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This website uses cookies to ensure certain functions of the website. Furthermore, we use Google Analytics to gather information about user behavior on this website and to constantly make improvements to the website using this information as a basis. see Data protection

Personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of the person concerned, is always processed in line with the German General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to HAUTAU (Act to Adapt Data Protection Law to Regulation (EU)/German Federal Data Protection Act). By means of this data protection declaration, HAUTAU would like to inform you of the nature and scope of the personal data that we process and what we use it for. Furthermore, this data protection declaration informs you of the rights to which you are entitled.

As a general rule, you do not need to give your personal data to use our website. However, we do need your personal data to offer our services in individual cases where necessary. This includes sending information material and ordered goods, answering individual requests and registration for our online services. We generally obtain consent from the person concerned if we need to process personal data and there is no legal reason for processing such data.

HAUTAU has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure maximum possible protection for personal data processed through this website.

Name of the body responsible
The body responsible as per the German General Data Protection Regulation, the Act to Adapt Data Protection Law to Regulation (EU)/German Federal Data Protection Act and other data privacy regulations:

Wilhelm-Hautau-Straße 2, 31691 Helpsen, Germany
Postfach 1151, 31689 Helpsen, Germany
Phone +49 5724 / 393-0
Fax: +49 5724 / 393-125
Executive Management: Frank Jedamski, Sales Director and
Martin Beissner, Chief Technical Officer

Data Protection Officer's name and address
The Data Protection Officer for the body responsible for processing is:

Herr Stephan Toleikis, Thosa-Datenschutz UG (limited liability)
Hans-Böckler-Allee 26
30173 Hannover

You may contact our data protection officer directly at any time if you have any questions or suggestions regarding data privacy.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data
If we obtain the consent of the affected person for the processing of personal data, the legal basis is art. 6, para. 1, letter a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
For the processing of personal data necessary for the fulfilment of a contract where the person affected is the contracting party, the legal basis is art. 6, para. 1, letter b GDPR. This also applies to processes which are necessary for the execution of pre-contractual measures.
Where the processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with legal obligations to which our company is subject, the legal basis is art. 6, para. 1, letter c GDPR.
If the critical interests of the person affected or another natural person make the processing of personal data necessary, then the legal basis is art. 6, para. 1, letter d GDPR.
If processing is necessary to preserve the justified interests of our company or a third party, and the interests, basic rights and basic freedoms of the person affected do not outweigh the aforementioned interests, then the legal basis for processing is art. 6, para. 1, letter f GDPR.

Cookies and how we use them

Cookies are unique identifiers that we transfer to the hard drive on your computer or other end devices to enable our systems to recognise your device, for example.
We also use cookies for other purposes. For example, we can:

  • Automatically identify you when you sign in to our website. This allows us to provide you with specific product recommendations and offer other functions and services.
  • Deliver content on the HAUTAU website specifically relevant to your interests, including advertisements.
  • Conduct research and diagnostics to improve contents, products and services.
  • Prevent fraudulent activity.
  • Improve security.

Cookies allow you to take advantage of many of our offerings (services/features). If you block or otherwise reject our cookies, you will not be able to use other products or services which require registration, for example.

Rejecting cookies: Browser settings

The Help feature in most browsers will tell you how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also disable or delete similar functions used by browser add-ons, such as Flash cookies, by changing the browser add-on's settings or visiting the add-on manufacturer's website.

General data and information
When you access our website, other information is sometimes automatically gathered in addition to personal data which is not related to a specific person. This includes the browser used, the operating system, the number of visits and other information. We collect such data for statistical purposes only to optimise our website and make our online services even more appealing. Data is collected and stored in anonymised or pseudonymised format only, so you cannot be identified from the data gathered.

Deletion and blocking of personal data
HAUTAU only processes and stores personal data for the period of time required to fulfil the purpose for which they are stored or if the European Directive and ordinance regulator or other legislator requires their storage in laws or regulations which HAUTAU must comply with.
If the reason for storage no longer applies or a storage period stipulated by the European directive and ordinance regulator or another appropriate legislator expires, personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with legal requirements.

Rights of the person affected
In accordance with art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to a regulatory body (for example, the regional data protection officer in Lower Saxony) if you believe that your personal data has been processed illegally. We can provide information on the data we have stored about you free of charge at any time, without you having to cite a reason. You may ask us to block, correct or delete the data that we collect about you at any time and withdraw your consent to anonymised or pseudonymised data collection and storage for the purposes of optimising our website. You may also withdraw permission that you gave to us to collect and use your data at any time without needing to indicate the reason why.

Data protection for job applications and application processes
HAUTAU collects and processes applicants' personal data for the purpose of completing the application process. Data may also be processed electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits corresponding application documents by electronic means such as email, so that the person responsible can process them. If HAUTAU concludes a contract of employment with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purposes of the employment contract in accordance with statutory regulations. If HAUTAU does not conclude an employment contract with the candidate, the application documents will be automatically deleted six months after the decision to reject the candidate is notified, provided that deletion does not prejudice HAUTAU's other legitimate interests. Other legitimate interests in this respect include burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

Data privacy terms regarding the application and use of Google Analytics
The HAUTAU website uses Google Analytics, an internet evaluation service from Google Ireland Limited("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that permit analysis of use of the website. The information that the cookie generates about your use of the website is normally transferred to Google in the USA and stored there.

However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google shortens your IP address within a member state of the European Union or within another state which has signed the European Economic Area Agreement prior to transmission. A full IP address is only transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases only. Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the operator of this website and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator.

Under no circumstances will the IP address provided by your browser for Google Analytics be linked to other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being stored by making relevant settings in your browser software; however, be advised that you may not be able to make full use all of this website’s functions in such case. You can also prevent data generated by the cookie and related to your usage of this website, including your IP address, from being compiled and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in at:

We point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension '_anonymizelp()' and, consequently, IP addresses are only used in shortened form to prevent direct personal references.

You will find more information on Google's applicable data privacy terms at and

Purpose of processing: Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website, compiling reports on website activity for the operator of this website and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage to the website operator.

Legal basis: The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent in accordance with art. 6, para. 1, letter a GDPR.

Recipients / Categories of recipients: The recipient of the data collected is Google.

Transmission to third-party countries: The personal data is transmitted to the USA under the EU-US Privacy Shield on the basis of the adequacy decision by the European Commission.

Duration of data storage: The data sent by us which is linked to cookies, usernames (e.g. user IDs), or advertising IDs is automatically deleted after 14 months. Data which has reached the end of its storage period is automatically deleted once a month.

Google Analytics is explained in greater detail at

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent your data from being collected on future visits to this site:

Data privacy terms on the application and use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before it is stored.

Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.

The storage of Matomo cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.

The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website.

If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can disable this feature here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser to prevent Matomo from storing your usage data. If you delete your cookies, this will mean that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted. You will then need to reactivate it when you return to our site if you wish your activity not to be tracked.

Please contact us if you have any other questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data. The same applies to information and requests to delete or correct your personal information, and withdrawal of consent given for their use.