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Privacy Policy

Storage and processing of personal data

Each time a user accesses a page from our offerings, and every time a file is accessed, access data about this process are stored in a log file on our server and are anonymised. This process automatically deletes the personal reference of the data immediately.

Each record essentially consists of:

- the page from which the file was requested

- the name of the file

- the date and time of the request

- the IP address of the computer from which the request originated

- the volume of data transferred

- the access status (file transferred, file not found, etc.)

- a description of the type of web browser used

These anonymised, stored data are evaluated solely for statistical purposes.

Entering comments via the commenting function is done anonymously. Where the possibility exists on our websites to enter personal or business data (email addresses, names, addresses), the disclosure of these data by the user is always on an expressly voluntary basis and solely to fulfil the desired purpose. The data are processed strictly according to the legal regulations. Naturally, mandatory information is marked as such.

Your personal details are processed and stored solely for the fulfilment of our own business purposes (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Your data will be treated confidentially and will not be passed on to third parties without authorisation.

The personalised correlation of the use of our websites to specific individuals will only take place after prior consent has been given (see below). 

HARTING uses third parties as service providers to process data, including personal data, for its own business purposes. These include Cloud providers, service providers for the analysis of activity, and web analytics services. Further description of these services can be found in the text below.

HARTING does not transmit data outside the EU.

On request, you can always obtain information about the type and extent of personal data stored about you. In addition, in accordance with statutory provisions, you have the right to correct, block and erase this personal data.

Responsible contact person

The responsible body for the processing of data collected on this website and with respect to the use of the online store is:
HARTING Stiftung & Co KG, Marienwerderstraße 3, 32339 Espelkamp
Phone: 05772/47-0; Email:

The contact person at HARTING is:

Dr. Laker, HARTING Stiftung & Co KG, Marienwerderstraße 3, 32339 Espelkamp
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 The externally appointed data protection officer can be reached at:, Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Hagen, Königstraße 50a, 30175 Hannover
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Cookies and personalised advertising

We use so-called cookies in some areas of our website. Cookies are essentially small text files that are stored on the computer, tablet or smartphone used by the visitor and which permit the analysis of the use of the website by you. HARTING uses cookies e.g. to recognise the preferences of visitors and to be able to optimally design the website.

This facilitates navigation and offers a high degree of user-friendliness for a website. Cookies also help us identify particularly popular areas of our website. They enable information to be retained for a certain period of time and permit the visitor's computer to be identified. For better user guidance and customised interaction, we use permanent cookies. We also use so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser. You can set your browser to notify you of the placement of cookies. This will make the use of cookies transparent to you.

We use the following three categories of cookies on our website:

- essential cookies

- performance cookies

- third party cookies


Essential Cookies:

These cookies are necessary for you to be able to navigate the website and use its features, for example when accessing password-protected areas. Without these cookies, we will not be able to provide you with certain services requested by you. We use essential cookies to uniquely identify registered users so that they will be recognised during their stay and when they visit the site again.

Performance Cookies:

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for example which pages they visit most often and whether they receive error messages from websites. These cookies do not collect data that can be used to identify visitors. All information collected via these cookies is anonymous and is intended solely to improve the functionality and service offered by the website. As a result, we use performance cookies to compile statistics about how our website is used and to see how effective our advertising campaigns are.

Third-party Cookies / Google Analytics:

In order to design our website in line with the needs of users, we create pseudonymous user profiles using Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google uses cookies to permit the analysis of the individual usage of the website. The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, as we have activated IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand 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 sent to a Google server in the US and then shortened there. On behalf of HARTING, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide us with other services related to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data.

You can prevent the creation of pseudonymous usage profiles by Google Analytics at any time. Should you wish to do so, the following options are available to you:

- You can prevent the storage of the cookies used for profile creation by selecting the corresponding setting of your browser software. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to fully use all the features of this website

- One option is to set an "opt-out cookie" that you can find at the following link: Disable Google Analytics. However, web analysis will only cease to be performed for as long as the opt-out cookie is stored by the browser.

