Red Apple
Germany GmbH

Tochtergesellschaft der Deutschen Obst-Sorten Konsortium GmbH

Data protection

For the website


General information on data protection

We take the protection of your privacy and your personal data very seriously. If we process your personal data, this will be done in accordance with the EU Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSOs), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other relevant data protection regulations. We use technical and organizational measures to ensure that your data is optimally protected against unauthorized access by third parties.

In the following, we would like to give you a brief overview of how we handle personal information. The following information applies exclusively to the website at and its sub-pages (hereinafter: The „Red Apple Website“).


Responsible party

The responsible party for the processing of personal data is:

Red Apple Germany GmbH
Bassenflether Chaussee 4b
21723 Hollern-Twielenfleth

Tel. +49(0)41419531 0
Fax +49(0)41419531 10

Personal Data
As a matter of principle, we process personal data of our users only to the extent that this is necessary for the provision of a functional website as well as our content and services. Your personal data is personal information that allows a conclusion to your identity. This includes, for example, information such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address, but also information about your surfing behavior, provided that this information can be directly or indirectly assigned to you. The processing of personal data of our users takes place in principle only after consent. The exception to this is if obtaining consent in advance is not possible for actual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations.

Insofar as we obtain consent for processing operations of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO serves as the legal basis. When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the user is a party, Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures. Insofar as processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, Art. 6 (1) c DSGVO serves as the legal basis. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person make processing of personal data necessary, Art. 6 (1) lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis. If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the former interest, Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing.

The user’s personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. Storage may take place beyond this if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in regulations, laws, or other provisions to which the controller is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.
Collection, processing and use of inventory data
In principle, you can use our website without disclosing your identity. Only if you register for a service offered on this website (such as a contest) or use the contact form, the disclosure of personal data may be required. Whether you enter your data for these purposes is subject to your free decision.
3.1. Participation in competitions

Participation in competitions that you can enter via the Red Apple website requires registration. When registering to participate in these competitions, you will be asked to provide your first and last name and your e-mail address and, if applicable, other personal data. We process this data exclusively insofar as this is necessary for the purpose of fulfilling the obligations assumed in connection with the competitions.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

This data will not be used for other purposes without express separate consent. Details on the procedure and design of the respective promotions or competitions as well as the scope of the data processed for these purposes can be found in the respective conditions of participation of the individual promotions and competitions.
3.2. Contact Form

On the Red Apple website, we provide a contact form for you to send us your questions, suggestions or requests or even your criticism. To contact us via this form, you must enter your name and email address and the message you would like to send to us. You can also enter other information, such as your telephone number, without this being necessary. At the time of sending the message, the date and time are also stored.

This data is stored by us and transmitted to our customer service staff for the sole purpose of answering your inquiries.

For the processing of this data, your consent is obtained during the sending process and reference is made to this privacy policy.

The legal basis in the case of consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. The legal basis for the processing of further data transmitted while sending an e-mail is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

We delete the data accrued in this context after storage is no longer necessary for this purpose.

A user can revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time by sending an email to a message. In such a case, the conversation may not be continued. In this case, all personal data stored during the contact will be deleted. In this case, all personal data stored during the course of the contact will be deleted.
Data processing when accessing the Red Apple website (usage data).
In addition, we also use your data to optimize our online offer and to make your visit to our websites even more convenient, individual, and secure.
4.1. Log files

In the case of mere informational use of the website, i.e., if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, only those data that your browser automatically transmits to the server hosting the content are stored and possibly processed in so-called log files. When you view our website, we do not collect any data.

A combination of this data with other data sources, which would possibly establish a personal reference, does not take place.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO. When you look at our website, we do not collect any data.
4.2. Use of cookies

In addition, we use so-called “cookies” on our websites. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer when you browse our pages. A cookie can only contain information that we ourselves send to your computer and through which we obtain certain information – private data cannot be read out with it. This information includes your browser type and version, the URL clickstream (i.e., which web pages you have visited on our website and in which order), the date and time of your visit to our website and the cookie number.

We use cookies for the purpose of making our website more user-friendly. The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

We set technically necessary cookies to simplify the use of our website for you. Some elements of our website can only be used if the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data through technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimize our offer.

This is also our legitimate interest in processing the personal data according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO.

If you accept the cookies on our site, we do not have access to your personal information, with the exception that we can identify your computer with the help of the cookies. Based on the cookies, we cannot draw any conclusions about your identity. Only anonymized information is generated. We only use so-called “session-related” cookies: These do not remain on your computer. If you leave our pages, the temporary cookie is also discarded. With the help of the information collected, we can analyze usage patterns and structures of our website and optimize the website by improving the content or personalization and simplifying the use. We do not set permanent cookies ourselves, which are retained after you leave our website. For the use of such cookies in the context of the functional analysis of the website, see section 4.3.

