SM STRUKTURMETALL GmbH & Co. KG
represented by SM Strukturmetall Verwaltung GmbH, which is represented through the Managing Director Mr. Jozef Boonen, Franciscus Peters
Phone: +49 7946 9250-0
Fax: +49 7946 9250-50
When you access our website https://www.strukturmetall.de, the browser used on your end device automatically sends information to the server of our website. This infor-mation is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. In the process, the following infor-mation is collected without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted by the provider in accordance with the deletion profile used by the provider:
The mentioned data will be processed by us for the following purposes:
The legal framework for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest results from the purposes for data collection listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the data collected for the purpose of drawing conclu-sions about you as a person. The collection of data for the provision of the website and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility of objection on your part.
Provided you have expressly consented acc. to Art. 6 para. (1) (a) GDPR, we use and process the information provided by you in the form for the order of our newsletter, in order to send you our newsletter regularly. You will receive an automatically generat-ed e-mail containing a confirmation link. Only when you click on this link will the order take effect.
The information you provide will be processed as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.
You can unsubscribe at any time, for example via a link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you are welcome to send your unsubscription request at any time by sending an e-mail to .
If you have any questions, we offer you the opportunity to contact us by using the form provided on the website. It is necessary to complete the mandatory fields marked in the input mask so that we know who the request came from and to answer them. Further information can be provided voluntarily.
Data processing for the purpose of contacting us will be in accordance with Art. 6 pa-ra. 1 (1) (a) GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent.
The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after your request has been processed.
Depending on the content and nature of the request, however, deletion takes place at the earliest when the statutory retention obligation expires. Deletion at a later date shall take place in cases in which we are obliged by Article 6 para. 1 (1) (c) GDPR due to tax and commercial law storage and documentation obligations (pursuant to the German Commercial Code (HGB and the German fiscal code (AO)) to a longer storage or if you have consented to a storage beyond this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (a) GDPR.
Provided you have expressly consented acc. to Art. 6 para. (1) (a) GDPR , we use and process the information you have provided in the input form for the dispatch of the catalogs and brochures you have ordered on our website.
The personal data collected for the order from us will be deleted three months after completion of your order.
A deletion at a later date takes place in cases in which, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (c) GDPR is required to store for a longer period of time due to tax and commer-cial requirements for storage and documentation (HGB and the German fiscal code (AO)) or you are obliged to make further storage in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (a) GDPR have expressly consented.
For questions or messages of any kind without or in connection with existing or in-tended contractual relationships with us, we offer you the opportunity to contact us via e-mail.
Your e-mail to us including your personal data contained therein will be processed by us. The processing of data for the purpose of establishing contact or other communi-cation with us is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (a) GDPR on the ba-sis of your voluntarily granted consent, which you give us by sending your e-mail to us. Insofar as your e-mail is related to a contract, the legal basis for the processing of data is also Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (b) GDPR.
The content of your e-mail, including the personal data collected by us, will be deleted after completion of the request you have made. Depending on the content and nature of your e-mail, however, deletion will take place at the earliest when the statutory re-tention obligation expires. Deletion at a later date shall take place in cases in which we are obliged by Article 6 para. 1 (1) (c) GDPR due to tax and commercial law storage and documentation obligations (pursuant to the German Commercial Code (HGB and the German fiscal code (AO)) to a longer storage or if you have consented to a storage beyond this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (a) GDPR.
We would need the following information, which will be stored subsequently:
This data is collected,
The data will be processed upon your request and is required for the purposes men-tioned in Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (b) GDPR for the appropriate processing of your or-der/request and for the mutual fulfilment of obligations arising from the contractual relationship.
The personal data collected by us for our business relationship will be stored and de-leted as soon as the purpose of storage ceases to apply. However, the data will be de-leted at the earliest at the end of the statutory period of retention. Deletion at a later date shall take place in cases in which we are obliged by Article 6 para. 1 (1) (c) GDPR due to tax and commercial law storage and documentation obligations (pursu-ant to the German Commercial Code (HGB and the German fiscal code (AO)) to a longer storage or if you have consented to a storage beyond this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (a) GDPR.
We would need the following information from you, which will be stored subsequently:
The processing of this data takes place
According to Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (b) GPDR for the purposes mentioned above for the mu-tual fulfillment of obligations arising from the contractual relationship.
The personal data collected by us for our business relationship will be stored and de-leted as soon as the purpose of the storage is no longer required. A deletion, however, takes place at the earliest at the expiry of the statutory retention obligation. Deletion at a later date shall take place in cases in which we are obliged by Article 6 para. 1 (1) (c) GDPR due to tax and commercial law storage and documentation obligations (pursu-ant to the German Commercial Code (HGB and the German fiscal code (AO)) to a longer storage or if you have consented to a storage beyond this in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (a) GDPR.
We offer you the opportunity to apply to us (e.g. by e-mail or in paper form).
In the following, we inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected as part of the application process. We assure you that your data will be collected, processed and used in accordance with applicable data protection law and all other statutory provisions and that your data will be treated in strict confidence.
Scope and purpose of data collection
If you send us an application, we process your associated personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes taken during interviews, etc.) insofar as this is necessary to decide on the establishment of an employment rela-tionship. The legal basis for this is paragraph 26 new Federal Data Protection Act, (BDSG), under German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (b) GDPR (general contract initiation) and - if you have given your consent - Art. 6 pa-ra. 1 (1) (a) GDPR. The consent can be revoked at any time. Your personal data will only be passed on within our company to persons who are involved in processing your application.
If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be stored in our data processing systems on the basis of paragraph 26 new Federal Data Protection Act, (BDSG), and Art. 6 Para. 1 (1) (b) GDPR for the purpose of implementing the employ-ment relationship.
Storage period of the data
If we are unable to make you a job offer, if you reject a job offer or withdraw your appli-cation, we reserve the right to retain the data you have provided on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (f) GDPR) for up to 6 months from the end of the application process (rejection or withdrawal of the application). The data will then be deleted and the physical application documents destroyed. This storage serves in par-ticular as evidence in the event of a legal dispute. If it is evident that the data will be required after the 6-month period has expired (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), the data will only be deleted when the purpose for continued storage no longer applies.
Longer storage may also take place if you have given your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (a) GDPR) or if legal storage obligations prevent deletion.
Inclusion in the applicant pool
If we do not make you a job offer, it may be possible to include you in our applicant pool. If you are accepted, all documents and details from your application will be in-cluded in the applicant pool so that we can contact you in the event of suitable va-cancies.
Inclusion in the applicant pool is based exclusively on your express consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (a) GDPR). Your consent is given voluntarily and is not related to the cur-rent application process. The person concerned can revoke his/her consent at any time. In this case, the data from the applicant pool will be irrevocably deleted, unless there are legal reasons for storage.
The data from the applicant pool will be irrevocably deleted no later than two years after consent has been given.
Your personal data will not be transmitted to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.
We will only pass on your personal data to third parties if
Data processing in third countries only takes place if a recognised level of data protection in accordance with the standard of the GDPR is guaranteed in this country. This guarantee exists, for example, if the data processing takes place on the basis of special guarantees, such as contractual obligations through so-called standard protection clauses of the EU Commission, the existence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations.
Cookies do no damage your end device; do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.
a) Use of the Cookie Consent Tool from CookieFirst
This website uses the cookie consent technology of CookieFirst to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your terminal device and to document this consent in a data protection-compliant manner. The provider of this technology is Digital Data Solutions B.V., Plantage Middenln 42a, 1018 DH Amsterdam, website: https://cookiefirst.com/ (hereafter "CookieFirst").
When you enter our website, the following personal data is transferred to Cookie-First:
Furthermore, CookieFirst stores a cookie in your browser in order to be able to allocate the consent(s) granted to you or their revocation. The data collected in this way are stored until you request us to delete it, delete the CookieFirst cookie yourself or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Mandatory legal storage obligations remain unaffected.
b) Tracking cookies
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data is therefore Art. 6 para. 1 p 1 (1) (a) GDPR. In the cookie, information is stored that arises in each case in connection with the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we gain direct knowledge of your identity.
c) Other cookies
The legal basis for the processing of your personal data in connection with other cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 (1) (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of our services.
In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness, which are stored on your end device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it is automatically recognised that you have already been to our site and which entries and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.
Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser in such a way that no cookies are stored on your computer or a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, the complete deactivation of cookies may mean that you cannot use all the functions of our website.
Specifically, we use the following cookies:
|_ga||Google Analytics||Differentiation of users||2 years||Third-party|
|_gid||Google Analytics||Throttling the rate of enquiry||1 day||Third-party|
|_gat||Google Analytics||Differentiation of users||1 minute||Third-party|
|IDE||Double Click||Analysis of the advertising campaigns||1 year||Third-party|
|cookiefirst-consent||CookieFirst||Storage of cookie consents||1 year||Third-party|
|cookiefirst-id||CookieFirst||Assignment of website visitors||1 year||Third-party|
|mc||Qantserve||Collection of anonymous website usage information||1 year||Third-party|
|GPS||Youtube||Tracking mobile devices using GPS data||30 minutes||Third-party|
|YSC||Youtube||Statistic on videos viewed by the website visitors||During session time||Third-party|
|VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE||Youtube||Testing bandwidth usage||6 months||Third-party|
When you visit our website you will be informed about the use of the following tracking tools and your consent to the processing of the personal data used in this context will be obtained. In this context, there is also a reference to this information on data protection.
The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (f) GDPR. By the tracking measures that are used, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet requirements and is continually optimised. On the other hand, we use the tracking measures to statistically record the use of our website and to evaluate it for the purpose of optimising our offer.
The respective data processing purposes and data categories can be found in the corresponding tracking tools.
a) Google Analytics
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google Analytics enables the website operator to analyse the behaviour of website visitors. In doing so, the website operator receives various usage data, such as page views, duration of visit, operating systems used and the origin of the user. This data may be summarised by Google in a profile that is assigned to the respective user or their end device.
Google Analytics uses technologies that enable the recognition of the user for the purpose of analysing user behaviour (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information collected by Google about the use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.
The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (f) GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to store cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/controllerterms/mccs/.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This means that your IP address is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.
You can prevent the collection and processing of your data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Data stored by Google at user and event level that are linked to cookies, user IDs or advertising IDs (e.g. DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) are anonymised or deleted after 14 months. Details can be found under the following link: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/7667196?hl=de
Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics Help https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de).
b) Google DoubleClick
This website uses functions of Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, (hereinafter "DoubleClick").
DoubleClick is used to display interest-based advertisements to you throughout the Google advertising network. The advertisements can be targeted to the interests of the respective viewer with the help of Double-Click. For example, our ads may be displayed in Google search results or in banner ads associated with DoubleClick.
Google DoubleClick is used in the interest of targeted advertising measures. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. If a corresponding consent has been requested (e.g. consent to the storage of cookies), the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
For further information on how to object to the advertisements displayed by Google, please refer to the following links: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads and https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
You can prevent data processing by the cookie by making the appropriate setting under the link https://www.quantcast.com/de/opt-out/
For more information on Quantserve, please visit https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/.
YouTube with extended data protection
This website embeds videos from YouTube. The operator of the pages is Google Ireland Limited ("Google"), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
We use YouTube in extended data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode means that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the disclosure of data to YouTube partners is not necessarily excluded by the extended data protection mode. Thus, YouTube establishes a connection to the Google DoubleClick network - regardless of whether you watch a video.
As soon as you start a YouTube video on this website, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, after starting a video, YouTube can save various cookies on your end device or use comparable recognition technologies (e.g. device fingerprinting). In this way, YouTube can obtain information about visitors to this website. This information is used, among other things, to collect video statistics, improve the user experience and prevent fraud attempts.
If necessary, further data processing processes may be triggered after the start of a YouTube video, over which we have no control.
YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6, para. 1 (1) (f) GDPR. Insofar as a corresponding consent has been requested, the processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (a) GDPR; the consent can be revoked at any time.
Further information about data protection at YouTube can be found in their data protection statement at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
We maintain publicly accessible profiles on social networks. The individual social networks used by us can be found below.
Social networks such as Facebook etc. can generally comprehensively analyse your user behaviour when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (for example Like buttons or advertising banners). By visiting our social media presences, numerous processing operations relevant to data protection are triggered.
If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, your personal data may also be collected under certain circumstances if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data collection takes place, for example, via cookies that are stored on your end device or by recording your IP address.
With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals can create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. In this way, you can be shown interest-based advertising inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the relevant social network, the interest-based advertising may be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.
Our social media sites are intended to ensure as comprehensive a presence as possible on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (f) GDPR. The analysis processes initiated by the social networks may be based on different legal grounds, which are to be stated by the operators of the social networks (for example, consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (a) GDPR).
If you visit one of our social media sites (for example Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. In principle, you can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data portability and complaint) both against us and against the operator of the respective social media portal (for example, against Facebook).
Please note that despite the joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full influence on the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our options are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider.
The data collected directly by us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for storing it no longer applies, you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.
b) The social networks in detail
We have a profile on Facebook. The provider is Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.
We have entered into a data sharing responsibility agreement (Controller Addendum) with Facebook. This agreement specifies the data processing operations for which we or Facebook is responsible when you visit our Facebook fan page. You can view this agreement at the following link:
You can adjust your advertising settings yourself in your user account. To do so, click on the following link and log in: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here:
You can find further information on the handling of user data in Facebook's data protection statement: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
We have a profile on Youtube. The provider is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
You can find more information about data protection at YouTube in their data protection statement at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.
We have a profile on Twitter. The provider is Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://gdpr.twitter.com/en/controller-to-controller-transfers.html.
You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings.
We have a profile on Pinterest. The provider is Pinterest Europe Ltd, Palmers-ton House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.
We have a profile on LinkedIn. The provider is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
Data transfer to the USA is based on the standard contractual clauses of the EU Commission. Details can be found here: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/dpa and https://www.linkedin.com/legal/l/eu-sccs.
You shall have the right:
Provided your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 (1) (f) GDPR, you have the right to object to processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, on grounds relating to your particular situation or the objection relates to direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection, which we will implement without any indication of a particular situation.
If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to .
During the website visit, we use the most common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption that is supported by your browser. Usually this is a 256 bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. Whether a single page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form is indicated by the closed display of the key or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.
Furthermore, we use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.
This information about data protection is currently valid and has the status as of December 2020.
As a result of the further development of our website and of offers presented in this way, or by reason of changes in legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to amend this data privacy statement. The most recent information on data protection can be accessed and printed at any time on the website at https://www.strukturmetall.de/en/privacy.