Legal Notice

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SMBK is not liable for the topicality, correctness, completeness or quality of the provided information. Liability claims against SMBK based on material or intangible damages, which were caused due to the usage or omission of the offered information and/or the usage of wrong or incomplete information are principally excluded unless intent or gross negligence on behalf of SMBK can be proven. All offers are subject to change and non-binding. SMBK explicitly reserves the right to change, amend, delete or temporarily or finally stop parts of the website or the entire offer without special announcement.

Our website may be used without entering personal information. Different rules may apply to certain services on our site, however, and are explained separately below. We collect personal information from you (e.g. name, address, email address, telephone number, etc.) in accordance with the provisions of German data protection statutes. Information is considered personal if it can be associated exclusively to a specific natural person. The legal framework for data protection may be found in the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The provisions below serve to provide information as to the manner, extent and purpose for collecting, using and processing personal information by the provider.

Sondermaschinenbau Köthen GmbH
Industriestr. 6
D-06369 W.-Gölzau
Tel.: +49 34978 2600
E-Mail: info(at)

Please be aware that data transfer via the internet is subject to security risks and, therefore, complete protection against third-party access to transferred data cannot be ensured.

Visit the website 

When this website is accessed, the Internet browser used by the visitor automatically sends data to the server of this website and stores it for a limited time in a log file. Until the automatic deletion, the following information is stored without further input from the visitor: - the IP address of the visitor's device, - the date and time of access by the visitor, - name and URL of the page accessed by the visitor, - website from which the user Visitors to the law firm website (so-called referrer URL), - browser and operating system of the visitor's terminal and the name of the access provider used by the visitor. The processing of these personal data is acc. Article 6 (1) (1) (f) of the GDPR. The firm has a legitimate interest in the processing of data for the purpose of - quickly establishing a connection to the firm's website, - enabling a user-friendly application of the website, - detecting and ensuring the security and stability of the systems, and - administering the website to facilitate and improve. The processing is expressly not for the purpose of gaining knowledge about the person of the visitor of the website.

Reference and Links 

For direct or indirect references to other websites ("hyperlinks"), which are outside of the sphere of responsibility of SMBK. SMBK is only liable in cases where it is aware of the content and if it were technically possible and feasible for it to prevent illegal content. SMBK hereby explicitly declares that the linked websites contained no obvious illegal content at the time of the establishment of the links. SMBK has no influence regarding the current and future design, the content or copyrights of the linked/networked websites. For this reason SMBK explicitly dissociates itself from all contents of all linked/networked websites, which were altered after the linking. This determination applies for all links and references placed within the own Internet offer as well as foreign entries into the visitors books, discussion forums, link indexes, mailing lists and all other forms of databases, the content of which allow external text access provided by SMBK. The provider of the linked site is exclusively responsible for illegal, faulty or incomplete content and in particular for damages arising from the usage or omission of such offered information and not the person who merely refers to these publications via links.

Copyright- and Trademark law

SMBK endeavours to observe the copyrights for the utilised pictures, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts and use own pictures, graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts or resort to license-free graphics, sound documents, video sequences and texts in all publications. All brands and trademarks possibly protected by third parties and mentioned within the Internet offer are exclusively subject to the conditions of the respectively valid Trademark law and the proprietary rights of the respectively registered owner. The mere mentioning does not permit the conclusion that brand names are not protected by third party rights! The copyright for published objects established by SMBK itself is solely owned by SMBK. Without the explicit consent of SMBK the duplication or utilisation of such graphics, sound documents, video sequences and text in other electronic or printed publications is prohibited.

Data protection

Data Protection: If the option for the entry of personal or business data (email addresses, names or addresses) exists in the context of the Internet offer, the provision of this data is explicitly voluntary on behalf of the user. The utilisation and payment of all offered services - if technically possible and feasible - is permitted also without stating such data and/or providing anonymised data or pseudonyms. The usage of the contact data published in the context of the imprint or comparable information such as postal address, telephone and fax numbers as well as email addresses by third parties for the transmission of not expressly requested material is not permitted. Legal steps against the sender of so-called spam mails are explicitly reserved in case of violation of this prohibition.

Use of Twitter recommendation components

Our website employs components provided by Twitter. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a Twitter component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this component from Twitter. Through this process, Twitter is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited. We have no control over the data that Twitter collects in the process, or over the extent of the data that Twitter collects. To the best of our knowledge, Twitter collects the URL of each website accessed as well as the IP address of the user, but does so solely for the purpose of displaying Twitter components. Additional information may be obtained from the Twitter data privacy policy, at: You may change your data privacy settings in your account settings, at

Use of Facebook components

Our website employs components provided by Facebook is a service of Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. Each time our website receives an access request equipped with a Facebook component, the component prompts your browser to download an image of this Facebook component. Through this process, Facebook is informed precisely which page of our website is being visited. When you access our site while logged into Facebook, Facebook uses information gathered by this component to identify the precise page you are viewing and associates this information to your personal account on Facebook. Whenever you click on the “Like“ button, for example, or enter a comment, this information is transmitted to your personal account on Facebook and stored there. In addition, Facebook is informed of your visit to our website. This occurs regardless of whether you click on a component or not. If you wish to prevent the transfer to and storage of data by Facebook about you and your interaction with our website, you must first log out of Facebook before visiting our website. The data protection policies of Facebook provide additional information, in particular about the collection and use of data by Facebook, your rights in this regard as well as the options available to you for protecting your privacy: You can find an overview of Facebook plugins at 

Use of Google Analytics with anonymization

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereinafter referred to as “Google“. Google Analytics employs so-called “cookies“, text files that are stored to your computer in order to facilitate an analysis of your use of the site. The information generated by these cookies, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there. We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymization feature on our website. In doing so, Google abbreviates and thereby anonymizes your IP address before transferring it from member states of the European Union or signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide other services related to website- and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or to the extent this data is processed by third parties on Google´s behalf. Google states that it will in never associate your IP address with other data held by Google. You can prevent cookies from being installed by adjusting the settings on your browser software accordingly. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of our website. Google also offers a disabling option for the most common browsers, thus providing you with greater control over the data which is collected and processed by Google. If you enable this option, no information regarding your website visit is transmitted to Google Analytics. However, the activation does not prevent the transmission of information to us or to any other web analytics services we may use. For more information about the disabling option provided by Google, and how to enable this option, visit

Disclosure of data

Personal data are transmitted to third parties if - according to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter a) GDPR was expressly consented to by the data subject, - disclosure pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter f) GDPR Asserting, exercising or defending legal claims is necessary and there is no reason to believe that the data subject has an overriding interest in not disclosing their data - for the transfer of data pursuant to Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter c) GDPR there is a legal obligation and / or - in accordance with Article 6 (1) (1) (b) GDPR - is required for the performance of a contractual relationship with the data subject. In other cases, personal data will not be disclosed to third parties.

Server Data

For technical reasons, data such as the following, which your internet browser transmits to us or to our web space provider (so called server log files), is collected:

  • type and version of the browser you use
  • operating system
  • websites that linked you to our site (referrer URL)
  • websites that you visit
  • date and time of your visit
  • your Internet Protocol (IP) address.

This anonymous data is stored separately from any personal information you may have provided, thereby making it impossible to connect it to any particular person. The data is used for statistical purposes in order to improve our website and services. 

Your rights as a concerned person

As far as your personal data are processed during the visit of our website, you have the following rights as "data subject" within the meaning of the GDPR:

  • Information
    You can ask us for information about whether personal data is processed by us. No right of access exists if the granting of the coveted information against the duty of confidentiality acc. § 83 StBerG would violate or the information for other reasons, in particular because of a predominant legitimate interest of a third party, must be kept secret. Deviating from this, there may be an obligation to provide the information if your interests outweigh the interests of secrecy, in particular taking into account any imminent damage. The right of access is also excluded if the data is stored only because it may not be deleted due to statutory or statutory retention periods or serve exclusively for data protection or data protection control, if the disclosure would require a disproportionate effort and processing for other purposes is excluded by appropriate technical and organizational measures. If in your case the right of access is not excluded and your personal data are processed by us, you can request information about the following information: - purposes of processing, - categories of personal data processed by you, - recipients or categories of recipients - where possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining the retention period, - the existence of a right to access your personal data, in particular for beneficiaries in third countries Rectification or deletion or restriction of the processing of personal data concerning you or a right to object to such processing, - the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority for data protection, - if the personal data is not collected from you as the data subject - the information available on the origin of the data, - where appropriate, the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and meaningful information on the logic involved, and the implications and implications of automated decision-making, if applicable, in the case of transmission to recipients in third countries, if none Decision of the European Commission on the appropriateness of the protection level according to Art. 45 (3) GDPR, information about which suitable guarantees acc. Art. 46 para. 2 GDPR for the protection of personal data.
  • Correction and completion 
    If you discover that we have inaccurate personal information, you may require us to promptly correct this incorrect information. In case of incomplete personal data concerning you, you can request the completion.
  • Deletion 
    They are entitled to be deleted ("right to be forgotten"), unless the processing is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression, the right to information or to fulfill a legal obligation or to perform a task of public interest and for one of the following reasons: - the personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were processed. - The justification for processing was only your consent, which you have revoked. - You have objected to the processing of your personal data that we have made public. - You have objected to the processing of personal data not disclosed to us and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing. - Your personal data has been processed unlawfully. - The deletion of personal data is required to fulfill a legal obligation to which we are subject. There is no claim for deletion if, in the case of legitimate non-automated data processing, deletion is not possible or only possible with disproportionately high outlay due to the special nature of the storage and your interest in deletion is low. In this case, the deletion is replaced by the restriction of processing.
  • Restriction of processing 
    You may require us to restrict processing if any of the following applies: - You deny the accuracy of your personal information. The restriction may be required in this case for the duration that allows us to verify the accuracy of the data. - The processing is unlawful and you require instead of deletion the restriction of the use of your personal data. - We no longer need your personal information for the purposes of processing, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend your rights. - You have contradiction gem. Art. 21 para. 1 DSGVO. The limitation of processing may be required as long as it is not certain that our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons. Restriction of processing means that the personal data are processed only with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest. Before we lift the restriction, we have a duty to inform you. Data portability You have the right to data portability if the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR) or on a contract to which you are a party and processing is done using automated methods. The right to data portability in this case includes the following rights, provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of others: You may require us to receive the personal information you provide us in a structured, common and machine-readable format , You have the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance on our part. If technically feasible, you may require us to transfer your personal information directly to another person in charge.
  • contradiction 
    Insofar as the processing is based on Article 6 (1) sentence 1 (e) of the GDPR (exercise of a task in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority) or on Article 6 (1) (1) (f) GDPR (legitimate interest of the controller or a third party), you have the right, at any time, to object to the processing of the personal data concerning you for reasons of your particular situation. This also applies to a profiling based on Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 letter e) or letter f) of the GDPR. After exercising your right to object, we will no longer process your personal information unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing is for the purposes of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims. You may at any time object to the processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes. This also applies to a profiling associated with such direct mail. After exercising this right of objection, we will no longer use the personal data concerned for direct marketing purposes. You have the option of informing us informally, by telephone, by e-mail, if necessary by fax or to our postal address listed at the beginning of this privacy policy.
  • Withdrawal of consent  
    You have the right to revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of the consent can be communicated by phone, by e-mail, possibly by fax or to our postal address informal. The revocation does not affect the lawfulness of the data processing which has taken place on the basis of the consent until receipt of the revocation. Upon receipt of the revocation, the data processing, which was based solely on your consent, is set.
  • Complaint
    If you believe that the processing of your personal information is unlawful, you may lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority that has jurisdiction over your place of residence or employment or the location of the alleged breach. Legal validity of this disclaimer

Validity of this exclusion of liability

This exclusion of liability is to be considered as a component of the Internet offer, which referred to this site. If parts or individual phrases of this text do not, no longer or not entirely comply with the applicable legal situation, the remaining components of the document remain unaffected hereof in their content and validity.