Welcome to our website and thank you for your interest in our company. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We process your data in accordance with applicable personal data protection legislation, in particular the GDPR and our country-specific implementation laws, which provide comprehensive information about the processing of your personal data by MODUS Consult GmbH and your rights.


Personal data is any information that makes it possible to identify a natural person. This includes, in particular, your name, date of birth, address, telephone number, email address and IP address.

Anonymous data is available if no personal reference to the individual/user can be made.

Responsible body and data protection officer

MODUS Consult GmbH
James-Watt-Straße 6
33334 Gütersloh, Germany



Telephone: +49 5241 9217-0
Fax: +49 5241 9217-400

Contact info of the data protection officer: privacy(at)bechtle(dot)com


Your rights as a data subject

We would first like to notify you of your rights as a data subject. These rights are set out in Articles 15 - 22 GDPR, and include:

•          The right of access (Art. 15 GDPR),

•          The right to rectification (Art. 16 GDPR),

•          The right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR),

•          The right to object to data processing (Art. 21 GDPR),

•          The right to erasure / right to be forgotten (Art. 17 GDPR),

•          The right to restriction of data processing (Art. 18 GDPR).

To exercise these rights, please contact: datenschutz(at)modusconsult(dot)de. The same applies if you have any questions regarding data processing in our company or when you withdraw your consent. You also have a right of appeal to the relevant data protection supervisory authority.


Right to object

Please note the following with respect to your right to object:

When we process your personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object to this data processing at any time without providing the reasons for such objection. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is associated with direct marketing.

If you object to the processing for direct marketing, we will no longer process your personal data for such purposes. The objection is free of charge and can be made informally, where appropriate to: datenschutz(at)modusconsult(dot)de.

Should we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you may object to such processing at any time for reasons that arise from your specific situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

Should we process your data to protect legitimate interests, you may object to such processing at any time for reasons that arise from your specific situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

We will then cease to process your personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing such information that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is intended to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.


Purposes and legal bases of data processing

The processing of your personal data complies with the provisions of the GDPR and all other applicable data protection regulations. Legal bases for data processing arise in particular from Art. 6 GDPR.

We use your data to initiate business, to fulfil contractual and legal obligations, to conduct the contractual relationship, to offer products and services and to consolidate customer relationships, which may include marketing and direct marketing.

Your consent also constitutes a data protection regulation. In this respect, we will inform you of the purposes of data processing and the right to withdraw your consent. If the consent also relates to the processing of special categories of personal data, we will explicitly notify you in the consent process.

Processing of special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 (1) GDPR may only take place where necessary on the grounds of legal regulations and there is no reason to assume that your legitimate interests should prevail to the exclusion of processing such data.


Data transfers / Disclosure to third parties

We will only transmit your data to third parties within the scope of given statutory provisions or based on consent. In all other cases, information will not be transferred to third parties unless we are obliged to do so owing to mandatory legal regulations (disclosure to external bodies, including the supervisory authorities or law enforcement authorities).


Data recipients / categories of recipients

In our organisation, we ensure that only individuals who are required to process the relevant data to fulfil their contractual and legal obligations are authorised to handle personal data.

In many cases, service providers assist our specialist departments to fulfil their tasks e.g. newsletter dispatch. The necessary data protection contract has been concluded with all service providers.


Transfers of personal data to third countries

A transfer of data to third countries (countries outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) shall only take place if required by law or if you have provided your consent for such transfer or if this is necessary for the performance of the contractual relationship. In doing so, we guarantee compliance with the level of data protection by concluding the necessary contracts under data protection law.


Period of data storage

We store your data for as long as such is required for the relevant processing purposes. Please note that numerous retention statutory periods require that data must be stored for a specific period of time. This relates in particular to retention obligations for commercial or fiscal purposes (e.g. commercial code, tax code, etc.). The data will be routinely deleted after use unless a further period of retention is required.

We may also retain data if you have given us your permission to do so, or in the event of any legal disputes and we use the evidence within the statutory limitation period, which may be up to 30 years; the standard limitation period is 3 years.


Secure transfer of data

We implement the appropriate technical and organisational security measures to ensure the optimal protection of the data stored by us against accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorised persons. The security levels are continuously reviewed in collaboration with security experts and adapted to new security standards.

The data exchange to and from our website is encrypted. We provide https as a transfer protocol for our website, and always use the current encryption protocols.

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser’s address bar.

If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data that you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

It is also possible to use alternative communication channels (e.g. by post).


Obligation to provide data

A range of personal data is required to establish, implement and terminate the obligation and the fulfilment of the relevant contractual and legal obligations. The same applies to the use of our website and the various functions we provide..

We have summarised the relevant details in the above point. In some cases, legal regulations require data to be collected or made available. Please note that it will not be possible to process your request or execute the underlying contractual obligation without this information.


Data categories, sources and origin of data

The data we process is defined by the relevant context: it depends on whether, for example, you place an order online, enter a request on our contact form or if you want to send us an application or submit a complaint.

Please note that we may also provide information at specific points for specific processing situations separately where appropriate, e.g. when uploading application documents or when making a contact request.

When you visit our site, your internet browser transmits the following types of data, which we then save:

•          the IP address of the computer used to access the site

•          the server requests (e.g. accessed pages) including time stamps

•          the browser type

•          the referral URL (i.e. the address of the previous website that you visited, if you came to our site by following a hyperlink from there).

These first three data types are technically required to be able to properly display the webpage you accessed. Moreover, this data may be used, if necessary, to maintain secure operation of this website (e.g. to protect against hacking).

The referral URL is anonymised and used to compile statistics.

For reasons of technical security and in particular to prevent attempts to attack our web server, this type of data are also stored for 7 days in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1(f) EU GDPR.


We collect and process the following data as part of a contact request:

Our website offers you different ways to contact us, e.g. to order a catalogue or to get information on certain products.

You can use the online chat function, use our contact form or send an e-mail message.

A contact form is used to collect the required details for communication (e.g. name, phone number or e-mail address) as well as to send your message.

The collected data are used for customer relations management (contact history) and for responding to/fulfilling your request.

We collect and process the following personal data for online applications:

  • Your master data (e.g. surname, first name, name affixes, date of birth, title if applicable),
  • qualification and training data (e.g. curriculum vitae, certificates),
  • Contact details (postal address, telephone number, email address),
  • Photo, if necessary - Language skills and IT knowledge, if applicable,
  • Severe disability / equality (optional) - Period of notice (compulsory information)
  • Attention to the job (mandatory)
  • Age check (mandatory)
  • If applicable, information on how you became aware of the job or the origin of your data, information on the earliest date of entry, regional mobility, the desired number of hours and duration of employment, previous employment with MODUS Consult or information on social commitment.


For reasons of technical security, your IP address is also processed.

Your personal data is always collected directly from you during the application process. Exceptionally, your personal data may also be collected by other agencies in certain constellations, for example by recruitment agencies.

We also use personal data that we have permissibly obtained from publicly accessible directories (e.g. professional networks such as XING and LinkedIn).

We have implemented security measures to ensure that your data remain safe and confidential at all times. All application documents submitted via the application portal are encrypted. Provisions to protect your information always correspond to the latest technological standards.

Your data provided in the context of the application process are stored subject to applicable law and purged no later than six months after the application process has concluded. We will retain your data beyond this point only if we are entitled or have an obligation to do so, e.g. if you have given your express consent for us to retain your data for an extended and specified period of time, or to exercise our rights under applicable law.

When you subscribe to a newsletter, we collect and process the following data:

  • Surname, first name
  • Email address
  • Industry sector
  • Optional: Salutation


Contact forms / contact via email, chat or phone (Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. a, b EU-DS-GVO)

A contact form is available on our website which can be used to contact us electronically. If you write to us using the contact form, we will process the information you provide to contact you and answer your questions and requests.

All data required to complete the form is subject to the principles of data reduction and data economy, meaning you only have to provide the data that is absolutely necessary for us to contact you. This means your first name, last name, email address and the message field. For reasons of technical security and in particular to prevent attempts to attack our web server, we will also process your IP address. All other information is voluntary (e.g. to give a more tailored answer to your question).

If you contact us by e-mail, we will process the personal data provided solely for the purpose of processing your enquiry.

Zendesk Chat (formerly known as Zopim)

We use the service Zendesk, of Zendesk Inc., 1019 Market St., San Francisco, CA 94103 for the optimal communication with our clients. Legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

If you have any questions about our products, our website or other requests, you can send us a message via the Zendesk Chat window.

All visitors to our site can be tracked with their IP address and the page they are currently visiting. The IP address is made anonymous. Zendesk Chat uses cookies to allow you to personalize your online use of our service.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is transferred to and stored on a Zendesk server in the USA. For the duration of your use, we store the messaging ID and the time you signed in with a cookie on your end device.

This cookie enables you to move from page to page on our website without having to log in again on each page. When you log out, the cookie is deleted from your device. Any conducted chats are collected and stored on internal servers for 30 days for tracking purposes and will be deleted afterwards.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.

Details on the handling of your personal data and information on the collection and use of data at Zendesk Chat can be found in Zendesk's privacy policy at https://www.zendesk.com/company/customers-partners/privacy-policy/

Zendesk is a certified participant of the so-called "Privacy Shield Framework": https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TOjeAAG

For more information on data protection in connection with the use of Zendesk, please visit http://www.zendesk.com/company/privacy.

We have concluded a contract with Zendesk for commissioned data processing.


Newsletter (Art. 6 Para. 1(a) EU-GDPR)

You can subscribe to our free newsletter via our website. The email address and name provided during the registration process is used to send a personalised newsletter.

The principle of data economy and data reduction is observed, as only the email address, industry sector of your company and your name are marked as mandatory fields to enable personalisation . Due to technical and legal reasons, we will also process your IP address.

Of course, you can cancel your subscription at any time via the unsubscribe option provided in the newsletter and therefore revoke your consent.


Job-Newsletter (Art. 6 Para. 1(a) EU-GDPR)

You can subscribe to our free job-newsletter via our website. The email address provided during the registration process is used to send suitable job offers to you.

The principle of data economy and data reduction is observed, as only the email address is marked as mandatory field to enable personalisation. Due to technical and legal reasons, we will also process your IP address.

Of course, you can cancel your subscription at any time via the unsubscribe option provided in the newsletter and therefore revoke your consent.

Handling of customer and supplier data

Categories / origins of data

When you conclude a contractual relationship and for contract fulfilment, we process the following personal data:

  • Contact details (e.g. first/surname of current and any former partners in addition to additional names, the customer’s company name and address (employer), mobile and landline number with extension, e-mail address, fax number)
  • Professional data (e.g. position in company, department)
  • Any bank account details required (in the case of a SEPA direct debit mandate also the first/surname of the account holder)
  • Preferred payment system, credit history and behaviour if applicable
  • Date of birth, period of employment and other information if applicable (for customer care purposes if you make this information available to us)

We receive your personal data primarily from you as part of contract fulfilment or during the current contractual relationship.

Exceptionally, in certain scenarios, we will also obtain your personal data from other sources. This includes case-related queries for relevant information from credit agencies (Creditsafe, Bisnode), in particular for credit history and behaviour.

Customer and supplier data (Art. 6 Para 1(b) GDPR)

Processing of your personal data complies with the provisions of the GDPR and all other applicable data protection regulations.

Your personal data is processed exclusively to conduct pre-contractual measures (e.g. creating quotes for products or services) and to comply with contractual obligations (e.g. implementation of our services or for processing your order/payment), (Article 6 Para 1(b) GDPR) or if there is a legal obligation for processing (e.g. for tax law purposes) (Article 6 Para 1(c) GDPR). These are the purposes for which your personal data was originally gathered.

Your consent can also constitute a legal provision under data protection law (Article 6 Para 1(a) GDPR). Before you grant permission, we clarify the purpose of data processing and your right of revocation in accordance with Art. 7, Para. 3 EU GDPR.

For the detection of criminal offences, personal data will only be processed under the conditions of Article 10 GDPR.


Data recipients / categories of recipients

As part of the required business processes, our specialist departments will be supported by external service providers in order to carry out their work. To protect the data being processed, the necessary data protection contracts have been concluded with all service providers. These are in particular service provider companies such as finance and consultancy companies who support us in verifying task-related data. In addition, in certain specialist areas, we use supporting specialist IT experts from manufacturers and partner companies who possess the necessary product expertise.

Your data will also, as necessary, be transferred to the manufacturers of the quoted or ordered products for project processing (registration, project notification, quote creation, order processing) who may be based in a non-EU country.

We transfer payment processing information to credit, trade and financial agencies in order to check payment history and creditworthiness.

The principle of data economy and data reduction is observed.


Advertising to existing customers (Art. 6 Para. 1(f) EU GDPR)

MODUS Consult GmbH would like to maintain a relationship to its customers and send information and offers on products and services. We therefore use your data to email you relevant information and offers as well as customer satisfaction surveys.

If you would prefer us not to do so, you can object at any time to the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. This right also applies to profiling as long as it is connected with direct advertising. As soon as we receive your objection, your data will no longer be processed for this purpose.

An objection is free of charge and can be made without the need for filling in a form by calling: +49 5241 9217-0, by email at contact(at)modusconsult(dot)de or by post to James-Watt-Straße 6, 33334 Gütersloh, Germany.


Application portal (Art. 6 Para. 1(a+b) EU GDPR)

We offer you the opportunity to use an online application form to apply for specific job offers or on your own initiative and upload your application documents in it.

We understand that your data are a sensitive matter. That’s why all personal information you submit via our application form is exclusively used for the purpose of the application process, including any need to contact you. No data are transferred to a third party without your consent. When you fill out the application form, you are asked to provide certain personal information. All data required to complete the application form is subject to the principles of data reduction and data economy, meaning you only have to provide the data that is absolutely needed to process your application, such as a resume, or that we are required to obtain under applicable law. Mandatory information is marked with a * (asterisk). Due to technical and legal reasons, we will also process your IP address.

Without this information, we are unable to process your application. It is therefore not possible to upload application documents to the portal without also providing this information. If you wish, you can also provide additional, optional information via the application form.

We have implemented security measures to ensure that your data remain safe and confidential at all times. All application documents submitted via the application portal are encrypted.

We keep your data for the above purposes for the duration of the application process and until all related deadlines have expired, however, for no longer than six months after we have informed you whether your application has been successful. However, you have the option of extending this retention period if you prefer that we keep your application documents for the purpose of matching them with other vacancies that fit your profile.

You can consent to this by checking the appropriate box before uploading your documents. In this case, we will keep your data for 12 months. You can, of course, revoke your consent with effect for the future at any time without providing a reason by calling: +49 5241 9217-0, by email at jobs(at)modusconsult(dot)de or by post to James-Watt-Straße 6, 33334 Gütersloh, Germany.


Automatised case-by-case decisions

Please note that we generally do not use purely automated processes to make a decision.


Cookies (Art. 6 Para. 1 (f ) EU GDPR / Art. 6 Para. 1 (a) EU GDPR in case of consent)

Our website uses cookies on various pages. Their purpose is to enhance our product and services, as well as to make our site more user friendly, more secure and simply better. Cookies are small files that are saved on your computer and in your browser (locally on your hard drive).

These cookies help us to see how users use our website, enabling us to design the website content according to the visitor's needs. In addition, cookies enable us to measure the effectiveness of a particular advert and to place it according, for example, to the user's thematic interests.

We mostly use so-called “session cookies”, which are automatically deleted when you leave our site. Permanent cookies are automatically deleted by your computer when the validity period has been reached (usually six months) or you delete them yourself before this period expires.

Most internet browsers automatically accept cookies as default. If you don’t want to send this information, you can change your browser settings at any time. However, you will still be able to take full advantage of the offers of our website (the only exception to this is the configurators).

Cookies are saved on the user’s computer and transmitted from there to our website. This means that the user has complete control over how the cookies are used. You can deactivate or limit the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your internet browser. Furthermore, cookies can be deleted at any time in the internet browser or other software programmes. This is possible in all common internet browsers.

As the name “session cookie” implies, this cookie will be deleted when you close your browser.

Simply browsing the individual pages of this website is possible without cookies (for example, by blocking cookies through such a browser add-on).

User profiles / Web tracking

This website—in part with the help of third-party service providers—creates anonymous usage profiles for advertising and market research purposes, as well as for target-group oriented web-design.

These usage profiles are anonymised (on the web server), so that only anonymous data (i.e. no personal or personally identifiable data such as your IP address) are sent to the service providers.

Your personal data referred to under points 1 and 2 will not be associated with the usage profiles. That means that your usage profile is not attached to your name, and nobody knows what your usage profile looks like at any given time.

Web tracking (i.e. collecting data for these usage profiles) is carried out with usage-profile cookies and scripts.

These cookies enable the web server to recognise you during your browser session and also during your next browser session, provided that the cookie has not been deleted in the meantime.

You can object to the creation of usage profiles during your time on this website by clicking on the following button:

If you click the button, no usage-profile cookies will be saved on your computer, nor will the webtracking scripts be executed.

Instead, a "no-tracking cookie" will be saved on your computer. With this cookie saved on your computer, your objection will be respected (for the current and all future browser sessions) as long as the cookie is not deleted from your computer.

In particular, the following webtrackers are used on this website to create anonymous usage profiles (unless you have objected to their use):


Google AdWords

We use the Google advertising tool "Google AdWords" to promote our website. To help us in this, we use the analysis service “Conversion Tracking” from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter “Google”. If you accessed our website via a Google advert, a cookie is stored on your computer.

Cookies are small files that are saved on your computer and in your browser. These conversion cookies cannot be used to identify any personal information and will expire automatically after 30 days. If you visit certain pages of our website before the cookie expires, we and Google may recognise that you have been redirected to our page after clicking on one of our adverts placed on Google.

The information collected using conversion cookies is used by Google to generate visit statistics for our website. These statistics show us the total number of users who clicked on our adverts and also which pages of our website were subsequently accessed by the respective user. However, we or other companies who advertise using Google AdWords do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.

You can prevent the conversion cookies being installed by changing the settings in your browser, such as those that generally deactivate the automatic setting of cookies or specifically only block cookies from the "googleadservices.com" domain. Google’s privacy policy can be viewed here: https://services.google.com/sitestats/de.html.

Google Analytics

In order to enhance your experience on our website and our overall offering, we store data for statistical purposes regarding individual visits to our website using Google Analytics provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). We do this to pursue our legitimate interests (i.e. analysis, optimisation, and economic operation of our online offering) in line with Art. 6 Para. 1(f) GDPR. Google Analytics employs a cookie, i.e. a text file stored on your computer, enabling Google to analyse how you use our website. Information generated by this cookie is typically transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. Such information includes:

  • your browser type and version,
  • your operating system,
  • the referrer URL (the website that linked you to our pages),
  • your computer’s host name (IP address),
  • and the time of the server request.

Google will not associate your IP address collected via Google Analytics with other data held by Google. Further to this, the Google Analytics code used on this website employs the “anonymizeIP” option. This ensures that your IP address is masked and all collected data are anonymised. In exceptional cases, your full IP address may be transferred to and truncated on a Google server in the USA.

Google will use the collected information on our behalf for the purpose of analysing your use of our website, compiling reports on website activity, and providing other services to us relating to website activity and internet usage. You may choose to disable cookies in your browser settings; however, this may affect your experience on our website as all functionality may not be available to you.

Should you not want Google to collect and process data created by the cookie relating to your use of our website (including your IP address), you can prevent this by downloading and installing the browser add-on available from http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Alternatively, in particular when viewing our website on a mobile device, you may opt out of Google Analytics by clicking here:


This will install another cookie on your system that prevents any data related to your visits on our website from being collected in the future. The opt-out cookie is specific to the current browser and our website only. If you clear this cookie in the current browser, you will have to re-install it if you wish to opt out again.

Any personal data collected are purged after 14 months or anonymised.

Further to this, Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Framework, guaranteeing that data are collected in line with European data protection regulations (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

Integration of Google Maps

(1) On this website, we use the offer of Google Maps. This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to use the map function conveniently.

(2) By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have visited the corresponding subpage of our website. Besides, the data collected during your visit to our website is transmitted. This occurs regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in at Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account. If you do not want your profile to be associated with Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses them for purposes of advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right of objection to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact Google to exercise this right.

(3) (3) Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by the plug-in provider can be found in the provider's data protection declarations. There you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options for protecting your privacy: www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy. Google also processes your data in the USA and has submitted to the EU-US Privacy Shield, https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

Google Tag Manager

This website uses Google Tag Manager. This service enables website tags to be managed via an interface. The tag manager tool itself (that implements tags) is a cookie-free domain. This means that no cookies are used and no personal data is collected. Google Tag Manager triggers other tags that, in turn, may collect data. Google Tag Manager does not access this data. If you have disabled domains and cookies, this shall also apply to all tracking tags that are implemented with Google Tag Manager. For more information please visit http://www.google.de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.


This website uses Opentracker, a web analysis service of Opentracker.net (Opentracker, Torenallee 45 - 7.17, 5617 BA Eindhoven, The Netherlands). Opentracker uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your device. The data generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to an Opentracker server, where it is collected and stored. Opentracker's servers are operated in various countries, including the Netherlands and Germany.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Opentracker.net assures in its terms and conditions that the data and statistics will not be sold or passed on to third parties. Opentracker will not use the information collected for marketing or other data collection purposes. For more information on the privacy policy of the web analytics service, please visit: https://www.opentracker.net/privacy

Social media plugins of social networks with Shariff


We are using plugins from social media on our pages (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, XING, LinkedIn).

You can usually recognize the plugins by the respective social media logos. To ensure data protection on our website, we only use these plugins together with the so-called "Shariff" solution. This application prevents the plugins integrated on our website from transmitting data to the respective provider as soon as you enter the site for the first time.

Only when you activate the respective plugin by clicking the corresponding button, a direct connection to the provider's server is established (consent). As soon as you activate the plugin, the respective provider receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you are logged into your respective social media account (e.g. Facebook) at the same time, the respective provider can assign your visit to our pages to your user account.

The activation of the plugin constitutes consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke this consent at any time with effect for the future.

Facebook-Plugins (Like & Share-Button)

Our pages are using integrated plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc. 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA. You can recognize the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the "Like button" ("Like") on our page. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

When you visit our pages, the plugin establishes a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you click the Facebook "Like button" while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our pages on your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Facebook. You can find further information on this in the Facebook privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.

If you do not want Facebook to be able to assign visits to our pages to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

The use of Facebook plugins is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media.


Twitter plugin

Our pages are using integrated plugins from the social network Twitter. These functions are offered by Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the "Re-Tweet" function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transferred to Twitter. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the sites, do not know the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. For further information, please refer to the Twitter privacy policy at https://twitter.com/privacy.

The Twitter plugin is used based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media.

You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at https://twitter.com/account/settings


LinkedIn plugin

Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The provider is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Each time you access one of our pages that contains LinkedIn features, a connection to LinkedIn's servers is established. LinkedIn is notified that you have visited our sites using your IP address. When you click on the LinkedIn "Recommend" button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our site with you and your account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of these pages, do not know the content of the transmitted data or its use by LinkedIn.

The use of the LinkedIn plugin is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media.

Further information on this can be found in the LinkedIn privacy policy at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.


XING plugin

Our website uses features of the network XING. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time you access one of our pages containing XING features, a connection to XING servers is established. To the best of our knowledge, no personal data is stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored nor the usage behaviour is evaluated.

The use of the XING plugin is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in social media.

Further information on data protection and the XING Share button can be found in the XING privacy statement at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.


Social Media Links

MODUS Consult GmbH has a presence on several social media channels to communicate with and inform registered customers, interested parties and users about our offers.

Please be aware that using these platforms and their functions is at your own risk. This is especially the case when using interactive functions such as commenting, sharing and leaving reviews.

We also wish to inform you that your data may be processed outside of the European Union. US providers who are “Privacy Shield”-certified are obliged to comply with EU data protection standards.

Your data may additionally be processed for market research and marketing reasons, meaning, for example, that a user profile may be created based on your usage and interests. As a result, advertising both on and external to the platforms may be activated, which supposedly correspond to your interests. For this to happen, cookies are usually saved on your computer. Independently, data that is not collected directly from your end devices may also be stored in the user profiles (especially if you are member of a platform and are logged in).

Moreover, we, as the provider of this information service, do not collect and process data from your use of our services.

The processing of users’ personal data is based on our legitimate interest in effectively informing and communicating with users in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1(f) EU GDPR. If a provider asks for your consent to data processing (e.g. by ticking a box or by clicking “confirm”), then processing is lawful in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1(A) and Art. 7 EU GDPR.

Opting out

If you are a member of a social network and do not want your personal data to be collected through our website and linked to your membership data on the respective network, you must:

•          log-out of the network before visiting our website,

•          delete cookies stored on your device and

•          re-start your browser.

After logging in again, you will once again be recognised by the network as a specific user.

For more detailed information on how data is processed and how you can opt out, please visit the pages of the respective providers listed below.

If you would like to request information or exercise your rights as a user, this can be done most effectively directly with the providers themselves as only they have direct access to user data and can therefore take appropriate action and provide information. If you do have any problems, you can of course contact us.

•          Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland) – Privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, Opt out: www.facebook.com/settings and http://www.youronlinechoices.com, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.

•          Google / YouTube (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) – Privacy policy:  https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated,  Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.

•          Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) – Privacy policy / Opt out: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

•          Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) – Privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy,  Opt out: https://twitter.com/personalization, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active.

•          LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland) – Privacy policy https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, Opt out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active.

•          Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany) / Kununu (Kununu GmbH, Neutorgasse 4-8, Top 3.02, A - 1010 Vienna) – Privacy policy / Opt out: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.


More information

Copyright information

If you would like to publish images, texts, plans, videos, music etc. on our pages, please be aware that you may be transferring all usage rights to the network, which could ultimately have legal consequences for you if you are not the copyright holder yourself.

Advertising and conversion cookies

Advertising and conversion cookies are used to make advertising - including advertising on other websites outside our offer - more relevant to you and based on your interests. This prevents, among other things, the same ads from being displayed to you repeatedly. These cookies also enable us to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns based on anonymised and pseudonymous user-profiles and to track how users interact with our advertising media or which actions users have performed after interacting with the respective advertising media (so-called "conversion").

Use of Facebook

With your consent, our website uses the visitor pixel of Facebook, Facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook") for conversion measurement. This allows to evaluate the behaviour of site visitors after they have clicked on a Facebook advertisement to be redirected to the provider's website. It also shows the effectiveness of the Facebook Ads and can be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and to optimize future advertising efforts. The collected data is anonymous for us as the operator of this website. We cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook, so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes, in accordance with the Facebook Data Usage Policy. This allows Facebook to enable the placement of advertisements on pages of Facebook and outside of Facebook. This use of the data cannot be influenced by us as a site operator. A cookie may also be stored on your computer for these purposes. In the Facebook privacy policy, you will find further information on the protection of your privacy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

You find further information about “page-insights” on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum.

You can also disable the "Custom Audiences" remarketing feature in the Advertising Settings section at https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen

You must be logged in to Facebook to do this. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can deactivate usage-based advertising from Facebook on the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website.

Use of LinkedIn

This website uses the analysis and conversion tracking technology of LinkedIn Inc. ("LinkedIn"), 2029 Stierlin Ct. Ste. 200 Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. LinkedIn's technology allows us to display more relevant advertising based on your interests. LinkedIn also provides us with aggregated and anonymous reports of advertising activity and information about how you interact with our site. However, LinkedIn can associate your visit to our site with your LinkedIn account. We have no control over the information LinkedIn collects in this way, nor over the amount of information, LinkedIn collects. We also do not know the content of the data transmitted to LinkedIn.

You can find more information about LinkedIn's privacy policy here:


You may opt-out of LinkedIn's analysis of your usage patterns and the display of interest-based recommendations by clicking on the "Opt-out" button for LinkedIn members or "Opt-in" button for other users at www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

Online offers for children

Persons under 16 years may not transmit any personal data to us or submit a declaration of consent without the consent of a parent or legal guardian. We encourage parents and legal guardians to actively participate in their children's online activities and interests.

Links to other providers

Our website also contains - clearly visible - links to the Internet presentations of other companies. As far as links to websites of other providers are available, we do not influence their contents. Therefore, we cannot grant any guarantee or liability for these contents. The respective provider or operator of these sites is always responsible for the contents of their sites.

The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations and recognizable infringements at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If infringements of the law become known, such links will be removed immediately.

Registration for events

Our website uses a form for the purpose to register to events and webinars.

If you register for an event via this form, we will process your data for the purposes of registration and communication with you.

All data required to complete the form is subject to the principles of data reduction and data economy, meaning you only have to provide the data that is absolutely necessary to register and for us to contact you, i.e. your name and email address.

For reasons of technical security and in particular to prevent attempts to attack our web server, we will also process your IP address. All other information is voluntary.

In the case of joint events with partners, we shall share your data with the joint organiser.

The MODUS Consult GmbH Communications department intends to publish photos and videos from corporate events on our social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn, Xing), intranet, MODUS Consult publications (e.g. newsletter) and the Bechtle Group company websites (legal basis: Art. 6 Para. 1 a), f) EU GDPR / §§ 22, 23 German Art Copyright Act (KunstUrhG)).

Please be aware that publishing on social media can mean that data is transmitted to countries outside the EU.

The legitimate interests of the MODUS Consult GmbH Communications regarding the processing of photos and videos mentioned above are the purposes of marketing and documentation of the corresponding event.

Regarding this procession of your personal data you have the right to object according to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR. To exercise that right, please contact us, prior to the event (if possible), at [contact(at)modusconsult(dot)de / Tel.: +49 5241 9217-0.]. Of course you can also contact our local staff to exercise that right.

Personal data will not be passed on to third parties except from in the cases mentioned above and will only be used for the above-mentioned purpose. Photos and videos published on the internet can be accessed worldwide and use of these by third parties cannot generally be excluded.

Your consent can be a legal basis (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR) for processing the photos and videos mentioned above, too. Consent to the processing of footage is voluntary and can be revoked with effect for the future by email at contact(at)modusconsult(dot)de / Tel.: +49 5241 9217-0.

Webinars with GoToWebinar

We offer webinars on a regular basis. A webinar is comparable to a face-to-face seminar and takes place on the Internet with the help of computer/software support.

To conduct webinars over the Internet, MODUS Consult GmbH uses the software solution GoToWebinar from LogMeIn, Inc. 320 Summer Street, Boston, MA 02210, USA. LogMeIn, Inc. is responsible for providing this service and the associated data processing.
You find LogMeIn's privacy policy here href="https://www.logmeininc.com/de/legal#popup".
The processing of your data is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) EU-GDPR).

You can participate in a webinar if you have previously registered via our webinar page. The following data will be requested for this purpose: first name, last name and email address. To conduct the webinar, your registration or customer data will be transmitted to LogMeIn, Inc. and directly to MODUS Consult GmbH.

Your data will be stored at LogMeIn and MODUS Consult GmbH until you revoke your consent.

Within the scope of your webinar participation, an encrypted connection between you and MODUS Consult GmbH will be established. The sound or image information transmitted during this session will be recorded by us regularly to make it available for later retrieval. Questions asked by the participants during the webinar and their answers are also recorded and reproduced when the webinar is called up later. The recording will be made available to you by email after the webinar has ended.

You can end the session at any time by simply closing the browser window or closing the program or app. When your contact person ends the session, your session participation will automatically be terminated as well. Statistics data will be transmitted to us during and after the webinar session. If you take part in a webinar, ask or answer a question during the webinar, we will receive information about the duration of participation, interest in the webinar, the question asked or the answer in addition to your registration data. The information will be used by us for further customer support or to enhance the user experience.

Your registration data will also be used to announce further webinar topics or for contacting you by MODUS Consult GmbH. You can revoke your consent to this at any time. Please contact us directly via contact(at)modusconsult(dot)de to be removed from the list of recipients of messages.


Registration / Customer account (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, b EU-DS-GVO)

Helpdesk / Deployment Portal

Users can provide personal data to enable them to register on our website. The advantage here is that you can, in particular, view your information on the current processing status of your request in the Helpdesk Portal.

Besides, you can view the history of each helpdesk inquiry or provide a detailed recording of problems and questions. Embedded in the Helpdesk Portal is the Deployment Portal, which shows customers changes in the software, provides service packs and realizes necessary database adjustments.

The Deployment Portal meets the requirements of DIN EN ISO 9000 ff. and is similar to a customer-controlled download page. You find further information about the Helpdesk and Deployment Portal here: https://www.modusconsult.de/en/company/help-and-support.
Registration is, therefore, necessary either to fulfil a request or to perform a customer-controlled download.

During the registration, we collect and process the following data:

  • Company
  • Name
  • E-mail
  • Optional: Phone, fax, address


When you register on our website, the user’s IP address and the date and time of the registration are also stored (technical background data). Activate the "Register now" to consent to the processing of your data.

Please note: We will encrypt the password you entered which will be stored with us. Our company employees cannot view this password and cannot, therefore, assist you if you forget it.

In this event, use the "Forgotten password" function, which will send you an automatically generated new password by email. No employee is authorised to request your password by telephone or in writing. Please never disclose your password should you receive such requests.

Upon completion of the registration process, your data will be stored with us for use in the protected customer area. When you log in to our website with your email address as your username and your password, this data will be made available to you on our website.

Registered persons are free to amend/correct their contact data (name, email, telephone, password) in the customer account. You can also contact our support service team, who will be happy to apply any changes/corrections. You can, of course, cancel or delete the registration or your customer account by sending us a request via the helpdesk, via phone +49 5241 9217-910 or by sending us an email at support(at)modusconsult(dot)de.


Changes to our privacy policy

In the course of the further development of our websites and the implementation of new technologies, changes to this data protection declaration may also become necessary. We reserve the right to change our security and data protection measures if this becomes necessary due to technical developments. In these cases, we will also adapt our data protection information accordingly. We, therefore, recommend that you check back this data protection declaration from time to time.