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Privacy Policy

Thank you for your visit to our website and your interest in our company. We want you to have a pleasant time surfing on our website and not experience any negative surprises.


The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws, as well as other data protection regulations, is:

The Family Butchers Germany GmbH
Mittel-Loxten 37
33775 Versmold
Telephone: +49 5423 966-0

Managin Directors: Stefan Franzke, Manfred Lehmitz, Ralf Schlangenotto, Christian Sonnenberg, Roland Verdev, Thomas Winnemöller
Chairman of the advisory board: Prof. Dr. Peter May

Data Protection Officer

Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Kfm. Dietmar Niehaus
c/o IDD GmbH – Institut für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit
Anne-Conway-Str. 1
28359 Bremen
Telefon: +49 0421 59863 50

You can contact our company data protection officer directly.

Collection and storage of personal data

You can enter your personal data on the “Contact” page of our website. These data are only stored for the processing and documentation of your enquiry. These data are only passed on if it is necessary for processing your enquiry. These data are not passed on to third parties for marketing purposes.

In addition, data are collected in so-called logfiles by our Internet service provider during your visit. During the course of this, we receive the name of your Internet service provider, your IP address, the website from which you reached our website, the web pages which you visit on our site and the date, time and duration of your visit. These data only have statistical purposes. We do not establish a personal reference.

Furthermore, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. Further details about this are available in the points below.

Disclosure of data

Sending of your personal data to third parties does not occur for purposes other than those listed below.

We only disclose your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have granted your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Subsection 1 Letter a GDPR, for example, to shipping service providers by consenting to separate participation conditions within the scope of competitions;
  • disclosure is necessary in accordance with Art. 6 Subsection 1 Letter f GDPR and no reason exists for assuming that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data;
  • in the event that a legal obligation exists for disclosure in accordance with Art. Subsection 1 Letter c GDPR; and
  • this is legally admissible and necessary for processing the contractual relationships, in accordance with Art. 6 Subsection 1 Letter b GDPR.


We use cookies which store data on your computer during your visit to our website. Data are stored which optimise the display of the website and make surfing more pleasant for you. You can also protect yourself from such cookies with the appropriate settings in your Internet browser. We base the use of cookies on Art. 6 Subsection 1 Letter f GDPR: the processing occurs to improve the functionality of our website. Therefore, it is necessary to preserve our legitimate interests.

When accessing our website, the user is informed about the use of cookies for analysis purposes and his or her consent is obtained for processing the personal data used in this context. In this context, a reference is also made to this privacy policy.

The following cookies are used on our website:

Cookie type: Google Analytics cookies

Cookie names: __utma, __ utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz

The Google Analytics cookies are used for the following purposes:

  • __utma: distinguishing users and sessions
  • __utmb, __utmc: the ascertainment of new visits and sessions
  • __utmt: throttling the request rate
  • __utmz: the storage of the access source on the website

Cookie type: Google DoubleClick cookies

Cookie names: NID, DSID, IDE

These cookies are used to individually adapt advertisements in Google products, such as the Google search. The cookies are used, for example, to record your latest search requests, your previous interaction with an advertiser’s advertisements or the search results and your visits to an advertiser’s website.

Cookie type: Drupal cookies

Cookie name: has_js, cookiePolicyAgreement

These cookies are used for storing information about the use of Javascript (has_js) and whether the cookie notification has been closed (cookiePolicyAgreement).

Use of buttons with links to social networks

We set buttons on our website with links to our appearances on Facebook and YouTube. No data are transferred to the social networks referred to with these buttons. You only leave our website when you click on the buttons and are redirected to our profiles on the social networks you have clicked on. You are then no longer on our website, but on the website of the social networks. Your personal data are collected there based on the settings in your browser or in the social network. You can find the conditions for this in the privacy policies of the social networks which you have clicked on, for which we cannot assume any responsibility.

We have omitted Facebook “Like” buttons on our website, as these would collect your data even without you clicking on them. If you would like to express your approval in this way, we would be very pleased. For this, simply click on our button with the link to Facebook. You can then find a “Like” button on our Facebook fan page.

For data protection reasons, we have omitted the integration of social media scripts, as the social services use trading methods in the background.  

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so called cookies, which are textfiles saved on the computer of the user in order to analyse the usage of the website. The information created by the cookie concerning your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Please note that on this website, Google Analytics has been supplemented with the “gat_anonymizelp();” code, in order to guarantee anonymised capture of IP addresses (so-called IP masking). This way, however, your IP address will be previously abbreviated by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States of the Treaty on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases.

On behalf of this website’s operator, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports concerning the website activities for the website operator and to produce additional services associated with the use of the Internet and website. The IP address sent by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other data from Google. You can prevent the cookies from being stored by means of an appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we must point out that in this case not all functions of the website will be available to you in their full capacity.

Furthermore, you can prevent the storing of data generated by the cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google and the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plugin at the following link:

You can prevent storage by Google Analytics by clicking on the green “Analytics settings” button. Then, you can select whether you would like to allow Google Analytics, disable it or allow it once. If you deactivate Google Analytics there, an opt-out cookie will be set, which prevents the future storage of your data when visiting this website.

You can find further information about terms and conditions of use and data privacy at or at

Use of

We use the Javascript library jQuery on our website. In order to increase the loading speed of our website and provide you with an improved user experience, we use the Google CDN (content delivery network) to load this library. The probability is very high that you have already used jQuery on another Google CDN website. In this case, your browser can access the copy stored in the cache and it does not need to be downloaded again. If your browser does not have a copy stored in the cache or downloads the file from Google CDN for another reason, data will again be transferred by your browser to Google Inc. (“Google”). For further information about data processing by Google, please refer to the privacy policy of Google, currently available at:

Use of additional Google services (Google Maps, Google Fonts)

We use the “Google Maps” server on our website to display maps. We use the “Google Fonts” web font service of the provider, Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, to display fonts on the web. During the course of this, data may be sent to the provider. You can view the privacy policy of the provider at: Under the following link, you can also deactivate the sending of data by setting an opt-out cookie:

Use of YouTube

Our website integrates videos through the YouTube website, which is operated by Google. The operator of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. For this, the Javascript library is loaded for embedding videos from the YouTube server. The YouTube server is notified which of our web pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can allocate your surfing behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Additional information about handling user data can be found in the YouTube privacy policy at:

Legal basis

The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 Subsection 1 Letter f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes listed above for data collection. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about to your personal details.


Supervisory authorities are the state data protection representatives. It is possible to contact them if you suspect irregularities regarding your data privacy and wish to make a complaint. However, you can also contact our external Data Protection Officer directly.

According to the valid data protection law, we will notify you, upon request, whether and which of your personal data we have stored with us. For this, please contact our Data Protection Officer directly.

Rights of data subjects

You are entitled to the following rights of data subjects:

a. Right to request information

You have the right to request a confirmation from us about whether the relevant personal data are processed. 

b. Correction/deletion/restriction of processing

Furthermore, you have the right to request from us that

  • inaccurate personal data relating to you are corrected at once (right to correction);
  • personal data relating to you are deleted at once (right to deletion) and
  • the processing is restricted (right to restriction of processing).

c. Right to data transferability

You have the right to obtain the personal data relating to you, which you have provided, in a structured, commonly-used and machine-readable format and to send these data to another controller.

d. Cancellation right

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. With the cancellation of your consent, the lawfulness of the processing that has occurred on the basis of the consent until the cancellation shall not be affected.

e. Right to object

If the processing of data relating to you is required for exercising a duty which lies in the public interest (Art. 6 Subsection 1 Letter e GDPR) or to preserve our legitimate interests (Art. 6 Subsection 1 Letter f GDPR), you are entitled to a right to object.

f. Right to complain

If you are of the opinion that the processing of the personal data relating to you violates the GDPR, without prejudice to other legal remedies, you have the right to make a complaint to a supervisory authority. The details of your responsible supervisory authority can be found at: