Privacy policy

The protection of your personal data during your visit to our homepage is a very serious matter for us. All information about your person, such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, account number, etc., as well as all information that can be traced back to you, is called personal data. This includes the IP address, which is automatically transmitted when you visit a website. This is technically absolutely necessary.


We would like you to know if and when we collect which data and how we use it. We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that the regulations on data protection are observed both by us and by possible external service providers. In particular, we also take into account the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) of the European Union (EU), which is to be implemented from 25.05.2018.

Personal data on this website is only collected automatically to the extent that is technically necessary. Below you will find information about which data is collected during your visit to our homepage and how it is used. If you wish to assert your rights (see below), please contact us as the person responsible for data processing on this website - the contact details can be found in the imprint.

If you have fundamental questions or concerns regarding data protection, please contact our data protection officer in writing at


Personal data may only be "processed" if there is a valid legal basis for this. The processing is bound to a concrete purpose. We process personal data that we may collect from you via this website on the basis of the following legal principles:


Balancing of interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO

The possible use of tools which aim to make our website more customer-friendly, efficient and secure can be done within the framework of a balancing of interests, as this does not involve the profiling of user behaviour and the IP address of the visitor is only stored temporarily in a non-anonymous form.

Information which you provide us with for the purpose of a possible or existing business relationship (B2B relationship) is also processed by us within the framework of a weighing of interests.

Contractual relationship in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO

If you, as a private person, provide us with your personal information (e.g. in the context of an application), we process this data in the context of a contract initiation or for the processing of the contractual relationship with you.

Legal requirement according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DSGVO

Insofar as we are subject to legal requirements, for the observance of which we must use your personal data, this is done within the framework of this legal basis.

Consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO

In rare cases, it may be possible that we may wish to use personal information you have provided for a purpose other than that for which it was intended. If this should occur and there is no other legal basis, we will need your voluntary consent - which can be revoked at any time in the future - which we will then ask you for separately.

Responsible person according to Art. 4 para. 7 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Robert Bürkle GmbH

Stuttgarter Street 123

72250 Freudenstadt

Local court: Stuttgart HRB 430840

Value Added Tax Identification Number: DE 812201175


You can reach our data protection officer at Robert Bürkle GmbH at:

Robert Bürkle GmbH

Thomas Fletschinger


Global data protection standards

Our handling of personal data has been aligned with global principles and standards regarding transparency in the use of personal data, observance and granting of rights of choice, access regulations, rules on data integrity, data security, data sharing and monitoring the lawfulness of processing. Robert Bürkle GmbH complies in particular with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

When you visit our website, your IP address and other information is automatically transmitted. We do not store this data ourselves, but our service provider requires this information for the technical provision of the website. He automatically logs every access to our homepage and every possible retrieval of a file stored on the homepage. Logged are:


  • IP address of the user
  • Information about the browser type
  • Information about the version of the browser type used
  • Operating system of the user
  • Internet service provider of the user
  • Date and time of access
  • Website from which the user has reached our site
  • Web pages that are called up by the user's system via our website

For reasons of security and availability of the website and in accordance with § 100 TKG (malfunction and misuse of telecommunications systems), the IP address is also logged for a short period (maximum 7 days). Access to this log is only granted in the event of security breaches for criminal prosecution.  Personal user profiles are not generated!

The basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO ("weighing of interests").

Insofar as we wish to use the transmitted IP address anonymously for further purposes, this will be explained in more detail below.

Please note that telecommunications service providers are legally obliged to store connection data within a reasonable framework (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO).

The basic data protection regulation obliges us to provide appropriate information whenever personal data is collected directly from the person concerned. Within the scope of our website we collect personal data from you and would therefore like to inform you accordingly. This collection is present, for example, when we


  • Collect your IP address for the technical provision of the website
  • use a tracking tool that uses the IP address (see Google Analytics)
  • Receive your input in a contact module for communication with us.

Basic procedure:

As far as you have provided us with personal data, we will only use it to answer your questions and for technical administration. As an exception, the anonymous IP address can be used for statistical evaluation. If the IP address is used for other purposes, this will be listed below.

Your personal data will only be passed on or otherwise transferred to third parties if this is necessary for the purpose of contract processing - in particular the transfer of contact data to downstream service companies - or for invoicing purposes, or if we are legally obliged to do so, or if we have your prior consent in the context of order processing by sub-contractors or you have given your consent. You have the right to revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time.

An exception may be the transmission of automatically collected personal data when using tools on the website, if this is done on the basis of a weighing of interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f DSGVO. Possible cases are listed in this data protection declaration.

Stored personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to storage, if knowledge of the data is no longer required to fulfil the purpose for which it was stored, i.e. if the process has been completed and there are no statutory periods of deletion to prevent this, or if storage of the data is not permitted for other legal reasons. In addition, your objection to processing may lead to the deletion of the stored data.

If the data cannot be deleted for technical reasons, we will make it anonymous so that a personal reference cannot be established in the future.

All surveys or processing of this website is the responsibility of our company.

You will find additional detailed information in the following points.


We offer you the possibility to subscribe to a free newsletter. The data you enter in the input mask will be transmitted to us. The following data is required for the registration:

  • E-mail address
  • Salutation
  • First name
  • Last name
  • Company

As part of the newsletter registration you will receive a confirmation email to complete the registration using the double opt-in procedure. The newsletter can be cancelled at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link in each newsletter.

The deposited data will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter. We do not pass on this data to third parties. After cancellation of the newsletter the data will be deleted.

E-Mail Contact

If you contact us by e-mail, we will only use your details to process your request. These data will not be passed on to third parties.

At the time of sending, our system also saves the following data:

  • IP address of the user
  • Date and time of contact

The data sent in the e-mail will be processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 letter a EU-DSGVO), which you give by sending the e-mail. You can revoke this consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal notification by e-mail. The legality of the data processing operations carried out up to the time of revocation shall remain unaffected by the revocation.

The data sent by you will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent for storage or the purpose for which the data was stored ceases to apply (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

Contact forms

When you contact us via our website, we collect various personal data from you using our forms. Some fields are mandatory fields, which we need for a reasonable handling of your request - other information is voluntary. Mandatory fields are marked with an asterisk.

With this data provided by you, an unencrypted e-mail is generated and transmitted to us directly - without intermediate storage. Please note that the e-mail is not encrypted, so please be careful not to enter any confidential data or information in this way.

We use this information exclusively for processing your request. As far as it should be necessary for processing your request, we will involve other departments for processing your request, taking into account the applicable legal regulations (e.g. within the scope of order processing). If your details have been transmitted for the purpose of or within the framework of a business relationship with us, we store your contact details for this purpose in our internal systems. Your actual request may also be kept in internal systems (e.g. ticket system, e-mail system) to enable the process of internal processing.

As we assume an unlimited business relationship, we only delete or anonymise this data on request (see your right to deletion later) or if the purpose for which the data is stored no longer applies, provided that there are no legal retention periods or deletion periods to prevent this.

The legal basis for the processing of the information you provide about the purpose of use is in the context of a possible initiation or fulfilment of a business relationship with you or your employer in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO (business relationship with you) or Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO (processing of the business relationship with your employer in the context of a weighing of interests). If we need your consent for a desired processing, we will obtain it explicitly (e.g. by clicking on an appropriate option).

Cookies are small text files that can be stored on your computer for various purposes. Cookies can have various functions. For example, some cookies enable the user to use the website more conveniently, others record user behaviour or help to identify users when they visit a website again.


Cookies are primarily used in the area of online marketing when personalised advertising is to be placed. The keyword "targeting" is used to summarise the activities that are intended to enable the display of advertising on websites for specific target groups. A continuation of this advertising strategy is so-called retargeting, in which a provider/advertiser marks the customer when he visits the company's own homepage by means of a tracking cookie and then follows him as he roams the Internet and regularly places his own advertising as banners on third-party sites to remind him specifically of his own products.

Cookies, which are necessary for the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions requested by you, are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO ("processing to safeguard a legitimate interest"). The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of his services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are treated separately in this data protection declaration.

In the following we have listed the cookies that can be installed on your computer through your use. As far as they are not technically necessary, they belong to a tool (e.g. Google Analytics - see later), which we may only use on the basis of your consent. If you have given your consent, these cookies will be installed.


Storage duration

Google Analytics Cookies


2 years


1 day


1 day

Technically required cookies

Withdrawal cookie



Session duration


You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the sites is always responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were generally not recognizable at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. As soon as we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such links immediately. Please note the data protection declarations of the third parties on whose site the link is made.


Special links to LinkedIn, YouTube

Through our website you can access our presentations on LinkedIn and YouTube. We use appropriate icons for this purpose. As soon as you click on the icon, you will be redirected to this page. Please note that you are leaving our company website and are subject to the terms of use there.

We do not use any social plug-ins which would already start a transmission when you visit our website.

(1) We process the applicant data only for the purpose of and within the scope of the application procedure in accordance with the legal requirements. Applicant data is processed to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations within the scope of the application procedure in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b. DSGVO Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO insofar as the data processing becomes necessary for us, e.g. within the scope of legal procedures (in Germany, § 26 BDSG-Neu also applies).

(2) The application procedure requires applicants to provide us with applicant data in writing or via the applicant portal. Required applicant data includes personal details, postal and contact addresses, and the documents pertaining to the application, such as cover letter, resume, and references. In addition, applicants may voluntarily provide us with additional information.

(3) By submitting the application to Robert Bürkle GmbH, applicants agree to the processing of their data for the purposes of the application process in the manner and to the extent set out in this data protection declaration.

(4) Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 DSGVO are voluntarily communicated within the scope of the application procedure, their processing is additionally carried out in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. b DSGVO (e.g. health data, such as severely disabled status or ethnic origin). Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Para. 1 DSGVO are requested from applicants as part of the application process, their processing is additionally carried out in accordance with Art. 9 Para. 2 lit. a DSGVO (e.g. health data, if this is necessary for the exercise of the profession).

Applicants can submit their applications to us via the online portal or by e-mail to the following address

The data provided by applicants, may also be made available to the Management Board as part of the review of the application documents received. In the event of a successful application, the data will be processed electronically by us for the purposes of the employment relationship. Otherwise, if the application for a job offer is unsuccessful, the applicants' data will be deleted after 12 months. Applicants' data will also be deleted if an application is withdrawn, which applicants are entitled to do at any time.

Subject to a justified withdrawal by the applicants, the deletion will take place after the 12-month application process has expired so that we can answer any follow-up questions about the application and meet our obligations to provide evidence under the Equal Treatment Act.

With the applicant's consent, the data may be stored in the internal applicant pool.

Art. 12 - 23 DSGVO regulate the rights of the data subject, i.e. your rights regarding the handling of your personal data. These are essentially towards us:


  • Right to information at the latest at the time of collection in accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO, which we comply with through this data protection declaration.
  • Right to information according to Art. 15 DSGVO
  • Recht auf Löschung nach Art. 17 DSGVO
  • Right of cancellation under Art. 17 DSGVO
  • Right of objection under Art. 21 DSGVO
  • Where applicable: Right to data transferability according to Art. 20 DSGVO

In accordance with the DSGVO and other legal provisions, we will support you in asserting your rights.

For inquiries regarding the exercise of your rights, please contact the office indicated in the imprint. Please understand that, also in the interest of the rights of other persons, we can only provide personal information if you can provide appropriate identification.

You also have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority. As a rule, the competent authority is the data protection commissioner of the federal state in which our company has its headquarters - in our case this is the data protection commissioner of Baden-Württemberg. A list of the data protection commissioners and their contact details can be found in the following link:



Plugins are usually icons (small pictures), behind which there is a link to another provider. However, the special feature of such plugins is that personal data of the visitor is often already transmitted to these providers when a website visitor calls up a page on which such a plugin is placed. We use the following plugins:


Google Maps

Via an API we use the map service Google Maps from Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. We have no influence on this data transfer.

The use of Google Maps offers the possibility to visualize our locations on an interactive map. The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO ("consent").

More information on the handling of user data can be found in Google's privacy policy: .

You can find more details in the data protection center: Transparency and Choices and Privacy Policy.


Google reCAPTCHA

On our website we use "Google reCAPTCHA" (in the following "reCAPTCHA"). The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data input on our website (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a human being or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor on the basis of various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis purposes, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time spent on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.

The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO ("consent").

Further information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy can be found at the following links: and

We do not use social plugins, instead we have included links (see above).

We use these tools to optimize our web offer. Legal basis is - unless otherwise stated - always the consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. In the event that an objection link is activated, by revocation or by appropriate browser configuration, you can assert your objection for the future.


We do not use the data to identify the website visitor, but basically for statistical purposes in order to optimise our website. Among other things, it is important for us to know how anonymous visitors move around our website. The IP address is always shortened in such a way that the person concerned can no longer be identified.

The data is only passed on if a service provider is involved to obtain or evaluate the information within the scope of order processing in accordance with Art. 28 DSGVO.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

The storage of Google Analytics cookies is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO (consent).

The EU data protection regulations require IP anonymisation by shortening the IP address, which we have set up accordingly. This takes place technically within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before any further transmission takes place.

Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services to the website operator in connection with the use of the website and the Internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.

You can revoke your consent at any time via our website. A revocation cookie is installed on your access device so that our system recognizes you when you call up the website.

You can find more information on terms of use and data protection at or

By taking all technical and organisational measures, we make every effort to store your personal data in such a way that they are not accessible to third parties. In the case of communication via an unencrypted e-mail, we cannot guarantee complete data security, so that we recommend that you use an encrypted path or post for confidential information.


SSL- bzw. TLS-Encoding

This site uses SSL or TLS encoding for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as site operator. You can recognise an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from http:// to https:// and by the lock symbol in the browser line.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.