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Data Protection Information

Thank you for your interest in our company and in our products. Protecting your privacy while using our online services is very important to us.

Collecting and Processing Personal Data

When you visit our websites, our web servers save the name of your Internet service provider, the IP address, the website from which you are visiting our site, our sites visited by you, as well as the date and the duration of the visit. Use of the IP address is limited to the extent that is technically necessary; it is shortened for statistical purposes and therefore only used anonymously. It is not connected to any personal data. We use cookies in order to recognize the preferences of visitors so that we can improve the content of our websites accordingly. Each individual user remains anonymous. Personal details are only saved when you enter them voluntarily in the online services provided.

Please note the following information about the use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.

In case of activation of the IP anonymization, Google will truncate/anonymize the last octet of the IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

You can refuse the use of Google Analytics by clicking on the following link (Disable Google Analytics). An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at or at Please note that on this website, Google Analytics code is supplemented by “anonymizeIp” to ensure an anonymized collection of IP addresses (so called IP-masking).

Information about the use of the Google Advertising features

This website uses the Remarketing feature of Google Inc. (“Google”). This feature is used to target advertisements (“ads”) to users based on their interests when they visit other websites of the Google Display Network and have previously visited certain parts of this website. The Google Analytics Advertising Features include the function to generate reports about impressions in the Google Display Network as well as about presumed demographics and likely interests. The website provider sometimes runs online advertising campaigns using Google AdWords that display ads to you based on your likely interests. The provider finds out about your likely interests based on how you use the provider’s websites and applications, or from other companies that also use Google Advertising Features to help understand your likely interests. Google AdWords uses Conversion Tracking, a feature that can track whether a user visited the website via a Google AdWords advertisement, and generates conversion statistics.

To apply the above advertising features, Google uses ‘cookies’. Cookies are text files saved on your computer to help analyze user behavior when visiting the site and are subsequently used to offer more relevant content to users, based on their interests. This information may also be shared with third parties, such as advertisers, for example.

Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser with any other data held by Google. No personal data is collected or transferred.

You can block Google’s use of cookies for advertising purposes on the following website: Alternatively, you can opt out of third-party cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page: Further information on Google Advertising Features and Google’s terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found on the following website:

Using and Forwarding Personal Data, Collecting Data for Specific Purposes and Options

We use the technical data for website administration purposes. This means we use your personal data to manage customers and those generally interested in the company, to provide information about new products, product surveys and for internal marketing tasks in the scope required. Participation for users is voluntary. If you do not wish to take part, you can deregister from these services at any time. You can do this while using the services themselves or via email to the address stated on the site. We will then block your data for any further use. Our employees are obligated to keep your personal data confidential.


We use technical and organizational security measures in order to safeguard the data we receive from you against accidental or deliberate deletion, manipulation, loss, and against unauthorized persons accessing the information. These security measures are constantly developed to meet new technical standards.

Our websites may contain links to other external websites. We do not assume responsibility for the content, policies or procedures of these external websites.

Right of access to information and right to revoke consent

You have the right to receive information about your stored personal data free of charge on request. You also have the right to correct incorrect information, and to block or delete your personal data, provided there are no legal obligations to retain data that prevent this. Please address any questions concerning data protection to:

Thomas Biedermann
Data Privacy Officer
Schaeffler AG
Industriestrasse 1-3
91074 Herzogenaurach
Federal Republic of Germany

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