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Simple data privacy statement

We are delighted by your visit to our website and your interest in our company and products. In order for you to feel secure and at ease when visiting our website, we take the protection of your personal data and its confidential handling very seriously.

With this simple data privacy statement, we would like to give you an overview of the collection and processing of your data, in keeping with the applicable data protection regulations. Complete and detailed information on data protection can be found in our detailed data privacy statement.

1. What data is collected from you? 1.1 Technical information We collect your computer’s domain names and IP addresses, the client’s request (browser) to our server and the server’s response and the website from which you reached us. In addition, we store the date and time of the request, information about the type of browser and the version used, as well as your operating system and internet service provider.

1.2 Cookies On our website, we use cookies, which are small text files that are temporarily placed on your hard drive and that your browser stores for the purpose of logging in or convenient use of our website, for example.

1.3 Usage profile We process usage profiles under a pseudonym using tracking services and cookies, known as third-party cookies. This usage profile contains information about the behaviour of a visitor to the website. It is not possible to trace it directly back to you. You can object to the creation of a usage profile at any time. It is possible to set your browser so that cookies are not stored or are deleted at the end of your internet session.

2. How and why is your data collected and processed? Data that accumulates when you visit our website is collected automatically. Otherwise, we collect data only based on information you enter on our website (e.g. in the contact form) or through the use of cookies.

We require this data for the operation and administration of the website, to recognise misuse and to resolve glitches. This is in addition to improving our range of services on the website and creating anonymised usage profiles that we use for advertising and market research purposes, as long as you do not object.

In some cases, we may also use other service providers that support us as processors within the legally permitted scope.

3. What rights do you have with regard to data protection? You have the right to information, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability and to lodge a complaint with supervisory authorities.

You can contact our service centre or our data protection officer about your concerns.

4. Further information on other data processing As a company, we process personal data not only on our website, but also in several other processes. In order to provide you, as the data subject, with the most detailed information possible on the purposes of this processing, we have summarised the following processing activities for you here:

  • Data protection information for handling applicant data
  • Data protection information on our means of communication
  • Data protection information on the newsletter
  • Data protection information for handling customer data

If you require further information that you cannot find here, please do not hesitate to contact your contact person or our data protection officer.

This simple data privacy statement aims to give you an overview of the collection and processing of your data, in keeping with the applicable data protection regulations. Complete and detailed information on data protection can be found in our detailed data privacy statement.

Detailed data privacy statement

1. Name and address of the controller The controller as defined by law is:
Dürkopp Fördertechnik GmbH
Potsdamer Straße 190
33719 Bielefeld, Germany
Phone: +49 521 925-01

1.1 Contact details for the data protection officer The controller’s data protection officer can be reached at:

2. General information on data processing Whenever a data subject or an automated system visits a website, this website gathers a range of general data and information. This general data and information is stored in the web server’s log files. This may include the type and version of browser used, the operating system used by the accessing system, the website from which an accessing system reached our website (referring website), the sub-websites that are controlled by our website via an accessing system, the date and time of visits to the website, the internet protocol address (IP address), the internet service provider of an accessing system and other similar data and information for preventing risks in the event of attacks on our IT systems.

Use of this general data and information is does not serve the purpose of finding out about the data subject. Instead, this information is required to correctly supply the content of our website, optimise the content of the website and its advertising, ensure the sustainable functionality of our IT systems and the technology on our websites, and to provide law enforcement authorities with the necessary information for prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore statistically assessed with the additional aim of increasing data protection and data security in the company in order to ultimately guarantee an optimal level of protection for the processed personal data. The anonymous data of the server log files will be stored separately from all personal data entered by a data subject.

2.1 Scope of the processing of personal data In general, we collect and use our users’ personal data only insofar as this is required to provide a functioning website, as well as our content and services. The collection and use of our users’ personal data is carried out regularly only with the consent of the user. An exception can be made in certain cases in which obtaining consent in advance is not possible for practical reasons and processing data is permitted by statutory provisions.

2.2 Legal basis for processing personal data If we obtain the data subject’s consent to process personal data, Article 6 (1) (a) of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) shall serve as the legal basis for processing personal data.

When processing personal data that is required to fulfil a contract in which one of the contractual parties is the data subject, Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR shall serve as the legal basis. This also applies to the processing operations required to carry out precontractual measures.

