Hochvakuum- & Präzisionstechnik GmbH

Sophie-Germain-Str. 1
D-28201 Bremen
Phone: +49 (0)421 / 52040-0
Fax: +49 (0)421 / 52040-12

Privacy Policy

In our view, protection of personal data and privacy should be transparent, easily understandable and above all fair to all concerned. For that reason, we would like to inform you in this privacy policy about which personal data we collect and use, whether these data are passed on to third parties, and if so, which data, how long we store the data and what your rights are if you are not convinced that we handle your data responsibly. Should any questions nevertheless remain unanswered, please do not hesitate to contact us using the details provided further below.

To make sure we are on the same page, we wish to clarify some definitions at this point. This ensures that all those involved know what we are talking about and what assumptions we are making in the following statements.

Personal data:
‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (referred to in the following as the ‘data subject’). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data or an online identifier, or to one or more features specific to the person’s physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity.

‘Processing of personal data’ means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, sorting, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or other making available, alignment or combination, blocking, erasure or destruction.

Restricted processing:
This is understood as the marking of stored personal data with the aim of restricting how they are processed in future.

Any kind of automated processing of personal data that consists in using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects of that individual’s work performance, financial situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements, is called ‘profiling’.

‘Pseudonymisation’ means the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such data is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

This is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

Any natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the processing.

Third party:
This is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

This is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

1. Name and contact details of the controller

The controller for data processing is

VACUTEC Hochvakuum- & Präzisionstechnik GmbH
Sophie-Germain-Strasse 1
28201 Bremen

You can contact us by post, by email under or by telephone under 0049(421)5204020

2. Collection of personal data when using website for information
(1) Except for the data that your browser sends to enable you to visit the website, we do not collect any personal data when the website is merely used to obtain information, in other words when you do not log in, register or send us information in order to use the website. The data collected are:
– IP address
– Date and time of the request
– Time zone difference from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
– Content of the request (specific web page)
– Access status/HTTP status code
– Volume of data transferred
– Website from which the request comes
– Browser
– Operating system and its interface
– Language and version of the browser software.
(2) The legal basis for processing your IP address is Article 6 (1) b) GDPR (until 25.5.2018, Section 28 (1) No. 1 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG)). Transmission of your IP address is a technical necessity. The IP address is used to identify the computer and the Internet connection, and is needed so that the website can be delivered to you. If your IP address is not sent, our server does not know who wants the website to be displayed.

3. Use of cookies
(1) When you use the website, cookies are stored on your computer. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk according to the browser you use and by means of which the entity placing the cookie (in this case us) collects certain kinds of information. Cookies cannot execute any programs or infect your computer with viruses. They are used to make the portal more user-friendly and efficient.
a) This website uses cookies to the following extent:
– Transient cookies (temporary use)
– Persistent cookies (use for a limited period)
b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. These include session cookies, in particular. Session cookies store a ‘session ID with which various requests by your browser can be associated with the joint session. This allows your computer to be recognised when you return to the website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or when you close your browser.
c) Persistent cookies are deleted automatically after a predefined period that may vary according to cookie. You can delete such cookies in your browser’s security settings.
d) You can configure your browser settings as you wish and refuse, for example, the acceptance of third-party cookies or indeed all cookies. However, please note that in such a case you might not be able to use all the functions of this website.
(2) This stored information is stored separately from any further details provided to us. In particular, the data contained in the cookies are not linked to any other data.
(3) You can refuse your consent to such data processing at any time, with future effect.

4. Use of functions provided by our website
(1) In addition to use of our website purely for information purposes, we also offer various services which you may use if they are of interest. To do so, you generally have to provide additional personal data, which we use to provide the respective service. If it is possible to provide additional details voluntarily, these are marked accordingly.
(2) When you contact us by email or by using the contact form, your email address and, if provided, your name and telephone number, will be stored by us so that we can answer your questions.

5. Transfer of data to third parties
(1) In some cases we use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected by us and commissioned in writing. They are bound by our instructions and are monitored by us on a regular basis. The service providers will not transfer any of these data to third parties.

