concerning the processing of personal data according to Art. 13 of the General Data Protection Regulation

As at: 5 September 2018

Author: Michael Grein


Welcome to SCHOTTEL!

Thank you for your interest in our website. Protecting your personal data and your privacy 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 European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the new German Data Protection Act (BDSG new), Telemedia Act (TMG) and other statutory provisions related to data protection.


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


We collect a minimum of personal data and only those which are required to:

  • Perform our services,
  • Implement contracts (including the initiation, conclusion, fulfilment and completion of a contract),
  • Process and respond to inquiries (contact form),
  • Ensure the security of our operations,
  • Improve our offerings,
  • Prevent, detect and investigate potentially unauthorized or illegal activities, and to enforce our general terms and conditions


To ensure that you are fully aware of how we process personal data on our websites, we have compiled this information in a comprehensive and readily understandable form. We would like to assure you that we take all necessary technological and organizational steps to protect your data.


1. Controller

Controller responsible for the processing of personal data:



Mainzer Strasse 99

56322 Spay/Rhine


Tel.: +49 2628 / 61-0

Fax: +49 (0) 26 28 / 6 13 00

e-mail: info(at)


Managing Director: Stefan Kaul

Chairman of the Supervisory Board: Knut Herman Gjøvaag

Registered office: Spay

Registration court: Koblenz

Registration number: HRB 20734


2. Data protection officer

To serve as data protection officer, we have commissioned:


Verimax GmbH,

Warndtstrasse 115, 66127 Saarbrücken, Germany

Mr. Michael Grein

Phone +49 89 800 6578 - 25 (extension)

Fax +49 89 800 6578 - 29

e-mail: datenschutzbeauftragter(at)

Address for reporting actual or suspected data protection violations:

E-Mail: datenschutz(at) 


3. Legal basis and purposes of processing

Insofar as we obtain consent from the data subject for personal data processing procedures, Art. 6(1)(a) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) serves as the legal basis.


When processing personal data required for the fulfilment of a contract to which the data subject is party, Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR serves as the legal basis. This also applies to processing procedures required for the implementation of pre-contractual measures.


Insofar as the processing of personal data is required to fulfil a legal obligation to which our company is subject, Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR serves as the legal basis.


In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6(1)(d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.


If processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party and if the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not override the aforementioned interest, Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing.


4. Data types and data subjects

When you access our websites, we automatically collect data of a general nature. These data (server log files) include the following:


  • Your browser* (type/version)
  • Your operating system*
  • The domain name of your Internet provider
  • Time of access to the website
  • Referrer URL* (the site visited previously)
  • Cookies
  • and other similar general data


*If necessary, you can suppress these data by selecting the appropriate settings in your system. These data are also immediately decoupled from the IP address upon collection so that they are processed for statistical purposes only. Attribution of these data to a natural person is then no longer possible.


These data are used to display the websites correctly for you and are called up every time the Internet is used. The anonymized data are statistically evaluated in order to improve our service for you.


The data we collect are never linked forwarded to third parties without your consent or linked to personal data.


The use of cookies can be deactivated via the settings in your browser. You will find information on how to change these settings in the explanations relating to your Internet browser. Under certain circumstances, individual functions of our website may not function correctly if the use of cookies has been deactivated.


As a visitor to our website, you are a ‘data subject’ as defined in the General Data Protection Regulation.


5. Collection and storage of usage data

Our website uses Matomo (formerly Piwik, hereinafter referred to as Piwik), a web analytics service. Piwik makes use of “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer to enable us to analyze how the website is used. The usage information generated by the cookie (including your truncated IP address) is transmitted to our server and stored there for usage analysis purposes. This helps us to optimize the website. In this process, your IP address is immediately anonymized with the effect that you remain anonymous to us a user. 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 the website.


Cookies do not start any programs and do not transmit any viruses.


If you do not wish these 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. As a result, Piwik will not collect any session data whatever. Please note: If you delete your cookies, the opt-out cookie will also be deleted and must then 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.

6. 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 services or performance of a 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.


7. Third country

When calling up the website, it cannot be guaranteed that the data remain within the EU. Due to the manner in which the Internet operates, it may be technically possible for an inquiry being sent from you to us or for data returning from a website to pass via a server in a non-secure third country. This cannot be prevented.


8. Data minimization, data economy

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 inquiries.

If you request us to provide services or to send goods in connection with such services, 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 – erased unless you have expressly agreed to allow continued use of these data.


When a website is called up, we store the IP address for 7 days.


9. Rights of access, rectification, erasure, restriction of processing, data portability

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, rectified or erased. 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 imprint section or write directly to datenschutz(at) We are available to answer any further questions you might have regarding data protection or the processing of your personal data.


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:


10. Data protection statement regarding use of a LinkedIn Share button

On our website, you will find plug-ins from the LinkedIn social network as well as the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn”). The LinkedIn plug-ins can be identified by the corresponding logo or the Recommend button. Please note that, upon visiting our website, the plug-in establishes a connection between your respective Internet browser and the LinkedIn server. By this means, LinkedIn is informed that your IP address visited our website. If you click on the LinkedIn Recommend button while you are logged into your LinkedIn account, you have the option of linking content from our website to your LinkedIn profile page. In doing so, you enable LinkedIn to match your visit to our website to you or your user account. Please be informed that we do not receive any information about the content of the data transmitted or how these data are used by LinkedIn.


Further details concerning the collection of data as well as your legal possibilities and setting options can be obtained from LinkedIn. These are available to you at


11. Contact form

If you contact us via our contact page or send us an e-mail, the relevant data are stored for processing. These data will not be forwarded without your consent.


12. Responsible data protection authority & right to object

If you are not satisfied with our service or the information we have provided, please let us know using the aforementioned contact details. Please also use these details if you have discovered a data protection violation. Thank you for your support.


In the event of problems with the processing of data, please feel free to contact our data protection officer (see contact details above) at any time.

As a matter of principle, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority concerning the processing of your data. You may do so with the supervisory authority responsible for your location or with the supervisory authority responsible for us.


The supervisory authority responsible for us is:


Landesamt für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Rheinland-Pfalz
(Rhineland-Palatinate State Office for Data Protection and Freedom of Information)

Postfach 30 40

55020 Mainz


e-mail:: poststelle(at)



13. Data protection policy, terms of use and terms of sale

This data protection policy is valid in conjunction with our terms of use and the general terms & conditions. Together, these govern the conditions of use for these websites.


14. Amendment of the data protection provisions

Our data protection policy may be adapted at irregular intervals so that it complies with current legal requirements or for the purpose of implementing changes to our services, e.g. for the incorporation of new offerings. The new data protection policy then automatically applies upon your next visit.

15. Social media presence

We maintain presences on various social media in order to engage with you in this manner as well. In this context, personal data may also be processed outside the European Economic Area (EEA). This is, however, not under our control.

We have listed the (technical) operators of the relevant platforms at the end of this section. There you will also find addresses and further contact information (for requesting information, for example).

Your data and your user activities may possibly be analyzed by these operators. This includes the use of cookies or similar technology and the storage of IP addresses. The data may then be used for purposes of advertising or market research. In this manner, you may receive advertisements tailored to your user profile within these platforms or also on other sites which are able to use cookies, etc. set by these platforms.

As a logged-in user of these sites, this information is also independent of the individual device. The use of data can be based partially on a legitimate interest in efficient advertising through a globally used platform (Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). Since the operators dictate the technical platforms, we have no possibility of obtaining consent which may be required from you. Further details about this and your user/data subject rights with the operators can be found in the data protection and privacy policies of the corresponding platforms.

The presences we maintain on social media merely serve the purpose of conveniently communicating with those users who are already members of these networks. It is neither necessary to become a member to communicate with us nor do we recommend doing so. We also communicate information or special offerings through other channels.


LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland

While LinkedIn is certified under the US Privacy Shield (, it must nevertheless be anticipated that various risks may arise for you as a user. LinkedIn provides information concerning its privacy policy under:



Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland

While Twitter is certified under the US Privacy Shield (, it must nevertheless be anticipated that various risks may arise for you as a user. Twitter provides information concerning its privacy policy under: