Privacy policy

Privacy Policy for the website of:
Kählig Antriebstechnik GmbH


Privacy policy

1. Out of respect for your privacy

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in Kählig Antriebstechnik and its products. The protection of your privacy when processing personal data and the security of all business data is a significant concern for us, which we consider in our business processes. We process personal data confidentially and by legal requirements.

Data protection and information security are part of our corporate policy. Below we inform you about how we handle your data. However, if you still have questions about data protection or would like further information after reading the data protection information, please get in touch with us.

The following information provides a simple overview of what happens to your data when you visit this website. Personal data is any data that can be used to identify you personally.

2. Responsible party

The controller is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses or similar).

The responsible party for data processing on this website is:

Kählig Antriebstechnik GmbH
Pappelweg 4
30179 Hanover

Telephone: +49 (0) 511 674 93 – 0

3. Data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

Kählig Antriebstechnik GmbH
Pappelweg 4
30179 Hanover

Telephone: +49 (0) 511 674 93 – 20

Any data subject may contact our data protection officer directly with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.


4. Collection, processing and use of personal data, data processing and storage

4.1 Categories of data processed

Communication data (e.g. name, telephone number, email address, address and IP address) are processed.

4.2 Principles

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data is data by which you can be identified personally. This privacy policy explains what data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for which purpose this is done.

We want to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating by email) can have security gaps. Complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

We collect, process and use personal data (including IP addresses) only if there is a legal basis for doing so or if you have given us your consent in this regard, e.g. in the context of registration.

4.3 Processing purposes and legal bases

We and service providers commissioned by us process your data for the following processing purposes:

4.3.1 Provision of this online offer and use of this website

Legal basis: overriding legitimate interest on our part in direct marketing, insofar as this is done following data protection and competition law requirements (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO).

4.3.2 Contact form

Legal basis: Overriding interest in marketing and improving our products and services, insofar as this is done according to data protection and competition law requirements or for contract performance or consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) and a) DSGVO).

4.4 Hosting

A hoster carries out data processing on this website.

When visiting the website, technical data, such as the internet browser, the operating system, or the page view time, are collected by our IT systems. This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter this website.

4.4.1 What do we use your data for?

When you call up this website, some of the data is collected to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data may be used to analyse your user behaviour.

4.4.2 Hosting and Content Delivery Networks (CDN)

As already mentioned, this website is hosted by an external service provider (hoster). The personal data collected on this website is stored on the hoster’s servers. The data includes IP addresses, contact requests, meta and communication data, contact details, names, website accesses and other data generated via a website.

The hoster is used to fulfil contracts with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO) and for our overriding legitimate interest in ensuring trouble-free operation of our website and improving our offering (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO).

Our hoster will only process your data to the extent necessary to fulfil its service obligations and will follow our instructions regarding this data. We use the following hoster:

domainfactory GmbH
Oskar-Messter-Str. 33
85737 Ismaning

We have concluded an order processing contract with our hoster.

4.4.3 Initiating contact of the customer/ supplier by email

If you initiate business contact with us by email, we collect your personal data (name, email address, message text) only to the extent provided by you. The data processing serves the purpose of processing and answering your contact request. Suppose the contact helps the implementation of pre-contractual measures (e.g. consultation in case of interest in the purchase, preparation of an offer) or concerns a contract already concluded between you and us. In that case, this data processing is carried out based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO. Suppose the contact is made for other reasons. In that case, this data processing is carried out based on Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO from our overriding legitimate interest in processing and responding to your request. In this case, you have the right to object to this processing based on Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. We will only use your email address to process your request. Your data will then be deleted in compliance with statutory retention periods unless you have consented to further processing and use.

4.5 Duration of storage and retention

Unless a more specific storage period has been specified within this data protection declaration, your data will remain with us until the purpose for processing the data no longer applies. If you assert a legitimate request for deletion or revoke consent for data processing, your data will be deleted unless we have other legally permissible reasons for storing your data. E.g. retention periods under tax or commercial law; in the latter case, the data will be deleted after these reasons cease to apply.

4.6 Encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection because the address line of the browser changes from “HTTP://” to “HTTPS://” and by the lock symbol in your browser line. If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, third parties cannot read the data you transmit to us.

