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Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH


Privacy Policy

1.    General

a.    As operator of the website (hereinafter also "Herrenknecht Vertical website"), Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH takes the protection of your personal data very seriously and adheres strictly to the regulations of the data protection laws in effect. 

b.    The information provided by or collected about you will only be used, processed, stored and, if necessary – where required by law or contractually required – passed on to third parties in compliance with the applicable data protection laws (German Data Protection Act and German Telemedia Act). 

c.    The collection, processing, storage and use of certain personal data by Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH is necessary to allow the utilization of the site’s telemedia offering and to be able to answer your inquiries. Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH can also make the site more enjoyable to use and constantly improve it as a result. Furthermore, all of your personal data is transferred encrypted via SSL. 

d.    The following explanation gives you an overview of how Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH ensures your protection as a user of the Herrenknecht Vertical website and what kind of data are collected and used for which purposes. 

2.    General data processing in connection with the Herrenknecht Vertical website

The extent and nature of the collection and use of your data differ according to whether you visit the Herrenknecht Vertical site only to access information or to make use of Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH offerings such as the contact form: 

a.    For informational use only of the Herrenknecht Vertical website, it is not necessary for you to provide any personal information at all. 

Rather, every time you access its site, Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH automatically collects, uses and stores information transmitted to Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH by your browser in the server log files. Specifically, these are:

  • date and time of access to the Herrenknecht Vertical website
  • browser type/version
  • browser settings
  • operating system
  • last page you visited (referrer URL)
  • amount of data transferred and access status (file transferred, file not found etc.)
  • your IP address (host name of the accessing computer)

During an informational visit, these data are collected and used by Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH exclusively in non-personalized form, so that Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH cannot match the information listed above to specific individuals. This is done to allow your use of the web pages you access in the first place, as well as for statistical purposes and to improve the Herrenknecht Vertical website. Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH only stores your IP address for the duration of your visit; no analysis related to individuals is carried out. After statistical analysis, the data are immediately deleted again. 

b.    The Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH offerings presented below require the input of personal information. These mandatory fields are marked with an * in the relevant input forms and are specified as follows:

If you wish to contact Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH, the personal information you provide – first name, last name and email address – will only be collected and used to answer your inquiry. The use of the contact form by you is not possible without specifying a working email address. Further details are optional.

3.    Transfer of data to third parties

Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH will only pass on your personal information to third parties if:

  • it is essential for the provision of offerings or services you wish to use
  • a subcontractor or vicarious agent, used by Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH to provide the offerings or services, needs this information (unless you are expressly advised otherwise, such agents are only permitted to use the information to the extent necessary to provide the offerings or services)
  • there is an enforceable administrative or judicial order or
  • it is necessary to prevent a misuse of the offerings or services in a legally permissible manner

4.    Cookies

"Cookies" are small text files that can be stored locally in the internet browser memory on your computer and enable an analysis of your website use. 

Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH does not use its own cookies on this website. Please note in this connection, however, the following remarks about Google Analytics [paragraph 5 of this Privacy Policy].

5.    Google Analytics

a.    The Herrenknecht Vertical website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics also uses cookies, which are text files stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the Herrenknecht Vertical website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Through the activation of IP anonymization on the Herrenknecht Vertical website, however, your IP address will be truncated by Google within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the complete IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. 

b.    On behalf of Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH, Google will use this information to analyze your website use, compiling reports on website activity and providing Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. 

c.    Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser with any other Google-held data. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process this information on Google's behalf. 

d.    At any time, you may delete cookies placed on your computer by calling up the relevant menu item in your internet browser or deleting the cookies on your hard drive. For details, see the Help menu of your internet browser. 

e.    You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH advises, however, that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your website use (including your IP address) being sent to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

f.    Further information is available at or (general information on Google Analytics and privacy). Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH advises that the code "_anonymizeIp();" has been added to Google Analytics on the Herrenknecht Vertical website to guarantee the anonymous collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

6.    Order data processing

If Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH engages external service providers to collect, process or store personal data, Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH has concluded agreements with them on order data processing in accordance with § 11 BDSG (German Data Protection Act).

Both Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH and its service providers use organizational and technical measures to ensure data security, so that the data collected from you are protected against manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. These security measures are continually adapted to technological developments.

7.    Right of revocation and objection

Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH advises that at any time you may revoke data protection consent given to Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH, effective for the future. 

You can also object at any time to the creation of any user profiles by Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH - under this privacy policy - which enables among other things the tailoring of the Herrenknecht Vertical website to user needs.

The best way to do this is to send an informal email to

8.    Data security

Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH also uses technical and organizational security measures to protect personal data occurring or collected, in particular against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss or destruction, or against access by unauthorized persons. Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH's security measures are continually adapted to technological developments.

9.    Rights of access, rectification, erasure and blocking

At any time, you have the right to free information from Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH regarding the personal data stored about you, its origin and destination and the purpose of storage. You can also ask Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH to rectify, erase or block your personal data. Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH will, however, only delete the data, provided no statutory retention requirement exists, if you withdraw your consent to use and storage, if your personal information is no longer required to fulfill contractual obligations or the objective pursued, or if storage is inadmissible for other legal reasons. A deletion will also take into account the limitations imposed by the tax office. For a request of this nature, please contact

10.  Final provisions

Herrenknecht Vertical GmbH reserves the right to modify this privacy policy at any time in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations.


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