Privacy statement

MANN+HUMMEL takes data protection seriously and in this data privacy statement we would like to explain to you which personal data of yours we process. In our opinion, protection of your privacy is a top priority, which is why we consider compliance with strict legal data protection regulations to be a matter of course. Data protection starts with transparency. We have therefore made it our objective to make sure you always know when we store which particular aspects of your personal data, how we use the data and also how you can restrict its use or even prevent the data from being used at all. Our data privacy policy is designed to comply with the applicable data protection legislation.

I. Address of the responsible authority

Schwieberdinger Strasse 126
71636 Ludwigsburg/ Germany
Tel. +49 7141 980, Fax +49 7141 982545

II. Address of the group data protection officer

Should you have any questions on data protection at MANN+HUMMEL, please contact our data protection officer:

Schwieberdinger Strasse 126
71636 Ludwigsburg/ Germany

III. Legal basis for the processing

We only collect, process and use personal data if we are permitted to do so by law, or if you have given us your consent.
As far as we obtain consent for the processing from the data subject, article 6 paragraph 1 letter a) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for the processing of the personal data.
In the processing of personal data which is required to fulfil a contract where one of the contract parties is the data subject, article 6 paragraph 1 letter b) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to all processing actions which are required for the execution of pre-contractual measures.
Insofar as a processing of the personal data is required for the fulfilment of a legal obligation which our company is subject to, article 6 paragraph 1 letter c) of the GDPR serves as legal basis. As a company we are subject to, for example, statutory retention periods according to the German tax code (AO) and the German Commercial Code (HGB).
In the case that the vital interests of the data subject or a different individual requires that the personal data be processed, article 6 paragraph 1 letter d) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.
If the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, article 6 paragraph 1 letter c) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

IV. Recipient of the data

Processing location
The processing and use of your data is made preferably within the European Union / European Economic Area. (EU/EEA). A transfer to a country outside of the EU is usually not foreseen. Certain procedures, however, may require processing outside of the EU/EWR. As far as MANN+HUMMEL commissions service providers for the processing of personal data (within the EU/EWR or in a country outside of the EU), all the necessary measures are taken in order to ensure that the processing complies with the data protection regulations.

V. Your rights

Rights of the data subject
If your personal data are processed, you are the data subject in the sense of the GDPR. In accordance with article 12 ff. of the GDPR, you have the right to information from the person responsible about your data which is processed by MANN+HUMMEL, the right to correction of the data, the right to restrict the processing of the data, the right to delete the data, the right to receive disclosure of the data, the right to data portability, the right to raise an objection against the processing of the data, the right to revoke your consent concerning the data, and the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing.
In order to exercise your rights as the data subject, simply send an email to

The right to complain to the regulatory authority
Irrespective of an other regulatory or judicial redress, you have the right to file a complaint with a regulatory authority, in particular in the member state where you are a resident, where your workplace is, or where the presumed infringement has taken place when you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data violates the GDPR.
The regulatory authority to which the complaint is filed, advises the complainant about the status and the results of the complaint including the possibility of legal action acc. to article 78 of the GDPR.
You are free to select the regulatory authority (article 77 GDPR). For example, you can submit your complaint to the regulatory authority responsible for MANN+HUMMEL in the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg.

VI. Right of modification

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement under observance of the legal regulations.

VII. MANN-FILTER Online Catalog

Usage data
When you visit our MANN-FILTER Online Catalog, general information is stored in a protocol file. This is solely made for system-related purposes. The stored usage data are not stored together with other personal data. The following data record is made each time the website is accessed:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the access
  • Name of the accessed file
  • Message if access was successful (status code)
  • Data volume transferred
  • Website where the access was made
  • Description of the type of browser used
  • Operating system used
The above-described data is not passed on to a third party and no other analysis is made unless there is legal obligation to do so. The MANN-FILTER Online Catalog uses the following cookies, tracking tools and scripts to analyze your visit1:
  • Technically necessary cookies
1. Depending on their type, you can disable cookies, tracking tools and scripts at any time. More information on this is available in Chapter VIII.

Contact / Feedback
When you contact us, we store your data for the purpose of processing your enquiry and also in the event that further correspondence is to take place. The data are comprehensively deleted after your request has been fully processed. The exception is when the data are subject to a statutory retention period or other prescribed retention obligation.

If you register in our catalog further services (e. g. save your favorite products) are available for you. Following data will be saved for the purpose of providing this services:

  • E-Mail Address
  • Gender
  • First Name
  • Last Name
If you want your data to be deleted, send an email to

VIII. Cookies, tracking and scripts

a. Cookies

Description and scope of the data processing
In order to make our website more attractive to visitors and to enable the use of certain functions, we use 'cookies' on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies that we use are deleted after the browser session ends, i.e. after you exit your browser (known as session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and allow us to recognize your browser again on your next visit (known as persistent cookies). Cookies cannot be used either to access other files on your computer or to determine your email address.
Most browsers are set up so that they accept cookies automatically. If the standard settings for cookies are saved in your browser, then all the processes will run in the background without you noticing. However, you can change these settings. You can configure your browser so that you are informed about the storage of cookies and can make a decision about whether to accept them on a case-by-case basis, or so that the acceptance of cookies is excluded on a general basis or in particular circumstances.
However, some websites (including ours) cannot be used correctly without cookies because these files are needed for processes such as ordering.

Technically necessary cookies
We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. A number of elements of our website require that the accessing browser can also be identified after the page changes.

Name Purpose Scope
JSESSIONID session identifier session
-favorite-Merkliste header information for favorites valid for 1 month
-favorite-Merkliste-entry-# positions in favorites valid for 1 month
MannHummelSSL session identifier (load balancing) session
csfcfc Flash scope for saving parameters during redirects session

Legal basis for the data processing
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is article 6 par. 1 letter f) GDPR.

Purpose of the data processing
The purpose of the use of technically necessary cookies is to simplify the use of our website for users. A number of functions cannot be offered without the use of cookies. These require that also after the page changes it is again possible to recognize the browser.
We require cookies for the following applications:

  • Session management
  • Favorites for anonymous users
  • Load balancing
The user data collected by technically necessary cookies is not used to create user profiles.
The use of analysis cookies is made for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its content. The analysis cookies provide us with information about how our website is used and this enables us to continually improve our offer.
This purpose also constitutes the legitimate interest in the processing of the personal data according to article 6 par. 1 letter f) GDPR.
Duration of the storage and possibilities to revoke consent and remove the data
Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to us from the computer. Therefore you as the user have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing a setting of your internet browser. Cookies which have already been stored can be deleted at any time. This process can be automated. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may be possible that not all of the functions on the website can be fully used.