Privacy Policy

Common Privacy Statement

CODESYS Forge is one of several web services, provided by 3S-Smart Software Solutions GmbH. The common rules of the main website also apply to CODESYS Forge. The following privacy statement only extends the statement of the main website. The common statement of the main website can be found here.

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.