Privacy Policy

We would like to welcome you on our website and appreciate your interest in our company. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA processes your data in accordance with the applicable legal provisions for the protection of personal data, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the country-specific implementation laws applicable. With the help of this privacy policy, we inform you comprehensively about the processing of your personal data by Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA (hereinafter “we”, “company”, “Voith”) and the rights you are entitled to.

Personal data is any information that makes it possible to identify a natural person. This includes, in particular, your name, date of birth, address, telephone number, email address and IP address. Anonymous data means, that no personal reference to the individual/user can be made.

Responsible body and data protection officer

Address: Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA, St. Pöltener Str. 43, 89522 Heidenheim

Kontaktinformation:, Tel. +49 7321-37 0

Kontakt des Datenschutzbeauftragten:

Your rights as a data subject

Firstly, we would like to notify you of your rights as a data subject. These rights are set out in Articles 15 – 22 GDPR, and include:

– The right of access (Art. 15 GDPR),

– The right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR),

– The right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR),

– The right to object to data processing (Art. 21 GDPR),

– The right to erasure / right to be forgotten (Art. 17 GDPR),

– The right to restriction of data processing (Art. 18 GDPR).

To exercise these rights, please contact: The same applies if you have any questions regarding data processing in our company or, when you withdraw your consent. You also have a right of appeal to the relevant data protection supervisory authority.

Right to object

Please note the following with respect to your right to object:

If we process your personal data for direct marketing, you have the right to object to this data processing at any time without providing the reasons for such objection. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with direct marketing.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing, we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes. The objection is free of charge and can be made informally, where appropriate to:

Should we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you may object to such processing at any time for reasons that arise from your specific situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

We will cease to process your personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing such information that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is intended to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Purposes and legal bases of data processing

The processing of your personal data complies with the provisions of the GDPR and all other applicable data protection regulations. Legal bases for data processing arise in particular from Art. 6 GDPR.

We use your data to initiate business, to fulfil contractual and legal obligations, to conduct the contractual relationship, to offer products and services and to consolidate customer relationships, which may include marketing and direct marketing.

Your consent also constitutes a permission requirement under data protection law. Here, Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA will inform you about the purposes of the data processing and about your right of revocation. If the consent also refers to the processing of special categories of personal data, Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA will expressly point out to you in the consent, Art. 88 Para. 1 EU-DS-GVO in conjunction with. § Section 26 (3) BDSG.

Processing of special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 (1) EU-DS-GVO shall only take place if this is required by legal provisions and there is no reason to assume that your legitimate interest in the exclusion of the processing outweighs this, Art. 88 (1) EU-DS-GVO in conjunction with Art. 26 (3) BDSG. § Section 26 (3) BDSG.

Data transfers / Disclosure to third parties

We will only transmit your data to third parties within the scope of given statutory provisions or based on consent. In all other cases, information will not be transferred to third parties unless we are obliged to do so owing to mandatory legal regulations (disclosure to external bodies, including the supervisory authorities or law enforcement authorities).

Data recipients / categories of recipients

In our organisation, we ensure that only individuals who are required to process the relevant data to fulfil their contractual and legal obligations are authorised to handle personal data.

In many cases, service providers assist our specialist departments to fulfil their tasks. The necessary data protection contract has been concluded with all service providers.

Third-country transfer / intention to transfer to third countries

Data is only transferred to third countries (outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) if necessary to fulfill the contractual relationship, if required by law, or if you have consented to this.

We transfer your personal data to a service provider or to group companies outside the European Economic Area: USA.

Third-country transfer to Google

If you give us your consent to use Google services (see Use of Google Analytics and Use of Google Tag Manager), we transmit data to Google. This transfer takes place within the framework of job processing based on standard data protection clauses (see also
Furthermore, within the scope of embedded YouTube videos (see YouTube platform), data is forwarded to the USA.

Third-country transfer to Meta

If you give us your consent to use Meta services (see Meta Pixel), we transmit data to Meta Platforms Inc. (formerly Facebook Inc.), 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Meta”) (see:

Period of data storage

We store your data for as long as such is required for the relevant processing purposes. Please note that numerous retention statutory periods require that data must be stored for a specific period. This relates in particular to retention obligations for commercial or fiscal purposes (e.g. commercial code, tax code, etc.). The data will be routinely deleted after use unless a further period of retention is required.

We may also retain data if you have given us your permission to do so, in the event of any legal disputes, and we use the evidence within the statutory limitation period.

