Data privacy

Data protection declaration

The protection of your personal data is very important to our company. It is important to us to inform you about what personal data we process, for what purposes this is done and what rights you have. Please read the following information carefully.

Responsible according to Art. 4 para. 7 EU Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO).

The owner or managing director is responsible in the sense of data protection law.

The contact details of the person responsible are as follows:

Hargrave violin making

Roger Graham Hargrave

Entenfang 18

28790 Schwanewede

Phone: +49 4209 2591

TeleFax: +49 4209 2591


(hereinafter referred to as "we"), as the operator of the website

If you have any questions, please contact

Official Data Protection Officer

No data protection officer has been appointed, as this is not obligatory for us.

General information on data processing

Scope of processing of personal data

We only process personal data of our users if this is necessary to provide a functional website as well as our contents and services. The processing of personal data of our users takes place regularly only after consent of the user. An exception applies in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for real reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO) serves as the legal basis.

In the processing of personal data required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for processing.

Data erasure and storage time

The personal data of the person concerned will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the person responsible is subject. The data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

Your rights as a data subject

As the person concerned, you have the following rights towards us with regard to your personal data. They have:

A right to information on the categories of data processed, the purposes of processing, the duration of storage and any recipients. (Art. 15 DSGVO)

A right to correct or delete incorrect or incomplete data. (Article 17 DSGVO)

A right to limitation of processing where deletion is not possible or in dispute. (Article 18 DSGVO)

A right to object to the processing if the data processing was carried out on the basis of a legitimate interest. (Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO)

A right to revoke a given consent with effect for the future. (Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO)

A right to data transferability in a common format. (Article 20 DSGVO)

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data.

Your competent supervisory authority is determined by the Member State of your habitual residence, the Land of your residence, your work or the place where the alleged infringement occurred. (Art. 77 DSGVO).

A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with addresses can be found at:

A list of data protection authorities with further information and contact details can be found at

Purposes of data processing by the responsible body and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this data protection declaration. Your personal data will not be passed on to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

o you have given your express consent,

o processing is necessary to process a contract with you,

o the processing is necessary to fulfil a legal obligation,

o processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data.

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. We therefore only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here or as provided for in the various storage periods provided for by law. After the respective purpose or expiry of these periods, the corresponding data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with statutory regulations.

Use of cookies

Description and scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic character string that enables a unique identification of the browser when the website is called up again.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

o Language settings

o Log-in information

We also use cookies on our website which enable an analysis of the user's surfing behaviour.

In this way, the following data can be transmitted:

o Entered search terms

o Frequency of page views

o Use of website functions

The user data collected in this way is pseudonymised by technical precautions. Therefore, it is no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data will not be stored together with other personal data of the users.

When you visit our website, an information banner informs you about the use of cookies for analytical purposes and refers you to this data protection statement. In this context, there is also a note on how the storage of cookies can be prevented in the browser settings.

Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies for analytical purposes is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of websites for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For this it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

We need cookies for the following applications:

o Accept language settings

o Remembering search terms

The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

The analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies we learn how the website is used and can thus continuously optimize our offer.

For these purposes, our legitimate interest also lies in the processing of personal data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

Duration of storage, possibility of objection and elimination

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website in full.

The transmission of Flash cookies cannot be prevented via the browser settings, but by changing the Flash Player settings.

SSL encoding

We protect our website and other systems - and thus also your data - through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution by unauthorized persons. In particular, your personal data is transmitted in encrypted form over the Internet.

We use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.

However, the transmission of information over the Internet is never completely secure, which is why we cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted by our website to 100%.

Changes to our data protection regulations

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply for your next visit.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organisation directly:

Provision of the website and creation of log files

o Description and scope of data processing

Every time you visit our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

The following data is collected:

 (1) Information about the browser type and version used

 (2) The user's operating system

 (3) The Internet service provider of the user

 (4) The IP address of the user

 (5) Date and time of access

 (6) Websites from which the user's system reaches our website

 (7) Websites accessed by the user's system via our website

 (8) Status and amount of data transferred within the scope of the request

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

Purpose and storage period of data, legal bases

The IP address of your computer will only be stored for the duration of your use of the website and will subsequently be deleted immediately or made partially unrecognisable by shortening it. The remaining data is stored for a limited period (maximum 7 days). The legal basis for the use of the server log files is Art. 6 par. 1 p. 1 letter f) DSGVO (legitimate interest in data processing). The legitimate interest arises from the necessity for the operation of our website, in particular to detect and eliminate errors on the website, to determine the utilization of the website and to make adjustments or improvements and to ensure the security of the system.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable the website to be delivered to the user's computer. For this the IP address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.

