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Data privacy statement for MKN Maschinenfabrik
Kurt Neubauer GmbH & Co. KG

We are pleased to welcome you to our website and would like to thank you for your interest in our company. The protection of your data is of utmost importance to us. With the following privacy stipulations, we would like to inform you for which purposes and to what extent we collect or process your personal data when using our website and how we protect your privacy when you provide us with your data.


MKN Maschinenfabrik Kurt Neubauer GmbH & Co. KG, Halberstädter Straße 2a, 38300 Wolfenbüttel, tel.: +49 5331 890, fax: +49 5331 89 280, e-mail: info@mkn.de is the operator of this website and is the responsible entity as specified in Art. 4 Para. 7 GDPR for compliance with the applicable data protection regulations.

The personal data of our users is stored and processed in accordance with the relevant regulations, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Teleservices Act (TMG) in their current versions. All personal data is only collected for specified, explicit and legitimate purposes and is not stored for longer than necessary.

Personal data

Personal data is understood as details of the personal or material circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person (e.g. name, date of birth and contact details).


In principle, our website can be used without having to provide personal data. Nevertheless, certain website usage may require you to submit your personal data to us. Therefore, not providing your personal data may limit your use of our website. This affects, for example, completing contact forms.

As soon as you visit our website, our web servers temporarily store a log file for every access. The following data may be collected and stored until automated deletion: IP address, date and time of access, amount of data transmitted, information on the success of website retrieval, identification data of the browser and operating system used, the website from which access was made and the IP address of your Internet access provider. This data is processed for the purpose of enabling the use of the website, system security, technical administration of the network infrastructure and the optimisation of the Internet provision (legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit.4 GDPR).

Other data collection

We collect, store and process your personal data (e.g. first name, surname, address, e-mail address, telephone number) if a business relationship, e.g. within the framework of an order or contract, exists or is to be established, as well as for the organisation and modification of a business relationship. Furthermore, we collect, store and process your personal data if you contact us via the contact form and e-mail, as far as this is necessary for the processing of your enquiries and correspondence.

Reservation of  MKN appliances used at the Culinary Olympics

If you intend to reserve one of the MKN Culinary Olympics appliances, you will be required to provide personal data. Mandatory fields requiring personal information are marked accordingly. The provision of any other data is voluntary. In accordance with  Article 6 paragraph 1 (1) lit. b of the General Data Protection Regulations your personal data will be processed solely to reserve an MKN Culinary Olympics appliance. An authorised MKN specialist dealer is responsible for the processing and actual purchase. Your data will therefore be forwarded to the latter for the purpose of processing the order. This authorised specialist dealer is your contact with regard to specific payment and delivery terms. Appliances can be delivered starting from the end of the IKA/Culinary Olympics 2020, .i.e.  19.02.2020. The data provided will not be forwarded to any third party.

To prevent unauthorised access of personal data to third parties  we use TLS encryption to process your enquiry.

Contact formular

If you use our contact form to send us an enquiry, all data given will be stored for enquiry processing and any follow-up matters. This data will not be transferred to third parties without your consent.

The legal basis for processing data specified on the contact form is your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR), which you provided by checking the box in the contact form.  You may revoke this consent at any time without specifying any reason by writing to the above-mentioned address or electronically (e.g. via e-mail). The legality of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected.

The data specified on the contact form will be retained by us until your request for its deletion or until receipt of your revocation. This does not affect the legal provisions, in particular the retention periods.

Data transfer

We use your personal data within Maschinenfabrik Kurt Neubauer GmbH & Co. KG. Our external suppliers who perform data processing on our behalf are contractually obligated as per Art. 28 GDPR to handle personal data in accordance with the applicable regulations. If these companies come into contact with your personal data, we have ensured that they comply with the provisions of data protection legislation through legal, technical and organisational measures and, if necessary, through regular inspections.

If you find links from other responsible entities or jointly responsible entities on our website (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Xing, LinkedIn) and click on the link, you use the pages directly from the respective responsible or jointly responsible entity, and these data protection regulations do not apply.

We reserve the right to transmit your personal data to authorised entities if we are legally obliged or instructed by court order to do so. As part of our business process, we may in some circumstances transfer your personal data to international trade partners who are responsible for the sale of our equipment in accordance with the MKN sales concept (legitimate interest in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR).

Your personal data is not transferred to any other third parties.


We distinguish between technically necessary cookies and non-technically necessary cookies. Technically necessary cookies are those that make page usage technically possible. Non-technically necessary cookies are all those used for marketing and analysis purposes. MKN uses Google Analytics and Facebook pixel for this purpose.

Consent to data processing through cookies and pixels is voluntary and can be revoked or adjusted at any time under the following link: Cookie settings

Cookie Consent with Borlabs Cookie

Our website uses Borlabs Cookie Content Technology to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies in your browser and to document this consent in accordance with data protection regulations. The provider of this technology is Borlabs – Benjamin A. Bornschein, Georg-Wilhelm-Str. 17, 21107 Hamburg, Germany (hereinafter Borlabs).

When you enter our website, a Borlabs cookie is stored in your browser, which stores the consents you have given or the revocation of such consents. This data is not passed on to the Borlabs cookie provider.

The data collected will be stored until you request us to delete it or until you delete the Borlabs cookie itself or until the purpose for which the data is stored no longer applies. Mandatory legal retention periods remain unaffected. Details on the data processing of Borlabs cookie can be found at https://de.borlabs.io/kb/welche-daten-speichert-borlabs-cookie/

Borlabs cookie content technology is used to obtain the legally required consent for the use of cookies. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO.

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Technically necessary cookies

So-called cookies are used on our website to store information that serves to facilitate user-friendly handling and make the website provision more effective overall. The data stored in a cookie also eliminates the need to repeatedly fill in forms. The cookies used by us are temporary and are regularly deleted.

You can manage the acceptance of cookies on our website by yourself and block them if necessary. You can also delete previously stored cookies at any time. You can also find out about the possibility of disabling cookies in the settings of your browser. If you do not accept cookies, this may result in restrictions in the use of our websites in some cases. Please note that after deleting your cookies, you may also have to reactivate stored opt-out cookies.

We recommend regularly deleting your cookies and browser history manually.

Non-technically necessary cookies

Website analysis

To optimise the content and provisions of our websites and to collect statistical evaluations, various technical programs are used which also anonymously record data on the behaviour of the user. For this purpose, data on aspects such as click behaviour, visit duration, system settings and the origin of the users is collected through the use of analysis software cookies in the form of text files. Cookies are stored on your computer for such analyses. This data can be stored on the servers of analysis tool operators. The collected data is not used for the personal identification of the user and is not combined with any other personal data pertaining to them.

You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software. However, we wish to point out that in this case, you may not be able to use some features of this website. In the following section, we will present the analysis tools we use in detail.

The following analysis tools are used on our websites for this purpose:

Google Analytics

Insofar as you have given your consent in the cookie notice, Google Analytics will be used on our website. This is a webs analytics service provided by Google Inc.. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is your consent as per Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 lit. a GDPR.

Google Analytics uses so-called ‘cookies’, which are saved on your computer to enable your use of the website to be analysed. The information generated by the cookie on your use of the website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

This website uses Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizeIp”. As a result, IP addresses are truncated and they cannot be connected to a specific person. If a personal connection is created concerning data collected about you, this will be immediately excluded and your personal data deleted. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website on our behalf, to create reports concerning website activity and to carry out other services related to the use of the website and the Internet for us.

The recipient of the collected data may be Google. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transmitted to the USA, Google has declared its compliance with the EU-US Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

The specified data will be automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has expired is carried out once per month.

You can prevent the collection of your data through Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be added, which will prevent your data from being collected on future visits to our website: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

For more information on this web analysis tool, please see: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/partners/ and Google’s data privacy statement http://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

Google Web Fonts

Our website uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform representation of fonts. When called up, the website loads the required web fonts into your browser cache. This is necessary for the correct display of texts and fonts.

To do this, the browser you use must connect to Google’s servers. Through this, Google learns that our website has been accessed using your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest as per Art. 6, Para 1, lit. f GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

For more information on Google Web Fonts, please see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and Google’s data privacy statement: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/


Our website offers you the opportunity to subscribe to our free newsletter. The only information required in order to send the newsletter is your e-mail address. You are welcome to provide us with your name, surname and title if you wish. If you provide your name and title, this information will be used to personalise the newsletter. To send our newsletter, we use the provider Inxmail GmbH. The data your provide will not be forwarded to any other third parties.

Registration for our newsletter follows a so-called double opt-in process. This means that once we have received your registration, we send a confirmation e-mail to the address you provide to request confirmation that you wish to receive the newsletter. If you do not click on the link in the confirmation e-mail within 24 hours, your registration will automatically be deleted.

If you confirm your wish to receive the newsletter, we will store your data until you unsubscribe from the newsletter or revoke your consent. The sole purpose of data storage is to send you the newsletter. When registering and confirming your account, we also store your IP addresses and the time in order to prevent any misuse of your personal data.

You can revoke your consent to receiving the newsletter at any time. You can do this by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter (see footer), via e-mail tomarketing@mkn.de or by sending a message to the contact details specified in the legal notice.

If you cancel your newsletter subscription, your data will be removed from the newsletter mailing list and then deleted completely. Insofar as we have also collected your contact details (name, surname and e-mail address) as part of further business relations, the respective retention periods apply.

Data security

To protect the data you provide against unauthorised access and misuse by third parties, we have taken extensive technical and organisational operational security measures. These measures meet the high legal requirements of national regulations and are always adapted to state-of-the-art legislation.

Data subject rights

As a data subject, you have the following rights in accordance with Art. 15 to 22 GDPR.

  • Right to information,
  • Right of rectification or deletion,
  • Right to restriction of processing,
  • Right to object to processing,
  • Right to data portability.

Any consent you give for the processing of your data may be revoked at any time. To do this, please send an e-mail to info@mkn.de. Alternatively, you can make this request by post or fax.

In addition, it is possible to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our personal data processing. The data protection supervisory authority responsible for us is Die Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz Niedersachsen, Prinzenstraße 5, 30159 Hanover, Germany.

Incorporation, relevance and modification of the data privacy statement

By using our website, you agree to the use of data as described above. The data privacy statement is dated 01.03.2019 and is currently valid. Through the continuous development of our websites or the implementation of new technology, it may be necessary to update this data privacy statement. Maschinenfabrik Kurt Neubauer GmbH & Co. KG therefore reserves the right to modify the data privacy statement at any time with effect for the future. Please visit this page regularly in order to keep up to date with our data privacy statement.

Contact details of the data protection officer at Maschinenfabrik Kurt Neubauer GmbH & Co. KG:

Tobias Lau

c/o BEL NET GmbH

Christian-Pommer-Str. 23

38112 Braunschweig

Or by e-mail to: datenschutz@mkn.de