Privacy Statement


1. Introduction and general conditions

Dear visitor, We are pleased that you have taken an interest in our information offerings. When we collect, process and use your personal data, it’s very important to us to protect your privacy, in accordance with the provisions of applicable law. This Privacy Statement governs the way we deal with the personal data we collect, process or use to which we have access through every website for which KLÖBER GmbH (hereinafter ‘KLÖBER’) is responsible and which contains a link to this Privacy Statement.

KLÖBER has a commitment to protecting your personal data. ‘Personal data’ denotes data that relate to natural persons and can be ascribed to a particular individual (e.g. your name, your phone number or your e-mail address). If you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in accordance with all laws relating to the protection of personal data, including the German Federal Data Protection Act, or BDSG (this legislation is collectively referred to below in this Privacy Statement as the ‘privacy laws’). 

KLÖBER websites may contain links to websites that are owned and operated by third-party enterprises and do not fall under the terms of this Privacy Statement. These third-party websites are governed by separate privacy terms of the respective operators.


2. Responsible entity

Responsible entity under the terms of the German Federal Data Protection Act:

Klöber GmbH

Hauptstraße 1

D-88696 Owingen

Tel. +49 (0) 75 51 - 838-0

Fax +49 (0) 75 51 - 838-142


3. Collection and processing of data from your visits to our website 

Whenever you visit our website, the web server stores data in server log files. The data automatically transmitted to us by your browser are: the IP address assigned to you by your Internet service provider, the website from which you came, the websites you visit with us, the amount of data transmitted, the ID of your Web browser, the date and duration of your visit, and additional information about your access devices. These data are stored in a server log and used for statistical purposes only. When these data are processed for statistical purposes, these are aggregated data the results of which are not used for activities or decisions vis-à-vis individual natural persons. These data are exclusively in the service of optimisation measures, e.g. to improve the website and its contents including its security.

For this purpose, cookies and Google Analytics are used when you visit this website. If, at your request, you avail yourself of the services offered on the websites, then the data are processed in connection with the provision of these services. In this connection, please refer to the further provisions of this Privacy Statement.


4. Services

We offer a variety of services in various areas of our website, including directly linked microsites. These include:

- Newsletter

- Contact forms (for requesting information material, customer service, call-back service, etc.)

- Applicant service contact form (external partner service)

- PartnerNET

We collect personal data if you voluntarily disclose these to us, for instance if you contact us or sign up for our newsletter. Naturally, the personal data submitted to us in this way is used exclusively for the purpose for which you make it available to us when contacting or registering with us.

We have labelled as optional any inputs we request via our contact form that are not required to make contact. These inputs help us specify and improve the handling of your request. Any disclosure of these particulars is expressly voluntary on your part and made with your consent. If these particulars include communication channels (such as e-mail address, telephone number), you also agree that we may also contact you using this communication channel in response to the matters of interest to you. You may rescind your statements of consent, applicable for the future, at any time. To do so, please contact our Privacy Officer, whose contact details you will find below.


5. Publication of vacancy listings / online job applications

We electronically collect and process the application data you submit in connection with an application for a vacancy. If your application results in the conclusion of an employment contract, then the data you have transmitted may be stored and used for the purpose of the typical organisational and administrative process involved, in accordance with the relevant provisions of law.

If your application for a position is rejected, then the data you have transmitted to us are deleted automatically six months after notification of the rejection. This shall not apply if, due to legal requirements (for instance, the burden of proof under the German General Equal Treatment Act), a longer period of storage is required, or if you have explicitly consented to longer storage in our database of prospects.

6. Usage and disclosure of personal data and limitation to specific purposes

All personal data will be used only for the purpose intended by you, such as processing your requests and orders, contact for inquiries, or the provision of access to specific information or offers. Above and beyond this, KLÖBER will use exclusively in aggregated form any data collected from you when you visit the website, in application of the respective regulations for the protection of personal data, for purposes of technical administration of the website, and to improve the offer. 

