Privacy Policy

Below we inform you to what extent personal data is collected when you visit our website and for what purposes it is processed.

1. Responsibilities

Names and contact details of those responsible for the content can be found in the imprint on our website.

2. Processing of Personal Data

2.1 Operation of the Website

a. Personal Information

Our websites are hosted by an external company. The following information, which your browser automatically transmits to the server, is processed there:

  • browser type / version
  • operating system used
  • referrer URL (the previously visited page)
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address)
  • time of the server request.

This log data can be personalised via the IP address; however, we do not regularly connect the data to persons.

b. Purposes and Legal basis of the Processing

This data is processed for the following purposes in accordance with the following legal bases:

  • Enabling the use of the website (legitimate interest)
  • Ensuring the proper operation of the websites (fulfilment of legal obligations, i. e. security of processing, e. g. to defend against and to analyse cyber attacks)

c. Recipients or Categories of Recipients

Personal data will be disclosed if this is necessary to defend against criminal offences and / or if we are otherwise legally obliged to do so.

2.2 Data Security

In order to protect your data from unwanted access as comprehensively as possible, we take technical and organizational measures. We use encryption on our pages. Your information is transmitted from your computer to our server and vice versa via the Internet using TLS encryption. You can recognise this by the fact that the lock symbol in the status bar of your browser is closed and the address line starts with https://

2.3 Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and read again by our server when you visit our website again. We use the following cookies to improve the use of our website:  

Name Function Expires
pll_language Saves the set language version of the website to display the website in this language when you visit it again 1 year
euCookie Saves the information whether the cookie reference has already been seen 1 year
MATOMO_SESSID Saves the Matomo-Session Cookie after leaving the website
_pk_id Save the Matomo-page ID 1 year
_pk_ses Save the Matomo-Session ID 30 minutes after leaving the website
piwik_ignore Matomo Opt-Out Cookie 2 years

  Most browsers automatically accept cookies. You can also view our website without cookies. You can prevent cookies from being stored on your device by selecting the “Do not accept cookies” function in your browser settings. You can delete cookies already set on your device at any time. If you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the web pages.

2.4 SZENARIS Newsletter

Our website uses the services of CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede, Germany, to send out our free SZENARIS Newsletter.

a. Personal Information

When subscribing to the SZENARIS Newsletter, personal data (e-mail address) is automatically transferred to the service provider.

b. Purposes and Legal Basis of the Processing

Your personal data will be processed for the following purposes in accordance with the following legal bases:

  • Enables to subscribe to and send the free SZENARIS Newsletter (legitimate interest).

c. Storage Period and, if Applicable, Criteria for Determining the Storage Period

Your personal data will be stored for as long as you have subscribed to the SZENARIS Newsletter.

d. Revocation Option

You can cancel your subscription to the SZENARIS Newsletter at any time. You will find a function for this on our website in the “SZENARIS Newsletter” section or in the current SZENARIS Newsletter.

2.5 Contact Form

You can contact us via a web form. To use our contact form, we need your name and e-mail address. You can provide further information, but you do not have to. Information that you provide to us when contacting us is used on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 b DSGVO or Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f DSGVO in the interest of being able to answer your enquiry as simply, quickly and in a customer-friendly manner as possible. Your data will only be processed to answer your inquiry and will be deleted immediately afterwards, unless we are legally obliged to store it. The data will not be passed on to third parties. If you would like to object to the processing of your data transmitted via the contact form, please contact the e-mail address stated in the imprint.

2.6 reCaptcha

We use the Google service reCaptcha to determine whether a person or a computer makes a particular entry in our contact or szenaris Letter form. Google uses the following information to determine if you are a human being or a computer: IP address of the device you are using, the website you are visiting and on which the captcha is integrated, the date and duration of the visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type used, Google account if you are logged in to Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha areas and tasks for which you must identify images. The legal basis for the described data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 letter f DSGVO. We have a legitimate interest in this data processing in order to guarantee the security of our website and to protect us from automated input (attacks).

2.7 Matomo (formerly Piwik)

(1) Our website uses Matomo, this is a so-called web analysis service. Matomo uses so-called cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer and which enable us to analyse the use of the website.

(2) For this purpose the usage information generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transferred to our server and stored for usage analysis purposes. We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. Your IP address is immediately anonymised during this process, so that you as a user remain anonymous to us. By making the IP address anonymous, the interest of users in the protection of their personal data is sufficiently taken into account. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is not passed on to third parties. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
(3) The legal basis for the use of Matomo is article 6 paragraph 1 littera f Data Protection Basic Regulation
(4) If you do not agree with the storage and evaluation of this data from your visit, you can object to the storage and use of this data at any time by clicking on the mouse. In this case, a so-called opt-out cookie is stored in your browser, which means that Matomo does not collect any session data. Attention: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and may have to be reactivated by you. For more information on the privacy settings of the Matomo software, please refer to the following link:


3. Rights of the Persons Concerned

You have various rights in handling your personal data, such as the right to information about the data stored by us concerning your person or the right to correction, restriction of processing, the right to data transferability, the right of objection or the right to deletion of your data. If you have any questions regarding the assertion of your rights, please contact the data protection officer of the person responsible in writing at

4. Right of Appeal to the Supervisory Authority

According to Art. 77 DSGVO, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority if you believe that our processing of your personal data violates data protection regulations. The right of appeal may be exercised in particular before a supervisory authority in the member state where you are staying, working or where the suspected infringement takes place.

5. Links to Other Internet Sites

Our website contains links to other websites. We have no influence on whether their operators comply with the data protection regulations. Despite prior careful control of content, we cannot assume any liability for external links to external content.

6. Validity and Updating of the Data Protection Declaration

Due to the further development of our website or the implementation of new technologies, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration with effect for the future. We recommend that you take a look at the current data protection declaration.

7. Contact Data of the Data Protection Officer

Our company data protection officer will be happy to provide you with information or suggestions on the subject of data protection: Sandro Strobel Data Protection Officer of szenaris GmbH Otto-Lilienthal Straße 1 28199 Bremen, Germany Email: Phone: +49 [0] 421 596 47 38

8. Reservation of the right to change without prior notice

Within the framework of statutory provisions, we reserve the right to change this Data Protection Policy without prior notice. Amendments:

  • 15.04.2009 / Version 0: First publication of the Privacy Policy.
  • 10.03.2011 / Version 1: Supplement to the Privacy Policy with respect to extending the service range to include the introduction of the SZENARIS Newsletter.
  • 18.04.2013 / Version 2: Revision of the Data Protection Policy.
  • 24.05.2018 / Version 3: Revision of the Data Protection Policy according to DSGVO