Privacy policy

We, the Handtmann Group of Companies, would like to thank you for visiting our Internet pages and for your interest in our products and our company. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and would like you to feel secure and comfortable when visiting our Internet pages. A visit and the use of our Internet pages is basically possible without the indication of personal data.

As the controller of processing, we have implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of personal data collected and processed via these Internet pages. However, absolute protection is not possible, because Internet-based data transmissions can always have security gaps. As the data subject you are therefore free to use alternative ways of data transmission to us at any time.

Please note that we cannot assume any guarantee for other suppliers whose websites you may possibly reach via links on our web pages.

Please keep in mind that data transmission over the Internet can basically be subject to security vulnerabilities. Complete protection against access by third parties is not possible.

Fundamentals and responsible body

The protection of your personal data is important to us, therefore all personal data (e.g. first name, last name, address, e-mail address, telephone numbers, etc.) are collected and processed in accordance with the valid data protection regulations such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-neu) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG).

The responsible body within the meaning of the EU GDPR is:

Albert Handtmann Elteka GmbH & Co. KG
Hubertus-Liebrecht-Strasse 21
88400 Biberach, Germany

+49 7351 342 0

Managing Director: Mark Hoffmann

If you are given the possibility to enter your personal or business data on our websites – for example in the context of a newsletter registration or a contact form – the mandatory information to be provided is limited to the minimum necessary to fulfil the intended purpose. We store the data provided by you for the purposes stated in each case.

We will only use your data for other marketing purposes if you have been informed in detail by us in advance about the intended use and if you have given your express consent. The unsubscription from newsletters and the revocation of consents are possible at any time with effect for the future

Disclosure of personal data to third parties

Your personal data will only be made available to those persons in our companies who are concerned with the processing of your enquiry or your newsletter registration. Your personal data may be disclosed to third parties if you have expressly consented to such disclosure or if the data protection laws permit such disclosure. In some cases, our data is processed by a commissioned data processor bound by instructions, who is obliged in accordance with the data protection regulations to not use the data for purposes other than those specified.

Rights of the data subject

As a data subject whose personal data is collected and processed by us, you have the right (on request) to receive free information about the data we have stored about you. We must rectify incorrect data at your request. You can also request the deletion (or blocking) of your data at any time, unless this deletion contradicts any other legal or contractual basis. If deletion is not possible, you can alternatively request pseudonymisation or anonymisation. You can object to the use of your data at any time with effect for the future.

Legal basis for the processing

The legal basis for the processing procedures described herein can be found in Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a (consent) or lit. b (pre-contractual measures) or lit. c (compliance with a legal obligation) of the EU GDPR.

Ultimately, processing carried out by us may be based on Art. 6 sentence 1 lit. f, if it serves to exercise a legitimate interest of our companies or third parties. This can take place as long as the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. Our legitimate interest is to be regularly able to conduct our business in favour and for the benefit of our owners and employees.

Contact data of the data protection officer

Please contact our data protection officer in case you have any questions with regard to the collection and processing of your personal data:

Albert Handtmann Elteka GmbH & Co. KG
Klaus Zell
Hubertus-Liebrecht-Strasse 21
88400 Biberach, Germany

+49 7351 342 2900

In addition, you can complain at any time to the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of the State of Baden-Württemberg (Germany) (

Daten, die beim Besuch der Internetseiten erhoben werden können

When you visit our Internet pages, the following data about the access is logged:

  • Visited website
  • Date and time of access
  • Source from which you accessed our pages
  • Browser used
  • Operating system used
  • Terminal device used
  • IP address used (anonymised)

The data collected is used exclusively for statistical evaluations and to improve the Internet pages. However, we reserve the right to check existing server log files subsequently if there are concrete indications of illegal use or if we are requested to do so by investigative authorities.

When using the data listed above, we do not draw any conclusions about the data subject. We use the information to correctly deliver the contents of our Internet pages, to optimise the contents, to guarantee the long-term functionality of our Internet offer and to support law enforcement agencies in the event of a cyber attack on our Internet offer.

Use of cookies

Today, Internet pages usually use cookies to make visiting the Internet pages more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions. Nevertheless, we try to keep the number of cookies low. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer. In most cases, cookies are deleted from your hard drive at the end of the browser session. As a rule, we use session cookies and not persistent cookies.

However, you can also view our Internet pages without cookies. Many browsers accept cookies automatically. You can set your browser so that it does not accept or store cookies. However, then it can possibly happen that individual functions of the Internet pages cannot be used in full.

Google Analytics

Our Internet pages use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., based in 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are stored on your computer that thus enable an analysis of your use of the website (see also “Use of cookies”).

The information generated by the cookie about your use of these Internet pages will usually be transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the United States.

IP anonymisation has been activated on this website so that Google will truncate your IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmitting and storing it. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a server in the USA and truncated there.

As part of Google Analytics, Google will not associate your transmitted and truncated IP address with any other data collected by Google.

As part of the agreement on order data processing, which the website operators have concluded with Google Inc., Google uses the information collected to evaluate the use and activity of the Internet pages and to provide services associated with Internet use.

You can prevent Google cookies from being stored on your hard drive by not accepting cookies in your browser settings. In this case, however, you may not be able to use all the functions of these Internet pages to their full extent.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the Internet pages (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in to deactivate Google Analytics available under the following link.

The link is: .

Further information on the use of data by Google for advertising purposes as well as setting and objection options can be found on Google’s websites.

For example at:

LinkedIn Insight Tag

This website uses the Insight tag from LinkedIn. This service is provided by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Data processing by LinkedIn Insight tag

We use the LinkedIn Insight tag to obtain information about visitors to our website. Once a website visitor is registered with LinkedIn, we can analyze the key occupational data (e.g., career level, company size, country, location, industry, job title) of our website visitors to help us better target our site to the relevant audience. We can also use LinkedIn Insight tags to measure whether visitors to our websites make a purchase or perform other actions (conversion measurement). Conversion measurement can also be carried out across devices (e.g. from PC to tablet). LinkedIn Insight Tag also features a retargeting function that allows us to display targeted advertising to visitors to our website outside of the website. According to LinkedIn, no identification of the advertising addressee takes place.

LinkedIn itself also collects log files (URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser characteristics and time of access). The IP addresses are shortened or (if they are used to reach LinkedIn members across devices) hashed (pseudonymized). The direct identifiers of LinkedIn members are deleted by LinkedIn after seven days. The remaining pseudonymized data will then be deleted within 180 days.

The data collected by LinkedIn cannot be assigned by us as a website operator to specific individuals. LinkedIn will store the personal data collected from website visitors on its servers in the USA and use it for its own promotional activities. For details, please see LinkedIn’s privacy policy at

Legal basis

The use of LinkedIn Insight is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in effective advertising measures, including social media. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.

Data transmission to the US is based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) of the European Commission. Details can be found here: und

Objection to the use of LinkedIn Insight Tag

You can object to LinkedIn’s analysis of user behavior and targeted advertising at the following link:

In addition, LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal information for promotional purposes in the account settings. To prevent LinkedIn from linking information collected on our site to your LinkedIn account, you must log out of your LinkedIn account before you visit our site.

Data processing

We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our website visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

YouTube integration

Our Internet pages use the integration of videos from YouTube (YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA) operated by Google to display our own content.

This is done using the so-called “double-click” procedure. This means that at first only a preview image is displayed on our website without establishing a connection to YouTube. Only a click on the respective preview image establishes a connection to YouTube and transmits your IP address to the servers of YouTube.

YouTube is thus informed that our Internet page has been visited with your IP address. If you are also logged in to YouTube or Google using the browser you are using for this page, the account name will also be forwarded. This allows YouTube to associate your visit to this website with your user account. We are not informed about the data collected in this way and its use.

For more information about Google’s data processing, please visit

Data economy

In accordance with the principles of data avoidance and data economy, we only store personal data for as long as required by the storage purpose or prescribed by law (e.g. statutory retention periods). If the purpose for collecting and using the data no longer applies or if the storage or retention period ends, we will delete or block the data.

Storage limitations

We store personal data only as long as required by legal retention periods. We routinely delete data after expiry of such periods if the data is no longer required for purposes such as performance of further contracts.

This privacy policy is valid from 25.05.2018.