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Privacy Policy

For Beta LAYOUT GmbH and the affiliated subsidiaries your satisfaction takes priority.

Therefore, our special concern is to protect your privacy. We collect, process and store your personal data exclusively in order to carry out purchase orders and permit convenient shopping with respect to all our offers. Here, we comply with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 - GDPR). The purpose and legal basis for data collection and processing as well as your rights in your data can be taken from the following privacy policy.

1. Who is responsible for data processing and how can I contact the company privacy officer?

The present privacy policy information applies to data processing by:

Controller: Beta LAYOUT GmbH

Im Aartal 14

65326 Aarbergen


Phone: +49 (0)6120 907010
Fax: +49 (0)6120 907014
Free hotline: 0800 7227665 (0800 PCBPOOL)

The privacy officer of the company Beta LAYOUT GmbH can be contacted under the above mentioned address, Attention Datenschutzbeauftragter and/ or under

2. What personal data are gathered and stored and how are they used?

The data supplied by you will be kept in a customer account which only you will have access to. Whether this data is for a once off order or not, we will save it for future reference. You may wish to keep a record of your ongoing business with Beta LAYOUT or simply re-order your boards.

  1. Visit to the website

Through the browser used on your terminal device, information is automatically sent to the server of our website when accessing our website These data are temporarily stored in a log file. In detail, the following data are stored in this context: 

  • IP address of the requesting computer (only encrypted)

  • date and time of access

  • name and URL of the file accessed 

  • website from which the access occurred (referrer URL)

  • browser used and, where applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider

These data are exclusively evaluated for statistical and system-related purposes, in particular for connection and in order to ensure system security and stability, and are subsequently erased. They are not forwarded to third parties. 

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 subsection 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interests result from the above mentioned purposes for data collection. We do not create any personal user profiles. 

  1. Order process

Within the scope of the online order process, we collect apart from the reference values of the printed circuit board order (pcb type, size, file name etc.) also the following personal data:

  • company name

  • name of contact person

  • address

  • phone number

  • fax number

  • e-mail address as well as

  • when payment mode "credit card" is selected, the credit card number, the expiry date, the credit card type, the owner and the security code

We collect these data in order to be able to identify you for processing, fulfillment and handling of your purchase order, for correspondence and feedback with you regarding your purchase order, for invoicing, for settlement of possible liability claims as well as for the assertion of possible claims against you in order to ensure technical administration of our website and for management of our customer data. 

Collection of the data is required for the purposes mentioned and is in our legitimate interests. The legal basis are Art. 6 subsection 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR and Art. 6 subsection 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. 

The personal data collected by us for the processing of your purchase order are stored up to expiration of the statutory period of retention and are subsequently erased, unless we are obliged to store the data for a longer period of time pursuant to Art. 6 subsection 1 sentence 1 lit. c GDPR due to retention and documentation duties under tax and commercial law (from the German Commercial Code (HGB), Criminal Code (StGB) and Tax Code (AO), or if you consented to further storage pursuant to Art. subsection 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. 

  1. Customer Account 

Prior to your first online order transaction your are asked to create a customer account on our website which can only be accessed by you. Registration occurs optionally on the basis of Art. 6 subsection 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR by way of the double-opt-in process. 

Ordering in the online shop is only one of several order options. Alternatively, ordering by e-mail under or by fax under +49 (0) 6120 907014 is possible at any time. 

On your customer account only the data required for the order process as well as your order history are collected and stored. Use of the data is exclusively limited to execution of the order. 

Storage occurs in order to permit easier operation of our information and order offer during follow-up of the current purchase order or in the case of a subsequent order. 

The data stored can be viewed at any time under the menu item "My orders". Here, you can also update the data in order to avoid difficulties when the purchase order is delivered. 

When you withdraw your consent (see below Clause 6.e.), your customer account will be promptly deleted. 

  1. Newsletter

You can subscribe to a free newsletter on our website. Registration for the newsletter occurs by express consent pursuant to Art. 6 subsection 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR by means of the opt-in process. After registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you for confirmation of your registration. This confirmation is required so that nobody can register with a third party e-mail address. The legal basis is Art. 6 subsection 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. 

When registering for the newsletter, the data from the input mask are transmitted to us. For receipt of the newsletter, indication of an e-mail address is sufficient. We use your data for sending information ordered by you regarding our offer and other special offers to the e-mail address indicated by you.

We want you to enjoy reading our e-mails. Therefore we try and communicate only such content which will probably interest you. Therefore, we measure and store opening and click rates in an anonymised manner, hence whether and when you open our e-mails, what content of the e-mails you click and whether and why our e-mails could possibly not be delivered. The data are also used for statistical purposes. The purposes mentioned for data collection for optimisation of our newsletter service are in our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 subsection 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Of course you can opt-out of receiving our information at any time, i.e. withdraw your consent with effect for the future. For this purpose, you can find in each e-mail and/or newsletter a corresponding unsubscribe link and you can confirm the unsubscription on our website. You can also contact us for a withdrawal at any time.

