Data Protection

Data privacy statement

We are pleased that you have visited our website and thank you for your interest in DS-Mineralöl GmbH and what we have to offer. We attach particular importance to the protection and safety of the data owned by our customers and visitors. The following privacy statement explains what information we collect during your visit to our website and what parts of that information may be used and how.

Scope of application

This data privacy statement applies to the website content provided by DS-Mineralöl GmbH. It does not apply to any website content made available by other service provides to which we provide a link on our website.

The name and contact partner of the data controller and the data protection officer

This data protection information applies to the processing of data by:

(Contents and maintenance of the website)

DS-Mineralöl GmbH
Cuxhavener Str. 42/44
28217 Bremen, Germany
Phone: +49 (0) 421 396 99 0 

(Data protection officer)

The data protection officer at Diersch & Schröder GmbH & Co. KG and the subsidiary DS-Mineralöl GmbH is datenschutz nord GmbH, Konsul-Smidt-Str. 88, 28217 Bremen, who can be contacted via mail to

Collection and storage of personal data and the nature and purpose of its use

When you visit our website

When you visit our website at, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to the server that holds our website. This information is temporarily stored in a log file. The following information is collected without any action on your part and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of the requesting computer,
  • Date and time of access,
  • Name and URL of the retrieved file,
  • Website from which access is initiated (referrer URL),
  • The browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

We process this data for the following purposes:

  • To ensure a smooth connection with the website,
  • To create a pleasant user experience while you are on our website,
  • To evaluate system security and stability as well as for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) Sentence 1 f of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  Our legitimate interest in collecting data arises from the purposes listed above. Under no circumstances is the data that we collect traced back to you.

In addition, we use cookies and analytics services when you visit our website. 

When you use our contact form

If you have questions of any kind, you can contact us via a form provided on the website. In doing so, you must provide a valid e-mail address so that we know who sent the request and can then answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is carried out in accordance with Article 6 (1) Sentence 1 a of the GDPR on the basis of your voluntary consent. 

The personal data collected by us for the use of the contact form will be automatically deleted after the completion of your request.

Data processing for advertising purposes

The following information refers to the processing of personal data for advertising purposes. Under the GDPR, data processing for this purpose is fundamentally permissible and constitutes a legitimate interest in accordance with Article 6 (1) f. There are no rigid principles governing the length of time for which data may be stored for advertising purposes. Rather, this is based on the extent to which it is necessary for data to be stored for advertising purposes. At Diersch & Schröder GmbH & Co.KG we have adopted the principle of deleting data for advertising purposes after 90 days. Please refer to the section on your right of objection for details of the procedure adopted if you object to your personal data being collected for advertising purposes.

Advertising purposes of DS-Mineralöl GmbH and third parties

If you have entered into a contract with us, you are classified as an existing customer. In this case, we process your postal contact data even without your express consent in order to send you information about new products and services in this way. We use your e-mail address in order to provide you with information on our own similar products regardless of whether we have your express consent.

Advertising in line with your interests

To ensure that you only receive information that we believe to be of interest to you, we categorise your customer profile and supplement it with further information. Both statistical information and information about yourself (e.g. basic data on your customer profile) are used for this purpose. The purpose is to provide you with advertising that is solely oriented to your actual or assumed needs and to avoid bothering you with useless advertising.

Right to object

You may object to your data being processed for the above-mentioned purposes at any time free of charge and separately for each individual communication channel with effect for the future. For this purpose, it is sufficient to send an e-mail message or a postal letter to the contact address stated in Section 1.

If you file an objection, the contact address concerned will be blocked for all further data processing that we engage in for advertising purposes. Please note that, in exceptional cases, advertising material may temporarily continue to be sent to you even after we have received your rejection. This is for technical reasons due to the lead time required for advertising and does not mean that we have not acted on your notice of objection. We trust that you will appreciate this.

Transfer of data

We only transmit your personal data to third parties if

  • you give us your express consent to do so in accordance with Article 6 (1) Sentence 1 (a) of the GDPR, 
  • transfer of the data in accordance with Article 6 (1) Sentence 1 (f) of the GDPR is required to preserve our legitimate interests and to establish, exercise or defend any legal claims and there are no grounds for believing that you have any overriding legitimate interest in not having your data transmitted, 
  • it is subject to a statutory requirement in accordance with Article 6 (1) Sentence 1 (c) of the GDPR, and 
  • this is permitted by law and required under Article 6 (1) Sentence 1 (b) of the GDPR to establish a contractual relationship with you. 

For the purpose of deciding on the establishment, performance or termination of the contractual relationship, we also collect or use automatically generated probability statistics, the calculation of which may include address data, among other things.

Detailed information on our contractual partner, IHD, as defined in Article 14 of the GDPR, i.e. the business purpose, the reason for the storage of data by that company, the legal basis, IHD’s data recipients, the right of self-disclosure and the right to deletion and correction as well as profiling can be found at

Information on that company’s contractual partners that are credit agencies can be found at: *

Protection of minors

Consent to the processing of personal data can only be given by a person who has reached the age of majority. The consent of a child is permissible from the age of sixteen in accordance with Article 8 of the GDPR in the case of information services. 


We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and deposits on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

The cookie stores information relating to the specific device utilised. This does not mean, however, that we gain direct knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies helps to enhance your user experience while visiting our website. Thus, we use session cookies so that we can tell whether you have previously visited individual parts of our website. These are deleted automatically after you leave our site.

In addition, we use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness and these are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it will automatically detect that you have visited us on a previous occasion and what inputs and settings you have made so that you do not have to enter them again.

In addition, we use cookies in order to record the use of our website for statistical purposes and to evaluate these statistics for the purpose of optimising our services for you (see Section  5). These cookies enable us to automatically tell that you have previously visited our site when you visit it again. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the purposes mentioned above to preserve our legitimate interests and those of third parties under Article 6 (1) Sentence 1 of the GDPR. 

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer or you are prompted to confirm whether you want the cookie. However, if you disable cookies completely, you may not be able to use all the features of our website.

Analytics tools

Tracking tools

We use the tracking tools listed below on the basis of Article 6 (1) Sentence 1 f of the GDPR.  By using these tracking tools, we want to ensure that our website is designed to meet users’ needs and is continually optimised. In addition, we use cookies in order to record the use of our website for statistical purposes and to evaluate these statistics for the purpose of optimising our services for you. These interests are deemed to be legitimate in the light of the aforementioned rule.

The respective purposes for which the data is processed and the data categories can be found in the information on the individual tracking tools.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., for the purpose of tailoring our pages to meet your needs and continuously optimising them. ( (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States; hereinafter referred to as “Google”). In this connection, pseudonymised user profiles are created and cookies (see Section 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this site such as

  • the browser type/version,
  • the operating system used,
  • the referrer URL (the web page previously visited),
  • the host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of the server request,

are sent to a Google server in the United States and stored there. This information is used to evaluate how you utilise the website, to assemble reports on website activities and to provide further services in connection with the utilisation of the website and the Internet, for market research purposes and to design this website in accordance with users’ needs. This information may also be disclosed to third parties as far as this is permitted by law or as far as this information is processed by third parties on Google’s behalf. Under no circumstances does Google link your IP address with other data that it collects. The IP addresses are rendered anonymous so that the data cannot be traced back to you (IP masking).

You can prevent cookies from being stored on your computer by setting the options of your browser accordingly. In this case, however, some of the functions of this website may no longer be available in full.

In addition, you can prevent the data recorded by the cookie (including your IP address) from being sent to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from this link (

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from capturing data by clicking on this link. This sets an opt-out cookie to prevent your data from being collected when you visit this website in the future. The opt-out cookie applies only in this browser and only to our website and is placed on your device. If you delete the cookies from this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found in the Google Analytics help (

Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

In addition, we use Google Conversion Tracking in order to record the use of our website for statistical purposes and to evaluate these statistics for the purpose of optimising our website for you. To this end, Google Adwords places a cookie (see Section 4) on your computer if you have accessed our website via a Google advertisement.

These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain parts of the AdWords customer’s website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and the customer will be able to tell that the user clicked on the ad and was directed to this page.

Each Adwords customer receives its own unique cookie. Accordingly, the cookies cannot be traced via the websites of Adwords customers. The information collected using the conversion cookie is utilised to generate conversion statistics for Adwords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. Adwords customers see the total number of users who have clicked on their advertisement and have been redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that allows them to identify individual customers.

If you don’t wish to take part in the tracking process, you can also refuse to set the cookie required for this by adjusting your browser settings to disable the automatic setting of cookies. You can also disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the domain “”. Google's Privacy Policy for Conversion Tracking can be found here (

Social Media


The link to the employer evaluation portal “kununu” included on the website is an application operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (“XING”). Please note that as the operator of this website we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to XING or how it is used by this company. Further information can be found at:


We operate a company profile at the employer evaluation portal “kununu”. This is an application operated by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany (“XING”). Please note that as the operator of this website we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted to XING or how it is used by this company. Further information can be found at:


The plug-ins that we use on our website are operated by YouTube (LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066 United States), represented by Google Inc. When the plug-ins are accessed on our website, a connection is established to the YouTube servers. This means that the information that you have provided on our website is transferred to the YouTube server. If you are logged into YouTube as a member, it is possible for YouTube to link this information (videos viewed and comments) with your personal account. You can prevent this by logging out from YouTube. YouTube’s privacy policy can be found at:


Privacy policy for the use of Google+

Our company appears on Google+. The provider of this service is Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, United States).
If you visit our Google+ page, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with Google’s servers. If you are logged into Google via your personal user account when you visit our website, the information about your visit to our site will be automatically transmitted to Google. Please expressly note that we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data. Furthermore, we are not aware of any details about the use of this information by Google. If you do not wish your data to be transmitted to and stored by Google, please log out from your Google+ profile before you visit our website.
You can find more information on how Google collects and processes your data by Google as well as your rights in this regard in Google’s privacy policy:

Google Maps

Our website uses Google Maps API (Application Programming Interface) for the visual representation of geographical information (maps). Google Maps is operated by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. By using Google Maps, you consent to the collection, processing and use by Google, its agents and third parties of data automatically collected during your use of Google Maps and of data that you enter.
The information collected by the cookie on how you utilise the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored. The transmission of data to the United States involves data protection risks. If you wish to avoid this risk, you have the option of disabling Google Maps and preventing data from being transferred to Google. To do this, you must disable JavaScript in your browser to do this. Please note, however, that in this case you will not be able to display the maps.
For more information about how Google collects, processes and uses your data and your rights as a data subject, please read Google’s privacy policy at and the additional terms of use for Google Maps or Google Earth at

Rights of data subjects

You have the right:

  • to request information on the personal data that we process in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR.  In particular, you may request information on the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, the recipients or categories of recipient to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, the existence of the right to request rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing of personal data or to object to such processing, the right to lodge a complaint, where the personal data is not collected by us, any available information as to its source, transmission of the data to third countries or international organisations, the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, and meaningful information about the logic involved.
  • to request the rectification of any incorrect data or the removal of any omissions in such data without undue delay in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR; 
  • to request the erasure of the personal data which we store to the extent that processing is not necessary for the exercise of the right of free expression and information, to comply with any legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to establish, exercise or defend any legal claims in accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR; 
  • to request the restriction of processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the personal data, the processing is unlawful, we no longer require the data and you oppose the erasure of the data as you require it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR or if you have filed an objection to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Article 21 of the GDPR;  
  • to receive the personal data which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or request that it be transmitted to another data processor in accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR; 
  • to revoke at any time any consent that you have given us in accordance with Article 7 (3) of the GDPR.  In this case, we will with future effect cease to process the data which was the subject of your prior consent; and
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR.  Generally speaking, you can lodge such a complaint with the supervisory authority responsible for your customary place of abode or work or responsible for the town or city in which we are domiciled.

Right to object

When we process your personal data on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) Sentence 1 f of the GDPR, you may lodge an objection under Article 21 of the GDPR to the processing of your personal data on any grounds relating to your particular situation as well as to direct marketing activities.   In the case of direct marketing activities, you have a general right of objection, which we must observe even if you do not provide any reasons.

If you wish to make use of your right of revocation or objection, simply send an e-mail to

Data security

While you are visiting our website, we use the common SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method in connection with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. As a rule, this is 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit v3 technology instead. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is transmitted in encrypted form by the presence of the key or lock symbol shown in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also use suitable technical and organisational security measures to protect your data from accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction and unauthorised access by third parties. We improve our security measures on an ongoing basis in line with the latest technological developments.

Status of and amendments to this privacy statement

This privacy policy is currently valid and was last revised in May 2018.

However, it may be necessary to amend it to reflect the further development of our website or changes to statutory or regulatory requirements. The current version of our privacy statement may be inspected and printed out at our website at at any time.

Data protection for personnel 

You can find further information on our company, details of persons authorised to represent it, and other ways to contact us in the data protection section of our website:

What personal data do we process? And for what purpose?

We process the data you have sent us in connection with your application in order to assess your suitability for the position (or any other vacant position in our company) and to complete the application process.

What is the legal basis for this?

The legal basis for processing your personal data in this recruitment procedure is primarily Article 26 of the GDPR in the version valid from 25 May 2018. Under this provision, data may be processed for the purposes of making a decision on an employment contract.

If the data is required for judicial purposes after the completion of the recruitment procedure, data may be processed on the basis of the requirements set out in Article 6 of the GDPR, in particular to safeguard legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) f.   In this case, our legitimate interest is to assert or avert claims.

How long is the data stored for?

Data received from applications is deleted after 6 months if the application is not accepted. If the application has not been received via the HRworks link provided for this purpose, it should be noted as a precaution that this application cannot be deleted after 6 months as it falls within the scope of audit-proof e-mail archiving.

If you have agreed to the continued storage of your personal data, we will transfer it to our applicant pool, where the data will be deleted after two years.

If you have been accepted for a job as part of the recruitment procedure, the data from the applicant data system will be transferred to our human resources information system.

To what recipients is the data forwarded?

We use a specialised software provider for the recruitment process. It acts as our service provider for us and may also obtain knowledge of your personal data in connection with maintenance and servicing of the systems. We have entered into a contract processing contract with this provider that ensures that data processing complies with the applicable statutory provisions.

Your data will be reviewed by the HR department after receipt of your application. Suitable applications are then forwarded internally to the department heads responsible for the respective vacancy after which the following steps are duly determined. As a matter of principle, only those persons within the company who need your data for the proper execution of our application procedure have access to it.

Where is the data processed?

The data is processed solely in computer centres located in the Federal Republic of Germany.

Your rights as the data subject

You have the right to receive information from us about how your personal data is processed.

If you do not request this information in writing, we trust that you will understand that we may require proof of your identity.

Furthermore, you have the right to request that your data be corrected or erased or that processing of your data be restricted within the scope available to you under law.

Furthermore, you have the right to object to the processing within the scope available to you under law. The same applies to the right to data portability.

Our Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a data protection officer in our company. You can contact him at:

Diersch & Schröder GmbH & Co. KG
Data Protection Officer
Cuxhavener Straße 42/44
D-28217 Bremen

Right to lodge a complaint:

You have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection authority concerning the way in which we process your personal data.