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ContiTech Antriebssysteme GmbH, Continental-Plaza 1, 30175 Hannover, Germany, processes your data in the context of the use of the website in accordance with the applicable statutory provisions.

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Personal data that you enter will be processed by ContiTech Antriebssysteme GmbH (hereinafter "ContiTech") for the purpose(s) stated below. Insofar as this is necessary for the fulfilment of the purpose, data may be passed on to companies affiliated with ContiTech Antriebssysteme GmbH within the meaning of §§ 15 ff. (German) Stock Corporation Act in accordance with Continental's Binding Corporate Rules.

Data processing

Your data is processed exclusively on the basis of the following data protection regulations (legal basis):


Data processing (purpose) Legal basis Storage period

Contacting / interacting with ContiTech (e.g. contact form, chat etc.)

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU GDPR (consent)
Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b EU GDPR (contract performance)
Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c EU GDPR (legal obligation)

If you have given your consent, your data will be processed until you revoke it, otherwise it will be deleted once we have completed processing your request, provided there are no legal obligations to retain data. We assume that processing is complete when the circumstances indicate that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified.
Newsletter / for advertising and marketing approach / customer surveys Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU GDPR (consent)

Until revocation of consent or loss of purpose.

Participation in online trainings (webinars) / statistical evaluation to improve the webinar offer

Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a), Art. 49 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) EU GDPR (Consent)

Three years after the webinar was held.
Registration for 5-year product guarantee Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b EU GDPR (fulfilment of contract) Until the expiry of the product warranty, unless legal retention obligations stipulate longer storage.

To ensure the above data processing, we transmit data to the following service providers (hereinafter referred to as SERVICE PROVIDERS):


Service provider Address Type of service
KRISPIN Marketing Management Vahrenwalder Straße 7, 30165 Hannover, Germany Website development, management and sending of newsletters
com&on GmbH Leisewitzstr. 47, 30175 Hannover, Germany Website hosting
Cisco International Limited 9-11 New Square Park, Bedfont Lakes, Feltham, England TW14 8HA, United Kingdom Platform for online webinars (Cisco Webex)

SERVICE PROVIDERS collect and process your personal data on our behalf on the basis of a data processing agreement.

Additional information regarding the use of the online webinars via Cisco Webex

Please note that the webinars are offered exclusively via Cisco Webex Events. Your data will be processed by Cisco Webex Limited (based in the UK) on behalf of ContiTech in accordance with a commissioned processing agreement (including the EU standard contractual clauses). The data is processed for the purpose of conducting the webinars and for statistical analysis to improve our webinar offering.

Specifically, the following data is collected:

  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Public IP address

Please note that it is not necessary to enter your real name. For data minimisation purposes, we recommend the use of an alias and a non-individualised email address. However, the provision of a valid email address is required for the transmission of the link to participate in the seminar.

The collected data is also transferred to the USA for analysis purposes as part of the Webex Analytics services. The USA is an insecure third country in which there is no level of data protection comparable to EU standards. These deficits in the level of data protection cannot be compensated for in all cases by technical measures. There is therefore a risk that your personal data transmitted in this respect may be accessed by government agencies without you having effective legal protection against this. Please note our information on the possibility of data minimisation.

Data subjects’s rights

We would like to point out that as a data subject you have the following rights under the EU GDPR in connection with the processing of your personal data:

  • Right to withdraw consent at any time according to Art. 7 (3) EU GDPR
  • Information rights according to Art. 13 and Art. 14 EU GDPR
  • Right of access according to Art. 15 EU GDPR
  • Right to rectification according to Art. 16 EU GDPR
  • Right to erasure according to Art. 17 EU GDPR
  • Right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 EU GDPR
  • Right to data portability according to Art. 20 EU GDPR
  • Right to object according to Art. 21 EU GDPR
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority according to Art. 77 EU GDPR

If compelling legitimate grounds for the processing can be demonstrated which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, the necessary personal data may be processed despite your objection or request for erasure.

If you have any questions in this regard, please contact our data protection officer: 

Please send your revocation or requests regarding the exercise of the above-mentioned rights in writing or by e-mail to:
Continental AG
Continental-Plaza 1
30175 Hannover

Protection of the stored data

Our company and our SERVICE PROVIDERS use technical and organisational security measures in order to protect the personal data you have made available to us from manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. The security measures are continuously improved and adapted in accordance with the state of the art. Data disclosed in unencrypted form may possibly be viewed by third parties. For this reason, no secure transmission can be guaranteed with regard to data transmission via the Internet (e.g. communication by unencrypted e-mail). Sensitive data should therefore either not be transmitted at all or only via a secure connection (SSL). You can determine the SSL status of the connection from the address line of your browser ("https").


When you visit our website / web app, information may be stored on your computer in the form of a so-called cookie (small text files). Technically necessary cookies are only used to ensure the operation of the website. Other cookies (e.g. regarding the use of the website) are only set on the basis of your consent (see Cookie Policy). Furthermore, you can also set the acceptance of cookies via your browser settings. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website / web app to their full extent.  

Advertising analysis service Piwik

Our website uses the open source web analytics service Piwik. Piwik uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website.

For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie, such as the time, place and frequency of your visit to our website, as well as your IP address about the use of this website, is stored on Piwik's server. The IP address is anonymised before storage.
The information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is not passed on to third parties.

Cookies are only set on our website on the basis of your consent. In addition, you can permanently prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website to their full extent.

Use of iFraming

We embed videos on our website via iFraming. With iFrames, external content from third-party websites can be integrated and displayed in defined areas on our websites.

Videos from the following third-party website are embedded on our website:

The website from which videos are embedded via iFraming is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. After calling up the external content/videos, this/these is/are identified by the YouTube logo. You can find YouTube's privacy policy here.

If you visit one of our websites with embedded videos, your browser will not automatically establish a connection to the server of the aforementioned website. By clicking on the embedded video, you consent to the communication with the aforementioned website and the setting of cookies by this website. After clicking on the respective embedded video, the information that you have accessed our website is passed on to the aforementioned website operator and cookies are set on your computer by the aforementioned website.
If you are logged in to the aforementioned website during a visit to our website, the transmitted data will be assigned to your respective user account. If you wish to prevent a website operator from linking information to your user account in this way, please log out of the aforementioned website before clicking on the respective video.
Even if you have not registered with the aforementioned website or are not currently logged in, it is possible that your data will be stored by the operators of the aforementioned website after you have clicked on the link. We have no influence on the setting of cookies by the providers of the aforementioned website or on the content and scope of the data that this website collects and uses. Please inform yourself about this in the privacy policy of the aforementioned website.