Data protection notice for partners

General information

a) Introduction

The protection of your personal rights in the processing of personal data is an important concern for the companies of the MAN Energy Solutions Group (hereinafter "MAN ES"). With the following information we would like to give you an overview of the processing of your personal data by us and your data protection rights.  

Which data is processed in detail and how it is used depends largely on your individual interests and the contractual services agreed upon. Therefore, not all parts of this information will apply to you.


b) Controller, contact person and information

Responsible is

MAN Energy Solutions SE
represented by the Executive Board

Stadtbachstrasse 1
86153 Augsburg, Germany

Phone: +49 821 322-0
Fax: +49 821 322-4240

If another MAN Energy Solutions Group company alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data, this company shall (also) be responsible. 

If you have any questions about this information, you can also contact our data protection officer:

Data Protection Officer
MAN Energy Solutions SE
Human Resources

Stadtbachstrasse 1
86153 Augsburg, Germany



2.  Collection and processing of personal data

a) Purpose limitation and legal basis

MAN processes your personal data in order to execute and manage an existing or incipient contractual relationship with you. In this context, your personal data is processed for various purposes as part of a range of processing activities.

 b) Data sources

As a rule, your personal data is collected directly from you as part of an existing or incipient contract relationship.

c) Obligation to provide data

You must provide to the controller the personal data required to execute the contractual relationship. If you do not provide this data, MAN cannot fulfil the relevant legal obligations and enter the contractual relationship.

d) Intended purpose of processing activities

An overview of the intended purpose of our processing activities is provided below:

Putting services and materials out to tenderl 

Sending requests, calling in outstanding quotes, commercial review and completeness checking on quotes, and performing negotiations.

Order processing (materials and services)
Writing, submitting, sending, and tracking orders in the system.

Supplier support
Communication regarding products or services, responding to inquiries and requests, and bottleneck and risk management.

Procurement controlling
Sales figures regarding suppliers and/or part numbers.

Compliance with legal obligations 
Compliance with retention obligations, ensuring that compliance requirements are met through checks (e.g. sanctions list checks and money laundering), operating an internal control system (ICS) and other monitoring systems for ensuring that business processes are in accordance with regulations.

The processed data can be classified into the following data categories:

  • Professional contact and (work) organizational data
  • IT usage data
  • Private contact and identification data
  • Data on personal/professional circumstances & characteristics
  • Creditworthiness and bank data
  • Contractual data

The aforementioned processing activities are justified by the following legal bases:

  • Consent to one or more specified purposes (Art. 6(1)(a) GDPR)
  • Fulfilment of the contract or contract initiation (Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR)
  • Fulfilment of legal obligations (Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR)
  • Balancing of interests (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR)
    • The existence of a relevant and appropriate relationship between the controller and the data subject
    • Prevention of fraud
    • Direct advertising
    • Transfer of data within a corporate group for internal management purposes (including customer and employee data)

3. Transfer of personal data

In certain cases, your personal data may also be disclosed to other bodies:

If the disclosure of your personal data is necessary in order to execute or initiate the contractual relationship, such as in the event of financing for the object of the contract or in the event of shared order processing with project-specific partners (e.g. body manufacturers).

We will also disclose your personal data to service providers commissioned by us in the framework of order processing (e.g. organising trade fair events, running customer satisfaction surveys, sending e-mail newsletters, and hosting and operating CRM systems).

Your core data and contact details are disclosed in a centralised database for the purpose of ensuring a uniform and current data stock and for credit checking (other companies in Volkswagen Group are also able to access this database).

If you have consented, we may also disclose your core data and contact details as well as the offer and order data to affected contract workshops, dealers and free importers for the purpose of customer service, such as creating vehicle-specific service offerings or regional on-site support; we may also disclose such data and details to corresponding companies in Volkswagen Group in order to create rental or financing offerings.

If we are required to comply with country-specific legal requirements regarding the disclosure of your personal data, e.g. for transfer to financial authorities, courts, and auditors.

In order to ensure a high level of data privacy, data privacy contracts have been concluded with all companies in MAN and Volkswagen Group that receive data.

If we transfer personal data to affiliated companies or service providers outside the European Economic Area (EEA), the data transfer will only take place if the EU Commission has confirmed there is an adequate level of data privacy in the third country, or other adequate and sufficient data protection guarantees are in place (e.g. EU Standard Contractual Clauses or certification in accordance with the EU/US Privacy Shield).

4. Data storage and erasure

We erase your personal data as soon as it is no longer required for the purposes stated above.

Your personal data is stored for as long as we are required to do so by law, or for as long as statutory limitation periods apply. This regular arises due to legal obligations to provide proof and preserve records, governed by legislation including the Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (BGB – German Civil Code), Handelsgesetzbuch (HGB – German Commercial Code), and the Abgabenordnung (AO – German Tax Code)..

Beyond this, data is only saved if there are further statutory or contractual storage obligations to do so, such as in the context of product liability.


5. Your rights

You have the right to be informed about the data that relates to you, and the right to rectify your data. Provided that there are no statutory regulations to the contrary, you also have the right to erase your data and to object to the processing of your data, and the right to restrict the processing of your data. Furthermore, you have the right to data portability.

If we collect and process your personal data on the basis of your consent, you also have the right to revoke the consent you granted with effect for the future. The legality of the data processing carried out with your consent until you revoke it, remains unaffected by your withdrawal of consent.

If necessary, we need to verify your identity before we can process your requests.

If, in spite of our efforts to maintain accurate and up-to-date data, incorrect information has been saved, we will correct such information upon corresponding request.

In the event of complaints, there is the possibility to contact a data protection supervisory authority.

6. Automated decision-making

We do not perform automated individual decision-makings within the meaning of Art. 22 (1) & (4) of the GDPR.


7. Safety

MAN uses technical and organisational security measures to protect your data against accidental or premeditated manipulation, loss and destruction, and access by unauthorised persons.         

Our security measures, such as data encryption, are regularly improved in accordance with technological development.