Product diversity

Whether for vehicle construction or other industries – as a specialist in injection molding and assembly engineering, rely on us as your partner when it comes to the finest plastic parts.


We know what really counts for our customers, which is why we make innovation, precision and swift on-time delivery our top priorities.




Innovation is what drives us and we remain at the cutting-edge, thanks our use of the best available technology, and employees who are constantly developing.



For us, only the most accurate sizing and the very top quality will do when manufacturing our products.



Product diversity

From consulting and planning to serial production, we offer you the best service. Our modern machinery meets all the stringent requirements for manufacturing precise molded parts or tool parts.

One of our specialty areas is injection parts of such outstanding quality that they can be decorated with special third-party applied surfaces in external enhancement stages.


For us, investing in innovative production processes, modern monitoring systems and continual technical production improvements is second nature.

The key to supplying quality within deadlines is the ability to combine professional insight and competence all in one. Trust in our expertise and hunger for innovation.


Further training and investment in modern technology are always on our agenda and nothing is more welcome than new challenges.

No matter what project you have in mind, solving it with you is our pleasure, while nothing less than a win-win is guaranteed from close collaboration with ourselves and our suppliers and partners. Why not get in touch.


We plan our stages of production while keeping feasibility and all possible risks in mind every step of the way. The entire production process is regularly checked and assessed in accordance with a carefully compiled schedule and quality demands. We are also certified in accordance with TS 16949.

All this underpins the consistently outstanding product quality which we guarantee to our customers.


Plastic solutions.

We design complex injection molding tools using our own construction set-up and oversee every aspect of project management right up to series production, which lets us optimally monitor production time, costs and quality. Our in-house toolmaking section can swiftly carry out in-process maintenance and alterations or modifications to tools at any time. Moreover, we have nurtured long-standing partnerships with experienced mold makers domestically and overseas to facilitate the construction of complex tools.

We employ state-of-the-art machinery for production technology and, thanks to the use of injection molding machines with clamp forces ranging from 35 to 1500 tons, no company is better equipped than us for high-quality injection molding production. Get to know us better!

Sonnplast Produkte


To meet the stringent quality demands of our customers, we produce interior and exterior parts with unrivaled precision and use cutting-edge machinery to produce exceptional components for you.





  • Injection molding of all common
    engineering thermoplastics
  • Vertical machines
  • 2K and 3K up to 500t
  • MuCell up to 900t
  • Metal insert molding
  • Internal gas pressure
  • Ultrasonic welding
  • Mirror welding
  • Friction welding
  • Assembly injection,
    e.g. overmolding
  • Module assembly
  • Process development
  • Injection molding simulation
  • Rivets


  • Surface, design parts
    • Sets of parts (painted, chrome-plated...)
    • Decorative panels
    • Seat covers add-on pieces
    • Cockpit
  • Functional parts
    • Kinematic assemblies
    • Sealing lips
  • Vehicle lamps
  • Module assembly


  • Tool planning and design (Catia V5)
  • Project management
  • Simulation
  • Thermal imaging
  • Test laboratory & 3D measurement
  • Fixture & automation construction
  • Process development
  • In-house further technical training
  • Optical parts monitoring
  • TS 16949 certification
  • EDIFACT-capable


Sonnplast GmbH is a manufacturer headquartered in Sonneberg (Thuringia) and producing technical molding parts of unrivaled precision from thermoplastic polymers via single- and multiple-component injection molding methods. The company has established itself on the market as a supplier for automotive manufacturers and well-known automotive suppliers, boasting a wide-ranging product portfolio including seat trims, ventilation flaps and cup holders.




Facts & figures.

Sonnplast to the point.


Founding as NS-Kunststofftechnik e.k.

Taken over by SONNPLAST GmbH


Insolvency lawyer:

RA J.Exner


> 300



Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins.
An der Müß 42
96515 Sonneberg

Standort Sonnplast



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An der Müß 42
96515 Sonneberg
Phone: +49 3675.8953-0
Fax: +49 3675.8953-53

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Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins.
An der Müß 42, 96515 Sonneberg

Phone: +49 3675.8953-0
Fax: +49 3675.8953-53

Commercial register:
Jena Local Court,, HRB 508765

Insolvency lawyer:

RA J.Exner

Sales Tax No.: DE 815409623


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Data protection.

