Instructions on data processing


1. Name and contact details for the persons responsible for processing and the Company Data Protection Officer

Piller Blowers & Compressors GmbH

Nienhagener Straße 6, 37186 Moringen, Germany


  +49 5554 201-0
  +49 5554 201-271

Data Security Officer:

Thomas Althammer


Althammer & Kill GmbH & Co. KG

Roscherstraße 7, 30161 Hanover, Germany


  +49 511 330 603-0


These data security instructions apply to data processing by Piller Blowers & Compressors GmbH; Managing Director responsible: Dipl.-Kfm. Stephan Merkel.


2. Collection and storage of personal data and type and purpose of their usage

a) On visiting the website

On visiting our website, the browser you use on your end device automatically sends information to our website's server. This information is stored temporarily in what is known as a log file. The following information is collected and saved until automated erasure without any action on your part:

  • IP address of the computer requesting connection
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of the accessed file
  • Website which gains access (referrer URL)
  • Browser used and, if necessary, your computer's operating system and your access provider's name.

 We process the aforementioned data for the following purposes:

  • Guarantee that a smooth connection is established to the website
  • Guarantee of convenient usage of our website
  • Evaluation of system security and stability
  • Other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR. Our legitimate interest is based on the purposes for data collection listed above. We will not use collected data to identify you as a person under any circumstances.


The storage period for this log data is 40 days.

We also use cookies and analysis services in relation to visits to our website. You will find more details on this in Clauses 4 and 5 of this data privacy statement.

b) Use of our contact form, e-mail or standard general message service

If you have any questions of any type, we provide you the option of contacting us by email, standard general messaging services or the contact form provided on the website. When contacting us, you must provide us with a valid e-mail address as a minimum no matter which option you use, so that we know who is making the inquiry and so that we are able to provide an answer. You may provide us with information on a voluntary basis.


The contact form on our website offers different subject areas in order to ensure that your request reaches the right contact person directly.


When using the contact form, the following details must always be provided:

  • Title
  • Surname
  • First name
  • E-mail
  • Country

Depending on your chosen subject, your company and an address may be required.


We need these details in order to be able to deal with your query properly. You are responsible for the accuracy of the details you provide.


Data provided for the purpose of contact with us is processed in accordance with Art. 6, Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b of the GDPR on the basis of your inquiry as data subject. This also particularly applies to contact through standard general messaging services.

The personal data that we collect for the purpose of making contact are either automatically erased once your inquiry has been dealt with or they are saved to our in-company software for a continued business relationship. The employees at our branches also have access to this software. In any case, data will not be processed longer than the aforementioned purpose allows.


3. Forwarding of data

We will forward your inquiry to our subsidiaries and sales companies inside and outside the EU if further processing is necessary there. Internal guidelines ensure consistent data protection in this regard.


The general provision and maintenance of our websites is carried out with the support of IT service providers who act on our behalf and who may therefore also view (receive) your data to the extent required.


4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files which your browser automatically generates and which are saved to your end device, such as a laptop, tablet PC or smartphone when you visit our website. Cookies do not damage your end device nor do they contain any viruses, Trojan horses or other malware.


The cookie stores information which is generated in relation to the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we obtain direct knowledge of your identity.
Firstly, cookies are used to make our website more pleasant for your use. For example, we use what are known as session cookies to detect whether you have already visited individual pages on our website.

We also use temporary cookies to optimize user-friendliness. These cookies are stored on your end device for a specific limited time period. If you revisit our website to use our services, cookies automatically detect that you have already visited the site and know what inputs and settings you have made, so that you do not need to enter them again.
We also use cookies to collect statistical data on the use of our website and analyze usage with the aim of optimizing our website for you (see Clause 5). These cookies allow us to automatically detect that you have already visited our site if you access it on another occasion. These cookies are automatically erased after a specific time.

The data processed by cookies are required for the aforementioned purposes to our legitimate interests and those of third parties as per Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are saved onto your computer or a message will always appear before a new cookie is added. However, if you completely disable cookies, it may mean that you are not able to use all functions on our website.


Insofar as you have consented to the use of the technologies according to Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR, you can revoke your consent at any time by clicking on the following link: Edit cookie settings.


5. Analysis tools

Tracking tools

The following tracking measures that we use are implemented based on Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR. We wish to use these tracking measures to design our website based on need and optimize it on a continuous basis. We also use the tracking measures to collect statistical data on the use of our website and analyze usage with the aim of optimizing our website for you. These interests are regarded as legitimate under the aforementioned regulation.

You will find the respective purposes of data processing and data categories in the tracking tools concerned.

1. Google Analytics

Within our websites, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google. Google Analytics uses cookies, which are stored on your computer and allow us to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have activated IP anonymization on our websites. This means that your IP address will be shortened by Google before transmission within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The whole IP address is only transferred to Google in exceptional cases.


Revoking user behavior analysis: You can prevent the storage of cookies by making the corresponding settings in your browser software. You can also prevent the collection of data generated through the cookie (incl. your IP address) and its processing by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: The use of alternative plugins or the deactivation of all cookies in your browser settings also prevents your user behavior from being analyzed.


The legal basis for processing this data is Art. 6 I f of the GDPR, our legitimate interest is the processing of anonymized analysis data for analyses and statistical purposes for visits to our websites.


You will find information on data protection in relation to Google Analytics at Google Analytics Support.


The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The representative in the EU is Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

2. Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

We also use Google Conversion Tracking to collect statistical data on the use of our website and analyze usage with the aim of optimizing our website for you. Google Adwords places a cookie (see Clause 4) on your computer for this purpose if you accessed our website by clicking on a Google ad.

These cookies are only valid for 30 days and are not used to identify users as a person. If a user visits specific pages on an Adwords customer website and the cookie is still valid, both the customer and Google can see that the user has clicked on the ad and has been directed to this page.

Each AdWords customer receives a different cookie, so cookies cannot be tracked through AdWords customers' websites. Information obtained using conversion cookies is used to compile conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers can identify the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and have been directed to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that allows them to identify the user as a person.

If you do not wish to form part of the tracking process, you can also decline to accept the cookie required for Adwords by making a browser setting which disables the automatic storing of cookies in general. You can disable conversion tracking cookies by making settings in your browser which block cookies from the "" domain. You will find Google's data protection guidance on conversion tracking here.


6. Marketing-related communication

As a company, we want to communicate with our customers in order to inform you of news, innovations, articles, webinars and other issues we believe are of interest to you. If you have given us your consent for marketing communication (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a of the GDPR) or we have a legitimate interest as part of existing business relationships (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f), we will process your data in order to keep you up to date via E-mail.


If you do not wish to be contacted with useful news, updates, invitations, articles or other information, you can revoke your consent at any time by sending an E-mail to


7. Links to other websites and social media

Our website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the data privacy or content of these websites or for the data practices of third parties who may collect your data.


The services may contain links to websites and digital services operated by third parties. This privacy policy does not apply to the content, privacy policies or data practices of any third party that collects your information, nor do we assume any responsibility in this regard. We recommend reading the privacy policy of such third parties in order to understand their data privacy practices.


8. PILLER webinars and online training

Our website offers you the option of registering for one of our PILLER webinars or online training. The website features a form which you can use to register for an existing PILLER webinar or online seminar. The following details are obligatory for registration

  • Company
  • Surname
  • First name
  • E-Mail address

Data provided for the purpose of the PILLER webinar is processed as per Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b of the GDPR on the basis of your inquiry as data subject in contract formation.

Registration for PILLER webinars and online training courses

For the registration and execution of PILLER webinars and online training courses, we use the product “GoToWebinar” from the company LogMeIn Ireland Limited, Bloodstone Building Block C, 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland. To register, LogMeIn Ireland Ltd provides us with a registration link.


The following data is partly required and processed for this:


User details: First name, surname, company, E-mail address


Meeting meta data: Topic, description (optional), participant IP addresses, device/hardware information


For recordings (optional): MP4 file of all video, audio and presentation recordings, M4A file of all audio recordings, text file of online meeting chat.


Text, audio and video data: You have the option of using the chat, question and survey functions in an online meeting. As part of this, the text entries you make are processed in order to enable their display in the online meeting and record them if necessary. To enable video display and audio playback, the data from your end device microphone and any video camera will be processed accordingly for the duration of the meeting. You can switch off the camera or mute the microphone yourself via the GoToWebinar application.


We require your data to send registration confirmation.


We use GoToWebinar to execute online webinars. If we want to record “webinars”, we will inform you with full transparency in advance and – if required – ask for your consent. If necessary for the purposes of recording the results of a webinar, we will log chat content.


We may also process questions asked by webinar participants for the purposes of recording and following up webinars.


The legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b of the GDPR and an underlying invoice. If no contractual relationship exists, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. Our interest here is the effective execution of online webinars.


Your data will be deleted when it is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected.


If you access the GoToWebinar website, the provider of GoToWebinar is responsible for data processing. 


You can also use GoToWebinar by entering the relevant meeting ID and any other required meeting access details directly in the GoToWebinar app.


If you do not want to or cannot use the GoToWebinar app, you can still use the basic functions via a browser version, which you will also find on the GoToWebinar website.


GoToWebinar is a service provided by LogMeIn Ireland Limited (Bloodstone Building Block C 70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay Dublin 2, Ireland), a subsidiary of LogMeIn Inc. (LogMeIn, 320 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210, USA). Personal data will therefore also be processed in a third-party country. We have concluded an order processing contract with the provider of GoToWebinar, which corresponds to the requirements of Art. 28 GDPR.


We have ensured an appropriate level of data protection by concluding the so-called EU standard contractual clauses.


9. Applicant data

We process the data that you send us in connection with your application in order to assess your suitability for the position (or other open positions, if applicable) and to carry out the application process.


Your application will be viewed by the HR department upon receipt. Suitable applicants will then be passed on to the branch and department managers for the vacant or suitable position. The further process is then agreed upon. Across the entire company, access to your data will only be given to people who require it to ensure the correct execution of our application process.


Storage period: If an applicant is rejected, their data will be deleted after 6 months at the latest. If you have been accepted for a position through the application process, your data will be transferred to our personnel information system.


Legal basis of data processing: The processing of your data as part of the application process is permitted for the purpose of making a decision about the establishment of an employment relationship in accordance with Section 26 of the Federal Data Protection Act.


Should the data be required for legal prosecution after the application process is complete, data processing may take place to exercise our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f of the GDPR. Our interest in this case lies in asserting or defending claims.


10. Rights of data subjects

You are entitled to:

  • Require us to provide information about your personal data that we have processed as per Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the categories of recipient to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed and the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored. You are also entitled to information on the existence of a right to request rectification or erasure of personal data, restriction to processing of personal data or to object to such processing, the right to lodge a complaint, the origin of your data if we did not collect them and the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and, where applicable, meaningful information on specific details;
  • Require us to rectify inaccurate personal data concerning you that we have stored or complete any such personal data which is incomplete as per Art. 16 GDPR without delay;
  • Require us to erase any personal data concerning you that we have stored as per Art. 17 GDPR, unless processing is required to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information, to comply with a legal obligation which requires processing in the public interest, or to establish, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • Require us to restrict processing of your personal data as per Art. 18 GDPR if you contest the accuracy of the personal data; or if the processing is unlawful but you oppose the erasure of personal data and we no longer need the data but you need them to establish, exercise or defend legal claims; or if you object against their processing as per Art. 21 GDPR;
  • Require us to supply your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format or to transmit such data to another controller as per Art. 20 GDPR;
  • Withdraw your consent that you granted to us at any time as per Art. 7 (3) GDPR. This means we are no longer able to continue processing the data that this consent covers in the future
  • Lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority as per Art. 77 GDPR. As a general rule, you may contact the supervisory authority in your habitual place of residence or workplace or our law office.


11. Right to object

If your personal data have been processed based on legitimate interests as per Art. 6 (1) Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you are entitled to object to the processing of your personal data as per Art. 21 GDPR if there are reasons for this based on your particular situation or the objection is to their use for direct marketing purposes. In the latter case, you have a general right to objection. We will comply with your request without you needing to indicate a special situation.

You merely need to send an email to if you wish to enforce your right to withdraw or object.


12. Data security

We use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) protocol in combination with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. This is usually 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we will use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether any particular page on our website has been transmitted with encryption by the closed key or lock symbol in the lower status bar in your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorized access by third parties. Our security precautions are improved on a continuous basis in keeping with technological developments.


13. Currency and changes to this data privacy statement

This data privacy statement is currently valid and was last updated in August 2022.

It may be necessary to change this data privacy statement due to further development of our website or due to changes in legal or official requirements. You can access and print out the current data privacy statement on the website at at any time.