Privacy policy for website users of KERSTEN Elektrostatik GmbH

§ 1 Information on the collection of personal data

(1) General information

Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your personal data on the occasion of your visit to our homepage is of particular importance to the management of KERSTEN Elektrostatik GmbH. With the following information we give you an overview of the processing of your personal data by us and your rights from data protection. Personal data is all data which can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

If a person concerned wishes to make use of special services of our company via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If it is necessary to process personal data and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject. The processing is always carried out in accordance with the EU data protection basic regulation (DSGVO) and in compliance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to KERSTEN Elektrostatik GmbH.

KERSTEN Elektrostatik GmbH, as the person responsible for processing, has implemented technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed via this website is protected as completely as possible against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons. This also includes that your personal data is securely transmitted by us using encryption. We use the coding system TSL (Transport Layer Security).

Nevertheless, absolute protection cannot be guaranteed due to fundamental security gaps in Internet-based data transmissions.

(2) Person responsible for data processing

The person responsible in accordance with Art. 4 Para. 7 of the EU Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) and the applicable country-specific data protection regulations is

KERSTEN Elektrostatik GmbH
Walter-Knoell-Str. 3

D - 79115 Freiburg
Phone: +49 761 47944-0
Fax: +49 761 47944-99

You can reach our data protection officer by post at the above address with the addition - data protection officer - or by e-mail at:

(3) General information on data processing

We collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent necessary to provide a functional website and to present our contents and provide services. As a rule, the collection and use of personal data of our users only takes place with the user's consent. An exception is made in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for factual reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by legal regulations.

The following legal bases for the processing of your personal data come into question:

  • Processing Based on your consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a DSGVO) processing for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party. This also applies to processing operations which are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures (Article 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO)
  • Processing for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject (article 6 paragraph 1 letter c DSGVO)
  • Processing In cases where the vital interests of the data subject or of a natural person require the processing of personal data (Article 6 paragraph 1 letter d of the DPA)
  • processing for the purpose of protecting a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject outweigh the first-mentioned interest (Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f DSGVO). Legitimate interests can be in particular:
    • to deliver the contents of our website correctly;
    • to carry out statistical evaluations to check and optimise the website;
    • to provide the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack to the criminal prosecution authorities;
    • to answer inquiries and provide services and/or information intended for you;
    • the processing and transmission of personal data for internal or administrative purposes;
    • the prevention and detection of fraud and criminal offences;
    • ensuring the permanent operability of our information technology systems and the technology of our website with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company.

§ 2 Your rights

(1) Rights of data subjects

You can request information about the data stored about you at the above address (Art. 15 DSGVO). In addition, you can request a correction if we have stored incorrect personal data about you (Art. 16 DSGVO). In addition, under certain circumstances you can request the deletion of your data (Art. 17 DSGVO) or assert the right to object (Art. 21 DSGVO). You also have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data (Art. 18 DSGVO) and the right to have the data you have provided released (Art. 20 DSGVO). With regard to the right of information and the right to deletion, the restrictions according to §§ 34 and 35 BDSG apply.

If you believe that the processing of your personal data is contrary to the provisions of the Basic Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to contact your respective competent supervisory authority for data protection (Article 77 DSGVO in conjunction with Article 19 BDSG). In the case of Baden-Württemberg, this is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Königstrasse 10 a, 70173 Stuttgart.

If the processing of data is based on your consent, you are entitled to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time in accordance with Art. 7 DSGVO. Please note that the revocation is only effective for the future. Processing that took place before the revocation is not affected. Please also note that we may have to store certain data for a certain period of time in order to comply with legal requirements.

(2) Information on your right of objection under Article 21 DSGVO

1. Right of objection based on individual cases

You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 letter e of the DPA Regulation (data processing in the public interest) and Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f of the DPA Regulation (data processing based on a balancing of interests); this also applies to profiling within the meaning of Article 4 No. 4 of the DPA Regulation which is based on this provision.

