Privacy policy

We, Mann & Schröder GmbH, Bahnhofstraße 14, 74936 Siegelsbach (hereinafter "we/our(s)"), take the protection of your personal data very seriously and strictly adhere to all applicable laws and regulations on data protection, in particular the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (BDSG) and the Telemediengesetz (TMG). The following explanations will give you an overview of how we ensure this protection and which data we process for which purpose.

 

1.    usage data

Every time you access our website and every time you retrieve a file, general data about this process is automatically stored in a log file. The storage serves exclusively system-related and statistical purposes (on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter b) GDPR), as well as in exceptional cases for reporting criminal offences (on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter e) GDPR).

The data will not be passed on to third parties or evaluated in any other way, unless there is a legal obligation to do so (Art. 6 para. 1 letter e) GDPR).

In detail, the following data record is stored for each retrieval:

  • name of the retrieved file
  • date and time of retrieval
  • the amount of data transferred
  • Message as to whether the retrieval was successful
  • Description of the type of web browser used
  • operating system used
  • the previously visited page
  • Provider
  • Your IP address

 

2.    personal data

Personal data will only be processed by us if this is permitted by law or if you have given us your consent.

In detail:

 a.    Contact

If you contact us, we will store your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 letter b) GDPR for the purpose of processing your request, as well as in the event that further correspondence should take place.

 b.   Newsletter

We would be pleased to inform you about our company and our product range in our newsletter.

To send a newsletter we need your name and your e-mail address. You can enter this information in the fields provided on our website. After you have sent this data, you will receive an email from us to the email address you provided, in which you must click on a confirmation link to verify the email address you provided.

Your data will only be processed by us for the purpose of sending you our newsletter. In addition, we store your IP address and the date of your registration in order to be able to verify your newsletter registration in case of doubt.

The newsletter is sent via "eMail Studio", a newsletter distribution platform of the cloud provider Salesforce (salesforce.com Germany GmbH, Erika-Mann-Str. 31, 80636 Munich, Germany). The data protection terms of the shipping service provider can be viewed here: https://www.salesforce.com/de/company/privacy/.

The email addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as other data described in this notice, are stored on Salesforce's servers. Salesforce uses this information to send and evaluate newsletters on our behalf.

Furthermore, Salesforce may use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the distribution and presentation of newsletters or for statistical purposes to determine which countries the recipients come from. This data is used in a pseudonymous form, i.e. without assignment to a user.

However, Salesforce does not use our newsletter recipients' information to write to or share with third parties.

The newsletters contain a so-called "web-beacon", i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the Salesforce server when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are initially collected. This information is used to technically improve the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is not our intention, nor that of Salesforce, to monitor individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our contents to them, to improve them or to send different contents according to the interests of our users.

There are times when we direct newsletter recipients to Salesforce Web sites. For example, our newsletters contain a link with which the newsletter recipients can call up the newsletters online (e.g. in case of display problems in the e-mail program). Furthermore, newsletter recipients can subsequently correct their data, e.g. the e-mail address. Similarly, Salesforce's above linked privacy statement is only available on their site.

In this context, we would like to point out that our website and the Salesforce website use cookies and that personal data is processed by us and Salesforce, its partners and service providers (e.g. Google Analytics). We have no influence on this data collection. For more information, see the Salesforce Privacy Statement linked above.

In addition, we would like to draw your attention to the possibilities of objecting to the collection of data for advertising purposes on the websites http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/  (for data subjects in the European Union area).

Further information can also be found under point 3 - Cookies - and point 4 - Google Analytics - of this data protection declaration.

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 letter b) GDPR, or your consent by clicking on the confirmation link and thus Art. 6 para. 1 letter a) GDPR).

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time and thus object to the further use of your personal data. At the same time, your consent to sending newsletters via Salesforce and to statistical analysis expires. A separate cancellation of the dispatch via Salesforce or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible. You will find a link to revoke your consent at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you can also send us an email to marketing@mann-schroeder.de

 

3.    Cookies

We use so-called cookies in some areas of our website. Such file elements allow your computer to be identified as a technical unit during your visit to this website in order to facilitate your use of our services - even during repeat visits.

As a rule, however, you have the option of setting your Internet browser so that you are informed of the occurrence of cookies so that you can accept or exclude them or delete existing cookies.

Please use the help function of your Internet browser to obtain information on how to change these settings. Please note that some features of our website may not work if you have disabled the use of cookies.

Cookies do not allow a server to read private data from your computer or data stored by another server. They do no damage to your computer and contain no viruses.

We base the use of cookies on art. 6 par. 1 letter f) GDPR: they are processed to improve the functioning of our website. It is therefore necessary to safeguard our legitimate interests.

 

4.   Use of etracker

We use etracker, a web analysis service of etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany.

Etracker uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. Specifically, etracker records data about which website you came to our website from (so-called referrer), which subpages of our website you have accessed, the number of visits and their duration.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is transmitted to etracker for marketing and optimization purposes. etracker thus obtains knowledge of data that is subsequently used to create pseudonymous user profiles. The user profiles generated in this way serve to analyse your usage behaviour and are evaluated with the aim of optimising our website.

The data collected about you by etracker will not be combined with other data or used for your identification without your prior consent.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website and the processing of this data by etracker by setting the opt-out cookie available at the following link (http://www.etracker.de/privacy?et=V23Jbb).

However, should you delete all cookies in your browser, you must reinstall the opt-out cookie.

For more information on etracker's current data protection regulations, please visit https://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html.

We base the use of the aforementioned analysis tool on Art. 6 para. 1 letter f) GDPR: the processing takes place for the analysis of the usage behaviour and is therefore necessary to protect our legitimate interests.

  

5.    Google reCAPTCHA

We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. This service is provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

reCAPTCHA is used to check whether the data entered on our website (such as on a contact form) has been entered by a human or by an automated program. To do this, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor based on various characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, how long the visitor has been on the website, or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis will be forwarded to Google.

The reCAPTCHA analyses take place completely in the background. Website visitors are not advised that such an analysis is taking place.

Data processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting its site from abusive automated crawling and spam. 

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy, please visit the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

  

6.    SSL or TLS encryption

This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and for the protection of the transmission of confidential content, such as the inquiries you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection in your browser's address line when it changes from "http://" to "https://" and the lock icon is displayed in your browser's address bar. 

If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transfer to us cannot be read by third parties.

 

7.    Google Web Fonts

For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.

For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.

If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.

Further information about handling user data, can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

   

8.  Duration of storage

Your personal data will be stored for the respective legal retention period and will then routinely be deleted unless your personal data is still needed for the completion of another purpose (e.g. execution of a contract).

 

9.  Rights of the data subjects

a)    Right to information

You have the right to request confirmation from us whether personal data concerning you will be processed.

Please send an email to marketing@mann-schroeder.de.

b)    Correction/Deletion/Restriction of processing

Furthermore, you have the right to require us to

  • Correct incorrect personal data concerning you without delay (right of correction);
  • Delete personal data relating to you  immediately (right of deletion) and
  • Restrict the processing (right to restrict processing).

Please send an email to marketing@mann-schroeder.de.

c)    Right to data transferability

You have the right to receive personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, current and machine-readable format and to transmit this data to another person responsible.

Please send an email to marketing@mann-schroeder.de.

d)    Right of revocation

You have the right to revoke your consent at any time. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until revocation.

Please send an email to marketing@mann-schroeder.de.

e)    Right of objection

If the processing of personal data concerning you is necessary for the performance of a task which is in the public interest (Art. 6 para. 1 letter e) GDPR) or for the protection of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 letter f) GDPR), you have a right of objection.

Please send an email to marketing@mann-schroeder.de.

f)     Right of appeal

If you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you violates the GDPR, you have the right of appeal to a supervisory authority, without prejudice to any other remedies.

 

10.  Our data protection officer

If you have any questions regarding data protection, please do not hesitate to contact our data protection officer:

Mr. Michael Egenberger

eMail: datenschutz@mann-schroeder.de