Privacy Statement

MANN+HUMMEL is committed to data protection and provides this data protection statement to explain which of your personal data is processed by us. The protection of your privacy is a top priority for us. Which is why it goes without saying that we comply with the strict legal provisions on data protection. Data protection begins with transparency. It therefore matters to us that you are aware at all times of when we store which of your personal data, what purpose we use it for, but also how you can restrict or block that use. Our data protection provisions are designed in such a way that they comply with current data protection laws.


I. Address of responsible body

71631 Ludwigsburg, Germany
Schwieberdinger Strasse 126, 71636 Ludwigsburg, Germany
Tel. +49 (7141) 98-0, fax +49 (7141) 98-2545 


II. Address of the Group's data protection officer

You can contact our data protection officer as follows: 

Schwieberdinger Strasse 126
71636 Ludwigsburg, Germany


III. Legal basis and purpose of processing

We process the personal data we receive from our business contacts. These are collected, processed and used by us only if this is permitted by law or if you have provided consent.

For example, if you have an enquiry, ask us to submit an offer or conclude a contract with us, we will process your personal data. These can involve the following categories of personal data:

  • Contact details (title, name, address)
  • Communication data (telephone, e-mail address, language/region)


If you provide us with your contact details at a trade fair, e.g. by giving us your business card, taking part in a competition or registering for our newsletter, we record that data in our CRM system. We use your data to contact you as requested, to establish a business relationship and to send you information material.

We also process your personal data to fulfill legal obligations, to protect a legitimate interest or on the basis of a consent provided by you: 

Insofar as we obtain consent for the procedures involved in the processing of personal data from the data subject, section 6(1)(a) of the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data. In the following instances, for example, we process your personal data based on a particular consent provided by you:

  • Sending an e-Newsletter to you by e-mail
  • Newsletter tracking
  • Market research (e.g. customer satisfaction surveys)
  • Marketing and advertising
  • Preparation of customer profiles


Insofar as personal data is required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, section 6(1)(b) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to execute pre-contract measures. Within a contractual relationship, your data will be processed by us in particular to carry out the following activities:

  • Contacting you in regard to the contract
  • Contract management
  • Ongoing customer care
  • Service center
  • Processing warranty claims
  • Claims management
  • Contract termination management


Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation to which our company is subject, GDPR section 6(1)(c) serves as the legal basis. As a company, we are, for example, subject to statutory obligations to store data in accordance with the AO and the German Commercial Code (HGB) and are subject to monitoring, inspection, and reporting obligations.

In the event that essential or vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, the GDPR section 6(1)(d) serves as the legal basis.

If data processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or that of a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the aforementioned interest, section 6(1)(f) of GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing. In this context, we would then process your data, for example for the purpose of central customer data management within the Group or for advertising purposes.


IV. Data storage

We store your personal data for as long as it is necessary to fulfill our legal and contractual obligations. Your data will be deleted once storage of the data is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of contractual or statutory obligations unless its further processing is necessary for the following purposes, e.g. fulfillment of commercial and taxation storage obligations and the preservation of evidence within the framework of a legislated statute of limitations.


V. Data recipient


In order to fulfill contractual and legal obligations, your personal data may be disclosed to various public agencies (e.g. taxation) or internal bodies (also within the Group), as well as external service providers (e.g. IT service providers, marketing or sales service providers).


Processing location

Your data will preferably be processed and used within the EU/EEA. However, processing may also be required outside the EU/EEA for certain processes. We also utilize service providers in the processing of your data. We have taken all necessary actions to ensure your data are processed in third-party countries as securely as within the European Union in order to guarantee data processing in compliance with data protection legislation.


VI. Your rights

Rights of the data subject

When your personal data is processed, you are the data subject within the meaning of the GDPR. In accordance with the GDPR section 12 et seq., the data controller is obliged to answer your inquiries regarding your personal data processed by MANN+HUMMEL, the right to rectification, the right to limitation of processing, the right to cancellation, the right to information, the right to data transferability, the right to object to processing, the right to withdraw your consent and the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing.

To exercise your rights as the data subject, you may contact the data protection officer using the contact details provided or contact customer service: We will process your inquiries immediately and in accordance with legislated requirements and inform you of the actions we have taken.


