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stodt GmbH

Managing Director Carsten Stodt
Schanzenstraße 35
51063 Cologne, Germany

Cologne commercial register
HRB no. 32404
VAT no.: DE812863564
Telephone: +49 221 222514-30
Fax: +49 221 222514-50

Terms of use / Disclaimer

This website is the subject of the following terms of use, which are agreed as binding upon the relationship between the user/visitor and stodt GmbH when accessing this website. If specific terms for individual use of this website deviate from the following terms of use, attention will be explicitly drawn to this in the appropriate place on the website. In each individual case, the specific terms of use will apply in addition.

  • Use
In using our online information service, you undertake to refrain from any improper use of the services, in particular:
- not circumventing any of the information service’s security measures,
- not using any facility or running any application that leads or could lead to damage to facilities or to a malfunction at stodt GmbH, particularly due to changes to the physical or logical structure of the servers or network of stodt GmbH or other Networks.

  • Copyright
Unless otherwise noted, all works published on our website, such as texts and images, are copyright of stodt GmbH. Any duplication, distribution, storage, communication, transmission and reproduction/disclosure of the website in whole or in part, or of its contents, without the written consent of stodt GmbH, is expressly forbidden. However, technical duplication for the purposes of browsing is permitted, as long as this activity does not serve a financial purpose.

  • Liability
The service provider assumes liability for the content of their website pursuant to the legal provisions. No liability is accepted for the accuracy and completeness of information found on the website.
The user uses the internet at their own risk. In particular, stodt GmbH accepts no liability for technical-related malfunction in terms of the internet or access to it.

  • Links/Linking
Setting up a link to this website is permitted if it serves the sole purpose of cross-referencing. stodt GmbH reserves the right to revoke this permission. The framing of this website is not permitted.
References and links to third-party websites do not indicate stodt GmbH’s appropriation of the content that the reference or link leads to. The content does not constitute a responsibility on the part of stodt GmbH for the data and information already contained in it. stodt GmbH has no influence on the content to which the link leads. Therefore, stodt GmbH assumes no liability for unlawful, inaccurate or incomplete content and for damage caused by the use of content to which the link leads.

  • Place of jurisdiction
If the contractual partner is a registered trader or legal entity under public law or special fund under public law, the place of jurisdiction shall be Cologne. German Law shall apply, to the exclusion of the UN Sales Convention.

  • Online dispute Resolution
In the event of disputes regarding the execution of so-called online service agreements, consumers have the option to use the European Commission’s online dispute resolution platform (ODR platform) for out-of-court dispute resolution. Disputes are resolved out of court and exclusively online. The European Commission’s online dispute resolution platform can be found here .

  • Adaptations
stodt GmbH reserves to right to modify these terms of use from time to time and to adapt them to technical and legal developments. The user shall be informed of the change separately if they have registered. In the event that individual provisions of this usage agreement become ineffective, the remainder of the agreement remains unaffected.

Image credits


  • “But I would've done it differently” | © Wikilmages –


  • Meeting |
  • 1. Eggs | © Nicman –
  • 2. Eggs | © Michaelmode –
  • 3. Eggs | © Pezibear –
  • 4. Eggs | © YUTTANA SAMOL –
  • Holy scripture | © iStock


