Privacy Policy

The data controller as defined under data protection legislation, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

Rudolf Hepp
DLG TestService GmbH
Standort Gau-Bickelheim
Competence Center Food & Beverage
Wöllsteiner Straße 16
D-55599 Gau-Bickelheim

Your rights as a data subject

Please use the specified contact details for our data protection officer to exercise the following rights:

  • information about which of your data we store and how it is processed,
  • rectification of incorrect personal data,
  • erasure of your data stored by us,
  • restriction of data processing if we are not yet permitted to erase your data due to statutory obligations,
  • objection to the processing of your data by us and data portability, provided you have consented to the data processing or have entered into a contract with us.

If you have granted consent to us, you may revoke this at any time with future effect.

You may address a complaint to the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time. In Germany, the supervisory authority relevant to you depends on the federal state in which you are resident, where you work or where the alleged breach was committed. A list of supervisory authorities (for the private sector in Germany) including their addresses can be found at:

Collection of general information when visiting our website

If you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected via server logfiles. This information includes for example the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This relates solely to information that does not enable you to be identified personally (i.e. not your name, address or e-mail address etc.).

We also provide a voluntary rating system for wines. If you use this function, we also collect and store your IP address to ensure smooth functionality. This, too, relates solely to information that does not enable you to be identified personally (i.e. not your name, address or e-mail address etc.).

This information is required for technical purposes so we can correctly deliver the website content you request and is essential for use of the Internet. It is processed for the following purposes in particular:

  • ensuring a flawless connection to the website,
  • ensuring smooth use of our website,
  • analysis of system security and stability as well as further administrative purposes.

The basis for the processing of your personal data is our legitimate interest in data collection for the above purposes. We will not use your data to identify you personally. The only recipients of the data are the controller and any data processors that may be deployed.

We may use anonymous information of this type for statistical analysis to optimise our Internet offering and the technology behind it.

Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties

We only process your personal data for the purposes set out in the privacy policy. Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for any purposes other than those stipulated. We will only pass your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent to this being done,
  • the processing is necessary in order to handle a contract entered into with you,
  • the processing is necessary to comply with a legal obligation,
  • the processing is necessary to pursue legitimate interests and there are no grounds to assume that you have an overriding protectable interest in your data not being passed on.

Erasure or blocking of the data

We comply with the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We will only store your personal data for such time as is necessary to achieve the purposes set out here or as provided for by the various storage periods set down in the legislation. After the respective purpose lapses or these periods expire, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or erased in accordance with the statutory stipulations.


Like many other websites, we also use what are known as “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred to your hard drive by a website server. This provides us with automatically specified data such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to launch programs or transfer viruses to a computer. We can use the information contained in the cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the website and to display our web pages correctly.

Under no circumstances is the data we collect using cookies passed to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are frequently configured to accept cookies by default. As a rule you can deactivate cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to find out how you can change this setting. Please note that the individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transfer, we use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

Embedded YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our web pages. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube’s servers is created. YouTube will be informed about the pages you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can attribute your surfing behaviour to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is launched, the provider uses cookies that collect pointers about user behaviour.

If you have deactivated the saving of cookies for the Google Ads program, you will also prevent such cookies being set when watching YouTube videos. However, YouTube stores also non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you need to block the saving of cookies in the browser.

For further information about data protection on YouTube, refer to the provider’s privacy policy at:

Amendments to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy to ensure that it complies with current legal requirements or to ensure that amendments to our services are reflected in the privacy policy, e.g. when new services are introduced. The new privacy policy will apply to your next visit.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly:

Stephan Kisters
Tel: +49 69 / 24788 220