If personal data must be processed in order to fulfil a statutory provision to which our company is subject, Article 6 (1) (c) of GDPR shall serve as the legal basis.

If processing is required to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, unless the interests, basic rights and basic freedoms of the data subject override the former legitimate interest, Article 6 (1) (f) shall serve as the legal basis for processing.

2.3 Data erasure and duration of storage The personal data of the data subject will be erased or blocked as soon as it is no longer needed for the purpose of storage. Storage may also continue if this is stipulated by European or national authorities in regulations, laws or other provisions according to EU laws to which the controller is subject. Blocking or erasing data shall also take place if a storage period prescribed by the named standards expires, unless there is a need to continue storing the data in order to conclude or fulfil a contract.

3. Providing the website and creating log files 3.1 Description and scope of data processing With each visit to our website, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the visiting computer.

The following data is collected:

  • Information about the type of browser and the version used
  • User’s operating system
  • User’s internet service provider
  • User’s IP address
  • Date and time of access
  • Websites from which the user’s system reached our website
  • Websites from which the user’s system was reached via our website

This data is also stored in our system’s log files. This shall not apply to the user’s IP addresses and other data that enables data to be matched to a user. This data is not stored together with a user’s other personal data.

3.2 Legal basis for data processing The legal basis for the temporary storage of data shall be Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

3.3 Purpose of data processing It is necessary to store the IP address on the system temporarily in order to enable provision of the website on the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must be stored for the duration of the session.

3.4 Duration of storage The data shall be erased as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. If the data is collected in order to make the website available, this shall occur when the relevant session is terminated.

3.5 Objection and removal options Collecting data in order to provide the website and storing this data in log files is strictly necessary for the operation of the website. As such, the user does not have any option to object.

4. Use of cookies This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are placed and stored on a computer system via the internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Lots of cookies contain what is known as a cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. This consists of a series of numbers through which websites and servers can be assigned to the actual internet browser in which the cookie has been stored. This allows the websites and servers you visit to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other internet browsers that contain different cookies. A particular internet browser can be recognised and identified again using the unique cookie ID.

By placing cookies, user-friendly services that would not be possible without cookies can be provided to the website’s users.

Using a cookie, the information and range of services on our website can be optimised for the user. As mentioned above, cookies allow us to recognise users on our website when they return. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to operate our website. The user of a website that implements cookies does not, for example, have to input access details every time he/she visits the website because these are applied by the website and the cookie placed on the user’s computer system. An additional example is the cookie for a shopping basket in an online shop. The online shop takes note of items that the customer has put in the virtual shopping basket using a cookie.

The data subject can prevent cookies from being placed at any time by setting the internet browser used accordingly and thus objecting to the placement of cookies permanently. Additionally, cookies that have already been placed can be erased at any time using an internet browser or other software programme. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the placing of cookies in the internet browser he/she is using, it is possible that in certain circumstances not all functions of our website will be fully useable.

4.1 Description and scope of data processing Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on the internet browser or on the user’s computer system by the internet browser. If a user calls up a website then a cookie can be stored on the user’s system software. This cookie contains a distinctive series of numbers that enables unambiguous identification of the browser when the website is revisited.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website need the browser through which the page is accessed to be identified again after the page has been changed.

In these circumstances, the following data is stored and transferred:

  • Language settings
  • Log in details

Furthermore, we also use cookies that make it possible to analyse users’ browsing behaviour on our website.

Through this, the following data can be transferred:

  • Search terms entered
  • Frequency of visits to the page
  • Use of website functions

The user data collected in this way is pseudonymised using technical measures. As such, it is no longer possible to use the data to identify the user who called up the page. The data is not stored with the user’s other personal data.

When calling up our website, users are informed about our use of cookies for analytical purposes and referred to this data privacy statement by an info banner. As part of this, there is also a note about how the storage of cookies can be prevented in the browser settings.

4.2 Legal basis for data processing The legal basis for processing personal data by using cookies is Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

4.3 Purpose of data processing The purpose of using technologically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of the website for users. Some functions on our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these functions, it is necessary for your browser to be recognised after you change pages.

We require cookies for the following applications:

  • Implementing language settings
  • Remembering search terms

The user data collected by technologically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles.

Analytical cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality and content of our website. Through analytical cookies, we can see how the website is used and can thus constantly optimise our range of services.

For these purposes, our legitimate interest in processing personal data is also in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR.

4.4 Duration of storage, objection and removal options Cookies are stored on the user’s computer and transferred from this to our website. As such, you as the user have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can deactivate or restrict the transfer of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be erased at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated on our website, it is possible that the full range of functions will no longer be available to its full extent.

5. E-mail contact 5.1 Description and scope of data processing It is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided. In this case, the user’s personal data, transferred with the e-mail, shall be stored.

In this context, there shall be no further transfer of the data to third parties. The data shall be used exclusively for processing the communication.

5.2 Legal basis for data processing The legal basis for processing the data is Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR, provided the user has given consent.

The legal basis for processing the data that is transferred when sending an e-mail is Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. If the e-mail has the purpose of concluding a contract, an additional legal basis for processing is provided by Article 6 (1) (b).

5.3 Purpose of data processing Processing personal data obtained from e-mails has the sole function of allowing us to process the communication. This also provides the necessary legitimate interest for processing data.

5.4 Duration of storage The data shall be erased as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For personal data from e-mails, this shall occur when the conversation with the user comes to an end. The conversation shall be regarded as ended when it is possible to deduce from the circumstances that the issue has been resolved conclusively.

5.5 Objection and removal options The user has the option of withdrawing his/her consent to processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he/she can object to the storage of his/her personal data at any time. If this occurs, the communication cannot be continued.

All personal data stored in connection with the communication shall be erased in this event.

6. Rights of the data subject If your personal data is processed, you are deemed the “data subject” as defined by the GDPR and as such, you have the following rights with respect to us as the data controller. You can exercise your rights by contacting our data protection officer or the Service Centre staff and raising your concerns with them.

6.1 Right of access Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain access to the stored personal data pertaining to his/her person as well as a copy of this data, free of charge, from the data controller responsible for the data processing.

You can demand confirmation from the data controller about whether personal data concerning you is being processed by us.

6.2 Right to rectification Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to demand immediate rectification of any inaccurate personal data pertaining to him/her. Moreover, the data subject shall have the right to demand the completion of any incomplete personal data – including by means of a supplementary explanation – taking into account the purposes of the data processing.

6.3 Right to restriction of processing Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to demand that the controller restricts processing if one of the conditions stipulated by the authorities in Article 18 (1) of the GDPR applies.

6.4 Right to erasure Every data subject affected by the personal data processing has the right to demand that the controller erases all personal data pertaining to him/her, provided that one of the grounds stipulated in Article 17 (1) of the GDPR applies.

6.5 Right to data portability Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to obtain the personal data concerning him/her, which has been provided to the controller by the data subject, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. He/she also has the right to transfer this data to a different controller without the interference of the controller to whom the personal data was initially provided, insofar as the processing is based on consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) of the GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR, and the processing takes place via automated procedures.

6.6 Right to object Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to raise an objection at any time to the processing of his/her personal data on the basis of Article 6 (1) (e) and (f) of the GDPR, for reasons arising from his/her particular circumstances. This also applies to any profiling based on this policy.

The company shall no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection unless we can give proof of compelling reasons for the processing that must be protected and that override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or the processing serves the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

If the company processes personal data in order to carry out direct marketing, then the data subject shall have the right to raise an objection to this processing of personal data for the purpose of such marketing, at any time. This shall also apply to profiling if this should be in connection with such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the processing for the purpose of direct marketing, then the personal data shall no longer be processed for this purpose.

6.7 Right to withdraw a declaration of consent relating to data privacy law Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right to withdraw consent to processing of personal data at any time.

You shall have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent within data privacy law, at any time. Your withdrawal of consent shall not affect the legitimacy of processing carried out on the basis of consent prior to its withdrawal.

6.8 Right to complain to a supervisory authority Irrespective of any additional administrative or judicial legal remedies, you shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, particularly in the member state in which you reside or work or the location at which the alleged violation occurred if you believe that the processing of personal data pertaining to you violates the GDPR.

