Data protection

1. Information about the collection of personal data

Below you will find information about the processing of personal data when using this website. Personal data is all information that can be personally assigned to you, e.g. name, address, email or online identifiers such as the IP address. Above all, we explain on what legal basis this happens, what the data is used for, how and for what purposes this happens and what criteria apply to the storage period. Details about the respective processes can be found in the following sections.

The person responsible in accordance with Article 4 No. 7 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is Göttinger Dreh- und Frästeile GmbH, represented by the managing director Arnold Sommer, Gustav-Bielefeld-Straße 8, 37079 Göttingen,

telephone: +49 551 66856, Fax: +49 551 631061, Email:

2. Collection of personal data when you visit this website

a. If you use the website for informational purposes only, i.e. if you do not provide us with any other information, the data that is technically necessary to display the website and to ensure its stability and security will be processed. This data includes the domain accessed, date and time of retrieval, the request (HTTP request), bytes transferred, description of the browser used by the user, IP address and the HTTP status code. This data will not be merged with other data. Direct access to the data on our part is not possible. The data can only be accessed by the web server provider for security purposes and is automatically deleted after three days at the latest. The legal basis for the processing of personal data to carry out these pre-contractual measures is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. b GDPR.

b. In addition, the data is aggregated and evaluated anonymously for statistical purposes. We have a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize our offering. The legal basis in this respect is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

c. Furthermore, when you use the website, text information, also called a “cookie”, is stored on your computer via your Internet browser. The cookie is used to store the language selected by the user (name of the cookie: pll_language; value: “de” for German or “en” for English; term: one year). This is a technically necessary cookie that we use on the legal basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b GDPR.

If cookies are set beyond this, we will inform you separately below. You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your Internet browser accordingly, restrict it if necessary, and delete existing cookies at any time. You determine the storage of cookies yourself. It may not be possible to use all functions of the website to their full extent without cookies.

d. When operating the website, we use the web host DomainFactory GmbH, c/o WeWork, Neuturmstrasse 5, 80331 Munich,, as an external service provider to process your data. The service provider was carefully selected and commissioned by us. In this respect, we observe the legal requirements and, in particular, conclude a contract for order processing that serves to protect your data.

3. Other functions and offers on our website

In addition to using our website for purely informational purposes, you have the option of sending us an inquiry, whereupon we will save the data you provide there in order to process the inquiry and follow-up questions. Processing for the provision of contractual or pre-contractual services is determined by the underlying contractual relationship and is carried out on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR. In all other cases, we have anyway a legitimate interest in answering your request, whereupon processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.

We use SSL encryption to best protect data transmitted via the website. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix “https://” in the address bar of your browser.

If you access an external hyperlink that leads to another service, a connection is established to the respective web server and the desired website is requested. Such links are clearly marked and can be recognized by the fact that the URL/Internet address displayed in the browser changes. We do not transfer any data to third parties. Typically, your browser transmits the URL of the original website to the web server. It is therefore clear from which website you accessed the linked website. Our website and the respective links are configured in such a way that the referrers are not transmitted. However, accessing an external hyperlink regularly leads to significantly more extensive data processing on the requested website, for which the respective service provider is responsible.

The resulting data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and deletion does not conflict with any legal retention obligations. If we are obliged to store data for a longer period of time due to retention and documentation obligations under commercial law, processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. According to Section 147 Paragraph 1 and 3 AO, Section 257 Paragraph 1 and 4 HGB, Section 14b Paragraph 1 UStG, a 10-year retention period applies to books and records, annual financial statements, accounting documents, invoices, etc., as well as a 6-year retention requirement all other business documents that require retention, such as received or sent commercial or business letters and other documents, insofar as they are relevant for taxation. The retention period begins respectively at the end of the calendar year. It will not be passed on to third parties.

4. Data protection information on the application process

If you send us an application, the applicant data will be processed for a specific purpose and in accordance with the legal requirements to fulfill our obligations resulting from the application process. Processing is carried out primarily on the basis of Section 26 BDSG and, secondarily, Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR. The data may then be processed if it is necessary in connection with the decision to establish an employment relationship. If you also voluntarily provide data, the processing will take place on the basis of your consent in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR. If you voluntarily provide special personal data in the sense of Article 9 Paragraph 1 GDPR or if this is requested as required data, the additional legal basis is Article 9 Paragraph 2 lit. a GDPR or Section 26 Paragraph 3 BDSG. If the data may be required for legal prosecution after completion of the application process, data processing can be carried out on the basis of the requirements of Art. 6 GDPR, in particular to protect legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. Our interest then lies in asserting or defending claims.

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required, at the latest after six months. However, the data can be further processed for employment purposes after a successful application. For secure transmission, postal delivery should be used instead of email.

5. Matomo Analytics (web analysis)

On our website we use a service from InnoCraft Ltd., 7 Waterloo Quay PO625, 6140 Wellington, New Zealand (“Matomo”) to analyze usage data (“Matomo Analytics”). The software is open source and the source code can be viewed on GitHub. We operate the software via our own server or that of our Internet service provider, with whom we have concluded an order processing agreement (AV contract).

Matomo Analytics allows us to evaluate the general behavior of visitors to our website. For example, we can determine whether visitors accessed our website via a link, which pages were viewed and how often a particular page was viewed. We also learn, among other things, which browser, operating system, device type and region you use to access our website. We do not store any personal data. Rather, the data is anonymized or pseudonymized and stored in aggregate form as early as possible. This means that the data is changed in such a way that the person behind it can no longer be identified. This applies in particular to IP addresses, login or device identifiers. We also do not use cookies for web analysis.

Data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f of the GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in using the statistics obtained to improve our offering and make it more interesting for you as a user.

Option to object: You can object to this processing of data by removing the check mark below and activating the so-called opt-out function. A persistent cookie is then set that stores your objection for a period of up to one year and thus prevents further web analysis (name of the cookie: mtm_consent_removed; value: numerical, e.g. 1694076038728; duration: one year – and if you consent again: name of the cookie: mtm_consent; value: numerical, e.g. 1694075457623; duration: one year). If you delete your cookies, you will have to set the cookie again. This is a technically necessary cookie that we use on the legal basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 Letter b GDPR.

You have the option to prevent actions you take here from being analyzed and linked. This will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and improving usability for you and other users.

Your visit to this website is currently being recorded by Matomo web analytics. Unselect this checkbox to opt-out.

Further information about Matomo Analytics can be found at: and

6. Your Rights

You have the right:

– in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR, to revoke consent once given at any time. This means that data processing based on this consent may no longer be continued in the future;

– to request information about your processed personal data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. In particular, you can demand information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a Right to complain, the origin of your data, if it was not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information about its details;

– in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or completion of your stored personal data;

– in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, to request the deletion of your stored personal data, unless the processing is carried out to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims is necessary;

– in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data; the processing is unlawful but you object to its deletion; we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;

– in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your personal data that you have provided in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request its transmission to another person responsible;

– in accordance with Article 21 of the GDPR, you can object to the processing of your personal data, which we base on a balance of interests, provided there are reasons for doing so that arise from your particular situation. We ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we do. We will then examine the situation and will either stop or adjust data processing or show you our compelling legitimate worthy of protection reasons for continuing processing.

Furthermore, you can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising purposes at any time (objection to advertising).

You also have the right to complain to a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR. The contact details can be found at:

If you have any further questions, you can contact us at any time using our contact details provided above.