Data Privacy Declaration

1. Personal data

ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH thanks you for your interest in our company and our services. We want you to feel secure regarding the way your personal data is protected when you visit our website. This document provides you with comprehensive information on how your personal data is used. This information applies to you whether you are simply a visitor to our website, a prospective buyer, or a customer.
The legal requirements for how data are collected on our website first include providing users our Data Privacy Declaration to transparently state what personal data are saved, for what purpose data are saved, and how data are processed.
Personal data are the key to data privacy law. Whenever data can be related to specific individuals under the law, it may only be processed in accordance with the regulations of data privacy law. In addition to data privacy laws, all other legal regulations that specify how personal data should be handled must be observed. Only the collection, processing, and use of personal data exclusively for personal or family-related activities is not governed by data privacy law.

ALD Vacuum Technologies and associated companies

The website is maintained by ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH (Hanau, Germany) in terms of technology and content. ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH is a subsidiary of the AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group (
The website shows the range of services offered by the Heat Treatment Services division, which are provided by subsidiaries and companies of the AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group. These are the following companies:

Address: Hohensteiner Strasse 11-13, 09212 Limbach-Oberfrohna, Germany
Tel: +49 3722 402 220, Email:

ALD Thermal Treatment Inc.
Address: 2656 24th Street, Port Huron, MI 48060, USA
Tel: +1 810 357 0685, Email:

ALD Tratamientos Termicos S.A. de C.V.
Phone: +52 844 86697 75, Email:
Tel: Ramos Arizpe, Coah., Blvd. Omega No. 2270 Ramos Arizpe C.P., Mexico 25901

The website displays information about these companies, among other things. Enquiries received by ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH may be passed to one of these companies if the enquiry originates in the country/region of one of these companies or if the enquiry relates to one of these companies.
The website contains contact forms on the pages of the individual locations. The completed and submitted form will be sent to an email address at appropriate location.

Applications to the VACUHEAT GmbH

VACUHEAT GmbH is supported in the application process by the personnel department of the parent company ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH. Accordingly, applications directed to VACUHEAT or sent to will be forwarded to the ALD personnel department where they will be processed confidentially.

2. Collection of personal data

The following document provides information on the personal data ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH receives on you. This includes your name, address, and information on your device (such as your IP address).

2.1. What data is collected when you visit our website

• Browser type and version
• Operating system used
• Referrer URL
• Host name of the accessing computer
• Time of the server request

2.2. Cookies

Cookies are small text files that save information on the page visitor’s computer. They are used to recognize page visitors and identify them. Such cookies are only permitted if necessary to operate the page (Sec. 15 para. 1 Telemedia Act (TMG)). Other cookies are not permitted (including those with long expiration dates).
Please see the following overview for the specific types of cookies used on our website:

Cookie Name
Purpose of the cookie
Session cookie with SessionID:
When you surf on the pages of our website, the website session cookie informs us that you are the same person requesting the website, and not a new visitor on every page. This cookie does not identify you personally and is not linked to other information we have saved on you.
Google Analytics
We use this cookie to differentiate between unique users by assigning users a randomly generated number as a customer designation. This is included every time a website page is requested and used to calculate visitor, session, and campaign data for analytic reports for the website.
Google Analytics
Used to differentiate between website visitors; a unique value is generated for each page.
Indicates cookie notice was accepted on the website
lastAccessFolder_ https://
WordPress: Last folder used
Session Cookie
WordPress saves this cookie when you navigate to the login page. The cookie is used to check whether your web browser allows or rejects cookies.

Of course, you can visit and surf on our website without using cookies. You can deactivate saving cookies in your web browser for this purpose under Extras/Internet options, restrict saving cookies to specific websites, or change your browser settings to you are informed every time a cookie is sent. Please note, however, that if you do so you will not be able to access all of our online services and should expect only limited user guidance. You can also delete cookies at any time. If you do so, the information saved in the cookies will be deleted from your device.

