We are delighted that you have visited our website. We take the protection of your privacy very seriously. We will inform you in detail about the handling of your data below.
Responsible pursuant to the GDPR (Art. 4 No. 7) and other national data protection laws of the member states as well as other data protection regulations is:
MTS Schrode AG
Tel.: + 49 7386 9792-0
Fax.: + 49 7386 9792-200
Name and address of the data protection officer:
Mr. RA Dr. Jens Bücking
Emmert Bücking Speichert Matuszak-Leśny
Partnership company with limited professional liability
AG Stuttgart PR 720600
Schockenriedstrasse 8 A
70565 Stuttgart, Germany
Tel. +49 711 46 90 58 0
Fax +49 711 46 90 58 99
1. Access data and hosting
You can visit our websites without giving out any personal information. Every time you access a website, the web server only automatically saves a so-called server log file, which, for example, contains the name of the requested file, your IP address, date and time of access, transferred data volume and the requesting provider (access data) and documents this access.
This access data is evaluated exclusively for the purpose of guaranteeing trouble-free operation of the site and for improving our services. This serves, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. a GDPR , to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests in correctly presenting our offer as part of a balancing of interests. All access data will be deleted no later than seven days following the end of your page visit.
Third party hosting services: A third party provider renders hosting and website display services for us within the scope of processing on our behalf. This serves to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests in correctly presenting our offer as part of a balancing of interests. All data collected within the framework of using this website or in the forms provided for this purpose in the online shop as described below will be processed on their servers. Any processing on other servers will only take place within the scope described here. This service provider is located within a country of the European Union or the European Economic Area.
2. Data collection and use for contact purposes
We collect personal data whenever you voluntarily provide us with it when contacting us (e.g. by e-mail). If you use forms provided by us for this purpose, mandatory fields will be marked as such, because in these cases, the data is absolutely necessary for processing your contact and you cannot establish contact without such information. The respective input forms show which data is collected. We use the data provided by you in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. a GDPR to process your enquiries. Once your data has been completely processed, it will be subjected to restrictions for further processing and deleted at the end of the retention periods under tax and commercial law, to the extent that you have not expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use your data beyond this, which is legally permitted and about which we inform you in this declaration.
3. E-mail newsletter and postal advertising
a) E-mail advertising with newsletter registration
If you register for our newsletter, we will use the data required for this purpose or provided separately by you in order to send you our e-mail newsletter on a regular basis by virtue of your consent in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. a GDPR.
You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, either by sending a message to the contact partner mentioned below or by clicking on the link provided in the newsletter. We will delete your e-mail address after you have unsubscribed, provided that you have not expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data beyond this, which is permitted by law and about which we will inform you in this declaration.
b) E-mail advertising without newsletter registration and your right of objection
In the event that we receive your e-mail address in connection with the sale of a product or service and you have not objected to this, we reserve the right to regularly send you offers for similar products to those already purchased from our product range by e-mail in accordance with § 7 para. 3 of the German Unfair Competition Act (UWG). This serves to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests in advertising to our customers in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. f GDPR as part of a weighing of interests.
You may object to this use of your e-mail address at any time by sending a message to the contact partner mentioned below or via a link provided for this purpose in the advertising mail, whereby no costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs will be incurred.
The newsletter is sent within the scope of processing on our behalf by a service provider whom we forward your e-mail address to. This service provider is located within a country of the European Union or the European Economic Area.
c) Postal advertising and your right of objection
We also reserve the right to use your first and last name as well as your postal address for our own advertising purposes, e.g. to send interesting offers and information about our products by post. This serves to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests in advertising to our customers in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. f GDPR as part of a weighing of interests.
4. Cookies and web analytics
We use so-called cookies on various pages to make visiting our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, to display suitable products or for market research. This serves to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests in an optimised presentation of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. f GDPR as part of a weighing of interests. Cookies are small text files that are automatically stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the browser session has ended, i.e. after you close your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and allow us to recognise your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). You can find the duration of the storage in the overview in the cookie settings of your web browser. You can configure your browser so that it informs you when cookies are set and you can decide whether to accept them individually or whether to exclude cookies in certain cases or generally. All browsers differ in the way they manage cookie settings. This will be described in the help menu of each browser, which will explain how to change your cookie settings. These can be found for the respective browsers under the following links:
Internet Explorer™: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies
Opera™ : http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html
Non-acceptance of cookies may limit the functionality of our website.
Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analysis: This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (www.google.de), for website analysis. This serves to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests in an optimised presentation of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 P. 1 lit. f GDPR as part of a weighing of interests. Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods that allow us to analyse your use of the website, such as cookies. The information automatically collected about your use of this website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the USA. Activating IP anonymisation on this website will shorten the IP address prior to transmission within the member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. The anonymous IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google.
Google LLC has its headquarters in the USA and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate can be viewed here. On the basis of this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has established an adequate level of data protection for companies certified under the Privacy Shield.
You can refuse to allow Google to collect the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and to process this data by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under this Link.
You can also click this link as an alternative to the browser plug-in to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data from this website in the future. An opt-out cookie is stored on your device in this case. You will have to click the link again if you delete your cookies.
5. Contact options and your rights
You have the right to obtain information free of charge about the personal data we have stored about you and, if applicable, the right to have this data corrected, restricted, transferred or deleted. In detail:
You have the following rights:
- in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to request information about your personal data processed by us in the scope specified therein;
- in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to request the immediate correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;
- in accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless further processing is necessary
- to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information;
- to fulfil a legal obligation;
- for reasons of public interest or
- to assert, exercise or defend legal
- in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to request that your personal data be restricted in so far as
- the accuracy of the data is disputed by you;
- the processing is unlawful but you refuse to delete it;
- we no longer need the data but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims; or
- you have lodged an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR;
- in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to obtain your personal data which you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transferred to another responsible person;
- in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. You can usually apply to the supervisory authority at your usual place of residence or workplace or at our company headquarters.
Should you have any questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, the disclosure, correction, blocking or deletion of data as well as the revocation of consents given or objections to a specific use of data, please contact our company data protection officer directly using the contact data in our imprint.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible data protection supervisory authority.
Right of objection
You may object to the processing of your personal data as described above as far as we process it in order to safeguard our predominantly legitimate interests within the scope of balancing interests. In the event of processing for direct marketing purposes, you may exercise this right at any time as described above. Insofar as processing is carried out for other purposes, you are only entitled to object to such processing if there are reasons arising from your particular situation.
After exercising your right of objection, we will not process your personal data any further for these purposes unless we can substantiate compelling reasons meriting protection for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or if the processing is used to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. This does not apply if processing is performed for direct marketing purposes. Then we will not further process your personal data for this purpose.