Thank you for visiting our website. We would like to introduce you to our online data protection principles.
Our company group prescribes that the protection of your privacy is of the utmost importance to us. Therefore, we comply with the legal provisions governing data protection. Further, we firmly believe that you should know at all times what data we store, when we save it and how we use it.
Aggrieved party rights pursuant to the German Data Protection and Telemedia Act
According to the German Data Protection Act (BDSG) you have irrevocable rights
- to free-of-charge information regarding your individual-related data stored by us and regarding the nature of our use of this information. Under certain circumstances you also have the right
- to correct, block or delete this data.
Furthermore, you have the right to object to the future use or transit of your personal data at any time.
In accordance with the German Teleservices Act (TMG) you have the right
- to withdraw consent for the future collation, processing or use of your personal data which may have been granted at any time and without specifying reasons. You also have the right
- to request free-of-charge information concerning your saved individual-related data.
Collection, processing and utilisation of dataIf you request that Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co.KG shall not use your personal data to get in touch with you or you request your data to be cancelled, we will proceed accordingly. Any data that is absolutely necessary for order processing or administrative purposes are excluded from cancellations.
Please be aware that in case of a cancellation our personalized customer service will no longer be available since this service is based upon the usage of customer data.
We use the personal data which you have made available to us exclusively for technical administration of the web pages and to fulfil your wishes and requests - thus primarily for fulfillment of a contract concluded with you or to answer your request.
Only when you have previously granted your approval or - if so stipulated by legal regulations - have not raised an objection do we also use this data for product-related surveys and marketing purposes.
We collect and evaluate various information in order to improve the accessibility and effectiveness of our website. To this end, we transmit small files (cookies) to you, which give us information as to the number of visitors to each webpage, the duration of the visit, the search terms used and the paths taken. We also record the Internet provider, the type of browser and the date and time of access. This information is not in any way person-related and is used for internal statistical purposes only.
We do not share, sell, transfer or otherwise disseminate your personal data to third parties, unless this is required for the purpose of the contract or unless you have given express consent to do so. For instance, it may be necessary to pass on your address and order data to our contractors when you order products.
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. For the protection of your personal data, IP addresses are, however, stored in an abbreviated form so that they do not allow any conclusions on your person.
We would like to point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "_anonymizeIp()". Therefore IP addresses are stored and processed only in abbreviated form and do not allow any conclusions on your person.
Private user domain
Access to the private user domain is reserved for specialist retailers. In the private user domain we obtain data for person-related processing and use only as far as this serves the purpose of our contractual relationship.
Methods of self-protection and anonymity
It is up to you to decide upon the information you wish to entrust to us during your visit. You can visit all Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co. KG public websites anonymously. In particular, you can use the collection database, the sun compass and the markilux weather information service anonymously and may leave our site at any time. We collect statistical data only which serves to improve our website and which cannot be traced back to your person. The private user domain for our specialist retailers cannot be used anonymously.
Additional personal information such as your name, address, telephone number or e-mail address is not collected unless you provide this data voluntarily, e.g. as part of a registration, survey, competition, fulfillment of contract or an information request.
Should you call up pages or files within this offer that request you to enter personal information, we notify you that this Internet transmission is unsafe and that data could be seen by unauthorised persons or could be tampered with.
This declaration of data protection does not apply to other websites accessed through links. We do not accept any liability for links.
Contact for data protection
If you have any questions or comments about data protection or wish to file an objection for the use of your personal data for advertising, market or opinion research purposes, please write to the following address:
Data protection officer
Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co. KG
48282 Emsdetten - Germany