Kern AG takes the matter of protecting your data very seriously. We handle personal data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations, as well as this Privacy Policy.

Generally, it is possible to use our website without providing any personal data. If any personal data is gathered on our website (for example, name, address, or email address), this is done on a voluntary basis where possible. These data will not be transferred to third parties without your express consent.

We advise you that any data transfers performed via the internet (e.g. during email correspondence) may be prone to security gaps. It is not possible to guarantee comprehensive protection of the data against access from third parties.


Data Controller

The Data Controller for the processing of data on this website is:


Kern Aktiengesellschaft
Wentzingerstraße 17
79106 Freiburg im Breisgau

Telefon: +49 761 791 878-0
Fax: +49 761 791 878-9


"Data Controller" means the natural or legal person, which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. name, email address).


Data categories and purposes of processing

We collect and store the following personal data:

  • Surname, first name, email address, telephone number
  • Company data
  • Address data
  • Communications data
  • Declaration of consent according to privacy law

Personal data is stored and processed by us for the purposes of executing pre-contractual measures, fulfilling an existing contractual obligation, or fulfilling the legal obligations that result from this.

These data will be stored as long as they are necessary for fulfilling the relevant purpose, but no longer than required of us by any legal provisions. As soon as the purpose for storing the data is no longer applicable or when a legally mandated retention period has expired, the personal data will be automatically blocked or deleted.



Some of the pages on this website use cookies. Cookies do not damage your device and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more effective, secure, and user-friendly. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your device by your browser.

The majority of the cookies used on this website are session cookies. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies may continue to be stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on your next visit to our website.

Your browser settings can be changed so that you are notified every time a cookies are stored, only allow for cookies to be stored in individual instances, disable cookies for all or certain cases, or have the cookies deleted automatically when the browser is closed. If you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.


Server log files

As the provider of this website, Kern AG automatically collects and stores information in server log files that your browser transmits to us automatically. This information includes:

  • Browser type & version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the device requesting access
  • IP address
  • Time of the service request

These data cannot be attributed to any individual person. These data are not merged with any data from other sources. We reserve the right to check the data once it has been collected if we have concrete grounds for suspicion of illegal activity. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR that permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or the execution of pre-contractual measures.


Collection of additional data

Our website has embedded JavaScript that informs the user if they are using an outdated internet browser. Additionally, the webpages visited, the internet browser used, and the update status of the browser are transmitted to There, a statistical summary of the internet browsers used is created.


SSL encryption

In order to secure your data during transmission, we use a state-of-the-art encryption process (e.g. SSL) via HTTPS.


Initiating contact

If you initiate contact with us via email or the contact form, the information you have provided will be stored for the purposes of processing your query and any potential follow-up queries. We do not pass these data on to third parties without your consent.

The data entered via the contact form is processed exclusively on the basis of your consent. You can revoke this consent at any time. To do this, please simply contact us by email. The legality of the data processing processes completed before consent is revoked will remain unaffected.

The data you enter in the contact form will be stored by us until you request their deletion, revoke your consent for the data to be stored, or if the purpose for storing the data is no longer applicable (e.g. after your query has been resolved). Any mandatory legal provisions, especially relating to retention periods, remain unaffected.



Emails containing marketing information about us and our services are only sent with your express consent. You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time. You can find the option to unsubscribe from the newsletter in each newsletter email. Before the newsletter is sent, the recipient is sent a confirmation email, where they are asked to confirm their subscription to the newsletter. Any subscriptions not confirmed in this way are automatically deleted within four weeks, at the latest.

Messages sent in relation to a contractual relationship are not considered to be marketing information. This includes the distribution of technical information, information about the payment process, queries about orders, or similar. You can request to be removed from the distribution list by sending an email to the contact stated below.

In the course of the subscription process, we record the time of subscription, time of confirmation, and your IP address. We are legally obligated to log the subscription activity in order to be able to show evidence that your subscription is authentic.


Google Analytics

This websites uses functions of the Google Analytics web analytics service. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your computer and allow for your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to and stored on Google servers in the USA.

However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will truncate your IP address prior to this in an EU Member State or another country that is part of the European Economic Agreement. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. On behalf of the operators of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activity, and to perform other services related to the use of the website and the internet for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as a result of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data held by Google.

You can prevent cookies from being stored on your device by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software; however, we advise you that in such cases, you may not be able to make full use of all of the website functionality. You can also prevent the data relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) that is generated by the cookie from being collected or processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link:


Access, rectification, restriction, deletion and revoking consent

You have the right to obtain access to the personal data we have stored at any time. Equally, you have the right to request rectification, restriction, or, excepting data that are required in business processes, deletion of your personal data. You can request rectification of your data or revoke your consent for us to process your data by sending us a message, which will take effect from that point forward. Please contact us or our Data Protection Officer. You can find the contact information at the very bottom of the page.


Changes to the terms of our Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make occasional changes to this Privacy Policy, in order to ensure that it complies with the latest legal requirements or to implement changes made to our services into the Privacy Policy, e.g. when introducing new services. The new Privacy Policy will then apply on your next visit to the website.


Data Protection Officer at Kern AG

TeamSec GmbH

Klaus-Christian Falkner

+49 (6221) 88908-77



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