Data Protection Statement

We welcome your interest in our blog “” (in the following “blog”) and would like to make your visit as enjoyable as possible. The operator of this blog and the controller for the processing of your personal data through this blog is Zeppelin GmbH, Graf-Zeppelin-Platz 1,  85748 Garching near Munich, phone: +49 89 32 000 0, email:

Alongside easy, efficient operability, we consider the protection of your personal data to be a top priority. The protection of your privacy is a key concern for us when processing personal data and we take this into account in all our business processes. 

Therefore our processing of personal data collected during a visit to our blog always takes place in line with the respective provisions governing data protection.

This data protection statement will tell you which of your personal data are collected and retained when you visit our blog or use our services offered through the blog. You will also receive information on how and on what legal basis your data are used, what rights you have with regard to the use of your data, and which contact methods are available to you.

1.             Processing of personal data and purposes of the processing

1.1          What are personal data?

Personal data means all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, Article 4(1) GDPR. This includes information such as your name, address, phone number, and date of birth. Data which cannot be traced to you, such as statistical or anonymous data, are not personal data.

1.2          Which data do we collect?

With the exception of the IP address, personal data are only processed if you have notified us of these data voluntarily or to initiate or execute a contractual agreement. The following specific personal data are collected:

1.2.1       When visiting our blog

You can visit our blog without disclosing information regarding your identity. When you open our blog, your browser information will however be automatically sent to the WordPress’ servers, and temporarily stored in a log file. Your identity is not disclosed by this information.

The following information is recorded without your consent, and is retained until it is automatically erased after six months:

  • The IP address of the requesting computer,
  • the date and time of the visit,
  • the name and URL of the accessed file,
  • the browser that you have used and if applicable, your computer’s operating system,
  • websites from which the user’s system has reached our blog (referrer),
  • websites which are opened through our blog from the user’s system.

These data are collected and processed to enable use of our blog (connecting). These data are retained exclusively for technical reasons, and at no point are they attributed to a specific person. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data to this extent is point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR. The collection of these data serves to ensure system security and stability, as well as technical administration of the network infrastructure. The legal basis to this extent is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in ensuring that our blog functions properly, and that communication through the blog is properly handled. In relation to the foregoing, we cannot attribute this information to you personally.

We also use cookies and web analysis services for our blog (see clause 2).

1.2.2       When commenting on our blog

When commenting on out blog, the following information is recorded without your consent, and is retained until it is automatically erased after six months:

  • Personal data like name and email address,
  • the date and time of the comment,
  • the browser that you have used and if applicable, your computer’s operating system.

2.             Cookies and social plugins

2.1          Cookies

We use cookies on our blog. These are small files which your browser automatically creates and which are stored on your terminal (PC, laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our blog.

Cookies are used to make your visit to our blog easier and more enjoyable. This is why we use session cookies to detect that you have already visited individual pages on our blog, or that you have already signed into your customer account. They are automatically deleted after you leave our blog.

We also use temporary cookies to enhance user-friendliness. These are stored on your terminal for a specific period. If you visit our site again to use our services, the system automatically detects that you have visited us previously, as well as your input and settings so that you do not need to enter them again.

The legal basis is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in using these cookies lies, as described, in optimizing blog settings for the terminal you are using, and in adapting the user interface.

We also use cookies to record statistics regarding the use of our blog, and to analyze these for the purposes of optimizing our blog to meet your needs, and to show information which is specifically tailored to your interests. If you visit our blog again, these cookies allow us to automatically see that you have visited the blog previously. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period. The legal basis for use of these cookies is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in data processing lies in conducting market research and disseminating personalized advertising.

Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer, or so that a prompt appears before a new cookie is created. Completely disabling cookies may, however, lead to some of the functions of our blog being lost.

2.2          Showing videos (vimeo)

In several places on our blog, we have embedded videos which are provided by a third party. This concerns videos from the “vimeo” platform. vimeo is a service of Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA.

The video content is visualized exclusively through the provider’s use of “enhanced data protection mode”. As a result, only by clicking on a video can a cookie be stored on your computer to collect data for vimeo, and this data may be collected and processed further. We have no influence over this data collection and processing.

