Data Protection Declaration

We are very pleased that you have visited our website and would like to thank you for your interest in our company, our products and our services. Protecting your privacy and your personal data is important to us in both the analogue and digital world. In order to provide you with the greatest degree of transparency we would like to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of the data captured by us during the visit to our website.

Definition of terms

This data protection declaration is based on terms used in European regulations and by European regulators on the enactment of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). Our data protection declaration is intended to be simple to read and to understand for both the general public and our customers. In order to ensure this we would like to describe and explain the terms used.
In this Data Protection Declaration we have used the following terms:

Personal data (Art. 4 Nr. 1 GDPR)

Personal data is all data relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to the “data subject”). A natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular through the attribution of an identifier to this natural person such as a name, an identification number, data on location, an on-line identifier or one or more particular characteristic, which gives expression to their physical, physiological, economic, cultural or social identity.

Processing (Art. 4 Nr. 2 GDPR)

Processing is any process executed, with or without automated procedures, or any such operational sequence in connection with personal data such as collection, recording, organisation, arranging, saving, amendment or changing, reading, querying, usage, disclosure through transmission, distribution or any other form of provision, comparing or linking, limitation, deletion or destruction.

Controller or Processor (Art. 4 Nr. 7 GDPR)

The controller or processor is the natural or legal person, authority, agency or other body who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of processing are determined by national or European laws or regulations, the controller or the specific criteria for his nomination may be designated by national or European law.

Third Party (Art. 4 Nr. 10 GDPR)

Third party’ means any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or anybody other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process data.

Consent (Art. 4 Nr. 11 GDPR)

Consent is any indication given freely, unambiguously and unmistakably and in specific cases by the data subject in the form of a declaration or any other explicit confirmatory act with which the data subject indicates their agreement with the processing of personal data relating to them.

I. Controller within the meaning of Art. 4 Nr. 7 GDPR:

The Controller within the meaning of GDPR and other provisions with data protection implications is:

Scheer Austria GmbH

Ernst-Melchior-Gasse 22

A-1020 Wien


Phone: +43 1 36 136 00

Comprehensive provider identification can be found in the Imprint.

II. Data Protection Officer

Should you have any questions about this Data Protection Declaration please contact our data protection officer:

The Data Protection Officer

Scheer GmbH

Scheer Tower

Uni-Campus Nord

D-66123 Saarbrücken


III. Collection of data

On visiting our website diverse sets of data from you will be processed. In so doing we can differentiate between the exclusively informative use of the website and the use of specific functions within the website.

a. Collection of (personal) data during the information only use of the website

Please note that on the purely informational use of our internet pages, by which no registration or other transfer of details is necessary, no personal data will be collected. Excepted from this is data that is transmitted by your browser to enable your visit to the website. Our webserver temporarily saves each access locally in a protocol file.

The following data is collected:

• IP-Address

• Date and time of access

• Name and URL of the accessed file

• Data volume transferred

• Notification whether or not the data retrieval was successful

• Identification data from the browser used and the operating system

• Website (URL), from where the access took place

• Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)

• Content of the request (actual page)

• Access stature / HTTP-Status code

The processing of this data takes place for the purpose of enabling the use of the website (connection establishment) as well as for the purpose of system security, diagnosis of problems and the technical administration of the network infrastructure. The IP address will only be evaluated on attacks on the network infrastructure or for other reasons relating to data and information security.

b. Collection of personal data by the use of particular functions within our website

Alongside the purely informational use of the website we offer particular services by which specific personal data is processed.

Should you be asked to provide personal data on our website, this information is given voluntarily. It serves the provision of information and services within the framework of your request as well as the care of the relationship with you, the interested party or customer. Should the information requested not be given then we cannot unfortunately make our published offer available to you as we will not be able to process your request.

Your details will be treated in accordance with legal provisions, in particular for the purposes for which you have given them to us voluntarily. The processing of your data for reasons going beyond these purposes will only take place if you have given your consent or if this is permitted by legal provision.

• Contact form/ Email

The Scheer Austria GmbH website contains details for reasons of legal requirements which enable quick electronic contact as well as immediate communication with us.

When you make contact with us via email or via a contact form the personal data you have provided will be saved automatically. Such personal data provided voluntarily by you will be saved for the purpose of contacting you and processing your request.

• Access to web-sessions, documents and whitepapers

If you participate in one of our web-sessions, wish to access one of our recorded web-session, wish to download a whitepaper or other document made available for download you must register for this and submit a limited amount of personal data to us. Your personal data will be used exclusively for the stated purpose insofar as you have given no further consent for its use.

The collection of your data within this framework is supported by our justified interest in knowing to whom we are passing our knowledge and our product and services know-how.

IV. Processing of data within the group of companies

Within the responsible areas of the business only those areas which require it for the safeguarding of our legitimate interests or for the fulfilment of our contractual and legal obligations will be enabled access to your data.

It is possible that your request requires the transfer of your data within the company group or connected companies in accordance with Article 15 of the German Companies Act.

V. Newsletter

We offer two types of newsletter. You have the option of registering for our general newsletter (Scheer-News) or for our special recruiting newsletter.

Data collection within the framework of newsletter distribution is based on your voluntary consent in accordance with Article 6 Para 1 Sub-para 1 of GDPR. You give this to us within the framework of a double opt in process and can withdraw it and any time.

a. General newsletter

In order to subscribe to our newsletter you must submit your email address in our newsletter form as well as sending us the form by clicking on the “send” button. After receipt of the data we will send you confirmation by email. Within this email is a button which must be clicked in order for you to conclusively complete your newsletter registration (double opt-in).

In order for us to send you a personalized newsletter with information relating directly to your interests we would be pleased to receive more voluntary information from you.

b. Recruiting-Newsletter

Within the recruiting newsletter we inform you about current job opportunities at Scheer GmbH. In order to subscribe to our recruiting newsletter you must go to the website careers page and click on the “subscribe to job offers” and submit details of your email address as well as either target audience, job category and location. When you click on the “subscribe” button we will send you a confirmation email once we have received your information.

Within this email is a button which must be clicked in order for you to conclusively complete your newsletter registration (double opt-in).

c. Withdrawal of Consent

As a matter of course you have the possibility to de-register from your newsletter subscription at any time and to withdraw the consent you have given for the future. You can do this either by clicking on the corresponding button within the newsletter or by sending an email to the following contact.

VI. Inclusion of services from external providers

Individual pages in our web offering include content provided by third parties. In these cases your IP address will be recognised by third parties in order to make the information available to you. In doing so these third parties will receive your personal data, whereby the processing of your data outside the EU cannot be excluded.

The transfer of personal data is independent of whether you have a user account with the third party and whether you are logged in with them at the same. In cases where a user account exists and you are logged in it must be assumed that your data will be allocated to your user account. IN order to prevent this you should log out of the third party site.

You have the possibility of preventing the execution of scripts by these providers by installing a corresponding browser plug-in (for example NoScript with a Mozilla-Firefox browser). This may however as a consequence lead to limitations in the functions of this website.

The following sections give you an overview of the external providers included within the framework of the offerings presented here:

Google Inc., Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA

(Hereinafter referred to as „Google“)

We use Java-Script from Google in order to include maps with Google Maps APIs. Further we use the „g+“ button from the Google Plus social network. The button is recognizable via the “g+” sign on a red background. You can access further information on Google’s data protection declaration here:

• Cloudflare Inc., 101 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA

(Hereinafter referred to as „Cloudflare“)

We use Java-Scrip from Cloudflare in order to display the cookie warning notification. You can access further information on Cloudflare’s data protection declaration here:

• YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA

(Hereinafter referred to as „YouTube“)

We use Java-Scrip from YouTube in order to include YouTube videos in our website. As YouTube is owned by Google please see further information on data protection from Google:

•  Fanomena GmbH, Dudweilerstraße 71, 66111 Saarbrücken, Germany

(Hereinafter referred to as „Fanomena“)

We use Java-Script from Fanomena for the inclusion of our forms. In doing so an external form is incorporated in to our website via iframe.

In addition Business-Kit from Fanomena GmbH is used. Business-Kit uses cookies, or text files which are saved on your computer to analyse your use of the website. Information about your use of the website generated by the cookies (including your IP address) is transferred in anonymized form to a server within the EU and held there.

You can access further information from the following data protection declaration:

softgarden e-recruiting GmbH, Tauentzienstraße 14, 10789 Berlin, Germany

(Hereinafter referred to as „softgarden“)

We use the “softgarden” recruiting platform for our job application process. You can access further information on data protection from softgarden at:

LogMeIn, Inc. 7414 Hollister Avenue Goleta, CA 93117, USA

(Hereinafter referred to as „GoToWebinar“)

In order to run our web-sessions we use the „GoToWebinar“ tool ( from the provider LogMeIn inc. The “GoToWebinar” tool is marketed by the following Irish company: LogMeIn Ireland Limited, Bloodstone Building Block C70 Sir John Rogerson’s Quay, Dublin 2, Ireland.In order to offer the service the data you submit at log-in is transferred to LogMeIn Inc. whereby a data transfer outside the EU is possible. You can access further information on data protection from LogMeIn Inc. at

Rocket Science Group, 675 Ponce de Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA

(Hereinafter referred to as „Rocket Science Group“)

For the purposes of direct marketing we use the „MailChimp“ tool from the Rocket Science Group. Your email address, as well as any other information submitted voluntarily to us is saved in the USA on Rocket Science Group servers.You can access further information on data protection from MailChimp at:

VII. Web analysis services

• Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (Hereinafter referred to as „Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files which are saved on your computer and which enable the analysis of your use of the website. Information generated by the cookies on your use of the website are, as a rule, transferred to a server from Google in the USA and saved there.

In cases where IP anonymization has been activated on this website your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google but within member states of the European Union or in other contracting party states to the agreement within the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transferred to a Google server in the USA and then shortened in exceptional cases. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website in order to evaluate your use of the website, to put together reports on the website activity and to provide further services associated with the use of the website to the website operator.

In some cases Google may transfer this information to third parties as long as this is legally required or in as much as a third party processes the data on behalf of Google. The IP address transferred you’re your browser within the framework of Google Analytics will not be collated with other data from Google. You can prevent the saving of cookies via the corresponding settings in your browser software: we would like to point out however that in such cases you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

In addition you can prevent both the collection of data by the cookies relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google. Click on the following link and install the add-on for de-activating Google Analytics for your browser: The tracking code of our website will be used with an enhancement so that the IP address will be processed further in shortened form. This way any direct relationship to your person can be excluded.

By using this website you declare yourself to be in agreement with the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the ways described previously and for the previously described purpose.

You can access further information on data protection from Google at:, an overview of the protection and security of your data:, as well as the Google Analytics terms and conditions:

• Fastbase

Our website uses the Fastbase Webleads Add-on, from the company Fastbase Inc., State File No.: 56484453422 Old Capitol Trail, Suit 700 City of Welmington County of New Castle, Zip Code 19808-6192, USA, which compares data from Google Analytics with the Fastbase Database, an internet business register. In doing so specific company information as well as contact data about visitors to our website is made available.You can access further information on data protection from Fastbase here:

• Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (hereinafter referred to as “reCAPTCHA”) in our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

By using reCAPTCHA we are pursuing our legitimate interest is recognising whether data input on our websites (for example in a contact form) is coming from a human or an automated programme. The aim is to protect our offering from improper and automated spying or SPAM. TO this end reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website user based on various characteristics. In order to analyse this reCAPTCHA evaluates diverse information such as (for example, IP address, duration of the user’s visit to the website and mouse clicks made by the user). The data captured during the analysis is transferred to Google.

