Data privacy policy statement

Information regarding the processing of your data – data privacy policy statement

We hereby inform you about the processing of your personal data by HÄNDLE GmbH and about the rights to which you are entitled pursuant to data protection law.


Who is responsible for data processing , and who is our data protection officer?

The responsibility for data processing is carried by: HÄNDLE GmbH Maschinen und Anlagenbau · Industriestrasse 47 · 75417 Mühlacker (Germany) · Phone: +49-7041 8911 · Fax: +49-7041 891232 · E-mail:
You can contact our data protection officer, Holger Zürn, audius GmbH, either at the above address or at:


Which categories of data do we use, and where do they come from?

The processed categories of personal data include the log data generated in the course of IT system usage.
Your personal data are collected from you directly within the scope of such use.



Among other things, our website uses so-called “cookies” which serve the purpose of making our Internet presence generally more user-friendly, effective and safe – e.g., hence serving to accelerate navigation on our platform. In addition, cookies allow us to track the frequency of page requests and general navigation. Cookies are small text files intended for deposition on your computer system. We would like to call your attention to the fact that our server copies some such cookies onto your computer system; most of which are so-called “session cookies”. “Session cookies” are characterized by the fact that they are automatically deleted from your hard disk at the end of your browser session. Other cookies, so-called “permanent cookies”, remain behind on your computer system, enabling us to recognize your system on your next visit. Naturally, you can decline cookies at any time, if your browser allows you to do so.


For which purposes and on which legal basis is your data processed?

We process your personal data in compliance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) and all other laws of relevance (e.g., the German Telemedia Act, German Telecommunications Act, etc.).
The primary purpose of data processing is to improve the user-friendliness of the website. Your explicit consent pursuant to art. 6, section 1 a) in conjunction with art. 7 GDPR can be viewed as a form of data protection authorization .


Who has access to your data?

Within our company, only those individus and departments (e.g., technical subdivisions) have access to your personal data, which require them for purposes of information exchange and for fulfilling our contractual and legal obligations.


Which data protection rights can you assert as a concerned

At the above address, you can request information about any of your personal data that may be stored. Also, under certain circumstances, you may request that your data be corrected or deleted. You may also have the right to restrict the processing of your data and to have such data disclosed to you in a structured, common, machine-readable format.


Right of revocation

You have the right to revoke, without need of substantiation, your permission for processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. To the extent that we process your data in order to protect legitimate interests, you may object to such processing for reasons attributable to your own particular situation. We will then cease to process your personal data unless we are able to demonstrate compelling, defensible reasons for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and liberties, if such processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal rights.


Revocation of consent

To the extent that the processing is based on art. 6, section 1 a, you retain the right to revoke your consent at will


Where can you lodge a complaint?

If you have a complaint, you can either contact the aforementioned data protection officer or refer to the data protection supervisory authority. The competent authority in this connection is: Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit (? state commissioner for data protection and freedom of information) · Postfach/P.O. box 10 29 32 · 70025 Stuttgart (Germany)


How long is your data retained?

We delete your personal data as soon as they are no longer required for the aforementioned purposes. Following termination of the business relationship, your personal data will be retained as long as we are legally obligated to do so. This regularly depends on statutory proof and storage obligations, as governed by, inter alia, the German commercial and fiscal Codes. The corresponding retention times amount to a maximum of ten years. In addition, personal data may remain stored for the period within which claims can be asserted against us (statutory limitation period ranging between three and thirty years).


Will your data be transferred to any third country?

You data will not be transferred to any third country.


Are you obligated to provide your data?

You are not obligated to provide your data. You can alter your browser settings to refuse cookies.


To which extent do automated individual-case decisions or profiling measures take place?

Automated individual-case decisions or profiling measures do not take place.


Data security

HÄNDLE takes both technical and organizational safety measures to protect all data managed by us from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons. Our safety measures are subject to continuous improvement in line with technological process.