Data Protection

The following information gives you an overview of your legal data protection rights and how we process your personal data. Which data are processed in detail and how they are used depends largely on the services you request or provide. Therefore, not all of this information will apply to you. As a rule, we, the Pleiger Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG, as part of the Pleiger Group, take the protection of your personal data very seriously.

1. Who is responsible for data processing and whom can I contact?

The data controller is:
Pleiger Datenservice GmbH & Co. KG
Herr Sascha Ortmann
Im Hammertal 51
58456 Witten
Tel.: +49 2324 398-204

You can reach our company data protection officer, Dr. Andreas Selz, either at the above address or by e-mailing

2. What sources and data do we generally use?

The personal data we collect is processed whenever our website is visited by customers, suppliers, applicants or anyone else interested in our site ( “you”).

3. Why do we process your data and what is the legal basis for processing them?

We process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), as amended:

a) To fulfill contractual obligations (Art. 6(1)(b) of the GDPR)

    The processing of data can take place during the performance of a contract where you are our customer or to take steps prior to entering into a contract.

b) In balancing interests (Art. 6(1) of the GDPR)

    If necessary, your data will be processed by us beyond the actual performance of the contract to protect our legitimate interests or those of third parties. Examples:
  • Review and optimization of needs analysis procedures for the purpose of directly approaching customers
  • Either advertising or market and opinion research unless you have objected to the use of your data
  • Asserting legal claims and for defense in legal disputes
  • Ensuring IT security and operation at the company
  • Measures for managing the business and further development of services and products

c) With your consent (Art. 6(1)(a) of the GDPR)

    If you have given us your consent to process personal data for certain purposes (e.g. for marketing purposes, our newsletter), your consent establishes the legality of this processing of your data.

d) In compliance with legal requirements (Art. 6(1)(c) of the GDPR) or in the public interest (Art. 6(1)(e) of the GDPR)

    1. We are also subject to various legal obligations and requirements, such as tax laws. The purposes of processing include, among other things, the fulfillment of control and reporting obligations under tax law and much more.

e) In employment (Art. 88 of the GDPR in conjunction with Sec. 26(1) of the Federal Data Protection Act)

    If you apply for a job at our company, your personal data may also be processed.

4. What does this mean in detail with regard to the provision of this website and the services available on it?

4.1   Provision of the website and creation of log files

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the accessing computer.

The following data are collected:
(1) Information about the browser type and version used
(2) User’s operating system
(3) User’s internet service provider
(4) User’s IP address
(5) Date and time of access
(6) Websites from the user’s system which access our website
(7) Websites that are accessed by the user’s systems through our website

The data will also be stored anonymously in the log files of our system. These data are not stored together with the user’s other personal data. The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6(1) of the GDPR.
The system’s temporary storing of the IP address is necessary in order to deliver the website to the user’s computer. For this purpose, the user’s IP address must be kept stored during the session. The data are stored in log files in order for the website to function. The data also serves to optimize the website and to keep our information technology systems secure. No data are evaluated for marketing purposes in this context. These purposes constitute our legitimate interest in processing the data under Art. 6(1) of the GDPR. The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of collecting them. When data are collected to provide the website, this is the case when the respective session is terminated. When data are stored in log files, this is the case after no more than seven days. Further storage is possible. In this case, the IP addresses of users are deleted or alienated so they can be no longer attributed to a calling client. Data are required to be collected to provide the website and store data in log files for the operation of the website. Consequently, users have no option to opt out.

4.2   Contact form and e-mail contact
A contact form is available on our website for contacting us electronically. If a user makes use of this option, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and stored. These data are: Surname, given name(s), title, e-mail, phone number, company, free text for messages.

The following data will also be stored when the message is sent:
(a) User’s IP address
(b) Date and time of registration

Your consent to the processing of your data is obtained when you register, with reference made to this data protection declaration. Or you can contact us at the e-mail address provided on our website. In this case, the personal data of the user transmitted with the e-mail will be stored. Data will not be transferred to third parties in this context. The data will be used exclusively to process the conversation. If you give your consent to the processing of the data, the legal basis for the processing of it is Art. 6(1) of the GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6(1) of the GDPR. If the purpose of the e-mail contact is to conclude a contract, there is an additional legal basis for the processing, namely, Art. 6(1) of the GDPR. The processing of the personal data from the input mask is exclusively for us to establish contact. In the case of contact by e-mail, this also constitutes the necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data. Any other personal data processed during the sending process is to prevent misuse of the contact form and ensure that our information technology systems remain secure. The data will be deleted when they are no longer required for the purpose of collecting them. For the personal data from the input mask of the contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user has ended. This is the case when circumstances indicate the relevant facts to have been finally clarified. Any additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted no later than seven (7) days thereafter. You have the option to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If you contact us by e-mail, you can object to the storage of your personal data at any time. In such a case, however, the conversation cannot continue. In this case, all personal data stored in establishing contact will be deleted.

Use of Google Tag Manager
This website uses Google Tag Manager. This service allows website tags to be managed via an interface. Google Tag Manager only implements tags. This means that no cookies are used and no personal data are collected. Google Tool Manager triggers other tags, which in turn may collect data. However, Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If there is deactivation at the domain or cookie level, it will persist for all tracking tags if they have been implemented using Google Tag Manager.

4.3   Google Analytics/AdWords
This website uses Google Analytics and Google AdWords including the Google Analytics advertising functions. This is a web analysis tool provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” text files which are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. Google Analytics is used exclusively with activated IP anonymization (so-called “IP masking”). This means that the IP address of Google’s users will be shortened within Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, e.g. if technical failures occur in Europe, will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google’s IP anonymization method never writes the full IP address to a hard drive at any time because all anonymization occurs almost immediately after the request is received in memory. The IP address your browser transmits through Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage, in particular functions for displaying advertising and Google Analytics reports, to the website operator in order to provide demographic features and interests. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required by law or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. This will not be personal data under any circumstances. Reports from Google Analytics on performance by demographics and interests use data obtained from Google’s interest-based advertising and third-party visitor data (such as age groups or interest groups). 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.

You can also prevent the transmission of data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available via the following link: Google Browser-Plugin download and install

You may block Google Analytics tracking by clicking the following link. An opt-out cookie is set, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: Google Analytics deactivate

For more information on Terms of Use and Privacy, please visit or

4.4   Use of YouTube
Our website uses components of the YouTube site operated by Google. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

We use the “extended privacy mode” option provided by YouTube. As soon as you visit a page on our website where videos are embedded, a connection to YouTube’s servers is established. According to information from YouTube, the YouTube server is told the specific pages of our website you visited when you watch a video. In addition, if you are logged into your YouTube account, you will be able to allow YouTube to directly associate your surfing behavior with your personal profile.

You can prevent this association option by logging out of your account beforehand.

4.5   Use of Google Maps
This website uses the “Google Maps” component to display site maps, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.

Each time the “Google Maps” component is called up, Google sets a cookie in order to process user settings and data upon the display of the page on which the “Google Maps” component is integrated. As a rule, this cookie is not deleted when you close your browser unless you delete it manually beforehand, but expires after a certain period of time.
If you do not agree to this processing of your data, you can opt to deactivate the “Google Maps” service, thus preventing the transmission of data to Google. To do this, you must deactivate the Java Script function in your browser. However, we would like to point out that you will not be able to use “Google Maps” or can only use it to a limited extent. The use of “Google Maps” and the information obtained via “Google Maps” is subject to the Google Terms of Use as well as the additional terms and conditions for “Google Maps”.

5. What rights can you exercise?

Every data subject has the right of access under Article 15 of the GDPR, the right to rectification under Article 16 of the GDPR, the right to erasure (“to be forgotten”) under Article 17 of the GDPR, the right to restriction of processing under Article 18 of the GDPR, the right to object under Article 21 of the GDPR and the right to data portability under Article 20 of the GDPR. The restrictions in Sections 34 and 35 of the Federal Data Protection Act apply to the right of access and the right to erasure. In addition, there is the right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority pursuant to Article 77 of the GDPR in conjunction with Section 19 of the Federal Data Protection Act.

You can revoke your consent to the processing of personal data at any time. This also applies to the revocation of declarations of consent given to us before the GDPR came into force, i.e. before 25 May 2018. Please note that the revocation will only take effect for the future. Processing that took place before the revocation is not affected by this.

Please feel free to contact our data protection officer in this regard.

6. Information about your right to object under Article 21 of the GDPR

Right of objection in individual cases
You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6(1)(e) (processing of data in the public interest) or Article (6)(1)(f) (processing of data on the basis of a balancing of interests) of the GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions within the meaning of Article 4(4) of the GDPR. If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Right to object to the processing of data for direct marketing purposes
In individual cases we will process your personal data in order to carry out direct marketing. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling, to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for purposes of direct marketing, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

Where to send objections
An objection can be made informally with the subject line “Objection” and your name, address and date of birth. It should be addressed to:

Pleiger Datenservice GmbH & Co. KG
Dr. Andreas Selz
Im Hammertal 51
58456 Witten
Tel.: +49 2324 398-204

7. Analysis by WiredMinds

Our website uses counting pixel technology provided by WiredMinds GmbH ( to analyze visitor behavior. In connection with this, the IP address of the visitor is processed. The processing occurs only for the purpose of collecting company based information such as company name, for example. IP addresses of natural persons are excluded from any further processing by means of a whitelist. An IP address is not stored in LeadLab under any circumstances. While processing data, it is our outmost interest to protect the rights of natural persons. Our interest in processing data is based on Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. At no time is it possible to draw conclusions from the collected data on an identifiable person.
WiredMinds GmbH uses this information to create anonymized usage profiles of the visit behavior on our website. Data obtained during this process is not used to personally identify visitors of our website.

8. Further Details

If you would like information this data protection declaration cannot give you or if you would like further information on a specific point, please contact our data protection officer. He will be glad to help you. We reserve the right to change this privacy declaration at any time in accordance with applicable data protection regulations.

May 2018.