The business partners / customers / suppliers and their contact persons (hereinafter "data subjects" pursuant to Art. 4 para. 1 GDPR) are hereby informed that personal data will be collected and processed in the context of the professional relationship with the aforementioned company in compliance with the following general principles for the processing of personal data.

For our business relationship and/or for marketing and information purposes, the following personal data is processed:

  • Name, first name
  • address
  • e-mail address
  • Telephone number
  • Fax number
  • Profession/position (if specified)

The above data will be processed for the purpose of handling the business relationship and/or for marketing and information purposes in accordance with Art 6 (1) f) GDPR and will also be stored on the servers of Nikon SLM Solutions AG. The data can only be viewed and processed by authorized persons.

If further data is relevant, the consent of the person concerned is again required separately. We would also like to point out that personal data may be the subject of inter-company communication between the companies of the Group. Should it be necessary in the context of tenders/contracts or to fulfill legal obligations (e.g., joint and several liability, anti-corruption, anti-Mafia, anti-money laundering, etc.), it is necessary to obtain from customers/suppliers the personal data of their employees.

Nikon SLM Solutions AG uses personal data for marketing purposes, for advertising by e-mail, telephone and mail and for surveys regarding customer and investor satisfaction. The purpose of data processing in the context of marketing measures is to inform the data subjects about products and services of Nikon SLM Solutions AG and to conduct customer satisfaction surveys. The legal basis for sending advertising by mail is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. The legitimate interest results from the interest in sending customers and other interested parties information about our range of services. The legal basis for marketing measures by e-mail or telephone is usually your declaration of consent.

The person confirming has the right to revoke this consent at any time without stating a reason, with effect for the future. An e-mail to [email protected] with a reference to the business/investor relationship is sufficient for this purpose. The lawfulness of the processing carried out based on the consent until the revocation is not affected by the revocation.

An (automatic) deletion of the collected data takes place after the termination of the business purposes, unless it is necessary for archiving purposes, or the data subject has objected.



As a data subject in accordance with the GDPR (Art. 4 (1) GDPR) you have numerous rights towards us, which we would like to inform you of below:

Right to information: 

You have the right to receive information about whether we process data about you. In addition, you can have a copy of this data provided by us.

Right to correction: 

You have the right that we correct disclosures about you that do not relate to you or do not relate to you anymore without delay. In addition, you can demand your incomplete personal data is completed. If this is legally stipulated, we will also inform third parties about this, if we have transferred your data to them.

Right to erasure: 

You have the right to demand the erasure of your data without delay, if one of the following reasons applies:

  • Your data is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or was processed in another manner, or the purpose has been accomplished;
  • You withdraw your consent and we do not have any other legal basis for processing;
  • You object to processing and there are no overriding justified reasons for the processing;
  • You object to processing,
  • Your personal data was illegally processed;

It is necessary to erase the personal data to meet a legal obligation in accordance with Union law or the law of the member states which we are subject to. Please note that your right to erasure can be restricted by legal provisions. This includes in particular the restrictions detailed in Art. 17 GDPR and section 35 German Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz) (in the version applicable from 25 May 2018).

Right to restriction of processing (blocking):

You have the right to demand the restriction of processing of your data without delay, if one of the following conditions is met: You dispute the accuracy of your personal data and do so for a period that enables us to check the accuracy of the personal data; The processing is illegal, you reject the erasure of the personal data and demand instead the restriction of use of your personal data. We no longer require the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you require it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. You have objected to processing as long as it has not been identified whether our justified reasons outweigh your interests. If you have brought about a restriction of processing according to the preceding itemization, we will inform you before the restriction is lifted.

Right to objection:

If we process your data due to our justified interests, third-party justified interests or in the public interest, you have the right to object to the processing of your data. Please also note the information provided at the end of this information about your right to objection.

Withdrawing consent:

You can withdraw any consent you have given us at any time with effect in the future. This withdrawal can be made in the form of an informal notification to the contact addresses detailed above. This also applies to any consent you gave us before the GDPR came into effect (i.e. before 25 May 2018). If you withdraw your consent, the legality of the data processing carried out until that point will not be affected.

Right to data portability:

You have the right to receive personal data that affects you and that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transmit this data to others. You can take the details and restrictions from Art. 20 GDPR. Exercising this right does not affect your right to erasure.

Right to complain to the supervisory authorities:

If you think our processing of your data has breached applicable data protection law, you have the right to complain to the competent supervisory authorities, i.e. in particular the independent State Centre for Data Protection Schleswig-Holstein (Kiel) or the relevant member state where you are resident, have your workplace or the location of the alleged breach of data protection.



You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object to the processing of your data at any time, if we base this processing on that it is either: required to carry out a task in the public interest (Article 6 (1) e GDPR) or it is required to protect our justified interests or those of a third party, without outweighing your fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms (Article 6 (1) f GDPR) This also applies to profiling in accordance with Article 4 (4) GDPR. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data, except in two cases: we can prove mandatory reasons requiring protection for the processing that outweigh your rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise, or defend legal claims.


If we process your personal data for direct advertising (e.g. as part of our newsletter), you have the right to object to the processing of your data for the purpose of such advertising at any time. This also applies to profiling if this is connected with such direct advertising.

If you object to the processing of your data for the purposes of direct advertising, we will no longer use your personal data for this.

You will also find details about your rights in Articles 15 to 21 of the GDPR and in sections 32 to 37 BDSG (in the version applicable from 25 May 2018).


To assert your rights, please contact our external Data Protection Officer, Mr Philipp Herold, Mein Datenschutzbeauftragter.de, Rudolf-Diesel-Straße 10, 23617, Stockelsdorf or contact us via E-Mail: [email protected]


You can contact us by e-mail or via our contact form (offer form for business customers). In this case, we store the personal data you provide in order to process your request and to contact you to handle your request. Insofar as we request information via our contact form, we have marked the mandatory fields required for contact accordingly (Asterisk). The voluntary information is used to specify your request and to improve the processing of your request. The requested data is transmitted to us by you on a purely voluntary basis.

Depending on the type of request, the legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR for requests that you yourself make as part of a pre-contractual measure or Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR if your request is of a different nature. If personal data is requested that we do not need for the fulfillment of a contract or for the protection of legitimate interests, the transfer to us is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.


With your consent, you can subscribe to our newsletter, with which we inform you about our current interesting offers. The advertised goods and services are named in the declaration of consent.



Type and scope of processing

We use the Google Tag Manager provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Google Tag Manager is used to manage website tags through an interface and allows us to control the exact integration of services on our website.

This allows us to flexibly integrate additional services to evaluate user access to our website.

Purpose and legal basis

Google Tag Manager is used based on our legitimate interests, e.g., interest in optimizing our services pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR.

Storage period

The concrete storage period of the processed data cannot be influenced by us but is determined by Google Ireland Limited. Further information can be found in the privacy policy for Google Tag Manager:



Type and scope of processing

We have integrated Google Ads on our website. Google Ads is a service provided by Google Ireland Limited to display targeted advertising to users. Google Ads uses cookies and other browser technologies to evaluate user behavior and recognize users.



This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc. (“Google”). This use is carried out based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 f) GDPR. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually sent to a Google server in the USA and stored there. This relates in particular to information about the browser type/version, operating system used, referrer URL (the site previously visited), host name of the accessing computer (IP address) and time of the server request. We have activated IP anonymization on this website, so your IP address will be shortened in advance by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptions. Google will use this information on behalf of the user of this website to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports about website activities and to provide further services associated with website use and internet use to the website provider. The IP address transmitted within the scope of Google Analytics from your browser will not be brought together with other data by Google.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we must point out that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions of this website in full. Furthermore, you can prevent the recording of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available here.

We use Google Analytics including the functions from Universal Analytics. Universal Analytics allows us to analyze the activities on our site across devices (e.g. during accesses using a laptop and later via a tablet). This is made possible through the pseudonymous allocation of a user-ID to a user. Such an allocation may occur if you register for a customer account or login to your customer account. However, no personal data is forwarded to Google. Even if in Universal Analytics additional functions are added to Google Analytics, this does not mean that this is associated with a restriction of data protection measures, such as IP masking or the browser add-on. You will find further information about data protection with Google Analytics in the Google Analytics help.



