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Data Protection

Responsible authority

This privacy policy clarifies the type, extent and use of the survey and usage of personal data on this homepage. The responsible authority and service supplier is:

DSD Steel Group GmbH
Henry-Ford-Straße 110
66740 Saarlouis

Tel. +49 (0)6831.18-0
Fax +49 (0)6831.18-2309

Data Protection officer
Verimax GmbH
Warndtstraße 115, 66127 Saarbrücken
+49 89 800 65 78 – 17

The legal bases are to be found in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (FDPA) and the German Telemedia Act (TMA).


Privacy policy

We, the DSD Steel Group GmbH, Henry-Ford-Straße 110, 66740 Saarlouis (“DSD”), are happy that you have visited our website and that you are interested in our company. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Personal data are individual statements about the personal or objective traits of a specific or specifiable person (§3 para. 1 BDSG). This includes such information as legal name, address, telephone number, and date of birth.

Because these data enjoy special protection, we only retrieve and utilise them to the extent that is technically required. To this end the recording and usage of information complies with the respective legislation, namely the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Teleservices Act (TMG). As stipulated therein, we will explain to you the type, extent, usage, and processing of your personal data that was recorded during your visit to our website.

DSD is obligated to maintain indefinite confidentiality and data protection when working with personal data retrieved during the usage of this DSD website. We adhere to all current, respective legislation when retrieving and/or processing such personal data. Please note that our website contains links to other providers’ websites. These providers are not bound by our privacy policy and data security guidelines.

Usage of personal data

We solely use your personal data for the provision of our website, as well as for other purposes that are explained below, or for purposes for which you grant us your explicit consent. Conveyance to third parties only occurs within the scope described. Personal data are only conveyed to governmental bodies or authorities in accordance with the respective legislation.

Usage and/or processing of your personal data in countries outside of the EU and the EEA only occurs if we explicitly declare such usage and/or processing.

You can use our services anonymously or via usage of a pseudonym. Only specific, exceptional cases, such as when filling out a form, constitute personal usage.

If you use our contact form, we use your e-mail address and the data that you have entered into the contact form to contact you and to answer the inquiry that you have sent us. We do not save the data conveyed by you for this communication.

We retrieve, process, and anonymise your IP address with which you access our website so that we may communicate with you.

When visiting our website, access information (date, time, page viewed) is stored on the server. These data do not constitute personal data, but rather they are anonymised. They are solely used for statistical purposes. There is no conveyance to third parties for either commercial or non-commercial purposes.
We explicitly note that that transmission of data through the internet (e.g. when communicating via e-mail) is vulnerable to security gaps, and cannot be completely protected from third-party access.

The usage of the contact data provided on our website - especially telephone and fax numbers, and e-mail addresses - for commercial purposes is prohibited unless we have provided our explicit, written consent in advance or there is already such contact in place for business purposes. DSD and all individuals named on this website hereby refuse any commercial usage and conveyance of their data.
Revocation of consent to the conveyance of data, and alteration requests
At any time you may request to know if DSD is storing your personal data, and which data in particular. You may also send us information, block/deletion/alteration requests regarding your personal data, revocations of all instances of consent, and suggestions via e-mail or post. The submission of such information is free of charge for you.

User rights

Your rights, in particular under Article 15 of the EU  General Data Protection Regulation
You have the general right to request information free of charge concerning

  • the data we process,
  • the purposes of such processing,
  • the categories of personal data being processed;
  • where applicable, the (categories of) recipient(s) to whom the personal data was disclosed or is still being disclosed (including, where applicable, appropriate safeguards when the personal data is transferred outside the EU), and
  • - insofar as possible - the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period,
  • as well as where applicable concernng the origin of the stored data.

You have, where applicable, the right to have your personal data corrected or deleted or to have a restriction on our processing of such data. Where applicable, you have a right to object against this processing.
If you have given your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

If you wish to exercise any of the above rights against us, please contact  or use the contact details listed in the Imprint. We may request additional information to verify your identity.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files stored in your computer to help the website analyse how you are using the site. The information provided by the cookie about your usage of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted by Google and stored in servers in the USA. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your usage of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data stored by Google.

You may prevent the installation 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 take advantage of the functionality of this website.
You can also prevent the transmission of data recorded by the cookie and data about your visit to the website (incl. your IP address) to Google, as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the link below:
The retrieval and storage of data can always be declined with effect for the future:
Given the debate regarding the use of analytical tools with complete IP addresses, we would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()", and therefore IP addresses are only used in a truncated version in order to prevent direct personal association.
By using this website you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes described above.

Google Maps

To display maps this website uses Google Maps API. You can read the terms of use for Google Maps here:

By using Google Maps, information regarding your use of this website (including your IP address) is transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

You can find additional information regarding what information is collected by Google Maps via the link below:

You can deactivate Google Maps by disabling javascript in your browser. In this case, no data will be transferred to Google. The map display can then not be used.