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Privacy policy

The controller as defined by the relevant data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is

Kocher Gesellschaft für Industrieautomation und Software mbH

Rights of the data subject

You can contact our data protection officer at all times to exercise the following rights:

  • obtain information about the data we have stored about you and for what purposes they are processed,
  • rectification of inaccurate personal data,
  • deletion of your personal data stored by us,
  • restrictions on data processing provided that we cannot delete your data owing to legal obligations,
  • objection to the processing of your data held by us and
  • data transferability as far as you have agreed to our processing your data or concluded a contract with us.

If you have consented to our processing your data, you can withdraw your consent with effect for the future at any time.

You can file a complaint at any time to the regulatory authority responsible. The responsibility of regulatory authorities is subject to the federal state of your residence, work or the alleged violation. For a list of regulatory bodies (for the non-public field) including addresses go to: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes mentioned in this privacy policy. There is no transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned above. We forward your personal data to third parties only if:

  • you have given us your express consent,
  • the processing of your data is necessary for the performance of a contract concluded with you,
  • processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations,

processing is necessary for the purpose of protecting legitimate interests, except where such interests are overridden by interests which require the protection of personal data.

Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and minimisation. We therefore store your personal data only for the period necessary to fulfil the aforementioned purpose or as provided by one of the many storage periods required by the law. After the respective purpose ceases to apply or the storage period expires, the relevant data are blocked or deleted in routine procedures in accordance with legal regulations.

Capture of general information when visiting our website

When you visit our website we automatically capture general data by means of cookies. This information (server logfiles) comprises, for instance, the browser, operating system, domain name of your internet service provider or similar. This information does not facilitate the identification of your person.

It is a technical necessity enabling the correct delivery of the content requested by you from websites and is automatically generated when using the internet. The information is processed especially for the following purposes:

  • ensuring trouble-free connection of the website,
  • ensuring the flawless use of our website,
  • evaluating system security and stability and
  • for further administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our justified interest in data collection for the aforementioned purposes. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you personally. Only the controller and, if applicable, order administrators shall receive the data.

If necessary, we assess anonymous information of this kind statistically to optimise our internet presence and the technology behind it.


Like many other websites operators, we also use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files transferred to your hard drive by a website server. They automatically provide us with certain data such as IP address, the browser and operating system you use, and your internet connectivity.

Cookies cannot be used to start software or transfer viruses to a computer. With the information contained in the cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and enable the correct display of our websites.

We will never forward the captured data to third parties or establish a link to personal data without your consent.

You can, of course, also visit our website without cookies. Standard settings of internet browsers usually accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies in the browser settings at all times. Please use the help features of your internet browser to learn more about how to change cookie settings. Please note that the deactivation of cookies can limit the functionality of our website.

Registration on our website

When you register for the use of our personalised services we will ask you for some personal data. These include, for instance, your name, address, contact and communication details such as phone number and email. Once you are registered with us, you can access content and services we offer exclusively to registered users. After your login you have also the possibility of editing or deleting the data entered upon your registration at any time. Naturally, you can ask us at any time to inform you about the personal data we have stored about you. Upon request we shall correct or delete these data as long as this does not infringe any statutory retention periods. To get in contact with us in this regard please use the contact details given at the end of this privacy policy.

SSL encoding

To protect the security of your data during transmission we use state-of-the-art encoding procedures (such as SSL) via HTTPS.

Contact form

When you contact us by email or via our contact form you give us your voluntary consent to contact you. This requires provision of a valid email address. We need it to assign your inquiry and to answer it. The indication of further data is optional. The data provided by you are stored for the purpose of dealing with your inquiry and for possible connected inquiries. After the completion of your inquiry, personal data are automatically deleted.

Using script libraries (Google web fonts)

In order to display our content correctly and for it to be graphically appealing across browsers, we use script libraries and font libraries on this website, such as Google web fonts (https://www.google.com/webfonts/). Google web fonts are transferred to the cache of your browser to prevent multiple loading. If the browser does not support Google web fonts or prohibits access, content will be displayed in a standard font.

The retrieval of script libraries or font libraries automatically triggers a connection to the operator of the library. It is theoretically possible – but currently also unclear whether and if so for what purposes – that operators of such libraries collect data.

The privacy policy of the library operator Google can be found here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/

Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map features by visitors. For more information about Google's data processing, please refer to the Google Privacy Notice. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the privacy centre.

For detailed instructions on how to manage your own data related to Google products, click here.

Use of Google remarketing

This website uses the remarketing functionality of Google Inc. This function serves to present interest-related advertisements from within Google’s advertising network to website visitors. A so-called cookie is placed in the website visitor’s browser where it makes it possible to recognise visitors if they call up websites belonging to Google’s advertising network. On these websites, advertisements can be presented to the visitor that refer to content called up earlier by the visitor on other websites that use Google’s remarketing function.

According to Google, the company does not collect any personal data during this procedure. However, should you wish to deactivate Google’s remarketing function please make the corresponding settings here: http://www.google.com/settings/ads. Alternatively you can deactivate the use of cookies for interest-related advertising via the advertising network initiative by following the instructions given here: http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.

Amendment of our data protection policy

We reserve the right to adapt this privacy policy to ensure its compliance with legal requirements at all times or to implement service modifications to the privacy policy, for instance, when introducing new services. For your next visit, the new privacy policy shall apply.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have questions with regard to data protection please write an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

This privacy policy was generated using the Privacy Policy Generator of activeMind AG.

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