Data Protection Statement


ELAFLEX HIBY GmbH & Co. KG is looking forward to your visit to our website and your interest in our company. We take the protection of your personal data seriously and want you to feel safe and comfortable when you visit our websites.

We will only collect personal data if you provide these on your own, e.g. within the context of contacting us.

Any personal data resulting within the context of ELAFLEX HIBY GmbH & Co. KG are collected, processed and used according to the respective applicable rules on the protection of personal data, only for the purpose of contract processing and to maintain legitimate own business interests.

Name and address of the controller for processing

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions with a data-protection character is ELAFLEX HIBY GmbH & Co. KG. For contact details, etc., see the imprint.

Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

VIA Consult GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Hanni Koch
Martinstraße 25
57462 Olpe
+49 (2761) 83668 – 0

Every data subject may directly contact our data protection officer at any time and for any questions and suggestions regarding data protection.


The websites of ELAFLEX HIBY GmbH & Co. KG use cookies. Cookies are text files that are placed and stored on a computer system via a web browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be associated with the specific web browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from any other web browser that contains any other cookies. A specific web browser may be recognised and identified by a unique cookie ID.

By use of cookies, ELAFLEX HIBY GmbH & Co. KG may provide users of this website with user-friendly services that would be impossible without setting the cookie.

A cookie may optimise the information and offers on our website for the benefit of the user. Cookies enable us, as mentioned before, to recognise the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is making it easier for users to use our website. For instance, the user of a website that uses cookies does not have to enter his access data again every time when he visits the website because this is taken care of by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system.

The data subject may prevent setting of cookies by our website at any time by making the corresponding setting in the web browser used and thereby permanently object to setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies already set may be erased at any time via a web browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common web browsers. If the data subject deactivates setting of cookies in the web browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

Purpose of data recording and possible transfer of data

We will only collect personal data if you provide these on your own, e.g. within the context of registration for our supplier portal or a survey. Data are input in the areas described below:

Contact form

The contact form offers potential users the option of sending queries directly to E ELAFLEX HIBY GmbH & Co. KG. The website also contains information based on statutory rules (e.g. in the imprint) that permit quick electronic contact with our company (e.g. via the email address). If a person contacts us by email or through a contact form, the personal data transferred by this person will be stored automatically. Such personal data that are transferred to us freely are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. Generally, the personal data are not passed on to any third parties, unless it is necessary for the initiation or settlement of a contract. For instance, it may be necessary that we need to forward personal data to our distributors in order to answer your request.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc. (“Google”), 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. In Europe: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and that permit analysis of your use of the website. The information produced by the cookie regarding your use of this website is usually transferred to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. In case you enabled the anonymisation of your IP address on this website, your IP address will be abbreviated by Google, however, within the Member States of the European Union or in other states party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptions will your full IP address be transferred to a server of Google in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, in order to compile reports on the website activities and to provide further services connected to website use and internet use vis-à-vis the website operator. The IP address submitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be combined with any other data of Google. You may prevent storage of the cookies by making the corresponding settings in your browser software; however, note that you may be unable to fully use all functions of the website in such a case. You may furthermore prevent recording of the data generated by the cookie and referring to your use of the website (including your IP address) and processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link (

For more details on this, see or (general information on Google Analytics and data protection). Note that Google Analytics has been expanded by the code “gat._anonymizeIp();” on this website, in order to ensure anonymised recording of IP addresses (IP masking).

Social Media

We use social networks to communicate with the interested parties and users active there and to inform them about us. User data may be processed by the service provider outside the European Union. This may result in risks for the users, because, for example, the enforcement of the rights of the users could be made more difficult. The service provider normally processes user data for market research and advertising purposes. The social media site you visit offers you the opportunity to respond to our posts, comment on them, create a user post yourself and send us private messages with personal concerns. The data you provide in this context and which may be accessible to us (e.g. user name, pictures, interests if applicable, contact data) will be used by us exclusively for the purpose of customer and interest communication. It is in our interest to provide you with a platform on which we can display up-to-date information and where you can address your concerns to us and we can respond to your request as quickly as possible. We do not process any data other than the basic functions through the site. Please note that the service provider may use tracking tools and cookies independently of our use of the site.

For more details on this, see Data Protection Social Media

Legal basis of processing

Article (6)(I)(a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations in our company for which we collect consent for a specific processing purpose. If processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, e.g., during processing operations that are required for delivery of goods or rendering of any other service or compensation, processing shall be based on Article (6)(I)(b) GDPR. The same shall apply to such processing operations that are required in order to take steps prior to entering into a contract, e.g. in cases of queries concerning our products and services. If our company is subject to any legal obligation through which processing of personal data is required, e.g. for compliance with tax obligations, processing is based on Article 6(I)(c) GDPR.

Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria for the period of storage of personal data are the respective statutory archiving periods. After the end of the time limit, the corresponding data will be routinely erased if they are no longer required for performing the contract or preparing the contract.

Rights of access and withdrawal, right to lodge a complaint and right to data portability, right to restriction of processing, rectification and erasure

You have the right, at any time, to obtain access to your data stored by us and the purpose of storage. You can withdraw your consent to storage or use of your personal data at any time in writing. In addition to the withdrawal, you have the right to obtain rectification and restriction of processing and blocking or erasure of your data.

You have the right to contact the corresponding supervisory authority for complaints. You also have the right to receive the data transmitted to you for transfer in a machine-readable format.

If you have any questions regarding processing of your personal data, you may also contact us directly (for controller: see imprint). For any questions and inquiries for information, requests or complaints, you may also contact our external data protection officers directly.


ELAFLEX HIBY GmbH & Co. KG uses technical and organisational safety measures in order to protect your data provided to ELAFLEX HIBY GmbH & Co. KG from accidental or wilful manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons.

Our security measures will be improved continually according to the technological developments.


We offer the option of subscribing to our newsletter on our website. In the newsletter, we will inform you about our offers at regular intervals. In order to receive our newsletter, you need a valid email address. We will review the email address entered by you for whether you are actually the owner of the indicated email address or if the owner is authorised to receive the newsletter. When you subscribe to our newsletter, we will record your IP address and the date as well as time of your subscription. This serves to protect us if a third party abuses your email address and subscribes to our newsletter without your knowledge. We do not collect other data. The data collected this way will only be used for subscription to our newsletter. They will not be passed on to any third parties. The data collected in this manner will not be reconciled with any other data that may be collected by other components of our website. You may terminate subscription to this newsletter at any time. You may take details concerning this from the confirmation email and from every single newsletter.

Trademarks and copyright

If no other indication is given, all trademarks and copyrights are subject to ELAFLEX HIBY GmbH & Co. KG. This includes photographs, graphics, texts as well as any kind of multimedia data such as sounds and videos.

Passing on or use of these contents is only permitted with the explicit consent of ELAFLEX HIBY GmbH & Co. KG.