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Data Protection

We, SMR Automotive Beteiligungen Deutschland GmbH (hereinafter referred to as "we" or "MDRSC"), appreciate your interest in our website and our services. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We reserve the right to adapt and change this privacy policy at any time; the latest version always applies. We therefore recommend that you consult this declaration regularly.

It is possible to use the site without providing personal data. In this respect, we do not collect any data unless you provide us with any yourself via the contact form. In this case, the data will only be used to answer your inquiry and will be deleted if you so wish or if storage is no longer necessary.

To deliver the website, ensure functionality and optimization, so-called log files are collected, which your browser transmits to our server, such as IP address, date and time of the request, time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), content of the request (specific page), access status/HTTP status code, amount of data transferred in each case, website from which the request comes, browser, operating system and its interface, language and version of the browser software. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR. Log files and their contents are stored for a maximum of 3 days and then deleted, unless they are required for the clarification or documentation of abusive or illegal use that has become known within the retention period.

Data collection

As part of the use of our website, for the execution of a contract, on the basis of consent, as well as any contact - whether by you or by us - your personal data is processed on the basis of the so-called legitimacy principle. Personal data is passed on within the MDRSC group of companies, as well as to contracted service providers, partners and other legitimized recipients. In particular, this relates to the following meetings:

• Contact by you, contact form

If you contact us by e-mail, telephone, post, contact form on the website or via personal contact (e.g. at trade fairs, seminars or events), we process personal data for the purpose of processing, documenting and tracking your inquiry on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 b) or f) GDPR.

• Processing of orders

To process orders (e.g. fulfillment of purchase contracts), we process personal data (salutation, title, name, company, address, contact details, transaction data) that you provide to us on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR. If required, we transmit necessary information to the companies commissioned with the delivery or execution as well as to the banks, insurance companies and service providers commissioned with the transaction, regulation, credit check and sanction list comparison. This also applies to the processing of contract-initiating or pre-contractual measures as well as post-contractual services and complaints.

• Trade fairs and events

At trade fairs and events, you can find out about our products and services and contact us personally. The processing of personal data (salutation, title, name, company, address, contact details) that you provide to us is carried out for the purpose of documentation, processing your inquiries and follow-up of the respective event on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR or Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR.

• Contact by us

As part of the usual property tracking, to arrange appointments, for one-off information for new contacts via our communication channels and for similar purposes, we make contact in the industry environment by telephone, e-mail, using other communication channels or via personal contact. We process personal data (salutation, title, name, company, address, contact details, role in the property) that you have provided to us and newly provide to us, are publicly accessible or are transmitted to us by third parties on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 b) GDPR or Art. 6 para. 1 f) GDPR. This also applies to the implementation of regular satisfaction surveys for quality assurance and to increase partner and customer satisfaction. If necessary, we transmit the necessary information to the service providers and partners commissioned to carry out the survey.

Disclosure of personal data

If necessary, personal data will be passed on within the group of companies to contracted service providers, partners and other authorized recipients. Any further disclosure to third parties will only take place if we have expressly informed you of this. There are no plans to transfer personal data to a third country outside the European Union. A commercial sale of your personal data expressly does not take place. Duration of data storage If there is a contractual relationship between you and us, your personal data will be deleted in accordance with the mandatory deletion requirements. If we process your personal data on the basis of an inquiry, contact or other communication, it will be deleted after completion of the inquiry if there is no legitimate purpose for further data processing or data storage.


We use session cookies on our website for the duration of your visit in order to make the information offered as user-friendly as possible. All cookies that are not technically necessary are only set after you have given your express consent in the cookie banner. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the browser. They do not store any personal data. Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but also offer the option of rejecting cookies or displaying a warning before they are saved. If you do not wish cookies to be installed, you can deactivate the acceptance of cookies in your browser.

We would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of our website to their full extent.

You can find the cookies used on our website in the following table:


Technically necessary

Name Cookie

Expiry Date Yes dp_cookieconsent_status ca. 1 year No --> Consent _pk_ses50.e938, (Matomo = Marketing) Session No --> Consent _pk_ref50.e938, (Matomo = Marketing) ca. 6 months No --> Consent _pk_id50.e938, (Matomo = Marketing) ca. 1 month

Matomo (formerly Piwik) -> statistics cookie

Matomo (formerly Piwik) -> Statistics cookie This website uses the web analysis service Matomo (formerly Piwik) to analyze and regularly improve the use of our website. We can use the statistics obtained to improve our offer and make it more interesting for you as a user. The legal basis for the use of Matomo is Art. 6 para. 1 f GDPR.

This website uses Matomo with the "AnonymizeIP" extension. This means that IP addresses are further processed in abbreviated form, so that they cannot be directly linked to individuals. The IP address transmitted by your browser using Matomo is not merged with other data collected by us.

The Matomo software and the data collected using Matomo are operated, stored and processed exclusively on our own servers.

The Matomo program is an open source project. Information from the third-party provider on data protection can be found at

If you agree to the use of Matomo via our cookie banner ("Statistics" opt-in), cookies will be stored on your computer for this analysis. You can revoke your consent at any time on this website or prevent the storage of cookies by changing the settings in your browser. However, we would like to point out that you may not be able to use this website to its full extent if you prevent the storage of cookies.

Social plugins

Our website uses social plugins. These are marked with the corresponding logo and link to the respective website. When you visit a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection with the respective server. The social media operator thus receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website and can assign this information to your account, provided you are logged in. If you do not want the social media operator to collect data about you via our website, you must log out of the social media account before visiting our website.


Our websites use so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). An overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance can be found here:

When you access a page on our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Facebook server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can directly associate your visit to our website with your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the "Like" button or leaving a comment, this information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on your Facebook profile and displayed to your Facebook friends. The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy can be found in Facebook's data protection information:

If you do not want Facebook to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Facebook plugins with add-ons for your browser:

Mozilla Firefox:




This website uses the "share button" from XING. Therefore, when you access this website, a connection to the servers of XING AG, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, is established via your browser. This provides the share functions (e.g. displaying the counter value). Your personal data is not stored when you access this website. In particular, XING does not store any IP addresses. Your usage behavior is also not evaluated. You can read the current information on data protection with regard to the "Share button" and other relevant information in this regard at


Our websites use components from YouTube, which belongs to Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. You can prevent the use of YouTube by enabling cookies by simply blocking them. In this case, no data about you will be transmitted to YouTube.

Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube's privacy policy at:


Our website uses functions of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions is accessed, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website with your IP address. If you click on the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our website with you and your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

Further information on this can be found in LinkedIn's privacy policy at:

External links

Our website contains links to websites of other providers that are not affiliated with us. By clicking on these links, you will be forwarded directly to the websites of these providers. You can recognize this by the change of URL, among other things. As we no longer have any influence on the processing of your personal data from this point onwards, we cannot accept any responsibility for this. Please inform yourself directly about the data protection provisions on the selected websites for all external offers.

Application procedure

You can apply to us electronically via the "Application" menu item. Your details will only be used to process your application and will not be passed on to third parties and will be deleted once the application process has been completed. Longer data storage is only possible with your express consent. You have the option of ending the application process at any time by simply sending an e-mail and objecting to the use of your data. You can find more information on this in the respective job advertisement. Please note that applications that you send us by e-mail are transmitted unencrypted.

Your rights

Under the General Data Protection Regulation, you can contact us at any time with the following concerns:

  • Provision of information
  • Correction or deletion,
  • Blocking of processing,
  • Revocation of your data protection consent,
  • Objection to the processing,
  • Other data protection complaints (e.g. complaints to the competent data protection supervisory authority)

Please address your request to:

E-mail (for non-highly confidential content):

or our postal address:

SMR Automotive Beteiligungen Deutschland GmbH
Lindenstraße 10-12
96317 Kronach

Security of your data

In order to make the transfer of data secure, it is transmitted via a secure SSL connection. Unauthorized third parties therefore have no way of reading your data during transmission. You can recognize SSL-protected pages by the fact that the address begins with http://https://. In addition, a small closed padlock appears in most browsers.

Your contact person for data protection is

Data protection officer Motherson DRSC


Status December 2023


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