Privacy policy

Mann & Schröder GmbH takes the privacy of your personal data very seriously. We focus our data processing on the aim of collecting, processing, and using only as much personal data as necessary to enable reasonable and economically efficient use of our offers. You can find out below when this data is saved as you use our Web site and how we use this data. We have taken technical and organizational measures to ensure that we comply with data protection regulations. In particular, our products and services are subject to the provisions of the Bundesdatenschutzgesetz (German Federal Data Protection Act, BDSG) and the Telemediengesetz (Telemedia Data Protection Act, TMG).

Storage of Data When Accessing Our Web Sites

Along your access of our Web site, data which may enable identification is stored on our server for backup purposes (for example IP address, date, time, pages visited). However, we do not use this data in any personalized way. We carry out statistical analyses of access to our Web pages, for evaluation and continuous improvement of quality of our Internet offers. To some extent, this also involves the use of counter graphics that appear on some pages of our Web site. However, the data obtained in this way is strictly anonymized and does not enable any inference of the user’s personal data.

Utiliziation Without Disclosure of Identity 

In general, you may use this online offer without being required to disclose your identity. In order to participate in one of our personalized services, you will be asked separately to provide the data that is necessary for the provision of that service. It is entirely up to you to choose to participate in these services and to give us the necessary data.

Passing on Personal Data to Third Parties 

As a basic rule, we do not pass on personal data to third parties. In particular, we do not forward data to third parties for promotional purposes. However, in case you use personalized services of our offers, it may be necessary to collect personal data and pass this on to third parties for the purposes of implementing and handling the provision of the service. This data shall only be saved and forwarded to the extent required to process your order. For this purpose, you are required to submit an express declaration of agreement when filling out the respective form. Moreover, third parties to whom your data is forwarded in the context of order processing are also bound by the statutory regulations for the treatment of personal data.

Inasmuch as we are under the obligation by law or by court order to do so, we shall forward data to the respective agencies that are entitled to receive this information.

User Profiles

Your data is never used to create user profiles – of any kind whatsoever.

The Use of Cookies

A cookie is a text file that is either saved temporarily in your coumputer storage ("session cookie") or hard drive ("permanent cookie“). Furthermore, cookies are not used to run programs or viruses on your computer. Cookies are exclusively assigned to your computer and can only be read by the Web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
We use "session cookies“ in conjunction with guestbooks, forums, and closed areas to minimize the transmission of authentification information for security reasons and to increase user comfort. Session cookies will be deleted after two hours of inactivity or when you close your browser.
"Permanent cookies“ are mostly used to e.g. mark read/new messages for you. They will be deleted as soon as you log in.
The permanent cookies we use will remain on your computer after you have left our Web page and will expire 30 days after your last visit.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies at any time. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies by default, however, you can change your browser settings to decline cookies if you prefer. Alternatively, you can modify your browser settings to receive a warning, if a cookie is about to be placed on your computer so that you are able to accept or decline certain cookies selectively. However, if you choose to disable cookies, this might lower performance and affect the usage of our Web sites negatively. Please consider the individual methods of adjusting your browser.

Right of Withdrawal

If personal data is collected and used, it occurs only with your agreement which is a necessary requirement for the respective service.  You may instruct us to revoke this agreement at any time.

Links to  Other Web Pages

As far as our Web page provides links to other offers of other service providers, we cannot guarantee or be responsible for any similiar legal requirements of these third party Web pages. Please consult the provider's privacy policy at the respective Web pages to find out what data protection standards are applicable in each case. 

Last updated: March 2013