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We appreciate your interest in CALTEST Instruments GmbH and in our products. Protecting your privacy is very important to us. Whenever personal data is processed, we comply with the applicable data protection regulations. The following information provides you with an overview of the processing of your personal data by us and your rights under data protection law.

General information obligations

Data processing controller

The controller according to Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the applicable country-specific data protection provisions is:

CALTEST Instruments GmbH
Binzigstraße 21
77876 Kappelrodeck

Telephone: +49 7842 / 997 2200

Managing Directors: Kevin Voelker
Data Protection Officer: datenschutzbeauftragter@caltest.de

Your rights as the data subject

You can request information on the data stored about you (Art. 15 GDPR) at the above address. 
Futhermore, you may request a correction if we have stored incorrect personal data (Art. 16 GDPR). In addition to this, under certain conditions, you may request the deletion of your data (Art. 17 GDPR) or assert the right to object (Art. 21 GDPR). 
You also have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data (Art. 18 GDPR) as well as the right to provision of the data you have provided (Art. 20 GDPR). With regard to the right to information and the right to deletion, the restrictions under §§ 34 and 35 BDSG apply. In addition, there is a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority (Article 77 GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 BDSG).
You have the right, if you believe that the processing of your personal data is contrary to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation, to contact your respective supervisory authority responsible for data protection. In the case of Baden-Württemberg, this is: 
The State Officer for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Building address: Königstrasse 10a, 70173 Stuttgart
Postal address: Postfach 10 29 32, 70025 Stuttgart
Telephone: +49 711/615541-0, FAX: 0711/615541-15
E-mail: poststelle@lfdi.bwl.de

If you have given your consent to the processing of your data, you can revoke it at any time. Such revocation affects the admissibility of the processing of your personal data after you have given it to us.
Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests, you are entitled to object to processing. This is the case if, in particular, the processing is not required to fulfil a contract with you, which we describe in the following description of the functions. In the event of any such disagreement, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the case of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and will either discontinue or adapt data processing or point out our compelling legitimate reasons on the basis of which we shall continue with processing.

Storage period

If this is not stipulated otherwise in the detailed descriptions of the offers/procedures, we process and store your personal data as long as it is necessary for the fulfilment of our contractual and legal obligations. Your personal data is regularly erased or blocked if it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of contractual or legal obligations, if you have exercised your right to erasure, if all reciprocal claims have been fulfilled and there are no other statutory retention requirements or legal justifications for storage.

Automated decision-making

We do not use automated processing that results in automated decision making / profiling of your person.

Data transmission to third countries

A transmission of data to countries outside of the EU/EEA (so-called third countries) only takes place, if this is required or stipulated by law in the sense of our international corporate control, if you have given us consent or as part of the processing of an order. If service providers are deployed in third countries, they will be required to comply with data protection standards in Europe in addition to written instructions by agreeing to EU standard contractual clauses. 

Collection and use of personal data on our website

General information

We are delighted about your interest in our website. The protection of your personal data during your visit to our homepage is of particular importance for the management of CALTEST Instruments GmbH. The following information provides you with an overview of the processing of your personal data by us and your rights under data protection law. Personal data is all data that relates to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.
If an affected person wishes to use special services of our company via our website, such as our contact form, this may require the processing of personal data. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject. Processing always takes place in accordance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to CALTEST Instruments GmbH.
As the controller, CALTEST Instruments GmbH, has implemented technical and organisational measures to ensure there are no gaps in the protection of personal data against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorized persons processed via this website. The secure transmission of your personal data by encryption is also included in this.  For this, we use the coding system TSL (Transport Layer Security).
Nevertheless, absolute protection in internet-based data transfers cannot be guaranteed due to fundamental security gaps.
We only collect and use personal data of our users to the extent necessary to provide a functioning website and to present our content and services. The collection and use of the personal data of our users only regularly takes place with the consent of the user. An exception applies to cases in which prior consent is not possible for reasons of fact and the processing of the data is permitted by law.
The following legal bases for the processing of your personal data are applicable:

  • Processing based on your consent (Article 6 (1) lit. a GDPR)
  • Processing for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures (Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR)
  • Processing for the fulfilment of a legal obligation to which our company is subject (Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR)
  • Processing in the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data (Article 6 (1) (d) GDPR)
  • Processing for the protection of a legitimate interest of our company or a third party unless the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned outweigh the former interest (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR). Specifically, legitimate interests could be: 
  • To deliver the contents of our website correctly;
  • Statistical analysis to review and optimise the website;
  • In the event of a cyber-attack, to provide law enforcement information to the law enforcement agencies;
  • Answering inquiries and providing services and/or information intended for you;
  • Processing and transmission of personal data for internal or administrative purposes;
  • preventing and detection of fraud and crime;
  • Ensuring the permanent functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company.

Who receives your data?

Unless otherwise stipulated in the detailed descriptions of the offers, those entities within our company who need it to fulfil our contractual and legal obligations have access to your data. We will only disclose information about you if statutory notification obligations dictate this, if you have given your consent and/or if another legal reason legitimises this disclosure.
Should we rely on contracted service providers for individual functions of our offer, we have carefully selected and commissioned them, they are bound by our instructions and are regularly reviewed.

What happens in the background and which tools and technologies do we use to process your data?

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “Cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. The information generated by the Cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is enabled on this website, Google will shorten your IP address beforehand within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage to the website operator.
The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google information.
You can prevent the storage of Cookies through by making a corresponding browser software setting; however, it should be pointed out in this case, that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. You may also prevent the collection of the data generated by the Cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Opt-out Cookies prevent the future collection of your data when you visit this website. To avoid detection by Universal Analytics across devices, you must opt-out on all systems you use. The opt-out Cookie is set by clicking here: Deactivate Google Analytics 
This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp ()”. As a result, IP addresses are processed in shortened form, so tracking a person can be excluded. As far as the data collected about you has a personal reference, this is therefore immediately excluded and the personal data deleted immediately.
We use Google Analytics to analyse and regularly improve the use of our website. With the statistics, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the US, Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR
Third-party provider information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001. User terms: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html,
Overview of data protection: http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/learn/privacy.html,
and the privacy policy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
This website also uses Google Analytics for cross-device analysis of visitor traffic conducted through a user ID. You can disable the cross-device analysis of your usage in your customer account under “My Data”, “Personal Data”.

Integration of Google Maps

On our website we use the offer of Google Maps in the form of a link. This will allow you to view an interactive map, allowing us to make comfortable use of the map feature.
By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data named under “Use of server log files” of this statement will be transmitted. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged into, or if there is no user account. When you're logged into Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or tailor-made website design. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide appropriate advertising and to inform other users of the social network about their activities on our website. You have a right to object to the formation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this.
For more information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the privacy statements of the provider. There you will also find further information about your rights and settings options for the protection of your privacy: http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Use of server log files

Every time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system, a series of general data and information are recorded in log files. These include an internet protocol address (IP address), the browser types and versions used, the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrers), the sub-web pages accessed via an accessing system on our website, the date and time of access to the website and other similar data and information used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR with the above legitimate interests.
A temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to ensure the delivery of the website to the user’s computer. To do this, the user's IP address must be kept for the duration of the session.
Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, the data is used to optimise the website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. Here, too, lies our legitimate interest in data processing according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the achievement of the purpose of its collection. In the case of collecting the data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session is completed. The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in log files is required for the operation of the website. Another possibility for verifying the log files is when, on the basis of concrete evidence, the legitimate suspicion of unlawful use or a specific attack on our website takes place. Our legitimate interest in the processing lies here in the purpose of the investigation and prosecution of such attacks and unlawful uses.

Use of Cookies

In addition to the aforementioned data, Cookies may be stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and assigned to the browser you use, and that provide certain information to the entity that sets up the Cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot run any programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the website more user-friendly and effective overall.
This website uses the following types of Cookies, the scope and operation of which are explained below:
Transient Cookies: These are automatically deleted when you close the browser. This includes in particular session Cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This means that your computer can be recognised again if you return to our website. The session Cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser.
Persistent Cookies: These are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the Cookie. You can delete the Cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.
When you visit our website, you will be informed about the use of Cookies and your consent to the processing of the personal data used in this context. In this context, there is also a reference to this privacy policy. You can configure your browser setting according to your wishes e.g. decline the acceptance of third-party Cookies or all Cookies. This gives you, as the user, full control over the use of Cookies. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using Cookies is Article 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. If Cookies are disabled for our website, it may not be possible to use all the functions of the website to the full.

Further functions and offers of our website

In addition to the purely informational use of our website, we offer various services that you can use if you are interested. To do this, you will generally need to provide other personal information that we use to provide the service and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.

Use of contact options

On our website, there is a contact form available to you, which can be used for electronic contact. The data entered by the user will be transmitted to us and stored. In order to narrow down your request, our range of parts and your personal information are included, which are: First name, surname, company, telephone and your e-mail address. All other information is voluntary and goes beyond what is necessary. For the processing of your data, your consent is obtained during the submission process and reference is made to this privacy policy. The legal basis for the processing of the data when using the contact form is thus Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR.
Alternatively, there is the possibility of contacting the e-mail address, provided in the use of which, the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail are stored. The data is needed only for further conversation with you and will not be shared with third parties. For the processing of data that is transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail, a legitimate interest exists in accordance with Art.6 (1) lit. f GDPR.
If the establishment of contact is for the conclusion of a contract, the execution of pre-contractual measures and any subsequent processing for the performance of a contract shall additionally include the legal basis for the processing according to Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR.
We only store personal data that is processed as part of a general contact request by contact form or by e-mail from us until the respective correspondence is completed. The conversation ends when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been clarified finally.
Consent to the processing of your personal data can be revoked at any time. In the case of an e-mail contact with us, you can of course object to the storage of your personal data at any time. The conversation cannot be continued in such cases.


If you are interested, for information purposes in a company newsletter about our company, our products and services, we require your title, first name, surname and your e-mail address. After your registration, our system will send you an e-mail with an activation link, valid for 3 days, to confirm the entry. This allows us to ensure that you are actually the owner of the specified e-mail address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. You will only start receiving the newsletter from this point. If you do not confirm the activation link, your data will be automatically deleted after 3 days. 
You can revoke your consent to the storage of the e-mail address and your specified data as well as its use for sending the newsletter in a separate customer database. For this, you will find a note with a link in the newsletter. 
Consent for registration/de-registration is ensured by the double-opt-in procedure. A confirmation e-mail is sent to the recipient. The delivery of the newsletter is only approved after confirmation by using the activation link.

Links to other websites

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties over whose contents we have no influence. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The content of the linked pages is always the responsibility of the respective provider or page operator. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal content was not identifiable at the time of linking. However, a permanent content control of the linked pages is unreasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of law. In case of legal violations, we will remove such links immediately. Please note the privacy policies of third parties on whose page the link is made.

Collection and use of personal data in the application process

As part of the application process, it is important to us to ensure the highest possible level of protection of your personal data. For this reason, all personal data collected and processed by us as part of an application will be protected by technical and organisational measures against unauthorised access and manipulation.

For what and on what legal basis do we process your data (purpose)? 

The legal bases for the processing of your personal data lie in the establishment, implementation and termination of a contractual relationship in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR, in the fulfilment of a legal obligation under Art. 6 (1) lit. c GDPR, as well as on the basis of your consent to the voluntary transfer of data that is not absolutely necessary for the purpose (e.g. hobbies in the curriculum vitae)
In addition, processing is based on legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR:

  • to optimise our application processes,
  • to ensure compliance, industry standards and contractual obligations,
  • to enforce, exercise or defend legal claims,
  • as well as to avoid damage and/or liability of our company by taking appropriate measures.

Which data is processed?

In the course of your application, we collect and process your personal application data listed below:

  • Contact data
  • Application documents (letter of application, CV, references, certificates, etc.)

Who receives your data?

Within our company or our international management organisation, your data will only be forwarded to those bodies, departments and persons responsible for the application process.

Storage period

Upon achievement of the purpose and in the case of rejection, your data will be deleted but will be kept for as long as necessary to defend legal claims or against any AGG allegations. This is generally 6 months after completion of the application process. 
We ask particularly interesting applicants, who cannot be considered at the moment, for their consent to a longer-term storage (generally one year). Insofar as processing relevant to accounting has been carried out, such as the reimbursement of travel expenses, the data required for this purpose will be deleted in compliance with statutory retention periods, i.e. generally 6 or 10 years.
If your application was successful and we welcome you to our company on the basis of a contractual agreement, we transfer the data collected during the application process into our personnel file.

Collection and use of personal data for business partners / interested parties 

For what and on what legal basis do we process your data (purpose)? 

Based on your consent (Art. 6 (1a) GDPR)

Insofar as you have given us consent to the processing of personal data for specific purposes, the lawfulness of this processing is granted based on your consent. A given consent can be revoked at any time. Please note that the revocation only works for the future. Processing that has been revoked is not affected. 

For fulfilment of contractual obligations (Art. 6 (1b) GDPR) 

The processing takes place in the context of the execution of contracts, of which you are a contracting party, or on your request to carry out pre-contractual measures. 
The purposes of data processing are based on the respective contract documents and subject matter of the contract, in this case according to the existing customer (framework) contract. 

In the context of a balance of interests (Article 6 (1f) GDPR) 

If necessary, we process your data for the protection of our own legitimate interests or those of third parties. Our legitimate interest is in particular in international management and control measures, marketing purposes, improving our business relationship, asserting legal claims and defence in legal disputes. 

Which data is processed? 

Your contact details, customer data, contract data, if applicable, photos of you at plant visits if you have given your explicit consent. 

Who receives your data? 

Within our company, those entities who need it as part of the so-called “Least Privilege gain access to your data, - and the need-to-know principle (knowledge of data only if necessary). Our service providers and vicarious agents may also receive data for these purposes if they comply with our data protection regulations and instructions. 
With regard to the transfer of data to recipients outside of our company, we may only pass this on if required, if a statutory provision requires it, if you have consented or if processors commissioned by us have obligated themselves to comply with the provisions of the GDPR and the BDSG. 

Under these conditions, recipients of personal data can be: 

  • CALTEST employees with a corresponding business relationship with you 
  • Employees of the corporate group with comprehensive management and control tasks
  • Service providers as part of order processing

In the case of PR and marketing activities (after your prior expressed consent):

  • Website visitors
  • Readers of our printed media and publications
  • Users of our social media

Where does your data come from? 

We have received your data from you, and in part through companies commissioned by us, such as Credit insurance companies. We also receive data from publicly available sources, such as the Internet (certificates, etc.). 

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Caltest Instruments GmbH

Binzigstrasse 21

77876 Kappelrodeck


Tel: +49-7842-99722-00

Fax: +49-7842-99722-29

E-Mail: info@caltest.de

Caltest Instruments distributes programmable AC power sources, frequency converters, current sources, DC power supplies, electronic loads, power analyzers, hipot testers, electrical safety testers and more test and measurement equipment.