2.3. Social plug-ins

We currently use the following social media plug-ins: Facebook, Google+, Xing, LinkedIn. The marking on the box above the initial letter or the logo indicate the providers of these plug-ins. We allow you to communicate directly with the plug-in provider through the button. Only if you click on the marked field, activating the plug-in, will the plug-in provider receive the information that you have accessed the website of our online service. In the case of Facebook and Xing, the providers have indicated your IP address is immediately anonymized in Germany after it is collected. Activating the plug-in transmits your personal data to the respective plug-in provider and saves it there (in the USA for US providers). Since the plug-in provider collects data in particular via cookies, we recommend that you delete all cookies using your browser security settings before you click on the grayed out button.
We cannot influence either the collected data or data processing procedures, nor are we aware of the full scope of data collected, the purpose of processing, or data storage terms. We also do not have any information on when the plug-in provider deletes collected data.
The plug-in provider saves data collected on you as a usage profile and uses it for the purposes of advertisement, market research, and/or to design its website in line with your needs. Data is analyzed in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to display advertisements in line with their needs and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the formation of such user profiles, but you must contact the specific plug-in provider to exercise this right. We use plug-ins to offer you the option of interacting with social networks and other users so we can improve our services and make them more interesting to you as a user. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for using these plug-ins.
Data is transmitted whether or not you have an account with the plug-in provider and are logged into it. If you are logged into the plug-in provider, data collected on our page is associated directly to your account with the plug-in provider. If you press the activated button, for instance linking to a page, the plug-in provider also saves this information to your user account and publicly discloses it to your contacts. We recommend that you regularly log out after using a social network, in particular before activating the button, since this will ensure the plug-in provider cannot associate your access to your profile. Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider is available in the following Data Privacy Declarations of these providers. They also provide further information on your rights in this respect and settings you can change to protect your privacy.
Addresses of plug-in providers and URLs with Data Privacy Notices:
a) [Facebook Inc., 1601 S California Ave, Palo Alto, California 94304, USA;; further information on data collection:, and Facebook has agreed to observe the EU-US-Privacy-Shield,
b) Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA; Google has agreed to observe the EU-US-Privacy-Shield,
c) Xing AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, DE;
d) LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, California 94043, USA; LinkedIn has agreed to observe the EU-US-Privacy-Shield,
Integration of YouTube videos
We have integrated YouTube videos saved on into our website. These can be played directly from our website. These are all integrated in “expanded data privacy mode,” meaning that no information on you as a user is transmitted to YouTube if you do not play the videos. Only if you play videos are the data indicated in paragraph 2 transmitted. We have no influence on this data transmission.
When you visit our website, YouTube receives information that you accessed a specific website sub-page. If you do not want this information to be associated with you YouTube profile, you must log out before pressing the button. YouTube saves your data as a usage profile and uses it for the purposes of advertisement, market research, and/or to design its website in line with your needs. Data is analyzed in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to display advertisements in line with their needs and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the formation of such user profiles, but you must contact YouTube to exercise this right.
Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and how data is processed by YouTube is available from the Data Privacy Declaration. It also provides further information on your rights in this respect and settings you can change to protect your privacy: Google also processes your personal data in the USA and has agreed to observe the EU-US-Privacy-Shield,

2.4. Range analysis

Google Analytics is the most used web analysis service. The page operator integrates a snippet of code into the source code of its websites which transmits page visitor data to Google Analytics, where it is analyzed. However, Google also uses this data for other purposes, especially for advertising purposes.
Google Analytics can be used in a legally secure manner as of the agreement between the Hamburg Data Protection Officer and Google in September of 2011.
For this purpose, ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH has:
• concluded a contract data processing agreement with Google.
• abbreviated your IP address before collection by Google.

2.4.1. Data privacy declaration for the 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 saved on your computer that facilitate an analysis of your use of our website. The information provided by these cookies regarding your use of our website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will, however, be shortened within the member states of the European Union or in other contracting states in the Agreement on the European Economic Area before this transfer.
Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it will be shortened. Google will use this information to evaluate your site usage, create reports regarding website activity, and complete additional services associated with your internet use for the website operator. The IP addresses transferred by your browser as part of Google Analytics are not associated with other data from Google.
You can prohibit the storage of cookies by changing the settings in your browser software accordingly; we would, however, like to inform you that in this case you will not be able to use the full extent of all functions on our website. You can, additionally, prohibit the collection of the data created by cookies and related to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) by Google and Google’s processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link:

2.4.2. Objection to data collection

Opt-out cookies prevent your data from being in collected in the future when you visit this website. In order to prevent recording through universal analytics across different devices, you must complete the opt-out on all systems you use. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be saved: Deactivate Google Analytics

2.5. Google reCAPTCHA

On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA function from Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). This function primarily serves to differentiate whether an entry is made by a natural person or whether it is misused by mechanical and automated processing. The service includes sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in establishing individual responsibility on the Internet and avoiding abuse and spam. As part of the use of Google reCAPTCHA, personal data can also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. come in the US.

In the event of the transfer of personal data to Google LLC. based in the United States, Google LLC. certified for the US-European data protection convention “Privacy Shield”, which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. A current certificate can be viewed here:

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google’s data protection declaration can be viewed at:

2.6. Integration of Google Maps

On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and allows you to conveniently use the map function.
By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. In addition, the data mentioned in sections 2.1 and 2.2 of this declaration will be transmitted. This takes place regardless of whether you are logged in to a Google user account or there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses them for advertising, market research and / or needs-based design of its website. Such evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide demand-oriented advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.
For further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider, please refer to the provider’s privacy policy. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy: Google also processes your personal data in the USA and is subject to the EU-US Privacy Shield,

3. Processing and use of personal data

We only process personal data if necessary to initiate, design the content of, or change the legal relationship (inventory data). We only collect, process, and use personal data regarding how our websites are used (usage data) if necessary to allow users to access our services or invoice them for doing so.
We would like to note that data transmission online (for instance through e-mail communication) may involve gaps in security. It is not possible to provide seamless protection for data from third party access.
For reasons of security, and to protect the transmission of confidential content such as inquiries you send to us as the page operator, this page uses SSL encryption. You can recognize an encrypted connection because the address line in your browser will switch from “http://” to “https://” and you will see a lock symbol in your browser line.
If SSL encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be accessed by third parties.
We hereby expressly reject the use of contact data published under our legal notification obligations for third-party mailings of advertisements or informational materials which we have not specifically requested. The operator of this website hereby expressly reserves the right to take legal action if they receive unwanted advertisement mailings, for instance as spam e-mails.

4. Technical and organizational measures

ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH has taken all necessary technical and organizational security measures to protect your personal data against loss, unauthorized access, or other misuse. Your data is saved in a secure operating environment not accessible to the public. In certain cases (for instance when processing login data), your personal data is encrypted during transmission. This means communication between your computer and our servers is handled using a recognized encryption process, if this is supported by your browser.
Our employees are trained on data privacy law issues and handle all data and information to which you receive access responsibly at all times.
If you contact us via e-mail, we would like to note that it will not be possible to fully guarantee the confidentiality of transmitted information. Third parties can view the contents of e-mails.

5. Rights of data subjects

You have the right to receive information on personal data saved on you at any time, and to request that incorrect data be corrected. Furthermore, you have the right to have your personal data transmitted in a current, machine-readable format and the right to restrict processing.
You can contact us for this purpose via E-mail: info(at) or by postal mail: ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH, Address: Otto-von-Guericke-Platz 1, 63457 Hanau
In consideration of data privacy laws, we will delete personal data saved on you even without any action on your part if data no longer needs to be saved to pursue the purpose for which it was saved, or if saving such data is not permitted for other legal reasons. In some legally stipulated cases (for instance if statutory retention periods apply), your data may be blocked instead of deleted.
You also have the right to submit complaints with a supervising authority.

6. Data Protection Officer

ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH has an external Data Protection Officer who handles legally prescribed organizational and controlling duties. You can contact the Data Protection Officer at the following details:
Moritz Görmann
Wilhelm-Leuschner-Straße 33
64380 Roßdorf
Phone: 06154 – 57605-0
Fax: 06154 – 57605-29

ALD Vacuum Technologies GmbH will provide the customer’s company Data Protection Officer access to data processing systems upon request to allow the Officer to review compliance with data privacy provisions.