Data privacy statement

Area of application
This data privacy statement informs the user about the type, scope and purpose of the collection and use of personal data by the responsible host Schwitzke GmbH, Tußmannstraße 70, 40477 Düsseldorf on this website (hereinafter referred to as “online offer”).
The legal basis for data privacy is to be found in the German Data Privacy Law (BDSG) and the Telemedia Law (TMG).
 
Access data/ Server log files
The host (or his web space provider) collects data on every access to the online offer (so-called server log files). The access data consists of:
Name of the accessed website or document, the date and time of access, the volume of data transmitted, the notification of successful retrieval, the type of web browser and its version, the user’s operating system, the referrer URL (the previously visited page), the IP address and the requesting provider.
The host uses the log data only for statistical evaluation for purposes of operation, security and optimization of the online offer. However, the host reserves the right to screen user log files subsequently, in case there is concrete evidence for suspicion of illegal usage.
Processing of personal data
Personal data is information that helps to make a person identifiable; this means data that can be traced back to a specific person. This includes name, email address or telephone number. However also such data as preferences, hobbies, memberships or the websites accessed by someone count as personal data.
Personal data will only be collected, used and passed on by the host, if it is legal or the user agrees to the collection of the data.
 
Establishing contact
When establishing contact with the host (for example through a contact form or email) the information given by the user will be stored to process the request and in case follow-up questions occur.
 
Integration of services and the content of third parties
It may happen that in the framework of this online offer, content from third parties, for example YouTube videos, map material from Google Maps, RSS feeds or graphics from other websites will be integrated. This always implies that the hosts of this content (hereinafter referred to as third party hosts) will become aware of the user’s IP address . For without the IP address, they would not be able to send the content to the browser of the individual user. This means the IP address is necessary to deliver the content. We only try to use such content, where the individual hosts use the IP address for the sole purpose of delivering content. However, we have no influence on whether the third party hosts store the IP address, for example for statistical purposes. As far as we have knowledge of this, we inform the user.
 
Google Analytics
The online offer uses Google Analytics, a Google Inc. (“Google”) web analysis service. Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”; these are text documents that can be stored on users’ computers and make it possible to analyze usage of the website. The information provided by the cookie about the usage of the website by the user is usually transmitted to a Google server in the US and stored there.
When IP anonymization is activated on this website however, the user’s IP address is shortened in the member states of the European Union or other states that are party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, is the full IP address sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. IP anonymization is active on this website. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate the usage of the website through the user, to compile reports about website activities and to provide the services connected with website and internet usage for the website’s operator.
In the Google Analytics framework, the IP address transmitted by your provider will not be integrated with other data from Google. The user can prevent the storage of the cookies through appropriate settings in the browser software. However, this online offer points out to the user that in this case you may not be able to use all the functions on this website to their fullest extent. Beyond this, the user can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie concerning their usage of the website (including their IP address) through Google by downloading and installing the available browser plugin under the following link:   http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
Alternatively to the browser add-on or with browsers on mobile devices, please click on this link to prevent data gathering when using this website in the future. In doing so, an opt-out cookie will be integrated on your device. If you delete your cookies, you will have to click on this link again.
 
Google’s +1 button
This online offer uses the +1 share button from the Google Plus social network, which is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States (Google). The button can be recognized by the sign +1 on a white or colored background.
When a user visits a website with this offer that has this kind of button, the browser creates a direct connection to Google servers. Google sends the content of the +1 button immediately to its browser and from here integrates it into the website. This means the host has no influence over the scope of the data that is gathered by Google. According to Google, no personal data is collected without clicking the button. Only with logged on members is this kind of data, among others the IP address, gathered and processed.
Users can access Google’s data protection guidelines for the +1 button regarding purpose and scope of data collection and further processing and usage of the data through Google as well as corresponding rights and settings concerning protection of privacy:
http://www.google.com/intl/de/+/policy/+1button.html und der FAQ: http://www.google.com/intl/de/+1/button/.
 
 
Revocation, changes, corrections and updates
The user has the right to receive information free of charge on the personal data that was stored about him. Additionally the user has the right to the correction of false data, blocking and deletion of his personal data as long as it does not go against legal safekeeping responsibilities.