The data is stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data serves us to optimize the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

Our legitimate interest in data processing pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO also lies in these purposes.

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after seven days at the latest. Further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of the users are deleted or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

data handling

Passing on of data, order data processing

In principle, we do not pass on your personal data to third parties, unless,

You have consented to the transfer of your data or we are not responsible for your data.

o legal requirements or

o official or judicial orders

is entitled or obliged to pass on data. In particular, this may involve providing information for law enforcement, security purposes or the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

We may also transfer your data to external service providers (contractors) in order to simplify our own data processing. In this case, this processor is contractually bound in accordance with Article 28 of the DSGVO, in particular that the processor must offer sufficient guarantees that appropriate technical and organisational measures are taken to ensure that processing is carried out in accordance with the requirements of the DSGVO and that the protection of your rights as a data subject is guaranteed. Despite the assignment of contract processors, we remain responsible for the processing of your data within the meaning of data protection laws.

Data transfer to third countries outside the EU

All information we receive from you or about you is generally processed on servers within the European Union. Your data will only be transferred to or processed in third countries without your express consent if this is provided for by law and an appropriate level of data protection is ensured in the third country.

third-party services

We use third party services such as plugins or APIs (Application Programming Interface) on our website to extend the functionality of our website. Data may be transferred to the provider of these services.

In detail we use the following services:


Our website uses the following services of Google LLC ("Google"), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google complies with the requirements of the "EU Privacy Shield". The Privacy Shield Agreement regulates the protection of personal data transferred from a member state of the European Union to the USA. It shall ensure that the data transmitted there is also subject to a level of data protection comparable to that of the European Union. The list of certified companies is available here:

You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google's data protection declaration:

Google Analytics

Our website uses the Google Analytics service. Google Analytics uses cookies (see "Cookies" above) to enable us to analyse the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website by users is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, so that your transmitted IP address is shortened from the scope of the DSGVO before transmission and thus partly made unrecognisable. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address first transmitted to a Google server in the USA and directly shortened there. On our behalf, Google will use the transmitted information to evaluate your use of our website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with further services related to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. For more information on terms of use and data protection at Google Analytics, please visit or

You can prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to the use of the website (incl. IP address) from being transmitted to Google or processed by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and installing it in your browser. The current link is:

You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is then set on your terminal device, which prevents the future collection of data when you visit this website: Prohibit Google Analytics from following me

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 Letter f) DSGVO (legitimate interest in data processing). The legitimate interest arises from our need for an anonymous evaluation of the usage behaviour on our website for the user-oriented improvement of the design of our online offer.

Google Maps

Our website uses the external map service "Google Maps" from Google. Google Maps is designed to provide an interactive map on our website that shows you how to find us. This service allows us to present our website in an appealing way by loading maps from an external server. The required data is usually requested from a Google server in the USA. This request usually transfers the following information to a Google server in the USA and stores it there for several months: The one of our Internet pages that you have visited and the IP address of your terminal. The legal basis for the processing of your data in relation to the "Google Maps" service is Art. 6 Par. 1 S. 1 Letter f) DSGVO (legitimate interest in data processing). The justified interest results from our need for an appealing presentation of our online offer and the ease of finding the places indicated on our homepage.

contact form

There are several places on our website where you can contact us directly. By submitting this form you agree to the processing and storage of your entered data (especially your e-mail address). We will only process the data you provide to us until the respective purpose of your contact has been achieved, but for a maximum of 7 days after the purpose has been achieved. You can object to this processing at any time with effect for the future. Please use our contact details in the imprint.

The legal basis for the use of the data transmitted to us by you via the contact form is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter a) DSGVO (consent of the data subject).



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