Privacy policy

Information on the collection of personal data and contact details of the Controller

Thank you for visiting our website and thank you for your interest. In the following, we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally.

The controller responsible for data processing on this website within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is bpe:LICHT GmbH & Co. KG, Gut Nierhof 3, 59757 Arnsberg, Germany, Tel.: +49 (0) 29 32-900 49-0, Fax: +49 (0) 29 32-900 49-9, E-Mail: The controller of personal data is the natural or legal person who, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the controller), this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the string "https://" and the lock symbol in your browser line.

Data collection when you visit our website

If you use our website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which are technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

  • Our visited website
  • Date and time at the time of access
  • Amount of data sent in bytes
  • Source/reference from which you came to the page
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • IP address used (if applicable: in anonymized form)

The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files retrospectively if there are concrete indications of illegal use.

This website uses a cloud platform for virtual servers from netcup. The server location is a data center in Nuremberg, Germany. A data processing agreement has been concluded with netcup. You can read more about netcup's data security here.


When contacting us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. The data collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data will be stored and used exclusively for the purpose of answering your request or for contacting you and the associated technical administration. The legal basis for the processing of the data is our legitimate interest in answering your request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. Your data will be deleted after your request has been processed, this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified and provided that there are no statutory retention obligations to the contrary.

Use of your data for direct marketing

If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will send you information about our offers on a regular basis. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The provision of any other data is voluntary and will be used in order to be able to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to send the newsletter. This means that we will only send you an e-mail newsletter if you have expressly confirmed to us that you consent to the sending of newsletters. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive future newsletters by clicking on a corresponding link.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent for the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. When you register for the newsletter, we store your IP address entered by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration in order to be able to track any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later date. The data collected by us when registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of advertising by means of the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided in the newsletter or by sending a message to the person responsible named at the beginning. Once you have unsubscribed, your e-mail address will be deleted immediately from our newsletter distribution list, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this statement.

Sending newsletters via rapidmail

Our e-mail newsletters are sent via the technical service provider rapidmail GmbH, Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg i.Br. ("rapidmail"), to whom we pass on the data you provide when you register for the newsletter. This disclosure takes place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in the use of an advertising-effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. rapidmail is a German, certified newsletter software provider, which has been carefully selected according to the requirements of the GDPR and the BDSG.

The data you enter for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter (e.g. e-mail address) will be stored on rapidmail's servers in Germany. rapidmail GmbH is prohibited from using your data for purposes other than sending the newsletter. rapidmail GmbH is not permitted to pass on or sell your data.

rapidmail uses this information to send and statistically evaluate the newsletter on our behalf. For the evaluation, the e-mails sent contain tracking mechanisms. In this way, it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and, if so, which links have been clicked. With the help of so-called conversion tracking, it is also possible to analyze whether a predefined action has taken place after clicking on the link in the newsletter. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data is collected exclusively in pseudonymised form and is not linked to your other personal data, a direct personal reference is excluded. This data is used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better tailor future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.

If you would like to object to the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We have concluded a data processing agreement with rapidmail, in which we oblige rapidmail to protect the data of our customers and not to pass it on to third parties. You can read more about rapidmail's data security here: You can view rapidmail's privacy policy here: