Privacy Policy

A. Basic Information

B. Visiting our website

C. Use of Sevices

D. Rights of data subjects

E. Contact

A. Basic Information

The protection of your privacy is very important to us. We place great emphasis on the protection of your personal data and your right to informational self-determination. In the following we, the PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme GmbH, inform about the collection and processing of personal data when using our website or our services at Personal data are all data that can be related to you personally, e.g. name, address, email address, user behavior.

1. Controller

Responsible for data protection in accordance with No. 7 of Article 4 General Data Protection Regulation („GDPR“):
PLS Programmierbare Logik & Systeme GmbH
Straße der Freundschaft 92
DE-02991 Lauta

Further information and contact data can be found in our imprint.

2. Data Protection Officer

You can contact our data protection officer at:
Beratungshaus Jens Protze
An der Hauptstraße 4a
DE-04720 Döbeln

3. Data Security

Please note that most data transmission via the internet is unsecured. There is a chance that transmitted information may become known to or might be even falsified by unauthorized parties. We protect our website and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. For secure communication with us, we offer encrypted communication via the SSL protocol as standard. To access your online customer account, you have to enter your user name and password. Be sure to keep your login information confidential and close the browser window once you have finished communicating with us, especially if you share your computer with others.

In connection with access to our website, data that may allow identification (e.g. IP address) is temporarily stored on our servers for data and system security purposes, but in principle for no longer than thirty days. The processing of possibly personal data for data and system security purposes is carried out on the basis of point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR and our legitimate interest in securing our systems and preventing misuse.

4. Principles for the storage and deletion of personal data

Personal data will only be processed for the period required achieving the respective storage purpose or if this is provided for in the laws or regulations applicable to us, e.g. commercial or tax storage obligations. If a storage purpose or a legally prescribed storage period expires, affected personal data will be deleted routinely and in accordance with legal regulations or their processing will be restricted, e.g. limited processing within the scope of commercial or tax storage obligations.

The processing of personal data on the basis of a legal obligation, namely the fulfilment of legal storage obligations, is based on point (c) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Insofar as personal data pursuant to point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR are processed for the purpose of preserving evidence, these processing purposes shall cease after expiry of the statutory limitation periods; the statutory regular limitation period is three years.
For further details on specific storage and deletion periods, we also refer to individual service descriptions or information in this data protection declaration.

B. Visiting our website

If you merely use our website for information purposes, i.e. if you do not register or provide us elsewise with personal information, we may collect personal data that your browser transmits to our server.

1. Technical provision of the website

When you visit our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website and to guarantee the stability and security of our online offer:

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access Status/HTTP Status Code
  • the amount of data transferred in each case
  • Website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software.

The legal basis for this collection and processing is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the provision of a functional website offer and its system security. In addition, we use the aforementioned data in non-personal form for statistical purposes and to improve our online offering.

2. Cookies

We use so-called “cookies” on various pages of our website to make the use of our website more comfortable and to enable certain functions. Cookies are small text files that are stored on a computer system via an internet browser.

Many websites and servers use cookies. Cookies often contain a so-called Cookie-ID. Such an ID is a unique identification of the cookie and consists of a string of characters by which websites and servers can be assigned to a specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. Such cookies make it possible to distinguish your individual browser from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular internet browser can therefore be recognized and identified using a unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, we can provide you with more user-friendly services that could not or only to a limited extent be implemented without cookies. Cookies enable us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users of our online offer to use it. An illustrative example is the customer’s user account, for which a cookie is required to implement some of the functions of our website and will exist only until you close your browser.

Section 25 (1) TTDSG (German Data Protection and Privacy in Telecommunications and Telemedia Act) stipulates that the storage of information in the end user's terminal equipment or access to information already stored in the terminal equipment is only permissible if the end user has consented on the basis of clear and comprehensive information. Consent shall be given in accordance with the GDPR. According to Section 25 (2) TTDSG, consent is not required in narrowly defined exceptional cases:

  • Where the sole purpose of storing information in the end-user's terminal equipment or the sole purpose of accessing information already stored in the end-user's terminal equipment is to carry out the transmission of a communication over a public telecommunications network
  • Where the storage of information in the end-user's terminal equipment or the access to informati-on already stored in the end-user's terminal equipment is strictly necessary in order for the provi-der of a telemedia service to provide a telemedia service explicitly requested by the user

This website makes use of techincally necessary cookies. The legal basis for the processing of personal data using technically necessary cookies is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

Overview about the necessary cookies used by this website

ID Description Technology Expiration Date Owner
accept_cookie Consent to the cookie usage Cookie 1 year
csrftoken Cross Site Request Forgery protection Cookie 1 year
productFinder Product selection Cookie after closing the web session
sessionid Session identifier to ensure the login state Cookie after closing the web session

Cookie prevention and removement

You can prevent the setting of cookies by setting your internet browser and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. In addition, cookies that have already been set can be deleted via an internet browser or other software programs. Please note, however, that you may not be able to use all functions of our and other online services if you deactivate cookies in your internet browser.

3. External Services or Content on our Website

We include external services and content on our website that are not covered by this data privacy statement. When such services are used, technical communication data such as IP address and browser information will be exchanged between you as the user and the respective provider, and further cookies may be set. In addition, the respective provider will process your personal data for other purposes of its own. We have no influence on this. Please consult the respective providers’ data privacy statements for information on the services and content included by us:

YouTube (videos)

The social media links embedded on our website (YouTube, LinkedIn, etc.) are not integrated via so-called plug-ins. When you visit our website, no direct link to social media servers will be established. When you click a social media button, you will be transferred to the selected social media service. PLS accepts no responsibility for the content of other providers’ websites.

4. Jobwidget

We use the Empfehlungsbund Jobwidget provided bei pludoni GmbH ( to display job ads from our company on certain areas of our website (career website). When visiting our career website, a one-time secure connection is established via HTTPS to This connection is required to display our job advertisements. Log files are created which contain access data (name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited site), IP address and the requesting provider). Log files are processed for the purpose of troubleshooting and for security reasons (e.g. to clarify misuse or fraud) and are stored for a maximum period of 3 months and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidential purposes is excluded from deletion until final clarification of the respective incident. The legal basis according to the GDPR is Art. 6, para. 1b, or Art. 28 (processor). As contractor, pludoni GmbH processes all data on our behalf. For detailed information on the processing of your data associated with the Empfehlungsbund Jobwidget, please refer to the separate data protection declaration ( of pludoni GmbH.

C. Use of Services

1. Customer Account

On our website we offer a customer account for which you can voluntarily register. This requires certain data from you. The required fields are marked accordingly in the registration form. Within the customer account you have the possibility to download the latest UDE program version, UDE manuals and the UDE product information.

The legal basis for processing is point (b) and (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is to be able to provide our customers with convenient access to services . If you remove your custo-mer account, we delete your data as far as the storage is no longer necessary (e.g. due to legal storage obligations).

Marketing and Market Research

We also use address data (title, surname, first name, address) for our own marketing purposes. In this context you can, for example, receive information about new products, special offers and discounts from our range by mail. This data processing is carried out in accordance with point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR on the basis of justified interests in optimising our range of products and services as well as advertising.

If personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling, insofar as it is associated with such direct marketing.

2. Use of contact

On our website we offer you various ways to get in touch with us and to send us messages. In particular, you can contact us by telephone or by email. In addition to that, on our website you can request a quote, a Callback or information via different contact forms . The respective mandatory fields are marked accordingly. If you contact us accordingly, we will store and process the data you provide (e.g. your email address, name and telephone number etc.) in order to process your request.

You can also use the contact form to contact our distributors through us. We will check your inquiry and contact our distributor for answering. A response to your inquiry will generally be provided directly by the distributor using the contact information you have provided. Your data will be used exclusively for processing and responding to your inquiry.

The legal basis in this respect is point (b) of Article 6(1) GDPR . We delete the accruing data after the storage is no longer necessary, or limit the processing if statutory retention obligations exist. In addition, when using the contact forms, we collect the IP address of the calling computer as well as the date and time of dispatch. The legal basis for this is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in securing our systems and preventing misuse.

3. Newsletter

If you subscribe to our newsletter, we collect and process personal data for sending you advertising information, e.g. information about our products, on events and special offers or campaigns of our company.

The subscription is based on consent. Only your email address is mandatory. You can give us the further information (name, company) voluntarily so that we can address you personally. For the subscription to our newsletter we use the so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after your subscription we will send you an email to the email address you provided, in which we ask you to confirm that you wish to receive our newsletter via the email address you provided.

We use your data transmitted for the subscription to the newsletter exclusively for the purpose of the delivery of our newsletter. The legal basis for the processing of your data for the purpose of carrying out the newsletter service is your consent in accordance with point (a) of Article 6(1) and 7 GDPR. In addition, the following data is collected upon registration: IP address of the calling computer, date and time of registration. This data is collected and stored in order to demonstrate that effective consent has actually been given by the respective user and that the double opt-in procedure has been properly carried out. The legal basis is point (f) of Article 6(1) GDPR, whereby our legitimate interests lie in the demonstrability of the proper collection and/or execution of the double opt-in procedure.

The data collected when subscribing to the newsletter will only be stored as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active and we need the certain data for evidentiary purposes. You may unsubscribe from our newsletter service at any time via the unsubscribe link in the received newsletter or via the account settings in your customer account. You can also contact us, using your email address registered for the newsletter, under or the contact information in Section "E. Contact” of this Privacy Policy.

D. Rights of data subjects

We would like to inform you about your rights under the GDPR as "data subject". As a data subject you have the following rights with respect to the personal data that concerns you:

  • Right to information (Art. 15 para. 1, 2 GDPR)
  • Right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR) or to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)
  • Right to restriction of processing (Art. 18 GDPR)
  • Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)
  • Right to object to processing (Art. 21 GDPR)
  • Right to withdraw consent (Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR)
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)

In addition, we summarise for you the key points of the rights of data subjects under the GDPR as follows, although this description does not claim to be exhaustive, but merely addresses the basic features of the rights of affected persons under the GDPR:

  • Right to information (including right to confirmation and rights to data provision)
    The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed.
    The data subject has the right of access to personal data concerning him/her and to the following information:
    • the purposes of the processing;
    • the categories of personal data concerned;
    • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
    • if possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
    • the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing
    • the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
    • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source;
    • the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 para. 1 and 4 GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and the envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject
    • the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 GDPR relating to the transfer, where personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation.

The data subject has the right to receive a copy of the personal data undergoing processing of him/her.

  • Right to rectification
    The data subject has the right to optain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him/her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement
  • Right to restriction of processing
    The data subject has the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:
    • the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data,
    • the processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead;
    • the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; or
    • the data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.
  • Right to erasure ('right to be forgotten‘)
    In principle and subject to certain legal requirements for data processing (cf. exception Article 17 para. 3 GDPR), the data subject has the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him/her without undue delay and the controller has the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:
    • the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
    • the data subject withdraws consent on which the processing is based according to Article 6 para. 1 lit. a, or Article 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for the processing.
    • the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 para. 1 GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21 para. 2 GDPR.
    • The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
    • the personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
    • the personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Article 8 para. 1 GDPR.
  • Right to data portability
    The data subject has the right to receive the personal data concerning him/her which he/she has provided to a controller in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and have the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, if the processing is based on an consent or on a contract in accordance with Article 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR and the processing is carried out by means of automated means.
    In exercising his/her right to data portability, the data subject shall have the right to have the personal data transferred directly by a data controller to another data controller, where this is technically feasible.
  • Right to withdraw
    The data subject has the right to withdraw his/her consent at any time. The withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
    Every data subject has the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of his/her habitual residence, place of work or place of the alleged infringement, if the data subject considers that the processing of personal data relating to him/her infringes the GDPR.

    The supervisory authority for data protection responsible for us is:
    Der Sächsische Datenschutzbeauftragte
    Devrientstraße 1
    DE-01067 Dresden

Separate reference to the right to object pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1, 2 GDPR

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning you which is based on Article 6 para. 1 lit. e or f GDPR, including profiling based on those provisions.

If you object, we will no longer process the personal data unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms of or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

Where personal data are processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning you for such marketing, which includes profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing.

E. Contact

You can contact us at any time for the exercise of your rights as well as for general questions regarding data protection by sending us an email to or by using the other contact information provided under point A in this Privacy Policy.