Data Privacy and Cookies 2017-10-21T20:08:20+00:00

Privacy policy and cookies

It is important to us to protect your personal data during collection, processing and use when you visit our website.

We treat your personal data confidentially and compliant with data protection regulations and this Privacy Policy.

1 Collection and processing of (personal) data

1.1 Logging of non-personal data

You may visit our website without registering or providing information about yourself. Each time a user accesses our website or when a file is called, data about this process is automatically collected and stored in a log file. In detail, the following data record is stored for each retrieval:
Name of the retrieved file;

  • Date and time of retrieval;
  • Transferred data volume;
  • Notification whether retrieval was successful;
  • Description of the type of web browser used;
  • Requesting domain.

IP addresses are not registered completely but shortened before they are stored. Therefore, tracking to a certain computer is not possible. Storage only serves internal system-related and statistical purposes. We use this information to improve our website continuously, to update it and, consequently, to increase its attractiveness.
We do not combine logged data with other data sources, in particular data allowing identification of a certain person.

1.2 Collection of personal data

Personal data, such as your name, your address, phone number or e-mail address will not be collected unless you provide this information voluntarily, e.g. as part of your desired registration, a survey, a prize draw, to execute a contract or when you request information.

We inform you that there may be security gabs when transmitting data over the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail). Complete protection of your data against access by third parties is not possible.

1.3 Use of personal data

Insofar as you have provided your personal data to us, we only use it for technical administration of our websites and to fulfil your wishes and meet your requirements, in particular to execute the contract concluded with you and to answer your request.

If you send us inquiries using our contact form, we will store the information you specified in the contact form, including contact details you provided, to process the request and for any related future questions.

We will not forward, sell or otherwise transfer your personal data to third parties, unless

  • it should be necessary in order to execute the contract. For example, it may be required to forward your address and purchase order to our suppliers when you order products;
  • this might be necessary for invoicing purposes;
  • you have explicitly consented to the disclosure of your data.

You are entitled to withdraw such content any time with future effect. Your personal data will be deleted and/or blocked

  • if you withdraw your consent to storage of your data;
  • if knowledge of this data to fulfil the purpose intended with storage of this data is not longer necessary or storage of this data is prohibited for any other legal reasons.

2 Cookies and web analytics tools

2.1 Miscellaneous

Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that make it possible to store user-specific information on the user’s device while they are using the website. Cookies allow us, in particular, to determine the frequency of use and the number of users of the websites, to analyze the behaviour of the page usage, but also to make our offer more customer-friendly.

Most cookies we use are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted when you close the website. Other cookies are stored on your end device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser when you visit our website the next time.

If you do not want us to recognize information about your computer, please configure your Internet browser to delete cookies from your computer hard drive, block all cookies or warn you before a cookie is stored. Probably, you will not be able to access all functions of our website in this case.

If you leave our website by clicking on a link or banner ad and thus open a third-party website, it might be that cookies are also set by the addressees of the clicked landing page. We are not legally responsible for these cookies. Please refer to the relevant privacy policies to learn about the use of such cookies and the information stored in them by our advertising partners.

3 Tools, active contents

We use Java applets, Active X controls and JavaScript for this web offering. If, for reasons of security, you do not want to use these tools and/or active contents, disable this setting in your browser.

4 Information, deletion, blocking

You are entitled any time to request free-of-charge information about your stored personal data, its origin and addressees and the purpose of data processing. You are entitled to correct inaccurate data and to delete data that is not longer required for further use or the use of which you no longer consent to (instead of deletion, data may be blocked if storage is legally required).

5 Use for advertising purposes and right of objection

5.1 Newsletter

If you want to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we need your e-mail address and information which allows us to check that you are the owner of the e-mail address specified and that you agree with receiving this newsletter. Further data will not be collected. We only use this data for sending the requested information and do not disclose it to third parties.

You may any time withdraw your consent to storage of the data and e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter with future effect, for example by clicking the “Unsubscribe” link included in the newsletter.

5.2 Other advertising

Without your consent, we only use your personal to the legally permissible extent, i.e. for sending advertising by mail. We will not use your e-mail address, fax and phone numbers for advertising purposes without your explicit consent.

You may any time object against the use of your data for advertising purposes. You will then no longer receive advertising by us.

6 Contact

For inquiries regarding protection of your personal data, to execute your rights mentioned in paragraph 5) or to withdraw a consent according to paragraph 6) or to object against use of your data for advertising means, please contact:

Ferdinand Schad KG

Steigstrasse 25-27
D-78600 Kolbingen
Tel.: +49 7463 980-0
Fax: +49 7463 980-200

Dr. Marcus Müller
Dr. Rainer Müller