Privacy Statement

CLAAS Industrietechnik GmbH (in the following: “CLAAS Industrietechnik”) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. CLAAS Industrietechnik would like you to know which kind of data is collected and when, as well as how it is used by CLAAS Industrietechnik. CLAAS Industrietechnik implements technical and organisational measures to ensure that the data protection regulations are adhered to at CLAAS Industrietechnik and by the external service providers acting on behalf of CLAAS Industrietechnik.

All web activities by CLAAS Industrietechnik take place in compliance with the relevant laws for the protection of personal data and data security. CLAAS Industrietechnik takes precautions to protect personal data from loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorised access. The following Privacy Statement by CLAAS Industrietechnik informs you about the collection, processing and use of your data.

I. The controller is:

The controller for this website is CLAAS Industrietechnik GmbH, Halberstädter Str. 15-19, 33106 Paderborn.

Kindly refer to the Site Notice for further information.

II. Contacting the data protection officer

You may contact the data protection officer at the following address if you have questions or comments concerning data protection:

Data Protection Officer
Mühlenwinkel 1
33428 Harsewinkel
Email: datenschutz(at)

III. General information; log data

You may, as a rule, visit this website without disclosing to us who you are. No personal data is collected or stored in this case.
Nevertheless, cookies and other tracking technologies are used to automatically collect the following log data when you visit our website. Refer to Section X. “Cookies” for more information in this regard:

  • an anonymous cookie ID that does not permit any conclusions as to your IP address;
  • your operating system, web browser and screen resolution;
  • the date and time of your visit;
  • the pages you visited on our website; and
  • the website from which you accessed our own website.

IV. Collection, processing and use of personal data

Personal data means all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person. This includes e.g. your name, address, phone number or email.

Personal data is only collected, processed and/or used if you voluntarily disclose this information to us, e.g. to establish, structure or amend a contractual relationship between you and CLAAS Industrietechnik, to register for personalised services or if you send us an enquiry on our website. Personal data will otherwise only be used if you have given us your prior consent, e.g. to receive advertising and market research.

The following describes the services and contact channels through which CLAAS Industrietechnik collects, processes and uses personal data in connection with operating the website. It also informs you of the purposes of data processing.

You have the option to apply for a vacant position via the CLAAS Job Portal on this website. Separate data protection terms apply to the processing of personal data in the case of applications. Kindly refer to the CLAAS Job Portal for more information.

V. Erasure of personal data

CLAAS Industrietechnik processes and stores personal data concerning the data subject only for the period that is necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or where provided for by the European body issuing regulations and directives or in laws or regulations by another legislator to which the controller is subject. The personal data will be routinely blocked or erased in accordance with the statutory provisions if the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European body issuing regulations and directives or another competent legislator expires.

VI. Voluntary disclosure of personal data

When you voluntarily disclose data to us, e.g. in forms, and this data is not required for the performance of our contractual obligations, we will process this data based on our assumption that processing and use of this data is in your interests.

VII. Storage of personal data

CLAAS Industrietechnik stores your data on specially protected servers. They are protected by technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, alteration or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons. Only very few authorised persons have access to your data. They are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial support of the servers. Nonetheless, complete protection against all risks is not possible, despite regular checks.
Data transfers via the Internet from the website and your entries on the CLAAS Industrietechnik website are unencrypted as a rule. It is therefore impossible to exclude the possibility that third parties may become able to view and/or access the transferred data. CLAAS advises you to consider this aspect when deciding whether to transfer data via the Internet and which data you wish to transfer.

VIII. Recipients of data/transfer of your data

As a rule, we do not transfer to third parties data that you disclose to us. In particular, we do not transfer data to third parties for their marketing purposes.
CLAAS Industrietechnik may nevertheless use service providers to operate these web pages or for other products by CLAAS Industrietechnik. It is possible in this context that a service provider may acquire knowledge of personal data. We select our service providers carefully – especially in regard to data protection and security – and implement all measures required by data protection laws to ensure reliable data processing.

IX. Transfer of data to a third country or an international organisation

Data is not transferred to third countries (states outside the European Economic Area – EEA).

X. Cookies

CLAAS Industrietechnik uses cookies on its website. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer and saved in your Internet browser. Cookies are often used to improve the user friendliness and effective design of a web presence. CLAAS Industrietechnik uses session cookies that are deleted when you close your browser session. There are also some persistent cookies that CLAAS Industrietechnik can use to recognise you as a visitor.
Most Internet browsers are automatically configured to accept cookies. However, you can also disable the storage of cookies or adjust your Internet browser so that it notifies you as soon as cookies are sent.
Evaluation of user data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 point f) GDPR. The legitimate interest of CLAAS Industrietechnik as defined in Art 6 para. 1 point f) GDPR is to operate this website.


XI. etracker

CLAAS Industrietechnik uses services by etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany ( to analyse usage data. Cookies are used in this context that enable statistical analysis of how this website is used by the visitors and also display usage-based content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that the Internet browser can save on the user’s device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that would permit identification of a user.

The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker on behalf of the provider of this website exclusively in Germany and is therefore subject to the strict German and European data protection laws and standards. etracker has been independently audited in this regard, certified and awarded the ePrivacy data protection seal of approval.

Data processing is carried out on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 point f) (legitimate interest) set out in the EU General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR). Our legitimate interest is the optimisation of our website and web presence. The privacy of our visitors is particularly important to us, so the IP address is anonymised by etracker at the earliest opportunity and login or device identifiers are converted to a unique key at etracker, but not assigned to a person. No other use, association with other data or transfer to third parties is carried out by etracker.

You may object at any time to this form of data processing insofar as it concerns a particular person. Your objection has no adverse consequences for you.


For more information about data protection at etracker, click here.


XII. Links to other websites

The website may contain links to pages by other providers to which this Privacy Statement does not apply. You are advised when leaving our website to carefully check the privacy policies in place on the linked websites that collect personal data.

XIII. Rights of the data subject

You have the right to information about the personal data concerning you according to Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification according to Art. 16 GDPR, the right to erasure according to Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 GDPR, the right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR as well as the right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Sec. 19 German Data Protection Act (BDSG)). The competent supervisory authority is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in North Rhine-Westphalia.
The contact person for the aforementioned rights is the data protection officer at CLAAS Industrietechnik.

XIV. Consent

Insofar as CLAAS Industrietechnik processes your personal data on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time without affecting the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until the time of its withdrawal.

XV. Changes to this Privacy Statement

We will revise this Privacy Statement in the event of changes to the website or other occasions that make this necessary. For the most recent version, click here.