ElringKlinger AG

Data Protection Notice


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)
Lannerstr. 22
41189 Mönchengladbach

Phone +49 2166 135 98 97
Fax +49 2166 55 10 93
E-mail M.Kreder@TMD-Secure.de

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       1 month
Operating system used       1 month
Referrer URL       1 month
IP address       1 month
Point of retrieval       1 month

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 of third country
ElringKlinger Group (Technical) Support EWR
Digital agency
3st digital GmbH
Taunusstraße 59 - 61
55118 Mainz
Operation of website No


Vendor of analytical tools
Usage analysis No
Digital agency
3st digital GmbH
Taunusstraße 59 - 61
55118 Mainz
Development and design No
Monotype GmbH
Werner-Reimers-Straße 2–4
61352 Bad Homburg
Provision of web fonts files     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.

Legal basis

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.


Our website uses cookies. A cookie is a small data set that may be stored on your hard drive. This data set is generated by the web server with which you made a connection to our site via your web browser (e.g., Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, or Mozilla Firefox); this data set is then sent to your computer.

The following table contains all relevant information about the cookies used by us:

Cookie            Function Duration of storage
has_js JavaScript Support unbounded
pk_id Visitor behavior 1 year and 1 month
pk_sess Visitor behavior 30 min

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 career network LinkedIn, which is offered and operated by LinkedIn Inc, 1000 W Maude Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA, can be recognized by the white letters "in" on a blue background.

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 http://www.facebook.com/legal/terms
Twitter at https://support.twitter.com/ and https://twitter.com/tos
Google+ at http://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/terms/
XING at https://www.xing.com/help/
LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy 
Youtube at https://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.

Web analysis

This section deals with the web analysis tools deployed by ElringKlinger AG. We use either Google Analytics or Piwik.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google Analytics cookies are stored based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize both its website and its advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymization feature on this website. Your IP address will be shortened by Google within the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to transmission to the United States. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

Browser plugin

You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by cookies about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) from being passed to Google, and the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Objecting to the collection of data

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site: Disable Google Analytics.

For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, see Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Outsourced data processing

We have entered into an agreement with Google for the outsourcing of our data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

Demographic data collection by Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics' demographic features. This allows reports to be generated containing statements about the age, gender, and interests of site visitors. This data comes from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This collected data cannot be attributed to any specific individual person. You can disable this feature at any time by adjusting the ads settings in your Google account or you can forbid the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section "Refusal of data collection".

Data protection notice for Piwik

Our website uses the web analytics service Piwik. This web analytics service allows us to analyze the use of our website by means of cookies. The information obtained therefrom is used for the purpose of refining our website. These data are not transmitted to a third country or third parties. You can control the use of cookies by making appropriate changes to your browser settings. Please refer to the chapter entitled "Cookies."

Piwik has been configured by us in such a way as to ensure that your IP address is anonymized.

If you do not want personal data to be processed in this context, please follow this link in order to place an opt-out cookie. Once this opt-out cookie has been placed no session data will be collected. However, please note that when deleting your cookies the opt-out cookie will also be removed.

Contacting the Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions or suggestions, please contact our Data Protection Officer, who will be happy to assist you:

Markus Kreder
TMD Secure GmbH
Lannerstr. 22
41189 Mönchengladbach