilling the contract, including processing payments, handling complaints, warranty claims and returns. In addition, we process your data prior to the conclusion of a contract insofar as you request information about our products and services. In this case, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1b) DSGVO.
Furthermore, we process your personal data if you have given us your consent to do so. In this case, the basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1a) DSGVO. To obtain consent, we will inform you in advance about the specific purpose of the intended processing. You can revoke consent given to us (including consent given before 25.05.2018) at any time with effect for the future. The revocation can be made at any time without compliance with a special form to the above contact details.
Finally, we process your data if we have a legitimate interest in doing so, but only to the extent that your interests or fundamental rights require the protection of your personal data. The basis for the processing in this case is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1f) DSGVO. Processing in this case means the sending of information and offers from REC, as well as enquiries about satisfaction, insofar as you have not objected to this processing. In addition, REC reserves the right, if necessary, to use your data to enforce payment claims, also by involving collection service providers and legal advisors.

5. Who does REC share your data with?

Within REC, your data is passed on to those departments that need it to fulfil the contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures (e.g. financial accounting).

Where necessary, we also pass on data to service providers who support us (e.g. postal service providers, logistics companies, IT service providers, debt collection service providers and legal advisors).
Your data will be passed on to third parties outside REC to financial authorities for the fulfilment of reporting and verification obligations and to law enforcement authorities if there is a legal obligation to do so.

6. How long will your data be stored by REC?

Your personal data will be stored for the duration of the performance of the contract. If your data is subject to a legal retention period (under tax law, commercial law, or similar), we store this data until the expiry of the legally stipulated periods. These periods are, for example, 6 years for tax law regulations and 10 years for commercial law regulations.

7. Information on customers' data protection rights

Every customer has the right to information about his or her data stored at REC and the processing thereof in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO, the right to correction of his or her data in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO, and the right to deletion of his or her data after fulfilment of the contract in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, provided that there are no storage obligations to the contrary. In addition, there is the right to restriction of processing according to Article 18 of the GDPR, as well as the right to object (Article 21 of the GDPR) and data portability (Article 20 of the GDPR).
You can revoke a previously given consent to the use of your data at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.
There is a right of appeal to a competent data protection supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO.

8. must personal data be provided?

When initiating a contract, for the conclusion of a contract and finally for the performance of a contract with REC, it is necessary that the data of the customer mentioned in section 3 are collected and processed. Without this data, REC will not be able to enter into a business relationship with the customer or to provide contractual services in the context of an existing business relationship.

9. information on the existence of a right to object

You also have the right to withdraw your consent to the collection, processing and storage of your personal data at any time without giving reasons for doing so in the future. This right also applies in particular to information e-mails sent by REC.
If your data is used by REC for advertising purposes, you may object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of direct advertising at any time. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, your data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
The objection can be made informally to:
REC solutions in fastening technology
Maurerstraße 1 & 2
35236 Breidenbach - Germany
Phone: +49 (0)6465/9270-0
Telefax: +49 (0)6465/9270-11


Web analytics service Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
You can also prevent the collection of 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 plugin available at the following link
You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent future collection of your data when visiting this website: Google Analytics is activated Deactivate now
For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit or We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to ensure anonymised collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). We also use Google Analytics to evaluate data from AdWords and the Double-Click-Cookie for statistical purposes. If you do not wish to do this, you can deactivate this via the Ads Preferences Manager (


We also use so-called cookies for the purpose of improving our web offers. Cookies are text information files that your web browser stores on your computer when you open one of our web pages. We use this cookie technology to tailor our web pages to your preferred areas of interest. If you wish to prevent the use of cookies, you can refuse the acceptance of cookies in your browser. Please refer to your browser manufacturer's instructions for details of how this works.



You have the possibility to subscribe to our newsletter. To do so, you must provide your e-mail address to which we can send the newsletter. By providing your e-mail address, you consent to us using your data for sending the newsletter in order to inform you about news in the area of data protection. Your e-mail address will not be used for any other purpose, in particular it will not be passed on to third parties. Of course, you have the option to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time and to revoke the consent you have given for the future. To do so, please click on the corresponding link in the newsletter sent to you. Your e-mail address will then be deleted from our system immediately.

No data transfer to third parties
Your data will not be transferred to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so. Insofar as external service providers come into contact with your personal data, we have ensured through legal, technical and organisational measures as well as through regular checks that they comply with the provisions of the data protection laws.

Right to information
Upon written or textual request, we will provide you at any time with information about which of your personal data we have stored. Please contact us via our contact form. The only exceptions to deletion are data that we need to process outstanding tasks or to enforce our rights and claims, as well as data that we are required by law to retain.

Links to websites of other providers
Our websites may contain links to websites of other providers to which this data protection declaration does not apply. If the use of the websites of other providers involves the collection, processing or use of personal data, please refer to the data protection information of the respective providers.

Changes to the data protection declaration
We reserve the right to change this data protection declaration at any time in compliance with the applicable data protection