Data protection statement

This data protection statement (Version: GDPR 1.0 dated 12th May 2018) was drafted by: Deutsche Datenschutzkanzlei Datenschutz-Office München –

Data protection
We, KNECHT Maschinenbau GmbH, are the controller for this website and, as the provider of a tele-service, we must inform you at the beginning of your visit on our website about the type, scope and purpose of collecting and using personal data in detailed, transparent, comprehensible and readily available form and in clear and simple language. The content of this information must also be available for you at any time. Therefore, we are obligated to inform you which personal data are collected or used. Personal data are all information which refers to an identifiable or unidentifiable natural person.

The security of your data and compliance with the data protection regulations is our great concern. Collecting, processing and using personal data is governed by provisions of the currently applicable European and national laws.

We will outline in the following data protection statement how we handle your personal data and how you can contact us:

KNECHT Maschinenbau GmbH
Witschwender Straße 26
88368 Bergatreute


Legal form: limited liability company (GmbH)
Applicable law: law of the Federal Republic of Germany (BRD)

Registered office of the company: 88368 Bergatreute, Germany
Ulm District Court HRB 600185

Ravensburg Tax Office
Income tax identification number: DE 146 351 055

Company Directors authorized to represent the company: Manfred Knecht and Markus Knecht

Our Data Protection Officer
You can contact our Data Protection Officer for any queries:

Sven Lenz – Deutsche Datenschutzkanzlei
Datenschutzkanzlei Lenz GmbH & Co. KG
Bahnhofstraße 50, 87435 Kempten, Germany


A. General information

For the purpose of better comprehension, our data protection statement refrains from differentiating between the genders. According to equal treatment, the relevant terms shall apply to both genders.

The meaning of such notions used as "personal data" or their "processing" can be found in Article 4 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The personal data of the user which are processed within the framework of this website include inventory data (e.g., name and address of the client), contractual data (e.g., services used, names of the consultant in charge, payment information), use-related data (e.g., our websites visited, interest in our products) and content-related data (e.g., entries in the contact form).

"The user" hereby includes all categories of data subjects. The above covers for example, our business partners, clients, prospects and other visitors on our website.


B. Specific

Data protection statement

We guarantee that we collect, process, save and use your incoming data only in relation to handling your inquiries and for internal purposes, as well as to provide the services you request and make content available.

Principles of data processing
We process the personal data of the user only in compliance with the applicable data protection provisions. The user data are processed, only if the following legal permits are provided:

  • to render our contractual services (e.g., processing queries)
  • the processing is prescribed by law
  • with your consent
  • due to our justified interests (that is, the interests of the analysis, optimization and business operations and security of our website according to Art. 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR, in particular, reach measurement, creation of profiles for advertisement and marketing purposes and for collecting access data and use of the service by third party providers)

We would like to show you where the above-mentioned principles are stated in the GDPR:

Consent – Art. 6 (1)(a) and Art. (7) of the GDPR
Processing to fulfill our services and performance of contractual measures – Art. (6)(1)(b) of the GDPR
Processing to fulfill our legal obligations – Art. (6)(1)(c) of the GDPR
Processing to safeguard our justified interests – Art. (6)(1)(f) of the GDPR

Data transfer to third parties
Data are transferred to third parties only within the framework of the legal requirements. We provide the user data to third parties, only if this is required for the contractual purpose or based on the justified interests of the business and effective operation of our company.

If we engage subcontractors to provide our services, we take suitable legal steps and relevant technical and organizational measures to ensure the protection of personal data according to the applicable legal regulations.

Data transfer to a third country or international organization
Third countries are countries where the GDPR does not apply directly. In principle, they include all countries outside the EU or European Economic Area. Data are transferred to a third country or international organization. It is hereby taken into account that the relevant proper/suitable guarantees are provided and you have enforceable rights and effective legal remedies.

You can find a copy of the proper guarantees at the following links:

Saving period of your personal data
We observe the principles of data economy and data avoidance. This means that we save the data you provided to us only for as long as we need to fulfill the above-mentioned purposes or according to what is determined by various saving periods specified by the legislating authority. If the relevant purpose is no longer valid or after the relevant period expires your data are regularly blocked or, if necessary, deleted in compliance with the legal regulations.

For this purpose, we have developed an internal concept to secure this procedure.

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone, fax etc., you accept the use of electronic communication. Within the framework of contacting us, personal data are collected. The relevant contact form shows what data are collected in the case of that contact form. Your data are transferred as SSL encrypted data. The information you provide is saved only for the purpose of processing the query and possible follow-up questions.

The legal basis for this is as follows:

Processing to fulfill our services and performance of contractual measures – Art. (6)(1)(b) of the GDPR
Processing to safeguard our justified interests – Art. (6)(1)(f) of the GDPR

We use software to take care of our client data (CRM system) or a comparable software based on our justified interest (efficient and fast processing of user queries).

We would like to point out that e-mails can be read and changed upon transfer completely unnoticed. Further, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that we use software for filtering unsolicited e-mails (spam filter). Spam filters can reject e-mails, if they are falsely identified as spam based on specific features.

