Privacy Policy

VIACOR Polymer GmbH would like to thank you for your visit on our webpages and your interest in our company and our services. The protection of your privacy in regard to processing is an important matter to us. Therefore, your data will exclusively be processed in accordance with the provisions of the German Data Protection Act as well as the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union. We want you to feel safe during your visit on our pages.


With this privacy policy, we attend to our duty of information towards our visitors and users according to art. 3 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We specifically focus on protecting personal data. Personal Data are particulars about personal or material conditions of a specified or specifiable natural person. This includes information as for instance, name, address, e-mail address and phone number. The legal bases of data protection are to be found in the GDPR as well as the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the EU ePrivacy regulation.

Your rights in regards to data protection as a user of this website (rights of the persons affected)

The data protection law views you as an affected person of our initiated collection of your personal data in the scope of your visit on our website. Accordingly, the legislator has made provisions for a number of rights of the persons affected that you can make use of as a user of this website. In particular, these rights are the following:

At any time, you have the right of information about your personal data, their origins and recipient and the reason for data processing free of charge and without giving reasons. Likewise, you have the right to adjustment, correction, blockage or deletion of this data. You may also restrict processing of your data or object to processing of your data (right of objection), just as well you generally have the right of data transferability. If you have provided us with your consent to processing of your data, you can revoke it at any time. Additionally, you have the right of appeal with the regulatory authorities according to art. 77 GDPR.

Contact Data: Responsible Person – Data Protection Coordinators – Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions regarding data protection at VIACOR Polymer GmbH that cannot be answered with the information provided in this privacy policy or if you would like to put your rights as a person affected into practice, you have the following opportunities to contact us:

The management or executive board that you can find in the imprint on is responsible for data processing. However, given that the management has an abundance of other responsibilities, we recommend contacting our data protection coordinators ( directly. You may also send your inquiry by mail; the corresponding address can be found in the imprint as well.

Furthermore, VIACOR Polymer GmbH has commissioned an external data protection officer that is available under datenschutz(at)

We would like to inform you that you may address any of our employees with your inquiries regarding your rights as a person affected. However, it would present a great relief to us if you would address your concerns directly to our data protection coordinators (

If you would like to make use of your right of appeal according to art. 77 GDPR, please contact the responsible supervisory authority.

Recipients of Personal Data

If you submit your personal data to us, the main recipients are the employees of VIACOR Polymer GmbH that have been entrusted with it. Moreover, it is possible that we commission other companies or individuals with the fulfilment of tasks in our name, for instance services that you requested through the contact inquiry (e.g. a printed product brochure). In this case, it is possible that the companies commissioned by us get to process your data for the intended purpose. For more detailed information regarding this matter, please see the section “Obligations of Employees and external Service Providers” and “Cooperation with external Service Providers”.

Transmission of Personal Data in a Third Country

We do not have the intention to transmit personal data beyond the geographic scope of the GDPR. However, given that we occasionally use web services provided by Google (e.g. for the graphic layout of the slogans we use “”), data such as, for instance, IP addresses and/or so-called referral links or online identifiers might be transmitted, depending on your browser settings. Since we do not initiate the combination of that data, it cannot be ruled out that personal data is created and/or processed beyond the geographic scope of the GDPR. It is possible to prevent the transmission in your browser; for more information regarding this matter, please read the section “Use of Google Maps”.

Duration of Storage

Personal data that has been submitted over our own website will only be stored until its intended purpose is fulfilled. Taking retention periods in accordance with commercial and fiscal laws into consideration, the duration of storage of specific data can be up to 10 years.

Intention of Data Collection

The use of our page is generally possible without submitting personal data. In order to use particular services on our page, however, different regulations might apply that, in this case, will be individually elaborated and inform you especially about the nature, extent and purpose of the collection and processing of personal data. Nevertheless, we only generally only process personal data whenever it is necessary for providing a functional website as well as contents and services. In case of data collection, it is for the purpose of technical provision of our online presence, for informational purposes and for contractual purposes when providing services. Your personal data will be used exclusively for the aforementioned purposes and only within the scope and to the extent necessary to fulfil these purposes. If you apply for employment at VIACOR Polymer GmbH, another purpose for data processing is the potential conclusion of an employment contract.

Legal Base of Data Collection

Personal data may only be processed in accordance with a legal base. Whenever we process personal data in the scope of our web presence, we generally do so due to legitimate interest of the person responsible, article 6, paragraph 1 GDPR.

The preservation of legitimate interests is a balance of interests and includes not only our interests as the company responsible for the processing but also the interests of the users of our websites. We as a company want to inform you about our company as well as our services. You as a user and potential customer, supplier, competitor, information seeker and/or applicant have an interest in informing yourself about is, our services and products in a technically accessible and comfortable way. Moreover, we give our visitors the opportunity to get into contact with us through our website. Respectively, the processing of data complies with the interests on both ends. At the same time, the processing of personal data is reduced to a minimal extent so that we come to the conclusion that the preservation of legitimate interest can act as the legal base for the processing.

In regard to the application process, we use the legal ground of contract and contract initiation (article 6, paragraph 1 GDPR), especially § 26 BDSG (German Data Protection Law, Data Processing for Purposes of Employment Relationships). For more information, see the section “Applications”.

In addition, we use the legal ground of consent in regard to the application process (article 6, paragraph 1 GDPR). This consent is voluntary and serves the purpose of staff recruitment and transmission of your data into an internal talent pool. For more information, see the section “Applications”. You can freely choose whether you would like to give consent or decline. There will be no negative consequences whatsoever in case of declination. You can revoke previously given consent partially or fully at any time. The legality of processing on the legal ground of consent will persist until the revocation. This means that even in case of revocation of consent, the processing that happened in the past will not become unlawful.


Our web site makes use of so-called Cookies, which serve as a means of making our online presence as a whole more user-friendly, more effective as well as more secure – for example when it comes to accelerating navigation on our platform.

Furthermore, cookies enable us to measure the frequency of page views and navigation in general.

Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer system. Cookies are not harmful to your computer and do not contain viruses. Please note that some of these cookies will be transferred from our server to your computer system, which will be so-called “session cookies”. “Session cookies” are characterised by being automatically deleted from your hard drive when the browser session has ended. Other cookies remain on your computer system and enable us to recognise your computer system at your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). Naturally, you can decline cookies at any time, should your browser allow it. However, please be aware that in this case not all features on our website will be available to be used with full functionality.

The help-function in the menu bar of most web browsers will explain how to keep your browser from accepting new cookies, how to make your browser notify you whenever you receive a new cookie or even how to turn off all received cookies. Naturally, you can subsequently delete all cookies. The procedure is dependent on your browser as well as your operating system. We kindly ask you to look up the correct procedure for subsequent deletion of cookies for your system.

Server Log

Every visit of the pages of this web presence is registered and stored in the so-called Server Log files. This data serves exclusively to analyse server utilisation.

The collected data in this procedure specifically contains the following:

  • The requesting host address
  • Time and date of the request
  • Name of the requested file
  • HTTP status code
  • Amount of transmitted data
  • Internet page from which you visit us (referrer URL)
  • Browser / operating system / interface
  • Particulars about which server services were used
  • Protocol version

This anonymous data will be stored separately from your possibly submitted personal data and will not allow any inference to a specific person. It will only be transmitted to third parties when prescribed by law or court order. There will be no transmission for commercial or non-commercial purposes. We reserve the right to check this data, should there be concrete indications of unlawful use.

Contact Opportunity

We offer you the option on our page to contact us via e-mail and/or contact forms. Your submissions from the request form, including the contact data you submitted in order for us to process the request and for the case of further questions will be encrypted before they are transmitted to and stored with us. If you would like to contact us via e-mail, we would like to point out that the confidentiality of the transmitted information in unencrypted e-mails is not guaranteed. The content of unencrypted e-mails can be viewed by third parties (see section “Information Security).


VIACOR Polymer GmbHAfter the selection procedure, the applicants’ data will be stored for up to six months.

Furthermore, we would like to ask you to let us add your data to an internal talent pool when you send us an application. You then consent to letting us process your data for two years for the purpose of staff recruitment. This applies to the case that you generally present an interesting candidate to us but did not get the job you had originally applied for.

Use of Google Web Services

Like many other websites and service providers on the internet we use technical web services by Google. One can assume that Google collects and links the data that, for instance, creates your cookies (such as online identifiers and IP addresses). In combination with explicit identifiers and other information transmitted to Google’s servers, Google can also create profiles of users of this website and expand existing profiles.

Google Analytics

We make use of Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google” in the following). Google Analytics uses cookies in order to analyse your use of our website using online services. The information about your use of this website and online offers created by the cookie are transmitted to and stored by Google in the United States of America. We use Google Analytics with the extension “_anonymizelp()”, so that the IP addresses that are transmitted to Google are shortened and processed on servers in Europe to rule out direct personal references. Google will use this information to evaluate your visit on the website, to create reports about the website activities for us and to provide other services concerning website use and internet use. Google will also, if necessary, transmit this information to third parties if they are obliged to do so by law or if third parties process the data on behalf of Google. On no account will Google associate your IP address with other data by Google. You can also disable the installation of the cookie for Google Analytics by adjusting the respecting settings in your browser; however, we would like to point out that in this case, you cannot use all of our online services with full functionality. You can object to the collection and storage of data for Google Analytics by installing a browser plugin by Google. If you visit our website using a mobile device such as a smartphone or tablet, you can use this link to object to using

Google Tag Manager

This website uses Google Tag Manager. This service provides an interface to manage website tags. Google Tag Manager only implements tags. This means: no cookies will be set and no personal data will be collected. Google Tag Manager sets off other tags that might collect data. However, Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If there has been deactivation in relation to domain or cookies, this deactivation will remain for all tracking tags, provided that they are implemented by Google Tag Manager. Click here to be excluded from being registered through Google Tag Manager. For more information about Google Tag Manager, please see:

Use and Transmission of Personal Data

If you commission us to provide a service, your personal data will only be used to the extent that is necessary for the execution of the commission (e.g. processing of information enquiries or requests for brochures). This especially includes the transmission of your data to transport companies, credit companies or other services used for service delivery or contract processing.

A further transmission, especially sale of your personal data to third parties, does not take place.

This procedure has the following exceptions: we disclose customer accounts and personal data of customers whenever we are legally obligated to do so or whenever such a transmission is necessary to protect our own rights, those of our customers and those of third parties, e.g. in the case of attacks on our network infrastructure. This can, for instance, include an exchange of data with companies that specialise in prevention or minimisation of abuse and credit card fraud and/or IT security. We explicitly point out that in this context there will be no transmission of data for commercial purposes that does not comply with this privacy policy.

Obligations of Employees and external Service Providers

As a matter of course, our employees and the service providing companies we commission are obligated to discretion and compliance with the provisions of GDPR.


Where appropriate, we use plugins oft he social network ““, run by Facebook Inc. 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo as well as the “Like” button. When you visit a page running such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to one of Facebook’s servers. Facebook then starts transmitting the plugin’s contents to your browser that, in return, embeds the plugin into the website. With this process, Facebook collects the information that a user with a specific IP address, namely the IP address that is assigned to your internet access at the moment of transmission and that visits the website. If you are logged into your Facebook account at the same time, Facebook can associate your visit to your Facebook account even if you do not use the “Like” button. If you use the plugin by clicking the “Like” button, your browser will transmit this information to Facebook as well, where it will be stored. If you do not wish for Facebook to collect data using our website and for this data to be associated with your Facebook account, please log out of your Facebook account before visiting our website. For more information about the purpose and the extent of the collection, storage and use of this data by Facebook as well as information about your rights regarding this matter and the possible settings of your Facebook account to protect your data, please see Facebook’s data use policy.


We occasionally use plugins by Google’s social network (Google+) that is run by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”). You can recognise the plugins by their coloured “Google+” font on our website. When you visit one of our web pages that is running such a plugin your browser establishes a direct connection to one of Google’s servers. Google directly transmits the contents of the plugin to your browser, that then embeds it into the website. We do not have any influence on the extent of the data collected by Google. Google receives the information of a user visiting our page with his/her IP address. If you yourself are logged into Google+ and do not want Google to store data about your visit, please log out of your Google Account before visiting our page. For information on purpose and extent of data collection, further processing and use of data by Google as well as your corresponding rights and possible settings regarding the protection of your privacy, please see Google’s data protection notices concerning Google+.


Our websites include functions by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA (“Instagram”). If you are logged into your Instagram account, it is possible that you link the contents of our pages with your Instagram profile in order for Instagram to associate your visit on our page with you user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, do not have any knowledge of the contents of the transmitted data as well as their usage by Instagram. For more information regarding this matter, please see Instagram’s privacy policy:


Our site uses functions from the LinkedIn network. The service is provided by LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the LinkedIn servers. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our web pages from your IP address. If you use the LinkedIn “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, it is possible for LinkedIn to associate your visit to our website to your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it will be used by LinkedIn.

More information can be found in the LinkedIn privacy policy at


Our site partially uses the plugin of the social network Twitter. The plugin is provided by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. The plugin can be identified on our website by the Twitter logo, which is light-blue script “Twitter” on white background. The Twitter plugin allows for posts to be shared on Twitter or for you to follow us on Twitter. Whenever you visit one of our pages containing such a plugin, your browser established a direct connection to one of Twitter’s servers. Twitter then directly transmits the plugin’s content to your browser. We do not have any influence on the extent of data collected by Twitter. To our knowledge, the user’s IP address as well as the URL of the respecting website when clicking the plugin are transmitted to Twitter. However, it will only be used for purposes concerning the plugin. For more information regarding this matter, please see Twitter’s privacy policy:


Our website uses features provided by the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of our pages containing XING features is accessed, your browser establishes a direct connection to the XING servers. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored in the process. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor is usage behavior evaluated.

For more information about data protection and the XING Share button, please see the XING privacy policy at


Our website makes use of plugins by YouTube, a page run by Google. The operating company is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. Whenever you visit one of our pages running the YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube is established and the server receives information about which particular pages you have visited.

By being logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to associate your surfing activities directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this process by logging out of your account beforehand.

YouTube is used to allow an appealing presentation of our online offers. This presents a legitimate interest according to Article 6, Paragraph 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For more information regarding handling of usage data, please read YouTube’s privacy policy:

Cooperation with external Service Providers

We commission other companies and individuals with the fulfilment of task on our account.

This can include, for instance, package delivery, dispatch of letters or e-mails, analysis of our databases, IT services, advertising measures, payment transactions as well as customer service. These service providers have access to personal information that is necessary for the fulfilment of the given tasks. However, they may not use them for other purposes. Furthermore, they are obligated to handle the information in accordance with this privacy policy as well as GDPR. If these sub-companies are processors as per article 28 GDPR, we have concluded respective lawful contracts with them.


For a consistent provision of display and operational functions, this page uses the jQuery technology provided by Google. With each visit on a page your browser will load the necessary programme library into your browser’s cache in order to enable interactive control elements and to display animations correctly.

