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Storage and processing of personal data

Every time a user accesses a page on our website, and every time a file is accessed, access data regarding these actions is anonymised and stored in a log file on our server. This procedure immediately and automatically deletes any references to specific persons in the data.

Each data record 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 amount of data transferred

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

- a description of the type of web browser used

This anonymised stored data is only processed for statistical purposes.

Where there is an option to enter personal or commercial data (email addresses, names, addresses) on our website, this disclosure of this data by the user is always expressly voluntary.We only use the data provided to fulfil the desired purpose. Data is strictly processed in accordance with legal provisions. Mandatory information is clearly marked as such.

We exclusively store and process your personal details to fulfil our own business purposes (Art. 6 Para. 1 of GDPR).  We handle your data confidentially and do not disclose it to third parties without justification.

HARTING does not transmit any data outside the EU.

You can, on request and at any time, obtain information on the type and scope of personal data we hold concerning you. Additionally, in accordance with legal provisions, you have the right to rectification, the right to block and the right to deletion of this personal data.

HARTING refrains from settings cookies. There is no personalised assignment of who accesses our services.

Responsible contact person

The data controller in the context of the processing of the data collected on this website is:
HARTING Stiftung & Co.
KG, Marienwerderstrasse 3, 32339 Espelkamp, Germany
Tel.: +49-5772/47-0; E-mail: 

The contact person at HARTING is:
Dr. Laker, HARTING Stiftung & Co KG, Marienwerderstrasse 3, 32339 Espelkamp, Germany
Tel.: +4-5772 47848
, E-mail:

You can contact the external data protection officer at:, Jörg Hagen, Königstrasse 50a, 30175 Hannover, Germany


On this website, we only use necessary cookies, which are stored on your device as soon as you use the website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk and assigned to the browser you use.

Using cookies enables us to make it easier and more user-friendly to navigate the website. We use permanent cookies ("persistent cookies") to improve user guidance and customised presentation of our services. We also use session cookies, which are automatically deleted when you close your browser ("transient cookies").

We use the following cookies on our website:

Essential cookies: These cookies are required for you to be able to move around the website and use specific security-related functions. They ensure the stability of the website, ensure a secure log-in, and store, for example, the progress of your order, your log-in data and your shopping cart. They are also used to save your language settings.

Data security

We would like to point out that, given the current state of technology, it is not possible to guarantee complete protection of data transmitted over the Internet. In some circumstances, third parties may be able to penetrate network security and monitor communications. In this regard, please note that the transmission of data via e-mail is fundamentally not encrypted.

Retention period 

We store personal data collected for business purposes only as long as it is necessary for the business relationship, after which we then delete the data. A business purpose is deemed to have expired at the latest when the limitation periods for all claims that could arise from the business relationship have expired pursuant to generally applicable provisions. In case of doubt, this period should be assumed to be 10 years after the last business transaction. If we receive personal data and no related business transaction occurs, we will delete this data after 3 years at the latest. Naturally, we will also delete your data if a business purpose no longer exists and you revoke your consent.

Right of access, right to rectification, right to information 

You have the right at all times to access your stored personal data, as well as information regarding its origin, recipient and the purpose of its storage. Furthermore, you have the right to rectification and the right to deletion of your data (the "right to be forgotten").

The following links additionally offer you the opportunity to access information on the personal data that we collect in accordance with Articles 13 & 14 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation:


Revocation of consent 

You can revoke your consent regarding use of your data at any time either in writing or electronically. The same applies if your personal data is processed in accordance with Art. 6 Para.1 of the GDPR.

Revocation via email:

Revocation by mail: FAO Dr. Laker, HARTING Stiftung & Co. KG, Marienwerderstrasse 3, 32339 Espelkamp, Germany

In the event that you revoke your consent to the storage and processing of your data, we may be unable to offer you certain services, such as participation in competitions.

If you revoke your consent, we will no longer process your personal data. This shall not apply in the event we can demonstrate that the processing is necessary for compelling and legitimate grounds which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or in the event that the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or rights.

Complaints body

You also have the right to submit complaints at any time to the supervisory authority for data privacy. To do so, please contact the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information for North Rhine-Westphalia, Kavalleriestrasse 2-4, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany – Postal address: Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit NRW, PO Box 20 04 44, 40102 Düsseldorf, Germany.

Validity of this Data Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to amend or adapt this Data Privacy Statement from time to time. This statement was last amended on 31 August 2021.