Thank you for visiting the website of Sigma Laser Applications & Systems GmbH. The protection of your personal data is important to us, and we can assure you that we treat your data confidentially and in accordance with the legal data protection regulations and this privacy statement.
Described below is the type, scope, and purpose of collecting and using data.
Our contact information is provided in the imprint.
Information About the Collection of Personal Data
Examples of personal data are name, address, e-mail addresses, user behavior, etc.
When you contact us by e-mail or via a contact form, we save the information that you provide (your e-mail address and possibly your name and telephone number) in order to answer your inquiry. This data is deleted as soon as its storage is no longer required, or its processing is restricted if legal storage obligations exist.
Collection of Personal Data when Visiting our Website
When you use our website for informational purposes only without registering or providing any further information, we only collect the personal data that your browser sends to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically required in order to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security (the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 S. 1 lit. f GDPR):
Date and time of the request
Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
Content of the request (actual page)
Access status / HTTP status code
Volume of transmitted data
Website from which the request originates
Operating system and its interface
Language and version of the browser software.
In addition to the aforementioned data, cookies are stored on your computer when using our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on the hard drive that is designated by your browser, and which provide certain information back to the server or site by which they were issued. Cookies cannot execute programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They are used to make the overall web offering more user-friendly and effective.
Our website uses the following types of cookies, the scope and operation of which are explained below:
Transient cookies (see a.)
Persistent cookies (see b.)
Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. In particular, these include session cookies. These store a so-called session ID, with which various requests from your browser can be allocated to the joint session. This allows your computer to recognize when you return to our website. Session cookies are deleted when you log out or close your browser.
Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a predetermined period of time, which may vary depending on the cookie. Cookies can be deleted in the security settings of your browser at any time.
You may configure your browser settings according to your preferences and refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies, among other configuration options. As the name implies, third party cookies are placed by a third party and not the website which you are currently visiting. Please note that disabling cookies may prevent you from using the full functionality of this website.
Further Functions and Offers of our Website
(1) In addition to the informational nature of our website, Sigma Laser GmbH offers various services that you may use if so interested. As a rule, you must provide additional personal data for this purpose, which we use to render the relevant services to you and to which the aforementioned data processing principles apply.
(2) We may at times use external service providers to process your data. These have been carefully selected and commissioned by us, are bound by our instructions, and are regularly inspected.
(3) Furthermore, we may disclose your personal data to third parties in the event of promotions, competitions, contracts, or similar services that are offered by us in cooperation with partners. Further information is available upon providing your personal data or in the footnote in the description of the offer.
(4) If our service providers or partners are based in a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA), Sigma Laser GmbH will provide information on the ramifications of this in the description of the offer.
(1) You may opt to subscribe to our newsletter, with which we inform you about current topics. The advertised goods and services are listed in the declaration of consent.
(2) We use the so-called double-opt-in process when you subscribe to our newsletter. This means that, after your registration, we will send an e-mail to the e-mail address provided, in which you are required to confirm your subscription to the newsletter. If you fail to confirm your registration within 24 hours, your information will be blocked and automatically deleted after one month. Furthermore, we store your IP addresses and times of registration and confirmation. The purpose of this process is to provide proof of your registration and investigate any possibly misuse of your personal data.
(3) Only your e-mail address is required to subscribe to the newsletter. Providing additional, separately marked data is voluntary. This information is used to address you personally. After your confirmation, we will store your e-mail address in order to send you the newsletter. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a GDPR.
(4) You can revoke your consent to receive the newsletter at any time and unsubscribe from the newsletter. You may do so by clicking on the link provided in each newsletter e-mail or by sending an e-mail to email@example.com
(5) Please note that we evaluate your user behavior when sending the newsletter. To evaluate user behavior, the sent e-mails contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels that represent one-pixel image files stored on our website. For the evaluations, we link the data mentioned in § 3 and the web beacons to your e-mail address and an individual ID. The data are collected exclusively pseudonymized, i.e., the IDs are not linked to your other personal data. This means the data cannot be directly linked to an individual person. You may object to this tracking at any time by clicking on the separate link provided in each e-mail, or by contacting us in another way. The information will remain stored for the duration of your newsletter subscription. After unsubscribing, the data is kept only for statistical purposes and remains anonymous.
Contact Form and E-mail Contact
(1) Our website features a contact form, which may be used to contact us electronically. If this option is used, the data provided by the user in the input fields is transmitted to us and saved by us. These data include:
name, company name, street and house number, ZIP code and location, e-mail address.
(3) You may also contact us via the e-mail addresses provided. In this case, the personal data transmitted by the user will be stored.
(4) The data provided by you are solely used to process your inquiry. Communication by e-mail also constitutes a necessary legitimate interest in the processing of the data.
(5) Without your consent (written inquiry by e-mail), your data is not disclosed to third parties (distribution partners responsible for your country/region).
(6) The legal basis for processing data to which the user is consenting is Art. 6, para. 1 lit. a GDPR.
The legal basis for processing data collected in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 lit f GDPR. If the objective of contacting by e-mail is to conclude a contract, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR constitutes an additional legal basis.#
Use of Matomo (formerly Piwik)
(1) This website uses the web analysis service Matomo to analyze and regularly improve its use. The collected statistics allow us to improve our offering and make it more interesting to you as a user. The legal basis for using Matomo is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR.
(2) Cookies are stored on your computer for this data evaluation. The collected data is stored by the data controller exclusively on his server in [Germany]. You may stop the data evaluation by deleting existing cookies and preventing the storage of further cookies. If you prevent the storage of cookies, please note that you may not be able to use this website to its full extent. You may prevent cookies from being stored by configuring your browser settings accordingly. You may prevent the use of Matomo by unchecking the following option and thus disabling the opt-out plug-in:
(3) This website uses Matomo with the extension “AnonymizeIP.” This allows for IP addresses to be processed truncated, which means they cannot be associated with any individual person. The IP address transmitted by your browser using Matomo will not be merged with other data collected by us.
(4) The Matomo program is an open source project. Data protection information from the third-party provider is available at matomo.org/privacy-policy/.
Use of Google Maps
(1) This website uses Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website, thus providing convenient map functionality to you.
(2) By visiting the website, Google is informed about your visit to the relevant subpage of our website. Furthermore, the data mentioned under § 3 of this declaration is transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether you are logged into a user account provided by Google or whether no such account exists. When you are logged into Google, the data is directly linked to your account. If you do not consent to linking your visit to your Google profile, you must log out before pressing the button. Google stores your data in usage profiles and uses it for advertising, market research, and/or to tailor its website to you. This type of data evaluation is primarily intended for the purpose of providing targeted advertising (even for users who are not logged in), and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of such user profiles. Please contact Google if you intend to do so.
(1) Revocation of Consent
If the processing of personal data is based on given consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time. Revoking your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out based on your consent prior to revocation.
Please contact us at any time to exercise your right of revocation.
(2) Right to Confirmation
You have the right to request confirmation from the data controller as to whether we are processing your personal data. You may request this confirmation at any time via the aforementioned contact details.
(3) Right to Information
If personal data is processed, you can request information about this personal data and about the following information at any time:
the purpose of processing;
the categories of personal data being processed;
the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or are still being disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations;
if possible, the intended duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
the existence of the right to have your personal data concerning you rectified or deleted or to have the data controller restrict such processing or object to such processing;
the existence of the right of appeal to a supervisory authority;
available information on the origin of the data if the personal data are not collected from the data subject;
the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling in accordance with Article 22 para. (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject.
If personal data are transmitted to a third country or to an international organization, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards under Article 46 of the GDPR in connection with the transfer. We can provide a copy of the personal data processed. We may charge an appropriate fee based on administrative costs for any additional copies you request. If the request is made electronically, the information must be made available in a common electronic format, unless otherwise specified. The right to obtain a copy in accordance with paragraph 3 shall not compromise the rights and freedoms of others.
(4) Right to Rectification
You have the right to request the immediate correction of incorrect personal data pertaining to you. In consideration of the purposes for processing, you have the right to demand that incomplete personal data be completed – also by means of a supplementary declaration.
(5) Right to Deletion (“Right to be Forgotten”)
You have the right to ask the data controller to immediately delete personal data relating to you, subsequent to which Sigma Laser Applications & Systems GmbH is obliged to immediately delete the personal data if one of the following applies:
The personal data concerning you are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
You revoke your consent upon which the processing referred to in Article 6 paragraph 1 letter (a) or Article 9 paragraph 2 letter (a) GDPR was based, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
You object to processing pursuant to Article 21 paragraph 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for processing, or you object to processing under Article 21 paragraph 2 GDPR.
The personal data concerning you have been processed unlawfully.
The deletion of personal data concerning you is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the Member States to which the data controller is subject.
The personal data concerning you have been collected pursuant to services offered by the Information Society in accordance with Article 8 paragraph 1 GDPR.
If the data controller has made the personal data concerning you public and is obliged to delete them in accordance with paragraph 1, he shall take appropriate measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform data processors who process the personal data that you as the data subject have requested to delete all links to this personal data or of copies or replications of this personal data.
The right to deletion (“right to be forgotten”) does not apply if processing is necessary due to:
exercising the freedom of expression and information;
for the performance of a legal obligation required for processing under the law of the Union or of the Member States to which the data controller is subject or for the performance of a task in the public interest or in carrying out official authority conferred upon the data controller;
on grounds of public interest in the field of public health in accordance with Article 9 paragraph 2 letters (h) and (i) and Article 9 paragraph 3 GDPR;
for archiving purposes in the interest of the public, scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes as referred to in Article 89 paragraph 1 GDPR, provided that the right referred to in paragraph 1 is expected to render the objectives of such processing impossible or impair it significantly, or
to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims.
(6) Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right to ask us to restrict the processing of your personal data if one of the following conditions applies:
The accuracy of the personal data is disputed by the data subject during a period which enables the data controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
The processing is unlawful and the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted and instead requests a restriction on the use of the personal data.
The data controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs them for the purpose of asserting, exercising, or defending legal claims.
The data subject has lodged an objection to the processing referred to in Article 21 paragraph 1 GDPR until it has been established whether the data controller’s justified grounds outweigh those of the data subject.
Where processing has been restricted in accordance with the conditions set forth above, such personal data shall only be processed – apart from being stored – with the consent of the data subject or for the purpose of asserting, exercising, or defending rights or protecting the rights of another natural or legal person or on the grounds of an important public interest of the Union or a Member State.
In order to exercise the right to restrict processing, the data subject may contact us at any time using the contact details provided above.
(7) Right to Data Transferability
You have the right to receive the personal data concerning you that you have provided to Sigma Laser GmbH in a structured, current, and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transmit this data to another data controller without interference by the data controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that:
processing is based on consent pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter (a) or Article 9 paragraph 2 letter (a) or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 paragraph 1 letter (b) GDPR, and
processing takes place using automated procedures.
When exercising the right to data transferability under paragraph 1, you have the right to have the personal data transferred directly from one data controller to another data controller, if this is technically feasible. Exercising the right to data transferability does not affect the right to deletion (“right to be forgotten”). This right does not apply to the processing necessary for the performance of a task in the interest of the public or in the course of exercising official authority bestowed upon the data controller.
(8) Right of Objection
You have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you under Article 6 paragraph 1 letters (e) or (f) GDPR for reasons arising from your particular situation, including profiling based on these provisions. The data controller will cease to process the personal data unless he can prove compelling and justifiable grounds for processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims.
If personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing. If you object to the processing for direct marketing purposes, the personal data will no longer be processed for these purposes.
In connection with the use of Information Society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, you may exercise your right of objection by means of automated procedures that use technical specifications.
You can exercise your right of objection at any time by contacting the data controller.
(9) Automated Decision-making in Individual Cases, Including Profiling
You have the right not to be subjected to a decision-making process based exclusively on automated processing – including profiling – that has legal ramifications for you or significantly impairs you in a similar manner. This does not apply if the decision:
is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller,
is admissible by law of the Union or of the Member States to which the data controller is subject and that law contains appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests of the data subject; or
is made with the express consent of the data subject.
The data controller shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms, and legitimate interests of the data subject, including at a minimum the right to cause a person acting on behalf of the data controller to intervene, to state his or her own position, and to challenge the decision.
The data subject may exercise this right at any time by contacting the respective data controller.
(10) Right of Appeal to a Supervisory Authority
Notwithstanding other administrative or judicial remedies, you also have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, of work or of the place of the suspected infringement, where the data subject considers that the processing of personal data concerning him or her is contrary to this Regulation.
(11) Right to an Effective Judicial Remedy
Notwithstanding available administrative or extrajudicial remedies, including the right of appeal to a supervisory authority under Article 77 GDPR, you also have the right to an effective judicial remedy if you believe that your rights under this Regulation have been infringed upon as a result of processing your personal data in breach of this Regulation.
We use external service providers (order processors), e.g., for sending our newsletter, for web analysis, for hosting our website, or for editing our website. A separate order processing agreement has been concluded with the service provider in order to ensure the protection of your personal data.
We work with the following service providers:
Creation and maintenance of the website: Sergio Sanchez-Torres – Alemannenstraße 14 – 79689 Maulburg, Germany
Website host: 1&1 Telecommunication SE – Elgendorfer Str. 57 – 56410 Montabaur