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Privacy and Data Protection

We take the protection of your privacy very seriously and our compliance with data protection laws is a matter of course. This privacy policy is meant to inform you about how personal information is collected and processed.

Responsible person:
Georg Springmann Technology GmbH
Wiehagen 7
45472 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Managing directors: Dr. Matthias Nobbe

External data protection officer:
Company AGAD Mr. Dr. Nils Helmke
Waldring 43-47
D-44789 Bochum

You can use our website without disclosing your identity.

1. Collecting personal data
Personal information is information that can be used to discover your identity. Personal information includes your name, address, telephone number and e-mail address. These data are only collected if you specifically consent, e.g. in an email. The transmission of your data is unencrypted, so unauthorized access to the data by third parties cannot be completely ruled out.

2. rocessing of personal data
Personal data you submit to us will only be stored, processed and used for the purpose of processing your request.

3. Disclosure of personal data
Personal data will not be sold, rented or passed on to third parties unless we are legally obliged to do so.

4. CookiesWe use cookies to help visitors navigate the site and to learn how visitors use the site. Using cookies helps us steadily improve the website.

5. Technologies used
On this website, we use the widespread technology JavaScript on the Internet in order to provide you with the information you need more conveniently. We do not use these technologies to steal personal information or manipulate data on your computer.

6. Website logging
When you visit our website, some visitor information is stored by us, e.g. IP address, domain name and host name of your Internet provider, browser type used, date and time of access and the Internet address (URL) of the previously visited website. These data are not personal and are used for legal protection (for example against hacker attacks). The logging of the visited pages and the download of files within our website takes place without storing an IP address or similar identification features. We use this information solely for statistical evaluation and website optimization.

7. Google Tag Manager
Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows us to manage web site tags through one interface (including, for example, Google Analytics and other Google marketing services in our online offering). The tag manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process users' personal data. With regard to the processing of users' personal data, reference is made to the following information about Google's services. Use policy:

8. Google Analytics
Based on our legitimate interests (e. g. interest in the analysis, optimization, and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f of GDPR), Google Analytics uses a web analytics service provided by Google LLC ("Google"). Google uses cookies. The information generated by cookies about the use of the online offer by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European Data Protection Law. For further information see: (

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our web site by users, to compile reports on the activities within the web site and to provide us with further services related to the use of this web site and users’ internet use (for example: pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data).

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the users will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there.

The IP address submitted by the user's browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly. Users may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:

For more information about Google's data usage, possibilities of settings and objections, please read Google's Privacy Policy ( and Google's ads settings (

The personal data of users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.

You can also deactivate the data collection by Google Analytics for this domain and browser with the following link Deactivate Google Analytics for this domain.
Note: If you click on the link, you will notice no change. This is normal, even though data collection will stop once you click on the link.

9. Google Universal Analytics
We use Google Analytics in the design as „Universal-Analytics“ ein. „Universal Analytics" means a process of Google Analytics, in which the user analysis is based on a pseudonymous user ID and thus a pseudonymous profile of the user is created with information from the use of different devices (known as "cross-device tracking").

10. Google Maps
We integrate the maps of the "Google Maps" service of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The data processed may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually executed within the framework of the settings of their mobile devices). The data may be processed in the USA. Privacy policy:, Opt-Out:

11. Copyright Notice
This website is protected by copyright. Without our prior written consent, no content of the website, in specifically texts, images, graphics, and logos, may be reproduced, distributed, publicly displayed or otherwise exploited. All content on our website is subject to copyright.

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Information on data protection regarding our data processing in accordance with Article 13 and Article 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

We take the data protection seriously and hereby inform you, how we process your data and which claims and rights you are entitled to under the data protection regulations.

1. Responsible body and Data Protection Officer
The body responsible for data processing is:

Georg Springmann Technology GmbH
Wiehagen 7-9,
45472 Mülheim-Ruhr, Germany
Phone: +49 208 -  4 95 66-0
Fax : +49 208 -  4 95 66-66

Contact details of the Data Protection Officer / Coordinator:

AGAD Service GmbH
Waldring 43-47
44789 Bochum, Germany
Phone: +49 234 - 282 533 20
Fax : +49 234 - 282 533 10


2. Purposes and legal bases of the processed data
We process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and other applicable data protection regulations. Which data is processed in detail and how it is used depends largely on the services requested or agreed upon. Further details or additions to the purposes of data processing can be found in the respective contract documents, forms, a declaration of consent and / or other information provided to you (e.g. in the context of using our website or our terms and conditions).


2.1 Purpose for the fulfillment of a contract or pre-contractual measures (Art. 6(1) b GDPR)
The processing of personal data is carried out for the execution of our contracts with you and the fulfillment of your orders as well as for the execution of measures and activities in the context of pre-contractual relationships, e.g. with interested parties. This essentially includes: contract-related communication with you, the corresponding billing and associated payment transactions, the traceability of orders and other agreements as well as quality control through appropriate documentation, goodwill procedures, measures to monitor and optimize business processes and to fulfill general duties of care, control and monitoring by affiliated companies; statistical evaluations for corporate control, cost recording and controlling, reporting, internal and external communication, emergency management, accounting and tax assessment of operational services, risk management, assertion of legal claims and defense in the event of legal disputes; guarantee of IT security (e.g. system or plausibility tests) and general security, securing and exercising the right of admission (e.g. through access controls); guaranteeing the integrity, authenticity and availability of data, prevention and investigation of criminal offenses and monitoring by supervisory bodies or control bodies (e.g. auditors)


2.2 Purposes in the context of a legitimate interest for us or a third party (Art. 6(1) f GDPR)
Beyond the actual fulfillment of the contract or preliminary contract we process your data if necessary to protect a legitimate interest for us or a third party, in particular for purposes of:

  • advertising or market and opinion research, unless you have objected to the use of your data;
  • the testing and optimization of needs analysis procedures;
  • the further development of services and products as well as existing systems and processes;
  • the enhancement of our data, including the use or research of publicly accessible data;
  • statistical evaluations or market analysis; benchmarking;
  • the assertion of legal claims and defense in legal disputes which are not directly attributable to the contractual relationship;
  • the limited storage of data, if deletion is not possible or is only possible with a disproportionate amount of effort due to the special nature of the storage;
  • the development of scoring systems or automated decision-making processes;
  • the prevention and investigation of criminal offenses, if not exclusively for the fulfillment of legal requirements;
  • building and system security (e.g. through access controls), if this goes beyond the general duty of care;
  • internal and external investigations as well as security checks; the possible monitoring or recording of telephone conversations for quality control and training purposes;
  • the preservation and maintenance of certifications of a private-law or official nature;
  • securing and exercising the right of admission through appropriate measures (such as video surveillance) and to secure evidence of criminal offenses and to prevent such.


2.3 Purposes in the context of your consent (Art. 6(1) aGDPR)
With your consent, you can subscribe to our newsletter, which will inform you about our current offers. The only requirement for sending the newsletter is your e-mail. We save your e-mail for the purpose of sending the newsletter. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DS-GMO. You can revoke your consent to the sending of the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You can revoke your consent to receiving the newsletter and unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. You can declare the cancellation by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail or by sending a message to the contact details stated.


2.4 Purposes for the fulfillment of legal requirements (Art. 6(1) c GDPR) or in the public interest (Art. 6(1) e GDPR)
Like everyone who participates in economic activities, we too are subject to a large number of legal obligations. These are primarily statutory requirements (e.g. commercial and tax laws), but also, where applicable, regulatory or other official requirements. The purpose of the processing may include the fulfillment of fiscal control and reporting obligations, the archiving of data for the purpose of data protection and data security, and the examination by fiscal and other authorities. Furthermore, the disclosure of personal data within the framework of official/judicial measures may become necessary for the purpose of collecting evidence, criminal prosecution or enforcement of civil law claims.


3. The categories of data processed by us, as far as we do not receive data directly from you, and their origin
We process other personal information that may have been obtained from other companies or other third parties (e. g. credit enquiry agencies) as far as this is necessary for the provision of our services. We also may legitimately extract, obtain, or acquire and process personal information obtained from publicly available sources (e. g. telephone directories, trade and club registries, registration registers, debtor directories, land registers, press, internet and other media).

Relevant personal data categories may be in particular:

  • Personal data (name, date of birth, place of birth, nationality, marital status, occupation / industry and comparable data)
  •  Contact details (address, e-mail, telephone number and comparable data)
  •  Address data (reporting data and comparable data)
  •  Payment / cover note for bank and credit cards
  •  Information about your financial situation (credit data including scoring, i.e. data to assess the economic risk)
  •  Costumer History
  •  Data about your use of the telemedia offered by us (e.g. time of visiting our websites, apps or newsletters, our pages/links clicked on or entries and similar data)


3.1 Recipients of data within the EU
Within our company, the internal departments or organizational units that receive your data are those which require these to fulfill our contractual and legal obligations or within the context of the processing and execution of our legitimate interest.

Your data will only be passed on to external bodies:

  • in connection with the execution of the contract;
  • for the purpose of fulfilling legal requirements according to which we are obliged to provide information, to report or pass on data, or the passing on of data is in the public interest;
    if external service providers process data on our behalf as processors or function providers (e.g. computer centers, support/maintenance of EDP/IT applications, archiving, document processing, call center services, compliance services, controlling, data validation or plausibility checks, data destruction, purchasing/procurement, customer administration, letter shops, marketing, media technology, research, risk controlling, billing, telephony, website management, auditing services, credit institutes, print shops or companies for data disposal, courier services, logistics);
  • on the basis of our legitimate interest or the legitimate interest of the third party for the purposes mentioned (e.g. to authorities, credit agencies, debt collectors, lawyers, courts, experts, subsidiaries and bodies and control bodies);
  • if you have given us your consent for transmission to third parties.


3.2 We will not pass on your data to third parties beyond this.
If we commission service providers within the context of order processing, your data are subject to the same security standards there as they are with us. In all other cases, recipients may only use the data for the purposes for which they were provided to them.


3.3 Storage Duration
We process and store your data for the duration of our business relationship. This also includes the initiation of a contract (pre-contractual legal relationship) and the execution of a contract.

In addition, we are subject to various storage and documentation requirements, which u. a. from the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the Tax Code (AO). The deadlines for storage and documentation specified there are up to ten years beyond the end of the business relationship or the pre-contractual relationship.

Furthermore, specific legal regulations may require a longer storage period, such as e.g. the preservation of evidence in accordance with the statutory limitation provisions. According to Section 195 ff. of the German Civil Code (BGB), the regular limitation period is three years, but in certain circumstances periods of up to 30 years may apply.

If the data are no longer required for the fulfilment of contractual or legal obligations and rights, these are regularly deleted, unless their temporary processing is necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes listed in section 2.2 for a predominantly legitimate interest. Such an overriding legitimate interest is e.g. even if deletion due to the special nature of the storage is not possible or only with disproportionately high effort and processing for other purposes is excluded by suitable technical and organizational measures.


3.4 Processing of your data in a third country or by an international organization
A transfer of data to offices in countries outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) (so-called third countries) occurs when it is necessary for you to carry out an order / contract that is required by law (e.g. tax reporting obligations ), it is within the legitimate interest of us or a third party or you have given us consent.

The processing of your data in a third country can also take place in connection with the involvement of service providers in order processing. As far as the EU country does not have an EU Commission's decision on an adequate level of data protection, according to the EU data protection regulations we ensure through corresponding contracts that its rights and freedoms are adequately protected and guaranteed.


4. Your data privacy laws
You have the following rights:

  • You thus have the right to receive information from us about your data stored by us pursuant to the rules of Art. 15 GDPR (possibly with restrictions pursuant to Section 34 Federal Data Protection Act).
  • At your request, we will correct the data stored about you pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR if they are inaccurate or incorrect. 
  • If you wish, we will erase your data pursuant to the principles of Art. 17 GDPR, provided that other legal regulations (e.g. legal storage obligations or the restrictions pursuant to Section 35 Federal Data Protection Act) or an overriding interest on our part (e.g. to defend our rights and claims) do not oppose this.
  • You may ask us to restrict the processing of your data, taking into account the requirements of Art. 18 GDPR.
  • Furthermore, you may object to the processing of your data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, which requires us to stop processing your data. However, this right to object only applies in the event of very special circumstances regarding your personal situation, whereby our company’s rights may conflict with your right to object.
  • You also have the right to receive your data in a structured, common and machine-readable format under the conditions of Art. 20 GDPR or to transmit them to a third party
  • You also have a right of appeal to a data protection supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR). However, we recommend that you always address a complaint to our Data Protection Officer initially.



Special reference to your right to object pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR

1. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your data on the basis of Art. 6(1) f GDPR (data processing on the basis of a balance of interests) or Art. 6(1) e GDPR (data processing in the public interest), if reasons for this exist arising from your particular situation.

This also applies to profiling based on this provision as defined by Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR. If you lodge 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 the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend a legal claim.

2. We may also process your personal data for direct advertising purposes. If you do not wish to receive advertising, you have the right to object to it at any time; this also applies to profiling, if this is associated with such direct advertising. We will take this objection into account in the future. We will no longer process your data for direct advertising purposes if you object to processing for these purposes.

The objection may be lodged informally and should be addressed to: Georg Springmann Technology GmbH, Wiehagen 7-9, 45472 Mülheim-Ruhr, Germany

Georg Springmann Technology GmbH
Wiehagen 7
D-45472 Mülheim an der Ruhr
Tel: +49 (0) 208 / 49566-0
Fax: +49 (0) 208 / 49566-66