1. Who are we?

TiMOTION is an industry-leading provider of electric actuation systems. With subsidiaries and sales agents situated across the world, TiMOTION is well positioned to provide global engineering and sales support.

For the detailed list of global locations, please click here.

2. What does this Privacy Policy cover?

This Privacy Policy describes what, how, and why we collect personal data when you communicate with us, use our services, or visit our website in accordance with the applicable EU General Data Protection Regulation.


This Privacy Policy shall apply to any User accessing and using our websites (www.timotion​.com, www.timotionergo.com) as well as contacts in general.


We encourage you to carefully read our Privacy Policy. By continuing to use our services, it is assumed you consent to the terms and conditions of our Privacy Policy.


Insofar we obtain your consent, Article 6 paragraph 1 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis for processing your personal data.

3. What is personal data?

Personal data is defined as any information relating to a directly or indirectly identified or identifiable person, such as a name, first name, email address, IP address, phone number etc.

4. Why do we collect your personal data?

We may use your personal data for the following purposes:

  • To improve our services
  • To provide a better user experience on our website
  • To operate and manage our website
  • To contact you regarding products, services, and other purposes you might have requested (EX : Online inquiry or E-News)
  • To create marketing campaigns and surveys
  • To process job applications

5. What kind of personal data do we collect and process about you?

5-1. Website Visitors

When you access our website, information of a general nature is automatically recorded. This information is necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. Anonymous information of this kind is statistically evaluated by us, in order to provide better user experience:

  • IP address
  • Operating system
  • Type of web browser
  • Browser ID
  • Browsing Activity and other data on how you interacted with our website

5-2. Contact us by Website Online Inquiry or Our Email

If you wish to contact us, you may do so by using the online inquiry form provided on our website. To send in the form, we ask you to complete the following information:

  • Subject matter
  • Country
  • Name
  • E-mail address
  • Phone number
  • Name of company
  • Reason of contact

The data entered in the input fields is transmitted to us and stored. You may choose to provide us with this information or decline to do so. However, without these details, we may not be able to fulfill your request. Any other information you wish to provide on the contact form is at your discretion.


A contact may also be established by using our e-mail addresses provided on our Website. Your personal data, as transmitted voluntarily by e-mail, would then be stored and processed.


We may also process personal data that you voluntarily share with us by e-mail as part of a contract, a survey or in the processing of your registration.


5-3. Subscribe for Newsletter on Our Website

Our website offers the opportunity to subscribe to our newsletter. To receive our newsletter, we require, at a minimum, the following information:

  • Email address
  • Country

But further personal information can be voluntarily provided for personalization:

  • Company name
  • Name

5-4. Offline/In-person Meetings

We may also collect personal data directly from you or other persons linked to the company where you are employed during face-to-face meetings at industry exhibitions and other in-person events.


The personal data collected orally or via business cards is stored on our server unless otherwise required by law.


5-5. Job Applications

This Privacy Policy also applies to personal data given by job applicants, potential candidates for employment and collected during our optional recruiting programs and events.


As part of our application process, we gather different types of data such as your name, address, contact information, work and educational history, achievements, and test results.


This information may originate from your CV, certificates or covers letters and can be provided by:

  • You directly, through the submission of electronic documents on our website
  • Recruitment agencies
  • An agent/third party acting on your behalf
  • Publicly available sources (e.g. LinkedIn)

We also may collect personal data about you from your prior employers, TiMOTION employees with whom you have interviewed, and employment background check providers, to the extent this is permitted by applicable law.


We do not seek to obtain any information from you that are not of use and will not collect any sensitive personal data relating to ethnicity, health, trade union membership, philosophical beliefs, sexual orientation, as well as other categories as prescribed by law.


Your personal data will only be processed and seen by the necessary contact persons. All TiMOTION employees responsible for such data processing are required to protect the confidentiality of your data.

6. Who do we share your personal data with?

We may share your personal information with third parties who perform functions on our behalf and who also provide services to us, such as authorized partners, suppliers, distributors, professional advisors and function coordinators.


We may share your personal information with our other TiMOTION companies for internal reasons, primarily for business and operational purposes.


Where required we share your personal information with third parties to comply with a legal obligation.


These third parties comply with similar and equally stringent undertakings of privacy and confidentiality.


No other third parties have access to your information unless we specifically say so in this Privacy Notice, or the law requires this.

7. How long do we store your personal data?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as is reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy and to fulfill any legal requirements.


For marketing purposes, your information will be kept with us until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive this information.


TiMOTION may also keep data in an anonymized form for statistical purposes as opposed to deleting your data.

8. How do we use Cookies and Third-Party Connections on our webpage?

8-1. Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard drive, assigned to the browser you are using, and that provide certain information to the website that sets the cookie.


TiMOTION uses cookies:

  • to operate, improve and optimize user's browsing experience,
  • to perform customer service, users analysis and segmentation,
  • to provide better and tailored services to users,
  • to make statistics.

For more information about cookies, please read our Cookie Declaration which you will find on our website. You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from cookies and third-party connections via the Cookie Declaration on our website. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible.  


8-2. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analytics service provided by Google LLC, (1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). Google Analytics uses cookies that allow us to analyze the use of the website. The information generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.


On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to internet usage to the website operator.


In these purposes, our legitimate interest lies in data processing. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is § 15 Abs. 3 TMG or Art. 6 Abs. 1 f DSGVO. The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (eg user ID) or advertising IDs will be automatically deleted after 50 months.


Please click the following link to learn more information about Terms of Use and Privacy.  


8-3. Social Media

As a company, social media features are hosted on our website. We track all our links when we post content on our social media.


By using Google Analytics, we can track the IP address, pages accessed, time of access, the number of pages viewed. We also collect some information about the location, town, country, the type of device used, age range, gender and more.


Through those analytics, we offer you the option to interact with social networks and other users so that we can improve our offer and make it more relevant for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of plugins is Art. 6 Para. 1 (1) (f) GDPR.


During your visits on our social media, personal data you may share can be collected and transmitted to the provider of the social network. We have no control over our social media partners data processing.


8-4. YouTube Videos

We use embedded YouTube videos in enhanced privacy mode. YouTube is a service provided by Google. YouTube provides an enhanced privacy mode, which ensures that YouTube does not store cookies with personally identifiable information on your computer.


Click here to read more about the enhanced privacy mode.


8-5. Email Marketing Campaign

TiMOTION would like to contact you from time to time about our new products, global events, and industry trends by Email. We use Mailchimp, a marketing automation platform, to create automated campaigns, manage mailing lists, and more.


The Email we send out via Mailchimp contains cookies that enable us to detect when the subscriber has opened the email or clicked on certain links. These technologies record each subscribers email address, IP address, date, and time associated with each open and click for a campaign. Such data is used to create reports about how an email campaign performed and what actions recipients took. The information generated by the cookie about your interaction of the email from Mailchimp is usually transmitted to the Mailchimp server in the USA and stored there.


If you subscribe our E-News, it is assumed you consent to the storage of your personal data provided for this purpose.


You can opt out from the subscription any time by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link included in the email campaign or by contacting us using the details at the end of this Privacy Policy.


Further information about the data protection offered by MailChimp, please click here.

9. Links to other sites

Our Website contains links to other sites which are outside our control and are not covered by this Privacy Policy.


We would like to point out that by clicking on the links provided, the operators of such sites may collect information from you which will be used by them in accordance with their own privacy policies, which may differ from ours.


Therefore, we encourage you to review the privacy notices, statements and/or policies of all sites that you visit, including those whose links are provided so that you can understand how those sites collect, use and share your information.


We will assume no responsibility for the content, privacy policies, or practices of any third-party sites or services.

10. Rights related to your personal data

10-1. The right to be informed

You have the right to be provided with clear, transparent and easily understandable information about how we use your information and your rights. This is why we’re providing you with the information in this Privacy Policy.


10-2. The right of access

You have the right to make a direct request to TiMOTION for information about your data and processing affecting them.


10-3. The right to rectification

You are entitled to have your information corrected if it’s inaccurate or incomplete.


10-4. The right to erasure

This is also known as “the right to be forgotten” enables you to request the deletion or removal of your information, if they are not necessary or for any other reason stipulated in law.


10-5. The right to object to processing

You have the right to object to certain types of processing, including processing based on our legitimate interests and processing for direct marketing (i.e. if you no longer want to be contacted with potential opportunities). We keep lists of people who have asked for, further use of their information, to be ‘Objected’ to make sure the restriction is respected in future.


10-6. The right to withdraw consent

If you have given your consent to anything we do with your personal data, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This includes your right to withdraw consent to us using your personal data for marketing purposes.

11. How can you contact us?

If you have questions on the processing of your personal data, would like to exercise any of your rights, please contact us by Online Inquiry Form or by Email:

For the detailed contact information of global locations, please go to Contact.

12. Changes to Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change our privacy practices when necessary due to changes in relevant and applicable legal or regulatory requirements, in our business practices, or to better serve your needs.


We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Policy on this page. Once posted, these changes come into effect immediately.


Issued: October 2018






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