Data protection declaration

§ 1 Information about the collection of personal data

(1) In the following, we provide you with information about the collection of personal data through the use of our website. Personal data is any data about your identity, including your name, address, e-mail address(es) and user behaviour.

(2) Responsible pursuant to Art. 4 Para. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is TMD Friction Services GmbH, Schlebuscher Str. 99, 51381 Leverkusen, Germany, (see our company information). You can contact our data protection officer by e-mail at or by writing to our postal address, addressing your correspondence to “The Data Protection Officer”.

(3) When you contact us by e-mail or using a contact form, the data you provide (your e-mail address and, where applicable, your name) will be stored by us, to enable us to respond to your queries. We will delete any data provided to us in this way as soon as it is no longer necessary for us to store it, or will restrict its processing in cases where we are legally obliged to store it.

(4) Please see below for detailed information about the relevant procedures we follow in cases where we use commissioned service providers for individual services available on our website or wish to use your data for advertising purposes. This information also includes the relevant criteria for storage periods.

§ 2 Your rights

(1) You have the following rights with regard to the personal data we store on you:

  • Right to access
  • Right to rectify and delete
  • Right to restrict processing
  • Right to object to processing
  • Right to data portability

(2) You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority about the way in which we process your personal data.

§ 3 Collection of personal data through visiting our website

(1) If you use our website purely for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register with us or share data with us in any other way, we will collect only the personal data transferred to our server by your browser. If you wish to view our website, we will collect the following data that we require for technical purposes to display our website to you and guarantee its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1(f) of the GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference between local time and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Respective volume of data transmitted
  • Website the request has come from
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and browser software version

(2) In addition to the collection of the data specified above, cookies will also be stored on your computer when you use our website. Cookies are small text files that are sent to your browser when you visit a website and are stored on your hard drive. They provide the owner of the website (in this case, us) with specific information. Cookies cannot execute programs or place viruses on your computer. They serve to make the website more user-friendly and effective.

(3) Use of cookies:

a) This website uses the following types of cookie, the scope and functionality of which are outlined below:

  • Transient cookies (see b)
  • Persistent cookies (see c)

b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These include, in particular, session cookies, which store a “session ID” that can be used to assign different browser requests to the entire session, thereby enabling us to recognise your computer if you visit our website again. Session cookies are deleted when you log off or close your browser.

c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specific period, which can differ from cookie to cookie. You can delete the cookies in your security settings at any time.

d) You can configure your browser settings as desired, to reject the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies, for example. However, please note that if you do so, you may not be able to use all the features of this website.

Cookie name Origin Type


WordPress Cookie Consent Plugin Required
WordPress Optional
wsal_wp_session WordPress Optional
devicePixelRatio Optional
_icl_current_language WPML WordPress plugin Optional
_icl_visitor_lang_js WPML WordPress plugin Optional
_pk_id.* Matomo (Piwik) Optional
_pk_ses.* Matomo (Piwik) Optional
wpml_referer_url WPML WordPress plugin Optional
wpml_browser_redirect_test WPML WordPress plugin Optional
wordfence_verifiedHuman Wordfence WordPress plugin Optional
wfvt_* WordPress Optional
Use of Vimeo components

We use components from Vimeo on our website. Vimeo is a service of Vimeo LCC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA. Every time you visit our website, which is equipped with such a component, the component causes your browser to download a corresponding display of the Vimeo component. If you visit our website whilst being logged into Vimeo at the same time, Vimeo uses the information collected by the component to identify exactly which website you are visiting and matches this information to your personal Vimeo account. If you click on the “Play” button or post relevant comments, for example, this information will be sent to your personal user account with Vimeo and saved there. As well as this, the information indicating that you have visited our website will be forwarded to Vimeo. This happens regardless of whether you click on the component/post comments or not, for example.

If you would like to prevent this transmission and Vimeo saving data about you and your activities on our website, you will need to log out of Vimeo before visiting our website. Vimeo’s privacy notice provides more information on this, in particular with regard to the collection and usage of data by Vimeo:

By integrating Vimeo videos, we are able to present videos we have selected from the Vimeo platform. We consider this to be our legitimate interest in the integration of individual Vimeo videos. The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is therefore Art. 6 Para. 1 lit f GDPR.

Please note that Vimeo may use Google Analytics, and that you have opt-out options for Google Analytics ( or can adjust the settings of Google for the use of data for marketing purposes (

Facebook (Meta) Pixel

(1) We use business tools, such as Meta Pixel. Learn more about off-Facebook activity, how it is used and how you can manage it.

(2) Facebook cookies:

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter “reCAPTCHA”) on our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

The aim of reCAPTCHA is to verify whether data being entered on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a person or by an automated program. For this purpose, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the visitor to the website using various characteristics. The analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor accesses the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, length of visit of the website visitor or the mouse movements of the user). Data collected as part of the analysis are passed on to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses run entirely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.

The basis for processing the data is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its online offers from improper automated spying and SPAM.

You can find more information about Google reCAPTCHA as well as Google’s privacy policy by clicking on the following links: and


This Website uses Matomo (former Piwik), an open-source software, for statistical analysis of visitor accesses. Matomo uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer to analyse your use of the Website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this Website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymised immediately after processing and prior to storage.You can prevent the installation of the cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, we draw your attention to the fact that, in this case, you may not be able to use all the features of this Website.

You can specify here whether you agree to the storage of a unique web analysis cookie in your browser, to enable the website operator to record and analyse various statistical data. 
If you do not want this cookie to be stored, click the following link to store the Matomo deactivation cookie in your browser.

The legal basis for collecting your personal data using the aforementioned cookies is Art. 6 Para. 1 f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).