Privacy policy

§1 Information on the processing of personal data

(1) In the following, we provide information about the processing of personal data when using our website. Personal data includes all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses, user behaviour.

(2) The person responsible in accordance with Art. 4 Para. 7 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is

DMS Digitale Mess- und Steuersysteme AG
Alte Lorenzfabrik – Lorenzstrasse 2
D-76275 Ettlingen, Germany

Tel. +49 7243 54150
Fax +49 7243 541554
General e-mail address:

(3) You can reach our data protection officer at the above-mentioned postal address with the by adding -Data protection officer- to the address or sending an email to

§2 Rights of data subjects

(1) You have the following rights in relation to the personal data concerning you:

  • Right to information (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Right of rectification or erasure (Art. 16 and 17 DPA),
  • Right to restrict processing (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR),
  • Right to data transferability (Art. 20 GDPR).

(2) You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about the processing of your personal data by us (Art. 77 GDPR).

§3 Collection of personal data when visiting our website

(1) If you use the website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not send us any other information, we only collect the personal data that your browser sends to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transmitted in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

(2) When you use our online form (registration for training sessions), a cookie is stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk, assigned to the browser you are using and through which certain information flows to the site that sets the cookie (here by us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the website more user-friendly and effective.
For reasons of data protection, we do not use any technically unnecessary cookies or analysis tools to evaluate the use of our website.
We also do not use social media plug-ins or other third-party tools (e.g. Google Maps) that send data to third parties.

(3) Use of cookies – this website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and function of which are explained below:
Transient cookies – these cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. This includes in particular session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be assigned to the common session. This allows your computer to be recognised when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser. We use session cookies to make it more difficult for third parties to misuse our contact form.

(4) You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept cookies. Please note that you may not be able to use all the functions of this website if you do so.

§4 Objection or revocation against the processing of your data

(1) If you have given us permission to process your personal data, you can revoke this permission at any time. The revocation is immediately effective so that we are no longer allowed to process your personal data from the time of revocation.

(2) Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests, you may object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is in particular not necessary for the fulfilment of a contract with you, which is described by us in the following description of the functions. In the event of such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. If your objection is justified, we will examine the situation and either stop or adapt the data processing or demonstrate to you our compelling reasons worthy of protection on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

(3) Of course, you can object to the processing of your personal data for the purposes of advertising, data analysis and customer surveys at any time.

(4) You can send your revocation or objection at any time to the following e-mail address: .

§5 SSL Encryption

(1) For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, we use SSL encryption on our website. This enables your data to be transmitted securely via the site. You can recognise SSL encryption by the addition of "https://" in the address line of your web browser and by a closed padlock symbol shown next to it.

(2) If SSL encryption is activated, data can be transmitted to us via the website without being intercepted by third parties.

§6 E-mail contact and online form

(1) To contact us, you can use the e-mail addresses provided or our online form (registration for training courses). Personal data such as name, e-mail address or telephone numbers will be processed. We process the data provided by the user here exclusively for the purpose of contacting you and processing your related request.

(2) The legal basis for the processing of this data is, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 P. 1 lit. f GDPR, our legitimate interest in establishing contact and processing your request.

(3) If the inquiry via e-mail or online form leads to the conclusion of a contract, the processing of the data provided is necessary for the fulfilment of a contract. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 P. 1 lit. b GDPR.

(4) The data provided shall be processed until it is no longer necessary for the purpose of achieving the purpose. The achievement of the purpose is no longer necessary if the user's concern has been finally clarified and the contact has been terminated.

(5) The user has the opportunity to object to the data processing at any time. In this case, the data provided for establishing contact will be deleted and no longer used. The objection is to be sent to the following e-mail address: .

§7 Data protection for applications and in the application process

(1) We collect and process personal data of applicants who send us their data by e-mail or by post. We process the data provided for the purpose of processing the application procedure. The legal basis for this is Art. 88 para. 1 GDPR in conjunction with § 26 para. 1 BDSG new.

(2) If the application procedure is successful and results in the conclusion of an employment contract with the applicant, the data provided by the applicant will be further processed for the purposes of handling the employment relationship Art. 88 para. 1 GDPR in conjunction with Art. 26 para. 1 BDSG. § 26 para. 1 BDSG new.

(3) Special categories of personal data will only be processed by us if you have transmitted it to us so that we can consider your application in its present form or if there is a legal obligation to do so. This information will not be considered in the application process unless there is a legal obligation to do so. The legal basis for this is Art. 9 para. 2 lit. b and e GDPR.

(4) If the application process ends without the conclusion of an employment contract with the applicant, the data provided by the applicant will be deleted at the latest 3 months after notification of the decision. The reason for this is our other legitimate interests, e.g. for the documentation of the obligation to provide proof and evidence for possible proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act.

(5) If, despite rejection in the application procedure, the applicant wishes to be considered for other potential positions in the company, we shall obtain the applicant's consent for further processing of the data. The data provided by the applicant will be deleted after a period of 2 years from the granting of consent, unless the applicant revokes his/her consent at an earlier point in time. The same applies to unsolicited applications.

(6) The revocation must be sent to the following e-mail address: .

§8 Newsletter

When our company’s newsletter is subscribed to, the data is transmitted in the respective input mask to the person responsible for processing. The registration for our newsletter is made in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means you receive an email after the registration, in which you are requested to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with other email addresses. The user’s IP address, as well as the registration date and time, are stored on registration to the newsletter. This serves to prevent any abuse of the services or the email address of the data subject. The data is not transmitted to third parties. An exception is when there is a legal obligation of disclosure. The data is used exclusively to dispatch the newsletter. The subscription to the newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. Likewise, the consent for storage of the personal data may be withdrawn at any time. There is a corresponding link in each newsletter for this purpose. The legal basis of the data processing upon user registration to the newsletter is the user's granting of consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. The legal basis for dispatch of the newsletter as a consequence of the sale of goods or services is Section 7 (3) of the German Fair Trade Practices Act, ‘UWG’.

(1) Use of rapidmail – description and purpose: We use rapidmail to send newsletters. The provider is rapidmail GmbH, Wentzingerstrasse 21, 79106 Freiburg, Germany. Among other things, rapidmail is used to organise and analyse the dispatch of newsletters. The data entered by you for the purpose of the newsletter subscription is stored on the rapidmail servers in Germany. If you do not wish to receive an analysis by rapidmail, you are required to unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a corresponding link for this in each newsletter message. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website. For the purpose of analysis, the emails sent with rapidmail contain a so-called tracking pixel, which connects to the rapidmail servers when the email is opened. In this way, it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened. Using rapidmail, we can furthermore identify whether and which links are clicked on in the newsletter message. All links in the email have so-called tracking links, with which your clicks can be counted. Depending on which typeface is used to create the respective newsletter, a connection to external servers such as Google Fonts is made.

Legal basis: The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

Recipients: The data recipient is rapidmail GmbH.

Transmission to third countries: data transmission to third countries shall not take place.

Term: We store the data saved by you in the context of consent for the purpose of the newsletter until you cancel the newsletter and delete it from both our servers and the servers of rapidmail after cancellation of the newsletter. Data stored with us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) remains unaffected by this.

Withdrawal option: You have the option to withdraw your consent for data processing with future effect at any time. The legality of data processing already carried out remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

Further privacy notice: For more information, please see the data protection policy of rapidmail: For more information on the analysis functions of rapidmail, please see the following link: