General

1.1. What is personal data

Personal data is information that discloses or could disclose the identity of the user. We comply with the principle of data avoidance. As far as possible, we dispense with the collection of personal data.

1.2 Handling personal data

Personal data is used exclusively for establishing the contract, designing the content of the contract and implementing or executing the contractual relationship (Sec. 6 (I) (1 b) GDPR). In addition, personal data is only processed if we have received your consent (Sec. 6 (I) (1 a) GDPR). Your data is never disclosed to third parties. Insofar as it is necessary for delivering the goods ordered, we merely forward your data to the shipping company responsible for making the delivery for the purpose of fulfilling the contract. In order to process payments, we forward the payment data required for this purpose to the credit institute assigned with payment, and, if applicable, to the selected payment service provider assigned. Your personal data is processed exclusively within the EU, unless otherwise specified below.

1.3 Usage data

We collect general technical information when you visit our website. This information is made up of the IP address used, the time, duration of your visit, browser type and, if necessary, the originating website. This usage data is registered in a log file for technical reasons and can be used and stored for the purpose of analysing our website statistically. We do not link this usage data to your other personal data.

1.4 Registration data

You need to register to be able to use the functions of our website in full. The registration data is collected from the entries your make and used for the purpose specified in accordance with your consent (Sec. 6 (I) (1 a) GDPR).

1.5 Period of storage

We store your personal data after the period during which the purpose for collecting the data has ended, but only as long as it is required by law (in particular, tax law).

2. Your Rights

2.1 Information

You can ask us for information about whether we process personal data on your person, and, if so, you have a right to information about this personal data and to the other information mentioned in Sec. 15 GDPR.

2.2 Right to rectification

You have the right to correct incorrect personal data relating to your person and can request that incomplete personal data be completed in accordance with Sec. 16 GDPR.

2.3 Right to deletion

You have the right to demand that we immediately delete personal data that we hold on your person. We are obliged to delete it immediately, especially if one of the following reasons applies:

  • If your personal data is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed;
  • If you revoke your consent to processing your personal data and there is no other legal basis for processing it;
  • Your personal data was processed illegally.

Your right to deletion does not exist if we require your personal data to assert, exercise or defend our legal rights.

2.4 Right to restrict processing

  • You have the right to demand that we restrict the processing of your personal data if:
  • You refute the accuracy of the data and we therefore need to verify the accuracy,
  • Processing it is unlawful and you refuse to have it deleted and instead demand that its use be restricted.
  • We no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend your legal rights,
  • You have lodged an objection to your data being processed, and it is not yet clear whether our legitimate reasons outweigh your reasons.

2.5 Right to data portability

You have the right to receive the personal date you have provided us with in a structured, standard and machine-readable format, and you have the right to transfer this data to another person without hindrance, provided that its processing is based on consent or a contract and we perform processing using automated procedures.

2.6 Cancellation right

Insofar as processing your personal data is based on consent, you have the right to revoke this consent at any time.

2.7 General rights and right to appeal

Exercising your aforementioned rights is basically free of charge. In case of complaints, you have the right to contact the supervisory authority and the state data protection officer responsible directly.

3. Data Security

3.1 Data security

We use technical and organisational measures to protect all the data on our website against loss, destruction, access, modification and dissemination.

3.2 Sessions and cookies

We may use cookies or server-side sessions in which data can be stored to operate our website. Cookies are files that a web page stores on your hard drive to automatically recognise your computer the next time you visit our website and adapt the use of the website to your preferences. Some of the cookies used are deleted after the browser session comes to an end. These are what are referred to as session cookies. Other cookies remain on your device and allow your browser to be recognised during a later visit to our website (persistent cookies). You can set your browser to inform you when cookies are being set. You can also decide whether you wish to accept them individually and whether you wish to prevent the use of cookies in certain cases or in general. Please note that you may not be able to use some features of our website if cookies are disabled. We make sure that no personal data is transferred from sessions or cookies and that cookies are only used if technically required for the website. This consideration therefore shows that there are no overriding interests on your part (Sec. 6 (I) (1 f) GDPR).

4. Third-party Services

4.1 Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”) and uses this web analytics service to collect data for user profiles using pseudonyms. The user profiles created in this way are used to evaluate visitor behaviour in order to design and improve the service presented on this website as required. Google Analytics uses what are known ‘cookies’, which are small text files that are stored on your computer that facilitate the analysis of how you use our website. The information on how you use the website generated by the cookie is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. If IP anonymisation is enabled on our website, your IP address will be truncated by Google if it is located within the member states of the European Union or other parties to the agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the US and truncated there. Google uses this information to evaluate how you use the website, on behalf of its operator, in order to compile reports on website activity to provide the website operator with website and internet-related services. As part of the Google Analytics service, the IP address transferred by your browser is not merged with other data from Google. Without the user’s explicit and separately declared consent, user profiles maintained under a pseudonym are not merged with personal data about the user. This consideration therefore shows that there are no overriding interests on your part (Sec. 6 (I) (1 f) GDPR). You can prevent the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser, but we would like to point out that doing so may limit your ability to use all of the features of this website to the full. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting data on how you use this website (including your IP address) generated by the cookie, and also prevent Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available from the following link: (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).
You can view the privacy notices from Google under http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. For more information about terms of use and privacy, please visit www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html or www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html. We would like to remind you that the code “._anonymizeIp;” has been added to Google Analytics on this website to ensure that IP addresses are collected anonymously (what is referred to as IP Masking).

4.2 Social media links

We have our own social media sites on third-party websites that can be reached using links from this website. You can access the respective websites from the third-party providers (e.g. Facebook, Twitter, Google+) by using the links. Once you have accessed the third-party website, you find yourself in the area of responsibility of the respective third-party provider, meaning that their privacy statements and their statements regarding the use of data apply. We do not have any influence over this, but do recommend that you sign out of the respective third-party provider to avoid the unnecessary transfer of data before using a corresponding link so that the third-party provider cannot create user profiles even if the link is used.

4.3 Using Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps, a mapping service provided by Google, operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (“Google”). When using Google Maps, data concerning how visitors use the map functions is also collected, processed and used. No user interests are concerned here, which outweigh this technical necessity for integrating the video (Sec. 6 (I) (1 f) GDPR). You can view the privacy notices from Google under http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can view the additional usage information for Google Maps under http://www.google.com/intl/en_uk/help/terms_maps.html.

4.4 Using YouTube

This website and its integrated services contain videos embedded on YouTube. These allow the connection to YouTube and the videos stored there. YouTube is a service from Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). No user interests are concerned here, which outweigh this technical necessity for integrating the video (Sec. 6 (I) (1 f) GDPR). Please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy for information on the purpose and scope of data collection and use by Google, as well as your rights and preference settings for protecting you as a YouTube customer. You can find these under: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy/.

4.5 Google Web Fonts

We also use what are referred to as Web Fonts from Google to show you a consistent font on our website. These are automatically saved in your browser cache when you call up one of our pages in order to facilitate the display of the desired content. A standard font from your computer may be used if your browser does not support the Web Fonts used. No user interests are concerned here, which outweigh this technical necessity (Sec. 6 (I) (1 f) GDPR). You can view the Privacy Policy from Google here: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. For more information about Google Web Fonts, visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq.

5. Presence on social media platforms

We use the following social media platforms for corporate presentation and communication purposes (express reference is made below to the linked privacy statements and opt-out options).

  • Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland)
  • Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/
  • Opt-out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads, alternatively http://www.youronlinechoices.com
  • Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA)
  • Privacy Policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy
  • Opt-out: https://twitter.com/personalization,
  • Google+ (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)
  • Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy
  • Opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated
  • Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA)
  • Privacy policy and opt-out: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
  • LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland)
  • Privacy Policy https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy
  • Opt-out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out
  • Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, D-20354 Hamburg)
  • Privacy policy and opt-out: https://privacy.xing.com/en/privacy-policy
  • YouTube (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA)
  • Privacy Policy: http://www.youtube.com/t/privacy/.

These social media platforms may process personal data outside of the EU. In this regard, we make reference to the aforementioned privacy statements from the respective social media platforms.

Depending on your user behaviour and our resulting interests, the respective social media platforms may create user profiles of actions taken on your part and store cookies on your computer in which your user behaviour is stored. If you have an account on the respective social media platform and are logged in, your use may even be stored independent of the device you are using. Your user profile can be used, for example, to place advertisements that are allegedly in line with your interests.

We process your personal data exclusively for communication with you about your chosen social media platform and the optimisation of our social media platform and ensure that no interests of yours are affected here, which outweigh this legitimate interest on our part (Sec. 6 (I) (1 f) GDPR). Insofar as you already granted the respective operator of the social media platform effective consent to appropriate data processing, processing your personal data is also based on this consent (Sec. 6 (I) (1 a) GDPR).

6. Contact
Please feel free to contact us about the topic of privacy using the contact details below. Responsible in terms of the GDPR is:

Luitpold Schott GmbH
Brunkstraße 18
D-67346 Speyer
Phone: +49 (0)6232 6459 0
Fax: +49 (0)6232 6459 30
Email: info@luitpold schott.com