  • AGRAVIS Raiffeisen AG| © Heiko Janowski –
  • Aktionsgruppe “Kinder in Not” e.V. | Client image
  • Bazaar de Cologne Gesellschaft mbH & Co. KG | Client image
  • BeaTec GmbH | Client image
  • BENNINGHOVEN GmbH & Co. KG | Client image
  • FRISS | © Fotis Fotopoulos –
  • Gerhofer Holding GmbH | Client image
  • HAMM AG | Client image
  • INFORM GmbH | © Charles –
  • jump medien GmbH| Client image
  • KAUTZ Starkstrom-Anlagen GmbH | © Sebastian Pociecha –
  • Kenda Rubber Industrial Co. Europe GmbH | Client image
  • Knorr-Bremse SfS GmbH | © Free-Photos –
  • KOBRA Formen GmbH | Client image
  • Kraft Curing Systems GmbH |
  • Opernpassagen Service Gesellschaft mbH | © Charles –
  • Deutsche Plasser Bahnbaumaschinen GmbH | Client image
  • RAUM Naturbaustoffe Sterck GmbH | Client image
  • Rhomberg Sersa Rail Group | Client image
  • Sersa Group AG (Switzerland) | Client image
  • Söndgerath Pumpenhandels GmbH | Client image
  • JOSEPH VÖGELE AG | Client image
  • Wacker Chemie AG | © Hans Reniers –
  • WIRTGEN GmbH | Client image
  • WIRTGEN GROUP Branch of John Deere GmbH & Co. | Client image
  • Yokohama Reifen GmbH | © zac agnew –


  • HoloLens | © Carsten Stodt


  • Telephone | © Clem Onojeghuo –

Getting here

  • Skydiver | © skeeze –


  • Typewriter | © StockSnap –
  • Honeycombs | © 12019 –
  • Tunnel | © Tama66 –
  • Cow | © Capri23auto –
  • Spices | © Paolo Bendandi –
  • Technology | © markusspiske –


All client material except for

  • Café Gerfi: Filter | © Sergio Arze –
  • Kobra: Filter | © MabelAmber –
  • Kraft: Bridge | © Bence Balla-Schottner –
  • Flensburg documentary: Filter | © vaun0815 –
  • Tchibo Logistics | © Tina Guina –

All other images are copyright by stodt GmbH.
© stodt GmbH 2021

Data protection statement

GDPR from 25 May 2018

§ 1 Information about collection of personal data

(1) We inform you below about the collection of personal data with the use of our website and our apps. Personal data is all data that refers to you personally, for example name, address, e-mail addresses or user behaviour.

(2) The controller as defined by Art. 4 (7) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

stodt GmbH, hereinafter referred to as: "stodt"
Schanzenstr. 35, 51063 Cologne
Telephone: +49 221 222514-30

You can contact our Data Protection Officer at
datenschutz süd GmbH
Wörthstr. 15, 97082 Würzburg

(3) When you make contact with us by e-mail or via the contact form, the data you provide (for example an e-mail address, name or telephone number) will be stored by us in order to answer your questions. The legal basis for the processing of your data that you provide when you send the contact form or by e-mail is Art. 6 (1) f GDPR; insofar as contact is directed towards the sending of offers or the conclusion of a contract, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) b GDPR. The justified interest in data processing is the processing of the contact. We erase the data that arises in this connection when storage is no longer required, or we restrict the processing if statutory preservation duties apply. There is no disclosure of this personal data to third parties.

(4) If we intend to use third party service providers for individual functions of our service or if we wish to use your data for promotional purposes, we will inform you in detail about the relevant procedures as explained below. In this process we also state the established criteria for the duration of storage.

(5) If and to the extent to which links to other websites and apps are created as part of the internet service and apps, no data will be forwarded by us to the linked websites or apps when the link is used.

(6) Personal data shall only be transferred to state institutions and authorities with the right to receive such information within the context of the relevant legislation, or if we are obliged to do so as the result of a court ruling.

§ 2 Collection of data when our website is visited

(1) When the website is visited only for the purpose of obtaining information, i.e. if you do not register or provide us with information in any other way, we will only collect personal data that your browser transmits to our server. When you view our website, we collect the following data which we require for technical purposes to present our website to you and to guarantee stability and security (the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) s. 1 f GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of the enquiry
  • Time zone difference relative to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the requirement (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Transferred data volume
  • Website from which the requirement comes [referrer URL]
  • The browser used
  • Operating system and its user interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

(2) Cookies

This website acknowledges use of Cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer from the server. They contain information about the browser, the IP address, the operating system and the internet connection. We will not share this data with third parties or link them to personal data without your consent.

