Note: Please also read our Data protection information.
Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company. Protection of your data is of the utmost importance to us. We would like to use the following information regarding data protection to inform you about the purposes and the extent to which we collect or process your personal data when you use our websites and how we protect your privacy when you provide us with your data.
HOFFMANN Maschinen- und Apparatebau GmbH (Hauerstraße 2-4, 38268 Lengede, Email info[at]hoffmann-filter.de, Tel.: +49 5344-9009-0, Fax: +49 5344-5773) is the operator of these web pages and, as the responsible body within the meaning of Art. 4 para. 7 GDPR, is responsible for compliance with the applicable data protection provisions.
The personal data of our users is stored and processed by us in compliance with relevant regulations, in particular the German Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telecommunications and Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG), as amended from time to time. All personal data is collected only for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and is not kept longer than necessary.
Personal data is individual information about personal or factual circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person (e.g. name, date of birth and contact details).
In principle, you are able to use our websites without providing your personal data. However, it may be necessary for certain applications of our websites that you transmit your data to us. Consequently, there may be restrictions on the use of our websites if provision of your data is excluded.
Our web servers temporarily save each access in a log file as soon as you visit our websites. The following data may be collected and stored until automated deletion: IP address, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, messages about the success of the retrieval of the web pages, identification data of the browser and operating system used, the web page from which access is made and the IP address of your Internet access provider. This data is processed for the purpose of enabling use of the websites, system security, technical administration of the network infrastructure and optimisation of the internet offering. This is to be regarded as a legitimate interest according to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Other data collection
We collect, store and process your personal data (e.g. first name, last name, address, email address, telephone number) if a business relationship exists or is to be established, e.g. within the scope of a subscription or an order, as well as regarding the content and amendment of the business relationship. In addition, we use your personal data as provided by you for registration on our website and when you have consented to processing of your personal data. Furthermore, we collect, store and process your personal data when you contact us via contact form, applicant portal, telephone or fax as well as by sending an email, should it be required for processing of your inquiries and correspondence. The personal data we collect is deleted immediately as soon as it is no longer required for this purpose, unless there are legal retention periods.
Should you use one of our contact forms and send us an inquiry, the information you provide and your contact details are stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and for any follow-up questions. The data is not disclosed without your consent.
The legal basis for processing the data provided in the contact form is your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR), which you have given by checking the box in the contact form. You may revoke this consent at any time without giving reasons to the above address or electronically (e.g. by email to datenschutz[at]hoffmann-filter.de). The legality of the data processing performed until revocation remains unaffected by revocation.
The data provided in the contact form is stored by us until your request for deletion, until receipt of the revocation or after the purpose of the data storage has ceased (e.g. when processing of the request has been completed). This has no effect on statutory provisions, especially regarding the retention periods.
Should you send us your application via our online applicant portal, we collect and process the personal data provided for the purpose of filling vacancies or processing your application and implementing the application procedure. Data required indicated by an asterisk is mandatory. All additional information provided is voluntary. The legal basis for mandatory data is due to the necessity of initiating the employment relationship pursuant to Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with § 26 para. 1 p. 1 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Should your curriculum vitae contain special categories of personal data, we process them as part of the application process for the exercise of rights or the fulfilment of obligations under labour law, social security and social protection law. The legal basis is therefore Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with. § 26 (3) Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
We store your personal data for the duration of the application process, as well as for the period in which we potentially have to expect the assertion of legal claims against us. The statutory limitation period for such claims in the context of the application process is 6 months after the end of the application process. Should an employment relationship result from your application, the retention periods for employee data apply accordingly.
We use an external service provider for operation of the online applicant portal however this service provider may only process personal data based on our instructions. We have concluded an order processing agreement with this company pursuant to Art. 28 para. 3 GDPR.
The applicant portal provides links to share the job postings on any social network. Should you click on these links, you are accessing the website directly with the respective responsible parties, resulting in our data protection provisions not applying to that website.
Google Web Fonts
On our website, so-called web fonts are used for the uniform display of fonts, which are provided by Google. In this case we use what is known as “offline mode". The required fonts were previously loaded from Google servers and are stored locally on the web server. The IP address is not transmitted to Google as a result.
Google Web Fonts are used to ensure a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This is to be regarded as a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
Should your browser not support web fonts, a default font from your computer is used.
More information about Google Web Fonts is available at
Transfer of data
We use your personal data within Hoffmann Maschinen- und Apparatebau GmbH and our affiliated companies. These companies, as well as our external service providers who perform data processing on our behalf, are contractually obligated in the context of Art. 28 GDPR to handle the personal data in accordance with applicable regulations. Should these companies come into contact with your personal data, we have ensured through legal, technical and organisational measures, as well as through regular checks, that they comply with the provisions of data protection laws.
In principle, we do not transfer your personal data to a third country or to an international organisation outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Should we, in individual cases, effect such a transfer, this only takes place to those third countries for which an adequacy decision has been issued by the European Commission or the appropriate level of data protection has been ensured by suitable or adequate safeguards (e.g, Binding Corporate Rules or EU standard contractual clauses).
We reserve the right to transfer your personal data to authorities entitled to receive such information when obligated to do so by law or by court order.
As a matter of principle, your personal data is not transferred to other third parties.
Cookies are small text files used by websites to make the user experience more efficient. By law, we may store cookies on your device when your data is strictly required for the operation of this site. Your consent is needed for all other cookie types. This site uses various types of cookies. Some cookies that appear on our pages are placed by third parties. You can change or revoke your consent at any time using the cookie statement on our website.
You can independently manage the acceptance of cookies from our websites in your browser and block them if necessary. You can also delete cookies that have already been set at any time. Furthermore, you can find out about the option of disabling cookies in the settings of your selected browser.
NOTE: Should you not accept individual types of cookies, some functions of our website are not available to you! We would like to point out that after deleting your cookies, you may also have to reactivate set opt-out cookies.
We recommend that you manually delete the cookies and browser history on a regular basis.
HTML5 storage objects
We use HTML5 storage objects on our website, which are stored on your terminal device. The data required is stored regardless of the browser used. There is no expiration date. Processing of the HTML5 storage objects is prevented by using the private mode in the browser in use.
As we have already emphasised, our recommendation is to manually delete the cookies and the browser history on a regular basis.
Our websites use social plug-ins from various social network providers. As soon as you access one of our websites that contains such a plug-in, the content of the plug-in is transmitted directly to your browser. We offer you the opportunity to interact directly with our posts via the comment function through the use of social plug-ins.
By clicking on the respective social media plug-in, you are directly transferred to our website at the corresponding social network and your data is transmitted to the servers of the respective provider of the social network. These include the IP address, date and time of access, identification data of the browser and operating system used, the website from which access was made.
Please note that the servers of the social network providers may predominantly be located in countries outside the European Union. Companies that process data in countries outside the European Union are subject to data protection laws that regularly do not guarantee the protection of personal data to the same extent as is the case under European Union data protection laws.
The following social plug-ins are offered on our websites:
We have taken extensive technical and organisational operational security measures to protect the data you have transmitted from unauthorised access and misuse by third parties. These measures meet the high legal requirements of national regulations and are always adapted to the latest technological standards.
Data subject rights
As a data subject you possess the following rights with regard to us pursuant to Art. 15 to 22 GDPR:
• Right to information,
• Right to rectification or erasure,
• Right to restriction of processing,
• Right to object to processing,
• Right to data portability.
When you have given us consent to use personal data, you are entitled to revoke this consent at any time. Please send an email for this purpose to datenschutz[at]hoffmann-filter.de. Alternatively, please let us know your request by post or fax.
In addition, there is the option of addressing a complaint to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of personal data. The data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is "The State Data Protection Officer of Niedersachsen, Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hannover".
Contact details of the data protection officer at HOFFMANN Maschinen- und Apparatebau GmbH:
c/o BEL NET GmbH
38112 Braunschweig, Germany
Or by email to datenschutz[at]hoffmann-filter.de