Privacy Policy

General principles


The HAHN Kunststoffe Group (hereinafter referred to as “HAHN” or “we”) takes the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the requirements of data protection law. Through this Privacy Statement we are informing you of how, to what extent and for what purposes we process personal data.

The legal basis of data protection is found in particular in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national and international regulations.


The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the Member States and other data protection regulations is:

HAHN Kunststoffe GmbH, Building 1027, 55483 Hahn Airport, Germany

Should you have any questions on data protection, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer under .

Amendments to this Privacy Statement

We reserve the right to amend the Privacy Statement in order to adapt it to changes in the legal situation or in case of changes to services and to data processing. However, this applies only in relation to statements on data processing.

If consents of users are required or parts of the Privacy Statement contain agreements on the contractual relationship with users, amendments shall be made only with the consent of the users. Users are requested to keep themselves up-to-date on the content of the Privacy Statement.

Collection of access data and log files

Based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR, we collect data each time the server is accessed on which this service is located (referred to as server log files). Access data include the name of the webpage accessed, the file, date and time of access, quantity of data transferred, report on successful access, browser type including the version, the operating system of the user, referrer URL (the page visited previously), IP address and the calling provider.

Log file information is stored for security reasons (e.g. to investigate abuse and fraud) for a maximum period of 7 days and deleted afterwards. Data which must continue to be stored for evidence purposes is barred from deletion until the respective incident is finally clarified.

Handling of personal data

Personal data is information with the aid of which a person can be identified, i.e. where particulars can be traced back to an individual. This includes not only the name, email address or telephone number. Also information on preferences, hobbies, memberships and which websites a person viewed are also considered to be personal data.

Personal data is collected, used and passed on by HAHN only if this is legally permitted or users have consented to data collection.


When contacting HAHN (for example using the contact form or by sending an email), the particulars of the user are stored for processing the inquiry and in the event that follow-up questions arise.

Comments and contributions

The IP addresses of users who leave comments in the blog or other contributions are stored. This is carried out for the security of the provider if somebody writes illegal contents in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, HAHN can be prosecuted for the comments or the contribution and is thus interested in knowing the identity of the writer.

Subscription to comments

Users can subscribe to subsequent comments. Users receive a confirmation email to check whether they actually own the email address that has been entered. Users can unsubscribe from current subscriptions to comments at any time. The confirmation email will contain information on this.


We provide information to you about us and our offerings through our newsletter.

If you wish to receive the newsletter, we require a valid email address from you and information that allows us to check that you own the email address provided and that the true owner of the email account agrees to the receipt of the newsletter. Further data is not collected or is collected on a voluntary basis only. This data is used only to send the newsletter and is not passed on to third parties.

Through your subscription to the newsletter, we store your IP address and the date of your registration. This information is stored solely to furnish proof in the event that a third party misuses an email address and subscribes to the receipt of the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorised party.

Your consent to storing and using data and the email address to send the newsletter can be revoked at any time. Consent can be revoked via a link in the newsletters themselves or by sending a message to the contact options above.

Cookies & Web Beacons

To make our website as user-friendly as possible, we use what are known as cookies and web beacons.

Cookies are small text files that a webserver of the company Webgo (e.g. the webserver of sends to your browser when you visit a webpage. What are known as “session cookies” expire at the end of the browser session and can record your actions during this particular browser session. “Permanent cookies”, in contrast, also remain stored on your terminal device between various browser sessions and can record your settings or actions on several webpages.

In no instance do cookies pose any danger to your computer, as they are only text files and are not executable programs.

Cookies of Webgo websites ( serve firstly to make surfing more convenient and secondly, for market research and advertising purposes as well as to collect usage statistics. In addition, we use cookies for web tracking and use these as a basis for personalised contents.

Besides what are referred to as “session cookies” that are deleted when you end your browser session, we place permanent cookies in your browser. These cookies remain stored until deleted by the user. The cookies we use do not store any personal information.

Depending on your browser settings, the cookie file is stored or rejected. If the file is stored, our webserver is able to recognise your terminal device. This will save you the effort of entering your password several times when you visit our website again later and switch between functions that require you to enter a password. This is how cookies facilitate the use of websites that require user entries. In addition, cookies can help us to offer you a surfing experience tailored to your requirements as far as possible.

