Data protection

Salzgitter AG would like to thank you for your interest in our company and your visit to our web site. The protection of your personal data is very important to us and this document explains how personal data is collected and processed on our web site. This data protection declaration also informs you of your rights as a user.
You may use our web site without providing any personal data. The collection of any personal data on our web site is on a voluntary basis. This data will not be passed on to a third party without your express permission.

Data collection

Server log files
Every time a user accesses our web site and every time a file is downloaded, data is temporarily stored in a log file via this process. Stored data is evaluated anonymously and for internal purposes only for the purpose of continuously improving our web content. No personal evaluation is carried out. In particular, a data set containing the following information is stored upon each user access:
• IP address used
• Operating system used
• Browser used
• Access time
• The web sites that you visit when on our site
• The web sites from which you visit our site (where conveyed)
• Data volume transmitted

Our web site uses cookies. These are small text files that are sent to your device via the browser. They don’t cause any damage. We use cookies to make our content user friendly. Cookies are stored on your device until they expire or until you delete them. They enable us to recognize your browser on your next visit.
If you do not wish this to happen, you can configure your browser to inform you of the placement of cookies and only allow this in individual cases. Deactivating cookies could restrict the functionality of our web site.

Web analysis

Google Analytics

Google Analytics
Pursuant to our legitimate interest (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and efficient operation of our website as defined by Art. 6(1) lit. f. of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO)) we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (‘Google’). Google uses cookies. The information about users’ use of the website generated by the cookie will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework, and thus guarantees to comply with European data protection legislation (
Google will use this information on our instruction to evaluate the users’ use of our website, compile reports about activities within this website and to provide us with further services associated with the use of this website and internet usage. This may involve creating pseudonym usage profiles for users based on the data processed.
We use Google Analytics only with IP anonymisation activated. This means that Google will truncate the user’s IP address within the member states of the European Union or other members of the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and truncated there.
The IP address that the user’s browser transmits will not be associated with any other data held by Google. Users can stop cookies from saving data via the respective setting in their browser software; users can also prevent the capture of data created by the cookie and prevent data in relation to their use of the website from being transmitted to Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin under the following link:
Further information concerning the use of data by Google, settings, and options to object can be found on the Google websites: (‘How Google uses information from sites or apps that use our services’), (‘Data use for advertising purposes’), (‘Manage the information that Google uses to personalise your advertising’).
You can also prevent Google Analytics from capturing any data by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be placed on your computer which prevents the future capture of your data when accessing this website: Google Analytics deaktivieren

Contact forms
Your contact details will only be collected if you use the contact form to send us a notification or an enquiry, if you send us an order via the order form on our web site or send us an on-line application. Your details will only be collected to the extent required and to fulfil the stated purpose. Further information about on-line applications is available here…

We have included YouTube videos on our web site and they are stored on and downloadable directly from our web site.
They are all part of the “enhanced data protection mode”, meaning that none of your user data is transmitted to YouTube if you don’t play the videos. Data will only be transmitted to the YouTube server if you play the videos. If you are logged on to YouTube at the same time, the information will be filed on your YouTube member account. You can prevent this if you log out of your member account before visiting our web site.
YouTube is operated by YouTube LLC, having its principal place of business at 901 Cherry Avenue, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube is represented by Google Inc. having its principal place of business at 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Further information about how YouTube (Google) handles user data is available at

MyFonts Counter
On this website, we use MyFonts Counter, a web analysis service of MyFonts Inc., 500 Unicorn Park Drive, Woburn, MA 01801, USA, on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 f) DSGVO. Based on the licence terms, page-view tracking is carried out by counting the number of visits to the website for statistical purposes and transmitting this information to MyFonts. MyFonts only collects anonymous data. The data may be passed on by activating Java-Script code in your browser. To prevent the execution of Java-Script code from MyFonts altogether, you can install a Java-Script blocker (e.g. Further information on MyFonts Counter can be found in the MyFonts privacy policy under

Areas of our web site contain links to other web sites. We make reasonable efforts to check these links. The company is not responsible for the content or the assurance of data protection on the sites linked by us.

Further information according to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Data deletion
Where we have stored your personal data, we only process it for the period required and for the reason for storage or where this is a legal requirement.
Where there is no reason for storage or when a storage period expires, personal data is routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the legal requirements.
Non-disclosure of data
Personal data will not be disclosed unless there is a specific legal requirement to do so.

Rights of the affected party
Any person affected has the right of information pursuant to Art. 15 of the GDPR. Where we process your personal data, you have the right of rectification pursuant to Art. 16 of the GDPR, the right of deletion pursuant to Art. 17 of the GDPR, the right to restrict processing pursuant to Art. 18 of the GDPR, the right to object arising from Art. 21 of the GDPR and the right of data portability arising from Art. 20 of the GDPR. Restrictions pursuant to §§ 34 and 35 of the GDPA apply in the case of the right of information and the right of deletion. There is also a right of appeal to the responsible data protection authorities (Art. 77 of the GDPR combined with § 19 GDPA).

Legal basis of the processing
Data processed in connection with the use of contact or order forms is for the performance of a contract or pre-contractual measures on the basis of Art. 6 para 1 (b) of the GDPR.
Where the company is subject to a legal obligation requiring the processing of personal data, processing is based on Art. 6 para 1 (c) of the GDPR.
Processing may also be based on Art. 6 para 1 (f) of the GDPR, according to which processing is required to protect the legitimate interests of our company or a third party in so far as the interests, basic rights and freedoms of the affected person do not outweigh this.

Obligation to provide personal data
There is no basic obligation to provide personal data when you visit the web site. Something else may arise as a result of contractual requirements, as personal data is regularly required for the performance of an agreement.

Changes to the data protection declaration
The data protection declaration needs to be changed at intervals as part of the continuous development of the Internet. Checking the data protection declaration at regular intervals will keep you up to date with any changes.

Contact information
Salzgitter Mannesmann Stahlservice GmbH
Werftstrasse 13
76189 Karlsruhe

Telephone +49 721 95578 - 0
Fax +49 721 95578 - 50

Co-Managing Directors:
Dipl.-Kfm. Michael Schäfer, M. Sc. Michael van der Vlist

HRB 715114 AG Mannheim
VAT registration no. DE 284992633

Data protection officer:
Harald Hösterey