Right of revocation

You may object to the use of your personal data for advertising purposes at any time. In light of your objection we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling grounds for processing that would outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.


Right of appeal to the regulatory agency

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right of appeal to a regulatory agency, in particular in the Member State where you reside or work or that is the location of the infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the GDPR.

The regulatory agency with which the complaint has been filed shall inform the complainant of the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under section 78 of the GDPR.

You are free to choose the regulatory agency (GDPR section 77). For example, you can address your complaint to the regulatory agency responsible for MANN+HUMMEL in the state of Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany.


VII. Right to amendment

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration in compliance with statutory provisions.


Usage data

When you visit our MANN FILTER website, general data about that process is automatically logged and stored in a log file. This serves system-related purposes only. The stored usage data is not stored together with other personal data. More precisely, the following data record is stored for each retrieval:


  • Anonymized IP addresses
  • Date and time of retrieval
  • Name of the retrieved file
  • Message as to whether the retrieval was successful (status code)
  • Transferred data volume
  • Website on which the retrieval request took place
  • Description of the type of web browser used
  • Operating system used


The above data will not be forwarded to third parties or evaluated in any other way, unless there is a statutory obligation to do so.

On the website we use the following cookies, tracking tools and scripts to evaluate your visits1:

  • Technologically necessary cookies
  • Cookies for analytical purposes
  • Google Analytics
  • Newsletter tracking



When you contact us, we store your data for the purpose of processing your inquiry and in the event of further correspondence taking place. All data will be deleted after completed processing of your inquiry. This does not apply to data for which statutory or otherwise legislated retention obligations exist.



There is the possibility of subscribing to free newsletters that provide information on updates and offers regarding our products. For this purpose, the e-mail you enter will be sent to us. Your personal data will be processed during registration for the purpose of sending you a newsletter.

A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you upon registering for the newsletter to verify your person. We store your IP address and the date of registration. Storing this information serves solely as proof in the event of a third party misusing an e-mail address and registering for the newsletter without the knowledge of the authorized party.

You can revoke your consent to storage of your personal data at any time. Revoking your consent can take place via a link in the newsletter itself. After revocation of consent, your data will be deleted immediately. You will no longer receive newsletters. Please note that the revocation only applies for the future.

In order to better understand how our newsletter is used, we evaluate your user behavior when sending the newsletter. However, this is done exclusively in pseudonymized form. More detailed information on newsletter tracking can be found in Chapter IX. Cookies, tracking, plugin and scripts under b.) Newsletter tracking.


IX. Cookies, tracking and scripts

 a.    Cookies

Description and scope of data processing

In order to make your visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your device. Some of the cookies that we use are deleted once the browser session has ended, i.e. after closing your browser (session cookies). Other cookies will remain on your terminal and enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). Cookies can neither be used to access other files on your computer nor to determine your e-mail address.

Most browsers are set to automatically accept cookies. If the default settings for cookies are stored in your browser, the processes that run in the background will not be noticed by you. You can, however, change those settings. You can set your browser in such a way that you are informed of cookie settings and can decide each time whether to agree or reject acceptance of cookies in certain instances or in general.

However, some websites – including ours – cannot be used correctly without cookies, as their files are required to carry out processes.

Technologically necessary cookies

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website need the calling browser to be identifiable even after a page change.

To do this, cookies send and store the following data:

  1. Language settings
  2. Login information


Cookies for analytical purposes

On our website we also use cookies that allow for the analysis of the user's surfing behavior.

In this way, the following data is transmitted:

  1. Entered search terms
  2. Frequency of page views
  3. Use of website functions


The user data collected in this way is pseudonymized using technological means. It is therefore no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data is not stored together with other personal data of the users.

When you visit our website, an information banner informs you of the use of cookies for analytical purposes and refers you to this data protection statement. In that context, there is also a note on how the storage of cookies can be blocked in the browser settings.


Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for processing personal data using cookies is GDPR section 6(1)(f).

Purpose of data processing

The purpose of using technologically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of our website for users. Some functions of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. They require that the browser can be recognized even after a page change.

We need cookies for the following applications:

  1. Adopting language settings
  2. Memorizing search terms


The user data collected by technologically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.

Analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. Use of analysis cookies informs us how the website is used and supports the ongoing optimization of our product range.

Precisely how analysis cookies function should be described in greater detail here.

These purposes also constitute our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data in accordance with GDPR section 6(1)(f).


Duration of storage, option to revoke and delete

Cookies are stored on the user's computer and are transmitted by it to our site. As a user you therefore also have full control over the utilization of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This can also be done automatically. If cookies for our website are deactivated, it may no longer be possible to use all of the website's functions to their full extent.


b.    Tracking

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc., (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Usage includes Universal Analytics mode. This allows for a pseudonymous user ID to be assigned to data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices and to analyze a user's activities across devices.

Google Analytics uses cookies that enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, IP anonymization has been activated on this website and your IP address will therefore be shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other states that are party to the European Economic Area Agreement. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use that information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to the use of the website and the Internet. These objectives represent our legitimate interest in data processing. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) section 15(3) as well as GDPR section 6(1)(f). The data sent by us and linked with cookies, User ID or advertising ID is automatically deleted after 26 months. All data that has reached the end of its retention period is automatically deleted once a month. For more information on the terms and conditions of use as well as on data protection, please visit  or 

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Please note, however, that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also block Google from collecting data generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (incl. your IP address) and from having this data processed by Google by downloading and installing Opt-out cookies block the future collection of your data when you visit this website. To block Universal Analytics from collecting data across different devices, you need to opt-out on all systems used. To set the opt-out cookie, click on the link:


Further information on the use of data for advertising purposes by Google, on settings and objection options can be found on these Google websites:


Google Googleadservices / Google AdWords Conversion / Google Dynamic Remarketing

In regard to "online marketing" we work together with Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, to determine whether an Internet user has become aware of our website via a Google advertisement. Google uses cookies that are stored on your computer and allow for an analysis of the use of the website. Cookies for 'conversion tracking' are set when you click on an ad placed by Google. These cookies expire after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If you wish to deactivate conversion tracking cookies, set your browser to block cookies from the "" domain. To block JavaScript code by Google from running in general, you can install a JavaScript blocker (e.g. or If you would like to learn more about the methodology or to know your options on how to prevent this information from being used by Google, click on this link: 



Our website uses DoubleClick, a service by Google Inc., (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). DoubleClick is used to place advertisements when you visit our website. DoubleClick uses information (but not personal information such as your name or e-mail address) about your visits to this and other websites in order to place ads of products and services of interest to you. If you would like to learn more about the methodology or your options on how to prevent this information from being used by Google, click on this link: 



JavaScript code by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: Google) is downloaded on our site. If you have JavaScript activated in your browser and have not installed a JavaScript blocker, your browser may send personal data to Google. To block JavaScript code by Google from running in general, you can install a JavaScript blocker (e.g. or

Google Video

JavaScript code by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: Google Video) is downloaded on our site. If you have JavaScript activated in your browser and have not installed a JavaScript blocker, your browser may send personal data to Google. For more information, please see Google's privacy policy video: To block JavaScript code by Google Video from running in general, you can install a JavaScript blocker (e.g. or



JavaScript code by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: Google) is downloaded on our site. If you have JavaScript activated in your browser and have not installed a JavaScript blocker, your browser may send personal data to Google. To block JavaScript code by Google from running in general, you can install a JavaScript blocker (e.g.



A web service by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: YouTube) is downloaded on our website. We use this data to ensure full functionality of our website. In that context, your browser may send personal data to YouTube. The legal basis for data processing is section 6(1)(f) GDPR. The legitimate interest is full functionality of the website. YouTube has certified itself under the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (cf. The data is deleted as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled. For further information on transferred data handling, please refer to YouTube's privacy policy: You can block YouTube from collecting and processing your data by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (these can be found e.g. at or


X. Social bookmarks

Social bookmarks (by LinkedIn, Twitter, Xing, YouTube, Facebook, Google+) are integrated on our website. Social bookmarks are website bookmarks that allow users of such services to store links and news messages. These are only included on our website as a link to the corresponding services. After clicking on the integrated graphic you will be forwarded to the page of the respective provider, i.e. only then will user information be transferred to the respective provider. For information on the handling of your personal data when using these websites, please refer to the respective data protection statements of the providers.