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1. What personal information is collected?

You can visit our website without us requiring any personal information from you. We only ascertain the name of your internet service provider, the website from which you are visiting us, and the individual pages that you access from us. Personal data is collected and processed only if you use certain services, for example if you insert an advertisement or send inquiries to advertisers.

2. Why do we gather and process personal data?

Machineseeker is an informational service intended to act as a broker between advertisers and potential buyers in order to initiate business. Consequently, advertisers/potential buyers will inevitably have to provide contact information so that such business dealings are possible in the first place. Insofar as services are used, we generally only collect data that we need to render those services.

We expect advertisers who modify/add content on our website to provide a correct address and email address in order to make clear who the responsible party is for the listed/modified content.

If we ask you for more detailed data, such data is voluntary. Personal data is processed solely n order to provide the requested services and to protect our own legitimate business interests.

3. Is personal data disclosed to third parties?

We will not disclose, transfer, sell or otherwise market your personal data to other companies or institutions, unless we have your express consent. This does not apply if we are obligated to disclose and transfer the data on the basis of law or as a result of a court decision.

Email inquiries for advertisements/dealer advertisements with contact forms provided by us will be forwarded to the respective advertiser following automated or manual spam control and (solely for the advertiser) kept/saved for up to 12 months so that they may be accessed again. Thereafter, the data is automatically deleted. You can always prematurely delete your data by initiating contact without a form.

4. Security

We have taken technical and organizational measures to protect the personal data you provide from loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorized access. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time. It does not constitute contractual or other legal rights vis-a-vis or on behalf of any party.

5. Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ( "Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies". Cookies are text files that are stored on your computer and enable the analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide the website operator with other website and internet related services. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data from Google. You can prevent the storage of cookies by adjusting your browser software accordingly. However, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) from being transmitted to and processed by Google by (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de) downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link.

You can find more information under http://www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html or http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de (general information about Google Analytics and data protection). We point out that on this website the code "gat._anonymizeIp ();" was added to Google Analytics to ensure the anonymized collection of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

6. Facebook Remarketing

This website uses Facebook Inc.’s (“Facebook”) “Custom Audiences” remarketing feature. This feature is intended to present the site’s visitors with interest-related advertisements ("Facebook ads") throughout the course of their visit to Facebook’s social network. To this extent, Facebook’s remarketing tag has been implemented on this website. When visiting the website, this tag is used to establish a direct connection to Facebook’s servers. As part of this process, a record of your visit to this website is transmitted to a Facebook server, and Facebook links this information to your personal Facebook user account. For more information on the collection and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights and ways to protect your privacy, please refer to the Privacy Policy on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/. Alternatively, you can disable the “Custom Audiences” remarketing feature at https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_=_. To do so, you must be logged in to Facebook.

How Machineseeker uses cookies

A cookie is a small text file which is transmitted to your browser from a website you visit. The cookie stores information about your last visit. We use cookies for many purposes. For example, we use cookies to log you into Machineseeker and to save you time entering your company information into forms. Below, we show you what types of cookies we use and which third parties we work with. If you wish to use Machineseeker without cookies from us or from third party providers, you can configure your browser accordingly.

Types of cookies used by Machineseeker

Login and authentication

When you log in on Machineseeker , we save your data in order to enable you to access functions associated with your user account. We use this data to provide an individualized presentation of our website as well as to optimize the services we offer our registered customers.

Storage of contact information

When a contact form is submitted, we store your contact information in a cookie. We use this cookie to make it easier for you to fill in contact forms in the future.


Some services use cookies in order to save any settings you have set. E.g., the watch list stores the machines you have marked in a cookie.

Improving our service

In order to improve our services, we store some data for the use of our site in cookies or sessions. This data is anonymized and cannot be used to identify individual users.


In some areas of our website we ask you to enter a code in order to prove that you are a human (CAPTCHA stands for “Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart”). Session cookies are used in this context.
The data stored for this purpose is solely used for authentication.

Cookies from third-party providers on Machineseeker

Machineseeker uses Google's technology to analyze accesses to Machineseeker and for the insertion of advertising. These include Google Analytics, Google AdSense, Google AdSense for search results, and Google Maps.

You can find details on how Google uses cookies and other data here:
How Google uses data when you use Machineseeker

Managing cookies in your browser

In the event that you do not want to allow cookies, most modern browsers provide the ability to manage cookies in accordance with your preferences. In some browsers you can set up rules to manage cookies for each site so that you have improved and more precise control over your data. In this way you can exclude cookies from all sites which you do not trust. For more detailed information on managing cookies in your browser, please refer to the instructions. You can find more information here for some popular browsers .

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