Data protection

The security and privacy of your personal data is important to us. Therefore, we operate our web activities in accordance with laws on data protection and data security. You will find out below which information we collect, if applicable, and how we handle it.

Personal data

Generally, protecting your personal data is very important to DEA. Therefore, we do not collect any personal data without your agreement. You alone decide whether you want to make this data known, for example, as part of registration, a contact enquiry or similar.

In general, we use your personal data to answer your enquiries, process your request or to allow you access to special information or offers.
Generally, we will not forward any personal data to third parties without your express consent.

General information

If you access our website or call up a file, data about this procedure will be stored in a log file on our web server. This data is not related to a person. Therefore, we cannot trace which user called up which data.

The following data is stored in detail:

  • The referrer URL (the website from which you came to us)
  • The status code transmitted
  • Search terms that were entered in the search form
  • The names of the files called up
  • Date and time of a call-up
  • Operating system
  • Type of browser
  • Browser version
  • The pseudonymous IP address of the accessing computer (network)

We use this information exclusively to identify the attractiveness of our website and to improve its content.

IP addresses

To make it possible for you to use our website anonymously, we consciously avoid logging IP addresses. We will make your IP address pseudonymous before it is stored in our web server log file in a procedure conformant with data protection, i.e. the IP address is replaced by a tag. This storage is carried out for reasons of data security in order to guarantee the stability and operational security of our system and to prepare web statistics.


If you visit our websites, we may deposit information on your computer in the form of a "cookie", which allows us to automatically recognise you again on your next visit.

Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the internet browser cache of visitors to the website.

We use cookies for the following purposes e.g.

  • To recognise visitors’ system settings (e.g. font size, language setting) when they visit the website again,
  • To collect information about how visitors use our website e.g. which pages they visit and how long they stay,
  • To guarantee the desired service, for example, access to the secure areas of the website.

There are two types of cookies that are typically used. “Session cookies” und “persistent cookies” are utilised on this website.
Session cookies are only retained for the duration of the online session and are deleted from the computer when the browser is closed.
Persistent cookies are placed to identify the user’s browser. They remain in place for a period of time determined by the website server when setting the cookies.

It is also possible to use our website without cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the storage of cookies in your browser, or set your browser so that it informs you before a cookie is installed. You can also delete cookies from your computer hard disk at any time. Please note, however, that in this case you have to expect the functions of the website will be restricted.


Information about web analysis

Data is collected and stored on this website for marketing and optimisation purposes using Piwik, an open source web analysis tool ( Profiles of use can be prepared from this data under a pseudonym. The data collected by Piwik will not be used to identify visitors to this website personally without those affected giving their consent separately.   This data will also not be brought together with the personal data of the person behind the pseudonym.

If you do not want data to be recorded by our Piwik system, you can deactivate it here.

Contact forms

We provide forms on our website with which you can make contact with us. We collect and use the information you give voluntarily here (such as your name and your email address) exclusively to process and answer your request.


DEA takes precautions to guarantee the security of your personal data. Your data will be conscientiously protected against loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorised access or unauthorised publication.

Links to other websites

DEA websites contain links to other websites. DEA is not responsible for the data protection strategies or contents of these other websites.

Questions and comments

If you have any questions about or comments on DEA data protection, please contact us using the keywords "data protection".

DEA Deutsche Erdoel AG 2015, Hamburg