Data Privacy Policy

The Freudenberg Group is pleased by your visit to this portal website and your interest in the companies of the Freudenberg Group. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. A website is a telemedia service. In accordance with the GDPR, the service provider is obligated to instruct users as to the type, scope and purpose behind the recording and usage of a user’s personal data as well as any processing of said data outside the EU/EEC in an easy-to-understand form. This data protection declaration provides such instructions.

The purpose of data processing on the website freudenberg.com and its subdomains is to provide the operators of a website portal for companies of the Freudenberg Group with information on the Business Groups and their range of products and services.

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§1 Information about the collection of personal data

(1) In the following, we will provide information about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data which can be directly linked to your person, e.g. name, address, email addresses, user behavior.

(2) The controller pursuant to Art. 4 para. 7 of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

Freudenberg SE
Hoehnerweg 2-4
69469 Weinheim
E-Mail: info[at]freudenberg.com

(3) You may contact our data protection officer at:

activeMind.legal Rechtsanwaltsgesellschaft m. b. H.
Potsdamer Straße 3
80802 München
Tel.: +49 89 919294-900
E-Mail: dataprotection-support[at]freudenberg.com

§2 Your rights

(1) We shall grant you the following rights pertaining to your personal data:

  • Right to access (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Right to restriction (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR) and
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR).

(2) If you have given us consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future.

(3) In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a competent data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG).

A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

§3 Contact

Processing activities

(1) Nature and purpose of processing: On our website there is a contact form which can be used for electronic contact. If a user takes advantage of this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored.

At the time the message is sent, the following data is also stored: e-mail address, name and telephone number.

Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail addresses provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. This includes the date and time the e-mail was sent, e-mail address, IP addresses and information about the servers involved in the e-mail communication.

In addition, you can contact us via the telephone number provided. In this case, we collect log data that includes your telephone number and the duration of the call. As a matter of principle, we do not record conversations.

Regardless of the type of communication you choose, we collect the content of your inquiry. Your data is stored for the purpose of individual communication with you.

(2) Legal basis: The processing of the data entered in the contact form or in the context of the other means of communication mentioned above is based on a legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Our legitimate interest in processing your data is the facilitation of uncomplicated contact with us.

If you contact us to request a quote, the data entered in the contact form is processed to carry out pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR).

(3) Recipients: We use service providers for the operation and maintenance of our website, who act as our data processors. All service providers are contractually obligated to treat your data confidentially.

(4) Storage period: Data will be deleted no later than 6 months after the request has been processed. If a contractual relationship arises, we are subject to the statutory retention periods. These are generally 6 or 10 years for reasons of proper accounting and tax law requirements.

(5) Provision prescribed or required: The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with the required data and the reason for the request.

(6) Right to object: Please read the information about your right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR below.

§4 Collection of general information when visiting our website

(1) Nature and purpose of processing: When you access our website, i.e. even if you do not register or otherwise submit information, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address, referrer URL, date and time of access and the like.

In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection setup of the website,
  • Ensuring the smooth use of our website, and
  • Ensuring and evaluating system security and stability, in particular for abuse detection as well as
  • for the technically error-free presentation and optimization of our website.

We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you personally. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files retrospectively if there are concrete indications of unlawful use.

(2) Legal basis: The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website and ensuring system security and abuse detection.

(3) Recipients: We use service providers for the operation and maintenance of our website, who act as our data processors. All service providers are contractually obligated to treat your data confidentially.

(4) Storage period: Data is stored in server log files in a form that allows identification of the data subjects for a maximum period of 7 days; unless a security-related event occurs (e.g. a DDoS attack).

In the event of such an event, server log files are stored until the elimination and complete clarification of the security-related event.

Provision prescribed or required: The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, without the IP address and the cookie identifier, the service and functionality of our website is not guaranteed. In addition, individual services and services may not be available or may be limited.

(5) Right to object: Please read the information about your right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR below.

§5 Cookies

A cookie is a small data set that is created when a website is visited and is temporarily stored on the website user's system. If the server of this website is called up again by the user of the website, the browser of the user of the website sends the previously received cookie back to the server. The server can evaluate the information obtained through this procedure. Cookies can, in particular, make it easier to navigate a website.

