Data privacy statement

Data protection provisions

This data privacy statement explains which information is collected by VDZ e.V., VDZ gGmbH and FIZ GmbH during your visit to our website and how this information is used.

If a link directs you to an external website that does not belong to Verein Deutscher Zementwerke e.V., VDZ gGmbH or FIZ GmbH and is not operated by us, you will see this from the different address bar in your browser. This data privacy statement does not apply to those websites.

Personal data

You can access our website without providing us with any personal data.

When using some functions such as logging into a protected area, or if you ask us to contact you, you will be requested to provide us with certain personal information by entering it on the website. Details collected by us via mandatory fields comprise only data absolutely necessary for us to fulfil the related tasks or enquiries. When getting in touch via our contact form, for example, this would be your name and email address. Other information can be provided by you on a voluntary basis. You are, of course also free to choose not to submit the information designated as mandatory. However in this case, we would not be able to provide you with the desired information, services or products.

If you have given us personal data, for example so that you can contact us, we will handle this information with the utmost care. The confidentiality of your personal data will be strictly maintained by VDZ in accordance with the provisions of the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz), the German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) and any other laws protecting your privacy and informational self-determination. As a part of this, VDZ will not pass your data on to third parties


If you would like to receive our email newsletter, you will need to provide us with your name and a valid email address. Other personal information can be provided by you on a voluntary basis. Before sending out the newsletter, we require that you expressly confirm that we should activate the newsletter service for you, as part of the so-called 'double opt-in' procedure. To this end, you will receive a confirmation and authorisation email from us containing a link that you should click on to confirm that you would like to receive our newsletter. You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the same link, which is also contained in the newsletter emails sent by us.

Personalised services: Cookies

To provide personalised services, VDZ makes use of cookies. These cookies help make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. For example, thanks to these text files, it is possible to display information on these pages that has been specifically tailored to your interests. Their sole purpose is thus to enable us to adapt our website so that it best suits our customers' wishes and to make your online browsing as convenient as possible.

You can configure your web browser to prevent it from storing cookies. More information on this feature is provided in your browser's documentation or help file. While we try to avoid this situation, you might be unable to use some websites or parts thereof, or find that your use is restricted, if you disable the use of cookies.

Website tracking

This website uses Piwik, an open-source tool for providing a statistical analysis of visitor traffic. Piwik uses 'cookies': text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of this website. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is stored on our server in a data centre in Germany. Your IP address is immediately anonymised after processing and before it has been stored, meaning that your visit to our website is also anonymised and cannot be traced. You can adjust your browser software to prevent the installation of cookies. In this case, you might not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website.

If you do not consent to the statistical recording and analysis of your use of our website, please uncheck the box next to the section below:


Please note that if you execute the "Delete all cookies" function in your browser, the Piwik deactivation cookie will also be removed and your visits to the site will be statistically recorded again. Should this occur, you must re-save the deactivation cookie to your browser.



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