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Data protection


Max W. Claas GmbH & Co. KG und Hermann Klincke J. H. Sohn GmbH & Co. KG appreciates your interest in our Company. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and hereby inform you of the type and scope of personal data that we collect when you visit our website.

It is generally possible to use our website without entering personal data. If personal data (e.g. name, address, or e-mail address) is collected, this is always done wherever possible on a voluntary basis. This data is not transmitted to third parties without your explicit consent.
All personal data will be collected, processed, and used in accordance with the applicable regulations for the protection of personal data.

Name and address of the controller

The controller in the sense of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), of other valid data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union, and of other provisions of a data protection nature is  Max W. Claas GmbH & Co. KG. . Contact details and other information can be found in the Imprint.

Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

VIA Consult GmbH
Martinstraße 25
57462 Olpe, Germany
+49 2761 8375-0
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Any data subject can contact our data protection officer directly at any time with all questions or suggestions regarding data protection.


The websites of  Claas und Klincke Drahtwerke use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.
By using cookies, websites and servers can differentiate between the individual browsers of the people that visit them. 
The use of cookies enables Claas und Klincke Drahtwerke to make this website more user-friendly and provide services that would not have been possible without cookies. For example, visitors to a website that uses cookies do not have to enter their access data each time they visit the website because this data is transferred from the website to the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. 
A change to the settings on the respective Internet browser prevents cookies being stored for any websites. Cookies that are already stored can be deleted. This is possible in all common Internet browsers, but in some cases the functionality of the website is restricted.

Due to technical reasons, so called server log files are created. In these files, the hosting provider stores technical data (e.g. browser type and browser version, operating system used, time of inquiry, IP address, etc.) that the browser automatically transmits to him. There is no merge of this data with other data, so that the identification of a individual is not possible.

Purpose of data collection and data transmission if applicable

We only collect personal data if you provide it to us as part of an enquiry, for example. Data is entered in the following areas:

Contact forms

The contact form enables interested parties to send enquiries directly to Claas und Klincke Drahtwerke. In accordance with legal regulations, the website also contains information (e.g. in the Imprint) that enables rapid direct contact with our Company (e.g. via e-mail). If a person contacts us via e-mail or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the person is automatically stored. Data that is transmitted during this contact process is stored for the purposes of processing or for contacting the data subject. In most cases, the e-mails that are sent are delivered to general departmental mailboxes or to those of representatives of or assistants to senior managers. If it is not required for processing purposes, this personal data is not transmitted to third parties outside the Group companies.

Legal basis of processing

If we obtain consent for certain processing operations, it is based on Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract, for example for the delivery of goods or for pre-contractual measures such as enquiries, this processing is based on Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR. If our Company is subject to a legal obligation that requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR. If the processing of personal data is not based on any of the aforementioned legal bases, we process data to protect a legitimate interest of our Company (improvement in performance of business activities). We always make sure that this does not conflict with a legitimate interest of the data subject that outweighs our legitimate interest.

Period for which the personal data is stored

If you send applications, please refer to the additional data protection statement for applications in the Careers area of the website for information about the duration of storage.
If you send us an e-mail via the contact form, your e-mails are delivered to the relevant mailboxes and archived there for an unlimited period.

Right of access and right of revocation, right to lodge a complaint and right to data portability, right to restriction of processing, right to rectification, and right to erasure

You have the right at any time to receive information about your data stored by us and about the purpose of storage. You are able to revoke your consent to the storage or use of your personal data in writing at any time. In addition to the right of revocation, you have the right to demand the correction, the restriction of the processing, and the blocking or erasure of your data. 
In the event of any complaints, you have the right to contact the relevant supervisory authority (for North Rhine-Westphalia: the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information in Düsseldorf). You also have the right to receive any data transmitted by you in a machine-readable transmission format.
If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, please contact us directly (controller: see Imprint). If you have any questions, requests for information, proposals, or complaints, you can also contact our external data protection officer directly.


Claas und Klincke Drahtwerke uses technical and organisational security measures to protect your data provided to us from accidental or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction, or access by unauthorised persons.