With a high degree of competence in the areas of materials and special metals, our interdisciplinary team of chemists, physicists and engineers operates a remarkable range of equipment.
Accredited inspection body for failure analyses and expert reports, conformity assessments of products and processes.
Accredited, mechanical-technological, metallographic testing laboratory, workshop, inspection gauges for wheels and tracks, calibration blocks for NDT.
NDT competent body per DIN 27201-7, inspection services, supervisors, engineering and inspection services for wheels and tracks.
Certified retraining, qualification & further training in materials technology
(NDT, DT, heat treatment).
Our Data protection statement
This data protection statement informs users about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of data by the responsible provider (W.S. Werkstoff Service GmbH
Katernberger Straße 107, 45327 Essen, telephone +49 201 316844-0) on this website (hereinafter referred to as the “offering”).
The legal data protection foundations can be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and German Telemedia Act (TMG).
Access data / server log files
The provider (or its web space provider) collects data every time that the offering is accessed (so-called server log files). Access data includes:
Name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, data volume transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, user’s operating system, referrer URL (previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
The provider only uses the protocol data for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operating, securing and optimizing the offer. However, the provider reserves the right to review the protocol data subsequently if there are specific indications to suggest unlawful use.
Dealing with personal data
Personal data is information that can be used to identify a person i.e. details that can be traced back to a person. It includes the name, e-mail address or telephone number. But data such as preferences, hobbies, memberships or the websites viewed by someone also counts as personal data.
Personal data is only collected, used and passed on by the provider if this is legally permissible or the users agree to the data collection.
When contact is made with the provider (e.g. via the contact form or e-mail), the user’s data is saved for processing the enquiry and if there are any follow-up questions.
Comments and contributions
If users leave comments in a blog or other articles, their IP addresses are saved. This is done to protect the provider in case somebody leaves unlawful content in comments and articles (insults, banned political propaganda, etc.). In this case, the provider itself can be prosecuted for the comment or article and therefore has an interest in knowing the identity of the author.
We use the WS newsletter to inform you about us, current activities and special offers.
If you wish to receive the newsletter, we need a valid e-mail address and information that will enable us to check that you are the owner of the stated e-mail address, or that the owner agrees to receiving the newsletter. No further data will be collected. This data will only be used for sending the newsletter and not passed on to third parties.
When you register to receive the newsletter, we will save your IP address and the date of registration. This is only done for evidence purposes in the event that a third party misuses an e-mail address and registers to receive the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorized user.
You can withdraw your consent to the data and e-mail address being saved and used for sending the newsletter at any time. This can be done via a link in the newsletter itself, in your profile section or by sending a message to the contact options listed above.
Inclusion of third-party services and content
Third-party content such as YouTube videos, material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites may be incorporated into this online offering. This always presupposes that the providers of this content (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) are aware of the user’s IP address as, without this IP address, they cannot send the content to the user’s browser. The IP address is thus required to present this content. We endeavor only to use content where the relevant provider only uses the IP address to deliver the content. However, we have no influence on whether the third-party providers save the IP address (e.g.) for statistical purposes. If we are aware of this being the case, we shall notify users of this.
You can manage many online advertisement cookies from companies via the American page www.aboutads.info/choices/ or EU page www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/ .
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies;” these are text files that are stored on the user’s computer to help analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is generally sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
In the event that IP anonymization is activated on this website your IP address will, however, be abbreviated beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other countries that signed the Treaty on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports on website activity and provide other services linked to website use and internet use for the website operator.
The IP address transmitted by your browser in relation to Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies being saved by changing the settings on your browser software; however, we would like to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to use all the features of this website in full. Furthermore, you can prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) being recorded and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
As an alternative to the browser add-on, or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent data being recorded by Google Analytics on this website in future. This creates an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click on this link again.
This offer uses Piwik, an open source software for statistically evaluating user access. Piwik uses so-called "cookies;” these are text files that are stored on the user’s computer to help analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this offer is saved on the provider’s server in Germany. The IP address is anonymized immediately after it has been processed and saved. You can prevent cookies being saved by changing the settings on your browser software; however, we would like to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to use all the features of this website in full. [IFRAME MIT DEUTSCHER ÜBERSETZUNG UND OPT-OUT COOKIE EINSETZEN]
Use of Facebook social plug-ins
This offer uses social plug-ins ("plug-ins") from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plug-ins can be identified by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile, the terms "Like", "Gefällt mir" or a “Thumbs up” symbol) or are marked with the words "Facebook social plug-in." The list and appearance of the Facebook social plug-ins can be seen here: developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
If a user accesses a website of this offering that contains such a plug-in, the browser creates a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The plug-in content is sent directly from Facebook to your browser and incorporated into the website. The provider thus has no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects via this plug-in and thus notifies the users according to its knowledge:
Through the integration of the plug-in, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the relevant page of the offering. If the user is logged into Facebook, the visit can be allocated to the user‘s Facebook account. If users interact with plug-ins (e.g. activate the “Like” button or leave a comment), the corresponding information is sent from their browser directly to Facebook and saved there. If a user is not a Facebook member, Facebook still has the option of finding out and saving its IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is saved in Germany.
Information on the purpose and scope of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, and the rights and settings options to protect the user’s private sphere can be found in Facebook’s data protection notice: www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about it via this offering and link it to its member data saved on Facebook, it must log out of Facebook before visiting this website. Further setting adjustments and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes can be made within the Facebook profile settings: www.facebook.com/settings.
Google+ 1 button
This offer uses the “+1” button from the Google Plus social network, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). The button has a “+1” on a white or colored background.
If a user accesses a website from this offering that contains such a button, the browser creates a direct connection with the Google servers. The content of the “+1” button is sent by Google directly to the user’s browser; the provider thus has no influence on the extent of the data that Google collects via the button. According to Google, no personal data is collected without the button being clicked. Such data, including the IP address, is only collected and processed for members who are logged in.
Information on the purpose and scope of data collection, the further processing and use of the data by Google, and the rights and settings options to protect the user’s private sphere can be found in Google’s data protection notice on the “+1” button: www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html and the FAQ: www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.
This offer uses buttons from the Twitter service. These buttons are offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. They are recognizable from the terms such as "Twitter" or "Follow" together with a stylized blue bird. Using these buttons, it is possible to share an article or page of this offering on Twitter or follow the provider on Twitter.
If a user accesses a website from this internet page that contains such a button, the browser creates a direct connection with the Twitter servers. Twitter sends the content of the Twitter button directly to the user’s browser; the provider thus has no influence on the extent of the data that Twitter collects via this plug-in and informs the user according to its knowledge. As per its knowledge, only the user’s IP address and the URL of the relevant website are transferred when the button is activated, but are not used for purposes other than depicting the button.
Further information can be found in the Twitter data protection notice under: twitter.com/privacy.
Revocation, amendments, corrections and updates
Users have the right, upon request, to get information at no charge about the personal data saved about them. Users also have the right to amend incorrect data, and block and delete their personal data, provided that they are not prevented from doing so by any statutory retention obligation.
Sample data protection statement from the lawyer Thomas Schwenke - I LAW it
Please contact our data protection officer if you have any further questions about this issue.