Privacy and Data Protection Policy

Privacy Policy

We take data protection and confidentiality very seriously and comply with the applicable national and European data protection provisions. We outline below the most important information concerning how we collect, process and use data, including in particular, what information and personal data we store, and what we do with it.

Some of the offers or services which we make available via may be covered by different provisions. These additional provisions will be referred to within the framework of our offer or service, and they shall have precedence over the following provisions.

Please note that the website also contains links to websites of our affiliated companies. While they have similar Privacy Policies in place, we would encourage you to check those Privacy Policies if you want to find out more about how our affiliates process your personal data.


1. Controller

The responsible person for the collection, processing and use of your personal data via this website, in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), is Tetra GmbH, Herrenteich 78, 49324 Melle, Germany (“Controller”, Art. 4 (7) GDPR).


2. Collection, Processing and Use of Personal Data

2.1. Personal Data

Personal data is defined as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (Art. 4 (1) GDPR).

This shall include, in particular, your name, email address, telephone number, address, date of birth, as well as various inventory data that you provide in the framework of an online order, a registration, the creation of a customer account or a query submitted via the contact form (hereinafter referred to as „Personal Data“).

Statistical data which we collect for technical reasons when you visit our website, and which is anonymized and thus cannot be linked to your person directly, shall not be covered by this Privacy Policy. Such statistical data shall include information on your number of visits to our website, the time that you spend on our website, the pages which you visit, information on your browser(s), IP address, software and hardware characteristics. This information shall be collected and handled anonymously in order to obtain information on the use of our website and optimize it accordingly.

2.2. Collection, Processing and Use of Your Data

In general, it is possible to use our websites without entering any Personal Data. Insofar as our webpages collect any Personal Data, this shall occur on a voluntary basis wherever possible, for example if you contact us via email.

In detail, we collect and process the following categories of Personal Data for the following purposes:

2.2.1.  For our business relationship

We will collect and process your name, address, purchasing history and similar required Personal Data to handle the business relationship between us, for example to answer your query, to process the agreement made with you, to deliver any ordered goods, to process payments or for technical administration purposes. The legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR as it is necessary for the performance of contracts with you.

We will retain this Personal Data for the period of time that our business relationship lasts. If there have not been transactions between us for three years, we delete or anonymise your Personal Data, unless we are required by law to store it for a longer period.

2.2.2.  Create a profile for our database

When you contact us for the first time, we create a profile for you in our database. All further Personal Data, which you subsequently submit to us, e.g. via purchases or customer service contact, will also be saved on your profile. The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) lit. b GDPR as it is necessary for the performance of contracts with you.

We will retain this Personal Data for the period of time that our business relationship lasts. If there have not been transactions or customer service contacts by you for three years, we delete or anonymize your Personal Data, unless we are required by law to store it for a longer period.

2.3. Consent of minors

Persons aged under 16 may not submit any Personal Data to us without the prior consent of their parents or legal guardian.

2.4. Where you consent: Right to withdraw consent

Where your consent is the legal basis for the processing of your Personal Data, you can withdraw your consent at any time without reasons. Please note that withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of the processing before the withdrawal.


3. How we share your Personal Data with third parties

Your Personal Data shall only be transferred to third parties in the following cases:

•           To our affiliated companies within the Spectrum Brands group, to our service provider for customer support located in Germany or to local distribution partners, depending on your indicated location, in connection with your use of the Spectrum Brands website, your request to us or our business relationship with you;

•           To our IT agencies which provide IT services to us and which process such data only for the purpose of such services; and

•            To courts, arbitration bodies, law enforcement authorities, regulators or attorneys if necessary to comply with the law or for the establishment, exercise or defense of rights or legal claims.

Insofar as we contract other companies to carry out tasks on our behalf within the framework of a data processing agreement and forward your Personal Data for this purpose, said company or companies shall be required to protect your Personal Data and to use the latter only for the specific purpose outlined in the agreements with these processors.

In cases we transfer, depending on your indicated location, data to countries outside the EU/EEA, we transfer personal data to external recipients in such countries only if the recipient has sufficient safeguards required by law such as EU Standard Contractual Clauses or is certified under the Privacy Shield.

You may request further information, such as copies of the respective safeguards, about the safeguards implemented in relation to specific transfers by contacting


4. Your rights concerning your Personal Data

If certain requirements are fulfilled, you have the following rights:

  • Request access to the Personal Data that we process about you,
  • Request rectification of your Personal Data,
  • Request erasure of your Personal Data,
  • Request restriction of Processing of your Personal Data,
  • Object to the Processing of your Personal Data,
  • Request to receive your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (right to data portability) or
  • Withdraw any future consent with future effect,
  • Not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling.

You may contact us to claim your rights as follows:

Tetra GmbH
DSR Request
Herrenteich 78
49324 Melle
Phone +49 (0) 54 22 / 1 05 0
Fax +49 (0) 54 22 / 4 29 85

We shall respond to your request in accordance with the applicable legal provisions.


5. Cookies

Currently, we are not using any Cookies that process data of website users on our website.


6. Data Security

We do our utmost to store your Data using all the technical and organisational possibilities at our disposal to prevent third parties gaining access to it. 

All Data is stored on servers with the highest security standards to protect against any attempts by third parties to access the Data.


7. Our Data Protection Officer

If you have questions with regard to this Privacy Policy or to our processing of your Personal Data, please contact Tetra GmbH's Data Protection Officer:

Thorsten Hülsmann
Herrenteich 78
49324 Melle


8. Your right to lodge a complaint

If you think that the processing of Personal Data by us violates data protection laws, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

© Tetra GmbH, August  2018