1. Data protection at a glance
The following clues provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data is all data by means of which you can be personally identified. For detailed information on the subject of data protection, please refer to our data protection declaration further down in this text.
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for data collection on this website?
Data processing on this website is carried out by the website operator. Their contact details can be found in the imprint of this website.
How do we collect your data?
On the one hand, your data is collected when you provide it to us. This can be data that you enter into a contact form, for example.
Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit the website. These are primarily technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or the time you call up the page).
This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure that the website is provided without errors. Other data can be used to analyse your user behaviour.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You have the right to receive information free of charge about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data at any time. You also have the right to demand the rectification, blocking or erasure of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint for this and further questions on the subject of data protection. Furthermore, you have the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.
Under certain circumstances, you also have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted. For details, please refer to the data protection declaration under “Right to restrict processing”.
Analysis tools and third-party tools
When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically analysed. This happens mainly with cookies and with so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You can object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on this in the following data protection declaration.
You can contradict this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this data protection declaration.
2. General and mandatory information
The operators of these websites take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We will treat your personal data in strict confidence and in accordance with the statutory rules on data protection and the present data protection declaration.
When you use this website, various personal data is collected.
Personal data is data by means of which you can be personally identified. The present data protection declaration explains which data we collect and what we use it for. It also explains how this is done and for what purpose.
We point out that the transmission of data through the Internet (for example when communicating by E-mail) may have gaps in security. Absolute protection of the data against third-party access is not possible.
Note on the responsible body
The body responsible for data processing on this website is:
Wilhelm Schütz GmbH & Co. KG
Zur Quelle 6
Phone: +49 (0) 6471 95 32 0
VThe responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, E-mail addresses, etc.).
Withdrawal of your consent to data processing
Many data processing operations are possible only with your express consent. You may withdraw your consent given previously at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by E-mail to us is sufficient. The legitimacy of data processing carried out up to the point of withdrawal is not affected by such withdrawal.
Right to object to data collection in special cases and to direct advertising (Article 21 GDPR)
If data processing is carried out on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. e or f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data at any time for reasons arising from your particular situation; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. The respective legal basis on which processing is based can be found in this data protection declaration. If you lodge an objection, we will no longer process your personal data concerned, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing that are worthy of protection and outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims (objection according to Article 21 paragraph 1 GDPR).
Where your personal data are processed for the purpose of direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you for the purpose of such marketing, including profiling, insofar as it is related to such direct marketing. If you object, your personal data will subsequently no longer be used for the purpose of direct advertising (objection in accordance with Article 21 paragraph 2 GDPR).
Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority
In the event of breaches of the GDPR, data subjects have a right of appeal to a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state where they have their habitual residence, place of work or the place where the alleged breach occurred. The right of appeal is without prejudice to other administrative or judicial remedies.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data that we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract provided to you or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only take place as far as it is technically feasible.
SSL or TLS encryption
For reasons of security and to protect the transmission of confidential contents such as orders or inquiries that you send to us as the site operator, this website uses SSL or TLS encryption. You will recognise an encoded connection by the change in the address line of the browser from “http://” to “https://” and the lock symbol in your browser line.
When SSL or TLS encoding is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.
Information, blocking, erasure and rectification
Within the framework of the applicable legal provisions, you have the right to obtain information free of charge at any time about your personal data we have stored, its origin and recipients and the purpose of the data processing and, if applicable, a right to rectify, block or erase such data. For this purpose, as well as for further questions on the subject of personal data, feel free to contact us at any time at the address given in the Legal notice.
Right to restriction of Processing
You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data. If you wish to do so, please contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint. The right to restrict processing exists in the following cases:
- If you dispute the accuracy of your personal data stored with us, we usually need some time to check this. For the duration of the checking process, you have the right to request that processing of your personal data be restricted.
- If the processing of your personal data was/is unlawful, you can request restriction of data processing instead of erasure.
- If we no longer require your personal data, but you need it to exercise, defend or assert legal claims, you have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data instead of erasing it.
- If you have lodged an objection under Article 21 paragraph 1 GDPR, a balance must be struck between your interests and ours. As long as it is not yet clear whose interests prevail, you have the right to request that the processing of your personal data be restricted.
If you have restricted the processing of your personal data, these data – apart from their storage – may be processed only with your consent or for the purpose of asserting, exercising or defending legal claims or protecting the rights of another natural person or legal entity or for reasons of substantial public interest of the European Union or a Member State.
3. Data collection on our website
The website partly uses so-called cookies. Cookies do not do any damage to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, more effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are filed on your computer and stored by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal device until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognise your browser on your next visit.
You can set your browser to ensure that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general, and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Cookies which are required for the electronic communication process or for the provision of certain functions you have requested (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for the technically error-free and optimised provision of its services. Insofar as other cookies (e.g. cookies for analysing your surfing behaviour) are stored, these will be addressed separately in this data protection declaration.
Server log files
The provider of the website automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files which your browser transmits to us automatically. These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request IP address
Such data will not be combined with data from other sources.
These data are recorded on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the technically error-free presentation and optimisation of its website – for this purpose the server log files must be recorded.
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form including the contact data you provide there will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and being able to answer follow-up questions. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
The processing of the data entered in the contact form is therefore exclusively based on your consent (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR). You can withdraw this consent at any time. For this purpose, an informal communication by E-mail to us is sufficient. The legitimacy of the data processing operations carried out up to the time of withdrawal will not be affected by the withdrawal.
The data you enter in the contact form will remain with us until you request us to erase it, withdraw your consent to store it or the purpose for which it was stored ceases to apply (e.g. after your request has been processed). This is without prejudice to compelling statutory provisions, especially retention periods.
Enquiry by E-mail, telephone or fax
If you contact us by E-mail, telephone or fax, your enquiry including all personal data (name, inquiry) will be stored and processed by us for the purpose of processing your request. We will not pass on this data without your consent.
Processing of this data is carried out on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR insofar as your request is connected with the performance of a contract or is necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures. In all other cases, processing is based on your consent (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR) and/or on our legitimate interests (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR) as we have a legitimate interest in the effective processing of the requests addressed to us.
The data you send to us via contact requests will remain with us until you request us to erase it, withdraw your consent for storage or the purpose for which the data was stored no longer applies (e.g. after your request has been processed). This is without prejudice to statutory provisions, especially statutory retention periods.
4. Social media
Facebook plug-ins (Like & Share button)
Our pages integrate plug-ins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, U.S.A. You will recognise the Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button (“Like”) on our website. An overview of the Facebook plug-ins can be found here https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plug-ins/?locale=de_DE.
If you visit our website, a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server will be established by the plug-in. As a result, Facebook will be informed that you have visited our website from your IP address. If you click the Facebook “Like” button while you are logged in your Facebook account, you can link the contents of our website on your Facebook profile. This enables Facebook to match the visit to our website to your user account. We point out that we as provider of the website have no knowledge of the content of data transmitted and the use by Facebook. For further information, please refer to the data protection declaration of Facebook under https://de-de.facebook.com/privacy/explanation.
If you do not want to enable Facebook to allocate visits to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.
The use of the Facebook plug-ins is based on Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.
Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our website. These features are offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, U.S.A. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites you visit are linked to your Twitter account and made known to other users. Data is also transmitted to Twitter. We point out that we as provider of the website have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted and the use by Twitter. For further information, please refer to the data protection declaration of Twitter under https://twitter.com/de/privacy.
The use of the Twitter plug-in is based on Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.
You can change your data protection settings on Twitter in the account settings under https://twitter.com/account/settings.
Our website uses features of the LinkedIn network. The supplier is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A.
Every time you access one of our pages that contains LinkedIn functions, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our website from your IP address. When you click on LinkedIn’s “Recommend” button and are logged into your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn is able to associate your visit to our site with you and your account. We point out that we as provider of the website have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted and the use by Twitter.
The LinkedIn plug-in is used on the basis of Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.
For further information, please refer to the data protection declaration of LinkedIn under:https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
Our website uses functions of the XING network. The provider is XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.
Each time one of our pages containing XING functions is accessed, a connection to XING servers is established. As far as we are aware, personal data is not stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored or the usage behaviour analysed.
Use of the XING plug-in is based on Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the widest possible visibility in the social media.
5. Analysis tools and advertising
This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A.
Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”. These are text files stored on your computer which permit an analysis of the website use by you. The information about your use of the website generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States where it is then stored.
The storage of Google Analytics cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. As a result, your IP address will be truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area before transmission to the U.S.A. Only in exceptional cases is the entire IP address transferred to the Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to analyse your use of the website, to create reports on website activities and to provide further services linked to website use and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transferred from your browser in connection with Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.
