Privacy Policy

We, CODESYS GmbH, are responsible for this website and, as the provider of a teleservice, must inform you at the beginning of your visit to our website about the nature, scope and purposes of the collection and use of personal data in a precise, transparent and understandable form. The content of the information must be available to you at all times. We are therefore obliged to inform you which personal data is collected or used. Personal data are all information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

We attach great importance to the security of your data and compliance with data protection regulations. The collection, processing and use of personal data is subject to the provisions of the currently applicable European and national laws.

With the following data protection declaration we would like to show you how we handle your personal data and how you can contact us.

Memminger Str. 151
87439 Kempten, Deutschland
Commercial Register HRB 6186
Managing Directors: Dieter Hess, Manfred Werner
Telephone: +49 831 64031-0

Our data protection officer
You can contact our external data protection officer as follows:
PCK IT Solutions GmbH
Martin Kuschke
Edisonstr. 1
87437 Kempten, Germany

A. General information

For reasons of easier legibility, gender-specific differentiation is not used. The same terms apply to both genders in the sense of equal treatment.

Article 4 of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets out what the terms used, such as "personal data" or their" processing", mean.

The personal user data processed in the context of this online offer include inventory data (e.g. names and addresses of customers), contract data (e.g. services used, names of clerks, payment information), usage data (e.g. websites visited on our online offer, interest in our products), and content data (e.g. entries in the contact form).

"Users" includes all categories of persons affected by data processing. This includes, for example, our business partners, customers, interested parties and other visitors to our online offering.

B. Specific information

Data protection declaration

We guarantee that we will only collect, process, store and use your data in connection with the processing of your inquiries, as well as for internal purposes, and to provide services or content requested by you.

Principles of data processing

We process personal data of users only in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations. User data will only be processed if the following legal provisions exist

  • To provide our contractual services (e.g. processing of orders) and online services.
  • Processing is required by law.
  • If you have given your consent.
  • Due to our legitimate interests (i.e. optimization, economic operation and security of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6/1 lit. f. DSGVO (General Data Protection Regulation), especially when creating profiles for advertising and marketing purposes)

We would like to show you where the above legal bases are laid down in the GDPR:
Consent: Art. 6/1 sub-par. a. and Art. 7 DSGVO (GDPR)
Processing for the performance of our services and implementation of contractual measures: Art. 6 Par. 1 sub-par. b, GDPR
Processing for compliance with our legal obligations: Art. 6 Par. 1 sub-par. c, GDPR
Processing for the purposes of our legitimate interests_ Art. 6 Par. 1 sub-par. f, GDPR

Data transfer to third parties

Data will not be passed to third parties.

Duration of storage of your personal data

We adhere to the principles of data economy and data avoidance. This means that we only store the data provided to us for as long as necessary to fulfil the aforementioned purposes or as long as the various storage periods provided for by the legislator stipulate. If the re-spective purpose does not apply any more, or after the expiry of the corresponding periods, your data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.

To ensure this procedure, we have developed an internal company concept.


If you contact us via e-mail or contact form, you agree to electronic communication. In the context of contacting us, personal data is collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. Your data will be transmitted SSL-encrypted. The information you provide will only be stored for the purpose of processing your inquiry and for possible follow-up questions.

  • Processing for the performance of our services and implementation of contractual measures: Art. 6 Par. 1 sub-par. b GDPR
  • Processing for the protection of our legitimate interests: Art. 6 Par. 1 sub-par. f GDPR

We use software for the maintenance of customer data (ERP system) or comparable software based on our legitimate interests (efficient and fast processing of user inquiries). The system is operated by us inhouse. No data is therefore passed on to third parties. We would like to point out that e-mails can be read or changed during transmission without authorization and unnoticed. Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention to the fact that we use a software for filtering unsolicited e-mails (spam filter). The spam filter can reject emails that have been falsely identified as spam by certain features.

What are your rights?

a) Right to information

You have the right to obtain information about your stored data free of charge. Upon request, we will inform you in writing what personal data we have stored about you in accordance with applicable law. This also includes the origin and recipients of your data as well as the purpose of data processing.

b) Right to correction

You have the right to have your data stored with us corrected if it is incorrect. In this case, you can request a restriction of the processing, e.g. in the event that the accuracy of your personal data is contested.

c) Right to block

You can also have your data blocked. To ensure that your data can be blocked at any time, this data must be kept in a lock file for control purposes.

d) Right to cancellation

You can also request the deletion of your personal data, as far as no legal storage obligations exist. If such an obligation exists, we will block your data on request. If the corresponding legal requirements are met, we will delete your personal data even if you do not request it.

e) Right to data transferability

You are entitled to require us to provide the personal data transmitted to us in a format that permits the transmission to another party.

f) Right of appeal to a supervisory authority

You can complain to one of the data protection supervisory authorities.

Bavarian Data Protection Authority (BayLDA)
Promenade 27, 91522 Ansbach, Deutschland
Telefon: +49 981 53-1300
Telefax: +49 981 53-981300

You can follow this link to open the complaint form of the Bavarian Data Protection Authority:

g) Right of objection

You have the possibility to revoke the use of your data for internal purposes at any time with effect for the future. All you need to do is send an e-mail to However, such revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the processing procedures carried out by us up to that point. This does not affect data processing with regard to all other legal bases, such as the initiation of a contract (see above).