5. Cookies

5.1 Use of cookies

Our website uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files and do not cause any damage to your terminal device. They are stored either temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or permanently (permanent cookies) on your end device. Session cookies are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Permanent cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself or if your web browser automatically deletes them.

In some cases, cookies from third-party companies may also be stored on your terminal device when you enter our site (third-party cookies). These enable us or you to use certain services of the third-party company (e.g. cookies for processing payment services).

Cookies have various functions. Many cookies are technically necessary, as certain website functions would not work without them (e.g. the shopping cart function or videos display). Other cookies are used to evaluate user behaviour or display advertising.

Cookies that are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process (essential cookies) or to provide certain functions that you have requested (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or to optimise the website (e.g. cookies to measure the web audience) are stored based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO unless another legal basis is specified. The website operator has a legitimate interest in keeping cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. If consent to the storage of cookies has been requested, the storage of the cookies in question is based exclusively on this consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO); approval can be revoked at any time.

You can set your browser to be informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Insofar as cookies are used by third-party companies or for analysis purposes, we will inform you separately about this within the framework of this data protection declaration and, if necessary, request your consent.

5.2 Cookie consent with Usercentrics

This website uses the cookie consent technology of Usercentrics to obtain your consent to store certain cookies on your terminal device or to use certain technologies and to document this following the data protection law.

The technology provider is Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 Munich, Germany, website: (hereafter “Usercentrics”).

When you enter our website, the following personal data is transferred to Usercentrics:

  • Your consent(s) or revocation of your consent(s)
  • Your IP address
  • Information about your browser
  • Information about your terminal device
  • Time of your visit to the website

Furthermore, Usercentrics stores a cookie in your browser to assign the consent(s) given or their revocation to you. The data collected in this way is kept until you request us to delete it, delete the Usercentrics cookie yourself or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory legal storage obligations remain unaffected.

Usercentrics is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of specific technologies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) DSGVO.

You can access Usercentrics by clicking on the fingerprint in the lower-left corner of the screen. Here you can see the overview of the tracking technologies used under Services. By clicking on the slider by the cookies, you can consent or decline the processing. You also have the option to view more information about the respective tool by clicking on the downward arrow next to the passage.

5.3 Turning off all cookies

If you would like to disable all cookies, please go to your browser settings and disable the setting of cookies.

Using the fingerprint embedded at the bottom left of the screen, you can object to the processing by the tools embedded on the website. You must click on the sliders or click on the “Refuse” button to do this.

6. Analysis tools

6.1 Plug-ins and tools

Plug-ins are small additional programs that extend the functions of advertising applications and desktop programs. If you install a plug-in, the respective software receives a new or different function. The tools and plug-ins we are using increase the website’s user-friendliness and ensure that the desired information reaches you.

6.1.1 Contractual basis with Google

There is no longer a good decision by the EU Commission for the USA. The data transfer is based on the EU standard contractual clauses concluded between Google and Kählig Antriebstechnik GmbH. Google’s privacy policy can be viewed at:

For the European area, the company Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland with the parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, the USA responsible for all subsequent Google services.

6.1.2 Google Maps

We integrate the maps of the service “Google Maps” from Google. Google Maps allows us to show you locations and thus adapt our services to your needs. For Google Maps to fully provide its service, the company must record and store data from you. The data includes, among other things, the search terms entered, your IP address and also the latitude or longitude coordinates.

However, the processed data, particularly the IP address, is not collected without your consent, according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit a) DSGVO (usually executed in the context of the settings of their mobile devices). You can also manually delete the Google account from the history at any time.

Please see the website for Google’s privacy policy and your opt-out option:; Privacy policy:; Opt-out option: Opt-out plug-in:, Settings for the display of advertising:

6.1.3 Google Fonts

This site uses Google Fonts for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly. For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google’s servers. The connection enables Google to know that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

For more information on Google Fonts, please see the Google Fonts privacy policy at:

6.1.4 Google reCAPTCHA

We use the reCAPTCHA service of Google LLC (hereafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our website. If you have your habitual residence in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is your data controller. Google Ireland Limited is, therefore, the company affiliated with Google that is responsible for processing your data and complying with applicable data protection laws.