You can prevent cookies being stored by making the appropriate setting in your browser software; we would, however, point out that if you do so, certain functions of this website may not work to their full extent. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) being collected and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en
Objection to data collection
You can prevent Google Analytics from collecting your information by turning off this feature at the top of this page. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent the collection of your information on future visits to this site.
For additional information on the handling of user data at Google Analytics, please refer to the data protection declaration of Google: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.
Contract data processing
We have concluded a contract with Google for contract processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities when using Google Analytics.
Demographic characteristics in Google Analytics
This website uses the “demographic features” function of Google Analytics. This allows reports to be created that contain information about the age, gender and interests of visitors to the website.
This data is derived from interest-based advertising by Google and from visitor data from third parties. This data cannot be allocated to a specific person. You can deactivate this function at any time via the ad settings in your Google Account or generally prohibit the collection of your data by Google Analytics as described in the section “Objection to data collection”.
User and event-level data stored at Google that is linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g., User ID) or advertising IDs (e.g., DoubleClick cookies, Android advertising ID) is anonymised or deleted after 26 months. Details can be found under the following link:
This website uses Google AdSense, a service for integrating advertisements. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
Google AdSense uses so-called “cookies, text files stored on your computer which permit analysing the use of the website by you. Google AdSense also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). Through these web beacons, information such as visitor traffic on these pages can be evaluated.
The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats is transferred to a Google server in the U.S.A. and stored there. This information may be shared by Google with Google’s contractual partners. However, Google will not merge your IP address with other data stored about you.
The storage of AdSense cookies is based on Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by adjusting your browser software settings accordingly; however, we would like to point out that, in this case, you may not be able to use all functions of this website to the full extent. By using this website, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Google in the manner described above and for the aforementioned purpose.
Google Analytics Remarketing
Our websites use the functions of Google Analytics Remarketing in conjunction with the cross-device functions of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. The provider is Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
This feature allows you to link the advertising target groups created with Google Analytics Remarketing to the cross-device capabilities of Google AdWords and Google DoubleClick. In this way, interest-related, personalised advertising messages that have been adapted to you on one device (e.g. mobile phone) depending on your previous usage and surfing behaviour can also be displayed on another of your devices (e.g. tablet or PC).
If you have given permission, Google will link your web and App browsing history to your Google Account for this purpose. In this way, the same personalised advertising messages can be delivered to any device for which you sign through your Google Account.
To support this feature, Google Analytics collects Google-authenticated user IDs that are temporarily linked to our Google Analytics data to define and create target audiences for cross-device advertising.
You can permanently opt out of cross-device remarketing/targeting by deactivating personalised advertising in your Google Account, following this link https://www.google.com/settings/ads/onweb/.
The summary of information collected in your Google Account is based solely on your consent which you can give to or withdraw from Google (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR). In case of data collection transactions that are not merged into your Google account (e.g. because you do not have a Google Account or have objected to such merging), the collection of data is based on Article 6, paragraph 1, lit. f GDPR. The legitimate interest results from the fact that the website operator has an interest in the anonymised analysis of the website visitors for advertising purposes.
Google AdWords and Google Conversion Tracking
This website uses Google AdWords. AdWords is an online advertising program of Google Ireland Limited (“Google”), Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland.
In the context of Google AdWords we use the so-called conversion tracking. If you click on an ad placed by Google, a conversion tracking cookie will be filed on your device. Cookies are small text files that the Internet browser stores on the user’s computer. These cookies lose their validity after 30 days and are not used for personal identification. If the user visits certain pages of this website and the cookie has not yet expired, Google and we are able to see that the user has clicked on the ad and was directed to this page.
Every AdWords customer will be given a different cookie. Cookies can therefore not be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the aid of the conversion cookie serves to prepare conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have selected conversion tracking. Here, customers will find out the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and were guided to a page equipped with a conversion tracker. However, they will not receive information permitting personal identification of users. If you do not wish to participate in tracking, you can object to this use by simply disabling the Google Conversion Tracking cookie on your web browser under User Preferences. In that case, you will not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
The storage of “conversion cookies” and the use of this tracking tool are based on Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you disable cookies, the functionality of this website may be limited.
Facebook Pixel Custom Audience
Our website uses Facebook Pixel Custom Audience, a service of the company Facebook Inc., Menlo Park, California, U.S.A. Facebook Pixel Custom Audience uses, among other things, cookies that are stored across devices and that allow an analysis of the use of the website. Within the scope of use, data, especially the IP address and activities of the user, can be transmitted to a server of the company Facebook Inc. and stored there. Facebook Inc. may transfer this information to third parties where required by law or where such data is processed by third parties. The data itself is primarily used to provide user-based, cross-device advertising.
You can prevent the collection and forwarding of personal data (especially your IP address) and the processing of this data by deactivating the execution of Java-Script in your browser or by installing a tool such as ‘NoScript’.
Further information on data protection when using Facebook Pixel Custom Audience can be found under the following link https://www.facebook.com/full_data_use_policy.
An opt-out option is available at the top of the page.
This website uses the WordPress tool Stats to statistically evaluate visitor access. The supplier is Automattic Inc., 60 29thStreet #343, San Francisco, CA 94110-4929, U.S.A.
“WordPress-Stats” cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
The storage of “WordPress Stats” cookies and the use of this analysis tool are based on Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the anonymised analysis of user behaviour in order to optimise both its website and its advertising.
You can set your browser to ensure that you are informed about the setting of cookies and allow cookies only in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. If you disable cookies, the functionality of our website may be limited.
You can object to the collection and use of your data for the future by setting an opt-out cookie in your browser by clicking on this link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/.
If you delete the cookies on your computer, you will have to set the opt-out cookie again.
6. Plug-ins and Tools
YouTube with enhanced data protection
Our website uses plug-ins from the website YouTube. The operator of these pages is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, U.S.A.
We use YouTube in advanced data protection mode. According to YouTube, this mode has the effect that YouTube does not store any information about visitors to this website before they watch the video. However, the extended data protection mode does not necessarily exclude the transfer of data to YouTube partners. So whether you are watching a video or not, YouTube connects to the Google DoubleClick network.
As soon as you start a YouTube video on our website, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. This tells the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.
If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to allocate your surfing behaviour directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
Furthermore, YouTube can store various cookies on your end device after starting a video. These cookies enable YouTube to obtain information about visitors to our website. This information is used, among other things, to gather video statistics, improve the user experience and prevent fraud. The cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
After the start of a YouTube video, further data processing may be triggered, over which we have no control.
YouTube is used in the interest of an attractive presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.
Via an API, this website uses the service of Google Maps. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, U.S.A.
To use the functions of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the United States where it is then stored. The provider of this website has no influence on the transfer of data.
The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an attractive display of our online offerings and easy traceability of the locations mentioned on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest as defined in Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR.
For additional information on the handling of user data, please refer to the data protection declaration of Google: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en
7. Our own services
We offer you the opportunity to apply for a job with us (e.g. by E-mail, by post or via our online application form). In the following, we will inform you about the scope, purpose and use of your personal data collected during the application process. We assure you that the collection, processing and use of your data will be in accordance with the applicable data protection law and all other legal provisions and that your data will be treated in strict confidence.
Scope and purpose of data collection
If you send us an application, we process your related personal data (e.g. contact and communication data, application documents, notes taken during job interviews, etc.) to the extent necessary to decide about possible employment. The legal basis for this is Sec. 26 German Federal Data Protection Act, new version (BDSG new) under German law (initiation of an employment relationship), Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR (general contract initiation) and – if you have given your consent – Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR. Such consent can be revoked at any time. Within our company, your personal data will be passed on only to individuals who are involved in processing your application.
If the application is successful, the data submitted by you will be stored in our data processing systems for the purpose of managing the employment on the basis of Sec. 26 BDSG-new and Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR.
Data retention period
If we are unable to make you a job offer, you reject a job offer, withdraw your application, withdraw your consent to data processing or request us to delete the data, the data you have submitted including any remaining physical application documents will be stored or retained for a maximum of 6 months after completion of the application process (retention period) in order to be able to trace the details of the application process in the event of discrepancies (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR).
YOU MAY OBJECT TO THIS STORAGE IF YOU HAVE LEGITIMATE INTERESTS THAT OUTWEIGH OUR INTERESTS.
After expiry of the retention period, the data will be deleted, unless there is a legal obligation to retain the data or another legal reason for further storage. If it is evident that it will be necessary to retain your data after the retention period has expired (e.g. due to an impending or pending legal dispute), the data will only be deleted when it no longer serves any purpose. Other statutory storage obligations remain unaffected.