We inform you about the nature, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of data collected in the course of using the website.
This privacy statement is based on terms used in European regulations and by European regulators on the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Our privacy statement is intended to be simple to read and to understand for both the general public and our customers. In order to ensure this we would like to describe and explain the terms used.
In this privacy statement we have used the following terms:
Personal data is all data relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to the “data subject”). A natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular through the attribution of an identifier to this natural person such as a name, an identification number, data on location, an on-line identifier or one or more particular characteristic, which gives expression to their physical, physiological, economic, cultural or social identity.
Processing is any process executed, with or without automated procedures, or any such operational sequence in connection with personal data such as collection, recording, organization, arranging, saving, amendment or changing, reading, querying, usage, disclosure through transmission, distribution or any other form of provision, comparing or linking, limitation, deletion or destruction.
The controller or processor is the natural or legal person, authority, agency or other body who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of processing are determined by national or European laws or regulations, the controller or the specific criteria for his nomination may be designated by national or European law.
Third party’ means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or anybody other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process data.
Consent is any indication given freely, unambiguously and unmistakably and in specific cases by the data subject in the form of a declaration or any other explicit confirmatory act with which the data subject indicates their agreement with the processing of personal data relating to them.
The Controller within the meaning of GDPR and other provisions with data protection implications is:
IDS Scheer Holding GmbH
Phone: +49 681 96777-0
Comprehensive provider identification can be found in the Imprint.
Should you have any questions about this Privacy statement please contact our data protection officer:
IDS Scheer Holding GmbH
The Data Protection Officer
On visiting our website diverse sets of data from you will be processed. In so doing we can differentiate between the exclusively informative use of the website and the use of specific functions within the website.
The contents and services of this website are fundamentally not addressed to persons under 16 years of age. If you are not yet 16 years of age we request that you do not enter or make available any personal data via the website.
Please note that on the purely informational use of our internet pages, by which no registration or other transfer of details is necessary, no personal data will be collected. Excepted from this is data that is transmitted by your browser to enable your visit to the website. Our webserver temporarily saves each access locally in a protocol file.
The following data is collected:
• Date and time of access
• Name and URL of the accessed file
• Data volume transferred
• Notification whether or not the data retrieval was successful
• Identification data from the browser used and the operating system
• Website (URL), from where the access took place
• Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
• Content of the request (actual page)
• Access stature / HTTP-Status code
The processing of this data takes place for the purpose of enabling the use of the website (connection establishment) as well as for the purpose of system security, diagnosis of problems and the technical administration of the network infrastructure. The IP address will only be evaluated on attacks on the network infrastructure or for other reasons relating to data and information security.
Alongside the purely informational use of the website we offer particular services for which specific personal data is processed.
Should you be asked to provide personal data on our website, for example when registering for one of our events, this information is given voluntarily. It serves the provision of information and services to you within the framework of your request as well as the care of the relationship with you as an interested party or customer. Should the information requested not be given then we cannot unfortunately make the relevant offer available to you as we will not be able to process your request.
Your details will be treated in accordance with legal provisions, in particular for the purposes for which you have given them to us voluntarily. The processing of your data for reasons going beyond these purposes will only take place if you have given your consent or if this is permitted by legal provision.
Because of legal requirements the Scheer GmbH website contains details which enable quick electronic contact as well as immediate communication with us. When you make contact with us via email or via a contact form the personal data you have provided will be saved automatically. Such personal data, provided voluntarily by you, will be saved for the purpose of contacting you and processing your request. We base the data processing on the fulfilment of a legal requirement in accordance with Art. 6 para 1 S.1 c GDPR.
If you wish to participate in one of our webinars you must register for this event and make your personal data available to us. Your personal data will be used exclusively for the planning (e.g. to make contact with you on the cancellation or re-scheduling of the webinar) and conduct of the webinar, insofar as you have given no further consent for its use. In connection with this please also note Section VI „Inclusion of Services from external providers” – subsection LogMeIn, Inc. 7414 Hollister Avenue Goleta, CA 93117, USA of this Privacy statement. The collection of your data in this context is based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 Para 1 Sub-para 1 f) of GDPR. Here we have a legitimate interest in knowing to whom we are passing our skills and our know-how in respect of products and services.
For online events offered via Microsoft Teams, please refer to point 2 above.
