Data protection

Data protection on the website of CLAAS KGaA mbH

All web systems under the management of CLAAS are compliant with applicable statutory provisions for the protection of personal data and data security. CLAAS takes steps to protect personal data from loss, deletion, falsification, manipulation and unauthorised access. In the following, CLAAS explains how it deals with information collected when visiting the website of CLAAS KGaA mbH.


Collection and processing of personal data

Personal data is any information used to identify an individual, such as your name, e-mail address and postal address. Such data is stored only if you personally have provided this information, for example if you contact us via a contact form on our website or would like to subscribe to a newsletter. All such information is provided voluntarily. If you would prefer not to pass any information on to CLAAS whatsoever, you may not be able to access some content on our website. Subscriptions to any of our communications services can be cancelled at any time via the corresponding homepage.

If your personal information has changed (e.g. postal code, e-mail address or postal address), you can e-mail CLAAS KGaA mbH at to correct or update your data.


Use and disclosure of personal data

CLAAS KGaA mbH will use your personal information solely for the purposes of website administration in order to provide you with access to specific information and to communicate with you further. Your personal data will not be disclosed to external third parties or used for any other purpose.


Data collected automatically

When visiting the website of CLAAS KGaA mbH, some general information is collected automatically (e.g. internet browser used, number of visits, average duration of visit, pages viewed). This information is used to improve the appeal, content and functionality of the website. This website uses web analysis tools from Webtrends Inc. ( to analyse website usage.

Cookies may also be used for this purpose. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the visitor's browser cache and enable the computer to be identified when the webpage is revisited. Cookies do not contain personal data, which means your private information remains protected.

Visitor data will be stored on a server in Germany for CLAAS KGaA mbH for marketing and optimisation purposes. This information may be used to create usage profiles under an anonymous user ID. Data collected using webtrends technology will not be used to identify a website visitor personally, and will not be merged with other personal data that may be known regarding the holder of the anonymous user ID. CLAAS KGaA mbH may pass this information on to a third party where legally required to do so, and otherwise only in such cases that the third party in question is commissioned to process this data on behalf of the CLAAS Group.

You can prevent cookies from being stored on your machine by modifying your browser settings. Please note, however, that by doing so you may not have full use of all of the website's functionality.

By using this website, you consent to the use by CLAAS KGaA mbH of data collected about you in the manner described and for the purpose specified.


Links to other websites

This data protection declaration applies to the website of CLAAS KGaA mbH. This website may contain links to other providers not covered by this data protection declaration. When leaving the website of CLAAS KGaA mbH, we recommend you read carefully the data protection guidelines of any other website that collects your personal data.


Contact options

If you have questions regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact the data protection officer:

Data protection officer
Münsterstr. 33
33428 Harsewinkel, Germany

In accordance with applicable laws, we will inform you in writing upon request whether any of your personal data has been stored by CLAAS KGaA mbH through the website, and if so what data is held.


Notice regarding changes

In the event of changes to these data protection provisions, notice of the changes will be posted on the homepage and at other suitable locations.

Harsewinkel, July 2011