Thank you for visiting this website of Linde Material Handling GmbH. Personal data is only collected on this website to the extent that is technically necessary. The following information explains how we collect, process and use your personal data and for what purpose.

1.Data collection and processing

When you access this website, we collect and temporarily save general technical information, such as the IP address of your computer, the website from which you visited our website, and the time and duration of your visit. We anonymise and statistically analyse this information and use it exclusively to improve the appeal, content and functionality of our website.

2.  Personal data

Additional personal data, such as your email address, name and address, are only collected if you provide them voluntarily, e.g. when using our contact form to send an enquiry or when registering for our extranet. You provide this data on an explicitly voluntary basis and with your consent. We use your personal data solely for the purpose for which you provided it to us, e.g. for the purpose of corresponding with you about your enquiry or processing a contract. Your enquiries may also be forwarded to our importers and authorised dealers. Your personal data will not be used for other purposes without your express consent. Of course you may withdraw your consent for the future at any time. To do so, please send a short email

World of Material Handling 2018:
We collect and store your personal data, e. g. name, address, travel data, etc. only insofar as it is necessary for the preparation and implementation of the "World of Material Handling 2018 (WoMH)" event. If necessary for the provision of specific services (travels, hotels), we pass part of your personal data on to external service providers. These service providers were carefully selected by us, commissioned in writing and are bound by instructions. They will delete these data after the contract has been fulfilled.
You have the right to request information from us about your personal data saved any time. This also applies to the origin of your personal data, the recipients to whom these data are passed on and the purpose of storage. You can revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time. Please send all requests for information or objections to data processing by e-mail to or to our KION Senior Director Group Data Protection (contact details below).

3.  Job applications

If you apply for a job at one of our companies electronically, your personal data will be treated confidentially and used solely to process your application. The transfer of data are encrypted.

4. Forwarding of data

Your personal data will not be transfered to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so. Where external service providers have access to your personal data, we have put legal, technical and organisational measures in place and carry out regular checks to ensure that the external service providers comply with the provisions of data protection law.

5.  Cookies

We use cookies for the purposes of statistical analysis. Cookies are files that are stored on your computer's hard disk and help to improve navigation. They enable you to avoid having to enter all the necessary data each time you use the website. Cookies help us to tailor our website precisely to your needs, e.g. your preferred language or areas of interest. If you do not want this, you simply need to deactivate acceptance of cookies in your browser. Most browsers accept cookies automatically but enable you to refuse them or will warn you before saving them. For more details of how this works, please see the operating instructions from your browser provider.

6. E-Tracker

This website uses technologies from etracker GmbH ( to collect and store data for marketing and optimisation purposes. Usage profiles may be created from this data under a pseudonym using cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored temporarily in your local browser cache when you visit a website. The cookies enable your browser to be identified next time you visit the website.

The data collected using etracker technologies is not used to identify website visitors personally without their express consent or to associate personal data with the person to whom the pseudonym refers. Consent for the collection and storage of data can be withdrawn for the future at any time.


7. Google-Products

Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and that facilitate analysis of your use of the website. As a rule, the information concerning your use of this website produced by the cookie is transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. However, as a result of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address is shortened by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the complete IP address will be communicated to a Google Server in the USA and will be shortened there.

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activities and for enhancing the use of the website and the use of the services related to internet use for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of the Google Analytics process will not be merged with other Google data.

You can prevent cookies from being stored by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website. You may also prevent Google from processing this data generated by the cookie and on your usage of the website (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin through the following Link:

We refer in particular to the fact that Google Analytics extended the“gat._anonymizeIp();” code in order to provide for the anonymized collection of IP addresses, or so-called “IP-Masking”. We are using this code to realize this anonymization

Google Analytics are also used on this website for evaluating data from AdWords and the double-click cookie for statistical purposes. Should you not wish to do so, you may deactivate it on the Ads Preferences Manager ( ).

Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager enables website tags to be managed via an interface. It implements tags only, but no cookies are set and no Personal Data is collected. Google Tag Manager may trigger other tags that may collect data where required, whereas we do not access this data via Google Tag Manager.

Please find further information about Google Tag Manager at the following link:

Google Ads Conversion
By using Google Ads Conversion, we may place ads regarding our services on external websites. By doing so, we can determine in relation to the data of the advertising campaigns how successful the individual advertising measures are. The above-mentioned targeting measure is carried out based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit f) GDPR, stating a legitimate interest. Our interest is targeted advertising, so you receive adverts that may be of interest to you.

The advertising materials are delivered by Google via so-called “Ad Servers”. For this purpose, we use ad server cookies, through which certain parameters for measuring success, such as the insertion of ads or clicks by users, can be measured. If you access our website via a Google ad, Google Adwords stores a cookie on your device. These cookies are not intended to identify you individually and usually expire after 30 days. For this cookie, the unique cookie ID, number of ad impressions per placement (frequency), last impression (relevant for post-view conversions) and opt-out information (mark that the user no longer wishes to be addressed) are usually stored as analysis values.

As we have no influence on the extent and the further use of the data which are raised using this tool by Google please find further information on .

You can disable the use of cookies by Google by accessing the page for deactivating Google advertising. You can also disable conversion tracking cookies by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain "". However, we should point out that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the functions of this website thus.

8. Secure data transfer

We have taken extensive technical and operational security precautions to ensure that the personal data we store is protected against unauthorised access and misuse. Our security precautions are reviewed regularly and adapted in line with the latest technologies.

9. Your rights

Transparency is very important to us. In accordance with our legal obligation, we will be happy to inform you whether we have stored your personal data – and if so, what personal data. If you wish to receive this information, please send us a written request. As stipulated in the German Data Protection Act (BDSG), you can, if applicable, demand that this data be corrected, blocked or deleted, provided this is permitted under the statutory record retention requirements.

We will also be happy to provide you with our public list of procedures, which contains the information required by section 4g (2) in conjunction with section 4e BDSG. If you wish to receive this list, please contact:

If you have any questions about the processing of your personal data, you can also contact our Group data protection officer, who is available if you require information or have any suggestions or complaints.

10. Contact details for the data protection officer

Private and confidential
Attn.: Mr Norbert Moeren
Thea-Rasche-Strasse 8
60549 Frankfurt am Main



Name and contact details of the controller:
Linde Material Handling GmbH
Carl-von-Linde Platz
63743 Aschaffenburg

Contact details of the data protection officer
Norbert Moeren
860549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Purpose and legal basis of the personal data processing:

  • For the purpose of contract execution according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO)
  • To fulfil legal obligations (such as, for example, the fulfilment of the tax obligation or the legal retention periods) pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO
  • For safeguarding the legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO
  • If a declaration of consent has been given, for the purposes of the given declaration of consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO

Legitimate interests being pursued:

  • Sending information on products and services of The Linde-MH Group by e-mail, post or telephone, in which an interest of the recipient is assumed;
  • Determination and improvement of general customer satisfaction;
  • Monitoring the quality of products and services and identifying potential for improvement;
  • To carry out and maintain the business relationship;
  • Internal administrative activities within the KION Group AG companies.

Storage period or criteria for determining duration:
Storage shall only take place for as long as it is necessary for the intended purposes and/or has not been objected to.

Recipients or categories of recipients of the personal data (if data transmission takes place):
The data transfer shall take place

  • to public organizations,
  • to other companies in the KION Group AG,
  • and to service providers insofar as this is necessary for the intended purposes.Consignees in third countries

Consignees in third countries
Transfers are made to third countries, provided that the recipients mentioned above are established there.
The data transfer is secured on the basis of EU standard contracts.

References to the rights of data subjects

The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether personal data relating to him or her will be processed; if this is the case, he or she shall have the right of access to such personal data and to the information specified in Art. 15 DSGVO.
The data subject has the right to demand that the data controller immediately rectify any inaccurate personal data concerning him or her and, if applicable, any incomplete personal data (Art. 16 DSGVO).
The data subject has the right to demand that the controller delete personal data relating to him or her immediately if one of the reasons specified in Art. 17 DSGVO applies, e.g. if the data is no longer required for the purposes pursued (right to deletion).

The data subject has the right to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the conditions listed in Art. 18 DSGVO is met, e.g. if the data subject has lodged an objection to the processing, for the duration of the controller's examination.

The data subject shall have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning him for reasons relating to his particular situation. The controller will then no longer process the personal data unless he can prove compelling grounds for processing worthy of protection which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (Art. 21 DSGVO).

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, any data subject shall have the right to appeal to a supervisory authority if he or she considers that the processing of his or her personal data infringes the DSGVO (Art. 77 DSGVO). The data subject may exercise this right before a supervisory authority in the Member State of his/her place of residence, employment or presumed infringement.

In Bavaria, the competent authority is the supervisory authority:
Bavarian State Office for Data Protection Supervision (BayLDA)
Promenade 27
91522 Ansbach, Germany


Information for future employees / Applicants

On our website, we offer applicants the opportunity to apply by providing personal data and to register on the applicant portal. The data is entered into an input mask and transmitted to us and stored. In addition to the data protection declaration of the career page, the following applies:

The following data is collected as part of the registration process:

  • Salutation (Mrs/Mr)
  • Title before Name
  • First name
  • Last name
  • E-mail address/Login*
  • Password
  • User language
  • Street
  • Location
  • Country (dropdown list)
  • Phone
  • Mobile
  • LinkedIn Profile
  • XING profile
  • Personal data in the letter of application
  • Personal data in the curriculum vitae*
  • Personal data in other documents

Fields marked with * are mandatory.

The registration with e-mail address and password is necessary for the provision of certain contents on our applicant portal.

Your personal data and the submitted application documents will be deleted within six (6) months after completion of the application process, unless we are required by law or an official decision to retain them for a longer period of time or unless we need this data to settle outstanding claims. If we enter into a contract with you, the information submitted will be recorded in the electronic personnel file.

The data will be passed on to employees of the personnel department and the respective specialist department of KION GROUP AG or the subsidiaries commissioned with filling the vacancies. Your personal data will also be processed on our behalf by the operator of the Umantis online application management tool (so-called order data processing). The order data processor is Haufe-Lexware GmbH & Co.KG, Munzinger Straße 9, 79111 Freiburg, Germany. This stores your personal data, which you make available to us through your application, on a server in Switzerland. Switzerland has a data protection level comparable to that of the EU. This has been established by the European Commission in an adequacy decision. Your data is therefore just as secure under data protection law as if it were a server in Germany.

You can withdraw your application and cancel your registration at any time. In this case, your data will be deleted and your application removed from the application process.

If you process personal data on this website, you are the person concerned pursuant to Art. 4 No. 1 DSGVO. You are entitled to the named data subjects' rights vis-à-vis those responsible.