Data protection

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

This Privacy Policy informs you about the nature, scope and purpose of the processing. The terms used correspond to the definitions of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) in Article 4.


Harsco Rail Europe GmbH
Lütticher Strasse 130
40547 Dusseldorf
Telephone: +49 211 60116 0
Fax: +49 211 60116 101
E-Mail: Internet:

Types of processed data

Categories of affected persons

Users of this website such as customers, prospects, employees or applicants.
Purpose of processing

Used terms

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the “data subject”). A natural person is considered to be identifiable, directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, with an identification number, with location data, with an online identifier or with one or more special characteristics expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person can be identified.

Processing is any process performed with or without the aid of automated procedures or any process associated with personal information, such as collecting, collecting, organizing, organizing, storing, adapting or altering, reading, querying, using disclosure through submission, dissemination or any other form of provision, reconciliation or association, restriction, erasure or destruction.

The person responsible shall be the natural or legal person, public authority, body or body which, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

Relevant legal bases

The basis of data protection law is the informational right of individual self-determination. In accordance with Article 13 GDPR, we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6 (1a) and Article 7 GDPR, the legal basis for the processing of our services and performance of contractual measures and answering requests is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, the legal basis for processing for compliance Our legal obligation is Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to safeguard our legitimate interests is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or any other natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) (d) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Cooperation with third parties or processors

If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (third parties), transmit them or otherwise grant access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permit, if you have consented to a legal obligation or based on our legitimate interest.

If we commission third parties to process data based on order processing, this is done on the basis of Article 28 GDPR.

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country, or in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only be done if it is to fulfill our contractual or pre-contractual obligations, based on your consent, due to a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interest. To the extent permitted, this is done on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized level of data protection in accordance with the EU or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations.

Rights of data subjects

Information (Article 15 GDPR)
The data subject has the right to ask for confirmation of the processing of personal data in question. If this is the case, it has a right to information about this data as well as information about, among other things, the processing purposes, their origin, recipients, duration of storage and their rights.

Correction (Article 16 of the GDPR)
The data subject has the right to request the correction or completion of the incorrect personal data.

Deletion (Article 17 GDPR)
Data subjects have the right to request the deletion of their data – for example, if they are no longer required or revoked for the purpose for which they were originally collected or processed. As a special embodiment of the cancellation claim, there is now also a “right to be forgotten” when the responsible office has made public the data to be deleted. Then she must take reasonable steps to notify the bodies processing this information that the data subject requires them to delete all links to such data, copies or replications.

Restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR)
The data subject may also request the restriction of processing in certain cases. For example: If the data subject has objected to the processing and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh those of the data subject.

Right to transferability (Article 20 GDPR)
The right to transfer data entitles data subjects, under certain conditions, to receive a copy of their personal data in a standard and machine-readable file format.

Complaint (Article 77 GDPR)
Affected persons have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Right of withdrawal (Article 7 (3) GDPR)
Affected persons have the right to withdraw granted consent with effect for the future.

Right of objection (Article 21 GDPR)
Affected persons can object to the future processing of your data at any time. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless explicitly stated in this privacy statement, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements. Unless the data is deleted because it is required for other and legally permitted purposes, its processing will be restricted. This applies, for example, to data that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.

Collection of access and log data

Based on our legitimate interest (Article 5. paragraph 1 f DSGVO) we store data on every access to the web server to ensure availability. The access data include the name of the retrieved website, file, date and time of the retrieval, data volume, status messages, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, IP address and, if necessary, further technical information.

For security reasons, log files are stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data for evidence purposes will be removed from the erasure until clarification of the incident.


When making contact (such as e-mail, contact form, telephone), the user’s details are processed to process the request. User information can be stored in a suitable client management or equivalent organization.

We will delete the data that has been stored as a result of the requests, if these are no longer required and the legal retention periods do not contradict this.

Cookies and right to object to direct mail

Cookies are small files that are stored on users’ computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie may be used to store information about a user (such as browser version, interest of the user) during or after his visit within a web page. These cookies can be stored temporarily or permanently.

We can use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this in the context of our privacy policy. If the data subject does not want cookies stored on their computer, they will be asked to disable the corresponding option in their browser’s system settings. Preventing cookies can lead to functional limitations of this website.

Google Analytics

To analyze the use of our web pages by you as a user, we use “Google Analytics”, a service of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). For this Google Analytics uses cookies and the information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. In order to ensure an anonymous collection of your IP address (so-called IP masking), the IP anonymization is activated on our website by using the Google Analytics add-on “_gat._anonymizeIp”. That Your IP address will automatically be truncated by Google if you access our website from an EU country or other EEA country. In exceptional cases, your full IP address will be transmitted to and shortened to a Google server in the United States. “On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide more information Website services and internet services related to us. In these purposes, our legitimate interest lies in the data processing. 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 by setting your browser software accordingly. However, partial or full functional restrictions of our website may occur. You can prevent the collection by Google Analytics by clicking on the link below, download the browser plugin and install. An opt-out cookie will be set which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit at

Google reCAPTCHA

This site uses “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereafter “reCAPTCHA”). Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). With reCAPTCHA it should be checked whether the data entry on the website (for example in a contact form) is done by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (such as IP address, website visitor’s time spent on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google. The reCAPTCHA analyzes are completely in the background. Site visitors are not advised that an analysis is taking place. Data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GMO. The Web site operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its web sites from abusive automated spying and SPAM. For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy, please visit the following links: and html.

Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps application from Google Inc. on the Contact Us page. By using this site, you consent to the collection, processing and use by Google and its agents of any automated data collected. Terms of Use of Google Maps.

Data Protection Officer

If you have questions about data protection, you can also contact our data protection officer directly:
Guido Petermann IT-Dienstleistungen
Oberbilker Allee 203
40227 Düsseldorf
Telephone: 0211 72139550