Privacy Police

Privacy Statement

We appreciate your interest in our company. Data Privacy is a high-ranking aspect on the agenda of the management of RL HYDRAULICS GmbH.

The following circumstance shall be mentioned initially: Your personal data is processed as per the applicable data protection rules. RL HYDRAULICS GmbH therefore has implemented technical and organizational measures which provide for the best possible protection of the personal data processed through this website. However, transferring personal data over the internet may basically not be free from gaps in security, which results in the fact that complete protection is not to be guaranteed. Therefore, you may choose to contact us any other way as an alternative.


Friedrichstraße 6
58791 Werdohl

Tel.: +49 (0) 23 92 / 509-0

Contact of the Data Protection Officer

Your Rights as a Data Subject
Your rights as a data subject are stipulated in Articles 15 to 22 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and cover the right to data access, deletion rectification, data transfer, restriction of data processing, the right to contradict a data processing and the right to not being made subject to fully automated decisions (such decisions, however do not take place at RL HYDRAULICS).

To exercise these rights, feel free to reach out to The same applies in case, you should have questions about how personal data is processed in our company or f you should wish to revoke consent. Moreover, you are entitled to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority.

Right to Contradiction
Should we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you ae entitled to contradict this processing anytime and without having to name any reasons. The same applies to any profiling if such is related to direct marketing.

Should you contradict a data processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes. Contradiction is fee of charge, not bound by any form and may be addressed, at the best, to

Should we process personal data basing on our prevailing interest, you are entitled to contradict such processing any time for reasons that result from your specific situation. The same applies to a profiling basing on these provisions.

In such case, we will no longer process your personal data, but if we can provide compulsory reasons for processing worth to be protected, which do not outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or if the processing uses to serve purposes of claims or legal defense.

Purposes and Legal Bases of Processing
We are processing your data to initiate business, to fulfill contractual and legal obligations, to execute contracts, to offer products and services and to strengthen the customer-relationship, which may include direct marketing. The legal basis, therefore, is a (potential) contractual relationship, Art. 6 I 1 b GDPR, respectively our legitimate and prevailing interest in processing your data, Art. 6 I 1 f GDPR. Such processing, however, is basing a previous objective balancing of interests. Conditions given, we may also process your data basing on your consent, Art. 6 I 1 a GDPR.

Transfer of Data to Third Parties
Your data will only be transferred to third parties with the boundaries of the law applying or if you have granted respective consent. The first aspect addresses the fact that your data is not transferred to third parties, if not we are obliged or entitled to do so by law (transfer of personal data to external bodies, such as e.g. public prosecution agencies or supervisory authorities). We allow to mention, that being a part of TIMKEN, we may basically transfer your data to further group companies if the underlying legal relationship or inter-group administrative requirements are requiring such or if we are legally obliged to do so.

Data Recipients/ Categories of Data Recipients
Within our company, we safeguard that only the persons who require your personal data for contractual or legal purposes may access your personal data. Should service providers support our company departments, the data protection agreements required have been entered into.

Transfer of Data to Third Countries / Intent to transfer Data to Third Countries
Your data is only transferred to third countries (outside the European Union, respectively the European Economic Area) to the extent required for contractual or legal obligations or in cases for which you have granted your consent. Concerning data transfers within TIMKEN group we kindly ask you to take notice of this Privacy Statement´s Section on “Transfer of Data to Third Parties” – your data may be transferred to group companies within third countries outside the EU or the European Economic Area, which may include a transfer to the USA.

Data Retention
Your data is stored as long as it is required for the respectively underlying purpose of processing. Please consider, that several retention obligations are requiring us to keep your data beyond his moment, where these obligations especially originate from commercial law or the law of duties (e.g. Commercial Code, Code of Duties, etc.). As soon as the purpose of processing is fulfilled and no further retention obligation applies, your data is deleted.

Besides that, we may be entitled to further store your data in case you have granted your respective Consent or if there is a legal dispute present where we may use the data as evidence within the statutory periods defined – these may run for up to thirty years; the regular statutory retention is three years.

Safe Transfer of Data
To best possible protect the data we process against incidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons, we have implemented according technical and organizational safety measures. The security level is permanently assessed in cooperation with security experts and adjusted to current standards.

The transfer of data to our website is encrypted. The transfer protocol used is HTTPS with current encryption protocols.

Obligation to provide Data
Certain personal data is required to initiate, execute and terminate contractual relationships and the respective contractual and legal obligations. The same applies for the use of our website and the functions offered.

If so required, your personal data must be collected respectively provided for legal reasons. Please consider that we may not (or no longer) be able to process your request or to (further) execute the underlying relationship (without restrictions) if the data required is not or not fully provided.

Categories, Source and Origin of Data
Which data we process is determined by the respective context: This may, e.g., an online order or a request you submit through our contact form.

Please note that we may provide information on special processing situations on different locations, where suitable.

When you visit our Website, we may process the following Data:

  • Name of the internet service provider
  • Information on the website, from which you browsed our website
  • Your web-browser and operating system
  • The IP-address you have been assigned by your internet service provider
  • Files downloaded, amount of data transferred, downloads/ exports of files
  • Information on the content you browse on our website including date and time

Our website uses so-called cookies. These serve to make our content more user-friendly, effective and safe, Cookies are small text files which are stored by your browser on your device.

Some cookies are just remaining on your device for the duration of a single browser session (so-called session-cookies), others are stored for a longer period (so-called persistent cookies, e.g. consent-settings -that is information on whether and for which cookies you have declared your consent). The latter kind of cookies is automatically deleted as soon as the retention period mentioned with them has expired. Besides our own cookies, there may be cookies used which are operated by third parties. These are using the information contained in the cookie to, e.g., show content or to track the pages you have visited.

For reasons of our legitimate interest in a technically safe and functional operation of our website (Art. 6 I 1 f GDPR), we are using cookies technically required. Moreover, and also without the requirement of your consent, we may use cookies if the sole purpose of use is to store data on your device to or access data stored on your device for the purpose of transmitting messages or if such is a compulsory requirement for the purpose of providing services you expressly request, Section 25 II TTDSG (German Federal Law on Data Protection and Protection of Privacy in Telecommunications and Telemedia).

With your consent present, further cookies may be used. Such cookies may enable us or third parties to, e.g., evaluate how our services are used. This way, we may design our content as per our users needs. Moreover, cookies may enable us to measure the effectivity of a certain ad and to decide where our ads are placed to serve our users´ interests best. The legal basis, here, is your consent (Art. 6 I 1 a GDPR).

You may revoke your consent any time with effect for the future and you may change your cookie settings, as well. Please consider that changes have to be made separately for each device.

Most browses are accepting cookies automatically. You may deactivate, restrict or delete cookies on your device manually through your browsers´ settings or software-based. If you should deactivate cookies, a full use of our website may be possible with restrictions only or even impossible.

When you issue a Contact Request, the following data may be processed

  • Name, surname
  • Contact data
  • Salutation
  • E-Mail-address
  • Your IP-address
  • Any data you provide voluntarily

Our website offers a contact form, which may be used for contacting us electronically. If you send us a message through the contact form, we will process your data zo answer your request.

Here, the data minimization principle is adhered to, as only the data e objectively need must be provided on a mandatory basis. That is your name, surname, salutation, e-mail-address and the message itself. For reasons of technical and legal security, your IP-address is processed in addition.

Should you decide to turn to us sending an e-mail, we will process the data you provide by e-mail solely to answer your request.

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