Privacy Policy

1. Basic information on data processing

We would like to inform you in this data protection declaration about the natur scope and purpose of the processing of personal data when you visit our website and about your rights in this regard.

With regard to the terms used, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). 

Personal data is all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, your name, your address and communication data as well as your e-mail address. 

Processing means any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in relation to personal data, such as the collection, collection, organization, arrangement, storage, adaptation or alteration, reading, retrieval, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, reconciliation or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.

The Controller or controller for processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body which alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.


2. Name and address of the controller 

Stabilus SE
Wallersheimer Weg 100
DE–56070 Koblenz
Phone: +49 261 – 8900-0

The controller‘s representatives are its managing directors Lorenz-Heinrich Wiegers and Frank Spitz.


3. Data protection officer

Stabilus GmbH has appointed a data protection officer. You can reach him at the e-mail address or via our postal address with the addition "the data protection officer".


4. Processing of personal data

4.1.Visit of our website 

4.1.1. Scope of data processing

When you visit our website, your browser sends an error message (error log) to our web server in case of errors for technical reasons. This is the following data:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the error message 
  • Error message

4.1.2. Purpose of data processing

The processing of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the error and take remedial measures.

4.1.3. Legal basis for the processing

We collect this data on the basis of our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f) GDPR in order to be able to correct errors and to guarantee the security of the website.

4.1.4. Duration of storage

Error message information is stored for a maximum of seven days and then deleted. Data where further storage is necessary for further processing of the error message are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

4.1.5. Right to object and abolish

The collection of data for error correction and its storage in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation and security of the website for technical reasons. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on the part of the user.

4.2. Contact form, newsletter and e-mail contact

4.2.1. Scope of data processing

There is a form on our website under "Contact" with which you can make inquiries. There is a special form for suppliers under "Stabilus Suppliers". You can also register for our newsletter ("IR Newsletter") under Investor Relations.

If you use one of these options, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and saved. Depending on the input form, this may be all or part of the following data: Mrs/Mr, title/position, first name, surname, company, division/department, street, postcode, city, country, telephone number, fax number, e-mail address and details of your request. Mandatory fields are marked accordingly.

Registered partners and suppliers can log in using their user name and password. These are assigned to the stored data.

In addition, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address In this case, the user's personal data transmitted by e-mail will be stored. 

In this context, the data will not be passed on to third parties. The data will only be used to process the conversation and to process your request.

4.2.2. Purpose of data processing

The processing of the personal data from the input masks and/or the email address serves us only for the treating the establishment of contact and/or your inquiry. This is also the legitimate interest in the processing of the data. 

4.2.3. Legal basis of the processing

When contacting us (via contact form or e-mail), the user's details are processed for processing the contact inquiry and its processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) or f) GDPR. For the IR newsletter, we obtain your prior consent by e-mail; the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit a) GDPR.

4.2.4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those that were sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user is finished. The conversation is terminated when it can be concluded from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified. The personal data from the registration for the IR newsletter is no longer required and will be deleted as soon as you unsubscribe from our IR newsletter.

4.2.5. Possibility of objection and removal; right to withdraw consent

The user has the possibility to revoke his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by e-mail, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued. If you unsubscribe from our newsletter, you will not receive any more newsletters from us. Please send cancellations to All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case.

4.3. Applications (Homepage "Stabilus Career")

4.3.1. Scope of data processing

If you are interested in working for Stabilus, you can apply online. Under the menu item "Stabi-lus Career" you will find jobs that we have advertised. You can also send an unsolicited application.

If you apply to us by e-mail, we will process the data you have submitted to us in order to carry out the application process. 

Your personal data can be viewed by the personnel department and the specialist department responsible for staffing. In addition, we have commissioned the service provider concludis GmbH to handle the applicant inquiries. concludis therefore also has access to the data.

4.3.2. Purpose of data processing

We process personal data for the decision on the establishing employment relationship, in particular for the selection process of suitable candidates and the administrative implementation of the application procedure.

4.3.3. Legal basis of the processing

Legal basis is § 26 para. 1 BDSG.

4.3.4. Duration of storage

If the application leads to an employment relationship, then we will process this data for the performance of an employment relationship. These are then included in our personnel administration system and are subject to the deletion periods for our employees' personal data.

If the application does not lead to an employment relationship, then this data will be deleted six months after the end of the application procedure. This is taking into account the period of action of the AGG, unless consent has been provided by the applicant acc. to Art. 6 para. 1 a) GDPR and Art. 7 GDPR for the long-term storage of his personal data in for eligibility of new job offers if necessary. 

4.3.5. Possibility of objection and elimination

The information you send us can be renewed or deleted at any time upon request. For this please send an e-mail to This does not apply if you have applied for a specific position with us in an ongoing application process. In this case, we store the information you provide for this position until the end of the legal action periods (especially § 15 AGG).

4.4. Cookies

4.4.1. Scope of data processing

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer when you visit our website. Cookies do no damage to your computer and do not contain any mal-ware such as viruses. Cookies contain a characteristic character string that enables a unique identification of the browser when the website is opened again. Some elements of our website require that opening the browser can be identified even after a page change. This website uses transient and persistent cookies. 

a) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These include in particular so-called session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which different requests of your browser can be assigned to the common session. When you return to our website, your computer can be recognized. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.

b) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.

You can find a listing of the cookies used by us in our Cookie Policy.

4.4.2. Purpose of data processing

Some elements of our website require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change. For this it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change. These include, for example, log-in information. These cookies are hereinafter called “technically necessary cookies”.

Furthermore, we use cookies to make our website attractive and user-friendly, to improve it and to speed up inquiries. Further, cookies are used in order to personalize contents and advertisements, to be able to offer functions for social media and to analyse the access t our website. We also transfer information regarding your use of our website to our partners for social media, advertisements and analyses. Our partners may bring together these information with further data which you provided to them or which they collected within the scope of your use of the services. These cookies are hereinafter called “technically not necessary cookies”.


4.4.3. Legal basis of data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using the technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of personal data by using technically not necessary cookies is Art. 6 Para 1 lit. a) GDPR. Thus, we use these cookies only to the extent you have given your approval.

4.4.4. Duration of storage

Session cookies are deleted as soon as the browser is closed, you log out respectively.

Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period. The relevant period can be gathered from our Cookie Policy.

4.4.5. Possibility of objection and elimination

As a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can set it so that cookies are not saved at all or are automatically deleted at the end of your Internet session. To do this, you select "do not accept cookies" in the settings of your browser. In Microsoft Internet Explorer, select "Tools > Internet Options > Privacy > Settings"; in Firefox, select "Tools > Settings > Privacy > Cookies". If you use a different Internet browser, please refer to the browser's help function for instructions on preventing and deleting cookies.

Please note, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of our website.

4.5. etracker

4.5.1. If you have given us your consent, our website uses the services of etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany ( to analyze usage data. Cookies are used which enable a statistical analysis of the use of the website by its visitors as well as the display of use-related content or advertising. Cookies are small text files that are stored by the Internet browser on the user's terminal device. etracker cookies do not contain any information that enables a user to be identified. The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker exclusively in Germany on behalf of the provider of this website and is thus subject to the strict German and European data protection laws and standards. etracker has been independently tested, certified and awarded the ePrivacyseal data protection seal of approval.

4.5.2. Legal basis of the processing

The legal basis for the processing carried out on the basis of the consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

4.5.3. Duration of storage

etracker uses persistent cookies, which are automatically deleted after a specified period. 

4.5.4. Right of revocation

The consent for data collection and storage can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. For revocation of your consent, you can use the below link. Revocation of your consent will have no negative consequences for you.

You can find further information regarding data protection at etracker here.

4.6 Clarity

4.6.1 Scope and purposes of data processing

This website uses Clarity. The provider is Microsoft Ireland Operations Limited, One Microsoft Place, South County Business Park, Leopardstown, Dublin 18, Ireland, (hereinafter "Clarity"). This is a tool for analyzing user behavior, in particular to record visits (only with anonymized IP address) to this website.

In particular, Clarity records mouse movements, mouse clicks and keyboard interactions and creates a graphical representation of which part of the website users scroll to most frequently (heat maps). Clarity may also record sessions so that we can view site usage in the form of videos. Furthermore, we receive information about general user behavior within our website.

