Privacy policy

1. Information about the collection of personal data

This Data Privacy Policy will provide you with information about the collection of personal data when you use our website. Personal data are any data that can be correlated with you personally, e.g., your name, address, email address, and user behavior.

2. Name and address of data controller

 The controller within the meaning of Art. 4 para. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter "GDPR") is DF World of Spices GmbH, Industriestraße 25, 49201 Dissen a.T.W., Germany, phone: +49 (0) 5421 309-0, email: (see our Legal Notice).

In some cases we will use third-party service providers to process your data. Such third-party service providers have been carefully selected and retained by us, are required to follow our instructions, and are audited on a regular basis. To the extent that we use third-party service providers for certain features of our website or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we have provided you with detailed information about these processes below. We have also specified the criteria we use to determine how long your data will be stored.

3. Contact information of data protection officer

Our data protection officer can be reached at or at our mailing address, attention: "Data Protection Officer." Any data subject may at any time contact our data protection officer to ask questions or make suggestions regarding data privacy.

4. Your rights

a) You have the following rights against us with respect to your personal data:

  • a right to information (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • a right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR) or erasure (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • a right to restricted processing (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • a right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR), and
  • a right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

b) You also have aright to file a complaint about our processing of your personal data with a data protection supervisory authority.

5. General information about the collection of personal data when you visit our website

If you use the website for information purposes only, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we will collect only personal data that are transmitted to our server by your browser. If you would like to view our website, we will collect the following data that are needed for technical reasons to show you our website and to ensure stability and security (the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 let. f) GDPR):

  • IP address,
  • date and time of request,
  • time zone difference relative to Greenwich mean time (GMT),
  • content of requested (specific page),
  • access status/http status code,
  • transferred data volume,
  • website from which request is made,
  • browser,
  • operating system and graphic user interface, and
  • language and version of browser software.

6. Cookies

 In addition to collecting the aforementioned data, we will store cookies on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your hard drive by your browser and which provide the party that places the cookie (in this case, us), with certain information. Cookies can run no programs and transmit no viruses to your computer. Their purpose is to make our website as a whole more user-friendly and effective (the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 let. f) GDPR).

a) This website uses the following types of cookies, whose scope and functions are explained below:

  • Transient cookies (see section b)
  • Persistent cookies (see section c)

b) Transient cookies will be automatically deleted when you close your browser. Such cookies include, in particular, session cookies. Session cookies store a so-called session ID that allows different requests from your browser to be associated with one and the same session. This allows us to recognize your computer the next time you visit our website. Session cookies will be deleted when you log out or close your browser.

c) Persistent cookies will be automatically deleted after a specified time period, which varies from cookie to cookie. You can delete cookies at any time by selecting the appropriate security settings in your browser.

d) You can configure your browser settings as desired and, for example, block third-party cookies or all cookies. We advise you however that if you do so, you may no longer be able to use all features of this website.

7. Use of personal data when you contact us by email or through our contact form

When you contact us by email or through our contact form, the information you provide (email address and, if you so choose, name and telephone number) will be stored by us to answer your questions. The data collected in this connection will be erased as soon as their storage is no longer needed, or their processing will be restricted if we are subject to legal recordkeeping obligations. Mandatory information for contacting us through the contact form is designated as such and any other information is optional. The legal basis for the aforementioned data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 let. c) and f) GDPR.

8. Data privacy provisions on use of Google Analytics

a) This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (hereinafter "Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies," text files that are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of how you use our website. Information about your use of this website generated by the cookie will generally be transferred to a Google server in the United States and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will however first be masked by Google in member states of the European Union or other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the United States and masked there. On behalf of the operator of this website Google will use such information to analyze your use of the website, to compile reports about website activity, and to provide the website operator with additional services related to website use and Internet use.

b) The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data of Google.

c) You may block cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; we advise you however that if you do so, you may no longer be able to use all features of this website to the full extent. Moreover, you may prevent Google from collecting data related to your use of the website and generated by the cookie (including your IP address) and from processing such data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

d) This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymize Ip()." As a result, IP addresses are masked before being processed, thereby ruling out that an IP address can be correlated with any particular individual. To the extent that data about you relate to your personally, such correlation will therefore be immediately prevented and such personal data will be promptly deleted.

e) We use Google Analytics to be able to analyze and continuously improve use of our website. Statistical data from Google Analytics allow us to improve our products and services and make them more interesting to you, the user. In exceptional cases where personal data are transferred to the United States, Google has committed to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield, The legal basis for using Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 sent. 1 let. f) GDPR.

f) Information about this third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. Terms of use:, overview of data privacy:, and data privacy policy:

g) This website also uses Google Analytics for analyzing visitor flows across devices via a user ID. You can block this analysis by selecting the appropriate settings in your customer account under "My Data" and then "Personal Data."

9. Google Tag Manager

a) On our website we use Google Tag Manager, a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy., Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter "Google"). Google Tag Manager enables us to manage website tags through a single graphic user interface. A tool that implements tags, Google Tag Manager is a cookie-free domain and does not track personal data directly. Google Tag Manager causes other tags to be triggered, which, in turn, may track data under certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access such data. If Google Tag Manager is deactivated at the domain or cookie level, deactivation will be valid for all tracking tags implemented by Google Tag Manager.

b) Google has committed to comply with and is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework between the European Union and the United States. As a result, Google has agreed to comply with standards and provisions of European data protection law. You can find additional information on this page: Information about this third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001; additional information about data privacy at Google can be found on the following websites of Google:

10. Integration of YouTube videos

a) We have included YouTube videos in our online offering, which are stored on and are directly playable from our website. [These are all embedded in the „advanced privacy mode“, meaning none of your data as a YouTube user are transferred to YouTube if you don’t play the video. Once you do play the video, the under b) listed data will be transferred. We have no control over the data transfer.]

b) By visiting the website, YouTube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. In addition, the data referred to in point 5 of this policy will be transmitted. This happens regardless of whether YouTube provides a user account that you are logged into, or if there is no user account. When you are logged into Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to associate with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or custom design of its website. Such an evaluation is done in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about their activities on our website. You have a right to revoke the creation of these user profiles, but you must direct your revocation directly to YouTube.

c) For more information on the purpose and scope of your data collection and processing through YouTube, please read the data privacy policy. There you will also get further information about your rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy: Google also processes your personal information in the US and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

 d) We use YouTube videos to improve the public image, legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 let. f) GDPR.

11. General information about the duration for which we store personal data

We will process and store personal data of data subjects only for as long as such data are necessary to achieve the purpose of data storage or to comply with applicable law. If there is no longer a purpose for storing personal data or we no longer have a legal obligation to store such data, personal data will routinely be blocked or erased in compliance with applicable law.

12. Legal or contractual provisions on making available personal data; necessity for contracts; obligation of data subjects to make available personal data; consequences of failing to make available personal data

We hereby advise you that making available personal data may, in some cases, be required by law (e.g., tax laws) or contractual provisions (e.g., information about contract partner). In some cases, it may be necessary for entering into a contract that a data subject makes available personal data to us which must then be processed by us. For example, a data subject is required to make available personal data to us to enter into a contract with our company. If such personal data are not made available, we will not be able to enter into a contract with the data subject. Prior to making available personal data the data subject must contact us using the contact information shown in section 3. Our data protection officer will advise data subject in each case whether making available personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for entering into a contract, whether there is an obligation to make available personal data, and what the consequences of failing to make available personal data would be.

13. No automated decision-making process

We use no automated decision-making process or profiling