Data protection information

For interested parties, customers and suppliers


Dear business partner, 

In accordance with the requirements of Articles 13, 14 and 21 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO), we hereby inform you about the processing of your personal data as well as your rights under data protection law in this regard. 

Which data is processed in detail and how it is used depends largely on the requested or agreed services. 

In order to ensure that you are fully informed about the processing of your personal data in the context of the performance of a contract or the implementation of pre-contractual measures, please take note of the following information.


Who is responsible for data processing? 

Responsible in terms of data protection law is FATH GmbH, Gewerbepark Hügelmühle 31, D-91174 Spalt. 


Who is the data protection officer? 

The data protection officer appointed by us is 

Mr. Christian Theiner


Phone: +49 9175 7909-481


Purposes of collection and processing 

We process your personal data in accordance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO) and the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), insofar as this is necessary for the establishment, implementation or performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. Insofar as personal data is required for the initiation or implementation of a contractual relationship or in the context of the implementation of pre-contractual measures, processing is lawful pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. b DSGVO.

If you give us express consent to process personal data for specific purposes (e.g., disclosure to third parties, evaluation for marketing purposes or advertising address by e-mail), the lawfulness of this processing is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO. 

Consent given can be revoked at any time with effect for the future (see below). 

If necessary and legally permissible, we process your data beyond the actual contractual purposes for the fulfillment of legal obligations pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. In addition, processing may be carried out to protect the legitimate interests of us or third parties and to defend and assert legal claims pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. If necessary, we will inform you separately, stating the legitimate interest, insofar as this is required by law.


Categories of personal data

We only process data that is related to the establishment of the contract or the pre-contractual measures. This can be general data about you or persons in your company (name, address, contact details, etc.) as well as, if applicable, other data that you provide to us in the context of the establishment of the contract.


Sources of the data

We process personal data that we receive from you in the course of contacting you or establishing a contractual relationship or in the course of pre-contractual measures or that you provide via our forms.


Recipients of the data

We pass on your personal data within our company exclusively to those areas and persons who need this data to fulfill contractual and legal obligations or to implement our legitimate interests.

We may transfer your personal data to companies affiliated with us, insofar as this is permissible within the framework of the purposes and legal bases set out in this data protection information sheet. 

Your personal data is processed on our behalf on the basis of order processing contracts pursuant to Art. 28 DSGVO. 

In these cases, we ensure that the processing of personal data is carried out in accordance with the provisions of the DSGVO. 

The categories of recipients in this case are Internet service providers and providers of customer management systems and software. 

Otherwise, data will only be forwarded to recipients outside the company if this is permitted or required by law, if the forwarding is necessary for processing and thus fulfilling the contract or, at your request, for carrying out pre-contractual measures, if we have your consent or we are authorized to provide information. 


Under these conditions, recipients of personal data may be, for example: 

  • External tax advisor 
  • Public bodies and institutions (e.g. public prosecutor's office, police, supervisory authorities, tax office) if there is a legal or official obligation, 
  • Recipients to whom the disclosure is directly necessary for the purpose of establishing or fulfilling a contract, 
  • Other data recipients for whom you have given us your consent to the transfer of data.

Duration of data storage

As far as necessary, we process and store your personal data for the duration of our business relationship or for the fulfillment of contractual purposes. This includes, among other things, the initiation and execution of a contract. 

In addition, we are subject to various storage and documentation obligations, which result, among other things, from the German Commercial Code (HGB) and the German Fiscal Code (AO). 

The periods prescribed there for storage or documentation are two to ten years. 

Finally, the storage period also depends on the statutory limitation periods, which, for example, according to §§ 195 ff. of the German Civil Code (BGB), are generally three years, but in certain cases can be up to thirty years.


Your rights

Every data subject has the right to information according to Art. 15 DSGVO, 

the right to rectification according to Art. 16 DSGVO, 

the right to erasure according to Art. 17 DSGVO, 

the right to restriction of processing according to Art. 18 DSGVO, 

the right to notification according to Art. 19 DSGVO, as well as 

the right to data portability according to Art. 20 DSGVO. 

In addition, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority pursuant to Art. 77 DSGVO if you believe that the processing of your personal data is not lawful. 

The right of appeal is without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy. 

If the processing of data is based on your consent, you are entitled to revoke your consent to the use of your personal data at any time in accordance with Art. 7 DSGVO. Please note that the revocation is only effective for the future. Processing that took place before the revocation is not affected. Please also note that we may need to retain certain data for a certain period of time in order to comply with legal requirements.


Right of objection 

Insofar as the processing of your personal data is carried out for the protection of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO, you have the right, pursuant to Art. 21 DSGVO, to object to the processing of this data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation. We will then no longer process this personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing. These must override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing must serve the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.


Necessity of the provision

The provision of personal data for the decision on the conclusion of a contract, the performance of a contract or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures is voluntary. However, we can only make a decision in the context of contractual measures if you provide such personal data that is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, the performance of the contract or pre-contractual measures.


Complaints about the processing of your personal data 

You have the option of submitting a complaint to a data protection supervisory authority. 

The supervisory authority responsible for us is: Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht, Promenade 27, 91522 Ansbach, Germany. 



FATH GmbH Phone: +49 9175 7909-0 Gewerbepark Hügelmühle 31 

Fax: +49 9175 7909-29 D-91174 Spalt