Data protection
Data protection

Data protection


Data protection declaration

We, the Mann & Schröder GmbH, Bahnhofstraße 14, 74936 (hereinafter: “we/our”), take the protection of your personal data very seriously and adhere strictly to all applicable laws and regulations on data protection, in particular to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) and the Telemedia Act (TMG). The following explanations will give you an overview of how we ensure this protection and which data we process for which purpose.

1. Usage data

Each time you access our website and each time a file is retrieved, general data about this process is automatically stored in a log file. The storage serves exclusively system-related and statistical purposes on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f.) GDPR, as well as in exceptional cases for reporting criminal offences on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e.) GDPR).

The data will not be disclosed to third parties or otherwise evaluated unless there is a legal obligation to do so (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e.) GDPR).

In detail, the following data record is stored for each retrieval:

  • name of the retrieved file
  • date and time of retrieval
  • transferred data volume
  • message as to whether the call was successful
  • description of the type of web browser used
  • used operating system
  • the previously visited page
  • providers
  • your IP address


2. Personal data

Personal data will only be processed by us if this is permitted by law or if you have given us your consent.

In detail:

a. Contact

If you contact us, we store your data on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit b.) DSGVO for the purpose of processing your request and in the event that further correspondence should take place.

b. Newsletter

We would be pleased to inform you about our company and our product range via our newsletter.

We need your name and e-mail address to send you a newsletter. You can enter this information in the fields provided on our website. After you have sent this information, you will receive an email from us to the email address you provided, in which you must click a confirmation link to verify the email address you provided.

Your data will be processed by us only for the purpose of sending the newsletter. In addition, we store your IP address and the date of your registration in order to be able to prove the newsletter registration in case of doubt.

The newsletter is sent via "eMail Studio", a newsletter distribution platform of the cloud provider Salesforce (salesforce.com Germany GmbH, Erika-Mann-Str. 31, 80636 Munich, Germany). Salesforce processes the data on our behalf (Art. 28 DSGVO). You can view the data protection regulations of the shipping service provider here: https://www.salesforce.com/de/company/privacy/.

The email addresses of our newsletter recipients, as well as any other information described in this notice, are stored on Salesforce servers. Salesforce uses this information to send and evaluate newsletters on our behalf.

Furthermore, according to Salesforce's own information, Salesforce may use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for technical optimization of the distribution and display of the newsletter or for statistical purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come. The use of these data takes place in pseudonymous form, i.e. without allocation to a user.

However, Salesforce does not use our newsletter recipients' data to contact them or disclose them to third parties.

The newsletters contain a so-called "web-beacon", i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the Salesforce server when the newsletter is opened. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are first collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or access times. The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our nor Salesforce's intention to monitor individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our contents to them, to improve them or to send different contents according to the interests of our users.

There are cases where we direct newsletter recipients to Salesforce Web sites. For example, our newsletters contain a link that allows the recipients to retrieve the newsletters online (e.g. if there are display problems in the email program). Furthermore, newsletter recipients can subsequently correct their data, such as their e-mail address. Likewise, the above linked Salesforce privacy statement is only available on their site.

In this context, we would like to point out that our website and the Salesforce website use cookies and therefore personal data is processed by us and Salesforce, their partners and service providers (e.g. Google Analytics). We have no influence on this data collection. For more information, see the Salesforce privacy statement linked above.

In addition, we draw your attention to the possibility of objecting to the collection of data for advertising purposes on the websites http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ (for the European area).

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit f.) GDPR, or by clicking on the confirmation link your consent and thus Art. 6 para. 1 lit a.) GDPR.

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time and thus object to the further use of your data. At the same time, your consent to receive newsletters via Salesforce and to statistical analysis expires. A separate revocation of the distribution via Salesforce or the statistical analysis is unfortunately not possible. You will find a link to revoke your consent at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively you can send us an email to marketing(at)mann-schroeder.de.

3. Cookies

We use so-called cookies in some areas of our website. These file elements allow your computer to be identified as a technical unit during your visit to this website in order to make it easier for you to use our services - even during repeat visits.

As a rule, however, you have the option of setting your Internet browser so that you are informed about the occurrence of cookies so that you can allow or exclude them or delete existing cookies.

Please use the help function of your Internet browser to obtain information on how to change these settings. We would like to point out that some functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Cookies do not allow a server to read private data from your computer or data stored by another server. They do not damage your computer and do not contain viruses.

We base the use of cookies on art. 6 par. 1 lit f.) DSGVO: the processing is done to improve the functioning of our website. It is therefore necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests.

4. Web analysis – use of Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will generally be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google in advance within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA where it will be shortened. On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services to us relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics is not combined with other data from Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. In addition, you can prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) and Google from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link (http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en).

We would like to point out that on this website Google Analytics has been extended by the code "gat._anonymizeIp();" in order to guarantee an anonymous recording of IP addresses (so-called IP masking).

You can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting IP addresses by clicking on the following link. Then an Opt-Out-Cookies is set, which prevents the further collection of your data with the visit of this website. This procedure is particularly recommended when accessing our site via mobile devices.

Further information on terms of use and data protection can be found at www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and www.google.com/intl/de/analytics/privacyoverview.html.

We base the use of the aforementioned analysis tool on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f.) DSGVO: the processing is carried out for the analysis of user behavior and is therefore necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests.

5. Facebook Pixel and Re-Targeting

Our website uses the visitor action pixel of Facebook, Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook") to measure conversion.

This allows us to track the behavior of site visitors after they are redirected to the provider's Web site by clicking on a Facebook ad. This allows the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements to be evaluated for statistical and market research purposes and to optimize future advertising efforts.

The data collected is anonymous to us as the operator of this website and we cannot draw any conclusions about the identity of the users. However, the data is stored and processed by Facebook so that a connection to the respective user profile is possible and Facebook can use the data for its own advertising purposes in accordance with the Facebook data usage guidelines. This may allow Facebook to serve advertisements on Facebook pages and outside Facebook. This use of data cannot be influenced by us as the site operator.

Please see Facebook's Privacy Notice for more information about protecting your privacy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

The website also uses the remarketing function "Custom Audiences" of Facebook Inc. ("Facebook") to contact you again within 6 months. This allows users of the website to display interest-based ads ("Facebook Ads") when visiting the Facebook social network or other websites that also use the process. This is to track our interest in showing you advertisements that may be of interest to you in order to make our website more interesting to you. The use of our website by you takes place without us being able to draw conclusions about you as a person. It is therefore completely anonymous.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection with the Facebook server. We have no influence on the extent and further use of the data collected by Facebook through the use of this tool and therefore inform you according to our state of knowledge: By integrating Facebook Custom Audiences, Facebook receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding website of our website or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Facebook service, Facebook can assign the visit to your account. Even if you are not registered with Facebook or have not logged in, it is possible for the provider to find out and store your IP address and other identification features.

For more information about the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your privacy settings, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy, which can be found at https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audien... and https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation, among other places. If you wish to object to the use of the Facebook Custom Audiences website, you can do so at https://www.facebook.com/ads/website_custom_audien.... The Facebook Custom Audiences feature can be disabled for logged in users at https://www.facebook.com/settings/?tab=ads#_. If you do not have a Facebook account, you can disable Facebook's usage-based advertising on the European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance website: http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/.

For more information about Facebook data processing, please visit https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

We base the use of retargeting on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f.) DSGVO: the processing is carried out to play out target-group-specific advertising and is therefore necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests.

6. Esome advertising

Through the services of Esome Advertising (esome advertising technologies GmbH, Hohe Bleichen 11 20354 Hamburg) we carry out targeting campaigns which are intended to display advertising relevant to you. Esome Advertising processes the data for the following purposes:

  • Display of advertising relevant to the user (targeted advertising)
  • statistics
  • Esome Advertising uses the following partners for the playout of advertising: AppNexus, ActiveAgent, Facebook, Adition, AdClear, TheAdEx.

    If you do not want Esome Advertising to show you appropriate advertising, you can disable it by following this link: https://www.esome.com/legal/opt-out

    We base the use of retargeting on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f.) DSGVO: the processing is carried out to play out target-group-specific advertising and is therefore necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests.

    7. Comment function on this website

    For the comment function on this page, in addition to your comment, information at the time the comment was created, your e-mail address and, if you do not post anonymously, the user name you have chosen will be stored.

    a. Storage of the IP address

    Our comment feature stores the IP addresses of users who post comments. As we do not check comments on our site before they are activated, we need this data to be able to take action against the author in the event of infringements such as insults or propaganda.

    b. Storage time of comments

    The comments and the associated data (e.g. IP address) are stored and remain on our website until the commented content has been completely deleted or the comments have to be deleted for legal reasons (e.g. offensive comments).

    c. Legal basis

    The comments are stored on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can withdraw your consent at any time. This can be done by sending an informal e-mail to marketing(at)mann-schroeder.de. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the withdrawal.

    8. Google reCAPTCHA

    We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. The provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google").

    The purpose of reCAPTCHA is to check whether the data input on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is made by a person or by an automated program. To this end, reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the website visitor using various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For the analysis, reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, length of stay of the website visitor on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google.

    The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.

    Data processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f.) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting his web offers against abusive automated spying and against SPAM.

    For further information on Google reCAPTCHA and Google's privacy policy, please refer to the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ and https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

    9. SSL or TLS encryption

    This site uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as orders or requests that you send to us as the site operator. You can recognize an encrypted connection by the fact that the address line of the browser changes from "http://" to "https://" and by the lock symbol in your browser line.

    If SSL or TLS encryption is activated, the data you transmit to us cannot be read by third parties.

    10. YouTube

    Our website uses plugins from the YouTube page operated by Google. The site is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.

    When you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plug-in, a connection is established to YouTube's servers. This will tell the YouTube server which of our pages you have visited.

    If you are logged into your YouTube account, you can allow YouTube to directly associate your surfing behavior with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

    YouTube is used in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f.) DSGVO.

    Further information on the handling of user data can be found in YouTube's data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.

    11. Google web fonts

    This page uses so-called web fonts provided by Google for the uniform display of fonts. When you call up a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into its browser cache in order to display texts and fonts correctly.

    For this purpose, the browser you are using must connect to Google's servers. This enables Google to know that your IP address has been used to access our website. The use of Google Web Fonts is in the interest of a uniform and appealing presentation of our online services. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f.) DSGVO.

    If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font will be used by your computer.

    Further information on Google Web Fonts can be found at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

    12. Google maps

    This page uses the Google Maps map service via an API. Provider is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

    To use the features of Google Maps, it is necessary to store your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer.

    The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers and an easy locating of the places indicated by us on the website. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f.) DSGVO.

    You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google's data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

    13. Amazon affiliate program

    The operators of the pages participate in the Amazon EU partner program. On our sides by Amazon advertisements and left to the side of Amazon.de are merged, at which we can earn money over advertising cost reimbursement. Amazon uses cookies to track the origin of orders. This enables Amazon to recognize that you have clicked the partner link on our website.

    Amazon cookies" are stored on the basis of Art. 6 lit. f.) DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in this, as the amount of his affiliate remuneration can only be determined through the cookies.

    Further information on the use of data by Amazon can be found in Amazon's privacy policy: https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html/ref=footer_privacy?ie=UTF8&nodeId=3312401.

    14. Affilinet

    This website participates in affiliate programs of affilinet GmbH (Sapporobogen 6-8, 80637 Munich, Germany), a service for integrating advertisements in the form of text links, image links, advertising banners or input masks. Affilinet uses cookies, which allow an analysis of the use of the website. Affilinet also uses so-called web beacons (invisible graphics). These web beacons can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic to websites. The information generated by cookies and web beacons about the use of this website (including your IP address) and the delivery of advertising formats is transferred to a server of affilinet and stored there. This information can be passed on by affilinet to contractual partners of affilinet. However, Affilinet will not merge your IP address with other data stored by you.

    Cookies and web beacons are stored on the basis of Art. 6 lit. f.) DSGVO. The website operator has a justified interest in this, since the amount of his affiliate remuneration can only be determined by the cookies.

    You can prevent the installation of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly. Further information on the use of data can be found in affilinet's data protection declaration: https://www.affili.net/de/footeritem/datenschutz.

    15. Duration of storage

    Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them. If the data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be stored for commercial or tax reasons.

    16. Rights of the data subject

    a. Right to be informed

    You have the right to request confirmation from us as to whether personal data concerning you will be processed.

    Please send an email to marketing(at)mann-schroeder.de.

    b. Right to rectification/erasure/restriction of processing

    You also have the right to require us to

  • rectify incorrect personal data concerning you immediately (right to rectification);
  • erase personal data concerning you immediately (right to deletion) and
  • to restrict the processing (right to restriction of processing).
  • Please send an email to marketing(at)mann-schroeder.de.

    c. Right to data portability

    You have the right to receive personal data concerning you which you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and to transmit this data to another controller.

    Please send an email to marketing(at)mann-schroeder.de.

    d. Right to withdraw

    You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. The withdrawal of your consent does not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of your consent until you withdraw your consent.

    Please send an email to marketing(at)mann-schroeder.de.

    e. Right to object

    If the processing of personal data concerning you is necessary for the performance of a task which is in the public interest (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e.) DSGVO) or for the purposes of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f.) DSGVO), you have the right to object.

    Please simply send an email to marketing(at)mann-schroeder.de.

    f. Right to complain

    If you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data infringes the GDPR, you have the right to complain to a supervisory authority without prejudice to other legal remedies.

    17. Our data protection officer

    Our data protection officer will be happy to answer any questions you may have on the subject of data protection:

    Mr. Michael Egenberger

    email: datenschutz(at)mann-schroeder.de