Privacy policy

We are pleased about your interest in our homepage and our company. To Hammer GmbH & Co. KG protection of your personal data in collecting, processing and utilizing them on the occasion of your visit on our homepage is an important concern. Your data is protected within the scope of legal provisions. Despite of careful content control, we cannot assume liability for external links to foreign contents. 

We would like to take the opportunity of informing you, which data are collected during your visit on our homepage and how they are used. We kindly ask for your understanding that the English language version provides for more brief information.

1. General data protection provisions

Who is responsible for the website? How can you contact us in data protection matters? How can you contact our data protection officer? You will find detailed information on this in the IMPRINT.

In case of data protection issues, you shall have the right of appeal at the data protection authority. A concrete reference is found in the IMPRINT.

Your rights of information, correction, deletion, restriction, contradiction and data transferability shall be guaranteed. Please contact us in this matter.

2. Retrieving website information

While surfing on our website the usual log files are written (date, time, IP-address, required URL, etc.) and are stored for 5 days, in order to recognize possible irregularities. These log files are important to provide proof of a criminal conduct to the prosecution authorities; in this respect we have a “legitimate interest” within the meaning of article 6 (1f) DS-GVO.

Internally our website uses full SSL-encryption. In so far operators of worldwide web servers have no access to contents transported. 

3a. Contact form

By means of the contact form you can send us a message quickly and efficiently.

Data collection to this effect is based on our “legitimate interest” within the meaning of article (1f) DS-GVO.

The contact form data are sent by E-mail in unencrypted form to our companies. In so far complete confidentiality is not guaranteed. If complete confidentiality is important to you, please let us know by E-mail (our E-Mail server supports TLS-encryption, if YOUR E-mail server also supports it).


3b. Using the online application form

Based on our legitimate interest within the meaning of article 6 (1f) DS-GVO, we herewith provide you an online application form, by the use of which you can quickly and comfortably contact us.  

The data provided by you are collected via the SSL-encrypted website and are sent by E-mail to the personnel department of our company. 

Your application data is used by us within the scope of a normal application process. 

4. Cookies

Cookies are small text files, which your browser stores on your hard disk. This is helpful for various purposes, in order to adapt a website to the users’ requirements.

Switching off and deleting cookies is an important subject. General instructions are found here. In addition we recommend the website

Regarding the storage period and access rights different types of cookies exist:


a) Own cookies with short lifetime ("session-cookies")

These cookies are unobjectionable from the point of the data protection law and in most cases purely serve the purpose of designing our own website. The legal basis is our “legitimate interest” within the meaning of article 6 (1f) DS-GVO. These cookies are deleted, as soon as you close your browser.

  • fe_typo_user
    This cookie is a standard session cookie of  TYPO3. By means of this cookie we summarize all inquires of you and your browser within one session. It therefore allows you, provided you are logged in, to remain logged in and to access all pages of the login area. Storage duration: end of session.


b) Own cookies with longer lifetime

These cookies allow our website to recognize your browser on the long term. Consequently, we can adapt the contents also “tomorrow” or “next week”.

  • These cookies are not used by us

c) Third-party cookies with longer lifetime

These cookies are also legible and writable by other websites. Thus also other services can access these data. This is especially interesting for adapted advertising and the linkage to “social networks”.

  • These cookies are not used by us

5. Using Google Analytics

On our website we use the web analysis service Google Analytics of the Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; „Google“). Data processing serves the purpose of analysing this website and its visitors. For this purpose Google will use the information gathered on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your usage of the website, to compile reports on the web activities and to provide further services towards the website operator in connection with the usage of the website and the Internet. The IP-address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data.
Google Analytics uses cookies allowing an analysis of the website usage by you. Information on the usage of this website by you, generated by the cookies, is usually transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. On this website the IP-anonymisation is activated. Through this your IP-address is previously shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and is then shortened there. Your data are, if necessary, transmitted to the USA. For data transmission into the USA an adequacy decision of the European Commission exists. The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer needed for our recording purposes.


Processing takes place on the basis of article 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO with the legitimate interest in the needs and target-oriented design of the website. 
Based on article 6 (1) f DSGVO you shall at any time be entitled, for reasons resulting from your particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data related to you.
For this purpose you can avoid storage of the cookies by selecting corresponding technical settings of your browser software. We, however, point out that in this case you might not be able to make full use of the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent the collection of data by Google (your IP-address included), generated by the cookie and related to your usage of the website as well as processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: In order to prevent data collection by Google Analytics across systems and devices, you can set an opt-out-cookie. Opt-out-cookies prevent future collection of your data while visiting this website. You must carry out the opt-out on all systems and devices used, in order to achieve a comprehensive effect. By clicking here, the opt-out-cookie is set: