Thank you for visiting our website. Protection of your personal data is an important priority for us; we want you to feel safe when visiting our website. We protect your privacy and your personal data. We process your personal data as specified in this Data Privacy Policy, in compliance with the applicable data protection provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) or the national provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).


Data protection settings

You can withdraw your consent to data processing at any time by accessing the consent tool via the icon at the bottom left of the website and removing the tick in the checkbox under "Advanced settings". The legality of the processing remains unaffected until the revocation is exercised.


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Name and contact details of the responsible party (controller)

Probst GmbH, Gottlieb-Daimler-Str. 6, 71729 Erdmannhausen, Germany ("We") as operator of the website ("website") is the responsible party (controller) as stipulated in the GDPR and other country-specific data protection regulations.


Contact details of the data protection officer

At any time you can contact our data protection officer at for all data protection concerns.


What is personal data?

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person; an identifiable person is a person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier, or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.


Purposes of the data processing

The extent and nature of the collection, processing and use of your data differs according to whether you visit our website merely to access generally available information or to make use of more extensive services. We always process your personal data for pre-contractual purposes or contractual purposes as part of our entrepreneurial activity. In addition, the exercise of our legitimate interest or compliance with statutory regulations can likewise be a substantive purpose of data processing on our part. In the areas below we provide information on the specific purposes of the data processing.


Legal basis of the data processing

The legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:   

  • Fulfilment of pre-contractual and contractual obligations (Article 6(1b) GDPR)
  • Based on your consent (Article 6 (1a) GDPR)
  • As part of balancing of interests (Article 6 (1f) GDPR)
  • Due to statutory regulations (Article 6 (1c) GDPR)


Use of our website for information purposes

For purely informational use of our website, in general, it is not necessary to specify personal data. But rather, in this case we only collect the data that your Internet browser automatically transmits to us, such as:


Referrer (website previously visited)

Website or file requested

Browser type and browser version

Operating system used

Device type used

Date and time of access

Anonymised IP address (used to determine the location of access)


This means that your computer's IP address is saved in so-called log files only for the duration of your use of the website; immediately thereafter it is deleted or anonymised through shortening.


The purpose of processing is to ensure the functionality and compatibility of our website for technically faultless utilisation, including fault rectification, and to ensure protection against technical attacks and misuse. Our legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6(1f) constitutes the legal basis for this processing. We have a legitimate interest in the proper operation of our website. The log file data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of the processing.


Use of our website for other services

If you take advantage of other services offered by our company through our website, you may be required to provide personal data for this purpose. The respective input screen or application determines which data are required for provision of service. You can provide additional information on a voluntary basis. You can identify which data are required and which data are voluntary by the asterisk (*) with the note "Mandatory field", which indicates mandatory information. Your data is processed exclusively for the purpose of providing the service you have requested. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data, as well as the information as to when your personal data will be deleted, is provided in the description of the specific services.


Contacting us

Contact form

On our website we use a contact form that offers the possibility of entering into contact with us. The personal data that you provide to us via a contact form, will only be processed for the purpose of processing your request for contact via the contact form. Forwarding of your data to third parties only takes place, if this is required for the purpose of processing your request for contact. The legal basis for this processing is Article 6(1b) GDPR. Your personal data will be deleted, when they are no longer required for the purpose of contacting us. We expressly state that it may be necessary to store your messages due to statutory retention obligations. In this case, the legal basis is Article 6(1c) GDPR.


Contact via mail

On our website we offer the possibility of contacting us via email. In this regard, please note that an unencrypted communication via email is not secure. The possibility cannot be excluded that the data transmitted in this manner can be read, changed or deleted by unauthorised persons. The personal data that you provide to us via email contact, will only be processed for the purpose of processing your email enquiry. Transfer to third parties only occurs if required for the purpose of processing this contact request. The legal basis for this processing is Article 6(1b) GDPR. Your personal data will be deleted, when they are no longer required for the purpose of contacting us. We expressly state that it may be necessary to store your messages due to statutory retention obligations. In this case, the legal basis is Article 6(1c) GDPR.



If you want to subscribe to our newsletter, we require, in addition to your e-mail address, confirmation that you are the owner of the specified e-mail address and that you agree to receive the newsletter. This data is only collected for the purpose of being able to send you the newsletter and to document our authorization in this regard.  In addition, the following data is collected during registration:

  • IP address of the calling computer
  • Date and time of registration

For the processing of the data, your consent is obtained during the registration process and reference is made to this privacy policy. The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 a) DSGVO. The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 I f) DSGVO and serves as proof of consent to receive the newsletter. You can revoke your subscription to the newsletter at any time with effect for the future. Your personal data will be deleted when it is no longer required to fulfill the purpose.

