Information Duties


Here you will receive information on how we process personal data outside of the website and outside of processes related to the provision of offers or services to private customers. This may be the case if persons contact us by telephone, e-mail or in writing with a request and provide personal data, or if we receive personal data from third parties and process it. Both can also be done in the course of a legal transaction with us. Personal data may also be processed if necessary, if you are a business partner or customer of us or a service provider, if you participate in a trade fair or event of MTS MarkenTechnikService GmbH & Co. KG or in the context of other communication with us, e.g. via newsletter or other communication channels

1) Purpose and legal basis of data processing

We collect and process personal data exclusively for specific purposes. Ultimately, these remain within the scope of the business purpose of MTS MarkenTechnikService GmbH & Co. KG. The MTS MarkenTechnikService GmbH & Co. KG is particularly active in the following business fields: 1. international production, trade and distribution of articles from the product ranges car accessories, car care, bicycle, bicycle accessories and electrical installation material; 2. quality assurance; 3. category management; 4. key account management; 5. marketing; 6. sales and disposition service; 7. retail logistics; 8. space management and furnishing service and 8. business development.

At MTS MarkenTechnikService GmbH & Co. KG as the parent company of the Group, important central functions are located which process personal data and may also work for subsidiaries of the Group.  In these central functions, personal data are processed for the following purposes:

  • Group Communications and Marketing
  • Central administration, e.g. central personnel department, compliance
  • Corporate security, data protection organization
  • Supplier portal
  • Events
  • Online stores, e.g. FISCHER bicycle store

Within the MTS MarkenTechnikService GmbH & Co. KG, subsidiaries are also active for individual business areas, which perform central functions for the business area similar to those described here. Insofar as these holding companies process personal data at business unit level, they are responsible for this in accordance with data protection law. Other functions are in turn performed by the individual Group companies themselves, which are then responsible for them under data protection law.

The processing of your data may become necessary in various contexts and is based on different legal bases within the meaning of Article 6 or 9 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO). These are in particular:

  • a consent obtained by us in advance for certain purposes (e.g. for receiving advertising);
  • a contractual relationship or, at your request, pre-contractual measures (e.g. when carrying out an order, if your company works for DB companies);
  • legal obligations to process data (e.g. in the event of a justified request for information from authorities such as the Federal Railway Authority)
  • in special cases, such as accidents, the legal basis that we process data in order to protect the vital interests of a person
  • the overriding legitimate interest of us or a third party (e.g. in the case of processing of personal data in the context of video surveillance).

The processing of special types of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 1 DSGVO ("sensitive" data, in particular health data) is only carried out on the basis of the legal bases specified in Art. 9 DSGVO; i.e. in particular on the basis of the consent of the data subject, or if this is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

It is our basic concern to collect only the data that is necessary for the fulfilment of the purposes. In addition, we may also collect data that promotes the purpose of the contract but is not absolutely necessary, e.g. in connection with certain comfort functions. We make this transparent, for example by marking mandatory fields as such in online forms.

2) Responsible office & contact

The Group company with which you are in contact or have contractual or quasi-contractual relations is responsible for processing personal data.

If you are requesting data processing by another Group company, you can usually find the name and contact address of the company responsible in your contractual documents or previous correspondence.

If MTS MarkenTechnikService GmbH & Co. KG processes personal data from you or has this done by third parties on your behalf and in accordance with your instructions, it is responsible in the sense of the DSGVO and you can assert your rights as a data subject against it. If you have any questions, suggestions and/or criticism in relation to data protection, please contact: Michael Herzig, Mail: 

3) Data transfer

We only pass on data to third parties or within the group if it is either necessary for the business relationship or permitted by law. For the handling of claims or the processing of compliance procedures, it is generally necessary to pass on information within the Group to the Group companies and organizational units concerned. Public authorities may also be among the recipients of data.

Typical service providers who receive data are IT and print service providers, agencies or call centers. However, they can also be external companies. In order to ensure that they process the data exclusively in the performance of our contract, we will contractually obligate them accordingly.

In certain cases it may be necessary to transfer data to a third country outside the EU/EEA. We only transfer data to a third country if the legal requirements for this are met. The persons concerned will be informed accordingly in advance. As a rule, we conclude so-called standard data protection clauses with the recipients in the third country, which provide adequate guarantees for the protection of personal data.

4) Deletion

The data is only stored as long as it is needed. The duration of storage therefore depends on the respective purpose. The purpose can result from the contract or also from legal regulations for the storage of business documents or other records. Therefore, no generally valid storage period can be specified here.

5) Rights of data subjects

You have the right to information, correction, deletion and restriction of processing (blocking).

You have the right to data transferability if you have provided us with the data for the purpose of fulfilling the contract or on the basis of your consent. If the processing is based on a legitimate interest, you may object to the processing of your data for reasons arising from your particular situation. You may also object to data processing for the purpose of direct marketing. If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time. You can complain to a data protection supervisory authority. The personal data collected for MTS MarkenTechnikService GmbH & Co. KG is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Rhineland-Palatinate in Mainz. 

You can assert your rights either with the company responsible in each case or directly with the data protection officer. You can usually find the respective responsible company in your contract documents or correspondence.

6) Social Media

Instagram account: Young career at MTS
Facebook account: Young career at MTS

Instagram account: NIGRIN_car maintenance
Facebook account: NIGRIN Car Care
YouTube: NIGRIN Car Care

Instagram account: FISCHER - the bicycle brand
Facebook account: FISCHER - the bicycle brand
YouTube: FISCHER - the bicycle brand

7) Status

We adapt the data protection notice to changed functionalities or changed legal situations. We therefore recommend that you read the data protection notice at regular intervals. If your consent is required or if parts of the data protection notice contain regulations of the contractual relationship with you, the changes will only be made with your consent.