ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG
Bach­mühle 2
D-74673 Mulfingen
Phone: +49 7938 81-0
Fax: +49 7938 81-110

Limited Part­ner­ship
Head­quar­ters Mulfingen
Stuttgart County Court
HRA 590344

Elek­trobau Mulfingen GmbH
Head­quar­ters Mulfingen
Stuttgart County Court
HRB 590142

Managing Direc­tors
Dr. Klaus Geiss­do­erfer (CEO)
Raymond Engel­brecht
Dr. Sonja Fleis­cher
Hans Peter Fuchs
Frank Mayer
Thomas Nuern­berger
Prof. Dr.-Ing Tomas Smetana

VAT ID No. in accor­dance with § 27a of the German Value Added Tax Act
DE 146279934

Respon­sible for content in accor­dance with § 6 MDStV (German Media Services Law)
Kai Halter

Liability clause
Although we have taken the greatest possible care in checking their contents, we cannot be liable for the contents of external links. The oper­a­tors of linked sites have sole respon­si­bility for their content.

Concept, layout, real­iza­tion
Die Maga­ziniker GmbH
Fuch­seck­straße 7
70188 Stuttgart
Phone: 0711 396 35-0


Privacy policy

As at: July 2019

The ebm-papst Group thanks you for visiting our websites and for your interest in our company and our prod­ucts. We take the protec­tion of your private sphere very seri­ously. We at ebm-papst consider it to be part of the company’s respon­si­bility to protect infor­ma­tion and data with which the company has been entrusted. To provide you with the assur­ance you require when visiting our websites, we strictly observe the legal regu­la­tions with regard to the processing of your personal data. You will find detailed infor­ma­tion on how we handle your data in the following. 

1. Who is respon­sible for processing your data?

ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG, Bach­mühle 2, 74673 Mulfingen is respon­sible for processing your data when you visit this website. You can contact the data protec­tion officer at ebm-papst Mulfingen GmbH & Co. KG at the above-mentioned postal address, for the atten­tion of the data protec­tion officer, and by sending an e-mail to: .

2. When does ebm-papst gather data about you?

We gather a certain amount of data to enable us to provide you with content appro­priate to your needs. You can visit our websites without having to divulge any personal details. Only tech­nical access data is stored in so-called server log files, including the name of the file requested, the date and time of the query, the volume of data trans­mitted and the provider making the inquiry, for example. This data is eval­u­ated solely for the purpose of ensuring trouble-free oper­a­tion of the site and to improve the content.

Specif­i­cally, we gather personal data

  • On regis­tra­tion for indi­vidual customer access
  • From online job appli­ca­tions
  • From subscrip­tions to our Newsletter
  • In contact and service inquiry forms
  • From e-mail corre­spon­dence
  • From comments made in the blog

The partic­ular data gath­ered in each case can be seen from the applic­able input forms. We use the data you enter for contract perfor­mance, for the provi­sion of services and for processing your inquiries.

3. For what purposes does ebm-papst use the data? 

3.1 For the fulfill­ment of contrac­tual oblig­a­tions (Art. 6 Para. 1 Point b GDPR)

Through the use of your data, ebm-papst aspires to provide you with the best possible service. We have a respon­sible atti­tude towards handling your data. Specif­i­cally, we use your data

  • For processing your service requests
  • To send you our e-mail Newsletter if you have ordered it

3.2 In connec­tion with the weighing of inter­ests (Art. 6 Para. 1 Point f GDPR)

We may also use your data in the context of a weighing of inter­ests to safe­guard the legit­i­mate (gener­ally economic) inter­ests of our company or of third parties; wher­ever possible the data will be processed in pseu­do­nymized or anonymized form. This is done for the following purposes:

  • Moni­toring, opti­miza­tion and further enhance­ment of services and prod­ucts
  • Adver­tising activ­i­ties, market and opinion research
  • Asser­tion of legal claims and defense in the case of legal disputes
  • Detec­tion, preven­tion and pros­e­cu­tion of crim­inal offenses
  • To guar­antee the secu­rity and oper­a­tional reli­a­bility of our IT systems

 3.3 By reason of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Point a GDPR)

Insofar as you have given your consent for us to process your data, the respec­tive consent forms the legal basis for the processing covered by the consent. This applies in partic­ular to any consent to tele­phone or e-mail marketing you may have granted.

You can with­draw your consent at any time with effect for the future. It is possible to unsub­scribe from the Newsletter at any time, either by sending a message to the above-mentioned contact addresses or using a link provided for this purpose in the Newsletter.

3.4 For the fulfill­ment of legal oblig­a­tions (Art. 6 Para. 1 Point c GDPR)

We are bound by various legal oblig­a­tions, e.g. legal oblig­a­tions to preserve busi­ness records.

4. Contests

When you take part in one of our contests, we will process the following personal data: First and last name, salu­ta­tion, date of birth, e-mail address, postal address. We process the personal data of partic­i­pants in order to carry out contests; this includes confirming your eligi­bility to partic­i­pate and selecting and informing the winners. If we do not gather the afore­men­tioned infor­ma­tion, neither partic­i­pa­tion in the contest nor noti­fi­ca­tion in the event of a win are possible. We also process partic­i­pant addresses in order to be able to pursue possible copy­right infringe­ments asso­ci­ated with photo uploads. Winners will be noti­fied by e-mail after comple­tion of the contest.

Data processing takes place exclu­sively for the purpose of conducting the contest. Thus the legal basis for processing personal data to fulfill this oblig­a­tion is Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR.

We analyze the results of contests in order to measure the effi­ciency and rele­vance of campaigns. We assess the effec­tive­ness of contests in order to improve our marketing activ­i­ties on an ongoing basis in your interest and to plan new campaigns. The legal basis for the described data processing is Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR (weighing of inter­ests, based on our interest in assessing the effec­tive­ness of contests).

Should we be informed of a copy­right infringe­ment, we need your data in order to take action against it. The legal basis for the described data processing is Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR (weighing of inter­ests, based on the interest in pros­e­cuting possible copy­right infringe­ments).

After comple­tion of the contest, your data which was processed by us for the purposes of the contest will as a rule be deleted within 30 days. However, so that we can pros­e­cute possible copy­right infringe­ments of which we are noti­fied, we will store your data for this contest for a year.

5. Passing-on of your data

Your data will only ever be used to the extent required. If neces­sary, your data may be passed on within the ebm-papst Group. Insofar as external service providers are involved in the oper­a­tion of this website (hosting providers), the external service providers will only be given access to your data to the extent neces­sary for them to be able to perform their tasks and func­tions.

Insofar as these service providers process your data outside the Euro­pean Union, this may result in your data being trans­mitted to a country that does not apply the same privacy protec­tion stan­dards as the Euro­pean Union. In such cases we will ensure that the recip­i­ents of your data guar­antee a level of privacy protec­tion equiv­a­lent to that of the Euro­pean Union, either by contrac­tual means or in some other form. You are enti­tled to request a copy of these guar­an­tees.

6. Secu­rity of your data

As a safe­guard, your data will be trans­mitted in encrypted form (SSL / HTTPS), using the latest secure encryp­tion tech­niques. We also employ tech­nical and orga­ni­za­tional means to secure our websites and other systems to prevent the loss, destruc­tion, accessing, manip­u­la­tion, and distri­b­u­tion of your data by unau­tho­rized persons.

7. Why does this website use cookies?

On various pages we employ cookies to make our website attrac­tive to visit and to permit the use of certain func­tions. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use (so-called session cookies) are deleted again at the end of the browser session, in other words when you close your browser. Other cookies remain on your end device and enable us to recog­nize your browser on your next visit (persis­tent cookies). You can adjust your browser settings so that you are informed about the place­ment of cookies and can decide on a case-to-case basis whether to accept these, or to refuse the accep­tance of cookies in certain cases or in general. The func­tion­ality of our website may be restricted in the event of non-accep­tance of cookies.

8. Analyt­ical web services from Google (Universal) Analytics

This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, an analyt­ical web service provided by Google Inc. ( Google (Universal) Analytics employs methods that permit analysis of how you use the website, including so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer, for example. The infor­ma­tion gener­ated on your use of this website is gener­ally trans­mitted to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. Through acti­va­tion of IP anonymiza­tion on this website, the IP address will be abbre­vi­ated prior to trans­mis­sion within the members 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 and abbre­vi­ated there. No connec­tion will be estab­lished between the anonymized IP address trans­mitted by your browser when using Google Analytics and other Google data.

You can prevent the gath­ering of the data gener­ated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) at Google, as well as processing of this data by Google, by clicking this link to prevent future data acqui­si­tion by Google Analytics on this website. An opt-out cookie will then be stored on your end device. If you delete your cookies, you have to click the link again.

Alter­na­tively, you can install a browser plug-in that prevents the gath­ering and processing of the cookie data by Google. You can down­load the browser plug-in here:

9. Use of Google AdWords

Our website makes use of Google conver­sion tracking. If you have accessed our website via an adver­tise­ment placed by Google, Google Adwords will place a cookie on your computer. The conver­sion tracking cookie is placed when a user clicks an adver­tise­ment placed by Google. These cookies become invalid after 30 days and do not serve the purpose of personal iden­ti­fi­ca­tion. If a user visits certain pages of our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can detect that the user has clicked the adver­tise­ment and has been re-directed to this page. Every Google AdWords customer is given a different cookie. Cookies can there­fore not be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The infor­ma­tion obtained with the help of the conver­sion cookie is used to produce conver­sion statis­tics for AdWords customers who have decided to use conver­sion tracking. The customers are informed of the total number of users who have clicked their adver­tise­ment and been re-directed to a page provided with a conver­sion tracking tag. They do not however receive any infor­ma­tion with which users can be person­ally iden­ti­fied.

If you do not wish to partic­i­pate in tracking, you can refuse place­ment of the cookie required for this – for instance by making a browser setting that deac­ti­vates the auto­matic placing of cookies in general or by setting your browser such that cookies from the domain “” are blocked. Please note that you must not delete the opt-out cookies for as long as you want to avoid the recording of measure­ment data. If you have deleted all your cookies in the browser, you will have to set the corre­sponding opt-out cookie again.

10. Use of Google remar­keting

This website uses the Google Inc. remar­keting func­tion. The purpose of this func­tion is to present visi­tors to the website with adver­tise­ments related to their inter­ests within the scope of the Google adver­tising network. A so-called “cookie” is stored in the browser of the visitor to the website. This makes it possible to recog­nize the visitor on calling up websites belonging to the Google adver­tising network. On these websites, the visitor can be presented with adver­tise­ments relating to content previ­ously called up by the visitor on websites that use the Google remar­keting func­tion. Google states that it does not capture any personal data during this action. If you do not want the Google remar­keting func­tion, you can however deac­ti­vate it by making the rele­vant settings at Alter­na­tively, you can deac­ti­vate the use of cookies for interest-based adver­tising via the Network Adver­tising Initia­tive by following the instruc­tions at Further infor­ma­tion on Google remar­keting and the Google privacy policy is avail­able at: .

11. Use of Google web fonts

External Google Fonts are incor­po­rated into our websites to be sure of obtaining a graph­i­cally appealing presen­ta­tion. Google Fonts is a service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). These web fonts are incor­po­rated via a server request, usually to a Google server in the USA. In doing so, infor­ma­tion on which of our websites you have visited is trans­mitted to the server. The IP address of the visitor to these websites is addi­tion­ally stored by Google. The fonts are stored in the cache of your browser, thus preventing multiple loading. This has a posi­tive effect on the speed at which our websites are loaded.

Further details can be found in the Google privacy policy, avail­able at:

12. Use of Google Maps

Our websites use Google Maps to visu­ally present geograph­ical infor­ma­tion. On using Google Maps, Google Inc. also captures, processes and makes use of data on the utiliza­tion of the map func­tions by visi­tors. Further infor­ma­tion on data processing by Google can be found at:

13. Use of YouTube videos

YouTube videos are embedded in some of our websites. The corre­sponding plug-ins are oper­ated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit a site with the YouTube plug-in, a link is estab­lished with the YouTube servers. This informs YouTube about the sites you visit. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you person­ally. You can avoid this by logging out of your YouTube account before­hand. On starting a YouTube video, the provider inserts cookies that gather infor­ma­tion on user behavior. If you have deac­ti­vated the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program, you will not have to expect any such cookies when viewing YouTube videos either. YouTube does however store non-person­al­ized usage infor­ma­tion in other cookies as well. If you wish to prevent this, you have to block the storage of cookies in the browser. Further infor­ma­tion on “YouTube” privacy protec­tion can be found in the privacy policy of the provider at:

14. Use of social plug-ins

On our website we offer you the option of using so-called “social media buttons”. These buttons are only incor­po­rated into the website in the form of a graphic containing a link to the corre­sponding website of the button provider. On clicking the graphic you will thus be re-directed to the services of the providers concerned. Only then will your data be trans­mitted to the providers concerned. No exchange will take place between you and the providers of the social media buttons if you do not click the graphic. Infor­ma­tion on the capture and use of your data on social media can be found in the usage condi­tions of the corre­sponding providers.

We have incor­po­rated the social media buttons of the following compa­nies into our website:

Face­book Inc. (1601 S. Cali­fornia Ave – Palo Alto – CA 94304 – USA)
Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. – Suite 600 – San Fran­cisco – CA 94107 – USA)
XING AG (Gänse­markt 43 – 20354 Hamburg – Germany)
LinkedIn Corpo­ra­tion (2029 Stierlin Court – Moun­tain View – CA 94043 – USA)

15.  Use of cookies – Aumago GmbH

We work together with Aumago GmbH, a provider of web analytics and target group marketing. Aumago uses so-called cookies, a text file that is stored in the browser of the computer and captures/contains anony­mous usage data. Usage profiles can be created under a pseu­donym from these data. Personal data is however not gath­ered. Any IP addresses recorded are stored in anonymized form by deleting the last number block, and are not combined with the cookies. The cookies are either Aumago cookies or cookies from service providers used by Aumago, such as krux digital Inc., Google Inc. etc. Users can delete the cookies directly in their browser at any time. Aumago uses this data to eval­uate usage of the website by visi­tors and for the purpose of usage-based online adver­tising (OBA).

16.  Matomo

This website uses Matomo for web analytics. For this, “cookies” send text files, user activity logs (including a log of your abbre­vi­ated IP address) to the server and stored them for user analytics after anonymi­sa­tion. The infor­ma­tion about the website usage gener­ated by the cookie will not be passed on to third parties. You can block the instal­la­tion of cookies by changing a setting in your browser soft­ware; however, please be aware that, if you block cookies, you might not have full utiliza­tion to all func­tion­al­i­ties of this website. If you do not want to consent to the storage and analysis of the user infor­ma­tion gener­ated, you can opt out as described below. In that case, your browser will store a deac­ti­va­tion cookie which prevents Matomo from gath­ering any data on your session what­so­ever.

Atten­tion: Deleting your cookies will also delete your deac­ti­va­tion cookie, which means you will have to save a new one.

You may choose to prevent this website from aggre­gating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better expe­ri­ence for you and other users.

17. When will your data be deleted?

Following complete perfor­mance of the contract or cancel­la­tion of your customer account, your data will be blocked for further use and deleted at the end of the reten­tion periods spec­i­fied by tax and commer­cial law, insofar as you have not expressly consented to further utiliza­tion of your data or we reserve the right to extended data utiliza­tion as permitted by law and about which infor­ma­tion is contained in this privacy policy. Cancel­la­tion of your customer account is possible at any time, either by sending an informal message to the above-mentioned contact address or using a func­tion provided for this purpose in the customer account.

18. What are your privacy protec­tion rights?

Subject to the applic­able legal prereq­ui­sites, you have the right of access (Art. 15 GDPR), recti­fi­ca­tion (Art. 16 GDPR), erasure (Art. 17 GDPR), restric­tion of processing (Art. 18 GDPR) and data porta­bility (Art. 20 GDPR) vis-à-vis ebm-papst. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a super­vi­sory authority (Art. 77 GDPR).

If you have given ebm-papst your consent, you can with­draw this at any time with effect for the future.

Insofar as ebm-papst processes your data in the context of a weighing of inter­ests, you can object to such processing. If you lodge a protest, your data will no longer be processed, unless the company respon­sible can furnish proof of compelling legit­i­mate grounds for processing that outweigh your inter­ests, rights and liber­ties, or insofar as processing serves the purpose of asserting, exer­cising or defending legal claims.