Privacy statement

Data protection

Privacy notice

Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is a high priority for Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. As a general principle, we do not process any personal data if you are browsing the Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. website. However, if a you request- certain services via our website, we might be required to process certain personal data.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific privacy laws applicable to the Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. With this privacy statement, we would like to inform you about the nature, categories, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, we want to inform you about your rights and options in this regard.

Please note that as far as this information explains applicable legal provisions and your rights, this only applies to personal data in accordance with the GDPR. Where the processing of your personal data is not subject to the GDPR, other rules may apply, depending on the law applicable to you. This Privacy Notice is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and contains detailed information about your rights and describes in detail how we use your personal data in relation to your business relationship with Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins.


1. Definitions

This Privacy Notice is based on the definitions used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our privacy notice should be understandable for the public as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to first explain the terminology used.

In this Privacy Notice, we use, inter alia, the following terms:

a)       Personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

b)       Data subject

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the processing.

c)       Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d)       Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

e)       Profiling

Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person's performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or movements.

f)        Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

g)       Controller or controller responsible for the processing

Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

h)       Processor

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i)        Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether or not that person is a third party. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in relation to a certain inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

j)        Third party

Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorised to process personal data.

k)       Consent

Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject's wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action , signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.


2. Name and Address of the controller

Controller in the context of the GDPR, other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins.

An der Müß 42

96515 Sonneberg


Phone: +49 3675 8953 - 0




3. Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer

Mr. Thomas Ehmann

Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins.

An der Müß 42

96515 Sonneberg


Phone: +49 3675 8953 - 0




Any data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection.

4. Categories of personal data we collect

Depending on the nature of our business relationship with you or your organization, we may collect and process in particular the following categories of personal data:

  • Private or work contact information, such as full name, address, telephone number, mobile phone number, fax number and email address, mobile device unique identifier and the IP address of your computer or other online identifiers if you use our services online;

  • Personal details, (e.g. name, address and other contact details, date and place of birth and nationality), authentication information (e.g. Identification data), authentication data (e.g. specimen signatures);

  • Inventory data, all personal data required for establishment, content, amendment or termination of the contractual relationship, e.g. name, title, address, date of birth, telephone number, bank details, monthly totals of invoice transactions, your products purchased from us, enquiries about your contract;

  • Payment data, such as data necessary for processing payments and fraud prevention, including credit/debit card numbers, security code numbers and other related billing information;

  • Further business information, necessarily processed in a business or other contractual relationship with Sonnplast GmbH i. Ins. or voluntarily provided by you, such as orders placed, purchases, services and other business activities, product feedback, advertising and sales data (including advertising scores); Documentation data (e.g. consultation protocol) and other information that you make available to us in the framework of a business relationship or that results from such a relationship. Information about your financial situation (e.g. creditworthiness data, scoring and rating data, origin of assets);

  • Information about your interests and preferences and other information obtained by website analytics tools, in particular your activities when you use our websites or products or other services we offer to you online (such as downloadable content). This may include information about which content you download, click or view for how often and how long;

  • Information collected from publicly available resources, integrity data bases and credit agencies (e.g. debtor registers, land registers, commercial and association registers, press, media, Internet, announcements);

  • Information we are legally required to collect to comply with our legal or regulatory obligations, which may include information about relevant and significant litigation or other legal proceedings against you or a third party related to you and interaction with you which may be relevant for antitrust purposes;

  • Special categories of personal data. In certain circumstances, where required by law or where you have permitted us to do so, we may collect special categories of your personal data which are specifically protected under data protection law. For example, in connection with the registration for and provision of access to an event or seminar, we may ask for information about your health for the purpose of identifying and being considerate of any disabilities or special dietary requirements you may have. Any use of such information is based on your consent but please note that, if you do not provide this information, we will not be able to take any respective precautions.


5. Purposes for which we use your personal data

Depending on the nature of our business relation, we may process your personal data for the following purposes ("Permitted Purposes"):

  • Planning, entering into, performing, managing and administering your (or a third party's to whom you are related) contractual business relationship with the Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins., e.g. by performing transactions and orders of products or services, processing payments, performing accounting, auditing, billing and collection activities, arranging shipments and deliveries, facilitating repairs and providing support services or providing you with other services or things you may have requested. The purposes of the data processing depend primarily on the concrete product. Further details regarding data processing purposes are provided in the relevant contractual documents and terms of conditions (e.g. order form, general terms and conditions, description of services, etc.);

  • Maintaining and protecting the security of our products, services and websites or other systems, preventing and detecting security threats, fraud or other criminal or malicious activities;

  • Ensuring compliance with our legal and regulatory obligations and requirements. This may include sales and business record keeping obligations for tax or other purposes and sending required notices or other disclosures, compliance screening or recording obligations (e.g. under antitrust laws, export laws, trade sanctions and embargo laws or to prevent white-collar or money laundering crimes). In this context we may be required to conduct automated checks of your contact data or other information you provide about your identity against applicable sanctioned party lists and to confirm your identity in case of a potential match, to record your interaction with third parties, as far as they are relevant for antitrust purposes and to report to or support investigations by competent supervisory, law enforcement or other public authorities;

  • Credit checks for post-paid contracts, prepaid contracts with participation in the direct debit system and other contracts for which we make advance payments (e.g. instalment payments, delivery on account) to determine default risks;

  • Debt collection procedures including, if applicable, the transfer of personal data to collection service providers for the collection or sale of outstanding receivables;

  • Internal purposes for the control and improvement of our business processes, business analysis, company view, for the further development of services and products;

  • Market and opinion research to gain knowledge about market structures and dynamics;

  • To guarantee the security and availability of our IT systems, to prevent damage, for address checks and for the recognition of typing errors to avoid misdirection of products;

  • Information within an existing business relationship about similar or related products or services from Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins., insofar as this is permitted by applicable law;

  • Solving disputes, enforcing our contractual agreements and to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.

Where you have expressly given us your consent or otherwise legally permitted, we may process your personal data also for the following purposes:

  • Communicating with you through the channels you have approved to keep you up to date on the latest announcements, special offers and other information about products, technologies and services of Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. (including marketing-related newsletters) as well as events and projects of Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins.;

  • Administrating and performing customer surveys, marketing campaigns, market analysis, contests or other promotional activities or events or

  • Profiling and automated processing: Collecting information about your preferences on the basis of your activities when you use our websites and any products or services we offer to you online (such as downloadable content). On the basis of this information (e.g. which content is downloaded, clicked or viewed for how often and how long), we create a user profile to personalize and foster the quality of our communication and interaction with you (for example, by way of newsletter tracking or website analytics). The logic behind our profiling activities is to identify areas which may be useful or otherwise of interest for you and to inform you about such areas in a more effective and targeted way. The algorithms used apply this logic and automatically deliver the targeted content or information to you.

Please note: Under the European General Data Protection Regulation (Article 21 (2)) you have the right to object to the use of your personal data for direct marketing purposes, including the profiling described above. Please refer to "Your data protection rights" below for further explanation of your rights and how to exercise them.

We will only communicate with you for advertising purposes (e.g. by e-mail and telephone calls) if you have given us your express consent in advance, as far as required by law. You may opt out at any time if you do not want to receive any further marketing-related types of communication from us. We apply modern technology to monitor and analyse data in relation to our products (also known as Internet of Things). Such information is used to support our customers, e.g. by improving our product design and enhancing product service. Typically, no personal data is processed in connection with any such technologies. Where that is the case, personal data will be processed strictly in line with this Data Privacy statement and in accordance with applicable law. We will not use your personal data for taking any automated decisions affecting you or creating profiles other than described above. An exclusive automated decision is a decision based on automated processing in which no natural person is involved. Should we use this procedure in individual cases, we will inform you of this separately if this is required by law.


6. Collection of further personal data and information

The website of the Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. collects a series of data and information when a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This data and information are stored in the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, which are accessed via an accessing system on our Internet page, (5) the date and time of access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using these data and information, the Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our company, and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.


7. Cookies

The Internet pages of the Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows websites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the data subject from other Internet browsers which contains other cookies. A specific Internet browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID. We do not use third-party cookies when you use our website. The website of Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. does only use first-party cookies. First-party cookies are cookies that are not necessarily required for the use of an Internet site. However, these fulfil important tasks to make surfing on our website more comfortable. These cookies are used to save your settings (e.g. language selection) or which goods you have selected (so-called shopping basket cookies). The information contained in these cookies is only used to access the website.

Cookies help Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. to provide the user of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, a user does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user's computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data processed by the setting of cookies are necessary for the mentioned purposes above to safeguard our legitimate interests and those of third parties pursuant to Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f. GDPR.

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set may be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible with all popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.


8. Links to other websites

Our online offer contains links to other websites. This Privacy Notice does not extend to other providers. We cannot control whether their operators comply with applicable privacy laws and therefore cannot be responsible for the accuracy, up-to-dateness and completeness of the information provided there. Our website may contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy notices and they might also use cookies and we recommend that you review these notices. The notice of this websites govern the processing of personal data which you provide when you visit these websites and might also be collected through cookies. We are not responsible for such third-party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.


9. Recipients of personal data

Employees of our company have access to your personal data to the extent necessary to fulfil the above-mentioned purposes. We use service providers who support us in data processing within the scope of data processing. These service providers are subject to strict contractual agreements, including confidentiality.



10. Where personal data is processed

We process your personal data in general only in the European Economic Area. The Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. is a globally active company. In the course of our business activities, we may transfer your personal data also to recipients in countries outside of the European Economic Area (“third countries”), in which applicable laws do not offer the same level of data protection as the laws of your home country. When doing so we will comply with applicable data protection requirements and take appropriate safeguards to ensure the security and integrity of your personal data, in particular by entering into the EU Standard Contractual Clauses which are available here

A transfer is always permitted if the European Commission has decided that an adequate level of protection exists in a third country (Article 45 GDPR). If you would like more information about these security measures, you can contact us at any time using the contact details below.

A data transfer to agencies in third countries takes place as far as

  • It is necessary for the execution of your orders (e.g. securities orders);

  • It is required by law (e.g. tax reporting obligations); or

  • You have given us your consent.


11. How we protect your personal data

To protect your personal data from accidental or intentional manipulation, loss, destruction or access by unauthorized third parties, we maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards in accordance with the technical state of the art and legal data protection requirements. These safeguards include implementing specific technologies and procedures designed to protect your privacy, such as secure servers, firewalls and SSL encryption. We will at all times strictly comply with applicable laws and regulations regarding the confidentiality and security of personal data.


12. With whom we will share your personal data

We may share your personal data as follows:

  • With our affiliates within the Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. Group worldwide if and to the extent required for the Permitted Purposes and legally permitted. In such cases, these entities will then use the Personal Data for the same purposes and under the same conditions as outlined in this Privacy statement.

  • We may also instruct service providers (so called data processors) within or outside of the Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. Group, domestically or abroad, e.g. shared service centers or cloud providers, to process personal data for the Permitted Purposes on our behalf and in accordance with our instructions only. Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. will retain control over and will remain fully responsible for your personal data and will use appropriate safeguards as required by applicable law to ensure the integrity and security of your personal data when engaging such service providers. These include companies in the following categories: credit services, IT services, telecommunications, sales and marketing, IT and network operations, call centres, customer service, postal processing, file/disk shredding, Lettershop, print shop, archiving, identity verification, distribution partners, online offerings, web sites and apps operations.

  • With courts, regulators, law enforcement or other competent authorities or legal advisors if legally permitted and necessary to comply with a legal obligation or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

  • With credit reference agencies and other companies for use in credit decisions, for fraud prevention and to collect debts.

  • To telecommunications service providers, e.g. to make calls, send text messages, etc.; other companies involved in providing the requested service, e.g. directory publishers for a requested telephone directory entry or companies offering music services if a corresponding service is desired; sales partners and other companies supporting us in the sale of our products; banks, e.g. to carry out direct debiting procedures; providers of payment services; debt collection companies, e.g. to collect outstanding receivables; credit agencies, e.g. to determine default risks; tax consultants/auditors, to guarantee and check the bookkeeping of legal requirements (e.g. tax law requirements); lawyers, to present and enforce our legal interests.

