Data Protection Declaration

This data protection declaration has been translated from German to English. Should inconsistencies occur, the German version will take precedence.

We point out that data transmission over the internet (e.g. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is thus not possible. The use of the contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation by third parties for sending unsolicited advertising and information material is hereby expressly prohibited. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising information being sent, for example, through spam mails.

  • Handling, processing and saving personal data 

Personal data are processed

  • if necessary for IT purposes
  • if necessary for the purpose of contract initiation or implementation
  • if the data serve the general maintenance of the business relationship (e.g. distribution of information material/documents) or
  • if we have received consent (e.g. setting of cookies)

As far as the distribution of your data to further affiliates is necessary, your data can be passed on. No transfer of data will be executed beyond this point. Distribution of personal data to state agencies or authorities only take place within the framework of mandatory legal provisions.

Data transmission to receivers in states outside the European Union (third countries) are admissible under application of suitable guarantees concerning appropriate data protection level taking place within the use of data for IT support purposes within the corporate group.

  • Data processed through use of website

Data is either collected by you or generated automatically. IT-technical data are temporarily stored in a so-called log file and automatically deleted after the purpose no longer applies:

  • Anonymized IP address of the requesting computer
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of file
  • Website from which access is made (referrer-URL)
  • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer and the name of your access provider

The data mentioned will be processed for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection to the website,
  • Ensuring comfortable use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for research and/or personal/economic purposes. In addition, we use cookies when you visit our website.

  • Contact and inquiry form

We offer extensive personal support. If you contact us using the contact forms, we will collect all the necessary data from you, namely:

E-mail address
Area of ​​request

The data will be used to answer your request and, in the context of advertising principles, if necessary, to send you information about products and services from ELIN Motoren. The processing of this data takes place either on the basis of your consent according to Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR or to initiate or fulfill a (pre-) contractual measure according to Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

  • Use of cookies

‘Cookies’ are files which your browser automatically creates and which are stored on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.). Cookies do not contain viruses, trojans or other malware. Cookies contain information that arise in connection with the specific device used. This does not mean that we gain direct knowledge of your identity as a result. A distinction can be made between the following types of cookies.

Essential cookies (IT-technical cookies) are required for the operation of a website and are essential in order to navigate and use its functions. These cookies are not stored permanently on your computer or device and are deleted by closing the browser (session cookies).

External media: These cookies render it possible to record and count the number of visitors and traffic sources in order to measure and improve the performance of the website. They are also used to detect if there are problems or errors with certain pages, which pages are most popular, and how visitors navigate through website.

The cookies necessary for the operation of this website are necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests according to Art. 6 (1) lit.f. GDPR. In addition, we process personal data in connection with cookies with your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. a) GDPR. When you visit our website for the first time, a notice banner for cookies is displayed.

  • Duration of storage and deletion of data

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period or omission of the purpose, particularly if the processing takes place on the basis of the balancing of interests according to Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

We only store anonymized IP addresses of website visitors. It is no longer possible to establish a personal reference.

Data from inquiries, interested parties and the “Show Me Motors” function will be deleted after one year. We delete the data you have provided and other personal data after the contractual relationship has ended and all statutory retention requirements have expired, unless they have to be kept longer to defend against / assert any claims.

  • Google Analytics

Google Analytics uses cookies. The cookies generate information that is transmitted to a Google server. These servers are usually located in the USA, however, follow agreements on the use of the European Economic Area and shorten your IP address before transmission to the United States. Google evaluates the information transmitted and, in this context, provides further services for us as the website operator. The determined IP address is not merged with other Google services.

Find out more about the data protection conditions of Google and Google Analytics at: or at

You can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by cookies and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: .com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = de

  • LinkedIn

This website uses LinkedIn, a service provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of the pages of our website is called up on which a LinkedIn button has been integrated, your browser is prompted to download a representation of the corresponding LinkedIn component from LinkedIn. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn gains knowledge of which specific page of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If you click the LinkedIn ‘Recommend Button’ while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, you can link the content of our pages to your LinkedIn profile. This enables LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to your user account.

If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their LinkenIn account before calling up our website.

The data protection regulations published by LinkedIn, which are available at, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by LinkedIn.

  • Leadforensics
Purpose: Software that identifies anonymous website traffic and turns them into actionable leads within a business-to-business environment.
Categories of data: Business IP addresses, Technical Data, Contact Data
Transfer to a third country: “Our data is physically hosted in the UK. Any information we transfer across borders is generally restricted to business data, e.g., IP data, for the performance of our technical solution. We have offices based in the US with access to our internal systems based in the UK (part of the same legal entity). In general, personal information would not apply. However, we regularly audit our internal processing and keep this under review.
We adopt Standard Contractual Clauses where applicable to our organisation.”
Deletion: The data held within the Lead Forensics CRM system is processed and stored in the UK within a secure environment.
Lead Forensics has an in-house data verification team responsible for ensuring the validity and quality of the data contained within the Lead Forensics CRM system ‘Cyclone’. The team continually cleanse the data held within the CRM system, completing an entire cleanse cycle at least once every 12 months. Any out-of-date records are placed into a deletion queue securely purged four times in 12 months.
Condition for consent: Article 6(1)(f) Legitimate Interests, UK GDPR
Privacy policy:
  • External links

In order to be able to offer high-quality service, we refer to other websites or their offers on our website. We expressly emphasize that our employees or other persons involved in this website have no influence on the design and content of the linked pages.

We are not to be held accountable for third-party content that is made available for use via links and do not adopt their content as our own. The provider of the website referred to is solely liable for potential illegal, incorrect or incomplete content as well as for damage resulting from the use or non-use of the information. Our data protection notice only applies to our websites. Please note the data protection regulations and information on the linked pages.

  • Data security

We use the popular SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. It can be detected whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed key or lock symbol in the status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or deliberate manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments. You can assert the following rights with regard to the processing of your data:

Right of providing information

You can request confirmation as to whether and to what extent data is being processed.

Right to cancellation

You can request the deletion of your personal data if it is processed unlawfully or if the processing disproportionately interferes with your legitimate protection interests. Legal retention requirements and other reasons can prevent immediate deletion.

Right to rectification

If personal data is processed that is incomplete or incorrect, you can request that it be corrected or completed at any time.

Right to restriction of processing

You can request the restriction of the processing of your data if

  • the accuracy of the data is disputed for the duration of the verification of the accuracy,
  • the processing of the data is unlawful, but instead of deleting it, you request a restriction on the use of the data,
  • the data is no longer required for the intended purpose, but this data is still required to assert or defend legal claims, or
  • Objection to the processing of the data has been lodged.

Right to data portability

You can request the provision of your data in a structured, common and machine-readable format, provided that this data is processed on the basis of a given and revocable consent or to fulfill a contract taking place place in an automated process.

Right to object

You can object to data processing.

Right to complain

If the processing of the data violates data protection law, we ask you to contact us directly so that we can clarify the matter with us as directly as possible. We are always open to suggestions for improving our data protection level to our data protection officer.


Assertion of Rights – Data Protection:

ELIN Motoren GmbH
Elin-Motoren-Str. 1
8160 Preding / Weiz