Data privacy statement

Thank you for visiting our website www.schroth.com and for your interest in our company. The protection of your personal data is an important matter to us. Personal data is information concerning personal or material relationships of a determined or determinable natural person. This includes e.g. name, address, telephone number and date of birth, but also all other data which can be linked to a determinable person.
Since personal data enjoys particular legal protection, it is collected by us only insofar as is required to provide our website and to render our services. We will outline below what personal information we record during your visit to our website and how we use this information.
Our data protection practices are consistent with legal regulations, in particular those of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the General Data Protection Regulation of the EU (GDPR). We will collect, process and store your personal data exclusively insofar as this is required for the functional provision of this website and our content and services and for processing requests and, if necessary, processing orders/contracts, but only insofar as there is a legitimate interest for doing so within the meaning of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Clause 1 f GDPR or another permission. Only when you have given your prior consent separately will your personal data also be used for additional purposes precisely determined in the consent, e.g. for the transmission of commercial information by newsletter.

Controller within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 7 GDPR

The controller within the meaning of the GDPR and other national data protection laws of the Member States and other provisions under data protection law is:

SCHROTH Safety Products GmbH
Im Ohl 14
59757 Arnsberg

E-mail: germany@eu.schroth.com
Tel.: +49 (0) 29 32 - 97 42-0
Fax: +49 (0) 29 32 - 97 42-42

Name and address of the data protection officer

Dirk-Michael Mülot
Westfalenweg 2, 33449 Langenberg

E-mail: sv@muelot-graf.de

Provision of the website and creation of log files

Each time our website is accessed, our system automatically records data and information of the computer system of the accessing computer. The following data are collected in doing so:

Scope of the processing of data

(1) Information concerning the browser type and the version used
(2) The operating system of the accessing device
(3) The IP address of the accessing device
(4) Date and time of access
(5) Websites and resources (images, files, additional website content) which were accessed on our website.
(6) Websites from where the system of the user arrived to our website (referrer tracking)

This data is stored in the log files of our system. This data is not stored together with personal data of a specific user such that individual website visitors cannot be identified.

  • Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6 Paragraph 1 f GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest is to ensure the following, outlined purpose is achieved.

  • Purpose of data processing

Logging is carried out to maintain compatibility of our website for all visitors as far as possible and to combat misuse and for troubleshooting. To this end, it is necessary to log the technical data of the accessing computer in order to be able to respond as quickly as possible to display errors, attacks on our IT systems and/or errors in functionality on our website. We also use the data to optimise the website and to generally ensure the security of our computer systems.

  • Duration of storage

The aforementioned technical data is erased as soon as it is no longer required to ensure compatibility of the website for all visitors, but at the latest 3 months following access to our website.

  • Possibility to object and to rectify

The possibilities to object and to rectify are based on the generally regulations outlined in this data privacy statement below on the right to object and the claim to erasure under data protection law.

Particular functions of the website

Our website offers you different functions during the usage of which personal data is collected, processed and stored by us. We will explain below what happens with this data:

  • Contact form(s):
    • Scope of the processing of personal data

The data entered into our contact forms by you.

    • Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6 Paragraph 1 a GDPR (tacit consent)

    • Purpose of data processing

We will use the data recorded via our contact form or via our contact forms only for processing specific contact requests that arrive via the contact form.

    • Duration of storage

The data collected will be immediately erased after your request has been processed, insofar as there is no legal retention period.

    • Possibility to object and to rectify

The possibilities to object and to rectify are based on the generally regulations outlined in this data privacy statement below on the right to object and the claim to erasure under data protection law.

Engaging external web services and processing of data outside of the EU

We use active JavaScript content from external providers, so-called web services on our website. By accessing our website, these external providers may receive personal information concerning your visit to our website. Data may be processed outside of the EU in doing so. You can prevent this by installing a JavaScript blocker such as e.g. the browser plug-in “NoScript” (www.noscript.net) or by deactivating JavaScript in your browser. Doing so may result in functional limitations on websites that you visit.
We use the following external web services:

  • CloudFlare

A web service from the company, CloudFlare Inc., 101 Townsend St, 94107 San Francisco, (hereinafter: CloudFlare) is loaded on our site. We use this data to ensure the complete functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transmit personal data to CloudFlare. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 f GDPR. The legitimate interest is an error-free functioning of the website. CloudFlare has certified itself within the framework of the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list). The data is erased as soon as the purpose for its collection has been fulfilled. You can find additional information on the handling of the transferred data in the CloudFlare data privacy statement: https://www.cloudflare.com/security-policy/?utm_referrer=https://www.google.de/ . You can prevent the recording and the processing of your data by CloudFlare by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (you can find these e.g. at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

  • Google

A web service from the company, Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway 94043 Mountain View, (hereinafter: Google) is loaded on our site. We use this data to ensure the complete functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transmit personal data to Google. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 f GDPR. The legitimate interest is an error-free functioning of the website. Google has certified itself within the framework of the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list). The data is erased as soon as the purpose for its collection has been fulfilled. You can find additional information on the handling of the transferred data in the Google data privacy statement: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ . You can prevent the recording and the processing of your data by Google by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (you can find these e.g. at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

  • Google Apis

A web service from the company, Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, 94043 Mountain View, (hereinafter: Google Apis) is loaded on our site. We use this data to ensure the complete functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transmit personal data to Google Apis. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 f GDPR. The legitimate interest is an error-free functioning of the website. Google Apis has certified itself within the framework of the EU-US Privacy Shield Agreement (see https://www.privacyshield.gov/list). The data is erased as soon as the purpose for its collection has been fulfilled. You can find additional information on the handling of the transferred data in the Google Apis data privacy statement: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ . You can prevent the recording and the processing of your data by Google Apis by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (you can find these e.g. at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

  • MyFonts Counter

A web service from the company, Monotype Imaging Holdings Inc., 600 Unicorn Park Drive, 01801 Woburn, (hereinafter: MyFonts Counter) is loaded on our website. If you have activated JavaScript in your browser and have not installed a JavaScript blocker, your browser may transfer personal data to: MyFonts Counter). You can find additional information on the handling of the transferred data in the MyFonts Counter data privacy statement: http://www.myfonts.com/info/legal/#Privacy . You can prevent the recording and the processing of your data by MyFonts Counter by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (you can find these e.g. at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

  • website-check.de

A web service from the company, Website-Check GmbH, Beethovenstraße 24 in 66111 Saarbrücken, Germany (hereinafter: website-check.de) is loaded on our site. We use this data to ensure the complete functionality of our website. In this context, your browser may transmit personal data to website-check.de. The legal basis for the data processing is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 f GDPR (legitimate interest). The legitimate interest is an error-free functioning of the website. The data is erased as soon as the purpose for its collection has been fulfilled. You can find additional information on the handling of the transferred data in the website-check.de data privacy statement: https://www.website-check.de/datenschutzerklaerung/ . You can prevent the recording and the processing of your data by website-check.de by deactivating the execution of script code in your browser or by installing a script blocker in your browser (you can find these e.g. at www.noscript.net or www.ghostery.com).

Information concerning the use of cookies

  • Scope of the processing of personal data

We use cookies on different sites in order to enable the use of determined functions on our website. Cookies are small text files which your browser can store on your computer. These text files contain a character sequence which allows the browser to be clearly identified when you access our website again. The process of creating a cookie file is also called “setting a cookie”.

  • Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6 Paragraph 1 f GDPR. (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest is to maintain the full functionality of our website, increase operability and enable a more tailored customer contact. We can identify Individual website visitors using cookie technology only if the website visitor has previously provided us with corresponding personal data based on a separate consent.

  • Purpose of data processing

Cookies are set by our website in order to maintain the full functionality of our website and improve operability. Cookie technology also allows us to recognise individual visitors using pseudonyms, e.g. an individual, random ID so that we can provide more tailored services.

  • Duration of storage

Our cookies are stored in your browser until erasure, or, if it is a session cookie, until the session has ended.