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to verify whether the data input on our website (e.g. in contact forms) is made by a human or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the study, reCAPTCHA evaluates different information (e.g. IP address, time spent by the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google and may also be transmitted to the USA.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not notified that an analysis is taking place.

The storage and analysis of the data are based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web offers from abusive automated spying and spam. If a corresponding consent is requested, the processing is based exclusively on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO; the consent can be revoked at any time.

6.1.5 Google Ajax

This website uses Google Ajax. Google Ajax is a content delivery network from Google (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). The technology used is the Javascript library jQuery.

The purpose is to improve the loading speed of our website to provide you with a better user experience. There is a chance that you have already used jQuery on another page from Google CDN. In that case, your browser can fall back to the cached copy, and it doesn’t need to be downloaded again. If your browser does not have a cached copy or is downloading the file from the Google CDN for some other reason, data from your browser will again be transferred to Google Inc. (“Google”). The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest, according to Art. 6 para.1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interests lie in the purposes mentioned above.

Insofar as data is processed outside the European Economic Area / the EU, where there is no level of data protection corresponding to the European standard, Google uses standard contractual clauses according to its information. You can find more information on the handling of your data in google’s privacy policy:

6.1.6 Gstatic

On our website, a web service of Google (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, 4 Dublin, Ireland) (hereafter: Gstatic) is reloaded. This may result in the transfer of personal data to Gstatic. The purpose of data processing is to reduce bandwidth usage and increase network performance. The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in the error-free presentation of our website and the increase in network performance to provide visitors to our site with a better user experience. Your data will be deleted after the purpose has ceased to apply.

For further information on the handling of your data, please refer to Gstatic’s privacy policy:

6.1.7 SalesViewer

When you access our virtual showroom, data is collected and stored for marketing, market research, and optimisation using SalesViewer technology, SalesViewer GmbH (Huestraße 30, 44787 Bochum, Germany). From this data, usage profiles can be created under a pseudonym. For this purpose, so-called tracking scripts are used to collect company-related data.

The data collected with these technologies will not personally identify the visitor to this website without the separately granted consent of the person concerned. They will not be merged with personal data about the bearer of the pseudonym.

The data collection and storage can be objected to at any time with effect for the future by visiting the link: to prevent the collection by SalesViewer within this website in the future. In doing so, an opt-out cookie for this website will be placed on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.

Salesviewer GmbH is headquartered in Bochum, Germany, and assures 100% DSGVO compliance. You can view this assurance at

On this website, SalesViewer GmbH’s SalesViewer technology is used to collect and store data for marketing, market research and optimisation purposes based on the legitimate interests of the respective website and showroom operator (Art. 6 para.1 lit f) DSGVO).

For this purpose, a javascript-based code is used to collect company-related data and the corresponding usage. The data collected using this technology is encrypted using a non-reversible one-way function (known as hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymised and not used to identify the visitor of this website personally.

6.1.8 Userlike Live Chat

For our customer communication, we use the live chat plug-in Userlike. Userlike is software created by Userlike UG (haftungsbeschränkt), Deisterweg 7, 51109 Cologne, Germany. Userlike uses “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable a personal conversation in the form of a real-time chat. The live chat plug-in sets the Userlike cookie to help the live chat, keep the chat open while browsing and assign it to the same operator. The information about your usage and related data of the live chat is collected, stored and processed on servers of Userlike in Germany. For more information, please refer to the privacy policy of Userlike UG (haftungsbeschränkt):

The data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) DSGVO and is in the interest of simplifying and improving communication with you.

7. Use of social media links

We maintain online presences within social networks and process user data in this context to communicate with users actively or offer information about us.

We want to point out that user data may be processed outside the European Union. The processing may result in risks for the users because, for example, it could make it more difficult to enforce the users’ rights.

Furthermore, user data is usually processed within social networks for market research and advertising purposes. For example, usage profiles can be created based on the users’ usage behaviour and resulting interests. The usage profiles can be used, for example, to place advertisements within and outside the networks that presumably correspond to the users’ interests. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users’ computers, in which the user behaviour and interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, data may also be stored in the usage profiles irrespective of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them). Detailed information on these analysis programs is explained below.

In the footer of our website, you will find the icons to the services Facebook, Instagram and YouTube. These are just hyperlinks. If you click on one of these graphics, you will be forwarded to the respective service. Your user information will only then be forwarded.