If you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection and outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

2. Right to object to the processing of data for the purpose of direct marketing.

In individual cases, we process your personal data in order to carry out direct advertising. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising. If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes. The objection can be made in any form and should be addressed to:

In order to protect your rights, you are welcome to contact the contact details given in §1 number 2.

(3) Who gets my data?

Unless otherwise specified in the detailed descriptions of the offers, those departments within our company will have access to your data which need it to fulfil our contractual and legal Pflichten or to implement our legitimate interests. We will only pass on information about you outside the company if this is permitted or required by legal or official obligations to notify, if the passing on of information is necessary for processing and thus for the fulfilment of the contract or, at your request, for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, if we have your consent or if we are authorised to provide information.

If we use contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer, these have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions and are regularly checked. Your personal data is then processed on the basis of order processing contracts in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO and we ensure that the processing of personal data is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the DSGVO.

If we wish to use your data for advertising purposes, we will inform you in detail about the respective procedures below.

(4) How long will my data be stored?

Unless otherwise specified in the detailed descriptions of the offers, we process and store your personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfil our contractual and legal duties.

Your personal data is regularly deleted or blocked when it is no longer required for the fulfilment of contractual or legal duties, when you have exercised your right to deletion, when all mutual claims have been fulfilled and when there are no other legal storage obligations or legal grounds for justification for the storage.

§ 3 Collection of personal data when visiting our website

(1) Use of server log files

Each time a data subject or automated system accesses the website, a number of general data and information is recorded in log files. This includes an Internet protocol address (IP address), the browser types and versions used, the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), the sub-websites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, the date and time of access to the website and other similar data and information which serves to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO with the above-mentioned legitimate interests.

Temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to ensure that the website is delivered to the user's computer. For this purpose, the user's IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.

The storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. This is also based on our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose of its collection. In the case of the collection of data for the purpose of providing the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended. The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is necessary for the operation of the website. A further possibility for checking the log files exists if there is a justified suspicion of illegal use or a concrete attack on our website based on concrete evidence. Our legitimate interest in processing the data is here for the purpose of clarification and criminal prosecution of such attacks and unlawful use.

(2) Use of cookies

Cookies" are small files that are stored on the user's devices. Cookies can be used to store different information. The information can include, for example, the language settings on a website or the location where a video was viewed.

Cookies are usually also used when a user's interests or behaviour (e.g. viewing certain content, using functions, etc.) on individual web pages are stored in a user profile. Such profiles are used, for example, to show users content that corresponds to their potential interests. This procedure is also known as "tracking", i.e. the tracking of the potential interests of users. The term "cookies" also includes other technologies that perform the same functions as cookies (e.g., where user information is stored using pseudonymous online identifiers, also known as "user IDs").

Notes on legal bases:

The legal basis on which we process your personal data using cookies depends on whether we ask you for your consent. If this is the case and you consent to the use of cookies, the legal basis for processing your data is the declared consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). Otherwise, the data processed with the aid of cookies will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO), e.g. in the commercial operation of our online service and its improvement) or if the use of cookies is necessary to fulfil our contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO).

General information on revocation and objection (opt-out):

Irrespective of whether the processing is based on consent or legal permission, you have the possibility at any time to revoke a given consent or to object to the processing of your data by cookie technologies (collectively referred to as "opt-out"). You can initially declare your objection by means of the settings of your browser, e.g. by deactivating the use of cookies (although this may also restrict the functionality of our online service).

Processing of cookie data based on consent:

Before we process data within the scope of the use of cookies or have them processed, we ask users for their consent, which can be revoked at any time. Before consent has not been given, cookies will be used if necessary, which are necessary for the operation of our online offer. Their use is based on our interest and the interest of the users in the expected functionality of our online offer.

We use the following cookies on our homepage.

Technically required cookies (are always set)

  • cookieconsent_status
    Validity: 1 year
    Description: This cookie is used to save your settings regarding the setting of further to store analysis cookies on this website.

