Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy of Modelleisenbahn GmbH

We respect and protect the privacy of all our customers and visitors to our site and apps (hereinafter the "Customer") and adhere strictly to the rules of the applicable data protection laws. Personal data is only collected on this website and apps where technically necessary. In no case will this information be sold or otherwise transferred to third parties. The following statement gives an overview of how we ensure this protection and what kind of data we collect from users of the website and der Z21 app and the purposes for which it is collected. This privacy policy applies to all websites, apps and all products and services offered by Modelleisenbahn GmbH. 


1. Collection and processing of personal data

Generally, it is not necessary for you to provide personal data to use our website. In order for us to actually provide our services, however, we may require your personal information. All your personal information, including your e-mail address, your name, address and possibly your birth date are only collected by us if you provide them voluntarily and willingly, for example to execute a contract, place an order, for contests, to send information or a survey and registering for the newsletters. Visitors can of course choose not to provide information and to use the site anonymously, but must be aware that some features will then be restricted under certain circumstances.

We respect the importance of the responsible use of information collected from visitors and customers. Without your express consent, Modelleisenbahn GmbH does not use this data to contact you and inform you about new products, services and offers. Your collected data will not be passed on without legal reason or your consent (except to employees of Modelleisenbahn GmbH, our group companies and our dealers or other partners who provide services on our behalf), or used for purposes other than those stated.


2. Collection and storage of usage data

When accessing the site or apps, various data items are stored (e.g. IP address, date and time of access, name of the file, etc.). No personal evaluations are made. For statistical purposes, data is evaluated anonymously. This data will be kept strictly confidential and is not made available to other third parties, unless this is required by applicable law.


3. Cookies

Cookies may be used on some websites and apps of Modelleisenbahn GmbH. We use cookies to personalise website content and to provide password-protected access to data and to enable an analysis of the website use.

Cookies are small text files that are stored either limited in the main memory of a computer (so-called "session cookies") or stored on the hard disk of a computer (so-called "persistent cookies"). Cookies contain, for example, information about the IP address of the user, the previous number of hits, the sites from which the user visits the website and apps of the provider, and the pages visited by the user. The main purpose of cookies is to make use of the service as comfortably as possible, since in this way the user can visit sites without having to make any settings again each time. Cookies are however not employed to automatically run programs. The IP addresses are deleted again immediately after a purely statistical analysis.

You may block the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please be advised that if you opt out of using cookies you may not be able to use all the features of this website and the apps to their fullest extent.

You can block the collection of the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website and apps (incl. your anonymised IP address) to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin at the following link:

As an alternative to the browser plugin, you can click on this link "Deactivate Google Analytics" to prevent future tracking by Google Analytics on this website and the apps. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device. If you delete your cookies, you must click the link again.


4. Data collection procedure

Data that you transmit to us will be stored, processed and used by us for purposes of the contract/order processing, processing your requests, in the context of competitions and for the registration of the newsletter. In addition, we process and use your data for purposes of assistance, sending of product information and for market research purposes.

If we perform any of the actions described below or other transactions, we will want to collect and store your personal data and will be asking in each case for your express consent (which can be revoked at any time, see the revocation form un point 8):

  • Any declaration of intent on a contractual or similar basis
  • Running of a lottery, a promotion, survey or other features of the site and app
  • Announcements of changes or improvements to products or services that could affect visitors and customers
  • Sending information to visitors and existing customers on issues that may be relevant for them and / or goods and services that are related to the products already acquired
  • Sending periodic e-mails, such as newsletters:

Insofar as customers / visitors decide to join our mailing list, they will receive periodic e-mails in which they are informed about company news, product updates, related products, service information, etc. The Customer / visitor can always choose to no longer be on this mailing list and to receive no further e-mails from Modelleisenbahn GmbH, by communicating this in writing to the contact address at the bottom of each email.

This website and the apps use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. Google Analytics uses "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer to help analyse your use of the website and the apps. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website and the apps (including your IP address) will be transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there. Google uses this information to evaluate your use of the website and the apps, to compile reports on website and app activity for website and app operators, and to provide other services related to Internet use and use of the website and apps. Google may also pass this information on to third parties in so far as this is required by law or if third parties process the data on Google's behalf. Google will in no case associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by changing the settings on your browser. We would point out, however, that in that case you may not be able to use all the features of this website or the apps. By using this website and the apps, you agree to the processing of data relating to you and collected by Google as described above and for the purposes set out above. To anonymise your IP address, we use the function "anonymizelp" by means of which the last part (8 bit) of your IP address will be anonymised to prevent an unambiguous assignment of the IP address to your personal data.

Our website uses social plugins ("plugins") provided by the social network, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins are identifiable by a Facebook logo (white "f" on a blue background or a "thumbs up" sign) or are identified by the rubric "Facebook social plugin". The list and the look of Facebook social plugin can be viewed here:

If you go to a site of our website or our app that contains a social plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is directly transferred to your browser from Facebook, and from there integrated into the website or app. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects using this plugin and therefore are informing you according to our knowledge:

By integrating the plugin, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged into Facebook, Facebook can link the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plugins, for example press the "like button" or write a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. If you are not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will receive your IP address and store it.

Please see Facebook's privacy policies for the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Facebook, as well as your rights and settings options for protecting your privacy:

If you are a Facebook, Instagram or Google+ member and and do not wish Facebook to collect information about you and link to your member data already stored by Facebook, you must log out before you visit our website on Facebook.

It is also possible to block Facebook social plugins using add-ons for your browser, for example the "Facebook Blocker".


We use the Sentry service (Sentry, 132 Hawthorne St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA) to improve the technical stability of our services by monitoring system stability and detecting code errors. Sentry serves these purposes alone and does not evaluate data for advertising purposes. User data, such as device information or time of an error, is collected anonymously and is not used in connection with a person and is subsequently deleted. Further related information can be found in Sentry's privacy policy:


5. Storage and protection of personal data

We have taken a number of security measures to ensure the security of your personal information when you enter an order, submit, or access your personal information. We take appropriate data collection, and storage and processing methods and security measures to protect against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure or destruction of personal information, usernames, passwords, transactions, information and other data that is stored on our website and apps. These processes can be maintained by our suppliers. The transmission of this data can include the processing and completion of orders on our site and our apps, as well as the provision of support services. We take all reasonable steps to ensure that personal data is treated securely and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

The information is protected in a secure environment through a combination of physical and technical measures. There is no public access to this information. All information provided can only be accessed by specific, authorised persons with access rights to our systems, who are obliged to treat the information in strict confidence.
Moreover, national legislation may oblige us to store information for a certain period. The privacy policy of Modelleisenbahn GmbH is subject to Austrian law.

Personal information captured on Modelleisenbahn GmbH sites is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. Sometimes the personal information from the transactions is additionally encrypted with appropriate secure technology.

Sensitive and private data exchange between the Modelleisenbahn GmbH websites/apps and visitors via SSL-secured communication channels is encrypted and provided with digital signatures.

Modelleisenbahn GmbH operates in many countries around the world. So that we can provide our customers with uniform services wherever they may be, we maintain our websites and apps throughout the world. If you transmit personal information to Modelleisenbahn GmbH, you agree that this information can be transmitted, stored and processed across national boundaries in each of the countries where Modelleisenbahn GmbH and its affiliates maintain offices.


6. Disclosure of personal data

All personal data collected by Modelleisenbahn GmbH is used according to the data protection provisions applicable for the purpose of contract/order processing and for processing your request. Your data will not be transferred to third parties without your express consent, unless this is necessary to provide the service or to execute the contract.

We also take internal company privacy very seriously. Our employees and the service providers appointed by us are sworn to secrecy and to comply with data protection regulations.

If we call on external service providers as part of the data processing, we have so far ensured that these are chosen in compliance with relevant legal requirements and are also obliged to comply with legal guidelines of the data protection laws. In addition, no transfer of data takes place.

Your data will not be sold to outside parties, rented or otherwise communicated. This does not include: Trusted partners who assist us in operating the site and apps, in the context of business or other services, which is of course to ensure that they are bound to secrecy.

A transfer to the subsidiaries of Modelleisenbahn GmbH or other third parties only occurs insofar as these recipients have undertaken to comply with applicable data protection regulations vis-a-vis Modelleisenbahn GmbH. During the processing of your order or request, we in part commission external service providers (forwards, web agencies, etc.) who are in any case contractually obliged to comply with data protection provisions.


7. Right of access

You have the right to free information regarding your stored personal data, its origin and destination and the purpose of storage, at any time without notice for any reason. For this, please use the contact address indicated in item 13. To obtain information you must be able to identify yourself as this person (to be given the information on), or prove that you are entitled to receive information about a third person.


8. Right of revision/revocation

You have the right to rectify data at any time, if it is incorrect.

You always have the right to wholly or partly revoke your consent to storage and use of personal data. In such cases, we will delete or block your data for further processing and use. Should a cancellation be offset by storage laws or regulations or a deletion be associated with disproportionate effort, we will block such data for further use and no longer refer to it.

The form to submit your revocation request can be found here.


9. Links to third-party websites and apps

The website and apps may contain hyperlinks to other websites that do not belong to the Modelleisenbahn GmbH association. If you visit these sites and apps, Modelleisenbahn GmbH cannot accept responsibility for the confidentiality of the data. Provision of information from the Internet is partly unencrypted. Consequently, an unauthorised notice by third parties cannot be entirely excluded.


10. ROCO's commitment to protecting the privacy of minors

Protecting the privacy of children is important to us. Therefore, we fundamentally do not capture or maintain any data about children that to our knowledge are under 14 years of age without first obtaining verifiable parental consent. We also require just as many personal details as are absolutely necessary for children to participate in activities. On request, guardians can view the stored data on their child or have it deleted.


11. Updates to this Privacy Policy

Due to the rapid development of the Internet, it may be necessary that we amend our Privacy Policy from time to time. Please always take note of the most current version of our data protection declaration.


12. Acceptance of this Privacy Policy

Through the use of this privacy statement visitors declare that they have read and understood the privacy policy and accept the exclusive application of the same.


13. Contact

If you have questions that are not answered by this privacy statement or if you wish to receive more information, please contact us at any time by writing to Modelleisenbahn GmbH at the following address:


Modelleisenbahn GmbH

Plainbachstraße 4

A-5101 Bergheim



This Privacy Policy was last updated in August 2020. 

Responsible for the text is the legal department of Modelleisenbahn GmbH.