Protection and security have the highest priority for us. Against this backdrop, we treat personal data confidentially and adhere strictly to the legal requirements of Data Protection in accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the EU Data Protection Regulation (EU GDPR).
In the following, we will inform you what type of data is collected and for what purposes these data are collected.
1. Data transmission / data logging
When you visit our website, the web server automatically creates log files. These files cannot be assigned to a specific person. The data contain, for example, the type of browser and its version, the operating system used, the referrer URL, the last page visited, the IP address of the requesting computer, the data accessed and the time of the server request, as well as the file requests of the client (file name and URL). These data are only collected for the purpose of statistical evaluation. Their transmission to a third party, for commercial or non-commercial purposes, does not take place.
2.a. Use of personal data
The use of our website is usually possible without providing personal information. Personal data are only collected or processed if you voluntarily provide this information, in particular when you send us inquiries via the contact form. In this case, the data provided by you on the request form, including the contact details you provided there, are stored by us for the purposes of processing your request and for the event of any follow-up questions. Unless there are any necessary reasons in connection with doing business together, you can revoke any previously granted approval of storing your personal data with immediate effect in writing (e.g. by e-mail or fax). Your data will not be shared with third parties without your consent unless such disclosure is required by law.
2.b. Use of the contact form
This contact page is operated by EWH Holding GmbH & Co. KG on behalf of WHW Hillebrand GmbH & Co. KG. Both companies belong the the WHW Group of companies (hereinafter referred to as “WHW”).
EWH Holding GmbH & Co. KG, Westerhaar 56-58, D-58739 Wickede (Ruhr)
WHW Walter Hillebrand GmbH & Co. KG, Westerhaar 56-58, D-58739 Wickede (Ruhr)
Tel: +49 (0)2377 / 808-0, firstname.lastname@example.org
By voluntarily entering your data in the contact form, you give both companies permission to collect, process and use your personal data in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 a EU GDPR. This permission relates solely to the processing and use in connection with the request you have made.
This includes employees of WHW Hillebrand GmbH & Co. KG who work in the sales area and, possibly, in the back office. The operation and maintenance of the contact form and the downstream e-mail program is carried out by the IT Department at EWH Holding GmbH & Co. KG.
If you do not request the deletion of your data yourself, the data will be deleted immediately after your request has been dealt with. If your request results in a contractual or other business relationship, your data may be further stored and/or processed as part of a change of purpose, as necessary for the continuing business relationship.
2.c. Use of the application form
The responsible body is always the WHW Hillebrand company (“WHW”) specified in the respective job vacancy notice.
Any personal data, including the personal data contained in the attachments which you send us, if applicable, as part of your application (hereinafter referred to as “data”), will be collected, processed and used by WHW to process your application. Specific types of personal data (i.e. information about racial and ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, health or sexual life) are not intentionally collected unless this is required by law in individual cases.
Your data are only used to fill the position to which you refer in your application. Disclosure of the data only takes place in a framework which is necessary to fill the position. If you wish, your data can also be used for filling other vacant posts. In this case, please send us an e-mail with your consent to email@example.com.
Electronic copies of your documents or the data entered in the applicant management program are protected against unauthorised access using a role and permission concept, a data protection concept as well as physical protection for the servers.
This includes members of the HR and Social Management Department of EWH Holding, the company responsible for all the companies in the WHW Hillebrand Group for the coordination and implementation of the application process. As part of the selection process and the vetting of your professional qualification and suitability, your data will additionally be made available to selected employees of the WHW Hillebrand Group. EWH Holding uses staff from its internal IT Department to operate and maintain the online application tool and the downstream applicant management program.
If you do not initiate the deletion of your data, the data will be stored for up to six (6) months after the application process has been completed. This deadline applies to each of your applications. If future amended legal requirements require a change to this retention period, this will be modified without prior notice being given.
3. Information, modification and deletion of your data
In accordance with the applicable law, you can ask us at any time in writing about if and what personal data we have stored about you. A corresponding message will be sent to you immediately.
4. Security of your data
The personal data you provide to us will be secured by technical and organisational security measures to ensure that the data are inaccessible to unauthorised third parties. When sending confidential and sensitive data and/or information, it is always recommended to use the postal service as complete data security cannot be guaranteed when corresponding using e-mail.
5. Google Analytics
This website uses the functions of the web analytics service, Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Ampthitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files which are stored on your computer and permit an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
We have activated the “IP Anonymization” function on this website. Through this, your IP address is truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or other countries covered by the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to the United States. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent directly to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to create reports on website activity for the website operators and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or where the third parties process this data on behalf of Google. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google.
By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.
Please be aware that, in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of this website fully. In addition, you may prevent Google from collecting and disclosing the data generated by the cookie (including your IP address) related to your use of the website and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: An opt-out cookie will be set. This will prevent the collection of your data on future visits to this site: This means that reports can be produced containing statements on the age, gender and interests of the visitors to the website. These data come from interest-based advertising from Google and third-party visitor data. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can opt-out of this feature at any time using the ad settings in your Google account, and generally prohibit Google Analytics tracking as described in the selection “Objection to data collection”.
6. Facebook plug-ins (Like button)
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at:
Your pages use functions from Google+. Collection and transmission of information:
Use of the information collected:
Our website uses functions from the LinkedIn network.
Our website uses functions from the XING network.
Our website uses plug-ins from the Google-powered YouTube website. The YouTube server will be informed which of our pages you visited.
12. Adobe Typekit Font
Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economical operation of our online offerings as defined in article 6 para 1 sub-para f GDPR), external fonts from Typekit are used on our website. Typekit is a service offered by Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland. Adobe is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European Data Protection Legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TNo9AAG&status=Active). The web fonts are thereby integrated via a server call to Adobe (in the USA). The IP address of your device’s browser is stored by Adobe.
Our website sometimes uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, more effective and secure. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer and saved by your browser. Most cookies used by us are so-called “session cookies”, small text files stored on your hard drive only for the duration of your visit to our website and deleted when your browser is closed, depending on your browser’s settings. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit. The cookies do not retrieve information stored on your hard drive about you and do not affect your PC or your data.
You can adjust your browser in a way, that you are informed when cookies are set, that you only accept cookies in individual cases or in general that cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.
14. SSL encryption
This site uses SSL encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of sensitive content such as, for example, requests you send to us as as site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection in that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://”, and a padlock symbol is shown in your browser line. If SSL encryption is enabled, the data which you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
15. Objection to advertising email
15. Modification of this Data Protection Policy