Analysis, statistics cookies (will only be set with your consent)

  • _ga
    Validity: 2 years
    Description: This cookie is used for Google Analytics (see §5 (1)) to help users to collection of information about page views. With this cookie we find out in which areas of the website there is a need for improvement. The _ga cookie does not enable us to identify users personally, as no personal data is collected.
  • _gat
    Validity: 1 minute
    Description: This cookie is used for Google Analytics (see §5 (1) to Monitor the demand rate on company servers. With this cookie we find out in which areas of the website there is room for improvement. The _gat cookie does not allow us to personally identify users, as no personal data is collected.
  • _gid
    Validity: 1 day
    Description: This cookie is used for Google Analytics (see §5 (1)) to distinguish users.

§ 4 Further functions and offers of our website

In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we offer various services which you can use if you are interested. To do so, you will usually have to provide additional personal data which we use to provide the respective service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

(1) Use of contact details

On our website, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail addresses provided. When using these addresses, the user's personal data transmitted with the e-mail is stored. The data is used exclusively for further conversation with you and will not be passed on to third parties. For the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail, there is a legitimate interest under Art.6 para.1 lit. f DSGVO.

If the purpose of the contact is the conclusion of a contract, the implementation of pre-contractual measures and, if necessary, the subsequent processing for the fulfilment of a contract must also include the legal basis for the processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

Personal data processed by us within the scope of a general contact inquiry by e-mail will only be stored until the respective correspondence has been completed. The conversation is terminated when it can be concluded from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

If you contact us by e-mail, you can of course object to the storage of your personal data at any time. In such a case the conversation cannot be continued.

(2) Collection and use of personal data in the application procedure

During the application process it is important to us to ensure the highest possible protection of your personal data. For this reason, all personal data collected and processed by us in the context of an application are protected against unauthorised access and manipulation by technical and organisational measures.

We process personal applicant data such as name, contact data, curriculum vitae, nationality, work permit, etc. for the selection or recruitment process in the interested party process with the aim of filling positions in the company.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is the establishment, execution and termination of a contractual relationship according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b, the fulfilment of a legal obligation according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c, as well as on the basis of your consent through the voluntary provision of data which are not absolutely necessary for the purpose (e.g. hobbies in the curriculum vitae).

In addition, processing is carried out legitimate by interests according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f:

  • to optimise our application processes,
  • to ensure compliance regulations, industry standards and contractual obligations,
  • to assert, exercise or defend legal claims,
  • as well as to avoid damage and/or liability of our company through appropriate measures.

After the respective purpose has been achieved, your data will be deleted, but before that it will be kept as long as it is necessary for the defence of legal claims or against possible AGG accusations. As a rule, this is 6 months. Particularly interesting applicants, who cannot be considered at the moment, are asked to agree to a longer-term storage (usually one year). If processing relevant to accounting, such as the reimbursement of travel expenses, the necessary data will be deleted in compliance with the statutory retention periods, which are usually 6 or 10 years.

If the application was successful and we can welcome you to our company on the basis of a contractual agreement, we will transfer the data collected during the application process to our personnel file.

§ 5 Web Analysis

(1) Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened 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 the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet.

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework 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 use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

Opt-out cookies prevent the future collection of your data when visiting this website. To prevent Universal Analytics from collecting data across multiple devices, you must opt-out on all systems in use. Click here to set the opt-out cookie:

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". This allows IP addresses to be processed in a shortened form, thus excluding the possibility of personal references. If the data collected about you contains a personal reference, this is immediately excluded and the personal data is immediately deleted.

We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, The legal basis for the use of Google Analy-tics is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO.

Information provided by the third party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dub-lin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User conditions:, overview of data protection:, and the data protection declaration:

This website also uses Google Analytics for a cross-device analysis of visitor flows, which is carried out using a user ID. You can deactivate the cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under "My data", "personal data".

§ 6 Use of Social-Media

(1) Integration of Google Maps

On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.

By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have called up the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned in the section "Use of server log files" of this declaration is transmitted. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the purpose of providing needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider's privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and possible settings to protect your privacy: Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield,