Data Protection Information

  1. Name and address of the controller

    The controller in the sense of the GDPR and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:

    m-u-t GmbH
    Am Marienhof 2
    22880 Wedel
    Germany

    Tel.: +49 (0)4103 9308-0
    eMail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
    Internet: www.mut-group.com


  2. The Data Protection Officer

    The contact details of the data protection officer are:

    datenschutz [commercial `at´symbol] mut-group [dot] com
    (Email address is broken down into letters for security reasons)
    Tel.: +49 171 7419961


  3. General information on Processing

    1. Scope of the processing of personal data

      We only collect and use personal data of our website users insofar as this is necessary to provide a functional internet presence as well as our contents and services. The collection and use of personal data of our internet presence users is being done regularly only with the user's consent. An exception applies in those cases where prior consent cannot be obtained for real reasons and the processing of the data is permitted by law.

    2. Legal basis for the processing of personal data

      Whenever we obtain the consent of the data subject for the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing of personal data.
      If the processing of personal data is required for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures.

      Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

      In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) (d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

      If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not outweigh the first-mentioned interest, Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.

    3. Storage period

      The personal data of the data subject will be erased or processing will be restricted as soon as the purpose of storage no longer applies. Furthermore, data may be stored if this has been provided for by the European or national legislator in EU regulations, laws or other provisions to which the controller is subject. The data will also be erased or restricted in processing if a storage period prescribed by the aforementioned standards expires, unless there is a need for further storage of the data for the conclusion or fulfilment of a contract.

  4. Provision of the website and creation of log files

    1. Description and scope of processing

      Each time our internet presence is visited, our system automatically collects data and information from the computer system of the calling computer.

      The following data is collected:

      1. The IP-address of the user
      2. Websites from which the user's system reaches our internet presence
      3. Websites accessed by the user's system via our internet presence
      4. Information about the browser type and version used
      5. The user's operating system
      6. The Internet service provider of the user
      7. Date and time of access

      The data is also stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with other personal data of the user.

      Statistics with AWStats

      On our website we use the web analytics-software „AWStats“. This is a free (GPL) software used to analyse logfiles which are created by webservers based on visitor requests. AWStats produces statistical reports in the form of HTML-Webpages, which can be viewed in a browser. The statistical reports automatically store data which the browser transmits.

      The following data is being processed:

      1. The IP-address of the user
      2. Websites from which the user's system reaches our internet presence
      3. Websites accessed by the user's system via our internet presence
      4. Information about the browser type and version used
      5. The user's operating system
      6. The Internet service provider of the user
      7. Date and time of access
      8. Number of webpage visitors and retention time
      9. Which file-types are opened how oftenn
      10. Which files are opened how often
      11. The top pages with most visits

      Normally this data cannot be assigned to specific persons. A combination with other data does not take place, and after a statistical analysis the data is deleted.

    2. Legal basis for processing

      The legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files as well as for the statistical analysis is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

    3. Purpose of the processing

      The temporary storage of the IP-address by the system is necessary to enable the internet presence to be delivered to the user's computer. For this the IP-address of the user must remain stored for the duration of the session.

      The data is stored in log files to ensure the functionality of the internet presence. In addition, the data serves us to optimise the internet presence and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of the data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context.

      In these purposes also lies our legitimate interest in the processing according to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

    4. Storage period

      The data will be erased as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the internet presence, this is the case when the respective session has ended.

      If the data is stored in log files, this is the case after 90 days the latest. Further storage is possible. In this case, the IP-addresses of the users are erased or alienated, so that an assignment of the calling client is no longer possible.

    5. Objection and erasure

      The collection of data for the provision of the internet presence and the storage of data in log files is absolutely necessary for the operation of the internet presence. Consequently, the user has no possibility of objection.

  5. Use of Cookies

      1. Description and scope of processing

        Our internet presence uses Cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in the browser or by the Internet browser on the user's computer system. If a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic character string that enables a unique identification of the browser when the website is called up again.

