Privacy policy




Michael Kern
Managing Director
Kern Industry Automation &Co KG
Bergstrasse 63a

(hereinafter also referred to as “We”), as operator of the website, is responsible for the personal data of the users (hereinafter also referred to as “You”) of the website within the meaning of the German Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).

We protect your privacy and your private data. We collect, process and use your personal data in accordance with the content of this Privacy Policy and the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the DSGVO. These data protection provisions regulate which personal data we collect, process and use about you. We therefore ask you to read the following carefully.

1 Collection of personal data

1.1 Personal data within the meaning of these data protection provisions is any information relating to an identified or identifiable person (hereinafter also referred to as “data subject”). This includes, in particular, name, your e-mail address and, if applicable, your address and telephone number, as well as credit card and account data and your VAT details, insofar as you are a registered merchant.

1.2 Personal data also includes information about your use of our website. In this context, we collect personal data from you as follows: Information about your visits to our website, such as the extent of data transfer, the location from which you retrieve data from our website, and other connection data and sources that you retrieve. This is usually done through the use of log files and cookies. More information on log files and cookies is provided below.

1.3 In principle, the personal data of the data subject will be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply.  If we collect your IP address, it will only be stored for the time of your use of the website and then immediately deleted or anonymized by shortening.

2 Purpose and legal basis

2.1 Purpose of use

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

2.1.1 To provide the services you have requested;

2.1.2 To ensure that our website is presented to you in the most effective and interesting way possible;

2.1.3 To fulfill our obligations under any contracts entered into between you and us;

2.1.4 To enable you to participate in interactive offers, if you so wish;

2.1.5 To inform you about changes to our services.

2.2 Legal basis

2.2.1 Insofar as we obtain the consent of the data subject for processing operations involving personal data, Article 6 (1) (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.

2.2.2 When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of the contract to which the data subject is a party, Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for the performance of pre-contractual measures.

2.2.3 If processing of personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, Art. 6 (1) c DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

2.2.4 If processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of ours or of a third party, and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the first-mentioned interest, Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO serves as the legal basis for the processing. This legal basis also applies in particular to the collection of information about your computer as described in sections 1.2 and 3.1 (including IP address, status and data volume of the request).

2.2.5 If the consent was the legal basis for the data collection/processing, you can revoke it at any time. The legality of the processing that took place on the basis of the consent until the revocation remains unaffected.
please also contact us at the contact details provided.

3. information about your computers, cookies and targeting.

3.1 Each time you access our site, we collect the following information about your computer: your computer’s IP address, your browser’s request, and the time of that request. We also collect the status and the amount of data transferred as part of this request. We also collect product and version information about the browser and operating system your computer is using. We also record the website from which you accessed our site. The IP address of your computer is only stored for the time of your use of the website and is then immediately deleted or anonymized by shortening. We use this data for the operation of our website, in particular to detect and eliminate website errors, to determine the utilization of the website and to make adjustments or improvements.

3.2 We may also collect information about your use of our website through the use of so-called browser cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your data carrier and store certain settings and data for exchange with our system via your browser. A cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie data was sent, as well as information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identifier. Cookies enable our systems to recognize the user’s device and make any preferences immediately available. As soon as a user accesses the platform, a cookie is transferred to the hard drive of the respective user’s computer. Cookies help us to improve our website and provide you with a better and more tailored service. They allow us to recognize your computer when you return to our website and thereby:

– Store information about your preferred activities on the website and thus tailor our website to your individual interests. This includes, for example, advertising that matches your personal interests.

– speed up the processing of your requests.

3.3 In the cookies we use, only the data explained above about your of the website is stored. This is not done by assigning it to you personally, but by assigning an identification number to the cookie (“cookie ID”). A combination of the cookie ID with your name, your IP address or with similar data, which would enable an assignment of the cookie to you, does not take place. You can find out how to prevent the use of browser cookies under section 3.6.

3.4 Our website uses so-called tracking technologies. We use these technologies to make the website more interesting for you. This technology makes it possible to address Internet users who have already shown interest in our website with advertisements on the websites of our partners. The display of these advertisements on our partners’ websites is based on cookie technology and an analysis of previous user behavior. We only use this technology if you have consented to it, if its use is necessary for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract with you, or if other legal provisions allow it.

3.5 We work together with business partners who support us in making the Internet offer and the website more interesting for you. Therefore, when you visit the website, cookies from this partner company are also stored on your hard drive. These are cookies that are automatically deleted after the specified time. The cookies of our partner companies also only collect data using a cookie ID, which enables our advertising partners to address you with advertising that may actually be of interest to you. You can find out how to prevent the use of such cookies in the following section 3.6.

3.6 If you do not wish browser cookies to be used, you can set your browser not to accept the storage of cookies. Please note that in this case you may only be able to use our website to a limited extent or not at all. If you only want to accept our own cookies, but not the cookies of our service providers and partners, you can select the setting in your browser “Block third-party cookie”.

4. data security

All information that you transmit to us is stored on servers within the European Union. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure, which is why we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our website via the Internet. However, we secure our website and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. In particular, we transmit your personal data in encrypted form. We use the coding system SSL (Secure Socket Layer) [or TLS (Transport Layer Security)].

5. no passing on of your personal data

We do not pass on your personal data to third parties unless you have consented to the transfer of data or we are entitled or obliged to do so on the basis of statutory provisions and/or official or court orders. This may involve, in particular, the disclosure of information for the purposes of criminal prosecution, to avert danger or to enforce intellectual property rights.

6. data protection and third party websites

The Website may contain hyperlinks to and from third-party websites. If you follow a hyperlink to one of these websites, please note that we cannot accept any responsibility or warranty for third-party content or data protection conditions. Please make sure that you are aware of the applicable data protection conditions before submitting personal data to this website.

7. changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change this privacy policy at any time with effect for the future. A current version is available on the website. Please visit the website regularly and inform yourself about the applicable data protection provisions.

8. your rights and contact

With regard to the processing of your personal data, you have extensive rights. First of all, you have an extensive right to information and, if necessary, you can request the correction and/or deletion and/or blocking of your personal data. You can also request a restriction of processing and have a right of revocation and a right to data portability. If you wish to exercise any of your rights and/or receive more information about this, please contact us at

In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority. If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding the collection, processing and use of your personal data by us, please also contact us using the contact details provided.