Data privacy

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our data protection declaration listed below this text.


1. Responsible body

The responsible body according to the basic data protection regulation (DSGVO) is:
Matthiessen Lagertechnik GmbH
Joh.-Hinr.-Fehrs-Str. 2
25361 Krempe
Phone: 00 49 – 4824 – 309 57
Fax number: 00 49 – 4824 – 2701

2. Rights of data subjects

In connection with our processing of your data you have the following rights:
(1) Right of access under Art. 15 DPA to information on the processing of your personal data by us regarding the purpose of processing, categories of processed data, recipients or categories of recipients, the duration of storage or criteria for determining the duration, the right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or opposition to processing, the right to appeal to the supervisory authority, if applicable, information on the origin of the data and the existence of automated decision-making and, if applicable, notification of guarantees under Art. 46 DPA in the event of transfer to a third country or international organisations;
(2) Right to immediate correction of incorrect or completion of incomplete personal data in accordance with Art. 16 DSGVO;
(3) The right to erasure of the stored personal data in accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, if the data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed, if a consent granted has been revoked and there is no other legal basis, if an objection to processing has been lodged and the data have been processed in accordance with Art. 21 paragraph 1 or 2 DPA, if the data have been processed unlawfully, if the deletion is necessary to comply with a legal obligation or if the data have been collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 paragraph 1 DPA. This does not apply if the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, the fulfilment of a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims;
(4) Right to limit processing in accordance with Art. 18 DPA if you dispute the accuracy of the data (for the time necessary to verify its accuracy), if the processing is unlawful but you refuse to have it deleted and instead request the limitation of use, if we no longer need the data for the purposes of processing but you need the data to assert, exercise or defend a legal claim, or if you object to processing in accordance with Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO, as long as it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your legitimate reasons;
(5) Right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 para. 2 DSGVO (if the data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing) or pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO (if the processing is carried out pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 e or f DSGVO, for reasons arising from your particular situation, unless we have compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection and outweigh your interests, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims).
(6) Right to data transfer in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO, i.e. to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided us with in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to transfer it to another person responsible;
(7) Right to revoke at any time a consent granted in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO. The revocation has the consequence that we are no longer allowed to carry out data processing for the future from the time of revocation.
(8) Right to appeal to a supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO. You will find the supervisory authority responsible for us under point 4 below. The right of appeal is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.
(9) Please address all requests for information, requests for disclosure or objections to data processing to the responsible body mentioned under 1.

3. Automated decision making

Automated decision making is not used here.

4. Supervisory authority

The address of the supervisory authority responsible for us is:

Independent State Centre for Data Privacy Schleswig-Holstein
Holstenstraße 98
24103 Kiel
Phone: 0431 988-1200 
Fax: 0431 988-1223

5. Saving of access data

(1) Every time our website is accessed, access data is stored in a log file on the server of our provider.
(2) This data record consists, for example, of your IP address, the date and time of the request, the name of the requested file, the quantity of files transferred and the access status, a description of the web browser and operating system used and the name of your Internet service provider.
(3) This data is collected for technical reasons. An evaluation is carried out exclusively for statistical purposes and without personal reference (number of visitors and page popularity). A deletion will be done automatically after 14 days at the latest. The legal basis for the collection of this data is Art. 6 para. 1 f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest is the technically error-free presentation and optimization of the website.


6. Collection of personal data for informational purposes

(1) When using the Website for informational purposes only, i.e. when you do not log in, register or otherwise provide us with information to use the Website, we do not collect any personal data, with the exception of the data mentioned under 5.2, which your browser transmits to make it technically possible for you to visit the Website.

(2) When you use the website, so-called cookies are 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 party that sets the cookie (in this case us). Cookies cannot execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer.
This website only uses session cookies (temporary use).
Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser.
The legal basis for the use of session cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f) DSGVO. Our legitimate interest lies in the fact that cookies enable us to optimise our Internet offers for users.

7. Use of functions of our website

(1) In addition to the purely informative use of our website, we offer various services which you can use if you are interested. For this purpose, you will usually have to provide additional personal data which we use to provide the respective service. If additional voluntary details are possible, these are marked accordingly.
(2) When you contact us by e-mail, your e-mail address and, if you indicate this, your name and telephone number will be stored by us to answer your questions.
Link to YouTube
By calling our video, a connection to servers of YouTube is established. The operator of these pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is informed which pages you visit. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by first logging out of your YouTube account.
When a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.
If you’ve disabled cookies for the Google Ad program, you won’t have to worry about these cookies even when you watch YouTube videos. YouTube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block cookies from being saved in your browser.

Further information on data protection at „YouTube“ can be found in the provider’s privacy policy at:


8. Other services

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing the application procedure. These data are processed on the basis of § 26 para. 1 sentence 1 BDSG (decision on the establishment of an employment relationship).
If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application file shall be deleted at the latest five months after the receipt of the application, unless deletion would be contrary to any other legitimate interest of the controller. Other legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 (1) f) could, for example, constitute a duty of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz, AGG).


9. Liability for contents

The contents of our pages were created with the greatest care. However, we cannot guarantee that the contents are correct, complete and up-to-date. As a service provider, we are responsible for our own content on these pages in accordance with § 7 para.1 TMG (German Telemedia Act) and general laws. According to §§ 8 to 10 TMG we are not obliged to monitor transmitted or stored information from third parties or to investigate circumstances that indicate illegal activity. Obligations to remove or block the use of information according to general laws remain unaffected by this. However, liability in this respect is only possible from the time of knowledge of a concrete infringement. If we become aware of any such legal infringements, we will remove the content in question immediately.

10. Liability for links

Our pages may contain links to external websites of third parties, the contents of which we have no influence on. Therefore we cannot assume any liability for these external contents. The respective provider or operator of the sites is always responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not identified at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such links immediately.

11. Data privacy

We secure our website and other systems by appropriate technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. However, despite regular checks, complete protection against all risks is not possible.
Our website uses the industry standard SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) for encryption. This ensures the confidentiality of your personal information over the Internet. The closed key/lock symbol in the display of your browser indicates whether an encrypted transmission is taking place.

12. Information disclosure

Your personal data will only be forwarded to third parties,
– if you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 a DSGOV;
– if the disclosure is necessary for the fulfilment of contractual obligations pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 b) DSGVO;
– if we are legally obliged to pass on the data within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 c DSGVO;
– if the disclosure of the data is in the public interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 e DSGVO or;
– if the disclosure of the data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 f DSGVO is necessary to protect our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party, unless your interests in the protection of your data outweigh this.

13. Third party recipient

In order to be able to process your requests satisfactorily, it may be necessary for us to pass on your personal data to third parties. Third party recipients can be our suppliers, transport and logistics partners and our trade partners.

14. Duration of storage of personal data

Your data is stored by us for as long as it is required for the respective purposes underlying the processing. Beyond that, we only store data to the extent that we are legally obliged to do so, e.g. due to statutory storage obligations.

15. Information on the right of objection

An objection to the processing of personal data concerning you on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 e) (data processing for public interest) or f) (data processing to safeguard legitimate interests on the basis of a balancing of interests) is possible at any time in accordance with Article 21 DSGVO. In the event of an objection, the personal data shall no longer be processed unless compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection are demonstrated which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
Please send your objection to the e-mail address:

16. Information on the right of withdrawal

If you have given us permission to process personal data, you can revoke this permission at any time. Of course, this also applies to declarations of consent issued to us before 25 May 2018 (before the DSGVO came into force). The revocation of a consent can always only apply to the future. The lawfulness of the processing is not retroactively eliminated by a revocation. Please send your revocation by e-mail to the responsible body mentioned under point 1.

17. Actuality

This data protection declaration has the status 26.03.2020. It is the current and valid version of our data protection declaration.
However, we would like to point out that from time to time, due to actual or legal changes, a revision of this data protection statement may become necessary.

18. Data privacy officer

If you have any questions regarding data protection, please contact our data protection officer at:
Vater Solutions GmbH
Privacy department
Liebigstr. 26
24145 Kiel