Data Protection

I. Controller for the data processing / Data Protection Officer

Controller is:

FEV Europe GmbH
Neuenhofstraße 181
52078 Aachen

Phone: +49 241 5689 0

If, in addition, individual processing activities are the joint responsibility of other controllers, please refer to the information on the respective processing activity for further information.

If you have any questions regarding the processing of your personal data, this information or the assertion of your data subject rights, please contact our data protection coordinator:

Name: Sabine Drexler
Phone: +49 241 5689-4057
Email: (and choose "Legal & Data Protection" as "Contact")

You can reach our data protection officer as follows:

Scheja und Partner Rechtsanwälte mbH
Contact: Herr Jens-Martin Heidemann
Adenauerallee 136, 53113 Bonn

T: +49 228 227226-0
F: +49228 227226-26


II. General information on data processing

1. Scope of processing
As a matter of principle, we collect and use personal data only as far as this is necessary for the provision of a functioning of our website, if you have given your consent or the processing of the data is permitted by a legal regulation.

2. Legal basis of the processing of personal data
Insofar as we obtain your consent for processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) lit. a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.

When processing personal data that is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing of personal data that is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as the processing of personal data is necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR serves as the legal basis.

In the event that vital interests of you or another natural person make it necessary to process personal data, Art. 6 (1) lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms do not override the former interest, Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.

3. Data deletion and storage period
Your personal data shall be deleted or blocked as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. In addition, storage may take place if this has been intended by the European or national legislator in Union regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. Data will also be blocked or deleted if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or performance of a contract.

4. Recipients of the collected data / data transmission
Internal recipients: Only those persons have access to your personal data who need it to achieve the purposes stated in section III.

External recipients: We only disclose your personal data to external recipients if this is necessary for the fulfillment of the purposes mentioned in section III, if another legal permission/obligation exists or if we have your consent for this. External recipients may be:

a)  Processors
External service providers that we use to provide services, for example in areas of our technical infrastructure. We carefully select and regularly review these processors to ensure that they also comply with the legal requirements of data protection law. The service providers may only use the data provided by us for the purposes specified by us.

b)  Public bodies
Authorities and government institutions, such as tax authorities, to which we must transfer personal data for legally compelling reasons.

c)  Other bodies
Under certain circumstances, other bodies may also have access to your personal data within the framework of data protection requirements. In this respect, the confidentiality required by law is guaranteed.

III. Data processing when using our Website

1. Provision of the website and creation of log files
Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer. The following data is collected:

  • Information about the browser type and version used
  • The operating system of the user
  • The user’s Internet service Provider
  • The IP address of the user
  • Date and time of Access
  • Websites from which the user’s system accesses our Website
  • Websites that are accessed by the user’s system via our website

The data is also stored in the log files of our system. Not affected by this are your IP addresses or other data that allows the data to be assigned to you. Storage of this data together with other personal data of you does not take place. The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to your computer. For this purpose, your IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session. These purposes are also our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of personal data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.


The provider of this website uses services of etracker GmbH from Hamburg, Germany ( to analyze usage data. We do not use cookies for web analysis by default. Insofar as we use analysis and optimization cookies, we obtain your explicit consent separately in advance. If this is the case and you consent, cookies are used to enable statistical coverage analysis of this website, measurement of the success of our online marketing measures, and test procedures, for example, to test and optimize different versions of our online offering or its components. 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 identification of a user.

The data generated with etracker is processed and stored by etracker on behalf of the provider of this website exclusively in Germany and is thus subject to the strict German and European data protection laws and standards. etracker has been independently audited, certified and awarded the data protection seal of approval ePrivacyseal in this regard.

The data processing is carried out on the basis of the legal provisions of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f (legitimate interest) of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU-GDPR). Our concern in terms of the EU-GDPR (legitimate interest) is the optimization of our online offer and our web presence. Since the privacy of our visitors is important to us, the data that may allow a reference to an individual person, such as the IP address, login or device identifiers, are anonymized or pseudonymized as soon as possible. No other use, combination with other data or disclosure to third parties takes place.

You may object to the aforementioned data processing at any time. The objection has no adverse consequences.

You can find more information about data protection at etracker here.

2. Use of Cookies
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on your computer system. When you access a website as a user, a cookie may be stored on your operating system. This cookie contains a string of characters that enables the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is called up again.
We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly.
Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted from it to our site. Therefore, you as a user also have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your Internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website in full.

a) Functional cookies
On the one hand, we use so-called „session cookies”. These are automatically deleted after the end of your browser session.
In addition, we also use long-term cookies, which are primarily used to provide you, as a visitor to our website, with permanently recurring settings. This enables us to adapt our website individually to your wishes. Long-term cookies also allow us to analyze the usage behavior of visitors, but only within the scope of the cookie’s validity period. 

The following data is stored and transmitted:

  • Log-in-information  
  • Cookie-ID

The processing of this data is necessary to enable the website to be displayed in the language you have selected and to facilitate the use of websites for users (e.g. by remembering search terms). Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change. These purposes are our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the presentation of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

b) Analysis cookies
We also use cookies on our website that enable an analysis of your surfing behavior as a user. Therefore, the following data can be transmitted:

  • Search terms entered
  • Frequency of page views
  • Use of website functions

Your user data collected in this way is pseudonymized by technical precautions. The data is not stored together with other personal data of you. The analysis cookies are used for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and can thus constantly optimize our offer.

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.

c) Google Services
This website uses Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager and Google Webfonts . If you are ordinarily resident in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, unless otherwise specified in additional terms, the services are made available by Google Ireland Ltd. ("Google"), a company incorporated and operated under the laws of Ireland (registration number: 368047) with its registered office at Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
You can find a current excerpt of the terms of use as well as explanations on data protection from Google at:

Since Google operates servers all over the world, it cannot be ruled out that personal data will be transmitted to Google LLC, which is based in the USA. Corresponding EU standard data protection clauses  have been concluded.

Change your Cookie Settings

We, the FEV Europe GmbH, use cookies to improve your experience on our Website. We need cookies to continually improve our services, enable certain features, and when we embed third-party services or content, such as the Vimeo video player or Twitter feeds. In such cases, information may also be transferred to third parties. We use different types of cookies. You can personalize your cookie settings here:

Consent Name Third Party Usage Data Categories Description Foreign Country Transfer Max Age
fe_typo_user 2 years
_ga 2 years
_gid 24 hours
_ga_<container-id> 2 years
_gac_gb_<container-id> 90 days
CONSENT 10.01.2038
__Secure-3PAPISID 2 years
__Secure-3PSIDCC 24 hours
__Secure-3PSID 2 years
APISID 2 years
GPS 1 day
HSID 2 years
LOGIN_INFO 2 years
PREF 2 years
SAPISID 2 years
SIDCC 1 year
SID 2 years
SSID 2 years
YSC Expires at the end of the browser-sessions.
player 1 year
vuid 1 year

Google Analytics

The web analysis tool "Google Analytics" is used on this website. The purpose of its use is the "needs-based design" of this website, which is carried out on the basis of a balancing of interests. The web analysis also enables us to detect and correct errors on the website, e.g. due to faulty links. By using so-called "client IDs", pseudonymous usage profiles are created, which collectively record the use of the Internet pages by your desktop computers and mobile devices.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Since we have activated the so-called IP anonymization on this website and concluded a corresponding order processing agreement with Google, your IP address will, however, be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

The anonymized IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google. In these exceptional cases, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR  .. We are pursuing our interest of a statistical analysis of user behavior for optimization and marketing purposes. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing us with other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

You can prevent the collection of data related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link (

3. Social Media

We use social media channels as a supplementary service and provide supplementary information there. We have links on our website that refer to these social media channels. We do not use any so-called "social plugins" (e.g. Facebook Like button). The links are only included in the web analysis. We link to the following social media channels on our website:

LinkedIn page:
Facebook page:
Twitter channel:
Xing page:
Youtube channel:  

The social media platforms are independent information offerings and independent of the FEV website. The privacy statements of the social media platforms provide a detailed overview of the processing of personal data :

LinkedIn Privacy Poilcy :
Facebook Privacy Policy:
Twitter Privacy Policy:
Xing Privacy Policy:
Youtube Privacy Policy:

4. Newsletter

On our website there is the possibility to subscribe to a free newsletter.  You can receive this either digitally or as a print version. Depending on which version you choose, the data requested from the input mask when registering for the newsletter will be transmitted to us.

In addition, the following data is collected during registration:

  • IP address of the calling Computer
  • Date and time of registration

The collection of your e-mail address serves to deliver the newsletter. The collection of other personal data during the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address used.

For the processing of the data, your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR is obtained during the registration process and reference is made to this privacy policy.

No data will be passed on to third parties in connection with the data processing for sending newsletters. The data is used exclusively for sending the newsletter.

The data will be deleted as soon as you unsubscribe from the newsletter or the processing of the data is no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. Accordingly, your e-mail address is stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active. 

The subscription to the newsletter can be cancelled by you at any time. For this purpose, a corresponding link can be found in each newsletter.  This also enables revocation of the consent to the storage of the personal data collected during the registration process.

5. Registration

On our website, we offer the opportunity to register by providing personal data. The data is entered in an input mask and transmitted to us and stored. The data is not passed on to third parties. The following data is processed during the registration process:

  • Email-address
  • Name
  • User Name
  • Company

The following data is also stored at the time of registration:

  • The IP address of the user
  • The date and time of registration

Your user registration is required for the provision of certain content and services on our website. This includes software downloads, which are provided in relation to purchased products. An allocation of the solutions, some of which are specially tailored to the customer, is only possible if you can be identified as a user in this way.

The legal basis for the processing of the data is Art. 6 (1) lit. a  GDPR if the user has given his consent.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. This is the case for the data collected during the registration process when the registration on our website is cancelled or modified. 

As a user, you have the option to cancel the registration at any time. You can have your personal data changed at any time. To do so, please contact our  customer support.

6. Contact from and e-mail contact

Our website offers a contact form that can be used for electronic contact. If you contact us via that channel, the data entered in the input mask is transmitted to us and stored. These data are:

  • Desired contact
  • Salutation
  • Name
  • Company Name
  • Position
  • Country
  • Phone number
  • E-Mail address
  • Message

The following data is also stored at the time the message is sent:

  • The IP address of the user
  • The date and time of registration

Alternatively, it is possible to contact us via the e-mail address provided on the website. In this case, your personal data transmitted with the e-mail will be stored.  The data will not be passed on to third parties and is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

The processing of personal data from the input mask serves solely the processing of the contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in processing the data. Other personal data processed during the sending process serves to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. The conversation is ended when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been conclusively clarified. 

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of seven days at the latest.

If you contact us by e-mail, you can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued. To object to the storage, either contact us via the contact form or write and e-mail to the addresses provided.

All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be deleted in this case.

IV. Rights of the data subject

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and you have the following rights towards the Controller:

Access: You have the right to obtain information about the data processed about you.

Rectification: You can request the rectification of inaccurate data concerning your person. In addition, you can request the completion of incomplete data.

Erasure: In certain cases, you can request the erasure of your personal data.

Restriction of processing: In certain cases, you can request that the processing of your data be restricted.

Data portability: If you have provided data on the basis of a contract or consent, you can request that you receive the data you have provided in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or that it be transferred to another responsible party.

Right to object

Right to object on a case-by-case basis
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data based on Article 6 (1) lit. e GDPR or Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. Your personal data will then no longer be processed for these purposes, unless compelling legitimate interests for the processing can be demonstrated by us which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Right to object to processing of data for direct marketing purposes

In individual cases personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing. You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising at any time. This also applies to profiling, as far as it is associated with such direct advertising. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.

Revocation of consent: If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future. The lawfulness of the processing of your data until the revocation remains unaffected.

Assertion of your rights: To exercise the aforementioned right please contact us at [contact form, e-Mail, telephone, special online process such as a privacy dashboard, etc .] or by e-mail to the address indicated in section I. above. In doing so, please ensure that we are able to clearly identify you.

Right of complaint to the supervisory authority: You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful.