Da­ta Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy MR&S GmbH

This Data Protection Declaration shall cover the use of the webpage of the German private limited company MR&S GmbH.
Our webpage contains links to other webpages of external service providers which this Data Protection Declaration does not extend to.

For us, data protection is an integral part of market and opinion research which we attach very high importance to. Collection and processing of your personal data shall be done in strict accordance with the valid German Federal Data Protection Acts of the Federal Republic of Germany (BDSG or BDSG [new]) from 25th May 2018, of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) from 25th May 2018.

With the following declaration we would like to inform you about what personal data are collected, for what purpose your data are used, and how you can object to your data being collected, processed and used.

The Controller for collection, processing and use of your personal data within the meaning of the GDPR is:

MR&S Mar­ket Re­se­arch & Ser­vices GmbH
Markt­platz 8
61440 Ober­ur­sel
Phone +49 6171 / 20782- 40
Fax +49 6171 / 20782- 60  

Should you want to object to collection, processing and use of your personal data by us in accordance with these data protection regulations in whole or for individual measures, you can direct your objection to the Controller mentioned above.

Should you have any additional questions with regard to data protection, please contact our Da­ta Pro­tec­tion Of­fi­cer:

1. What data do we collect from you?
In the following, we explain which data is collected when you visit our website and for what purpose this is done.

When you call up our webpage

Ac­cess da­ta
Dur­ing ev­ery ac­cess to our web­page, us­er da­ta are automatically trans­mit­ted by the re­spec­tive in­ter­net brows­er used and they are au­to­mat­i­cal­ly stored in so-called serv­er log files. The sets of da­ta thus stored con­tain the fol­low­ing da­ta:   

  • the IP ad­dress of the re­quest­ing com­put­er
  • date and time of the ac­cess
  • name and URL of the site viewed
  • web­page from which ac­cess is made
  • in­for­ma­tion about type and ver­sion of the brows­er used
  • the op­er­at­ing sys­tem of the re­quest­ing com­put­er   

Le­gal ba­sis of da­ta pro­cess­ing
Said access data shall be stored in a log file for a limited period of time for security reasons (e.g. to identify attacks on the website) (legal basis: Art. 6 Para. 1 item f GDPR).

Pur­pose of da­ta pro­cess­ing
We shall use these ac­cess da­ta with­out as­sign­ing them to you as a per­son ex­clu­sive­ly for the pur­pos­es of op­er­a­tion, safe­ty and op­ti­mi­sa­tion of the web­page as well as for the anony­mous track­ing of the vis­i­tors of our web­pages (traf­fic). 

Du­ra­tion of stor­age
The da­ta shall be erased as soon as they are no longer nec­es­sary to at­tain the pur­pose for which they were col­lect­ed. In the case of da­ta col­lec­tion for the pro­vi­sion of our web page, they will be erased once the re­spec­tive ses­sion is ter­mi­nat­ed. 

Ways of ob­jec­tion and rec­ti­fi­ca­tion
Da­ta col­lec­tion for the pro­vi­sion of the web page and da­ta stor­age in log files are ab­so­lute­ly im­per­a­tive for the op­er­a­tion of the web page. Con­se­quent­ly, the us­er shall have no right to ob­ject.  

Our web page al­so con­tains links to oth­er web pages. Please note that we can­not be held li­able for ad­her­ence to da­ta pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions of oth­er ser­vice providers. As a con­se­quence, we here­with strong­ly rec­om­mend that you at­ten­tive­ly read the da­ta pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tions for the oth­er web pages in ques­tion. 

2. Con­tact made by e-mail, etc.

You can con­tact us by us­ing the e-mail ad­dress, tele­phone num­bers or postal ad­dress that are pub­lished on our web page. Your da­ta will not be passed on to any third par­ty. Your da­ta will on­ly be used for our com­mu­ni­ca­tion with you. 

De­pend­ing on the scope and the top­ic of your en­quiry, we will col­lect and pro­cess for ex­am­ple the fol­low­ing per­son­al da­ta in these cas­es:

  • open­ing (gen­der), if ap­pli­ca­ble
  • name, first name(s), if ap­pli­ca­ble
  • com­pa­ny name, if ap­pli­ca­ble
  • e-mail ad­dress
  • tele­phone num­ber, if ap­pli­ca­ble
  • postal ad­dress, if ap­pli­ca­ble
  • ref­er­ence of the mes­sage
  • text of the mes­sages
  • date of the en­quiry 

Le­gal ba­sis of da­ta pro­cess­ing
The le­gal ba­sis of pro­cess­ing those da­ta that are trans­mit­ted when an e- mail is sent shall be Art. 6 Para. 1 item f GDPR. If con­tact is made in or­der to en­ter in­to an con­tract, the ad­di­tion­al le­gal ba­sis of da­ta pro­cess­ing shall be Art. 6 Para. 1 item b GDPR. 

Pur­pose of da­ta pro­cess­ing
The da­ta trans­mit­ted shall on­ly be used to pro­cess your en­quiry. 

Du­ra­tion of stor­age
Your da­ta will be erased as soon as they are no longer nec­es­sary to at­tain the pur­pose for which they were col­lect­ed. For per­son­al da­ta trans­mit­ted by e-mail, this shall be the case as soon as the re­spec­tive com­mu­ni­ca­tion with you has been ter­mi­nat­ed. The com­mu­ni­ca­tion shall be ter­mi­nat­ed if it can be in­ferred from the cir­cum­stances that your en­quired has been pro­cessed con­clu­sive­ly.

In this case, all per­son­al da­ta stored in the course of con­tact shall be erased.

How­ev­er, we here­with ex­plic­it­ly point out that we are on­ly al­lowed to fi­nal­ly erase your per­son­al da­ta if this era­sure does not con­tra­dict any statu­to­ry pe­ri­ods of re­ten­tion.

Ways of ob­jec­tion and rec­ti­fi­ca­tion
You al­so have the op­tion to re­voke your con­sent to the stor­age of your per­son­al da­ta at any time.

3. Cookies

So-called temporary session cookies are used in order to simplify use of a web page for the visitors or in order to enable users to access various functions of the web page which could not be offered without these cookies.  A cookie contains a characteristic string of characters so that your browser is still recognized on the web page in question even after other pages were accessed.

The session cookie contains no personal data and shall be deleted once you close your browser.

In addition, we use so-called permanent (persistent) cookies in order to enable the user to access our web page in various languages. These cookies store the language set by you when you visit our web page. The user data that are thus collected as they are necessary for technical reasons, shall not be used by us to draw up user profiles.

Cookies that are required for the provision of certain functions desired by you (e.g. the language you prefer) shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in storing cookies for the technically error-free and optimized provision of its services.

You can delete permanent cookies using your browser settings. Most browsers store cookies automatically – thus, should you want to prevent use the use of cookies, you might have to actively delete or block cookies or prevent cookies from being stored by setting your browser accordingly. However, in this case, the functionality of the web page could be limited.

You can also refer to our Cookie Policy for more information.

4. Social Networks

We do not use social media plug-ins for social networks.
An icon on our website marked accordingly (Facebook) merely links the user to Facebook or redirects the user to Facebook.

We maintain an online presence on Facebook in order to communicate with clients, interested parties and users and to inform them about our services (legal basis: Art. 6 (1) item 1 f) DSGVO).

The provider of Facebook is Facebook Inc, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. Responsible for the processing of personal data (if a data subject resides outside the USA or Canada) is Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

The privacy policy published by Facebook, which can be accessed at, provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook and provides information about the setting options for protecting the privacy of the data subject.

We have no access to the personal data of users stored by Facebook. Only the provider itself has access to this data. We therefore point out that in the event of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, these can be asserted directly with the provider. The provider can take the necessary measures and provide the corresponding information.

5. Podigee Podcast Hosting

We use the podcast hosting service Podigee of the provider Podigee GmbH, Schlesische Straße 20, 10997 Berlin, Germany. The podcasts are thereby loaded by Podigee or transmitted via Podigee.

The use is based on our legitimate interests, i.e., interest in a safe and efficient provision, analysis as well as optimization of our podcast offer according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO.

Podigee processes IP addresses and device information to enable podcast downloads/playbacks and to determine statistical data, such as call-up figures. This data is anonymized or pseudonymized before being stored in Podigee’s database unless it is necessary for the provision of the podcasts.

Further information and objection options can be found in Podigee’s privacy policy:

6. Rights of da­ta sub­jects

If per­son­al da­ta of yours are pro­cessed you are a Da­ta Sub­ject with­in the mean­ing of the GDPR, and you shall have the fol­low­ing rights against the Con­troller:

You shall have the right to with­draw your con­sent to the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al da­ta at any time should you have giv­en such con­sent (Art. 7 item 3 GDPR). For this, a writ­ten no­tice (e.g. by mail, e-mail) sent to our con­tact de­tails men­tioned here­in shall be suf­fi­cient.

In ad­di­tion, you shall have the fol­low­ing rights pur­suant to the GDPR:

  • Right of ac­cess by the da­ta sub­ject (Art. 15 GDPR)
  • Right to rec­ti­fi­ca­tion (Art. 16 GDPR)
  • Right to era­sure / “right to be for­got­ten” (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to re­stric­tion of pro­cess­ing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • Right to da­ta porta­bil­i­ty (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • Right to ob­ject (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • Right to lodge a com­plaint with a su­per­vi­so­ry au­thor­i­ty (Art. 77 GDPR)  

7. Da­ta se­cu­ri­ty

We shall al­ways take the max­i­mum care for the se­cu­ri­ty of your da­ta with­in the scope of the da­ta pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions in force and as far as is tech­ni­cal­ly pos­si­ble. Con­se­quent­ly, we take both tech­ni­cal and or­gan­i­sa­tion­al mea­sures so as to pro­tect our web page against loss, de­struc­tion, ac­cess, mod­i­fi­ca­tion or dis­tri­bu­tion of your da­ta by unau­tho­rized third par­ties.

8. Au­to­mat­ed in­di­vid­u­al de­ci­sion-mak­ing, in­clud­ing pro­fil­ing

We do not car­ry out any au­to­mat­ed de­ci­sion mak­ing on the ba­sis of your per­son­al da­ta which pro­duces le­gal ef­fects con­cern­ing you or sim­i­lar­ly sig­nif­i­cant­ly af­fects you (Art. 22 GDPR).

Like­wise, we do not use the col­lect­ed da­ta for pro­mo­tion­al pur­pos­es nor do we draw up us­er pro­files of the vis­i­tors of our web page.

9. Trans­mis­sion of da­ta to service providers

Insofar as we involve service providers who support us in the processing of personal data or otherwise (for example, web designers, hosting or other IT service providers) and may come into contact with your personal data in the process, this will only be done after the prior conclusion of a so-called contract for commissioned processing pursuant to Art. 28 (2) DSGVO, with which we oblige our service providers to process personal data only in accordance with our instructions and to treat it confidentially. Processors will only have access to such personal data that is necessary to perform your services for us.

10. Trans­mis­sion of da­ta to third par­ties

Your per­son­al da­ta shall nev­er be passed on to any third par­ties.
Your data will only be passed on to third parties if this is permitted by relevant legal provisions, if we are obliged to do so, for example, by law or by an official or court order (Art. 6 para. 1 item 1 lit. c DSGVO) or if you have consented to the transfer (Art. 6 para. 1 item 1 lit. a DSGVO).

At August 2022