Data Protection Notice

Version 08.04.2019

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.

Compliance with data protection regulations on this website is the responsibility of

ElringKlinger Kunststofftechnik GmbH
Etzelstraße 10
74321 Bietigheim-Bissingen

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 (such as the time spent on the website or the number of users of the website). Any personal data relating to you will only be processed within the context of the technical provision of this website or in order to analyze usage patterns. Processing is based on the following statutory provisions: Article 6 (1) a), f) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Additionally, your data will be proceed for the following purposes:

  • tracking - The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) a) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • for the provision of videos - The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) f) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • to route planning  - The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) f) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
  • Website forms (contact, technical inquiries) - The legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) a) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

In using the http protocol, the following data are collected at a server level:

DateDuration of storage
Browsertyp/-versionno storing
Operating system usedno storing
Referrer URLno storing
IP-Adressno storing
Point of retrievalno storing

If these or other personal data are processed through the use of other services on this website, such as the use of the contact form, you will be additionally informed prior to using the service.

Transfer of personal data

Data relating to you and processed by us is transmitted to the following recipients so that operation of website is ensured:

CategoryPurposeTransfer to third country
Lorenz & CompanyDevelopment and designno
Media ArtsOperation of the websiteno
Google AnalyticsUsage analysisyes, USA

If a transfer is made to a third country, your personal data will be protected in accordance with Art. 44 DSGVO by contractual agreements with the recipient.
To obtain a copy of the contractual agreements made, please contact the address listed below.

Should you make use of the possibility of using our plug-ins for social networks, ElringKlinger AG will not transfer these data. When using these plug-ins, you will be forwarded directly to the corresponding page of the social network.

If your personal data are transferred to recipients other than those specified through the use of external services, we will inform you accordingly prior to processing. 

Your rights

You, as the so-called data subject whose data are processed, have the following rights according to GDPR: 

    • 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.

    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. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.


    When deleting your data, we comply with the data protection principles of the GDPR. In accordance with this regulation, data will be deleted immediately after your request has been processed. In the tables specified in the data protection notice, you can see detailed information on configured deletion and storage durations.


    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:

    CookieFunctionDuration of storage
    be_typo_userTypo3 Backend User LoginEnd of browser session
    fe_typo_userTypo3 Frontend User LoginEnd of browser session
    cookieconsent_status_ekktStatus of the cookie hint1 year
    ga-disable-UA-115983729-8Deactivating Google Analytics31.12.2099
    _gatfor Google Analytics1 minute
    _gafor Google Analytics2 years
    _gidfor Google Analytics1 day

    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.

    Tracking – Google Analytics

    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allows an analysis of the use of the website by you. Information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by your browser in connection with Google Analytics  will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. In addition, you may prevent collection by Google of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as processing of this data by Google by using the link to download and install the available browser plugin.

    Furthermore, you can prevent collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link: Deactivating Google Analytics. An opt-out cookie will be set that will prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. For further and more detailed information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit or Please note that Google Analytics has been enhanced with the anonymization function on this website in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses.

    Tracking – Matomo Analytics

    This website uses the web analysis service software Matomo (, a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, ("Matomo") to collect and store data based on our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. From this data, pseudonymised user profiles can be created and evaluated for the same purpose.

    The evaluation is carried out exclusively without the use of cookies.

    It appears that you have JavaScript disabled in your browser. The Matomo Tracking function is only available with JavaScript enabled. If you do not want your data to be collected, you can still enable Do not track in your browser. This is a general setting and is respected by our Matomo installation.

    Data Protection Officer

    ElringKlinger AG has fulfilled its obligations in respect of designating a Data Protection Officer. The Data Protection Officer can be contacted as follows:

    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(at)