Privacy statement

We, MANN+HUMMEL GmbH, Schwieberdinger Straße 126, 71636 Ludwigsburg, Germany, tel. +49 (7141) 98 0, fax +49 (7141) 98 2545, email info(at)mann-hummel.com, take the protection of your personal details very seriously and observe the applicable laws and regulations on data protection, in particular the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz – TMG).

The following explanations provide you with an overview of how we ensure this protection and what data is collected, processed and used for what purpose.

1. Usage data

When you visit our website, general data about this process is automatically saved in a log file. This general data is saved exclusively for system-related and statistical purposes, and in exceptional cases to report criminal offences.

The data will not be passed on to third parties or analysed in any other way unless there is a statutory obligation to do so.

In detail, the following dataset is saved for each visit:

  • name of the file accessed
  • date and time of access
  • data volume transferred
  • report about whether the access was successful
  • description of the type of web browser used
  • operating system used
  • the user's IP address.

2. Personal details

We only collect, process and use personal details if we are permitted to do so by law, or if you have given us your consent.

a) Contact

If you contact us, then we save your details in order to allow us to deal with your enquiry, and in case there is further correspondence. All data will be deleted after your matter has been dealt with in full. This does not include data for which there are statutory or other stipulated retention obligations.

b) Newsletter

We would be delighted to keep you informed about our current offers via our newsletter.

In order to send a newsletter, we need your email address. You can enter it in the field provided for this purpose and send it to us. You will then receive an email from us at the email address you provided. In this email, you will need to click on a confirmation link in order to verify the email address provided.

We will only save your data for the purposes of sending the newsletter. We will also save your IP address and the date of your registration in order to be able to prove that you registered for the newsletter in case of doubt.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, thereby objecting to the continued use of your data. In order to do this, please contact data.protection(at)mann-hummel.com.

3. Cookies

In order to make our website more attractive to visitors and to enable the use of certain functions, we use 'cookies' on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies that we use are deleted after the browser session ends, i.e. after you exit your browser (known as session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and allow us to recognise your browser again on your next visit (known as persistent cookies).

Cookies cannot be used either to access other files on your computer or to determine your email address.

Most browsers are set up so that they accept cookies automatically. If the standard settings for cookies are saved in your browser, then all the processes will run in the background without you noticing. However, you can change these settings.

You can configure your browser so that you are informed about the storage of cookies and can make a decision about whether to accept them on a case-by-case basis, or so that the acceptance of cookies is excluded on a general basis or in particular circumstances.

However, some websites (including ours) cannot be used correctly without cookies because these files are needed for processes such as ordering.

4. Web analytics

GatorLeads Cookies

GatorLeads is a tool that identifies the business or organisation that website visitors belong to, based on a reverse IP Lookup. GatorLeads also use cookies to process this identification, and personal information about individual users is stored. Cookies used by GatorLeads store information about your current web browsing session (pages viewed, time on site, etc.) and the dates and times of previous website visits.

This information is used by CommuniGator to profile website visitors, in order to better understand the way in which our website content is viewed by different segments. It is also used to identify the types of organisations that might be interested in attending our Best Practice Seminar Series.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files that are saved on your computer and allow for an analysis of your use of the website. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

In the event of IP anonymisation being activated on this website, however, Google will first truncate your IP address within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases. 

IP anonymisation is activated on this website.

Google will use this information on our behalf in order to analyse your use of the website, in order to compile reports about website activities and in order to provide us with further services associated with website use and internet use.

The IP address provided by your browser within Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies being saved by configuring your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all functions on this website.

You can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

As an alternative to the browser plugin or in browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link in order to set an opt-out cookie, which will prevent data collection by Google Analytics on this website in future (this opt-out cookie only works in this browser and only for this domain; if you delete your cookies in this browser, then you will need to click on this link again).

Further information about terms of use and data protection can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or www.google.com/intl/en/analytics/privacyoverview.html

5. Social plugins

Social plugins from XING

Our website also features a social plugin ('plugin'), 'Share Button' from XING. This service is operated by XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, www.xing.com.

When you visit a page on our website, your browser creates a direct connection to the XING servers.

No personal details will be saved as a result of accessing this website. In particular, XING will not save any IP addresses. Your usage behaviour will also not be analysed.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of your data by XING, as well as your rights in this respect and setting options for the protection of your privacy, are detailed in XING's data protection information https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

You can also completely prevent the loading of the plugin using add-ons for your browser, e.g. with the script blocker 'NoScript' (http://noscript.net/).

6. Right to information, correction, deletion, objection

As a user, you are entitled to revoke your consent to data processing and data use at any time with effect for the future. You may fully or partially revoke your consent to the processing and use of your data at any time. To do so, please simply send an email to data.protection@mann-hummel.com.   

Of course, you also have the right to request information about the data relating to you that is stored by our company free of charge at any time, as well as the right to have this data corrected, blocked and/or deleted. You may also request that the processing is restricted, or object to the processing. In addition, you have the right to data portability. To exert these rights, please simply send an email to data.protection@mann-hummel.com.

7. Data protection officer

MANN+HUMMEL International GmbH & Co KG
Jörg Altmann
Schwieberdinger Straße 126
71636 Ludwigsburg
Germany
Tel. +49 7141 98 0

data-protection@mann-hummel.com

8. Right to complain

If you have any complaints, please contact the responsible data protection authority.