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PRIVACY POLICY

1. General

The protection of your personal data is particularly important for the Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG. This also applies to the handling of your data during your internet session on the websites of Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG. We comply with the law of the Data Protection Act (BDSG), the German Teleservices Act (TMG) and other applicable data protection regulations.

This statement and the questions and answers on data protection show the manner Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG deals with personal data, which kind of information the Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG collects and evaluates, and how this information is used and managed.

If you admit personal data on our website - like your first and last name, company and profession as well as your address, email address and phone number we collect, store and we use the data exclusively according to the regulations by law and to the extent necessary to process a request or to provide the requested quotation or for the creation, definition or amendment of the legal relationship. Please note that the transmission of the data is not encrypted and therefore no confidential information should be sent via the contact form.

A further collection, use, storage and processing of your personal data will only take place, if you have given us your separate, voluntary and express consent.
The Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG furthermore will not share information with third parties unless you have given us your express consent. Your information will not be sold, rented or exchanged.
 

2. Data collection and use of data


Basically, you can call the Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG web pages without leaving any information about yourself. Your visit to the Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG websites is, however, recorded.

Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG automatically collects and stores information sent by your browser (usage data) during the use of our website. These are: browser type / version, operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address or time of request, number of visits, average time spent, pages viewed.
This data is not allocatable to specific individuals for Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG. The collected data will be deleted after your visit. The information obtained is used to determine the attractiveness of Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG websites and to optimize the content.

This website uses a web analytics service which uses "cookies" (text files) that are stored on your computer and which enable an analysis of your use of the website.
Cookies are small files that are temporarily stored on your hard drive. These will only be used to obtain information about the use of the web page michaelschiffer.com. Cookies do not contain personal data, so that the protection of your privacy is ensured. Depending on your settings, your Internet browser will automatically accept cookies. But you can change the settings of your browser at any time and use our website without cookies.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your anonymized IP address) will be transferred to a server to Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG. Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG will use this information to evaluate your use of the website and to compile reports on website activities.By using this website, you consent to the processing of your data by the Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG in the manner described above and for the purposes set out above. We point out that this website uses PIWIK with the plug-in "AnonymizeIP" to ensure an anonymous collection of IP addresses.

3. Deactivation of the website analysis (opt-out method for cookies)

Please note that the opt-out cookies are specific to the browser and computer you are currently using. Your choice of the opt-out cannot be perceived, if you use another browser or another computer to access these pages. The opt-out cannot be realized if you have deleted cookies on your computer or the cookie is automatically deleted after X days. This has the consequence that you have to repeat the process of opting out at each visit using a different browser, different computer, or if the cookies were deleted.

4. Processing of personal data Without your consent no personal data is collected automatically, processed or used in the Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG websites. In certain cases we may need information from you.

If you choose to give us personal information such as name, address or eMail addresses for the purpose of a contract or to process your inquiries, we will clearly tell you what we do with this data. In this case, you´ll enter the data voluntarily. For this purpose, the link Privacy Policy can be found anywhere where you have to give personal information. To maintain customer relationships, it may be necessary,

•    that we process your personal data for a better service
•    that we use this data to inform you about Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG.

If there is a business relationship, we use the data for tracking and management of contracted services. As part of the settlement service providers used by us (carriers, logistics, financing banks) receive only required for their task performance data.
Such processing is only performed by Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG with your consent, which you may revoke at any time in the future, for the aforementioned purposes. Otherwise, the personal data will be deleted after 180 days.
The processing of your data will be processed in the Federal Republic of Germany. A sale of your personal data to third parties or other marketing does not take place. Our employees are bound to confidentiality.
 

5. Newsletters, contests and advertising


If we carry out one of the actions described below or other performances, we collect and store your personal information and will be asking your explicit consent at the relevant points of our website:
•    sending of the newsletter
•    participation of a contest
•    credit or age verification to enable our services
•    personalisation of our website
•    other services and offers which require your express consent for their data collection

If you would like to use the above options on our website, we need your eMail address as well as information that allow us to verify that you are the owner of the e-mail address or that the owner agrees with the reception / processing. We need your confirmation by eMail (so-called „double opt-in“).

The data will only be collected, stored and used for the designation of the above mentioned services. Our newsletter is send via the service provider CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, Felix-Wankel-Str. 16, 26125 Oldenburg, who is commissioned by us to carry out this service. If you have expressly consented to the sending of our newsletter by the „submit“ button, your eMail address will be forwarded to the service provider CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG, on whose server performance of the contracted services takes place. The CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG will use your data exclusively for the aforementioned purposes in accordance with your interests worthy of protection. A forwarding of your personal data on behalf of CleverReach GmbH & Co. KG to third parties does not take place.

If you wish, you can use a pseudonym for the registration of the newsletter, so that no direct conclusions of your personality are possible. The data is stored long-term and for repeated usage of the mentioned purposes. For the participation of a contest, we use the data for the purpose of notification.

You can withdraw your consent of the collection and storage of data and at any time without giving reasons or revoke a consent once given to the storage and processing of your personal data and eMail address and newsletter receipt at any time. Of course you can also find an unsubscribe link in each newsletter.

An opposition or revocation may mean that we are no longer able to fulfil your request or concern. Liabilities of Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG as well as the assertion of claims for damages are excluded in this case.
 

6. Product request/information request; consent to the use of advanced data collection


The Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG is – if you have given us your separate agreement with the information or product request - entitled to use data you have consented for use, storage for subsequent use and processing for:
•    the recording and preparation of a list of participants
•    the sending of advertising , catalogues and information about current offers and promotions of Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG by email, fax or mail
•    personalization and the optimal alignment of the offerings of Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG to the preferences and interests of the user by email, fax or mail
•    market research and conducting market analysis
For consent to the advanced data usage Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG is not obliged to remove your user data after the end of the current use, but is entitled to storage.
In addition, Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG is entitled by your consent to the advanced data usage to continue to use your personal data for the purposes of advertising, as well as for collecting and conducting market analysis and market research.
Your consent is given by setting the check mark in the appropriate box. The consent will be recorded. Your consent can be revoked at any time without notice for any reason. However, this may mean that we are no longer able to fulfil your request or concern. Liabilities of Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG as well as the assertion of claims for damages are excluded in this case.

 
7. Special Privacy Policy for the use of contact forms under „Product Request/Inquiry"; consent to the use of advanced data collection.

If you use our integrated contact form to send information to us, we will ask for your name, your address, your eMail address and other personal data, this information is voluntary.

The Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG is authorized by your consent to obtain a credit assessment about you before responding to your inquiry or before establishing a business relationship based on the personal data provided to us.

With your consent, Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG is entitled to collect, to store, to process and to use your personal information for the following purposes:

•    the sending of promotion , catalogues and information about current offers and promotions of Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG by email, fax or mail
•    personalization and the optimal alignment of the offerings of Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG to the preferences and interests of the user by email, fax or mail
•    market research and conducting market analysis

In addition, Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG is entitled because of your consent to continue to use your personal data for the collection and conducting market analysis and market research.

Your consent is given by setting the check mark in the appropriate box. The consent will be recorded. Your consent can be revoked at any time without notice for any reason. However, this may mean that we are no longer able to fulfil your request or concern. Liabilities of Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG as well as the assertion of claims for damages are excluded in this case.

 
8. Right to information and withdrawal

You can withdraw your consent of the collection, usage, storage and processing of your personal data at any time without giving reasons.
However, this can have the effect that Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG is no longer able to fulfil their offers (forwarding of a newsletter, creation of an offer, response to a request etc.) in this situation. Liabilities of Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG as well as the assertion of claims for damages are excluded in this case.
We point out that an opposition to the use of cookies must be activated separately each time you visit our sites, because your data will not be saved and that fore we don’t have any conclusion about your withdrawal.
Please send your revocation via eMail to service@michaelschiffer.com
According to the Federal Data Protection Act you have the right to free information regarding your personal data, its origin and destination, the purpose of storage, and a right to rectification, blocking or erasure of data. Information about stored data can be given to you by the data protection officer of Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG, Mr. Stefan Kleinermann.
You can always contact our data protection officer, if you have any questions about data security that were not answered in this Privacy Policy.
 
9. Facebook, Google+, Twitter etc.


No plug-ins from Facebook, Google+, Twitter or others are used on our website.

 
10.Data Security

We secure our website and other systems through technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.
 

11. Links to other websites


This privacy policy applies to the performance of the Michael Schiffer GmbH & Co. KG, michaelschiffer.com. The pages on this site may contain links to third parties to which the data protection statement does not extend. If you leave our website, it is recommended to carefully read the privacy policy of every website that collects personally identifiable information.
 
Please note:  This is a translation of a German text.

In cases of doubt, the text of the German original is valid, which can be found at www.michaelschiffer.com