The following text is to inform you how we process your personal data in the context of the Internet services we provide.

Sellhorn Ingenieurgesellschaft mbH
Teilfeld 5
20459 Hamburg

Dipl.-Ing. Norbert Peetz
Dipl.-Ing. David Schnabel
Dipl.-Ing. Corinna Sellhorn

Telephone: +49 (0)40 36 12 01-0
Fax: +49 (0)40 36 12 01-28




We process personal data obtained from you in the following cases:

  1. If you visit our website, the browser used by your terminal device will automatically send information to the server of our website. This information will be temporarily saved in a so called log-file. The following information will be collected and saved until it is automatically deleted without the need for you to do anything:
    • IP address of the inquiring computer,
    • Date and time of day of access.
    • Name and URL of the recalled file,
    • Website, from which access is made (Referrer URL),
    • Browser used and, if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.
    In addition, we use cookies when you visit our website. For further information in this respect, see "Analytical tools".
  2. In case you should have any questions, we offer you the possibility to contact us using a form provided on our website. For this purpose, you are required to give us a valid email address and your name so that we can respond to the request and know from whom the request came from. Further information may be given voluntarily.
  3. If you wish to send us a job application to apply for a job which has been advertised, or just to see if your initiative application is of general interest, we shall process the documents you send us as well as your personal data.
    • For applications for advertised vacancies or unsolicited (‘initiative’) applications, we require your name, address and other contact details, date and place of birth and nationality together with your certificates verifying your qualifications.
    Furthermore, you may provide other voluntary data, which you think would be beneficial to support you in your employment relationship.



We use the personal data actively communicated by you only for the intended purpose and only to the extent necessary.

  1. The data mentioned will be processed by us for the following purposes:
    • To ensure that a smooth connection is set-up to the website,
    • To ensure comfortable usage of our website,
    • Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
    • For further administrative purposes.
    The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 paragraph 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation). Our vested interest stems from the purposes listed above for data compilation. We do not use the compiled data under any circumstances for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.
  2. Data processing for the purpose of contacting us is made according to Article 6 paragraph 1 p. 1 lit. b) GDPR based on pre-contractual activities. If a contract is agreed, the data can be included in our customer management system. The data will not be processed for any other purpose.
  3. Data processing serves the purpose of justifying and implementing an employment relationship acc. to Article 88 GDPR in connection with Article 26 BDSG (German Federal Data Protection Act). In the case of a positive decision, the personal data will be included in our personnel file for the purposes of “employee administrative” procedures.



Transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed in the following schedule shall not take place.

We only pass your personal data on to third parties if:

  1. you have expressly given your consent for this according to Article 6 paragraph 1 p. 1 lit. a) GDPR,
  2. the transfer according to Article 6 paragraph 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR is necessary for the assertion, exercising or defending legal claims, and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding interest warranting the non-communication of your data,
  3. a statutory obligation exists for the transfer of data according to Article 6 paragraph 1 p. 1 lit. c) GDPR, as well as
  4. this is legally permissible and necessary for concluding contractual relationships with you according to Article 6 paragraph 1 p. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

A transfer of data to non-member countries only takes place insofar as you have given us your permission.



  1. Cookies are saved in your browser as so-called session-cookies, so that your browser automatically deletes them after leaving the website. In this case, the duration of storage is according to the technical functionality provided by the browser you are using.
  2. Personal data, which are transmitted to us in connection with a contact inquiry on our website, shall only be saved for the duration of processing the inquiry. If a contract should materialise, the data you have provided can be saved in our customer management system on a regular basis for 10 years if there is no other legal obligation which binds us to save it for a longer period of time.
  3. The compiled personal data are:
    • In the case of a rejection: saved for at least three months. On the other hand, the longest duration of storage shall not exceed six months.
    • In the case of recruitment: saved according to our data retention periods. The information which you are entitled to will be provided to you following placement.

We wish to point out that we delete your data if its storage should not be permissible (in particular when the data is incorrect and its correction is not possible). Instead of deletion, the data shall be blocked insofar as legal or actual hindrances oppose this (for example, special retention obligations due to trade and tax law requirements).



Insofar as your personal data is processed on the basis of the vested interest according to Article 6 paragraph 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR, you have the right according to Article 21 GDPR to raise an objection to the processing of your personal data, insofar as reasons exist which arise from your particular situation, or are directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right of objection which will be executed by us without the need to give details of a special situation. If you would like to make use of your right of objection or right of appeal, an email to will be sufficient.



The affected person has the right to receive information about the affected personal data as well to correct or delete or limit its processing. Furthermore, the person has a right of objection to its processing. 



The affected person is entitled to the right of data transferability.



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



There is no statutory obligation for you to provide personal data.



Under certain circumstances, automatic profiling may take place with the aim of assessing personal aspects. We utilise these profiling measures in the following cases:
Due to legal and regulatory requirements, we are obliged to combat money laundering, financing terrorism and criminal acts compromising assets. In this respect, data evaluations (amongst other things, comparing statutory provided lists) are undertaken.



We use cookies for our website. These are small files which your browser automatically creates and which are saved on your terminal device (laptop, tablet, smartphone or similar), when you visit our website. Cookies will not cause any damage to your terminal device, do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.
Information is saved in the cookie, resulting in connection with the specific terminal device used, accordingly. This does not mean, however, that we receive direct knowledge of your identity in this way. The use of cookies serves on the one hand to make the use of our range of products and services more convenient for you. We use so-called session cookies, for example, in order to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after you have left our site. Furthermore, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user friendliness, which are stored on your terminal device for a certain fixed period of time. If you visit our site again in order to make use of our services, it is automatically recognised that you have already visited us and which entries and settings you have made use of so that you do not have to enter these again.
On the other hand, we use cookies to record the use of our website statistically and for the purpose of optimising and evaluating our range of services for you (see clause 5). These cookies enable us to recognise that you have already visited us in the case of a renewed visit to our site. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period of time. The data processed by cookies are necessary for the intended purpose to safeguard our vested interests as well as those of third parties according to Article 6 paragraph 1 p. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. However, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are saved on your computer or a note appears before a new cookie is filed. The complete deactivation of cookies can, however, mean that you cannot use all functions of our website.



We use the well-known SSL process (Secure Socket Layer) in connection with the respective highest encryption level, which is supported by your browser, within the website visit. As a rule, this is a 256 bit encryption. In case your browser does not support 256 bit encryption, we then resort to 128 bit v3 technology. You can recognise whether an individual page of our Internet presence is transmitted in encrypted form by the closed presentation of the key and/or lock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We further use suitable technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or complete loss, destruction or against the unauthorised access of third parties. Our security measures are continually being improved according to the state of technological progress.




This privacy statement is currently valid as per May 2018.
Due to the further development of our website and range of services, or due to changed statutory and/or official regulations, it may be necessary to change this privacy statement. You can retrieve and print out the respective current privacy statement from this website at any time.