Data Protection Policy

EWT Truck & Trailer Handels GmbH (hereafter EWT) takes the protection of personal data very seriously. When using personal data, EWT therefore complies with all requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Amendment Act and endeavors to ensure the best possible transparency. EWT processes personal data in accordance with the principles of legality, good faith, transparency, correctness, appropriation, data minimization and the minimization of the storage period.

Katarina Holubova is the internal contact person for data protection at EWT. Questions may be sent to the following address, among others:

EWT processes personal data exclusively to fulfill customer orders. The following legal bases come into consideration:

3.1. Fulfillment of contractual obligations in accordance with art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR
To fulfill customer orders, EWT needs to process personal data. In doing so, EWT requires the data, among other things, to identify the customers, to process them in the order fulfillment process, to order from the supplier and to communicate with the customer.

If business partners do not want to make the data available, the fulfillment of the contract, the order or the advice may be impossible. An existing contract can no longer be executed under these circumstances and may have to be terminated.

EWT informs its business partners as part of the information requirements when collecting the data.

3.2. Fulfillment of legal obligations under art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR
Legal obligations may require the processing of personal data. These obligations result from:

  • Timekeeping
  • Storing contracts

3.3. Consent according to art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR
If processing of personal data exceeds contractual or legal obligations, EWT seeks the consent of the business partners.

In the case of consent, the processing of the data takes place exclusively for the stated purpose.
A given consent can be revoked at any time. The revocation can be issued at any time written under

EWT processes personal data obtained from or provided by business partners, EWT coun-try organizations (EWT, Hoffmann & zizak, EWT Truck & Trailer Polska Sp.zo.o., Diesel Truck Sp.z o.o., TTS Truck & Trailer Store Polska) and Schmitz Cargo Bull.

Depending on the order, the following categories of personal data are subject of data processing:

  • Name
  • Contact information
  • Date of birth
  • Passport copy

Employees of EWT receive personal data to fulfil the contractual or legal obligations.
Depending on the order, it may be necessary to forward the data to Schmitz Cargobull GmbH.

If necessary to fulfill the task in question, personal data may be passed to data processing companies assigned by EWT. EWT ensures compliance with data protection legislation when selecting its processors and has agreements with processors to ensure that personal information is processed confidentially and accurately.

The collected data will not be sold or passed on to uninvolved third parties without justification. Please note the separate information regarding Google Analytics.

Personal data are stored for the period of the business relationship and beyond according to the legal retention periods. In this respect, EWT makes record keeping requirements under the following laws:

  • Austrian Commercial Code (Unternehmensgesetzbuch/UGB),
  • Austrian Federal Fiscal Code (Bundesabgabenordnung/BAO),
  • Austrian Code of General Civil Law (Allgemein Bürgerliches Gesetz-buch/ABGB)

You are entitled to receive information about the processed personal data, their rectifica-tion, deletion and limitation of processing, unless legal or contractual provisions preclude these rights.

In addition, you have a right of appeal to the supervisory authority:
Austrian Data Protection Agency (Österreichische Datenschutzbehörde)
Wickenburggasse 8-10, 1080 Vienna

In case of any doubts about the identity of the requestor, we ask for additional information confirming the identity. This security measure solely serves the protection of your rights and privacy.

Should you exercise one of the above-mentioned rights particularly frequently or without justification, we reserve the right to demand an appropriate processing fee or to refuse to process your application.

All EWT employees are subject to confidentiality about the information entrusted or dis-closed to them in the course of their work.

Data security is very important to us. EWT has taken all necessary technical and organizational measures to ensure the security of data processing and to process the personal data in such a way that they are protected against access by unauthorized third parties. EWT’s IT infrastructure complies with common security requirements and is regularly audited.

We collect and process your information in order to provide you with the best possible service and to improve our platform, to prevent misuse of our website and to inform you about our products and services. The data will not be used outside of the purposes explained in this privacy notice.

The legal basis for the processing of your personal data for the use of the website is our predominant interest according to art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, which is to achieve the purposes set out in point 4.

The use of this website, including access to its publicly available content, is generally possible without providing your personal data. Only the details provided by your internet provider—in particular the IP address assigned to you and the duration and time of your visit—will be recorded. This information is stored by us for the duration of the website visit. An evaluation is carried out exclusively for statistical purposes while preserving the anonymity of individual users.

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”), to improve your experience on our website. Google Analytics uses small text files routinely used today known as “cookies” to track users’ preferences and optimize our website.

The information generated by cookies about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. To ensure anonymized collection of IP ad-dresses (“IP masking”), Google Analytics has been extended to include IP anonymization. IP anonymization on this website truncates your IP address within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and where it will be shortened. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

If you have any concerns in this regard, you can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser accordingly. In that case, you may not be able to use all features of this web-site to the full extent. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by using the browser available at the following link. Download and install plugin:

For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please see:

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