1. Privacy at a glance
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Its contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
Your data will be collected on the one hand, that you tell us. This may be e.g. to trade data that you enter in a contact form.
Other data is collected automatically when visiting the website through our IT systems. These are above all technical data (for example Internet browser, operating system or time of the page request). The collection of this data is automatic as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure a flawless provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
At any time you have the right to obtain free information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data. You also have a right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose as well as for further questions about data protection you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. Furthermore, you have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
Please note that data transmission over the Internet (for example, when communicating via e-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data from access by third parties is not possible.
Note to the responsible body
The responsible data processing unit on this website is:
Phone:+49 40 84 00 46 57
E-Mail: hoenig (at) specialtybrokers (dot) de
Responsible entity is the natural or legal person who, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (such as names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke an existing consent at any time. An informal message by e-mail to us is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the case of violations of data protection law, the person concerned has the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The competent supervisory authority in matters of data protection law is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of the data protection officers as well as their contact data can be taken from the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process on the basis of your consent or in fulfillment of a contract, in itself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another person in charge, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
Information, blocking, deletion
You have the right to free information on your stored personal data, their origin and recipient and the purpose of the data processing and, if necessary, a right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. For further information on personal data you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.
Contradiction against advertising mails
The use of published in the context of the imprint obligation contact information for sending unsolicited advertising and information materials is hereby rejected. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example through spam e-mails.
Statutory data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Phone:+49 40 84 00 46 57
E-Mail: hoenig (at) specialtybrokers (dot) de
4. Data collection on our website
The internet pages partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not harm 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 stored 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 device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser the next time you visit.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally exclude and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
Server log files
The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:
Browser type and browser version
used operating system
Host name of the accessing computer
Time of the server request
A merge of this data with other data sources will not be done.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual measures.
If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your details from the inquiry form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and in case of follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
The processing of the data entered into the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO). 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 information you provide in 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 (for example, after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.
We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereafter "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").
With reCAPTCHA we want to check if the data entry on our websites (for example in a contact form) is done by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (for example, the IP address, website visitor's time spent on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.
The reCAPTCHA analyzes are completely in the background. Site visitors are not advised that an analysis is taking place.
Data processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The Web site operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web sites from abusive automated spying and SPAM.
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an e-mail address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter , Further data are not collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
The processing of the data entered into the newsletter registration form takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO). The granted consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the already completed data processing operations remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you have stored with us for the purpose of acquiring the newsletter will be saved by us from the newsletter until your cancellation and will be deleted after unsubscribing the newsletter. Data that has been stored for other purposes with us (such as e-mail addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.
Google Web Fonts
This site uses so-called web fonts, provided by Google, for the uniform representation of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
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. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a default font will be used by your computer.
This site uses the mapping service Google Maps via an API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of a pleasing presentation of our online offers and an easy findability of the places we specify on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
Date Protection Delcaration
Data Protection Declaration
This is to inform you about the processing of personal data by Specialty Brokers and your rights according to General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Name and address of the responsible person for data protection:
Tel.: +49 (40) 84 00 46 57
Purpose and scope of processing personal data:
We collect and process personal data according to EU Data Protection Directive (DSGVO) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and all relevant laws.
We only collect and use personal data from prospects, customers, and suppliers relevant for the proper processing of contracts, preparatory works, consulting and acquisition. Without your personal data, we cannot manage contracts or commission calculations. Upon conclusion of the contract, you agree to the use of data.
The legal basis for processing personal data:
For processing personal data with your consent, Art. 6 Abs.1 lit. an EU Data Protection Directive (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis. For required processing of personal data where you are contracting party, Art.6 Abs. 1 lit b (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis. This applies as well to preparatory works, necessary to conduct pre-contractual measures. For the processing of personal data based on our legal obligations, Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit c (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis.
Processing personal data to protect our legitimate business interests or those of a third party, Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit f (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis, as long as your interests, civil rights, and fundamental freedoms do not override the aforementioned interests.
Categories of recipients of personal data:
Shippers/suppliers: For trading raw materials and services for our customers the cooperation with shippers/suppliers is essential. Respective contracting parties you find in each contract/agreement.
Analytical laboratory: In order to check the quality of products on a regular basis a cooperation with an independent institute is vital. Respective contracting parties you find in each contract/agreement.
Customers: For a proper execution of each trading, a contact between suppliers/shippers and customers is essential. Respective contracting parties you find in each contract/agreement.
Service companies: For a smooth handling of sales, operation and organization, cooperation with various service companies is required. We work mainly with the following companies:
Dipl.-Kfm Sven Hase Wirtschaftsprüfer/Steuerberater
Data Voss Computer
MK Medien PR- & Eventagentur
In addition, we can submit personal data to other recipients such as competent authorities to comply with additional statutory notification requirements.
Data processing by Specialty Brokers
We collect and process your personal data on standard PCs, Notebooks, Smartphones, and other mobile devices. There is no data back-up at third parties.
Duration of data retention
We delete your personal data when it is no longer required for the purposes mentioned above. Data could be stored as long as parties might assert legal claims against our company (statutory limitation periods). We also store your personal data as far as we are bound by law. You find relevant legal requirements in relation to the burden of proof and retention period in the Code of Commercial Law and General Fiscal Law.
Your data protection laws
Under the address mentioned above, you can request the disclosure of your personal data processed by our company. You have the right to obtain the rectification of incomplete or inaccurate data. Under certain circumstances, you can request deletion of your personal data. Furthermore, you are entitled to restricted processing or release of your personal data in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format.
Right of objection
You can object against the processing or your personal data for advertising purposes. In case we process your data for the protection of our legitimate interests, you can object when you are able to prove special circumstances against processing your personal data.
Right of appeal
You have the right to appeal to the aforementioned data protection officer or an independent data protection supervisory authority. The data protection supervisory authority responsible in our case is:
Unabhängige Landeszentrale für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein (ULD)
Data transfer to third countries
Please note that in international trading the transfer of personal data outside the European Economic Area is legitimate!