Privacy Policy


1. The responsible body in line with Data Protection Law is:

Rauch GmbH
Gutenbergstraße 3
78549 Spaichingen
Geschäftsführer: Elmar Kneer
Tel. +49 7424 9485-0
Fax +49 7424 501413


2. Contact information of the Data Protection Officer

Bernd Knecht
Rotdornweg 7
73230 Kirchheim /Teck
Tel: +49 7021 487 628


3. Scope and purpose of personal data processing


3.1 Accessing the website

When accessing the website, data will automatically be sent to this website’s server by the user’s internet browser and stored temporarily in a log file. The following data is stored until its automatic deletion, and no later than after 6 weeks, without further input from the visitor:

* IP address of the visitor’s device,
* Date and time of access,
* Name and URL of the site accessed by the visitor,
* Website from which the visitor was transferred to our site (referrer URL),
* Browser and operating system of the visitor’s device
* Data volume transferred (based on data requested)

The processing of your personal data takes place pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1(1) lit. f) GDPR. The operator has a legitimate interest in processing this data for the purpose of

* quickly establishing a connection to the operator’s website,
* creating a user-friendly website experience,
* recognising and ensuring the security and stability of the systems and
* simplifying and improving website administration.

Under no circumstances does processing take place to obtain information about the individual person visiting the website.


3.2 Newsletter

You can subscribe to our newsletter via our website. For this we require your email address. Furthermore, in accordance with statutory regulations, we must check that you are in fact the owner of the email address provided and that you wish to receive the newsletter. We therefore collect information to enable us to perform this check. The data collected in this regard are for the purpose of sending and receiving the newsletter. They serve no other purpose and are not passed on to third parties. No other data is collected from our site other than that which is necessary for sending the newsletter. Since the sending and receipt of the newsletter is based on your voluntary consent, you may revoke your consent to the collection and storage of your data at any time and without specifying a reason. Please use the “Unsubscribe link” provided in the newsletter.


4. Transfer of data

Personal data is transferred to third parties where,

* pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1(1) lit. a) GDPR, the data subject has expressly consented to this,
* such transfer is required pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1(1) lit. f GDPR for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims and there are no reasonable grounds to believe that the data subject has an overriding interest in preventing their data from being transferred,
* there is a legal requirement for data transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1(1) lit. c) GDPR and/or
* this is required for processing the contractual relationship with the data subject pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1(1) lit. b GDPR.

Personal data shall not be transferred to third parties for any other purpose.


5. Integration of Google Maps

(1) We use the Google Maps service on this website. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and provide convenient use of the maps feature for you.

(2) When visiting the website, Google receives a notification that you have visited a corresponding subpage of our website. The data collected in association with this visit is then transferred. This takes place regardless of whether or not you have or are logged in a Google user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data is directly associated with your account. If your do not wish Google to associate this information with your profile, you must log out of Google prior to activating the button. Google stores your data as a user profile and uses it for the purpose of advertising, market research and/or to design its website features. This evaluation is particularly intended (even for users who are not logged in) to offer tailored advertising and inform other users on social networks about your activity on our website. You are entitled to object to the creation of this user profile by exercising this right with Google.

(3) You can find more information about the purpose and scope of data collection and how it is processed by the plug-in provider in their privacy policy. There, you will also find detailed information about your rights and setting options to protect your privacy in this regard: Google also processes your personal data in the USA und complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield,


6. Cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are data packages that are exchanged between the website server and visitor’s browser. These are stored on the respective device (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when visiting the website. Cookies do not cause any damage to the device used. In particular, they do not contain any viruses or other harmful software. The cookie provides information about the specific device used. The operator cannot immediately derive information about the identity of the website visitor.

Cookies are largely accepted under basic browser settings. The browser settings can be changed so that cookies are not accepted on the device used or a specific notice is shown before a new cookie is stored. However, disabling cookies can result in certain features of the website not functioning correctly.

Cookies are used to provide a more user-friendly website experience. For example, session cookies indicate whether the visitor has already visited certain pages of the website. These session cookies are automatically deleted after leaving the website.

Cookies are also used to analyse website visits for statistical purposes and in order to improve services. When visiting the website again in future, these cookies will automatically recognise your previous visit. Cookies are automatically deleted after a certain period of time.

The data processed by the cookies are used for the above-mentioned purposes to safeguard the legitimate interests of the operator pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1(1) lit. f) GDPR.


7. Your rights as a data subject

Wherever your personal data is processed as part of visiting our website, you have the following rights as a ‘data subject’ as set out by the GDPR:


7.1 Right to information

You can request information from us as to whether we process your personal data. Provided the right to information is not excluded in your case (for example, due to legal requirements) and your personal data is processed by us, you can request the following information:

* the purpose for which it is processed,
* the categories of personal data being processed,
* the recipient or categories of recipients to whom our personal data is made available, in particular recipients in third countries,
* where possible, the envisaged period for which your personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period,
* the right to rectification, deletion or restriction of processing of your personal data or a right to object to the processing thereof,
* the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection,
* where no personal data is collected about you as a data subject, the information available about the origin of the data,
* where applicable, automated decision-making including profiling and meaningful information about the reasoning involved as well as the implications and desired impact of automated decision-making.
* where applicable, in the event of transfer to recipients in third countries where no ruling by the EU Commission exists regarding the adequacy of the level of protection pursuant to Art. 45 para. 3 GDPR, information about appropriate safeguards pursuant to Art. 46 para. 2 GDPR for the protection of personal data.


7.2 Rectification and completion

Should you notice that the personal data we hold about you is incorrect, you may request the immediate rectification of this data. You can request the completion of any incomplete personal data.


7.3 Erasure

You have the right to erasure (‘Right to be forgotten’) provided processing is not required to exercise the right to freedom of expression, the right to information or fulfilment of a legal obligation or for the performance of a task in the public interest, and where one of the following applies:

* The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were processed.
* You withdraw your consent on which the processing is based.
* You object to the processing of your personal data that we have made public.
* You have the right to object to the processing of any non-public personal data and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
* Your personal data was unlawfully processed.
* Your personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation on our part.

No right to erasure shall exist if erasure is not possible, or is only possible with significant effort due to the particular type of storage, in the event of statutory, non-automated data processing and where your interest in its erasure is minimal. In this case, restriction of processing shall override erasure of data.


7.4 Restriction of processing

You may request the restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

* You contest the accuracy of the personal data. In this case, the restriction can be requested for the duration of time it takes for us to review the accuracy of the data.
* The processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead.
* Your personal data are no longer required for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
* You have exercised your right to object pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR. The restriction of processing can be requested provided our legitimate interests do not outweigh your reasons.

Restriction of processing means that personal data may only be processed with your consent or to exercise or resolve legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of major public interest. We are obliged to notify you before we lift this restriction.


7.5 Data portability

You have the right to data portability where processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1(1) lit. a) or Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a) GDPR) or on a contract to which you are a party and processing takes place using automated methods. In this instance, the right to data portability includes the following rights where these do not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons: You have the right to request the personal data we have about you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You have the right to transfer this data to another controller without any obstruction on our part. Where technically feasible, you may request that we transfer your personal data directly to another controller.


7.6 Right to object

Where processing based on Art. 6 para. 1(1) lit. e) GDPR (Performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Art. 6 para. 1(1) lit. f) GDPR (legitimate interests of the controller or third party) exists, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons based on your special situation. This also applies to profiling based on Art. 6 para. 1(1) lit. e) or lit. f) GDPR. Upon exercising your right to object, we shall no longer process the personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

You may exercise your right to object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of direct advertising at any time. This also applies to profiling in connection with direct advertising. Upon exercising this right to object, we shall no longer use your personal data for the purpose of direct advertising.

You have the option to notify us of your right to object by phone, email, fax or by writing to our company’s postal address which is provided at the beginning of this Privacy Policy.


7.7 Withdrawal of consent

You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time with future effect. Withdrawal of consent can take place by phone, email, fax or by writing to our company’s postal address. Withdrawal shall not affect the legality of any data processing which has taken place prior based on your consent. Upon receipt of your withdrawal, any data processing which requires your consent shall be revoked.


7.8 Complaints

If you think that the processing of your personal data is taking place unlawfully, you may lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority for data protection responsible for the location in which you reside, work or the location of the presumed offence.


8. Privacy Information

for applicants (only available in German)
for customers and interested parties (only available in German)
for suppliers and service providers (only available in German)