Deletion of Cookies:

You can delete individual cookies or the entire cookie inventory via your browser settings. In addition, you will receive information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or block their storage in advance. Depending on the provider of your browser, you can find the necessary information under the following links:

Additionally, you can prevent loading of so-called scripts by default. NoScript allows JavaScript, Java and other plugins to run only on trusted domains of your choice. For information and instructions on how to edit this feature, contact your browser vendor (e.g. for Mozilla Firefox: https://addons.mozilla.org/en-GB/firefox/addon/noscript/).
 

§ 5.1 Use of technically necessary cookies

(1) Nature and purpose of processing: We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.

Technically necessary cookies help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies:

  • Consent management
  • Language settings

You will find an overview of the cookies used below.

(2) Legal basis: The processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR in conjunction with a balancing pursuant to Section 25 (2) TTDSG on the basis of our legitimate interest in a user-friendly design of our website and in the documentation of consent.

(3) Recipients: Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as processors for the operation and maintenance of our website. You can find more information on the recipient in the context of consent management in "Usercentrics Consent management" below.

(4) Storage period: Details on the storage duration of cookies can be found in the following overview.

(5) Provision prescribed or required: The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. However, without this data, the service and functionality of our website cannot be guaranteed. In addition, individual services and services may not be available or may be limited.

(6) Right to object: Please read the information about your right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR below.

 

§ 5.1 Use of technically unnecessary cookies

(1) Nature and purpose of processing: We also use such cookies on the website that enable an analysis of the user's surfing behavior. These cookies are used to make the use of the website more efficient and attractive.

Detailed information on the subject of cookies and which cookies are used on this website (after consent) can be found in the cookie settings (see link under "Cookie Privacy Settings" in the grey box at the top of this page).

(2) Legal basis: The storage of information on your end device or access to information already stored in the end device is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent pursuant to Section 25 (1) TTDSG. If personal data is processed in addition, the provision of your data is also voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

(3) Recipients: Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

(4) Storage period: Details on the storage period of the cookies can be found below in the overview of the cookies used.

(5) Provision prescribed or required: The provision of your data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

(6) Third country transfer: Information on this can be found in the cookie overview and the notes below on the individual tools used.

(7) Withdrawal of consent: You can revoke your consent in the cookie settings for the future.

(8) Profiling: With the help of web analytics tools, the behavior of visitors to the website can be evaluated and interests can be analyzed. For this purpose, we create a pseudonymous user profile.

 

§ 5.3 Cookies used

Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These specifically include the session cookies. They store a so-called session ID, which allow the classification of the various requests from your browser based to the collective session. Doing so allows your computer to be recognized should you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted once you log out or close the browser.

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specific period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in your browser’s security settings.

This website uses the following types of cookies, whose scope and functionality can be explained as follows:

(1) Essential cookies

  • Name: uct
    Provider: uct.service.usercentrics.eu
    Type: pixel_tracker
    Expires in: session
  • Name: uc_ui_version
    Provider: www.freudenberg.com
    Type: html_local_storage
    Expires in: persistent
  • Name: hideLanguageSuggestOverlay
    Provider: www.freudenberg.com
    Type: http_cookie
    Expires in: session
  • Name: uc_settings
    Provider: www.freudenberg.com
    Type: html_local_storage
    Expires in: persistent
  • Name: uc_user_interaction
    Provider: www.freudenberg.com
    Type: html_local_storage
    Expires in: persistent
  • Name: uc_user_country
    Provider: www.freudenberg.com
    Type: html_session_storage
    Expires in: session

(2) Functional cookies

  • Name: _pk_ses#
    Purpose: Tracks the pages requested by the visitor in a session for use by Matomo. It last for 30 minutes. During this time the cookies keep the session active. Once they are inactive, the session is ended. However, the time can be changed.
    Provider: www.freudenberg.com
    Service: Matomo View Service Privacy Policy
    Type: http_cookie
    Expires in: 30 minutes
  • Name: _pk_id#
    Purpose: Enables collection of statistics on user visit to the website anonymously. Information collected include pages read, average time spent and the number of visits. The default validity of this cookie is 1 year.
    Provider: www.freudenberg.com
    Service: Matomo View Service Privacy Policy
    Type: http_cookie
    Expires in: 1 year 27 days

  • Name: yt.innertube::nextId
    Purpose: Stores a list of YouTube requests made by the user
    Provider: www.youtube-nocookie.com
    Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy
    Type:   html_local_storage
    Expires in: persistent

  • Name: ytidb::LAST_RESULT_ENTRY_KEY
    Purpose: Stores the last result entry key used by YouTube
    Provider: www.youtube-nocookie.com
    Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy
    Type: html_local_storage
    Expires in: persistent

  • Name: yt-remote-device-id
    Purpose: Stores a unique ID for the user's device for YouTube
    Provider: www.youtube-nocookie.com
    Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy
    Type: html_local_storage
    Expires in: persistent

  • Name: yt.innertube::requests
    Purpose: Stores a list of YouTube requests made by the user
    Provider: www.youtube-nocookie.com
    Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy
    Type: html_local_storage
    Expires in: persistent

  • Name: yt-remote-connected-devices
    Purpose: Stores a list of connected devices for YouTube
    Provider: www.youtube-nocookie.com
    Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy
    Type: html_local_storage
    Expires in: persistent

(3) Marketing cookies

  • Name: NID
    Purpose: Set by Google to set a unique user ID to remember user preferences. Persistent cookie that stays for 182 days
    Provider: .google.com
    Service: Google View Service Privacy Policy
    Type: server_cookie
    Expires in: 6 months

  • Name: YSC
    Purpose: YouTube is a Google-owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.
    Provider: .youtube.com
    Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy
    Type: server_cookie
    Expires in: session

  • Name: bcookie
    Purpose: Used to optimize the range of advertising on Linkedin
    Provider: .linkedin.com
    Service: Linkedin Ad Analytics View Service Privacy Policy
    Type: server_cookie
    Expires in: 11 months 30 days

  • Name: UserMatchHistory
    Purpose: These cookies are associated with a B2B marketing platform, formerly known as Bizo, which is now owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn's marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting.
    Provider: .linkedin.com
    Service: LinkedIn View Service Privacy Policy
    Type: server_cookie
    Expires in: 30 days

  • Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE
    Purpose: YouTube is a Google-owned platform for hosting and sharing videos. YouTube collects user data through videos embedded in websites, which is aggregated with profile data from other Google services in order to display targeted advertising to web visitors across a broad range of their own and other websites. Used by Google in combination with SID to verify Google user account and most recent login time.
    Provider: .youtube.com
    Service: YouTube View Service Privacy Policy
    Type: server_cookie
    Expires in: 5 months 27 days

  • Name: lidc
    Purpose: These cookies are associated with a B2B marketing platform, formerly known as Bizo, which is now owned by LinkedIn, the business networking platform. This sub-domain is connected with LinkedIn's marketing services that enable website owners to gain insight into types of users on their site based on LinkedIn profile data, to improve targeting.
    Provider: .linkedin.com
    Service: LinkedIn View Service Privacy Policy
    Type: server_cookie
    Expires in: 1 day

  • Name: bscookie
    Purpose: Cookie used for Sign-in with Linkedin and/or for Linkedin follow feature on 3rd party websites
    Provider: .www.linkedin.com
    Service: Linkedin Ad Analytics View Service Privacy Policy
    Type: server_cookie
    Expires in: 11 months 30 days

  • Name: li_sugr
    Provider: .linkedin.com
    Type: server_cookie
    Expires in: 2 months 29 days
  • Name: AnalyticsSyncHistory
    Provider: .linkedin.com
    Type: server_cookie
    Expires in: 30 days

  • Name: VISITOR_PRIVACY_METADATA
    Provider: .youtube.com
    Type: server_cookie
    Expires in: 5 months 27 days

§6 Newsletter

(1) Nature and purpose of processing: Your data will only be used to send you the newsletter you have subscribed to by E-Mail. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the respective owner of an E-Mail address, we use the "double opt-in" procedure (DOI procedure) for an online registration. This means that you will receive an E-Mail after your newsletter registration in which you must confirm your newsletter registration once again. No further data is collected.

At the time of the double opt-in confirmation, the following data will also be stored:

  • First name, last name, email address, Business Group (only for employees)

(2) Legal basis:  Based on your consent (Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR), we will regularly send you our newsletter or comparable information by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.

The newsletter is sent to Freudenberg employees on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR, the legitimate interest in employee information.

(3) Recipients: We use a service provider for shipping, who acts as our order processor. Through your registration, your data (e-mail address) is transmitted to our service provider SendInBlue GmbH (Brevo), Köpenicker Straße 126, 10179 Berlin. We have concluded an processing agreement with SendInBlue GmbH, which guarantees the protection of your data.

More information on data protection from SendInBlue GmbH can be found at https://de.sendinblue.com/legal/privacypolicy.

(4) Storage period: Data will only be processed in this context as long as the corresponding consent is available. In the case of employees, processing takes place as long as the employment relationship exists or the objection is made.

(5) Provision prescribed or required: The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. There will be no disadvantages for you. Without valid consent, we can unfortunately not send you our newsletter.

(6) Withdrawal of consent: You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending newsletters at any time with effect for the future. Unsubscribing can be requested via the link contained in every email or contact information listed in this privacy policy.

(7) Right to object: Please read the information on your right to object in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR below (Freudenberg Group employees).

§7 Matomo

(1) Nature and purpose of processing: This website uses the open-source web analytics service Matomo. We use Matomo to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. The statistics obtained enable us to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user.

If you give your consent, Matomo uses cookies that enable us to analyze your use of our website more precisely and to draw additional conclusions about user behavior on our website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to a Matomo server in the EU and stored there.

In either case, IP addresses are anonymized (IPMasking), so individual users cannot be identified.

(2) Legal basis: Data processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR. In doing so, we are pursuing our legitimate interest in optimizing our website for our external presentation.

(3) Recipients: The information generated about your use of this website is transmitted to a server in the EU and stored there. The servers are provided by InnoCraft Ltd and its subprocessors, respectively. For more information, see https://matomo.org/matomo-cloud-privacy-policy.

(4) Storage period: The data is deleted as soon as you have revoked your consent or it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. As a rule, the data is deleted 14 months after it has been made available.

(5) Provision prescribed or required: The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. If you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

(6) Withdrawal of consent: You can prevent tracking by Matomo on our website at any time by clicking on this link. This will set a cookie in your browser which contains no personal data and is solely intended to deactivate our Matomo tracking for your browser. This will prevent data collection by Matomo for this website and for this browser in the future, as long as the cookie remains stored in your browser.

(6) You have currently prevented Matomo from tracking your visit to our website by opting out. Click here to reactivate tracking by Matomo.

§8 Matomo Tag Manager

Our website uses Matomo Tag Manager to manage tags used for tracking and marketing through a single interface. It enables JavaScript and HTML tags on our website to be deployed or updated quickly. Matomo Tag Manager does not set any cookies or collect any personal data. Rather, it merely serves to manage other services, such as Matomo Analytics. These services may in turn collect data.

For more information, please visit https://matomo.org/faq/tag-manager/faq_26538/.

§9 hCaptcha

We use the hCaptcha security service (hereinafter "hCaptcha") on our website. This service is provided by Intuition Machines, Inc., a Delaware US Corporation ("IMI"). hCaptcha is used to check whether user actions on our online service (such as submitting a login or contact form) meet our security requirements.

To do this, hCaptcha analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters a part of the website with hCaptcha enabled.

For the analysis, hCaptcha evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website or app, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to IMI. hCaptcha analysis in the "invisible mode" may take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place.

Data processing is based on Art. 6(1)(f) of the GDPR: Our online service has a legitimate interest in protecting the service from abusive automated crawling, spam, and other forms of abuse that can harm our service or other users of our service. Our online service needs to ensure that it is interacting with a human, not a bot, and that activities performed by the user are not related to fraud or abuse.

IMI acts as a "data processor" acting on behalf of its customers as defined under the GDPR, and a "service provider" for the purposes of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).

