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The responsible party within the meaning of the data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), is:

Steffen Himstedt

Trebing & Himstedt Prozeßautomation GmbH & Co. KG
Wilhelm-Hennemann-Str. 13
19061 Schwerin
Phone: +49 385 395 72 0

Your data subject rights

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details provided by our data protection officer:

  • Information about your data stored by us and its processing,
  • Correction of inaccurate personal data,
  • Deletion of your data stored with us,
  • Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations,
  • object to the processing of your data by us and
  • Data portability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us consent, you can revoke this at any time with effect for the future.

You can contact the supervisory authority responsible for you at any time with a complaint. Your responsible supervisory authority depends on the state of your residence, your work or the alleged violation. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at: Federal Commissioner for Data Protection > Infothek > Addresses and Links.

Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties

We only process your personal data for a specific purpose if you provide it to us voluntarily, e.g. as part of a newsletter registration, contact request or for the performance of a contract. Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned. We will only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent to this,
  • the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you,
  • the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation,
  • the processing is necessary for the purposes of legitimate interests, and

the processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests, and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data.

Collection of general information when visiting our website

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically collected by means of a cookie. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and the like. This is exclusively information that does not allow any conclusions to be drawn about your person.

This information is technically necessary in order to correctly deliver the content of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the Internet. In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring that the website connection is established without any problems,
  • Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest arising from the aforementioned data collection purposes. We do not use your data to draw conclusions about your person. Recipients of the data are only the responsible party and, if applicable, order processors.

Anonymous information of this kind will be used by us if necessary. evaluated statistically in order to optimize our Internet presence and the technology behind it.


Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are transferred from a website server to your hard drive. Through this, we automatically receive certain data such as IP address, browser used, operating system and your connection to the Internet.

Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can facilitate your navigation and enable the correct display of our web pages.

Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can disable the use of cookies at any time via your browser settings. Please use the help functions of your Internet browser to learn how to change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

CCM19 – Cookie Consent Management

The provider of this website uses the “CCM19” service of Papoo Software & Media GmbH, based in Bonn, Germany, to obtain consent for cookie use and to track online users regarding consent. When you enter our website, a CCM19 cookie is stored in your browser, which stores the consents you have given or revoked. This data will not be shared with CCM19. The collected data will be stored until you request us to delete it or delete the CCM19 cookie yourself, or until the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory statutory retention periods remain unaffected.

The use of CCM19 cookie consent technology is done to obtain the legally required consents for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c GDPR. For more information about CCM19’s privacy policy, click here.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.


On the basis of your expressly given consent, we will send you our newsletter or comparable information regularly by e-mail to your specified e-mail address.

To receive the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address. When registering to receive our newsletter, the data you provide will be used exclusively for this purpose. Subscribers may also be informed by e-mail about circumstances relevant to the service or registration (for example, changes to the newsletter offer or technical circumstances).

For an effective registration, we need a valid e-mail address. In order to verify that a registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the “double-opt-in” procedure. For this purpose, we log the order of the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email and the receipt of the response requested herewith. No other data is collected. The data will be used exclusively for the newsletter dispatch and will not be passed on to third parties.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for the newsletter dispatch at any time. There is a link to this in every newsletter. In addition, you can also unsubscribe at any time directly on this website or inform us of your corresponding wish via the contact option provided at the end of this privacy notice.

Contact form

If you contact us by e-mail or contact form regarding questions of any kind, you give us your voluntary consent for the purpose of contacting you. For this, the specification of a valid e-mail address is required. This is used for the assignment of the request and the subsequent response to the same. By submitting this form, I agree that Trebing & Himstedt Prozessautomation GmbH & Co. KG may store my data and use it to inform me about products, services and licenses of Trebing + Himstedt and its partners and may contact me by phone, fax, e-mail or mail. Furthermore, I agree that my data may be passed on to third parties commissioned by Trebing + Himstedt if necessary. I am aware that I can revoke this consent at any time by clicking on a link in the e-mail with effect for the future. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

Use of Friendly Captcha (bot/spam protection)

We use the Friendly Captcha tool on our website. This is offered by Friendly Captcha GmbH, Am Anger 3-5, 82237 Woerthsee.

The tool is used to prevent automated and abusive requests by so-called “bots”. As part of this process, your IP address is recorded by Friendly Captcha in order to send a cryptographic task to your end device. This task is solved in the background and as soon as it is solved, a confirmation is sent to the server via Friendly Captcha that this is a natural person.

Friendly Captcha processes and stores the following data in the above-mentioned process:
  • Anonymized IP address of the requesting computer
  • Information about the browser and operating system used
  • Anonymized counter per IP address to control the cryptographic tasks
  • Website from which the access took place (so-called referrer URL)

The data is used to protect against bots.

The legal basis for the processing is the legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR to prevent abusive access or spam attacks by bots. If personal data is processed when using Friendly Captcha, it will be deleted after 30 days.

More information available at

Use of the Google Tag Manager

We use “Google Tag Manager” on our website, a service of Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereinafter referred to as “Google”). Google Tag Manager allows us as marketers to manage website tags through one interface. The Google Tag Manager tool that implements the tags is a cookie-less domain and does not collect any personal data itself. Google Tag Manager takes care of triggering other tags, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If a deactivation has been made at the domain or cookie level, this remains in place for all tracking tags implemented with Google Tag Manager.

Third-party information: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland

Further information on data protection can be found on the following Google web pages:

  • Privacy policy:
  • FAQ Google Tag Manager:
  • Terms of Use Google Tag Manager:

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (hereafter: 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 this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on these websites, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.

The purposes of data processing are to evaluate the use of the website and to compile reports about activities on the website. Based on the use of the website and the Internet, other related services shall then be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.

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. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: Browser Add On to disable Google Analytics.

For more information on terms of use and data protection, please visit or would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code “anonymizeIp” to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

Use of Google AdWords

Our website uses Google conversion tracking. If you have accessed our website via an ad placed by Google, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Each Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked through the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected using the Conversion cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted in to conversion tracking. Clients learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.

If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can refuse the setting of a cookie required for this – for example, by means of a browser setting that generally deactivates the automatic setting of cookies or by setting your browser so that cookies from the domain “” are blocked.

Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookies as long as you do not want any measurement data to be recorded. If you have deleted all your cookies in the browser, you must set the respective opt-out cookie again.

Use of Google Remarketing

This website uses the remarketing function of Google Inc. The function is used to present interest-based advertisements to website visitors within the Google advertising network. A so-called “cookie” is stored in the browser of the website visitor, which makes it possible to recognize the visitor when they visit websites that belong to Google’s advertising network. On these pages, the visitor may be presented with advertisements that relate to content that the visitor has previously viewed on websites that use Google’s remarketing feature.

According to its own information, Google does not collect any personal data during this process.
Data. If you still do not wish to use the Google remarketing function, you can deactivate it in principle by making the appropriate settings at Alternatively, you can opt out of the use of cookies for interest-based advertising through the Advertising Network Initiative by following the instructions at Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) Consumer Opt Out.

Use of Microsoft Clarity

In case of consent to statistical analysis, this website uses the service “Clarity” of Microsoft Corporation. Among other things, Clarity uses cookies that enable an analysis of the use of our website, as well as a so-called tracking code. The information collected is transmitted to Clarity and stored there. According to Microsoft, these can also be used for advertising purposes. For more information, see Microsoft Privacy Statements. For more information about Clarity, see Clarity’s Privacy Statement.

Embedded YouTube videos

We embed YouTube videos on some of our websites. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plugin, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This tells Youtube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand.

When a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

Those who have deactivated the saving of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to deal with such cookies when watching Youtube videos. However, Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you would like to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.

You can find more information on data protection at “Youtube” in the
Provider’s privacy policy in the Google Products Privacy Guide.

Online presence on LinkedIn

We maintain an online presence on LinkedIn to present our company and our services and to communicate with customers/prospects. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085, USA.

In this respect, we would like to point out that it is possible that user data may be
processed outside the European Union, in particular in the USA.
This may result in increased risks for users in that, for example, it may be more difficult to access user data at a later date. We also do not have access to this user data. The access option lies exclusively with LinkedIn. LinkedIn Corporation is certified under the Privacy Shield and has thus committed to comply with the European data protection standards

You can find LinkedIn’s privacy policy at

Online presence on Instagram / Facebook

To advertise our products and services and to communicate with
prospective customers or customers, we operate a company presence on the Instagram platform. On this social media platform, we are jointly responsible with Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2 Ireland.

Instagram’s data protection officer can be reached via a contact form:

We have regulated the joint responsibility in an agreement regarding the respective obligations within the meaning of the GDPR. This agreement, which sets out the mutual obligations, is available at the following link:

The legal basis for the processing of personal data thereby carried out and reproduced below is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the analysis, communication, sales and promotion of our products and services.

The legal basis may also be the consent of the user pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO vis-à-vis the platform operator. The user can give consent to this in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO at any time by notifying the platform operator for the future.

