We, Josef Schwan GmbH, are pleased about your visit to our website and your interest in our company. We attach great importance to protecting your personal data. Personal data is understood to be any information concerning the personal or material circumstances of an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes information such as real name, address, telephone number and date of birth.
Since this data requires special protection, we will only collect it to the extent that is technically necessary. In accordance with our legal obligation, we will outline in the following sections what information we record during your visit to our website and how this information is used.
Our data privacy practices are in line with the provisions of the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). We only record, process and store your personal data to deal with requests and, where applicable, to process orders / contracts. Your data will only be used for other purposes if you have given us your prior express consent to do so. These purposes will be accurately specified in the declaration of consent and may include, for example, information about offers via newsletter, etc.
Data controller within the meaning of Section 13 Clause 1 TMG
Data controller within the meaning of the Federal Data Protection Act:
JOSEF SCHWAN GMBH
Telefon: +49 (0) 71 31 - 9 13 04-0
Telefax: +49 (0) 71 31 - 92 00 50
Particular functions of the website
Our website offers you various functions, the use of which involves the collection, processing and storage of personal data. In the following sections, we explain to you what happens to your data:
Any data entered in the registration mask of our customer account will only be used to ship your order. After registration, you will be sent a confirmation email containing a link, which you need to click on to complete the registration of your customer account (double opt-in).
Forwarding of data / Credit assessment and scoring / Other purposes
We will only forward personal data (e.g. name and address) insofar as this is necessary in order for us to fulfil our contractual obligations and for third parties to guarantee a smooth process, in particular to process a contract concluded, or if it needs to be stored for other legal reasons. Any personal data you provide us will only be used for the purpose specified in the declaration of consent given before entering the data. We will only store your personal data for as long as is necessary or is prescribed by law for the intended purpose of data collection. If we provide services in advance, we reserve the right to obtain a credit rating from credit agencies using mathematical and statistical methods to protect our legitimate interests. For this purpose, we send the personal data required for a credit assessment to a third party and use the information received on the statistical probability of a payment default to make a balanced decision on the establishment, performance or termination of the contractual relationship. The credit rating may include probability values (score values) that are calculated using scientifically recognised mathematical and statistical methods and address data, amongst other information. Your legitimate interests will be taken into account in accordance with the statutory provisions. You can obtain information about the data stored in relation to your person from the respective data controller. Except for the aforementioned purposes of credit assessment as well as contract and payment processing, your personal data will not be forwarded to third parties.
Statistical evaluation of visits to this website
We record, process and store the following data when this website or individual files from this website are accessed: IP address, website through which the file was accessed, file name, date and time of access, volume of data transferred and notification about whether access was successful (referred to as “Web log”). We only use this access data in a non-personalised form for continuously improving our website and for statistical purposes.
Use of Google Analytics
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and enable your website use to be analysed. As a rule, the information generated by the cookie about your website use is transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. If IP anonymisation is activated on this website, however, your IP address is shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.
Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your website use, compiling website activity reports and providing further services relating to website and Internet use to the website operator. The IP address transferred from your browser via Google Analytics will not be associated with any other data held by Google.
You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate setting in your browser software; however, you should be aware that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent Google from collecting and processing data generated by the cookie about your website use (incl. your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plugin, which is available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
External content / Processing of data outside the EU
External content / Processing of data outside the EU We use active Java Script contents of external providers on our website. By accessing our website, these external providers may receive personal information about your visit to our website, which you can prevent by installing a Java Script blocker, such as the browser plugin “NoScript” (www.noscript.net) or by deactivating Java Script in your browser. This may limit the functions of websites you visit.
Data security and data protection, email communication
Your personal data will be stored while taking all technical and organisational measures to ensure that it cannot be accessed by third parties. We are unable to guarantee full data security of email communication and therefore recommend that you use postal services for highly confidential information.
Revocation of consent – Obtaining information about data and requesting changes
In accordance with the German Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right to obtain free-of-charge information about the data stored in relation to your person and, if necessary, to have this data rectified, blocked or deleted. Your data will then be deleted insofar as this does not conflict with statutory regulations. You can revoke your consent you have given us to use your personal data at any time. Any requests for disclosure, deletion or rectification of your data as well as any suggestions can be directed at any time to the following address:
JOSEF SCHWAN GMBH
Telefax: +49 (0) 71 31 - 92 00 50