The ElringKlinger Group is thoroughly committed to the protection of data. We act in accordance with applicable statutory data protection regulations for the purpose of protecting any personal data of yours that may be collected when visiting our website or that you transmit to us.
The entity responsible for operating this website is ElringKlinger AG, Max-Eyth-Straße 2, 72581 Dettingen/Erms, Germany. ElringKlinger AG has fulfilled its obligations in respect of designating a Data Protection Officer. The Data Protection Officer appointed by ElringKlinger AG is:
Markus Kreder (independent Data Protection Officer, TMD Secure GmbH)
Phone +49 2166 135 98 97
Fax +49 2166 55 10 93
Collection, processing, and use of personal data
"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject"). This includes details such as your name, address, postal address, or telephone number. It does not include information that cannot be connected to your identity.
Any personal data relating to you will only be processed within the context of the technical provision of this website, in order to analyze usage patterns, or for the purpose of transmitting information to social media. You will be informed of other types of processing prior to such processing, which will include you having to provide your consent.
Thus, processing is based on the following statutory provisions: Article 6 (1 a, b, and f) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
Additionally, personal data are processed for technical reasons through the use of the http protocol or the deployment of cookies.
In using the http protocol, the following data are collected at a server level:
|Date||Duration of storage|
|Browser type/version||35 days|
|Operating System||35 days|
|Referrer URL||35 days|
|IP address||35 days|
|Point of retrieval||35 days|
You will be informed about any processing of personal data prior to such processing and/or you will be asked to enter data yourself in such a manner that the aforementioned processing is transparent. Storage periods are determined on a process basis and for specific purposes; they are implemented in consideration of all statutory obligations.
The chapter entitled "Cookies" provides specific details of which personal data or person-related data are processed when using cookies and how long the cookies used are stored.
Data relating to you and processed by us is transmitted to the following recipients:
|Category||Purpose||Transfer to third country|
|MOSAIQ GmbH||Development and design||No|
|Google Analytics||Usage analysis||Yes, USA|
If your personal data is to be transmitted to recipients other than those specified above, we will inform you accordingly prior to processing and request your authorization. In those cases in which data is transmitted to a third country in which data protection regulations are less pronounced or stringent it is not possible to ensure that data will be processed in compliance with German legislation.
As regards the processing of personal data, the principle of prohibition of processing with reservation of authorization shall apply. This means that ElringKlinger AG is only authorized to process personal data if such processing is explicitly permitted by law.
As regards this website, ElringKlinger AG is permitted to process personal data on the following legal basis:
Article 6(1 a, b, and f) GDPR
Rights of the data subject
You, as the so-called data subject whose data are processed, have the following rights:
• Right of access
• Right to rectification
• Right to erasure
• Right to restriction of processing
• Right to data portability
• Right to object, particularly with regard to processing under Article (1 a and f) GDPR.
• Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Should you wish to exercise one of these rights, please write to the contact address (no form required) specified. If you would like to exercise your right to object, any data processing conducted to date shall remain unaffected.
The following table contains all relevant information about the cookies used by us:
|Cookie||Function||Time of storage|
|PHPSESSID||PHPs Standard Session Identification||End of session|
|resolution||The maximum width or height of the current calling device is stored.||End of session|
|fe_typo3_user||TYPO3 Standard Session Identification||End of session|
|__utma||Used to distinguish between users and sessions and contains a unique identifier.||2 years|
|__utmb||Used to recognize new sessions or visits and contains a unique identifier.||30 days|
|__utmc||Used in conjunction with the cookie __utmb to recognize new sessions or visits and contains a unique identifier.||End of session|
|__utmt||Used to throttle the requirement rate.||10 minutes|
|__utmz||Saves the source or campaign that indicates how the user reached the website.||6 months|
The table includes a list of all the cookies used by the ElringKlinger Group in the various online activities of the Group. This does not necessarily mean that all of the cookies mentioned will be used when you visit the site you are currently visiting.The default setting of the majority of browsers is to automatically accept cookies. However, you have the option of setting your browser in such a way so as to reject cookies or notify you before a cookie is generated. Please note, however, that by disabling cookies you will not be able to use all areas of the website, as some sections will produce error notices. Cookies can be deleted manually at any time.
Plug-Ins - Social Media
Use of link buttons of so-called social networks on our website
Our website includes buttons that link our site to the online services of Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and XING (hereinafter referred to as "social networks" or "service providers").
The link button to the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 South California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, features the white letter "f" on a blue background.
The link button to the microblogging service Twitter, which is offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, features a white bird on a blue background.
The link button to the social network Google+, which is offered and operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, features the white letter "g" and a plus sign, both on a red background.
The link button to the social careers network XING, which is offered and operated by XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, features a stylized letter "X" in light and dark green.
The link button to the social media channel YouTube, which is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA ("YouTube"), features a red and white symbol.
If you click one of these buttons, you will be redirected to our page on the social network you have selected. If you are logged into your personal account of the social network you have selected, the service provider can attribute (i.e., match) to your personal account any visit you make to our page. Depending on the social network you have selected, you may have the choice, for example, of following our activities and thus receiving current news and information from us or sharing such information with other members of that specific social network.
For further details on the use of these social networks, please visit the following links:
Facebook at www.facebook.com/legal/terms
Twitter at support.twitter.com and twitter.com/tos
Google+ at www.google.com/intl/de/policies/terms/
XING at www.xing.com/help/
Youtube at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy
If you do not want the service provider in question to be able to attribute your page visit to your personal account, please log out of your account before accessing our page on that specific site.
This section deals with the web analysis tools deployed by ElringKlinger AG. We use either Google Analytics or Piwik.
You can also prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed in order to prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. Further, more detailed information on the terms and conditions of usage and on data protection can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and www.google.de/intl/de/policies/. Please note that this website uses a version of Google Analytics that has been extended to include an anonymization function in order to ensure that IP addresses are collected in an anonymous format.
Contact Corporate Data Protection Official
If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our Data Protection Officer, who will be happy to assist you:
Mr Markus Kreder
TMD Secure GmbH