Privacy policy

Privacy policy

In accordance with the legal requirements of data protection law (in particular the new version of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)), we inform you below about the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data by our company. This privacy policy also applies to our websites and social media profiles. With regard to the definition of terms such as “personal data” or “processing”, we refer to Art. 4 GDPR.

Name and contact details of the person(s) responsible

Our data controller (hereinafter referred to as “controller”) within the meaning of Art. 4 para. 7 GDPR is:

AES Autonome Energiesysteme GmbH
Am Buschfeld 7
52399, Merzenich, Deutschland

Managing Directors: Marco Karber, Jonas Bonus, Andres Sheldrick

Commercial register/Nr.: HRB 9132
Register court: Commercial register B of the local court of Düren


Data Protection Officer

Marco Karber

Types of data, purposes of processing and categories of data subjects

Below we inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection, processing and use of personal data.

1. types of data that we process
Usage data (access times, websites visited, etc.),

2. Purposes of processing in accordance with Art. 13 (1) c) GDPR
Optimize website technically and economically, enable easy access to the website, improve user experience, make website user-friendly, marketing / sales / advertising,

3. categories of data subjects pursuant to Art. 13 para. 1 e) GDPR
Visitors/users of the website,

The persons concerned are collectively referred to as “users”.

Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Below we inform you about the legal basis for the processing of personal data:

  1. If we have obtained your consent for the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis.
  2. If processing is necessary for the performance of a contract or in order to take steps at your request prior to entering into a contract, Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR Legal basis.
  3. If the processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject (e.g. statutory retention obligations), Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. c) GDPR Legal basis.
  4. If processing is necessary in order to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person, Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. d) GDPR Legal basis.
  5. If processing is necessary to protect our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party and your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms do not override these interests, Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR Legal basis.

Disclosure of personal data to third parties and processors

We do not pass on any data to third parties without your consent. Should this nevertheless be the case, the data will be passed on on the basis of the aforementioned legal bases, e.g. when passing on data to online payment providers to fulfill the contract or due to a court order or due to a legal obligation to hand over the data for the purpose of criminal prosecution, to avert danger or to enforce intellectual property rights.
We also use processors (external service providers, e.g. for web hosting of our websites and databases) to process your data. If data is passed on to processors as part of an agreement on order processing, this is always done in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. We select our processors carefully, monitor them regularly and have been granted the right to issue instructions regarding the data. In addition, the processors must have taken appropriate technical and organizational measures and comply with the data protection regulations in accordance with GDPR. Comply with BDSG new version and GDPR

Data transfer to third countries

The adoption of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has created a uniform basis for data protection in Europe. Your data is therefore mainly processed by companies to which the GDPR applies. However, if the processing is carried out by third parties outside the European Union or the European Economic Area, they must fulfill the special requirements of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR must be met. This means that processing takes place on the basis of special guarantees, such as the EU Commission’s officially recognized determination of a level of data protection corresponding to the EU or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations, the so-called “standard contractual clauses”.
Insofar as we are unable to fulfill our obligations due to the ineffectiveness of the so-called “Privacy Shield”, pursuant to Art. 49 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR, we would like to draw your attention to the risk of secret access by US authorities and the use of the data for surveillance purposes, possibly without legal remedies for EU citizens.

Deletion of data and storage duration

Unless expressly stated in this privacy policy, your personal data will be deleted or blocked as soon as you revoke your consent to processing or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies or the data is no longer required for the purpose, unless its continued storage is necessary for evidence purposes or there are statutory retention obligations to the contrary. This includes, for example, commercial law obligations to retain business letters in accordance with Section 257 para. 1 HGB (6 years) as well as retention obligations under tax law pursuant to § 147 para. 1 AO of vouchers (10 years). If the prescribed retention period expires, your data will be blocked or deleted, unless the storage is still required for the conclusion or fulfillment of a contract.

Existence of automated decision-making

We do not use automated decision-making or profiling.

  • Provision of our website and creation of log files
    If you only use our website for information purposes (i.e. no registration and no other transmission of information), we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data:
    – IP address;
    – Internet service provider of the user;
    – Date and time of retrieval;
    – Browser type;
    – Language and browser version;
    – Content of the retrieval;
    – Time zone;
    – Access status/HTTP status code;
    – Amount of data;
    – Websites from which the request comes;
    – Operating system.
    This data is not stored together with your other personal data.
  • This data serves the purpose of user-friendly, functional and secure delivery of our website to you with functions and content as well as their optimization and statistical evaluation.
  • The legal basis for this is our legitimate interest in data processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 S.1 lit. f) GDPR.

For security reasons, we store this data in server log files for a storage period of days. After this period has expired, they are automatically deleted, unless we need to retain them for evidence purposes in the event of attacks on the server infrastructure or other legal violations.


We use so-called cookies when you visit our website. Cookies are small text files that your Internet browser places and stores on your computer. When you visit our website again, these cookies provide information to automatically recognize you. Cookies also include the so-called “user IDs”, where user information is stored by means of pseudonymized profiles. When you visit our website, we inform you about the use of cookies for the aforementioned purposes and how you can object to this or prevent their storage (“opt-out”) by means of a reference to our privacy policy.

A distinction is made between the following types of cookie:

  • Necessary, essential cookies: Essential cookies are cookies that are absolutely necessary for the operation of the website in order to store certain functions of the website such as logins, shopping cart or user input, e.g. regarding the language of the website.
  • Session cookies: Session cookies are required to recognize multiple uses of an offer by the same user (e.g. if you have logged in to determine your login status). When you visit our site again, these cookies provide information to automatically recognize you. The information obtained in this way is used to optimize our offers and make it easier for you to access our website. When you close the browser or log out, the session cookies are deleted.
  • Persistent cookies: These cookies remain stored even after the browser is closed. They are used to store the login, to measure reach and for marketing purposes. These are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can delete cookies at any time in the security settings of your browser.
  • Cookies from third-party providers (third-party cookies, especially from advertisers): You can configure your browser settings according to your wishes and, for example, refuse to accept third-party cookies or all cookies. However, we would like to point out that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this website. Read more about these cookies in the respective privacy policies of the third-party providers.

Data categories: User data, cookie, user ID (inb. the pages visited, device information, access times and IP addresses).

Purposes of processing: The information obtained in this way serves the purpose of optimizing our web offers technically and economically and to provide you with easier and more secure access to our website.

Legal basis: If we process your personal data with the help of cookies on the basis of your consent (“opt-in”), Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis. Otherwise, we have a legitimate interest in the effective functionality, improvement and economic operation of the website, so that in this case Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR is the legal basis. The legal basis is also Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. b) GDPR, if the cookies are set to initiate a contract, e.g. for orders.

Storage period/deletion: The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose for which it was collected. In the case of the collection of data for the provision of the website, this is the case when the respective session has ended.cookies are otherwise stored on your computer and transmitted from it to our site. As a user, you therefore also have full control over the use of cookies. You can deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings in your Internet browser. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also be automated. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may no longer be possible to use all functions of the website to their full extent.

Here you will find information on deleting cookies by browser:




Internet Explorer:

Microsoft Edge:

Objection and “opt-out”: You can generally prevent the storage of cookies on your hard disk, regardless of consent or legal permission, by selecting “do not accept cookies” in your browser settings. However, this may result in a functional restriction of our services. You can object to the use of cookies from third-party providers for advertising purposes via a so-called “opt-out” via this American website ( or this European website (

Google Maps

We have integrated maps from “Google Maps” on our website(provider: Google Ireland Limited, registration no.: 368047, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland).

Data category and description of data processing:

Usage data (e.g. IP, location, page accessed). With Google Maps, we can display the location of addresses and directions directly on our website in interactive maps and enable you to use this tool. When you access our website, where Google Maps is integrated, a connection to Google’s servers in the USA is established. Your IP and location may be transmitted to Google. Google also receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page. This is also done without a Google user account. If you are logged into your Google account, Google can assign the above data to your account. If you do not wish to do this, you must log out of your Google account. Google creates user profiles from such data and uses this data for the purposes of advertising, market research or optimization of its websites.

Purpose of processing: Provision of a user-friendly, economical and optimized website.

Legal basis: If you have given your consent (“opt-in”) to the processing of your personal data by the third-party provider using “Google Maps”, Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis. The legal basis is also our legitimate interest in data processing for the above purposes in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 S.1 lit. f) GDPR.

Data transfer/recipient category: Third-party providers in the USA.

Storage period: Cookies for up to 6 months or until you delete them. Otherwise, as soon as they are no longer required for the processing purposes.

Objection and removal options: You have the right to object to the creation of user profiles by Google. Therefore, please contact Google directly via the privacy policy below. You can opt out of advertising cookies here in your Google account:

You can find more information on the use of Google cookies and their advertising technologies, storage duration, anonymization, location data, how they work and your rights in the Google Maps terms of use at and in Google’s privacy policy for advertising at Google’s general privacy policy:

Presence in social media

We maintain profiles and fan pages on social media. When you use and access our profile in the respective network, the respective data protection notices and terms of use of the respective network apply.

Data categories and description of data processing:

Usage data, contact data, content data, inventory data. Furthermore, user data within social networks is generally processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, user profiles can be created based on user behavior and the resulting interests of users. The usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements within and outside the networks that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the user’s computer, in which the user’s usage behavior and interests are stored. Furthermore, data can also be stored in the user profiles independently of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them). For a detailed description of the respective forms of processing and the opt-out options, please refer to the data protection declarations and information provided by the operators of the respective networks. In the case of requests for information and the assertion of data subject rights, we would also like to point out that these can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have access to the users’ data and can take appropriate measures and provide information directly. If you still need help, you can contact us.

Purpose of the processing:

Communication with the users connected and registered on the social networks; information and advertising for our products, offers and services; external presentation and image cultivation; evaluation and analysis of the users and content of our presence in the social media.

Legal bases:

The legal basis for the processing of personal data is our legitimate interest in the above purposes in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR. If you have given us or the person responsible for the social network consent to the processing of your personal data, the legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a) in conjunction with. Art. 7 GDPR.

Data transfer/recipient category: Social network.

The data protection notices, information options and opt-out options of the respective networks / service providers can be found here:- LinkedIn – Service provider: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland) – Privacy Policy:, Cookie Policy and Opt-Out:

Data protection for applications and in the application process

Applications that are sent to the controller electronically or by post are processed electronically or manually for the purpose of handling the application process.

We expressly point out that application documents with “special categories of personal data” according to Art. 9 GDPR (e.g. a photo that gives conclusions about your ethnic origin, religion or marital status), with the exception of a possible severe disability, which you wish to disclose of your own free will, are undesirable. You should submit your application without this data. This has no effect on your chances of applying.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 S.1 lit. b) DS-GVO and § 26 BDSG n.F.

If an employment relationship is entered into with the applicant after completion of the application process, the applicant data will be stored in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations. If you are not offered a position at the end of the application process, your submitted application letter and documents will be deleted 6 months after the rejection has been sent in order to meet any claims and obligations to provide evidence under the AGG.

We work together with the application platform of the service provider Workwise GmbH, Impressum( in the course of handling application procedures in our company. Recruitment on behalf of job seekers or employers is not commissioned processing, but the use of a third-party specialist service provided by an independent controller (LDA-Bayern, FAQ list dated 20.07.2018). Further information on data protection by the service provider Workwise GmbH can be found in the privacy policy (

Rights of the data subject

Objection or revocation against the processing of your data

Insofar as the processing is based on your consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. a), Art. 7 GDPR, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. This does not affect the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

Insofar as we base the processing of your personal data on the balancing of interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR, you can object to the processing. This is the case if the processing is not required in particular to fulfill a contract with you, which is described by us in the following description of the functions. When exercising such an objection, we ask you to explain the reasons why we should not process your personal data as we have done. In the event of your justified objection, we will examine the situation and either discontinue or adapt the data processing or point out to you our compelling reasons worthy of protection on the basis of which we will continue the processing.

You can object to the processing of your personal data for advertising and data analysis purposes at any time. You can exercise your right to object free of charge. You can inform us of your objection to advertising using the following contact details:

AES Autonome Energiesysteme GmbH
Am Buschfeld 7
52399, Merzenich, Germany
Managing Directors Marco Karber, Jonas Bonus, Andres Sheldrick
Commercial register no.: HRB 9132
Register court: Commercial register B of the local court of Düren
E-mail address:

  1. Right to information
    You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data concerning you is being processed. If this is the case, you have a right to information about your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR. This includes, in particular, information about the purposes of processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the origin of your data if it was not collected directly from you.
  2. Right to rectification
    You have a right to rectification of incorrect data or completion of correct data in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR.
  3. Right to erasure
    You have a right to erasure of your data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, unless statutory or contractual retention periods or other statutory obligations or rights to further storage prevent this.
  4. Right to restriction
    You have the right to request a restriction on the processing of your personal data if one of the conditions in Art. 18 para. 1 lit. a) to d) GDPR is fulfilled:
    – if you contest the accuracy of the personal data concerning you for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data;- the processing is unlawful and you oppose the erasure of the personal data and request the restriction of their use instead;
    – the controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by you for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, or
    – if you object to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been established whether the legitimate reasons of the controller outweigh your reasons.
  5. Right to data portability
    You have a right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, which means that you can receive the personal data we have stored about you in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or request that it be transferred to another controller.
  6. Right to complain
    You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your place of residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

Data security

We have taken appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect all personal data that is transmitted to us and to ensure that we and our external service providers comply with data protection regulations. This is why, among other things, all data between your browser and our server is transmitted in encrypted form via a secure SSL connection.