Data protection information

1. responsible according to Art. 4 para. 7 EU Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

RI Research Instruments GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Strasse 75
51429 Bergisch Gladbach
Tel.: +49 2204 - 7062 - 2500

2. data protection officer of the responsible person

You can reach our data protection officer at
Sila consulting GmbH
Weseler Straße
946325 Borken

3. rights of the data subject

In the following, we inform you about your data subject rights (rights of information and intervention).

a) Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR)

You have the right to request information from us at any time as to whether and which data relating to you is being processed by us. This also includes information on the purposes of processing, if applicable, recipients to whom we have disclosed your data, the planned storage period and, if applicable, information on the origin of this data if we have not collected it directly from you.

b) Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR).

You have the right to request that we correct any inaccurate data that we have stored about you. This also includes the right to have incomplete personal data completed.

c) Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR).

You have the right to request that we delete data that we have stored about you.

d) Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR).

You have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of data that we have stored about you. After that, processing of this data is only possible with your consent or for a few purposes specified by law.

e) Right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR).

Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balance of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary, in particular, for the performance of a contract with you. Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for purposes of advertising and data analysis at any time. You can inform us about your advertising objection via the contact channels listed above.

f) Right to revoke consent under data protection law (Art. 7 GDPR).

If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you may revoke this consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 (3) of the GDPR. Such revocation will affect the permissibility of processing your personal data after you have expressed it to us.

g) Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

You have the right to receive from us personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format for the purpose of transferring it to another controller.

h) Right to complain to a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).

You have the right to complain at any time to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of data relating to you. The competent supervisory authority can be reached at: State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia, P.O. Box 20 04 44, 40102 Düsseldorf, Germany.

i) Automated decision-making including profiling (Art. 22 GDPR).

You have the right to obtain information about the existence of automated decision-making including profiling pursuant to Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and - at least in these cases - meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject.

4. Data deletion and storage period

(1) The personal data of the data subject shall be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply.

(2) Storage may take place beyond this if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject.

(3) Data shall also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

5. information about the collection of personal data

(1) In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior.

(2) When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address, name and telephone number, if applicable) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. We delete the data accruing in this context after the storage is no longer necessary or restrict the processing if there are legal retention obligations.

(3) If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective processes below. In doing so, we will also state the specified criteria for the storage period.

a) Collection of personal data when visiting our website

(1) In the case of simple informational use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server.

(2) If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR):

  • IP address
  • host name
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes (referrer)
  • The specific pages of our website that you have accessed - Browser: Type, version and set language
  • Operating system: type and version
  • If JavaScript is enabled, also:
    • Screen resolution
    • Color depth
    • Size of the browser window ▪ Installed browser plug-ins

6. use of cookies

(1) Cookies are small files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the body that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer as a whole more user-friendly and effective.

(2) The storage of technically unnecessary cookies or the use of comparable technical functions is based on the legal basis of consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR in conjunction with Section 25 para. 1 TTDSG.

(3) The storage of technically necessary cookies takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with § 25 para. 2 TTDSG.

Detailed information about the cookies we use can be found in our cookie banner.

7. web analytics & third-party services

The legal basis for the use of locally deployed web analysis tools is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR, i.e. the protection of our legitimate interests in consideration of the interests of our website visitors. Our interest is the analysis of the use of our website by our website visitors, in order to improve our offer through the statistics obtained and to make it more interesting for you as a user. If the analysis tool used also serves other purposes or we use it for other interests, we will inform you about this directly in the explanations for the respective analysis tool. The legal basis for the use of third-party providers to perform web analytics is based on Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. a.

a) Google Maps

(1) On this website, we use the offer of Google Maps by displaying interactive maps directly on our website and enabling you to comfortably use the map function. The legal basis for the use of the plug- in is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. Consent is given by your selection in the cookie banner.

(2) By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

(3) For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug- in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; .

b) Google Analytics

(1) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc ("Google"). The legal basis for the use of the plug-in is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. Consent is given by your selection in the cookie banner.

(2) Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the use of cookies about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website, however, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states to 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. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google.

(3) You can deselect the storage of cookies by deselecting the category "Analytics" in the cookie banner. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

(4) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This means that IP addresses are processed in abbreviated form, thus excluding the possibility of personal references. Insofar as the data collected about you is related to a person, this is therefore immediately excluded and the personal data is thus immediately deleted.

(5) For data processing in connection with Google Analytics by Google, our company has concluded a data processing agreement based on the EU standard data protection clauses with the service provider. Information of the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001 Terms of use: Privacy policy overview: Privacy policy:

8. other functions of our corporate website

(1) In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you will generally have to provide further personal data, which we use to provide the respective service and for which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

(2) When you contact the service provider by e-mail, your e-mail address and, if you so indicate, your name, telephone number and [...] will be stored by us in order to answer your questions.

(3) In some cases, we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly monitored.

(4) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), we will inform you about the consequences of this circumstance in the description of the offer.

Die deutsche Übersetzung ist in Vorbereitung.
Date: 28.10.2022

Corporate Headquarters

RI Research Instruments GmbH
Friedrich-Ebert-Straße 75
51429 Bergisch Gladbach

Tel.: +49 2204 – 7062 – 2500
Fax: +49 2204 – 7062 – 2501

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RI Research Instruments GmbH
Hauert 15
44227 Dortmund

Tel.: +49 2 31 – 4764 – 590
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RI Research Instruments GmbH
Heinz-Fröling-Straße 3
51429 Bergisch Gladbach

Tel.: +49 2204 – 7062 – 2500
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