- Depending on the browser used, you have the option of installing a browser plug-in that prevents tracking. Simply install the browser plug-in available there.

Dievision/Rocket Fuel (Sizmek) analytics and remarketing pixels

This website uses the functions of Dievision/ Rocket Fuel (Sizmek) pixels. The provider is Rocket Fuel Inc., San Francisco, USA. The Dievision/Rocket Fuel (Sizmek) pixels are used to collect statistical data about the website use and to optimize the offering for you accordingly. You can prevent cookies being saved by relevant settings in your browser software; but please note that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. You will find further information on the use and processing of the data in Rocket Fuel Inc.’s privacy statement at In addition, you can object to this data collection and storage from any point in time onwards by clicking on the word “here” in section “Opt Out” on the following page:

Sizmek collects cookies (“rfihub”) to find patterns to select better ads to show users in the future. Sizmek deletes User profiles in its database after 90 days of inactivity. The cookies Sizmek places on Users’ devices also automatically expire 13 months after they are written. Other data that, which is used for purposes like reporting, attribution and fraud detection, may be retained for up to 30 months. Sizmek collects and stores information about Users’ interactions, such as which ads were shown them, on which pages they were shown, whether they clicked on the ads, the IP address that the impression or click came from.

You can read more about cookies and the individual providers on the website There, you can also opt out of usage-based online advertising through one or more tools.

If you want to opt out of providing this information, please send an email to datasecurity_de(at) stating your email address, your full name and the subject "Data Opt Out".

In general, you can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard drive by selecting "Do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. You can also set your browser to ask you to agree before you set cookies. Finally, you can delete cookies that have already been set at any time. To learn how this works in detail, please refer to the help pages of your browser.

Please note: If you completely prevent the use of cookies by using presettings in your web browser, you may not be able to use certain functions of our website at all, or only to a limited extent.

In the event that you automatically delete cookies via your browser settings, opt-out cookies may need to be re-enabled.

Data security

Please note that the current state of technology cannot comprehensively guarantee the protection of personal data during transmission within the internet. Third parties may be technically able to illegally breach network security and to monitor email traffic. Please note in this context that the transmission of data via email is always unencrypted.

Retention period 

HARTING stores personal data collected for business purposes as long as this is necessary for the business relationship and will subsequently delete the data. At the latest, a business need no longer exists when all claims that can follow from the business relationship are time-barred pursuant to general regulations. In the event of uncertainty, this is assumed to be 10 years after the last transaction. If HARTING has received personal data and no business transaction occurs, the data will be deleted at the latest after 3 years. Naturally, HARTING will also delete the data if there is no business purpose or a business purpose no longer exists and the user revokes his or her consent.

Right to information and rectification 

At any time, you have the right to information about the data stored regarding your person, their origin and recipient, the purpose of the storage, as well as the right to deletion at any time. Furthermore, you have a right to rectification and the right to be forgotten.


You may, at any time, revoke consent to use your data in writing or electronically. The same applies if your personal data are processed pursuant to Article 6 (e) - (f) GDPR.

Revocation via email:

Revocation by mail: Attention: Dr. Laker, HARTING Stiftung & Co KG, Marienwerderstraße 3, 32339 Espelkamp

In the event of your revocation of the storage and processing of your data, HARTING Stiftung & Co KG will be unable to provide certain services, e.g. participation in sweepstakes.

If you file this objection, we will no longer process your personal information unless we can establish compelling legitimate grounds for processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purposes of the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Complaints office

You always also have a right to lodge a complaint with the respective supervisory authority for data privacy. Please contact the North Rhine-Westphalia Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Kavalleriestraße 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf – Mail: NRW Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, P.O. Box 20 04 44, 40102 Düsseldorf.

Validity of the data privacy policy

We reserve the right to change or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. This policy was last changed on May 24, 2018.