How is the newsletter sent?
This website uses SendinBlue to send newsletters. The provider is SendinBlue GmbH, Köpenicker Straße 126, 10179 Berlin, a subsidiary of the French parent company SendinBlue SAS, 55 rue d'Amsterdam, 75008 Paris, France. SendinBlue is a service with which we organize our newsletter dispatch and by means of which we can measure our marketing success. Our newsletters sent with SendinBlue allow us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. Among other things, we can analyze how many recipients have opened the newsletter message and how often which link in the newsletter was clicked. 
The data processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. I a) DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation. If you do not want any analysis by SendinBlue, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in each newsletter message. 
The data you provide for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of SendinBlue after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that has been stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail address) remains unaffected by this.
For more details, please refer to the privacy policy of SendinBlue at:
We have concluded an order data processing contract with SendinBlue and thus implement the data protection specifications.



Through technical and organisational measures we have safeguarded our website and other systems against loss, destruction, access, modification of dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. In particular, your personal data communicated in the contact form is transmitted encrypted. For this, we use the TLS (Transport Layer Security) 1.3 layer coding system.



We use cookies to track visitor preferences and for optimal design of our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer, when you visit our Internet site. If desired, you can delete the cookies at any time. However, this can result in the situation that specific functions will no longer be available to you. The help function of your browser provides information concerning deletion of the cookies.


Web analysis

Google Analytics

Our website uses the services of Google Analytics. Google Analytics is a web analysis service of Google Inc. Analysis of your use of the website is enabled, in that so-called cookies are stored on your computer and these cookies then generate information concerning your user behaviour and forward this information to Google Inc. As a rule, a shortened version of your IP address is forwarded to Google servers. In exceptional cases the complete IP address may also be forwarded. Google uses this information on our behalf to prepare a report concerning user behaviour on our website. Google will not link the IP address communicated by Google Analytics with other data. If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer, you can make appropriate settings in your browser. Unfortunately this can result in restricted use of our pages. You can prevent collection of your data through Google Analytics by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set that prevents collection of your data at future visits to this website: Deactivate Google Analytics. More information concerning the use conditions and data protection is provided at or at We expressly state that on this website Google Analytics has been extended with the "anonymizeIp" code, to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).


Google Tag Manager

This website uses "Google Tag Manager". Google Tag Manager is a tool for managing website tags. The tool is a cookieless domain and does not collect any personal data. The tool ensures resolution of other tags, which on their part can collect data under certain circumstances. On our website the tags come through use of Google Analytics. Google does not access these data. If a deactivation has been undertaken on the domain level or cookie level, this deactivation will remain intact for all tracking tags that are implemented with Google Tag Manager ( ).


Social media

We maintain publically accessible profiles in social networks. The specific social networks that we use are listed below.

Social networks, such as Facebook, etc. can usually comprehensively analyse your user behaviour, when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. Like buttons or advertising banners). Use of our social media presences triggers numerous processing operations that are relevant for data protection. Specifically:

When you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can link this visit to your user account. However, under some circumstances, your personal data can also be collected when you are not logged in, or even if you do not have an account at the respective social media portal. In this case, such data collection occurs via cookies that are stored on your end device or through collection of your IP address.

With the aid of the data collected in this manner, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles, in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this manner, interest-based advertising can be displayed to you inside and outside the social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network presence, the interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices, on which you are logged in or were logged in.

In addition, please note that we cannot track all processing operations on the social media portals. Consequently, depending on the provider, other processing operations may be executed by the operators of the social media portals. Details in this regard are provided in the terms of use and data protection policies of the respective social media portals.


Legal basis

Our social media presences should ensure an informing presence on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6(1f) GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be constituted on a deviating legal basis, which must be specified by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent pursuant to Article 6(1a) GDPR).


Responsible party (controller) and assertion of rights

When you visit one of our social media presences, we together with the operator of the social media platform are jointly responsible for the data processing operations triggered by this visit. You can always assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of the processing, data portability, and right to lodge a complaint) against us, as well as against the operator of the respective social media portal.


Please note, that in spite of joint responsibility with the operators of the social media portals, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our possibilities are essentially based on the corporate policy of the respective provider.


Duration of storage

The data that we collect directly via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems, as soon as the purpose for which they were stored no longer applies, or if you request us to delete the data, or if you revoke your consent to the storage, or if the purpose for which the data is stored no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. Mandatory statutory regulations – retention periods, in particular – remain unaffected.