        We use Cookies to make our internet presence more user-friendly. Some elements of our internet presence require that the calling browser can be identified even after a page change.

        The following data is stored and transmitted in the Cookies:

        1. Log-In-Information

        We also use Cookies on our internet presence which enable an analysis of the user's surfing behaviour. In this way, the following data can be transmitted:

        1. Data for “etracker”

        All user data collected in this way are pseudonymised by technical precautions. Therefore, it is no longer possible to assign the data to the calling user. The data will not be stored together with other personal data of the users.

      2. Legal basis for processing

        The legal basis for the processing of personal data using Cookies is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

        The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technical necessary Cookies is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

      3. Purpose of the processing

        The purpose of using technically necessary Cookies is to simplify the use of our internet presence for users. Some functions of our internet presence cannot be offered without the use of Cookies. For this it is necessary that the browser is recognized even after a page change.

        We need Cookies for the following applications:

        1. Remember search words

        The user data collected by technically necessary Cookies are not used to create user profiles.

        The analysis Cookies are used to improve the quality of our internet presence and its content. Through the analysis Cookies we learn how the internet presence is used and can thus continuously optimize our offer.

        Our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR lies in those purposes.

      4. eTracker

        On this internet presence we use services provided by etracker GmbH, Hamburg, Germany ("https://www.etracker.com") to analyse the use of the internet presence. Cookies are being used which enable a statistical analysis of the use of the internet presence by its visitors and the display of usage-related content or advertisement.

        etracker Cookies do not contain information which allow an identification of the user.
        Data produced by etracker are being processed and stored on behalf of the internet presence owner in Germany only and are subject to German and European data protection legislation.

        The privacy of our internet presence visitor is very important to us therefore we anonymise the IP-address as early as possible and we create a special key from login-information or device code which is unique but not related to a person.

        The data is not being used for other purposes, not combined with other data and not transferred to third parties by etracker.

        You can object against the aforementioned data processing any time, insofar as personal data is being used. The objection will not cause any disadvantages.

        More information about data protection with etracker can be found here.

      5. Storage period, objections and erasure

        Cookies are stored on the user's computer and transmitted to our site. Therefore, you as a user have full control over the use of Cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of Cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be removed at any time. This can also be done automatically. If Cookies are deactivated for our internet presence, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the internet presence in full.

  6. Contact form and email contact

    1. Description and scope of processing

      Our internet presence includes a contact form which can be used for electronic contact. If a user accepts this possibility, the data entered in the input mask will be transferred to us and stored. This data is:

      1. Salutation
      2. Company
      3. First name
      4. Last name
      5. Telephone
      6. Email
      7. Message

      In addition, the following data are collected during the sending process:

      1. IP-address of the calling computer
      2. Date and time of registration

      Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data as part of the contact process and reference is made to this data protection information.

      Alternatively, you can contact us via the email-address provided. In this case, the user's personal data transmitted by email will be stored.

      In this context, we do not disclose data to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation.

    2. Legal basis for processing

      The legal basis for the processing of data is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR if the user has given his consent.

      The legal basis for the processing of data transferred in the course of sending an email is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

      If the email contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR.

    3. Purpose of the processing

      The processing of the personal data from the contact form serves us only to execute the contact request. If you contact us per email, this execution is our required legitimate interest in the processing of your data.

      The additional personal data processed during the sending process serves to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

    4. Storage period

      The data will be erased as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected. For the personal data from the contact form and those sent by email, this is the case when the respective conversation with the user is finished. The conversation is terminated when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified.

      The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be erased after a period of 14 days the latest.

    5. Objections and erasure

      The user has the possibility to withdraw his consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, he can object to the storage of his personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued.

      If you wish to change or delete your data, please inform us informally at the above contact address.

      All personal data stored in the course of contacting us will be erased in this case.


  7. Rights of the data subject

    If your personal data are being processed, you are a „data subject“ within the meaning of the GDPR and you are entitled to assert the following rights against the controller:

    1. Right of access

      You can ask the controller for a confirmation whether personal data concerning you are being processed by us.

      If such processing has taken place, you can request the following information from the controller:

      1. the purposes of the processing;
      2. the categories of personal data concerned;
      3. the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
      4. where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
      5. the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing;
      6. the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
      7. where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
      8. the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 (1) and (4) and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

      You have the right to request information as to whether the personal data concerning you is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. In this context, you may request to be informed of the appropriate guarantees in accordance with Article 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.

    2. Right to rectification

      You have a right to assert rectification and/or completion against the controller if the personal data processed concerning you are incorrect or incomplete. The controller shall make the correction without delay.

    3. Right to restriction of processing

      Under the following conditions, you may request that the processing of personal data concerning you be restricted:

      1. if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;
      2. if the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
      3. if the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims
      4. if you have filed an objection to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the you.

      If the processing of personal data concerning you has been restricted, such data may only be processed – apart from being stored – with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.

      If the processing restriction has been restricted in accordance with the above conditions, you will be informed by the person responsible before the restriction is lifted.

    4. Right to erasure

      1. Obligation to erase

        You may request the controller to erase the personal data relating to you without delay and the controller is obliged to erase this data without delay if one of the following reasons applies:

        1. The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
        2. You have withdrawn your consent on which the processing is based according to point (a) of Article 6 (1), or point (a) of Article 9 (2), and where there is no other legal ground for the processing;
        3. You have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (1) and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or you objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 (2);
        4. The personal data have been unlawfully processed;
        5. The personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject;
        6. The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8 (1).
      2. Information to Third Parties

        Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Article 17 (1) GDPR to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data.

      3. Exceptions

        The right to erasure shall not apply to the extent that processing is necessary:

        1. for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information;
        2. for compliance with a legal obligation which requires processing by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject or for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller;
        3. for reasons of public interest in the area of public health in accordance with points (h) and (i) of Article 9 (2) as well as Article 9 (3) GDPR;
        4. for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes in accordance with Article 89 (1) GDPR in so far as the right referred to in Article 89 (1) GDPR is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of the objectives of that processing; or
        5. for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    5. Right to be informed

      If you have exercised your right to have the controller rectify, erase personal data or restrict the processing, he is obliged to inform all recipients to whom the personal data concerning you have been disclosed of this rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves a disproportionate effort.

      You have the right to be informed by the controller about those recipients if you request it.

    6. Right to data portability

      You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where:

      1. the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6 (1) GDPR or point (a) of Article 9 (2) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6 (1) GDPR; and
      2. the processing is carried out by automated means.

      In exercising your right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 (1) GDPR you shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible.

      The exercise of the right referred to in Article 20 (1) GDPR shall be without prejudice to Article 17. That right shall not apply to processing necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller

      The right referred to in Article 20 (1) GDPR shall not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

    7. Right to object

      You have the right to object at any time, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to the processing of your personal data based on Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

      The controller no longer processes the personal data concerning you, unless he can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

      If personal data concerning you are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.

      If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data concerning you will no longer be processed for these purposes.

      You have the possibility to exercise your right of objection in connection with the use of Information Society services by means of automated procedures using technical specifications, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.

    8. Right to withdraw data protection declaration of consent

      You have the right to withdraw your declaration of consent any time. The withdrawal of your consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until withdrawal.

    9. Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

      You have the right not to be subject to a decision based exclusively on automated processing – including profiling – that has legal effect against you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision

      1. is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between you and a data controller;
      2. is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests; or
      3. is based on your explicit consent.

      However, these decisions shall not be based on special categories of personal data referred to in Article 9 (1) GDPR, unless point (a) or (g) of Article 9(2) GDPR applies and suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests are in place.

      In the cases referred to in points (a) and (c), the data controller shall implement suitable measures to safeguard your rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

    10. Right to complain to the supervisory authorities

      Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, employment or suspected infringement, if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is contrary to the GDPR.

      The supervisory authority to which the complaint has been lodged shall inform the complainant of the status and results of the complaint, including the possibility of a judicial remedy under Article 78 GDPR.