The data protection provisions from Google apply. You can access further information about these here:

• MailChimp

Within the newsletters, sent by the MailChimp tool, recipient behaviour is analysed by means of so-called “web beacons”. Via these it can be tracked when the email was read and which links were clicked. Further data collection occurs in “report” whereby it can be shown which recipient has opened the newsletter the greatest number of times.

You can access further information on data protection from the Rocket Science Group in respect of the MailChimp tool at:

VIII. Cookies

Further we would like to inform you that on use of our website cookies will be saved on your computer.

Cookies are small text files that are saved locally in the cache of your internet browser on your computer or mobile device. The information stored in the cookies serves the automatic recognition of you when you next visit our website and our offer to you more use friendly, for example making navigation easier. The cookie will, for example save your choice of language so that you can remain with this choice across all pages. The cookies on our website collect no personal data.

You have the possibility of choosing settings for your browser so that it will reject cookies or inform you that they have been saved. To find out exactly how this functions for each browser type please refer to the instructions from the corresponding manufacturer. If you decline to accept cookies, this may lead to limitations in functionality in our offerings. Cookies may also be used on sites with which we are linked without being able to inform you of this prior to your visit.

Please note that on deletion of cookies, for example through the use of corresponding browser add-ons, other opt-out cookies you have installed may also be deleted.

Further possible data input will not be linked with the saved information from the cookies. The different data is saved separately from each other.

IX. Rights of data subjects

Within the framework of the corresponding legislation (Article 15 – 21 GDPR) you have many rights regarding the processing of your personal data: the right to information, rectification, deletion, limitation of processing as well as the right of data portability. By the rights of information and deletion there are limitations in accordance with §§ 26 – 29 of the Austrian Data Protection Act.

In addition you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing. Should we process your data for the purposes of safeguarding our legitimate interests you are entitled to object to this processing if, for reasons of your particular situation, grounds exist for an objection to this data processing.

You also have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on the automated processing of data. Likewise you have the right to complain to a responsible data protection authority.

If you have given us your consent for the processing of personal information for specific purposes, you are entitled to withdraw this consent at any time with effect for the future.

Should you wish to exercise your rights as a data subject you can do so at any time by making contact with us as detailed below.

X. Deletion and blocking of personal data

Fundamentally we will delete your data the moment it is not required for the purposes detailed above unless further temporary storage is necessary. We save your data because of statutory obligations of proof and storage resulting among other things from the Commercial Code of Law and the Tax Code in Germany. The retention periods can be up to 10 full years.

In addition we retain your data for the period of time in which claims can be asserted against our company (the statutory period of limitation is from three to 30 years).

XI. Information and the right of objection

You have the right to request information from us about the personal data relating to you that we have processed. Under certain conditions you can request the rectification of your data (should it no longer be applicable to you), supplements to it or its deletion.

Further you have the right to withdraw, in part or in total, any consent for the future to the use of your data that you may have given.

Please direct your enquiry to:

The Data Protection Officer

Scheer GmbH

Scheer Tower

Uni-Campus Nord

D-66123 Saarbrücken


In order to prevent any unauthorised access or misuse of your data we may contact you immediately to verify your request.

XII. Social-Plugins

We include social media network buttons on our websites to „share” or “like”.

We would be very pleased if your interest in our company and our products and services were not limited to this visit to our website only but if you were also to visit our presence in social media networks. To access these we offer you the option of clicking on the corresponding links at the end of our website.

We recommend strictly that you familiarise yourself with the data protection declarations and references to further information of the respective social networking sites.

XIII. Data secrurity

To ensure data security we employ various measures corresponding to current relevant technological standards. These serve in particular to protect your personal data. We would like to advise you, however, that data transfer in the internet (for example when communicating by email) may involve gaps in security and cannot be protected completely from access by third parties. For particularly sensitive information we therefore recommend the use of alternative means of encrypted communication or the post.

Amendments to this Data Protection Declaration

In the course of continuing further developments in the internet and changes in data protection law it will be necessary to amend this data protection declaration in line with conditions as they change. Significant amendments will be communicated in a timely manner on this site.

Current status of this Declaration is May 2018.