Privacy policy

LinkedIn page of Wieland-Werke AG

Status as of 28.09.2020

1. Jointly responsible parties

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

LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company

Wilton Place, 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 LinkedIn data protection officer at the above postal address (please note ‚Attn: Legal Dept. (Privacy Policy and User Agreement)’ on the envelope) or online using the contact form.


3. Purpose of our LinkedIn pages

On our LinkedIn pages, 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 LinkedIn site 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 circumstances, 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. For confidential information or personal matters requiring the disclosure of specific personal data, we ask that you contact the contact persons in our company exclusively and directly (e.g., the human resources department for questions) and not use public forms of communication such as LinkedIn.


4. Legal basis of the data processing, data deletion

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

We delete or make anonymous personal information when it is no longer necessary 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 LinkedIn

LinkedIn may collect and process user data for the purposes of targeted advertising (analysis, creation of personalized advertising), user profiling and market research. If you have a LinkedIn account and are logged in, the storage and analysis can also be done across devices. For more information about LinkedIn's data processing and the corresponding privacy policy, please click on the following link:

Further information on how LinkedIn handles cookies can be found at At you can also adjust your advertising preferences.


6. Data processing in third countries

A transfer and further processing of personal data processed within the framework of the LinkedIn pages 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. LinkedIn 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

We receive statistical data from LinkedIn on usage from various categories, which we can access and evaluate via LinkedIn Insights. These statistics are generated by LinkedIn 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 (‚Likes‘, 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 LinkedIn 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 and the agreements made with us within the scope of joint responsibility can be found at

In accordance with the LinkedIn Terms of Use that registered users have agreed to when creating a LinkedIn profile with LinkedIn as their contractual partner, we may identify visitors to our LinkedIn site 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 LinkedIn.

We recommend that you contact the data protection officer of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company or LinkedIn directly using the contact details provided and, in particular, that you contact them directly if you have any questions, as only LinkedIn has comprehensive access to your user data and can implement your rights immediately. Further important links can be found above. Of course we will support you with your request.

If you no longer wish to receive the data processing described above, please remove the link from your user profile to our LinkedIn site by using the functions 'I no longer like this site' and/or 'Do not subscribe to this 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
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.