Privacy Policy

We are very pleased about your interest in our company. The protection of your personal data is of utmost importance to Abacus Maschinenbau GmbH. The basic use of the Abacus Maschinenbau GmbH website is possible without providing any personal data. If a specific person wishes to make use of a particular service via our website, the processing of personal data may be necessary.

In the following, we present to you the personal data we collect, how we protect your data and how we use your data. Your data will only be collected and processed within the framework of the statutory provisions, in particular, the General Data Protection Regulation and the Teleservices Data Protection Act.

1. Definitions

The privacy policy of Abacus Maschinenbau GmbH is based on the terminology used by the European directives and regulators when issuing the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain in advance the terminology used.

- Personal data

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the "data subject"). A natural person is considered to be identifiable, directly or indirectly, in particular, by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more unique features, expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity by which this natural person can be identified.

- Processing

Processing" means any operation or set of operations which is carried out with or without the aid of automated processes and which relates to personal data, such as collection, recording, organization, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, reading, retrieval, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, the matching or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

- Profiling

Profiling is any kind of automated processing of personal data that consists in using that personal information to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular, aspects relating to job performance, economic status, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, whereabouts or movement of that natural person.

- Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the provision of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures ensuring that the personal data is not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

- The person responsible or data controller

The person responsible or data controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, body or other entity that, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union law or the law of the member states, the data controller or the specific criteria for his designation may be provided for under European Union law or national law.

- Processor

The processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, body or other entity that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

- Third party

The third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, body or entity other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized under the direct responsibility of the data controller or processor to process the personal data.

2. Name and address of the data controller

Within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature the data protection officer is the person responsible:

Abacus Maschinenbau GmbH
Eduard-Pestel-Straße 12
49080 Osnabrück
Phone: +49 541 99021-0

3. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the data controller is:

Jörg Seitz
Abacus Maschinenbau GmbH
Eduard-Pestel-Straße 12
49080 Osnabrück
Phone: +49 541 99021-0
Any data subject can contact our data protection officer at any time with any questions and suggestions regarding data protection.

4. Purposes of data processing

We process your personal data only for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those mentioned does not take place. We only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • You have given your express consent
  • Processing is required to complete a contract with you,
  • The processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation,

processing is necessary to protect legitimate interests, and there is no reason to believe that you have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your information.

5. Cookies


6. Collecting general information when visiting our website

When you access our website, a cookie automatically records information of a general nature. This information (server log files) contains approximate details about the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider and other similar information. This is exclusive information that does not permit conclusions about your person.

This information is technically necessary to correctly deliver the contents of web pages requested by you and is mandatory when using the internet. They are processed, in particular, for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a hassle-free connection of the website
  • Ensuring a smooth use of our website
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well as for further administrative purposes.

The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest for the aforementioned purposes of data collection. We do not use your information to draw conclusions about you. The recipient of the data is only the responsible body and possibly the processor.

Anonymous information of this kind may be statistically evaluated by us to optimize our website and the underlying technology.

7. Contact form

If you have questions of any kind contact us by e-mail or contact form, give us your consent for the purpose of establishing contact. This requires the specification of a valid e-mail address. This serves for the assignment of the request and the subsequent answering of the same. The specification of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. After completing your request, the personal data will be automatically deleted.

8. SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption techniques (such as SSL) over HTTPS.

9. Web analytics


10. Using Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to display geographic information visually. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map features by visitors. For more information about Google's data processing, please refer to the Google Privacy Policy. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the privacy center.

For detailed instructions on how to manage your data related to Google products, click here.

11. Embedded YouTube videos

We embed Youtube videos on some of our websites. The corresponding plug-ins are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, it will connect to Youtube's servers. Youtube will be informed which pages you visit. If you are in your Youtube account, Youtube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. This can be prevented by logging out of your Youtube account beforehand.

If a Youtube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

Anyone who has disabled the storage of cookies for the Google Ad program will not have to expect such cookies when watching YouTube videos. Youtube also stores non-personal usage information in other cookies. If you want to prevent this, you must block the storage of cookies in the browser.

For more information on data protection at "Youtube," see the privacy policy of the provider at:

12. Deletion or blocking of data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data economy. Therefore, we only store your personal data for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes mentioned here or in accordance with the various storage periods stipulated by law. After discontinuation of the respective purpose or expiration of these deadlines, the corresponding data are routinely blocked and deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

You can always exercise the following rights under the contact details of our data protection officer:

  • Information about your stored data and its processing
  • Correction of incorrect personal data
  • Deletion of your stored data
  • Restriction of data processing, if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us and
  • Data portability, if you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given us your consent, you can withdraw it at any time with effect for the future.

You can always contact the supervisory authority responsible for you with a complaint. Your competent supervisory authority will depend on the state of your domicile, work or alleged violation. A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public area) with an address can be found at:

13. Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy to always comply with the current legal requirements or to make changes to our services in the future Implement privacy policy, e.g., when introducing new services. Your new visit will be subject to the new privacy policy.