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Pikatron GmbH • Raiffeisenstrasse 10 • D-61250 Usingen

Privacy policy

1. General information

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. For this reason, we observe the provisions of the data protection laws very closely and are happy to inform you about the processing of your personal data at our company.
We take all necessary technical and organizational measures to protect your personal data from loss and misuse. Your data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. Our employees are bound to data secrecy when they take up their duties and are trained by our data protection officer on the subject of data protection.
When using e-mails for communication purposes, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the transmitted information cannot be fully guaranteed. We recommend the use of encrypted e-mail systems. This data protection declaration applies exclusively to Pikatron GmbH and not to third party websites to which links may be provided.

2. Responsible body

The person responsible for data processing on this website is

Pikatron GmbH
Dr.-Ing. Matthias Staab
Raiffeisenstraße 10
61250 Usingen

3. Data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer:

Wolfgang Merz
Südertoft 26
24986 Mittelangeln

4. Revocation of your consent to data processing

Some data processing operations are only permitted with your express consent. If you wish to revoke a consent that has already been given, this is possible at any time. An informal notification by e-mail is sufficient. The legality of the data processing carried out up to your revocation remains unaffected. 

5. Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of a breach of data protection law, you as the data subject have a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for data protection issues is:

Der Hessische Beauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Postfach 31 63
65021 Wiesbaden

6. Right to data transmission, information, correction, blocking, deletion

You have the right to demand the surrender of data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent that it is technically feasible.
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you also have the right to information about your stored personal data, the origin of the data, its recipients and the purpose of the data processing as well as, if applicable, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data.
In order to exercise the above rights, it is imperative that you identify yourself in order to protect the data from unauthorized access.
For further copies, feedback and information, we can demand an appropriate fee for the administrative procedures.

7. SSL or TLS encryption

For security reasons and to protect the transmission of content that you send to us as the site operator, our website uses SSL or TLS encryption. This means that data you transmit via this website cannot be read by third parties.

8. Server log files

In server log files, our website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser sends to us. These are:

  • Visited page on our domain
  • Date and time of the server request
  • Browser type and version
  • Operating system in use
  • Your referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Your IP address

This data is not linked to other data or data sources. The legal basis for the processing of the aforementioned data is Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR, which allows the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

9. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that your web browser stores on your end device. Cookies help us to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure.
Some of these cookies are so-called "session cookies." These are automatically deleted after your visit to our website.
Other cookies help us to recognize you when you visit our website again. They remain stored on your end device until you delete them yourself.
With the help of the settings of your web browser you can track, restrict or prevent the setting of cookies. Many web browsers can be configured so that cookies are deleted automatically when the program is closed. If you disable cookies in this way, you will still be able to access our website, but this may result in a limited functionality of our website.
The setting of cookies, which enable the exercise of electronic communication processes or the provision of functions desired by you, is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. As operators of this website, we have a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and smooth provision of our information and services. If other cookies are set (e.g. for analysis functions), these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.

10. Matomo (formerly Piwik)

On our website, we have integrated the web analysis service Matomo. For this purpose, cookies that enable an analysis of the website visits are also used and stored on our server. However, your IP address will be completely anonymized before being saved. Stored information will not be passed on to third parties.
Cookies from Matomo remain on your end device until you delete them (see also section 9 of this privacy policy).
Matomo cookies are set on the basis of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. As operators of this website we have a legitimate interest in the anonymized analysis of user behavior.
Here you can deactivate and prevent the storage and use of your data. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will also be removed. If you visit our website again, the opt-out cookie must be set again to prevent the storage and use of your data.

11. Use of Google Maps

For purposes of orientation and route planning to our locations, you can click on the link "Directions". You will then be forwarded to the Google Maps map service.
The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have no influence on this data transfer. Google Maps is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers and to make it easy to find the places we have indicated on the website. This represents a legitimate interest in the sense of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.
You can find more information about how we handle user data in Google's privacy policy:

12. Link to Facebook

On our website, you will find a link to our Facebook page. This link leads you directly to the Facebook page and opens in a new window. Separate data protection regulations apply to our Facebook presence.
The following are jointly responsible for the operation of this Facebook page in the sense of the GDPR:

1.    Facebook Ireland Ltd. (hereinafter "Facebook"), 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal
Harbour Dublin 2, Ireland and
2.    Pikatron GmbH, Raiffeisenstrasse 10, D-61250 Usingen

The operation of this Facebook page is based on our legitimate interests within the sense of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.
We operate this site to draw attention to our products and to get in touch with you as a visitor and user of this Facebook page. As the operator of the Facebook page, we have no interest in the collection and further processing of your personal data, unlike Facebook.
Information on the privacy status through Facebook (Privacy Shield Status) can be found under the following link:

13. External links

Where necessary, we refer to external links on our website for whose contents we cannot be held liable. Such external contents were checked for illegality and possible criminal liability when the links were set. Nevertheless, it cannot be ruled out that contents have been subsequently changed by providers.

14. Privacy policy for our social media presences

Data processing through social networks
We also present our company in publicly accessible portals of social networks. We have listed the social networks we use below. Social networks such as Facebook can comprehensively record and analyze your user behavior when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or advertising banners).
By accessing our various social media presences, numerous data protection-related processes are automatically triggered.

1. If you are logged in to your own respective social media account and visit our social media presence at the same time, its operator (e.g. Facebook or Google) can assign this visit to your user account. However, your personal data may also be collected if you are not logged in or even if you do not have an account. This data is collected, for example, via cookies that are set on your computer or smartphone, or by recording your IP address.
2. With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create your personal user profile, in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, personalized advertising can be displayed both within and outside the respective social media presence. If you have your own account with the respective social network, interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.
3. We cannot fully understand all these processing operations on the social media portals. Depending on the provider, further processing operations may therefore be considered by the operators of the social media portals. Details and further information can be found in the data protection regulations of the respective social media portals.

Legal basis

With our social media presences, we want to ensure a comprehensive presentation of our company on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the sense of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR.
Please note: The processing operations initiated by the respective social networks may be based on different legal bases. These must be stated separately by the operators of the social networks.
Responsibility and assertion of rights
If you visit us on one of our social media presences (e.g. Facebook), we are jointly responsible with its operator for the data processing processes triggered during this visit. This means that you can exercise your rights as a data subject (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data transferability and complaint) in principle both against us and against the operator of the respective social media provider.
Important: Even despite this shared responsibility, we do not have full control over the data processing operations within the social media portals. Our possibilities are limited and are essentially based largely on the corporate policy of the respective provider.

Storage duration

Within the framework of any overriding legal provisions, we will delete your data collected directly by us as soon as the purpose for its storage ceases to apply, you request us to delete it or revoke your consent to its storage. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them yourself.
We have no influence on how long your data collected by the social networks themselves is stored. Details can be found directly in the data protection declarations of the respective social networks.

Social networks in detail

a. Facebook
We maintain a profile on Facebook. The provider is Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. Facebook is certified according to the EU-US Privacy Shield.
With Facebook, we have entered into the required agreement on joint processing (Controller Addendum). This agreement regulates which of the data processing operations we or Facebook are responsible for when you visit our Facebook page. You can view this Agreement by clicking on the following link: controller addendum.
You can adjust your advertising settings independently in your own user account. To do this, click on the following link and log in:
Further details can be found in the Facebook privacy policy:

b. Instagram
We have an account with Instagram. Instagram is a service that allows users to share photos and videos, and also to spread such data on other social networks.
The operating company of the Instagram services is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.
If you visit our website and are logged on to Instagram at the same time, Instagram will recognize you as a data subject for the entire duration of your stay on our website.
For more information and Instagram's applicable privacy policy, please visit

c. YouTube
We use components (videos) of the company YouTube on our website on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.
YouTube, headquartered at LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, is a company of Google, Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
We use the "extended privacy mode" provided by YouTube. According to YouTube, in "enhanced privacy mode" your data is only transferred to the YouTube server in the USA when you watch a video. By clicking on the video, you consent to this transfer.
If you are logged in to YouTube at the same time, this information is linked to your YouTube member account. You can prevent this by logging out of your member account before visiting our website.
Google is committed to the data protection regulations of the "US-Privacy-Shield".
For more information about YouTube privacy, please see Google's privacy policy at

We have a profile on XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. For details on the processing of your personal data, please refer to the XING privacy statement:

15. Adaptation of the privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration at any time and in compliance with changing legal provisions.
Creator of this privacy policy: