Privacy Policy

MHS-Schneidetechnik GmbH

Company contact details

MHS-Schneidetechnik GmbH
Im Deboldsacker 6
74232 Abstatt

Telephone: +49 7062 978960
Telefax: +49 7062 9789629


Data protection officer contact details

Gerd Rückert
- Data protection officer -

Telephone: +49 7063 93 48

Welcome to our website. We take the protection of your data very seriously. Therefore in the following we would like to demonstrate to you how we process your personal data.


Data categories; data sources
As a matter of principle, we process the personal data that you provide us with in the context of an inquiry, a pre-contractual legal relationship or a contractual relationship. In individual cases and insofar as this is necessary within the framework of the fulfilment of the contract, we also process personal data which has been taken from publicly accessible sources (e.g. commercial register, debtors' register, Internet) in a permissible manner or which has been transmitted to us in a permissible manner by third parties (e.g. credit agencies).

This may include personal data (name, birthday, legal representative), address data (address, e-mail address, contact person), financial data (name of account holder, IBAN, BIC), contract data (contract period, services purchased, cancellations), communication data (correspondence, e-mail correspondence), advertising data (advertising letters) and other comparable categories of personal data.


General processing of visitor data
The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data.

However, we would like to point out that also in this case access data is collected and stored in the server log files. The data concerned includes the following in particular:

  • Browser type/your browser version,
  • Operating system,
  • Date and time of your visit,
  • Your IP address.

Through the use of the website it is also possible that the following data is stored:

  • the website from which you visit us.

We evaluate this information solely to safeguard against attacks and to improve our services (processing of personal data within the scope of a balancing of interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR) and then delete it. As a matter of principle, the data cannot be traced back to your person and will not be merged with other data.

However, we reserve the right to evaluate the data subsequently if there are concrete indications of illegal use.


Contact form
If you send us an enquiry via our contact form, we process the data you provide with your consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR in order to process your enquiry. The data is processed exclusively for the expressly stated purpose. As a matter of principle, your data will be deleted after processing your enquiry, unless there is a contractual or legal obligation to retain it. If you provide us with contractually relevant information, we will transfer it to our inventory system.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future using all contact data provided. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing operations until the date of revocation.


Processing of personal data for contract implementation (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b GDPR)
If a contract is concluded with us, we shall use personal data insofar as this is necessary for the execution of the contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. The purposes of the data processing depend on the concrete contents of the contract, which you can find in the contract documents.


Processing of personal data as part of a balancing of interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR)
We process personal data after weighing up interests, as far as this is necessary to protect our interests or the interests of third parties.

Examples of such purposes are:

  • Safeguarding the IT security and integrity of our systems,
  • Prevention or investigation of criminal offences,
  • Assertion or defence of legal claims.


Use of cookies
Within the scope of your visit to our website, cookies may be used on various pages. These are text files that are placed on your computer and, among other things, enable a smooth visit to our website.

We use cookies where they are necessary to ensure the functionality of our website. The use of such function cookies is based on a legitimate interest in enabling the use of our website, including its functions, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

Most of the cookies we use are deleted from your computer after closing the browser (session cookies). Other types of cookies can remain on your computer and enable us to recognise your computer during your next visit to our site by means of the user profile created (permanent cookies).

Cookies are used on our site exclusively by ourselves and not by third parties. You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide whether to accept them or not or exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or generally. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be limited.


Social media plugins
Plugins from the social network YouTube are used on our website. The operator of Youtube is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.

We rely on your consent to the collection of data when using plugins. If you do not agree to the use of your data when you visit our website for the first time, the plugin will not be activated by YouTube, so that data will not be transferred even if you accidentally interact with a YouTube plugin.

If you agree to the processing of your data by the plugin of Youtube within the scope of the opt-in procedure, the lawfulness of the processing of your data is based on a consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a GDPR, so that we use your data within the scope of the consent given by you for purposes of linking to Youtube.

If you are on a page of our website on which such a plugin is provided, your browser will only establish a direct connection with the servers of YouTube if the user activates the relevant button by clicking on it (“Extended Privacy Mode”). The content of the plugin is then transmitted by YouTube to your browser and integrated by it into the website. By activating the plugin, Youtube receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. Content is then transmitted from YouTube to your browser and included on the page. Youtube receives the message that you are on the corresponding page of our website. This will happen even if you do not have a profile on YouTube or are not logged in. Personal data (including your IP address) will then be automatically forwarded to a YouTube server located in the USA and stored.

Any direct assignment on the part of Youtube only occurs if you are logged in to Youtube. A corresponding interaction takes place even if you actively press the corresponding button. The result is posted on your Youtube account and displayed to your contacts. Further details on how Youtube handles your personal data can be found on the following page:

As an application of Google LLC, Youtube is subject to the Privacy Shield as a certified company, so that the transfer of data to Google in the USA is based not only on your consent but also on the Commission's adequacy finding regarding data exchange between the EU and the USA.


Use of Google Fonts
For the display of external fonts we use Google Fonts in what is called “offline” mode. This service is provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. When using the service, no data is transmitted to Google.


Data transfer
We pass on data to other third parties if and insofar as we have transferred the fulfilment of tasks to them. Data will only be passed on as far as this is necessary to fulfil the assigned tasks.

We cooperate with the following companies:

  • 1 & 1 IONOS SE, Elgendorfer Str. 57, 56410 Montabaur, Germany (hosting provider)
  • brainest new media GmbH, Eupener Str. 165, 50933 Cologne, Germany (website maintenance)

Furthermore, service providers can be entrusted with tasks in the following areas, for example:

  • IT maintenance

The transfer of data shall always take place on the basis of a legal norm or a suitable contract in accordance with Art. 26 or 28 GDPR, which ensures that all data protection requirements are observed.

Moreover, data will only be passed on within the scope of the cases provided for by law, for example in the case of a legal obligation to provide information to criminal prosecution authorities.


Duration of data storage
Your personal data will be deleted by us immediately as soon as the data is no longer required for the fulfilment of contractual and legal obligations or the purpose for which the data was processed has been achieved and the data is no longer required for this purpose.

Personal data shall be stored at least for as long as necessary to fulfil contractual obligations and to exercise contractual rights. This period may extend beyond the actual contract period, as the data may still be relevant within the limitation periods even after the end of the contract. Furthermore, a deletion can only be carried out when any retention periods under tax and commercial law have expired.


Rights of data subjects
As a person affected by the processing of personal data, you have the following rights:

You shall have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed. If this should be the case, you have the right to be informed about the personal data and to receive the information specified in Art. 15 GDPR.

You have the right to ask the data controller to correct incorrect personal data concerning you and, if necessary, to complete incomplete personal data (Art. 16 GDPR).

You have the right to demand from the data controller that personal data concerning you be deleted immediately if one of the reasons listed in Art. 17 GDPR applies, e.g. if the data is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected (right to deletion).

You have the right to ask the data controller to restrict the processing if one of the prerequisites listed in Art. 18 GDPR is met, e.g. if you have lodged an objection to the processing, for the duration of the examination by the data controller.

You have the right to object to the processing of personal data concerning you at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. The data controller will then no longer process the personal data unless he/she can demonstrate compelling reasons for processing which are worthy of protection and which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or unless the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (Art. 21 GDPR).

With regard to the exercising of your rights, you can contact us at any time using the contact options offered on our website.


Right of appeal
Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority if you consider that the processing of personal data concerning you is in breach of the GDPR (Art. 77 of the GDPR). You may invoke this right before a supervisory authority in the Member State in which you are resident, your place of work or the place of the suspected infringement. In Baden-Württemberg, Germany, the competent supervisory authority is the Baden-Württemberg State Data Protection Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (Landesdatenschutzbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg).

Further information is available as an option on the service portal of the state of Baden-Württemberg under the following link:

Of course you can also contact us directly if you are dissatisfied or have questions concerning data protection. The quickest way to reach our in-house contact person for data protection is to use the following contact details:

Thorsten Müller, Christoph Stöcker

Telephone: +49 7062 9789-640
Telefax: + 49 7062 9789-629


Obligation to provide data
In principle, there is no obligation to provide data. However, the provision of data may be necessary to use certain functions or to conclude a contract. Should you not provide the required data, you will not be able to use certain functions or services or a contract cannot be concluded.