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Data Privacy

We are pleased to welcome you to our website. The protection of your personal data is important to us and we want you to feel safe when visiting our website. We protect your privacy and your personal data. We process your personal data in accordance with the provisions of this privacy policy as well as the country-specific data protection regulations and the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR“).

In this privacy policy, we provide you with an overview of the types of data we collect during your visit on our website and how they are used:

1. Name and address of the responsible body
Herrenknecht AG, Schlehenweg 2 , D-77963 Schwanau (hereinafter “we”) as operator of the website (hereinafter “website”) is the responsible body within the meaning of GDPR and other country-specific data protection regulations.

2. Data Protection Officer
You may contact our Data Protection Officer with any data protection concerns at any time by writing to

3. Personal data
Personal data refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

Personal data also include information on your use of our website. This is usually done by the use of log files or cookies. See below for more information on the log files and cookies.

4. Purpose and personal data of the data subject
The extent and nature of the collection, processing and use of your data depends on whether you visit our website only to retrieve generally available information or make use of additional services.

a) Informational use
It is not generally required to enter personal data for the purely informational use of our website.

Instead, we collect only those data that your internet browser automatically sends when accessing our webpages, such as:

Referrer (previously visited website)

  • Requested webpage or file
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system
  • Device type
  • Time of retrieval
  • The IP address in anonymized form (used only for determining the location of        access)
    Your computer’s IP address is stored in so-called log files only the time you use the website and deleted immediately thereafter or anonymized by deleting the last digits. The remaining data are stored for a limited period of time. We use this information to operate our website, in particular, to determine and eliminate errors on the website and to determine the use of the website and make adjustments or improvements.

b) Use with other services

Insofar as you make use of additional services from our company on our website, you may be required to enter personal data for this purpose. Your data is processed only for the purpose of achieving the performance you have requested.

5. Contact
On our website, we offer you the possibility of contacting with us by using a contact form. The personal data you provide in the context of a contact request will be used only for the processing of your request and immediately deleted from the web server. We would like to point out that the messages may be stored, if necessary, within the framework of existing statutory retention obligations. These data are not transferred to third parties subject to the provisions stated below.

6. Usage of cookies
We use cookies to track the preferences of visitors and to optimize our webpages. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer whenever you use our website. If you do not want cookies to be used, you can delete them at any time. As a result, however, certain features of the website may no longer be available. To delete cookies, see the Help menu of your internet browser.

7. Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google").  Google Analytics uses cookies which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis of your use of the website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of analyzing your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. 
It cannot be ruled out, however, that in the process your personal data will be transferred to unsafe third countries such as the U.S.A.
The legal basis for data processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by removing the checkmark for Google Analytics [here / below the link to the consent tool].

You may also refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; please note, however, that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) being sent to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at

For more information on terms of use and privacy, please visit and 

Please note that the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure that IP addresses are recorded anonymously.

8. Google Tag Manager
This website uses “Google Tag Manager”. Google Tag Manager is a tool for managing website tags. The tool is a cookieless domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool activates other tags that may, in turn, collect data under certain circumstances. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If the domain or cookie is deactivated, they remain in place for all tracking tags that are used with Google Tag Manager ( ).

9. WiredMinds Services
We use the services of WiredMinds AG ( to collect data for marketing and optimization purposes. These products collect and process your personal data and use it to create usage profiles under a pseudonym. These usage profiles are fully anonymized where possible and appropriate. We and WiredMinds employ cookies and/or web beacons (also known as tracking pixels) on this website. We do not use the data to identify visitors to the website (insofar as this would be technically possible) nor are they associated with the data of an anonymized user profile. If you do not agree to this, click on the following link to object to the use of your data and to completely to the website tracking: Deactivate website tracking 

10. Personal data not shared with thired parties
We do not disclose your personal data to third parties, unless you have consented to the disclosure of the data or we are required or authorized to transfer the data due to legal regulations or governmental or judicial obligations. Such obligations to disclose information can be, in particular, for purposes of law enforcement, security, or the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

11. Data security
All data that you provide to us will be stored on servers within the European Union. We secure our website and other systems through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification, or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.

12. Your rights 
You have the following rights:

  • to gain access free of charge to the personal data concerning you that are stored by us (right to access)
  • to obtain confirmation whether we are processing personal data concerning you (right to confirmation)
  • to request us to immediately delete the personal data concerning you if the processing is no longer required and the other requirements for the erasure pursuant to GDPR have been fulfilled (right to erasure)
  • to the immediate rectification and completion of inaccurate personal data concerning (right to rectification)
  • to request restriction of processing of your personal data (right to restriction of processing)
  • to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format (right to data portability)
  • to object to the processing of your personal data (right to object)
  • You have the right not to be subject to a decision that is based solely on an automated processing of data, including profiling, and that may have a legal effect on you or any similarly significant restrictive effect (right to individual decision-making).
  • to revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data with effect for the future at any time.
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data is in violation of GDPR (right to lodge a complaint). 

For more information on your rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer.

13. Deletion and blocking of personal data after the fulfilment of the intended purpose
We process and store personal data only for as long as this is necessary for the fulfilment of the intended purpose, however no longer than until the expiration of the statutory retention periods. In the event of fulfilment of the intended purpose and expiration of the statutory retention periods, the personal data are deleted or blocked in accordance with the data protection regulations.

14. Information for customers, suppliers and other thrid parties pursuant to Articles 13 / 14 GDPR
You will find this information here. Information pursuant to Articles 13 / 14 GDPR on the processing of your data and your rights pursuant to GDPR.

15. Information about processing of employee data
You will find this information here.