General Privacy Policy

General Privacy Policy 

Revised, July 12th, 2021

Pepperl+Fuchs is pleased that you have chosen to visit this website ("career portal") and that you are interested in the company and its products.

Data protection is important to us and we would like to inform you about the methods we use to collect personal data during your visit to the career portal, as well as the scope and purpose of data collection. This information relates to the website, including its sub-pages, functions, content, and external online presences, e.g., our social media profiles. In addition to the following general information and the information that we are obliged to provide, we have compiled additional data protection information on individual online services for your perusal. This will inform you about offer-specific data processing and in particular our work with external service providers, which we strictly monitor. These partnerships allows us to carry out activities such as web tracking, reach measurement, and advertising. To the extent that our website contains links to third-party websites, these are not covered by our privacy policy.

There is individual data protection information to observe for the following online offerings:


1. Responsible Authority

The responsible authority for this website is Pepperl+Fuchs SE, Lilienthalstraße 200, 68307 Mannheim, Germany ("Pepperl+Fuchs").

2. Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or the processing of your personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer directly by email:

Christian Beckers
- Data Protection Officer -

oder schriftlich:

Pepperl+Fuchs SE
Data Protection Officer
Lilienthalstraße 200
68307 Mannheim

3. Collection and Processing of Personal Data

To the extent that personal data is requested on our websites (e.g., application forms, subscribing to the Pepperl+Fuchs career blog page, and using the comment function), this data is disclosed by the user voluntarily and on the basis of additional privacy policies. This data is processed and used by Pepperl+Fuchs to answer your queries or to provide you with access to specific information, for example. 
If you do not use the online services, your movements on one of our websites cause the following data to be transmitted to our web server from your internet browser. This is:

  • Browser type and version

  • Operating system used

  • Referrer URL

  • Host name of the requesting computer

  • The date and time of the server request

  • Full IP address of the requesting computer

This data is stored in a log file. The data is stored to ensure the technical safety of our web server, in particular to prevent attacks. The data will be deleted automatically at regular intervals.
This data cannot be connected to individuals. This data is not combined with data from any other sources. We reserve the right to check this data retrospectively if we have specific indications of unlawful use.

4. Legal Basis for Processing

The data mentioned under Section 3 is processed to pursue our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR to ensure that the websites can be accessed and are secure.

5. Recipients or Categories of Recipients

As a basic principle, we do not transmit your personal data to third parties without your express consent. If we do disclose your data to third parties for the purposes of processing this data—either by transmitting the data or otherwise granting third parties access to the data—this also takes place exclusively on the basis of one of the stated legal bases. 
In some cases, we employ carefully selected external service providers to process your data. If data is transferred to a service provider acting as a processor, this is done so on the basis of Article 28 GDPR. The processors are carefully selected, are bound by our instructions, and undergo regularly checks by us. We only use processors that can guarantee that sufficient technical and organizational measures will be taken to ensure that the data is processed in accordance with the requirements laid down in the GDPR and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), and to ensure that your rights will be protected. 

6. Security 

To secure all of the data we store, we use technical security measures to safeguard your information against damage, loss, and unauthorized access. The security measures are regularly updated and improved in line with technological developments.

7. Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to record user preferences and to optimize the website design accordingly. When you use our website, you consent to the use and storage of cookies on your device.
"Cookies" are encrypted strings transferred from our web server or a third-party web server to the user’s web browser, where they are stored to be accessed at a later date.
The cookies we use are either "session cookies" or "persistent cookies."
Session cookies are time-limited and are automatically deleted at the end of the visit to the website. We use session cookies to store information we would like to use to make our website more user-friendly for you.
Persistent cookies can be stored on your computer after your visit to our website, and our website may access these on each future visit (so-called "ID cookies"). Some cookies stored during your visit to our websites can be stored and accessed by other companies.
Using the security settings in your browser, you may control whether any cookies are saved at all. You have the option to either prevent cookie storage altogether, require a prompt each time, or have cookies deleted every time you close your browser. Please note that doing so may limit the usability of certain services or of the website as a whole. Certain services or parts of the website will only function correctly when cookies are permitted.

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8. Use of the Web Analytics Service Google Analytics 

8.1 Function    Our website uses the functions of the web analytics service Google Analytics. The provider of the web analytics service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Google Analytics uses "cookies," small text files that your web browser stores on your device and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. Information generated by the cookie relating to your use of our website is sent to a Google server and stored there. This server is typically located in the United States.
Google Analytics cookies are used on the basis of Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. As the operator of this website, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior to optimize our website.

8.2 IP AnonymizationWe use Google Analytics in combination with an IP anonymization function. This function ensures that Google shortens the IP address of users within the Member States of the European Union and other Contracting States that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before the IP address is transferred to the United States. There may be exceptional cases in which Google transmits the full IP address to the USA and shortens it there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of this website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide us with other services in connection with website and internet usage. The IP address transferred from Google Analytics will not be combined with other data by Google.

8.3 Browser Plugin
The use of cookies in your web browser can be prevented. However, this may restrict some of the features of our website. You can also prevent data relating to your use of the website, including your IP address, from being collected and subsequently processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from the following link:

8.4 Objecting to Data Acquisition
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie can be set to prevent your data being collected during future visits to our website: Deactivate Google Analytics.
For details on how Google Analytics handles user data, refer to the Google privacy policy:

8.5 Processor
To completely fulfill the statutory data protection requirements, we have entered into a processor agreement with Google.

8.6 Google Analytics Demographics and Interests
Our website uses the Demographic and Interests feature from Google Analytics. This feature creates reports that provide information on the age, gender, and interests of those who visit the website. This data comes from Google advertising based on users' interests as well as visitor data from third-party providers. It is not possible to associate this data with a specific person. You can disable this feature at any time by changing the advertisement settings in your Google account or by prohibiting your data from being collected by Google Analytics in general, as explained in the section "Objecting to Data Acquisition."

9. Use of Social Plugins

For the purpose of pursuing our legitimate interests (i.e., interest in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our website in line with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR), plugins from the following social networks are integrated:

Information about Page Insights data:

Mutual responsibilities:

For Pages, Facebook provides statistics and insights to Page admins that help them understand the types of actions that people take on their Pages ("Page Insights"). We care about protecting your privacy. When you visit or interact with a Page or its content, information such as the following may be collected and used to create Page Insights:
•    Viewing a Page, or a post or video from a Page
•    Following or unfollowing a Page
•    Liking or unliking a Page or post
•    Recommending a Page in a post or comment
•    Commenting on, sharing, or reacting to a Page post (including the type of reaction)
•    Hiding a Page's post or reporting it as spam
•    Clicking a link to a Page from another Page on Facebook or from a website off Facebook
•    Hovering over a Page's name or profile picture to see a preview of the Page's content
•    Clicking on the website, phone number, Get Directions button, or other button on a Page
•    Whether you're on a computer or mobile device while visiting or interacting with a Page or its content
You can exercise your rights as a data subject by contacting Facebook Ireland.

If you visit one of our websites, a direct connection may be established between your browser and the social network's server via these plug-ins. Through this, the social network receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click on the respective social network button while you are logged in to your account on that network, it may be possible for you to connect the content of our websites with your social network profile, depending on the provider. As a result, the social network can link your visit to our websites with your user account.

We would like to indicate that we, as providers of these websites, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of its use by the social network providers. For more information on the purpose and scope of data collection by Twitter, Facebook, etc., as well as information on the processing and use of this data, and details of your rights and options in terms of protecting your privacy, please refer to the respective provider's data privacy policy.
To prevent the immediate undesired transfer of your usage data (e.g., the address of the website you are currently visiting) to these services, our website uses "Shariff." The "Shariff" project from the computing magazine c't replaces the usual social network share buttons and only establishes direct contact between social networks and the user once the user actively clicks on the share button. However, a single click on the button to share information with others is sufficient. You need take no further action.

If you do not want the provider of the social network to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your user account on the network, please log out of your social network user account.

10. Deleting Data and Storage Period

The data we store will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and no statutory retention obligations prevent its deletion. If the data cannot be deleted because it is required for other legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means the data is locked and cannot be used for other purposes. This applies to data from users that must be stored for commercial or tax reasons, for example.

11. Rights of the Data Subject

In accordance with the general provisions stipulated in Article 12 GDPR, you have right of access in accordance with Article 15 GDPR, the right to rectification in accordance with Article 16 GDPR, the right to erasure in accordance with Article 17 GDPR, the right to restriction of processing in accordance with Article 18 GDPR, as well as the right to data portability in accordance with Article 20 GDPR. 
Providing that your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 21 GDPR, providing that there are grounds to do so based on your particular situation.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 GDPR.

For information, explanation, or to exercise the rights mentioned above, please contact our Data Protection Officer by email:

Christian Beckers
- Data Protection Officer -

or in writing:

Pepperl+Fuchs SE
Data Protection Officer
Lilienthalstraße 200
68307 Mannheim

12. Changes to the Privacy Policy

Pepperl+Fuchs reserves the right to amend this privacy policy and will announce any changes in this location.