Privacy Policy RIEDEL Networks

The protection of your personal data on the occasion of your visit to our homepage is an important concern for us. Your data will be protected within the framework of legal regulations. We would like to inform you below about the nature and extent of the processing of personal data via this website in accordance with Article 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1. details of the responsible body

Riedel Networks GmbH & Co KG
Schlossstr. 10
35510 Butzbach

Tel.: +49 (0) 6033 9169 100

2. Data protection officer details

Our external data protection officer is happy to answer any questions about data protection:

Herr Dr. Arnt Glienke LL.M

CLARIUS.LEGAL Rechtsanwaltsaktengesellschaft

Rolandsbrücke 4

20095 Hamburg


3. data processing via the website

Your visit to our website is logged. Initially, the following data that your browser transmits to us is collected:

  • IP address currently used by your computer or your router
  • Date and time
  • Browser type and version
  • the operating system of your PC
  • Webpages you visit
  • Name and size of requested file(s)
  • URL of referral website, if applicable

This data is only collected for the purposes of data security, to improve our web offer and for error analysis on the basis of Art. 6 para.1 f DSGVO. We reserve the right to use this data in the event of system abuse in order to determine the reasons and the trigger of the abuse, as well as to take legal action if necessary. In addition, the IP address of your computer is only evaluated anonymously (shortened by the last 3 digits).

You can visit our website without providing any personal information.

We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (such as email communication) is subject to security vulnerabilities. It is not possible to completely protect data from access by third parties. Confidential data should therefore be sent to us by other means, such as by post.

4. applications

Please apply exclusively via our career portal. Unfortunately, we cannot process applications by email or post for data protection reasons.

You can reach our applicant portal at

The controller processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application procedure. The legal basis is § 26 para. 1 S.1 BDSG. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends corresponding application documents to the controller by electronic means. If the data controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the data controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents shall be deleted, taking into account the statutory provisions, after the advertised position has been filled, provided that no other legitimate interests of the data controller conflict with such deletion. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG). For this purpose, the data will be stored for 6 months after completion of the application process and subsequently deleted.

If you have consented to be included in our talent pool, we will also store your data in order to take your application data into account for further open job advertisements in our company. For this purpose, we store your data for 12 months and delete them afterwards. The legal basis is your consent, Art. 6 para. 1 a GDPR.

5. contact

Personal data (e.g. your name, address data or contact data) that you provide to us voluntarily, e.g. in the context of an inquiry or in any other way, will be stored by us and processed only for correspondence with you and only for the purpose for which you provided us with this data. The processing of this data is based on our legitimate interest in a prompt response to inquiries from interested parties on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR.

6. secure data transmission

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use encryption techniques (SSL) via HTTPS, which accord with state-of-the-art technology.

7. recipients of personal data

We may utilise service providers in connection with data processing in order to perform and execute processes.

With our service providers, the contractual relationships are regulated in accordance with the provisions of Art. 28 GDPR, which contain the legally required points on data protection and data security.

8. newsletter

If you subscribe to our company’s newsletter, the data in the respective input mask will be transmitted to the controller. The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. That is, after registration you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can log in with foreign e-mail addresses. When registering for the newsletter, the user’s IP address and the date and time of registration are stored. This serves to prevent misuse of the services or the e-mail address of the data subject. The data will not be passed on to third parties. An exception exists if there is a legal obligation to disclose. The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. The subscription to the newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. Likewise, consent to the storage of personal data can be revoked at any time. For this purpose, there is a corresponding link in each newsletter. The legal basis for the processing of data after registration for the newsletter by the user is, if the user has given his consent, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. The legal basis for sending the newsletter as a result of the sale of goods or services is § 7 para. 3 UWG.

We use rapidmail for sending newsletters. The provider is rapidmail GmbH, Wentzingerstraße 21, 79106 Freiburg, Germany. Among other things, rapidmail is used to organize and analyze the dispatch of newsletters. The data entered by you for the purpose of receiving the newsletter will be stored on the servers of rapidmail in Germany. If you do not want any analysis by rapidmail, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. For the purpose of analysis, the e-mails sent with rapidmail contain a so-called tracking pixel, which connects to the servers of rapidmail when the e-mail is opened. In this way, it is possible to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened. Furthermore, with the help of rapidmail we can determine whether and which links are clicked on in the newsletter message. Optionally, links in the email can be set as tracking links that can be used to count your clicks. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. The recipient of the data is rapidmail GmbH. A transfer of data to third countries does not take place.

The data stored by us within the scope of your consent for the purpose of 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 rapidmail after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this.

You have the option to revoke your consent to data processing with effect for the future at any time. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

For more details, please refer to the data security information of rapidmail at: For more information on the analysis functions of rapidmail, please refer to the following link:

9. use of cookies

So-called cookies are used on our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser and placed on your computer. The use of cookies serves to make the Internet offer more user-friendly. For example, it is possible to recognize the user for the duration of the session without having to constantly re-enter the user name and password. The cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and are deleted after the end of your session. The basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para.1 f GDPR.

Some of the cookies we use are deleted directly after you close your browser (‘session cookies’).

Other cookies remain on your terminal device and enable your browser to be recognised whenyou next visit the website (‘persistent cookies’).

Data processing in connection with cookies, which serve solely to establish the functionality of our online offer, is based on our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

In all other cases, we use cookies only with your consent. Accordingly, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time by changing your cookie settings.

If you do not wish to use cookies, you can configure your browser to prevent the storage of cookies. However, please note that, in this case, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites. However, please note that, in this case, you may not be able to use the full functionality of our websites.

10. google tag manager

We use the service called Google Tag Manager from Google. “Google” is a group of companies and consists of Google Ireland Ltd (provider of the Service), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland and Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA and other affiliates of Google LLC.

We have concluded an order processing agreement with Google. Google Tag Manager is an auxiliary service and processes personal data itself only for technically necessary purposes. Google Tag Manager takes care of loading other components, which in turn may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For more information about Google Tag Manager, see Google’s privacy policy.

Please note that due to American laws such as the Cloud Act, American authorities, such as intelligence agencies, could potentially gain access to personal data that is inevitably exchanged with Google due to the Internet Protocol (TCP) when this service is integrated.

11. plausible analytics

We use the web analytics service “Plausible Analytics” to continuously optimize our offer, both technically and in terms of content. Plausible is a trademark of Plausible Insights OÜ, Västriku tn 2, 50403, Tartu, Estonia, Registration number 14709274, hereinafter referred to only as “Plausible”. For this purpose, Plausible collects the following information, among others: Date and time of your visit, title and URL of the pages visited, incoming links, the country you are in and the user agent of your browser software. Plausible does not use or store “cookies” on your terminal device. All personal data (e.g. your IP address) is stored completely anonymously in the form of a so-called hash. A hash is an encryption of data that is not reversible, i.e. cannot be “decrypted”. In this way, we can analyze your visit without storing personal data in a form that would be readable by us, Plausible or third parties.

To make transparent what data we collect, you can take a look at the full statistics of this page yourself:

More information on the technical implementation can be found here:

You can find more information about data protection at Plausible at

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

12. hotjar

We use Hotjar, which is operated by Hotjar Ltd, Dragonara Business Centre, 5th Floor, Dragonara Road, Paceville St Julian’s STJ 3141 Malta, to better understand the needs of our users and to optimize the offering and experience on this website. Using Hotjar’s technology, we get a better understanding of our users’ experience (e.g. how much time users spend on which pages, which links they click, what they like and dislike, etc.) and this helps us to tailor our offering to our users’ feedback. Hotjar works with cookies and other technologies to collect data about our users’ behavior and about their devices, in particular device IP address (collected and stored only in anonymized form during your website use), screen size, device type (unique device identifiers), information about the browser used, location (country only), language preferred to view our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymized user profile. Hotjar is contractually prohibited from selling the data collected on our behalf. To protect your data, we have concluded an order processing contract with HotJar based on the so-called standard contractual clauses of the European Commission to enable the transfer of your data to HotJar. This data processing contract can be viewed at the following Internet address if you are interested:

You can view HotJar’s privacy policy here:

To the extent legally required, we have obtained your consent to the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR obtained. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. To exercise your revocation, disable this service in the Cookie Consent Tool provided on the website.

You can change your settings at any time via the Update Preferences.

13. YouTube

Our website uses plugins from the YouTube site operated by Google. The operator of the pages is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, telephone: +353 1 543 1000, fax: +353 1 686 5660, e-mail: (“Google” or synonymously “Youtube”). We have integrated the service with a so-called two-click solution. Only when you click on the corresponding placeholder will a connection to Google’s servers be established. For the call of a video via YouTube, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. For more information on the handling of user data, please see Google’s privacy policy at:

As a registered user of the YouTube platform, you can also control the extent to which your user behavior may be collected and used by Google via the YouTube platform comprehensive advertising settings. YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. The legal basis is your consent, which you give by clicking on a corresponding placeholder, within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke this at any time here with effect for the future.

14. Facebook plugins (Like & Share button)

Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland, are integrated on our pages. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like button” (“Like”) on our page. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here:

When you visit our site, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server is established via the plugin. This enables Facebook to receive information that you have visited our site from your IP address. If you click on the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the content of our site to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate visits to our site with your user account. Please note that, as the operator of this site, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to Facebook or of how Facebook uses these data. For more information, please see Facebook’s privacy policy at

If you do not want Facebook to be able to associate your visit to our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

15. instagram plugin

Functions of the Instagram service are integrated on our pages. These features are offered by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook “). If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate the visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram. For more information, please see Instagram’s privacy policy:

16. LinkedIn

Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages with your IP address. If you click the “Recommend Button” of LinkedIn and are logged into your account at LinkedIn, it is possible for LinkedIn to assign your visit to our website to you and your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn. More information can be found in the LinkedIn privacy policy at

LinkedIn Insight Tag

Our website uses the conversion tool “LinkedIn Insight Tag” of LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company. This tool creates a cookie in your web browser that allows the collection of, among other things, the following data: IP address, device and browser properties, and page events (e.g. page views). This data is encrypted, anonymized within seven days, and the anonymized data is deleted within 90 days. LinkedIn does not share any personally identifiable information with us, but provides anonymized reports on website audience and display performance. In addition, LinkedIn offers the possibility of retargeting via the Insight Tag. We can use this data to display targeted advertising outside our website without identifying you as a website visitor. You can find more detailed information on data protection at LinkedIn in the LinkedIn privacy notices.

The legal basis is your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke this at any time here with effect for the future.

LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes in their account settings.

17. xing

Unsere Website nutzt Funktionen des Netzwerks XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time one of our pages containing XING functions is called up, a connection to XING servers is established. As far as we are aware, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or usage behavior evaluated. For more information on data protection and the XING Share button, please see XING’s privacy policy at:

18. cookiebot

A cookie consent tool from the company Cybot A/S, Havnegade 39, 1058 Copenhagen, Denmark (hereinafter: “Cookiebot”) is used on our website.

We use this service to store your cookie preferences. This data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in providing a cookie consent management service to website visitors. In this context, your browser may transmit personal data to Cookiebot.

The data is deleted as soon as the purpose of its collection has been fulfilled.

For more information about the handling of the transferred data, please refer to the privacy policy of Cookiebot:

You can prevent the collection as well as the processing of your data by Cookiebot by disabling the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser. In this case, you will be asked again for your decision for cookies every time you call up a page or sub-page.

Changing your consent in the cookie settings

19. yoast seo

On our website we use plugins from Yoast SEO. This is an offer from Yoast BV, Don Emanuelstraat 3, 6602 GX Wijchen, The Netherlands, Tel: +31 (0)24 82 00 337 (Chamber of Commerce / KvK: 55404367, VAT Number: NL851692540B01).

This plugin takes care of the complete technical optimization of our websites for search engines. It also assists with content development. For more information, please refer to Yoast BV’s privacy policy, which you can view at

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

20 Contact Form by WPForms

This website uses the plugin Contact Form by WPForms. Provider is WPForms LLC, WPForms 7732 Maywood Crest Dr, West Palm Beach, FL 33412. The PlugIn offers in the used version a GDPR extension with. The enabled option disables all user cookies and prevents the storage of the IP address. Entered form data is sent encrypted by e-mail and stored on an e-mail server. According to the manufacturer, a storage of the sent requests in WordPress does not take place in our used version. A detailed description of the implemented GDPR measures can be read in the following article.

The legal basis is our legitimate interest according to. Art. 6 par. 1 lit. f GDPR to a user-friendly presentation of our site.

21. WP Mail SMTP

We use on our website the WordPress plugin “WP Mail SMTP” for the website building system WordPress of the American company Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA (hereinafter “WordPress”).

SMTP (Simple Mail Transfer Protocol) is an industry standard for sending e-mail. If e-mails are not sent authenticated, they can either be filed in the spam folder at the recipient’s end or not be delivered. By default, WordPress sites use the PHP mail function, with which there are often problems in the delivery of emails. For this reason, we use the “WP Mail SMTP” plugin, as it fixes the email delivery issues by sending the mails via SMTP. By using the plugin, we thus ensure the reliable delivery of emails on our website. Accordingly, the legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Further information on how the plugin works and on data protection can be found at and at

22. WPML

We use WPML provided by OnTheGoSystems Limited, 22/F 3 Lockhart Road, Wanchai, Hong Kong (hereinafter referred to as: WPML). WPML is a multilingual plugin for WordPress. We use WPML to display our website in different languages. When you visit our website, WPML stores a cookie on your device to save the language setting you have chosen. Personal data can be stored and analyzed, especially the activity of the user (in particular, which pages have been visited and which elements have been clicked on) as well as device and browser information (in particular, the IP address and the operating system).

For more information about the collection and storage of data by WPML, click here:

The use of WPML serves to be able to display our website in multiple languages.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para.1 S.1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time here (link to Consent Tool) with effect for the future. WPML stores cookies on your terminal device. Information on the storage period of the cookies can be found at:

You can prevent the collection as well as the processing of your personal data by WPML by preventing third-party cookies from being stored on your computer, using the “Do Not Track” feature of a supporting browser, disabling the execution of script code in your browser, or using a script blocker such as NoScript ( or Ghostery ( in your browser.

For more information on how to object to and opt out of WPML, please visit:

23 Wordfence

We have integrated Wordfence on this website. The provider is Defiant Inc, Defiant, Inc, 800 5th Ave Ste 4100, Seattle, WA 98104, USA (hereinafter “Wordfence”).

Wordfence is used to protect our website from unwanted access or malicious cyberattacks. For this purpose, our website establishes a permanent connection to Wordfence’s servers so that Wordfence can check its databases against the accesses made to our website and block them if necessary.

The use of Wordfence is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its website against cyberattacks as effectively as possible. You have the right to object to this processing. You can send this objection to:

Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here:

24. Hubspot CRM

We use Hubspot CRM on this website. The provider is Hubspot Inc. 25 Street, Cambridge, MA 02141 USA (hereinafter Hubspot CRM).

Among other things, Hubspot CRM enables us to manage existing and potential customers and customer contacts. With the help of Hubspot CRM, we are able to record, sort and analyze customer interactions via email, social media or telephone across various channels. The personal data collected in this way can be analyzed and used for communication with the potential customer or for marketing measures (e.g. newsletter mailings). With Hubspot CRM, we are also able to record and analyze the user behavior of our contacts on our website.

The use of Hubspot CRM is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the most efficient customer management and customer communication possible. If a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR and § 25 Abs. 1 TTDSG, insofar as the consent includes the storage of cookies or access to information in the user’s end device (e.g. device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. Consent can be revoked at any time.

Details can be found in Hubspot’s privacy policy:

Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. You can find details here:

The company is certified in accordance with the “EU-US Data Privacy Framework” (DPF). The DPF is an agreement between the European Union and the USA that is intended to ensure compliance with European data protection standards for data processing in the USA. Every DPF-certified company undertakes to comply with these data protection standards. Further information can be obtained from the provider at the following link:

25. your rights

According to Articles 15–21 GDPR, you may exercise the following rights with respect to personal data we store provided the relevant requirements of the GDPR are met.

You can request information pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR about your personal data processed by us.

If incorrect personal data is processed, you have a right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR.

If the legal requirements are met, you may request the deletion or restriction of processing (Art. 17, 18 GDPR).

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent under data protection law at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

Right of objection according to Art. 21 GDPR

The data subject shall have the right to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1)(a) of the Data Protection Act. e) or f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

26. standard time limits for the deletion of data

Insofar as no statutory retention obligation applies, the data shall be deleted or destroyed once it is no longer required for fulfilling the purpose of data processing. Various deadlines apply to the retention of personal data. For instance, data of tax relevance is generally stored for ten years, while other data is typically retained for six years in accordance with provisions under the Commercial Code. Furthermore, the storage period may also be determined by statutory limitation periods, which may generally amount to three years in the case of Articles 195 et seqq. of the Civil Code, for example, or in certain cases up to even thirty years.

27. right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, each data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, if they believe that the processing of their personal data is in violation of the GDPR. The competent supervisory authority in data protection matters is the state data protection officer of the federal state in which our company has its registered office.

The Hessian Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 1
65189 Wiesbaden

Tel.: 0611/1408-0
Fax: 0611/1408-900

28. disclaimer

Liability for content

As service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these webpages in accordancewith general laws (pursuant to Art. 7 (1) Telemedia Act, ‘TMG’). However, as serviceprovider, we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored external information or to investigate circumstances that indicate unlawful activity (Articles 8–10 TMG). This shall be without prejudice to obligations to remove or block the use of information according to general laws. Liability in this connection is only possible from the time we receive knowledge of an actual violation of the law. We will immediately remove the relevant content as soon as we become aware of corresponding violations of the law.

Liability for links

Our offer contains links to the external websites of third parties, over whose content we have no influence. For this reason, we are unable to accept any liability for this external content. The respective provider or operator of the website is always responsible for the content of the linked webpages. The linked webpages will be reviewed for possible violations of the law at the time of linking. Unlawful content could not be found at the time of linking. However, it is not feasible to review the content of the linked webpages on an ongoing basis, without specific indications of a violation of the law. We will immediately remove corresponding links as soon as we become aware of violations of the law.