Cookies fulfil two main tasks. They help us to facilitate navigation through our website and enable the correct presentation of the website. They are not used to inject viruses or launch programs.

Users have the opportunity to access our website without cookies. To do this, the appropriate settings must be changed in the browser. Please refer to the help function of your browser for how to deactivate cookies. However, we would like to point out that this may affect some features of this site and reduce its convenience.

(3) Use of Google Analytics

We use the web analysis tool “Google Analytics” to ascertain that our website design meets user needs. Google Analytics creates user profiles based on pseudonyms. For this purpose, permanent cookies are stored on your end device which we can then analyse. This allows us to recognise return visitors and count them as such.

We process data based on your consent according to Art. 6 (1) s. 1 a GDPR, provided you have given your consent via our banner.

You can update your consent at any time by following this link and selecting the appropriate settings via our banner.

In the context of Google Analytics, Google supports us as a processor as defined by Art. 28 GDPR. The processing can take place outside of the EU or the EEA. With regard to Google, an adequate level of data protection as defined by Art. 45 (1) GDPR can be assumed based on participation in the Privacy Shield agreement and according to Art. 46 (2) c GDPR based on the use of EU standard data protection clauses.

§ 3 Subscription for our newsletter

(1) On our website you have the option to subscribe to our e-mail newsletter. stodt informs its business partners and customers in the e-mail newsletter at regular intervals about the company's offers and new developments.

(2) In order to receive our newsletter you need to have a valid e-mail address and you must register for the newsletter. At the time of registration we record the e-mail address as well as your first name, last name and company name in order to personalise the newsletter. Registration takes place after the double opt-in process. Therefore, when you initially register you receive a confirmation via the e-mail address you have provided. This confirmation e-mail serves to ascertain whether the owner of the e-mail address has authorised receipt of the newsletter. You are only included in the mailing list for the newsletter when you activate the link contained in the confirmation e-mail. Furthermore, when you register for the newsletter the IP address of the computer system used by the subscriber at the time of registration as well as the date and time of registration and activation are stored. Collection of this data is necessary in order to trace (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a person affected at a subsequent time and thus provides legal protection for the controller.

(3) Personal data collected when you register for the newsletter is only used for dispatch of our newsletter by means of CleverReach and to make contact, if necessary, in direct connection with a change to the newsletter subscription. The legal basis for data processing after registering for the newsletter is Art. 6 (1) a GDPR. There will be no disclosure to third parties of personal data collected in the context of the newsletter subscription, apart from (4). You may cancel your subscription to our newsletter at any time; you may also at any time revoke your consent for storage of personal data granted when you registered for the newsletter. Every newsletter includes a corresponding link for this purpose. You also have the option at any time to use the above contact data to inform us that you wish to revoke consent/unsubscribe.

(4) This website uses CleverReach to dispatch newsletters. The provider is CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Mühlenstr. 43, 26180 Rastede. CleverReach is a service which can organise and analyse the dispatch of newsletters. The data you enter for the purpose of obtaining the newsletter (for example an e-mail address) is stored on the servers of CleverReach in Germany or Ireland.

(5) Our newsletters sent with the help of CleverReach allow us to analyse the behaviour of newsletter recipients. This makes it possible, amongst other things, to analyse how many recipients have opened the newsletter communication and how often which link has been clicked in the newsletter. With the help of conversion tracking it is also possible to analyse whether a pre-defined Action has taken place after the link in the newsletter was clicked. You can obtain further information about data analysis by the CleverReach newsletter here . The data processing takes place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 (1) a GDPR). You may revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation. If you do not want any analysis by CleverReach, you must cancel the newsletter. If you decide to do this, your data that has been stored by us for the purpose of sending the newsletter will be erased from our servers and from the servers of CleverReach. Data stored for other purposes remains unaffected. You will find further details in the data protection regulations of CleverReach here .