Secure transfer of data

We implement the appropriate technical and organisational security measures to ensure the optimal protection of the data stored by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. The security levels are continuously reviewed in collaboration with security experts and adapted to new security standards.

The data exchange to and from our website is encrypted. We provide https as a transfer protocol for our website, and always use the current encryption protocols (expand if necessary, substantiate). In addition, we offer our users content encryption in our contact forms and applications. We alone can decrypt this data (explain / modify if necessary). It is also possible to use alternative communication channels (e.g. surface mail).

Data categories, sources and origin of data

The data we process is defined by the relevant context: it depends on whether, for example, you place an order online, enter a request on our contact form or if you want to send us an application or submit a complaint.

Please note that we may also provide information at specific points for specific processing situations separately where appropriate, e.g. when uploading application documents.

We collect and process the following data when you visit our website:

– Name of the Internet service provider

– Web browser and operating system used

– Information on the website from which you visited us

– The IP address by your allocated Internet service provider

– Files accessed, volume of data transferred, downloads/file export

– Information on websites accessed on our site, including date and time

For reasons of technical security (in particular to defend against attempted attacks on our web server), this data is stored in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. F EU-DS-GVO.

Contact form / Contact via email (Article 6 (1) lit a, b EU-DS-GVO)

A contact form is available on our website, which can be used to contact us electronically. If you write to us using the contact form, we will process the data you submitted in the contact form to respond to your queries and requests.

In so doing, we respect the principle of data minimisation and data avoidance. You only have to provide the information we require to contact you, which is your email address, company name, and the message field itself. Your IP address will also be processed for technical reasons and for legal protection. All other data is voluntary, and additional fields are optional (e.g. to provide a more detailed response to your questions).

To protect the security and confidentiality of your data as best as possible, we implement appropriate security measures. Your request is transmitted to us in encrypted form.

If you contact us by e-mail, we will process the personal data provided in the e-mail solely for the purpose of processing your inquiry. If you do not use the forms offered for contacting us, no further data collection will take place.

If you send an inquiry by e-mail, you consent to the transfer of data to Voith GmbH. The legal basis for data processing is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) p. 1 a EU-DS-GVO.

You can revoke your consent at any time at with effect for the future. Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA will then no longer process and forward your data for the specified purposes. However, it will then no longer be possible to respond to your inquiry.

The data collected as part of the contact request may be transferred to servers in the USA and stored. This transfer takes place on the basis of data protection agreements required under the EU-DS-GVO.

Automated decisions in individual cases

We do not use purely automated processing to make decisions.

Marketing purposes (Article 6 (1) lit f EU-DS-GVO)

Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA is interested in maintaining the customer relationship with you and in sending you information and offers about its products. If you give us your consent to this when filling out the contact form, Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA will process your e-mail address in order to send you relevant information and offers by e-mail. The legal basis for this is your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 a EU-DS-GVO.

If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter, you can revoke your consent at any time. In this case, Voith GmbH & Co. KGaA will no longer process your data for this purpose.

The revocation can be made free of charge and without form and without giving reasons, e.g. by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the end of the e-mail newsletter.

Online offers for children

Persons under the age of 16 may not submit personal data to us or give a declaration of consent without the authorisation of their legal guardian. We encourage parents and guardians to participate actively in the online activities and interests of their children.

On our website, we use so-called cookies. Cookies make our content more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files, which are stored (locally) in your devices´ browser. Cookies are containing pseudonymous data only, in most cases even only anonymous data. Some cookies are persisting for a single browsing session (so-called session-cookies); others are active for a longer period of time (so-called persistent cookies, such as e.g. the ones used to save consent-settings). The latter kind of cookies is subject to auto-deletion after its pre-set expiration (usually 6 months). Besides our own cookies, we also make use of cookies controlled by third parties. These may use the information contained in the cookies to, e.g. show you content or to track the sites you have visited.

Based on our legitimate interest (Art. 6 (1) lit. f EU-DS-GVO), we are using technically required cookies, which are mandatory to operate the website as such and to operate it technically perfect. Additionally, we use cookies which sole purpose is to store or access information for transmitting messages or to offer services you expressly request, § 25 (2) TTDSG.

With your consent, further cookies may be used, which enable us respectively third parties to analyse how our services are used. Therefore, we can design our content according to our users´ preferences. Additionally, we may measure a single ad´s effectiveness and to place it according to the users´ interest in certain themes. The legal basis, here, is your express consent (Art. 6 (1) lit a EU-DS-GVO, § 25 (1) TTDSG).

You may revoke your consent anytime and with effect for the future, as well as you may change your cookie-settings via our consent-banner. Please remember, that all changes must be made per device.

Your consent settings and additional information about the cookies we use can be found here: edit cookie setting

Should you have accounts with the third party providers of ours and should you be logged into these while surfing our website, your data may be linked to your respective account. Such linking may be prevented by refusing to consent into the use of the respective cookies, to withdraw such consent if previously declared or by logging off the respective accounts before surfing our website.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you may deactivate, restrict or delete cookies manually by your browsers’ settings or software-based. Should cookies be deactivated, our website may eventually not be used anymore or to a limited extent, only.

Please check also our information on cookies located in our privacy statements´ respective part on the single service using cookies.

Google Web Fonts (Art. 6 (1) lit f EU-DS-GVO, § 25 (2) TTDSG)

This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up our page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose, the browser you use must connect to our servers, as we host the fonts ourselves. This does not give Google any knowledge that our website was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts can therefore be in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit f EU-DS-GVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, your computer will use a standard font.

You can find additional information about Google Web Fonts at and in Google’s privacy policy:

LinkedIn Insight Tag („LinkedIn-Pixel“) (Art. 6 (1) lit a EU-DS-GVO, § 25 (1) TTDSG)

This website uses the LinkedIn-Pixel from LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

The data processing is based on the legal basis of your consent according to Art. 6 (1) lit a EU-DS-GVO, § 25 (1) TTDSG. You can give us your consent via the Consent banner by accepting the corresponding marketing cookies. You can revoke your consent via the Consent banner at any time with effect for the future and change the cookie settings. Please note that changes must be made separately for each end device.

If applicable, LinkedIn will transfer personal data to the US. We have concluded a corresponding data protection agreement with LinkedIn based on the EU-DS-GVO.

With the help of the LinkedIn-Pixel, we receive information about visitors to our website. If a website visitor is registered with LinkedIn, we can, among other things, analyse the key professional data (e.g., career level, company size, country, location, industry, and job title) of our website visitors and thus target our site more precisely to the respective target groups. Furthermore, we can use the LinkedIn-Pixel to measure whether visitors to our websites make a purchase or take any other action (conversion measurement). This so-called “conversion measurement” can also take place across devices (e.g. from PC to tablet).

In addition, the LinkedIn-Pixel enables us via a retargeting function to display targeted advertising outside the website to visitors to our website, whereby according to LinkedIn no identification of the advertising addressee takes place.

LinkedIn itself also collects so-called log files (URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser properties and time of access). The IP addresses are shortened or (if they are used to reach LinkedIn members across devices) hashed (pseudonymised). According to LinkedIn’s own information, the direct identifiers of LinkedIn members are deleted after seven days. The remaining pseudonymised data is deleted within 180 days.

We cannot assign the data collected by LinkedIn to specific individuals as website operators. LinkedIn may store the collected personal data of website visitors on servers in the USA and use it in the context of its own advertising measures. For details, please refer to LinkedIn’s privacy policy at

Further information on LinkedIn can be found here: and

You can revoke the collection by the LinkedIn-Pixel and use of your data for the display of advertisements:

Furthermore, LinkedIn members have the option to control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes in the LinkedIn account settings. To avoid a linkage of data collected on our website by LinkedIn and your LinkedIn account, you must log out of your LinkedIn account before accessing our website.


This website uses HubSpot, a service of HubSpot, 2nd Floor 30 North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland. HubSpot is used to manage customer data from the contact form in order to cover various aspects of our online marketing. This includes, among other things, the analysis of landing pages and the analysis of the use of our website.

If you give us your consent for this, cookies are stored on the terminal device you use. Your IP address, device-related information and information about your surfing behavior may be processed. The information generated by the cookie about use of the online offer may also be transmitted to a server in the USA and stored there.

The data processing is based on the legal basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU-DS-GVO, § 25 para. 1 TTDSG. You can give us your consent via the Consent banner by accepting the corresponding marketing cookies. You can revoke your consent via the Consent banner at any time with effect for the future and change the cookie settings. Please note that changes must be made separately for each end device.

Lead Forensics

This website uses Lead Forensics, a tool provided by Lead Forensics, Building 3000, Lakeside, North Harbour, Portsmouth, PO6 3EN, UK. By using Lead Forensics, a tracking code is placed on our website which then enables us to identify the IP addresses of our website visitors.

Lead Forensics matches the identified IP address to a global database of companies and business information and processes data about companies and decision makers. This is limited to name and contact information, social profiles (limited to LinkedIN), and IP address. Other business-related data may also be processed, such as company name, function, revenue, and business address. Once the data matching is done, the IP address is anonymized by Lead Forensics.

After such data matching, we receive from Lead Forensics the information from their database that could be assigned to the IP address in question. As a result, we know who is interested in our products and services and have the opportunity to contact visitors to our website directly.

The data processing is based on the legal basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU-DS-GVO, § 25 para. 1 TTDSG. You can give us your consent via the Consent banner by accepting the corresponding marketing cookies. You can revoke your consent via the Consent banner at any time with effect for the future and change the cookie settings. Please note that changes must be made separately for each end device.

If you would like more information about Lead Forensics or their understanding of data protection, you can find this at

User Profiles / Web Tracking Methods

Use of Google Analytics

We use the tracking tool Google Analytics from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA: “Google”) on our website. If you are a resident of the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is the data controller responsible for your data that are collected in these procedures.

This tool collects, stores and systematically analyses the interactions of visitors to our website using cookies and JavaScript functions. The following data is collected: anonymised IP address (only three bytes are collected), the website accessed via Google ID, the previously accessed website, time spent on the websites, and the frequency of visits to the websites.

Your data are transmitted to Google and processed there for Google’s own purposes. If you have a Google account, Google may also merge the data obtained from Google Analytics tracking. A third-country transfer takes place. Cf.: Third-country transfer/intent to transfer. Based on the EU-DS-GVO, we have concluded a corresponding order processing agreement with Google.

We use this tool to collect information about the use of our website and, based on this data, to be able to design and optimise our website in line with requirements.
Usage profiles are created from this data across all websites.
The tool is used based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU-DS-GVO. You can withdraw your consent at any time by clicking here:

Change your consent

The objection is valid only for the device and the web browser on which it was set. Please repeat the process on all devices if desired. If you delete the opt-out cookie, you will be asked again for your consent for data transfer.

Furthermore, you can download a browser add-in for the deactivation of Google Analytics here: . This add-in is provided by Google for popular browser versions.

Data Storage Period

The data obtained via this procedure is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our purposes. In our case, this is the case after 14 months.

Google Tag Manager (GTM)

We use the Google Tag Manager Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”) on our website.

The Tag Manager is used to manage functions of the Google Analytics tracking tool and the Google AdManager advertising service. Initially, the Google Tag Manager also controls your user decision (consent) via the so-called consent mode. This adapts the behaviour of the Google tools to your consent to this processing according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU-DS-GVO.
Your user decision is read out via corresponding scripts and cookies. Unless you have consented to the use of Google Analytics or Google AdManager, the Google Tag Manager prevents the collection by these tools. In doing so, the following data is collected: time stamp, user agent, referring URL, boolean information about consent status, random number generated each time the page loads, information about the consent management platform used by the website owner (e.g. developer ID). For technical reasons, the IP address, device information, browser information and URL are also transmitted to Google when the corresponding script is called up.

Your data will be transmitted to Google. Third-country transmission takes place.
We use the Google Tag Manager to store and implement your consent status and to control our Google tools (Google Analytics and Google AdManager).

The use of Google Tag Manager is based on our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1) lit. f EU-DS-GVO. The data processing is technically necessary to implement your consent for the Google Analytics and Google AdManager tools.

Your personal data is not stored by the Google Tag Manager after the respective session in the context of the consent mode. The Google Analytics and Google AdManager tools controlled by the Google Tag Manager are stored only for the duration of the period you consent to in the respective sections.

Meta Pixel Meta (formerly Facebook Pixel)

Our website also uses the “Meta Pixel”, formerly known as “Facebook Pixel”, of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Meta”). With its help, we can track the actions of users after they have seen or clicked on a Meta platform ad (for example within the Facebook or Instagram App). This allows us to track the effectiveness of Meta platform ads for statistical and market research purposes. The data collected in this way is anonymous to us, which means that we do not see the personal data of individual users. However, this data is stored and processed by Meta, about which we are informing you about our present state of knowledge. According to Meta’s data usage policy, Meta can associate this data with your Meta platform accounts and use it for its own advertising purposes. You can allow Meta and its partners to place ads on and off Meta platforms. Furthermore, Meta may store a cookie on your computer for these purposes.
The use of the Meta pixel is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a EU-DS-GVO. You can revoke your consent at any time here:

Change your consent

The data obtained via this procedure is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for our purposes. In our case, this is the case after 180 days.

You can find Meta’s privacy policy at
Your deactivation option:

YouTube Platform and Google AdManager (formerly Doubleclick)

We have embedded various videos from the online video platform YouTube in our website. The operator of YouTube is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”).

To embed YouTube videos, we use the technical procedure known as framing. Framing is the process of simply inserting an HTML link provided by YouTube into the code of a website to create a playback frame on a third-party site, which allows the video stored on YouTube servers to be played.

We use the framing codes generated by YouTube in the so-called “extended data protection mode”. According to information on the YouTube platform, the cookie activity and the data collection initiated by it are linked only to usage of the video playback function itself. This prevents any collection of data through the mere use of a website that features framed content.

Google AdManager (formerly Doubleclick)

We use Google Ad Manager, a web advertising service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland (“Google”), on our website. The tool displays advertisements (text ads, banners, etc.) and stores your interaction with the ads. This is done by cookies, pixels and scripts integrated by Google Inc. The stored information can be recorded, collected, and evaluated by Google Inc. or third parties.

In addition, Google Ad Manager may also use so-called (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) to collect information. Through their use, for example, visitor traffic on the website can be recorded and evaluated.

The basis for the processing of your personal data is your consent, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a EU-DS-GVO.

Google Ad Manager processes and stores your data in the USA. Google is obliged by corresponding contractual regulations to comply with the data protection standards and the level of data protection in the EU. Data processing or storage in third countries may also take place based on your consent (Art. 49 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO), in which case you will be informed of this separately when obtaining your consent.

Google uses the information obtained in this way to carry out an evaluation of your usage behaviour with regard to the Google Ad Manager ads. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. If you are registered with a Google service, Google may associate your visit with your account. To prevent this, you must first log out of your Google account.

You can prevent the storage of data by using the plug-ins provided by Google under the following link: install.

Furthermore, you can revoke your consent at any time for the future. To do this, simply open our Consent banner and deselect the corresponding setting. Please note that the change in the Consent Banner settings must be made individually for each end device.
Details about which data Google makes available to us for evaluation and where this data comes from can be found via the following link:


The content of these pages has been carefully edited and checked. However, Voith does not guarantee the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the information provided. Liability claims against Voith regarding damage caused by the use of any information provided, including any kind of information, which is incomplete or incorrect, will therefore be rejected unless it can be proven that Voith acted with intent or gross negligence. Voith expressly reserves the right to change, supplement, delete or cease publication of parts of the site or the entire site without prior notice.

Links to other providers

This website also contains clearly identifiable links to the Internet sites of other companies. Although we provide links to websites of other providers, we have no influence on their content, and no guarantee or liability can therefore be assumed for such. The content of these pages is always the responsibility of the respective provider or operator of the pages.

The linked pages were checked at the time of linking for potential legal violations and identifiable infringements. Illegal content was not identified at the time of linking. However, a permanent content control of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of an infringement and, upon notification of a violation of rights. Such links will be promptly removed.

Social Media Links

Our website contains links to the social media services of Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn. The links to the websites of these social media services can be recognised by their respective company logos. Following one of these links opens Voith / Hydro Pocket’s corporate presence on that service. Only after clicking a link to one of these social media services a connection to its servers will be established. This communicates to the servers of the social media service the information that you have visited our website. In addition, further data is transferred to the provider of the social media service. These include, for example:

– The address of the web page on which the activated link is located

– The date and time the website was accessed or the link was activated

– Information about the browser and operating system used

– The IP address

If you are already logged in to the corresponding social media service at the time the link is activated, the provider of the social media service may be able to determine your username and possibly even your real name from the transmitted data and connect this information to your personal user account with the social media service. You can prevent the possibility of this information from being connected to your personal user account by previously logging out of your user account.

The servers of the social media services are located in the USA and other countries outside the European Union. The data can therefore also be processed by the social media service provider in countries outside the European Union. Please note that companies in these countries are subject to data protection laws that do not generally protect personal data to the same extent as European Union member states protect this personal data.
Please note that we have no influence on the scope, type, and purpose of the data processing by the provider of these social media services. For more information on the use of your data by the social media services integrated on our website, please refer to the privacy policy of the respective social media service.

Security principles

In order to protect the data of our employees/customers/suppliers stored by us from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons, we have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures. The security levels are reviewed continuously in cooperation with security experts and adapted to new security standards.

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