Data protection notice

Our data protection declaration is set out below.


This data protection declaration clarifies to users the nature, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data on this website (hereafter "the website") by the responsible provider SOMA GmbH, Gewerbering 9, 58579 Schalksmühle, Germany, E-mail:, Tel. +49 2355 5 08 28-0.

Access data / server log files

The provider (or its webspace provider) collects data on each access to the website (so-called server log files). Access data includes: the name of the retrieved web page, file, date and retrieval time, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, web browser type with version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the page previously visited), IP address, and the requesting provider.

The provider uses the log data solely for statistical evaluations for the purpose of operation, security and optimisation of the website. Although the provider reserves the right to retrospectively check the log data if there is a legitimate suspicion of unlawful use based on concrete evidence.

The handling of personal data

Personal data is information that can be used to identify an individual, i.e. details that can be traced back to an individual. This includes the name, e-mail address or telephone number. Although data about preferences, hobbies, memberships or which web pages someone views also count as personal data.

Personal data will only be collected, used and disclosed by the provider if this is permitted by law or if users consent to the collection of data.

Making contact

If contact is made with the provider (via a contact form or e-mail for example) the user's details will be saved for the purpose of processing the request and in the event of subsequent questions arising.

Integration of third-party services and content

Third party content, such as YouTube videos, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites, could potentially be included within this online content. It must always be assumed that the provider of such content (hereafter referred to as "third-party provider") will become aware of the user's IP address. Otherwise they could not send the content to the respective user's browser. The IP address is thus required to display this content. We strive to only use such content from respective providers who solely use the IP address to deliver the content. However, we cannot influence whether the third-party provider saves the IP address for statistical purposes, for example. We inform the user to the extent that it is known to us.


Cookies are small files which allow specific, device-related information to be stored on the user’s access device (PC, smartphone, etc.). They are used firstly to make websites easier to use and therefore to simplify things for users (e.g. by saving login details). Secondly, they are used to collect statistical data about website use and to allow this to be analysed to improve the website. Users can influence how cookies are used. Most browsers have an option for limiting or totally stopping cookies from being stored. However, please note that not storing cookies will restrict website usage and especially ease of use. You can manage many online display cookies from companies using the US website or the EU website

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies – text files that are stored on the user's computer to analyse site usage. The information gathered by the cookie about how users use this website is generally sent to a Google server in the USA, where it is stored.

However, if IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, the user's IP address will first be shortened by Google in member states of the European Union and other countries which are signatories to the EEC agreement. In exceptional cases, the full IP address will be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. IP anonymisation is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate use of the website by users, compile reports on site activity for the site operator, and provide other services relating to site usage and Internet usage.

The IP address collected by Google Analytics from your browser will not be linked with any other data held by Google. Users can disable the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in their browser software. We would however like to remind users that this may prevent them from making full use of the functions on this website. Users can also prevent the site usage data collected by cookies (including your IP address) from being stored and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available through this link:

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent data collection by Google Analytics on this website in the future. This involves storing an opt-out cookie on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click on this link again.

Revocation, modifications, corrections and updates

The user has the right to receive upon request and free of charge information about the personal data concerning them that has been stored. The user also has the right to correct incorrect data, block and delete their personal data insofar as there is no legal obligation to retain such data.