Privacy Policy

Name and address of the data controller

The controller as defined within the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and within other national privacy legislation of the member states and other privacy regulations is:

Kommanditgesellschaft Behnk GmbH & Co.
Hans-Böckler-Ring 27
22851 Norderstedt
Telefon: +49-40-52-98-61-0
Telefax: +49-40-52-98-61-99
Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

Deutsche Datenschutz Consult GmbH
Christoph Heinrich
Stresemannstraße 29
D-22769 Hamburg Germany
Telefon: +49 40 228 60 70 402

Concerning data security

When visiting our website, the SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) protocol with the highest possible encryption that is supported by your browser, is employed. Usually, this will be a 256 bit encryption. In case your browser does not support 256 bit encryption, we will use 128 bit encryption instead. You can check if a specific part of our website is encrypted by the padlock that should be displayed next to the URL by your browser.

Furthermore, we deploy suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your data from intentional or accidental manipulation, from partial or complete loss or destruction and from unauthorized access. Our security measures are subject to continued improvement to keep pace with technological advancements.

Server Statistics
When visiting our website, we record the following data transferred by your browser:

  • IP address
  • internet service provider of the user
  • date and time of the request
  • time zone offset from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • content of the request (specific web page)
  • access status / HTTP status code
  • transferred data volume
  • website requesting access
  • subsequently visited website
  • browser
  • language and current version of the browser software
  • operating system and interface

The data collected by us is also stored in server log files. The IP address gets anonymized in the process.

The legal basis for temporarily saving the data in log files is art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR.

Our systems need to temporarily save the IP address to enable our systems to deliver the website to the device of the user. For this purpose, the IP address of the user needs to remain saved for the duration of the session. This necessity also constitutes our legitimate interest in the process.

The log protocols are made for internal evaluation of our services, for optimizing the display of our web page as well as the identification of and defense against malicious use. We do not merge the data in the log files with other data sources nor use it for marketing purposes.

Our legitimate interests in processing the data also lie within these purposes in accordance with art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR.

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for fulfilling the purposes listed above. In case of the data usage for providing the website, this is the case at the end of the user session.

For the data saved within the log files, this is the case not later than fourteen days after.

Recording the data for providing the website and saving that data in log files is essential for operating ths website. Hence, there is no possibility to object to this processing activity.

Job Applications

During the application process, we only collect the data that you provide us with. If you apply for a job via an application portal like, the data is transferred securely through the service provider. More specific information on the data up until we receive your application can be found within the privacy policy of the related service provider.

If you send your job application to us directly via e-mail, this usually happens unencrypted. We inform you that the transfer of unencrypted information is not considered safe in terms of data protection law. To prevent this you may choose to either send your application by mail or use an encryption.

For an encrypted transfer, we offer PGP encryption:

  • E-Mail: PGP: CA40BCC3DA0599BA33070E66C2E7F29AAEDE574A

After receiving your application, we use the data provided by you to determine if you are suited for the job opening and to carry out the application process. Suitable applications will be forwarded internally to the person responsible for the department in question. Then, the further procedure for the application is determined. Generally, access to your data is granted solely to the persons within the company that need it in order to properly carry out the application process.

Your data is processed exclusively on data centers within the Federal Republic of Germany.

The data you provide us with through the application process is processed on the legal basis of § 26 BDSG (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), section 1 in particular. This regulation allows processing activities that are necessary for the purposes of making a decision about entering an employment relationship.

Should your data be needed for the purposes of defending our legal interests after the completion of the application process, your data will be processed under the conditions of art. 6 GDPR, particularly for exercising our legitimate interests under art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR. Those interests then consist of exercising or defending against legal claims. The data usually is deleted 6 months after the opening in question has been filled.

In case we have an ongoing interest in your profile despite not choosing you for the current opening, we will ask for your permission for further saving and processing your data to check for compliance with other job offers within our company. Only in case of your consent, your data will continue to be used. Should you not give your consent within the time frame we save your data anyway due to our legitimate interests, your data is deleted. In other cases, your data is deleted immediately after a rejection.

In case you consent to such further processing, we will transfer your data into our applicant‘s pool on the legal basis of art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR. Your data is deleted from our data base after 2 years. You may withdraw your consent for further processing without affecting the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal. Please send us an e-mail to if you wish to do so.

Should your application result in an employment relationship, your data will be transferred to our human resources department for further processing.

Contact form

For the purposes of contacting us, there are e-mail addresses provided on our web page. If a visitor makes use of this possibility, the data that is entered into the form will be transferred to us and saved. Apart from the content of the e-mail itself as drafted by the user, the e-mail address and the information from the e-mail header is also included.

The data that is provided to us will not be transferred to a third party. The data will be used exclusively for the purposes of the conversation. For an encrypted data transfer, we offer a PGP encryption.

  • E-Mail: PGP: 5BB4F625DFB40D45F4FACED7DA3747AEF0BE1E0D

In case processing of the data provided is necessary for preparing to enter a contract with the user or to perform an existing contract with them, the legal basis for this process is art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b GDPR. In other cases, the legal basis is our legitimate interest in providing functional means of e-mail communication for parties interested in our services or our company in general, art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legitimate interests may also include internal transfer of the request to another employee or other organizational measures that help us provide optimal service. This does not include excessive or surprising processes that are disadvantageous for the user.

The data collected through the contact form is used solely for the purposes of processing your request and to inform you of our services. A transfer of your data or usage for any other purposes does not occur.

The other data that is processed (i.e. IP address, etc.) when sending out the message serves to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our systems.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for fulfilling the purposes of the data collection. Concerning the data that is entered into the contact form and the data that is provided via e-mail, this will be the case as soon as there is no more need to save the data for legal purposes concerning tax or trade legislation. In other cases, this occurs as soon as the conversation with the user has ended. The conversation has ended when the circumstances suggest that the exchange between the parties has concluded indefinitely.

The other data that is processed (i.e. IP address, etc.) will be deleted not later than seven days after its collection in case the information is not provided separately through the message itself.

The user may, at any time, object to storing the data provided to us via contact form or e-mail. This may be done by addressing our data protection officer (see above for contact information) with an informal e-mail that provides the necessary information to link the objection to the related conversation. In this case, the conversation can not be continued. Any personal data that was stored during the conversation will be deleted if it is no longer needed for verification purposes provided by national or European law or for the purposes of defending against or enforcing legal claims.


As of now, this website does not use any cookies and exclusively uses services of third parties.

A ‘cookie’ is a text information that the visited website places on the device of the visitor where it can be reused later on by the web browser. Cookies may contain data about information you provided when visiting the site – for example the choice of language, input into forms, etc. Cookies may also contain a specific identifier that makes your web browser recognizable for the website.

Concerning the used services see below.

Google Web Fonts

This website uses so-called Web Fonts for the uniform display of font styles that are provided by Google.
When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly. 

We have integrated the Google fonts locally and therefore no connection to the Google server is established here.

Users‘ rights

You have the right to access the data collected and processed about you free of remuneration. You also have the right to demand correction of your data, restriction of processing, erasure of your data and to receive a copy of your personal data. In case you have exercised your right of erasure, restriction of processing or correction of your data, you may also demand that we subsequently inform any recipients of your data provided to us.

Furthermore, you have the right to address a supervisory authority with a complaint you may have concerning our processing activities. You may also object to the processing of your personal data.


Contact us

Behnk Elektronik GmbH & Co.
Hans-Böckler-Ring 27
22851 Norderstedt

Phone: +49-40-52-98-61-0
Fax: +49-40-52-98-61-99