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Privacy policy

GOERG & SCHNEIDER GmbH u. Co. KG
Bahnhofstrasse 4
D-56427 Siershahn
Phone: +49 (0) 26 23 - 604 0
Fax: +49 (0) 26 23 - 604 40
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Thank you for visiting our website. Your privacy and the protection of your personal data is very important to us. Which is why our business dealings comply with the applicable legal data protection and privacy regulations. We want you to feel secure when browsing our website. We and our data protection officers make sure that the data privacy regulations are complied with for this reason.

We are aware of the importance of the data you entrust us with and would like to inform you below about:

  • Which purposes your (personal data) are collected, processed and used for,
  • How we handle and protect your data,
  • Who has access to your data and
  • How you can exercise your rights.

Please read through the statements below carefully. You are of course welcome to contact our data protection officer if you have any questions. You can find the contact details at the bottom of this privacy policy.

1 Definitions

Data privacy is a complex topic. We have compiled some of the basic definitions for you to make it easier to understand this privacy policy.

Order processing” (abb. OP) in terms of Art. 28 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is to be simply understood as a service where personal data is collected, processed and / or used on behalf and instruction of the controller by a service provider (processor according to GDPR). Before such an order can be issued to a service provider, we conclude a specific contract with the service provider and take other measures to protect your personal data.

Cookies” are small text files that are stored on your end device (e.g. computer or smartphone) and save certain settings and data to share with our system through your browser. A cookie usually contains the name of the visited website which the cookie files were sent from, information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumerical identification code. Cookies allow systems to identify the user’s device and instantly provide any possible presettings.

Third party is any natural or legal person or body, except the person concerned, the controller, the processor and the people who are authorised to process the personal data under the controller or processor’s direct responsibility, see Art. 4 No. 10 GDPR. It is therefore not a third party if personal data is being given to a service provider as part of order processing in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR. 

IP addresses are numerical sequences, which can be allocated to individual IT devices or a group. The IP is used to be able to assign data to the right recipient, similarly to postal addresses.

Personal data” is to be understood as any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person, specifically the first and last name, date of birth, email address, home address, as well as bank and payment details and also health details, see Art. No. 1 GDPR.

Controller” according to Art. 4 no. 7 GDPR is any person or entity which solely or jointly determines the purposes and means of processing personal data (in this case the website operator).

2 Controller

The controller in relation to your personal data on this website is:

GOERG & SCHNEIDER GmbH u. Co. KG
Bahnhofstrasse 4
D-56427 Siershahn
Phone: +49 (0) 26 23 - 604 0
Fax: +49 (0) 26 23 - 604 40
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If there is a “controller” other than the aforementioned entity in terms of the General Data Protection Regulations, this will be explicitly and separately pointed out to you, if it is not obvious.

3 Using this website

Each time you access this website, data is automatically logged, which also applies to the calling up of files (log data). Here we collect and use the technically necessary data to make the website available to you. The technically necessary data transmitted to our web server by your browser includes, for example: Browser type/browser version, operating system used, referrer URL, pages accessed, IP address, date and time of the request.

We need this data to ensure the functionality of the website and to make your visit to this website as pleasant as possible. We reserve the right to analyse the logged data for the purpose of data security on a case-by-case basis. We do not create an individual profile that provides information about your personalized usage behaviour on the basis of the technically necessary data. The log data is not linked or merged with other data sources.

The legal basis for processing the described data – as far as they are personal - is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. It is our legitimate interest to offer you an attractive, user-friendly and technically functional website.

3.1 Cookies

We use cookies to make it easier for you to use our pages. On the one hand, we use so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted after the end of the browser session. On the other hand, we also use cookies which remain stored on your terminal for a longer period of time and which serve to save you and your preferences regarding our website in the event that you visit our pages again in the future. The information collected relates to technical information like your browser, a time stamp and a unique identifier. Almost all browsers allow the general blocking of cookies, the deletion of set cookies or a warning function to prevent/control the setting of a cookie. Processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in a user-friendly design of our website and in the analysis and optimisation of our online offer. If we ask the users for their consent to the processing, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.

For further information about the browser settings that you can make to control the setting and administration of cookies, please refer to your browser's help file or instructions of the browser provider. Please note that the blocking of cookies may prevent you from using our website or restrict its use. As a precaution, we have already informed you of the use of cookies when you visited this website.

