Data protection statement

Data protection is a matter of trust and trust is important to us. We respect your privacy and personal sphere. The protection and legally compliant collection, processing and use of your personal data are therefore a major concern of ours. So that you feel safe when visiting our websites, please note that we strictly observe the legal provisions when processing your personal data and wish to inform you here about our data collection and use.

Scope and purpose of the data processing

1. Anonymous data collection

You can visit our website without providing information on your person. We merely store so-called server log files, access data without a personal reference, such as the name of your internet service provider, the internet browser you use, the page from where you visit us, the date and time of your access or the name of the file requested.
These anonymous data are stored separately from any personal data provided by you and do not allow any conclusions regarding a certain person. They are analysed for statistical purposes in order to optimise our website and our offerings. The legal basis for the temporary storage of the data and server log files is Article 6(1)(f) GDPR. The storage in log files is carried out to ensure the functionality of the website.

2. Collection and processing of personal data

If you wish to use a service of our company via our website, it cannot be ruled out that it will be necessary to process personal data. If there is no legal basis for the processing of personal data, we will obtain the affected person's consent. This will be visible in the corresponding places. This may be necessary if you register on our website, request our newsletter or when making contact via our contact form. The legal foundation for processing procedures, for which we obtain consent from you for processing purposes, is Article 6 I(a) GDPR. If the processing of personal data is required to fulfil an agreement or initiate an agreement (e.g. for the delivery of goods or provision of such services or for requests regarding our products and services), the processing shall take place in accordance with Article 6 I(b) GDPR.
We store and use the personal data you send, such as name, company, address, email and telephone, for the purposes of individual communication with you in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the BDSG-new. Please note that no confidential information should be sent via the contact form as a rule.

3. Cookies

Among other things, our website uses so-called cookies, which are used to make our website overall safer, more user-friendly and effective, for instance when it comes to accelerating the navigation on our platform. Our cookies also enable us to measure the frequency of page retrievals and the general navigation. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer system. We point out that some of these cookies are copied from our server to your computer system; these are mostly so-called session cookies. Session cookies are characterised by the fact that they are automatically deleted from your hard disk after the browser session ends. Other cookies remain on the computer system and enable recognising your computer system on your next visit (so-called permanent cookies). You may, of course, reject cookies if your browsers permits it. However, we point out that in this case not all functions of our website may be used in full.

4. Links to our profiles in social media (Facebook, Instagram,XING, LinkedIn)

In general, you can recognize the link by the respective social media logos. In order to guarantee data pro-tection on our website, we only use links to our profiles in the social media. A direct connection to the pro-vider’s server will not be established before you activate the link to our profiles by clicking on the corre-sponding button (consent). As soon as you activate the linked profile, the respective provider receives the information that you have visited our site with your IP address. If you are logged into your respective social media account (e.g. XING, LinkedIn) at the same time, the respective provider can assign the visit to our pages to your user account. 

5. Use of plug-ins

This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analysis service. The provider is Google Inc. 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called cookies. These are text files that are stored on your computer and which make it possible to analyse the use of the website through you. The information about your use of this website generated by the cookie is generally transmitted to a server of Google in the US and stored there.
The information created by these cookies, for instance, time, place and frequency of your website visit, including your IP address, are transferred to Google in the US and stored there.
We use Google Analytics with an IP anonymisation function on our website. In this case, your IP address is shortened by Google already within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Treaty on the European Economic Area and thereby anonymised.
Google will use this information to analyse your use of our website, to compile reports on the website activities for us and to provide further services associated with the website use and internet use. Google will also transfer this information to third parties if prescribed by law or if third parties process these data on behalf of Google.
Google states that it will not associate your IP address with other data of Google in any event. You can prevent the installation of cookies by making corresponding settings in your browser software; however, we point out that you may not be able to use all functions of our website in full in this case.
Furthermore, Google offers a deactivation option for the most common browsers, which provides you with more control of what data are recorded and processed by Google. If you activate this option, no information on your website visit is sent to Google Analytics. However, the activation does not prevent that information is transmitted to us or other web analysis services potentially also used by us. Further information on the deactivation option provided by Google as well as on the activation of this option is available at the following link:

Google Webfonts
For the optically improved presentation of various information on this website, Google Webfonts ( is used. Webfonts are thereby transferred to the cache of your browser to be used for the presentation. If the browser does not support Google Webfonts or prevents access, the text is displayed in a standard font. You can obtain information on Google Webfonts at:

Information on privacy can be found in the Google Privacy Center:

6. Newsletter registration

Once you have expressly registered for the newsletter, you will regularly receive interesting offers by email. Your email address will not be passed on to other companies. You may withdraw this consent to use your email address for advertising purposes with effect for the future by clicking on the Unsubscribe link at the end of the newsletter or unsubscribing from the newsletter in the member area under customer area “Subscribe or unsubscribe from newsletter”.
When you subscribe to our newsletter, we store your IP address, the date and the time of your subscription. This serves as protection for us in the event that a third party misuses your email address and subscribes to our newsletter without your knowledge. No further data is collected by us. The data thereby collected are used solely for the receipt of out newsletter. They are not passed on to third parties. A comparison of the data thereby collected with data that may be collected by other components at our end is not conducted. You can cancel your subscription to this newsletter at any time. You can find the details on this matter in the confirmation email and each individual newsletter. Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data during the subscription process and reference is made to the data protection statement. 

7. Publication of adverts / online job applications

Your application data are collected and processed by us electronically for the purposes of processing the application procedure. If the conclusion of an employment contract follows your application, the data sent by you may be stored by us in your staff file for the purposes of the usual organisational and administration process in observance of the relevant legal regulations.
The data sent by you are automatically deleted if your application is turned down two months after the announcement of the rejection. This does not apply if longer storage is required due to legal requirements (for instance the obligation to provide proof under the General Equal Treatment Act) or if you have expressly consented to longer storage in our database of interested parties.

8. Rights of persons affected

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), you have the right to free information about the data stored on you. Furthermore, you have the right to information about processing purposes, categories of personal data processed, recipients or categories of recipients, in relation to whom the personal data were or are to be disclosed (in particular at recipients in third-party countries or at international organisations), if possible the planned storage period of the personal data, a right to correction, restriction (blocking) or deletion of these data, as well as origin of the data. Furthermore, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority. You also have the right to withdraw your data protection law declaration of consent. By withdrawing your consent, the lawfulness of the processing carried out on the basis of the content until the withdrawal is not affected.

9. Transferability of data

You have the right to receive your personal data originating directly from you. On your express request, we will provide these data in a machine-legible and structured format. This requires proof of your identity. 

10. Data security

Your personal data are transferred via the internet using TLS 1.2 in an encrypted form when using our contact form or subscribing to the newsletter. We secure our website and other systems with technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons.
11. Deletion and restriction (blocking) of personal data
The deletion and restriction (blocking) of your personal data is carried out after the appropriation no longer applies, if they are no longer required to fulfil the agreement or initiate an agreement, in observance of storage periods on the basis of laws and/or duty regulations.

12. Contact

On our website, we offer you the possibility to contact us by email and/or via a contact form. In this case, the information provided by you is stored for the purposes of processing your contacting us. Your consent is obtained for the processing of the data during the sending process and reference is made to the data protection statement. Alternatively, it is possible to contact us at the email address provided. In this event, the personal data of the user sent with the email are stored. They are not passed on to third parties. A comparison of the data thereby collected with data that may be collected by other components at our end is not conducted.

13. Further information and contact persons / persons in charge

Please do not hesitate to contact us, if you have further questions on the subject of data protection. In the event of questions on the collection, processing and use of your personal data, for information, correction, restriction (blocking) or deletion of data as well as withdrawal of consent given, please contact:

Schwendinger GmbH & Co. KG
Am Weiweg 1-3
52146 Würselen
Tel.: 02405 – 461-0

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