The operators of this website and its pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Hence, we handle your personal data as confidential information and in compliance with the statutory data protection regulations and this Data Protection Declaration.
Whenever you use this website, a variety of personal information will be collected. Personal data comprises data that can be used to personally identify you. This Data Protection Declaration explains which data we collect as well as the purposes we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which purpose the information is collected.
We herewith advise you that the transmission of data via the
Internet (i.e. through e-mail communications) may be prone to
security gaps. It is not possible to completely protect data against
third party access. Information about the responsible party
(referred to as the “controller” in the GDPR)
Who is responsible for data processing and who is the data protection officer?
What rights can you assert as a data subject?
Recording of data on this website
Analysis tools and advertising
Plug-ins and Tools
Responsible for data processing is:
Rethink Robotics GmbH
The controller is the natural person or legal entity that single-handedly or jointly with others makes decisions as to the purposes of and resources for the processing of personal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company:
We herewith object to the use of contact information published in
conjunction with the mandatory information to be provided in section
“Information Required by Law” to send us promotional and information
material that we have not expressly requested. The operators of this
website and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action
in the event of the unsolicited sending of promotional information,
for instance via SPAM messages.
You have the rights under Articles 15 – 21 GDPR:
Please contact the following office:
or to our external data protection officer (see contact details above).
A wide range of data processing transactions are possible only subject to your express consent. You can also revoke at any time any consent you have already given us. This shall be without prejudice to the lawfulness of any data collection that occurred prior to your revocation.
IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 SECT. 1 LIT. E OR F GDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE IN A POSITION TO PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA, THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 1 GDPR).
IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 2 GDPR).
In the event of violations of the GDPR, data subjects are entitled to log a complaint with a supervisory agency, in particular in the member state where they usually maintain their domicile, place of work or at the place where the alleged violation occurred. The right to log a complaint is in effect regardless of any other administrative or court proceedings available as legal recourses.
The supervisory authority responsible for us is:
State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information
P.O. Box 20 04 44
You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we automatically process on the basis of your consent or in order to fulfil a contract be handed over to you or a third party in a commonly used, machine readable format. If you should demand the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will be done only if it is technically feasible.
Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to at any time demand information about your archived personal data, their source and recipients as well as the purpose of the processing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rectified or eradicated. If you have questions about this subject matter or any other questions about personal data, please do not hesitate to contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.”
You have the right to demand the imposition of restrictions as far as the processing of your personal data is concerned. To do so, you may contact us at any time at the address provided in section “Information Required by Law.” The right to demand restriction of processing applies in the following cases:
In the event that you should dispute the correctness of your data archived by us, we will usually need some time to verify this claim. During the time that this investigation is ongoing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data.
If the processing of your personal data was/is conducted in an unlawful manner, you have the option to demand the restriction of the processing of your data in lieu of demanding the eradication of this data. If we do not need your personal data any longer and you need it to exercise, defend or claim legal entitlements, you have the right to demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data instead of its eradication.
If you have raised an objection pursuant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been determined whose interests prevail, you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these
data – with the exception of their archiving – may be processed only
subject to your consent or to claim, exercise or defend legal
entitlements or to protect the rights of other natural persons or
legal entities or for important public interest reasons cited by the
European Union or a member state of the EU.
This website is hosted by an external service provider (host). Personal data collected on this website are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not limited to, IP addresses, contact requests, metadata and communications, contract information, contact information, names, web page access, and other data generated through a web site.
The host is used for the purpose of fulfilling the contract with our potential and existing customers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the interest of secure, fast and efficient provision of our online services by a professional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).
Our host will only process your data to the extent necessary to
fulfil its performance obligations and to follow our instructions
with respect to such data.
For security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or inquiries you submit to us as the website operator, this website uses either an SSL or a TLS encryption program. You can recognize an encrypted connection by checking whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appearance of the lock icon in the browser line.
If the SSL or TLS encryption is activated, data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Our websites and pages use what the industry refers to as “cookies.” Cookies are small text files that do not cause any damage to your device. They are either stored temporarily for the duration of a session (session cookies) or they are permanently archived on your device (permanent cookies). Session cookies are automatically deleted once you terminate your visit. Permanent cookies remain archived on your device until you actively delete them or they are automatically eradicated by your web browser.
In some cases it is possible that third party cookies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third party cookies). These cookies enable you or us to take advantage of certain services offered by the third party (e.g. cookies for the processing of payment services).
Cookies have a variety of functions. Many cookies are technically essential since certain website functions would not work in the absence of the cookies (e.g. the shopping cart function or the display of videos). The purpose of other cookies may be the analysis of user patterns or the display of promotional messages.
Cookies, which are required for the performance of electronic communication transactions (required cookies) or for the provision of certain functions you want to use (functional cookies, e.g. for the shopping cart function) or those that are necessary for the optimization of the website (e.g. cookies that provide measurable insights into the web audience), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless a different legal basis is cited. The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the technically error free and optimized provision of the operator’s services. If your consent to the storage of the cookies has been requested, the respective cookies are stored exclusively on the basis of the consent obtained (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR); this consent may be revoked at any time.
You have the option to set up your browser in such a manner that you will be notified any time cookies are placed and to permit the acceptance of cookies only in specific cases. You may also exclude the acceptance of cookies in certain cases or in general or activate the delete function for the automatic eradication of cookies when the browser closes. If cookies are deactivated, the functions of this website may be limited.
In the event that third party cookies are used or if cookies are
used for analytical purposes, we will separately notify you in
conjunction with this Data Protection Policy and, if applicable, ask
for your consent.
Our website uses the “ConsentManager” to obtain your consent to the storage of certain cookies on your device or to the use of certain technologies and to document this consent in accordance with data protection law. "ConsentManager" is a product of consentmanager AB, Håltegelvägen 1b, 72348 Västerås, Schweden, Website: https://www.consentmanager.de, hereinafter "ConsentManager".
Mandatory legal storage obligations remain unaffected.
The service provider acts for us as a processor, a corresponding
order processing contract has been concluded.
The provider of this website and its pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser communicates to us automatically. The information comprises:
This data is not merged with other data sources.
This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR.
The operator of the website has a legitimate interest in the
technically error free depiction and the optimization of the
operator’s website. In order to achieve this, server log files must
This website uses the open-source web analysis service Matomo. Matomo uses technologies that make it possible to recognize the user across multiple pages with the aim of analyzing the user patterns (e.g. cookies or device fingerprinting). The information recorded by Matomo about the use of this website will be stored on our server. Prior to archiving, the IP address will first be anonymized.
Through Matomo, we are able to collect and analyze data on the use of our website-by-website visitors. This enables us to find out, for instance, when which page views occurred and from which region they came. In addition, we collect various log files (e.g. IP address, referrer, browser, and operating system used) and can measure whether our website visitors perform certain actions (e.g. clicks, purchases, etc.).
The use of this analysis tool is based on Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. The
website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user
patterns, in order to optimize the operator’s web offerings and
advertising. If appropriate consent has been obtained, the
processing is carried out exclusively on the basis of Art. 6(1)(a)
GDPR and §25 (1) TTDSG, insofar the consent includes the storage of
cookies or the access to information in the user’s end device (e.g.,
device fingerprinting) within the meaning of the TTDSG. This consent
can be revoked at any
For analysis with Matomo we use IP anonymization. Your IP address is shortened before the analysis, so that it is no longer clearly assignable to you.
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with the
above-mentioned provider. This is a contract mandated by data
privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our
website visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance
with the GDPR. A data transfer to third countries does not take
place. We specifically only use processors / service providers based
within the EU / EEA and ensure that their servers are located within
the EU / EEA.
If you submit inquiries to us via our contact form, the information provided in the contact form as well as any contact information provided therein will be stored by us in order to handle your inquiry and in the event that we have further questions. We will not share this information without your consent.
The processing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the execution of a contract or if it is necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures. In all other cases the processing is based on our legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your agreement (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested.
Within our group of companies, only those persons (employees of the sales department, marketing department, business development) who are responsible for processing your inquiry will receive your personal data. You can find an overview of our group of companies under the following link: https://www.unitedrobotics.group/urg-members/ecosystem/
The information you have entered into the contact form shall remain
with us until you ask us to eradicate the data, revoke your consent
to the archiving of data or if the purpose for which the information
is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have concluded our
response to your inquiry). This shall be without prejudice to any
mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods.
If you contact us by e-mail, telephone or fax, your request, including all resulting personal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We do not pass these data on without your consent.
These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR if your inquiry is related to the fulfillment of a contract or is required for the performance of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, the data are processed on the basis of our legitimate interest in the effective handling of inquiries submitted to us (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR) if it has been obtained.
The data sent by you to us via contact requests remain with us until
you request us to delete, revoke your consent to the storage or the
purpose for the data storage lapses (e.g. after completion of your
request). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular statutory
retention periods - remain unaffected.
In this data protection notice, we inform you about our handling of your personal data, which we process as part of the newsletter dispatch, and inform you about your rights in this regard.
As part of the newsletter dispatch, we process the following personal data:
Your personal data is generally collected directly as part of the registration process on our website.
First and foremost, the data processing serves the dispatch of our newsletter to the specified e-mail address. The processing of your personal data takes place based on your willing information in the context of your newsletter registration in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.
You can object to the processing of your data at any time and withdraw your consent.
Your personal data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer necessary to achieve the purpose for which they were collected, e.g. if you object to receiving the newsletter. In order to avoid further contacting by us in this case, we will include the specified e-mail address in our blacklist.
This serves both your interest and our interest in complying with the legal requirements when sending newsletters (legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO). The storage in the blacklist is not limited in time. You can object to the storage if your interests outweigh our legitimate interest.
Within our group of companies, only those persons (employees of the sales department, marketing department, business development) who are responsible for sending the newsletter receive your personal data. You will find an overview of our group of companies under the following link: https://www.unitedrobotics.group/urg-members/ecosystem/
This website uses Rapidmail for the sending of newsletters. The provider is the rapidmail GmbH, Augustinerplatz 2, 79098 Freiburg i.Br., Germany.
Rapidmail services can, among other things, be used to organize and
analyze the sending of newsletters. The data you enter for the
purpose of subscribing to the newsletter are archived on Rapidmail
servers in Germany.
For analytical purposes, e-mails sent via Rapidmail are tagged with a so-called “Tracking Pixel”, which connects to Rapidmail’s servers once the e-mail is opened. As a result, it is possible to determine whether a newsletter e-mail was actually opened.
With the assistance of Rapidmail we are also able to determine whether and which links in the newsletter message the recipient clicked. All links integrated into the e-mail are so-called Tracking Links that enable us to count your clicks. If you do not want to permit an analysis by Rapidmail, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for you to do this in every newsletter message. Moreover, you can also unsubscribe from the newsletter right on the website.
For more details on the Rapidmail analysis functions, please follow
We have concluded a data processing agreement (DPA) with the above-mentioned provider. This is a contract mandated by data privacy laws that guarantees that they process personal data of our website visitors only based on our instructions and in compliance with the GDPR.
See section “What rights can you assert as a data subject?”
A data transfer to third countries does not take place. We specifically only use processors / service providers based within the EU / EEA and ensure that their servers are located within the EU / EEA.
In order to be able to consider you in the newsletter distribution list, we need the personal data from you that is necessary for sending the newsletter.
We do not use purely automated processing to bring about a decision.
In the following we would like to inform you about the handling of your data in accordance with Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
We, “Rethink Robotics GmbH”, maintain publicly accessible profiles in social networks. Our addresses are:
Rethink Robotics GmbH
Social networks such as Facebook, Twitter, etc. can analyse your user behaviour when you visit their website or a website with integrated social media content (e.g. LikeButtons or advertising banners). A visit to our social media sites triggers numerous processing operations. In detail:
If you are logged in to your social media account and visit our social media presence, the operator of the social media portal can assign this visit to your user account. However, your personal data may also be collected if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respective social media portal. In this case, this data is collected, for example, via cookies that are stored on your end device or by recording your IP address.
With the help of the data collected in this way, the operators of social media portals can create user profiles in which detail your preferences and interests. In this way, interest-based advertising can be displayed to you both inside and outside the respective social media presence. If you have an account with the respective social network, interest-based advertising can be displayed on all devices on which you are or were logged in.
Our social media appearances are designed to ensure a comprehensive presence on the Internet. This is a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. The analytics processes initiated by the social networks may be based on a different legal basis, which must be stated by the operators of the social networks (e.g. consent as described in Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR).
If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g. Facebook), we are jointly responsible with the operator of the social media platform for the data processing operations triggered during this visit. You can assert your rights (information, correction, deletion, restriction of processing, data transferability and complaint) against us and against the operator of the respective social media portal (e.g. against Facebook).
Please note that despite the joint responsibility with the social media portal operators, we do not have full insight into the data processing operations of the social media portals. Our possibilities are largely determined by the corporate policy of the respective provider.
The data collected directly by us via the social media presence will be deleted from our systems as soon as the purpose for storing them no longer applies, you request us to delete them, revoke your consent to storage or the purpose for storing the data no longer applies. Stored cookies remain on your own device until you delete them. Mandatory legal provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.
We maintain a profile on Facebook. This platform is provided by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland. According to Facebook, the data collected is also transferred to the USA and other third countries. Facebook is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.
We have concluded a joint processing agreement (Controller Addendum) with Facebook. This agreement defines which data processing operations we or Facebook are responsible for when you visit our Facebook page. We receive “Insights” data from Facebook, i.e. data on user numbers. These “Insights” data are personal data according to the GDPR, which are collected and processed in connection with a visit to or interaction of persons with a page and its contents.
“Page-Insights” are statistics that Facebook Ireland provides to the person responsible for the page.
Some of your data is processed by Facebook within the United States. Since the ECJ ruling of 16 July 2020, the US is no longer considered a safe third country. Processing of your data within the United States entails corresponding risks, e.g. disclosure to U.S. security agencies under U.S. security laws.
The agreement on joint responsibility can be viewed at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum
On our Facebook page you have the possibility to get in contact with us by commenting on our contributions, creating a contribution yourself or sending us private messages. If you want to avoid Facebook processing personal data that you have submitted to us, please contact us by other means.
When using certain interactive features on Instagram (such as the comment feature or the “Like” button), comments or likes will be visible to other users and to us as the provider of the Instagram site. This allows a direct user assignment based on the personal data disclosed.
Some of your data is processed by Instagram within the United States. Since the ECJ ruling of 16 July 2020, the US is no longer considered a safe third country. Processing of your data within the United States entails corresponding risks, e.g. disclosure to U.S. security agencies under U.S. security laws.
When you visit our Instagram site, Instagram and its affiliated company Facebook collects, among other things, your IP address and other information available on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us, as the operator of the Instagram pages, with statistical information about the usage of the Instagram page. Facebook provides more information about this at the following link: https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875?helpref=page_content.
Instagram’s data usage guidelines are available at the following link: https://help.instagram.com/196883487377501?ref=dp
Instagram’s complete data policy can be found here:
We have a profile on LinkedIn. The provider of this platform is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. LinkedIn is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield.
We use LinkedIn for recruiting, marketing and optimization purposes, in particular to analyze the use of our website and to continuously improve individual functions and offers as well as the user experience. Through the statistical evaluation of user behaviour, we can improve our site and make it more interesting for you as a user.
We would like to point out that you use this LinkedIn site and its functions at your own risk. This applies in particular to the use of the interactive functions (e.g. commenting, sharing, rating).
Each time you visit our LinkedIn site, they collect your IP address and other information that is stored on your PC in the form of cookies. This information is used to provide us, as the operator of the LinkedIn pages, with statistical information about the use of the LinkedIn page. LinkedIn provides more information about this at the following link: https://privacy.linkedin.com/de-de
The data collected about you in this context will be processed by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company and may be transferred to countries outside the European Union. Some of your data is processed by LinkedIn within the United States. Since the ECJ ruling of 16 July 2020, the US is no longer considered a safe third country. Processing of your data within the United States entails corresponding risks, e.g. disclosure to by U.S. security agencies under U.S. security laws.
We use the short message service Twitter. The provider is Twitter
Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
Twitter is certified according to the EU-US Privacy Shield. You can
find more information on this at:
Some of your data is processed by Twitter within the United States. Since the ECJ ruling of 16 July 2020, the US is no longer considered a safe third country. Processing of your data within the United States entails corresponding risks, e.g. disclosure to U.S. security agencies under U.S. security laws.
Twitter also processes information about the users of the Twitter platform in ways unconnected to our presence on this platform, and you as a user of Twitter have a direct relationship with Twitter in this respect. We refer to the Twitter data protection information for more information. You can adjust your Twitter privacy settings independently in your user account. To do so, click on the following link and log in: https://twitter.com/personalization.
Users have the ability to send us messages using a tweet, as well as
retweet (share), comment on or “like” our tweets, just as we can do
with users’ tweets. In doing so, we process profile data (especially
the name of the user) as well as the respective interaction (e.g.
the content of the (re)tweet or comment) so that we can process
users’ enquiries and answer their concerns.
We use the YouTube.com platform to post our own videos and make them publicly available. YouTube is an offer from a third party not affiliated with us, namely YouTube LLC.
Our website contains links or connections to content posted through YouTube. In general, we are not responsible for the content of websites that are linked to our website. Please note that when you click on a YouTube link, YouTube will store and use your information (e.g., personal information, IP address) for business purposes in accordance with its own data use policy.
If you visit our YouTube channel, please note the following:
When using the YouTube LLC service, data collected about you will be processed by the provider and, if necessary, transferred to countries outside the European Union. YouTube, as a Google service, is certified according to the EU-US Privacy Shield. You can find more information on this at: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI
Some of your data is processed by flickr within the United States. Since the ECJ ruling of 16 July 2020, the US is no longer considered a safe third country. Processing of your data within the United States entails corresponding risks, e.g. disclosure to U.S. security agencies under U.S. security laws.
We also receive aggregated statistical data (so-called insights) from YouTube. These statistics receive information about the source of the call to the YouTube channel, the type of end device used to access the channel or the page views. We only receive anonymous information and statistics if the visitor to our YouTube channel is registered with YouTube.
See section “What rights can you assert as a data subject?”