Data Privacy Policy

Your privacy matters to us.

Data Protection Notice and Information as required by the EU General Data Protection Regulation

Advanced Design Services GmbH attaches great importance to the protection of personal data and to compliance with data protection regulations. That’s why we want to be as transparent as possible about what we do with your data. The German laws referred to here can be found at European laws such as the EU General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (EU GDPR) can be found at

The data controller is
ADS – Advanced Design Services GmbH
Schätzweg 3
80935 München

Managing Director:
Rainer Greul


If you have any queries about your personal data, please contact us at the above email address.

If you have any questions about data protection, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

Dr. Stefan Krempl

Which data do we process?

To run our website securely, our servers collect and process personal data such as:

  • The website visited
  • Technical details of the browser you use
  • The referrer website from which you accessed our website
  • Your IP address
  • The time and date of your visit

plus any other data you may have shared with us via the contact form or by email.

Purpose and basis of data processing

We process your personal data for the purposes listed and on the basis of the regulations outlined here. If you have not provided any data, you may not be able to use all of our services fully.

Secure website operations
To ensure the secure operation of our website, we process personal data in accordance with § 13, para. 7 TMG (German Telemedia Act) and on the grounds of our legitimate interest as defined in Art. 6 para. 1 f EU GDPR in the running of our website.

Using the contact form and submitting applications
Our website allows you to send us your enquiries, ideas, comments and job applications. The data you send us in any of these ways is processed solely for the stated purpose and on the basis of your consent.
To ensure your data remains secure during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption (e.g. SSL) via https.

Data processing with your consent
In some cases, we will ask you to consent voluntarily to the processing of your data. Where this happens, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. However, this may mean that the full spectrum of services is no longer available to you.

Data transmission and recipients
While processing personal data, some details may be revealed or made available to other individuals or organisations. This will occur only on the basis of legal permission (e.g. to third parties such as payment service providers as defined in Art. 6 para. 1 b EU GDPR, if required to fulfil contractual obligations), or if a legal obligation requires it, or on the basis of our legitimate interest.

Where data processing is carried out on our behalf, this will be done on the basis of a Data Processing Agreement as stipulated in Art. 28 EU GDPR.

Google Maps
This website uses Google Maps, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
When Google Maps functions are used, your IP address and other technical details of your computer are automatically sent to the operator via your browser.

We use Google Maps to support the more attractive presentation of our online offering and to make the locations presented on our website easier to find, as per Art. 6 para. 1 f EU GDPR.

For more information about how Google handles user data, see Google’s Data Privacy policy at: To find out how to object to Google’s processing of certain data (opt-out), go to:

To protect the data you transmit via our online forms, we use the reCAPTCHA service from Google Inc. (Google). This tool checks whether the data has been entered by a person or by an automated programme misusing the form. The check includes sending your IP address and any further data required for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose, the data you enter is transferred to Google for further processing. However, Google abbreviates IP addresses within member states of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area prior to its transfer. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information to analyse your use of this service on behalf of the operator of this website. The IP address transmitted from your browser via reCaptcha will not be combined with any other Google data. This data is subject to Google’s deviating data protection rules. Further information on Google’s data protection guidelines can be found at

The legal basis for our use of reCAPTCHA is our legitimate interest to operate our website securely as per Art. 6 section 1 f EU GDPR.

Cookies are small files which the web browser stores on the user’s computer. They can contain any type of information.

We use the following cookies on our website:

Essential cookies
Cookie name Purpose Content Expiration Recipient Other


Confirmation that notice on use of cookies has been accepted true 1 week

You can check in your browser settings which websites have stored cookies on your computer. You can also delete these cookies, in which case you may also have to renew any opt-outs from the services outlined above.

In your browser settings you can also prohibit the storage of cookies entirely. However, please be aware that you will then no longer be able to use certain functions, e.g. those of a registered user.

Your rights
You have the right to

  • Obtain information about your personal data processed by us, as per Art. 15 EU GDPR
  • Rectification of inaccurate data, as per Art. 16 EU GDPR
  • Request the prompt erasure of your personal data in certain cases, as per Art. 17 EU GDPR (‘right to be forgotten’)
  • Request the cessation or restriction of processing of your data in future, as per Art. 18 EU GDPR
  • Receive your personal data in a structured electronic format and, if applicable, to request transmission to another controller, as per Art. 20 EU GDPR
  • Withdraw your consent with future effect
  • Contact our Data Protection Officer if you have any questions
  • Submit a complaint to a supervisory authority
    In Bavaria this is:
    Bayerisches Landesamt für Datenschutzaufsicht
    Postfach 60
    691511 Ansbach / Germany

Should you object to the processing of your personal data or request that processing be restricted, it may be the case that we can no longer provide certain services to you.

Retention periods
We follow the principles of data reduction and data economy. We therefore store your personal data only for as long as is necessary to achieve the purposes stated here, or as is stipulated by the various retention periods provided for by the legislator, or as we require the data for defence of legal claims Once the specific purpose no longer applies or on expiry of these periods, the corresponding data will be blocked, anonymised or deleted routinely and in accordance with legal regulations.
We keep master data, such as name and address, for at least one year after the end of a contractual relationship.

Any suggestions or expressions of interest you send us regarding our services are retained for at least one year after our last contact with you.
Any applications that do not lead to employment we keep for two months after they were rejected or the relevant role was filled.

The retention period for tax-relevant documents is normally ten years as well as six years for business or commerce letters (see Sec. 257 para. 1 HGB (German Commercial Code) and Sec. 147 para. 1 AO (German fiscal code)).

Changes to this Data Protection Notice:
Should we make any fundamental changes to this Data Protection Notice, we will publish them on our website.

Please consider the German version of the privacy policy as the legally binding one. The English translation is for your convenience only.


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