Privacy policy

We look forward to your visit and your interest in our website www.zollern.com. The protection of your private data is a matter of course for us. We would therefore like to inform you below how we will process your personal data. The website www.zollern.com is an offer of ZOLLERN GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter referred to as Zollern).

Personal data are such data, which make the determination of their person possible. It does not matter whether the determination can be made on the basis of a single piece of information. The more information and data can be brought together, the more precisely the person can be identified. Personal data includes in particular the name, address, age, email address and telephone number of a person.

1. Collection, processing and storage of personal data by Zollern 

Zollern collects, processes and stores your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you have given your consent. We obtain this data in two ways: Either you have provided us with the data or we collect it when you use our services.

1.1 Data that you provide us

As a rule, you can use our website without providing us with any personal information directly. For some services, we may request personal information from you in order to process the service quickly and in a user-friendly manner or to provide the service at all. Detailed information on all services offered by customers on this website can be found under "Individual services of this privacy policy".

1.2 Data that we receive through your use of our services

Some data is collected automatically and for technical reasons when you visit our website. This data is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information will be collected without your intervention and stored until automated deletion:

  • The IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file
  • Web page from which access occurs (referrer URL)
  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider


We will process the data mentioned for the following purposes:

  • To ensure a smooth connection to the website,
  • To ensure a convenient use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system safety and stability.


The legal basis for data processing is art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. Our justified interest follows from the purposes listed above for the collection of data. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

2. Use of cookies

2.1 Explanation of Terms

Cookies" are small files that are automatically created by your browser and stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.). Cookies do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Cookies are used to store information that is generated in connection with the specific end device used. This does not mean that we will immediately become aware of your identity. The use of cookies serves to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. The following types of cookies can be distinguished.

Cookies are absolutely necessary for the operation of a website and are indispensable for navigating on it and using its functions. These cookies are not permanently stored on your computer or device and are deleted when you close your browser (session cookies).

Statistical, analytical, and performance cookies allow you to track and count the number of visitors and traffic sources to measure and improve website performance. They are also used to find out if certain pages have problems or errors, which pages are the most popular, and how visitors navigate the site. Analytical / performance cookies are deleted after a defined retention time.

Tracking cookies are used to track visits to and individual activities on websites. They serve to statistically record and evaluate the use of web pages. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

2.2 Use at customer's location 

We currently use the following cookies on our website for the following purposes:

 

Name of the cookiePurpose and function of cookiesExpiry date
fe_typo_userDetection of a possible loginEnd of session
be_typo_userDetection of a login in the backendEnd of session
cb-enabledRemember if the cookie notice has been accepted1 year
ga-disable-UA-78050736-1Will only be set if Google Analytics is disabled in the privacy statement31.12.2099


The data processed by cookies are necessary for the purposes mentioned to safeguard our legitimate interests pursuant to art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

You can use your browser to display the cookies available on your computer, to delete the existing cookies or to set up the configuration so that not all or no cookies are stored. Please note that some functions do not work or do not work correctly if you disable the setting of cookies.

3. Individual services


The measures listed and used by us are carried out on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a, b, or f GDPR (due to legitimate interest of the provider - lit. f; contractual or quasi-contractual basis - lit. b; or due to your consent - lit. a). With the measures we are implementing, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet needs and is continually optimised. On the other hand we use the measures in order to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer for you. These interests shall be deemed to be justified within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tools.

3.1 Google Analytics

To improve our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. IP anonymisation has been activated on this website so that the IP address of Google users within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area is truncated beforehand. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from 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 take advantage of the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and prevent Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link. The current link is https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout

If your browser does not support the opt-out plug-in (e.g. because you access our website from a smartphone or tablet) or if you do not want to install this plug-in, you can use this link to set a cookie that prevents the use of Google Analytics on these pages. Please note that this opt-out only works as long as you do not delete the cookies in your browser. To keep your opt-out settings even if you delete cookies, you can also install a plug-in. Additional information about this can be found here.

You can find additional information about data protection with Google Analytics here:  www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html and the general privacy policy of Google here: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/

3.2 Contact form

We offer you extensive personal support. If you contact us via the contact form, we will therefore collect your salutation, your title and your email address in order to be able to answer your enquiry quickly and individually. If you would like us to contact you by telephone, please let us know your telephone number. The data will only be used to answer your enquiry, not for a sales pitch or otherwise for advertising purposes.

3.3 Social media

We also offer you extensive personal support via our pages in social media (Xing) on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 sentence1 lit. f GDPR and the opportunity to stay in touch with us. These social media services themselves collect personal data, e.g. via your profile created there or via so-called social plug-ins, which are implemented in third party websites.

If you call up a website of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection with the servers of the respective companies. The content of the plug-ins is transmitted directly to your browser and integrated into the website. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data that the respective companies collect with the help of these plug-ins. We therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge:

By integrating the plug-ins, the respective companies receive the information that you have called up the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into one of the companies listed above, they can assign the visit to your account there. When you interact with the plug-ins, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your browser to the respective company and stored there. If you do not have an account with one of the above companies, they may still know and store your IP address.

