Growing Energy

Solar becomes the new king of electricity.

International Energy Agency, World Energy Outlook 2020

Our Mission


Growing Energy

Global Solar Power Increase

Photovoltaics: driving clean electrification across the globe

Renewable energy is expanding across the planet, spearheaded by solar power. Over the past decade total worldwide PV capacity has doubled every two years. Today solar power is a well-established source of clean and affordable electricity. Global solar capacity additions are expected to reach 145 gigawatts in 2021 (equal to the electricity consumption of 41 million EU households). Solar will continue to set new global deployment records in the decade ahead and is fast becoming a major source of electricity in Central and Eastern Europe.

Policymakers and industry leaders have begun to accept this shift towards solar. The energy transition is picking up momentum. It is up to companies like Kraftfeld to translate this shift into reality. Our longstanding experience with investing in solar and bringing solar projects from project idea to operation has left us well equipped for this challenge.

Solar Panel Price Decline

Solar energy: meeting climate goals sustainably and affordably

Innovation and economies of scale continue to drive down costs. Solar power today outcompetes coal- and gas-generated electricity on price. Solar is now the cheapest source of electricity.

At the same time solar farms are the only generation technology with a beneficial impact on the local and global environment. Well-designed and implemented solar parks have become habitats for insects, pollinators and birds.

A Paradigm Shift: “Renewables are taking power and solar is the new king.”

World Energy Outlook 2020, IEA



Our projects.

The ability to take a solar project from start to operation is our greatest asset today. Since 2009 Kraftfeld has built the expertise and networks necessary to develop, execute and operate solar parks. Today this is the basis for the successful expansion of our own portfolio. Below is a selection of solar farms put into operation by us as well as projects under development.

completed solar parks
projects under development


4.8 MWp

Annual production: 8 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.


7.3 MWp

Annual production: 11.7 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.


15 MWp

Annual production: 26.3 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.


2 MWp

Annual production: 3.4 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.


6.25 MWp

Annual production: 8.8 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.


8 MWp

Annual production: 9 GWh Fixed, Roof-mounted.


3.6 MWp

Annual production: 4.2 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.

Banská Bystrica

4 MWp

Annual production: 4.9 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.

Košice II

1 MWp

Annual production: 1.2 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.

Košice I

2 MWp

Annual production: 2.35 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.


5 MWp

Annual production: 6.5 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted


10 MWp

Annual production: 13 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.


2.5 MWp

Est. annual production: 3.1 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.


2 MWp

Est. annual production: 1.1 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.


55 MWp

Est. annual production: 68.8 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.


50 MWp

Es. annual production: 63 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.

Dâmbovița I

101 MWp

Est. annual production: 123 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.

Giurgiu I

87 MWp

Est. annual production: 134.9 GWh, 1-Axis Tracker, Ground-mounted.

Mehedinți II South

63 MWp

Est. annual production: 97.7 GWh 1-Axis Tracker, Ground-mounted.

Mehedinți II North

63 MWp

Est. annual production: 97.7 GWh 1-Axis Tracker, Ground-mounted.

Mehedinți I

90 MWp

Est. annual production: 121.5 GWh Fixed, Ground-mounted.

Dolj I

63 MWp

Est. annual production: 97.7 GWh, 1-Axis Tracker, Ground-mounted.

Dolj II

250 MWp

Est. annual production: 387 GWh, 1-Axis Tracker, Ground-mounted.


400 MWp

Est. annual production: 620 GWh, 1-Axis Tracker, Ground-mounted.

Olt Vest

60 MWp

Est. annual production: 93 GWh, 1-Axis Tracker, Ground-mounted.

Completed solar parks

Projects under development

About us


Experienced. Driven. Passionate.

Kraftfeld was founded in 2009 as Pressburg Partners. The company has developed and operated solar farms in six European countries. During this time it has acted as developer, operator and investor. Kraftfeld's track record includes projects with at investment volume for the period of more than 300 million Euros.

Today Kraftfeld manages its solar assets and works to expand its portfolio. Kraftfeld started a pipeline of large solar farms in Hungary, Romania and Austria in 2019. The company now has several hundred megawatts under development in these core markets.

Kraftfeld has offices in Vienna, Budapest, and Bucharest. An in-house trading team sells the power produced by its assets via PPAs and on the spot market.

Portrait: Rolf Theuer

Rolf Theuer

Rolf is a co-founder of Kraftfeld and in charge of deal structuring and financing. He is an experienced investment professional who has worked with international banks. He also managed two private equity funds. Rolf served on the boards of several established companies in CEE, particularly in Hungary. Rolf holds a master's degree in Busines Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business and is also a former Austrian national marathon champion.


Portrait: Ben Salm-Reifferscheidt

Ben Salm-Reifferscheidt

Ben is a founding partner in charge of project origination and technology. Before Kraftfeld he built up the solar portfolio of a listed company. Ben has a BA from Oxford University and two master's degrees from Columbia University in New York, including an MSc in Engineering. He also developed several carbon emissions reduction projects in Brazil and Africa.


Portrait: Florian Kneidinger

Florian Kneidinger

Florian focuses project development and legal matters. As a co-founder he has been with Kraftfeld since 2009. He started his career advising international energy companies on their expansion in CEE. He built up his expertise in renewable energy while working at an energy investment firm. Florian holds a master's degree in Law from the University of Vienna and a master's degree in Information Technology for Business from the Vienna University of Technology.




T: +43 (1) 997 276 31
F: +43 (1) 997 276 33



Kraftfeld Solar GmbH

Parkring 4
A-1010 Vienna

Handelsgericht Wien FN 440910 y

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We have written this privacy policy (version 30.05.2022-112030508) in order to explain to you, in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and applicable national laws, which personal data (data for short) we as the controller – and the processors commissioned by us (e.g. providers) – process, will process in the future and what legal options you have. The terms used are to be considered as gender-neutral.

In short: We provide you with comprehensive information about any personal data we process about you.

Privacy policies usually sound very technical and use legal terminology. However, this privacy policy is intended to describe the most important things to you as simply and transparently as possible. So long as it aids transparency, technical terms are explained in a reader-friendly manner, links to further information are provided and graphics are used. We are thus informing in clear and simple language that we only process personal data in the context of our business activities if there is a legal basis for it. This is certainly not possible with brief, unclear and legal-technical statements, as is often standard on the Internet when it comes to data protection. I hope you find the following explanations interesting and informative. Maybe you will also find some information that you have not been familiar with.

If you still have questions, we would like to ask you to contact the responsible body named below or in the imprint, to follow the existing links and to look at further information on third-party sites. You can of course also find our contact details in the imprint.


This privacy policy applies to all personal data processed by our company and to all personal data processed by companies commissioned by us (processors). With the term personal data, we refer to information within the meaning of Article 4 No. 1 GDPR, such as the name, email address and postal address of a person. The processing of personal data ensures that we can offer and invoice our services and products, be it online or offline. The scope of this privacy policy includes:

  • all online presences (websites, online shops) that we operate
  • Social media presences and email communication
  • mobile apps for smartphones and other devices

In short: This privacy policy applies to all areas in which personal data is processed in a structured manner by the company via the channels mentioned. Should we enter into legal relations with you outside of these channels, we will inform you separately if necessary.

Legal bases

In the following privacy policy, we provide you with transparent information on the legal principles and regulations, i.e. the legal bases of the General Data Protection Regulation, which enable us to process personal data.
Whenever EU law is concerned, we refer to REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of April 27, 2016. You can of course access the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU online at EUR-Lex, the gateway to EU law, at

We only process your data if at least one of the following conditions applies:

1. Consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR): You have given us your consent to process data for a specific purpose. An example would be the storage of data you entered into a contact form.

2. Contract (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR): We process your data in order to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual obligations with you. For example, if we conclude a sales contract with you, we need personal information in advance.

3. Legal obligation (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. c GDPR): If we are subject to a legal obligation, we will process your data. For example, we are legally required to keep invoices for our bookkeeping. These usually contain personal data.

4. Legitimate interests (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR): In the case of legitimate interests that do not restrict your basic rights, we reserve the right to process personal data. For example, we have to process certain data in order to be able to operate our website securely and economically. Therefore, the processing is a legitimate interest.

Other conditions such as making recordings in the interest of the public, the exercise of official authority as well as the protection of vital interests do not usually occur with us. Should such a legal basis be relevant, it will be disclosed in the appropriate place.

In addition to the EU regulation, national laws also apply:

  • In Austria this is the Austrian Data Protection Act (Datenschutzgesetz), in short DSG.
  • In Germany this is the Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz), in short BDSG.

Should other regional or national laws apply, we will inform you about them in the following sections.

Contact details of the data protection controller

If you have any questions about data protection, you will find the contact details of the responsible person or controller below:
Kraftfeld Solar GmbH
Parkring 4, A-1010 Vienna, Austria

Phone: +43 (1) 997 276 31
Company details:

Storage Period

It is a general criterion for us to store personal data only for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services and products. This means that we delete personal data as soon as any reason for the data processing no longer exists. In some cases, we are legally obliged to keep certain data stored even after the original purpose no longer exists, such as for accounting purposes.

If you want your data to be deleted or if you want to revoke your consent to data processing, the data will be deleted as soon as possible, provided there is no obligation to continue its storage.

We will inform you below about the specific duration of the respective data processing, provided we have further information.

Rights in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation

You are granted the following rights in accordance with the provisions of the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) and the Austrian Data Protection Act (DSG):

  • right to rectification (article 16 GDPR)
  • right to erasure (“right to be forgotten“) (article 17 GDPR)
  • right to restrict processing (article 18 GDPR)
  • righ to notification – notification obligation regarding rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing (article 19 GDPR)
  • right to data portability (article 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object (article 21 GDPR)
  • right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – (article 22 GDPR)

If you think that the processing of your data violates the data protection law, or that your data protection rights have been infringed in any other way, you can lodge a complaint with your respective regulatory authority. For Austria this is the data protection authority, whose website you can access at

Austria Data protection authority

Manager: Mag. Dr. Andrea Jelinek

Address: Barichgasse 40-42, 1030 Wien

Phone number.: +43 1 52 152-0

E-mail address:


Security of data processing operations

In order to protect personal data, we have implemented both technical and organisational measures. We encrypt or pseudonymise personal data wherever this is possible. Thus, we make it as difficult as we can for third parties to extract personal information from our data.

Article 25 of the GDPR refers to “data protection by technical design and by data protection-friendly default” which means that both software (e.g. forms) and hardware (e.g. access to server rooms) appropriate safeguards and security measures shall always be placed. If applicable, we will outline the specific measures below.

TLS encryption with https

The terms TLS, encryption and https sound very technical, which they are indeed. We use HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure) to securely transfer data on the Internet.
This means that the entire transmission of all data from your browser to our web server is secured – nobody can “listen in”.

We have thus introduced an additional layer of security and meet privacy requirements through technology design Article 25 Section 1 GDPR. With the use of TLS (Transport Layer Security), which is an encryption protocol for safe data transfer on the internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential information.
You can recognise the use of this safeguarding tool by the little lock-symbol , which is situated in your browser’s top left corner in the left of the internet address (e.g., as well as by the display of the letters https (instead of http) as a part of our web address.
If you want to know more about encryption, we recommend you to do a Google search for “Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure wiki” to find good links to further information.


  • Communications Overview
  • Affected parties: Anyone who communicates with us via phone, email or online form
  • Processed data: e. g. telephone number, name, email address or data entered in forms. You can find more details on this under the respective form of contact
  • Purpose: handling communication with customers, business partners, etc.
  • Storage duration: for the duration of the business case and the legal requirements
  • Legal basis: Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR (consent), Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR (contract), Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

If you contact us and communicate with us via phone, email or online form, your personal data may be processed.

The data will be processed for handling and processing your request and for the related business transaction. The data is stored for this period of time or for as long as is legally required.

Affected persons

The above-mentioned processes affect all those who seek contact with us via the communication channels we provide.


When you call us, the call data is stored in a pseudonymised form on the respective terminal device, as well as by the telecommunications provider that is being used. In addition, data such as your name and telephone number may be sent via email and stored for answering your inquiries. The data will be erased as soon as the business case has ended and the legal requirements allow for its erasure.


If you communicate with us via email, your data is stored on the respective terminal device (computer, laptop, smartphone, ...) as well as on the email server. The data will be deleted as soon as the business case has ended and the legal requirements allow for its erasure.

Online forms

If you communicate with us using an online form, your data is stored on our web server and, if necessary, forwarded to our email address. The data will be erased as soon as the business case has ended and the legal requirements allow for its erasure.

Legal bases

Data processing is based on the following legal bases:

  • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent): You give us your consent to store your data and to continue to use it for the purposes of the business case;
  • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR (contract): For the performance of a contract with you or a processor such as a telephone provider, or if we have to process the data for pre-contractual activities, such as preparing an offer;
  • Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests): We want to conduct our customer inquiries and business communication in a professional manner. Thus, certain technical facilities such email programs, Exchange servers and mobile network operators are necessary to efficiently operate our communications.

Web hosting

Web hosting Overview

  • Affected parties: visitors to the website
  • Purpose: professional hosting of the website and security of operations
  • Processed data: IP address, time of website visit, browser used and other data. You can find more details on this below or at the respective web hosting provider.
  • Storage period: dependent on the respective provider, but usually 2 weeks
  • Legal basis: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests)

What is web hosting?

Every time you visit a website nowadays, certain information – including personal data – is automatically created and stored, including on this website. This data should be processed as sparingly as possible, and only with good reason. By website, we mean the entirety of all websites on your domain, i.e. everything from the homepage to the very last subpage (like this one here). By domain we mean or

When you want to view a website on a screen, you use a program called a web browser. You probably know the names of some web browsers: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox, and Apple Safari.

The web browser has to connect to another computer which stores the website’s code: the web server. Operating a web server is complicated and time-consuming, which is why this is usually done by professional providers. They offer web hosting and thus ensure the reliable and flawless storage of website data.

Whenever the browser on your computer establishes a connection (desktop, laptop, smartphone) and whenever data is being transferred to and from the web server, personal data may be processed. After all, your computer stores data, and the web server also has to retain the data for a period of time in order to ensure it can operate properly.

Why do we process personal data?

The purposes of data processing are:

1. Professional hosting of the website and operational security
2. To maintain the operational as well as IT security
3. Anonymous evaluation of access patterns to improve our offer, and if necessary, for prosecution or the pursuit of claims.

Which data are processed?

Even while you are visiting our website, our web server, that is the computer on which this website is saved, usually automatically saves data such as

  • the full address (URL) of the accessed website (e. g.
  • browser and browser version (e.g. Chrome 87)
  • the operating system used (e.g. Windows 10)
  • the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL) (e. g.
  • the host name and the IP address of the device from the website is being accessed from (e.g. COMPUTERNAME and
  • date and time
  • in so-called web server log files

How long is the data stored?

Generally, the data mentioned above are stored for two weeks and are then automatically deleted. We do not pass these data on to others, but we cannot rule out the possibility that this data may be viewed by the authorities in the event of illegal conduct.

In short: Your visit is logged by our provider (company that runs our website on special computers (servers)), but we do not pass on your data without your consent!

Legal basis

The lawfulness of processing personal data in the context of web hosting is justified in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (safeguarding of legitimate interests), as the use of professional hosting with a provider is necessary to present the company in a safe and user-friendly manner on the internet, as well as to have the ability to track any attacks and claims, if necessary.

Social Media

Social Media Privacy Policy Overview

  • Affected parties: website visitors
  • Purpose: Service presentation and optimisation, staying in contact with visitors, interested parties, etc. as well as advertising
  • Processed data: data such as telephone numbers, email addresses, contact data, data on user behaviour, information about your device and your IP address. You can find more details on this directly at the respective social media tool used.
  • Storage period: depending on the social media platforms used
  • Legal bases: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests)

What is Social Media?

In addition to our website, we are also active on various social media platforms. For us to be able to target interested users via social networks, user data may be processed. Additionally, elements of social media platforms may be embedded directly in our website. This is e.g. the case if you click a so-called social button on our website and are forwarded directly to our social media presence. So- called social media are websites and apps on which registered members can produce and exchange content with other members, be it openly or in certain groups and networks.

Why do we use Social Media?

For years, social media platforms have been the place where people communicate and get into contact online. With our social media presence, we can familiarise interested people better with our products and services. The social media elements integrated on our website help you switch to our social media content quickly and hassle free.

The data that is retained and processed when you use a social media channel is primarily used to conduct web analyses. The aim of these analyses is to be able to develop more precise and personal marketing and advertising strategies. The evaluated data on your behaviour on any social media platform can help to draw appropriate conclusions about your interests. Moreover, so-called user profiles can be created. Thus, the platforms may also to present you with customised advertisements. For this, cookies are usually placed in your browser, which store data on your user behaviour.

We generally assume that we will continue to be responsible under Data Protection Law, even when using the services of a social media platform. However, the European Court of Justice has ruled that, within the meaning of Art. 26 GDPR, in certain cases the operator of the social media platform can be jointly responsible with us. Should this be the case, we will point it out separately and work on the basis of a related agreement. You will then find the essence of the agreement for the concerned platform below.

Please note that when you use social media platforms or our built-in elements, your data may also be processed outside the European Union, as many social media channels, such as Facebook or Twitter, are American companies. As a result, you may no longer be able to easily claim or enforce your rights regarding your personal data.

Which data are processed?

Exactly which data are stored and processed depends on the respective provider of the social media platform. But usually it is data such as telephone numbers, email addresses, data you enter in contact forms, user data such as which buttons you click, what you like or who you follow, when you visited which pages, as well as information about your device and IP address. Most of this data is stored in cookies. Should you have a profile on the social media channel you are visiting and are logged in, data may be linked to your profile.

All data that are collected via social media platforms are also stored on the providers’ servers. This means that only the providers have access to the data and can provide you with appropriate information or make changes for you.

If you want to know exactly which data is stored and processed by social media providers and how you can object to the data processing, we recommend you to carefully read the privacy policy of the respective company. We also recommend you to contact the provider directly if you have any questions about data storage and data processing or if you want to assert any corresponding rights.

Duration of data processing

Provided we have any further information on this, we will inform you about the duration of the data processing below. The social media platform Facebook example stores data until they are no longer needed for the company’s own purposes. However, customer data that is synchronised with your own user data is erased within two days. Generally, we only process personal data for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services and products. This storage period can also be exceeded however, if it is required by law, such as e.g. in the case of accounting.

Right to object

You also retain the right and the option to revoke your consent to the use of cookies or third-party providers such as embedded social media elements at any time. This can be done either via our cookie management tool or via other opt-out functions. You can e.g. also prevent data collection via cookies by managing, deactivating or erasing cookies in your browser.

Since cookies may be used with social media tools, we also recommend you to read our privacy policy on cookies. If you want to find out which of your data is stored and processed, we advise you to read the privacy policies of the respective tools.

Legal basis

If you have consented to the processing and storage of your data by integrated social media elements, this consent serves as the legal basis for data processing (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). Generally, provided you have given your consent, your data will also be stored and processed on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) in maintaining fast and good communication with you and other customers and business partners. Nevertheless, we only use the tools if you have consented. Most social media platforms also set cookies on your browser to store data. We therefore recommend you to read our privacy policy on cookies carefully and to take a look at the privacy policy or cookie policy of the respective service provider.

In the following section you can find information on special social media platforms – provided this information is available.

LinkedIn Privacy Policy

LinkedIn Privacy Policy Overview

  • Affected parties: website visitors
  • Purpose: optimisation of our service
  • Processed data: includes data on user behaviour, information about your device and IP address. More details can be found in the privacy policy below.
  • Storage period: the data is generally deleted within 30 days
  • Legal bases: Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR (consent), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests)

What is LinkedIn?

On our website we use social plugins from the social media network LinkedIn, of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Social plugins can be feeds, content sharing or a link to our LinkedIn page. Social plugins are clearly marked with the well- known LinkedIn logo and for example allow sharing interesting content directly via our website. Moreover, LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place in Dublin is responsible for data processing in the European Economic Area and Switzerland.

By embedding these plugins, data can be sent to, as well as stored and processed by LinkedIn. In this privacy policy we want to inform you what data this is, how the network uses this data and how you can manage or prevent data retention.

LinkedIn is the largest social network for business contacts. In contrast to e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn focuses exclusively on establishing business connections. Therefore, companies can present services and products on the platform and establish business relationships. Many people also use LinkedIn to find a job or to find suitable employees for their own company. In Germany alone, the network has over 11 million members. In Austria there are about 1.3 million.

Why do we use LinkedIn on our website?

We know how busy you are. You just cannot keep up with following every single social media channel. Even if it would really be worth it, as it is with our channels, since we keep posting interesting news and articles worth spreading. Therefore, on our website we have created the opportunity to share interesting content directly on LinkedIn, or to refer directly to our LinkedIn page. We consider built-in social plugins as an extended service on our website. The data LinkedIn collects also help us to display potential advertising measures only to people who are interested in our offer.

What data are stored by LinkedIn?

LinkedIn stores no personal data due to the mere integration of social plugins. LinkedIn calls the data generated by plugins passive impressions. However, if you click on a social plugin to e.g. share our content, the platform stores personal data as so-called “active impressions”. This happens regardless of whether you have a LinkedIn account or not. If you are logged in, the collected data will be assigned to your account.

When you interact with our plugins, your browser establishes a direct connection to LinkedIn’s servers. Through that, the company logs various usage data. These may include your IP address, login data, device information or information about your internet or cellular provider. If you use LinkedIn services via your smartphone, your location may also be identified (after you have given permission). Moreover, LinkedIn can share these data with third-party advertisers in “hashed” form. Hashing means that a data set is transformed into a character string. This allows data to be encrypted, which prevents persons from getting identified.

Most data on of your user behaviour is stored in cookies. These are small text files that usually get placed in your browser. Furthermore, LinkedIn can also use web beacons, pixel tags, display tags and other device recognitions.

Various tests also show which cookies are set when a user interacts with a social plug-in. We do not claim for the information we found to be exhaustive, as it only serves as an example. The following cookies were set without being logged in to LinkedIn:

  • Name: bcookie
  • Value: =2&34aab2aa-2ae1-4d2a-8baf-c2e2d7235c16112030508-
  • Purpose: This cookie is a so-called “browser ID cookie” and stores your identification number (ID).
  • Expiry date: after 2 years
  • Name: lang
  • Value: v=2&lang=en-gb
  • Purpose:This cookie saves your default or preferred language.
  • Expiry date: after end of session
  • Name: lidc
  • Value: 1818367:t=1571904767:s=AQF6KNnJ0G112030508...
  • Purpose:This cookie is used for routing. Routing records how you found your way to LinkedIn and how you navigate through the website.
  • Expiry date: after 24 hours
  • Name: rtc
  • Value: kt0lrv3NF3x3t6xvDgGrZGDKkX
  • Purpose:No further information could be found about this cookie.
  • Expiry date: after 2 minutes
  • Value: ajax:1120305082900777718326218137
  • Purpose: This is a session cookie that LinkedIn uses to maintain anonymous user sessions through the server.
  • Expiry date: after end of session
  • Name: bscookie
  • Value: “v=1&201910230812...
  • Purpose: This cookie is a security cookie. LinkedIn describes it as a secure browser ID cookie.
  • Expiry date: after 2 years
  • Name: fid
  • Value: AQHj7Ii23ZBcqAAAA...
  • Purpose: We could not find any further information about this cookie.
  • Expiry date: after 7 days

Note: LinkedIn also works with third parties. That is why we identified the Google Analytics cookies _ga and _gat in our test.

How long and where are the data stored?

In general, LinkedIn retains your personal data for as long as the company considers it necessary for providing its services. However, LinkedIn deletes your personal data when you delete your account. In some exceptional cases, LinkedIn keeps some summarised and anonymised data, even account deletions. As soon as you delete your account, it may take up to a day until other people can no longer see your data. LinkedIn generally deletes the data within 30 days. However, LinkedIn retains data if it is necessary for legal reasons. Also, data that can no longer be assigned to any person remains stored even after the account is closed. The data are stored on various servers in America and presumably also in Europe.

How can I delete my data or prevent data retention?

You have the right to access and delete your personal data at any time. In your LinkedIn account you can manage, change and delete your data. Moreover, you can request a copy of your personal data from LinkedIn.

How to access account data in your LinkedIn profile:

In LinkedIn, click on your profile icon and select the “Settings & Privacy” section. Now click on “Privacy” and then on the section “How LinkedIn uses your data on”. Then, click “Change” in the row with “Manage your data and activity”. There you can instantly view selected data on your web activity and your account history.

In your browser you also have the option of preventing data processing by LinkedIn. As mentioned above, LinkedIn stores most data via cookies that are placed in your browser. You can manage, deactivate or delete these cookies. Depending on which browser you have, these settings work a little different. You can find the instructions for the most common browsers here:

Chrome: Clear, enable and manage cookies in Chrome Safari: Manage cookies and website data in Safari Firefox: Clear cookies and site data in Firefox
Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies Microsoft Edge: Delete cookies in Microsoft Edge

You can generally set your browser to always notify you when a cookie is about to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not.

Legal basis

If you have consented to the processing and storage of your data by integrated social media elements, your consent is the legal basis for data processing (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). Generally, your data is also stored and processed on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR) to maintain fast and good communication with you or other customers and business partners. We only use the integrated social media elements if you have given your consent. Most social media platforms also place cookies in your browser to store data. We therefore recommend you to read our privacy policy about cookies carefully and take a look at the privacy policy or the cookie policy of the respective service provider.

LinkedIn also processes data in the USA, among other countries. We would like to note, that according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfers to the USA. This can be associated with various risks to the legality and security of data processing.

LinkedIn uses standard contractual clauses approved by the EU Commission as the basis for data processing by recipients based in third countries (outside the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, and especially in the USA) or data transfer there (= Art. 46, paragraph 2 and 3 of the GDPR). These clauses oblige LinkedIn to comply with the EU’s level of data protection when processing relevant data outside the EU. These clauses are based on an implementing order by the EU Commission. You can find the order and the clauses here:

We have tried to provide you with the most important information about data processing by LinkedIn. On you can find out more on data processing by the social media network LinkedIn.

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