Privacy Policy

State 1st April 2020

I. Preliminary remarks

The confer GmbH is a leading developer and manufacturer of functional fittings, which are supplied to national and international upholstered furniture manufacturers. Our customers are therefore exclusively commercial enterprises.

The confer GmbH, represented by the managing director JianGuo Xiao grants the data protection a high value and wants to ensure that the privacy of our business partners is protected when using our website under the domain

Below we explain in our privacy policy how we deal with the personal data and process it: We recommend that you read our privacy policy at regular intervals as we reserve the right to change the content of our privacy policy from time to time. You can find them on our website under “Privacy Policy”

II. confer-Data-Processing

1. Definition

"Personal data" are all data that provide information about the personal and material circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. In addition to the business address, the name, the company function and the e-mail address, company telephone, the home address, the gender, the date of birth, the private e-mail and telephone number or even the age may be stored.

Our processing of personal data includes their collection, organization, storage, adaptation or modification, reading, querying, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, matching or linking, restriction, erasure or destruction.

2. Processing scope of personal data

The processing of personal data is only carried out with your consent or if permitted by legal regulations. - In some cases, we commission external service providers to process your data. These are carefully selected by us and are bound to our instructions when commissioned and are subjected to strict control by us with regard to compliance with our instructions.

3. Storage and deletion of data

Personal data of data subjects are deleted or locked as soon as the purpose of the storage is omitted. If European or national laws and regulations permit it, storage may be made beyond that. We will block or delete the data if a storage period prescribed by standards expires. This does not apply if the data is required for a contract or a contract fulfilment and therefore the further storage of the data appears necessary.

4. Rights of the person concerned

If we process personally identifiable information about you as a data subject, you have rights to our privacy officer. These rights are:

  • Right to information
  • Right to rectification or cancellation
  • Right to restriction or processing
  • Right to object to the processing
  • Right to revoke consent to data processing
  • Right to data portability
  • Right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by the person responsible at confer GmbH.

III. Name and address of the responsible person

The person responsible within the meaning of the GDPR and other national data protection laws of the member states in the European Union as well as other data protection regulations (for example Federal Data Protection Act / BDSG and Telemedia Act / TMG) is:

Management Mr. JianGuo Xiao

c/o confer GmbH, Meitner Str. 6, D-32052 Herford/Germany, Tel: +49-5221-889710

Contact person for questions regarding the data protection declaration:

Mr. Christian Tappe

c/o confer GmbH, Meitner Str. 6, D-32052 Herford/Germany, Tel: +49-5221-889710

IV. Collection of personal data when visiting our website

1. Informational website use

a. Description and scope of data processing

In the case of merely informative use of our website without you registering or transmitting information to us in any other way, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. These are or can be:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (concrete page)
  • Access Status / HTTP status code
  • Each transferred amount of data
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

The data is also stored in the log files (in the processes running in a computer or network system) of our system. When storing this data, there is no storage of other personal data of the user.

b. Purpose of data processing

The above collection and storage of personal information when you visit our website is technically necessary to notify the user of our website and to ensure its stability and security. - In these purposes, our legitimate interest in the data processing acc. to the provisions of the GDPR.

c. storage time

We will delete the data as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of the survey. When the site provisioning data is collected, it does so when the session ends.

d. Possibility to contradict

The visitor has no right of objection to the aforementioned collection of personal data when visiting our website, as it is technically necessary to inform the user of our website and to ensure the stability and security.

2. Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or as far as third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Google will never associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; However, please be aware that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

V. Collection and storage of personal data when used a confer contact form and e-mail contacts

1. Description and scope of data processing

a. Contact via a contact form

Maybe there is a contact form on our website, which can be used for electronic contact. If a user realizes this option, the data entered in the input mask is displayed (Name, e-mail address, subject etc) transmitted to us and stored.

As part of the submission process of the contact form, you are referred to this privacy policy. By submitting your message, you consent to the processing of the transmitted data.

b. Contact via confer email addresses

When contacting the provided e-mail address, the user's personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored. - There is no disclosure of data to third parties in this context. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

2. Purpose of the data processing

The processing of the personal data from the input mask serves us only to process the contact. In case of contact per E-mail is also the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data. 

The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

3. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. For the personal data from the input form of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been finally clarified.

4. Right of withdrawal

The user has the possibility at any time to revoke his consent to the processing of the personal data. The revocation can be sent by e-mail to or a message to the under III. specified contact details are explained. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he may object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot continue.

About your objection you can contact us via contact information provided in III. of this privacy policy. All personal data stored in the course of contacting will be deleted in this case.

VI. Validity of the confer privacy policy

The confer privacy policy applies only to the internet sites offered by the confer GmbH and does not apply to the websites of other providers to which we refer only by a link.