3. Are the data collected forwarded to third parties?

Beta LAYOUT GmbH and their affiliated subsidiaries forward the data for internal administration purposes including joint customer care within the company group insofar as this is required.

The data are forwarded to third parties exclusively for processing of your orders to vicarious agents and the parcel service charged with delivery (UPS, GLS & DHL) or courier as well as the bank charged with payment matters. 

In the case of payment with credit card, we will forward your payment data for payment processing to 1&1 Internet SE (ipayment) Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur who reserve to verify creditworthiness. 1&1 Internet SE (ipayment) will use the result of the creditworthiness evaluation with respect to the statistical default probability for the purpose of decision on provision of the payment method. During a creditworthiness evaluation, a score value is calculated by means of a mathematical method which provides information on your capacity to pay. Among others, address data are included into the calculation of the score values. Further information with respect to data protection law can be taken from the privacy principles of 1&1 Internet SE (ipayment): https://

Forwarding of the data for the purposes mentioned occurs in our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 subsection 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. We have concluded corresponding agreements with our external service providers for data processing. They obliged themselves to comply with the applicable data protection regulations. For more information on our processors, you can contact us under 

Data transmission into the US does only occur in the cases mentioned in the present privacy policy. For the US, the European Commission has decided with decision dated 12th July 2016 that under the rules of the EU-U.S.-Privacy Shield an adequate data protection level exists (Adequacy Decision, Art. 45 GDPR). 

A deliberate forwarding of the addresses to third parties and in particular to commercial address dealers or other companies is excluded.

4. Use of Cookies

We are using cookies on our websites.

Our ordering system is using a session cookie. This cookie is a text file containing a unique number under which you are known during your current visit to our website. This number permits that your shopping cart will contain precisely those products which you have put into the cart. 

The data processed by cookies are required for the purposes mentioned in order to safeguard our legitimate interests as well as the legitimate interests of third parties pursuant to Art. 6 subsection 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Neither automatic recognition at repeated visits nor storage of the websites viewed by you occurs under your customer account. 

If you do not want any cookies, you can deactivate cookies in your browser. Our system will take measures so that you can use nevertheless all convenient functions of our information and order offer. 

5. Tracking Tools

We are using the following tracking measures on the basis of Art. 6 subsection 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. These tracking measures serve our legitimate interests in an appropriate design of our website as well as statistical recording of the use of our website in order to optimise our web offer for you.

  1. Use of Google Analytics

We are using Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

Google Analytics is using cookies which are stored on your computer and permit analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookies on your use such as 

  • type/version of browser
  • operating system used
  • Referrer URL (the previously visited website)
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • time of server request

are transmitted to a server in the US and stored there. Google will use this information in order to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports on the website activities for the website owners and in order to provide further services associated with the website use and internet use. Where applicable, Google will transmit this information also to third parties, if this is stipulated by law or if third parties are processing these data on behalf of Google. Google will by no means associate your IP address with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being installed by selecting an appropriate setting in your browser. Please note, however, that in this case it may be that you cannot use all functions of this website.

In order to prevent collection of the data generated by the cookie and associated with your use of the website as well as processing of these data by Google, you can download and install a browser add-on This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizelp(). IP addresses will be processed further only in abbreviated manner in order to exclude direct personal reference.

  1. Use of Google Maps

Via an interface, this website is using the online map service provider Google Maps for presentation of interactive maps and for preparation of route maps. 

The provider of Google Maps is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

For use of the functionalities of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. We do not have any influence on this data transmission. Use of the map service occurs in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offer and easier locating of the addresses given on our website. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 subsection 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. For more information on handling of user data see the Google privacy policy: 

6. What Data Subject Rights do I have pursuant to the GDPR?

You are at any time entitled to

  1. information on your personal data pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR;

  2. rectification of inaccurate personal data pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR;

  3. erasure of your personal data, if the prerequisites pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR exist; 

  4. restriction of processing, if the prerequisites pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR exist;

  5. withdrawal of consent granted pursuant to Art. 7 subsection 3 GDPR:

  6. receipt of the personal data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR; 

  7. objection pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR;

  8. complaint with the competent supervisory authority pursuant Art. 77 GDPR (supervisory authority of your habitual residence or place of work or our registered office).

You can assert safeguarding of your rights to the controller mentioned under Clause 1., in particular under 

7. Data Security

For the protection of your data, we are offering safe transmission by Secure Socket Layer (SSL) transmission through which all data are encrypted during transmission into our system. 
As soon as we retrieve customer-related data, we automatically change to safe connection. 
For the protection of your customer account against third party access, you can protect your customer account with a password which is exclusively known to you and is not even displayed to our employees. 

8. Up-to-dateness and Modification of the present Privacy Policy

The present privacy policy is currently valid as of May 2018. 

Due to further development of our website and its offers or due to modified statutory or official requirements, it may become necessary to modify the present privacy policy. The privacy policy as amended can be accessed and printed out by you at any time from the website under