What are your rights?
a) Right to information
You have the right to obtain information about your saved data free of charge. Upon request, we will notify you in writing according to the applicable law what personal data are saved about you. This also covers the origin and the recipient of your data as well as the purpose of data processing.

b) Right to correction
You have the right to have the data saved by us corrected if they are incorrect. As part of this process, you can request a restriction of processing, e.g., in the case of dispute about the correction of your personal data.

c) Right to blocking
Moreover, you can have your data blocked. To facilitate the blocking of your data at any time, we must retain these data for control purposes on a block file.

d) Right to deletion
You can also request the deletion of your personal data, if there are no legal retention periods. If such an obligation exists, we can block your data upon request. If the relevant legal requirements are met, we will also delete your personal data without the respective request being submitted by you.

e) Right to data transferability
You have the right to request that we provide you with your transferred personal data in a format which facilitates the transfer to another entity.

f) Right to complain to the supervisory authority
You can refer your complaint to one of the supervisory authorities. The federal state officer for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Baden-Württemberg

Postal address: Postfach 10 29 32, D-70025 Stuttgart
Street address: Königstraße 10a, D-70173 Stuttgart

You can find the complaint form at the following link:

g) Right to objection
You can object against the use of your data for internal purposes with future effect at any time. To do so, it is sufficient to send the relevant e-mail to However, such an objection does not affect the lawfulness of the processing procedures which we have performed so far. Data processing regarding all other legal bases such as contract limitation (see over) shall not be affected.

Protection of your personal data
We take contractual, organizational and technical security measures according to the latest state of technology to ensure that the regulations of the data protection laws are observed and thus, to protect the data we process against incidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons.

The security measures include, in particular, the encrypted transfer of data between your browser and our server. For this purpose, we use 256-bit-SSL (AES 256) encryption technology. This includes your IP address.

Your personal data are thus protected within the framework of the following points (extract):
a) Preserving confidentiality of your personal data
To preserve the confidentiality of your personal data saved by us, we have taken various measures for admission control, physical and electronic access control.

b) Preserving integrity of your personal data
To preserve the integrity of your personal data saved by us, we have taken various measures for transfer and input control.

c) Preserving availability of your personal data
To preserve the availability of your personal data saved by us, we have taken various measures for order and availability control. The safety measures taken are continuously improved in line with technological developments. Despite these steps, we cannot guarantee the safety of your data transfer to our website due to an insecure nature of internet. Therefore, any data transfer from you to our website is made at your own risk.

Protection of minors
Personal information about the persons who are still not 16 years old can be provided to us, only if a clear approval of the legal guardians is submitted. These data will be processed according to this data protection statement.

We use cookies. Cookies are small text files which are locally saved in the cache of your internet browser. The cookies facilitate recognition of the internet browser. The data are used to help the browser to navigate the website and be able to use all functions to the full extent.

Our website uses: browser cookies

Control of cookies by the user
Browser cookies: You can adjust your browser settings so that cookies will be accepted only upon request. The settings can also help to accept only the cookies of the already visited websites. All browsers offer functions which facilitate selective deletion of cookies. Acceptance of cookies can also be switched off entirely, however, you must take into account that there will be limitations to user friendliness of this website.

Period of the cookies used
Cookies are managed by the web server of our website. This website uses:

Transient cookies/session cookies (one-time application)
Period: until this website is closed

Persistent cookies (permanent browser recognition)
Period: unlimited

Deactivating or removing cookies (opt out)
Each internet browser offers a possibility to limit or delete cookies. You can find more information about this subject on the following websites:

Cookie Consent

We make use of the application “Cookie Consent” provided by Silktide Ltd, Brunel Parkway, Pride Park, Derby, DE24 8HR (UK). This is a so-called plug-in which enables consent to be obtained for the use of cookies and/or tracking technologies. “Cookie Consent” itself does not collect any personal data. For details of this tool, see

Use of YouTube
The functions of the YouTube service for display and playback of videos are built in our website. These functions are offered by YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. You can find more information in the data protection guidelines by YouTube.

The extended data protection method is applied here which, according to the provider information, initiates saving user data, only if the video is/videos are played.

If the playback of the embedded YouTube video starts, YouTube uses cookies to collect information about the user behavior. According to the indications by YouTube they are used, among other things, to compile video statistics, improve user friendliness and prevent abusive activities. Irrespective whether the embedded video is played, a connection to double-click Google network is made during each visit on our website, which can lead to further data processing procedures outside our control.

You can find more details about the use of cookies on YouTube in the data protection statement of YouTube at:

Google Web Fonts
For the purpose of uniform presentation of font types, this website uses the so-called Web Fonts which are provided by Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). When you visit a website, your browser downloads the necessary Web Fonts into your browser cache to display the texts and font types properly. For this purpose, your browser must connect to the Google server. Thus, Google requests the information that our website has been visited by your IP address.

Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest as defined by Art. 6 (1)(f) of the GDPR. If your browser does not support the Web Fonts, the standard font of your PC will be used.

Google LLC with registered office in the USA is certified for the “Privacy Shield” US-EU data protection treaty which guarantees the compliance with the data protection levels applicable in the EU.

You can find more information at and in the data protection statement of Google:

Amendment to our data protection provisions
We reserve the right to occasionally adjust the data protection statement, so that it always complies with valid legal requirements or to implement the changes to our services in the data protection statement. This can refer to, for example, introduction of new services. The new data protection statement will then apply to your repeated visit.

Brand protection
Each company or brand logos mentioned here are the property of the respective company. The brands and names are mentioned purely for informational purposes.


C. Provisions related to Russia

The following shall apply for the users who are residents of the Russian Federation: The above-mentioned services on our website are not envisaged for the citizens of the Russian Federation who have their place of residence in Russia. If you are a Russian citizen resident in Russia, you are hereby notified that any personal data which you provide to us through this website shall only be subject to your own risk and your own liability. Further, you declare that you shall not hold us liable for any failure to comply with the laws of the Russian Federation.