Privacy Policy

Data Protection Statement

Thank you for your interest in our site. Protecting your personal data is very important to us. As a result, we would like to provide you with information concerning data protection at our company. We comply with the legal regulations of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telemedia Act (TMG) and other statutory provisions related to data protection.

Our websites are protected from damage, destruction or unauthorized access through technical measures.

Material subject to data protection

The material subject to data protection is personal information. According to Section 3, Paragraph 1 of the BDSG, this is information concerning personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes, for example, data such as name, postal address, e-mail address or telephone number. If applicable, it may also include usage data, such as your IP address.

 

Scope of the collection and storage of data

Generally, it is not necessary for you to enter personal data to use our website. However, we may need your personal information in order to provide our services. This applies to the mailing of informational materials or ordered goods as well as to responses to individual queries.

If you request us to provide services or to mail goods, we collect and store your personal information only to the extent required for provision of the services or performance of the contract. It may be necessary to pass on your personal information to companies we use in providing the services or executing the contract. These are, for example, transportation companies or other service providers. If we should need to collect or store your personal data for particular activities or services, we will request your express consent in the relevant area of our website.

Following completion of the contract, your data will be blocked and – when the retention periods required by tax and commercial law have elapsed – deleted unless you have expressly agreed to allow continued use of these data.

 

Collection and storage of usage data

Our website uses the web analytics service Piwik. Piwik makes use of so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer to enable us to analyze how the website is used. The information generated by the cookie (including your shortened IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored there for analysis purposes with the objective of optimizing the website. In this process, your IP address is immediately anonymized. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.
If you do not wish the data related to your visit to be stored and evaluated, you can withdraw your consent to the data being stored and used by simply deselecting the option below at any time. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be set in your browser with the effect that Piwik will not collect any session data. Please note: If you delete your cookies, this will result in the opt-out cookie being deleted as well. It therefore has to be reactivated by you if required.”
Here, you have the option of deciding whether an explicit web analytics cookie may be set in your browser, enabling the operator of the website to collect and analyze various statistical data. If you decide not to allow this, click on the following link in order to set the Piwik opt-out cookie in your browser.

Purposeful use of data

We follow the principle of purposeful use of data and collect, process and use your personal data only for those purposes for which you have provided them to us. Your personal data will not be disclosed to third parties without your express consent, unless this is necessary for provision of the services or performance of the contract. Even transmission to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information will occur only in accordance with legal disclosure requirements or if a court order obliges us to such disclosure.

We also take data protection within the company very seriously. Our employees and our contracted service providers are obliged to secrecy and to compliance with legal data protection requirements.

 

Right to information and right of withdrawal

Without indicating a reason, you may request information regarding your data stored by us free of charge at any time. You are entitled to have the data that we have collected about you blocked, corrected or deleted. You may also withdraw the consent you provided us for collecting and using data, without indicating a reason. To do so, you can either contact the address found in the corporate information section or write directly to datenschutz(at)schottel.de. We are available to answer any further questions you might have regarding data protection or the processing of your personal information. 

Please note that data protection provisions may be subject to change. It is therefore advisable and necessary to remain informed of the changes to legal regulations and company practices.

You can find further information under the following link from the Data Protection Officer for the German state of Rhineland-Palatinate:

http://www.datenschutz.rlp.de/