Personal data will only be collected and disclosed to state entities and authorities only within the framework of mandatory provisions of national law. At times, however, KLÖBER will rely upon third-party providers to process your personal data, e.g. in order to conduct certain analyses (cf. Section 9 Technologies), to provide the job-applicant service, or to rent storage space or server capacity for our web hosting and/or application. KLÖBER subjects these third-party providers, and all commissioned processors of data, to an obligation to adhere strictly to our instructions. KLÖBER has corresponding agreements in place with all providers for the processing of data on its behalf, in accordance with Article 11 of the German Federal Data Protection Act. If personal data are processed outside of the EU/EEA, we ensure, by means of contractual agreement on the basis of the EU standard contractual clauses, an adequate level of data protection in keeping with the European provisions on privacy.

7. Browser cookies

A ‘cookie’ – also commonly referred to as a ‘web cookie’ or ‘browser cookie’ – is a file with a small amount of data, often including a unique identifier, that is sent to your computer, your tablet or your mobile phone and automatically stored there when you visit a website. Each website can send a cookie of its own to your web browser if its settings permit. Most modern browsers support cookies but also give the user the opportunity of disabling them. You can set your browser to refuse all cookies or display a message whenever a cookie is sent. Some features or services on our sites work without cookies, but not with full functionality.

On KLÖBER websites, cookies store information about your online preferences; this permits us to tailor our websites to your interests. Also we use cookies to continuously improve the quality of our services, and to determine how our websites are used. To do this, we store the user’s preferences in cookies and track trends and patterns in users’ navigation of our websites.


There are different types of cookies: 

Session cookies: A user's session cookies for a website only exist in the random-access memory, and only as long as the user is actually visiting the website. If no expiration date or period is set when the cookie is created, only a session cookie is generated. Web browsers ordinarily delete session cookies when the user closes the browser. 

Persistent cookies: Persistent cookies exist past the duration of the session. If, for instance, a maximum age of 1 year has been set for a persistent cookie, then the initial value set for this cookie will always be sent to the server when the visitor visits this server. This permits tracking of how the user originally came to this website. This is why persistent cookies are also known as ‘tracking cookies’.

We may use third-party cookies in order to determine usage trends and patterns with the aid of third-party providers of web statistics. Third-party cookies are cookies that belong to domains other than the one that appears in the address bar of the browser. Websites can feature content from third-party domains (e.g. banner ads). This permits tracking of the user’s browsing history. Data collected using third-party cookies are processed by their respective vendors on behalf of KLÖBER as the party responsible for the data. The third-party cookies on the KLÖBER website are used exclusively by KLÖBER websites and by the web statistics provider and are not disclosed to third parties. The privacy settings of most modern browsers permit the blocking of third-party tracking cookies in the settings of the respective browser.


8. Use of web analytics services

KLÖBER uses Internet technologies (e.g. cookies, JavaScript) exclusively to make it easier for you to work with Internet applications. Our websites use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA., hereinafter referred to as ‘Google’. Google Analytics (web analytics service) is used by us to analyse the content of this website, to generate reports about activity on the website for the owner of the website, and to provide the website operator with additional services relating to website activity and Internet usage. For this purpose, reports about your website activity are compiled for KLÖBER to permit KLÖBER to tailor its Internet offerings to your needs. 

The data collected are anonymised and analysed for statistical purposes only. To do this, Google Analytics truncates IP addresses before they are forwarded. We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code ‘anonymizeIp’ in order to ensure anonymous collection of IP addresses (known as ‘IP masking’). By its own accounts, Google does not link your truncated IP address with any other Google data. 

You can object to any additional tracking analysis at any time. You can also prevent Google from collecting and evaluating the data generated about your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in provided through the following link: If you use multiple devices or browsers, you must separately opt out for each device and each browser.

You can find more detailed information on Google’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at or under


9. Use of Google AdWords, conversion tracking and remarketing

To draw attention to our current products and new developments, and our planned activities and services, we use Google AdWords ads, and within the framework of this we also use Google conversion tracking for our marketing activities. These ads are displayed after searches on websites of the Google advertising network. We have the option of combining our adverts with certain search terms. If you visit certain pages within our website, we and Google can see that you, as a user, have clicked on one of the adverts we have placed with Google and were directed to our website. This is used to generate visit statistics in order to evaluate the effectiveness of the advertising measures deployed.

In addition, we use AdWords remarketing lists for search ads. This allows us to customise search ad campaigns for users who have visited our site. Through these services, we have the opportunity to combine our ads with certain search terms, or to display ads for previous visitors by e.g. promoting services that visitors to our website have viewed.

Interest-based offers require an analysis of online user behaviour. Google uses cookies to perform this analysis. When a user clicks on an ad or visits our website, Google places a cookie on that user’s computer. This information is used to target an appeal to the visitor during a subsequent search within the Google advertising network.


10. Use of Google Maps

Our website uses the ‘Google Maps’ component to facilitate location of KLÖBER dealers. With each individual call-up of ‘Google Maps’, Google sets a cookie in order to process user settings and data in the display of this page. This cookie is typically not deleted when the browser is closed and instead expires after a certain time. If you do not consent to this processing of your data, you can disable the ‘Google Maps’ service. To do this, you must disable the JavaScript function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that in this case you cannot use the functions of ‘Google Maps’, or, if so, only to a limited extent.


11. Use of YouTube videos

On our website, we use videos provided by YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company of Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. We use the ‘enhanced privacy mode’ option provided by YouTube for this purpose. If you call up a site that has an embedded video, a connection is set up to YouTube servers, and the selected content is presented through delivery to your browser. According to data provided by YouTube, in ‘enhanced privacy mode’, data are forwarded to the YouTube server only if you view the video. If you are are logged into YouTube at the same time, this information will be associated with your member account at YouTube. You can prevent this by logging off from your member account before visiting our website.

Google provides additional information about privacy and YouTube under the following link:

In this directory, you will also find a guide on the privacy features of the various Google services.


12. Use of social-media buttons

Our website does not use any plug-ins linking to social networks. The ‘share functions’ integrate the share buttons in social networks on our website only as a graphic containing a link to the relevant social network. The social-media button provides direct contact between the social network and our users only if the visitor actively clicks the ‘Share' button. By clicking on the relevant graphic, you will be redirected to the service of your respective network. So no information whatsoever is transmitted to the social-media platforms when you load the Klöber website. The corresponding social-media site only opens up in a pop-up when the user clicks the respective link. On our website, we link to the following social networks and services:

Facebook, Xing, LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, Pinterest and e-mail

13. How are my personal data protected?

To provide appropriate protection of your personal data, we have taken technical and organizational steps to prevent unauthorised access. In addition, our employees have an obligation to maintain confidentiality and to respect users’ privacy in accordance with Article 5 of the German Federal Data Protection Act.


14. Changes to the Privacy Statement

This Privacy Statement may be updated from time to time. That is why we recommend that you consult it when you entrust personal data to KLÖBER. The date of the most recent amendment is shown below. If you do not accept these amendments, we would like to ask you to discontinue using the websites and/or online services of KLÖBER for the transmission of personal data to KLÖBER. Of course this is without prejudice to your rights as a data subject, specifically to information, correction, erasure or blocking pursuant to the applicable privacy laws, specifically Sections 34 and 35 of the German Federal Data Protection Act. 

This version current as at: July 2017


15. Any questions?

KLÖBER answers all relevant questions with regard to personal data. If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement (if, for instance, you would like to consult and update personal particulars), please contact our external Data Protection Officer:


Karsten Neumann

2B Advice GmbH - the privacy benchmark

Joseph-Schumpeter-Allee 25 | 53227 Bonn |

Fon: +49 228 926165 121

Fax: +49 228 926165 109


Upon request, we will inform you in writing, in accordance with applicable law, whether and which personal data we have stored about you. You also have the right to correct, block and delete these personal data about you in accordance with the provisions of law. Our public index of procedures features a summary of the disclosures pursuant to Section 4e of the German Federal Data Protection Act, which we will gladly provide to you upon request.

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