Data Protection Declaration


Thank you for your visit to our website and your interest in our linguistic services. International language services provider TE-KAAT . COM takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and we want you to feel safe and comfortable when visiting our website. In the following text, we provide you with comprehensive information on how we handle your data.


Collection, processing and use of internet data

In principle, you can use our website without disclosing your identity.

When you visit our website, then (from technical necessity) you transmit data via your internet browser to the server of the internet provider used by us. This web server is located in a TÜV-certified computer centre in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The usage data collected when using this website

  • Date and time of access,
  • URL of the referring website,
  • Accessed data,
  • Quantity of data transmitted,
  • Browser type and version,
  • Operating system and
  • IP address

is only used to provide the service. The web server is configured so that no IP addresses are logged for us. It is not possible for international language services provider TE-KAAT . COM to establish a reference to individual users based on the data transmitted by the internet browser. The access or user data is only available to us in anonymised form for a maximum of three months. We perform no matching with other datasets or disclosure to third parties – not even in part.

For the legally compliant implementation of the statutory provisions on data protection in accordance with Article 28 EU GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), international language services provider

TE-KAAT . COM has concluded an agreement for commissioned data processing (CDP) with the technical contact partner and zone administrator.


Collection, processing and use of personal data

This website does not offer any possibility to enter and transmit personal data, such as via a (contact) form, directly to us.

If you request services by email or telephone, we solely collect the personal data you have voluntarily provided us with, such as name, company, email address and telephone number, to respond to precontractual enquiries or for the provision of services and processing of our contractual relationship as well as for invoicing purposes (cf. Article 6 Section 1 lit. b. EU GDPR). 

On complete fulfilment of the contract, your data is blocked in compliance with federal tax and commercial retention periods and – on expiry of these periods – deleted.


Handling of customer data

International language services provider TE-KAAT . COM makes use of technical and organisational security measures based on the latest state of technology to protect the data provided by you against accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorised persons. Our security measures are continually improved in line with technological developments.


We reserve the right to store your first and last name and your company address in summarised lists and – as appropriate – use for sending information about our services as a translation agency by post and/or email for our own advertising purposes. You have the right to object to the storing and use of your data for this purpose at any time by sending us a message.


Disclosure of personal data to third parties

In the event of disclosure of personal data to third parties, we do, of course, comply with the lawfulness of the data processing (Recital 40 EU GDPR). This means that we, say, pass on our customers’ data on the basis of Article 6 Section 1 lit. b. EU GDPR to an external partner or associated translator or interpreter, where this is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract – no further transmission of the data takes place unless you have expressly given your consent to the further transmission (cf. Article 4 Clause 11 as well as Article. 7 EU GDPR). Consequently, we do not disclose the personal data of our customers to third parties for advertising purposes. In a nutshell: we handle our customers' data with the necessary discretion.


Use of cookies and the opt-out solution

For technical reasons, this website uses a common method to present the website contents on your device: cookies (small text files) are stored by the requested website on your requesting device in a designated directory – the browser cache. The cookies placed by this website do not cause any damage to your computer, smartphone, tablet, etc., nor do they contain any viruses or personal data.

Most of the cookies used here are so-called performance cookies, which collect, say, error messages and loading times, as well as function cookies, which document your priorities, say, in relation to the display size and/or font size. This website, however, absolutely does not use advertising cookies, so-called "evercookies" or non-erasable cookie successors (canvas fingerprinting).

The cookies used by this website can be easily deleted from the browser cache (the buffer memory of the web browser). In addition, you can prevent the cookies from being stored at any time by means of an appropriate setting in your browser software. If you do deactivate them, however, then the user friendliness of this website will be restricted.


Web tracking process (range measurement)

Analysis programs and other techniques to evaluate your user behaviour are not used on this website.


Active components

We do not use any active components such as Java applets or Active-X controls as part of our website.  


Web fonts | Google fonts

This website uses Google web fonts for the uniformly displaying of fonts. When you visit a page, your browser loads the required web fonts provided by Google into your browser cache to correctly display texts and fonts. The use of Google fonts is not authenticated. No cookies of visitors to the website are sent to the Google Fonts API. Requests to the Google Fonts API are directed to resource-specific domains such as or The requests for Google fonts transmitted by your internet browser contain no personal registration information from Google services and are separated from requests sent by your internet browser to the Google network when you use, say, authenticated Google services such as Google Mail.


Applicant data protection

If you contact us by email as part of the application procedure or send us a written application by post, we collect your personal data solely for the intended purpose (applicant management); you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt together with the required information on the purpose of the data collection and the duration of the data retention in accordance with Article 13 EU GDPR. A written procedure documentation accompanies the entire application process. As a matter of principle, no transfer of applicant data to third countries (say, for storing in a cloud) takes place.

The data submitted by applicants is only made accessible to those persons who are directly involved in the recruitment process and whose participation is necessary for this purpose. No disclosure to third parties takes place – not even in part. In accordance with the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG), the collected data of rejected candidates is retained for a maximum period of six months following the end of the application procedure, and then deleted.


Secure data transmission

As transport encryption, we provide HTTPS for our web presence. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the "https://" or lock symbol displayed in front of our domain in the address line of your browser. We recommend that you keep your internet browser up to date, thus ensuring a secure transmission of your data.


Right to information and other rights of data subjects in accordance with Article 15 ff EU GDPR

On request and in accordance with applicable law, we will provide you with written information as to whether we have – and if so which – personal data stored about you. In addition to your right to information (Article 15 EU GDPR), as a data subject you also have – as appropriate – the following further rights:


  • Right of correction (Article 16 EU GDPR)
  • Right of revocation (Article 21 EU GDPR)
  • Right to deletion (Article 17 EU GDPR)
  • Right to limitation of processing (Article 18 f. EU GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Article 20 EU GDPR)


In all these matters, please contact:


Bärbel te Kaat
Eschenweg 13
40885 Ratingen-Lintorf
Tel.: +49 2102 7307700
Fax: +49 2102 7307703


Following careful examination of the lawfulness that is incumbent upon us, we will respond to your legitimate requests for information within one month following receipt of the application.

If you consider that the processing of your personal data is not lawful, you are also entitled to raise a complaint with the relevant data protection supervisory authority (NRW Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (LDI NRW), postal address: Postfach 20 04 44, 40102 Düsseldorf, Tel.: +49 211 38424-0, Web:


Links to websites of other providers

Our online service contains links to websites of other providers. We have no influence on whether these providers comply with the currently applicable data protection provisions.


Final note

We herewith explicitly object to the use of contact data published on this website by third parties to send unsolicited advertising and information material. International language services provider TE-KAAT . COM expressly reserves the right to take legal recourse in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, say, through spam mails.

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