Legal basis: The processing is carried out following Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO based on our legitimate interest in the functionality of our website.

After you click on the link, a connection to the respective social media platform is established. If you are logged into a social media account at this time, a connection to your account is possible. If you do not want such a connection, please log out of the respective account. However, we would like to point out that we cannot rule out the possibility that personal data may nevertheless be collected by the operators of the social media platforms.

Please refer to the data protection information of the respective service provider to find out which specific data is collected and how it is used:





Stored cookies remain on your terminal device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

We do not influence your data storage period, which the operators of the social networks store for their purposes. For details, please contact the operators of the social networks directly (e.g. in their privacy policy, see above).

For all social media channels mentioned below, the provision of your data is voluntary. Without providing your data, we cannot grant you access to our offered content and services.

You can revoke your consent to store your data via the respective social media accounts at any time with effect for the future. You can notify us of your revocation at any time using the contact option provided at the beginning of this privacy notice.

7.1 Insights through social media channels

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling for this data processing. However, we have insights into various categories of the respective social media channels for a selectable time.

We, therefore, have no way of identifying you personally or assigning you to your account. We process the anonymised and aggregated data based on our legitimate interest, according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f). Our legitimate interest is to evaluate the anonymised data and to be able to improve our offer.

The generated visitor statistics are transmitted to us exclusively in anonymised form. We use this data, which is available in aggregated form, to make our posts and activities on our social media channels more attractive. However, we do not have access to the underlying data in each case. It applies to this data that it does not fall within the scope of the DSGVO due to its anonymisation.

7.1.1 Facebook Insights

With Insights, Facebook offers an analytics tool that we use to collect anonymised data to align our Facebook posts and activities more closely with the interests of our target group.

For a selectable time as well as for each of the following categories, we have insight into the following information:

  • Reach of the Facebook page
  • “Like” count for Facebook page
  • Most successful posts (reach)
  • “Like” count, number of comments, number of shared content, number of link clicks, reactions to content
  • Age and gender of the target group
  • Top cities of the target group
  • Leading countries of the target group

7.1.2 Instagram Insights

Insights are Instagram’s free analytics tool, which we use to view statistics about our profile with our business account.

For a selectable time and each of the following categories, we have insight into the following statistics:

  • Reach of the Instagram page
  • Total number of subscribers
  • New subscribers
  • Terminated subscriptions
  • Number of accounts reached
  • Number of accounts that interacted
  • Age and gender of the target audience
  • Top cities of the target group
  • Leading countries of the target group
  • Most active times of the target group (hours and days)
  • Number of impressions
  • Number of profile views
  • Number of “tapped on the email button
  • Number “tapped on the call button”
  • Engagement rate, impressions, clicks, reactions, comments and tags

7.1.3 Xing analysis tool

Currently, we use the standard employer profile and thus only have insight into part of the reach of our company profile. We can view the following information for self-determined time periods:

  • Number of new visitors from logged in members
  • Total number of page visits in the selectable time
  • Number of new followers added
  • Total number of followers
  • New employer of choice markers
  • Total number of employer of choice markers

As soon as our Xing profile is switched to an Employer Branding profile to be paid for, all content of the analysis tool will be unlocked. We currently do not use the employer branding profile.

7.1.4 YouTube Analytics

We use YouTube Analytics to keep track of the performance of our channel and our videos based on current metrics and reports.

Here, the following metrics are recorded and viewed by us:

  • Views by video
    • Total views
    • Playback time in hours
    • Average playback time
    • Number of impressions
    • Click-through rate of impressions in per cent
  • Calls by access source
    • Channel pages
    • Youtube search
    • External
    • Breakdown
    • Video suggestions
    • Playlist page
  • Views by region
  • Age and gender of viewers
  • Views by date
  • Subscription status
  • Subscription source
  • Type of device through which the video was accessed
  • Playback location
    • YouTube playback pages
    • Embedded in external websites and apps
    • YouTube channel pages
  • The operating system through which the video was accessed
  • Use of translations and which
  • Subtitles and which ones were used
  • Shared content by service with which it was shared

Again, this data is only presented to us in an anonymised manner.

7.2 Linking to Facebook

Our website links to services of the social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When you visit our website, no data is transmitted to Facebook, as no plug-ins from Facebook are integrated.

