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The following privacy policy applies to the use of our website and informs you as a data subject under data protection law and user of this website about the processing of personal data. Personal data are all data that can be related to you personally, e.g., name, address, email addresses, user behavior.

Controller according to Art. 4 para. 7 EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter "GDPR") is

Hydroflex Group GmbH
Cleanroom Hygiene
Kiesacker 19
D - 35418 Buseck
Phone: +49 (0) 6408.50435-0
Fax: +49 (0) 6408.50435-20
Email: info@hydroflex-group.com

(hereinafter referred to as "Controller")

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer in our company:

You can reach our external Data Protection Officer, gds Gesellschaft für Datenschutz Mittelhessen mbH, by phone at +49 642 180413-10, by mail at Auf der Appeling 8, 35043 Marburg, Germany, or by email at datenschutz@gdsm.de.

For further information on the processing of your personal data and for related questions, you can contact us or directly our external Data Protection Officer at any time.


Collection of Personal Data When Visiting the Website

When using our website for informational purposes only, we (or our webspace provider) collect only the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. We collect the data necessary for us from a technical perspective to display the website and ensure its stability and security based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interest) and in accordance with § 25 TTDSG.

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

The aforementioned data are processed by the operator for the following purposes:

  • Improving and ensuring the connection to the website
  • Improving the usability of the website
  • Evaluating system security and stability
  • Administrative purposes

Within our company, individuals who are tasked with processing your data as necessary or reasonably appropriate will have access to your data. Service providers and agents we use, such as IT service providers, telecommunications, and logistics services, may also have access to the personal data if they adhere to our written data protection instructions and general data secrecy as part of order processing and, where applicable, telecommunications secrecy.

Furthermore, in the context of providing services in our network, data exchange with the involved network operators occurs, especially when establishing and maintaining connections across network boundaries and for billing and collecting claims. This transmission only occurs as necessary. The details of data exchange and processing depend on the type of service used. For more details, please refer to your service provider, who enables you to dial services realized in our network.

We cooperate with third parties for debt collection.

We will not transmit personal data for advertising or address trading purposes to third parties.

Data transfer to countries outside the EU or EEA ("third countries") only takes place if it is necessary to execute the contractual relationship (contract for the use of services realized in our network). For other contractual relationships, such as a contact relationship, such data transfer only occurs to fulfill this contractual relationship or if it is exceptionally appropriate due to a legitimate interest. The same applies to the use of our websites from locations outside the EU or EEA.


Use of Cookies

a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

  • Transient cookies (see b)
  • Persistent cookies (see c)

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. These include session cookies, which store a session ID that allows different requests from your browser to be assigned to a common session. This enables your computer to be recognized when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified duration, which can vary depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in your browser's security settings at any time.

d) We use cookies that are technically necessary and make your visit to our website possible in the first place. Should we use non-technically necessary cookies, we will obtain your consent for this.

e) When using technically essential cookies for the presentation and necessary functions of our website, the legal basis is § 25 para. 2 TTDSG and Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interest). If we do not use technically essential cookies for the presentation and necessary functions of our website, we will obtain your consent. The legal basis for using these cookies is § 25 para. 1 TTDSG in conjunction with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

f) The necessary consents can be granted in our Consent Manager when you first access our site and subsequently managed at any time (green button "Cookie Settings" at the top).

g) Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser to prevent cookies from being stored on your computer or to always display a notice before a new cookie is created. The complete deactivation of cookies may result in you not being able to use all the functions of our website.



Our website uses the Klaro Cookie Consent Technology from KIProtect GmbH, Bismarckstr. 10-12, 10625 Berlin, Germany (hereinafter referred to as "Klaro"), to obtain your consent for storing certain cookies in your browser and to document this in a data protection-compliant manner. A Klaro cookie is stored in your browser each time you visit our website, archiving all the declarations or revocations of consent you have entered. The collected data remain archived until you request us to delete them, delete the Klaro cookie yourself, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. To view the details of Klaro's data processing policies, please visit https://klaro.org/de/ressourcen/datenschutz. The use of Klaro is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR).


Contact Form

You have the opportunity to contact us through various communication channels such as email, phone, mail, or via a contact form. If you contact us, we store your data for the purpose of processing the request or for possible follow-up questions. Data will not be disclosed to third parties without consent. The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR if your request is related to the fulfillment of a contract or necessary for pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective handling of inquiries addressed to us (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if requested.


Data Processing by Social Networks

We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The individual social networks we use are listed below.

Social networks such as Facebook, etc., can usually analyze your user behavior comprehensively if you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g., Like buttons or advertising banners). When you visit our social media presences, numerous data protection-relevant processing operations are triggered. Specifically:

If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. Your personal data may also be collected if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. This data collection occurs, for example, via cookies stored on your device or by recording your IP address.

With the collected data, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. This allows interest-based advertising to be displayed to you both inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, the interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices you are logged in to or have been logged in to.

Please also note that we cannot track all processing operations on the social media portals. Depending on the provider, additional processing operations may be carried out by the operators of the social media portals. Details can be found in the terms of use and privacy policies of the respective social media portals.

