Data protection information for visitors to the website

We, Erich Schmelz GmbH & Co. KG, Miramstr. 75, 34123 Kassel, Tel.: 0561 5705-0, info@remove-this.schmelz.com, set out below which of your data we process on this website. Should you have any questions relating to data protection, our data protection officer would be happy to respond at schmelz@dsb-moers.de. Further contact details can be found at www.dsb-moers.de.

Purpose, legal basis, categories of recipients, storage period for the data processing

Purpose: Presentation of the company and provision of services and/or sale of products, as well as communication through the Internet

The purpose of data processing on this website is to provide information about the products and services of our company, combined with the opportunity for users to be able to make contact with the appropriate contact person in house.

In providing our website, we comply with the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG). We process personal data in particular in accordance with the following legal bases:

  • Art. 6 (1)(a) GDPR for the processing of personal data with the consent of the data subject.
  • Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR for the processing of personal data necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject, as well as for taking appropriate steps prior to entering into a contract.
  • Art. 6 (1)(c) GDPR for the processing necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject in accordance with applicable EU law or in accordance with the applicable law of a country in which the GDPR is applicable in whole or in part.
  • Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR for the processing of personal data necessary to protect the legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. Legitimate interests are, in particular, our commercial interest to be able to provide our website, the security of information, the enforcement of our own legal claims and the compliance with further legislation.

To this end, in the context of service provision, we use service providers that have been separately bound to maintain confidentiality and to protect data. These categories of recipients are: IT service companies, service companies for data destruction, consulting companies (e.g. data protection consulting). Data shall only be disclosed to a third party in the existence of overriding statutory provisions. No data is transmitted to third countries.

When you visit the website, a connection is established with your browser. The information collected, which is listed below, is stored in temporary system files and recorded automatically: IP address of your device, data and time of access, name and URL of files accessed, website from which access is initiated or from which you are directed to our site (referrer URL), browser used and, where applicable, the operating system of your device, as well as the name of your provider.

The data specified is processed by us for the purpose of seamlessly establishing a connection and for system security. The connection data created is automatically deleted is and is not retained for more than seven days. If the website is used improperly, log files, which need to be retained for evidence purposes, are saved until the incident is clarified.

Use of storage technologies on your device

This website uses storage technologies ("cookies" and/or your browser's memory) to enable a record of your use of the website. The information generated by cookies about your usage behavior on this website is used to evaluate information about your use of this website and your visit behavior and to improve our information offering.

If a use of cookies takes place, which are not necessary for the operation of the website, we ask for your consent in advance; the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR, § 25 para. 1 TTDSG (consent).

If the use of storage technologies on your terminal device is necessary for the functionality of the website, we use this technology on the basis of our legitimate interests. The legal basis for data processing is then Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interest) in conjunction with § 25 para. 2 no. 2 TTDSG. The cookies will be deleted after one year at the latest. 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. The data collection is anonymized; the collected data cannot be related to your person.

Usercentrics

For the administration of your consents on our website, we use the service of Usercentrics GmbH, Sendlinger Str. 4, 80331 Munich. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c in conjunction with Art. 5 GDPR. You can find the data protection information of Usercentrics at https://usercentrics.com/privacy-policy/.

Facebook Pixel

We use "Facebook Pixel"" on our website, a service provided by Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. The legal basis for the use is your consent based on Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR. You can revoke the use of the pixel at any time with effect for the future. To do so, click on "Deactivate Facebook Pixel".

With Facebook Pixel, we can display relevant ads on Facebook following your visit to our website, if you are a Facebook user. For example, if you are interested in certain products of ours. When you click on one of our ads on Facebook and arrive on our website, the path back can also be measured with Facebook pixel.  Overall, we would like to control the advertising impact on Facebook and therefore optimise advertising usage. A connection with your account or with other services does not occur. Further data protection information can be found at: www.facebook.com/policy. As a Facebook user, you can also control within Facebook which advertising should be displayed to you. The possibility that data might be transmitted to a Facebook server in the USA cannot be excluded. Data will only be transferred to the USA if the requirements of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR are fulfilled.

Google Tag Manager

We use Google Tag Manager from Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google") to manage the Google services on our site. No data processing is carried out by it.

Google Ads

We use Google Ads tags from Google (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) to optimise our advertising. This is done on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR for the analysis of our website and economic optimisation of our service. The purpose of data processing with Google Ads is to ensure that only interested persons are shown advertisements. As part of the remarketing, code, small graphics and cookies from Google are integrated on our website. These make it possible to track which websites you visit outside our site and what content you are interested in. This allows us to track which advertisements on Google have led to actions/orders by users on our site. We only receive the number of users who have clicked on an advertisement and cannot establish a connection to you personally. As part of this processing, the possibility of this information being transferred to a Google server in the USA cannot be excluded. Data will only be transferred to the USA if the requirements of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR are fulfilled.

The content is processed under a pseudonym and is not associated with other data such as your name or email address, unless you authorise Google to do so via your user account. Further information on this can be found in Google's detailed privacy policy at: policies.google.com/privacy.

You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. If you have a Google account, you can manage the settings for Google services and thus also object to data processing at: policies.google.com/technologies/ads. Otherwise, to deactivate Google Ads from this page, click

here.

Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps, a service provided by Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). The legal basis for this processing is your consent according to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR pursuant to Art. 49 (1) sentence 1 (a) GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time via the privacy settings.

At least the IP address, URL (internet address) of our website and date/time of use are transmitted to Google. The possibility that this data might be transmitted to a Google server in the USA cannot be excluded. Data transfer to the USA only occurs if the requirements of Art. 44 et seq. GDPR are fulfilled. According to the European Commission, personal data transferred from the EU to US companies participating in the EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework (DPF), including Google Inc., has been deemed reasonably secure.

As a visitor, you enter a direct user relationship with Google when using Google Maps. You can find more information on this in Google's detailed privacy policy at: policies.google.com/privacy"

Pamyra

On our website we have integrated the plugin Pamyra, a service of the company Pamyra GmbH, Lützner Str. 116, 04177 Leipzig, Germany. The use of this service allows you to make online price inquiries and subsequent bookings on our website. The legal basis for data processing is our legitimate interest in designing our business operations on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. In order to ensure the security of data processing by Pamyra on our website, we have concluded a Data Processing Agreement with the company in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. For more information about data protection at Pamyra, please visit https://www.pamyra.de/rechtliches/datenschutzerklaerung.

Contact form

If you contact us via our contact form, your data from the form will be processed for your request. The legal basis for the data transfer to us is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. Simply contact us using the channels described above. The data will then be deleted. If no further retention obligation arises from your request (e.g. when placing an order), the data will be deleted after three years. Your data will be forwarded internally to the responsible contact person for processing your request. Your data will not be transferred to third parties without your explicit consent.

Your right to information, rectification, deletion, object and data portability

You may avail yourself of your right to information, rectification and deletion of data at any time. Simply contact us using one of the methods described above. Should you require data to be deleted, which we are still legally obligated to retain, access to your data will be restricted (blocked). The same applies to an appeal. You may avail yourself of your right to data portability if the recipient and ourselves have the technical means.

Right of appeal

You have the option at any time to lodge an appeal with a data protection supervisory authority.

Data security / encryption

This website uses “Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure” (https). The connection between your browser and our server is encrypted.

Currency of and changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to change the content of this privacy policy at any time. This is usually done if the services used are subject to further development or adaptation. You can view the current privacy policy on our website.

Date of the Privacy Policy: 29.11.2023


Privacy policy for customers

We, the Erich Schmelz GmbH & Co. KG, Miramstr. 75, D-34123 Kassel, Tel.: 0561 5705-0, info@schmelz.com, set out below which of your data we process. Should you have any questions concerning data protection, just contact our data protection officer at schmelz@dsb-moers.de. Further contact information can be found here: www.dsb-moers.de.

Purpose of the data processing

Purpose of the data processing is the contract initiation and contract execution on basis of Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR, our legitimate interest according to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR and the Sanction list screening based on a legal obligation (export control: EU Regulation (EC) No. 2580/2001) according to Art. 6 (1)(c) GDPR.

Sanction list screening

We are legally obliged to carry out a sanction list screening. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1)(c) GDPR. For this purpose, your contact data will be transmitted to a service provider, who is separately bound to maintain confidentiality and protect data, for comparison with the sanction lists. Your data will only be processed for the purpose of the sanction lists screening and will be deleted after the statutory retention period has expired.

Credit check

Our company regularly checks your creditworthiness when concluding contracts and in certain cases where there is a legitimate interest. For this purpose, we cooperate with Creditreform Kassel / Fulda Schlegel & Busold KG, Hedwigstr. 16, D-34117 Kassel, Tel.0561-78456-0, Fax 0561-78456-72, E-Mail info@kassel.creditreform.de, from whom we receive the data required for this purpose. For this purpose, we transmit your name and contact details to Creditreform. For further information on data processing at Creditreform, please refer to Creditreform's privacy policy: www.creditreform.de/kassel/datenschutz.

Categories of recipients

In the context of the provision of services for special sectors, we use service providers that have been contractually obligated to maintain confidentiality and protect data in the event that access to personal data cannot be excluded. This category of recipients includes: IT service providers, affiliated companies, data destruction service providers and external consultants. Data disclosure to authorities requires the existence of overriding statutory provisions. If a data transfer to third countries is necessary for processing purposes, this is done exclusively under the conditions of Art. 44 ff. GDPR.

Storage period and deletion of data

Your data will be stored for the duration of the contract; at the end of the contractual relationship, we are obliged to retain the tax-relevant documents for 10 years after the annual accounts and calendar year end. Subsequently, the data will be deleted.

Your right to information, rectification, erasure, object and data portability

You may avail yourself of your rights to access, rectification and erasure of data at any time. Simply contact us using one of the methods described above. Should you require data to be deleted, which we are still legally obligated to retain, access to your data will be restricted (blocked). The same applies to your right to object. You may avail yourself of your right to data portability if the recipient and ourselves have the technical means.

Right to lodge a complaint

You have the option at any time to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority.

Provision obligation

Without providing correct data, the conclusion of a contract may not be possible. The result may be that services cannot be provided or cannot be provided in time.


Privacy policy for suppliers and service providers

We, the Erich Schmelz GmbH & Co. KG, Miramstr. 75, D-34123 Kassel, Tel.: 0561 5705-0, info@schmelz.com, set out below which of your data we process. Should you have any questions concerning data protection, just contact our data protection officer at schmelz@dsb-moers.de. Further contact information can be found here: www.dsb-moers.de.

Purpose of the data processing

Purpose of the data processing is the contract initiation and contract execution on basis of Art. 6 (1)(b) GDPR.

Sanction list screening

We are legally obliged by Regulation (EC) No. 881/2002, Regulation (EC) No. 753/2011 and Regulation (EC) No. 2580/2001 to carry out a sanction list screening. The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1)(c) GDPR. For this purpose, your contact data (name and address) will be transmitted to a service provider, who is separately bound to maintain confidentiality and protect data, for comparison with the sanctions lists of the EU. Your data will only be processed for the purpose of the sanction lists screening and will be deleted after the statutory retention period has expired.

Categories of recipients

In the context of the provision of services for special sectors we use service providers that have been contractually obligated to maintain confidentiality and protect data in the event that access to personal data cannot be excluded. This category of recipients includes: IT service providers, data destruction service providers and external consultants. Data disclosure to authorities requires the existence of overriding statutory provisions. If a data transfer to third countries is necessary for processing purposes, this is done exclusively under the conditions of Art. 44 ff. GDPR.

Storage period and deletion of data

Your data will be stored for the duration of the contract; at the end of the contractual relationship, we are obliged to retain the tax-relevant documents for 10 years after the annual accounts and calendar year end. Subsequently, the data will be deleted.

Your right to information, rectification, erasure, object and data portability

You may avail yourself of your rights to access, rectification and erasure of data at any time. Simply contact us using one of the methods described above. Should you require data to be deleted, which we are still legally obligated to retain, access to your data will be restricted (blocked). The same applies to your right to object. You may avail yourself of your right to data portability if the recipient and ourselves have the technical means.

Right to lodge a complaint

You have the option at any time to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority.

Provision obligation

Without providing correct data, the conclusion of a contract may not be possible.


