Privacy policy

Facebook fan page of Wieland-Werke AG

Status as of: 28.09.2020

1. Jointly responsible parties

The parties jointly responsible for the Facebook page of Wieland-Werke AG in terms of the GDPR are

Facebook Ireland Ltd.

4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland


Wieland-Werke AG

Graf-Arco-Straße 36, 89079 Ulm, Deutschland


2. Contact details of the data protection officers of the responsible parties

If you have any questions about data processing or data protection in Wieland-Werke AG and other companies of the Wieland Group, you can contact our Group Data Protection Officer at any time.

You can contact them by post at the above address of Wieland-Werke AG (please note 'for the attention of the data protection officer' on the envelope), by email at or confidentially via the data protection portal of the Wieland Group.

You can reach the Facebook data protection officer at the above Facebook postal address or online using the contact form.

3. Purpose of our Facebook pages

On our Facebook fan page we present current topics and services of Wieland-Werke AG and the Wieland Group and look forward to the dialogue with you.

We use our Facebook fan page as a further means of communication with you. How and to what extent we use which data depends in particular on how you contact us. If, for example, you ask us questions or communicate facts, we will use this information to answer your concerns directly, if possible. We may refer you to a suitable contact person in our company or specific documents. In the case of confidential information or personal matters requiring the disclosure of specific personal data, we ask you to contact the contact persons in our company exclusively and directly (e.g. the human resources department for questions) and not to use public forms of communication such as Facebook.


4. Legal basis of the data processing, data deletion

The legal basis for our processing of personal data within the framework of our Facebook fan page is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have legitimate operational and business interests in sharing information about our company and the companies of the Wieland Group with interested parties and contractual partners and also to make this information available to them on Facebook. Furthermore, we have a legitimate interest in maintaining a simple, frequently used information channel for interested parties and customers.

We delete or make anonymous personal data as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. At the latest, however, when no other legal basis permits processing. Your rights of data subjects as listed under item 8 remain unaffected by this, of course.

5. Information on the processing of personal data by Facebook

Facebook may collect and process user data for the purposes of targeted advertising (analysis, creation of personalized advertising), for the creation of user profiles and for market research. If you have a Facebook account and are logged in, the storage and analysis can also take place across devices. Further information on data processing by Facebook and the corresponding privacy policy can be found under the following link:

Further information on Facebook's data protection can be found at

As a registered Facebook member, you can adjust your advertising preferences at


6. Data processing in third countries

A transfer and further processing of personal data processed within the framework of the Facebook Fanpage to third countries cannot be ruled out due to the international structure of the Internet, which allows data to be accessed worldwide. This also includes the possibility that personal data may be processed in countries that do not have a level of protection corresponding to the GDPR. Facebook itself may transfer data to third countries using the standard data protection clauses in accordance with Art. 46 Para. 2 lit. c GDPR.


7. Information about Insights or Facebook statistical data

We receive statistical data from Facebook on usage from various categories, which we can access and evaluate via Facebook Insights. These statistics are generated by Facebook and provided automatically. As the operator of the site, we have no influence on the generation and display of these statistics, nor can we deactivate this function. The statistics we can view are divided into the categories fans, subscribers, persons reached and interacting persons. This representation shows both the actual state and the development over time and can be limited to a certain period of time. Among others, the following metrics are provided:


  • Number of ‚Likes‘
  • Reach (organic, viral and paid interactions)
  • Engagement (‚Like‘, comments, shares, clicks)
  • Pageviews
  • Demographic analyses (country of origin, gender, age)
  • Origin of ‚Likes‘
  • Most frequently accessed pages
  • External links


The data displayed and evaluated in Facebook Insights is used by us in an anonymized form so that no conclusions can be drawn about individual persons. It is not possible for us to access the personal profile data of a user.

Further information about Insights can be found at and

We use this data, which is accessible in aggregate form, to make our Facebook page more interesting for our visitors and to display relevant content. In accordance with the Facebook Terms of Use, which registered users have agreed to when creating a Facebook profile with Facebook as their contractual partner, we can identify visitors to our Facebook fan page and, depending on their privacy settings, view their profiles and other shared information.


8. Your rights

You are entitled to a number of rights under the GDPR, which we would like to briefly introduce to you below. You can exercise these rights against anyone responsible, i.e. both against us and against Facebook.

We recommend that you contact the data protection officer of Facebook Ireland Ltd. or Facebook directly via the contact data mentioned above and, in particular, contact them directly if you have any questions regarding information, as only Facebook has comprehensive access to your user data and can implement your rights immediately. You will find further important links to this above. Of course we will support you with your request.

If you no longer wish to receive the data processing described here, please cancel your connection to our site by unsubscribing and 'unlinking' the site.

Your rights as a person affected by data processing in detail:


  • Right of access by the data subject (Art. 15 GDPR)

As a data subject, you have a right to information under the premises of Art. 15 GDPR.
This means in particular that you have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether we are processing personal data relating to you. If this is the case, you also have a right of access to this personal data and to the information listed in Art. 15 I GDPR.

  • Right of rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)

As a data subject, you have a right of rectification under the premises of Art.16 GDPR.
This means in particular that you have the right to ask us immediately to rectify incorrect personal data concerning you and to correct incomplete personal data.

  • Right to erasure ('right to be forgotten') (Art. 17 GDPR)

As a data subject, you have a right of deletion under the premises of Art. 17 GDPR.
This means that, in principle, you have the right to require us to delete personal data relating to you immediately and we are obliged to delete personal data immediately if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 I GDPR applies.
If we have made the personal data public and we are obliged to delete them, we are also obliged to take reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account available technology and implementation costs, to inform other data controllers who process the personal data that a data subject has requested them to delete all links to these personal data or copies or replications of these personal data (Art. 17 II GDPR).
The right of cancellation does not apply, by way of exception, where processing is necessary for the reasons set out in Art. 17 III of the GDPR. This may be the case, for example, if the processing is necessary for the fulfilment of a legal obligation or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims (Art. 17 III lit. a, e GDPR).

  • Right to restriction processing (Art. 18 GDPR)

As a data subject, you have a right to restrict processing under the premises of Art. 18 GDPR.
This may be the case, for example, if you dispute the accuracy of your personal data. In this case, the processing is restricted for a period of time that enables us to verify the accuracy of the personal data (Art. 18 I lit. a GDPR).
Restriction means the marking of stored personal data with a view to limiting their future processing (Art. 4 No. 3 GDPR).

  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)

As a data subject you have a right to data portability under the premises of Art. 20 GDPR.
This means that, in principle, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you which you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format and you have the right to transfer this data to another controller without hindrance from us, provided that the processing is based on consent in accordance with Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 II lit. a GDPR or on a contract in accordance with Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR and the processing is carried out by means of automated procedures (Art. 20 I GDPR).
When exercising your right to data portability, you also have the right to request that the personal data is transferred directly from us to another controller, insofar as this is technically feasible (Art. 20 II GDPR).

  • Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)

As a data subject, you have a right to object under the premises of Art. 21 GDPR.
We expressly draw your attention to your right to object as a data subject at the latest at the time of the first communication with you.
The following applies in detail:

o   Right to object on grounds relating to the specific situation of the data subject.
As a data subject, you have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data relating to you carried out in accordance with Art. 6 I lit. e or f GDPR, including profiling based on these provisions.
In the event of an objection for reasons arising from your particular situation, we will no longer process the personal data concerned unless we can demonstrate compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection and outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

o  Right to object to direct mail subject
Where personal data are processed for the purpose of direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you for the purpose of such direct mail, including profiling, insofar as it is linked to such direct mail.
In the event of an objection to processing for direct mail purposes, we will no longer process the personal data concerned for these purposes.

  • Right to withdraw consent (Art. 7 III GDPR)

If the processing is based on consent within the meaning of Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR or Art. 9 II lit. a GDPR, you as a data subject have the right to withdraw your consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 III GDPR. Revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation. We will inform you of this before giving consent.

  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)

As a data subject, you have the right to file a complaint with a supervisory authority under the premises of Art. 77 GDPR.