Privacy is very important to us!

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously when you use this website. Below we provide information about the collection, processing and use of your personal data when you visit this website and use the services provided on the website.

1. Information about the collection of personal data

(1) Below we provide information about the collection of personal data when you use our website. Personal data is all data that relates to you personally, e.g. name, address, email addresses, and user behaviour.

(2) The data controller pursuant to Article 4(7) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:


Markschell 3

24966 Sörup, Germany

T +49 4635 299-0

F +49 4635 299-100

(3) When you contact us by email or via a contact form, we will store the data you have provided (your email address and, if applicable, your name and phone number) in order to respond to your queries. We erase the data generated in this context after storage of the data is no longer necessary or, if statutory retention periods apply, we restrict processing.

(4) Where we use service providers to provide specific features on our website or would like to use your data for advertising purposes, we inform you below in detail of the applicable procedures.

2. Your rights

You have the following rights regarding your personal data that we process:

  • Right of access
  • Right to rectification or erasure (correction or deletion)
  • Right to restriction of processing
  • Right to object to processing
  • Right to withdraw prior consent that you have given to processing
  • Right to data portability

(2) You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority (see below) regarding the processing of your personal data by us.

3. Collection of personal data when visiting our website

(1) If you use the website for information purposes only, i.e. if you do not register on our website or send information to us in any other way, we only collect the personal data that your browser transfers to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which we require for technical purposes to display our website and to guarantee the stability and security of our website:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of request
  • Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • The website from which the request is coming
  • Browser
  • Operating system and interface
  • Language and version of your browser software

The storage period is 14 days. The legal basis is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR; our legitimate interest is in ensuring the stability and security of our systems.

(2) Cookies are also stored on your computer when you use our website, in addition to the above data. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk for the browser you are using and that provide the website that creates the cookie with certain information.

(3) Use of cookies:

a) This website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and functionality of which are explained below:

  • Transient cookies (see b)
  • Persistent cookies (see c)

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These include session cookies in particular.

Session cookies store a session ID, which is associated with the various requests made by your browser in the same session. This means that we can recognise your computer when you return to the website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or when you close your browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period of time, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time via your browser's security settings.

d) You can configure your browser settings to suit your preferences, e.g. to reject third-party cookies or all cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all the features of this website if you disable cookies.

We use a Consent Manager (Cookie Notice Banner) to provide information as required by law and to ask you for your preferences.

This is to comply with legal obligations for evidence, such as storing a record of consent or, if you do not consent, a record of non-consent.

3. Social media and integrated services

We use the third-party services listed below on our website.

It is possible that users' data may also be processed outside the European Union. This may result in risks for users because e.g. it may be more difficult to enforce their rights. All non-European processors have undertaken to comply with EU data protection standards.

User data may also be processed for the purposes of analysis in certain circumstances.This may include, for example, using user behaviour and the interests of users identified from user behaviour to create user profiles. These profiles may be used e.g. to place ads likely to match users' interests both on and off the platforms. For these purposes, cookies may be stored on users' computers, which are used to store data regarding user behaviour, the interests of the users and/or the dwell time.

Please note that the most effective way to submit any access requests and assert user rights is to approach the relevant providers directly. It is only the providers that have access to the relevant user data and can directly take appropriate measures and provide specific information.

Share buttons

We use privacy-optimised Shariff buttons on our website. Shariff was developed by specialists from the c't computer technology magazine to enable more privacy on the web and to replace the usual share buttons for social networks.

For detailed information about data processing in each case and how to object to processing, please use the details listed below for the providers.


Our website uses integrated plugins for the Facebook social network.

For more information, please see the Facebook Privacy Policy at:

If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account before your visit.

For the internal processing of Insights at Facebook, see the terms at

This is a brief summary of the terms:

Data subjects can assert their rights against Facebook Ireland and against us, but Facebook has the primary responsibility under GDPR for processing Insights data. We do not make any decisions regarding the processing of Insights data and all other information resulting from Article 13 GDPR, including legal basis, identity of the controller or storage period of cookies on user devices. Facebook complies with all GDPR obligations with regard to the processing of Insights data. Facebook Ireland provides the key information for data subjects in the Page Insights Controller Addendum.


Links to Xing services are integrated into our website. We use Xing to provide information about our company. The provider is Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany).

Privacy policy/opt-out:


Vimeo (Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA) Our Vimeo Channel, which is linked on our website, includes our own and other videos. Privacy policy:


Vimeo Cookie Policy:


Our website has an integrated link to the LinkedIn networking platform.

The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn uses advertising cookies.

For details on how they handle your personal data, please see LinkedIn's privacy policy at:


This website uses Matomo, if you have consented to Matomo being used. Matomo is an open-source web analytics software tool. Web analytics is the collection, collation and analysis of data regarding the behaviour of visitors to websites. A web analytics tool collects e.g. data regarding the website that referred a data subject to our website (known as a referrer), which pages of the website have been accessed and how often and for how long a page on the website was viewed. Any web analytics are primarily used to optimise a website and to analyse the cost/benefit of internet advertising.

The software runs on the data controller's server and the log files, which are sensitive in terms of privacy, are stored exclusively on this server.

The purpose of the Matomo component is to analyse the flows of visitors on our website. The data controller uses the data and information that is obtained e.g. to analyse use of this website in order to compile online reports showing activity on our website.

Matomo creates a cookie on the data subject's computer system. For information about cookies, see above. Creating the cookie allows us to analyse use of our website. Every time one of the pages on this website is accessed, the Matomo component requests the internet browser on the data subject's computer system automatically to send data to our server for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical procedure, we obtain knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which we use e.g. to track the origin of visitors and clicks.

The cookie is used to store personal information, e.g. access time, the address from which the page was accessed and the frequency of visits to our website. Every time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, is sent to our server. We store this personal data. We do not pass on this personal data to third parties.

The legal basis for the data processing is Section 15(3)(3) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) in conjunction with Article 5(3) of the e-Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC. You give us the necessary consent when you indicate your consent on the cookie notice banner by selecting the "Statistics" opt-in.

Further information and Matomo's applicable privacy policy can be found at the following link:

4. Using the blog features

(1) You can make public comments on our blog, where we publish various posts on relevant topics. If you submit a comment, it is published with the corresponding post and the user name (or pseudonym) that you have provided is displayed. When you post a comment, we internally store your email and IP address; the IP address is automatically deleted once we have accepted your post. This is because we may be liable for the publication of illegal content. We check the comments before publication. We only reserve the right not to publish such content if a post contains illegal content.

5. Job applications

The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of managing the application process. Such data is processed on the basis of Section 26(1) sentence 1 of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) (decision on the establishment of an employment relationship).

If no employment contract is concluded by the controller with the applicant, the application documents are automatically deleted five months after receipt of the application, unless there are other legitimate interests of the controller that outweigh deletion. Such other legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6(1)(f) may be e.g. a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the German General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

6. Liability for content

The content of our website has been created with the greatest care. However, we cannot assume any liability for content being accurate, complete or up-to-date. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on this website in accordance with general legislation pursuant to Section 7(1) of the German Telemedia Act (TMG). According to Sections 8 to 10 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG), however, we are not obliged as a service provider to monitor transmitted or stored third-party information or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block use of information in accordance with general laws remain unaffected hereby. However, liability in this regard is only possible from the time of knowledge of a concrete breach of the law. If we become aware of any such breach, we will remove such content immediately.

Our website may contain links to external third-party websites over whose content we have no control. We therefore cannot assume any liability for such external content. The relevant website provider or operator is always responsible for the content of the linked pages. The linked pages were checked for possible breaches of the law when the links were created. No illegal content was identified at the time that the links were created. However, permanent monitoring of the content of linked pages is not reasonable without concrete indications of a breach of the law. If we become aware of any breaches of the law, we will remove such links immediately.

8. Data security

We secure our website and other systems with appropriate technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons. However, despite regular checks, full protection against all risks is not possible.
Our website uses the SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer) industry standard for encryption, which ensures the confidentiality of your personal information over the internet. The padlock or lock icon on your browser indicates whether encryption is being used for data transfer. Please note that sending data over the internet (e.g. communicating by email) is not completely secure. It is not technically possible to protect your data against access by third parties in all circumstances.

9. Disclosure of data

Your personal data is only disclosed to third parties:

  • if you have given your express consent to disclosure pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR;
  • if disclosure is necessary for the performance of contractual obligations pursuant to Article 6(1)(b) GDPR;
  • if we are legally required to disclose the data within the meaning of Article 6(1)(c) GDPR;– if disclosure of the data is in the public interest within the meaning of Article 6(1)(e) GDPR; or
  • if disclosure of the data is necessary in accordance with Article 6(1)(f) GDPR to protect our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party, except where such interests are overridden by your interests in the protection of your data.

10. Categories of recipients


We use IT service providers who work exclusively in accordance with our instructions (processing on behalf of the controller) to provide the service offered, e.g. hosting this website or operating our IT. We have carefully selected these service providers, who are required to follow our instructions and are regularly checked.

Third-party recipients

In order to process your queries satisfactorily, we may need to disclose your personal data to third-party recipients. Third-party recipients may be our suppliers, transport and logistics partners or our trading partners. If necessary, we will forward your data for processing within our group of companies. The group of companies includes:

  • Kuhn Industrie Holding GmbH, Otto-Hahn-Straße 12-14, 42477 Radevormwald, Germany
  • Klaus Kuhn Edelstahlgießerei GmbH, Otto-Hahn-Straße 12-14, 42477 Radevormwald, Germany
  • Kuhn Innovation GmbH, Otto-Hahn-Straße 12-14, 42477 Radevormwald, Germany
  • Kuhn Special Steel, Otto-Hahn-Straße 12-14, 42477 Radevormwald, Germany

11. Duration of storage of personal data

We store your data for as long as it is required for the applicable purposes on which processing is based. Otherwise, we only store data if we are legally obliged to do so, e.g. because of statutory retention obligations.

12. Detailed information regarding the right to object

You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you, based on Article 6(1)(e) (data processing in the public interest) or (f) (data processing for the protection of legitimate interests based on a balancing of interests) at any time in accordance with Article 21 GDPR. In the event of objection, the personal data is no longer processed unless compelling legitimate grounds for the processing are demonstrated which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims. Please send your objection using the controller's contact details under section 1.

If you have given us your consent to the processing of personal data, you can withdraw your consent at any time. Of course, this also applies to declarations of consent you made to us prior to 25 May 2018 (before GDPR came into effect). Any withdrawal of consent can only apply to the future. Withdrawal does not affect the lawfulness of processing carried out before withdrawal. Please send your withdrawal of consent using the controller's contact details under section 1.

14. Updates to this policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on 31/05/2021. It is the current and valid version of our Privacy Policy. However, please note that from time to time it may be necessary to revise this Privacy Policy following changes in the law and other changes.

15. Supervisory authority

The address of our competent supervisory authority is:

Independent Centre for Data Protection for Schleswig-Holstein (Unabhängiges Landeszentrum für Datenschutz Schleswig-Holstein)

Holstenstraße 98

24103 Kiel, Germany


Phone: +49 431 988-1200

Fax: +49 431 988-1223


16. Data protection officer

If you have queries regarding data protection, please contact our data protection officer:

Vater Solution GmbH

Boschstraße 5

24118 Kiel, Germany


We would be pleased to answer your questions about centrifugal casting and the application spectrum for engine and machine components. Our customer support starts with the design phase, continued by prototypes which are followed by serial production. Finally, we stay in touch with our excellent after-sales service.

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+49 (0)4635 299-0

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