Data protection

Data protection information for website visitors

according to Art. 13, 14 and 21 of the Data Protection Regulation DSGVO

Current State 05|2021  Wir freuen uns über Ihr Interesse an unserem Unternehmen — der SOCITAS GmbH & Co. KG. Nachfolgend informieren wir Sie über die Erhebung und Verarbeitung Ihrer personenbezogenen Daten. Denn der Schutz Ihrer persönlichen Daten ist uns ein wichtiges Anliegen.

As a visitor to our website, you can also expect a high level of quality in the processing of your personal data. In doing so, we comply with your wishes and the requirements of EU data protection laws. Personal data are those by which you are identified or identifiable. They are processed by us only if a legal provision allows this or you have previously consented.

The responsible body for the collection and processing of personal data is:


Industriestr. 4
53562 St. Katharinen | GERMANY
Phone: +49 (0) 2645 976899-0

If you have any questions about data protection and data security, please contact our data protection officer:

The following information will tell you what personal data we collect from you and process.

General notes

Below you will find an overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. In principle, you can visit the website of SOCITAS GmbH & Co. KG website without us storing or processing any of your personal data. There is an exception if your personal data is absolutely necessary within the scope of the service offers for processing your contact request. In this case, however, the provision of the data is absolutely voluntary. Personal data is any data with which you can be personally identified or by which you can be identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our data protection declaration listed below this text.

Personenbezogene Daten sind alle Daten, mit denen Sie persönlich identifiziert werden können oder durch die Sie identifizierbar sind. Ausführliche Informationen zum Thema Datenschutz entnehmen Sie unserer unter diesem Text aufgeführten Datenschutzerklärung.

Responsible for data collection on this website

Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator, whose contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.

Data Acquisition

On the one hand, we collect your data by you providing it to us yourself, for example by entering it in a contact form. Furthermore, other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This is mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page view).

Data use

On the one hand, we use your data to ensure error-free provision of the website. On the other hand, some of the data may be used to analyze your user behavior.

Your rights regarding your data

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. For this purpose as well as for further questions regarding data protection, you can contact us at any time. All contact details can be found in the imprint of this website. In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority. Under certain circumstances, you also have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data.

When processing your personal data, we comply with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), the Federal Data Protection Act BDSG and other relevant data protection regulations. Further details as well as supplements to the purposes of processing can be found in the contractual documents, forms, declarations of consent or other information (e.g. on the website) provided to you.

3.1 Consent (Art. 6 para. 1 a DSGVO)

The consent you have given us to process your personal data is considered the legal basis for the aforementioned processing. You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.

3.2 Fulfillment of contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 b DSGVO)

Personal data is processed as part of and for the purpose of the application process. Processing by electronic means takes place in particular if you submit your application documents to us electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website.

3.3 Fulfillment of legal obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 c DSGVO)

Falls dies zur Erfüllung rechtlicher Verpflichtungen notwendig ist, verarbeiten wir Ihre Daten u.a. zu folgenden Zwecken:

  • Comparison with European and international anti-terrorist lists
  • Fulfillment of control and reporting obligations under tax law
  • Archiving data for data protection and data security purposes
  • Audit by tax and other authorities

Disclosure of personal data may also become necessary in the context of official or judicial measures for the purpose of gathering evidence, criminal prosecution or enforcement of civil claims.

3.4 Legitimate interest of us or third parties (Art. 6 para. 1 f DSGVO)

Furthermore, SOCITAS GmbH & Co. KG may use your personal data on the basis of a balancing of interests to protect the legitimate interest of us or third parties. This is done for the following purposes:

  • advertising or market research, if you have not objected to the use of your data.
  • unrestricted storage of your data, if deletion is not possible or only possible with disproportionate effort due to the special type of storage.
  • Comparison with European and international anti-terrorist lists, if this goes beyond the legal obligations.
3.5 Objection and right of appeal 

You have the right to object to the processing of your data at any time on grounds relating to your particular situation, provided that the legal requirements are met. If you object to the processing of your data for advertising purposes or wish to revoke consent you have already given, all you need to do is send a brief message to our data protection officer by e-mail to or by post to SOCITAS GmbH & Co. KG , Industriestrasse 4, 53562 St. Katharinen.

Ihre Daten werden dann nicht mehr für die vom Widerspruch oder dem Widerruf einer Einwilligung erfassten Zwecke verarbeitet. Die Rechtmäßigkeit der bis zum Widerspruch bzw. Widerruf erfolgten Verarbeitung bleibt dadurch unberührt. Nach Ihrem Widerspruch gegen die Verarbeitung Ihrer personenbezogenen Daten für Werbezwecke bzw. dem Widerruf Ihrer Einwilligung, sind wir entsprechend der Vorgaben der deutschen Datenschutzaufsichtsbehörden verpflichtet, die hierfür erforderlichen Daten (Name, Anschrift, E-Mail-Adresse) in unsere interne Sperrliste aufzunehmen und dauerhaft – nur für diesen Zweck der Sperrung – zu speichern und zum Abgleich mit unseren künftigen Werbedateien zu verwenden. (Art. 21 Abs. 3, Art. 17 Abs. 3 b, Art. 6 Abs. 1 c DSGVO). So lässt sich die Beachtung Ihres Widerspruchs bzw. des Widerrufs Ihrer Einwilligung dauerhaft sicherstellen. Wenn Sie Fragen zu der Verarbeitung Ihrer personenbezogenen Daten durch uns haben, erteilen wir Ihnen selbstverständlich gerne jederzeit Auskunft über die Sie betreffenden Daten.

Des Weiteren haben Sie bei Vorliegen der gesetzlichen Voraussetzungen das Recht auf Auskunft nach Art. 15 DSGVO, das Recht auf Berichtigung nach Art. 16 DSGVO, das Recht auf Löschung nach Art. 17 DSGVO, das Recht auf Einschränkung der Verarbeitung nach Art. 18 DSGVO sowie das Recht auf Datenübertragbarkeit aus Art. 20 DSGVO. Bitte wenden Sie sich in all diesen Fällen an unseren Datenschutzbeauftragten (Kontaktdaten siehe Ziffer 1). Schließlich haben Sie das Recht auf Beschwerde (Art. 77 DSGVO) bei einer zuständigen Datenschutz-Aufsichtsbehörde.

The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

The State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Rhineland-Palatinate
Postfach 30 40
55020 Mainz


During an online session, text information is collected through the use of cookies and stored in a special file in ASCII format (cookie.txt) on the user's hard disk. Where the cookie is stored on the user's computer is controlled by the user's WWW browser. Cookies are information that is sent back to the server during the next online visit. They can only be read by the server that previously stored them.

SOCITAS GmbH & Co KG only uses cookies if they are urgently required for user functions or to facilitate navigation of the websites. The information is not made available to third parties, as cookies are only used for the above-mentioned purposes. Most browsers are set to accept cookies automatically. However, this function can be deactivated in the browser at any time. You can set your browser to notify you as soon as cookies are sent.

Contact form

If you send us inquiries via the contact form, your data from the inquiry form, including the contact data you provide there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the inquiry and in case of further inquiries. This data will not be passed on by us without your consent.

The processing of the data you enter in the contact form is therefore based exclusively on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time. It is sufficient to send an informal message by e-mail to In this case, the legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Your personal data, which you transmit to us using a contact form, will remain with us until you request us to delete the data, revoke your consent to store it or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g. after processing your request has been completed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

Request by e-mail or phone

If you contact us by e-mail or phone, your inquiry including all resulting personal data (name, phone number or e-mail address) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass on this data without your consent.

The processing of this data is based on Art. 6 (1) b DSGVO, if your request is related to the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the processing is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 a DSGVO) and / or on our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 f DSGVO), as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of requests addressed to us.

The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to delete it, revoke your consent to store it, or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies (e.g., after processing your request has been completed). Mandatory legal provisions - in particular legal retention periods - remain unaffected.

We pass on your personal data within our company to those areas that require this data to fulfill contractual and legal obligations or to implement our legitimate interests.

Furthermore, we may share your information with the following entities:

  • Public bodies and institutions in the event of a legal or official obligation under which we are obliged to provide information, report or pass on data, or if the passing on of data is in the public interest.
  • other bodies for which you have given us your consent to the transfer of data

If an employment contract is concluded between the controller and the applicant, the transmitted data will be stored in compliance with the statutory provisions for the purpose of implementing the employment relationship. However, if no employment contract is concluded with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted three months after the decision of rejection, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller conflict with such deletion. Another legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a duty to provide evidence in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

Extension of the storage periods

The specified storage periods may be extended if in individual cases, in particular if the data is processed for different purposes , a longer legal or contractual retention period exists.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (Google). Google Analytics uses so-called cookies, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of our website. The information generated by this (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can object to the collection and use of your IP address by Google Analytics at any time with effect for the future. You will find further information about this here.


