Terms of use


All contents of this website are the property of the ACD Group and are protected by copyright. The use of text and file content from this website (e.g. press releases, data collections and the like) is only permitted if:

1. The documents remain unchanged, and

2. The respective content is exclusively used for informational, non-commercial and personal purposes, and the documents are neither posted on, nor copied onto, network computers or third-party websites, or distributed via other media, and

3. The copyright notice and these terms of use appear on all copies.

Any other type of use that deviates from the terms of this licence is expressly prohibited. Infringements will be prosecuted under civil and criminal law.

This licence does not include the right to use the design and layout of this or any other website owned and/or operated by any of the companies of the ACD Group. The individual elements of this website are also protected by copyright or trademark law and may not be copied, in whole or in part, beyond the scope of points 1–3 above. This applies in particular to brands, logos, graphics, audio and image components used on this website.

The information published via this website has been checked for accuracy. However, ACD Elektronik GmbH accepts no responsibility for ensuring that the information provided is appropriate for the users’ intended purpose. The documents posted on this website are provided without any warranty. This also applies to software provided on this website. Users access the website and use the documents posted there at their own risk.

The documents and related graphics published on this website may contain technical or typographical errors. ACD Elektronik GmbH assumes no liability in this respect and reserves the right to make changes at any time.

Identifying marks: brands, titles, logos
All product names mentioned on this website are trademarks of the ACD Group or its licensors, regardless of whether or not they are specifically labelled as such or marked with the ® symbol. Third parties are not permitted to use these identifying marks and/or the company keywords ACD, ACD Antriebstechnik (drive technology), ACD Automation (automation), ACD Computertechnik (computer technology), ACD Datentechnik (data technology), ACD Elektronik (electronics), ACD Systemtechnik (system technology), ACD Gruppe (ACD group) and the company logo.

Questions and answers
Questions and answers regarding this website may be addressed to ACD Elektronik GmbH and are always welcome. In the event that users of this website respond by providing information, questions, comments or suggestions, this information cannot be treated as confidential. ACD Elektronik GmbH expressly reserves the right to make further use of, and share, such information, if necessary in anonymised form.

Privacy Policy

Data protection
The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations as well as this Privacy Policy. The use of our website is usually possible without disclosing personal information. To the extent that any personal data (e.g. your name, address or email address) is collected on our website, this always takes place on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be disclosed to third parties without your explicit consent.

We would like to point out that the transfer of data via the internet (e.g. in the case of communication by email) may not be completely secure. It is not possible to completely protect data transmitted in this manner from access by third parties.

Career and applications area
You are free to make use of the “Career” area and to submit an application via e-mail or post.
Applicants’ personal data (contact details, attachments/enclosures such as covering letters, CV,
credentials etc.) are collected and processed for the purpose of completing the application procedure.

The data are processed electronically.

In cases where the party responsible for processing concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data sent by the applicant will be stored in accordance with legal regulations for the purpose of processing the employment contract.

In cases where the party responsible for processing does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted six months after issuing the job rejection notice or returned to the applicant, unless their deletion is overridden by any other legitimate interests of the party responsible for processing.

The legal basis for collecting and processing the data is Art. 6 (1) GDPR.

Some of our web pages use so-called “cookies”. Cookies do not damage your computer in any way and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve the purpose of making our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer by your internet browser.

The majority of the cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted at the end of your session. Other cookies will remain stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can configure your browser so that you are informed each time a cookie is downloaded, to allow cookies in individual cases only, to accept cookies in certain instances or to generally prevent their use, as well as to automatically delete cookies when your browser is closed. If cookies are disabled, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Server log files
The provider of these web pages collects and automatically saves information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us.
This includes:

  • The browser type and version
  • The operating system used
  • The referrer URL
  • The host name of the computer establishing access
  • The time of the server access request
  • This data cannot be linked to specific individuals. We do not combine this data with other data sources. We reserve the right to subsequently review this data should we become aware of specific indications concerning unlawful use of our website.

    Contact form
    If you contact us via the contact form, your details, including the contact details provided by you, will be saved by us for the purpose of processing your enquiry and any follow-up questions. We will not share this data with third parties without your consent.

    If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an email address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the provided email address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. No additional data will be collected. We only use this data for the purpose of delivering the requested information and do not share it with third parties.

    When you subscribe to our newsletter, your data is forwarded to the CleverReach® newsletter software to facilitate delivery of the newsletter.

    You can revoke your previously granted consent to the storage of your data and your email address, as well as their use for the purpose of sending the newsletter, at any time here.

    The RMA is a Web-based portal providing a transparent process for your returns. The details you enter will be saved and processed further for the sole purpose of processing your returns.

    Google Analytics
    This website utilises features of the Google Analytics web analysis service. This is a web service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

    Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer and enable analysis of your usage of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is typically communicated to a Google server in the USA and saved there.

    Browser plugin
    You can prevent the saving of cookies by configuring the corresponding settings in your browser software. However, by doing so please note that you may not be able to make full use of all features of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent storage of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google, as well as its processing by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

    Objection to data collection
    You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be saved, which prevents the collection of your data during future visits to this website: disable Google Analytics
    For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, please refer to Google’s Privacy Policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en

    Contract data processing
    We have entered into a contract-data-processing agreement with Google. We fully comply with the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

    Demographics in Google Analytics
    This website uses the demographics feature of Google Analytics. This makes it possible to produce reports containing information about the age, gender and interests of the website’s visitors. This data is obtained via interest-based advertising from Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be linked to any specific person. You can disable this feature at any time via the display settings in your Google account, and can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your data in general by following the procedure described under “Objecting to data collection”.

    This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files that are saved on your computer and enable analysis of your usage of the website. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on our server. Your IP address is anonymised before it is saved.

    The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is not disclosed to third parties. You can prevent the saving of cookies by configuring your browser settings accordingly; however, please note that by doing you may not be able to use all features of this website.

    If you do not consent to the storage and use of your data, you can disable its storage and use here: https://stats.acd-gruppe.de/index.php?module=CoreAdminHome&action=optOut&language=en

    In this case, an opt-out cookie that prevents Matomo from saving your usage data will be downloaded by your browser. If you delete your cookies, the Matomo opt-out cookie will be deleted as well. As a result, the opt-out must be re-enabled the next time you visit our website.

    The ACD Facebook page relies on the technical platform and services of Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. You assume full responsibility for using the functions offered (e.g. comment, share, rate). Alternatively, you can access the services offered through this presence using our website at https://www.acd-gruppe.de.

    Facebook automatically collects various types of information when you visit the ACD Facebook page. We do not know what kind of information Facebook ultimately collects. This information is collected regardless of whether you have a Facebook account or are logged into an existing Facebook account at the time of your visit. You can view the information collected by Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update?ref=old_policy.

    When a Facebook page is accessed the IP address allocated to your terminal is communicated to Facebook. According to Facebook, this IP address is made anonymous (in the case of “German” IP addresses) and deleted after 90 days. Facebook also saves information regarding the terminals used by its users (e.g. as part of the “login notification”); Facebook may therefore be able to match IP addresses to individual users as necessary. If you are currently signed in as a user in Facebook, a cookie with your Facebook ID is located on your computer. This allows Facebook to determine that you have visited this page and how you have used it. Using the Facebook buttons incorporated in web pages, Facebook is able to record your visits to these web pages and match them with your Facebook profile. This data can be used to offer you individually customised content or advertising. For more information see: https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies/
    If you want to prevent this, you should log out of Facebook or deactivate the “stay logged in” option, delete the cookies on your computer and close your browser and restart. You can then use our Facebook page without revealing your Facebook ID.

    The legal basis for data processing and purpose of the processing is stated by Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update?ref=old_policy. Transfers to countries outside the European Union may also occur in this case.

    Some of the information collected by Facebook is used to provide us, in our capacity as operator of the Facebook page, with statistical information regarding the use of the Facebook page (Facebook Insights). More detailed information about this is available from Facebook at the following link: https://de-de.facebook.com/help/pages/insights
    We receive this statistical information exclusively in an anonymous form and therefore assume that the use of this data does not constitute a data processing operation within the scope of GDPR. Our use of Facebook Insights is therefore based on Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 f GDPR. Our intention in using the service is to ensure that our Facebook page is constantly improved and designed in accordance with customer needs. We also use the service in order to evaluate usage of our Facebook page so that we can optimise our offer. These interests are to be considered legitimate within the meaning of the abovementioned regulation.

    The specific rights (e.g. right to be informed, rectification, portability and deletion of your data, etc.) can be viewed at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update?ref=old_policy.

    Facebook plugins (“Like” button)
    Our web pages include plugins from the social network Facebook, operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. The Facebook plugins can be identified via the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our website. An overview of the Facebook plugins is available here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

    When you visit our web pages, the plugin creates a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This informs Facebook that you have visited our website using your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our web pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to assign your visit to our web pages to your user account. Please note that, as the provider of the web pages, we do not receive any information regarding the content of the transmitted information or its use by Facebook. Further information on this topic can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy: https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php

    If you do not wish Facebook to assign your visit to our web pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

    Some features of the Twitter service are integrated into our web pages. These features are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” feature, the websites you visit will be linked to your Twitter account and shared with other users. This data is also transmitted to Twitter. Please note that, as the provider of the web pages, we do not receive any information regarding the content of the transmitted information or its use by Twitter. Further information on this subject can be found in Twitter’s privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy.

    You can change your privacy settings for Twitter in your account settings: https://twitter.com/account/settings.

    Our web pages include features of the Google+ web service, which is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

    Collecting and sharing information: you can post information worldwide via the Google+ button. The Google+ button also provides you and other users with personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you provide for a +1 item of content and information about the page you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1’s may appear alongside your profile name and photo in Google services; for example in search results or your Google profile, or elsewhere in online websites and ads.

    Google records information about your +1 activity to improve Google’s services for you and other users. To use the Google+ button, you must have a globally visible, public Google profile that contains at least the name chosen for the profile. This name will be used across all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace a different name used by you when sharing content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google Profile may be displayed to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.

    Use of the collected information: in addition to the uses outlined above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google privacy policy. Google may publish aggregated statistics about users’ +1 activity or share it with other users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers and affiliated websites.

    Our website includes some features of the LinkedIn network. These are provided by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our web pages that contains LinkedIn features, a connection to the LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website using your IP address. If you click LinkedIn’s “Recommend Button” while you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn will be able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. Please note that, as the provider of the web pages, we do not receive any information regarding the content of the transmitted information or its use by LinkedIn.

    Further information on this subject can be found in the LinkedIn privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy

    Our website includes some features of the XING network. These are provided by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our web pages that contains XING features, a connection is established to the XING servers. As far as we are aware, your personal data is not stored during this process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and your usage behaviour is not evaluated.

    Further information about data protection and the XING Share button can be found in XING’s privacy policy: https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

    Our website uses plugins associated with the Google-owned website, YouTube. The operator of the website is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you access one of our web pages that contains a YouTube plugin, a connection is established to YouTube’s servers. This informs the YouTube server about which of our web pages you have visited.

    If you are logged in to your YouTube account, this enables YouTube to directly link your surfing activities to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

    For further information about YouTube’s use of user data, refer to the YouTube privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy

    SSL encryption
    For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content – such as enquiries that you send to us in our capacity as the website operator – this website uses SSL encryption. You can tell that a connection is encrypted if the browser address bar changes from “https://” to “https://” and also contains a padlock symbol.
    When SSL encryption is enabled, third parties are not able to read the data that you transmit to us.

    Right of disclosure, deletion, blocking
    You have the right, at any time and free of charge, to request information about your saved personal data, its origin and recipients, and the purpose of the data processing, as well as the right to amend, block or delete the data in question. Any queries you may have in this regard, or on the topic of personal data, can be directed to us at any time by using the address provided in the “Imprint” section.

    Objection to promotional emails
    We hereby object to the use of the contact data published within the scope of our statutory obligations to provide company information (Impressumspflicht) for the transmission of promotional and informational material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this website expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event that unsolicited promotional material is sent to us, for example via spam emails.

    Additional information
    Should you have any further questions beyond the scope of this Privacy Policy, or if you require more in-depth information, please use our contact form or contact our Data Protection Officer directly (datenschutz@acd-elektronik.de).

    Target group for this website
    This website of the ACD Group is aimed exclusively at people residing in the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany.

    Copyright notice
    The copyright for this website and its content is held by the ACD Group. All rights reserved.

    Last updated: May 2018

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