Privacy statement

This privacy statement was last modified on: 09-01-2023

WKK Automotive GmbH (hereinafter further referred to as WKK), having its registered office at Zillessen-Allee 7, 41334 Nettetal-Kaldenkirchen, is responsible for the processing of personal data as set out in this privacy statement.

Contact details:
WKK Automotive GmbH
Zillessen-Allee 7
41334 Nettetal-Kaldenkirchen

Telephone: +49 (0)2157 13 89 11
Fax: +49 (0)2157 13 89 99

Edwin van Pol is the Data Protection Officer of WKK. He can be contacted via

Personal data
WKK will be processing your personal data because you are purchasing our products and/or services or because you have provided them to us yourself.

Below are the personal data that we process:

• Name and address details;
• Gender;
• Position;
• Address for invoice and delivery;
• Telephone number (mobile);
• Fax number;
• E-mail address;
• IP address;
• VAT number;
• Payment details;
• Other personal data you give on your own behalf e.g. by filling in a form on our website, by applying to us for a job, or in correspondence and by telephone;
• Location details;
• Details of your activities on our website;
• Internet browser and device type.

Special and/or sensitive personal data
Our website (with the related online activities) is not intended for the collection of data from website visitors younger than 16 years old. Unless they have the permission of their parents or guardian.
However, we are unable to verify whether a visitor is older than 16. If you are convinced that we have collected personal data from a minor without that permission, then please contact us via; we will then delete this information.

The handling of a request for a sample / quotation / documentation
In order to properly handle your sample / quotation / documentation request, we will use your name and address details.
Handling of your order
In order to properly deal with your order, we will use your name and address details and the details of the address for delivery.
Handling of payment
In order to properly handle the payment of your order, we will use your payment details.
For newsletters and other marketing purposes, we will use your personal/contact details.
Fraud prevention
For the prevention of fraud, we will use your IP address, address details and payment details if there is a justified interest in this respect.

If such is required for a proper handling of an order, we may also give your personal data to thirds.

Storage term
WKK will not store your personal data longer than strictly required for the realisation of the goal for which your data is collected.

Provision to thirds
WKK will not sell your data to thirds and will only provide it if necessary for the performance of an agreement with you, or in order to fulfil a statutory obligation.

Our website includes social media buttons. These buttons only give a link and do not transmit any personal data to thirds. If it is possible to log in with a social media-account, then the social media party will provide the e-mail address of that user account.

Cookies, or similar technology
WKK makes use of functional, analytical and tracking cookies.

Cookies are small files that a webshop/website places on your computer, smartphone or tablet during your visit to the webshop/website. Information is stored in these files and can be recognized by the webshop/website during a later visit.

In addition to necessary cookies, WKK uses functional cookies. We do this to ensure that our webshop works properly and to make it easy to use our webshop. You can think of, for example, remembering which products you have placed in your shopping cart and remembering your login details during your visit to our webshop.

WKK also uses analytical cookies. Analytical cookies measure webshop visits, with which WKK as the owner can improve its webshop. Think of the number of visitors, the most visited pages and which buttons are clicked on within our webshop. We use Google Analytics for this. The information that Google collects in this way is anonymised as much as possible.

Finally, WKK uses tracking cookies. Tracking cookies follow the visit to the webshop in order to build up a profile of webshop visitors. This allows us to tailor our webshop to your wishes and to show personalized advertisements. All this data is processed completely anonymously according to the guidelines as required by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

WKK uses the following cookies on this webshop:

Cookie Domain Type Goal Duration
_fbp Advertising Used by Facebook to deliver advertising services, such as realtime bidding, for external advertisers 3 months
fr Advertising The cookie is set by Facebook to show users relevant ads and to measure and improve ads. The cookie also tracks the user’s behavior on the internet on websites with Facebook pixels or Facebook plugins. 3 months
wooTracker Analytics The cookie stores a unique identifier that is used to identify the user and user activity on the website. 2 years
_ga Analytics This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to calculate visitor, session and campaign data and track website usage for website analytics report. The cookies store information anonymously and assign a randomly generated number to identify unique visitors. 2 years
_gid Analytics This cookie is installed by Google Analytics. The cookie is used to store information about how visitors use a website and helps create an analysis report on how the website is functioning. The data collected, including the number of visitors, the source from which they came and the pages, are displayed in an anonymous form. 1 day
_hjFirstSeen Analytics This is set by Hotjar to identify a new user’s first session. It stores a true/false value indicating if Hotjar saw this user for the first time. It is used by recording filters to identify new user sessions.



_icl_current_language Functional This cookie is stored by the WPML WordPress plugin. The purpose of the cookie is to save the current language. 1 day
wpml_browser_redirect_t est Functional This cookie is set by the WPML WordPress plugin and is used to test if cookies are enabled in the browser. Browser session
_icl_visitor_lang_js Functional This cookie is stored by the WPML WordPress plugin. The purpose of the cookie is to store the redirected language. 1 day
_GRECAPTCHA Functional This cookie is set by Google. In addition to certain standard Google cookies, reCAPTCHA implements a required cookie (_GRECAPTCHA) during execution carry out the risk analysis. 5 months 27 days
  cfruid .wkk- deutschlandhelp.zendesk. com Necessary This cookie is set by the provider Cloudflare. This cookie is used for load balancing and to identify trusted web traffic. Browser session
AWSALBCORS widget- Necessary

This cookie is used for load balancers provided by Amazon to optimize user experience.

Amazon has updated the ALB and CLB to allow customers to continue using the CORS request with consistency.

7 days
  cfduid .wkk- deutschlandhelp.zendesk. com Necessary The cookie is used by CDN services like CloudFare to identify individual clients behind a shared IP address and apply security settings per client. It does not correspond to any user ID in the web application and does not store any personally identifiable information. 1 month
_gat_UA-43125218-9 Other No description 1 minute
_hjid Other This cookie is set by Hotjar. This cookie is set when the customer first lands on a page with the Hotjar script. It is used to keep the random user id unique for that page in the browser. This ensures that behavior on subsequent visits to the same page is attributed to the same user ID. 1 year
_hjIncludedInPageviewSa mple Other No description 2 minutes
_hjAbsoluteSessionInProg ress Other No description 30 minutes

On your first visit, we ask your permission for the placing of cookies. Have you given permission, but do you want to delete the saved settings? You can read how to do this on the following website:

All questions or comments about our privacy policy and the way in which we collect and store data, requests to send or change your personal data, can be directed to:

WKK Automotive GmbH
Zillessen-Allee 7
41334 Nettetal-Kaldenkirchen  Deutschland

Telefon: +49 (0)2157 13 89 11

Edwin van Pol is the Data Protection Officer of WKK. He can be contacted via

Inspection, adjustment or removal of data
You have the right to inspect, correct or remove your personal data. In addition, you have the right to withdraw any permission for data processing or to object against the processing of your data by WKK and you have a right to data portability. This means that you can submit a request to us to send your personal data in our computer file to you or to another organisation indicated by you. You can send a request for inspection, correction, removal, or for transmission of your personal data to

We will respond to your request as fast as possible and no later than within four weeks.

WKK takes the protection of your data serious and will take appropriate measures in order to prevent loss, unauthorised access, undesired disclosure and unauthorised adjustments. Should you have the impression that your data is not sufficiently secured or if there are any indications of misuse, then contact us via

Changes in this privacy statement
We retain the right to make changes to this privacy statement. It is recommended to check this privacy statement on a regular basis, so that you will be kept informed of these changes.