We maintain so-called fan pages or accounts or channels on the networks mentioned below in order to also provide you with information and offers within social networks and to offer you further ways to contact us and find out about our offers. In the following, we inform you about which data we or the respective social network process from you in connection with the call and use of our fan pages/accounts.

Data that we process from you:

If you wish to contact us via Messenger or via Direct Message via the respective social network, we generally process your username via which you contact us and, if applicable, store further data provided by you insofar as this is necessary to process/respond to your request. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 f) GDPR (processing is necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the controller).

(Static) usage data we receive from the social networks:

We receive automatically provided statistics regarding our accounts via Insights functionalities. The statistics include, among other things, the total number of page views, likes, information on page activities and post interactions, reach, video views, and information on the proportion of men/women among our fans/followers. The statistics only contain aggregated data that cannot be related to individual persons. You are not identifiable to us through this.

What data the social networks process from you:

In order to view the content of our fan pages or accounts, you do not have to be a member of the respective social network and, to this extent, no user account is required for the respective social network. Please note, however, that when you call up the respective social network, the social networks also collect and store data from website visitors without a user account (e.g. technical data in order to be able to display the website to you) and use cookies and similar technologies, over which we have no control. For details, please refer to the privacy policy of the respective social network (see the corresponding links above). Insofar as you wish to interact with the content on our fan pages/accounts, e.g. comment on, share or like our postings/contributions and/or contact us via messenger functions, prior registration with the respective social network and the provision of personal data is required. We have no influence on the data processing by the social networks within the scope of their use by you. To our knowledge, your data is stored and processed in particular in connection with the provision of the services of the respective social network, as well as for the analysis of user behavior (using cookies, pixels/web beacons and similar technologies), on the basis of which advertising based on your interests is played both within and outside the respective social network. It cannot be ruled out that your data will be stored by the social networks outside the EU/EEA and passed on to third parties. Information on, among other things, the exact scope and purposes of the processing of your personal data, the storage period/deletion as well as guidelines on the use of cookies and similar technologies in the context of registration and use of the social networks can be found in the privacy policy/cookie policy of the social networks. There you will also find information about your rights and objection options.

Facebook page:

When you visit our Facebook page, Facebook collects, among other things, your IP address and other information that is present on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us, as operators of the Facebook pages, with statistical information about the use of the Facebook page. Facebook provides more detailed information here. It is not possible for us to draw conclusions about individual users by means of the statistical information transmitted. We only use this information to respond to the interests of our users and to continuously improve our online presence and ensure its quality. We collect your data via our fan page only to realize a possible provision for communication and interaction with us. This collection usually includes your name, message content, comment content, and the profile information you provide "publicly". The processing of your personal data for our above-mentioned purposes is based on our legitimate business and communicative interest in offering an information and communication channel pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR. Should you as a user have given your consent to the data processing to the respective provider of the social network, the legal basis of the processing extends to Art. 6 para. 1 a), Art. 7 GDPR.. Due to the fact that the actual data processing is carried out by the provider of the social network, our access to your data is limited. Only the provider of the social network is authorized to fully access your data. Due to this, only the provider can directly take and implement appropriate measures to fulfill your user rights (information request, deletion request, objection, etc.). The assertion of corresponding rights is therefore most effective directly against the respective provider. We are jointly responsible with Facebook for the personal content of the fan page. Data subject rights can be asserted with Facebook Ireland as well as with us. The primary responsibility for the processing of Insights data lies with Facebook in accordance with the GDPR and Facebook fulfills all obligations under the GDPR with regard to the processing of Insights data, Facebook Ireland provides the essence of the Page Insights supplement to the data subjects. We do not make any decisions regarding the processing of Insights data and all other information resulting from Art. 13 GDPR, including legal basis, identity of the controller and storage period of cookies on user terminals. Further information can be found directly at Facebook (Supplemental Agreement with Facebook)

LinkedIn page:

LinkedIn is a social network of LinkedIn Inc. based in Sunnyvale, California, USA, which enables the creation of private and professional profiles. Users can maintain their existing contacts and make new ones. Businesses can create profiles where photos and other company information are uploaded. Other LinkedIn users have access to this information and can write their own articles and share this content with others. The focus is on professional exchanges on specialized topics with people who share the same professional interests. In addition, LinkedIn is often used by businesses and other organizations to hire employees and present themselves as an interesting employer.

More information about LinkedIn
More information about LinkedIn privacy

We do not collect or process any personal data via our LinkedIn company page.

Xing page:

XING is a social network of XING SE based in Hamburg, Germany, which allows the creation of private and professional profiles. Users can maintain their existing contacts and make new ones. Companies can create profiles on which photos and other company information are uploaded. Other XING users have access to this information and can write their own articles and share this content with others. The focus is on professional exchange on specialist topics with people who have the same professional interests. In addition, XING is frequently used by companies and other organizations to recruit employees and present themselves as an interesting employer.

Further information on XING
XING Data protection

We do not collect or process any personal data via our XING company page.


Type and scope of processing

Hubspot API:

We use HubSpot API from HubSpot, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, to access additional services and data from HubSpot, Inc. In doing so, a transfer of your IP address to HubSpot, Inc. takes place. Please note that there is a separate section in this Privacy Policy for each additional service we use from HubSpot, Inc.

Hubspot Analytics:

We use HubSpot Analytics by HubSpot, Inc, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, as an analysis service for the statistical evaluation of our online offering. This includes, for example, the number of times our online offering is called up, subpages visited, and the length of time visitors stay.

Hubspot CDN:

We use HubSpot CDN to properly deliver the content of our website. HubSpot CDN is a service of HubSpot, Inc. which acts as a content delivery network (CDN) on our website to ensure the functionality of other services of HubSpot, Inc. For said services, you will find a separate section in this Privacy Policy. This section is only about the use of the CDN. A CDN helps to provide content of our online offer, in particular files such as graphics or scripts, more quickly with the help of regionally or internationally distributed servers. When you access this content, you establish a connection to servers of HubSpot, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, whereby your IP address and possibly browser data such as your user agent are transmitted. This data is processed solely for the above purposes and to maintain the security and functionality of HubSpot CDN.

Hubspot Cookie Banner:

We have integrated HubSpot Cookie Banner on our website. HubSpot Cookie Banner is a consent solution provided by HubSpot, Inc, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, to obtain and document consent to store cookies. HubSpot Cookie Banner uses cookies or other web technologies to recognize users and store the consent given or revoked.

Hubspot Forms:

We have integrated HubSpot Forms on our website. HubSpot Forms is a service of HubSpot, Inc. and provides marketing automation software for marketing services and products, including SEO and content creation, lead management, email marketing and web analytics. HubSpot Forms is used to store data entered in forms, e.g. when contacting us via contact form. The specified data can be stored in our customer relationship management system (CRM system). In this case, your data is passed on to the operator of HubSpot Forms, HubSpot, Inc, Cambridge, Massachusetts, US.

Hubspot Pixel:

We use HubSpot Pixel from HubSpot, Inc., Cambridge, Massachusetts, US, to create so-called Custom Audiences, i.e. to segment visitor groups of our online offer, to determine conversion rates and to subsequently optimize them. This happens in particular when you interact with advertisements that we have placed with HubSpot, Inc.

Purpose and legal basis

The use of HubSpot API and CDN is based on our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in optimizing our online offer according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR.

The Hubspot Cookie Banner service is used on the basis of obtaining the legally required consent to use cookies pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. GDPR.

We process your data with the help of HubSpot Forms for the purpose of processing the contact request and its settlement pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR. The use of HubSpot Forms and the integrated services is subject to our legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR, the optimization of our marketing measures and the improvement of our service quality on the website.

We process your data with the help of HubSpot Analytics and Pixel for the purpose of optimizing our website and for marketing purposes based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. a. GDPR.

Storage period

The concrete storage period of the processed data cannot be influenced by us, but is determined by HubSpot, Inc. Further information can be found in the privacy policy for HubSpot API, Analytics, CDN, Cookie Banner, Forms and Pixel here.