CLAAS Industrietechnik GmbH (“CLAAS Industrietechnik”) takes the protection of personal data very seriously. We want you to know what data we collect, when we collect it and how it is used. We apply a range of technical and organisational measures to ensure compliance with privacy rules, both by CLAAS Industrietechnik itself, and by our external service providers.
All CLAAS Industrietechnik web activities are carried out in accordance with the applicable legal provisions on the protection of personal data and data security. CLAAS Industrietechnik takes precautions to protect personal data from loss, destruction, falsification, manipulation and unauthorised access. This document contains information on how your data is collected, processed and used.
I. Responsible entity for data processing operations
The responsible entity for this website is CLAAS Industrietechnik GmbH, Halberstädter Str. 15-19, 33106 Paderborn, Germany. See the legal notice for further information.
II. Data protection officer contact details
For any questions or comments on data protection, please contact our data protection officer at the following address:
CLAAS KGaA mbH
Data Protection Officer
D-33428 Harsewinkel, Germany
III. General information, log data
As a general rule, you can visit this website without telling us who you are. No personal data will be collected or saved in this situation.
Cookies and other tracking technologies are, however, used to process the log data that is automatically generated during your visit to the website. For further information on this, please see Section X., “Cookies”:
- An anonymous cookie ID, that cannot be linked to your IP address
- The operating system and web browser you are using and your screen resolution setting
- The date and time of your visit
- The websites you have visited from our site
- The website from where you are visiting us
IV. Collection, processing and use of personal data
“Personal data” refers to all information regarding an identified or identifiable natural person. An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by being linked to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of the natural person. This includes your name, address, telephone number and email address, for example.
We collect, process and/or use personal data only if you have provided it to us voluntarily, for example when setting up, entering content for or making changes to a contractual relationship between you and CLAAS Industrietechnik, or signing up for personalised services, or when submitting an enquiry to us via the website. Your personal data will also be used – solely with your prior consent – to send you advertising and market research material.
The next section of the document describes the services and contact channels CLAAS Industrietechnik uses when collecting, processing and using personal data. The purpose of processing the data is also explained.
Online applications for vacancies can be submitted via the CLAAS careers portal on the website. Specific privacy requirements apply to the processing of personal data in the context of job applications. Details of these requirements can be found on the CLAAS careers portal.
V. Deletion of personal data
CLAAS Industrietechnik processes and stores personal data only for the period necessary for the purpose, or if retention is mandatory under European directives and regulations or other laws and regulations applicable to the data controller. If the purpose of storage no longer applies, or upon expiry of the retention period required under a European directive or regulation or other applicable laws or regulations, the personal data is blocked as a matter of course, or deleted in accordance with legal provisions.
VI. Voluntary provision of personal data
If you provide data to us voluntarily, e.g. in forms, and this data is not required for the performance of our contractual obligations, we will process the data on the basis of the assumption that the processing and use of the data is in your interest.
VII. Storage of your personal data
Your information is stored by CLAAS Industrietechnik on specially protected servers. Through appropriate technical and organisational means, data on these servers is protected against loss, destruction, access, modification or sharing by unauthorised persons. Access to your data is restricted to a small number of authorised persons only. Such persons are responsible for the technical, business or editorial support of servers. Despite regular checks, however, it is not possible to guarantee complete protection against all possible risks.
The transfer of the CLAAS Industrietechnik website and your data entries on the internet is generally unencrypted. The possibility of third parties viewing and/or accessing the transferred data cannot therefore be excluded. CLAAS Industrietechnik recommends that you take this into account when deciding whether to send data over the internet, and what data to forward in this way.
VIII. Data recipients / passing on of data
As a general rule, data you provided to us is not passed on to third parties. In particular, your data is not passed on to third parties for their advertising purposes.
CLAAS Industrietechnik may, however, use service providers for the operation of these web pages or for other CLAAS Industrietechnik products. Personal data may come into the possession of a service provider in this context. We select our service providers carefully, particularly with regard to privacy and data security, and we take all steps required under privacy legislation to ensure legitimate data processing.
IX. Communication of data to a third country or to international organisations
No data is communicated to third countries (states outside the European Economic Area (EEA)).
Most web browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically. You can, however, deactivate the saving of cookies or configure your web browser to notify you when cookies are sent.
The analysis of user data is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR. The “interest” of CLAAS Industrietechnik as referred to in Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR is the operation of this website.
XI. etracker web analytics
This website uses etracker technology (www.etracker.com) to collect visitor behavior data. This data is collected anonymously to be used for marketing and optimization purposes. All visitor data is saved using an anonymous user ID and can be aggregated to a usage profile. Cookies may be used to collect and save this data, but the data remains strictly anonymous. The data will not be used to identify a visitor personally and are not aggregated with any personal data. The collection and storage of data may be refused at any time with respect to subsequent services. By confirming the link a cookie is stored on your device via your browser to prevent any further analysis. Please note, however, that you must click the above link again if you delete the cookies stored on your end device.
XII. Links to other websites
XIII. Data subject rights
You have the right to be informed of personal data regarding you under Art. 15 GDPR, the right to rectification under Art. 16 GPDR, the right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) under Art. 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing under Art. 18 GDPR, the right to data portability under Art. 20 GDPR and the right to object under Art. 21 GDPR.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)). The competent supervisory authority is the State Information Security and Privacy Office for North Rhine-Westphalia.
Your contact person for the above rights is the CLAAS Data Protection Officer.
If CLAAS Industrietechnik processes your personal data on the basis of your consent, you have the right to withdraw consent at any time, but this has no effect on the legitimacy of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent prior to its withdrawal.
This data policy will be reviewed whenever changes are made to the website or when a review is needed for other reasons. The current text of the policy is always available here.