However, when you click on a Facebook link or Facebook button, you are taken to Facebook, and then data is collected by Facebook.

For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the privacy notices of Facebook and our privacy policy for the Facebook fan page.

Suppose you are a Facebook member and do not want Facebook to collect data about you and link it to your membership data stored on Facebook. In that case, you must log out of Facebook before clicking on a Facebook link or a Facebook button. However, your data may also be collected under certain circumstances if you are not logged in or have no Facebook account.

7.2.1 Facebook fan page

Jointly responsible for this Facebook page within the meaning of the EU DSGVO and other data protection regulations are Facebook Ireland Ltd. (hereafter “Facebook”) 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour Dublin 2 Ireland and Kählig Antriebstechnik GmbH.

The purpose of the Facebook fan page, under processing the user’s personal data, is to draw the user’s attention to our services/products on time and get in touch. This is our legitimate interest. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO.

You can use our Facebook page without revealing your Facebook identifier. When you access the interactive functions of the page (like, comment, share, news, etc.), a Facebook login screen appears. After any login, you will again be recognisable to Facebook as a specific user. Information on managing or deleting information about you can be found on the following Facebook support pages:

When you visit our Facebook page, Facebook collects, among other things, the user’s IP address and additional information that is present in the form of cookies on the user’s PC. This information is used to provide statistical information about the use of the Facebook page.

Facebook processes personal data for advertising, creating user-profiles and market research. In what way Facebook uses data from visits to Facebook pages for its purposes, to what extent activities on the Facebook page are assigned to individual users and whether data from a visit to the Facebook page is passed on to third parties is not conclusively and clearly stated by Facebook and is not known to us.

When you access a Facebook page, the IP address assigned to your end devices is transmitted to Facebook. According to Facebook, this IP address is anonymised (for “German” IP addresses) and deleted after 90 days. Facebook also stores information about the end devices of its users (e.g. as part of the “login notification” function); if necessary, this enables Facebook to assign IP addresses to individual users. If you are currently logged in to Facebook as a user, there are cookies on your end device, i.e. small text files stored on the user’s end devices. If the user is logged in on their Facebook profile, cross-device data is stored and analysed.

The data enables Facebook to track that you visited this page and how you used it. As stated above, this also applies to all other Facebook pages. Via Facebook buttons embedded in websites, Facebook can record your visits and assign them to your Facebook profile. Based on this data, content or advertising can be tailored to you and offered.

If you want to avoid this, you should log out of Facebook or deactivate the “stay logged in” function, delete the cookies on your device and exit and restart your browser. In this way, Facebook information through which you can be directly identified will be deleted.

7.2.2 Information and right to object

Facebook describes in general terms which information they receive and how it is used in their data policy: You have a right to object; to exercise this right, please get in touch with Facebook.

If you no longer wish to have the data processing described here in the future, please cancel the connection of your user profile to our site by using the functions “I no longer like this page” and or “Do not subscribe to this page”.

The data collected about you will be processed by Facebook Ltd, the US parent company of Facebook Ireland Ltd, and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union.

7.3 Online presence on Instagram

As the operator of the Instagram page, Kählig Antriebstechnik is jointly responsible with the social network Instagram (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland) within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO. Instagram uses the same systems and technologies like Facebook. When you call up web pages of our website that have an integrated Instagram function, data is transmitted to Instagram, stored and processed. Since we have not integrated an Instagram plug-in, but only a link to Instagram on the website, data transmission to Instagram only occurs when you actively click on the link or icon. Thus your data is processed across all Facebook companies. The terms of use of Instagram are authoritative. We would like to point out that you use this Instagram page and its functions on your responsibility. This applies in particular to the use of interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing).

The legal basis for the lawfulness of data processing on the Instagram page is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is to promptly make the user aware of our services/products and get in touch.

Instagram users can influence the extent to which their user behaviour may be recorded when visiting our Instagram page under the settings for advertising preferences. Further options are provided by the Facebook and Instagram settings under account privacy or the right to object form. The processing of information by means of the cookie used by Facebook can also be prevented by not allowing cookies from third-party providers or those from Instagram in your browser settings.

