Data Protection Declaration

Data Protection Declaration

To us, the company MTS MessTechnik Sauerland GmbH, the privacy and protection of your personal data is very important. We have therefore developed this data protection declaration which confidentially treats your data and is in compliance with the legal regulations.


In order for you to get a good feeling about in which way we collect, process and use your data, we would like to give you an overview of our data processing. Please take some time in order to become familiar with the handling of your data. If you have any questions, please contact us at any time.


Collection and usage of personal data

According to §3 (1) of the German Federal Data Protection Act, personal data include details of personal or material circumstances of a particular or identifiable natural person. According to current case law, IP addresses are also evaluated to be personal data.


When getting into contact with our company, you might be asked to provide your personal data. You are not obliged to provide the requested data. However, you help us to inform you about our products and services or to reply to your inquiry.


Please note that data transmission on the Internet might basically involve security holes. Complete protection against access through third parties is impossible.


Server/log files

For informational usage of our website, it is basically unnecessary for you to provide personal data.


In this case, we rather collect and use only data which your internet browser automatically transfers to us, such as:

- IP address of the calling up device

- Operating system of the calling up device

- Browser type of the calling up device

- Name of called up pages / files

- Date and time of the call-up


In case of an informational visit, we collect an use this data exclusively in non-personal form. This takes place in order to make the usage of your called up websites possible at all, for statistical reasons as well as for improving our internet offer. We store the IP address only for the duration of your visit, a personal-related evaluation does not take place.


Use of cookies

Our website uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not do any damage to your computer and they do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are placed on your computer and which are stored by your browser.


Most of our used cookies are so-called “session cookies”. They will be automatically deleted when leaving our website. Other cookies will keep being stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies make it possible for us to recognise you browser when visiting our website next time.


You can adjust your browser in such a way that you will be informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only on a case-by-case basis, accept cookies for particular cases or generally exclude them as well as automatically delete cookies when closing the browser. Disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.


Cookies can be assigned to categories, depending on their function and intended purpose: Necessary cookies, statistic cookies and marketing cookies.

Necessary cookies:
Necessary cookies help to make a website usable by enabling basic functions such as page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. Without these cookies, important features may not be provided and may be denied access to certain areas.

Statistic cookies:
Statistic cookies help us to understand how our visitors interact with web pages by collecting information anonymously.

Marketing cookies:
Marketing cookies are used to follow visitors to our website. The goal is, for example, to show ads that are really relevant and appealing to you, and therefore more valuable to advertisers.


SSL encryption

In order to protect your data in the best possible way we use SSL encryption on our website. You can recognise connections which are encrypted in such a way by the prefix “https://” in the side link in the address line of your browser. Unencrypted pages are marked by “http://”.


Contact form

You can get in contact with us via a contact form. The information collected in the contact form as well as your message will be used by us only for the purpose of replying to your inquiry. After 6 months, or prematurely in case of revocation, the information will be deleted. Merely within the framework of legally prescribed archiving of email traffic (emails are business and commercial letters), data is stored for a maximum of 10 years in addition.


Transfer of your data to third parties takes place only if we are under a statutory obligation to do so.


Contact by email

You can get into contact with us by sending us an email. You can send this to info(at)mts-waagen.de, for example, or to the personalised email addresses of our employees. The data which we receive due to sending your email (for example: your name, your email address as well as the message itself) will be used by us only for the purpose of replying to your inquiry. Upon completion of the processing the information will be deleted. Merely within the framework of legally prescribed archiving of email traffic (emails are business and commercial letters), data is stored for a maximum of 10 years in addition.


Transfer of your data to third parties takes place only if we are under a statutory obligation to do s.


When communicating per email, we cannot guarantee complete data safety to you so that in case of information with a high need for confidentiality we recommend to send it by post.



In case of application documents and documents which you would like to send us unsolicitedly or specifically to job offers by email, we cannot completely guarantee the safety of your data during data transmission. In general, an email is technically not a safe communication channel. For the transmission of confidential information and documents, we therefore recommend to use encryption or send them by mail.


Personal data is collected, stored, processed and used only for purposes in connection with your interest in an employment in our company and the processing of your application. Transfer to a third party does not take place.


If your application is successful, the provided data can be used for administrative matters within the framework of the employment.


Should we be able to offer employment to you, we will keep the transmitted data for up to 3 months for the purpose of answering questions in connection with your application and rejection.


However, should we consider that your application could be interesting for future job offers due to your profile, we will store you personal application data for 24 months, provided that you expressly agree in writing to such a storage and usage.


If you subscribe to the newsletter of our company, the data you enter will be sent to the responsible person. Registration for our newsletter takes place in double-opt-in-procedure. This means that you will receive an e-mail after your registration to confirm your e-mail address. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses.

When registration for the newsletter, the entered data, the IP address of the user and the date of registration are saved. The processing of this data is necessary to be able to prove a given consent. The legal basis results from our statutory obligation to prove your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1c GDPR) in conjunction with Art. 7 Sect. 1 GDPR. Transfer of your data to third parties takes place only if we are under a statutory obligation to do so.

The data will be used exclusively for sending the newsletter. You can revoke your consent at any time by unsubscribing from our newsletter. For example, you can use the unsubscribe link in each newsletter for this.

The legal basis for these data processing is Art. 6 Sect. 1a GDPR. The data provided when registration for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes remain unaffected.


Web analysis tool Matomo (formerly PIWIK)

We use Matomo for our websites. This is about a so-called web analysis service which enables us to evaluate your usage behaviour on our website. Matomo uses cookies which are stored in your current browser on the computer. For this purpose, the generated usage information (including your abbreviated IP address) will be transmitted to our server. During this process, your IP address is immediately anonymised so that you will stay anonymous to us as a user. Information generated by a cookie about your usage of our website will not be passed on to any third party. You can prevent the usage of cookies by a corresponding adjustment of your browser software.

If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data, you can then disagree with it in the following by a mouse click at any time. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is placed in your browser which results in the fact that Matomo does not collect any session data.


Caution: Deleting your cookies involves that the opt-out cookie is also deleted and must be newly activated by you, if necessary.


For designing demand-oriented tele media (e.g. websites), user profiles may be created using pseudonyms provided that you do not disagree with it. The legal basis can be found in §15 (3) German Telemedia Act.



Our website uses functions of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. When calling up our web pages using Facebook plug-ins, a connection between your browser and the servers of Facebook is established. While doing so, data is already transmitted to Facebook. If you have a Facebook account, this data can be linked. If you do not wish any assignment of this data to your Facebook account, please log out from Facebook before visiting our website. Interactions, particularly the use of a comment function or clicking a “like” or “share” button will also be passed on to Facebook. You can get more information at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.



On our website, we use components (videos) of the company YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, a company of Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. While doing so, we use the option “enhanced data protection mode” which is provided by YouTube.


When you call up a page which has an embedded video, a connection with the YouTube servers will be established and the contents displayed on the website by means of a message to your browser.


When in “extended data protection mode”, according to information by YouTube, only data is transmitted to the YouTube server especially about which of our websites you have visited when watching the video. If you are logged in at YouTube at the same time, this information is assigned to your member account with YouTube. You can prevent that from happening by logging out of your member account prior to visiting our website.


Further information about data protection of YouTube are provided by Google under the following link: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=en.


Google Ads

For promoting our website, we further use the Google advertising tool “Google Ads”. Within this framework, we use on our website the analytical service “Conversion Tracking” of the company Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, in the following referred to as “Google”. Provided that you got to our website via a Google advertisement, a cookie is placed on your computer. Cookies are small text files which your internet browser places and stores on your computer. These so-called “Conversion Cookies” will become invalid after 30 days and do not serve to identify you personally. If you visit certain pages of our website and the cookie has not expired yet, we and Google can recognise that you have clicked an advertisement placed with Google and that you were passed on to our page.


Information collected by means of “Conversion Cookies” serve to create visitor statistics of our website. By means of this statistic we get to know the total number of users who have clicked on our advertisement and, in addition, which pages of our website were subsequently called up by the relevant user. We, or other companies advertising via “Google Ads”, do not get any information, however, by means of which users can be identified personally.


You can prevent the installation of “Conversion Cookies” by making an adjustment of your browser, such as by a browser adjustment which generally deactivates automatic setting of cookies or which especially blocks only cookies from the domain “googleadservices.com“.


You can get the data protection declaration on this by Google from the following link: https://services.google.com/sitestats/en.html.


Google Analytics
The website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Ltd. (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). Google Analytics uses cookies for this purpose – text files that are stored on your device. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is generally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

We uses Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. That means that the IP address will be shortened by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other states which are signatories to Treaty on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to one of the Google servers in the United States and be shortened there.

Google is instructed by the operator of this website to use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing the website operator with services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted from your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. The IP addresses are made anonymous in such a way that assignment is not possible. You may prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

In addition, you may prevent the collection of the date generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the available browser plugins at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en. You can find more detailed information https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.


Google Analytics Remarketing
Our website uses Remarketing function by Google Ireland Ltd. (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland). Together with Google, we offer suitable and interest-based advertisement. Google Analytics Remarketing uses cookies. These are stored on your device. According to Google, no personal data is collected. There is also no connection to the other Google services.

Processing takes place on the basis of our legitimate interest in the optimal marketing of our website in accordance with Art. 6 Sect. 1 f GDPR.

The purpose of the processing of personal data lies in the targeted addressing of a target group. The cookies stored on your device are recognized when you visit a website and can therefore show you interest-based advertising.

Advertising data in server logs are anonymized by Google according to their own information deletes parts of IP address and cookie information after 9 or 18 months.

You can prevent the use of the remarketing feature by following the settings on the link below: https://www.google.com/settings/ads. You can find more detailed information https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.


Google Fonts

External fonts, that is Google Fonts, are used on our website. Google Fonts is a service of Google Ireland Ltd. ("Google"). Integration of these Web Fonts takes place by a service call-up, normally a server of Google in the USA. Through this, it is transmitted to the server which of our websites you have visited. Google also stores the IP address of the browser of the visitor’s device calling up these websites. More detailed information can be found in Google’s data protection notes which you can call up here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB



We are using the mapping service provided by OpenStreetMap (OSM). The provider of this service is the Open-Street-Map Foundation (OSMF), 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1JU, United Kingdom.


When you visit any website, into which OpenStreetMap has been embedded, your IP address and other information concerning your behavior patterns on this website will be transferred to the OSMF. Under certain circumstances, OpenStreetMap will save cookies in your browser. Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and that make it possible to conduct an analysis of your website use. You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies by making pertinent changes to the settings of your browser software. However, we have to point out that doing so may make it impossible for you to use all of the functions of this website to their fullest extent.


Furthermore, your location may be recorded if you have permitted this in your device settings, for instance on your cell phone. The provider of this website has no control over this type of data transfer. For details, please consult the Data Privacy Policy of OpenStreetMap under the following link: wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy.


We use OpenStreetMap with the objective of ensuring the attractive presentation of our online offers and to make it easy for visitors to find the locations we specify on our website. This establishes legitimate grounds as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.


Placing links to other websites

Now and then, our website refers to external websites and third party internet offers. We cannot take any liability for the correctness or completeness of the contents and data security of third party websites. Further, this data protection declaration also does not apply to linked websites and third party internet offers.


Data security

We from MTS MessTechnik Sauerland GmbH store your data on particularly protected servers in Germany. Access to this data is only possible by a few persons who are authorised to do so by MTS MessTechnik Sauerland GmbH and who deal with technical, commercial and editorial management of these servers.


Your rights as a person concerned

As a person concerned by data processing, you have various rights:


Right of revocation

You may at any time revoke the consents you have given us. Data processing based on the revoked consent may then not be continued any more for the future.


Right of information

You can demand information about personal data which is processed by us. This applies in particular to the purposes of data processing, the categories of personal data, if necessary, the categories of recipients, the storage duration, if necessary, the origin of your data and, if necessary, meaningful information with regard to their details.


Right of rectification

You can demand rectification of incorrect personal data or completion of personal data which is stored with us.


Right of deletion

You can demand deletion of your personal data stored with us provided that its processing is not required to exercise the freedom of expression and information, to fulfil a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or to defend legal claims.


Right of limitation of processing

You can demand limitation of processing your personal data provided that the correctness of data is denied by you, the processing is unlawful, but you reject deletion of the same. Furthermore, you have this right if we do not need the data any more, but if you require it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. Moreover, you have this right when you have filed and objection against processing of your personal data.


Right of data portability

You can demand that we transfer to you personal data, which you have provided to us, in a structured, conventional and a machine readable format. Alternatively, you can demand direct transfer of personal data, which you provided us, to an other responsible person, provided that this is possible.


Right of appeal

You can file an appeal with the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection, for example if you find that we process your personal data in an unlawful way. You can find the name, address and contact data under the following link https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Home/home_node.html


Right of objection

If we process your personal data based on a legitimate interest, you have the right to object to this processing. If you want to use your right of objection, it will be sufficient to send a message in text form to us. So you are welcome to send us a letter, a fax or contact us by email. You will find the contact data of our data protection officer in the following.


Data protection officer

When you have questions as well requests for information, when you want to exercise your vested rights or in case of revocation of a possible given consent to data usage, please contact our data protection officer:


E-mail: datenschutz(at)mts-waagen.de


Topicality and modification of this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is currently valid and has the status of May 2021.


Due to further development of our website and offers or on the basis of changed legal or official regulations, it may become necessary to modify this data protection declaration. The respectively current data protection declaration can on our website under https://www.mts-waagen.de/en/data-protection-declaration.html be called up and printed at any time.


Legal notice

1. General information

MTS MessTechnik Sauerland GmbH has set up the website www.mts-waagen.de for personal information of our users. MTS MessTechnik Sauerland GmbH makes every effort to ensure that the website can be accessed seven days a week round the clock. This does not apply to circumstances which are outside the sphere of competence of MTS MessTechnik Sauerland GmbH as well as all downtimes and required maintenance works on the website and services. That is why MTS MessTechnik Sauerland GmbH can neither guarantee the availability of the website and/or services nor the reliability of transmission and services with regard to response times and quality. MTS MessTechnik Sauerland GmbH cannot be held responsible if the website is not available and/or the services cannot be made use of.


2. Liability

MTS MessTechnik Sauerland GmbH does not accept liability for damage, and specifically not for direct or indirect consequential damage, loss of data, loss of profit, system or production breakdowns arising from the use of this website or the downloading of data. If damage through the use of the website or the downloading of data is caused through intent or gross negligence, the exclusion of liability does not apply. The legal relationship established between you and MTS MessTechnik Sauerland GmbH through the use of the said website is subject to the law of the Federal Republic of Germany. In the case of any legal disputes with registered traders that may result from the use of this website, the court of jurisdiction shall be the registered office of MTS MessTechnik Sauerland GmbH in Olsberg.


3. Downloads of data and software

MTS MessTechnik Sauerland GmbH accepts no responsibility for any errors contained in data or software which can be downloaded from the webpages. MTS MessTechnik Sauerland GmbH checks the software for viruses. We recommend, however, that data and software always be checked for viruses after downloading using the latest anti-virus software.


4. Copyrights and other special protection rights

The content of this website is protected by copyright. One copy of the information in this website may be stored in a single computer for non-commercial and personal internal use. Graphics, texts, logos, photos, etc., require the prior written permission of MTS MessTechnik Sauerland GmbH before being downloaded, reproduced, copied, amended, published, transferred, transmitted or used in any other form. Product and company names mentioned in websites may be registered trademarks or brands. Unauthorized use may lead to compensation claims and prohibitory injunctions.


5. Responsibilities and sanctions

The management team is responsible for data processing in their sphere of responsibility. Thus they are obliged to ensure that the legal requirements and those requirements contained in the data protection declaration are considered (e.g. national reporting requirements).