Data protection declaration of Manz AG

Manz AG welcomes you to its website and is delighted that you are interested in our company. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and we want to make you feel safe and comfortable while visiting our websites.

1. Concept of personal data

Personal data is defined as follows in the EU-General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR):

'personal data' means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person ("data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

This includes, for example, your real name, your address, your phone number or your date of birth.

Collection and processing of personal data

Generally, you can visit the Manz AG websites without us requiring your personal data.

We collect personal data only if you provide us this by yourself, for example, as a part of a registration. Our website does not collect any data whatsoever without your consent.

Your visit to this website may cause your information on the access (e.g. date, time, viewed pages) to be saved in the log files of the web-server. It is evaluated only for statistical purposes without obvious inferences to a user's IP address.

This data is not included in personal data, but is anonymized.

Legal basis for the collection and processing of personal data

Provided that we obtain your consent for processing personal data, Art. 6 Section 1 lit. a GDPR forms the legal basis for processing.

Art. 6 Section 1 lit. b GDPR forms the legal basis for the processing of your personal data for fulfilling a contract between you and Manz AG.

If it is necessary to process your personal data for fulfilling a legal obligation that governs our company, Art. 6 Section 1 lit. c GDPR forms the legal basis.

If the processing is essential for maintaining a legitimate interest of our company or of a third party and if the interests, basic rights and fundamental freedoms do not outweigh the former interest, then Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing.

Use and passing on of personal data and earmarking

All the personal data collected as a part of Manz AG is collected, processed and used only for the settlement of the contract and for maintaining legitimate business interests in accordance with the applicable regulations for protecting personal data.

We guarantee the protection of personal data such as name, address, phone number or E-mail for the data entered by you. Your data will not be passed on to third parties outside the Manz Group, unless we are legally obligated to do so, or it is necessary to pass on the data for implementing the contractual relationship or if you have previously and explicitly consented to the passing on of your data. External service providers and partner companies will obtain your data only if it is essential to do the same for processing your request. But in such cases, the scope of the transmitted data is limited to the required minimum. If and when our service providers come in contact with your personal data, we ensure that the regulations comply with the data protection acts in the same manner. Please follow the service provider's relevant instructions on data protection.

Data transmission to external service providers (data processor companies)

Your data is passed on to service provider partners only if they are involved in our order and if Manz AG supports the provision of its services.

Your personal data will be processed by appointed service providers as a part of the order processing according to Art. 28 GDPR. The service providers gain access only to information that is essential for fulfilling the respective activity.

2. Links

Our corporate websites contain references to other websites (links).

Manz AG does not have any influence on the content-related design of the linked sites. These have been carefully checked before activating the links. Nonetheless, it cannot be ruled out that the operators of the respective sites have made the content-related changes which violate the applicable law. Manz AG disassociates itself from such contents.

You will exit the information supply of Manz AG if you click on the link. Therefore, different regulations can apply for third party offers, particularly related to data protection.

Links to Facebook, Xing, LinkedIN, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube are integrated on our website.

After clicking on the integrated icons/graphics, you will be directed to the page of the relevant provider, i.e. user information will be transmitted to the pertinent provider only then. Please refer to the relevant data protection regulations for information on the handling of your personal data when using these websites.

3. Contact forms

You can contact us through contact forms on the website. The personal data transmitted to us will be used only for the purpose for which you provide us with this information.

Entries in our contact form that are not required for establishing contact are always marked as optional. This information helps us to concretize your request and for handling your concerns in an improved manner. This information is explicitly communicated on a voluntary basis and with your consent. If it is information about communication mediums (e.g. phone number or E-mail address), you also agree to us using this mode of communication to contact you to respond to your concerns.

You can revoke this consent at any time for the future. In order to do so, please contact data-protection@manz.com.

Our website also contains the option of registering for a free newsletter. In the process, the data is transmitted from the input screen to us while registering for the newsletter.

This concerns the E-mail address, company name, title, surname and the selected topics.

In addition, the following data is collected during registration:

(1) IP address of the calling computer
(2) Date and time of registration

After sending the registration form, you will receive an E-mail with a confirmation link from us. If you click on the link, you have registered for the newsletter. By confirming the registration, you are confirming your consent to processing your E-mail address and your other information for the purposes stated here. We will save the time and your E-mail address as proof.

You can revoke your consent to sending the newsletter at any time with effect for the future by clicking on the relevant unsubscribe link in one of the newsletters or by sending an E-mail to newsletter@manz.com.

Alternatively, it is also possible to make contact via the E-mail addresses info@manz.com. In this case, the transmitted personal data of the user is saved.

4. Applications

We collect and process personal data of applicants to handle the application procedure. The processing can be done electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant submits his or her application documents to us using electronic means, for example - via E-mail. It is obvious that we will use your details only to process your application and will not pass them on to third parties outside the group of companies of Manz AG.

If an employment contract is concluded between us and you as an applicant, the transmitted data is saved for handling the employment relationship by considering the legal provisions. If no employment contract is concluded between the person in charge of processing and with the applicant, then the application documents are erased six months after the announcement of the cancellation decision, as long as you have not explicitly consented to saving your data for a long period or no other legitimate interests of the person in charge of processing supersede the erasure. Other legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in a procedure according to the General Act on Equal Treatment (AGG).

5. Cookies

So-called Cookies are used in some parts of our websites. A Cookie is a small text file, which is saved by a website on your hard disk. Cookies do not harm your computer and do not contain any viruses. The Cookies of our websites do not collect any personal data whatsoever. We will use the information contained in the cookies to make it easy for you to use our websites and to coordinate it with your needs.

Not only Session cookies but also permanent cookies are used on our website. Session Cookies are temporary cookies, which are saved in the user's internet browser, till the browser window is closed and the Session cookies are thus deleted. Permanent cookies are used for repeated visits and are saved in the user's browser for a specific time (usually for 1 year or longer). These cookies are not deleted if the browser is closed. This type of cookies is used to reuse a user's preferences as soon as he comes back to the page.

You can also view our website without cookies. If you do not want to save cookies on your computer, you can disable the relevant option in your browser's system settings. You can delete the saved cookies in your browser's system settings at any given time. You can refer to the instructions of your browser's manufacturer for obtaining information on the erasure of cookies. However, we would like to point out that our website can also be used without cookies but only in a restricted manner.

6. Google Analytics: Google LLC

This website uses Google Analytics, a web-analysis service of Google LLC (Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States – "Google" in short). Google Analytics uses so-called ''Cookies'', text files, which are saved on your computer and which analyze your usage of the website.

The information generated by the cookie regarding your usage of this website (including your IP address, which is abbreviated with the extension "_anonymizeIp()" and is anonymized to eliminate direct reference to persons) is transmitted to a Google server in USA and is saved there. Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of the website to assemble reports on the website activities for the website operator and to provide other services associated with the use of the website and of the internet. If required, Google will transmit this information to third parties if this is required by law or if the third parties are processing this data on behalf of Google. On no account will Google associate your IP address with other data from Google.

You can prevent the installation of cookies by activating the specific setting of your browser-software; we would like to point out to you that you cannot fully use all the functions of this website. By using this website, you agree to the processing of your data collected by Google in the aforementioned manner and for the aforementioned purpose. You can object to the collection and storage of data by Google-Analytics at any time with future effect by installing a Disable-Add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en) for your browser.

7. reCAPTCHA: Google LLC

We use the reCAPTCHA service of Google LLC (Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States – "Google" in short) to transmit your completed forms. This helps to avoid spam and incorrect machine-based and automated processing. As a part of comparison, your IP address and if required, the data needed by Google for the reCAPTCHA service may be forwarded to Google. For this purpose, the deviating data protection regulations of Google LLC apply.

For more information on data protection regulations of Google, refer to https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or to https://policies.google.com/?hl=en.

8. Data security

Manz AG adopts technical and organizational safeguard measures for protecting its data provided to Manz AG against accidental or deliberate manipulations, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized persons.
Our safety measures are improved steadily according to the technical development.
The regulations of the German Teleservices Act (TMG) are maintained.

9. Your rights

If personal data is processed by you, then you are entitled - as the person concerned as a part of the GDPR - to the following rights towards the persons responsible:

Right to information according to Article 15 GDPR

You can demand a confirmation from us stating if the personal data that you are concerned with, is processed by us. If we have processed your personal data, you are entitled to more rights to information stated in Article 15 GDPR.

Right to rectification

If your data collected by us from you is incorrect or incomplete, you can immediately demand the rectification of data according to Article 16 GDPR.

Right to limitation of the processing

Under the premises of Article 18 GDPR, you can also demand the limitation of processing of the personal data that you are concerned with, under certain circumstances.

After the limitation, your data may be processed only with your consent or for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims, or for protecting the rights of another natural or legal entity, or on the grounds of an important public interest of the union or of a member state. We will inform you before the limitation is nullified.

Right to erasure ("Right to be forgotten")

You can demand the immediate erasure of personal data concerning you upon good cause shown from Article 17 Section 1 GDPR, unless there is an exception of this obligation to delete according to Article 17 Section 3 GDPR.

The right to erasure does not exist if the processing is essential

(1) for exercising the right to freedom of expression and information;

(2) for fulfilling a legal obligation required by the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the person responsible is subject, or to carry out a task of public interest or public authority delegated to the person responsible;

(3) for reasons of public interest in the public health sector according to Art. 9 Section 2 lit. h and i as well as Art. 9 Section 3 GDPR;

(4) for archival purposes lying in public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes according to Art. 89 Section 1 GDPR, as far as the right stated under section a) rules out or seriously impairs the implementation of the objectives of this processing, or

(5) for asserting, exercising or defending legal claims.

Right to instruction

If you have asserted a right to rectification, erasure or limitation of the processing against us, we are obligated according to Article 19 GDPR to inform all the recipients of your personal data about the same, unless this proves to be impossible or is associated with excessive expense. Moreover, you have the right to be informed about these recipients.

Right to Data Portability

According to Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to obtain your personal data in a machine-readable format and to send the data to another responsible person without obstacles, as long as the prerequisites of Article 20 Section 1 lit. a GDPR exist, or are to be effected, which state that your personal data will be transmitted directly by us to another person responsible, if this is technically feasible and no freedoms and rights of other persons are impaired by this. This right does not apply to processing personal data, which is essential for performing a task in public interest or for exercising public power.

Right of objection

You have the right to file an objection at any time towards Manz AG against the processing of the personal data concerning you according to Art. 6 Section 1 lit. f GDPR.

If you have filed an objection, we will no longer process your personal data, unless protection-worthy grounds for processing supersede your interests, rights and liberties or if the processing helps to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Right to revoke the declaration of consent regarding data protection laws

You have the right to revoke your declaration of consent regarding data protection laws at any time. The revoking the consent does not affect the legitimacy of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

Right to complain to a supervisory authority

Regardless of any other administrative or judicial remedy, you are entitled to complain to a supervisory authority, particularly in the member state of your residence, of your workplace or of the place of alleged infringement, if you are of the opinion that the processing of the personal data concerning you violates the GDPR.

The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been reported informs the complainant about the status and the outcome of the complaint, including the option of a legal remedy according to Art. 78 GDPR.

10. Disclaimer of warranty

The information, data and contents are verified and updated regularly. Despite all due diligence, the information has changed in the meantime. Therefore, we cannot assume any liability or guarantee for the accuracy, completeness and up-to-dateness.

11. Amendments in the data protection declaration

This compiled data protection declaration is customized continuously in the course of further development of the internet or of our offer. Amendments will be declared on time on this website. You are advised to check this website regularly to be abreast of the latest status of our data usage regulations.

12. Name and address of the person responsible

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation and of the national data protection acts of the member states as well as of other data protection regulations is:

Manz AG
Steigaeckerstrasse 5
72768 Reutlingen
Phone: +49 7121 9000-0
Fax: +49 7121 9000-99
E-Mail: info@manz.com

Managing Board:
Eckhard Hörner-Marass (Chairman), Martin Drasch, Manfred Hochleitner

Data Protection Officer:
Every person in question can contact our Data Protection Officer via data-protection@manz.com at any time in case of queries or suggestions.