Data protection

Thank you for visiting our website. Compliance with data protection regulations is of particular importance to us. The purpose of this data protection declaration is to inform you as a user of the website about the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data and the rights that exist for you, insofar as you are a data subject within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 1 of the General Data Protection Regulation.

1. Responsible body

This website and the range of services are operated by:

Walter Schmidt Zement GmbH 
Walter Schmidt, Dr. Marco Schmidt
Kurfürstendamm 119
10711 Berlin

Phone.: +49 (0) 30 89 38 61 - 0
Fax: +49 (0) 30 89 38 61 - 797

2. General

We have designed the development of the website to collect as little data as possible from you. In principle, it is possible to visit our website without providing personal data. Only if you decide to use certain services (e. g. use of the contact form), the processing of personal data becomes necessary. We always take care to process your data only following a legal basis or consent given by you. We adhere to the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in force since 25 May 2018 and the respective applicable national regulations, such as the Federal Data Protection Act, the Telemedia Act or other more specific laws on data protection.

3. Purpose and legal basis for the processing of personal data

We always process your data for a specific purpose.

In summary, we process your data for the following purposes:

a)    To be able to process your request with you in case of contact requests (e. g. e-mail address, first name, last name);
b)    To be able to send you an offer after you request a quotation (offer form).
c)    For the technical implementation of our website and to be able to provide you with our information on this website (e. g. IP address, browser information)
d)    To receive and process an application from you for one of our job offers.

The specific purposes are described for the processing described here (e. g. contact form, ordering process, etc. ).

About the legal basis for processing your data:

We process personal data that are necessary for the jusitification, implementation or execution of our service offer (contract execution) on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. Insofar as we obtain your consent for the processing of your data, the consent is in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR is a legal basis for data processing. Data processing is also permissible if we process your data to safeguard our legitimate interests and do not outweigh your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms regarding the processing of personal data. Insofar as we use external service providers in the context of order data processing, the processing takes place on the legal basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

4. Personal data collected and processed

As part of our website, we collect and process certain personal data about you. You can recognise which data is processed specifically by the data you have to provide when filling out forms on the website (e. g. contact form or order form) and we also inform you about the processed data for the processing operations described here.

In summary, we collect and process the following data about you via our website:

General contact details:

  • Surname, first name
  • E-mail address
  • Content of the message

We will only collect and process your data for the purposes stated in this privacy policy. Any use beyond the stated purpose requires your explicit consent. The same applies to the transfer and transmission of your data to third parties.

5. Collection of personal data when visiting our website

When using the website for information purposes only, i. e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security (the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f GDPR):

  • IP address
  • Date and time of request
  • Time zone difference to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT)
  • Content of the request (specific page)
  • Access status/HTTP status code
  • Amount of data transferred in each case
  • The website from which the request comes
  • Browser
  • Operating system and its interface
  • Language and version of the browser software

In addition to the aforementioned data, no cookies are stored on your computer when you use our website.

6. Cookies

On our website, information is collected and stored by the use of so-called browser cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your data medium and that store certain settings and data for exchange with our system via your browser. A cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie data was sent, information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identifier.

Cookies enable our systems to recognise the user's device and to make any preferences immediately available. As soon as a user accesses the platform, a cookie is sent to the hard drive of the respective user's computer. Cookies help us to improve our website and offer you a better and more tailored service. They enable us to recognise your computer or (mobile) device when you return to our website and thereby:

To store information about your preferred activities on the website in order to tailor our website to your individual interests.
Speed up the processing of your requests.

We work with third-party services that help us to make the Internet offer and the website more interesting for you. Therefore, when you visit the website, cookies from these partner companies (third-party providers) are also stored on your hard drive. These are cookies that are automatically deleted after the specified time.

A list of the cookies we set can be found in the following table:

Cookie First-party cookies or third- party cookies? In the case of third- party cookies: who is responsible? Description / function Default expired time
PHPSESSID Maintains the state of the user for all page requests. 6 days
accept-cookies Saves whether the data protection notice has been confirmed.  180 days

If you do not want the use of browser cookies, you can set your browser so that the storage of cookies is not accepted. Please note that in this case, you may only be able to use our website to a limited extent or not at all. If you only want to accept our cookies and not the cookies of our service providers and partners, you can select the setting "Block third-party cookies" in your browser. We are not responsible for the use of third-party cookies.

7. Contact

You can contact us by e-mail or via our contact form (offer form for business customers). In this case, we store the personal data provided by you to process your request and contact you to process your request. Insofar as we request information via our contact form, we have marked the mandatory fields required for contacting us accordingly (asterisk). The voluntary information serves us to specify your request and to improve the handling of your request. The requested data is transmitted to us by you on a purely voluntary basis.

Depending on the type of request, the legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR for inquiries you make yourself in the context of a pre-contractual measure or Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR, if your request is different. The legitimate interest follows from under No. 3 a. ) for the purposes mentioned above. Should personal data be requested that we do not need for the performance of a contract or the protection of legitimate interests, the transmission to us takes place based on your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

8. Integration of services from other providers

Our website uses content, services and services of other providers. These are, for example, services for statistical analysis of the use and visit of our website, or the integration of videos from video platforms, such as Youtube or Vimeo. For this data to be accessed and displayed in the user's browser, the transmission of the user's IP address to this third-party provider is necessary.

Even if we make every effort to use only third-party providers who only need the IP address to deliver content or even work with anonymised IP addresses, we do not influence whether the IP address is possibly stored. Information on the third-party providers used can be found below in this privacy policy.

8.1 Map Service"OpenStreetMap"

9. Rights of the data subject

You have the right to:

  • Under Art. 15 GDPR to request information about your data processed by us. In particular, you may request information about the purposes of the processing, the category of personal data, the categories of recipients to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the planned storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right of appeal, the origin of your data, if not collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information about its details;

  • In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, to immediately request the correction of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us;

  • According to Art. 17 GDPR , to request the deletion of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfill a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims is required;

  • Under Art. 18 GDPR, to request the restriction of the processing of your data insofar as the accuracy of the data is disputed by you, the processing is unlawful, but you refuse to delete it and we no longer need the data, but you need it to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or you have lodged an objection against the processing according to Art. 21 GDPR

  • Under Art. 20 GDPR, to receive your data that you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to request its transmission to another controller (data portability);

  • According to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO to revoke your consent to us at any time. As a result, we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent for the future and

  • Following Art. 77 GDPR to complain to a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your usual place of residence or place of work or our Headquarters.

  • Right of objection
    If your data is based on legitimate interests follow Art. 6 para. 1 p. 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR, insofar as there are reasons for doing so arising from your particular situation or the objection is directed against direct marketing. In the latter case, you have a general right to object, which is implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of withdrawal or objection, an e-mail to Datenschutz@walter-schmidt-chemie. de is sufficient.

10. Disclosure of your personal data

Your data will be passed on as described below.

The website is hosted by an external service provider in Germany. We ensure that data processing takes place only in Germany. This is necessary for the operation of the website, as well as for the establishment, execution and execution of the existing user agreement and is also possible without your consent.

A transfer also takes place if we are entitled or obliged to transfer data due to legal provisions and/or official or judicial orders. This may include, in particular, the provision of information for law enforcement, security or the enforcement of intellectual property rights.

Insofar as your data will be passed on to service providers to the extent necessary, they will only have access to your data to the extent necessary for the performance of their tasks. These service providers are obliged to process your data in accordance with applicable data protection laws, in particular the GDPR.

In addition to the aforementioned circumstances, we do not transfer your data to third parties without your consent. In particular, we do not pass on personal data to a body in a third country or an international organisation.

11. Data Security

Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the Internet is never 100% secure, which is why we cannot guarantee the security of the data transmitted over the Internet to our website. However, we use technical and organizational measures to protect our website against loss, destruction, access, alteration or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons. In particular, your data will be transmitted to us in encrypted form. We use the coding system SSL/TLS (Secure Sockets Layer/Transport Layer Security). Our security measures are continuously improved in line with technological developments.

12. Duration of storage of the personal data

Concerning the storage period, we delete personal data as soon as their storage is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the original purpose and statutory retention periods no longer exist. The statutory retention periods are ultimately the criterion for the final duration of the storage of personal data. After the expiry of the period, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted. If retention periods exist, a restriction of processing takes place in the form of blocking the data.

13. References and Links

When accessing Internet pages referred to on our website, you may again be asked for information such as name, address, e-mail address, browser characteristics, etc. This Privacy Policy does not govern the collection, disclosure or handling of personal data by third parties.

Third-party service providers may have different and separate provisions regarding the collection, processing and use of personal data. It is therefore advisable to consult the websites of third parties about their personal data handling practices before entering personal data.

14. Changes to the Privacy Policy

We are constantly developing our website to provide you with an ever-improving service. We will always keep this privacy policy up to date and adapt it accordingly if and when this should become necessary.

We will of course inform you in good time of any changes to this data protection declaration. We will do this, for example, through an e-mail to the e-mail address you have provided to us. If, in addition, further consent from you should be required for our handling of your data, we will of course obtain this from you before corresponding changes become effective.

You can access the current version of our privacy policy at any time on the Internet at this address.

15. Data Protection Officer

We have appointed a data protection officer.

Philipp Herold
Hafenstraße 1a
23568 Lübeck


Status: April 2019