Data protection notice

As of 04.07.2013

We appreciate your interest in our homepage and our company; however we cannot take over any liability for external links to foreign contents despite them being carefully checked.

The protection of your personal data which are collected, processed and used on the occasion of your visit of our homepage is extremely important to us. Your data will be protected within the frame of legal provisions. Please find below information on which data will be collected during your visit of our homepage and how they will be used:

Responsible entity

The responsible entity in terms of the Data Protection Act shall be Smake GmbH, Erinstraße 28, 44575 Castrop-Rauxel, represented by the CEOs Thomas Drees and Mark Busche. If you have any questions on data protection or want to exercise any rights or claims with reference to your personal data, please send an email to

1. Collection and processing of data

Any access to our homepage and any retrieval of files provided on our homepage will be recorded. The storage only serves internal system-related and statistical purposes. Content of the records are: name of the retrieved file, date and time of retrieval, volume of data transmitted, notification on successful retrieval, web browser and requesting domain.

Further personal data will only be collected if you provide these voluntarily, for example in the scope of an enquiry or registration.

2. Use and disclosure of personal data

If you have provided us with personal data we will only use these for the purpose of replying to your questions, processing of contracts concluded with you and for technical administration.

Your personal data will only be disclosed to third parties or otherwise transmitted if this is necessary for the processing of the contract - especially transfer of order data to suppliers -, for invoicing purposes or in case you have previously consented to the transfer. You shall have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

The personal data will be eliminated if you have revoked your consent to the storage, the knowledge of the stored data is no longer necessary to fulfil the intended purpose or if the storage is illegitimate for any other legal reasons.

3. Right to information

Upon written request, we will be pleased to inform you on your stored personal data.

4. Consent, right of revocation and right of objection

Insofar as we use data for a purpose which requires your consent according to legal regulations, we will request your express consent which will be recorded according to data protection regulations. Once you have given your consent, you may revoke it at any time with effect for the future and/or object to future use of your data for advertising or market and opinion research purposes. For an objection or revocation of your consent, a simple notification to us shall be sufficient. You can send it to the above contact without being charged for costs other than the transmission costs at the basic rates.

Safety instructions

We always do our best to store your personal data in a way that they are inaccessible for third parties by taking all possible technical and organisational measures. Complete data security cannot be guaranteed for communication by email so that forwarding by regular mail is recommended for sending confidential information.

This website uses Piwik, an open source software for the statistical evaluation of visitors accessing the website. Piwik uses so-called cookies- text files that are saved on your computer which allow Piwik to analyse your use of the website. Any information on your use of this internet service which is created by the cookie is saved on the provider's server in Germany. Your IP address will be anonymized directly after its processing and before being stored. You can prevent the installation of the cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software. However, we would like to point out that in this case you might not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.