LEGAL INFORMATION / DATA PROTECTIONData protection (privacy) statement
The task of safeguarding your privacy is of immense importance to us. Accordingly, we proceed according to the statutory regulations of European and German data protection law regarding all data protection activities (e.g. collecting, processing and transmission).
The following statement provides you with an overview as to which of your data are requested on our websites, in what way such data are used and forwarded, in which ways and means you can obtain information on the information made available to us and what security measures we adopt to protect your data.
1. Who is your contact (“controller”) regarding your data protection activities?
The controller as contemplated by the regulations under data protection law for all data processing activities carried out via our websites is:
Dürr Somac GmbH, Zwickauer Strasse 30,
Telephone number: +49 372965470
Fax: +49 37296547300
In accordance with the statutory parameters, we have appointed a Data Protection Officer. You can contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please address any inquiries you may have on the subject of data protection and the assertion of rights of data subjects (cf. below) to the previously specified address for the attention of our Data Protection Officer.
2. What data do we need for you for the use of our websites? What data are collected and stored in the course of their usage?
Personal data are all information referred to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”), such as your name, your address, your telephone number, your date of birth, your bank data as well as your IP address.
As a matter of principle, we collect and use personal data of our users only to the extent this is necessary to provide a functioning website as well as our content and services. The collection and use of personal data of our users regularly take place only after users have given their consent. An exception applies in those cases in which obtaining prior consent is not possible for factual reasons and the processing of data is permissible on the basis of statutory regulations.
When using our websites, the following data are recorded, with such storage serving exclusively for internal, system-related and statistical purposes, referred to as usage data:
The user’s IP address
The legal basis for temporary storage of data is defined in Art. 6 (1) letter f GDPR.
The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to facilitate delivery of the website to the user’s computer. To this end, the IP address of the user must remain in storage for the duration of the session.
The data are erased as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of their collection. In the case of data being recorded to make the website available, this happens when the relevant session has come to an end.
The recording of data to make the website available and the storage of the relevant data in logfiles is of crucial importance to operating the website. Accordingly, there is no option for any user objections in this regard.
On our website, we keep contact forms available for you, allowing you to conveniently contact us online and address your request to us. We only collect your name and e-mail address via the contact form. Providing your telephone number and the company you work for and its address is voluntary.
For the processing of data, reference is made to such data processing and this data protection statement.
Alternatively, it is possible to use the email address provided to make contact. In this case, the personal data of the user sent with the email message are stored.
We use your data solely to process your request and can contact you for this purpose under the contact data provided. These data will not be used for marketing purposes or passed on to third parties.
The legal basis for processing data via the contact form or in the course of sending an email message is Art 6 (1) letter f GDPR. If the aim of making contact is to enter into an agreement, then the additional legal basis for processing is Art. 6 (1) letter b GDPR.
The processing of personal data derived from the input screen enables us to process the contact details alone. In the event of contact being made by email, this is also based on the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of data.
The other personal data processed serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to safeguard the security of our information technology systems.
The data are erased as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose of their collection. For the personal data derived from the input screen of the contact form and those sent by email, this will be the case if the relevant conversation with you has come to an end. The conversation will end when it can be assumed in the circumstances that the factual situation in question has been finalized.
The personal data additionally collected during the dispatch process will be erased no later than seven days.
Right to object
You have the right to object to the processing or your personal data at any time. To this end, please contact our Data Protection Officer under the email address specified above. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.
All personal data saved in the course of the contact dialog will be erased in this case.
3. How are my data used and possibly transmitted to third parties, and for what purpose is this done?
We will use the personal data made available to you for answering your questions and for contacting you.
Any disclosure, sale or any other transmission of your personal data to third parties will take place only if such forwarding is necessary for contractual processing or for settlement purposes or collection of remuneration (e.g. forwarding agency or payment service providers) or if you have explicitly given your consent.
The legal basis for transmitting the data to third parties for contractual processing or for settlement purposes is Art. 6 (1) letter b GDPR.
Disclosure in cases ordered by law
We wish to advise that we are authorized by order of the competent public authority in each specific case to provide information on data to the extent that this is necessary for the purposes of criminal prosecution, for aversion of dangers by the police authorities of the federal states, in performance of the statutory tasks imposed by the federal and state constitutional protection authorities, the Federal Intelligence Service (Bundesnachrichtendienst) or Federal Counter-Intelligence (Militärischer Abschirmdienst) or for the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
4. What security measures have we taken to protect your data?
We have adopted a large number of security measures to adequately protect personal data to the appropriate extent.
Our databases are protected by physical and technical measures as well as procedural measures that restrict access to information to specially authorized persons in conformity with this Data Protection Statement. Our information system is protected by a software firewall in order to prevent access from other networks connected to the Internet. Only employees who need the information to perform a certain task receive access to personal information. Our employees are trained in the field of security and data protection practices.
You should never give your password for access to our websites to third parties and you should change it regularly. In addition, when accessing our websites you should not use the same password that you also use on other websites for password-protected access (email account, online banking, etc.). When you have left our pages, you should confirm the logout and close your browser to avoid unauthorized persons from obtaining access to your user account.
When communicating by email, we cannot guarantee full-scale data security.
5. When visiting our websites, a cookie is stored on your computer. What does that mean?
We use so-called cookies on our websites. Cookies are small amounts of data in the form of text information that the web server sends to your browser. These cookies are only stored on your hard disk. Cookies can only be read by the server that previously stored them and receive information about what you have viewed on a website and when. Cookies themselves only identify the IP address of your computer and do not store any personal information, such as your name. The data stored in the cookies are not linked to your personal data (name, address, etc.).
The following information is stored and transmitted in the cookies:
1. User guidance CMS (e.g. speech recognition)
2. Width specification of the max. screen resolution of the user
3. Information on whether a cookie banner was read
The user data collected in this way are pseudonymized by technical precautions. Therefore it is not longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The relevant data will not be stored together with other personal data of the users.
You can decide yourself whether you want to accept cookies or not. Firstly, by changing your browser settings (usually under “Option” or “Settings” in the browser menus), you have the choice of accepting all cookies, being informed when a cookie is set or rejecting all cookies.
The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary as well as unnecessary cookies is Art. 6 (1) letter f GDPR.
The user data collected by technically necessary cookies are not used to create user profiles.
The analysis cookies are used to improve the quality of our website and its content. The analysis cookies enable us to learn how the website is used and can thus continuously optimize our offering.
These purposes also reflect our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) letter f GDPR.
6. Deployment of services for analysis purposes
a) We use Google Analytics. What does that mean for your data?
As an alternative to installing the browser plug-in, especially in Internet browsers of mobile devices, you can prevent the data being collected by clicking on the following link:
This causes an opt-out cookie to be stored on your device, which prevents future collection of your data by Google Analytics when you visit this website.
Please note that if you delete cookies in your browser settings, this may result in the opt-out cookie from Google Analytics being deleted and you may have to activate it again.
b) We use the analysis tool Matomo (formerly Piwik). What does that mean for your data?
We would also like to point out that Matomo is used with the extension anonymizeIP on our websites and therefore IP addresses are only processed further in truncated form in order to rule out any personal reference.
You can prevent the collection of data by Matomo by clicking on the following link:
This causes an opt-out cookie to be stored on your device, which prevents future collection of your data by Matomo when you visit this website.
Please note that if you delete cookies in your browser settings, this may result in the opt-out cookie from Matomo also being deleted and you may have to activate it again.
For further information on how Matomo works and the relevant data protection provisions for this service, please visit https://matomo.org/privacy-policy/.
7. Rights of data subjects
If your personal data are processed, you are a data subject as contemplated by the GDPR and you have the following rights in relation to the controller:
Information, rectification, limitation of processing and erasure
You have the right to free information about your personal data stored by us, their origin and recipients as well as the purpose of data processing via our websites at any time. Furthermore, you have the right to rectification, erasure and limitation of processing of your personal data, provided that the statutory requirements for this are met.
Right to data portability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to us as data controller in a structured, common and machine-readable format. We can fulfill this right by providing a csv export file of the customer data processed concerning you.
Right to information
If you have exercised your right to have the data controller rectify, erase or limit data processing, the controller is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of such rectification, erasure or limitation of processing unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort.
You have the right in relation to the controller to be informed of such recipients.
Right to object
You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, which may be processed in accordance with Art. 6 para.1 lit.e or letter f GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
The controller no longer processes the personal data concerning you unless he or she can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If the personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing; this also applies to profiling, to the extent that it is associated with such direct marketing.
If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for such purposes.
You have the option to exercise your right of objection in connection with the use of information society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, notwithstanding the provisions of Directive 2002/58/EC.
Revocability of declarations of consent under data protection law
In addition, you may revoke your instances of consent being given at any time, with effect for the future, by contacting us at the contact details given above.
Right to object to a supervisory authority
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to object to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State in which you are resident, working or in which the alleged violation occurred, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you violates the EU Data Protection Regulation.
The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged will inform the complainant of the status and the results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Art. 78 GDPR.
8. Amendments to this data protection (privacy) statement
We reserve the right to amend this data protection statement for any reason and without prior notice. Accordingly, please inform yourself regularly on this page about possible changes to this data protection statement.