Privacy Statement

Trust is important, especially when it comes to your personal data. That is why we see it as our obligation to exercise the utmost care in handling of your personal data and to do everything we can to protect your information from misuse. You can be sure that we strictly adhere to the legal provisions of the EU General Data Protection Regulation with regard to data protection. In the following, we would like to inform you in detail about the collection, processing and use of your personal data.

Personal data is information about factual and personal circumstances of a specific or identifiable natural person. This includes your name, your telephone number, your address and all inventory data that you provide us with, when registering and creating a customer account.

We reserve the right to make changes to this privacy statement at any time by giving notice to you on this page. It is strongly recommended to check this page often, referring to the date of the last modification listed at the end of the website.

1. Data controller and contact information

The data controller for the collection, processing and use of your personal data within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the German Data Protection Act is the Schulz Optische Fabrik GmbH (hereinafter Schulz).

You can reach Schulz under the following contact information:

Schulz Optische Fabrik GmbH
Gildestrasse 1
24960 Glücksburg
Germany
T: +49 (0) 4631 6036-0
F: +49 (0) 4631 6036-80
service@schulz-optik.de

2. Collection, processing, use and storage of personal data

We undertake to protect the data of our business partners visiting our website. All personal data will be collected, processed and used in accordance with the relevant provisions for the protection of personal data, primarily for the purpose of the services you have requested and for processing your orders. Third parties will only be provided with the stored data in the manner described in this statement. Of course, no personal data will be passed on to advertising companies.

Your personal information will be stored as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed, or until the expiration of the warranty period, statute of limitations and statutory retention obligations. Data gained out of a request (resulting in no business process) will be deleted after 6 months. Data generated as part of a business process will be stored for a period of up to 10 years. Any other kind of data will be deleted after one year unless there are important reasons for storing.
As part of the operation of our website, we work with software service providers and agencies that can gain access to your personal data in the course of their activities. These have committed themselves to comply with the applicable data protection regulations. You can request further information on the service providers commissioned by us at service@schulz-optik.de.

Set up and use of a web shop customer account
For electronic orders you can use our web shop. If you want to get access to our web shop, we can help you with the registration.

Either you register yourself on our website or you contact one of our sales representatives. By registering, you agree that your personal data such as name, address, telephone number, fax number and e-mail address remain stored beyond the end of the current order processing. These data is collected, stored and processed by us exclusively for the purpose of processing your future orders.

In your customer account, you can see and manage the collected data at any time. It is your responsibility to treat your log in information as confidential and not to make it accessible to unauthorized third parties. We cannot assume liability for misused passwords unless we are responsible for the abuse.

Collection, processing and use of personal data during the ordering process via the web shop
We require the data fields marked as mandatory in the ordering process to fulfill your order. We therefore collect, store and process your data for the entire process of your purchase, including any subsequent warranties, for our services, technical administration and to prevent crime and fraud. Your personal data will be passed on to third parties only to the extent permitted by law, including for the purpose of processing the contract  or for the billing, or if you have previously consented. For example as part of order processing, the service providers we use (for example, banks, logistics companies) receive the necessary data for fulfilling the order. The data passed like this will be used by our service providers only to fulfill their tasks.

3. Cookies & Plugins

By granting your express consent when you access our website, you agree to the use of the following cookies and plugins:

A Cookie  is  a  small  text  file  that  a  website  stores  on  your  PC,  telephone  or  any  other  device,  with information about your navigation on that website. Cookies are necessary to facilitate browsing and to make it more user-friendly, and they do not damage your computer.  While this Policy uses the general term “Cookies”, as they are the main method for storing information used by this website, the browser’s “Local Storage” space is also used for the same purposes as the Cookies. All the information included in this section is also applicable to this “Local Storage”.

Cookies are an essential part of how our website works. The main purpose of our Cookies is to improve your browsing experience. For example, they are used to remember your preferences (language, country, etc.) while browsing and on future visits. The information collected by the Cookies also enables us to improve the site by estimating numbers and patterns of use, the suitability of the website to the individual interests of the users, quicker searches, etc. On occasions, if we have obtained your informed consent in advance, we may use Cookies, tags or other similar devices to obtain information that enables us to show you, either from our own website or from third-party websites or any other means, advertising based on the analysis of your browsing habits.
We do not store sensitive personal information, such as your address, your password, your credit or debit card data, etc., in the Cookies we use.

If you prefer to avoid the use of Cookies on this page, taking into account the above-described limitations, first you must disable the use of Cookies in your browser and then delete the Cookies saved in your browser associated with this website. You may use this option for preventing the use of Cookies at any time.

You may restrict, block or delete the Cookies from this website at any time by changing the configuration of your browser following the steps indicated below. While settings are different in each browser, Cookies are normally configured in the “Preferences” or “Tools” menu. For further details on configuring Cookies in your browser, see the “Help” menu in the browser itself.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. We process your data on the basis of our prevailing legitimate interest to cost-efficiently generate easy to use website access statistics (Art. 6(1)(f) General Data Protection Regulation).

The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted and stored by Google on servers in the United States. We do not store any of your personal data collected in connection with Google Analytics.

This website uses an IP anonymization feature provided by Google Analytics. Your IP address will therefore be truncated/anonymized by Google as soon as it receives it. On our behalf, Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to us. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by 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 full functionality of this website.

Furthermore you can prevent Google´s collection and use of your data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

You can also refuse the use of Google Analytics on this website by clicking on the following link. An opt-out cookie will be set on the computer, which prevents the future collection of your data when visiting this website: https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/analyticsjs/user-opt-out.

Further information concerning Google´s term of use and privacy statement can be found at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html.

4. Collection and processing of anonymous data log files

Every time a user accesses our website, e.g. each time someone retrieves a file on this server, data about this operation is stored in a log file. These data is not personal and we cannot tell which user retrieved which data. Neither are we trying to collect this information.

In detail, the following data will be collected and stored:
• Name of the retrieved file
• Date and time of retrieval
• Transferred amount of data
• Message if the retrieval was successful
• Message as to why the retrieval may have failed
• The name of your Internet service provider
• If necessary, the operating system and browser software of your computer
• The website from which you visit us.

All mentioned data is evaluated by us and service providers commissioned by us for statistical purposes. We use this data to make our website even better for you.

5. User rights

You have the right to get information about your stored personal data, their origin, their recipient and the purpose of the data processing. If necessary, you have the right to rectification, blocking or deletion of this data. For further information on your personal data, you can find a contact information below.
You have the right to get the data that we process based on your consent, or in fulfillment of a contract, automatically handed out to you or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. A required transfer of data to a third party can only be made if it is technically feasible.
If you believe that the processing of your personal information violates any law, you have the right to complain to the Data Protection Authority. An overview of national and international Data Protection Authorities can be found at http://ec.europa.eu/newsroom/article29/item-detail.cfm?item_id=612080

6. Contact information

If you have questions or concerns regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact us:

Schulz Optische Fabrik GmbH
Gildestrasse 1
24960 Glücksburg
Germany
T: +49 (0) 4631 6036-0
F: +49 (0) 4631 6036-80