Data Protection Declaration

We feel committed to maintain the privacy of our website visitors and of our customers. Protection and security of personal data is of primary concern for us.

Therefore, Messer Cutting Systems GmbH, represented by its shareholders, Otto-Hahn-Straße 2-4, 64823 Groß-Umstadt (telephone number 06078 787 0, e-mail:; hereinafter "we" or "us") and its affiliated companies strictly comply with the regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The following text will inform you of this privacy policy as those responsible within the meaning of Section 4, no. 7, GDPR, on how we use your personal information, i.e., what kind of personal data we collect and how they are processed.

What is personal data?

The GDPR defines the term personal data as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. These are, for example, your name, your telephone number and your birthday.

Data logging

In general, it will not be necessary for you to provide personal data to use our website. However, when you visit our website our web server automatically creates and maintains so-called log files. Log files record data including:

  • IP address of accessing computer (including its geographical location)
  • Website you previously visited (referrer URL)
  • Date and time of access of server request, including how long you visited our website
  • Types and settings of browser
  • Operating system
  • Page you visited (file name and URL)
  • Data volume transferred
  • Access status (file transferred etc.)

We gather this data only for statistical purposes. No information – whether for commercial or non-commercial purposes – will be disclosed to third parties. We will principally not bring this data together with other data from other sources. This data is collected and processed in order to enable the use of this website and adjust it to our users’ interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to provide and manage our website with all its features and to optimise it continually.

Data recorded in server log files are stored for a limited time only and will be deleted by default regularly after 30 days.

We reserve the right to verify this data later if there is clear evidence of illegal use. Such verification will only be carried out to identify and prevent the illegal use of our website and is in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest here is to ensure that our offer is secure and that improper use is prevented.

Further collection, processing and use of personal data

We only collect or process personal data if you choose to provide such data, for instance, when making an inquiry. We will store and use the data you provided in the inquiry, including any contact details you gave in the inquiry, in order to fulfill the purpose related to the data transfer, for example, to process your order or for follow-up questions. The collection and use of this personal data is carried out in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. (b) GDPR to the extent that you provide this personal data in order to enter into a contract with us. Only in such case, it is necessary that you provide personal data in terms of Article 13 (2) lit. (e) GDPR. Otherwise, storage or use is carried out based on Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. (f) GDPR, our legitimate interest being diligent processing of your request.

If you instruct us with rendering a service or we require your services, we collect, store and use your personal data only to the extent necessary to provide such services or fulfill such a contract. Any data processing in this context is carried out in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. (b) GDPR. This may also require disclosing your personal data to other companies that we engage in for the provision of services or contract processing. Other companies here can be for instance shipping companies or other service providers. Any data transfer to service providers we instructed for this purpose is also carried out in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. (b) GDPR.

In all cases where data processing as described above serves the purpose to fulfill a contract, the provision of your personal data is a requirement necessary to enter into a contract (cf. Article 13 (2) lit. (e) GDPR). Without your personal data performance of the contract would be impossible for us.

Data handling in the job application process

The personal information you provide to us during your job application (usually cover letter and supporting documents, such as certificates, collectively referred to as “application documents”) will only be stored and used while processing the application. Passing on this information to third parties outside of Messer Cutting Systems GmbH, will not take place without your explicit prior consent. The following group of persons will have access to your data: Employees in Human Resources, the responsible supervisor and the works council. Should a follow-up interview be scheduled where you are to meet your future colleagues, these will receive a copy of your resume, so they can prepare for the meeting. All persons were sworn to maintain data secrecy and will treat your application as absolutely confidential.

Collection and processing of data during the application process for a job opening at Messer Cutting Systems GmbH will be performed in line with section 88 GDPR in connection with section 26, para. 1 and 3 German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG). Should we continue to store your personal data after the completion of the application process for one more year in the context of our applicant tracking system, this will be done pursuant to section 6 para 1, page 1, lit. a) GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent which we will separately collect during the application process if required. In all other cases, your data (application information and interview results) will be deleted from our applicant tracking system at the end of the period of three months following the date on which the application period ends, provided that this is not prevented by legitimate reasons on our side.


We use cookies to track preferences of our website visitors and design our website accordingly. A cookie is a small text file which a web server sends to a web browser and which is then stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server, as soon as the browser requests a site from the server. It allows the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We use so-called Session Cookies to track how you navigate our website. We use so-called Persistent Cookies which allow our website to identify you when you visit. Session Cookies will be removed from your computer once you close your browser. Persistent Cookies remain on your computer until they are deleted or reach an expiry date set by us.

The cookies we use are important for the functions of our website. We automatically activate them when a user visits our website. Our website also uses cookies to facilitate use and provide you with a more personalised experience. You cannot be personally identified by information we collected with cookies. Use of the cookies we set is necessary to make our web offer available at all, and beyond that optimise it continually. In this context data processing is thus in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to provide our visitors a functioning web offer, and to make the visit to our website as convenient and efficient as possible. You may choose to erase cookies at any time. It is also possible to stop your browser from accepting cookies altogether by changing your browser's cookie settings. However, certain functions of our website may then not be available to you, or only in a limited form. To erase or refuse accepting cookies please use the Help option in your browser.

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Information about Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States .

In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transfered to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The IP-address, that your Browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser:

As an alternative to the browser Addon or within browsers on mobile devices, you can <a href=“javascript:gaOptout()“>click this link</a> in order to opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics within this website in the future (the opt-out applies only for the browser in which you set it and within this domain). An opt-out cookie will be stored on your device, which means that you’ll have to click this link again, if you delete your cookies.

How to use the (Java) Analytics Tracking Code

Social Bookmarks
We use so-called Social Bookmarks (e.g. from Facebook and Twitter) on our pages. These are internet bookmarks with which the user of such services can collect links and news messages. The Social Bookmarks are only connected on our website as links to the corresponding services, so no automated data transfer takes place when you visit our website. Only if you click the connected graphics will you be taken to the pages of the provider concerned. Thus this happens on the basis of your permission according to art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. a) DSGVO. Please take information about the use of your personal data when you use these websites from the corresponding data protection rules of the provider.

Use of Google Maps

This website also uses the Google Maps product, a map service provided by Google for showing an interactive map. By using Google maps, the information generated following your use of the website (your IP address included) may be transferred to a Google server based in the USA where the information will be stored. Google may pass such information to third parties where this is provided for by law or to the extent where such third parties process the data as instructed by Google. Only by your actively clicking on the interactive map does your Internet set up a connection to the Google servers. Detailed information on how Google processes this data can be found here:

You may deactivate the service of Google Maps, preventing any data transfer to Google by deactivating JavaScript on your browser. Please note, however, that you will be unable to use the map display.

Transfer to Google with regard to Google Analytics is based on section 45 and 28 GDPR. Please refer to the above section about Google Analytics for additional information. We use Google Maps to enhance the user-friendliness of our website. Thus, the use of Google Maps is based on section 6, para. 1, page 1, lit f) GDPR. It is in our legitimate interest to enhance the performance of our website and to provide the best possible user-friendliness.

No automated decision-making

No automated decision-making, including profiling pursuant to section 22, para. 1 and 4 GDPR is taking place on our end.

Data transmission to third parties

There will be no transmission of your data to third parties without your explicit consent, unless this may be required for the provision of the service or performance of the contract. Any transmission of your personal data to third parties will accordingly only happen based upon your consent pursuant to section 6, para. 1, page 1, lit. a) GDPR or for contract performance purposes pursuant to section 6, para. 1, page 1 lit. b) GDPR. The transmission to government institutions and authorities entitled to receive such information will only take place within the limits of legal information duties or where we must disclose such information instructed by a court order. In this case, the transfer of your data is mandatory for the fulfillment of a legal obligation which we are subject to pursuant to section 6, para. 1, page 1 lit. c) GDPR.

To the extent where external service providers come into contact with your personal data, we have ensured by taking all legal, technical and organizational measures as well as regular controls that these will adhere to the provisions of data protection laws.

General retention period and deletion

We will store your personal data as long as this is necessary for the fulfillment of the intended purpose (e.g. performance of the contract, responding to your request) or legitimate reasons within the meaning of section 17, para. 3, GDPR, such as legal retention periods. As long as legal retention periods, such as under commercial and tax law, conflict with the deletion of your personal data, we will limit the processing of your data; after that, your data will be deleted according to the legal regulations.
Applicant data will be deleted within six months after the end of the application process at the latest, unless you have granted us your consent for storage exceeding this period or if there are legitimate reasons on your side to object to deletion, such as the defense of legal claims.

How we protect personal information

We have taken appropriate technical and organizational precautions for preventing loss, abuse or unauthorized modification of your personal data. We will store all the personal data you make available to us on our secure servers (password and firewall-protected). All electronic transactions you carry out with or receive from us will be encrypted. Please note that data transmission via the Internet is not 100% secure in itself and that we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted via the Internet.

