Protecting your personal data during the collection, processing and use of personal data when you visit our website is important to us. Your data is protected in accordance with statutory provisions. In the following, we would like to inform you about the nature and scope of the processing of personal data through this website in accordance with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

 1. Information on the responsible controller

Argelith Bodenkeramik H. Bitter GmbH 

Schledehauser Straße 133 

49152 Bad Essen 

Tel.: +49 (0) 5472 – 402 - 0


2. Information on the data protection officer

Our external data protection officer is happy to answer any questions about data protection: 

Mr Arndt Halbach, GINDAT GmbH 

Wetterauer Str. 6, 42897 Remscheid 


Tel.: 02191 / 909 430

3. Data processing through the website

Your visit to our website is recorded. We generally collect the following data that your browser sends to us:

•    IP address currently used by your computer or your router

•    Date and time

•    Browser type and version

•    Operating system of your computer

•    Webpages you visit

•    Name and size of requested file(s)

•    URL of referral website, if applicable

This data is only collected for the purposes of data security, improving our website offer and analysing errors on the basis of Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. The IP address of your PC is only analysed in anonymised form (shortened by the last three digits). In all other respects, you are able to visit our website without providing information on your identity. 

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (such as email communication) is subject to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to completely protect data from access by third parties. Confidential data should therefore be sent to us by other means, such as by post.

Registration on this website 

You can register on our website in order to access additional functions offered here. The input data will only be used for the purpose of using the respective site or service for which you have registered. The mandatory information requested during registration must be provided in full. Otherwise, we will reject your registration. To inform you about important changes such as those within the scope of our site or technical changes, we will use the email address specified during registration. We will process the data provided during registration only based on your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed. We will continue to store the data collected during registration for as long as you remain registered on our website. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected. 


The data processor processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of conducting the application process. Legal basis is § 26 Abs. 1 S. 1 BDSG. Processing may also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant transmits to the data processor corresponding application documents electronically, such as by email or using an online form on the website. Should the data processor conclude an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data shall be stored for the purpose of executing the employment relationship in accordance with statutory provisions. If the data processor does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be deleted following the staffing of the vacancy in accordance with statutory provisions provided such deletion is not opposed by any other legitimate interests of the data processor. Other legitimate interests in this sense includes, for example, evidence in a proceeding according to the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). Therefor the personal data will be stored during a period of 6 month after finishing the application process. 

If you have consented to be included in our talent pool, we will also store your data in order to consider your application data in further open job advertisements in our company. To do this, we store your data for 12 months and then delete it. The legal basis is your consent, Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a GDPR. 

We can only process applications if they are sent to the email addresses: "" or "". Should you use a different email address belonging to our company, your application will unfortunately not be recognised by our systems and will not therefore be taken into consideration. Please consider that email is not a secure means of communication. Should your application reach our server via the above-mentioned methods, we will protect your application with suitable technical and organisational measures. We have no influence on data protection while your application is transmitted to our company via the public Internet and we are not therefore able to guarantee the level of protection for your application. Should your dispatching email server support STARTTLS, our email server will also support STARTTLS and thus offer transport encryption. 

Secure data transmission 

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use encryption techniques (SSL) via HTTPS, which accord with state-of-the-art technology. 

4. Recipients of personal data

We may utilise service providers in connection with data processing in order to perform and execute processes.  

Specifically, we have involved service providers for the purpose of hosting our website. 

Contractual relationships are established with our service providers, which meet the requirements of Art. 28 GDPR; the contractual provisions contain the statutorily required points on data protection and data security.

5. Adobe Typekit 

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Adobe servers. Adobe thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Adobe Typekit is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer. Further information about handling user data, can be found at   

6. Social media


Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited. If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under


We operate fanpages on various social media platforms. We point out that the operator of the platform is responsible for the processing of your data on the social media pages. We process your data only within the platforms. In the event that you send us an inquiry via these platforms, it is possible that we store the data provided by you (e.g. your name, address data or contact data) in our systems and use it for correspondence with you. We process your data only for the purpose for which you provided it to us. It ́s our justified interest to answer customer and prospective customer enquiries quickly and easily. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 f DSGVO. 

These are the following operators: 

Facebook &Instagram

Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Irland
Further information about handling user data, can be found at:

Further information about handling user data by Instagram, can be found at: 

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland Further information about handling user data, can be found at: 

Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland 

Further information about handling user data, can be found at:  


XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland Further information about handling user data, can be found at: 


Twitter International Company, Attn: Data Protection Officer, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07 IRLAND 

7. Use of cookies

Cookies are used in our website offer. Cookies are small text files that are saved by your browser and stored on your computer. The use of cookies allows the website offer to be designed in a more user-friendly manner. For instance, it is possible to recognise the user for the duration of the session, without the user being required to constantly re-enter their user name and password. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and are deleted after your session is ended. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. 

Some of the cookies we use are deleted directly after you close your browser (‘session cookies’).  

Other cookies remain on your terminal device and enable your browser to be recognised when you next visit the website (‘persistent cookies’).  

Data processing in connection with cookies, which only serve to facilitate the functionality of our website offer, occurs on the basis of our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.  

If you do not wish to use cookies, you can configure your browser to prevent the storage of cookies. However, please note that, in this case, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites.

8. Your rights

According to Articles 15–21 GDPR, you may exercise the following rights with respect to personal data we store provided the relevant requirements of the GDPR are met. 

Right of access 

You have the right to access information about your personal data that we process. 

Right of rectification  

You are able to request the correction of incomplete or incorrectly processed personal data. 

Right of erasure  

You have the right to the deletion of your personal data, in particular on the basis of one of the following reasons: 

•    Your personal data is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected or processed.

•    You withdraw your consent on which the processing of your data was based.

•    You have asserted a right of objection to processing.

•    Your data was unlawfully processed.

The right of erasure does not apply, however, if such deletion is opposed by the legitimate interest of the controller. For instance, this may include:

•    Personal data that is required for the assertion, exercising or defence of legal claims.

•    Deletion is not possible due to retention obligations.

Insofar as data cannot be deleted, you may exercise a right to the restriction of processing (as follows). 

Right to the restriction of processing

You have the right to request us to restrict the processing of your personal data, if:

•    You dispute the correctness of the data and we must therefore review the correctness.

•    The processing is unlawful and you decline data erasure and instead request restriction of use.

•    We no longer require the data, but you still need the data in order to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

•    You have submitted an objection to the processing of your data and it has not yet been determined whether our legitimate interests prevail over your interests.

Right of data portability

You have the right to receive your personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly available and machine-readable format. Moreover, you have the right to have us transmit this data to another controller without hindrance by us, provided that the processing is based on a contract or consent, and our processing takes place with the aid of automated processes. 

Right of withdrawal 

The data subject has the right at any time to submit an objection to the processing of their personal data, which takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) e) or f), for reasons arising from their particular situation; this also apples to profiling based on one of these conditions. Insofar as the processing of your personal data is based on a consent, you have the right to withdraw this consent at any time.

9. Statutory deadlines for the erasure of data

Insofar as no statutory retention obligation applies, the data shall be deleted or destroyed once it is no longer required for fulfilling the purpose of data processing. Various deadlines apply to the retention of personal data. For instance, data of tax relevance is generally stored for ten years, while other data is typically retained for six years in accordance with provisions under the Commercial Code. Furthermore, the storage period may also be determined by statutory limitation periods, which may generally amount to three years in the case of Articles 195 et seqq. of the Civil Code, for example, or in certain cases up to even thirty years.

10. Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, each data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, if they believe that the processing of their personal data is in violation of the GDPR. The competent supervisory authority in data protection matters is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company has its registered office.

11. Disclaimer

Liability for content

As service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these webpages in accordance with general laws (pursuant to Art. 7 (1) Telemedia Act, ‘TMG’). However, as service provider, we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored external information or to investigate circumstances that indicate unlawful activity (Articles 8–10 TMG). This shall be without prejudice to obligations to remove or block the use of information according to general laws. Liability in this connection is only possible from the time we receive knowledge of an actual violation of the law. We will immediately remove the relevant content as soon as we become aware of corresponding violations of the law. 

Liability for links 

Our offer contains links to the external websites of third parties, over whose content we have no influence. For this reason, we are unable to accept any liability for this external content. The respective provider or operator of the website is always responsible for the content of the linked webpages. The linked webpages will be reviewed for possible violations of the law at the time of linking. Unlawful content could not be found at the time of linking. However, it is not feasible to review the content of the linked webpages on an ongoing basis, without specific indications of a violation of the law. We will immediately remove corresponding links as soon as we become aware of violations of the law.

12. Data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Ireland Ltd. („Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Irland, Tel: +353 1 543 1000, Fax: +353 1 686 5660, E-Mail: Google Analytics uses ‘cookies’ – text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your visit to the website. The information obtained by the cookie regarding your use of the website are generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is then stored. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within the member states of the European Union or in other contractual states of the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. We would like to point out that Google Analytics has been expanded on this website with the code ‘anonymizeIp’, in order to ensure the anonymised collection of the IP address.

Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to analyse your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website use and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics is not combined with other data held by Google.

You may prevent the storage of cookies by configuring your browser software settings accordingly; however, we would like to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Moreover, you may prevent the collection of the data obtained by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link:

The basis for data processing is your consent, Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect by choosing the setting in our consent tool.