This website uses the SalesViewer® technology of SalesViewer® GmbH to collect and store data for marketing, market research and optimization purposes on the basis of legitimate interests of the website operator (Art. 6 Abs.1 lit.f DSGVO).

A javascript-based code is used for the collection of company-related data and the corresponding use. The data collected using this technology is encrypted using a non-reversible one-way function (known as hashing). The data is immediately pseudonymized and not used to personally identify the visitor to this website.

The data collection and storage can be objected to at any time with effect for the future in order to prevent the collection by SalesViewer® within this website in the future. In doing so, an opt-out cookie for this website will be placed on your device. If you delete your cookies in this browser, you must click this link again.

Google reCAPTCHA

Wir verwenden Google reCAPTCHA, ein Dienst von Google Inc. um Spam zu verhindern. Als Rechtsgrundlage für die Verwendung gilt DSGVO Art. 6 Absatz 1f, denn es besteht das berechtigte Interesse unsere Website und damit die Kontaktformulare vor Bots und Spam zu schützen. 

Es werden Daten an Google übertragen, dadurch dass reCAPTCHA genutz wird, die Google dazu nutz, um feststellen zu können, ob der Besucher ein Mensch oder ein (Spam)bot ist. Welche Daten Google im Detail erfasst und wofür diese verwendet werden, können Sie here nachlesen. Hier finden Sie die Nutzungsbedingungen für Produkte/ Dienste von Google.

We have publicly accessible profiles on social networks. You can find out which ones in detail below.

Social networks can generally analyze your user behavior extensively when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. like buttons or advertising banners). Visiting our social media profiles triggers numerous processing operations relevant to data protection:

If you are logged into your social media account and visit our social media presence, this visit can be assigned to your user account by the operator of the portal. 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. This data collection then takes place, for example, via cookies that are stored on your end device or through the collection of your IP address.

With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of the social media portals create user profiles in which your preferences and interests are stored. As a result, you can be shown interest-based advertising inside and also outside the respective social media platform. If you have an account with the respective social platform, the interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.

Please note that we cannot track all processing operations of the social media portals. Therefore, additional processing operations may be carried out by the operators of the social media portals. For details, please refer to the terms of use and data protection provisions of the respective social media portals.

Legal basis

Through our profiles in social networks, we want to ensure the most comprehensive presence possible on the Internet. This is our legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) f DSGVO. The analysis processes of the social networks may be based on different legal bases, which are to be specified by the operators of the respective social network (e.g. consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 a DSGVO).

Responsible person and assertion of rights

Together with the operator of the social media platform, we are responsible for the data processing operations triggered during your visit. Therefore, you can generally 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.

Please note that despite the joint responsibility, 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.

Storage duration

As soon as the purpose for their storage ceases to apply, you request us to delete them, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for data storage ceases to apply, the data directly collected by us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems. Mandatory legal provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected by this. Stored cookies remain on your end device until you delete them yourself. 

We have no influence on the duration of the storage of your data, which is stored by the operators of the social media networks for their own purposes. For further details, please refer to the information provided to you directly by the operators of the social networks, e.g. in their privacy policy (see below).

Social networks in detail

We use Facebook. The provider is Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. 

The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as related rights and setting options for privacy protection can be found in Facebook privacy notice.

If you do not want Facebook to collect data about you via our website, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website.

Furthermore, we have a profile on Twitter. The provider is Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland. 

The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as related rights and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in the data protection information of Twitter..

In addition, you can independently adjust your Twitter privacy settings in your user account.

If you do not want Twitter to receive data about you via our website, you must log out of Twitter before visiting our website. 

We have a profile on Google+. The provider is Google Inc.,1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google, as well as the relevant rights and setting options for protecting your privacy, can be found in Google's data protection information..

If you do not want Google to receive data about you via our website, you must log out of Google before visiting our website.

We use XING. Provider is New Work SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. 

For relevant information about their handling of your personal data, please refer to the Privacy notices from XING.

Your personal data provided to us will be secured by taking all technical and organizational security measures so that they are inaccessible to unauthorized third parties. When sending very sensitive data or information, it is recommended to use the postal service, as complete data security cannot be guaranteed by e-mail.