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West German Chamber of Crafts
Volmerswerther Strasse 79 | 40221 Dusseldorf
Email: kontakt(at)

Data Protection Officer
West German Chamber of Crafts
Data Protection Officer
Volmerswerther Strasse 79 | 40221 Dusseldorf
Email: datenschutz(at)

Server log files

Every time a user accesses this page and every time a file is called up, data about this process is stored in a log file. The storage is for internal system-related and statistical purposes only. In detail, the following data record is saved for each call:

  • Anonymized IP address (IP masking)
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • Name of retrieved file
  • amount of data transferred
  • Message whether the retrieval was successful
  • Description of the type of web browser used / requesting domain

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes stated above. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person. This raw statistical data is deleted after 90 days.


Some of the WHKT websites use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.

The data processing is based on your consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 a) GDPR. You have the right to object to the use of cookies at any time.

If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be restricted.

Analysis tool Matomo

We use the open source software Matomo to analyze and statistically evaluate the use of the website. Cookies are used for this. The information generated by the cookie about website usage is transmitted to our server and summarized in pseudonymous usage profiles. The information is used to evaluate the use of the website and to enable a needs-based design of our website. The information will not be passed on to third parties.

Under no circumstances will the IP address be linked to other data relating to the user. The IP addresses are anonymized so that an assignment is not possible (IP masking).

These tracking measures are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 f GDPR.

Sharing of Data

We only pass on your personal data to third parties if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 a GDPR or if this is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 b GDPR.

Data subject rights

You have the right:

- to request information about your personal data processed by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can obtain information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data was or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a Right to complain, the origin of your data, if not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information about their details;

- in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;

- According to Art. 17 GDPR, to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims is required;

- pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer need the data, but you use them to assert, exercise or defense of legal claims or you according to Art. 21 GDPR opposition