data privacy statement

Declaration on data privacy

On the occasion of your visit to our homepage, keeping your personal data safe during its collection, processing and use is an important concern for us.
In the following, we would like to inform you that we collect and process your personal data electronically and how we go about it.
Personal data

Personal data is information about you. This includes, for example, your name, address, telephone number and email address, but also data on your current whereabouts, your IP address or banking details. You do not need to disclose any personal information to use our website for information purposes. In certain cases, however, we may require your name and address as well as other information in order to deliver any goods or services you require.
In particular, this applies to the customer area found at, to the sending of information material or answering individual questions. Where personal data is required, we will inform you accordingly. Furthermore, we only store and process data which is made available us to voluntarily or automatically.
If you use our customer area, only the data required to provide the services will generally be collected. As far as we ask you for any additional information, you need only ever provide it voluntarily. The processing of personal information is carried out exclusively for the purpose of fulfilling the requested services and to protect our own legitimate business interests.
Processing of your IP address by the web server

For technical reasons, services on the Internet can only be used if your IP address is disclosed. This is processed by the web servers that deliver these Internet pages. Concerning the delivery of our web pages, processing does not take place anonymously.
Purpose of personal information

Any personal information that you provide us with is used to answer your enquiries, to process your orders, to deliver ordered goods and/or to pick up old parts, or to provide you with access to certain information or offers.
Specific use

We will only collect, process and use the personal data provided by you online for the purposes stated to you in each case. Your personal information will not be passed on to any third party without your prior consent.
The collection of personal information, as well as its transfer to any state institutions and authorities entitled to receive this information, is only carried out within the scope of relevant laws or if we are obliged to do so by a court decision. Our employees and the service companies we commission are obliged to maintain confidentiality and to comply with the provisions of the laws on data privacy.
Encrypted or unencrypted transmission

All pages of our website, including the closed customer area, are delivered encrypted by our web servers according to current technology. The same applies when you transfer your information to us (e.g. on the contact form or when registering for the customer area).
However, please refrain from using our website to provide us with any medical information on persons (including yourself) or any other sensitive information.
Automatic collection, storage and processing of non-personal information

When using our Internet pages, the following information is stored for organisational and technical reasons:
• Names of the pages visited
• Name of the browser used
• Screen resolution (if applicable)
• Name and possibly version of your operating system
• Date and time of access
• If applicable, the linking page via which you reached our site (e.g. a search engine)
• Names of any downloaded files
We evaluate these technical data anonymously and only for statistical purposes to further optimise our website and make the range of our Internet offers even more attractive. This anonymous data is stored on secure systems in Germany, separately from your personal information, and does not permit conclusions to be drawn about any individual person. Your personal information and your privacy are therefore protected at all times.
Customer area

In our customer area, we offer services for our customers in a closed area (protected by personalised user access). To register, we only need identifying data and contact details from you. In particular, we require your e-mail address, which is used for customer communication, as well as a login name.
All the information you enter while registering for the customer area will be stored by us for the duration of your registration. It will be used for processing and invoicing your orders and inquiries.
This information will be deleted if you instruct us to terminate your customer access. It can happen that we are required by other legal regulations (e.g. tax law) to keep your data for a longer period of time. In such cases, we will block the information and use it only for the purposes prescribed by law. As soon as the obligation to keep your data no longer applies, it will be deleted immediately.
Employee area

The employee area is intended exclusively for employees of the Wilhelm Sass KG cardan shaft factory. It is protected by personalised user access. To use this area, please refer to the declaration on data privacy provided to you upon registration.
Google Maps

On our website, we use functions of Google Maps. Google Maps is a service operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you access one of our pages that contain Google Maps, a connection to Google's servers is established as soon as the page is loaded. In addition to your IP address, they will also find out which of our pages you are currently browsing. In addition, other personal information, such as your location, may also be transferred to Google when you visit such sites.
If you are logged in to your Google Account, Google can merge this information with your profile. We have no further knowledge regarding the data transferred or its use by Google. For further details on this subject, please refer to Google’s privacy policy.
Google Fonts

We use Google Fonts on our pages. Google Fonts is offered Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
When loading our pages, fonts will be loaded from Google's servers. In so doing, your IP address will be transferred to Google's servers. In addition to this, Google will also find out which page you are currently on.
If you are logged in to your Google Account, Google will merge this information with your profile. We do not have any further information on how data transferred to Google is used. If necessary, please consult Google’s privacy policy.

