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Privacy Statement

Thank you for visiting our website and expressing your interest in our company. We place great importance on protecting your privacy. The following information explains in detail how we handle your personal data.


The controller for this website is Wilhelm Vogel GmbH Antriebstechnik (Stattmannstraße 1, 72644 Oberboihingen, Germany). For more information about our company and its authorised representatives, please view our legal notice.

Which data is being processed?

Legal basis of the data processing
In order for you to be able to use our website and associated services, we process your personal data on the following legal bases:

  • Consent (Article 6(1a) GDPR)
  • To fulfil contracts (Article 6(1b) GDPR)
  • On the basis of a balancing of interests(Article 6(1f) GDPR)
  • To fulfil a legal obligation (Article 6(1c) GDPR)

In relation to each processing activity, we will make reference to the relevant terms so that you can determine the basis upon which we are processing your personal data.

If personal data is processed on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw the consent granted to us at any time with effect for the future.

If we process data on the basis of a balancing of interests, you, as the data subject, have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, taking into account the provisions of Article 21 GDPR.

Access data
When you visit the pages of our website, personal data is processed in order to be able to display the content of the web page on your device.

In order to display the pages in your browser, the IP address of the device you are using must be processed. Information about the browser used by your device is also processed.

We are also obliged by data protection law to guarantee the confidentiality and integrity of the personal data processed by our IT systems.

For this reason, and based on this interest, the following data is recorded on the basis of a balancing of interests:

  • IP address of the computer making the request (for seven days maximum)
  • Operating system of the computer making the request
  • Browser version of the computer making the request
  • Name of the file being requested
  • Date and time of request
  • Volume of data transferred
  • Referring URL

After a maximum of seven days, the IP address is erased from all systems that are used in connection with the operation of this website. We are then no longer able to identify any individuals from the data remaining.

Moreover, the data is also used to facilitate the identification and rectification of errors on the website.

Contact form
Our website features a contact form, which you can use to request information about our products or services, or simply to make contact with us. Any data that is essential to enable us to reply to your enquiry is marked as a mandatory field. Entries in the other fields are voluntary.

We require this information in order to process your enquiry, to address you correctly and to send you a reply. For specific enquiries, the data processing is based on the fulfilment or initiation of a contract. For general enquiries, the processing is based on a balancing of interests.

Enquiries submitted via the contact form of our website are processed electronically by us in order to reply to your enquiry. In this regard, other individuals or departments and, where applicable, third parties may be made aware of the contents of the form you have submitted.

We use cookies on our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device via your browser. The cookies are essential for the performance of certain functions on our website.

We use session cookies, which are automatically deleted by your browser as soon as you terminate your visit to the website.

You have the option of disabling cookies by selecting the corresponding settings in your browser. However, please note that you will then only have limited use of our website. Cookies do not cause any programmes or other applications to be installed or launched on your computer.

Cookies are used on the basis of a balancing of interests. Our interest lies in ensuring a user-friendly experience for visitors to our website.

Web analysis
No web analysis is performed on our website at present.

External links
Our content includes links to external websites operated by third parties, the content of which we have no influence over. We cannot provide any guarantees for this third-party content. The provider or operator of the respective websites is responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time the links were set up. No illegal content was identified at the time the links were set up. If we become aware of any legal violations, we will immediately remove the link in question.

A judgement passed by the Regional Court of Hamburg on 12th May 1998 – 312 O 85/98 "Liability for links" – ruled that the author of a website is jointly responsible for the content of any pages connected to their website by links. According to the Regional Court, such responsibility can only be evaded if the author explicitly distances themselves from the content of linked pages. We – Wilhelm Vogel GmbH Antriebstechnik – hereby explicitly distance ourselves from the linked pages.

Purposes of personal data processing

We process the previously mentioned data in order to ensure our website's proper operation, to fulfil contractual obligations to our customers and/or to safeguard our legitimate interests.

For enquiries from you that fall outside an active customer relationship, we process the data for the purposes of sales and marketing. You can object to the use of your personal data for marketing purposes at any time.

Optional data submission

If you voluntarily provide us with data via forms and such data is not essential for the fulfilment of our contractual obligations, we process this data on the justified assumption that the processing and use of this data is in your interest.

Data recipients/transmission of data

Data that you provide to us is not generally transmitted to third parties. Specifically, your data will not be passed onto third parties for their marketing purposes.

We may, however, sometimes engage service providers for the operation of this website or for other products and services we offer. In this instance, it is possible that a service provider may become aware of your personal data. We take great care in selecting our service providers – especially with regard to data protection and data security – and ensure they take all the necessary data protection measures required for lawful data processing.

Data processing outside the European Union

If personal data is processed outside the European Union, please refer to the above statements.

Data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer.

You can contact them at the following address/e-mail address:

Wilhelm Vogel GmbH Antriebstechnik
- Datenschutzbeauftragter –
Stattmannstraße 1
72644 Oberboihingen

E-mail: datenschutz(at)vogel-antriebe.de

Your rights as a data subject

You have a right of access to the personal data that relates to you. You can contact us to request access to such data at any time.

For a new request of access that is not made in writing, please understand that we may request evidence from you that proves you are the person you claim to be.

You also have a right to rectification or erasure of data, or to restriction of processing to the legally entitled extent.

Finally, you also have a right to object to the processing within the framework of the legal provisions.

The framework of the data protection provisions also grants you a right to data portability.

Erasure of data

We generally erase personal data when there is no longer a requirement to continue storing it. Such requirements include, but are not limited to, the data still needed to fulfil contractual services, or to check warranty/guarantee claims in order to accept or reject them. In the case of legal retention obligations, erasure can only be considered upon expiry of the retention obligation in question.

Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

You have the right to lodge a complaint regarding the processing of personal data by us with a supervisory authority for data protection.

Changes to this privacy statement

We revise this privacy statement when changes are made to this website or in response to other events that make such revision necessary. You can always find the current applicable version on this website.

Last revised: 20th April 2020