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Privacy policy

... and all you need to know about it

The protection of your personal data is an important and special concern to us. Therefore, KERN & DRIVE GmbH ("we") processes your data exclusively on the basis of the statutory provisions (GDPR 2018). In this data protection section, we inform you about the most important aspects of data processing within the scope of our website.

Contacting us

If you contact us using the form on the website or by email, the information you provide will be stored by us for the purposes of processing your enquiry and for any follow-up enquiries. We will only use your personal information to communicate with those visitors who specifically wish to contact us and to provide the services offered on this website. We do not share this information with third parties without your consent. The website operator collects, uses and discloses your personal data only if this is permitted by law or if you have consented to the collection of the data. If you send us personal data by e-mail, i.e. outside this website, we cannot guarantee secure transmission and protection of your data. We recommend that you never send confidential information unencrypted by email.

What personal information is collected?

Personal information is any information that can be used to identify and trace you, such as your name, email address and telephone number.

Why is this information collected?

This blog and website are managed by our Communications Department, which processes personal data. They receive enquiries, manage prospects, support customers, write offers and carry out sales processes. This involves the processing of personal data.

Is this information shared, and if so, under what conditions?

We do not share your information with third parties without your prior consent. However, we cannot rule out the possibility that this data may be accessed in the event of unlawful behaviour.

About cookies

Our website uses cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your device using your browser. They do not cause any damage.

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some cookies remain on your device until you delete them. They enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

If you do not want us to use cookies, you can set your browser to notify you when cookies are being set and only allow them on a case-by-case basis. You can delete or disable cookies already on your computer at any time. The procedure for doing this varies from browser to browser. The best way to find instructions is to search Google for "delete cookies chrome" or "deactivate cookies chrome" for a Chrome browser, or replace the word "chrome" with the name of your browser, e.g. explorer, firefox, safari. If cookies are disabled, the functionality of our website may be limited.

SSL encryption with https

We use https to encrypt and secure the transmission of data over the Internet. By using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission over the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data. You can recognise the use of this data transfer protection by the small padlock symbol in the top left-hand corner of your browser and the use of the https scheme as part of our internet address/URL.


KERN & DRIVE GmbH accepts no responsibility for the content, accuracy or security of sites linked to this website (by hyperlink or otherwise). KERN & DRIVE makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy or any other characteristic of the information contained on such servers.

Web Analysis

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC ("Google"), whose offices are at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if you have enabled IP anonymisation on this website, Google will first shorten your IP address within the member states of the European Union or in other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it will be abbreviated. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may also refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website if you do not follow the instructions above. You may also refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, including the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser.

Google Maps

This website uses the "Google Maps" component of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as "Google".
Each time the "Google Maps" component is accessed, Google sets a cookie in order to process user settings and data when displaying the page on which the "Google Maps" component is integrated. This cookie will expire after a period of time unless you manually delete it. If you do not agree to this processing of your data, you can disable the Google Maps service and prevent the transfer of data to Google in this way. To do this, you will need to disable Java script in your browser. Please note, however, that in this case you will not be able to use Google Maps, or only to a limited extent. The use of Google Maps and the information obtained through Google Maps is subject to Google's terms of use and the additional terms and conditions for Google Maps.

Privacy Policy for the use of Hotjar and Appzi

We use Hotjar to help us better understand the needs of our users and to improve the content and experience of this website. By using Hotjar's technology, we can better understand our users' experiences (e.g. how much time users spend on which pages, etc.) and this helps us to tailor our offering to our users' feedback. Hotjar uses cookies and other technologies to collect information about our users' behaviour and their devices, including device IP address (collected and stored anonymously during your use of the website), screen size, device type (unique device identifier), browser used, location (country only), language used to view our website. Hotjar stores this information on our behalf in a pseudonymised user profile. Hotjar is contractually prohibited from selling the data it collects on our behalf. For more information, please see the 'About Hotjar' section of Hotjar's help page. For more information about Appzi, please visit the Appzi help pages: Appzi

Privacy policy for the use of LinkedIn

Our website uses features provided by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages with LinkedIn features is accessed, a connection is made to LinkedIn's servers. LinkedIn is notified that you have visited our website using your IP address. If you click the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn may associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. Please note that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn. For more information, please see LinkedIn's privacy policy at

Privacy Policy for the use of Google +1

Our pages use features of Google +1, which is owned by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The Google +1 button lets you share information with the world. The Google +1 button allows you and other users to receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you +1 a piece of content and information about the page you were viewing when you clicked +1. Your +1s may be displayed as notices along with your profile name and photo on Google services, such as in search results, on your Google profile, and in other locations on websites and ads across the web. Google records information about your +1 activity to help us improve Google services for you and others. In order to use the Google +1 button, you must have a globally visible, public Google profile that includes, at a minimum, the name you choose for your profile. This name will be used across all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name you have used to share content through your Google Account. The identity of your Google Profile may be visible to users who know your email address or have other identifying information about you.

In addition to the uses described above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with Google's applicable privacy policies. Google may publish aggregate statistics about user +1 activity or share this information with users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.

Privacy policy for the use of Xing

Our website uses features of the XING AG network, Dammtorstrasse 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Every time one of our pages with Xing functions is called up, a connection to the Xing servers is established. As far as we know, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and no user behaviour is evaluated.

Further information on data protection and the Xing Share button can be found in the Xing data protection declaration at

Privacy policy for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your browsing behaviour directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. We use YouTube in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube's privacy policy at:

Use of IP addresses under the "legitimate interest" legal basis

Your IP address is logged, but immediately pseudonymised (by removing the last 8 bits). This means that only a rough localisation is possible. The data processing is based on the legal provisions (legitimate interest) of the DSGVO. Our legitimate interest under the GDPR is to improve our service and our web presence. Since the privacy of our users is important to us, user data is automatically pseudonymised before it reaches us.

Our newsletter

In order to provide you with targeted information, we also collect and process voluntarily provided information on areas of interest, telephone number and your full name. If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we require an email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter.

We use the double opt-in process to ensure that the newsletter is sent by consent. This involves adding the potential recipient to a mailing list. The user is then given the opportunity to confirm the subscription in a legally secure manner by means of a confirmation email. Only when this confirmation is received will the address be actively added to the mailing list.

We will only use this information to send the requested information and offers.

The newsletter software used is Newsletter2Go. Your data will be transferred to Newsletter2Go GmbH. Newsletter2Go will not sell your details or use them for any purpose other than sending the newsletter. Newsletter2Go is a German certified provider, selected in accordance with the requirements of the German Data Protection Regulation and the German Federal Data Protection Act.

Further information can be found here: 

You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. You can also send us your cancellation by e-mail to the following address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. We will then immediately delete your data in connection with the dispatch of the newsletter. We have a contract with the provider for the processing of order data.

Data protection measures are always subject to technical updates. For this reason, we ask you to check our privacy policy at regular intervals.

Your rights

In principle, you have the right of access, rectification, erasure, restriction, portability, revocation and objection. If you believe that the processing of your data is in breach of the Data Protection Act or that your data protection rights have otherwise been infringed in any way, you may lodge a complaint with the local supervisory authority.

You can contact us using the following details:

Hajnal U. 19
9012 Györ

and by e-mail at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.