When you visit our website, information may be stored on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies are small text files that are sent by a web server to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive. None of your personal information will be stored, only a pseudonym created especially for you. This information is used, for example, to automatically recognise you the next time you visit our website and to make it easier for you to navigate it.
You can also view our website without cookies. If you do not want your computer to be recognised, you can prevent cookies from being stored on your hard drive by selecting "Do not accept cookies" in your browser settings. Please refer to the instructions of your browser manufacturer for details on how this works.
If you do not accept cookies, however, this may lead to functional restrictions on the offers on our website. You can enable or disable the use of cookies at any time. Please note that cookies already stored are not automatically deleted when deactivating the use of cookies. You can do this manually in the privacy settings of your browser. Please consult the instructions of the browser manufacturer for further information.
Children and adolescents under 18 years of age

Persons under 18 years of age should not transfer any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or guardians. We do not request any personal information from children and adolescents, nor do we collect any, nor pass it on to third parties.

We have taken technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal information from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All employees and any third parties involved in processing your personal data are obliged to comply with the statutory provisions on data privacy and the confidential handling of personal information.
In the event of your personal information being collected and processed online, it will be transmitted in encrypted form (via SSL / https) in order to prevent any misuse of the data by third parties. The security measures are continuously revised in line with technological developments.
Transferral of personal information abroad

With the exception of the above-mentioned transferrals of your IP address to Google as part of the use of Google Maps and Google Fonts, we do not transfer any personal information to foreign countries. All servers operated and used by us are located in Germany.
Amendments to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to amend the measures for security and data at any time, especially if this becomes necessary due to technical developments. In these cases, we may also adapt this information on data privacy accordingly. Please refer only to the most up to date version of this privacy policy.
Entity responsible for processing

Responsible for processing is
Gelenkwellenfabrik Wilhelm Sass KG
Brookstrasse 14
22145 Stapelfeld bei Hamburg
represented by the managing director, Sönke Reimers at +49 (0) 40 / 22 633 01 – 0 or
Right to information and right of objection, queries, suggestions, complaints

You can obtain information about the data we have stored about you at any time. Furthermore, you can revoke your consent to your personal information being collected and stored by us for the future at any time. If you have any further questions regarding the information on data privacy and the processing of your personal information, please do not hesitate to contact our data privacy officer (see below).
You have the right to complain to an authority responsible for supervising data privacy.
Data privacy officer

Our external company for data privacy ensures that your personal information is professionally protected. We are supported by Mauß Datenschutz GmbH.
If you have any questions regarding data privacy, please use one of the following contact options:
Telephone: +49 (0) 40 / 9999952-0

(Source of this declaration on data privacy: Mauß Datenschutz GmbH)

Use of SalesViewer® technology:


Use of SalesViewer® technology:

This website uses SalesViewer® technology from SalesViewer® GmbH on the basis of the website operator’s legitimate interests (Section 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR) in order to collect and save data on marketing, market research and optimisation purposes.

In order to do this, a javascript based code, which serves to capture company-related data and according website usage. The data captured using this technology are encrypted in a non-retrievable one-way function (so-called hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymised and is not used to identify website visitors personally

The data stored by Salesviewer will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them.

The data recording and storage can be repealed at any time with immediate effect for the future, by clicking on in order to prevent SalesViewer® from recording your data. In this case, an opt-out cookie for this website is saved on your device. If you delete the cookies in the browser, you will need to click on this link again.


Cookie Consent with Usercentrics

This website uses the cookie consent technology of Usercentrics to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your device or for the use of specific technologies, and to document the former in a data protection compliant manner. The party offering this technology is Usercentrics GmbH, Rosental 4, 80331 München, Germany, website: (hereinafter referred to as “Usercentrics”).

Whenever you visit our website, the following personal data will be transferred to Usercentrics:

  • Your declaration(s) of consent or your revocation of your declaration(s) of consent
  • Your IP address
  • Information about your browser
  • Information about your device
  • The date and time you visited our website

Moreover, Usercentrics shall store a cookie in your browser to be able to allocate your declaration(s) of consent or any revocations of the former. The data that are recorded in this manner shall be stored until you ask us to eradicate them, delete the Usercentrics cookie or until the purpose for archiving the data no longer exists. This shall be without prejudice to any mandatory legal retention periods.

Usercentrics uses cookies to obtain the declarations of consent mandated by law. The legal basis for the use of specific technologies is Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR.

Contract data processing agreement

Our company has executed a Contract Data Processing Agreement with Usercentrics. This is an agreement mandated by data privacy protection legislation that warrants that Usercentrics processes all personal data of our website visitors exclusively in compliance with our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.