Legal Basis

Our social media presences are intended to ensure the most comprehensive presence on the internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on different legal bases specified by the operators of the social networks (e.g., consent under Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).

Controller and Assertion of Rights

If you visit one of our social media presences (e.g., Facebook), we, together with the operator of the social media platform, are responsible for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. You can assert your rights (access, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability, and complaint) generally both against us and against the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g., Facebook).

Please note that we, despite the joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, do not have full influence over the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider.

Storage Duration

The data directly collected by us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for their storage no longer applies, you request us to delete them, revoke your consent to storage, or the purpose for data storage no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory provisions - especially retention periods - remain unaffected.

We have no control over the storage duration of your data that is stored by the social network operators for their own purposes. For details, please refer to the privacy policies of the respective social network operators (e.g., their privacy policy, see below).


Social Networks in Detail


We have a profile on LinkedIn. The operator of the social network LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. For details on how they handle your personal data, please refer to LinkedIn's privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy


We have a profile on Xing. The operator of the social network Xing is Xing SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. For details on how they handle your personal data, please refer to Xing's privacy policy: https://privacy.xing.com/en/privacy-policy


We have a channel on YouTube. The operator of the service YouTube is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. For details on how they handle your personal data, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en


Google Analytics (with Anonymization Function)

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). The Google Analytics component is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA. Google Analytics uses "cookies," which are text files stored on the user's computer that enable an analysis of website usage by the user. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Your IP address will be anonymized and shortened using the _anonymizeIp() method if access to this website is from a member state of the European Union or another state that is party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. This ensures that personal identification is excluded. If the collected data is personally identifiable, it will be immediately excluded and the personal data will be deleted promptly.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity for website operators, and provide other services related to website and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if required by law or if third parties process this data on behalf of Google. Under no circumstances will Google associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

Users can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting their browser software settings; however, please note that in this case, users may not be able to use all features of this website to their full extent. By using this website, the user consents to the processing of data collected about them by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above.

By downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en, users can prevent the collection and transmission of data generated by the cookie related to their use of the website (including their IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google. Additionally, users can prevent future data collection by Google Analytics by clicking on "Disable Google Analytics." This sets an opt-out cookie that prevents future collection of your data when visiting this website. Further information about Google Analytics and Google's privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Detailed information about Google Analytics can be found at https://www.google.com/analytics/.

This website uses Google Universal Analytics, which allows for cross-device analysis of user behavior. The evaluation is carried out using a user ID. You can disable cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under "My Data," "Personal Data."


Use of SalesViewer® Technology

On this website, data is collected and stored for marketing, market research, and optimization purposes using SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH, Huestr. 30, 44787 Bochum, Germany, based on the visitor's consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR).

For this purpose, a JavaScript-based code is used to collect and utilize company-related data. The data collected with this technology is encrypted using a non-reversible one-way function (known as hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymized and is not used to personally identify the visitor to this website.

The data stored using SalesViewer will be deleted as soon as it is no longer needed for its intended purpose and there are no statutory retention obligations preventing its deletion.

Data collection and storage can be objected to at any time with effect for the future by clicking on this link: https://www.salesviewer.com/opt-out, to prevent the collection of data by SalesViewer® on this website in the future. An opt-out cookie will be placed on your device for this website. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you will need to click this link again.


Google Ads with Conversion Tracking

We use the services of Google Ads. For the European region, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services.

With the help of the Google Ads tool, we can draw attention to our attractive offers on external websites. We can determine the success of individual advertising measures in relation to the data of the advertising campaigns. Our goal is to show you advertisements that are of interest to you, make our website more interesting for you, and achieve a fair calculation of advertising costs. These ads are delivered by Google via so-called "Ad Servers." For this purpose, we use Ad Server Cookies, which can measure certain parameters for success, such as the display of ads or user clicks. If you access our website via a Google ad, Google Ads will store a cookie on your PC. These cookies generally expire after 30 days and are not intended to personally identify you. The analysis values typically stored with this cookie include the unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions), and opt-out information (marking that the user no longer wants to be addressed). These cookies enable Google to recognize your internet browser. If a user visits certain pages of an AdWords customer's website and the cookie stored on their computer has not yet expired, Google and the customer can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to that page. Each AdWords customer is assigned a different cookie. Cookies cannot be tracked across the websites of AdWords customers. We do not collect or process any personal data in the stated advertising measures. We only receive statistical evaluations from Google. Based on these evaluations, we can identify which advertising measures are particularly effective. We do not receive further data from the use of advertising tools, especially not information that could identify users. Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to Google's server. We have no influence on the scope and further use of the data collected by Google through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge: By integrating AdWords Conversion, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding part of our internet presence or clicked on an ad from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or are not logged in, there is a possibility that the provider will find out and store your IP address.