Most browsers (e.g., Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer, Safari, etc.) accept cookies by default. You can allow or prohibit temporary and stored cookies independently in the browser settings. The transmission of Flash cookies cannot be prevented via the browser settings, but via the Flash Player settings. However, we expressly point out that certain features on our Internet pages will not be available to you, and some web pages may not be displayed correctly if you disable cookies.
4.3. Analytics services

Google Web Analytics

This website uses the service “Google Analytics”, which is provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) to analyze website usage by users. The service uses “cookies” – text files that are stored on your terminal device. The information collected by the cookies is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

If individual pages of our website are called up, the following data is stored:

(1) 3 bytes of the IP address of the user’s calling system.

(2) The website called up

(3) The website from which the user accessed the accessed website (referrer)

(4) The subpages that are accessed from the accessed website

(5) The length of time spent on the website

(6) The frequency with which the web page is accessed

The purpose is that we can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. This is also the legal basis according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

IP anonymization is used on this website. The IP address of the user is shortened within the member states of the EU and the European Economic Area. This shortening eliminates the personal reference of your IP address. As part of the agreement on the order data agreement, which the website operators have concluded with Google Inc., the latter uses the information collected to create an evaluation of website use and website activity and provides services associated with internet use.

You have the option of preventing the cookie from being stored on your device by making the appropriate settings in your browser. It is not guaranteed that you can access all features of this website without restrictions if your browser does not allow cookies.

Furthermore, you can use a browser plug-in to prevent the information collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being sent to and used by Google Inc. The following link will take you to the corresponding plugin:

Here you can find more information about the use of data by Google Inc.:

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for our recording purposes. This is the case after 365 days.
4.4. Integration of Google Maps

On this website we use the offer of Google Maps (provider: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.

We ourselves do not collect any data from you in this context. By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding sub-page of our website. This takes place regardless of whether you have a Google user account through which you are logged in or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data can be assigned to your Google account. If you do not want the assignment with your profile at Google, you must log out of your Google account. Google stores your data as usage profiles and may use them for purposes of advertising, and / or tailored design of its websites. You have the right to object to this use, and to exercise this right you must contact Google.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by Google, please refer to the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also find further information about your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: do not collect any data from you in this context.
We offer you a free newsletter that informs you about the company DOSK, employees and producers, products and their production and related marketing activities. We send our newsletter only with the consent of the recipient.

When registering for the newsletter, the data from the input mask is transmitted to us. No further data is collected. We use the collected data exclusively for sending the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.

For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained during the registration process and reference is made to this privacy policy.

After registering to receive the newsletter, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration (“double opt-in”). This allows us to verify that the registration was actually made by the e-mail address holder.

The legal basis in the case of consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

The collection of the user’s e-mail address serves to be able to deliver the newsletter.

The collection of other personal data as part of the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address used and to provide you with a secure newsletter system that meets your expectations and at the same time allows us to prove consent. Herein lies our legitimate interest in the processing of this personal data Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

You can revoke the granted consent to the use of your data for advertising purposes, to the receipt of the newsletter and to the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the received newsletter directly or an e-mail to After revocation of your consent, your personal data will be deleted with immediate effect.

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. The e-mail addresses are therefore stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active. Other personal data collected as part of the subscription process is usually deleted after a period of seven days. In addition, we may store e-mail addresses removed from our mailing list based on legitimate interests for up to one year before deleting them, to be able to prove your formerly given consent. In this respect, data processing is limited exclusively to the purpose of a possible defense against claims.
The servers on which our website is hosted and on which the personal data processed during your visit to our website is stored are in Bremervörde in Germany and are operated by the hosting service provider Wizard Computersysteme GmbH.

Data transmission between the hosting service provider and Red Apple Germany is encrypted as far as possible. The Red Apple Germany servers cannot be accessed directly by the hosting employees. Here, access always takes place via an intermediate security level (admin server).

The hosting services used by us serve the purpose of operating the website. In this context, we, or our hosting provider process personal data of visitors to our website based on legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of our website pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) DSGVO in conjunction with Art. 28 DSGVO. Art. 28 DSGVO.
Your Rights
You have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

Right to information (Art. 15 para. 1 and 2 DSGVO),

Right to rectification and completion (Art. 16 p. 1 DSGVO),

Right to erasure (Art. 17 DSGVO),

Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR),

Right to object to processing (Art. 21 DSGVO),

Right to data portability (Art. 20 DSGVO),

Right of withdrawal of consent once given (Art. 7(3) DSGVO).

To exercise these rights, please contact the office mentioned in number 1.

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us (Art. 77 DS-GVO).
7.1. Objection or revocation against the processing of your data

If you have given us consent to process personal data, you can revoke this consent at any time without giving reasons by sending an e-mail to the address, or by writing to us, Red Apple Germany GmbH, Bassenflether Chaussee 4b, 21723 Hollern-Twielenfleth. The effects of the revocation are limited to the storage and use of personal data that we do not process based on other legal grounds.

Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on a balance of interests (Art. 6 (1) p. 1 lit. f DS-GVO), you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not necessary, in particular, for the performance of a contract with you, which we have pointed out in each case in the context of the above descriptions of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your data as we have done. We will then examine the situation, and, in the event of your justified objection, we will either discontinue or adapt the data processing or show you our compelling interests worthy of protection on the basis of which we will continue the processing.
Questions about data protection?
If you have any questions regarding our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us using the contact details provided in section 1.