Scope of Application

The following data privacy statement applies to the use of the website schmid-group.com. This website is an offer of Gebr. SCHMID GmbH, Robert-Bosch-Straße 32-36, 72250 Freudenstadt / Germany.

The protection of your personal data is important to us, especially in respect of the protection of the right of privacy in the processing and use of this information. Personal data are collected, processed and used in accordance with the provisions of the Telemedia Act (TMG) and the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

The use of our web page is normally possible without giving personal data. If personal data (for example name, address or e-mail addresses) are collected on our pages, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. These data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.

We have to point out that the transmission of data on the Internet (for example, by e-mail communication) may have security gaps. It is not possible to fully protect the data from third-party access.

Cookies

The websites partly use so-called cookies. Cookies do not damage your computer and contain no viruses. Cookies serve to make our offer more user-friendly, effective and safer. Cookies are small text files which are filed on your computer and which are saved by your browser.
Most of the cookies we use are so called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognize your browser on the next visit.

You can set your browser to inform you about the setting of cookies and to allow cookies in individual cases, to exclude the acceptance of cookies for specific cases or in general, and to activate the automatic deletion of cookies when the browser is closed. The functionality of this website may be restricted when cookies are deactivated.

Server-Log-Files

As with any website, our server automatically collects and temporarily stores the following information in the server log files that are transmitted by the browser, unless this is disabled by you:

• IP address of the requesting computer
• file request of the client
• the http response code
• the website from which you visit us (referrer URL)
• the time of the server request
• browser type and version
• utilized operating system of the requesting computer

A personal analysis of the server log files does not take place. These data cannot be assigned to specific persons at any time. These data will not be merged with other data sources.

Data Collection and Processing of Voluntarily Communicated Data

If you provide us with personal data via e-mail or via our website (name, surname, e-mail address, address), this is generally done on a voluntary basis. These data are used to develop the contractual relationship, to handle your inquiries and/or orders, to do market or opinion research, and for our own advertising by mail and e-mail. Any further use, in particular a transfer of the data to third parties for the purpose of advertising, market or opinion research, will only take place within the scope of your consent. At any time you may revoke any consent to the storage and use of the data with effect for the future.

If you wish to subscribe to our newsletter, we require your e-mail address and you have the option to enter your name voluntarily. These data are only used for communication with you within the scope of our newsletter offering. By subscribing to the newsletter, you agree that we will save the aforementioned data for sending the newsletter. No further use of the data takes place. At any time you can revoke your consent with effect for the future. You can revoke your revocation by changing the newsletter settings in your user account.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA („Google“). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, text files which are stored on your computer and which allow to analyze the use of the website by you. The information generated by the cookie concerning your use of this website is generally transferred to a Google server in the USA and saved there. In case of activation of the IP-anonymization on this web page, however, your IP address will be previously abbreviated by Google within the Member States of the European Union or in other Contracting States to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address will be transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activities, and to provide other services related to website usage and internet usage toward the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being saved by setting your browser software accordingly; however, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to fully utilize all the functions of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting and processing the data (including your IP address) related to your use of the website, as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

Facebook-Plugins

On our pages, plugins from the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated. You will recognize the Facebook plugins by the facebook logo or the “Like” button on our page. An overview of the Facebook plugins can be found here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

When you visit our pages, the plug-in is used to establish a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. This gives Facebook the information that you have visited our page with your IP address. When you click the Facebook “Like button” while you are logged in to your Facebook account, you can link the content of our pages to your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your user account. We like to point out that as a provider of the pages we do not obtain any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of their use by Facebook. For more information, see the Facebook data privacy statement at http://de-de.facebook.com/policy.php. If you do not want Facebook to associate the visit of our pages with your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Twitter

Functions of the Twitter service are integrated on our pages. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “Re-Tweet” function, the websites visited by you are linked to your Twitter account and disclosed to other users. Thereby data are also transmitted to Twitter. We like to point out that as a provider of the pages we do not obtain any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of their use by Twitter. For more information, see the Twitter data privacy statement at
http://twitter.com/privacy. You can change your privacy settings on Twitter in the account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Google +1

Our pages use Google +1 functions. Provider is the Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Collection and disclosure of information: The Google + 1 button allows you to publish information worldwide. The Google + 1 button provides you and other users with personalized content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the information that you have given +1 for a content, as well as information about the page you have looked at when clicking +1. Your +1 can be faded in as hints along with your profile name and photo in Google services, such as search results, your Google profile, or elsewhere on websites and ads on the Internet. Google records information about your + 1 activities to improve Google services for you and others. To use the Google + 1 button, you need a globally visible, public Google profile, which must contain at least the name chosen for the profile. This name is used in all Google services. In some cases, this name can also replace another name that you used when sharing contents through your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who know your e-mail address or have other identifying information from you. Use of the information collected: In addition to the intended purposes outlined above, the information you provide will be used in accordance with the applicable Google data protection regulations. Google may publish aggregated statistics on users’ + 1 activities, or may pass them on to users and partners, such as publishers, advertisers, or related websites.

LinkedIn

Our website utilizes functions of the LinkedIn network. Provider is the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Each time you visit one of our pages containing LinkedIn functions, a connection to LinkedIn servers is established. LinkedIn is informed that you have visited our websites with your IP address. When you press the “Recommend button” of LinkedIn and when you are logged in to your LinkedIn account, LinkedIn can assign your visit in our websites to you and your user account. We like to point out that as a provider of the pages we do not have any knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or of their use by LinkedIn. For more information see the LinkedIn data privacy statement at: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

Xing

Our website utilizes functions of the XING network. Provider is the XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. Each time you visit one of our pages containing Xing functions, a connection to Xing servers is established. As far as we know personal data are not stored. In particular, no IP addresses are stored and the usage behavior is not evaluated.

For more information about the data privacy and the Xing Share button, please visit Xing’s data privacy statement at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection

YouTube

Our website utilizes Plugins of the YouTube page operated by Google. The pages are operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. When you visit one of our YouTube-PlugIn equipped pages, a connection to the YouTube servers will be established. Thereby the Youtube server is informed which of our pages you have visited.

When you are logged in to your YouTube account, you enable YouTube to assign your surfing behavior directly to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

For more information about how to deal with user data, see the YouTube data privacy statement at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy .

Information, Deletion, Blocking

On written request or by e-mail, we will gladly inform you free of charge on the data received and stored about you in the context of the website, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing as well as on the right to correct, block or delete these data. Please send your written request to Gebr. SCHMID GmbH, Robert-Bosch-Straße 32-36, 72250 Freudenstadt/Germany or to the following e-mail address: datenschutz@schmid-group.com.

Contradiction to Promotional Mails

We hereby object to the use of contact data published within the framework of imprint obligations for the transmission of advertising and information materials which are not expressly requested. The operators of the pages expressly reserve the right to take legal steps in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for instance by spam e-mails.