  • We may also share your personal data with third parties if we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we may disclose personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets, along with its professional advisers. If Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins. or substantially all of its assets are acquired by a third party, personal data held by us about customers and other contacts will be one of the transferred assets.

Otherwise, we will only disclose your personal data when you direct or give us permission, when we are required by applicable law or regulations or judicial or official request to do so, or when we suspect fraudulent or criminal activities. Under these conditions, recipients of personal data may be, for example:

  • Public bodies and institutions where there is a legal or official obligation.

  • Other credit and financial service institutions or comparable institutions to which we transfer personal data in order to conduct our business relations with you (e.g. custodian banks, stock exchanges, credit agencies).

  • Other companies that are required to provide services to you.


13. Contact opportunities via the website

This website contains information that enables a quick electronic contact to our company, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third parties.


14. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller process and store the personal data of the data subject only as long as necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or if permitted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject to.

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance with legal requirements.


15. Rights of the data subject

Under certain conditions established by law, you may request access to your personal data, their correction or deletion (right to be forgotten) or the restriction of their processing. You may also object to the processing (this also applies to profiling based on this provision as defined in Article 4 No.4 GDPR) or exercise your right to data transfer. In particular you have the right to request a copy of the personal data that we hold about you. If you make this request repeatedly, we may make an adequate charge for this. Please refer to Articles 15-22 of the GDPR for details on your data protection rights.

If you have given us your consent for the processing of your personal data, you may withdraw your consent at any time with future effect, i.e. the withdrawal of the consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on the consent before its withdrawal. If you withdraw your consent, we will only continue processing your personal information where there is another legal ground or where we are legally required to do so.

For any of the above requests, please send a description of your personal data concerned by stating your name and appropriate proof of identity (e.g. your customer number) to the contact details below. We may require additional proof of identity to protect your personal data against unauthorized access. We will carefully consider your request and may discuss with you how it can best be fulfilled.

If you have any concerns about how your personal data is handled by us or wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us at the contact details below to have the matter investigated. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the competent data protection supervisory authority in your country.

If you file an objection, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons for the processing worthy of protection which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

In individual cases we process your personal data in order to operate direct advertising. You have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; if you object to the processing for the purpose of direct advertising, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes. The objection can be made in any form and should be addressed as far as possible to:


Herr Thomas Ehmann

Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins.

An der Müß 42

96515 Sonneberg


Tel.: +49 3675 8953 – 0




16. Data protection for applicant and during the application procedure

The data controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of the processing of the application procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This is the case, in particular, if an applicant submits corresponding application documents by e-mail or via a web form on the website to the controller. If the data controller enters into an employment agreement with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with legal requirements. If no employment agreement is concluded between the applicant and the controller, the application documents will be automatically erased two months after notification of the decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller are opposed to the erasure. Other legitimate interest in this relation is, e.g. a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal Treatment Act (AGG).


17. Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR is the legal basis for processing activities for which we obtain consent. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations are particularly permissible because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. The European legislator considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).


18. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.


19. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.


20. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact any employee. The employee clarifies to the data subject whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of non-provision of the personal data.


21. What if I'm under 16?

If you are under 16, please make sure that you obtain your parent/guardian’s permission prior to providing us with any of your personal data. Persons under the age of 16 are not permitted to provide us with their personal data without such consent.


22. Changes to this notice

This Data Privacy Notice was last updated in March 2019. From time to time, we may make change or amend it as required to reflect any changes to the way in which we use your personal data or changing legal requirements. So you may wish to check back from time to time or whenever you make available personal data to us. Any amended Data Privacy Notice will apply from the date it is posted on our website.


How to get in contact with us

For any questions and comments or in case you want to assert your rights, you can also contact us to:

Sonnplast GmbH i.Ins.

Rechtsanwalt J. Exner als Insolvenzverwalter

An der Müß 42

96515 Sonneberg



Telefon: +49 3675 8953 – 0

Telefax: +49 3675 8953 – 53



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