If you have a vimeo account and are signed in to it when you open vimeo on our blog, information can be attributed to your vimeo account in relation to the visit to our blog and clicking on videos. If you wish to prevent this, you must sign out of your vimeo account before using our blog and watching the videos.

More information is provided in the vimeo privacy policy, available at

If you do not wish to transfer data to vimeo, do not click on the videos embedded on our blog.

2.3         Social Web

You may find social plugins from the following social networks in several places on our blog. These can be identified by the logo of the respective network:  

a. Facebook is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You can find an overview of Facebook plugins and their appearance here:

b. Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA (“Twitter”). You can find an overview of Twitter buttons and their appearance here:

Various data will only be sent to the respective social network if you click on one of these buttons. These include:

  • Date and time of visit to the blog,
  • URL of blog visited,
  • URL of website from which the user visits the blog,
  • browser used,
  • operating system used,
  • IP address of the user.

If you are also logged into the respective social network while visiting our blog, the provider may attribute the visit to your social network account. If you use the plugin functions (e.g. clicking on the “Like” button, posting a comment) this information is also directly sent from your browser to the relevant social network, and is stored there as required. The purpose and extent of data collection, further processing, and use of data by the networks can be found in the data policies of Facebook, Twitter and Instagram:

Facebook data policy:

Twitter privacy policy:

3.             Data security

All data sent by you personally are transferred using the generally accepted and secure SSL (Secure Socket Layer) standard. SSL is a reliable and proven standard which is used e.g. in online banking.

A secure SSL connection can be identified by the “s” suffixed to the http (i.e. https://&#8230😉 in the address bar of your browser or by the lock icon in the lower pane of your browser.

We also take suitable technical and organizational security measures to protect your retained personal data against destruction, loss, alteration or unauthorized disclosure or access. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological development.

4.             Validity and amendment of this data protection policy

The current data protection statement can be accessed, saved and printed at any time on our blog at  This data protection statement is currently valid, and can be amended by us at any time and updated on this blog. We therefore recommend that you visit our blog from time to time to keep abreast of any updates to our data protection statement.

5.            Rights of data subjects

As a data subject in the sense of the GDPR, you are entitled to the following rights. To assert these rights, please contact us on:

Zeppelin GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Graf-Zeppelin-Platz 1
85748 Garching near Munich
Phone: +49 89 32 000-0
Fax: +49 89 32 000-482

5.1          Right of access

Pursuant to Article 15 GDPR, you have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether we process personal data concerning you. If this is the case, you can also request that we provide the further information listed in points (a) to (h) of Article 15(1) and Article 15(2) GDPR.

5.2          Right to rectification

Pursuant to Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to rectification and/or completion, provided that the processed personal data which concerns you are incorrect or incomplete.

5.3          Right to restriction of processing

Under the provisions set out in Article 18 GDPR, as the data subject you have the right to demand restriction of processing of personal data. This right shall apply in particular if the accuracy of your personal data is disputed between you and us, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy thereof, and in the case that you have an existing right to erasure and you request the restriction of their use instead of erasure; furthermore in the case that the data are no longer required for our pursued purpose, but that they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, and if a successful objection to processing is still disputed between you and us.

5.4          Right to erasure

Under the provisions set out in Article 17 GDPR, as the data subject you have the right to demand the erasure of personal data without undue delay. These provisions in particular provide for the right of erasure if the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed, and in cases of unlawful processing, the presence of an objection, or for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or member state law to which we are subject.

5.5          Right to data portability

Pursuant to Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to receive personal data concerning you and which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. Within the limits of Article 20(1) GDPR, you also have the right to transfer those data to another controller nominated by you.

5.6        Right to object

You have the right to object at any time, on grounds relating to your particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning you pursuant to point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, in accordance with Article 21 GDPR. We will cease processing your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing assists in the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

5.7          Withdrawal of consent

You also have the right at any time to withdraw the provided declaration of consent with regard to data protection with immediate effect. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the legality of any processing based on the consent which took place up to the withdrawal thereof.

6.             Automated individual decision-making or profiling measures

We do not use automated processing methods for decision-making – including profiling.

