Privacy policy
(in accordance with Art. 13 GDPR valid as of 25th May 2018)

 

Data privacy overview

 

General information

The following information will provide you with an easy to navigate overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data refers to any information that can be used to identify you. You will find detailed information on the subject of data protection in our privacy policy below.

 

Data collection on our website

Who is the controller for data collection on this website?
The data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Their contact details can be found in the legal notice of this website.

How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This could be information that you enter in a contact form, for example.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. This primarily comprises technical data (e.g. browser, operating system or time of the page request). This data is automatically collected as soon as you visit our website.

What purposes do we use your data for?
We collect certain data to ensure the proper functioning of our website. Other data is used to analyse how visitors use our site.

What are your rights concerning your data?
You have the right to receive information concerning the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to demand the rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. If you have any questions regarding this or any other questions on the subject of data privacy, please contact us at the address provided in the legal notice. You also have the right to appeal to the relevant supervisory authority.

Analysis tools and third-party tools

When you visit our website, we are able to statistically analyse your browsing behaviour. Cookies and analysis programs are used for this purpose. Your browsing behaviour is generally analysed on an anonymous basis and cannot be traced back to you. You have the right to object to the analysis of your browsing behaviour and can prevent it by not using certain tools. Detailed information on this matter can be found in the following privacy policy.

 

You have the right to object to this analysis. We will provide more information on how to object in the following privacy policy.

 

General information and mandatory information

Privacy policy

The operators of this website take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

A range of personal data is collected when you use this website. Personal data refers to any information that can be used to identify you personally. This privacy policy explains which data we collect and the purposes for which we use it. It also explains how and why data is collected.

Please note that online data transmissions (e.g. email communication) may be subject to security gaps. We are unable to warrant complete protection of data against third party access.

Information on the data controller

The controller for data processing on this website is

Schmeisser GmbH

Managing Director Andreas Schumacher, Thomas Hoff

Adolf-Dembach-Str. 4

47829 Krefeld

Telephone: +49 (0) 2151 457770

Email address:  info@schmeisser-germany.com

The controller is the natural person or legal entity that, single-handedly or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to data processing

A wide range of data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You have the right to revoke previously granted consent at any time. To do so, all you need to do is send us an informal notification by email. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the point of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority

You also have the right to appeal to the competent supervisory authority in the case of violations of the GDPR. The competent supervisory authority for all data protection matters is the data protection commissioner of the federal state in which our company has its registered office. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found via the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

SSL and/or TLS encryption

This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as purchase orders or queries that you send to us as the website operator. You can see whether you have an encrypted connection by checking that the address bar of your browser changes from “http://” to “https://” and by the appearance of a lock icon in your browser bar.

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

Information, blocking, erasure

Within the scope of the applicable statutory provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your stored personal data, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, the right to rectify, block or erase this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the legal notice in this regard and for other questions on the subject of personal data.

 

Objection to advertising emails

We hereby object to the use of the contact information disclosed in the legal notice to send advertising and informational material that has not been expressly requested. The operators of this website reserve the right to take legal action in the event that advertising information, such as email spam, is received without being requested.

 

Data collection on our website

Processing of data (customer and contract data)

We collect, process and use personal data only to the extent required for the establishment, substance or alteration of the legal relationship (inventory data). This takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures. We collect, process and use personal data concerning the use of our website (usage data) only to the extent required to enable use or invoice the user for the use of services.

The stored customer data will be erased once the order is completed or the business relationship is terminated. Statutory retention periods remain unaffected by these provisions.

Cookies

This website partially uses cookies. Cookies do not inflict any damage on your device and do not contain viruses. We use cookies to enhance the user-friendliness, effectiveness and security of our website. Cookies are small text files that can be stored on your device and saved by your browser.

The majority of cookies used on this website are “session cookies”. These are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.

You can configure your browser to inform you about the use of cookies so that you can decide on a case-by-case basis whether to accept or reject a cookie. Alternatively, your browser can be configured to automatically accept cookies under certain conditions or to always reject them, or to automatically delete cookies when you close your browser. The functionality of our website may be limited when cookies are disabled.

Cookies required to communicate electronically or provide certain functions requested by you (e.g. shopping cart function) are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies to ensure the fault-free and optimised provision of its services. Any other cookies that are stored (e.g. cookies to analyse your surfing behaviour) are addressed separately in this privacy policy.

 

Server-log files

The website provider automatically collects and stores information in server log files, which your browser automatically transfers to us. These are:

Browser type and version

Operating system used

Referrer URL

Host name of the accessing computer

Time of the server request

IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This takes place on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, which permits the processing of data for the fulfilment of a contract or pre-contractual measures.

 

Contact form

If you send us queries via the contact form, the details you submit in the query form, including the contact details disclosed there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the query and in the event of follow-up questions. We will not forward this data to third parties without your consent.

The processing of the data entered in the contact form therefore takes place exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke this consent at any time. To do so, all you need to do is send us an informal notification by email. The legality of the data processing carried out up to the point of revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

We will store the data entered in the contact form until you request its erasure, revoke your consent for storage or the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies (e.g. once your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions – in particular retention periods – remain unaffected.

 

Analysis tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”).

 

Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files that are stored on your device and enable Google Analytics to analyse your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

 

The storage of “Google Analysis” cookies is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour to optimise both its website and its advertising.

 

IP anonymisation

This website uses IP anonymisation. As a result, your IP address is truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before it is transmitted to servers in the USA. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity, and to provide other services regarding website activity and Internet usage for the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics is not merged with other data from Google.

 

Browser plugins

You can object to the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to fully use all functions of this website. Furthermore, you can prevent Google’s collection and use of data generated by cookies relating to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

 

Object to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will set an opt-out cookie, which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit our website: deactivate Google Analytics

Please consult Google’s privacy policy to receive more information on how Google Analytics processes user data: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

Object to data collection

You can prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics by clicking on the following link. This will set an opt-out cookie, which prevents the future collection of your data when you visit our website:  deactivate Google Analytics

Please consult Google’s privacy policy to receive more information on how Google Analytics processes user data: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

 

Contracted data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for contracted data processing and full implementation of the strict regulations of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.

 

Google Analytics Demographic Reports

This website uses Google Analytics’ “Demographic Reports” feature. This enables us to create reports containing information on the age, gender and interests of the visitors to our website. This data comes from personalised advertising by Google as well as visitor data from third-party providers. This data cannot be assigned to a specific person. You can deactivate this feature at any time via the ad settings in your Google Account or prevent the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the “Object to data collection” clause.

Plugins and tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of these pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

A connection to the YouTube servers will be established when you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin. This informs the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you permit YouTube to assign your browsing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

YouTube is used to improve the presentation of our online shop. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

More information on how user data is processed can be found in the YouTube privacy policy at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

 

Google Web Fonts

This site uses web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you visit a website, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

Your browser needs to connect to Google’s servers for this purpose. This informs Google that our website has been accessed via your IP address. Google Web Fonts are used in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

If your browser does not support web fonts, your device will use a default font.

More information about Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google’s privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

 

 

Google Maps

This website uses the Google Maps mapping service via APIs. This service is provided by Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Storage of your IP address is required to use the features of Google Maps. This information is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this website has no influence on this data transmission.

The use of Google Maps is in the interest of the attractive presentation of our website and making it easy to find locations mentioned on our website. This constitutes a legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

 

Integration of Google reCaptcha

(1) This website uses services offered by Google ReCaptcha provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, to detect bots, e.g. for the completion of online forms.

(2) We use Google reCaptcha on our website to protect it from unlawful automated spying. The legal basis for the use of Google reCaptcha is Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR.

(3) Third party privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

 

Please consult Google’s privacy policy to learn more about how Google processes user data: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.