Data Privacy

As of 04 / 2021

We take protecting your personal data very seriously and consequently strive to inform you comprehensively on the processing of your personal data. The following data privacy policy is designed to inform you about the type and scope and purposes of the processing of your personal data when using our website and / or contacting us.

In general, we will only collect personal data directly from you. The statutory basis is, in particular, the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

1.    Controller within the meaning of Article 4(7) GDPR

The controller for processing of data within the meaning of Article 4(7) GDPR as described below is:

Schwarz Unternehmenskommunikation GmbH & Co. KG
Stiftsbergstraße 1
74172 Neckarsulm, Germany

Phone: + 49 (0)7132 – 3078860
E-mail: kontakt@mail.schwarz

2.    Communication by e-mail / phone / mail

2.1.    Purposes of the data processing / legal basis

Personal data that you provide to us by email / phone / mail will of course be treated confidentially. We use your data solely for the purpose of processing your inquiry. The legal basis for data processing is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in the data processing arises from the objective of answering your inquiry and resolving any issues you may have and thus ensuring and improving your level of satisfaction.

When you contact us and provide us with personal data as part of initiating a contract or within an existing contractual relationship, then Art. 6(1)l(b) GDPR constitutes the legal basis for the data processing.

2.2.    Recipients / categories of recipient

As a rule, we do not transfer the data to third parties outside Schwarz Unternehmenskommunikation GmbH & Co. KG. In exceptional cases, we will have a processor process the data on our behalf. Such processors are carefully selected, audited by us and bound by contract in accordance with Article 28 GDPR.

We may, where necessary for the processing of your inquiry, transfer your data to other companies within the Schwarz Group, e.g. Schwarz Dienstleistung KG.

2.3.    Obligation to provide your data

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide personal data to us. If you however chose not to provide us with the data required for the processing of your inquiry, we may not be able to process your inquiry or respond to your concerns.

2.4.    Storage time / criteria for determining storage time

We delete or securely anonymize all information we receive from you when you make inquiries no later than 90 days after the final response is sent to you. The information is retained for 90 days in case you contact us again after receiving a response from us on the same matter and we need to refer to our previous correspondence. Based on experience, we generally do not receive any questions concerning our responses after 90 days. If you assert your rights as a data subject, your personal data will be stored for three years after the final response in order to document the fact that we provided you with comprehensive information and that the legal requirements have been met.

Personal data that you transmit to use as part of initiating a contract is deleted no later than 12 years later.

3.    Data that we process when you visit our website

3.1.    Purposes and legal basis of processing

When you visit our website, log files including the following content are created:

•  The website from which the access occurred;
•  the date and time of access;
•  file request of the client;
•  the information on browser type and version of the requesting computer;
•  the http response code;        
•  the transferred data volume;
•  the operating system of the requesting computer;

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in the data processing arises from the objective of protecting our systems and preventing misuse and fraudulent behavior for each access to this website.

3.2.    Recipients / categories of recipient

In exceptional cases, we will transfer your personal data to Schwarz IT KG, Stiftsbergstraße 1, 74172 Neckarsulm, Germany for support and maintenance reasons, as the website is hosted on servers provided by the Schwarz IT KG on our behalf.

3.3.    Obligation to provide your data

You are under no statutory or contractual obligation to provide personal data to us. For technical reasons, the aforementioned data is however processed upon accessing our website. If you chose to no longer provide us with your data, this can only be ensured if you no longer use our website.

3.4.    Duration of storage

The aforementioned data are stored for a period of 10 days.

4.    Use of Cookies

We at Schwarz Unternehmenskommunikation GmbH & Co. KG, Stiftsbergstraße 1, 74172 Neckarsulm, Germany, process data as a data controller in connection with the use of so-called cookies and other similar technologies used to process usage data on all (sub) domains and corresponding sub-domains or sub-pages at gruppe.schwarz.
Cookies are small files that are saved on your device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our websites. Cookies do not cause any damage to your device, and do not contain any viruses, Trojan horses, or other malware. The cookie stores certain information that results in connection with the specific end device deployed. However, this does not mean that we receive immediate knowledge about your identity.
You may also configure your browser to ensure that a warning appears every time a new cookie is placed. This makes the use of cookies more transparent for you. You may also configure your browser to refuse acceptance of all or some cookies from certain sources. Please be advised, however, that disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

4.1.    Purposes and legal basis of processing

Cookies and the other technologies used to process usage data are deployed for the following purposes, depending on the categories of the cookie / other technologies:

  • Necessary: Necessary cookies help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation and access to secure areas of the website. The website cannot function properly without these cookies.
  • Preferences: Using these technologies, allows us to take into account your actual or perceived preferences to enhance the user experience. For example, we can use your settings to display our websites in a language relevant to you. They also mean we can avoid displaying products that may not be available in your region.
  • Statistics: These technologies enable us to tailor the design of our services by producing anonymized statistics about how they are used. For example, we can use them to determine how better to adapt our websites to user habits.
  • Marketing: These enable us to display relevant advertising content based on an analysis of your usage behavior. Your usage behavior can also be tracked over various websites, browsers or devices via a user ID (unique identifier).

Depending on the purpose, the use of cookies and similar technologies to process usage data involves processing the following types of personal data in particular:

Necessary:

  • User input to ensure that input is saved across several sub-pages;
  • Data on playing multimedia content (e.g. playing videos selected by user);
  • Required data.

Preferences:

  • Settings of user interface adjustments that are not linked to a permanent identifier.

Statistics:

  • Pseudonymized usage profiles containing information on the use of our website. These contain in particular:
  • Browser type / browser version;
  • Operating system used;
  • Referrer URL (i.e. the page previously visited);
  • Host name of the accessing computer (IP address);
  • Time of the server request;
  • Individual user ID; and
  • Events triggered on the website (web browsing behavior).
  • IP addresses are routinely anonymized, which in principle means it is no longer possible to identify you
  • We will only merge your user ID with additional data of yours (e.g. Name, e-mail address, etc.) if you have given us your explicit consent to do so. In itself, we cannot use the user ID to identify you.

Marketing:

  • Pseudonymized usage profiles containing information on the use of our website. These contain in particular:
  • IP address;
  • individual user ID;
  • events triggered on the website (web browsing behavior).
  • IP addresses are routinely anonymized, which in principle means it is no longer possible to identify you.
  • We will only merge your user ID with additional data of yours (e.g. Name, e-mail address, etc.) if you have given us your explicit consent to do so. In itself, we cannot use the user ID to identify you. We may potentially share the user ID and associated usage profiles with third parties via providers of advertising networks.

The legal basis for using preference, statistics and marketing cookies is your consent given pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR. The legal basis for using technically necessary cookies and other technologies is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest in this regard is a technically stable and safe operation of the website.

You may revoke / modify your consent at any time with effect for the future without this affecting the lawfulness of the previous processing based on your consent given at that time. To do so, simply click on here and select your settings.

Please click here for an overview of the cookies and other technologies we use, including their function, expiration, and any third party providers involved.

5.   Your rights as a data subject

Pursuant to Article 15(1) GDPR, you have the right to request information, free of charge, on the personal data stored about you.

Provided that statutory requirements are met, you have the additional right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR), erasure (Article 17 GDPR) and restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR) of your personal data.

Provided that the data processing is based on Article 6(1)(e) or (f) GDPR, you have a right to object under Article 21 GDPR. If you object to data processing, the controller shall cease future processing unless the controller can provide compelling and legitimate grounds for a further processing which override the data subject‘s interests in the objection.

If and insofar as you yourself provided the processed data, you have the right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 GDPR.

If the data processing is carried out on the basis of consent granted pursuant to Article 6(1)(a) or Article 9(2)(a) GDPR, you may revoke that consent at any time with effect for the future without this affecting the lawfulness of the previous processing.

In the aforementioned cases, please contact our data protection officer in writing or by e-mail if questions or complaints arise. You also have a right to lodge a complaint with the competent data protection supervisory authority. In order to do this, you can contact the data protection supervisory authority of the state where you have your place of residence or the authority of the state in which the controller is headquartered.

6.    Data protection officer contact

Should you have any further questions regarding the processing of your data or the exercise of your rights, please contact the responsible data protection officer at the controller:

Schwarz Dienstleistung KG
Data Protection Department
Stiftsbergstraße 1
74172 Neckarsulm, Germany

datenschutz@mail.schwarz