You can prevent participation in this tracking process in several ways:

a) by adjusting your browser software settings accordingly, especially by suppressing third-party cookies, so that you do not receive ads from third-party providers;

b) by disabling cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “www.googleadservices.com”, https://www.google.com/settings/ads, with this setting being deleted if you delete your cookies;

c) by disabling interest-based ads from providers that are part of the “About Ads” self-regulation campaign via the link http://www.aboutads.info/choices, with this setting being deleted if you delete your cookies;

d) by permanently disabling it in your browsers Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome at the link http://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin.

Please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the functions of this offer to their full extent. The legal basis for processing your data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

Further information on data protection at Google can be found here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy and https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html. Alternatively, you can visit the website of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) at http://www.networkadvertising.org. For cases where personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has submitted to the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/s/, which currently considers the data protection level for data transfers to the USA to be adequate.


Privacy Information for Applicants

How can you apply to us?

If you are interested in a position with us, you can apply via email (bewerbungen@hydroflex-group.com) or by mail to the respective contact person. If you wish to apply via email, you can communicate with us confidentially by encrypting your application documents. You can easily do this by sending a password-protected zip file and sharing the password with us by phone at +49 (0) 6408.50435-0.

Types of Data Categories and Sources of Data

When you apply to us, we process the information we receive from you during the application process, such as application letters, resumes, certificates, correspondence, and telephone or oral information. Relevant information for us includes your contact details, education, qualifications, work experience, and skills. We will only assess your suitability for the respective position, so you do not need to send us a photo.

Purposes and Legal Bases of Data Processing and Duration of Data Storage

Your data will initially be processed solely for the purpose of conducting the application process. If your application is successful, your data will become part of your personnel file and will be used for the execution and termination of the employment relationship, and will be deleted in accordance with the regulations applicable to personnel files. If we are unable to offer you a position at this time, we will retain your data for up to six months after sending the rejection to defend against any potential legal claims, particularly for alleged discrimination in the application process. If you receive reimbursements or other tax-relevant transactions occur, the corresponding booking documents will be retained in accordance with the applicable retention obligations for accounting and tax purposes. Initially, our HR department has access to your data, as well as the department responsible for the position you applied for and, if necessary, the accounting department. Our administrators and processors have the technical ability to access data processed via IT. They are strictly bound to our instructions and may not process the data for their own purposes. In certain cases, we may need to disclose your personal data to third parties, such as our bank if you receive a reimbursement or to the postal service if we communicate with you by mail.

The legal basis for data processing in the application process and as part of the personnel file is § 26 para. 1 sentence 1 BDSG and Art. 6 para. 1 lit b GDPR, and if you have given consent, for example by providing information not necessary for the application process, Art. 6 para. 1 lit a GDPR. The legal basis for data processing after a rejection is Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR. The legal basis for accounting and tax retention is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR in conjunction with § 147 AO. The legitimate interest for processing based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR is the defense against legal claims.

For the application process, we generally do not require any special categories of personal data as defined in Art. 9 GDPR. We ask that you do not provide us with such information from the outset. If such information is exceptionally relevant to the application process, we will process it together with your other applicant data. This may include information about a disability, which you may voluntarily provide and which we must process to fulfill our special obligations regarding people with disabilities. In these cases, the processing serves the exercise of rights or the fulfillment of legal obligations under labor law, social security, and social protection law. The legal basis for data processing is then Art. 9 para. 2 lit. b GDPR, §§ 26 para. 3 BDSG, 164 SGB IX. Exceptionally, it may be necessary to obtain information about your health, a disability, or a criminal record to assess your suitability for the intended job. The legal basis for this is § 26 BDSG.

Data Sharing

We do not use your data for automated decision-making or profiling, nor do we share it with third parties. Your data will only be processed by us or on our behalf in Germany.


Your rights as a data subject

You have the following rights vis-à-vis us with regard to your personal data:

  • Revocation of consent
  • information;
  • rectification;
  • erasure;
  • restriction of processing;
  • Right to data portability;
  • Complaint to a supervisory authority;

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us.


Data security

When visiting this website, the SSL procedure (Secure Socket Layer) is used in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by the browser used by the user. This is usually 256-bit encryption. If the browser used by the user does not support 256-bit encryption, 128-bit v3 technology is used. The encrypted transmission of a page on this website can be recognized by the key or lock symbol in the status bar of the browser.

In addition to SSL encryption, technical and organizational security measures are used to protect data against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. These security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.


Automated decisions, profiling

We do not carry out any automated decisions (including profiling) with the personal data that we collect when you visit our website.


Data transfer

The personal data collected and stored by us is treated confidentially and protected against loss, alteration and unauthorized access by third parties by means of suitable technical and organizational precautions. Your personal data is transmitted in encrypted form over the Internet. We use SSL encryption (Secure Socket Layer) for data transmission.


Objection or revocation against the processing of your data

a) If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can withdraw this at any time. Such a revocation affects the permissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have expressed it to us.

b) If we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests, you can object to the processing. This is the case if, in particular, the processing is not necessary for the performance of a contract with you, which is described by us in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and either stop or adapt the data processing or show you our compelling reasons worthy of protection on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time.