Data protection declaration of Standard-Metallwerke GMBH

Why is this declaration necessary?

You shall find information on the collection of personal data when you use this website below. Personal data is defined as being all data that can be related to you, e.g. your name, your postal address, your email address and your user behaviour. We are obliged to do so pursuant to Sect. 13 subsect. 1 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Who is the responsible provider?

The controller pursuant to Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR and the service provider pursuant to Section 13 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) is:

Standard-Metallwerke GmbH
Rustigestraße 11
59457 Werl

represented by the director Mr Johann Erich Wilms

The Data Protection Officer can be contated as follows:

Diplom-Kaufmann Roland Behmer
Twifelerweg 18
59494 Soest, Germany
Tel: +49 (0) 2921 – 9437810

What are my rights?

Your rights in connection with the use of your data by us are fundamentally governed by the GDPR, supplemented by the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

These stipulate that you have the following rights towards us in connection with your personal data:

  • Right of access (see Art. 15 GDPR and Sect. 34 BDSG)
  • Right to rectification (see Art. 16 GDPR)
  • Right to erasure (“Right to be forgotten “, see Art. 17 GDPR and Sect. 35 BDSG)
  • Right to a restriction of processing (see Art. 18 GDPR and Sect. 35 BDSG)
  • Right to object to the processing (see Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and Sect. 36 BDSG)
  • Right to data portability (see Art. 20 para. 1 GDPR)


You also have the right to file a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority should it be your opinion that we have not acted in accordance with data protection regulations when we collected, processed, or used your personal data. The following data protection supervisory authority is responsible for us:

Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Nordrhein-Westfalen

Kavalleriestr. 2-4
40213 Düsseldorf

Telephone: +49 (0)211/38424-0
Fax: +49 (0)211/38424-10

A granting of your consent to the use of data can always be withdrawn by you (see Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR).

Please send all requests for information concerning our website, information requests or data processing objections, to the email address or to the address stated in the imprint.

Which data are collected and stored?

If you only use this website in order to obtain information, we do not collect any personal data with the exception of the data that is transferred by your browser. This enables you to visit our site and use the contents. Your browser transfers the following data:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific website)
  • Access status/HTTP-Status code
  • Transferred data quantity in each case in bytes
  • Website that the request comes from (Link)
  • Used browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.


This data shall be stored in a protocol file (referred to as a logfile) on the webserver level (on the grounds of a justified interest in defending against cyber attacks) for a maximum duration of 14 days. 

 use of the contact possibilities provided by our website

In addition to the purely informative use of our website, you can also contact us using a form. If not only mandatory details (normally the email address) is provided, additional voluntary information can also be provided (first name and surname, telephone number for example), these are designated accordingly. If you contact us by email, we shall store your email address and your name and telephone number, should you have provided these, so that we can answer your question. We shall erase the data that is generated in connection with this, after the storage is no longer necessary or we shall restrict the processing should statutory storage obligations exist.

does this website use COOKIES?

Cookies are stored on your device when you use our website. A cookie is a short entry that is made in a special file directory on your device. A cookie serves to establish an exchange of information between computer programs or the temporary restricted archiving of information. Cookies are unable to execute programs or transfer viruses to your computer. They serve to make the website as user-friendly as possible in addition to making it more effective. Cookies ensure for example that the selected font size remains the same when you access various subpages. The majority of the browsers (Explorer and Firefox for example) are set so that they automatically accept cookies. You can however deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser so that cookies are only stored for the duration of the respective connection with the Internet.

Google Web Fonts

This website uses what are referred to as web fonts in order to ensure that fonts are uniformly presented, these are made available by Google. When a website is accessed, your browser downloads the required web fonts into your browser cache so that text and fonts can be correctly displayed. This necessitates the browser that you use being able to make a connection with the Google servers. Google then gains knowledge that our website has been accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This is deemed to be a legitimate interest in the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. If your browser should not support Web Fonts, a standard font shall be used by your computer. Additional information on Google Web Fonts is available here: and in the Google data protection declaration:

Google Maps

This website uses the maps service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The use of the functions provided by Google Maps necessitates the storage of your IP address. This information is normally transferred to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored. The provider of this website is unable to influence this data transfer. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive presentation of our website and in order to make it easier to find the places we refer to on the website. This is deemed to be a justified interest in the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR. You shall find more information on the handling of user data in the Google Data Protection Declaration:


This website uses the online marketing tool DoubleClick by Google. Information is available from the third-party provider: Google Ireland Limited, Google Building, Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland.

Data Protection Declaration:

DoubleClick uses cookies for the purpose of placing advertisements that are relevant for the user, enhance the reports on the campaign performance, or in order to avoid a situation whereby a user is repeatedly presented with the same advertisements. Google uses a cookie ID in order to record which advertisements are placed in which browser, it then being able to prevent these from being placed numerous times. DoubleClick can also use cookie IDs to record so-called conversions that are connected to advertisement requests. This is the case for example, if a user sees a DoubleClick advertisement and uses the same browser later in order to access the website of the advertiser and purchase something there. According to information from Google, DoubleClick cookies do not contain any personal information.

The marketing tool that is used automatically establishes a connection with the Google server. We are unable to influence the scope and the further use of the data that Google collects as a result of it using this tool and we can therefore only provide you with the information that we currently have: The implementation of DoubleClick provides Google with the information that the corresponding part of our website has been accessed or that you have clicked on our advertisement. Should you be registered with a service that is provided by Google, Google can allocate the visit to your account. Even if you should not be registered with Google or should you not have logged in, there is still the possibility that the provider shall gain knowledge of your IP address and store it.

You can prevent the participation in this tracking procedure by various ways and means:

with a corresponding setting in your browser software – the suppressing of cookies from third-party providers results in you no longer receiving any advertisements from third-party providers;

by deactivating the conversion tracing cookies, by setting your browser so that cookies from the domain are blocked ( This setting shall be erased should you erase your cookies; by deactivating the interest-related advertisements from the provider that are a part of the “About Ads” self-regulation campaign (using the link This setting is erased should you erase your cookies; with a permanent deactivation in your Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Google Chrome browser (plugins are available using the link We wish to point out that it could be possible that you shall not be able to make full use of the functions offered by this website in this case.

The legal basis for the processing of your data is the consent you provided using the cookie consent tool (Art. 6 para. 1, 1st sentence 1 letter a) GDPR).

Further information on DoubleClick by Google is available at and on general data protection by Google is available here: You can alternatively visit the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) website at Google has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy shield:


We use the “Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA“, a service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Google Building, Gordon House, Barrow St, Dublin 4, Ireland (hereafter referred to as “Google“) on our website. Further data protection information is provided by the third-party provider on its website:

Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA processes information concerning the user behaviour on our website.

We use Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA in order to check whether an input has been made by a human or improperly by automated mechanical processing. This procedure serves as defence against spam, DDoS attacks and similar automated attacks by malware. The use of Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA therefore directly serves to secure the integrity and functionality of our systems. This is also our justified interest. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1, 1st sentence, letter f) GDPR.

The IP address that is transmitted in the scope of Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA is not amalgamated with other Google data, the exception being if you are logged into your Google account at the same time when you are using (Invisible) reCAPTCHA from Google. If you wish to prevent this transmission and storage of data concerning yourself and your behaviour on our website by Google, you have to logout of Google before you visit our website or before you use Google (Invisible) reCAPTCHA, respectively.

You can contradict the recording and forwarding of personal data or prevent the processing of this data, by deactivating the execution of Java Script in your browser. You can also prevent the execution of the Java Script code all in all, by installing a Java Script blocker (e.g. or We wish to point out that it could be possible that you shall not be able to make full use of the functions offered by this website in this case.


We have integrated YouTube videos in our website. These are stored on the site and can be directly played on our website. The website is operated by YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit our website, YouTube is provided with the information that you have accessed the corresponding page on our website. This is irrespective of whether YouTube has provided you with a user account that you are logged into, or whether a user account does not exist. Your data shall be directly allocated to your account if you are logged into Google. If you do not want an allocation to your YouTube profile, you have to logout before you activate the button. YouTube stores your data in the form of a user profile and uses it for advertising, market research and/or a needs-related designing of its website. Such an evaluation especially takes place (including for users that are not logged in) for the purpose of providing needs-related advertising and in order to inform other users of the social network on your activities on our website. You have a right to contradict the creation of this user profile, whereby you have to contact YouTube in order for you to exercise this right.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collection and its processing by YouTube is provided in the Google Data Protection Declaration. You shall also find additional information here on your rights and your setting possibilities in order for you to protect your privacy:

Google also processes your personal data in the USA, and it has subjected itself to the EU-US Privacy Shield:

application process / employee data

Personal data is fundamentally collected direct from you – or in the scope of the application process – on the basis of Sect. 26 subsect. 1 GDPR in the version from 25 May 2018. It is also possible that we could receive data from third parties (e.g. job portals such as Indeed, job placement). The processed categories of personal data from employees especially include their master data (such as first name, surname, name suffixes, nationality, personnel number), contact data (such as the private address, (mobile) telephone number, email address) and the data from the entire application process (letter of application, curriculum vitae, (employment) references, proof of qualification). Should you also voluntarily provide information on special categories of personal data (such as your state of health, religion, degree of a disability) in your letter of application or during the application process, this shall only be processed if you have consented to this. The personal employee and applicant data shall be processed on the basis of and with adherence to the European Data Protection Regulation (EU DS-GVO), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and all other regulations that are decisive in German labour law (e.g. European General Equal Treatment Act (GETA), the German Works Constitution Act (BetrVG) and the German Social Security Code (SGB), etc.). The processing of your personal data in the scope of the application process, primarily serves to conduct the application process, especially the determination of the extent to which an applicant is suitable for the advertised position. The processing of your applicant data is hereby necessary for the making of a decision on the establishing of an employment relationship. The primary legal basis for this is Art. 88 GDPR in conjunction with Sect. 26 subsection 1 BDSG. Only those persons and positions within the company are provided with your personal data to the extent that is necessary for the making of a decision on your appointment and in order for us to meet our legal and contractual obligations. As a deviation from this, we only transmit your personal data – to investigating authorities for example –, if we are under a legal obligation to do so. The transferred personal applicant data shall be erased as soon as they are no longer required for the aforementioned purposes; 6 months at the latest. This is not the case if you have consented to a longer storage duration, The storage is necessary for evidential purposes, or if legal regulations should contradict an erasure. We retain your applicant data as long as there is a possibility that you could assert legal claims against our company, e.g. on the ground of an infringement of AGG provisions. Should your application result in a contract of employment relationship being established with you, we shall continue to store and use your data for the customary administrative and organisational processes and in order for us to conduct the employment relationship under observation of the valid legal provisions. 

What are my rights as the data subject?

As is the case with all of the other data subjects, applicants and employees obviously have the data subject rights pursuant to Art. 15 to 22 GDPR. You have the right to file a complaint with the aforementioned Data Protection Officer.