If you explicitly do not wish this, you can deactivate cookies as described below:

You can either set your browser so that it can receive our cookies or it can use our website without cookie functions. However, in the latter case, your text entries cannot be stored in form fields for further inquiries, which means that when you visit our website next time, you will have to enter text again. Furthermore, we will not be able to present personally tailored contents to you in this case.

Functions serving the purpose of convenience, such as the shop and the watch list, would not work or be presented properly either.

Your browser is possibly also already set so that it displays a warning every time when it receives a cookie. This message can be very annoying considering that the identification cookie has to be sent when accessing each individual webpage of our website. We thus recommend that you set your browser so that cookies from are always accepted. You can individually enter this setting for each webpage.

You can manage many online advert cookies of companies via the US website or the EU website

Further information on the use of cookies and on how you can deactivate cookies can be found under or

Irrespective of the cookies stored, you must login again for security reasons each time you access areas subject to registration on our website.

HAHN also integrates the contents of third parties on These third-party providers can place cookies in your browser while you visit and thus, for example, receive the information that you have accessed Please visit the websites of third-party providers to obtain further information on their use of cookies. If you have generally decided not to give your consent to the use of cookies requiring consent or to revoke your consent thereto (deactivation of cookies), you will be provided solely with those functions on our website, the use of which we can ensure without these cookies.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses what are referred to as “cookies”, text files that are stored on users’ computers and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie on the use of this website by users is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

In the event that IP anonymisation is activated on this website, Google will abbreviate the IP address of users within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. IP anonymisation is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate use of the website by users in order to compile reports on website activities and to provide further services related to website use and Internet use to the website operator.

The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by making an appropriate setting in their browser software. However, this website informs users that in this case you might not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. Users may also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie, which is related to their use of the website (including their IP address), to Google and processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link:

Further information on data use for advertising purposes by Google, setting options and possibilities of revocation are available on Google websites: (Use of data by Google when you use websites or apps of our partners), (Use of data for advertising purposes), (Manage information that Google uses in order to show you advertising) und (You decide what advertising Google shows you).

Alternatively to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link (Click to block data flow to Google.) in order to prevent collection by Google Analytics within this website in future. In the process, an opt-out cookie will be placed on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will be required to click on this link again.


This website uses Jetpack, a tool for the statistical evaluation of visitor access, operated by Automattic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA, using the tracking technology of Quantcast Inc., 201 3rd St, Floor 2, San Francisco, CA 94103-3153, USA. uses what are referred to as “cookies“, text files that are stored on your computer and which enable your use of our website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie on your use of this website is stored on a server in the USA. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and before storage. You can prevent the installation of cookies by making an appropriate setting in your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you might not be able to fully use all the functions of this website. You can object to the collection and use of data by Quantcast with effect for the future by placing an opt-out cookie in your browser at this point by clicking on the link “Click here to opt out”: If you delete all the cookies on your computer, you will have to re-set the opt-out cookie in your browser.

Integration of social networks

We offer social network functionalities at various points in our websites and mobile applications. Among others, these include:

  • Links to sites of HAHN Kunststoffe in social networks
  • Forwarding and recommendation functions for HAHN Kunststoffe contents (e.g. Share and Like buttons)

All the online offerings of HAHN can always be even accessed and used without using social networks. If you use additional functionalities, please note the following information on data processing:

1. Link to HAHN sites in social networks

The links of to one of our sites in social networks, such as to our Facebook page, are simple links to websites of other providers. We do not send any personal information to these other providers through such a link. However, we wish to point out that the websites of third parties generally have the possibility of at least recognising the origin of any visit to their websites. Since we have no influence on data processing by third parties, the HAHN Privacy Statement does not extend to the websites of third parties.

2. Forwarding and recommendation functions for HAHN contents (e.g. Share and Like buttons)

We offer to distribute and recommend your contents in social networks in various places on our website. By doing so, we are offering you a convenient alternative to copying and sending links.

If you visit our website and use our recommendation functions, we will pass on the URL to the social network you have selected. Several networks will then immediately add an excerpt of the contents offered by us to the link. In most social networks, you will be asked for your prior confirmation to storage or forwarding.

Please note that we at HAHN do not know and cannot influence how social networks handle the information you have provided and whether this information is provided to other websites. We recommend that you carefully read the privacy statement of those websites

Use of Facebook social plugins

This website uses social plugins ("plugins") of the social network, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plugins can be recognised by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue square, the terms “Like”, “Gefällt mir” or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the supplement “Facebook social plugin”. The list and the appearance of Facebook social plugins is provided here:

If a user accesses a webpage of this website which contains such a plugin, his or her browser sets up a direct connection to Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is sent directly to your browser by Facebook, which integrates it into the website. The provider thus has no influence on the scope of data that Facebook collects with the aid of this plugin and thus informs users according to its level of knowledge:

Through the integration of the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the respective page of the website. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can allocate his or her visit to his or her Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by clicking on the Like button or leaving a comment, your browser sends the respective information directly to Facebook where it is stored.

If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to find out his or her IP address and store it. According to Facebook, only anonymised IP addresses are stored in Germany.

The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook and the related rights and setting options for the protection of the private sphere of users can be found in the privacy statements of Facebook:

If a user is a member of Facebook but does not wish Facebook to collect data on him or her about this website and link it with his or her member data stored by Facebook, he or she must logout from Facebook before visiting the website.

Further settings and objections on the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings:


This website uses website elements (, such as buttons or integrated contents of the Twitter service, offered by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. With the aid of these website elements, it is possible to share, for example, a contribution or a comment or a page of this website on Twitter or follow the provider on Twitter. In particular, individual tweets can be integrated into the website as further contents.

If a user accesses a webpage on this website containing such a webpage element, his browser sets up a direct connection to Twitter servers. Twitter sends the content of the webpage element to the user’s browser directly. The provider thus has no influence on the scope of data that Twitter collects with the aid of the webpage elements and informs users according to its level of information. According to this, only the IP address of the user and the URL of the respective website is sent when using the button but not for any purposes other than for the presentation of the webpage element.

Further information on this is provided in the privacy statement on Twitter under


This website uses plugins of YouTube operated by Google. The operator of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages provided with a YouTube plugin, a connection will be established to YouTube servers thereby notifying the YouTube server of the pages you have visited.

If a user is logged into his YouTube account, he or she enables YouTube to allocate his or her surfing behaviour to his or her personal profile directly. He or she can prevent this by logging out of his or her YouTube account.

Further information on the handling of user data is provided in the privacy policy of YouTube under

Use of Pinterest plugins

On these webpages, plugins of the social network Pinterest are used that is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA ("Pinterest").

The various logos containing the plugin (e.g. the “Pin-it-Button” or the “P″ button) can be seen under the following link: it-button/, the “P” button is used on our website.

If you access an appropriate webpage on our website containing such a plugin, a link is set up between your computer and the servers of Pinterest only once you have activated this plugin by clicking on the “»   Activate Pinterest” button. Your browser is then instructed to display the plugin on the website. At the same time, both your IP address and the information which of our webpages you have visited are sent to the Pinterest server in the USA. If you are also a Pinterest member and are logged into Pinterest at the time when you use the plugin, the information collected on your visit to our website will be linked to your Pinterest account and disclosed to other users. In case of any interactions possible with the various Pinterest plugins, this information will also be collected on you and transmitted to Pinterest where it is stored. By clicking on the button “» Deactivate Pinterest” you can deactivate the function again at any time.

Further information on the collection and use of data by Pinterest is provided under

Special services and third-party providers

Integration of services and contents of third parties

The contents of third parties might be integrated within this website, such as YouTube videos, Google Maps map materials, RSS feeds and graphics of other websites. This always requires that the provider of these contents (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”) can identify the IP address of users because without the IP address they would not be able to send the contents to the browser of the respective user. The IP address is thus required in order to present these contents. We endeavour to use only contents whose respective providers use the IP address solely to provide the contents. However, we have no influence on whether the third-party provider stores the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. The user will be informed if we know that this happens.

Getty Images

Images of the stock image provider Getty Images may be integrated within this website. These images are indicated by a frame containing “Getty Images”. The display of these images requires that Getty Images identifies the IP address of users so that the images can be sent to the browser of the users. The IP address is thus required in order to present these contents. According to the current level of knowledge, the IP address is used for this purpose only. However, the provider has no influence on whether Getty Images stores the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. The user will be informed if the provider knows that this happens or the images will be removed.

Further information is provided in the privacy statement of Getty Images:

Personal rights

Revocation, amendments, corrections and updates

The user has the right to obtain information free of charge upon request on the personal data stored on him or her. In addition, the user has the right to demand the correction of incorrect data, as well as the blocking and deletion of personal data, provided there is no legal obligation to retain such data.

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