7.             Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, if you are of the opinion that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the applicable data protection law. The competent supervisory authority in our case is

Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht
Promenade 27 (Schloss)
91522 Ansbach
Telefon: 0981/53-1300
Telefax: 0981/53-5300

8.            Storage period for personal data/erasure of personal data

In general, we erase or render anonymous your personal data as soon as they are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which we have collected or otherwise processed them in accordance with the foregoing clauses, unless continued storage of your personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation.

Specifically, we retain different categories of data for the periods listed below (we will retain your data for a longer period if we are obliged to do in light of statutory retention periods).

  • The personal data we have collected for use of the contact form are automatically erased within six months following completion of your request, unless you have consented to their continued storage.
  • If you have applied to us through our online application process, we shall retain your data pursuant to the provisions governing data protection in the respective country in which the party responsible for data processing is located. If you have applied for a position at a company within the Zeppelin Group which has its registered office in Germany or Austria, your data will be erased no later than six months following the conclusion of the application process. Your data will only be retained beyond this period if you are appointed following the end of the application process, and your employee data is transferred from the e-Recruiting System into the relevant HR administration system, or if you have explicitly consented to a longer storage period.

9.       Change of purpose

Your personal data will only be used for purposes other than those described insofar as this is permitted by law, or if you have consented to a change of data processing purpose. In the case that data are processed for purposes other than those for which the data were originally collected, we shall inform you of this different purpose prior to the processing, and shall provide you with all information relevant thereto.

10.       Disclosure of data to third parties/recipients of data

The personal data that we collect and retain shall never be used by us for sale, trade or loan, and we shall not disclose your personal data to third parties unless we are have a statutory obligation to do so. Data may be disclosed e.g. to assert a claim, in the exercise or defense of legal claims, to investigate unlawful use of our blog or products, or for prosecution of a claim (insofar as there are reasonable grounds to suspect unlawful or unfair conduct). Data may also be disclosed for the enforcement of Terms and Conditions of Use or other agreements. We are also obliged to grant access to certain public bodies on request. These include law enforcement authorities, authorities which prosecute administrative offenses, and tax authorities. These data are disclosed on the basis of our legitimate interest in combating misuse, the prosecution of offenses, and the securing, assertion and enforcement of claims. The legal basis is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR.

Your data shall also be disclosed if you have consented to that. The legal basis to this extent is point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR.

We rely on contractually bound third-party companies and external service providers (“processors”) to supply our range of products and services. In such cases, personal data are disclosed to these processors to enable further processing thereof. These processors are carefully selected and regularly checked to ensure that your privacy remains protected. The processors may only use the data for the specified purposes, and are also contractually obliged to handle your data in compliance with this data protection statement and the German data protection laws.

Specifically, we may use the following processors:

  • Service providers for evaluation and analysis of blog usage, some of whom are similarly based in the USA.
  • Service providers and advertisers who provide us with support for personalization of our marketing campaigns, our blog, Website, and our services, and some of whom are based in the USA.

Data is disclosed to processors on the basis of Article 28(1) GDPR, alternatively on the basis of our legitimate interest in the economic and technical benefits provided by the use of specialized processors, and based on the fact that your rights and interests in protecting your personal data are not overridden, point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. If necessary, we shall obtain your consent to disclose your personal data to processors, in which case point (a) of Article 6(1) GDPR forms the legal basis.

Some of the listed recipients shall also process your data in countries outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).

In order to ensure that your personality rights are also protected within the scope of these data transfers, we use the standard data protection clauses adopted by the Commission pursuant to point (c) of Article 46(2) GDPR in drafting contracts with recipients in third countries.

Contact method/data protection officer

You can contact us through our data protection officer as follows with regard to access to your personal data, to have inaccurate data corrected, blocked or erased, or if you have further questions regarding the use of your personal data.

Zeppelin GmbH
Data Protection Officer
Graf-Zeppelin-Platz 1
85748 Garching near Munich
Phone: +49 89 32 000-0
Fax: +49 89 32 000-482

Please note that access can only granted if you give us, in full: your first name and surname, your current and, if necessary, previous address, your date of birth, and your email address. This information is used exclusively for alignment purposes, which in turn ensures that no unauthorized third party can obtain your personal data. Any product, operation, and/or contract numbers which we have sent to you are also useful and helpful, but not necessary, in enabling us to identify the relevant data quicker.

As of: January 2019