For more information about hCaptcha’s privacy policy and terms of use, please visit the following links: https://www.hcaptcha.com/privacy and https://www.hcaptcha.com/terms.

§10 YouTube

(1) Nature and purpose of processing: We have integrated YouTube videos in our online offerings and these are saved at www.YouTube.com and can be played directly from our website. These are all in the “expanded data protection” mode, i.e. no data about you as a user will be transferred to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only after you play the videos, will the data listed in paragraph 2 be transferred. We have no influence on this data transfer.

Through your visit to the website, YouTube will be informed that you have opened on the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data named in Section 4 of this declaration will be transmitted. This will happen regardless of whether you are logged in to a YouTube user account, or if there is not user account at all.

(2) Legal basis: The processing of the data is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

(3) Recipients: Recipients of the data may be technical service providers. Your data will be transmitted to YouTube (Google LLC). Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by YouTube can be found in the privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights and privacy settings.

(4) Third country transfer: Google LLC is based in the USA. The European Commission has issued an adequacy decision for the USA. An adequate level of protection is therefore guaranteed for certified US companies. The certification of Google LLC can be viewed at the following link: Certification.

(5) Storage period: The data will only be processed in this context as long as the relevant consent has been given.

(6) Provision prescribed or required: The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent.

(7) Withdrawal of consent: You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for the surveys at any time with effect for the future.

(8) Profiling: If you are logged into Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your data immediately assigned to your account, you must log out before activating the button. YouTube will store the data as a user profile and use it for promotional purposes, market research and/or the user-friendly design of its website. Such assessments are primarily made to provide tailored advertisements (even for users who are not logged in) and to inform other users in the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of a user profile; however, you must address these objections to YouTube.

§11 Usercentrics Consent Management

Our website uses Usercentrics (Usercentrics GmbH, Sendlinger Straße 7, 80331 Munich, Germany) for consent management. This tool sets a technically necessary cookie to store your cookie consents. The cookie stores the consent you gave when you entered the website. If you wish to withdraw this consent, simply delete the cookie in your browser. When you re-enter/reload the website, you will be asked for your cookie consent again. Further information on the processing of data by Usercentrics can be found here: Usercentrics Privacy Policy.

§12 LinkedIn (Tracking)

(1) Nature and purpose of processing: “Tailored Audiences” and “Conversion Tracking” by LinkedIn offer the opportunity to target existing users and customers who have visited the Freudenberg website with relevant campaigns. This is done by LinkedIn using a website tag to store anonymized user data. When a user visits our website, a LinkedIn cookie is placed in the browser.

At LinkedIn, you can decline interest-based advertising here. Please note that rejection of such advertisements will not remove any ads from the pages you visit. It simply means that the ads you are shown are not necessarily tailored to your personal interests. If you are not a member of LinkedIn, you will find the Cookie Privacy Policy.

(2) Legal basis: The legal basis for the processing of your data is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

(3) Recipients:  Recipients of the data may be technical service providers. Your data will be transmitted to LinkedIn.

For more information on data processing by LinkedIn, please refer to LinkedIn's privacy policy.

(4) Third country transfer: LinkedIn is based in the USA. For the USA, there is an adequacy decision by the European Commission. An adequate level of protection is therefore guaranteed for certified US companies. 

(5) Storage period: The data will only be processed in this context processed as long as the corresponding consent has been given.

(6) Provision prescribed or required: The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent.

(7) Withdrawal of consent: You can revoke your consent at any time via the privacy settings.

§13 Use of video conferencing systems

(1) Nature and purpose of processing: We use the “Microsoft Teams” or “Zoom” tool to conduct telephone conferences, online meetings, video conferences and/or webinars. “Microsoft Teams” is a service of Microsoft Corporation. “Zoom” is a service of Zoom Video Communications, Inc. You can find the data protection information in  here.

(2) Legal basis: The legal basis for data processing when conducting "online meetings" is Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR, insofar as the meetings are conducted in the context of contractual relationships. If there is no contractual relationship, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Here, too, our interest is in the effective conduct of "online meetings".

(3) Recipients: Personal data processed in connection with participation in "online meetings" will generally not be disclosed to third parties unless it is intended for disclosure. Please note that the content of online meetings, as well as face-to-face meetings, is often used to communicate information with customers, prospects or third parties and is therefore intended for disclosure. Further Recipients: The provider of "Microsoft Teams" or "Zoom" necessarily receives knowledge of the above-mentioned data insofar as this is provided for in the context of our order processing agreement with "Microsoft Teams" or "Zoom".

(4) Third-country transfer: "Microsoft Teams" and "Zoom" are services provided by providers from the USA. Personal data may therefore also be processed in a third country. An adequate level of data protection is guaranteed by the conclusion of the so-called EU standard contractual clauses with the providers. Further information can also be found in Zoom's privacy policy and in Teams' privacy policy.

(5) Storage period: We generally delete personal data when there is no need for further storage. A requirement may exist in particular if the data is still needed in order to fulfil contractual services, to check and grant or ward off warranty and, if applicable, guarantee claims. In the case of statutory retention obligations, deletion is only considered after the expiry of the respective retention obligation.

(6) Provision prescribed or required: The provision of your personal data is voluntary. We can only offer the webinar and hold meetings if we can carry out the associated processing.

(7) Right to object: Please read the information about your right to object according to Art. 21 GDPR below.

§14 Flockler

(1) Type and purpose of processing: Content from Freudenberg's social media sites is bundled on our site via a plug-in solution from the provider Flockler Oy, Rautatienkatu 21 B, 33100, Tampere, Finland. Flockler is a social media aggregator tool for curating social media feeds and presenting social media content. The aggregated content contains external links to the social media platforms. By clicking on the links, you visit these websites.

(2)Legal basis: Flockler does not store any information about your visit. The aggregated content is offered in such a way that data can only be transmitted after your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR) by means of a so-called "two-click solution". As part of the "twoclick solution", you will be asked to expressly and knowingly decide whether you wish to use Flockler on our website. You can only access this content once you have given your consent.

(3)Recipients: Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Further recipients can be found in the cookie settings. By agreeing to the use of Flockler (as part of the 2-click solution), you consent to the loading of this content and the transfer of data to Flocker. For more information, read the Flockler service privacy policy: https://flockler.com/privacy-policy and https://flockler.com/de/dsgvo

(4)Storage period: The data will be deleted as soon as you withdraw your consent, or the data is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which it was collected.

(5)Provision prescribed or required: The provision of your data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. If you prevent access, this may result in functional restrictions on the website.

(6) Withdraw of consent: You can revoke your consent for the future in the cookie settings.

§15 Surveys

(1) Nature and purpose of processing: We use "Microsoft Forms" to conduct customer and employee surveys. You can find more information on processing in the context of conducting surveys here.

(2) Legal basis: The processing of the data entered in the survey form is based on your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR

(3) Recipients: Recipients of the data are, if applicable, technical service providers who are active for the implementation of the surveys. "Microsoft Forms" is a service of Microsoft Corporation. You can find information on data protection here.

(4) Third country transfer: Microsoft Corp. is based in the USA. Personal data may therefore also be processed in a third country. An appropriate level of data protection is guaranteed by the conclusion of the so-called EU standard contractual clauses with the providers. Further information can also be found in Microsoft's privacy policy.

(5) Storage period: In this context, the data will only be processed as long as the corresponding consent has been given or the purpose continues to apply.

(6) Provision prescribed or required: The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent.

(7) Withdrawal of consent: You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for the surveys at any time with effect for the future.

§16 Information regarding your right to object in terms of Art. 21 GDPR

(1) Right to object on a case-by-case basis

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR.

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

(2) Recipients of an objection

The objection can be made informally with the subject "Objection", stating your name, address or other identifying information to:

Freudenberg SE
Hoehnerweg 2-4
69469 Weinheim
Tel.: +49 6201 80 0
Fax: +49 6201 88 0
E-Mail: info[at]freudenberg.com

§17 Social Networks

We have our own presence in various social media to present ourselves, provide information, get in touch with the respective users and to communicate with them. Information on data protection can be found here.

§18 Data security

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. TLS).

§19 Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g., when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to your next visit.

Questions about data protection: If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an e-mail to: dataprotection-support[at]freudenberg.com