It cannot therefore be ruled out that every visitor to our website may be recorded by the company listed above on the basis of the IP address and the URL accessed, even if the user does not click on the plug-ins and is not registered with the company with a user account. 

For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by these companies, as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy, please refer to the data protection information of:

Xing: https://www.xing.com/privacy

3.4 Career

Thank you for your interest in Zollern as an employer and for visiting our career portal https://www.zollern.com/en/company/career.html. The protection of your private data is a matter of course for us.
On our career portal you will find our job advertisements and can apply for them or simply send an unsolicited application - either by post or by email to jobs(at)zollern(dot)com. If no suitable position is available at the moment and you would like to receive further information about suitable positions, you can agree to your documents being stored longer (1 year). You can revoke this consent at any time and without stating reasons.

We do not pass on your data to third parties. If you have applied for a position within the Zollern Group, we will pass on your data to the company posting the job within the Zollern Group in order to carry out the application procedure.

3.5 Supplier portal

You can register online as a new supplier at Zollern on our supplier portal. You can apply as a supplier for our range of requirements by filling out the online form. Your application will automatically be forwarded to the responsible party in the purchasing department. We use the form to collect your company data and contact person data. The title, surname, first name, telephone number and email address as well as a login name are required for the registration.

As a registered supplier, you have the possibility, to maintain your supplier data (e.g. address, contact person) and documents (e.g. certificates), as well as to process enquiries from Zollern and to send quotations to Zollern.

The data will not be passed on to third parties. The supplier platform that we use is an online offer from our service provider, which processes your data on our behalf in accordance with the law and in a manner bound by contract.

3.6 Style guide

As a service provider for our external presence, you have the opportunity to obtain access to our style guide via our marketing department. Here you will find all information about the corporate identity of Zollern.

4. Processing of customer data

Zollern concludes various contracts (e.g. contracts with suppliers, system partners, service companies, repair processing) in order to fulfil their economic purpose. The collection of data and its processing serves to establish, implement and terminate the contractual relationship. The primary legal basis for this is art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR. Where necessary, we also process your data on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR in order to protect the legitimate interests of Zollern or third parties (e.g. authorities). This applies in particular within the group for purposes of group management, internal communication and other administrative purposes. In addition, the processing of personal data may be based on your consent.

4.1 Which data categories does Zollern use?

The processed categories of personal data include in particular your contact data (name of the company, address, surname and last name of a contact person, (mobile) telephone number, email address of the responsible contact person), as well as, depending on the purpose, your bank details and, if applicable, your VAT ID number.
We would like to draw your attention to the fact that within the scope of the respective contractual relationship you must provide personal and company-related data which is necessary for the establishment, performance and termination of the contractual relationship or service promise and their respective fulfilment or which we are legally obliged to collect.

4.2 How long will your data be stored?

We will delete your personal data as soon as it is no longer required for the aforementioned purposes or you have exercised your right of objection. After termination of the contractual relationship, your personal data will be stored as long as we are legally obliged to do so. This regularly results from legal obligations to provide evidence and to retain records, which are regulated in the German Commercial Code and the German Tax Code . The storage periods are then up to ten years. In addition, personal information may be retained for the period during which claims may be made against us (statutory limitation period of three or up to thirty years).

5. Your rights

Of course, you retain control over all personal data that you provide to us when visiting the website and using our services. You are entitled to the following rights, the claiming of which is free of charge for you.

5.1 Right to information

You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time.

5.2 Right to revoke consents given

You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future. In the event of revocation, we will delete the data concerned without delay, unless further processing can be supported by a legal basis for processing. The revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revoked.

5.3 Right of objection

If we process your personal data within the scope of a weighing of interests on the basis of our predominantly legitimate interest, you have the right at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to this processing with effect for the future.

If you utilise your right of objection, we will stop processing the respective data. However, we reserve the right to further processing if we can prove compelling reasons for the processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms, or if the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If we process your personal data for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising.

5.4 Right to data portability

You have the right to request a transfer of your personal data from us to another location.

5.5 Right to rectification, erasure or limitation of processing

You have the right to have your personal data corrected, deleted or its processing restricted.

5.6 Right of appeal

You have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority or to our data protection officer if you have a reason for complaint. If you wish to exercise any rights against our company, please contact the persons listed at the end of this privacy statement.

6. Duration of storage

The criterion for the duration of storing personal data is the respective legal retention period. After this period has expired, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted if they are no longer needed to achieve the required purposes.

7. Data security

We use the widely used SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed representation of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

8. Party responsible for data collection

If you would like information or if you would like correction, data portability, deletion, restriction of /objection to processing, please contact us at any time regarding your rights to data protection:

ZOLLERN GmbH & Co. KG
Data protection officer
72517 Sigmaringendorf, Germany
Germany
Email: privacy(at)zollern(dot)com
Telephone 07571 70 0


If you have any questions or complaints, you can contact the responsible data protection officer, privacy(at)zollern(dot)com or the competent supervisory authority, the state data protection officer for Baden-Württemberg, PO box 10 29 32, 70025 Stuttgart,