Privacy Policy

Data protection

We appreciate your interest in our portal and our company.

We attach great importance to the protection of your personal data when collecting, processing and using it during your visit on our portal. We have technical and organisational safety measures in place to ensure that the data protection provisions are observed by us and by our external service providers.

In the following we would like to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and utilization of your personal data as well as the processing and use of it.

1. Collection and processing of data

Personal data is information about your identity such as your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address.

In general, you can visit our website without providing us with personal data, e.g. if you simply want to obtain information about our products and access the relevant page. The number of visits on our website and each file that is viewed from our website will be recorded. This information is stored for internal system-related and statistical purposes. The following information will be recorded: The name of the viewed file, the date and time of viewing, the transmitted data volume, a message whether the viewing has been successful, the web browser and the name of the domain making the request. No personal data will be transmitted and this information will be stored separately from any personal data that might be transmitted. In addition, the IP address of the computer making the request will be recorded.

In certain cases, however, we need your name and your address and further information in order to be able to provide the desired services. This additional personal data will only be collected and stored if you provide this information voluntarily, i.e. in the scope of an enquiry, a registration, an application to become an employee or potential supplier. The data you can provide voluntarily includes: Your user ID and passwords, name, address, company, department, e-mail address, telephone number, fax number and other contact details.

You can object to the use of the data at any time. To do so please contact us via e-mail  or send a letter to Micronas GmbH, Data Protection Dept.,  Hans-Bunte Strasse 19, 79108 Freiburg.

2. Purpose, use and disclosure of personal data

If you provide us with personal data, we will only use it to respond to your enquiries and to process services requests, when registering for specific services, offers, calls for tenders or for feedback on our products and services; for processing product orders; for transmitting information on setting options and in the scope of statutory provisions.

If you would like to submit an application, we will use the personal data provided by you for this purpose only. Please also note item 7 in this data protection notice.

We will collect, process and use the personal data provided by you online only for the purposes you have been notified of. Your personal data will be disclosed or otherwise transmitted to third parties only if this is necessary for performing the activities mentioned under item 2 paragraph 1, e.g. when companies of the Micronas Group engage service providers (e.g. for the transportation of ordered products) or if you have consented to the disclosure beforehand. These third parties must not use the data for other purposes.

The personal data is only used for advertising/market research purposes if you have given us your explicit consent to do so.

Access to personal data by our employees is limited to those employees who need to have access to the respective data to carry out the tasks their work involves.

3. Deletion

The stored personal data will be deleted if you revoke your consent to the storage of it, if it is no longer necessary to store it to fulfil the purpose for which it was stored or if the storage of it is inadmissible for other legal reasons, unless statutory provisions speak against a deletion in which case the data will be blocked instead of deleted.

4. Information

Upon written request, we will gladly inform you about the personal data stored, including the origin and recipient of your data and the data processing purpose. Please send your written request to one of the addresses stated under item 8.

5. Cookies

When you visit one of our websites, we might place information on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies are small text files, which are sent from a web server to your browser and stored on the hard disk of your computer.

This information stored in the cookies serves the purpose of automatically recognising you the next time you visit our websites and making our offer more user-friendly by making navigation easier for instance. Cookies allow us to adapt a website to your interests or to remember your password so that you do not have to re-enter it every time.

Of course, you can also view our websites without cookies. If you do not want us to recognise your computer, you can prevent the storage of cookies on your hard disk by selecting "disable cookies" in your browser settings. To find out how this works in detail, please read the instructions of your browser provider. If you disable cookies, the functions of our offer may be restricted.

6. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", i.e. text files that are stored on your computer to enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will be transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the USA. If the IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will abbreviate your IP address within the member states of the European Union and in other states of the Convention of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on the website activity on behalf of the website operators, and to provide other services relating to website and Internet usage to the website operator. The IP address determined from your browser in the scope of Google Analytics will not be brought together with other Google data. You can prevent the storage of the cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. We must point out, however, that in this case, not all functions of this website can be used to the full.  

7. Collection of data when applying for a job online

We have created an online application form enabling job seekers to apply online and to submit the associated application documents, CVs and other information. You do not have to register first to use this online form.

Within the scope of the online application, the following application data will be collected and processed:

  • Salutation
  • Title
  • First name
  • Surname
  • Street address
  • Post code and town
  • E-mail address
  • Telephone/mobile number
  • Comment box for the letter of application
  • Upload of attachments for the letter of application
  • Upload of attachments for the application documents

Additionally, technical information will automatically be transmitted to us as explained in item 1 of this data protection notice when our website is accessed by your web browser. The application data will be collected and processed by us for application processing purposes.

We use and store your personal data and files only for purposes associated with the collection and processing of your interest in employment with a company of the Micronas Group.

In the event of a successful application, we will continue to use the transmitted data and files within the scope of the employment relationship with you. If you are not employed after your application process, your data will be deleted within a reasonable time. We reserve the right to store the transmitted data and files in our job applicant database for longer than 6 months to be able to offer you alternative jobs due to your interesting profile. If we plan to do so, we will inform you beforehand. Of course, you have the possibility to withdraw your application in whole or in part at any time or to demand the deletion of the data and files transmitted by you from our job applicant database.

If you tick the box before transmitting the personal data you entered and files you uploaded, you give your consent to the collection, storage, use and disclosure of your data in accordance with this data protection notice. Your declaration of consent will be recorded by us. This consent also comprises the use of your data within the entire group of companies affiliated to Micronas GmbH. If you do not give your consent to the use of your data in accordance with this data protection notice, we will not be able to process your online application. You are entitled to revoke your declaration of consent in whole or in part with effect for the future. The revocation can be sent by e-mail and will be recorded by us.

We apply technical and organizational measures to protect all personal data collected and processed by us in the scope of an application against unauthorised access and manipulation.

A merging of data that is collected, for example, in connection with the use of our website or by some other registry with data from your online application is not possible for us.

Please also note that the data transmitted by you can be used to compile statistics on the (online) application process. These statistics will be compiled exclusively for our own purposes and will in no event be personalised but anonymised.

Of course, you have the right to withdraw your application at any time.

8. Responsible body / Right of objection / Contact

This is the data protection notice of Micronas GmbH, Hans-Bunte-Str. 19, 79108 Freiburg; You can revoke your consent to the collection and storage of your personal data at any time. If you have questions concerning our privacy policy or wish to have your data corrected or deleted, please send them by e-mail to or send a letter to Micronas GmbH, FAO Data Protection Dept.,  Hans-Bunte Strasse 19, 79108 Freiburg.