Data protection information for visitors to our Facebook-Fanpage and Instagram-Fanpage

We, the Erich Schmelz GmbH & Co. KG Internationale Spedition, Miramstraße 75, 34123 Kassel, Tel.: 0561 5705-0, E-Mail: info@schmelz.com, explain below which of your data we process operating our Facebook- and Instagram-Fanpage. Should you have any questions relating to data protection, you can contact us by email at schmelz@dsb-moers.de at any time, our data protection officer would be happy to respond. Further contact details can be found at www.dsb-moers.de.

Joint controllers

With Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland, a Joint Control Agreement has been completed, which you have access to on

https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/dataprocessing

https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum

Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd. assumes the primary responsibility acc. to the European Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

To learn more about the Facebook privacy policy, please visit https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

Purpose: Presentation of the company as well as interaction with our users

The purpose of data processing on our fan pages is to provide information on our products and services and simultaneously allowing users a targeted interaction with us. The data processing is legally based on Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest is in particular our economic interest, the exchange of information with our users and to communicate with them.

Data disclosure to authorities requires the existence of overriding statutory provisions.

If pictures are published; this is done via consent (legal basis: Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR), on basis of a contractual agreement (legal basis: Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR) and, in exceptional cases, on basis of legitimate interests. Legal basis: Art. 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with § 23 paragraph 1 N° 3 of the law on copyright in works of art and photography.

Use of Facebook-/Instagram-Insights

We operate online advertisement on Facebook and use Facebook Insights in order to evaluate the behaviour of our target group resulting from interaction with our website. The precise target group advertising is a legitimate interest of our company. Facebook and Instagram users are informed; the main responsibility for such data collection lies with Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd. Conflicting interests of users are not overriding (publication of individual target group optimized advertising). Our legal basis is Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR.

Transfer to third countries

It is not excluded that data may be processed by systems outside the European Economic Area. A data transfer to third countries will only take place if the requirements of Art. 44 et seqq. GDPR are met.

Your right to information, rectification, deletion, object and data portability

You may avail yourself of your right to information, rectification and deletion of data at any time. Simply contact us using one of the methods described above. Should you require data to be deleted, which we are still legally obligated to retain, access to your data will be restricted (blocked). The same applies to an appeal. You may avail yourself of your right to data portability if the recipient and ourselves have the technical means.

In case you require to assert your rights towards Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd., we shall pass your concerns on to Meta Platforms Ireland Ltd.

Right of appeal

You have the option at any time to lodge an appeal with a data protection supervisory authority.

Currency of and changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to update our privacy policy at any time. This is usually done if the services used are subject to further development or adaptation. You can view the current privacy policy on our website.

Date of this privacy policy: 17.08.2023


Privacy policy for applicants

We, the Erich Schmelz GmbH & Co. KG, Miramstr. 75, D-34123 Kassel, Tel.: 0561 5705-0, info@schmelz.com, set out below which of your data we process. Should you have any questions concerning data protection, just contact our data protection officer at schmelz@dsb-moers.de. Further contact information can be found here: www.dsb-moers.de.

Purpose of the data processing

Purpose of the data processing is the initiation of employment on the basis of Art. 6 (1) b, Art. 88 (1) GDPR, § 26 FDPA. There will be no data transfer to other companies.

Categories of recipients

Applicants personal data will not be transferred to third parties. If we use service providers in this context, these have been contractually obligated to maintain confidentiality and protect data in the event that access to personal data cannot be excluded. Categories of recipients, other than our management and personnel manager, are the IT-service providers, service providers for data destruction, and external consultants (e.g., data protection consultants). Data disclosure to authorities requires the existence of overriding statutory provisions. Data will not be transferred to third countries.

Storage period and deletion of data

Your data will be stored for the duration of the application process; once you start working for us, your application data will be stored for the duration of your employment. In case the decision about your application results in a rejection, we shall retain your data on legal basis for further 6 months and subsequently delete it; in case of unsolicited applications or your consent to store the data for a longer period for a possible potential employment, we shall retain your data until withdrawal, however, no longer than two years.

Your right to information, rectification, erasure, object and data portability

You may avail yourself of your rights to access, rectification and erasure of data at any time. Simply contact us using one of the methods described above. Should you require data to be deleted, which we are still legally obligated to retain, access to your data will be restricted (blocked). The same applies to your right to object. You may avail yourself of your right to data portability if the recipient and ourselves have the technical means.

Right to lodge a complaint

You have the option at any time to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority.

Provision obligation

Without providing correct data, the execution of the application process may not be possible. The result may be that your application cannot be considered in the application process.


Privacy policy for visitors

We, the Erich Schmelz GmbH & Co. KG, Miramstr. 75, D-34123 Kassel, Tel.: 0561 5705-0, info@schmelz.com, set out below which of your data we process. Should you have any questions concerning data protection, just contact our data protection officer at schmelz@dsb-moers.de. Further contact information can be found here: www.dsb-moers.de.

Purpose of the data processing

We process and use your data in the course of the visit for the purpose of information security. This applies to data collected, processed and used about you on the occasion of your visit. Video-monitored areas are specially marked to draw your attention to the possibility of video recording. However, please always be aware that the buildings and properties of Erich Schmelz GmbH & Co. KG are under video surveillance, and it is therefore possible that images of you will be recorded.

The collection, processing and use of your data by means of video surveillance equipment is carried out in order to avert risks that have already occurred or an increased risk potential in relation to the property and/or intellectual property of Erich Schmelz GmbH & Co. KG. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR.

Categories of recipients

In the context of the provision of services for special sectors, we use service providers that have been contractually obligated to maintain confidentiality and protect data in the event that access to personal data cannot be excluded. This category of recipients includes: IT service providers, data destruction service companies and external consultants. Data disclosure to authorities requires the existence of overriding statutory provisions. There is no data transfer to third countries.

Storage period and deletion of data

Your data will be stored for the duration of the necessary processing in the scope of your visit. Subsequently, the data will be deleted.

If data is recorded within the scope of video surveillance, it will be deleted after a maximum of six weeks. The data can only be stored an extended amount of time if the recordings are needed for clarification or proof of a specific incident. In this case, the data will be blocked and deleted immediately after completion of the measures or when it is no longer required as proof.

Your right to information, rectification, erasure, object and data portability

You may avail yourself of your rights to access, rectification and erasure of data at any time. Simply contact us using one of the methods described above. Should you require data to be deleted, which we are still legally obligated to retain, access to your data will be restricted (blocked). The same applies to your right to object. You may avail yourself of your right to data portability if the recipient and ourselves have the technical means.

Right to lodge a complaint

You have the option at any time to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority.

Provision obligation

Without providing correct data, visiting our company is not possible.


Privacy policy for third parties

We, Erich Schmelz GmbH & Co. KG, Miramstr. 75, 34123 Kassel, Tel.: 0561 5705-0, info@schmelz.com, set out below which of your data we process. Should you have any questions concerning data protection, just contact our data protection officer at schmelz@dsb-moers.de. Further contact information can be found here: www.dsb-moers.de.

Purpose of the data processing

If you contact us for other matters than the initiation of a contract, we are processing your data based on our legitimate interest to conduct our business operations pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(f) GDPR. We do not process any data without prevailing legitimate interest, e.g. when coordinating with other suppliers of our customers.

Categories of recipients

In the context of the provision of services for special sectors, we use service providers that have been contractually obligated to maintain confidentiality and protect data in the event that access to personal data cannot be excluded. This category of recipients includes: IT service providers, data destruction service providers and external consultants. Data disclosure to authorities requires the existence of overriding statutory provisions. There will be no data transfer to third countries.

Storage period and deletion of data

Your data will be stored for the duration of the processing and deleted after the purpose ceases to exist; if there are legal requirements, the data will be stored until the end of these requirements and then deleted.

Your right to information, rectification, erasure, object and data portability

You may avail yourself of your rights to access, rectification and erasure of data at any time. Simply contact us using one of the methods described above. Should you require data to be deleted, which we are still legally obligated to retain, access to your data will be restricted (blocked). The same applies to your right to object. You may avail yourself of your right to data portability if the recipient and ourselves have the technical means.

Right to lodge a complaint

You have the option at any time to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority.

Provision obligation

Without providing correct data, the conclusion of a contract may not be possible.

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