Safety meets competence

Privacy statement

Current version: 24.05.2018

1. Controller / Provider of Data Processing Services

1.1. Responsible according to Art. 4, para 7 Basic Data Protection Ordinance (hereinafter "DSGVO") and service provider within the meaning of the Telemedia Act is SPS electronic GmbH, Blätteräcker 18, DE-74523 Schwäbisch Hall, e-mail: (hereinafter "us“ or "we“).

1.2. You may contact our data protection officer at or at our postal address with the addition "Data Protection Officer".

2. Collection, Processing and Use of Your Data Upon Your Visit to Our Website

2.1. Should you use the website for information purposes only, i.e. you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you want to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure stability and security:

  • the name of your Internet access provider
  • the IP-address allocated to you
  • the Internet address of the website through which your accessed our website
  • the browser you use and possibly the operating system of your computer
  • the amount of data transferred in each case
  • any pages of our website which you visit as well as
  • date and duration of your visit to our website

2.2. We and our IT service providers, including our host provider (contract processor according to Art. 28 DSGVO) have access to the data. The servers of our host provider are located in the European Union.

2.3. The above mentioned data is processed by us fort he following purposes:

  • to ensure a smooth connection to the website
  • to ensure comfortable use of our website
  • to evaluate the system security and stability, as well as
  • further administrative purposes

2.4. For security reasons, log file information (e.g. to investigate abuse or fraud) is stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidential purposes is excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

2.5. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is based on the purposes for data collection listed above.

2.6. In addition, we use cookies when you visit our website. For further explanations, please refer to section 5 of this data protection statement.

3. Collection, Processing and Use of the Data You Provide in the Course of Your Visit to the Website

3.1. Your data is collected when you contact us, e.g. by e-mail or via the contact form. The data you provide when you contact us is exclusively processed and used for the purpose of responding to your request and for possible enquiries.

3.2. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 s. 1 lit. b DSGVO.

4. Use of Social plug-ins from Facebook

We use social plug-ins from, operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. The plug-ins can be recognized by way of the Facebook logo or the supplement "Facebook Social Plug-in". For example, if you click on the "Like" button or leave a comment, the relevant information is transmitted directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. Furthermore, Facebook makes your likes public for your Facebook friends. If you are logged into Facebook, it can assign the invocation of our page directly to your Facebook account. Even if you are not logged in or don't have a Facebook account, your browser sends information (e.g. which web pages you have called up, your IP address) which is then stored by Facebook. For details about handling of your personal data by Facebook and your related rights, please refer to the data privacy policy of Facebook: If you do not want Facebook to map data collected about you via our Web sites to your Facebook account, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our web pages

5. Privacy statement for using Google +1

Our sites use functions of Google +1. Provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collection and dissemination of information: With the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google will store both the information you have given for a content +1 as well as the information on the page you viewed when clicking on +1. Your +1 can be shown as evidence together with your profile name and your photo in Google services, such as in search results or in your Google profile or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your +1 activities to improve Google’s services for you and others. To use the Google +1 button you need a globally visible, public Google profile which must at least contain the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases this name can also substitute any other name which you used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information from you. Use of the information collected: In addition to the above explained uses the information provided by you are used in accordance with the applicable Google data privacy policies. Google may release aggregate statistics on the +1 activities of the users or transmits them to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers or linked websites.

6. Privacy statement for the use of XING

The “XING share button” is in use on this website. When accessing this website, your browser connects for a short time to the XING AG (“XING”) servers which provide the “XING share button” features (including the visitor counter). XING does not save any of your Personal Data when you access this website. XING does not store IP addresses, nor does it use cookies to monitor your behavior with regard to the “XING share button”. Please visit the following website to view the latest privacy policy for the “XING share button” and other information:

7. Privacy statement for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plugins of the Google operated site YouTube. Operator of the sites is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our sites equipped with a YouTube plugin a connection to the servers of YouTube is established. Thereby the YouTube server is informed which of our sites you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account you allow YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. Please find more information on the handling of user data in the privacy statement of YouTube under

8. Privacy statement for the use of Google Analytics

8.1. The website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service by Google Inc. (“Google“). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of the IP anonymisation, Google will truncate/ anonymise the last octet of the IP address for member states of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is sent to and shortened by Google servers in the USA. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider.

8.2. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.

8.3. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data (cookies and IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under

8.4. This website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". As a result, IP addresses are further processed in abbreviated form so that a relation to individual persons can be ruled out. As far as the data collected about you is personal, it will be excluded immediately and the personal data will be deleted immediately.

8.5. We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website and to improve it regularly. Through the statistics, we can improve our offer and make it more interesting for you. For the exceptional cases in which personal data is transferred to the USA, Google has agreed to comply with the EU-US Privacy Shield,

8.6. The legal basis for the use of Google Analytics is Art. 6 par. 1 s. 1 lit. f DSGVO.

8.7. Third-party information: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 4361001. User terms:, overview of data protection:, as well as data protection statement:

9. Newsletter by E-mail

9.1. If you sign up for one of our e-mail newsletters (collectively hereinafter referred to as "newsletter“), we will collect your e-mail address and, if applicable, any additional data you provided. We will use your data only for sending you the respective newsletter addressing the purposes indicated to you when you signed up for it. Registration is carried out using a double-opt-in process so that, in order to complete the registration, you are required to confirm the link contained in a confirmation e-mail and in doing so you grant permission to sending you this newsletter. You may revoke your permission any time. The legal basis for sending the newsletter is Art. 6 par. 1 s. 1 lit. a DSGVO.

9.2. Our newsletters contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in e-mails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. On the basis of the embedded tracking pixel we can recognize whether and when an e-mail was opened and which links in the e-mail were viewed.

9.3. Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters is stored and evaluated by us in order to optimise the newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the person concerned. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Persons concerned are entitled at any time to revoke the respective separate declaration of consent given via the double opt-in procedure. You can object to this tracking any time by clicking on the separate link provided in every e-mail or by informing us via another contact channel. The information is stored for as long as you have subscribed to the newsletter. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by us. Unsubscribing from receiving the newsletter constitutes a revocation of consent.

9.4. We’re using rapidmail to send our newsletter. Your data will therefore be sent to rapidmail GmbH. In the process rapidmail GmbH is prohibited from using your data for purposes other than sending the newsletter. rapidmail GmbH is not allowed to transfer or sell your data. rapidmail is a german, certified newsletter software provider which was carefully choosen after the requirements of DSGVO and BDSG.

10. Links to other websites

As part of our website, we may provide links to websites of other providers of web content. If you click and follow any such link, we cannot, unfortunately, influence any more any collection, processing and usage of your data by third parties; insofar, we need to exclude any responsibility for such doing.

11. Disclosure of Data

11.1. Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

11.2. We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

  • you have given your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO
  • the disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f DSGVO is necessary to assert, exercise or defend legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest worthy of protection in not disclosing your data
  • in the event that a legal obligation exists for the transfer pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c DSGVO, and
  • this is legally permissible and is necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO.

12. Transfers to Third Countries

12.1. In the event that we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or this occurs in the context of utilising third-party services or disclosing or transferring data to third parties, this shall only take place to the extent that is necessary to fulfil our (pre)contractual obligations pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO, on the basis of your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a DSGVO, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO.

12.2. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or let data be processed in a third country only if the requirements of Art. 44 et seq. DSGVO are fulfilled. Accordingly, the processing is carried out, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of a data protection level corresponding to the one of the EU (e.g. for the USA, the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

13. Rights of the Persons Concerned

You have the right:

  • to request information about your personal data processed by us, in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data in case it has not been collected by us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on the details;
  • to immediately request the correction of incorrect personal data or the completion of personal data stored by us, in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO;
  • to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims;
  • in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, to restrict the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, if the processing is unlawful but you refuse to have the data deleted and if we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or if you have filed an objection to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO;
  • in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, current and machine-readable format or to request its transfer to another person responsible;
  • in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO, to revoke your consent any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue processing data based on this consent in the future and
  • to file a complaint with a supervisory authority, in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or workplace or our office.

14. IT Security

In order to protect your data from misuse or loss, we take all required organisational and technical measures and, for example, store your data in an operational environment that is not accessible from the public domain. We point out that the privacy of any transferred data cannot be guaranteed in the case of an e-mail contact or in any e-mail correspondence without any encryption or qualified electronic signature. As a general matter of IT technology, third party access to e-mail content cannot be excluded. If you wish to send us confidential information, we recommend you consider these IT-technical matters with regard to your choice of format and form of correspondence. In particular cases, we use Secure Socket Layer Technology (SSL), an internationally accepted way of data transmission, which uses an encrypted transfer method between your computer system and our server systems, should your browser support SSL.

15. Opposition to promotional mails

The use of sending under the imprint obligation published data of unsolicited advertisements and information material is hereby rejected. The operators of the sites expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in case of unsolicited promotional information such as spam-e-mails.

16. Revocation Right

If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 letter f DSGVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data, in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation.

If you would like to exercise your right of objection, please write to:

SPS electronic GmbH
Blätteräcker 18
74523 Schwäbisch Hall

or send an e-mail to: