About this site

Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe GmbH, Bullmannaue 19, 45327 Essen, Germany
Telephone 0049 (0)201 – 30 50 80, Fax 0049 (0)201 – 30 30 31, E-Mail: kontakt@kwm1924.de
Represented by the managing director Young-Jae Griepentrog, née Lee
The company is registered in Essen
Registry court Amtsgericht Essen commercial register B 19479
VAT identification number DE 251551249

© Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe GmbH, as of: October 2009
Texts © Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe GmbH and the authors
Photographs © 2007 George Meister, 2008 Haydar Koyupinar
English translation: Alison Gallup
Copyediting of English texts: Alix Sharma-Weigold and Bish Sharma
Web-Development: Luis Miguel Lopez Hernandez www.bitumbit.de

Legal Notice

The Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe GmbH (KWM) makes an effort to provide accurate information and data on its website. It does not, however, accept responsibility for or guarantee the topicality, accuracy, and completeness of the information and data provided. This applies likewise to all other websites listed directly or indirectly referred to by means of hyperlinks. The KWM shall not be held responsible for the content of any websites reached via these links.

Unlawful or unwanted links will be removed upon written notice to this effect to the contact named in About This Site.
In addition, the KWM shall not be held responsible for direct or indirect damages, including any loss of profit, incurred by using the information or data found on this website. Any rights and obligations between the KWM and the user of this website or third parties are also excluded.
The KWM reserves the right to modify or supplement the information and data provided at any time and without prior notice.
The content of this website, in particular all texts, images, graphics, logos, webcam images, sound, video, and animation files as well as their arrangements are subject to copyright law and other laws protecting intellectual property. However, the KWM grants users the right to utilize, store in a retrieval system, and copy, in whole or in part, the texts, images, and graphics provided on this website that are not identified with an author’s name, or are otherwise identified, for journalistic purposes within the scope of applicable laws governing the press and copyright on condition that the KWM is named as source/author and a specimen copy is sent to the KWM. The use, storage, or copying of logos and their arrangements used on the KWM website, however, requires the prior consent of the KWM.
The rights for all the documents (texts, images, and graphics), logos, webcam images, sound, video, and animation files and their arrangements provided on this website that are identified with an author’s name, or otherwise identified, are held by the authors or licensors named therein. Any use for commercial or other purposes requires their respective prior consent. Please contact the named author/licensor directly or ask the contact named in About This Site.
The texts, images, graphics, logos, etc. provided on the KWM website may not be altered or copied for commercial purposes and used in other media, in particular on other websites, unless prior permission has been granted in writing by the KWM.
The KWM website grants no license rights whatsoever with regard to the KWM’s intellectual property.
All brands and logos named on the KWM website are registered trademarks.
All information or data, their use and registration on the KWM website as well as any act, acquiescence, or nonfeasance in connection with the KWM website shall be governed exclusively by German law. Place of performance and sole place of jurisdiction is Essen.
Please note that this legal notice is continually adjusted to current requirements.

Protection of Data Privacy: Your Right—Our Obligation

You can rely on us for the protection and safety of your personal data. Protecting your privacy when we process your personal data is a matter of great importance to the Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe GmbH (KWM), one we take into consideration in all of our business processes. For this reason, we would like to take the opportunity to explain the basic rules we apply when handling personal data. This notice and any additional information that may be applicable to the collecting, processing, and use of personal data is also provided in all locations on our website where we ask you for such data.

Information We Collect …

You can use almost the entire KWM website without having to supply us with personal data. Only a few of the offerings and services located on our website require you to provide personal data in order to use them. When you use the KWM website, the KWM’s Internet server (web server) automatically records and evaluates technical access data. This data cannot, however, be attributed to any specific person; the individual user thus remains anonymous.

Technical Access Data

Technical access data includes, for example, information regarding the Internet browser and operating system being used, the domain name of the website acting as a platform for a visit to our website, the average length of time spent on our website, and the pages of our website that have been called up. This data is transmitted from your Internet browser to our web server when you call up individual Internet pages. We also use cookies in some areas of our website. Cookies are small data elements that an Internet server can send to your computer. Such cookies allow your computer to be identified during the duration of your visit to our website and can make the use of our site easier for you. You can set your Internet browser so that it will inform you about the acceptance or rejection of cookies. Further details regarding this can be found, for example, in the Help system of your Internet browser. We use this technical access information to continually improve the attractiveness, usability, and contents of our website and to help detect potential technical problems.

