Data Protection

The purpose of the entire Würth International AG website is solely to inform you about our company, the Würth Group and our activities, products and services. We respect your interest in protecting your personal data. Your personal details, which you provide when contacting us, are not shared with third parties.

Data protection declaration


If personal data is collected on the Würth International AG website, it will be only be stored, processed and, if necessary, passed on to Würth Group companies for the purposes of providing you with individual support, sending product information requested by you or sending quotes requested by you. Würth International AG will ensure that your data will be treated confidentially and in accordance with applicable data protection regulations.


This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo (formerly Piwik). Matomo uses cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable your use of the website to be analyzed. To do this, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is made anonymous before it is saved.

The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website will not be passed on to third parties. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.


We use cookies to provide our users with a better experience on our website. If you block our cookies, please be aware that you may only be able to use limited functions on our website. Only pseudonymous data is stored in the cookies used by Würth International. When cookies are activated, an identification number is assigned to them; your personal data is not assigned to this identification number. Your name, IP address or similar data, which would enable the cookie to be directly matched to you, will not be stored in the cookie.

What are cookies?

Cookies are small files that are stored on your data carrier and that store certain settings and data required for exchanging information with our website via your browser. Basically, there are two different types of cookies: so-called session cookies, which are deleted as soon as you close your browser; and permanent cookies, which are stored on your data carrier for a longer period of time or indefinitely. This storage makes it easier for you to use our website, for example by saving certain entries you have made so that you do not have to enter then again.

Most of the cookies we use are automatically deleted from your hard drive at the end of the browser session (which is why they are known as session cookies). Session cookies are required, for example, to prevent the notice regarding cookies from being displayed again on every page. In addition, we also use cookies that remain on your hard drive. Next time you access the website, it will then automatically recognize that you have already visited the page. These permanent cookies (saved for between 1 month and 10 years) are stored on your hard disk and are deleted automatically after the specified time.

What data is stored in the cookies?

Only pseudonymous data is stored in the cookies used by Würth International. When cookies are activated, an identification number is assigned to them; your personal data is not assigned to this identification number. Your name, IP address or similar data, which would enable the cookie to be directly matched to you, will not be stored in the cookie.

Google reCAPTCHA

Our primary goal is to ensure that our website is as secure and protected as possible for you and for us. To ensure this, we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). With reCAPTCHA we can determine whether you are really a flesh and blood human being and not a robot or other spam software. By spam we mean any unsolicited information sent to us electronically. With the classic CAPTCHAS, you usually had to solve text or picture puzzles to verify the information. With reCAPTCHA from Google, we usually don’t have to bother you with such puzzles. Here, in most cases, it is enough to simply tick a box and thus confirm that you are not a bot. With the new Invisible reCAPTCHA version, you don’t even have to set a tick anymore. You will find out exactly how this works and, above all, which data is used for this purpose in the course of this privacy policy.

The legal basis for the use is Article 6 (1) f (lawfulness of processing), because there is a legitimate interest to protect this website from bots and spam software.

What is reCAPTCHA?

reCAPTCHA is a free captcha service from Google that protects websites from spam software and abuse by non-human visitors. This service is most commonly used when filling out forms on the internet. A captcha service is an automatic Turing test designed to ensure that an action on the internet is performed by a human and not a bot. In the classic Turing test (named after the computer scientist Alan Turing), a human determines the distinction between a bot and a human. With captchas, this is also done by the computer or a software programme. Classic captchas work with small tasks that are easy for humans to solve, but present considerable difficulties for machines. With reCAPTCHA, you no longer have to actively solve puzzles. The tool uses modern risk techniques to distinguish humans from bots. Here you only have to tick the text field “I am not a robot” or with Invisible reCAPTCHA even that is no longer necessary. With reCAPTCHA, a JavaScript element is integrated into the source code and then the tool runs in the background and analyses your user behaviour. From these user actions, the software calculates a so-called captcha score. Google uses this score to calculate how likely you are to be a human before you enter the captcha. ReCAPTCHA or captchas in general are always used when bots could manipulate or abuse certain actions (such as registrations, surveys, etc.).

Why do we use reCAPTCHA on our website?

We only want to welcome flesh and blood people to our site. Bots or spam software of any kind can safely stay at home. That’s why we pull out all the stops to protect ourselves and offer the best possible user experience for you. For this reason, we use Google reCAPTCHA from Google. This way we can be pretty sure that we remain a “bot-free” website. By using reCAPTCHA, data is transmitted to Google, which Google uses to determine whether you are actually a human being. reCAPTCHA therefore serves the security of our website and, by extension, your security. For example, without reCAPTCHA it could happen that a bot registers as many email addresses as possible during registration in order to “spam” forums or blogs with unwanted advertising content. With reCAPTCHA we can avoid such bot attacks.

What data is stored by reCAPTCHA?

ReCAPTCHA collects personal data from users in order to determine whether the actions on our website really originate from people. This means that the IP address and other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service may be sent to Google. IP addresses are almost always shortened beforehand within the member states of the EU or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before the data ends up on a server in the USA. The IP address is not combined with other data from Google unless you are logged in with your Google account while using reCAPTCHA. First, the reCAPTCHA algorithm checks whether Google cookies from other Google services (YouTube. Gmail, etc.) are already placed on your browser. Then, reCAPTCHA places an additional cookie on your browser and collects a snapshot of your browser window.

The following list of collected browser and user data, does not claim to be exhaustive. Rather, they are examples of data that, to our knowledge, are processed by Google.

  • Referrer URL (the address of the page from which the visitor came)
  • IP address (e.g.
  • Information about the operating system (the software that enables your computer to operate. Known operating systems are Windows, Mac OS X or Linux)
  • Cookies (small text files that store data in your browser)
  • Mouse and keyboard behaviour (every action you perform with the mouse or keyboard is stored)
  • Date and language settings (which language or date you have preset on your PC is saved)
  • All JavaScript objects (JavaScript is a programming language that allows websites to adapt to the user. JavaScript objects can collect all kinds of data under one name)
  • Screen resolution (shows how many pixels the image display consists of)

Data privacy contact

If you have any questions or complaints regarding compliance with our privacy policy or any recommendations or comments regarding improvements to our privacy policy, please email us at You can also contact the responsible data protection officer of Würth International AG by telephone by calling the Data Protection Hotline: +41 (0) 81 558 03 03.

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Würth International AG
Aspermontstrasse 1
PO Box
CH-7004 Chur

Phone: +41 (0) 81 558 00 00
Fax: +41 (0) 81 558 00 01

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Würth International AG
Aspermontstrasse 1, CH-7004 Chur
Kontakt: +41 81 558 00 00

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