§ 4 Data protection for applications and during the application procedure

You can apply for vacant positions we advertise through the listed e-mail address.

The following information is the minimum required to process your application:

  • Name and address
  • E-mail address
  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • Certificates and qualifications

We process your data exclusively for the purpose of selecting applicants according to Art. 26 Section 1 of the BDSG (Federal Data Protection Act). Data processing for other purposes does not occur.

Moreover, you can decide whether you want to provide us with additional data such as your phone number, your hobbies, an image, etc. so we can better assess your application and to make communication easier. This information is provided voluntarily and is not obligatory for your application. If you include voluntary information in your application, you declare your consent to our processing such data exclusively for the purpose of selecting applicants. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Please direct your revocation to the contact named in the imprint.

Your information is treated with strictest confidence. If you are not chosen for a position, we will delete your documents no later than three months after sending your rejection notice. Legal basis for this data processing is Art. 6 (1) s. 1 f GDPR, i.e. the legitimate interest of defending against any legal claims.

If your application is to be considered for other or future vacancies, this occurs only with your consent. In this case, we process your data based on Art. 6 (1) s. 1 a GDPR and delete your application after two years. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Please send your revocation to the contact named in the imprint.

§ 5 Rights of affected parties

You have the right:

  • In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR to demand information about your personal data that is processed by us.
  • In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR to demand immediate correction of incorrect personal data or completion of your personal data stored with us.
  • In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR to demand deletion of your personal data stored with us.
  • In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR to demand restriction of the processing of your personal data insofar as you dispute the correctness of the data, the processing is unlawful, you refuse to allow deletion of it and we no longer require it but you require it for assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have lodged an objection against the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR.
  • In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR to demand to receive your personal data that you have provided to us in a structured, common, machine-readable format or have it transferred to another controller.
  • In accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR to revoke at any time the consent you previously granted. This means that we can no longer continue in the future the data processing that was based on this consent.
  • In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR to lodge a complaint with a regulatory authority. For this purpose you can normally contact the regulatory authority that has jurisdiction for your residence, your place of work or our place of office.

§ 6 Right of objection

Insofar as your personal data is processed on the basis of justified interests in accordance with Art. 6 (1) s. 1 f GDPR, you have the right in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR to lodge an objection to the processing of your personal data insofar as there are grounds arising from your particular situation or if the objection is against direct advertising. In the latter case you have a general right of objection which we will act upon without the need to specify a particular situation.

If you wish to make use of your right of revocation or right of objection, you only need to send an e-mail to

§ 7 Data security

During a website visit we deploy the widely used SSL procedure (secure socket layer) in conjunction with the highest level of encryption supported by your browser. This is usually a 256-bit encryption. If your browser does not support 256-bit encryption, we use 128-bit-v3 technology instead. Whether an individual page on our website is provided with encryption is shown by the closed depiction of the lock or key icon in the status bar of your browser.

We also take suitable technical and organisational measures to protect your data against accidental or intentional manipulation, full or partial loss, destruction or unauthorised access by third parties. Our security measures are upgraded continuously in line with technological developments.

§ 8 Updating and amending this data protection statement

This data protection statement is up-to-date. Its current status is May 2018.

On account of the further development of our website and apps and the services provided by them or new statutory or regulatory provisions it may be necessary to amend this data protection statement. You can view and print out the current data protection statement at any time from the website, within the apps and here .


stodt GmbH
Schanzenstraße 35
51063 Cologne, Germany

Fon: +49 221 222514-30
Fax: +49 221 222514-50

business hours
Mon. – Thu.: 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Fri.: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


This website uses cookies in order to provide the best possible experience for you as a user and constantly improve its service. It is possible to enjoy this website without enabling the cookies. For further information please go to (2) Cookies in our data protection statement .