DATA PROTECTION POLICY
General Data protection information
We need data in order to provide an excellent service. But our most important asset is the trust of our customers. Protecting customer data and only using it in the way our customers expect is our highest priority. That’s why upholding statutory data protection regulations is a matter of course for us. Furthermore, it is important to us that you know when we save your data and how we use it. Insofar as is technically possible and reasonable, our online services are used anonymously or using a pseudonym.
Collection, Processing and use of personal data
You can visit our website without providing any personal data. We only save access data without any further personal connection such as the name of your internet service provider, the site that referred you to us or the name of the requested file. This data is only evaluated in order to improve our services, and cannot be used to identify specific persons.
Your visit to our website will be logged. Among the collected data is the IP address currently being used by your computer, the date and time, your browser type and operating system as well as the pages you view. It is generally not possible to link this data to a specific person, and this is not our intention.
Furthermore, personal data is only saved if you allow this, e.g. within the realms of registration, a survey, a price request, an online application or the fulfilment of a contract. You will be informed of the purpose of data collection in the relevant forms/contact forms.
USE AND TRANSFER OF YOUR DATA, SPECULATIVE APPLICATIONS
Personal data that you provide us with via a website or email (e.g. your name and address or email address) will only be used for correspondence with you and will only be processed for the purpose for which you provided it.
Personal data provided via our website is only saved until the purpose for which you provided the data has been fulfilled. If retention obligations relating to trade and tax law apply, certain data may be saved for up to 10 years.
You are welcome to send us speculative applications. Please ensure sufficient security in the transfer method you have selected. It is not recommended to send emails without a suitable encryption method as your data may be easily intercepted, read and used by unauthorised persons. If you would like to send us an encrypted email with application documents, please only use this email address firstname.lastname@example.org.
GENERAL LEGAL INFORMATION
Data that we receive via our website is exclusively processed on servers in Germany.
If you no longer wish your personal data to be saved or if the data has become incorrect, we shall have it deleted, blocked or corrected as necessary (insofar as is legally permissible) at your suitable request. On request, you may receive free information about all personal data that we have saved about you.
We occasionally provide links to third party websites. Although we carefully select these third parties, we cannot offer any guarantee or accept any liability for the correctness and/or completeness of the content or the data security of third party websites. This data protection policy does not extend to linked third party websites.
We carry out our business in such a way as to ensure that applicable German law is upheld. German law applies.
If we introduce new products or services or change internet processes, or if internet and IT security technology develops further, this data protection policy is to be updated. We therefore reserve the right to change or expand this policy as needed. The changes will be published here. Therefore, you should regularly check this website to keep up to date with the latest data protection policy.
All information contained within this website has been reviewed with the utmost of care. We do not offer any guarantee that the content of our own website is correct, complete or up to date at all times.
DATA SECURITY INFORMATION
We employ technical and organisational measures to secure our website and other systems against the loss, destruction, editing and distribution of your personal data, as well as access hereto by unauthorised persons. Despite regular checks, complete protection from all risks is not possible.
In general, the internet is an unsafe medium. Compared to telephone calls, for example, transferring data online makes it much easier for unauthorised third parties to intercept, record or even change the data. To guarantee the confidentiality of our communication with you, we use SSL encryption. According to current scientific knowledge, this encryption is safer than 128 Bit. This level of security can be achieved by all newer browsers. You should update the browser on your computer if needed.
Cookies are small text files that are saved to an internet user’s computer. Their purpose is, for example, to manage the connection during your website visit. They only contain technical information, and no personal data.
Most browsers are set up to automatically accept cookies. You can deactivate the saving of cookies or set up your browser to notify you each time a cookie is sent.
We recommend activating cookies, as not doing so may drastically impact the functionality of the shopping basket feature.
We guarantee the confidentiality and security of your personal data in the following ways:
– We only use your personal data as provided by you via our website or within email communication to fulfil your request or attend to your issue
– Our staff must uphold a confidentiality agreement.
– Our security precautions are of a reasonable scope and comply with the current state of the art.
– Our systems are regularly reviewed for security to ensure we can protect data received by us from any damage, loss and access.
– Our data protection agent ensures that the data protection policy is upheld.
You can set up your browser so that it informs you each time a cookie is saved, so that it accepts cookies only in certain situations or so that it generally accepts or rejects cookies. You can find out more about how to configure your browser here.
You can tell if a connection is secure by looking at the address. If it begins with https, this indicates a secure connection (e.g. https://). Another sign is the locked padlock symbol in your browser’s icon display.
CREATING PSEUDONYMISED USAGE PROFILES FOR WEB ANALYSIS
Data is collected and saved via this website by Google Analytics, a web analysis service that uses this data to create pseudonymised usage profiles. These usage profiles serve to analyse visitor behaviour and are evaluated to improve our services and design them in a more user-friendly manner. Cookies may be used to this end. These are small text files that are saved locally to the visitor’s computer, allowing the user to be recognised upon another visit to our website.
The pseudonymised usage profiles are not combined with any personal data about the owner of the pseudonym without separate express permission from the affected party.
You can contest the collection and saving of data for the purpose of web analysis via Google Analytics by using the following link: Deactivate Google Analytics
RIGHT TO INFORMATION
In accordance with applicable data protection laws and regulations, you have the right to free information about your saved data as well as the right to the correction, blocking or deletion of this data.
You are able to request information about the data saved about you at any time, including this data’s origins, recipients, purpose of saving and the persons and bodies to whom we regularly transfer your data. You also have the right to correct your data as well as to block or delete your data if the legal parameters apply.
CONTACT FOR DATA PROTECTION
If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, would like information about this data or to correct, block or delete data or even revoke any granted permissions, please contact: Schwarte Group GmbH, email@example.com , Tel.: +49 257 296 0300 0.
You can send your objection or revocation etc. to: Schwarte Group GmbH, firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel.: +49 257 296 0300 0.
Data protection agent for Schwarte Group GmbH:
WENZA Deutschland AG vertreten durch Kent Schwirz
Beim Alten Gaswerk 5
Telephone: +49 40-360 234 0
Fax: +49 40-360 234 999
Data protection agent for Schwarte Group GmbH: