Privacy Policy

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. This process is carried out in accordance with the European GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation).

We would like to give you an overview of how our company processes your personal data and your rights under the data protection act. Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties for reasons other than those mentioned here.

1. Contact details of the data protection officer

Wieland France SAS
PA Pariest
1 rue Léon Jouhaux
77183 Croissy-Beaubourg

+33 1 60 95 15 00

Wieland-Werke AG
Graf-Arco-Strasse 36
89079 Ulm

Information on the managers of the Wieland Group’s affiliated companies and offices in Germany and around the world with their respective contact details are available here.

Requests for data protection can be sent to the address provided above, to the attention of the data protection officer, or by e-mail to

Our data protection officer:

2. Collection and storage of personal data, nature, and purpose of its use

a) When you visit our website

When you visit our website, your computer’s browser will automatically send information to our website server. This information will be temporarily stored in an event log file. The following information will be recorded without any intervention on your part and will be stored until it is automatically deleted.

  • User request (name of the requested file) (such as
  • Browser type and version (such as Mozilla Firefox 33, Google Chrome, Safari)
  • Browser language (e. g. French)
  • Operating system (e. g. Windows 10)
  • Browser window resolution
  • Screen resolution
  • Enabling Javacript: “yes” or “no”
  • Enabling/disabling Java
  • Enabling/disabling cookies
  • Color depth
  • Reference URL (page previously visited)
  • Partial IP address for geolocation
  • Consultation time
  • Number of clicks
  • If applicable, content of the forms (for free fields, such as “Name” and “Password”, only the “Completed” or “Not completed” information will be provided).

We will process the specific data for the following purposes:

  • to ensure easy access to our website,
  • to ensure that our website is user-friendly,
  • for the analysis of security and stability of the system, and
  • for other administrative purposes, as well as
  • to detect abuse and eliminate errors.

The legal basis for the data processing is article 6, sentence 1, point (f), of the GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on data collection as indicated above. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected to draw conclusions about you personally. In addition, we use cookies and analysis services when you visit our website. You will find further information on this subject in paragraphs 4 and 5 of this data protection statement.

b) Transfer of your data by other means with your consent (section 6, point (a), of the GDPR)

The process is legal insofar as you have given your consent to the processing of your personal data for specific purposes (such as the communication of your business card contact data within the Wieland Group). Any consent expressed may be revoked at any time. This also applies to consents revoked before the application of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union i.e., before May 25, 2018. Please note that this withdrawal of consent has future effects. Data processing activities carried out before the withdrawal of consent are not affected. You can contact us at any time using the contact data indicated above to request information about the consent you may have given us and the personal data processed.


3. Data transmission

Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties for reasons other than those mentioned here. We will only share your personal data with third parties if:

  • in accordance with article 6, sentence 1, point (a), of the GDPR, you have given your explicit consent;
  • in accordance with article 6, sentence 1, point (f), of the GDPR, the transmission is necessary for the purpose of legitimate interests, and there is no indication that such interests prevail over your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms, which require the protection of personal data;
  • in accordance with article 6, sentence 1, point (c), of the GDPR, the transmission is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation, and
  • this is legitimate;
  • and, in accordance with article 6, sentence 1, point (b), of the GDPR, if necessary for the performance of a contract with you.

If we provide links to third-party websites, this process is activated by opening a new browser window on your computer, for which your IP address and the target URL (e.g. the target address of the destination website) are provided. We are not aware of how this data is subsequently used on the third-party website. However, we only provide links to suppliers that we believe are reliable. The guarantees contained in this data protection declaration do not apply here.

4. Cookies

We use cookies (or “session cookies”) during your visits to the various pages of this website in order to make it more user-friendly during your visit. These cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive only for the duration of your visit, and are deleted when you close the browser session. Cookies do not pose a threat to your computer and do not recover any of the personal information stored on your hard drive. The data processed by cookies are necessary for specific purposes in order to meet our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with article 6, sentence 1, point (f), of the GDPR.

We use the following cookies to control the website:

  • Last click (to end the session; duration: one session)
  • Session cookie (for session recognition; duration: one session)
  • Permanent cookie (to identify new and existing visitors; duration: 60 months/five years).

Most browsers accept cookies when the browser is configured as standard. However, you can configure your browser security settings to block cookies, or configure your browser to receive notification when cookies are enabled. Of course, the data stored in our cookies will not be linked to your personal data (name, address, etc.).

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer, you will be asked to disable the corresponding option in your system settings. Cookies stored on your computer can be deleted using the browser’s system settings. Blocking cookies may lead to restrictions on the functions of this site.
You can choose to delete the use of cookies for statistical or promotional purposes by going to the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative ( as well as the US website (, or the European website (

5. Tracking Analysis Tool

We use the services of the German company Webtrekk GmbH, in order to collect data concerning the use of our website and to correspondingly optimise our online service. The tracking measures we employ are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) 1st sentence point f) GDPR. Webtrekk GmbH always takes care that the collection and processing of tracking data is performed in accordance with the latest standards for data protection and data security.

This also ensures that data is not transferred abroad. We use these tracking measures to design our website in line with users’ needs, and to continuously optimise it. The access data is recorded anonymously here, so that no link can be made to a particular user. This is performed particularly through the anonymisation of the IP address. Only authorised persons have access to this anonymised data. These interests are legitimate within the definition of the regulations set out here.

The collection and storage of data by Webtrekk can be objected to at any time with effect for the future. For this purpose, please click on the following link:

By confirming the link, a so-called opt-out cookie will be set on your data carrier. Please note that if you delete all cookies on your computer, this opt-out cookie will also be deleted, i.e. if you wish to continue to object to data collection by Webtrekk, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again. The opt-out cookie is set per browser and device. If you visit our website at home and at work or with different browsers, you must activate the opt-out cookie in the different browsers or on the different devices.

6. Google Maps content and services, Google Fonts, and other third parties

For our online site, we use content and services from third parties on the basis of our legitimate interest as defined in article 6, paragraph 1, point (f), of the GDPR.

In our case, third-party content or services are Google Maps or Google Fonts that we include on our various pages (third-party content). This is on the condition that third-party providers know your IP address, knowing that without it they could not send their content to your browser. The IP address is therefore requested in order to display such content. We do our best to use only this content while the providers in question use only the IP address to provide the content. Third parties may use pixel tags (hidden graphics, also known as web beacons) for statistical or marketing purposes. These pixel tags can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the various pages of this website. Pseudonymous information may be stored in cookies on the user’s computer and may include, but is not limited to, technical information about the browser and operating system, reference web pages, viewing time, and other information about using our online site. Third-party providers and links to their privacy policies, which contain information about data processing, are listed here. You will find the procedures to unsubscribe there.

You can find the “infochoices” on transparency and options regarding your Google activities here:

Google Fonts:

The contents are external fonts of Google Inc. incorporated into the website: (“Google Fonts”). The integration of Google Fonts, or fonts, is done through a server request made to Google (usually in the United States). Your browser asks Google servers if there have been any changes with the fonts or the CSS file. Privacy policy:, Opt-Out:

Google Maps:

Maps of the Google Maps service provided by third-party provider Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Privacy policy:, unsubscribe:

7. Social network plug-ins

Our website does not include plug-ins to social networks linked to ISPs. We only offer links to our profile on Facebook, Xing, LinkedIn, and Twitter.

8. Data storage, deletion, and blocking

We process and store personal data in accordance with the principles of data minimization and data economy i.e., only for the necessary storage period (such as responding to requests and establishing contracts), or as provided for by legal regulations to which our company is subject.

Once the need for storage no longer exists, or when the legal storage period has expired, personal data will be systematically blocked or deleted in accordance with legal regulations. The criterion for the storage period is the legal holding period.

