Privacy Policy

The Freudenberg Group is pleased to welcome you to this portal website and we appreciate your interest in the companies of the Freudenberg Group. The protection of your personal data is very important to us.  A website in the Internet is a telemedia service. According to section 13 paragraph 1 of the Telemedia Act (TMG), the service provider is obliged to inform users in a generally understandable form regarding the type, scope and purposes of the collection and use of their personal data, as well as regarding the processing of their data in countries outside of the EU/EEA when they begin using the service. This notification is given by means of this Privacy Policy.

The operator of the website and therefore the service provider is Freudenberg SE.

The purpose of the data processing on the website is to operate a web portal site for the companies of the Freudenberg Group with information about the Group, as well as the goods and services which it offers. For this reason, various links to websites of the individual Freudenberg companies are provided on our pages and you may be redirected to these sites depending on the information you are looking for. In this case, the service provider is then the Freudenberg company that operates the respective company website and the privacy policy of that website will apply to your visit.

You can find our contact information at the end of this statement in case you have any questions or concerns regarding our handling of your personal data. 

What data is collected? 
We collect information when you visit and use our website. When you use our website, technical data such as the IP address of your network, the date, time, time zone and status of the requested file, information about the web page from which you arrived at our page, your browser type and the version of your operating system are sent to us for a limited period. 

How is your personal data used? 
The data collected during your use of our website is used exclusively for the technical administration of the website and for statistical purposes. This information helps us to better satisfy your information needs and to continually optimize our website.

When and to whom is your personal data transmitted? 
Your personal data is transmitted by us to third parties only to the extent that a legal justification exists or your permission has been granted.

We save information on your PC in the form of “cookies” for the purpose of web analysis. When you visit our website, you agree to the use and saving of cookies on your device.

Cookies are small text files that frequently contain a unique identifier and are saved on your hard drive by a web server. Cookies contain information that can later be read by a web server of the domain that saved the cookie. Cookies often consist of a series of numbers and letters that uniquely identify your computer but may also contain other information. 

Some cookies are only saved for the duration of your visit to our website (known as “session cookies”). Other cookies may remain stored on your computer after your visit, and our website can access them every time you visit our websites again (known as “ID cookies”). Some cookies that are saved during your visit to our websites can be saved and accessed by other companies. 

You can control whether cookies are saved at all via the security settings of your browser by choosing not to accept any cookies, or to be asked before accepting a cookie, or by specifying that cookies should be deleted every time you close your browser. Please note that this may limit your ability to use certain services or the website and that certain services or parts of the website only function correctly in connection with the saving of cookies.

Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager 
This site uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files that are saved on the user’s computer and allow analysis of the use of the website. The information about the use of the website by the user that is generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and saved there. 

  • _ga: This cookie is used by the analytics.js library to store a unique client identifier (Client ID), which is a randomly generated number. Once the ID is generated it's stored in the cookie and is included with each hit / request sent to Google Analytics. This ID is later used by Google Analytics servers to calculate user, session, and campaign data
  • _gat_UA-XXX: This cookie is used by the Google tag manager library to store the website's User Account number. The name of the cookie varies based on the User Account number. This cookie is not used to identify individuals using the website.

Google will use this information to analyze your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities for the website operator and to provide additional services associated with the use of the website and the Internet. 

The IP address transmitted by your browser in connection with Google Analytics will not be merged with other data by Google. You can prevent the saving of cookies by configuring a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, please note that in this case you may not be able to make full use of all functions of this website. 

Opt-out plug-in 
You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

Opt-out cookie

As an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent the future collection of data by Google Analytics here (the opt-out applies only in the same browser and only for this domain). This saves an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete the cookies in your browser, you must click on this link again.

Integration of the services of third parties

Facebook: Data privacy notices for the use of Facebook plug-ins

The Freudenberg Group website contains programs and/or plug-ins from the social network Facebook. This involves a button with the Facebook logo and the associated notice "Share." The social network is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (Facebook in the following material). We do not execute any of the processing in this connection. Facebook handles it. It is not precisely known what procedures Facebook undertakes when the user calls up a fan page nor after the fact. As a result, we can only offer the following information based on the level of information that is currently accessible:

When you have logged in at Facebook, it collects data regarding your actions, interactions and movements within its social network, which Facebook Inc. uses to optimize the direct marketing profile personalized for every user for its own business purposes and ties them to your profile and the registration data indicated there and other information that you or others have provided within the social network. We direct you to Facebook's data privacy notice – upon which we have no impact – for the purpose and scope of Facebook's data collection as well as the further processing and use of your data at the company, as well as your rights and settings options in this regard. (

Even if you are not logged in at Facebook, Facebook Inc. stores and uses data on your operating system and browser version, as well as your IP address and the point of origin derivable from it. 

Furthermore, through the use of  "cookies," Facebook can recognize non-logged-in/unregistered users and utilize the statistical data gained from page call-ups  at your next login or your first registration for the creation of a profile. 

Twitter und LinkedIn

“Tailored Audiences” and “Conversion Tracking” from Twitter and LinkedIn offer the opportunity to use relevant campaigns to selectively address existing users and customers who have visited Freudenberg's web offerings. Twitter and LinkedIn do this by storing anonymized user data through the use of a website tag. In return, a cookie from Twitter or LinkedIn is placed in the user’s browser when he visits our website, When using these methods, Freudenberg abides by Twitter's guidelines for Conversion Tracking and Tailored Audiences (see

Users who wish to deactivate Twitter’s interest-based advertising can do so, for example, with a cancellation mechanism established by Twitter (currently here:

You can change your Twitter data privacy settings at 

Data privacy tips can be found at 

At LinkedIn, you can decline to receive interest-based advertising. 

Be aware that declining to receive such advertising does not remove ads from pages that you visit. It merely means that the ads that you are shown are not necessarily geared to your personal interests. If you are not a member of LinkedIn, you can find the data privacy terms and cookie guidelines at 

Due to the discussion surrounding the use of analysis tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to inform you that, in order to prevent direct association with an individual, further processing of IP addresses on this website is only performed in an abbreviated form because we use Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp()”. This ensures anonymous collection of IP addresses by means of what is known as “IP masking” and prevents direct association with an individual person. 

Contact form
The data entered by you in the contact form is used exclusively for our correspondence with you. Your data is not shared with third parties.

Your rights and your contact with us 
According to sections 6 and 34 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), you have the right to receive information at no charge regarding the personal data we have saved about you. You also have the right to have your data corrected if it is incorrect and to demand the deletion or blocking of your data when it is no longer needed. You can opt out of the use of your data for advertising and market research purposes at any time. 

You can exercise these rights with respect to Freudenberg SE by contacting us directly at datenschutz(at) You can also send your request for information to us in writing: 

Freudenberg SE 
Höhnerweg 2-4 
D-69469 Weinheim 

If you wish to direct data privacy inquiries to another company of the Freudenberg Group, we request that you address these directly to the particular company. If necessary, we will be glad to provide you with the contact information or forward your inquiry. However, please do not send sensitive content by email.