Protection of your personal data

We take contractual, organizational, and technical security measures in accordance with the state of the art to ensure that the provisions of data protection laws are observed and thus to protect the data processed by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction, or against access by unauthorized persons. The security measures include in particular the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our server. A 256-bit SSL (AES 256) encryption technique is used for this purpose.

Your personal data will be protected in the following ways (excerpt):

  • In order to protect the confidentiality of your personal data stored with us, we have taken various measures for physical and virtual access control.

  • Protecting the integrity of your personal data
    In order to maintain the integrity of your personal data stored with us, we have taken various measures for transfer and input control.

  • Maintaining the availability of your personal data
    In order to maintain the availability of your personal data stored with us, we have taken various measures for order and availability control.

The security measures in use are continuously improved in line with technological developments. Despite these precautions, due to the insecure nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmission to our online offer. Therefore, any data transmission from you to our online offer is at your own risk.

Protection of minors

Persons under 16 years of age may not transmit any personal data to us without the consent of their legal guardians. Personal information may only be made available to us by persons under the age of 16 with the express consent of their parents or legal guardians, or if the persons have reached the age of 16 or are older. These data will be processed in accordance with this data protection declaration.


We use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored locally in the cache of your Internet browser. Cookies enable the recognition of the Internet browser. The files are used to help the browser navigate through the online offer and to be able to use the full range of functions.
Our online offer uses browser cookies.

Control of cookies by the user

Browser cookies: You can set all browsers to accept cookies only on request. Also, only cookies whose pages are currently being visited can be accepted. All browsers offer functions that enable the selective deletion of cookies. The acceptance of cookies can also be generally switched off, however, restrictions in the user-friendliness of this online offer may have to be accepted.

Use of YouTube

Our online offer includes functions of the YouTube service for displaying and playing videos. These features are offered through YouTube, LLC 901 Cherry Ave. San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. Further information can be found in YouTube's privacy policy. The extended data protection mode is used here, which, according to the provider, does not initiate the storage of user information until the video(s) are played. When starting embedded YouTube videos, YouTube uses cookies to collect information about user behavior.

According to YouTube, these serve, among other things, to collect video statistics, to improve user-friendliness, and to prevent abusive practices. Irrespective of the playback of the embedded videos, a connection to the Google network "DoubleClick" is established each time our website is accessed, which can trigger further data processing activities without our influence.Further details about the use of cookies on YouTube can be found in YouTube's privacy policy at:

Use of RSS-Feeds

We use RSS feeds to keep you up to date on current topics.

RSS stands for "Really Simple Syndication". This is an electronic message format. In order to use the feed, you need a socalled "RSS reader". Different RSS readers are available for all operating systems. Some browsers allow the use of RSS feeds without the need to install another program.

Registration on CODESYS Forge

Users have the possibility to register on this website with the indication of personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the user are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH.

By registering on the CODESYS Forge website, the IP address - assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the visitor - date, and time of the registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it possible to investigate committed offenses. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject, with the voluntary indication of personal data, is intended to enable 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH to offer the data subject contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data specified during the registration at any time, or to disable their account. If they want to have their account deleted completely, they have to contact 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH.

3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH shall, at any time, provide information upon request to each registered user as to what personal data are stored about this specific user. In addition, 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH shall correct or erase personal data at the request or indication of the registered user, insofar as there are no statutory storage obligations. To contact 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH in this respect, the registered user shall write to

Publishing data on the website

3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH offers users the possibility to add content to the website via comments, blogs, wiki pages, forums or source code repositories.

If a user adds content to the website, the data made by the user are also stored and published, as well as information on the date of the publishing event and on the display name chosen by the user. In addition, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the user is also logged. This storage of the IP address takes place for security reasons, and in case the user violates the rights of third parties, or posts illegal content. The storage of these personal data is, therefore, in the own interest of 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH, so that they can exculpate in the event of an infringement. This collected personal data will not be passed to third parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the aim of the defense of 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH.

The data, which was published by the user, can also be deleted by the user. In case that a deletion by the user himself is technically not possible, he might request a deletion through 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH, by sending an e-mail to On deletion, not all traces of the data can be deleted. The data might already be spread through notifications or republished by third-parties. What will be removed is the publication on CODESYS Forge.

Subscription to changes on the website

A registered user can subscribe on changes of many contents published on this website.

If a registered user decides to subscribe to the option, 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH will send an email upon change of the content on which the user requested user subscribed. The user can at any time cancel this subscription by visiting the preferences page of his account and clicking on subscriptions.

Every notification which is sent to the user upon his subscription is stored. Beside a reference to the user and a reference to the content, which has changes, the specific change of the artifact and the publication date is stored.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend our privacy policy from time to time to ensure that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the privacy policy. This could concern, for example, the introduction of new services. Each time you visit our website, the data protection provisions that are available online on this website at that time apply.

Trademark protection

Each trademark or logo mentioned here is the property of the respective company. Trademarks and names are mentioned here purely for informational purposes.


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