9. Rights of the data subject in the processing of data

Every person has the right,

    in accordance with article 15 of the GDPR, to obtain our confirmation under which their personal data are processed or not. In particular, you may, for example, request information on the reasons for the processing of your data; the category of personal data; the categories of recipients who have or have had access to your data; the planned storage period; the existence of a right of rectification; the deletion of your data; opposing or limiting the processing of your data; the existence of a right to file a complaint; the origin of your data insofar as it has not been collected by us; as well as the existence of an automated decision-making process (including profiling) and any significant information concerning these details.
  • Furthermore, it is possible, in accordance with article 16 of the GDPR, to request that any incorrect or incomplete personal data belonging to you and stored by us be rectified without delay;
  • in accordance with article 17 of the GDPR, to request that the personal data belonging to you and stored with us be deleted insofar as the processing of such data is not required to freely exercise the right of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, and is not necessary if the public interest is considered, or in order to submit, exercise, or defend a legal claim;
  • in accordance with article 18 of the GDPR, to request that the processing of your personal data be limited insofar as you dispute the accuracy of the data or the processing of the data is not legal, but without wanting the data deleted – in this case, we no longer ask for the data, but you need it in order to present, exercise, or defend a legal claim – or you otherwise object to the processing of the data in accordance with article 21 of the GDPR;
  • in accordance with article 20 of the GDPR, to request that your personal data provided to us be made available to you or another authorized third party in a structured, standardized, and translatable format;
  • in accordance with article 7, paragraph 3, of the GDPR, to withdraw your consent at any time – this means that in the future, we will no longer have the right to continue to process the data subject to this consent; and
  • to file a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with article 77 of the GDPR
  • .
  • To do so, you can contact the supervisory authority – the national data protection commissioner – of your usual place of residence or work, or that of our company’s registered office.

10. Right of objection

Insofar as your personal data is based on legitimate interests as defined in article 6, sentence 1, point (f), of the GDPR, you have the right, in accordance with article 21 of the GDPR, to object to the processing of your personal data, insofar as certain elements concern your particular context, or when the objection relates to direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection that we will apply without indicating any particular circumstances.

If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal in relation to your consent, or your right of objection, simply send us an e-mail to, or contact us by any other means.

You can contact our external data protection officer at the following address:

11. Automated decision-making process, including profiling

In principle, we do not use a fully automated decision-making process in accordance with article 22 of the GDPR to establish and maintain business relationships with you. We will inform you separately if there is a legal constraint and to the extent that we use these processes in particular cases.

12. Profiling

We process customer data using a partially automated method in order to evaluate certain personal aspects (profiling). For example, we use this method in the following cases: Legal regulations mean that we have an obligation to fight money laundering and fraud. In this context, data analyses are carried out in the field of payment transactions. It also serves to protect you. We can only send targeted information and advice to our customers about our often highly technical applications if we are able to use appropriate analytical tools to provide communication, information, and advertising tailored to their needs and customers, including market research and surveys. We sometimes use scoring procedures to assess the creditworthiness of our customers. Statistical methods based on mathematics are used to calculate a probability, which makes it possible to assess the risk of nonpayment. In addition to past experience with the company, information on the contractual repayment of previous loans and reports to credit agencies can also be obtained.

Information on the right of objection in accordance with article 21 of the GDPR of the European Union:
1. Right of opposition in specific cases

For reasons specific to your particular situation, you have the right, at any time, to object to the processing of your personal data if this is based on article 6, paragraph 1, point (e), of the GDPR (processing in the public interest) and article 6, paragraph 1, point (f), of the GDPR (processing based on an interest review). This also applies to profiling as defined in article 4, point (4), of the GDPR, which is based on this provision.

If you raise an objection, we will stop the processing of your personal data, unless we are able to show a legitimate and imperative interest for the processing, which outweighs your interests, rights, and freedoms, or if the processing is used to file, exercise, or defend a legal complaint.

2. Right to object to the processing of data for advertising purposes

In some cases, but only with our consent, we will process your personal data for direct marketing purposes. You have the right, at any time, to object to the processing of your personal data when it is motivated by this type of advertising. This also applies to profiling activities if they are related to this type of direct advertising. If you object to the processing for direct advertising purposes, we will no longer use your personal data for this purpose.

Your objection is not subject to any formalities and should be sent to You can also contact us by any other means.

13. Other data requests

If you do not find all the answers to your questions, comments, or requests regarding your personal data here, please contact us at or contact our data protection officer.