If you want to delete your data on Instagram completely, you must permanently delete your Instagram account. Information on how Facebook handles personal data on Instagram can be found in their privacy policy at Instagram Privacy Policy:

7.4 Online presence on Xing

If you are logged into your Xing account and visit our social media presence, Xing can assign this visit to your user account. However, your data may also be collected under certain circumstances if you are not logged in or have no Xing account. In this case, this data collection takes place, for example, via cookies that are stored on your terminal device or by recording your IP address. With the help of the data collected, Xing can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, XING can show you interest-based advertising inside and outside of Xing. If you have an account on Xing, the interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices you are logged in or have been logged in. Please also note that we cannot track all processing on Xing. Therefore, additional processing operations may be carried out by Xing. For details, please refer to Xing’s terms of use and privacy policy.

Legal basis: The processing is carried out following Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO, based on our legitimate interest of contact possibilities to our customers. The analysis processes initiated by Xing may be based on different legal bases to be specified by Xing (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO).

Please refer to the data protection information mentioned above of Xing to find out which specific data is collected and how it is used: Recipients of the data are employees of the IT department of your own company and Xing.

After the end of the purpose and the use of Xing by us, the data collected in this context will be deleted.

7.5 Online presence on YouTube

We use the video platform YouTube, which is operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“YouTube”). YouTube is a platform that enables the playback of audio and video files.

All data stored when using YouTube converge in the Google account.

YouTube does not have a privacy policy. The privacy policy for the use of YouTube is Google’s privacy policy, as is the case for all Google services. See the policy: According to this policy, the information stored includes the personal data that each user enters during registration or even later in his account. We only see usernames and the names of YouTube channels.

In addition, however, large amounts of information are obtained by analysing the use of Google services. The data includes data on location, IP addresses and devices used.

If you watch a video on our YouTube channel, data is also transmitted to YouTube as the responsible party. According to its privacy policy, Google, and thus YouTube, uses the collected data primarily to provide and improve its services. “Improvement” in this context mainly means personalisation.

If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not want the association with your profile on YouTube, you must log out of your Google account before clicking on our YouTube icon on our website or before clicking on our YouTube videos. However, your data may also be collected under certain circumstances if you are not logged in or have no YouTube or Google account. YouTube stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and or the needs-based design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and inform other social network users about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to creating these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this.

Settings for data protection on YouTube must therefore be made in the Google account. With the “My data on YouTube” function, you can better understand and control what data is stored and how YouTube and Google use it. Using the feature, you can quickly access YouTube’s privacy settings and learn more about how YouTube processes data like your search and playback history. The activities in your history are private and are used to help you get the most out of the platform. For example, you will be shown which videos you have already watched, and thus you will get appropriate recommendations and search results. You can delete specific videos from your playback history and search queries from your search history, as well as pause or completely delete the playback and search history. Videos you have deleted from your history will no longer affect video recommendations, and deleted searches will no longer appear as suggestions in the search bar.

We are not responsible for the processing of this data by YouTube.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) (f), our overriding legitimate interest. We use our YouTube channel because of the more attractive presentation of our products and our company. In addition, this contributes positively to our mission statement.

8. Your rights as a data subject and right of appeal

Please use the information in the “Contact” section to assert your rights. In doing so, please ensure that we can identify you.

8.1.1 Right to information and disclosure

You have the right to receive information free of charge at any time about the origin, recipients and purpose of your processed and stored personal data.

8.1.2 Restriction of processing and right of correction and deletion

You also have a right to request the correction or deletion of this data. In addition, you have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your data under certain circumstances. Insofar as the legal requirements are met, you may request that your data be completed or deleted. This does not apply to data required for billing and accounting purposes or is subject to the legal obligation to retain data. However, if access to such data is not needed, its processing will be restricted.

8.1.3 Data portability

Insofar as the legal requirements are met, you may request that data you have provided to us be transferred in a structured, common and machine-readable format or – insofar as technically possible – that the data can be transferred to a third party.

8.1.4 Revocation of consent

If you have given your consent to data processing, you may revoke this consent at any time in the future.

8.1.5 Objection to data processing on the legal basis of “legitimate interest

You have the right to object to data processing by us at any time, insofar as this is based on the legal basis of “legitimate interest”. We will stop processing your data unless legal requirements conflict with this, or we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for further processing, which would outweigh your rights.

8.1.6 Objection to direct advertising

Suppose your data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing. In that case, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing. If you object, your data will subsequently no longer be used for direct advertising (objection according to Article 21 (2) DSGVO).

8.1.7 Right of complaint to the supervisory authority

Furthermore, you have the right to complain about the competent supervisory authority. For this purpose, you can contact the data protection supervisory authority responsible for your place of residence or federal state or the data protection supervisory authority responsible for us in the form of Lower Saxony. The home address is: P.O. Box 221 in 30002 Hannover or by email:

8.2 Contact

You can contact us at any time concerning this and other questions on the subject of data protection. You can reach us under “Person responsible”. To report data protection incidents, please send an email to the following address:

For suggestions and complaints regarding the processing of your data, we recommend that you contact our data protection officer. Please refer to “Data protection officer”.

9. Handling of applicant data

We offer you the opportunity to apply for a job with us (e.g. by email, by post or via an online application form). In the following, we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your data collected during the application process. We assure you that your data will be processed following applicable data protection law and all other statutory provisions and that your data will be treated in strict confidence.

9.1 Extent and purpose of data collection

If you send us an application, we will process your associated personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes taken during interviews, etc.) to the extent that this is necessary to decide on establishing an employment relationship. The legal basis for this is Art. 88 DSGVO in conjunction with. § 26 BDSG and, if applicable, Art. 6 (1) lit. b) DSGVO for the initiation or implementation of contractual relationships. The processing may also take place electronically. Furthermore, we may process personal data from you if necessary to fulfil legal obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c) DSGVO) or for the defence of asserted legal claims against us. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para.1 lit. f) DSGVO. The legitimate interest is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz (AGG). If you give us express consent to process personal data for specific purposes, the lawfulness of this processing is based on your consent according to Art. 6 para.1 lit. a) DSGVO. Consent given can be revoked at any time, with effect for the future.

If you have consented to more extended storage of your data, we will store it following your declaration of consent. If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be kept in our data processing systems based on Section 26 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and Article 6 (1) b) of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) to implement the employment relationship or, insofar as this is necessary for the implementation or termination of the employment relationship or for exercising or fulfilling the rights and obligations of the employee representative body resulting from a law or a collective agreement, a works agreement or a service agreement (collective agreement).

We do not store the applications temporarily but send them directly to the HR department via TLS 1.3 encryption, and they are stored on the company’s email server. The mail dispatch takes place via Microsoft Outlook via Microsoft Exchange.

9.2 Retention period for applicant data

If we are unable to make you a job offer, if you reject a job offer or if you withdraw your application, we reserve the right to retain the data you have provided based on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 (1) f) DSGVO) for up to 6 months from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application). The data will then be deleted and the physical application documents destroyed. This storage serves in particular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is apparent that the data will be required after the 6-month period has expired (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), the data will not be deleted until the purpose for persistent storage no longer applies.

More extended storage may also take place if you have given your consent (Art. 6 (1) a) DSGVO) or if legal storage obligations prevent deletion.

9.3 Inclusion in the applicant pool

If we do not make you a job offer, it may be possible to include you in our applicant pool. If you are accepted, all documents and information from your application will be transferred to the applicant pool so that we can contact you in the event of suitable vacancies.

Inclusion in the applicant pool is exclusively based on your express consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) DSGVO). The provision of consent is voluntary and is not related to the current application process. The data subject may revoke their consent at any time. In this case, the data from the applicant pool will be irrevocably deleted unless there are legal reasons for retention.

The data from the applicant pool will be irrevocably deleted no later than one year after consent has been given.

10. Modification of the data protection notice

We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures. In these cases, we will also adjust our data protection notice accordingly. Therefore, please refer to the current version of our data protection notice.

Closing word

The subject of data protection is of great importance to Kählig Antriebstechnik GmbH. If you have any questions or comments on the topic of data protection or the handling of your data, please feel free to contact us.


Telephone: +49 (0) 511 674 93 – 20

Lukas Hamer
Data protection officer
+49 (0) 511 674 93 – 20

Kählig Antriebstechnik GmbH
Pappelweg 4
30179 Hannover

Headquarter Hannover
+49 (0) 511 674 93 – 0

Kählig Antriebstechnik GmbH
Pappelweg 4
30179 Hannover

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