We do not have any influence over the length of time your data will be stored by the operators of the social networks for their own purposes. For details in this regard, please contact the operators of the social networks directly (e.g. in their data privacy policy, see below).


Social networks in detail



We use the platform,, to make our own videos available for advertising purposes. To do this, we link to YouTube. on our website. The provider of YouTube is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. If you follow an appropriate link by clicking, YouTube stores and uses your data (IP address and additional personal data ) for provision of the service and for its own business purposes. Additional information concerning data privacy through YouTube (Google) is provided at: 



We have a profile on Facebook. The provider is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. You can adjust your advertising settings independently in your user account. Click the following link and log in See Facebook's data privacy policy for details:


On our pages functions of the service Instagram are integrated. These features are provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. Currently, it is assumed that this will establish a direct connection to the provider's services and will at least collect and use the IP address and device-related information. It is also possible that an attempt will be made to store cookies on the computer used. 
For more information, please refer to Instagram's privacy policy:


We have a profile on LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland LinkedIn uses advertising cookies. 
If you want to disable LinkedIn advertising cookies, please use the following link:
For details on how we handle your personal information, please refer to the LinkedIn privacy policy:


Additional functions and content

Google Maps

Our Internet presence uses the Google Maps service. To use the Google Maps function it is necessary to store your IP address. As a rule this information will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have no influence on this data transmission. Use of Google Maps occurs in the interest of an appealing presentation of our Internet presence, and easy findability of our locations specified on this Internet presence. Such use constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Article 6(1f) GDPR. More information concerning handling of the user data is provided in Google's Privacy Policy:


Dealer search

On our website we offer the possibility of location-based dealer search. In this regard you choose from various technical areas. When you enter into contact with the dealer of your choice via our Contact Form, we technically forward your message to the dealer via our server. In this process, we also receive a copy of your message to this dealer. The purpose of the processing is location-based channelling of inquires from prospects or customers to our dealer network. The legal basis for this is Article 6(1b) GDPR.  The reason for receiving a copy of your message to your preferred dealer is knowledge on our part concerning your needs and interests in our products and services. The legal basis for this is Article 6(1f) GDPR.


Recipients and data transmission

We have bundled certain data processing operations in our company. These processes can be utilised by our specific company areas, for instance, when processing inquires. To ensure task execution and for contract fulfilment, external contractors and service providers (e.g. logistics companies or IT service providers) may be used. Moreover, data can go to recipients, to whom we are obligated or authorised due to contractual or statutory obligations, based on your consent to disclosure.


Data transmission to third countries

Data transmission to third countries (countries outside the EU and the European Economic Area EEA) only takes place, if such data transmission is required for execution of a contract/order/the business relationship, including the initiation of the business relationship, or if such data transmission is permitted through our legitimate interest or due to your consent.


Note concerning data transfer to the US

Tools from companies headquartered in the US are integrated in our Internet presence. When these tools are active, your personal data may be transferred to the US servers of the respective company. We expressly state that the US is not a secure third country within the meaning of EU data protection law. US companies are obligated to hand over personal data to security authorities, and you as the concerned party (data subject) cannot take legal action to prevent this. Consequently, the possibility cannot be excluded that US government agencies (secret services) may process, analyse, and permanently store your data on US servers. We have no influence on these processing activities.


Deletion of your data

We only process your data for as long as this is required for fulfilment of the respective purpose, or until a legal basis for the processing (e.g. revocation of your consent to the data processing) no longer exists. In this regard, we comply with the existing statutory retention periods and storage periods.


Your rights

You have the right:

  • To receive free-of-charge information concerning the personal data about your person that we store (Right to information)
  • To obtain a confirmation of whether we process the personal data about your person (Right to confirmation)
  • To demand that we delete the personal data about your person without delay, if processing of this data is no longer required, and also if the other prerequisites of the GDPR for deletion are fulfilled (Right to erasure)
  • To demand immediate correction and completion of the incorrect personal data about your person (Right to rectification)
  • To demand restriction of the processing of your personal data (Right to restrict the processing)
  • To receive the personal data relating to yourself, in a structured, common, and machine-readable format (Right to data portability)
  • To object to the processing of your personal data (Right to object)
  • You have the right not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which produces its legal effects concerning yourself or affects you in a similar manner (Rights related to automated decision making including profiling).
  • To revoke your consent to the data processing at any time.
  • To complain before the supervisory authority responsible for data protection, if you are of the opinion that the processing of the personal data about your person violates the GDPR (Right to lodge a complaint).

For more extensive information concerning your rights, contact our data protection officer.


General information for customers and suppliers pursuant to Article 13 / Article 14 GDPR