Tutela dei dati

Terms of use | Disclaimer

Whilst we took every possible care when we designed this website, ElringKlinger can not guarantee that it is current, correct or complete or be held responsible for the information provided therein. All information on this website is provided without any obligation whatsoever and ElringKlinger does not give any assurances or warranties, explicitly or implicitly, of any kind. ElringKling rejects any liability, unless acceptance of such a liability is obligatory due to malicious intent or gross negligence or is founded in law.

ElringKlinger reserves the right to change, to amend or delete parts of pages or the whole content of the website without giving prior notice or to close it down temporarily or permanently, and is under no obligation to update the content of the website.

Third party owned websites and their content that may be accessed by hyperlink from our website are not within our control and influence, and by placing a link on its website, ElringKlinger does not take on any responsibility for such third party websites and their content. The content of all linked sites remains the sole responsibility of their owner or operator. ElringKlinger does not accept any responsibility for the content of third party sites. At the time of placing a link, all linked sites were reviewed for possible infringement. Permanent control of the content of linked sites without concrete indications of infringement would be unreasonable. Whenever infringements become known, all concerned links will be removed immediately. Links to third party websites are used at the sole risk of the person doing so and any liability for damage from accessing third party sites is explicitly excluded.

German law shall apply. Provided the user is a merchant, the legal venue shall be Stuttgart.


Copyright and intellectual property

Texts, photos, graphics, audio material, video sequences and animated files, including their design are subject to copyright law and other laws protecting intellectual property. The complete or partial reproduction, dissemination, transmission, modification or use of the website (electronically, digitally or in any other way) for public or commercial purposes, including their incorporation in other websites, requires the prior consent of ElringKlinger. This applies particularly to all property rights, including, but not limited to brands, registered designs, patents, trademarks, brand names, type labels, company logos and emblems in the possession of ElringKlinger. This website does not in any way constitute a license for the use of intellectual property of ElringKlinger or third parties.

We explicitly want to point out that photos shown on our website may be subject to intellectual property rights of third parties.


Data protection

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:

DateDuration of storage
Browser type/version35 days
Operating System35 days
Referrer URL35 days
IP address35 days
Point of retrieval35 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:

CategoryPurposeTransfer to third country
3st digital GmbH
Taunusstraße 59 - 61
55118 Mainz
Operation of websiteNo
Vendor of analytical tools
Usage analysisNo
3st digital GmbH
Taunusstraße 59 - 61
55118 Mainz
Development and designNo
Social mediaUsage analysisYes, 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:

CookieFunctionTime of storage
PHPSESSIDPHPs Standard Session Identification End of session
cookies_acceptedIndication whether the user has accepted the use of cookies.
356 days
resolutionThe maximum width or height of the current calling device is stored.End of session
fe_typo3_userTYPO3 Standard Session IdentificationEnd of session
__utmaUsed to distinguish between users and sessions and contains a unique identifier.2 years
__utmbUsed to recognize new sessions or visits and contains a unique identifier.30 days
__utmcUsed in conjunction with the cookie __utmb to recognize new sessions or visits and contains a unique identifier.End of session
__utmtUsed to throttle the requirement rate.10 minutes
__utmzSaves 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.


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 provided by Google Inc. ("Google"), and Google Adwords. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, which are text files placed on your computer; they help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, in those cases in which IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will first be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States, where it will subsequently be shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of activities relating to Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. 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.  Furthermore, you can prevent the collection and processing by Google of data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and associated with your use of the website by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de).

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
Lannerstr. 22
41189 Mönchengladbach