Data Privacy Policy

Data Protection Statement

This Data Protection Statement was last updated in May 2018 to reflect changes in data protection laws, specifically the GDPR. It sets out the data protection practices carried out through the use of the Internet and any other electronic communications networks by SIE Europe UG ("COMPANY").

Contacts for Data Protection
In case of any requests on data protection issues, please contact:

Robert Niedermeier (Data Protection Officer)
Phone: +49 89 171 2440099
Fax: +49 89 66002036

Requests that do not have confidential or sensitive content can be sent by mail to the Data Protection Officer (DPO) by using the following e-mail address:

1. Personal information we collect

COMPANY collects personal information from you through the use of registration forms, for instance every time you sign up for an electronic newsletter, when you send us an application to be considered for employment, when you register for an event, when you submit a request for proposal or for information, when you request the authorization of downloading a document, when you enter an online competition or when you send us a message via an email reply mechanism provided on the COMPANY sites.

2. Utlization of personal information

We process personal information collected via the COMPANY sites for the purposes of:

  • Providing our services
  • Dealing with your enquiries and requests
  • Recruitment
  • Providing you with information about products and services

3. Information we gather via this website

When you visit one of the COMPANY sites, we collect information automatically about those visits.

In particular, your browser automatically sends us certain Internet-related information, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using.

4. Use of cookies and Plugins

Cookies are small text files that Web sites often store on computer hard drives of visitors to their sites. They are widely used in order to make Web sites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.

A cookie contains a unique number, which is used to recognize your computer when a user of your computer returns to a Web site that it visited previously. We use cookies to enhance the online experience of our visitors, for statistical purposes and to better understand how our sites are used. Cookies may tell us, for example, whether you have visited our sites before or whether you are a new visitor.

There are two broad categories of cookies – ‘first party cookies’ and ‘third party cookies’. First party cookies are cookies that are served directly by the Web site operator to your computer, and are used only by the Web site operator to recognise your computer when it revisits that site. Third party cookies are served by a service provider on behalf of the Web site operator, and can be used by the service provider to recognise your computer when it visits other Web sites. Third party cookies are most commonly used for Web site analytics or advertising purposes.

This Web site serves only the following first party cookies to your computer:

Session cookies
Only technical cookies are solely used for session management.

You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. You can exercise this right by amending or setting the controls on your browser to reflect your cookie preferences. However, please note that if you choose to refuse cookies you may not be able to use the full functionality of the COMPANY sites.

The "help" portion of the toolbar on most Internet browsers will tell you how to change your browser cookie settings, including how to have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable cookies altogether. For further information about cookies and how to control their use, please visit the following third party educational resources:

5. Information we share

Within our company we will only disclose the personal information you provided us to the departments and business partner which need this for the purpose such as to perform our legitimate business purposes and to government bodies and law enforcement agencies, and successors in title to our business in order to comply with legal obligations.

6. Links to other sites

This Data Protection Statement applies only to information collected by a COMPANY site. For further information on all data protection policies of COMPANY please contact the DPO.

COMPANY sites contain links to other sites that are not owned or administered by COMPANY. Please be aware that COMPANY is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other third party sites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of every Web site you visit.

7. Security

We maintain safeguards to protect against unauthorized disclosure, use, alteration, or destruction of the personal information you provide to us through the COMPANY sites. Please note, however, that perfect security does not exist on the Internet. Therefore, while we endeavour to protect your personal data, when data is transferred over the Internet it may potentially be accessed and used by unauthorised parties.

8. Duration of storage

The personal data provided by you is stored for the duration of the use of the website or in the event of the provision of information or services until the expiry of the legal storage period and to the permitted extent, taking the basic principles of the EU-GDPR and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) into account.

9. Access and correction and deletion

We want to make sure that any information we hold on you is up to date and correct. If you have any requests concerning your personal information COMPANY holds about you , to obtain a copy or any queries with regard to these practices please contact us at the contact the DPO as listed the beginning of this document (

10. Internet based transfers

Given that the Internet is a global environment, using the Internet to collect and process personal data necessarily involves the transmission of data on an international basis. Therefore, by browsing the COMPANY sites and communicating electronically with us, you acknowledge our processing of personal data in this way. However, we will endeavour to protect all personal information collected through the COMPANY sites in accordance with strict data protection standards.

11. Changes to this data protection statement

We reserve the right to amend this Statement at any time without advance notice in order to address future developments of COMPANY, the Website or changes in industry or legal trends. We will post the revised Statement on the Website or announce the change on the home page of the Website. You can determine when the Statement was revised by referring to the "Last Updated" date on the top of this Statement. Any changes will become effective upon the posting of the revised Statement on the Website. By continuing to use the Website following such changes, you will be deemed to have agreed to such changes. If you do not agree with the terms of this Statement, in whole or part, you can choose to not continue to use the Website.

Further questions or concerns

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy or how we collect your information, you can always contact us at the following address:Data Protection Officer of SIE Europe UG:
Robert Niedermeier