Privacy Policy- Winkhaus blueCompact App

1. General

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and treat it in a confidential manner and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy applies to our mobile iPhone and Android apps (hereafter “APP”). It explains the nature, purpose and scope of data collection during APP use. We point out that data transmission over the internet can have security breaches. A complete protection of the data prior to access by third parties is not possible.

Responsible body

The responsible body for data processing in the context of this APP is:

Aug. Winkhaus GmbH & Co. KG
August-Winkhaus-Straße 31
48291 Telgte, Deutschland
Tel.: +49 2504 921 0
Fax: +49 2504 921 354

"Responsible body" is the entity that collects, processes or uses personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Data Protection Officer

Our Data Protection Officers can be reached at:

Aug. Winkhaus GmbH & Co. KG
August-Winkhaus-Str. 31
48291 Telgte, Deutschland
Tel.: +49 2504 921 203
Fax: +49 2504 921 354

General storage duration of personal data

Unless otherwise specified or specified in this Privacy Policy, the personal information collected by this APP will be retained until you request that we delete it, revoke your consent to store it or omit you from the purpose of said data storage. If there is a legal obligation to store data or any other legally justified reason for storing the data (e.g. legitimate interest), the personal data concerned will not be deleted before the respective reason for data storage ceases.

Legal basis for the storage of personal data

The processing of personal data is only permitted if there is an effective legal basis for the processing of such data. If we process your data, this is done on a regular basis based on your consent according to Article 6 (1a) DSGVO (Data Protection Act) (e.g. if your data is entered voluntarily in the registration form or within the contact form), for the purpose of contractual fulfilment pursuant to Article 6 (1b) DSGVO (Data Protection Act) (e.g. when using in-app purchases or the use of other fee-based APP functions) or due to legitimate interests according to Article 6 (1f) DSGVO (Data Protection Act), which are always balanced with your interests (e.g. as part of advertising measures). The relevant legal bases may be specified in a separate place within the framework of this Privacy Policy.


This APP uses encryption for security purposes and to protect the transmission of sensitive content, such as requests you send to us as an APP operator, or communication between APP users. This encryption prevents the data you submit from being read by unauthorised third parties.

Modifications to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time in accordance with legal requirements.

2. Your rights

For persons whose personal data is processed by us, the DSGVO (Data Protection Act) grants them with certain rights, which we would like to inform you of at this point:

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing operations are only possible with your consent. Consent will be obtained from us before the start of data processing. You can revoke this consent at any time. An informal message sent to us by e-mail is sufficient. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the point of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to object to data collection in special cases and with regard to direct advertising (Article 21 DSGVO (Data Protection Act)) If the data processing on the basis of Article 6 (1e or f) DSGVO (Data Protection Act), they have the right at any time, for reasons arising from their particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning them; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. the respective legal basis on which processing is based, included in this Privacy Policy. If you object, we will no longer process the personal data we have collected, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing it that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or that serve to process the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims , if your personal data is processed for the purposes of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object, your personal data will no longer be used for the purposes of direct advertising.

Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

In the case of violations of the DSGVO (Data Protection Act), the persons concerned have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority. The right of appeal is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedies.

Information, deletion and correction

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing, as well as a right to correct or deletion of this data. For more information on personal data you can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint.

Right to restriction of processing

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:

  • If you deny the accuracy of your personal information stored with us, we usually need time to verify this.For the duration of the verification, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.
  • If the processing of your personal data is unlawful, you may request the restriction of data processing instead of its deletion.
  • If we no longer need your personal data, but you need it in order to exercise, defend or enforce legal claims, you have the right to demand that your personal data be restricted instead of being deleted.
  • If you have filed an objection pursuant to Article 21 (1) DSGVO (Data Protection Act), a balance must be established between your interests and our own. As long as it is not clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, this data may only be used with your consent - except for its storage - for the purposes of the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest of the European Union or a Member State.

Right to data portability

With regard to data that we process on the basis of your consent or in the context of contractual fulfilment, you have the right to have said data transferred to yourself or a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible person, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically feasible.

3. Access rights of the APP

In order to provide our services through the APP, we hereby inform you that we do not require access to your device.

4. Collection of personal data in the context of APP use


When you use our APP, we collect the following personal data from you:

  • Usage data (key events that have been read are stored in the active key until the next synchronisation. Winkhaus has no access to it.)
  • Bluetooth ID of the active key is stored on the smartphone.

The processing of this personal data is necessary in order to ensure the APP functionality. The legal basis for this data processing is our legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 (1f) DSGVO (Data Protection Act), your consent within the meaning of Article 6 (1a) DSGVO (Data Protection Act) or - if a contract has been entered into - the fulfilment of our contractual obligations (Article 6 (1b) DSGVO (Data Protection Act)).

The storage period for the data acquired as a result is regulated as follows: E-mail address is stored in the master and can be deleted at any time.

Enquiries made within the APP, by e-mail, telephone or fax

If you contact us (e.g. using the contact form within the app, by e-mail, telephone or fax), your enquiry, including all resulting personal data (e.g. name, enquiry, asset number) is stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. The processing of this data is based on Article 6 (1b) DSGVO (Data Protection Act), if your enquiry is related to the fulfilment of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1a) DSGVO (Data Protection Act)) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 (1f) DSGVO (Data Protection Act)), since we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of enquiries that are addressed to us. The data sent by you to us using the contact form remains with us until you ask us for its deletion, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for the data storage is omitted (e.g. after completion of your enquiry). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory retention periods - remain unaffected. We will not share your information without first obtaining your consent.