Data Privacy


Data protection is very important to us. In the following we would like to inform you about the collection of personal data when using this website. Personal data is all data that has a personal reference to you, for example name, address or e-mail address. We have taken extensive technical and operational protective measures to protect your data from random or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or the access of unauthorised third parties. Our security procedures are checked on a regular basis and adapted to keep pace with technological progress.


Controller pursuant to art. 4 para. 7 EU data protection regulation (GDPR) is
Dörken Coatings GmbH & Co. KG, Wetterstr. 58, 58313 Herdecke (see our legal notice).



For questions regarding data protection please contact our data protection officer: 
intersoft consulting services AG
Beim Strohhause 17
20097 Hamburg


Personal data is only collected when you yourself share this with us, for example when completing the contact form, registering or ordering our newsletter. We use this data exclusively for the purpose for which you have submitted your data. For other purposes use occurs solely after express notification or after obtaining your consent, art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. In specific cases personal data is collected on the basis of legitimate interest as per art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR (see section 4).

In the following we explain how we process personal data on this website.


We will be pleased to provide you with information as to whether and which of your personal data are processed by us and for what purposes (Art. 15 GDPR). In addition, you are entitled to the right of correction (Art. 16 GDPR), the right to restrict processing (Art. 18 GDPR), the right of deletion (Art. 17 GDPR) and the right of data transferability (Art. 20 GDPR), subject to the respective legal requirements.

You have the right to object to the processing under the legal requirements (Art. 21 GDPR).

To exercise your above rights, please contact us by e-mail at or by post at Ewald Dörken AG, Wetterstr. 58, 58313 Herdecke. The exercise of your aforementioned rights is free of charge for you.

Without prejudice to these rights and the possibility of asserting any other administrative or judicial remedy, you may at any time exercise your right to appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of data protection legislation (Art. 77 GDPR).


If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure its stability and security. IP address, date and time of the request, content of the request (specific page), access status/HTTP status code, amount of data transferred in each case, website from which the request comes, browser, operating system and its interface, language and version of the browser software. 

The collection of this data is technically necessary to display our website and to ensure stability and security. We are regularly not aware of who is hidden behind an IP address. We do not combine the above data with other data.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR. Since the collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website and for protection against misuse, our legitimate interest in data processing outweighs at this point.


When contacting us via e-mail or a contact form the data that you supply (your e-mail address, your first name and surname, title and telephone number) will be saved by us in order to respond to your queries and send you material regarding the hackathon. The online contact form for a confirmation contains the following information: Title, name, e-mail address, telephone number and company/university. To the extent that we request details via our contact form that are not required for initiating contact, we have always indicated these as optional. We use these details to specify your enquiry and improve the processing of your request. Communication of these details is exclusively on a voluntary basis and with your consent, art. 6 para.1 a GDPR. To the extent that these are details concerning communications channels (such as e-mail address, telephone number), you also consent to us contacting you via these communication channels in order to respond to your enquiry. This consent may be revoked at any time, naturally.

The data collected in relation to this will be deleted by us as soon as storage is no longer necessary, or processing limited, where a statutory retention requirement exists.

This website was created with the help of our service provider Ltd Namal 40, 6350671 Tel Aviv, Israel ("Wix") and is also hosted on their servers. We have concluded a corresponding contract with our service provider in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR and, in addition, due to the transfer of data to third countries, we have also concluded the standard contractual clauses required by the EU Commission. Please note that in certain situations Wix may be obliged to disclose personal data on administrative order.


Further information on the data protection regulations of our service provider Wix can be found at:

We do not use any of the plugins provided by Wix on our website. Therefore, when you access our website and your further surfing activities, the data transferred to Wix is limited to so-called server log files. These include: Name of the accessed website, file, date and time of access, transferred data volume, message about successful access, browser type and version, operating system of the user, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider. Wix uses this data primarily for statistical analysis for the purpose of operation, security and optimization of the offer.


You have the possibility to register on our website. Necessary personal data is marked as a mandatory field in the respective registration form, any additional information is voluntary.

If you have registered for the hackathon using our contact form, you will receive a confirmation link by e-mail (double opt-in)

For the registration we collect and store the following data from you:

– First name
– Surname
– E-Mail
– Phone number
– Company/university

We store the data during the campaign period until 31 October 2020. We use the data to get in contact with you, to communicate with you within the hackathon or to inform you in case you have won on of the prizes. 

Furthermore, we store the additional data you provide for the campaign period, unless you delete them first.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.


Cookies are data that are stored on your computer by a website you visit and allow your browser to be reassigned. Cookies transmit information to the site that uses the cookie. Cookies can store various information, such as your language setting, the duration of your visit to our website or your entries made there. This avoids, for example, that you have to re-enter required form data each time you use the website. The information stored in cookies can also be used to identify preferences and to align content according to areas of interest. 

There are different types of cookies: Session cookies are amounts of data that are only temporarily stored in your memory and are deleted when you close your browser. Permanent or persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. With this type of cookie, the information can also be stored in text files on your computer. However, you can also delete these cookies at any time via the settings of your browser.

First-party cookies are set by the website you are visiting. Only this website is allowed to read information from these cookies. Third party cookies are set by organizations that are not operators of the website you are visiting. These cookies are used by marketing companies, for example.

The legal basis for possible processing of personal data by means of cookies and their storage period may vary. If you have given us your consent, the legal basis is Art.6 para.1 p.1 lit.a GDPR. If the data processing is based on our predominant legitimate interests, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p.1 lit.f GDPR. The stated purpose then corresponds to our legitimate interest.

We use cookies to ensure the proper operation of the website, to provide basic functionality, to measure reach and - with your consent - to tailor our services to preferred areas of interest.

When calling up our website, all users of our website are also informed by an info banner about the use of cookies by us and referred to this data protection information. In doing so, you as a user will also be asked for your consent to the use of certain cookies, especially those relevant for the personalization of services and for marketing measures. Once you have given your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future. You can do so via the button "Change cookie preferences" in the footer. 


As a matter of principle, your data will not be transferred to third parties, unless we are legally obliged to do so or you have expressly consented to the transfer of your data to third parties. 


We have taken extensive technical and operational protective measures to protect your data from random or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or the access of unauthorised third parties. Our security procedures are checked on a regular basis and adapted to keep pace with technological progress.

Status as of August 2020