Data protection

1. General information on data processing

We, Seydel Maschinenfabrik GmbH, Krackser Strasse 12, 33659 Bielefeld (hereinafter: “We”) are responsible for the processing of your data when you visit our websites in accordance with Article 4 (7) of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
We protect your privacy and your private data. We collect, process and use your personal data in accordance with the content of this privacy policy and the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the DSGVO. These data protection provisions regulate which personal data we collect, process and use about you. We therefore ask you to read the following carefully. Since changes may be made to this privacy policy due to new technologies and the constant further development of this website, we also recommend that you re-read the privacy policy at regular intervals.

2. contact details of the responsible person in the sense of Art. 4 para. 7 DSGVO

Seydel Maschinenfabrik GmbH,
Krackser Strasse 12
33659 Bielefeld (Germany)

You can contact us by mail at our aforementioned postal address, but also by e-mail at seydel(at) or by phone at +49 (0)521 14590.

3. Definitions

Thereby, in the legal formulation, the term:
3.1 “Controller or Controller”: the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
3.2 “Processor”: a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes Personal Data on behalf of the Controller.
3.3 “Personal data”: any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
3.4 “Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organization, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
3.5 “Restriction of Processing” means the marking of stored Personal Data for the purpose of restricting (blocking from normal processing) its future processing.
3.6 “Consent” of the data subject: any freely given specific, informed and unambiguous indication of his or her wishes in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject signifies his or her agreement to personal data relating to him or her being processed.
3.7 “Collection” means the obtaining of Personal Data, either with the involvement of the Data Subject or with the involvement of a third party.

4. purpose of use and legal basis

We process personal data in accordance with the provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) for the following purposes:
4.1 Telephone contact, contact by e-mail.
4.1.1 Contacting us by telephone is possible via the telephone number stated on our websites and via the e-mail addresses stated there.
4.1.2 Data collection and further processing shall be carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 a DS-GVO on the basis of a voluntarily given consent or, insofar as a pre-contractual or contractual relationship exists, in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 b DS-GVO.
4.1.3 Insofar as you contact us by telephone, we may also collect personal data for other purposes that are only disclosed to us in the course of the telephone call. If, as a result of the telephone call, we collect personal data from the party to the call about whose processing he has not yet been informed, we will inform him separately if necessary.
4.1.4 The storage period of personal data collected as a result of telephone calls is determined by the purpose of the call.
4.1.5 We provide information on the storage period/deletion in other respects under Section 5.
4.2 Log files when visiting our website
4.2.0 All computers and devices connected to the Internet are assigned an IP (Internet Protocol) address, usually in country-specific blocks. This can often be used to determine the country, state and location where the Internet connection is established. IP addresses must be used so that websites can be accessed on the Internet. Thus, website owners can have access to the IP addresses of the users of their website.
4.2.1 During a simple, purely informational call-up of our web pages by the program used by the visitor (user) to display web pages (the so-called “web browser” or just “browser”), which the user has installed on the end device used by him, the following information is transferred to the web server used by us:

  • The IP address of the requesting end device,
  • date and time of the call of our web pages,
  • information about the time difference between the requesting host and the web server,
  • the content of the request or the file that was transferred to the user
  • the access status (successful transmission, error, etc.),
  • the amount of data transferred in each case in bytes
  • the website from which the user’s access was made
  • the browser used by the user, the operating system, the interface, the language of the browser and the version of the browser software.
    However, this information is stored by us on our web server only in parts (only the first two blocks of the IP address) in a so-called log file (in a “log file”) anonymously. Thus, it is not possible for us, even indirectly, to establish a personal reference.
    The aforementioned log files are processed by us for the following purposes:
  • Ensuring a smooth connection setup of our website,
  • Ensuring a comfortable use of our website,
  • evaluating the system security and stability of our website.
    4.2.2 The legal basis for the collection of log file log data is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f DS-GVO (Legitimate Interest of the Responsible Party). Our legitimate interest follows from the purposes for data collection listed above. In no case do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about the person of the user. No personal usage profiles are created and the data is generally not passed on to third parties.
    4.2.3 Log files are stored for a maximum of thirty days.

5. storage period

5.1 We store the personal data collected by us for as long as is necessary for our purposes or the data subject has consented to storage beyond this period in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation.
5.2 In the provisions of this data protection information, we have already provided information at various points on the storage period or the criteria for determining this period on a sector-specific basis.
5.3 Personal data collected for the purposes of a contract will also be stored until the expiry of the statutory retention obligations arising for our activities. Thereafter, they will be deleted unless processing is still necessary for the fulfillment of a legal obligation to which we are subject.
5.4 The retention and documentation obligations under tax and commercial law that come into consideration provide for a retention obligation of six or ten years for the commercial documents specified in Sections 238 and 257 of the German Commercial Code. Corresponding provisions are contained in Section 147 of the German Fiscal Code (Abgabenordnung) for the retention of the documents referred to herein.
5.5 The expiry of the retention period does not automatically give rise to a duty to delete, as there may still be a justified interest in archiving, e.g. in order to be able to provide information in the event of legal disputes. This also applies to cases of preservation of evidence within the framework of the statute of limitations. According to §§ 195 ff. of the German Civil Code (BGB), these limitation periods can be up to 30 years, with the regular limitation period being three years.

6. data security

All information that you transmit to us is stored on servers within the European Union. Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the Internet is not completely secure, so we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our website over the Internet. However, we secure our website and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. In particular, we transmit your personal data in encrypted form. We use the coding system SSL (Secure Socket Layer) [or TLS (Transport Layer Security)].

7. no disclosure of your personal data

We do not disclose your personal data to third parties unless you have consented to the disclosure of data or we are entitled or obliged to disclose data due to legal provisions and/or official or court orders. This may involve, in particular, the disclosure of information for the purposes of criminal prosecution, to avert danger or to enforce intellectual property rights.

8. changes to these data protection regulations

We reserve the right to change these data protection provisions at any time with effect for the future. A current version is available on the website. Please visit the Website regularly and inform yourself about the applicable data protection provisions.

9. your rights and contact

With regard to the processing of your personal data, you have extensive rights. First of all, you have an extensive right to information and, if necessary, you can request the correction and/or deletion and/or blocking of your personal data. You can also request a restriction of processing and have a right to object and a right to data portability. If you would like to assert any of your rights and/or receive more detailed information about this, please contact us at

In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding the collection, processing and use of your personal data by us, please also contact us using the contact details provided.