When you call up our online presence on the Instagram platform, the following data is collected by the
Facebook Ireland Ltd. as operator of the platform in the EU processes data of the user (e.g. personal information, IP address, etc.).

This user data is used for statistical information about the use of our company presence on Instagram. Facebook Ireland Ltd. uses this data for market research and advertising purposes and to create profiles of users. On the basis of these profiles, it is possible for Facebook Ireland Ltd., for example, to advertise users within and outside of Instagram based on their interests. If the user is logged into his account on Instagram at the time of the call, Facebook Ireland Ltd. can also link the data with the respective user account.

In the event that the user contacts us via Instagram, the personal data entered by the user on this occasion will be used to process the request. The user’s data will be deleted from our system as soon as the user’s inquiry has been conclusively answered and there are no legal storage obligations, e.g. for the subsequent processing of a contract, to the contrary.

Cookies may also be set by Facebook Ireland Ltd. to process the data. If the user does not agree to this processing, it is possible to prevent the installation of cookies by setting the browser accordingly. Cookies that have already been saved can also be deleted at any time. The settings for this depend on the browser. In the case of Flash cookies, processing cannot be prevented via the browser settings, but by the corresponding setting of the Flash player. If the user prevents or restricts the installation of cookies, this may mean that not all functions of Facebook can be fully used.

For more details on the processing activities, how to stop them and how to erase the data processed by Instagram, please refer to Instagram’s data policy:

It is not excluded that processing by Facebook Ireland Ltd. also takes place via Facebook Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, California 94025 in the USA. Facebook Inc. has submitted to the “EU-US Privacy Shield” and thereby declares compliance with EU data protection requirements when processing data in the USA.

Linking social media via graphic or text link

We also promote presences on our website on the social networks listed below. The integration is done via a linked graphic of the respective network. The use of this linked graphic prevents the automatic establishment of a connection to the respective server of the social network when calling up a website that has a social media application in order to display a graphic of the respective network itself. Only by clicking on the corresponding graphic is the user redirected to the service of the respective social network.

After the user is redirected, information about the user is collected by the respective network. It cannot be ruled out that the data collected in this way will be processed in the USA.

This is initially data such as IP address, date, time and page visited. If the user is logged into his user account of the respective network during this time, the network operator may be able to assign the collected information of the user’s specific visit to the user’s personal account. If the user interacts via a “Share” button of the respective network, this information may be stored in the user’s personal user account and may be published. If the user wants to prevent the collected information from being directly assigned to his user account, he must log out before clicking on the graphic. In addition, it is possible to configure the respective user account accordingly.

The following social networks are integrated into our site by linking:


Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Privacy policy:

Certification EU-US data protection (“EU-US Privacy Shield”)


Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, a
Subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA
Privacy policy:
Certification EU-US data protection (“EU-US Privacy Shield”)


LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, a subsidiary of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA.
Privacy policy:
Certification EU-US data protection (“EU-US Privacy Shield”)

Live chat

The live chat on this website is provided by

It is integrated into the source code of the website via script. That is, if you use the
chat function, you are simultaneously using the service of
stores, supports and processes data in countries inside and outside Europe. All data entered via the chat window is transmitted to and stored there. is certified for EU – U.S. Privacy Shield Frameworks (also known as EU-US Privacy Shield) and under data protection regulations when personal data is transferred in support of transatlantic trade between the EU and the US.

Stored data includes chat history, specified name, IP address at the time of chat, and country of origin. This data is not passed on to third parties and is used exclusively for business-relevant communication and internal statistics. Chat histories are stored by and automatically deleted after a reasonable period of time.

We have no control over the internal handling and use of data by/with By using the chat function, you consent to the transfer and use of your data as described above. is currently working on full compliance with the EU GDPR:

The standard terms and conditions of can be found at:

Using ConvertBox

This website uses an external tool called “Convertbox” provided by WebActix Ltd. This allows us to provide our visitors with additional offers via pop-up layers on our website, for example to enable registration of the e-mail address to a newsletter or to refer to promotions. Convertbox uses cookies for this purpose. Personal data is only collected by an active action of the customer (e.g. the customer registers for the newsletter via a popup) and forwarded to associated services (e.g. newsletter tool).

For more information about Convertbox please follow this link:

Change to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with the current legal requirements or in order to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new privacy policy will then apply to your next visit.

Questions for the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please write us an e-mail or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization directly:

Via Balestra 12
CH-6900 Lugano
Phone +41(91)2085199

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