data privacy

Data Privacy Statement:

if5-Haworth GbR shall observe all relevant statutory provisions concerning data privacy (German data privacy laws, European data privacy directives and any other applicable data privacy law). With this Data Privacy Statement we are informing you, as customers, of the method, scope and purpose of collecting and using personal data. You may retrieve this Statement at any time from the website abrufen.

1. Data Controller/Contact
The data controller within the meaning of the data privacy laws (BDSG [German Federal Data Protection Act]) shall be:

if5-Haworth GbR
Schunterstr. 3
38106 Braunschweig

If you have any questions or suggestions relating to data privacy, please feel free to contact us also by email at

2. Collection and Processing of Data
If you place an order with us for the rendering of a service or the sending of goods, your personal data shall, unless you have given us your consent separately, be used only insofar as necessary for rendering the service or carrying out the contract.

In particular, this shall include passing on your data to transportation companies, credit companies, payment service providers or other service providers appointed for rendering the service or carrying out the contract.

Once the contract has been fully carried out, your data shall be blocked to prevent further use. After the retention periods under fiscal and commercial law have expired, your data shall then be deleted, unless you have expressly consented to further use.

3. Access to the Website of if5-Haworth GbR/Use of Cookies
When you access if5-Haworth GbR's website, your browser will, for technical reasons, automatically transmit data.

The following data shall be stored at if5-Haworth GbR separately from other data possibly transmitted by you to if5-Haworth GbR:

date and time of access

browser type/version used

operating system URL of the website visited

IP address

This data shall be stored only for technical reasons and shall not at any time be matched to a specific individual.

The website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files placed onto your computer. Most of the cookies used by us will be deleted from your hard drive when your browser session ends ("session cookies"). However, so-called "permanent cookies" will remain on your computer and enable us to recognise you again when you next visit our website.

Our partner companies are not permitted to collect, process or use personal data by means of cookies via our website.

The Help feature of most web browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have your browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable all cookies received. You can disable or delete similar features such as flash cookies, which are used by browser add-ons, by changing the settings of the browser add-on or via the website of the browser add-on manufacturer.

4. Use of Facebook Social Plug-ins
This website uses co-called social plug-ins (hereinafter "Plug-ins") of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, (hereinafter: "Facebook"). You can recognise plug-ins by the Facebook logo or by the added text "Social plug-in from Facebook" or "Facebook social plug-in". A list of Facebook social plug-ins and their appearance can be found at

When you visit a if5-Haworth GbR web page containing such plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection to Facebook's servers. The content of the plug-in will be transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and be integrated by your browser into the website.

As a result, Facebook will be informed that your browser has visited the if5-Haworth GbR web page concerned, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are not logged onto Facebook at the time. This information (including your IP address) will be transmitted by your browser directly and immediately to a Facebook server in the USA and be stored there.

If you are logged onto Facebook, your visit to the if5-Haworth GbR website will be able to be matched by Facebook directly to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins, for example by clicking on the "Like" button or making a comment, the information concerned will likewise be transmitted directly to a Facebook server and be stored there. Additionally, this information will be published on Facebook and be displayed to your Facebook friends.

If you do not want Facebook to match to your Facebook account the data collected via the if5-Haworth GbR website, please be sure to logg out of Facebook before you visit the if5-Haworth GbR website.

Please refer to Facebook's data privacy notices at regarding the purpose and scope of the collection, further processing and use of your data by Facebook, and regarding your relevant rights and setting options for protecting your privacy.

5. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google").

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analysed. Normally, the information generated by such cookie concerning your use of this website will be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and be stored there. If IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, however, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or in any other contracting state to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and be shortened there. Google will, on behalf of the operator of this website, use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, put together reports on website activities and provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser under Google Analytics shall not be combined with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. Please note however that, in such case, you may possibly be unable to fully use all features of this website. Moreover, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link, you can prevent data (including your IP address) that is generated by such cookie, and that relates to your use of the website, from being captured and transmitted to Google and being processed by Google:

In view of the discussion about the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that we use Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizelp()", and that IP addresses are therefore processed on this website only in shortened form so as to rule out a direct connection to any specific individual.

6. Embedded Videos and Images of External Websites
Some of our web pages contain embedded YouTube or Instagram content. If you merely visit one of our web pages that contains embedded videos or images from our YouTube and/or Instagram channel, no personal data will be transmitted, except for the IP address. The IP address will be transmitted to Google Inc. in the case of YouTube or, in the case of Instagram, to Instagram Inc., 181 SouthPark Street Suite 2 San Francisco, California 94107, ("Instagram").

7. Newsletter and Email Notifications
if5-Haworth GbR offers you a free newsletter service. With the newsletter, if5-Haworth GbR will inform you of new developments relating to the company and to the products and services that it offers. In order to send you the newsletter, we shall need your email address and your name. You can provide these in the course of a registration process on the website

You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. Each newsletter shall contain information on how you can unsubscribe from the newsletter with effect for the future, as well as a corresponding link.

8. Contact Form
If you have any questions, you can use our contract form to contact us. Any entry of data shall be expressly voluntary. The personal data entered shall be treated confidentially and be used for the intended purpose in accordance with the respective applicable provisions of data privacy law. No such data shall be passed on to third parties outside of our company.

9. Deletion of Your Data
If and insofar as your data is no longer needed for the aforementioned purposes, it shall be deleted. Data that needs to be stored for statutory reasons shall be blocked. This data shall then no longer be available for further use.

10. Right to be Informed, and Right to have Personal Data Corrected
You shall, of course, have the right to receive, on request, information about your personal data stored by if5-Haworth GbR. Likewise, you shall have the right to have incorrect data corrected and the right to have your personal data blocked or deleted. For this, please contact if5-Haworth GbR by email at or by letter to the address given at the beginning.

11. Security
if5-Haworth GbR uses technical and organisational security measures in order to protect the data made available by you against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorised access. These security measures shall be continually improved in accordance with technological developments. Moreover, all employees and agents shall be subject to data secrecy under the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz [German Federal Data Protection Act].

12. Amendments to this Data Protection Declaration

if5-Haworth GbR reserves the right to amend this Data Privacy Statement. The up-to-date version of the Data Privacy Statement shall always be retrievable from if5-Haworth GbR's website at