Data protection information


Thank you for visiting our website and taking an interest in our company and our products. Your privacy is important to us, and we always strive to protect your personal data in our business processes. We therefore refer to the new EU General Data Protection Regulation/GDPR, effective as of 25 May 2018, which provides a uniform set of standards for the protection of personal data in all EU states.

This privacy statement applies to the use of the following websites:

We value your privacy. The collection and processing of your personal data is done in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations, particularly the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We collect and proces your personal data in order to be able to offer you the aforementioned portal. This statement describes how your data are collected and utilised and for what purpose. It also details the options at your disposal regarding your personal data. By using this website, you authorise the collection, utilisation and transmission of your data in accordance with this privacy statement.

Controlling body

The controlling body responsible for the collection, processing and utilisation of your personal data in accordance with the GDPR is:

MSF-Vathauer Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Am Hessentuch 6-10

32758 Detmold



Tel.: 05231 63030

Fax: 05231 66 856

If you wish to object to the collection, processing or utilisation of your data in accordance with these data protection terms, either in their entirety or for individual provisions, you can direct your objection to the aforementioned controlling body.


General use of the website

Personal data

We do not record any personal data through our website, unless you voluntarily provide us with such data by registering or by responding to surveys and agree to the corresponding legal provisions.

Voluntarily submitted data

Personal data voluntarily submitted is generally used to respond to your inquiries, to process your orders or to give you access to certain information or offers. For the purpose of maintaining customer relations, we may also need to save and process your personal data. In order to better meet your needs or to improve our products or services, we may contract third parties to relay our offers, updates and company information to you. All of this is in order to improve the way we fulfill the orders and requirements of our customers.

The personal data you provide us will only be collected, processed and utilised for the purposes disclosed to you or for agreed purposes, unless the collection, processing or utilisation is done for a different purpose which is directly related to the original purpose for which the personal data were collected. If we need to prepare, negotiate and perform a contract with you, your data will be processed in accordingly, based on legal obligations or licensing requirements or injunctions.

IP addresses are stored in the logfiles for a limited period of time if it is for the security purposes or in order to provide services. IP addresses are deleted when they are no longer needed for security purposes. IP addresses are also saved if we have reason to suspect a criminal offense in conjunction with the use of our website.

 Email contact

If you contact us (e.g. via the contact form or email), we will save your information (business card information) in order to process the inquiry, as well as in case of follow-up questions. Other personal data will only be used with your consent or if this is legally permissible without special consent.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a Google Inc. (Google) web analysis service. Google Analytics uses Cookies; text files that are stored on your computer and which allow the use of the website by you to be analysed. The information generated by the cookies about the visitors use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

In the event of activation of the IP anonymisation on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the Member States of the European Union or other states, party to the Agreement of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. IP anonymisation is enabled on this website. Google uses this information on our behalf in order to analyse your usage of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide us with other services related to the website usage and internet usage.

The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may restrict the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser; however, we point out that consequently in this case you will not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

Furthermore, you can restrict the capture by Google of data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (incl. your IP address) as well as the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:

Legal bases and duration of data storage

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Art. 6 Sect. 1 letter f) GDPR. Our interests in data processing are, in particular, to ensuring the operation and security of the website, analysing the way visitors use the website and facilitating site utilisation. Unless specifically indicated otherwise, we only retain personal data for as long as this is necessary in order to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected.

Your rights as a data subject

In accordance with the applicable laws, you have various rights regarding your personal data. If you wish to claim these rights, please send your request, including clear identifying information, by email or postal service to:

MSF-Vathauer Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Am Hessentuch 6-10

32758 Detmold

Confirmation and information

You have the right to request, at any time, that we confirm whether or not your personal data are being processed.


You have the right to request that we immediately correct any inaccurate personal data pertaining to you. With due consideration of the purpose of data processing, you have the right to request that we complete any of your personal data which may be incomplete, including by means of a supplementary statement.

Deletion (the right to be forgotten)

You have the right to demand that we immediately delete your personal data,

and we are conditionally obligated to immediately delete personal data.

Restriction of processing

You have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your data if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data.

Data portability

You have the right to receive the personal data pertaining to you which have provided to us in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format.

Right to opt out

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 6 Section 1 letter e or f GDPR for reasons stemming from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these terms. We will then no longer process your personal data unless we are able to demonstrate compulsory and legitimate reasons which take precedence over your interests, rights and freedoms or demonstrate that the data is being processed in order to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims.

If your personal data are processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, as far as it is related to such direct advertising. You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for archiving, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes as per Article 89 Section 1 GDPR for reasons stemming from your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary in order to perform a duty in the public interest.

Revocation of consent with regard to data protection

You have the right to revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time.

Right to appeal through a controlling authority

If you have grounds for complaint against our marketing communication, please contact us. You also have the right to appeal through a controlling authority if you believe that your personal data is being processed illegally.

Data security

We strive to protect your data to the best of our technical abilities in conjunction with the

applicable data protection laws. Your personal data are transmitted in encrypted format. However, please note that data transmission over the Internet (e.g., when communicating via e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against unauthorised access by third parties is impossible. In order to protect your data, we implement technical and organizational measures which we continually update in accordance with the state of the art. We also cannot guarantee the availability of our site at specific times; malfunctions, service interruptions and failures cannot be excluded. The servers we use are backed up on a regular basis.

Automated decision-making

The personal data we collect is not used for the purpose of any automated decision-making.

Disclosure of data to third parties

As a rule, your personal data will only be used within our company. If we involve third parties in conjunction with contract performance (e.g. logistics service providers), they will only receive personal data to the extent to which this is necessary in order to provide the service in question.

External links

Our emails contain links to other websites (e.g. information on trade show organisers). Despite carefully reviewing our contents, we accept no liability for the contents of external links. The contents of sites linked to are the exclusive responsibility of their operators.


Our data protection terms and conditions are reviewed and updated on a regular basis. For information on the current protection of your personal data, review our data protection terms and conditions.

Last update: 3rd July 2018.

Data privacy officer

If you have any questions or concerns related to data protection, please contact our data privacy officer:

Dr. Marc Vathauer

MSF-Vathauer Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. KG

Am Hessentuch 6-10

32758 Detmold