Information on data protection

Version dated: March 15, 2019

Ensinger, Inc. thanks you for visiting our website and for your confidence and interest in our products. Our United States website is owned and operated by Ensinger, Inc., and by Ensinger GmbH on our behalf. We have prepared this privacy policy statement to provide you with important information about the personal data we collect, receive, transfer, and process to allow you to make informed decisions about our processing of your personal data.

This privacy policy may be updated and/or otherwise revised periodically to reflect changes in our data processing practices and/or policies. We will post notices of all such changes on our applicable websites and/or materials and the effective date noted above will indicate when this privacy policy was most recently revised.  Except as may be otherwise required under applicable law, revisions to this privacy policy will be effective on the Effective Date noted without any other notice or approval by you.  In certain jurisdictions, applicable law may require additional processes and procedures, in which case, revisions to this privacy policy will not be effective until we have met our obligations accordingly.

In the following, we provide an overview of the information we collect when you visit our website and how this data is used:

1. General

Personal data is data relating to your identity. This includes, for example, particulars such as your name, address, telephone number and email address.

We have taken reasonable technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. Ensinger, Inc. processes your personal data in accordance with this privacy policy.  Our United States website is hosted by our affiliate Ensinger GmbH in Europe and its employees and any third parties involved in data processing must comply with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act and the confidential handling of personal data. If personal data is processed via our website, the information is transferred in an encrypted form to avoid misuse by third parties. Our security measures are regularly updated in accordance with technological developments.

To use Ensinger, Inc.’s website, providing personal data is not a statutory or contractual requirement.

2. The processing of data on our website

a) Data transmission and recording for statistical purposes

Your internet browser transmits data to our web server when you access our website. The data collected includes the date and time of access, URL of the referring website, name of the accessed file, amount of transmitted data, browser type and version, operating system and IP address ("access data"). Access data is stored separately from other data you enter when using our website. It is not possible for us to allocate access data to a particular person. Access data is evaluated for statistical purposes and deleted after 6 weeks at the latest.

Access data is processed under Article 6 (1f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is the continued optimization of our website.

b) Cookies

Depending on your browser settings, we use cookies to collect information on how you use our website. Cookies are small text files which are stored on your computer when you visit our website. Cookies help us to determine how often our website is used and by how many users. It also makes it as convenient and efficient as possible for you to use our website. We use session cookies which are temporarily stored while you use one of our websites as well as permanent cookies to store information about computers which repeatedly access our website. This enables us to provide you with optimum user guidance and to "recognize" you when you return to our website so that we can offer you maximum variety and new content. We use permanent cookies to record the number of times you visit our website, the amount of time you spend on our website, start and end of use and your interest in our products.

The content of a permanent cookie is limited to an identification number. Name, IP address or other information regarding your true identity are not stored, and we do not set up any individual profiles regarding your pattern of use. Permanent cookies are automatically deleted. Storage duration varies depending on the cookie. You may delete permanent cookies at any time under the security settings of your web browser.

If personal data is processed using cookies, processing will be carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to optimize the user-friendly, relevant, and efficient use and operation of our website and content.

c) KickFire

This web page no longer uses Kickfire, an IP address-based web analysis service provided by VisiStat, Inc.

d) Lead Forensics 

This website uses Lead Forensics ( an IP address-based web analysis service for website optimization and analysis of our Internet content, advertising and lead generation. Lead Forensics works on the basis of reverse business IP tracking, which is not the same as cookies. Instead a code is used, which tracks IP addresses visiting our website, identifies them as business related and matches them to a wholly owned global database of businesses and business information. The software is almost entirely focused on leveraging business related information to effectively match a business IP address with wider business data to provide valuable business related visitor information to us, such as the date and duration of the user’s visit, and the web pages which the user visits. This data may be used by us to contact the business about their experience or for marketing purposes. We will not pass this data to third parties for any reason. Furthermore, Lead Forensics does not identify any personal IP addresses, mobile devices or any other data than that associated with the business. It does not, and cannot, provide individual, personal or sensitive data regarding who has visited our website.

All data within the Lead Forensics solution is verified at least once in a 12 months cycle. Any invalid records are placed into a deletion queue, which is then securely purged four times in a 12 months period.

You can object to data being processed by Lead Forensics by clicking the link in section 6 below.

Processing of data takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1f) GDPR. This is based on our legitimate interest of continuous improvement of our website.

e) Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a website analysis service of Google Inc. ( Google Analytics uses "cookies", text data which is stored on your computer and enables your use of our website to be analysed. The information created by the cookie concerning your use of the website is regularly transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, when the IP address is anonymize on this website your IP address is shortened by Google before transmission within the Member States of the European Union and other signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional circumstances is the complete IP address transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymization is used on this website. On behalf of Ensinger GmbH, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activities and provide further services to Ensinger GmbH associated with the use of the website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Your data will be automatically deleted after 14 months at the latest.

You can disable the storage of cookies by changing the settings of your browser software accordingly (see 6 below). Please note, however, that you may then not be able to use all of the functions of the website in full.

Personal data is processed by Google Analytics on the basis of Art. 6 (1f) GDPR. This serves as the basis for our legitimate interest to optimize the user-friendly, relevant, and efficient use and operation of our website and content.

f) Contact form

You can use our contact form to send us messages and questions. The data you enter in the contact form is initially transferred to Ensinger GmbH in Germany. Then your data is transmitted to the appropriate company of the Ensinger Group as necessary to address your concern. Such appropriate company of the Ensinger Group is typically in your home jurisdiction or region and thus such data may be transferred outside of the EU / EEA if you reside outside of the EU/EEA.  Afterwards it is deleted. We only use your data to respond to your contact inquiry.

You are not contractually required to provide personal data when you contact us. However, please note that we cannot address your inquiry if the information marked as such is not provided.

To address your inquiry your data is stored until the inquiry has been completely processed, for a maximum period of six weeks, then it is deleted. This does not apply to data which is required for invoicing or accounting purposes; in Germany, storage of this personal data is based on section 257 German Commercial Code and 147 German Tax Code.

The data you provide is processed on the basis of Art. 6 (1b) GDPR.

g) Newsletters and press distribution list

aa) If you have granted consent in each case, you subscribe to our insulbar® newsletter or our impulse magazine, or you are on our press distribution list. In our newsletters, the impulse magazine and press releases we inform you about our goods and services in the area of plastic solutions on a regular basis.

bb) We use the so-called double opt-in procedure to subscribe to our insulbar® newsletters, impulse magazine or our press distribution list. That means that after you have subscribed, we send an email to the address you provided asking you to confirm that you would like to receive our insulbar® newsletter, our impulse magazine or our press releases. If you do not confirm your request within four days, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after six weeks. We also save the IP addresses you used and the time of registration and confirmation. This ensures that we are able to prove that you registered and clarify any possible misuse of your personal data. Therefore, we will store your email address, your IP address and the time of your registration and confirmation as long as it is necessary to prove your registration and confirmation if claims, in particular civil and/or competition law claims are asserted against us. In any case, your email address, IP address and the time of your registration will be deleted when the respective claims have become time-barred.

cc) The only information required for sending the newsletter is your email address. In order to subscribe to and receive the impulse magazine or press releases, we also require your first name, last name and postal address if you have opted to receive them by post. The other information provided is voluntary and allows us to address you personally. You are not required by law or contract to provide personal data in the context of the application and confirmation for our newsletter, impulse magazine or press releases. However, please note that we cannot send you our newsletter, impulse magazine and press releases if you do not provide us with your email address, your IP address and the time of your registration and confirmation. We are also not able to send you our impulse magazine or our press releases by post if you do not provide your first name, last name and postal address. The legal basis for our data processing is Article 6 (1a) GDPR.

dd) You may withdraw your consent to receive the insulbar® newsletter, the impulse magazine or press releases and unsubscribe from the respective newsletter, the impulse magazine or the press releases at any time. To unsubscribe from the insulbar® newsletter, the impulse magazine or the press releases please contact Jö[obfemailstart]cmcuRnJhbmtlQGVuc2luZ2VycGxhc3RpY3MuY29t[obfemailend] by email or send a message to the contact details noted at the end of this data privacy statement. You can unsubscribe from our insulbar® newsletters by clicking on the appropriate link provided in each newsletter email. 

h) Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps to show the locations belonging to the Ensinger Group and to produce directions. This is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.

Based on certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield ( Google guarantees compliance with the data protection regulations of the EU, even when data is processed in the USA.

When you access the integrated component Google Maps, Google stores a cookie on your device via your web browser. Your user settings and data are processed in order to display the relevant location and produce directions. It cannot be ruled out that Google will use servers in the USA.

By creating the connection to Google in this way, Google can identify the website from which your request is sent and the IP address to which the directions must be sent.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser software (see section 6 below); however, we would point out that by doing so you may not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website. 

Access data is processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) f) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation - GDPR. This is based on our legitimate interest in making the locations shown on our websites easier to find.

i) Google Fonts

This website uses Google Fonts to depict external font types. This is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA.

These fonts have been integrated locally on this website so they can be displayed. When you access the page, it is not possible for any link to Google servers to be created. It is not possible to identify the website from which your request is sent or the IP address to which the depiction of the font is sent. No protected data is transferred.

3. Disclosure of personal data

We disclose the access data you transmit to us to the following recipients or categories of recipients: 

  • Google, Inc.
  • Lead Forensics
  • VisiStat, Inc.
  • Microsoft Corporation
  • Companies in the Ensinger group:
    • Ensinger GmbH
    • Ensinger Sintimid GmbH
    • Ensinger Ltd., UK 
    • Ensinger, Inc., USA
    • Ensinger Special Polymers, Inc.
    • Ensinger Penn Fibre Inc.
    • Ensinger Precision Components Inc.
    • Ensinger Grenloch Inc.
  • Several service providers which are instructed in connection with preparing and sending out Ensinger GmbH's newsletters.
  • Those public or private bodies to which we have to disclose personal data to meet a statutory obligation.

4. Transmission of personal data to third countries

We intend to also transfer your personal data to recipients in third countries. Third countries are countries outside of the European Union or the European Economic Area where it is not always possible to assume that the level of data protection is comparable to that of the European Union.

Before any such data transfer we ensure that the required level of data protection is ensured in the third country concerned or at the recipient in the third country. This may take the form of an "adequacy decision" of the European Commission which ensures that an adequate level of data protection has been ascertained overall for a certain third country. Alternatively, we can also transfer data on the basis of "EU standard contractual clauses" or, for recipients in the USA that have a valid EU-US Privacy Shield certification, on the basis of compliance with the principles of the "EU-US Privacy Shield.

We would be pleased to provide further information on the suitable and appropriate safeguards for compliance with an adequate level of data protection on request; the contact details can be found at the bottom of this data privacy statement. Information on the participants of the EU-US Privacy Shield can be found under

5. Your rights when your personal data is processed

You have certain rights in accordance with applicable data protection provisions – in particular the GDPR and the relevant provisions in the applicable law of a Member State of the European Union:

  • You have the right of access to your personal data.
  • You have the right to demand rectification of any inaccurate personal data.
  • You have the right to demand erasure or to restrict the processing of your personal data.
  • You have the right to receive the personal data you have provided in a structured, commonly-used and machine-readable format.

Where our data processing is based on your consent, you also have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future.

You are entitled to assert the above-mentioned rights against us, e.g. by notifying us via one of the methods of contact listed at the end of this data protection statement.

You may also contact the competent authority if you have a complaint about how your personal data is handled.

6. Your right to object

You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation on the basis of Art. 6 (1e) or (1f) GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

In such cases Ensinger, Inc. and Ensinger GmbH will no longer process your personal data unless it can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for such marketing purposes, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.  Ensinger, Inc. does not currently process personal data for direct marketing purposes, including any profiling.

If you object to processing for direct marketing purposes, your personal data will no longer be processed for such purposes.

In the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

  • Cookies:
    In your browser settings, you can deactivate the storage of cookies under "Options/Internet Options", limit them to certain websites or set up your browser so that it informs you when a cookie is sent. You may also delete cookies whenever you wish. Please note, however, that disabling or deleting them means that you will have limited presentation of our website and limited user guidance.
  • Lead Forensics:
    You may object to data processing by Lead Forensics at any time with effect for the future. Please click here to prevent tracking:
    If the link does not work please check your firewall settings as these may be preventing you to access the opt-out option.
  • Google Analytics:
    You can also prevent the information generated by cookies regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) from being recorded and sent to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through the following link:
    More detailed information on this is available under or under (general information on Google Analytics and privacy). Please note that on our website, Google Analytics has added the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure that IP addresses are recorded in anonymous form (IP masking).
    As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click on this link to prevent this being recorded by Google Analytics in future. Then an opt-out cookie will be stored on your end device.

7. Do Not Track

Do Not Track (DNT) is a privacy preference that you can set in certain web browsers. When you turn on DNT, the browser may send a signal or other message to web services requesting that they not track you. At this time, our information collection practices will continue to apply as described in this Privacy Policy, regardless of any DNT signals that are sent by certain browsers or selected by you. For more information about DNT, please visit

8. Contact information

If you have any further questions relating to our information on data protection and the processing of your personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time. We are available at any time to answer information requests, or if you have any suggestions or complaints.

For GDPR purposes, Ensinger, Inc. and Ensinger GmbH are joint data controllers for the collecting, processing and use of your personal data on our website.  You may contact us as follows:

Ensinger ,Inc.
365 Meadowlands Blvd.
Washington, PA 15301

Ensinger GmbH
Rudolf-Diesel-Straße 8
71154 Nufringen

Ensinger GmbH has appointed an external data protection officer. This data protection officer can be contacted at the following address:
Mr Dr Christian Borchers
Datenschutz Süd GmbH
Wörthstraße 15
97082 Würzburg
Phone +49 931 304976 0
Fax +49 931 304976 10
and by email at [obfemailstart]b2ZmaWNlQGRhdGVuc2NodXR6LXN1ZWQuZGU=[obfemailend] or at [obfemailstart]ZGF0ZW5zY2h1dHpAZW5zaW5nZXJwbGFzdGljcy5jb20=[obfemailend].