3.2  Communication via e-mail, online form, telefax, telephone or postal delivery

3.2.1 Contact by e-mail, fax, telephone or postal delivery

If you contact us by e-mail, fax, telephone or post, we will use your details to contact you and to process and respond to your inquiry. Your data will not be passed on to third parties. Unless there are no other legal provisions and your request does not serve the preparation of a contract, your data will be deleted within a reasonable period after completion of processing by us.
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. Our legitimate interest includes  the appropriate answering and processing of your inquiry. If your request is for the preparation/initiation of a contract with you, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO is an alternative legal basis.

3.2.2 Contact via online form

You can get in touch with us by using a form provided on the website. If you use the online form, we collect and store your personal data that you have entered into the input mask (e.g. name, postal code, city, telephone number, e-mail address). We use your data exclusively for the purpose of processing and answering your enquiry. Your data will not be passed on to third parties. Unless there are no other legal provisions and your request does not serve the preparation of a contract, your data will be deleted within a reasonable period after completion of processing by us.
The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO. Our legitimate interest includes  the appropriate answering and processing of your inquiry. If your request is for the preparation/initiation of a contract with you, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO is an alternative legal basis.

4  Integration services and third-party content

4.1 General information

It is possible that within this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in terms of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO (our legitimate interest is focused on the analysis and optimisation of our online offer) third party contents, such as videos from YouTube or graphics from other websites are incorporated. This always assumes that the provider of this content (subsequently referred to as “third-party provider”) uses the user’s IP address. As without the IP address, the content generally cannot be sent to the respective user’s browser. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We make every effort to only use content whose providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. However, we do not have any influence over third-party providers storing the IP address, e.g. for statistical purposes. If we are aware of this, we inform the user.

5 Social media networks / platforms

We use a number of social networks and platforms to inform customers and interested parties, who are active in the respective networks, about our offers and to communicate with them. We use the social media networks / platforms exclusively within the framework of our presence on these pages.

The processing of personal data within the framework of the use of social media services also includes processing purposes for market research, advertising and the collection of statistical data. The social media providers can create user profiles (tracking) on the basis of usage behaviour and use these, among other things, to display interest-based advertising and provide the operator of a social media channel with statistical data for using the offer. To record user behaviour and to create and store user profiles, cookies of the social media service provider are usually set and stored on the user's devices. If you have an account with a social media service and are logged in, usage data can be collected and stored regardless of the device you are using.

The processing of your personal user data and the data of the statistical evaluation of the use takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests (in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO) in an effective information of the users and communication with the users. If you have given your consent, as a user of the respective social media service, to the aforementioned data processing, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO.

Further information on the scope of personal data processing by social media providers, the processing purposes, deletion periods, the legal basis of the processing as well as your rights and the possibility to make specific settings (opt-out) can be found in the data protection notices of the respective social media service providers listed below.

If you would like information about the processing of your personal data in connection with social media services or if you wish to assert your rights in this connection, we would like to point out that this is most effective if you address your request directly to the respective service provider. If you should assert your request for information or other rights against us, we will willingly forward your request to the service provider, since he has access to the corresponding user data and can take measures according to your user rights.

When using social media services, the processing of personal user data outside the European Union (EU) cannot be excluded. The processing of personal data outside the EU entails fundamental risks with regard to the enforcement of the rights concerned and keeping the general protection objectives of data protection. The providers of social media services used by us, regularly process personal data in the USA, i.e. outside the EU. In case the providers from the USA are certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield, they have committed to comply with EU data protection standards.

Supplementary information on data protection (external links) of the social media services we use:

 

6 Ordering from GOERG & SCHNEIDER GmbH u. Co. KG / Product recommendations

We process personal data if and to the extent that this is necessary for the justification, execution or termination of the respective legal transaction (purchase, invoice processing and pre-contractual measures, such as preparing an offer). For this purpose, we collect and process the necessary personal data (title, first and last name, e-mail address, postal address, payment data, product-specific data, order history) required to fulfil the order and, if necessary, to prepare an offer.

The legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO; if you have given your consent, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DS-GVO applies additionally.

If you have provided us with personal data when ordering a product, we will use this information (title, first and last name, e-mail address, telephone number if applicable) to inform you about similar attractive offers. You can object to the use of your details for sending product recommendations at any time using the link provided at the bottom of the page, by e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by post.

The legal basis for the use of your contact data to send product recommendations is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO in connection with § 7 Para. 3 UWG

7 Forwarding your data, using services

We collect and use your data in compliance with statutory regulations and only for our own purposes. Data is not forward to third parties, unless there is a legal obligation to do so or you have consented to this or the forwarding is necessary to fulfil a contract between you and us

7.1 Forwarding your data for service processing

We only pass on your data to third parties if this is necessary for the fulfilment of our contractual obligations towards you. This includes passing on of your data to the shipping service provider (e.g. Deutsche Post) to deliver the orders placed or passing on the necessary payment data to the payment service provider to settle the payment. We only forward the required data for the respective task to the service provider involved. Any further use of your data by the service provider will not take place.

The legal basis for the transfer of data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DS-GVO

7.2 Use of service providers for service processing

As far as we access other service providers in order to facilitate our offer and possibly grant them necessary access to your data, we have of course concluded a contract for order processing (in short AV-contract)) in accordance with Art. 28 DS-GVO with our service providers for order processing (in short order processor). We also remain responsible for the protection of your data. The conclusion of the contract does not mean that the service providers used are so-called third parties.

8 Duration of data usage / retention

Your personal data will be deleted if this does not conflict with legal retention obligations and if you have asserted a claim for deletion, if the data is no longer required for the purpose for which it was stored or if the retention is forbidden for other legal reasons.

9 Place of use of data

Your data will generally be processed in Germany. In exceptional cases, information that you transmit to us may be stored on servers within the European Union (EU). Should we as the "responsible party" deviate from this or should your data be stored outside the European Union, we will inform you about this.

10 Data security / Secure data transfer

Please note that the transfer of data on the Internet (e.g. by email) may have security gaps and vulnerabilities. It is therefore not possible to offer full protection against access by third parties. We safeguard our IT systems (including the website(s)) using technical and organisational measures (abb. TOM) to prevent unwanted access, forwarding, entry, loss and distribution as well as destruction and alteration by unauthorised persons. 

Your personal data is transferred securely over the Internet using the Secure Socket Layer coding system (256 bit SSL encryption). 

11 User rights / Data protection officer

The contact person for the protection of user rights is our data officer (please see below for contact details).

11.1 Right of withdrawal

You may revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time and with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7 (3) DS-GVO, without any costs for you that exceed the transmission costs in accordance with the basic prices.  

11.2 Right of access

Subject to the legal requirements of Art. 15 DS-GVO, you may of course request information at any time if we process your personal data. If we process personal data from you, you can also request information about the circumstances and structuring of the processing and more details about the data processed.

11.4 Right to deletion

Under the legal requirements of Art. 17 DS-GVO, you have the right to demand that we delete personal data concerning you immediately. The right to deletion does not exist, among other things, if the processing of personal data is necessary for the exercise of the right to freedom of expression and information, for the fulfilment of a legal obligation which we are subjected to (e.g. statutory storage obligations) or for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.

11.6 Duty of notification

According to Art. 19 DS-GVO, we are obliged to inform all recipients, to whom personal data has been disclosed, about amendments, deletions and restrictions of the processing of your personal data. Exceptions may exist, if this is impossible or involves disproportionate effort. If required we willingly inform you about these recipients.

11.7 Right to data portability

You have the right, subject to the requirements of Art. 20 DS-GVO, to demand from us that we provide you with the personal data concerning you, which are processed by us in a structured, common and machine-readable format.

11.8 Right of objection

Under the conditions of Art. 21 DS-GVO, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data and to demand from us to stop the processing. The right of objection exists only to the extent provided by law. Your objection may be opposed by legitimate interests which make further processing necessary.

11.9 Automated decision in individual cases including profiling

We also ensure your rights according to Art. 22 DS-GVO. You or your data are therefore not subject of decisions on our website, that are only based on automated processing - including profiling.

11.10 Right to appeal

According to Art. 77 DS-GVO, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority or a competent authority if you have a reason for complaint, in particular if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is not carried out in accordance with the statutory provisions and the provisions of this privacy policy.


Data Protection Supervisor 

Mr Jörg Herz 
GOERG & SCHNEIDER GmbH u. Co. KG
Guterborn 1
D-56412 Boden
Phone: +49 (0) 26 02 -9273 53
Fax: +49 (0) 26 02 - 9273 50
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

GOERG & SCHNEIDER GmbH u. Co. KG employs the external expertise of a consulting firm specialised in data privacy for data privacy issues:

Brands Consulting
Data privacy & consulting
Proprietor Mr Bernhard Brands
Auf dem Hahn 11
56412 Niedererbach (Westerwald), Germany
Website: www.brands-consulting.eu
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

12 External links and information on the website

We do not accept any liability for external links and third-party offers made accessible through them. Furthermore, please note that the information on this website is exclusively of an informative nature and is not legally binding.

13 Amendments to the privacy policy

Advancing technology, legal provisions and changing routines, among other things, may also have an effect on this privacy policy. We therefore reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with future effect. You can find the latest version of the privacy policy on this website. Please visit this sub-page on the website regularly to inform yourself regarding the valid provisions.

As of: 07.06.2019

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