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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting our site and for your interest in our company. We are committed to making your visit on our website a pleasant one without any nasty surprises.

Data controller

The controller for the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data privacy acts as well as miscellaneous data protection provisions is:

The Family Butchers Germany GmbH
Mittel-Loxten 37
33775 Versmold, Germany
Phone: +49 5423 966-0
Online: www.the-family-butchers.com

Data protection officer

The controller’s data protection officer is:

Dipl.-Ing. Dipl.-Kfm. Dietmar Niehaus 
c/o IDD GmbH – Institut für Datenschutz und Datensicherheit 
Anne-Conway-Str. 1 
28359 Bremen, Germany 
Phone: +49 0421 59863 50 
Email: niehaus@institut-datensicherheit.de

For questions related to data protection, contact our corporate data protection officer directly.

Collection and storage of personal data

Our website allows you to request a white paper, whereby the entry of your personal data is required. Your personal data is stored only to process and document your inquiry. Your personal data is forwarded only when necessary to process your inquiry. We do not share your personal data with third parties for advertising purposes. 
Additionally, our Internet service provider records data in so-called log files when you visit our website. These include the name of your Internet service provider, your IP address, the website from which you accessed our website, the pages of our website that you visit, as well as the data, time, and length of your visit. This data is used only for statistical purposes. We do not use it to establish your personal identity.

Furthermore, we place cookies on the devices of website visitors and use analytical services. For more detailed information, see the points below. 

Subscribing for our newsletter

As far as you have given your explicit consent as per Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR, we use your email address to send you our regular newsletter. You need only provide your email address to receive our newsletter. You can unsubscribe from our newsletter at any time; a link is provided at the end of each newsletter to this end. Or let us know that you wish to unsubscribe by writing an email to kontakt(at)tfb.eu at any time.

Using our contact form

For queries of all kinds, visitors can contact us via a form on our website. A valid email address is required to identify the sender and to enable us to reply. Any further information may be provided voluntarily. Data processing for the purpose of responding to your inquiry is based on Art. 1 para. 1 GDPR contingent to your freely given consent. 

Once we have satisfied the inquiry via contact form, we will automatically delete the personal data collected.

Transfer of data to third parties

Your personal data will not transferred to any third parties for any purposes other than the below.
We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

You have explicitly given your consent as per Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR, for example to shipping providers by means of consenting to separate terms for participation in sweepstakes or signing up for our newsletter. Passing on of your data is required as per Art.6 para.1 lit. f) GDPR, and there is no cause to assume that you have an overriding interest warranting prevention of the transmission of your personal data, in the event that there is a legal obligation to pass on your personal data pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c), and such transmission is legally admissible and necessary pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR for the conclusion of contracts with you.


Your personal data is processed solely for the purpose of participation in sweepstakes. The data is required to determine and notify winners. Winners are notified by means of the email address provided via post or email. Art. 6 para 1 lit. b) GDPR provides the legal basis in this respect. Upon conclusion of the sweepstakes, the data is destroyed.


We use cookies that store data on your computer while you are visiting our website. The data stored serves to optimize the display of our website and make your surfing experience more enjoyable. You can prevent the use of cookies by changing the settings in your web browser. Our use of cookies is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR: Processing serves to improve the functioning of our website; it is therefore necessary to pursue our legitimate interests.

Upon visiting our website, users are informed of our use of cookies in service of analysis and their consent requested for the processing of personal data collected to this end. The user is referred to this privacy policy in the process.

We use the following cookies on our website:

Type of cookie: Google Analytics cookies

Cookie names: __utma, __ utmb, __utmc, __utmt, __utmz

Google Analytics cookies are used for the following purposes:

  • __utma: Used to differentiate users and sessions
  • __utmb, __utmc: Used to identify new visits and sessions
  • __utmt: Used to throttle request rate
  • __utmz: Used to store the traffic source to the website


Type of cookie: Google DoubleClick cookies

Cookie names: NID, DSID, DIE

These cookies are used to display personalized ads in Google products and the Google search engine. For example, such cookies record your most recent search queries, your previous interactions with a given advertiser’s ads or search results, and your visits to an advertiser’s website.

Type of cookie: Mapp’s DMP

Cookie names: mapp 

Mapp’s DMP collects an array of personal data such as:

  • Current date/time 
  • User location 
  • IP address 
  • Browser 
  • Device 
  • Operating system 

Mapp’s DMP can follow the below interactions on a website:

  • Time on the page 
  • Links clicked 
  • Whether ads were viewed, closed, or hovered over with the cursor 
  • Whether messages were read or forwarded

For more information, see the full list of data that Mapp’s DMP collects.

Use of buttons with links to social networks

Our website uses buttons that link to our social media accounts, e.g. on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and other social networks. These buttons do not transmit any data to the respective social network. In order to leave our website, a user must first click such a button; they are then forwarded to our profile with the respective social network. At this point, the user is no longer on our website; they are now on the website of the social network whose button was clicked. There, depending on the settings of the web browser used or the respective social network, your personal data may be collected. Please see the privacy policy of the respective social network whose button you clicked to learn more; we bear no responsibility for these privacy policies. For data protection reasons, we do not integrate social media scripts on our website, as social media service providers run tracking methods in the background.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files stored on your computer to enable the analysis of user behavior on our website. Cookie-generated data on the use of our website are usually forwarded to a Google server in the USA and stored there. 
Please note that on this website Google Analytics is supplemented by “gat._anonymizeIp();” to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking). This results in Google truncating your IP address within member states of the European Union as well as other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Your full IP address is sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases only. 
On behalf of the website provider, Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity for website operators, and to provide other services to the website provider relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google will not associate your web browser’s IP address with any other data held by Google. By selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, you can refuse the use of cookies. In this case, however, we would like to point out that you might not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. 
It is also possible to refuse Google’s collection of cookie-generated data related to your usage of our website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here
You can opt out of collection of your personal data by Google Analytics by activating the extension in your browser’s settings. From the settings, you can choose whether to activate the extension on click, on specific sites, or on all sites. Activating the extension will generate an opt-out cookie that prevents future collection of your data when you visit our website. 
Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/ or at https://policies.google.com/.

Use of ajax.googleapis.com/jQuery

We use the JavaScript library jQuery on our web pages. In order to increase our website’s loading speed and provide you with a better user experience, we use Google’s content delivery network (Google CDN) to load this library. It is highly likely that you have already used jQuery on other websites that use Google CDN. If you have, your browser can access the cached copy and you do not need to download it again. If your browser does not have a cached copy or if the file was downloaded from Google CDN for another reason, data from your browser will be transferred to Google. For more information on how Google processes your data, please refer to Google’s privacy policy at: https://policies.google.com/privacy

Use of other Google services (Google Maps, Google Fonts)

We use Google Maps to display maps as well as Google Fonts to display fonts on our website, both services of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The use of these services may result in the transfer of some data to the service provider. You can review the service provider’s privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy. To deactivate the transfer of your data to Google, you can generate an opt-out cookie here: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Legal basis

The legal basis for data processing on this website is Art. 1 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in data processing follows from the above processing purposes. Under no circumstances will we use the collected data for the purpose of identifying you personally.


The data protection authorities are your country’s data protection officers. You can lodge a complaint there if you suspect irregularities in our privacy policy. You may also contact our external data protection officer directly. In accordance with applicable data protection legislation, we are happy to share if and which personal data of yours we store on request. Please contact our data protection officer directly with your request.

Data subject rights

As the data subject, you have the following rights: 
a. Right of access to personal data
You have the right to have access to any personal data concerning you has been collected. 
b. Right of rectification/erasure/restriction 
You also have the right to demand that we immediately rectify any of your personal data (right of rectification); Immediately erase any of your personal data (right of erasure) and restrict processing of your personal data (right of restriction of processing. 
c. Right of data portability 
You have the right to receive your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable, and interoperable format, and to transmit it to another controller. 
d. Right of withdrawal of consent 
You have the right to withdraw your consent to processing at any time. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal. 
e. Right of objection 
Where the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e) GDPR) or to pursue our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR), you have the right to object.  
f. Right to lodge a complaint 
If you are of the opinion that our processing of your personal data does not comply with the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority without prejudice to other judicial remedies. You can find the contact information for your data protection authority here: http://ec.europa.eu/justice/article-29/structure/data-protection-authorities/index_en.htm

You may also contact our corporate data protection officer directly.