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Data protection declaration

Data protection declaration

The website www.schmetz.com is operated by Ferd. Schmetz GmbH (hereinafter referred to as “Schmetz” or “we”). Thank you for visiting our website and for taking an interest in our group of companies. Protecting your personal data is of central concern to us. Below, we tell you how, to what extent and for what purpose we collect and use your personal data. You can access this information on our website at any time.

Personal data

We gather, process and use your personal data exclusively in compliance with the German ruling provisions governing data protection. Point of contact for issues regarding data protection legislation:

Ferd. Schmetz GmbH
Bicherouxstr. 53-59
52134 Herzogenrath

Personal data are all personal or factual information about identified or identifiable natural persons. This in particular includes basic user-related data such as your name, your postal address, your email address and telephone number; it also includes user data, such as information about when you visited our website, the browser you used and other data that are generated while you visit our website.

Collecting, processing and using personal data

When you visit our website, our web server by routine stores the connection data of the requesting computer. All we store and use are access data without personally identifiable information, such as your browser type, the page from which you are visiting us, the date and time of your visit or the name of the requested file. These data are analysed for statistical purposes and to improve our services; it cannot be used to identify you as a person. Personal data over and above this are not stored unless you provide such information voluntarily, for instance as part of an information request or when you send electronic inquiries to us.

We explicitly draw attention to the fact that we do not pass on any personal data communicated to us to third parties, neither for free nor in return for payment. We reserve the right to create pseudonymised user profiles for the purposes of advertising, market research or optimising our website, provided you do not object.

Right to information, right of objection and right of revocation

According to the German Federal Data Protection Act, you have the right to free information about your data stored with us as well as the right to correct, block or delete those data. Furthermore, you may object to us creating pseudonymised user profiles for the purposes of advertising, market research or optimising our website. You may revoke your consent for data collection, storage and use at any time with effect for the future. If you have any more questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data, please contact us at the address mentioned in the imprint.