Privacy statement

We care about your privacy.
Thank you for your interest in Erich Schäfer GmbH & Co. KG. We want you to feel safe while you are visiting our web pages, also with regard to your personal data. That is why we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. Compliance with the provisions of the Germany Data Protection Act is a matter of course for us.
We want you to know when we collect which data and how we use it. We have taken technical and organisational measures to ensure that we as well as any external service providers employed by us comply with the privacy regulations.

Personal data
Personal data are information about your identity. This includes e.g. information such as name, address, telephone number, email address. It is not necessary for you to disclose these personal data to us for the purpose of using our website. In certain cases, however, we require your name and address as well as other information in order to provide the desired free services.
The same applies to sending information material or answering individual questions. We will make you aware of this wherever it is required. Beyond this, we only store and process data which you provide to us voluntarily and possibly data which we automatically collect when you visit our web pages (e.g. your IP address and the name of the pages visited by you, the browser you use and your operating system, date and time of access, search engines used, name of downloaded files).
If you make use of free services, as a rule we only collect data required for supplying these services. If we ask you for further data, these are voluntary information. Processing of personal data is only carried out for the purpose of providing the requested service and safeguarding our own legitimate business interests.

Purpose of personal data
We generally use the personal data provided by you to answer your queries or to give you access to certain information or offers. It can also be necessary for us or a service provider employed by us to use these personal data to inform you about news or to carry out online surveys in order to better meet the demands and requirements of our users.
Of course we respect if you do not want us to store your personal data. We will neither sell your personal data to third parties nor market them in any other way.

Dedicated use
We will only record, process and use the personal data provided by you online for the purposes which we tell you about. We will not hand your personal data to third parties without your express consent.
Recording of personal data and their transfer to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive such information is only carried out in the framework of the relevant legislation or if we are obligated to do so by a court order. We and the service providers employed by us are bound to secrecy and to compliance with the provisions of the German Data Protection Act.

Data automatically recorded when visiting our web pages
The following data are stored during the use of our web pages for organisational and technical reasons: the names of the pages visited by you, the browser and operating system used by you, date and time of access, search engines used, name of downloaded files and your IP address.
We evaluate these technical data anonymously and only for statistical purposes in order to continuously optimise our website and to make our web pages even more attractive. These data are stored separately to other personal data on secure systems. No conclusions as to individual persons are drawn.

Cookies
When you visit one of our websites, we may store information on your computer in the form of a cookie. Cookies are small text files which are sent to your browser by a web server and stored on your computer's hard drive.
No personal user data are stored except for the internet protocol address. This information is used to automatically recognise you at your next visit to our website and to facilitate navigation for you. Cookies allow us to, for example, adapt a web page to your interests or to save your password so you do not have to enter it again every time.
Of course you can also view our web pages without cookies. If you do not want us to recognise your computer you can prevent the storing of cookies on your hard drive by setting your browser to not accept cookies. Please refer to the instructions from your browser manufacturer for details. If you do not accept cookies, however, this may lead to reduced functionality of our website.

Children and adolescents
Persons under the age of 18 should not provide any personal data to us without the consent of their parents or carers. We will not request, store and transfer to third parties any personal data from children and adolescents.

Security
We have taken technical and organisational security measures to protect your personal data against loss, destruction, manipulation and unauthorised access. All persons involved in data processing are obligated to comply with the German Data Protection Act and other legislation relevant to data protection and privacy.
If any personal data are collected, the information is transmitted in encrypted form to prevent misuse of the data by third parties. Our security measures are continuously being revised in line with technological development.

Changes to our privacy policy
We reserve the right to change our security and privacy measures where this is necessary due to technical development. In these cases we will also update our privacy information accordingly. Therefore, please always refer to our current version of the privacy policy.

Links
If you are using external links which are offered within the framework of our web pages this privacy policy does not extend to those links. For this reason please also acquaint yourself with the privacy policies on the web pages of the other providers. By integrating hyperlinks into our website we make it possible for you to visit specific third party websites. The contents on those websites are beyond our influence, which is why we cannot accept any responsibility for the correctness and legitimacy of the contents provided there. At the time of including a link into our website we checked the linked web page for obviously illegal content. However, we cannot continuously check all third party web pages linked by us for legitimacy. Nevertheless we will remove a link immediately upon learning that it leads to illegal content. If you think that the content of a linked web page may be illegal, please let us know at info@e-schaefer-kg.de.

Right to information
You can obtain information about the data we store about you at any time. Please send an email to info@e-schaefer-kg.de.

Right to object
You may furthermore revoke your consent to the collection, processing and use of your personal data by us. Please send an email to info@e-schaefer-kg.de.

Question, comments, complaints
If you have any questions about our privacy policy or about the processing of your personal information please contact us. Please send an email to info@e-schaefer-kg.de. We are also available for information requests, comments or complaints.

Privacy policy for using Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analysis service by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is usually transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case of activation of IP anonymisation on this web page, Google will truncate your IP address for Member States of the European Union as well as for other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area beforehand.

The full IP address is sent to Google servers in the USA and shortened there only in exceptional cases. On behalf of the website provider, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address transmitted by Google Analytics with any other data held by Google.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. Furthermore you can prevent Google from collecting and using the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. (Sources: Disclaimer by eRecht24)