Data security

Thank you for visiting our website.
We take data protection very seriously and strive for protecting your personal data within the scope of our website.

Privacy policy

When we use the term personal data, we mean all the data about personal and factual circumstances of a natural person. Personal data collected on our website is used solely for our own purposes.

Authority in-charge

Authority in charge of data processing within the meaning of Art. 4 no. 7 GDPR is

umlaut SE
Am Kraftversorgungsturm 3
52070 Aachen
Phone +49 241 9437 450

Legal representatives

Vorstand / Board of directors:
Marc Peter Althoff, Dr. Samit Ghosh, Dr. Lars Karsten, Sebastian Keller, Dr. Tim Moog

Aufsichtsratsvorsitzender / Chairman of the supervisory board:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Prefi

umlaut SE
Am Kraftversorgungsturm 3
52070 Aachen
Phone +49 241 9437 450

Rights of persons affected

As part of our data processing, personal data is processed by you. You are entitled to the rights from the third chapter of the GDPR to our company. Please contact us about your rights under the contact options above.

You have the right to:

  • Information
  • Correction
  • Deletion
  • Restriction of processing
  • Notification obligation with regard to correction, deletion or restriction of processing
  • Data portability
  • Object

You also have the right to complain to the Data Protection Authority.

Log files

As part of the use of our Internet offer, the connection information is saved in the server log files. This information includes:

  • IP address of the accessing system
  • Browser information such as operating system used and screen resolution
  • Websites accessed
  • Original website
  • Time of access

The web server logs are processed for security purposes only.

We use the log data only for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, safety and optimization of the offer. However, we reserve the right to retrospectively check the log data if there is a justified suspicion of unlawful use on the basis of concrete evidence.


This website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are saved on your end device. Cookies can be read, transferred and changed by the website when accessing it. We only use cookies with random, pseudonymous identification numbers. These identification numbers are used to evaluate your usage behavior on our website. At no time is the usage profile assigned to the name of a natural person. If you use special functions (such as shopping cart or “remain logged in”) of our website, cookies are also used for these functions.

It is always possible to object to the setting of cookies by changing the setting in the Internet browser correspondingly. Cookies that are set can be deleted. Please note that by disabling cookies you may not be able to fully exploit all the functions of our website.

For precise functions of the cookies, refer to the more detailed information contained in this privacy policy.

Note: Deleting your cookies will cause the deactivation cookie of that service to be deleted and may need to be reactivated the next time you visit.

google analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of your use of the website . The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated by Google beforehand within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address provided by Google Analytics within the framework of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. In addition, you may prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install

Your data will be deleted automatically after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has been reached is done automatically once a month.

We have entered into a contract with Google Germany GmbH - GOOGLE ANALYTICS GERMANY, which ensures that the personal data are processed in accordance with our instructions, as a rule, within Europe. On our website the IP anonymization (IP mask method) is activated, whereby the IP address is automatically anonymized.

For more information about Google Analytics and privacy, visit:

Data protection notice Pardot

We use Pardot, a marketing automation system from Inc., The Landmark at One Market, Suite 300, San Francisco, CA 94105, USA on our website.

Pardot is a special software for recording and evaluating the use of a website by website visitors. Insofar as Pardot LLC processes personal data, the processing takes place exclusively on our behalf and according to our instructions.

When you visit our website, Pardot records your click path and uses it to create an individual user profile using a pseudonym. For this purpose, cookies are used that enable your browser to be recognized.

The following data is processed when you visit our website:

  • IP address
  • Hostname
  • Information about the website through which you came to us
  • Information about the search engine inquiries through which you came to us
  • The number of times you have visited our website
  • The number of pages on our website that you have visited
  • The date of your first visit to our website
  • The date of your last visit to our website
  • Information about the campaign through which you came to us
  • Information such as name and location about the company you work for

If you register on our website, be it in the context of the newsletter or in the context of our contact form, the information collected by Pardot will be linked.

We may only process your personal data with your consent for the aforementioned purposes. When you visit our website for the first time, you will be asked to give your consent for the above-mentioned data processing as part of a cookie banner. Your consent is voluntary. By clicking on the "I agree" button, you give your consent to the data processing described. If you click on the "I do not agree" button, the corresponding cookie will not be set and your data will not be processed for the purposes mentioned.

You can revoke your consent once given at any time, without giving reasons, with effect for the future. Please contact Upon receipt of your revocation, we will no longer process your data for the purposes mentioned.

In addition, you can deactivate the creation of pseudonymized usage profiles at any time by configuring your Internet browser so that cookies from the "" domain are not accepted.

For more information about data processing at salesforce, visit:

Contact form

You have the possibility to send any data to us. It will be forwarded by our web server to the e-mail inbox of our company. Please note that this communication is not encrypted. For confidential communication please use a secure communication channel.

Legal basis of processing

The legal basis of the data processing in the context of the EU General Data Protection Regulation results from article 6 GDPR for our data processing. In particular, depending on the situation in which we process your data, different legal bases may arise.

Insofar as your consent has been obtained for the processing of personal data, Article 6 (a) of the GDPR is the legal basis for the processing of data. A given consent can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future.

In the processing of personal data collected for the performance of a contract of which you are a party, article 6 I b) of the GDPR is the legal basis. This also applies to processing operations required to carry out pre-contractual measures.

Legal obligation
Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation that our company is subject to, Article 6 (c) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Vital interests
In the event that your vital interests or of any other natural person require the processing of personal data, article 6 (d) of the GDPR is the legal basis.

Legitimate interest:
If processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party and if the interest, fundamental rights and freedoms of the person concerned do not outweigh the former interest, then article 6 (f) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for the processing. The legitimate interest of our company lies in the execution of our business activities.

Data Protection Officer

Our Data Protection Authority is appointed by SICODA GmbH You can contact the Data Protection Officer at any time regarding data protection issues:

c/o DSB – umlaut SE
Rochusstraße 198
53123 Bonn, Germany

Phone +49 228 286 140 60