Hirschmann MCS WIKA Mobile Control GmbH & Co. KG

Data privacy statementin accordance with § 5 of the German tele-media law

In general, WIKA Mobile Control GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter referred to as "WIKA Mobile Control" or "we") acts according to data avoidance and minimization principles. This means, we try to collect, process and use as few personal information as possible.

So that you can feel fine with respect to the handling of your personal data, we make transparent to you what happens to the accumulated data and what security measures are taken on our part. We will also let you know what your legal rights are in connection with the treatment of these data.


1. Automatically generated data

Our website can generally be visited without entering any personal data. We just collect the data supplied by your internet service provider. This includes the name of your provider, your IP address, the type of browser you use and your operating system as well as visited websites incl. any search terms and the websites from which you visit our website. In these cases, data is processed anonymously, which makes it impossible for us to relate the data to your person (= identification). An evaluation is only carried out for statistical purposes. The personal data provided by you are generally used only within the WIKA Group.

We hereby expressly prohibit the use of the contact data published as part of our duty to publish an imprint for the purpose of sending us any advertising or informational materials that we have not expressly requested. The operators of the websites expressly reserve the right to pursue legal steps in the event of unsolicited sending of advertising information, such as through spam mails.


2. Personal data and consent

Insofar as it is required for the establishment, execution or termination of a contractual relationship or quasi agreement with customers, we will collect, process and use your personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses). Furthermore, we will only save personal data if the website visitor enters it explicitly and voluntarily. This might be the case, for example, if a website visitor wants to get registered for our newsletter CONTROL unlimited. The information submitted in this case will only be used according to its purpose and observing the valid legal requirements; any use beyond the above mentioned requires your consent. We draw your attention to the fact that data transmission over the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) may involve gaps in security. It is not possible to protect such data completely against access by third parties.

A consent may be revoked any time in writing by sending us the request. You always have the right to consult, free of charge, your personal information recorded by us, its origin and recipient and the purpose of data processing as well as a right to correction, deletion of blocking those data. If you have any further questions concerning personal data please do not hesitate to contact us on the address of the website operator, which is indicated in the imprint.


3. Forwarding personal data

Data are generally collected, processed and used by us, in particular, if we guarantee it. In certain cases, however, your data is also collected, processed and used by other companies of the WIKA Group (affiliate companies) or by service providers having a business relationship with us. In the last-mentioned cases, however, we will see to it that the relevant legal data protection requirements and the obligations resulting from this data protection notice will be complied with. Any further access to your information by third parties is not intended by us. In particular, we will not sell your information or use it in any similar way. We will comply with our duty of notification as required by law or authorities; in these cases, we will forward the relevant information to the public authorities.


4. Security principles

To protect the information about employees/customers/suppliers stored in our company against accidental or deliberate manipulations, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized parties, we have taken the corresponding technical and organizational measures. The security level is constantly being checked in cooperation with security experts and adapted to new security standards.


5. Newsletter

WIKA Mobile Control GmbH & Co. KG offers you the opportunity to regularly receive email newsletters. 

a. General information

To subscribe, please give us the email address that you want the newsletters to be sent to and provide your consent as follows:

“Yes, I would like to receive the CONTROL unlimited newsletter. I have read and consent to your data policy statement. For your own protection, your data will be transmitted with SSL encoding.”

You can unsubscribe by using a link that is included in every newsletter issue. If you choose to cancel your subscription, your data will be deleted from the newsletter subscriber database and you will no longer receive any newsletters.

b. Double-Opt-In-Method

We use the so-called double opt-in method for obtaining your consent. In other words, we will not start sending you newsletters until you have confirmed your subscription by clicking a link contained in an email sent to you for this purpose. Our intention here is to make sure that you are in fact the owner of the provided email address and have therefore subscribed to the newsletter yourself. You must provide this confirmation right away after receiving the email or else your subscription will be automatically deleted from our database.

It is not possible to send any newsletters to you unless you first provide us with your email address and consent. After that, we will personally address you using the first and last names and salutation that you have provided.

6. Links to other websites

Our website also includes - clearly marked - links to the websites of other companies. Provided there are links to websites of other owners, the contents of such websites is not under our control. Therefore, we shall not be responsible or liable for any of these contents. The providers or owners of the linked-to websites are solely liable for the contents. The linked-to pages were checked for any possible infringements or noticeable violations of the law at the moment of establishing the link. There was not any noticeable illegal content at the moment of linking. A continuous control of the contents of the linked-to websites, however, is not reasonable without any specific evidence of a violation of the law. As soon as such violations of the law become evident, we will remove such links promptly.


7. Right to information and deletion

On your request, WIKA Mobile Control will inform you as soon as possible in writing which information that can be related to you is saved in our company. Nevertheless, if we have saved incorrect information in spite of a careful handling of your data, we will correct this information on your request. Your data is also deleted on request. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any inquiry or request on the address of the website operator, which is indicated in the imprint. We also help you with any further questions regarding the processing of your personal data or if you have any comments or complaints that help us to further improve our data protection.


8. Cookies

Our websites utilize cookies in several places. They serve to make our service more user-friendly, effective and safe. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser (locally on your hard drive). Cookies allow us to analyze how users use our website. Thus we are able to tailor the content of the site to the requirements of the user. Cookies also make it possible to measure the effectiveness of a particular advert and show us where best to place it depending, for example, on the topics the user is interested in. Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". These are automatically deleted after your visit. Most web browsers accept cookies automatically. However, if you would prefer not to send this information you can usually change the settings on your browser. You will still be able to use our website without limitation.


9. Information on web services

a. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the Google Inc. („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called „Cookies“, text files which are stored on your computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website will be passed on to a Google server in the USA and saved there. In case of activation of the IP anonymization on this website, your IP-address is previously abbreviated by Google in member states of the European union or in other states party to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Under the authority of the operator of this website Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to produce reports on website activities, and to provide other services related to the use of the website and of the internet. The IP address on your browser which is transferred via Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of the cookies by corresponding setting of your browser software. But we point out, that if you do so, you might not be able to make full use of all the functions on this website. Furthermore you can prevent storage of the cookies and use of the data (including your IP address) as well as data processing by Google, by downloading and installing the Browser-Plugin which is available on the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout


b. Lead Forensics

Technology of Lead Forensics Limited is used to capture, process and store data on website visitors in order to identify and statistically evaluate organizations interested in our products and services. Visitors’ IP addresses are identified based on these data only if it can be reliably established that they are acting on behalf of a business and not as private individuals. Lead Forensics does not require the use of cookie technology. Data captured by Lead Forensics Limited on companies may also contain personal data. Lead Forensics Limited can use information left behind by website visits to create anonymized utilization profiles. To the extent that IP addresses are captured, these are immediately anonymized by deleting their last group of digits. Permission for Lead Forensics Limited to capture and store of data for this website can be denied at any time with indefinite effect.


c. LinkedIn

On our site we use components of the network LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a service from LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When visiting our website, which is equipped with such a component, this component causes, that your browser downloads a corresponding presentation of the component from LinkedIn.

By this procedure LinkedIn is informed, which certain website of our online appearance you are just visiting. If you click onto the LinkedIn „recommend button“ while you are logged into your LinkedIn-Account, you can link the contents on our sites to your LinkedIn profile. Thereby LinkedIn can assign the visit of our sites to your LinkedIn user account.

We have neither influence on the data, which LinkedIn collects hereby nor on the extent of these data. We do not know the contents of the data which are transferred to LinkedIn. Please learn details concerning data collection by LinkedIn as well as your rights and configuration options from the data protection notice of LinkedIn. Please learn this information from www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy 


d. Twitter

Functions of the service Twitter are integrated on our sites. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc., Twitter, Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By use of Twitter and the function "re-tweet" the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. Thereby data are transferred to Twitter. We point out that we do not know the contents of the transferred data as well as their use by Twitter.

You will find further information on this subject in the data privacy notice from Twitter on twitter.com/privacy

You can modify your data protection settings in your Twitter account configuration on twitter.com/account/settings


e. Google+

On our website so called social plugins („plugins“) from the social network Google+ are used, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“). The plugins are recognizable by e.g. the buttons with the sign „+1“ on white or colored background. You can find an overview of the google plugins and their appearance here: developers.google.com/+/plugins

When you access a page from our website that includes a plugin like this, your browser creates a direct connection with the Google servers. The content of the plugins is transmitted directly from the network to your browser and is then embedded into the web page. Through integration of the plugin, Google obtains the information that you have called up the relevant page on our internet site, even if you do not own any Google+ profile or if you are not logged in. The information that the cookie generates about your use of this website (including your IP-address) is transferred to and stored on a server operated by Google in the USA. If you are logged in Google+, Google can assign your visit on our website directly to your  Google+ profile. If you interact with the plugins, e.g. press the  „+1“-button, the corresponding information is also transferred directly to a server from Google and stored there. The information is published on Google+  and displayed to your contacts.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the ongoing processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights and setting options related to this to protect your private sphere are shown in the Google data protection information on: www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html

If you do not want Google to allocate the collected data via our website to your auf Google+ profile, you must logout from your Google+ account before the visit on our website.


f. YouTube

We use the provider YouTube for integration of videos. YouTube uses cookies, in order to collect information on the viewers of the videos. YouTube uses cookies for  recording reliable video statistics, for avoidance of fraud and for improvement of the user-friendliness. You will find further details on the use of cookies by YouTube in the privacy declaration here: youtube.com/t/privacy_at_youtube


Last update July 31, 2017