Your rights as data subjects

You may at any time and free of cost obtain confirmation or information of your personal data stored by us (section 15 GDPR). You also have the right to demand the correction of incorrect data (section 16 GDPR) as well as the deletion of your personal data provided there are no legitimate reasons objecting such deletion (section 17, para. 3, GDPR) or the restriction of data processing (section 18, GDPR). Provided that the foundation for the processing of data is section 6, para. 1, page 1, lit. f) GDPR (claiming of legitimate interest), pursuant to section 21 GDPR, you have the right to object the handling of your personal data at any time to the extent where this is founded on reasons arising from your particular situation or when such objection is directed against data processing for direct marketing purposes. In the latter case, you are entitled to a general right of objection without giving a reason, arising from your special situation, which will be implemented by us (section 21, para. 2, GDPR). If you file an objections out of reasons arising from your special situation, we will no longer process your personal data, unless we are able to verify legitimate compelling reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights, and freedoms or the processing is in favor of the enforcement, exercise or defense of claims (section (21 para. 1, GDPR)

You may also at any time revoke any consent given to us for the collection and processing of data with future effects.

If you provide data regarding yourself, and if we process this data following your consent or for the performance of the contract, you may require that you receive this data in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format from us or that we will transmit this data to another person responsible to the extent this is technically feasible (so-called right to data transferability).

Moreover, you are entitled to file a complaint with a regulatory body if you feel that data processing by us violates statutory regulations.

In order for you to claim your above-stated rights, please contact our contact address indicated above or send an e-mail to us or our local data protection officer.

Our data protection officer

We have appointed internal data protection coordinators in our company and have hired an external data protection officer. They will carry out organizational and technical measures, thus ensuring that your personal data is secure and protected. Please contact the Messer Cutting Systems GmbH data protection officer for all questions around data protection at

If you would like to contact us via regular mail, please direct all letters to the mailing address listed above.

Links to other provider websites

Our website may include links to other providers that are not covered by this privacy policy. This does not include third-party content and websites that are linked from our website. This applies to social networks, for example, such as LinkedIn, Xing and others. In this case, your data is processed through the respective social network operator, without us having any control over it. The same applies to the personal data you provide to us via such a platform, for example by contacting us through our profile in the respective social network. Information on the handling and protection of your personal data on such networks can be found in the privacy statements of the respective platform provider. However, where we store your personal data which you have communicated to us or which we have obtained via such social network, on our own servers and use it for the processing of your request or otherwise, the above notes in this privacy statement naturally shall apply.

Updates to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy within the limits of the existing legal provisions and to publish an updated version on our website to the extent where this is appropriate due to new technological developments, legislative changes or changes in our business operations. This is why we recommend that you review this website periodically in order to make sure that you are familiar with our most recent privacy policy.

Legal Notice

Contents of this Website
The contents of this website have been created with the greatest possible care. We, Messer Cutting Systems GmbH do not, however, assume any responsibility for the correctness, completeness or up to date status of the contents presented.

Availability of the Website
Messer Cutting Systems GmbH will endeavour to offer the service on call as far as possible without interruptions. But even with the greatest care, down-times cannot be excluded. We reserve the right to modify or terminate our offer at any time. We cannot take any responsibility for interruptions or other faults caused by files which are not error free or for formats which are incorrectly structured.

All contents and structures of this Website are protected by copyright and performance rights protection. The publication in the World Wide Web or in other Internet services does not constitute a declaration of agreement for further use by third parties. Each and every use which is not compliant with German copyright laws requires the prior written consent of Messer Cutting Systems GmbH.
We explicitly allow and welcome the quotation of our documents and the setting of links to our Website, as long as it is made clear that it refers to the contents of the Website of Messer Cutting Systems GmbH and these contents are not associated with the contents of third parties who conflict with the interests of Messer Cutting Systems GmbH.

Notice about the problems associated with external Links
Messer Cutting Systems GmbH is, as submitter of content under § 7 Abs.1 of the German “Telemediengesetz” is responsible for the “own content”, which it presents for use, under the general laws and to differentiate between its own contents and cross references (“Links”) and those contents made available and offered by others. By these links Messer Cutting Systems GmbH makes available access to “third party contents” which is identified in this way:
By “Links” we mean “living” (dynamic) connections. Messer Cutting Systems GmbH has indeed checked the third party content when the link was first created to see that no possible civil or criminal liability arises from this. However, we cannot constantly monitor the contents referred to in its offer for changes which could result in grounds for a new responsibility. Should we become aware, or be made aware by others, that a concrete offer made available in a link has given rise to a civil or criminal responsibility then the reference to this offer will be cancelled.