Personal Data

We collect, process, and utilize personal data only when you convey this information to us voluntarily, for example, within the scope of an inquiry, a survey, or when you request contact, or, as a rule, when processing an order. Moreover, we will require your personal data should you wish to make use of certain Internet-specific services on the KWM website, insofar as such services are offered. Such services may include, for example, newsletters, forums, or other offerings for closed user groups. Should you decide to make use of such a service you will find for each service further instructions and information regarding the type and scope of the data required for the use of the service.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection

The protection of children using the Internet is of particular concern to the KWM. Therefore, the KWM advises all parents and guardians to show children how to safely and responsibly deal with personal data on the Internet. Children should not send personal data to the KWM without the express consent of a parent or guardian.

How We Use Your Data …

The KWM collects, processes, and uses all personal data resulting from your visits to our website strictly in compliance with the regulations on the protection of personal data applicable at the time. We use personal data solely for the purposes stated in this declaration on data protection (for example, for the processing of inquiries or in connection with using Internet services). Personal data is only additionally collected, processed, and used by us when it is necessary for the protection of the legitimate business interests of the KWM, in particular for our own advertising purposes. The KWM will not pass on to third parties any personal data you may have provided to us without your express consent.

Information About, Modification and Deletion of Your Data …

In accordance with applicable law, you may inquire in writing at any time as to which, if any, of your personal data we have saved. We will then send you a statement providing you with this information. Please address your inquiries to our data protection representative. You may also arrange modifications to or deletions of your data with her. Details regarding §4e of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (German Federal Data Protection Act) can be found in our Public Index of Procedures.

The Security of Your Data …

The data you provide to the KWM is protected by appropriate technical and organizational means with the aim of securing it against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, access by unauthorized persons, or unauthorized disclosure to third parties. Our security measures are continually monitored and improved in accordance with technological developments and organizational resources. For further information please see the Legal Notice.

Links and References to Other Websites …

The KWM website contains links to other websites. Please note that the KWM is not responsible for the protection of data or for the content of these other websites. We recommend that upon leaving the KWM website, all Internet users read the respective data protection notices/privacy statements of the websites they subsequently visit.

Your Contact Regarding Data Protection at the Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe GmbH

Any questions regarding our processing of your personal data may be addressed directly to our data protection representative who, along with her team, is also your contact should you wish to request further information, make suggestions, or voice complaints.

Data protection representative
Ms. Claudia Prien
Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe GmbH
Bullmannaue 19
45327 Essen, Germany


This data protection notice applies exclusively to the KWM website. Please note in addition that this data protection notice is subject to constant modification to meet current requirements.

© Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe GmbH, as of: March 10, 2008

Public Index of Procedures

Information in accordance with § 4e of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) (German Federal Data Protection Act):

Concerning § 4e No. 1 and 3 BDSG
Name and address of the controller:
Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe GmbH, Bullmannaue 19, 45327 Essen, Germany

Concerning § 4e No. 2 BDSG
Managing director and person in charge of data processing:
Young-Jae Griepentrog, née Lee

Concerning § 4e No. 4 BDSG
Purpose of collecting, processing, or using data:

The object of the business is the production and sale of ceramic products as well as the training of new craftspeople in the field of ceramics. The collecting, processing, and using of data occurs in the pursuance of the above-mentioned aims.

Concerning § 4e No. 5 BDSG
Description of the groups of data subjects and the appurtenant data or categories of data:

Data from customers, employees, suppliers as well as business partners insofar as this data is necessary for the fulfillment of the objectives named in accordance with § 4e No. 4 BDSG (purpose).

Concerning § 4e No. 6 BDSG
Recipients or categories of recipients to whom the data may be transferred.
Public authorities in the case of prevailing legal provisions, external contractors in accordance with §11 BDSG, as well as external authorities and internal divisions for the fulfillment of the objectives named in accordance with § 4e No. 4 BDSG (purpose).

Concerning § 4e No. 7 BDSG
Standard periods for the erasure of data:
Collected data is stored and erased in compliance with the legal obligations and periods pertaining to the storage and erasure of data. Data unaffected by this is erased as soon as knowledge of it is no longer required for the fulfillment of the purpose of its storage.

Concerning § 4e No. 8 BDSG
Planned data transfer in third states:
No transmission in third states is planned.

© Keramische Werkstatt Margaretenhöhe GmbH, as of: March 10, 2008