Terms of Use, Disclaimer and Data Protection

1. Scope of Application

These Terms of Use apply to the website of KATHREIN SE. By using this website, you agree to the Terms of Use given below. KATHREIN SE reserves the right to supplement, amend or replace these Terms of Use at any time.

2. Services

On this website, KATHREIN SE provides specific information, which can be viewed or downloaded by the user.

KATHREIN SE reserves the right to discontinue this website in whole or in part at any time. KATHREIN SE does not assume any liability for the uninterrupted availability and accessibility of this website.

3. Right of Use

KATHREIN SE grants the user of this website a non-exclusive and non-transferable right of use, including the information provided, for the purpose intended by KATHREIN SE.

By using this website, the user agrees not to infringe any intellectual property rights or other property rights, enter, store or send hyperlinks or content to which the user is not entitled or disseminate advertising, unsolicited emails or inaccurate warnings of viruses, malfunctions and the like or cause damage to persons.

KATHREIN SE may block a user’s access to the website at any time, in particular if the user violates the aforementioned obligations.

Separately agreed terms will take precedence over these Terms of Use.

4. Disclaimer

KATHREIN SE assumes no responsibility for the currentness, correctness, completeness or quality of the provided information. Liability claims against KATHREIN SE based on losses of a tangible or intellectual nature caused by the use or the failure to use the provided information, or the use of incorrect and incomplete information are categorically excluded, unless KATHREIN SE can be proven to have acted with intent or gross negligence. All content is non-binding and subject to change without notice. KATHREIN SE expressly reserves the right to change, supplement, or delete parts of the website or the entire content without notice, and temporarily or permanently discontinue the publication.

In all other respects, any liability shall be excluded, except in the case of intent, gross negligence, in accordance with mandatory statutory provisions, such as the Product Liability Act, due to injury to life, limb or health, the assumption of a quality guarantee, fraudulent concealment of a defect or the breach of essential contractual obligations. In the event of a breach of essential contractual obligations, however, damages shall be limited to the foreseeable damage typical of the contract, unless intent or gross negligence is involved.

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the Internet publication which referred you to this page. Should sections or individual terms of this statement no longer or only partially correspond to the current applicable law, the remaining parts of the document remain unaffected in their content and validity.

5. References and Links

For direct or indirect references to other websites (“links”) which lie outside the responsibility of KATHREIN SE, a liability would only come into effect if the author had knowledge of the content and if it was technically possible and reasonable for him to prevent the use in the case of illegal content. KATHREIN SE hereby expressly declares that no illegal content was apparent on the linked pages at the time of linking. KATHREIN SE has no influence whatsoever on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked or connected pages. KATHREIN SE therefore expressly dissociates itself from the content of all linked or connected pages which were modified after the link was set. This applies to all links included on KATHREIN SE’s website. KATHREIN SE does not assume any liability for illegal, incorrect or incomplete content and especially for losses resulting from the use or failure to use such information; liability rests solely with the provider of the referred to page, not with the party who merely refers to the respective publication via links.

6. Copyright and Trademark Law

KATHREIN SE endeavours to observe the copyrights of the graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts used in all publications, to use its own graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts or to use licence-free graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts. All brands and trademarks mentioned on the website and possibly protected by third-party rights are unrestrictedly subject to the provisions of respectively applicable trademark laws and the property rights of the respective, registered owners. The mere fact that a trademark is mentioned does not imply that it is not protected by third-party rights.
A detailed picture credit list can be found here. If you are of the opinion that the picture credits do not cover all third-party pictures, please send this information to Digital Marketing so that we can check this.
The copyright for any content or object created and published by KATHREIN SE itself categorically remains with the author of the pages. Any reproduction or use of such graphics, audio files, video sequences and texts in other electronic or printed publications is only permitted upon prior written permission by KATHREIN SE, provided that KATHREIN SE is indicated as the source.

7. Privacy Policy

7.1. General

It is our highest priority to protect customer data and to only use it the way our customers would expect us to. Compliance with statutory data protection regulations is therefore a matter of course for us.

KATHREIN SE is the responsible body in terms of data protection laws.

7.2. Logging

When you access our website, data is transmitted to our web server via your web browser. When your web browser and our web server communicate, the following session data is logged:

  • Date and time of enquiry or visit
  • Name of the requested file
  • Web page from which access to the file was requested
  • Access status (file transmitted, file not found, etc.)
  • Web browser and operating system used

7.3. Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service of Google LLC (“Google”). Google Analytics uses cookies for analysing website usage. The data collected by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the United States and stored there. On our behalf, Google makes the collected data available to KATHREIN SE so that we can track the user behaviour on our website, continuously optimise the content and provide you with the best possible information about us, our products, solutions and services.

We use Google Analytics only with IP anonymisation activated. This means that within the area of the Member States of the European Union or other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, your IP address is anonymised by Google. This data can therefore not be assigned to you. Google uses this information on our behalf to analyse website traffic, compile usage reports on website activities and provide other services related to website use. The anonymised IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be linked to any other Google data. You may refuse the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser software.

You can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. You can opt out from being tracked by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will set an opt-out cookie which prevents the collection of data when you use our website: »Deactivate Google Analytics

More information on Google and Google Analytics Terms and Privacy Policies can be found here:

7.4. Personal Data and Data Subject Rights

You can visit our website without providing any personal data. Where personal data is required (e.g. name, address, email address for registration), it shall be provided voluntarily by the user, if possible. Any personal data you provide through this website will only be used to communicate with you and only for the purpose for which you have provided it.

Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties unless we are legally obligated to do so or if you have given us your prior consent.
Your personal data will only be stored for as long as is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you have entrusted it to us.

If the legal requirements are met, you have the right to demand the blocking or cancellation of your stored personal data.

You have the right, in certain circumstances, to demand that the processing of your data be restricted. You have the right to demand information pertaining to any of your data. You have the right, under certain conditions, to demand the correction or cancellation of your data.

You have the right to withdraw your consent to the use of your personal data at any time and without any reason with effect for the future. You have the right to contact the responsible supervisory authority for any complaints you may have: Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht (Bavarian Data Protection Authority) in Ansbach, Germany.

For information about how to contact our data protection officer, please see 7.10.

7.5. Social Networks

Our website uses social plug-ins from several social networks, such as Xing, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube. The plug-ins are identifiable by a logo.

When you visit a website containing plug-ins, these plug-ins can set up direct connections to the social network and possibly transmit data. There will be communication between the plug-in, your browser/mobile device and the social network. By integrating the plug-ins, the social networks receive the information that you have called up the respective page of our website. If you are logged into the social network, the social network can assign the visit to your account.

If you interact with the plug-ins and click the Share or Follow us button, the corresponding information is transmitted directly to the social network and stored there according to the privacy policy of the respective social network. For information on the purpose and scope of data collection and how the data is processed and used by the social network, as well as your rights in this respect and setting options for protecting your privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of the respective social network.

If you do not want social networks to receive information about your visit to our website, please log off the social networks before visiting our website or using the app.

7.6. Cookies

Cookies are small pieces of data sent from our website and stored on your end device. These text files can be used to determine whether your end device has communicated with our website before. Our website only identifies the cookie it has stored on your end device. We do not collect personal data, unless you have agreed to this previously and if it is technically required, e.g. in order to enable a protected login.
By visiting our website, you allow us to send and store cookies on your end device. You can, however, visit our website without accepting cookies. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You can disable the storage of cookies on your end device by selecting “block all cookies” in your browser settings. Cookies that have been placed on your end device previously can be deleted from your end device at any time.

7.7. Electronic Mail (Email)

Information that you send to us by unencrypted email may possibly be read by third parties during transmission. In general, we cannot check your identity and do not know who is behind an email address. Legally secure communication by email can therefore not be guaranteed.
We use filters against unwanted advertising (spam filters), which in rare cases automatically classify even normal emails as unwanted advertising and delete them.

7.8. Online Job Applications

You can view vacancies and apply for positions via our online recruitment portal. The protection of your personal data is of great importance to us. In the following, we inform you about the collection, processing and use of personal application data sent to us online, based on the current data protection regulations.

7.8.1. Collection of Data

We will collect and process the following personal data for online job applications:

  • Last name, first name
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Email address
  • Application documents (letter of application, curriculum vitae, references, certificates, etc.)

The transmission of an online application will of course be encrypted using state of the art processes.

7.8.2. Purpose of Data Collection / Data Transfer

Personal application data is only collected and processed for filling positions within our company. Personal data will only be forwarded to the internal offices and departments in our company which are responsible for the particular application procedure. Personal application data will not be forwarded to other companies affiliated with the Kathrein Group without the applicant’s explicit prior consent. Personal application data will not be used for any other than the afore-mentioned purpose or be forwarded to any third parties.

7.8.3. Retention Period of Application Data

Personal application data will automatically be deleted 6 months after the application process has been completed. This does not apply if legal provisions prevent deletion, if the continued storage is necessary for the purpose of evidence, or if the applicant has explicitly agreed to a prolonged storage.

7.9. Protection of Data

We use appropriate technical and organisational measures (TOM) to protect your personal data against manipulation, loss, destruction or access by third parties.

7.10. Right of Access to Personal Data and Revocation / Point of Contact

For any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or if you require information, want to update or delete data, or revoke a given consent, please contact our data protection officer, Sebastian Schrinner, at DSBkathreinde.

8. Place of Jurisdiction, Choice of Law, Collateral Agreements and Severability Clause

The place of jurisdiction shall be Munich, provided no exclusive jurisdiction is given and the user is a merchant or a legal entity under public law or a special fund under public law.

The law of the Federal Republic of Germany shall apply, to the exclusion of the UN Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods.

Any collateral agreement to these Terms of Use shall be made in writing.

Should any of the provisions of these Terms of Use be or become void, this shall not affect the validity of the remaining provisions.