An overview of data protection

General information

The fol­lo­wing infor­ma­ti­on will pro­vi­de you with an easy to navi­ga­te over­view of what will hap­pen with your per­so­nal data when you visit our web­site. The term “per­so­nal data” com­pri­ses all data that can be used to per­so­nal­ly iden­ti­fy you. For detail­ed infor­ma­ti­on about the sub­ject mat­ter of data pro­tec­tion, plea­se con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data recording on our website

Who is the respon­si­ble par­ty for the recor­ding of data on this web­site (i.e. the “con­trol­ler”)? The data on this web­site is pro­ces­sed by the ope­ra­tor of the web­site, who­se cont­act infor­ma­ti­on is available under sec­tion “Infor­ma­ti­on Requi­red by Law” on this web­site. How do we record your data? We coll­ect your data as a result of your sha­ring of your data with us. This may, for ins­tance be infor­ma­ti­on you enter into our cont­act form. Our IT sys­tems auto­ma­ti­cal­ly record other data when you visit our web­site. This data com­pri­ses pri­ma­ri­ly tech­ni­cal infor­ma­ti­on (e.g. web brow­ser, ope­ra­ting sys­tem or time the site was acces­sed). This infor­ma­ti­on is recor­ded auto­ma­ti­cal­ly when you access our web­site. What are the pur­po­ses we use your data for? A por­ti­on of the infor­ma­ti­on is gene­ra­ted to gua­ran­tee the error free pro­vi­si­on of the web­site. Other data may be used to ana­ly­se your user pat­terns. What rights do you have as far as your infor­ma­ti­on is concerned? You have the right to recei­ve infor­ma­ti­on about the source, reci­pi­ents and pur­po­ses of your archi­ved per­so­nal data at any time wit­hout having to pay a fee for such dis­clo­sures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rec­ti­fied, blo­cked or era­di­ca­ted. Plea­se do not hesi­ta­te to cont­act us at any time under the address dis­c­lo­sed in sec­tion “Infor­ma­ti­on Requi­red by Law” on this web­site if you have ques­ti­ons about this or any other data pro­tec­tion rela­ted issues. You also have the right to log a com­plaint with the com­pe­tent super­vi­sing agen­cy. Moreo­ver, under cer­tain cir­cum­s­tances, you have the right to demand the rest­ric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data. For details, plea­se con­sult the Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on under sec­tion “Right to Rest­ric­tion of Data Pro­ces­sing.”

General information and mandatory information

Data protection

The ope­ra­tors of this web­site and its pages take the pro­tec­tion of your per­so­nal data very serious­ly. Hence, we hand­le your per­so­nal data as con­fi­den­ti­al infor­ma­ti­on and in com­pli­ance with the sta­tu­to­ry data pro­tec­tion regu­la­ti­ons and this Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on. When­ever you use this web­site, a varie­ty of per­so­nal infor­ma­ti­on will be coll­ec­ted. Per­so­nal data com­pri­ses data that can be used to per­so­nal­ly iden­ti­fy you. This Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on explains which data we coll­ect as well as the pur­po­ses we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which pur­po­se the infor­ma­ti­on is coll­ec­ted. We here­wi­th advi­se you that the trans­mis­si­on of data via the Inter­net (i.e. through e‑mail com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons) may be pro­ne to secu­ri­ty gaps. It is not pos­si­ble to com­ple­te­ly pro­tect data against third par­ty access.

Information about the responsible party (referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)

The data pro­ces­sing con­trol­ler on this web­site is: Com­pa­ny Name: SOICON GmbH & Co. KG Exe­cu­ti­ve Direc­tor: Frit­jof Schmidt Adress: Am Was­ser­mann 25, 50829 Köln Pho­ne: Tele­fon: +49 221 /99 75 84 76 E‑mail: E‑Mail: info(at) The con­trol­ler is the natu­ral per­son or legal enti­ty that sin­gle-han­dedly or joint­ly with others makes decis­i­ons as to the pur­po­ses of and resour­ces for the pro­ces­sing of per­so­nal data (e.g. names, e‑mail addres­ses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to the processing of data

A wide ran­ge of data pro­ces­sing tran­sac­tions are pos­si­ble only sub­ject to your express con­sent. You can also revo­ke at any time any con­sent you have alre­a­dy given us. To do so, all you are requi­red to do is sent us an infor­mal noti­fi­ca­ti­on via e‑mail. This shall be wit­hout pre­ju­di­ce to the lawful­ness of any data coll­ec­tion that occur­red pri­or to your revo­ca­ti­on.

Right to object to the collection of data in special cases; right to object to direct advertising (Art. 21 GDPR)

In the event that data are pro­ces­sed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to at any time object to the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data based on grounds ari­sing from your uni­que situa­ti­on. This also appli­es to any pro­fil­ing based on the­se pro­vi­si­ons. To deter­mi­ne the legal basis, on which any pro­ces­sing of data is based, plea­se con­sult this Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on. If you log an objec­tion, we will no lon­ger pro­cess your affec­ted per­so­nal data, unless we are in a posi­ti­on to pre­sent com­pel­ling pro­tec­tion wort­hy grounds for the pro­ces­sing of your data, that out­weigh your inte­rests, rights and free­doms or if the pur­po­se of the pro­ces­sing is the clai­ming, exer­cis­ing or defence of legal entit­le­ments (objec­tion pur­su­ant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR). If your per­so­nal data is being pro­ces­sed in order to enga­ge in direct adver­ti­sing, you have the right to at any time object to the pro­ces­sing of your affec­ted per­so­nal data for the pur­po­ses of such adver­ti­sing. This also appli­es to pro­fil­ing to the ext­ent that it is affi­lia­ted with such direct adver­ti­sing. If you object, your per­so­nal data will sub­se­quent­ly no lon­ger be used for direct adver­ti­sing pur­po­ses (objec­tion pur­su­ant to Art. 21 Sect. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a complaint with the competent supervisory agency

In the event of vio­la­ti­ons of the GDPR, data sub­jects are entit­led to log a com­plaint with a super­vi­so­ry agen­cy, in par­ti­cu­lar in the mem­ber sta­te whe­re they usual­ly main­tain their domic­i­le, place of work or at the place whe­re the alle­ged vio­la­ti­on occur­red. The right to log a com­plaint is in effect regard­less of any other admi­nis­tra­ti­ve or court pro­cee­dings available as legal recour­ses.

Right to data portability

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we auto­ma­ti­cal­ly pro­cess on the basis of your con­sent or in order to ful­fil a con­tract be han­ded over to you or a third par­ty in a com­mon­ly used, machi­ne rea­da­ble for­mat. If you should demand the direct trans­fer of the data to ano­ther con­trol­ler, this will be done only if it is tech­ni­cal­ly fea­si­ble.

Information about, blockage, rectification and eradication of data

Within the scope of the appli­ca­ble sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons, you have the right to at any time demand infor­ma­ti­on about your archi­ved per­so­nal data, their source and reci­pi­ents as well as the pur­po­se of the pro­ces­sing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rec­ti­fied, blo­cked or era­di­ca­ted. If you have ques­ti­ons about this sub­ject mat­ter or any other ques­ti­ons about per­so­nal data, plea­se do not hesi­ta­te to cont­act us at any time at the address pro­vi­ded in sec­tion “Infor­ma­ti­on Requi­red by Law.”

Right to demand processing restrictions

You have the right to demand the impo­si­ti­on of rest­ric­tions as far as the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data is con­cer­ned. To do so, you may cont­act us at any time at the address pro­vi­ded in sec­tion “Infor­ma­ti­on Requi­red by Law.” The right to demand rest­ric­tion of pro­ces­sing appli­es in the fol­lo­wing cases: 
  • In the event that you should dis­pu­te the cor­rect­ness of your data archi­ved by us, we will usual­ly need some time to veri­fy this cla­im. During the time that this inves­ti­ga­ti­on is ongo­ing, you have the right to demand that we rest­rict the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data.
  • If the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data was/is con­duc­ted in an unlawful man­ner, you have the opti­on to demand the rest­ric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your data in lieu of deman­ding the era­di­ca­ti­on of this data.
  • If we do not need your per­so­nal data any lon­ger and you need it to exer­cise, defend or cla­im legal entit­le­ments, you have the right to demand the rest­ric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data ins­tead of its eradication.
  • If you have rai­sed an objec­tion pur­su­ant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weig­hed against each other. As long as it has not been deter­mi­ned who­se inte­rests pre­vail, you have the right to demand a rest­ric­tion of the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data.
If you have rest­ric­ted the pro­ces­sing of your per­so­nal data, the­se data – with the excep­ti­on of their archi­ving – may be pro­ces­sed only sub­ject to your con­sent or to cla­im, exer­cise or defend legal entit­le­ments or to pro­tect the rights of other natu­ral per­sons or legal enti­ties or for important public inte­rest reasons cited by the Euro­pean Uni­on or a mem­ber sta­te of the EU.

Rejection of unsolicited e‑mails

We here­wi­th object to the use of cont­act infor­ma­ti­on published in con­junc­tion with the man­da­to­ry infor­ma­ti­on to be pro­vi­ded in sec­tion “Infor­ma­ti­on Requi­red by Law” to send us pro­mo­tio­nal and infor­ma­ti­on mate­ri­al that we have not express­ly reques­ted. The ope­ra­tors of this web­site and its pages reser­ve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unso­li­ci­ted sen­ding of pro­mo­tio­nal infor­ma­ti­on, for ins­tance via SPAM mes­sa­ges.

Recording of data on our website


In some ins­tances, our web­site and its pages use so-cal­led coo­kies. Coo­kies do not cau­se any dama­ge to your com­pu­ter and do not con­tain viru­s­es. The pur­po­se of coo­kies is to make our web­site more user fri­end­ly, effec­ti­ve and more secu­re. Coo­kies are small text files that are pla­ced on your com­pu­ter and stored by your brow­ser. Most of the coo­kies we use are so-cal­led “ses­si­on coo­kies.” They are auto­ma­ti­cal­ly dele­ted after your lea­ve our site. Other coo­kies will remain archi­ved on your device until you dele­te them. The­se coo­kies enable us to reco­g­ni­se your brow­ser the next time you visit our web­site. You can adjust the set­tings of your brow­ser to make sure that you are noti­fied every time coo­kies are pla­ced and to enable you to accept coo­kies only in spe­ci­fic cases or to exclude the accep­tance of coo­kies for spe­ci­fic situa­tions or in gene­ral and to acti­va­te the auto­ma­tic dele­ti­on of coo­kies when you clo­se your brow­ser. If you deac­ti­va­te coo­kies, the func­tions of this web­site may be limi­t­ed. Coo­kies that are requi­red for the per­for­mance of the elec­tro­nic com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons tran­sac­tion or to pro­vi­de cer­tain func­tions you want to use (e.g. the shop­ping cart func­tion), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site ope­ra­tor has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in sto­ring coo­kies to ensu­re the tech­ni­cal­ly error free and opti­mi­sed pro­vi­si­on of the operator’s ser­vices. If other coo­kies (e.g. coo­kies for the ana­ly­sis of your brow­sing pat­terns) should be stored, they are addres­sed sepa­ra­te­ly in this Data Pro­tec­tion Decla­ra­ti­on.

Server log files

The pro­vi­der of this web­site and its pages auto­ma­ti­cal­ly coll­ects and stores infor­ma­ti­on in so-cal­led ser­ver log files, which your brow­ser com­mu­ni­ca­tes to us auto­ma­ti­cal­ly. The infor­ma­ti­on comprises: 
  • The type and ver­si­on of brow­ser used
  • The used ope­ra­ting system
  • Refer­rer URL
  • The host­na­me of the acces­sing computer
  • The time of the ser­ver inquiry
  • The IP address
This data is not mer­ged with other data sources. This data is recor­ded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The ope­ra­tor of the web­site has a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the tech­ni­cal­ly error free depic­tion and the opti­miza­ti­on of the operator’s web­site. In order to achie­ve this, ser­ver log files must be recor­ded.

Request by e‑mail, telephone or fax

If you cont­act us by e‑mail, tele­pho­ne or fax, your request, inclu­ding all resul­ting per­so­nal data (name, request) will be stored and pro­ces­sed by us for the pur­po­se of pro­ces­sing your request. We do not pass the­se data on wit­hout your con­sent. The pro­ces­sing of the­se data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is rela­ted to the exe­cu­ti­on of a con­tract or if it is neces­sa­ry to car­ry out pre-con­trac­tu­al mea­su­res. In all other cases, the pro­ces­sing is based on your con­sent (Artic­le 6 (1) a GDPR) and/or on our legi­ti­ma­te inte­rests (Artic­le 6 (1) (f) GDPR), sin­ce we have a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest in the effec­ti­ve pro­ces­sing of requests addres­sed to us. The data sent by you to us via cont­act requests remain with us until you request us to dele­te, revo­ke your con­sent to the sto­rage or the pur­po­se for the data sto­rage lap­ses (e.g. after com­ple­ti­on of your request). Man­da­to­ry sta­tu­to­ry pro­vi­si­ons — in par­ti­cu­lar sta­tu­to­ry reten­ti­on peri­ods — remain unaf­fec­ted.

Plug-ins and Tools

Google Web Fonts

To ensu­re that fonts used on this web­site are uni­form, this web­site uses so-cal­led Web Fonts pro­vi­ded by Goog­le. When you access a page on our web­site, your brow­ser will load the requi­red web fonts into your brow­ser cache to cor­rect­ly dis­play text and fonts. To do this, the brow­ser you use will have to estab­lish a con­nec­tion with Google’s ser­vers. As a result, Goog­le will learn that your IP address was used to access our web­site. The use of Goog­le Web Fonts is based on our inte­rest in pre­sen­ting our online con­tent in a uni­form and appe­al­ing way. Accor­ding to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest. If your brow­ser should not sup­port Web Fonts, a stan­dard font instal­led on your com­pu­ter will be used. For more infor­ma­ti­on on Goog­le Web Fonts, plea­se fol­low this link: and con­sult Google’s Data Pri­va­cy Decla­ra­ti­on under:

Google Maps

Via an API, this web­site uses the map­ping ser­vice Goog­le Maps. The pro­vi­der is Goog­le Inc., 1600 Amphi­theat­re Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043, USA. To enable the use of the Goog­le Maps fea­tures, your IP address must be stored. As a rule, this infor­ma­ti­on is trans­fer­red to one of Google’s ser­vers in the United Sta­tes, whe­re it is archi­ved. The ope­ra­tor of this web­site has no con­trol over the data trans­fer. We use Goog­le Maps to pre­sent our online con­tent in an appe­al­ing man­ner and to make the loca­ti­ons dis­c­lo­sed on our web­site easy to find. This con­sti­tu­tes a legi­ti­ma­te inte­rest as defi­ned in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. For more infor­ma­ti­on on the hand­ling of user data, plea­se review Google’s Data Pri­va­cy Decla­ra­ti­on under:
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