General Information

Information about the controler

Information about the conllection of personal data when using our website is provided below. Personal data is all data that can be linked to your personally, e.g. name, address,email adresses, user behavior.

The controller, as defined by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is

Karl Kaps Optik-Feinmechanik- Gerätebau GmbH & Co. KG
Schulstrasse 57
35614 Asslar

Telephone: +49 6441 80704-0
Email: info(at)

The controller is legally represented by Kaps GmbH.

Kaps GmbH is in turn represented by its manager Holger Kaps.

Collection of personal data when you visit our website

When you visit our website ( solely for information, we only collect the personal data that your browser sends to our service provider’s (host’s) server. Therefore, when you browse our website, we collect the following data. These data are technically required for us to display our website to you, and to ensure the stability and security of the website. The legal basis for this is article 6(1) sentence 1 (f) of the GDPR.


  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • The amount of data transferred
  • Website the request comes from
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

We delete the data related to this connection after 7 days, provided its storage is no longer necessary to protect our IT systems or for any other security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud) or for evidence purposes. In the latter cases, we will only delete the data once the corresponding incident has been definitively clarified.





In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you use. Specific information flows through the cookies to the entity that sets the cookie. Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They are used to make the Internet service as a whole more user-friendly and effective.

Some cookies are are "session cookies". These cookies are automatically deleted at the end of your browser sessen. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them yourself. These cookies are intended to help recognize you when you visit the website again.

Most webbrowser offer the option of monioring or restricting cookies or preventing them from being stored. Your web browser can be perisdically configures so that cookies are automatically deleted when you close the program. Please note, however, that deactivating cookies may result in restricted website funtionality.

The website only uses cookies resulting from the integration of Google Analytics and Google Maps. For further information, please refer to the respective section of this data protection declaration.




Collection of personal data if you contact us


When you contact us by email or via a contact form, we will process the data you provide (in particular your name, email address, telephone number, the date and the time of contact) in order to respond to your request.

The other personal data processed during the sending process, known as meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses), are used to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our IT systems.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data collected when you contact us article 6(1) sentence 1(b) and (f) of ghe GDPR. Data processing for communication and the security of our information technology systems constitues a legitimate interest in data processing.

We delete the data generated in this context after storage once it is no longer necessary to store the data to process your request or to protect our IT systems, or we restrict its processing if there are statutory retention obligations. If the information required for processing is missing, your request may not be processed.

Web analytics services

For the purposes of statistical analysis, we use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre, Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”), on our website. Google Analytics uses its own cookies. It stores text files on your computer so that your use of the website can be analyzed. The in-formation about your use of our website that is generated by the cookie is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

However, in order to prevent this data from being personalized, your IP address will generally first be shortened, and therefore anonymized within a European Union member state or in another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances will the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and first anonymized there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide us with additional services relating to website activity and Internet usage.

Google is obligated not to merge the data transmitted by your browser (including your IP address) within the context of Google Analytics with other data.

The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR and article 15(3) of the German Telemedia Act.

Google Analytics will automatically delete the date that is set and linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs after 14 months. This deletion is performed oned per month. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.

You can also prevent Goolge from collecting the data generated by the cookie related to your use of the website (including you IP address), and from prcessing this data in general, by downloading and installing the browser add-on available under the following link:

As an alternative to the browser add-on, or in browsers on mobile devices, click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data on this website. This will store an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click on this link again.

However, e remind you that in the aforementioned cases (i.e. if you do not allow Google to process your data), you may not be able to fully use all the functions of our website.

You can find furhter information on the terms of use, data protection, Google advertising services, settings and refusal options via the following link:
(“How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services")
(“How Google uses cookies in advertising")
(“Control the information Google uses to show you ads")
(“Control which ads Google shows you")

Google Maps

We have used an API to integrate the Google Maps map service on our website. The service provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Maps uses its own cookies. For this purpose, text files are stored on your computer.




Google Maps is automatically loaded when you visit the corresponding subpage of our website and your IP address is transferred to a Google server.

Google declares that your IP address will not be associated with any other data held by Google. Nevertheless, it would be technically possible for Google to use the user data obtained through the use of Google Maps to identify a user, to create a user personality profile, or to process and use this data for other purposes. However, we have no influence on this and on the duration of storage.

Google Maps is used to help us present our online offers attractively and to make it easy to find the locations mentioned by us on the website.

The legal basis for this processing is the presence of a legitimate interest as defined by article 6(1)(f) of the GDPR.

In additional terms of service for Google Maps can be found at

Detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps can be found on the Google website ("Google Privarc Policy"):

If you do not agree to your personal data being sent to Google in the future in the context of Google Maps, it is possible to turn the JavaScript application off in your browser. This completely deactivates the Google Maps web service. In this case, you cannot use the map display on our website.

Recipients of personal data

Unless we have Unless we have expressly stated above that we will send your personal data to other persons or companies, the personal data will be collected directly on our service provider’s (host’s) server and only be subsequently processed by us. Incidentally, we will only pass on your personal data if:

  • You have expressly given your consent to this in accordance with article 6(1) sentence 1 (a) of the GDPR.
  • Transmission is required in accordance with article 6(1) sentence 1 (f) of the GDPR to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in the non-disclosure of your data.
  • In the event that there is a legal obligation to transmit the data in accordance with article 6(1) sentence 1 (c) of the GDPR.
  • It is legally permissible and, in accordance with article 6(1) sentence 1 (b) of the GDPR, required for the performance of a contract to which you are party

If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of an “order processing agreement”, we will do so in accordance with article 28 of the GDPR.





Rights of the data subject

You have the following rights with respect to us in terms of your personal data:

- Right of access in accordance with article 15 of the GDPR
- Right to rectification or erasure in accordance with articles 16 and 17 of the GDPR
- Right to restriction of processing in accordance with article 18 of the GDPR
- Right to object to processing in accordance with article 21 of the GDPR
- Right to data portability in accordance with article 20 of the GDPR

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority regarding our processing of your personal data in accordance with article 77 of the GDPR. As a general rule, you can contact the supervisory authority in the EU member state where your habitual residence or workplace is, or in the member state where our company headquarters are. The competent supervisory authority for our company headquarters is The Hessian Data Protection Supervisor, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1, 65189 Wiesbaden.

If you have issued consent for the processing of your data, in accordance with article 7 of the GDPR, you can withdraw your consent at any time by informing us in writing (by letter, email or fax). This would mean that we may no longer continue processing data based on this consent in the future.

However, we reserve the right to continue the processing of personal data if permitted by law. The processing of personal data in the past is not affected by the withdrawal of consent.

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests according to article 6(1) sentence 1 (f) of the GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with article 21 of the GDPR, provided that there are grounds for this relating to your particular situation or your objection to direct advertising.

Data security

We use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser during your visit to our website. This is usually a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. If the key or padlock icon in your browser’s lower status bar is closed, this tells you that an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form.

We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

Up-to-dateness and amendment of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and is the version dated May 2018.

It my become necessary to amend this data protection declaration as a result of the further development of our website and range of products, or due to amended legal or regulatory requirements. You can access and print the current data protection statement from the website at any time via