Contents

General
Contact form
Service enquiries
Customer information
Online application for employment
Right to information and revocation
Data security
Collection of personal data upon informational use
Convenience functions
Cookies
Use of web analysis services
Use of social media plug-ins
Data in the Legal section
Contact data of the data protection supervisor
Changes in this privacy statement

General
Below we inform you about the collection and use of personal data associated with the use of this website.
Personal data is all data attributable to you personally, e.g., your name, address, e-mail address or user behaviour. The service provider within the meaning of section 13 of the German Telemedia Act (TMG) and the responsible entity within the meaning of section 3(7) of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) is schwartz GmbH; please refer to the Legal Notice section.

Contact form
Feel free to use our Contact form to send us an enquiry. The personal data you provide will be used exclusively for purposes of responding to your enquiry. Once your enquiry has been fully processed, the personal data transmitted will be deleted except where it must be preserved by law (e.g., because of retention periods imposed under tax law or commercial law). In no case shall it be used for any purposes other than replying to your enquiry, nor will any data be passed on to third parties.

Service enquiries
This website comprises features that allow our customers to submit enquiries to our service department. Any data you provide in this context will be used for the purpose of processing your enquiry. Furthermore, we shall store these data to handle future service enquiries, e.g., under warranty terms. Personal data that are no longer needed will be deleted once processing is complete, provided we are under no legal obligation to retain them beyond that time (e.g., for record-keeping periods imposed by tax law or commercial law). In no case shall such data be employed for any other purpose (e.g., advertising). Depending on where our service is to be performed, we will forward data from your enquiry to another member company of our group. For a list of our companies please refer to the “Contact” section of our website. Beyond such use, we shall not forward your data to any third parties.

Customer information
In the context of existing contractual relations with our customers, we send contractual and/or service-related information to the contact e-mail addresses stored in our database. This includes information, e.g., on forthcoming maintenance or servicing, or updated technical information about products purchased from us.
If you do not wish to receive such information, you can opt out at any time by sending an e-mail to service@schwartz-wba.de or by clicking on the unsubscribe link appearing in every customer information mail. To specify another (or an additional) contact in your company as a recipient for such information, just e-mail us at service@schwartz-wba.de.

Online application for employment
Under the ”Careers“ heading you will find our current job postings. Here you have the option to send us a speculative application for employment. If you apply on-line with us, we will initially collect your contact data (salutation/title, first name, last name, e-mail address and telephone number) and, if applicable, the job opening you have selected. In addition, you can forward your application documents in PDF format. All data is transmitted to us in securely encrypted form (HTTPS) by your browser. The application data you provide will be used exclusively for purposes of responding to your application. At the end of the application process we will retain your application data for a maximum of two more months in case any subsequent queries need to be clarified; thereafter, they will be deleted. At the time of sending your application data, you may authorise us (such authority to be revoked at any time) to keep your application on file, even if we cannot offer you any employment at this time, but would like to reserve the option to get in touch proactively with you at some future date if a job opening arises.

Rights to information and revocation
You have the right to request information from us about the data we store about you and its origin, recipient or categories of recipients to which it is communicated, as well as the storage purpose. If you have authorised the use of this data, you may revoke this authorisation at any time. Please address all information requests, inquiries or revocations of data processing authorisations to the contacts listed in the section “Contact data of the data protection supervisor”.

Data security
We employ advanced technologies to ensure data security, and specifically to protect your personal data from risks in transmission and disclosure to third parties. These technologies are regularly updated to reflect the state of the art.

Collection of personal data during informational use
If you visit this website for informational purposes only, i.e., without becoming a registered user, signing up or otherwise transmitting data to us, we will not collect any personal data except those sent by your browser to enable you to visit the site. These are the following:
– IP address
– Date and time of the query
– Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
– Contents of the query (specific webpage)
– Access status/HTTP status code
– Quantity of data communicated in each case
– Website from which the query originates
– Browser
– Operating system and user interface
– Language and browser software version
We will store this data, with full IP-addresses potentially attributable to a specific person, on our web server for reasons of technical security only, and particularly to defend against intrusion attempts, for a period not exceeding 14 days whereupon they will be anonymised / deleted.

Convenience functions
For optimum viewability of our internet offering (e.g., adaptation to different screen sizes, display of menus, contact form input control) we use techniques such as JavaScript and CSS (cascading style sheets).
You can deactivate the use of these techniques in your browser settings. However, you may be unable to benefit from certain functionalities of our web presence in this case.

Cookies
Furthermore, cookies are stored on your computer during use of our website. Cookies are small text files stored on your hard disk in association with the browser you are using, thereby causing certain information to pass to the site that places the cookie (in this case, ourselves). Cookies cannot execute programs nor transmit viruses to your computer. They are intended to make internet service more user-friendly and effective on the whole.
a) This website uses cookies as follows:
– Transient cookies (temporary use)
– Persistent cookies (limited-time use)
b) Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. Session cookies specifically belong to this group. These store what is known as a session ID whereby various queries made by your browser can be assigned to the shared session. This way, your computer can be recognised when you return to the website.
c) Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a predetermined duration, which may vary according to the cookie. You can delete these cookies anytime via the security settings of your browser.
d) You can configure your browser as you wish and, e.g., refuse the acceptance of cookies. Please note, however, that you may then not be able to use the full functionalities of this website.
This information is stored separately from any further data that may be transmitted to us. In particular, cookie data will not be linked to your other data (e.g., as part of contact requests or on-line job applications).

Use of web analysis services
This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics also uses “cookies” (see the “Cookies” section in this privacy statement), which are placed on your computer to enable an analysis of how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if the IP anonymisation feature is activated on this website, Google will shorten your IP address beforehand in European Union member states or in other signatory states to the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the U.S.A. and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of schwartz GmbH to evaluate website traffic and to compile reports on website activity. Google will not associate the IP address transmitted by your browser under Google Analytics with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by choosing the appropriate settings in your browser (see the “Cookies” section in this privacy statement). You may also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) at Google, as well as the use of this data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plug-in made available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.
By way of alternative to this browser add-on, specifically for browsers on mobile terminal equipment, you may prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on this link: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gajs/?hl=en-GB#disable An opt-out cookie will then be placed in your computer which prevents any further collection of your data as you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is effective only in this browser and for our website and will be written to your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser you may have to set the opt-out cookie again. This website uses Google Analytics with the extension „_anonymizeIp()“. Accordingly, IP addresses will be processed in a shortened form so that any direct identifiability of persons can be excluded. Google Analytics is used subject to the preconditions agreed between the German Data Protection Authorities and Google. Details of the third-party provider: Google Dublin, Google Ireland Ltd., Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, Fax: +353 (1) 436 1001
User conditions: http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html
Overview of privacy policy: http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html
Privacy statement: http://www.google.de/policies/privacy

Data in the Legal section
We expressly stipulate that any contact data published herein as part of our legal disclosure obligation must not be used by third-parties for purposes of transmitting advertisements and information materials which have not been explicitly requested. We expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of receiving any unrequested advertising information, e.g., through spam mail.

Contact information of the data protection supervisor
schwartz GmbH has appointed a data protection supervisor in accordance with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act (BSDG). This officer can be reached via the following contact data information:
imatec GmbH
Andreas Kayser
Bickerather Str. 3
52152 Simmerath
Germany
datenschutz@schwartz-wba.de

Changes in this privacy statement
We reserve the right to adapt this privacy statement as required by data protection law. The currently applicable version can always be viewed in the “Data protection” section of our website.