Data protection

References and links

SoundPLAN GmbH is not responsible for any contents linked or referred to from his pages - unless he has full knowledge of illegal contents and would be able to prevent the visitors of his site from viewing those pages. SoundPLAN GmbH hereby expressly declares that at the time of setting the links, no illegal content was identifiable on the linked pages. SoundPLAN GmbH has no influence on the current and future design, content or authorship of the linked pages. Therefore, SoundPLAN GmbH hereby expressly distances itself from all contents of all linked pages that were changed after the link was set. This statement applies to all links and references set within its own Internet offer as well as to external entries in guest books, discussion forums, link directories, mailing lists and all other forms of databases set up by SoundPLAN GmbH, the contents of which can be accessed and written to externally. For illegal, incorrect or incomplete contents and in particular for damages resulting from the use or non-use of such information, the provider of the page to which reference is made is solely liable, not the person who merely refers to the respective publication via links.

Copyright and trademark law

All brand names and trademarks mentioned within the Internet offer and possibly protected by third parties are subject without restriction to the provisions of the applicable trademark law and the ownership rights of the respective registered owners. The mere mention of a trademark does not imply that it is not protected by third party rights! The copyright for published objects created by the author himself remains solely with the author of the pages. Any duplication or use of objects such as diagrams, sounds or texts in other electronic or printed publications is not permitted without the author's agreement.

Legal validity of this disclaimer

This disclaimer is to be regarded as part of the internet publication which you were referred from. If sections or individual terms of this statement are not legal or correct, the content or validity of the other parts remain uninfluenced by this fact.

Privacy policy

1. Basic information

This privacy policy is intended to inform you about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by SoundPLAN GmbH in relation to the homepage.
SoundPLAN GmbH takes the protection of personal data very seriously and treats them confidentially and in accordance with the legal regulations. As new technologies and the constant development of procedures and methods of data processing may result in changes to this privacy policy, we recommend that you read the privacy policy again at regular intervals.
Definitions of the terms used (e.g. "personal data" or "processing") can be found in Art. 4 DSGVO.

2. How to reach us

SoundPLAN GmbH is responsible for the collection and processing of your personal data and also for compliance with data protection regulations. Our contact details are as follows:

Responsible in terms of the DSGVO
Dipl.-Math (FH) Michael Gillé (Managing Director)
Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Jochen Schaal (Managing Director)

SoundPLAN GmbH
Engineering office for software development, noise protection & environmental planning Etzwiesenberg 15
D-71522 Backnang

Phone: +49.7191.9144-0
Fax: +49.7191.9144-24
E-mail: mail(at)

Data protection officer of SoundPLAN GmbH (external)

Data protection officer of SoundPLAN GmbH (external)
Jürgen Hornberger
Hopp + Flaig PartG mbB
Consulting engineers
Neue Weinsteige 69/71
70180 Stuttgart

Phone: +49.173.4650149
E-mail: hornberger[at]

3. Type of data collected/purpose of data collection

Access data
Data on access to the website is not logged.

Contact form
Via the contact form you can send us inquiries. The following data can be entered using the form: name, e-mail, subject, message. These data are transmitted to our administration. There it is decided who will process the inquiry and forward it including contact data to the internal employee concerned. A transmission to third parties outside the company does not take place.

Download form demo version SoundPLANnoise, SoundPLANessential and SoundPLANmanda.
For a download of the demo versions the following personal data is collected: Company/organisation, name, e-mail, title/function (optional), street, postcode/city, country, phone (optional), fax (optional). These data will be transmitted to our administration in order to contact the interested parties if necessary.

Use of cookies
Our website uses so-called cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your end device with the help of the browser. They do not cause any damage. The storage location of the cookies is determined by the browser settings of the user.
We use cookies to make our offer user-friendly. Some cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. They enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit us. The information is not made available to third parties, as cookies are only used for the above-mentioned purposes.
Most browsers are set in such a way that they automatically accept cookies. If you do not wish this, you can set up your browser so that it informs you about the setting of cookies and you only allow this in individual cases.
If you deactivate cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.

External link
Our offer contains links to external websites of third parties, on whose contents we have no influence. Therefore we cannot take over guarantee for it. The respective provider or operator of the sites is always responsible for the contents of the linked sites. The linked pages were checked for possible legal violations at the time of linking. Illegal contents were not recognizable at the time of linking. However, a permanent control of the contents of the linked pages is not reasonable without concrete evidence of a violation of the law. If we become aware of any infringements, we will remove such links immediately.

Web analysis using MATOMO Analytics

This website uses the web analysis service software Matomo (, a service of the provider InnoCraft Ltd, 150 Willis St, 6011 Wellington, New Zealand, ("Matomo") to collect and store data based on our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimisation and marketing purposes in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. From this data, pseudonymised user profiles can be created and evaluated for the same purpose.

The evaluation is carried out exclusively without the use of cookies.

It appears that you have JavaScript disabled in your browser. The Matomo Tracking function is only available with JavaScript enabled. If you do not want your data to be collected, you can still enable Do not track in your browser. This is a general setting and is respected by our Matomo installation.

4. Legal basis

For access data, contact form and download forms demo version SoundPLANnoise, SoundPLANessential and SoundPLANmanda the lawfulness of the collection of personal data follows from article 6 of the DSGVO paragraph 1 lit.

 "... the data subject has given his consent to the processing of personal data relating to him for one or more specified purposes."

For Google Analytics and the use of cookies the legality results from Article 6 of the DSGVO paragraph 1 lit. f to protect the legitimate interests of the person responsible.

5. Legitimate interests of the person responsible

In the case of Google Analytics and the use of cookies, this is based on a legitimate interest.

The web analysis serves to optimize our internet presence and to find out more about which topics and contents are interesting for the visitors. By anonymising the IP address, it is ensured that it is not possible to draw conclusions about individual visitors within the scope of the analysis. The visitor of the website can deactivate the web analysis by measures mentioned under point 3.

By setting cookies, we can make our Internet presence more user-friendly and optimized. However, cookies can be switched off according to point 3, but this may under certain circumstances result in restrictions in the presentation and use of the contents.

6. Internal and external transfer of your personal data

An internal transfer of your personal data will only take place within the framework of the purposes defined in point 3 of this data protection declaration in accordance with the principle of data economy and other principles of data protection.

An external transfer of your personal data may take place under the following circumstances.

  • Commissioning of support services where access to your personal data is necessary or at least cannot be completely excluded. These include, for example, IT support services.
  • Your personal data will only be passed on to other network partners with your consent

7. Transfer of your data to a third country (outside the European Union) or an international organisation

We do not transfer your personal data to any EU third country or to any internationally active organisation. Should this be necessary, we would inform you of this in advance and ensure that all necessary measures are taken to maintain an appropriate level of data protection.

8. Storage period and deletion of your personal data

The legislator has enacted a large number of retention periods, which we observe with the utmost care and seek advice on how to comply with these obligations. As a matter of principle, we will only store your personal data for as long as this is permitted by the defined purpose, or as prescribed by law for reasons of proof. Should we wish to store your data for a longer period of time as described above, we would ask you to confirm this within the framework of a voluntary declaration of consent.

9. Your rights

Right to information (Art. 15 DSGVO)

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 the right to be informed about these personal data and to receive the following information:

  •     the purposes of the processing
  •     the categories of personal data processed
  •     the recipients or categories of recipients to whom your personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in EU third countries or international organisations
  •     if possible, the planned duration for which your personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
  •     the existence of a right of rectification or erasure of personal data concerning you or of a right to oppose or limit the processing of such data by us
  •     the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  •     if the personal data are not collected from the data subject, all available information on the origin of the data
  •     where there is automated decision making, including profiling (meaningful information on the logic involved and the scope and intended impact of such processing on your person)

If your personal data are transferred to a third country or to an international organisation, you have the right to be informed of the appropriate "safeguards" to ensure an adequate level of data protection in connection with the transfer.

We will provide you with a free copy of the personal data that is the subject of the processing. For any further copies you request, we may charge you a reasonable fee based on the administrative costs. If you make the request electronically, we will provide you with the information in a standard electronic format, unless you indicate otherwise.

Right of rectification (Art. 16 DSGVO)

In case of incorrect personal data, you have the right of immediate correction. In consideration of the purposes of the processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, also by means of a supplementary declaration.

Right of cancellation (Art. 17 DSGVO)

You have the right to have your personal data stored by us deleted, provided that certain criteria are met. These are for example:

  •     The personal data is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the agreed purpose
  •     You withdraw a given voluntary declaration of consent
  •     Your personal data have been processed unlawfully
  •     There is a legal obligation to delete
  •     Details on criteria and restrictions can be found in DSGVO Art. 17.

Right to restrict processing (Art. 18 DSGVO)

You have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data stored with us, provided that certain criteria are met. These are, for example:

  •     the accuracy of your personal data is contested, for a period of time that allows us to verify the accuracy of the personal data
  •     the processing is unlawful and you refuse to have your personal data deleted and instead request the restriction of the use of your personal data
  •     If we no longer need your personal data for the purposes of processing, but you do need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims
  •     If you have lodged an objection to the processing, as long as it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons outweigh yours

Details and further regulations can be found in DSGVO Art. 18.

Right to data transferability (Art. 20 DSGVO)

You have the right to receive the personal data stored by us concerning your person, insofar as these are processed in an automated procedure, in a structured, common and machine-readable format.

You also have the right to have this data communicated to another person in charge, without interference from us, to whom the personal data has been made available.

When exercising your right to data transferability, you have the right to obtain that your personal data be transferred directly from us to another responsible party, insofar as this is technically feasible.

The right to data transferability may be limited in so far as the rights or freedoms of other persons are affected by the exercise of this right.


Right of revocation and objection with regard to processing

In so far as we process personal data relating to you on the basis of a declaration of consent, you have the right to revoke the consent given. However, the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation remains unaffected by this. With regard to compliance with storage periods, point 8 of this data protection declaration must also be observed in this respect.


Right of appeal to the supervisory authorities

If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have otherwise been violated in any way, you are free to complain to the supervisory authority.

The regulatory agency responsible for us:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information Baden-Württemberg

10. Mandatory supply of your personal data and possible consequences of refusal to supply

In order to maintain the functionality and continuous improvement of our Internet offer, we require the data mentioned under point 3 of this data protection declaration. Without this data collection a correct use of our internet offer is not possible.

11. Automatic decision making and profiling

There is no automated decision making regarding your person. No "profiling" is carried out with the help of the personal data collected from you.

12. Change of purpose

Insofar as we intend to change the purpose for which your personal data was originally collected, we will inform you of this in detail and transparently in advance. In this case we will of course provide you with all information required by law. If the change of purpose involves the processing of personal data on the legal basis of a voluntary declaration of consent, we will inform you accordingly and ask you for your formal consent.

13. Open questions, complaints or suggestions

You are welcome to contact us with any questions, complaints or suggestions regarding data protection. If necessary, you are welcome to contact our data protection officer (see point 2 of this data protection declaration).

Status: 17.05.2018