7. Data privacy policy for the operation and use of Google Analytics (with the anonymisation function) The data controller responsible for the processing has embedded Google Analytics functions (with the anonymisation function) in this website. Google Analytics is an internet analysis service. Internet analysis involves lifting, collecting and analysing data about the behaviour of visitors to the website. An internet analysis service collects information including which website the data subject came from before visiting a website (known as the referring website), which sub-pages of the website are accessed, and how often and for how long a particular sub-page is viewed. Internet analysis is generally carried out for the purpose of optimising a website and analysing the cost benefits of online marketing.

The operating company of Google Analytics is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The data controller responsible for data processing uses the extension “_gat._anonymizeIp” for internet analysis via Google Analytics. Using this extension, the IP address of the data subject’s internet connection is abbreviated and anonymised by Google if our website is accessed from users located in an EU member state or another contractual state of the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of Google Analytics functions is to analyse the flows of visitors to our website. Google also uses the data and information gathered to analyse the use of our website in order to compile online reports that show the activities on our web pages, and to provide additional services in connection with the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the data subject’s software system. You can find an explanation of what cookies are above. By placing cookies, Google makes it possible to analyse the use of our website. Every time an individual page is called up on this website, which is operated by the controller responsible for data processing, and in which Google Analytics functions have been embedded, the internet browser on the data subject’s software system shall automatically be made to transfer data to Google for the purposes of online analysis, by the relevant Google Analytics functions. As part of this technical procedure, Google receives information about personal data, such as the data subject’s IP address. This data allows Google to trace the origin of the visitors and clicks and as a result, to draw up billing documents.

Using cookies, personal information is stored, such as the time of access, location, what the access proceeded from and the frequency of the data subject’s visits to our website. Whenever our websites are visited, this personal data is transferred to Google in the United States of America, including the IP address of the data subject’s internet connection. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. In certain circumstances, Google will pass the personal data collected via this technical procedure to third parties.

The data subject can prevent cookies from being placed at any time by setting the internet browser used accordingly and thus refusing the placement of cookies permanently, as described above. This setting on the internet browser in use also prevents Google from placing a cookie on the data subject’s software system. Additionally, a cookie that has already been placed by Google Analytics can be erased at any time, using the internet browser or a different software programme.

Furthermore, the data subject has the option of objecting to and preventing the collection of data relating to the use of this website produced by Google Analytics and the processing of this data by Google. For this purpose, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on using the link Through JavaScript, this browser add-on informs Google Analytics that no data or information about website visits can be transferred to Google Analytics. Google shall regard the installation of this browser add-on as an objection to data collection and processing. If the data subject’s software system is subsequently erased, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics. If the browser add-on is uninstalled or deactivated by the data subject or another person who holds authority over this area, the option to reinstall or reactivate the browser add-on shall remain.

More information and Google’s applicable data privacy policy can be found at and Google Analytics is explained in more detail here:

8. Data privacy statement for online applications 8.1 Information about applications As part of the application process, we collect various types of data. In particular, this includes your personal contact details as well as information about your training, work experience and skills. You also have the option of submitting electronically stored documents to us, such as a curriculum vitae, transcript of qualifications or cover letter.

We do not require any information that is deemed unusable by the General Act on Equal Treatment (e.g. race, ethnic origin, gender, religion or world view, disability, age or sexual identity). We kindly ask that you also do not transfer any details about medical conditions, pregnancy, ethnic origin, political opinions, philosophical or religious beliefs, trade union membership, physical or mental health or your sex life. This also applies to information that could be used to infringe upon the rights of third parties (e.g. copyright, press laws or general third-party rights).

8.2 Collection, processing, use and transfer of your data Within the scope of the application process, your personal data will only be collected, stored, processed and used for purposes relating to your application and that are required to handle your application.

If your application is successful, the details you have provided may be used for administrative and technical matters, within the scope of your employment.

Only the necessary contact persons shall be aware of and shall handle your online application. All employees entrusted with processing data have an obligation to ensure the confidentiality of your data. Third parties shall not be informed about your data. Your data shall be processed in Germany alone.

8.3 Duration of storage If we are unable to offer you employment, the data you submitted shall be stored for up to six months to enable us to answer any questions related to your application and rejection.

However, if your application documents are essentially of interest to us and there are simply no suitable positions available at present, please give your consent for us to store your data for up to 24 months so we can consider you and contact you if job openings become available in future.