In this regard, the programme libraries are being called up from Google’s servers using Google’s CDN (Content Delivery Network). This informs Google of your IP address being use to view our website. The use of jQuery and Google CDN is carried out in the interest of a consistent and appealing presentation of our online offers. This presents a legitimate interest according to article 6, paragraph 1 GDPR. For more information about the handling of user data, please see Google’s privacy policy:


If you wish to obtain the newsletter that we offer on our website, we require your e-mail address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are, in fact, the owner of the e-mail address you submitted and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not at all occur or only occur on a voluntary basis. This data is used exclusively for the distribution of the requested information and will not be transmitted to third parties. The processing of the data submitted to the newsletter subscription form occurs exclusively based on your consent (art. 6 paragraph 1 GDPR). The given consent for the storage of the data, the e-mail address as well as their use for the distribution of the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for instance by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing that has already been conducted will remain unaffected by the revocation. The data you submitted to us for the purpose of receiving our newsletter will be stored until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted after you unsubscribed. In this case, data that has been stored by us for different purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members’ section) will remain unaffected.


We use Newsletter2Go to analyze our newsletter campaigns. This allows us to determine if a newsletter message has been opened and which links you click on. We can thus find out how often various links are clicked.

In addition, we can see if certain actions take place after clicking on said links (conversion rate). We can thus determine whether the clicking of a link in a newsletter has led to a purchase, for example.

Newsletter2Go also allows us to classify newsletter recipients into different categories (clustering). For example, newsletter recipients can be subdivided according to gender, personal preference (e.g. vegetarian or non-vegetarian), or customer relationship (e.g. existing or potential customer). This allows us to adapt the newsletters to the respective target groups.

For detailed information on the functions of Newsletter2Go, see the following link:

Legal basis

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.

Storage duration

The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted from our servers and those of Newsletter2Go. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remains unaffected.

For more information, see the privacy policy of Newsletter2Go at

Completion of an outsourced data processing contract

We have entered into a data processing agreement with Newsletter2Go, in which we require Newsletter2Go to protect the data of our customers and not to disclose said data to third parties. It can be downloaded here:


LinkedIn SlideShare is a Web 2.0–based slide hosting service of LinkedIn Corporation, 1000 W. Maude Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94085 USA, Users can upload files privately or publicly in the following file formats: PowerPoint, PDF, or OpenDocument presentations. Slide decks can then be viewed on the site itself, on hand held devices or embedded on other sites. Our website uses the plugins offered by LinkedIn Slideshare to primarily share presentations and PDFs.

Regarding the use of LinkedIn Slideshare’s plugins (and all plugins offered by LinkedIn products) see the LinkedIn Slideshare’s Privacy Policy stating: “We log usage data when you visit or otherwise use our Services, including our sites, app and platform technology (e.g., our off-site plugins), such as when you view or click on content (e.g., learning video) or ads (on or off our sites and apps), perform a search, install or update one of our mobile apps, share articles or apply for jobs. We use log-ins, cookies, device information and internet protocol (“IP”) addresses to identify you and log your use.”  More information about LinkedIn's privacy practices can be read at

Information Security

VIACOR Polymer GmbH uses technological and organisational security measures in accordance with the current state of knowledge to protect the data you provided us with from random or deliberate manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised individuals. Therefore, your data will be stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. Our security measures will be reviewed periodically and constantly improved pursuant to the technological development. If you want to contact us via e-mail, please be aware that the confidentiality of the submitted information is not ensured for unencrypted e-mails. The content of unencrypted e-mails can be accessed by third parties. Hence, we recommend sending confidential information either in an encrypted manner or by mail. Your e-mail address will exclusively be used for our correspondence with you. There will be no deviating use or transmission to third parties.

Protection of your Data via TLS / SSL

To ensure safe data transmission on the internet we use the hybrid encryption protocol Transport Layer Security (TLS), more commonly known under its predecessor’s name Secure Sockets Layer Software (SSL). This software encrypts the information you submit. All information relevant to data protection are stored in a protected database in an encrypted state.

Consent, State and Change of this Privacy Policy

By using our website, you consent to the aforementioned data processing as of 21.06.2018. We explicitly reserve the right to take legal action in case of unrequested mailing of advertising information, for instance in the shape of spam e-mails.