4.6.2 Legal basis for data processing

For the use of Clarity, we use cookies. The use of the above-mentioned service is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR and § 25 TTDSG. The consent can be revoked at any time.

4.6.3 Recipients of the data

Clarity uses technologies that enable the recognition of the User for the purpose of analyzing User behavior (e.g. cookies or use of device fingerprinting). Your personal data is stored on Microsoft's servers (Microsoft Azure Cloud Service) in the USA.

As a basis for data processing at recipients located in third countries, Microsoft uses so-called standard contractual clauses ( Art. 46. para. 2 and 3 GDPR). Standard Contractual Clauses) are model templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data complies with European data protection standards even if it is transferred to third countries and stored there. Through these clauses, Microsoft undertakes to comply with the European level of data protection when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the United States. These clauses are based on an implementing decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here, among other places:  

Further details on Clarity's data protection can be found here:

4.6.4 Order processing

We have concluded an order processing agreement (AVV) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract required by data protection law, which ensures that the provider only processes the personal data of our website visitors in accordance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.

4.6.5 Duration of storage

If you have given us your consent to Clarity, Clarity uses persistent cookies that are automatically deleted after 365 days.

4.6.6 Possibility of objection and removal

Consent for data collection and storage can be revoked at any time with effect for the future. Microsoft uses the system developed by the Digital Advertising Alliance to provide the option to opt out of using Clarity. You can opt out of Clarity telemetry by selecting "Microsoft" on the following website: If you install the "Protect My Choices" app for your browser, you can ensure that your opt-out preference is saved.

5. Data integrity

We take technical, contractual and organizational measures for the security of data processing in accordance with the state of the art. In this way we ensure that the regulations of the data protection laws, in particular the GDPR, are observed and that the data processed by us is protected against destruction, loss, alteration and unauthorized access. These security measures also include the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our servers. Please note that SSL encryption is only activated for transmissions made over the Internet if the key symbol appears in the lower menu bar of your browser window and the address starts with https:/. The SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protects data transmission against illegal access by third parties using encryption technology. If this option is not available, you can also choose not to send certain data over the Internet.

All information that you transmit to us is stored and processed on our servers in the Federal Republic of Germany. 

6. Transfer of data to third parties

Data will only be passed on to third parties within the framework of legal requirements. We only pass on user data to third parties if this is necessary for contractual purposes on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, if this is necessary to safeguard legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR in the economic and effective operation of our business or if another justification pursuant to Art. 6 GDPR exists.

Within the scope of order processing in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR, we employ subcontractors for the provision of our services, in particular for the operation, maintenance and hosting of IT systems. We have taken appropriate legal precautions and appropriate technical and organizational measures to ensure the protection of personal data in accordance with the relevant statutory provisions.

7. External services including integration of social networks and third party content on our website

We integrate external services or content on our website. We have also included plug-ins (buttons) from various social networks so that you can use the interactive possibilities of social networks. This is done on the basis of our legitimate interests in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When using such a service, displaying third-party content and clicking the social networking buttons, communication data such as date, time and IP address are exchanged between you and the respective provider for technical reasons. In particular, this is your IP address, which is required to display content in your browser. When you click a social networking button, note that social networking sites may associate your visit with your account if you are logged in to the social networking site at that time. Stabilus does not receive any information about data transmission or use by social networks.

It is possible that the provider processes your data for further, own purposes. However, since we have no influence on the data collected from third parties and their processing by them, we cannot provide any binding information on the purpose and scope of processing your data.

For further information on the purpose and scope of the collection and processing of your data, please refer to the data protection information provided by the providers of the services or content integrated by us who are responsible for data protection law.

The following list provides an overview of third-party providers as well as their contents and links to their data protection declarations, which contain further information on the processing of data and possibilities of objection.


8. Your rights

If we process personal data of yours, you are affected in the sense of basic data protection regulation and you have the following rights with regard to your personal data:

  • Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rectify (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object to process (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)


 9. Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change the data protection declaration in order to adapt it to a changed legal situation or in the event of changes to the service or data processing. Therefore, please inform yourself regularly about the contents of the data protection declaration.