If you wish to participate in one of our events you must register for this event and make your personal data available to us. Your personal data will be used exclusively for the planning (e.g. to make contact with you on the cancellation or re-scheduling of the event) and conducting of the event as well as the possible processing of payment insofar as the event is chargeable, insofar as you have given no further consent for its use. The collection of your data in this context is based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 Para 1 Sub-para 1 f) of GDPR. Here we have a legitimate interest in knowing who is registering on an event organized by us or in cooperation with others. Furthermore the collection of the data, insofar as it relates to a chargeable event, is based on the performance of the contract in accordance with Article 6 Para 1 Sub-para 1 b) of GDPR.
If you wish to access a whitepaper, a case study, an information brochure, a specialist article, a report / a study or one of our recorded webinars you must register for this purpose and submit your personal data to us. Your personal data will be used in order for us to know to whom we are passing our skills and our know-how for our products and services and also possibly for the purpose of contacting you. The collection of your data in this context is based on our legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 Para 1 Sub-para 1 f) of GDPR, the making of contact in accordance with Article 6 Para 1 Sub-para 1 a) of GDPR .
If you are interested in working for our company you can find information on our current vacancies on our website at jobs.scheer-group.com. Alongside extensive information about us as an employer or about the application process you will find our current job offers which we coordinate via the application portal of a service provider (SAP SuccessFactors). Fundamentally we process your personal data in the application process on your request in accordance with Article 6 Para 1b of GDPR, Article 88 Para 1 of GDPR in conjunction with § 26 Para 1 of BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act) for the purpose of the conducting of the application procedure. You are neither legally nor contractually obliged to submit your data to us. As we need information on your person as part of the application process, the possible consequence of a failure to provide it is that we will unfortunately not be able to consider you in the application process. Using our online application portal you can make a direct application as a candidate for employment in the positions advertised. A corresponding process of registration is necessary for this. During the input of your online application you have the possibility at any time of seeing, deleting, disabling and re-releasing your data. We inform you about data processing in the application process at the start of the registration process.
Within the responsible areas of the business only those areas which require it for the safeguarding of our legitimate interests or for the fulfilment of our contractual and legal obligations will be enabled access to your data.
It is possible that your request requires the transfer of your data within the company group or connected companies in accordance with § 15 of the German Stock Companies Act.
Individual pages in our web offering include content provided by third parties. In these cases your IP address will be recognized by third parties in order to make the information available to you. In doing so these third parties will receive your personal data, whereby the processing of your data outside the EU cannot be excluded.
The transfer of personal data is independent of whether you have a user account with the third party and whether you are logged in with them at the same. In cases where a user account exists and you are logged in it must be assumed that your data will be allocated to your user account. IN order to prevent this you should log out of the third party site.
You have the possibility of preventing the execution of scripts by these providers by installing a corresponding browser plug-in (for example NoScript with a Mozilla-Firefox browser). This may however as a consequence lead to limitations in the functions of this website.
We are not responsible for the online collection of data on the websites of third parties and recommend that you familiarize yourself with the data protection information of these providers. The following sections include an overview of the external providers included in the context of the offer made here:
Web analysis is used to evaluate the visitor traffic on our website and may include the behaviour, interests or demographic information of users, such as age or gender, as pseudonymous values. With the help of web analysis we can e.g. recognize, at which time our online services or their functions or contents are most frequently used or requested for repeatedly, as well as which areas require optimization.
In addition to web analysis, we can also use test procedures, e.g. to test and optimize different versions of our online services or their components.
For these purposes, so-called user profiles can be created and stored in a file (so-called "cookie") or similar procedures in which the relevant user information for the aforementioned analyses is stored. This information may include, for example, content viewed, web pages visited and elements and technical data used there, such as the browser used, computer system used and information on times of use. If users have consented to the collection of their location data, these may also be processed, depending on the provider.
The IP addresses of the users are also stored. However, we use any existing IP masking procedure (i.e. pseudonymisation by shortening the IP address) to protect the user. In general, within the framework of web analysis, A/B testing and optimisation, no user data (such as e-mail addresses or names) is stored, but pseudonyms. This means that we, as well as the providers of the software used, do not know the actual identity of the users, but only the information stored in their profiles for the purposes of the respective processes.
Services and service providers being used:
On our website, we use both internal and external cookies, such as essential cookies, statistic cookies, marketing cookies and external media. Essential cookies facilitate the optimal presentation and use of the website and all of its functions. We use statistic cookies to generate aggregated data about the website use and statistics. Marketing cookies are used in order to display ads that are relevant to the visitors of our website. The External Media Cookies enable the access to video platforms and social media platforms.
If you click “Accept all cookies”, you agree with the use of all cookies. Alternatively, you can make your individual selection about which cookies you want to accept. The given consent can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future.
Cookies are small text files that are saved locally in the cache of your internet browser on your computer or mobile device. The information stored in the cookies serves the automatic recognition of you when you next visit our website which makes our offer to you more user-friendly, for example simplifying navigation for you.
You have the possibility of choosing settings for your browser so that it will reject cookies or inform you that they have been saved. To find out exactly how this functions for each browser type, please refer to the instructions from the corresponding manufacturer. If you decline to accept cookies, this may lead to limitations in functionality in our offerings. Cookies may also be used on sites with which we are linked without being able to inform you of this prior to your visit.
Please note that on deletion of cookies, for example through the use of corresponding browser add-ons, other opt-out cookies you have installed may also be deleted.
Further possible data input will not be linked with the saved information from the cookies. The different data will be saved separately from each other.
Under the following links you can find out how you can manage the cookies of the most important browsers (including deactivating them):
Chrome Browser: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en
Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/how-clear-firefox-cache
You can prevent the saving of cookies by an applicant setting in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that as a consequence, you may not be able to use the scope of functions of this website to its full extent.
Furthermore, you can prevent the acquisition of data that has been collected and referred to your personal usage of the website through cookies, including your IP-address, from being sent to Google and from being reprocessed from Google. To do so, please use the following link to install the add-on to deactivate Google Analytics from your browser: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. The tracking code of our website is used with a feature that processes your IP address in an abbreviated form. As a consequence, the collected data cannot be linked to individuals.
We subdivide cookies into the following categories, according to the designated use:
In the following paragraphs we will inform you about the different types of cookies more specifically. We will also inform you which cookies are going to be placed and used in case of your consent.
Essential cookies are used to ensure essential functions and proper use of the website.
Mindshape Cookie Consent
Statistic cookies collect aggregated information about how the website is used. This information is used to improve functionality, appeal and content of the website.
Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
The following statistics cookies could be used within the scope of this website and the use of Google Analytics:
Description: This cookie is used to collect information about how visitors use our website. We use the information to generate reports and improve the website. The cookie collects information in anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, from where visitors came to the site and the pages they visited.
Duration: 2 years
Description: Google Universal Analytics cookie used to throttle requests and limit data collection on high-traffic websites.
Runtime: 1 day
Description: Stores a unique value for pages visited.
Runtime: 1 day
Marketing cookies come from third-party providers, these collect information to play out targeted content.
HubSpot is a user database management service provided by HubSpot, Inc. We use HubSpot on this website for our online marketing activities.
Name: __hs_opt_out, __hs_d_not_track, hs_ab_test, hs-messages-is-open, hs-messages-hide-welcome-message, __hstc, hubspotutk, __hssc, __hssrc, messagesUtk
Runtime: session / 30 minutes / 1 day / 1 year / 13 months
Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA
Registers a unique ID on mobile devices to enable tracking based on geographic GPS location.
Duration: 1 day
Content from video platforms and social media platforms is blocked by default. If cookies from external media are accepted, access to this content no longer requires manual consent.
YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA
Used to unlock YouTube content.
Duration: 6 months
Within the framework of the corresponding legislation (Article 15 – 21 GDPR) you have many rights regarding the processing of your personal data: the right to information, rectification, deletion, limitation of processing as well as the right of data portability. By the rights of information and deletion there are limitations in accordance with §§ 34, 35 of the German Data Protection Act.
In addition you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing. Should we process your data for the purposes of safeguarding our legitimate interests you are entitled to object to this processing if, for reasons of your particular situation, grounds exist for an objection to this data processing.
You also have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on the automated processing of data. Likewise you have the right to complain to a responsible data protection authority.
If you have given us your consent for the processing of personal information for specific purposes, you are entitled to withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future.
Should you wish to exercise your rights as a data subject you can do so at any time by making contact with us as detailed in I. or II.
Fundamentally we will delete your data the moment it is not required for the purposes detailed above unless further temporary storage is necessary. We save your data because of statutory obligations of proof and storage resulting among other things from the Commercial Code of Law and the Tax Code in Germany. The retention periods can be up to 10 full years.
In addition we retain your data for the period of time in which claims can be asserted against our company (the statutory period of limitation is from three to 30 years).
You have the right to request information from us about the personal data relating to you that we have processed. Under certain conditions you can request the rectification of your data (should it no longer be applicable to you), supplements to it or its deletion.
Further you have the right to withdraw, in part or in total, any consent for the future to the use of your data that you may have given.
Please direct your inquiry to:
IDS Scheer Holding GmbH
The Data Protection Officer
In order to prevent any unauthorized access or misuse of your data we may contact you immediately to verify your request.
Fundamentally we do not permanently include any direct “share” or “like” buttons from social networks on our website.
We would be very pleased if your interest in our company and our products and services were not limited to this visit to our website only but if you were also to visit our presence in social media networks. To access these we offer you the option of clicking on the corresponding links at the end of our website.
We have neither any influence on the data collected and the data processing procedures of plug-in providers, nor is the full extent of the data collection, the purpose of the processing or the retention period known to us. No information is available to us about the deletion of data collected by plug-in providers.
The following sections include information on our social media presence:
Within our social media offering from Twitter we include functions and content such as pictures, videos or texts as well as buttons with which you can confirm your approval in respect of the content or subscribe to our posts. Insofar as you have a Twitter account, Twitter is able match access to the content and functions mentioned above to your profile. You can access further information on data protection from Twitter at https://twitter.com/de/privacy.
Within our social media offering from Instagram we include functions and content such as pictures, videos or texts as well as buttons with which you can confirm your approval in respect of the content or subscribe to our posts. Insofar as you have an Instagram account, Instagram is able match access to the content and functions mentioned above to your profile. You can access further information on data protection from Instagram at https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875.
Within our social media offering from LinkedIn we include functions and content such as pictures, videos or texts as well as buttons with which you can confirm your approval in respect of the content or subscribe to our posts. Insofar as you have a LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able match access to the content and functions mentioned above to your profile. You can access further information on data protection from LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
Within our social media offering from Xing we include functions and content such as pictures, videos or texts as well as buttons with which you can confirm your approval in respect of the content or subscribe to our posts. Insofar as you have a Xing account, Xing is able match access to the content and functions mentioned above to your profile. You can access further information on data protection from Xing at https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.
Within our social media offering from Facebook we include functions and content such as pictures, videos or texts as well as buttons with which you can confirm your approval in respect of the content or subscribe to our posts. Insofar as you have a Facebook account, Facebook is able match access to the content and functions mentioned above to your profile. You can access further information on data protection from Facebook at https://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php.
We are jointly responsible with Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd. for the collection (but not further processing) of data from visitors to our Facebook page (so-called "Fan Page"). This data includes information about the types of content users view or interact with, or the actions they take (see under "Things You and Others Do and Provide" in the Facebook Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy, as well as information about the devices users use (e.g., IP addresses, operating system, browser type, language settings, cookie data; see under "Device Information" in the Facebook Data Policy Statement: https://www.facebook.com/policy. As explained in the Facebook Data Policy under "How do we use this information?", Facebook also collects and uses information to provide analytics services, called "Page Insights," to Page operators to provide them with insights into how people interact with their Pages and with content associated with them. We have entered into a special agreement with Facebook ("Page Insights Information," https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum), which regulates in particular which security measures Facebook must observe and in which Facebook has agreed to fulfill the data subject rights (i.e., users can, for example, send information or deletion requests directly to Facebook). The rights of users (in particular to information, deletion, objection and complaint to the competent supervisory authority), are not restricted by the agreements with Facebook. Further information can be found in the "Information on Page Insights" (https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data).
To ensure data security we employ various measures corresponding to current relevant technological standards. These serve in particular to protect your personal data. We would like to advise you, however, that data transfer in the internet (for example when communicating by email) may involve gaps in security and cannot be protected completely from access by third parties. For particularly sensitive information we therefore recommend the use of alternative means of encrypted communication or the post.
In the course of continuing further developments in the internet and changes in data protection law it will be necessary to amend this privacy statement in line with conditions as they change. Significant amendments will be communicated in a timely manner on this site.
Current status of this declaration is July 2023.