Data Privacy Statement

As of: 9 December 2019

Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company and our products. E. Wehrle GmbH is a supplier of products and solutions in the area of metering technology and precision plastics. In accordance with the applicable data protection provisions, this statement informs you what personal data we collect

  • When you visit our website
  • When You contact us
  • When you respond to a job vacancy

(“hereinafter jointly referred to as “website”), as well as the reasons for collecting the data and how we use it to optimise the services that we offer you.

A. General

1. Controller and Data Protection Officer

E. Wehrle GmbH
Obertalstraße 8
D-78120 Furtwangen

Telefon: +49 7723 940-0
Telefax: +49 7723 940-178

hereinafter referred to as “Wehrle”, “we” or “us”. Further information about the provider is available on our website under Legal Notice.

You can contact the data protection officer by post at the aforementioned address with the suffix Data Protection Officer or by e-mail as follows

2. Types of data processed; categories of persons affected

2.1 Type of data processed

  • Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers)
  • Contact form data
  • Content data (e.g. text, photographs, videos)
  • Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times)
  • Meta data/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses)

2.2 Categories of persons affected

  • Visitors to and users of the website and online offers
  • Customers, potential customers and business partners

(The persons affected are hereinafter referred to collectively as “users”.)

3. Purpose of processing

We use your personal data

  • when providing access to the website and the online offering, its functions and content.
  • in order to answer contact enquiries and for communication with users.
  • for taking security measures.

4. Provision of Website and Log Files

(1) Where our website is used purely for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transfer information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser sends to us. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data which is necessary for technical reasons in order to display our website to you and ensure its stability and security (the legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1), sentence 1 (f) GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/http status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request originates
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and browser software version

(2) User IP addresses are deleted or anonymised after use. In the case of anonymisation, IP addresses are changed in such a way that the individual details about personal or factual circumstances can no longer be assigned to a specific or identifiable natural person, or only with a disproportionately large expenditure of time, cost and manpower.

5. Cookies

(1) In addition to the aforementioned log-file data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are assigned to and stored on your hard disk by your browser and which send certain information to the operator who sets the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They help to make our website more user-friendly and efficient.

(2) Use of cookies:

a) This website uses the following types of cookie the scope and function of which is described below:

  • Session cookies (see b)
  • Persistent cookies (see c).

b) Session cookies store what is known as a session-ID enabling various requests from your browser to be assigned to the session. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser. If you restart your browser and return to the website, the website will not recognise you. You must log in again (if a login is required) or you must reset templates and preferences if the website offers these functions. A new session cookie will then be generated which will store your information and remain active until you leave the page again and close your browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specific time which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

(3) Why do we set cookies?

We use cookies in order to personalise content and advertising, to be able to offer functions for social media and to analyse access to our website. In addition, we pass information about your use of our website to our partners for the purpose of social media, advertising and analyses. Our partners may merge this information with other data that you have made available or which they have collected during your use of the services. You give your consent to our cookies if you continue to use our website.


Purpose Description Duration of storage
Technically required Cookies Technically required cookies facilitate the use of our website by enabling basic functions such as site navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Without these cookies a visit to our website will not work properly. Session cookies – they will be deleted when the browser is closed.
Performance (e.g. user’s browser), display and preferences When you use our website, cookies are set (e.g. for browser recognition) in order to improve performance (e.g. faster loading of content). When you visit our website, the country and language, that is either detected automatically or selected by you, is saved in cookies so that you do not have to re-enter them on subsequent visits. Before this, we check whether your browser supports cookies and this information is stored in another cookie. Local contact information based on the country and language will then be displayed and will also be saved. Legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1), sentence 1 (f) GDPR. Session cookies – they will be deleted when the browser is closed.

(4) Managing cookies

You can set your browser to notify you when cookies are set and only to allow cookies in individual cases; you can exclude the acceptance of cookies in specific cases or generally, or activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. Deactivating cookies may restrict the functionality of this website.

6. Email contakt

(1) You can contact us via the email addresses provided on the website. In this case, the user’s personal data sent with the email will be stored. The data will be used exclusively for the purpose of processing the enquiry. Legal basis for processing data transmitted in the course of sending an email is Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, (f) GDPR. Where the purpose of the email contact is to conclude a contract, the additional legal basis for processing the data is Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, (b) GDPR.

(2) Data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for achieving the purpose for which it was collected. As regards personal data from the input mask on the contact form and that which was sent by email, this is the case when the relevant conversation with the user is finished. The conversation is finished when the circumstances indicate that the matter has been dealt with conclusively.

(3) Irrespective of sub-clause (2), the following applies: Contact requests from customers which relate to a specific business transaction will be stored for as long as necessary in order to implement and process the contract (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR) or in accordance with statutory storage periods (Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR). Contact requests from customers which do not relate to a specific business transaction will be stored for as long as the business relationship exists. The legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR for the protection of our legitimate interests and those of the customer, particularly customer support and quality assurance. Customers may object to processing at any time in the individual case.

7. Job vacancies

(1) We advertise job vacancies on our website. In order to deal with your online job application, we collect, process and use your personal data. Legal basis is Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, (b) GDPR in conjunction with Section 26 German Data Protection Act (BDSG). Your online application details are sent by email directly to the management department. Appropriate technical and organisational measures ensure that your personal data is handled confidentially in accordance with the statutory provisions.

(2) Please take note that the data is transmitted by email in unencrypted form and that unauthorised persons may be able to access or falsify the data under certain circumstances. You may of course send us your documents by post. If you are applying for a specific position which has already been filled, or if we consider you to be equally or better suited to another position, we will be happy to forward your application to another department within our company. Legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1), sentence 1, (f) GDPR for the protection of your and our legitimate interests. Please inform us if you do not agree to this procedure. At the end of the application process, but after no more than 6 months, your personal data will be deleted automatically unless you give your express consent to a longer storage period.

(3) In addition, the General Data Privacy Information for Employees and Applicants (compulsory information pursuant to Art. 13 GDPR) shall apply.

8. Disclosure to third parties

(1) In the context of the hosting of our website, we process your data on the basis of an order processing contract.

(2) Where web analysis services and third-party providers are used, the data will be transferred to the extent described herein.

9. Duration of storage

We process and store your personal data for as long as necessary in order to meet our contractual and statutory duties. We delete your personal data as soon as it is no longer necessary for the aforementioned purposes. In this regard, it may be the case that personal data is stored for the period in which claims can be made against our company (statutory limitation periods of between three and thirty years). In addition, we store your personal data insofar as we are under a statutory duty to do so. Such obligations regarding evidence and storage arise from commercial, tax and social security regulations.

10. Automated decision-making, profiling

In principle, we do not use fully automated decision-making pursuant to Article 22 DSGVO to establish and carry out the business relationship. We do not operate profiling.

B. Data processing by third-party providers

11. Plug-Ins

11.1 Adobe Fonts (formerly Typekit)

(1) In order to display fonts on our website, we use Adobe Typekit, now called Adobe Fonts. Adobe Fonts. Adobe Fonts is a service which allows access to a font library and is provided by Adobe Systems Incorporated, 345 Park Avenue, San Jose, CA 95110-2704, USA (Adobe). When you upload a page, your browser loads the web fonts required into your browser cache in order to correctly display texts and fonts. When providing the Typekit service, no cookies are placed or used in order to serve the fonts. To provide the fonts service, Adobe may collect information about the fonts which serves to identify the website itself and the linked Typekit account. According to the third-party provider, this includes anonymous (adviews, analytics, browser information, cookie data, date/time, interaction data, page views, serving domains), pseudonymous (IP address (EU PII)), PII (name, address, email address, login, EU IP address, EU unique device ID ), sensitive (financial information).

(2) Third-party provider is Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland

(3) Additional information is available on the web page relating to data privacy at Adobe Typekit and in the Adobe data privacy guidelines

11.2 Google Maps

(1) This website uses Google Maps to display interactive maps and provide route directions. Google Maps is a map service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, California 94043, USA. By using Google Maps, information about the use of this website, including your IP address and the (start) address which you enter as part of the route planner function, may be transmitted to Google in the USA. If you access a web page on our internet site which contains Google Maps, your browser sets up a direct connection to the Google servers. Google transmits the map contents directly to your browser and integrates it into the website. We therefore have no influence on the amount of information collected by Google in this way. To our knowledge it includes at least the following data:

  • Date and time of the visit to the relevant website,
  • Internet address or URL of the accessed website,
  • IP address, (start) address entered as part of route planning.

(2) We have no control over the continued processing and use of the data by Google and cannot therefore accept any responsibility for this.

(3) If you do not want Google to collect, process or use information about you via our internet site, you can deactivate JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case, however, you will not be able to use the map display.

(4) The purpose and scope of data collection and its continued processing and use by Google, as well as your rights in this regard and the Google setting options for protecting your privacy, are available at: .

C. Rights of the affected persons

12. Your rights

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights against us as the controller:

a) Rights under Art. 15 et seq. GDPR

(1) The data subject has the right to require confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning him or her are being processed; if this is the case, the data subject has the right to information about this personal data and to the information set out in detail in Art. 15 GDPR. Subject to certain statutory conditions, you have the right to rectification under Article 16 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing under Article 18 GDPR and the right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) pursuant to Article 17 GDPR. In addition, you have the right to receive the data which you have provided in a structured, machine-readable format (right to data portability) pursuant to Article 20 GDPR, insofar as the processing is carried out by automated means and based on consent under Art. 6 (1) (a) or Art. 9 (2) (a) or on a contract under Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

b) Withdrawal of consent pursuant to Art. 7(3) GDPR

Where processing is based on consent you can withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. Please note that withdrawal of consent only applies to the future. Processing carried out prior to withdrawal is unaffected.

c) Right of complaint

You have the right to lodge a complaint with us or with a data protection supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR). In Baden Württemberg, the responsible supervisory authority is: The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information, Postfach 10 29 32, 70025 Stuttgart, Tel.: 0711/615541-0, Fax: 0711/ -15-2520, Email:

d) Right to object under Article 21 GDPR

In addition to the foregoing rights you have the following rights to object:

Right to object based on your particular situation

You have the right to object, at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on point Article 6 (1), sentence 1, (e) GDPR (Data processing in the public interest), or on Article 6 (1), sentence 1, (f) GDPR (Data processing for the purposes of the legitimate interests); this also applies to profiling based on those provisions within the meaning of Article 4 (4) GDPR.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or if processing serves the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

D. Final Provisions

13. Security

(1) We have taken technical and organisational security measures under Art. 24 and 32 GDPR to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All our employees and all third parties involved in data processing are bound by the obligation to comply with the requirements of the GDPR and by a duty of confidentiality when handling personal data.

(2) SSL- and/or TLS encryption: For security reasons and to safeguard the transmission of confidential data such as e.g. orders or enquiries which you send to us as operator of the website, this website uses SSL and/or TLS encryption. You can identify an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the padlock symbol on your browser. If SSL and/or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

14. Changes to our data privacy provisions

We reserve the right to change our security and data privacy measures insofar as this becomes necessary due to technical progress, the expansion of our services or changes in the law. In this case, we will also adapt our Data Privacy Statement accordingly. Please therefore ensure that you are acquainted with the latest version of our Data Privacy Statement.