6. Use of Matomo
(1) This website uses Matomo, a web analytics service, to analyse user access to this website.
(2) To perform such analysis, cookies are stored on your computer (see clause 3 for details). We store the information collected in this way only on our server in Germany. If you prevent cookies from being stored, please note that you may then be unable to use all the functions provided by this website. It is possible to prevent cookies being stored by adjusting your browser settings or by removing the following tick mark to activate the opt-out plug-in:



(3) This website uses Matomo with the ‘AnonymizeIP’ add-on. IP addresses are processed in truncated form as a result, so it precludes such information being linked to a particular individual. The IP address transmitted from your browser via Matomo will not be combined with other data we collect.
(4) Matomo is an open-source project. Information on the provider’s privacy policy can be obtained under

7. Integration of third-party services
(1) We also use the Google Maps product provided by Google Inc. The terms of service for Google Maps can be found under "Terms of Service for Google Maps".
(2) When you visit our website, the third-party provider is informed that you have accessed the respective web page. The data referred to in clause 3 of this privacy policy are also transmitted, regardless of whether this third-party provider provides a user account with which you are logged in, or whether no such account exists. If you are logged in with the provider of the plug-in, these data are associated directly with your account. If you do not want this information to be linked to your profile at the plug-in provider, you must log out before activating the button.
(3) The provider of the plug-in stores these data as user profiles and uses the latter for advertising, market research and/or for customising its website. Such analysis is carried out (also for users who are not logged in) to deliver customised advertising and to inform other social network users about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of such a user profile; to exercise that right, you have to approach the respective plug-in provider.
(4) Further information about the extent and purpose of data collection and processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the privacy policies of said provider, as indicated below. You will also find further information there about your rights and about optional settings to protect your privacy.
(6) We draw your attention to the fact that data may be transmitted to Google Inc. in the USA. According to the GDPR, the USA and various other foreign states are third countries which do not offer an adequate level of data protection. Enforcement of your rights may be restricted in such countries. We have no control over the way in which, or the extent to which data are processed by Google Inc.
(5) Contact details: Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountainview, California 94043, USA;

8. Recipients or categories of recipients
If and insofar as we transfer your personal data to third parties, you will be notified explicitly thereof in the description of the respective data processing (e.g. when using our contact form). We also, of course, use external providers for technical and organisational handling, with whom we have concluded processor contracts within the meaning of Article 28 GDPR (Section 11 BDSG until 25.5.2018). Examples of such processors include service providers for web hosting, for sending emails and letters, for servicing and maintenance of our IT systems, etc.

9. Duration of storage
Your data are stored for as long as they are needed to achieve the respective purpose, but no longer than we are required by statutory regulations to keep them (e.g. we are obligated under commercial law to keep business letters, which can also include emails, for a period of ten years).

10. Your rights
In this section, we would like to give you full details of your rights.

10.1. Right to information
Your have to right to be informed by us at any time on request about whether personal data relating to you are processed by us.

10.2. Right to correction
You also have the right to insist that any incorrect personal data relating to you are rectified without undue delay. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, your also have the right to require that incomplete personal data be completed, including by means of a supplementary statement.

10.3. Right to erasure (‘right to be forgotten’)
You also have the right to insist that we erase without undue delay any personal data relating to you. We are obligated to comply with your request and to erase your personal data unless we are legally obligated or entitled to continue processing your data.

10.4. Right to restriction of processing
You have the right to require that we restrict processing of your data, if the statutory conditions in Article 18 GDPR are met.

10.5. Right to data portability
If your data are processed by us with your consent, or on the basis of a contract, you have the right to receive the personal data concerning you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit those data to another controller if and insofar as the statutory conditions specified in Article 20 GDPR are satisfied.

10.6. Right to object
Right to object in individual cases
If your data are processed on the basis of Article 6 (1) f) (weighing of interests), you have the right to lodge an objection against the processing of personal data concerning you.
Right to object to processing of data for direct marketing purposes
If and insofar as we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for such marketing.

10.7. Right of complaint
Finally, you have the right to file a complaint at any time with the supervisory authority for data protection. The competent supervisory authority for us is:

Die Landesbeauftragte für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit
Arndtstraße 1
27570 Bremerhaven
Tel.: +49 421 3612010 oder +49 471 5962010
Fax: +49 421 49618495