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Privacy policy

Privacy policy for users of the Anton Tränkle GmbH & Co KG website

Thank you for your interest in our website. The protection of your personal data during your visit to our website is of particular importance to the management of Anton Tränkle GmbH & Co KG. The following information provides you with an overview of the processing of your personal data by us and your rights under data protection law. Personal data is all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses and user behaviour.

If a data subject wishes to make use of specific services offered by our company via our website, such as our contact form, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the data subject. Processing is always carried out in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in compliance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Anton Tränkle GmbH & Co KG.

As the data controller, Anton Tränkle GmbH & Co KG has implemented technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data processed through this website is subject to the most complete protection possible. Nevertheless, absolute protection cannot be guaranteed due to fundamental security gaps in internet-based data transmissions.

Responsible for data processing

The data controller pursuant to Art. 4(7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the applicable country-specific data protection regulations is:

Anton Tränkle GmbH & Co KG
Hornberger Straße 19
D-78098 Triberg
Tel.: +49 7722 862-0
Fax: +49 7722 862-100

You can contact our Data Protection Officer by post at the above address, adding the supplement “Data Protection Officer”, or else by e-mail at:


General information on data processing

We only collect and use our users’ personal data insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional website and to display our content and provide services. The collection and use of personal data of our users regularly takes place solely with the consent of the user. An exception applies in cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for practical reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law. The following legal bases for the processing of your personal data may apply:

  • Processing based on your consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR)
  • Processing for the fulfilment of a contract to which the data subject is party. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures (Article 6(1)(b) GDPR)
  • Processing in order to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject (Article 6(1)(c) GDPR)
  • Processing in the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data (Article 6(1)(d) GDPR)
  • Processing for the purposes of safeguarding the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR). Legitimate interests may include in particular:
    • providing the content of our website correctly;
    • carrying out statistical evaluations to check and optimise the website;
    • providing law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for prosecution in the event of a cyberattack;
    • responding to enquiries and providing services and/or information intended for your use;
    • the processing and transfer of personal data for internal or administrative purposes;
    • the prevention and detection of fraud and criminal offences;
    • ensuring the permanent functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company.

Use of server log files

Each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system, a series of general data and information is recorded in log files. This includes an Internet Protocol address (IP address), the browser types and versions used, the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), the subsites which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, the date and time of access to the website and other similar data and information which serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and the log files is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR with the above-mentioned legitimate interests.

Temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to ensure delivery of the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session.

Log files are stored in order to ensure the functionality of the website. We also use the data to optimise the website and ensure the security of our information technology systems. This is also based on our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The data is erased as soon as it is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended. The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is necessary for the operation of the website. Another possibility of checking the log files applies if there is a justified suspicion of unlawful use or a specific attack on our website based on concrete evidence. Our legitimate interest in processing lies in the purpose of investigating and prosecuting such attacks and unlawful use.

Use of cookies

In addition to the above-mentioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive assigned to the browser you are using and by means of which certain information is directed to the system that sets the cookie (in this case by us). Cookies cannot run programmes or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the website more user-friendly and effective overall.

This website only uses transient cookies; their scope and function are explained here. Transient cookies are automatically erased when you close the browser. These include session cookies in particular. The latter store a so-called session ID that allows various requests from your browser to be assigned to the shared session. This allows your computer to be identified when you return to our website. Session cookies are erased when you close the browser. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

When you visit our website, you are informed about the use of cookies and your consent to the processing of the personal data used in this context is obtained. In this connection, reference is also made to this privacy policy. The cookies we use are not stored permanently on the user’s computer but are erased at the end of the session as soon as you close your browser. You can deactivate or restrict the use of cookies by changing the settings in your internet browser. This also gives you as the user full control over the use of cookies. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website to their full extent.

Use of contact options

A contact form is available on our website which can be used to contact us electronically. The data entered by the user is transmitted to us and stored. This includes name, e-mail address, subject and text. Your consent is obtained for the processing of your data in connection with the sending process and reference is made to this privacy policy. The legal basis for the processing of data when using the contact form is therefore Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR.

Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided, in which case the user’s personal data transmitted with the e-mail is stored. The data is used exclusively for engaging in further dialogue with you and is not shared with third parties. For the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail, there is a legitimate interest based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.

If the contact is aimed at the conclusion of a contract, the legal basis for the processing pursuant to Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR must also be included with the implementation of pre-contractual measures and any subsequent processing for the fulfilment of a contract.

We only store personal data that we process as part of a general contact enquiry via the contact form or by e-mail until the respective correspondence has ended. The correspondence is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.

Consent to the processing of your personal data can be revoked at any time. If you contact us by e-mail, you can of course object to the storage of your personal data at any time. In this event the correspondence cannot be continued.

Collection and use of personal data in connection with the job application process

As part of the job application process, it is important to us to ensure the highest possible level of protection for your personal data. For this reason, all personal data collected and processed by us in connection with a job application is protected against unauthorised access and manipulation by technical and organisational measures.

We process personal applicant data such as name, contact details, CV, nationality, work permit, etc. for the selection or recruitment process which applicants go through with the aim of filling vacancies in the company.

The legal basis for processing your personal data is the establishment, performance and termination of a contractual relationship in accordance with Art. 6(1)(b), the fulfilment of a legal obligation in accordance with Art. 6(1)(c), and based on your consent due to the voluntary provision of data that is not absolutely necessary for the purpose (e.g. hobbies in your CV).

In addition, processing is carried out based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6(1)(f):

  • to optimise our application processes,
  • to ensure we meet compliance regulations, industry standards and contractual obligations,
  • to assert, exercise or defend legal claims,
  • and to avoid damage to and/or the liability of our company by taking appropriate measures.

After the respective purpose has been achieved, your data is erased, but it is kept for as long as is necessary for the defence of legal claims or against any allegations under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz – AGG). This is generally a period of six months. We ask particularly interesting applicants who cannot currently be considered for a vacancy to give their consent to longer-term storage (usually one year). If accounting-related processing has been carried out, such as the reimbursement of travel expenses, the necessary data is erased in compliance with the statutory retention periods, which are generally six or ten years.

If your application is successful and we are able to welcome you to our company based on a contractual agreement, we transfer the data collected during the application process to our personnel file.

Who receives my data?

Within our company, it is accessible to those departments that need your data to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations. We only share information about you if this is required by law, if you have given your consent, and/or if processors commissioned by us guarantee that the requirements of the GDPR and the applicable country-specific data protection regulations are met or if there is another reason which legitimises this disclosure.

For how long is my data stored?

Unless otherwise set out in the detailed paragraphs, we process and store your personal data for as long as is necessary to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations.

Your personal data is regularly erased or blocked if it is no longer required for the fulfilment of contractual or legal obligations, you have exercised your right to erasure, all mutual claims have been fulfilled, and there are no other statutory retention obligations or legal justifications for storage.

What data protection rights do I have?

You can request information about the personal data stored about you at the above address (Art. 15 GDPR). In addition, you can request rectification if we have stored incorrect data about you (Art. 16 GDPR). Under certain conditions, you can also request the erasure of your data (Art. 17 GDPR) or exercise your right to object (Art. 21 GDPR). You also have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data (Art. 18 GDPR) and the right to receive the data provided by you (Art. 20 GDPR). The restrictions under Sections 34 and 35 Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz – BDSG) apply to the right to information and the right to erasure. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG).

You can revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent given to us before the EU GDPR came into force, i.e. before 25 May 2018. Please note that this revocation is only effective for the future. Such a revocation affects the permissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have declared it to us.