  • Possibility to object and to rectify

You can set your browser yourself at your discretion such that you can generally prevent cookies being set, decide to only be informed on a case-by-case basis regarding the acceptance of cookies, or to in principle accept cookies. Cookies can be used for different purposes, e.g. to detect that your PC has already had a connection to our web offering (permanent cookies) or to ultimately store viewed content (session cookie). We set cookies to provide you with increased user comfort. We recommend that you allow the acceptance of cookies from our web offering in order to use our comfort functions. The possibilities to object and to rectify are, for that matter, based on the general regulations outlined in this data privacy statement below on the right to object and the claim to erasure under data protection law.

Data security and data protection, communication by e-mail

Your personal data is protected by technical and organisational measures during collection, storage and processing such that they are not accessible to third parties. In the case of unencrypted communication by email, complete data security cannot be ensured by us on the transfer path to our IT systems such that we recommend encrypted communication or mail in the case of information with a high confidentiality requirement.

Automatic e-mail archiving

  • Scope of the processing of personal data

We would like to expressly point out that our mail system has an automatic archiving process. All incoming and outgoing e-mails are hereby digitally archived in a tamper-proof manner.

  • Legal basis for the processing of personal data

Art. 6 Paragraph 1 f GDPR (legitimate interest). Our legitimate interest is to comply with regulations under tax and commercial law (e.g. Sections 146, 147 of Regulation of Taxation (AO).

  • Purpose of data processing

The purpose of archiving is to comply with regulations under tax and commercial law (e.g. Sections 146, 147 of Regulation of Taxation (AO).

  • Duration of storage

Our mail communication is stored up until the expiry of retention obligations under under tax and commercial law. The retention duration may be up to 10 years.

  • Possibility to object and to rectify

In the case of queries in relation to our mail archiving system, please contact our data protection officer. We would also point out that we only consider application documentation in PDF file format. Zipped (WinZip, WinRAR, 7Zip, etc.) files are filtered out by our security system and are not delivered. We do not consider applications in Word file format and other file formats and they are deleted without being read. Please note that application documentation transmitted unencrypted via e-mail may be able to be opened by third parties before it arrives to our IT system. We assume that we may also respond without using encryption to unencrypted application mails. If you do not wish us to do so, please provide an indication in your application mail.

Revocation of consent - data access and modification request - erasure and locking of data

According to the Federal Data Protection Act, you have a right to free access to your stored data and, if necessary, a right to rectify, lock or erase this data. Your data will then be erased, if there are no legal regulations opposing this. You may at any time revoke consent granted to us to use your personal data. You may, at any time, send access, erasure and rectification requests concerning your data and also suggestions to the following address:

SCHROTH Safety Products GmbH
Im Ohl 14
59757 Arnsberg

E-mail: germany@eu.schroth.com
Tel.: +49 (0) 29 32 - 97 42-0
Fax: +49 (0) 29 32 - 97 42-42

Right to data portability

You have the right to be provided with the data affecting your person, which you transferred to us, in a structured, conventional and machine-readable format. You may also request that we, immediately upon your first instruction, transfer this data to a third party, provided the processing is based on consent according to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 a GDPR or Art. 9 Paragraph 2 a GDPR or on a contract according to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 b GDPR and the processing is carried out by us in the context of automated data processing.
When exercising this right to data portability, you also have the right to arrange for the personal data affecting you to be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, provided this is technically feasible. Freedoms and rights of other persons may not be hereby impaired.
The right to data portability does not apply to processing of personal data which is required to perform a task which is in the public interest or which takes place when exercising official authority which was transferred to the controller.

Right to complain to the supervisory authorities according to Art. 77 Paragraph 1 GDPR

If you have the suspicion that your data is being processed illegally on our website, you may, at any time, seek judicial clarification for the issue. Irrespective of this, you have the option of contacting a supervisory authority. The right to complain is available to you in the EU Member State of your residence, your workplace and/or the location of the supposed violation, i.e. you may choose the supervisory authority whom you contact at the above-mentioned locations. The supervisory authority, to which the complaint was submitted, will inform you concerning the status and the outcome of your submission, including the possibility of judicial redress according to Art 78 GDPR.

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