1. Data protection at a glance
The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is the term used for all data which can be used to identify you personally. For complete information about data protection, please refer to the data protection declaration Point 2 which follows this section.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the organisation with responsibility for data processing:
The organisation responsible for data processing is
mbs Electronic Systems GmbH
Friedrichshafener Strasse 3
Tel.: +49 (0) 8105 7756900
Our data protection Manager is: Karin D. Nicholls
The responsible person is the natural or legal person which takes decisions, either alone or with others, regarding the purposes and means for processing personal data (e.g., names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
How do we collect your data?
Your personal data is only collected by us if you actively communicate it with us. This may be the data you enter in our contact form or our online application system, for example.
Other, non-personal data is captured by our IT systems automatically when you visit our website. This is mainly technical data (e.g., browser, operating system, or the time the page was called). This data is captured automatically as soon as you access our website.
What do we use your data for?
Non-personal, technical data is collected so that we can ensure that the website is presented without errors. Other data may be used to analyse your behaviour as a user.
We use personal data exclusively for the purpose for which you have entrusted it to us, e.g., as part of an application procedure or to process other enquiries from you.
What are your rights regarding your data?
You have the right to obtain information about the origin, recipients and purpose of your personal data which we have stored at any time and at no cost. You also have the right to require that this data be corrected, blocked for access or deleted.
You can object to your data being used in the future, in other words for purposes other than or in addition to the performance of a contract or processing in our legitimate interests. In particular, you are entitled to object to the use of your data for advertising purposes. You also have the right to require that the use of your data be restricted to specific purposes.
For more information about these and other questions relating to data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given above. You also have the right of complaint to the regulatory authority with jurisdiction, see Point 2.
Analysis tools and tools from third party providers
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour may undergo statistical analysis. This is carried out mainly using cookies and "analysis programs". The analysis of your surfing behaviour is performed anonymously: the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information about this is included in the following data protection declaration.
2. General notes and mandatory information
The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data as confidential and in conformance with both the legal regulations governing data protection and this data protection declaration.
When you use this website, various elements of your personal data are collected. Personal data is data with which you personally can be identified. The present data protection declaration explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how and for what purpose it is used.
We would point out that there may be security vulnerabilities associated with transmitting data via the internet (e.g., e-mail communication). It is not possible to prevent your personal data entirely from being accessed by third parties.
Right of complaint to the regulatory authority with jurisdiction
In the event that the data protection laws are violated, the affected individual is entitled to complain to the regulatory authority with jurisdiction. The regulatory authority responsible for us and for complaints against us is the
Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht
Right to data portability
You have the right to request that data we process automatically following your consent or for fulfilling a contract be sent to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you request that the data be transmitted directly to another responsible party, we will only do this if it is technologically possible.
SSL and TLS encryption
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or enquiries you send to us as the website operator, this website uses SSL and TLS encryption. You can recognise an encrypted connection when the address line in your browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and a padlock symbol appears in your browser line.
When SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you send to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, locking, deletion
Under the terms of the prevailing statutory provisions, you have the right to receive information about the personal data we have stored for you, where it came from, its intended recipients and the purpose for which the data is being processed, and if applicable the right to have it corrected, blocked for access or deleted. You can exercise these rights at any time and at no cost. For more information about these and other questions relating to data protection, you can contact us at any time at the address given above (see Point 1).
Withdrawing your consent to process your data
Many data processing operations cannot be carried out without your express consent. You can withdraw consent you have given at any time. To do this, you simply need to send us an e-mail to this effect, you do not need to submit a form. The legality of the data processing up to the time of the withdrawal is unaffected by the withdrawal.
Opposition to advertising e-mails
We herewith oppose the use of the contact data we publish in compliance with our legal obligation to post Impressum (imprint) information for sending advertising and information materials unless it has been explicitly solicited. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to institute legal proceedings against the unsolicited delivery of advertising information, using spam e-mails, etc.
3. Data capture on our website
Most of the cookies we use are "session cookies". They are deleted automatically at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your end device until you delete them manually. These cookies enable us to identify your browser again the next time you visit the website.
Cookies which are essential for carrying out the electronic communication process or providing certain functions requested by you (e.g., shopping cart functions) are stored in accordance with the provisions of Article 6 Para. 1f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies to ensure technically faultless and optimised provision of its services. If other cookies (e.g., cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these are dealt with separately in this data protection declaration.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser sends to us automatically. This information consists of:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system user
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
This data is not merged with other data sources.
The basis for data processing is Article 6 Para. 1b) GDPR, which permits processing of data for the performance of a contract or in support of activities prior to entering into a contract.
When you send enquiries to us using a contact form, the information you provide in the form including the contact information you supply in the form is stored by us to enable us to process your enquiry and answer any follow-up questions. We do not communicate this data to anyone without your consent. The information you enter in the contact form is thus processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Article 6 Para. 1a) GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. To do this, you simply need to send us an e-mail to this effect, you do not need to submit a form. The legality of the data processing operations up to the time of the withdrawal is unaffected by the withdrawal.
We keep the information you enter in the contact form until you ask us to delete it, or you withdraw your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the information no longer exists (e.g., when processing of your enquiry is completed). Mandatory legal provisions – particularly retention periods – remain unaffected.
4. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses "cookies". These are text files which are stored on your computer and are used to facilitate analysis of the website. The information about your use of this website that is generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a Google server in US and stored there. Google Analytics cookies are stored in compliance with Article 6 Para. 1f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour, in order to optimise both its internet presence and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. Consequently, your IP address in the member states of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area will be truncated by Google before it is transmitted to the US. In exceptional cases only, the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the US and then truncated. Upon request from the operator of this website, Google will use this information to assess your use of the website, to compile reports about the website activities, and to provide the website operator with additional services relating to use of the website and the internet. The IP address transmitted by your browser for analysis with Google Analytics is not merged with other data by Google.
You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer with a corresponding setting in your browser software; however, we would point out that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full range of the functions offered by this website. You can also prevent the data that is generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to Google, and the processing of said data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available via this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.
Objection to data collection
You can prevent your data from being collected by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie is set and will prevent your data from being collected whenever you visit this website in future: Deactivate Google Analytics.
For more information about how Google Analytics handles user data, please refer to the Google data protection declaration: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Processing order data
We have entered into an agreement for order data processing with Google, and we implement the strict regulations of the German data protection authorities to the fullest extent as they apply to the use of Google Analytics.
5. Plugins and tools>
This page uses the Google Maps map service via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
Your IP address has to be stored in order for you to be able to use the Google Maps functions. This information is typically transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. The provider of this page has no influence over this data transmission.
The use of Google Maps is enabled for the purpose of a corresponding display of our online offerings, and to make it easier to find the locations we mention on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Article 6 Para. 1f) GDPR.
For more information about how Google handles user data, please refer to the Google data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/.
Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
Social Media Buttons Our website uses the 2-click solution, i.e., your data cannot even be sent to the social media provider until you have clicked on the button to activate it. The actual transmission only takes place when you click on the button a second time. For more details, please read the following notes regarding the respective providers and the data privacy policies of the providers themselves.
Data protection statement for use of Facebook plugins (Like button)
Plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated in our pages. The Facebook plugins are recognisable by the Facebook logo or the "Like" button on our website. You can see an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US.
If you click on the "Like" or "Share" button, the plugin creates a direct link between your browser and the Facebook server. Through this link, Facebook receives information indicating that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the Facebook "Like" button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link to the contents of our web pages on your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to associate our web pages with your user account. It is important to note that as the provider of the web pages we do not receive any information about the contents of the data transmitted or about how it is used by Facebook. For more information on this subject, please read the Facebook data privacy statement at www.facebook.com/policy.php
If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook account.
Data protection statement for use of Google +1
Our web pages use functions from Google +1. The provider of these is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collecting and passing on information: You can use the Google +1 button the publish information worldwide. With the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised contents from Google and our partners. Google not only stores the information you enter for +1 content, but also information about the page you looked at when you clicked on +1. Your +1 can be shown together with your profile name and photo as notes in Google services, in search results or your Google profile for example, or on other websites and displays elsewhere on the internet. Google records information about your +1 activities in order to improve Google services for you and other users. In order to be able to use the Google +1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name may also replace another name which you have used when sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile may be shown to users who know your e-mail address or who have access to other information by which you can be identified.
Use of the information collected: Besides the purposes explained above, the information you supply is used in accordance with the Google data protection provisions currently in force. Google may publish summarised statistics about the +1 activities of its users or communicate said summaries to users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or affiliated websites.
Data protection statement for use of Pinterest
On our website, we use social plugins from the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA ("Pinterest"). If you press this button, your browser creates a direct link to the Pinterest servers. To do this, the plugin transmits log data to the Pinterest server in the US. This log data may possibly include your IP address, the address of the websites you have visited that also include Pinterest functions, the type and settings for your browser, the date and time when you submitted the query, the way in which you use Pinterest and cookies.
For more information about the purpose, scope and subsequent processing of data by Pinterest as well as your rights and the options you have to protect your privacy in this regard, please review the data protection notes published by Pinterest: https://about.pinterest.com/en/privacy-policy
Data protection statement for use of LinkedIn
Our website uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. When you press the button that contains LinkedIn functions, a link is created to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages from your IP address. If you click on the "Recommend" button provided by LinkedIn and you are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. It is important to note that as the provider of the web pages we do not receive any information about the contents of the data transmitted or about how it is used by LinkedIn.
For more information on this subject, please read the LinkedIn data privacy statement at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
Data protection statement for use of Xing
Our website uses functions from the Xing network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. When you press the button that contains Xing functions, a link is created to the Xing servers. As far as we are aware, none of your personal data is stored in this case. In particular, IP addresses are not stored and usage patterns are not analysed.
For more information about data privacy and the Xing Share button, please read the data protection statement published by Xing here https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection
Data protection statement for use of YouTube
Our website uses plugins from the Google-operated site YouTube. The operator of the site is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you press the YouTube button, a link is created to the YouTube servers. The YouTube server also receives information about which of our pages you visited.
If you are looged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing activities directly with your profile. You can prevent this by simply logging out of your YouTube account.
For more information about how your user data is handled, please read the YouTube data privacy statement at https://www.google.de/intl/en/policies/privacy/
6. Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites. We are not responsible for the data privacy policies or contents of these other websites.