Data privacy statement (markilux)

 

We would like to thank you for visiting our website and wish to familiarise you with our online data privacy principles.

Protecting your privacy is of the utmost importance to our company, which is why we comply with statutory data privacy regulations as a matter of course. Moreover, it matters to us that you always know when we store your data and how we use it.

Personal data is collected by the system if you disclose it for the purpose of ordering goods, registering for our online shop, signing up to our newsletter or for marketing reasons.

 

Your rights pursuant to the German Federal Data Protection Act (Bundesdatenschutzgesetz, BDSG) and the German Telemedia Act (Telemediengesetz, TMG)

In accordance with the BDSG, you have various unconditional rights:

  • You have the right to obtain free disclosure on the data we hold about you and how we use it.
  • Under certain conditions, you also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted.

Furthermore, you can object to the use and transfer of your personal data for the future.

In accordance with the TMG, you have the right:

  • To withdraw any previously granted consent for the collection, processing and use of your personal data for the future without stating reasons, and
  • To obtain free disclosure about data held under your name or a pseudonym on request.

 

Collection, processing and use of data

Whenever you ask Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co. KG not to use your personal data for further contact and/or to delete your data, we will respect your wishes. Data that is imperative for order processing and/or commercial purposes is not affected by termination/deletion.

Please bear in mind that, in the event of consent being withdrawn, it will no longer be possible to provide you with a personalised service, as this necessitates the use of customer data.

Any personal data you provide will be used solely for the purpose of the technical administration of the websites and for fulfilling your requests and requirements. Generally speaking, this means fulfilling thecontract we conclude with you or responding to your query.

Only when you have given us your prior consent to do so, or – if required by law – you have not lodged any objection to us doing so, will we use this data for product-related surveys and marketing purposes.

We collect and evaluate a wide variety of information for the purpose of improving the accessibility and effectiveness of our website. For this purpose, we send you small files known as cookies. These provide us with information on visitor numbers for each individual Web page, length of session, the search terms used and activity pathways. They also tell us which ISP and browser type are being used, and record login details and times. This information, which is used for internal purposes only, cannot be associated with specific persons.

Your personal data will not be passed on, sold or communicated to third parties in any other way unless it is necessary to do so to fulfil an agreement or unless you have given your express consent for this to happen. It may well be necessary for us to pass on your address and order details to our suppliers if you place an order.

This website also uses Google Analytics with the “_anonymizelp()”, 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 you use the website during your visit. The information generated by the cookie about your visit and your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In order to safeguard your personal data, IP addresses will be shortened and therefore anonymised within EU and EEA member states before being transmitted. As a result, it will not be possible to trace the IP address back to you.

Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for our company and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf.

 

Google will not associate the information collected with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the installation of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note, however, that if you do this you may not be able to make full use of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can object to the collection and storage of your data with future effect at any time.

Furthermore, we offer you a deactivation function for your browser. The Google Analytics deactivation add-on for browsers gives you, as a visitor to our website, more control over which data about requested websites is recorded by Google Analytics. Once activated, the add-on tells Google Analytics that no information about your visit to the website should be transmitted to Google Analytics. We hereby inform you that the Google Analytics deactivation add-on for browsers does not prevent information being transmitted to the website or other website analysis services.

If you wish to use this function, please download the add-on for your current Web browser at

http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

The browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics is available for Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari and Opera.

When you are using a mobile device, you can deactivate Google Analytics by using this link: Set Opt-out Cookie

Restricted user area

Access to the restricted user area is reserved for retailers. Within the restricted area, we only collect personal data for further use and processing if it serves the purposes of our agreement.

 

Self-protection and anonymity

You decide what information you entrust us with during your visit. You can surf all publicly available Web pages belonging to Schmitz-Werke GmbH + Co. KG anonymously. In particular, you can use the collection database, the sunshine compass and the markilux weather information service anonymously and leave the site at any time. For the purposes of improving the site, we only collect statistical data that cannot be traced back to you. The restricted area for our retailers cannot be used on an anonymous basis.

Additional personal information such as your name, your address, your telephone number or your email address will not be collected unless you have provided this information voluntarily, e.g. whilst registering for something, completing a survey, entering a competition, fulfilling a contract or requesting information.

If you have given your consent to receive further offers from Schmitz-Werke under the markilux brand name, we will use your personal data solely for our own marketing purposes, possibly involving third parties as service providers. Otherwise, your data will only be passed on to third parties in order to fulfil agreements or if we are legally obliged to share it.

 

Security

Even if customer accounts and other personalised services can only be accessed by entering individual login details (username, password), you should always keep your login details confidential.

If, when requesting pages and files within this website, you are asked to enter personal data, we wish to make you aware that any transmission of this data via the Internet is not secure. Therefore, unauthorised persons may be able to access such data and even subject it to fraudulent use.

If this website contains any links to third-party websites, this does not mean that we claim the content as our own. Therefore, this data privacy statement does not apply to any websites accessed via links. We accept no responsibility for such sites.

 

Data privacy officer

If you have any questions or comments related to data privacy or wish to object to the use of your personal data for advertising, market research or opinion polling purposes, please write to the address below:

 

Data privacy officer

Schmitz-Werke GmbH + CO. KG

Hansestrasse 87

48282 Emsdetten – Germany

 

E-Mail: [email protected]