Data privacy statement

We respect your personal data!

In the section below, we will describe how personal data is processed with regard to our websites, functions and content, as well as external offers (such as social media). Furthermore, we will describe the types of personal data processed, as well as the scope and purpose of processing.


1. Name and address of the controller
The controller as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation and other national data protection laws of the Member States, as well as other legal data protection provisions is:

AS Drives & Services GmbH, Industriestraße 17, 48734 Reken, Germany

Managing Director: Heinrich Schrudde, Markus Wahlers, Andre Jagodowski


AS Maschinenbau & Hydraulik GmbH, Industriestraße 17, 48734 Reken, Germany

Managing Director: Heinrich Schrudde, Josef Alberding



If you have any queries regarding this data privacy statement, please contact


2. General information regarding data processing
2.1. Scope of processing of personal data

It is important to the company to guarantee the highest possible level of protection for personal data. All data is protected against unauthorised access and manipulation through technical and organisational measures.

Collection and use of personal data as part of a business relationship

If you contact us as a customer or a prospective customer, we will collect personal data. This occurs if you are interested in our products, sign up for our checklists or newsletters, contact us by e-mail or telephone or when you use our products and services as part of an existing business relationship. In these situations, we will process the following personal data: forename and surname, address, e-mail address, telephone number. In addition, we will process contractual data (e.g. subject of the contract, term, customer category) and payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history) of our customers, prospective customers and business partners in order to provide contractual services and for service and customer care purposes.


Collection and use of personal data as part of an application process

When you submit your data, you declare your consent to collection and processing of your data as part of the application procedure.

You can revoke this consent at any time and with effect for the future without specifying the reason by informing us of your revocation on (add contact details). In the event of revocation, we will delete your personal data immediately.


2.2. Legal basis for processing personal data

If processing of the personal data is based on the consent of the data subject, Article 6, Paragraph 1 (a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is the legal basis. If personal data is processed in order to fulfil a contact with the data subject, Article 6, Paragraph 1 (b) of the GDPR is the legal basis. This also applies to processing procedures required to perform pre-contractual measures. If we process personal data in order to fulfil legal obligations, Article 6, Paragraph 1 (c) of the GDPR is the legal basis. If vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person make processing personal data necessary, Article 6, Paragraph 1 (d) of the GDPR is the legal basis. If we process data to pursue the legitimate interests of our company or a third party and this is not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, Article 6, Paragraph 1 (f) of the GDPR is the legal basis for processing.


2.3. Co-operation with order processors and third parties

If we publish data as part of our processing to other people and companies (order processors or third parties), transfer the data to them or grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. transmission to a payment service provider to fulfil the contract in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1 (b) of the GDPR), consent, a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. assigning agents, web hosts). If we commission third parties with processing of data on the basis of an “order processing contract”, this is performed on the basis of Article 28 of the GDPR.


2.4. Transmission to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union or European Economic Area) or this occurs as part of utilising services of third parties, this is only done if required to fulfil our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of consent, due to a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. We only process data on the condition of legal or contractual permissions if the prerequisites in Article 44 ff. of the GDPR are met: Therefore, data will only be processed if there are special guarantees for example, such as official recognition of a data protection level comparable with that of the EU (e.g. “Privacy Shield”) or observing officially recognised contractual obligations (known as standard contractual clauses).


2.5. Data erasure and storage duration

As soon as the purpose for storage no longer exists, personal data regarding a data subject will be erased or their processing restricted (blocked). If European or national ordinances, laws or other regulations to which we are subject require us to store the data for longer, the personal data will be stored for longer than the original purpose in accordance with these legal regulations.


2.6. Data erasure in the event of revocation

All data obtained up until the revocation will be deleted immediately unless a legal regulation requires that they be stored.


3. Rights of the data subject
You have the right of access.
You can obtain access to your saved data from us at any time (in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR).

You have the right to rectification.
You can obtain rectification of your data (in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR).

You have the right to erasure.
You can obtain erasure (in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR) or restriction to the processing of your data (in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR).

You have the right to data portability.
You can obtain personal data that you have provided to us in a portable format (in accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR).

You have the right to lodge a complaint.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory body responsible (in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR).


4. Data collection on our website
4.1. Server and log filed

Our host collects the following information for statistical evaluation: IP address of the computer at the time of access, date, time, contents that were called up, the website from which you accessed our homepage, operating system and browser.


4.2. Forms that require entries (such as the contact form, checklist)

You cannot fill in a contact form on our website.


4.3. E-mail

Our website contains one or several e-mail addresses that you can use to contact us. We save the personal data transmitted with the e-mail. We only process the data to make contact with you. The following data is collected: E-mail address, company, form of address, surname, forename, telephone number and your reason for contacting us. The legal basis for processing the data that you transmit to us by e-mail is a (pre-)contractual obligation or your consent by transmitting your data for the purpose of making contact. You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future (by e-mail or by post).


4.4. Newsletter

You cannot subscribe to a newsletter on our website.


5. Analysis and online marketing
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are test files that are sent to your computer when you use websites, in order to recognise it again. Cookies are used to make using the website easier and to personalise it. You can set your web browser so that it is informed when cookies are transferred or to reject cookies. For information regarding this, see the help function for your web browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer or Safari).


5.1. Google Analytics

As part of our legitimate interest in analysing, optimising and economical operation of our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google LLC (known as “Google” for short). Google uses cookies. The cookie generates information on how users use the website. This information is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

Google is certified according to the Privacy Shield agreement and therefore guarantees that the European data protection rights are adhered to (

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate how users use our website, in order to compile reports regarding the activities on the website and to provide us with further services related to the use of this website and the use of the internet. Pseudonym usage profiles of users can be compiled based on the data processed.

We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymisation active. This means that Google will shorten the IP address of the user in an EU Member State or in another contracting state of the European Economic Area agreement. In exceptional cases, the IP address is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

The IP address transferred by the browser is not merged with other Google data. Users can prevent cookies being saved by making the appropriate settings in their browser. Furthermore, they can prevent that data generated by the cookie based on their use of the website is collected and processed by Google if they download and install the following browser plugin:

For more information on data use by Google, setting and revocation options, see the Google websites: (“How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services”), (“Advertising”), (“Ad personalisation”).


6. Social media: Online appearance and plug-ins
We do not maintain an online appearance in social media.

Online presence in social media

We maintain online presence in social networks and platforms in order to communicate with active customer, potential customers and users, and to inform them of our services. When you call up the corresponding networks and platforms, the terms and conditions, and the data processing regulations of the respective owner apply.


6.1. Facebook social plug-ins

As part of our legitimate interest in analysis, optimisation and economical operation of our website, we use social plug-ins (“plug-ins” for short) from the social network, operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Republic of Ireland (“Facebook” for short). The plug-ins can be interactive elements or contents (e.g. graphics, text contributions) and are visible from the Facebook logo or are marked with the “Facebook social plug-in” supplementary text. The list and appearance of the plug-ins is provided here:


Facebook is certified according to the Privacy Shield agreement and therefore guarantees that the European data protection rights are adhered to (


If a user calls up a function of this website, which contains one of these plug-ins, their device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. We cannot influence the scope of data that Facebook collects with this plug-in. This is because Facebook transmits the contents of the plug-in directly to the user’s device. This enables user profiles to be created, as Facebook knows that a user has called up the corresponding page on the website. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to the user’s Facebook account. If a user interacts with the plug-ins (e.g. presses the “Like” button), the corresponding information is transferred directly to Facebook and saved there. Even if a user is not a Facebook member, it is still possible for Facebook to discover the corresponding IP address and to save it.


Facebook data privacy statement:

If a Facebook member does not wish for Facebook to collect data about them via our website and connect it to their member data saved with Facebook, they must log out of Facebook and delete their cookies prior to using our website. You can change further settings on the following pages:,  (US site), (EU site). The settings are changed for all platforms and are therefore saved for all devices.


7. Third party services, tools and content
We do not use any content or service offers from third parties in order to include their content and services (e.g. maps or fonts, referred to simply as “content” below). The prerequisite for this is that the third parties obtain your IP address. We make an effort to only use content provided by third parties who only use the IP address to deliver the content.


7.1. Google Fonts

We include fonts (“Google Fonts”) from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Data privacy statement:



8.  Contacting the data protection officer
Our company does not yet have a data protection officer.
They will be available in the future at the following e-mail address: