Maas Import and Export, sustainable, always available and a global IMPORT EXPORT family company.


Thank you for your interest in our company's website. Since personal data is generated with your visit, we are informing you below in accordance with the requirements of the European Data Protection Directive, EU-GDPR. An explanation of the terms used can be found under VI. definitions.

I. Name and contact details of the person responsible and the data protection officer

Responsible for the processing of personal data according to Art. 4 No. 7 DSGVO is:

MAAS Import Export
Owner: Dirk Michael Maas
Rendsburger Landstrasse 454
D-24111 Kiel
Tel. + 49 (431) 69 13 85 0
Fax. +49 (431) 69 13 85 5


We have appointed a data protection officer. You can reach this as follows:

By post to the above address with the note "Data Protection Officer".

By email at

II. Data collection, legal basis for processing, duration of storage

1. Use of our website
When you visit our website, the browser used on your device automatically sends information to our website server. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file.

The following information is recorded without your intervention and stored until it is automatically deleted:

  • IP address of enquiring computer
  • language set in the browser
  • browser type used and the operating system of your computer in the respective version
  • Whether Java script and cookies are allowed
  • Screen resolution and resolution density as well as screen size of the output device
  • Date and time of access
  • your time zone
  • the name of your access provider
  • Date and time of access
  • Name and URL of accessed file

The data mentioned are processed by us for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensuring comfortable use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other system administration purposes, such as troubleshooting.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter f GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the data collection purposes listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about your person.

The IP address will be deleted from all systems used in connection with the operation of this website after 7 days at the latest. We can then no longer establish a personal reference from the remaining data.

2. Use of our contact form
If you address your request to us via our contact form, the indication of

First name, last name email address, phone number, subject and message

required so that we know who sent the request and to be able to answer it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

The data processing for the purpose of contacting us takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter b DSGVO for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, which take place at your request.

If data is no longer required in the context of a customer or prospective customer relationship or if the customer's conflicting interests prevail, we will delete the data in question, provided that there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary.

3. Data protection in applications and in the application process.
We process the personal data of applicants for the purpose of handling the application process. The processing can also take place electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends us relevant application documents electronically, for example by e-mail or via a web form on the website.

If we conclude an employment contract with an applicant, the transmitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the person responsible for processing does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be deleted six months after notification of the rejection decision, provided that deletion does not conflict with any other legitimate interests of the person responsible for processing. Another legitimate interest in this sense is, for example, a burden of proof in proceedings under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

4. Cookies
We use cookies on our site. These are small files that your browser creates automatically and that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our site.

In the cookie information is stored, each resulting in connection with the specific terminal used. However, this does not mean that we are immediately aware of your identity.

On the one hand, the use of cookies serves to make the use of our offer more pleasant for you. We use so-called session cookies to recognize that you have already visited individual pages on our website.

In addition, to improve usability, we also use temporary cookies that are stored on your device for a specified period of time. If you visit our site again to use our services, it will automatically recognize that you have already been with us and what inputs and settings you have made, so you do not have to re-enter them.

The data processed by cookies are required for the purposes mentioned to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

If you do not want this, you can deactivate the storage of cookies in the browser you are using or you can be notified as soon as cookies are sent.

You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.

The cookies we set are automatically deleted after you leave our site.

III. Recipients and categories of recipients

1. Recipient
A transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those listed below does not take place. We only pass on your personal data to third parties if:

you have given your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter a GDPR,
this is legally permissible and necessary for the processing of contractual relationships with you according to Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter b DSGVO
there is a legal obligation for the transfer according to Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter c DSGVO, the transfer according to Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter f DSGVO is necessary for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you are a have an overriding legitimate interest in not disclosing your data.

IV. data subject rights
As we process your personal data, you have the following rights:

Right to information
In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, you can request information about your personal data processed by us. In particular, you can obtain information about the processing purposes, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data was or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to correction, deletion, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a Right to complain, the origin of your data, if not collected from us, and the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if necessary, meaningful information about their details;

Right to rectification
In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you can immediately request the correction of incorrect or completion of your personal data stored by us.

In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you can request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims is required.

In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, you can demand the restriction of the processing of your personal data if you dispute the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer need the data, but you need them to assert, You need to exercise or defend legal claims or you have objected to processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.

Data portability
In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, you can receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or request transmission to another person responsible.

Right to cancel

In accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR, you can revoke the consent you have given us at any time. As a result, we are no longer allowed to continue the data processing based on this consent for the future.

Right of appeal
According to Art. 77 GDPR, you can complain to a supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates data protection regulations. You can do this, for example, at the supervisory authority responsible for us: Independent State Center for Data Protection Schleswig-Holstein Holstenstraße 98 24103 Kiel

Right of objection
If your personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this that arise from your special situation arise or the objection is directed against direct advertising. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which we will implement without specifying a particular situation. If you would like to make use of your right of revocation or objection, an e-mail to us is sufficient.

Existence of automated decision-making
As a responsible company we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.

V. Data security

We use the widespread SSL (Secure Socket Layer) method for encryption when visiting the website. You can tell whether an individual page of our website is being transmitted in encrypted form by the closed representation of the key or padlock symbol in the lower status bar of your browser.

We also take appropriate technical and organizational security measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, partial or total loss, destruction or against unauthorized access by third parties. Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

VI. definitions

This data protection declaration is based on the terms of the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Important terms are explained here:

Personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the "data subject"). A natural person is considered to be identifiable who, directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, expresses the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person can be identified.

Affected person
Concerned person is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.

Processing is any process carried out with or without the help of automated procedures or any such series of processes in connection with personal data such as collecting, recording, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or changing, reading out, querying, using, disclosure by transmission, distribution or any other form of making available, matching or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

Restriction of processing
Restriction of the processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim to limit their future processing.

Profiling is any kind of automated processing of personal data that consists in using that personal information to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects regarding analysing or predicting job performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of that natural person.

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the need for additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Controller or controller
The controller or the person responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, body or body that, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union law or the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his designation may be provided for under Union or national law.

The processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the responsible party.

Recipient is a natural or legal person, agency, institution or other entity to whom Personal Data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union or national law in connection with a particular mission are not considered as beneficiaries.

A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or institution other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor to process the personal data.

Consent is any voluntarily given and unambiguously expressed in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act by the data subject for the particular case, by which the data subject indicates that they consent to the processing of the personal data concerning him / her is.

VII. Changes to this data protection declaration

This data protection declaration is current as of May 2018. Due to the further development of our website and offers on it or due to changed legal or official requirements, it may become necessary to change this data protection declaration. You can access and print out the current data protection declaration from our website at any time.