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Data Privacy Policy

Data protection

Scheer GmbH is pleased about your visit to our web site and thanks you for your interest in our company, our products and services. Protecting your privacy and your personal information is important to us. In order to guarantee a high degree of transparency and security, our following Data Privacy Policy informs you on the nature, scope and purpose of collection, use and processing of the acquired data and information. Please note that the Data Privacy Policy only applies to the publicly accessible web sites of Scheer GmbH.

We expressly point out that data transmission over the internet (e.g. when communicating by e-mail) bears security gaps and can not be completely protected against access by third parties.

The use of contact data of our legal notice for commercial advertising is explicitly not desired unless we have previously given our written consent or there is already a business relationship. The provider and all persons named on this website hereby dissent to any commercial use and disclosure of their data.

Data privacy for minors
The offer on this website is not directed towards children. We therefore assume that we will gain no knowledge of personal data of children.

Change of the Data Privacy Policy
As part of the ongoing development of the internet, this Data Privacy Policy may be continually adapted to changing conditions. Such changes will be announced in due time on this page.

Information and other rights
Upon written request, our data protection officer will give you information, if and which of your personal data we store. If your personal data is incorrect, you can have it corrected immediately. An inquiry or change is of course free of charge. Furthermore, you have the right to revoke –partially or completely – the consent for the future use of your data. Should you require this, we will delete or block your relevant data. To exercise such rights, please contact Scheer GmbH.

Data Protection Supervisor:
Peter Hauck
Tel: +49 681 96777-0

Register of processing operations
A general overview, to what purpose and of which persons Scheer GmbH collects, processes and uses personal data, can be found in the public register of processing operations outlined below.

Public register of processing operations

External Links
Our web site also refers to third-party sites. These are generally indicated by specifying the internet address or the company / product logo. Scheer GmbH has no influence on the content and design of sites of other providers and therefore can not expand the commitments of this Data Privacy Policy to such sites. By using this link, we do not adopt their contents as our own.

Collection of personal data
To be able to use the offers made on our site, including downloads, online forums, online applications, individual inquiries, registrations for our course offerings or registrations for other services, it is necessary that we obtain personal information from you. Personal data is specific information about personal and factual circumstances concerning your person, such as your name, address or e-mail address. Such data will only be collected by us if you provide us with it voluntarily and demonstrate to us in this way that you agree to their use and processing. It is natural for us that only those data are collected that are absolutely necessary for the execution of these offers, services or marketing purposes. If we ask you for further data, this occurs solely for the purpose to, for example, enhance communication with you or to improve our service.

Use and processing of personal data
Scheer GmbH uses and processes the personal data received generally for contract execution and handling of your inquiries and requests.

Data with personal content is processed and used for quotation processing, as well as for service and marketing purposes at a small scale, and only as far as legally allowed. Should you no longer agree to such use, you can, of course, at any time veto the continued use.

Furthermore, your information provided to us may be combined with data about you already stored by us. Such data combination has the advantage that the collected information on customer data is always kept up to date, ensuring the accuracy of the information collected and optimizing our service towards you.

The use and processing of your data beyond these purposes will only be carried out by us, if you have given your explicit consent in advance, and only for the purposes disclosed to you. For example, regarding an online application, you can specify whether we may consider this application in other departments in our company. Only in this case we will use your data for this purpose.

Data transmission
The Scheer GmbH is an international company. Consequently, to improve the processing of your request, it may be necessary to forward your personal information to local subsidiaries or our local partners who can be located in countries outside the EU. However, such a transfer takes place only within the group or to our local partners and only for the aforementioned purposes.
We do not transmit your data to any other third parties, unless we are obliged by law or court order to do so.
In particular, your personal data will never be sold, rented nor exchanged.

E-mail contact

If you leave us your e-mail address, we will communicate with you via e-mail. If you no longer wish to receive such information, you have the possibility to withdraw your consent. In this case, please provide us with a short notice to the postal or e-mail address specified.

Technical and organizational data protection
Scheer GmbH applies technical and organizational measures appropriate to the respective protective purpose to protect the information provided by you against abuse and loss. Data is stored in a secure operating environment that is not accessible to the public. In addition, each of our employees is of course instructed on privacy and confidentiality obligations.

E-mails to Scheer GmbH
To comply with fiscal laws, all e-mails addressed to Scheer GmbH are archived for ten years. The e-mail systems of Scheer GmbH are intended exclusively for official e-mails.

Comment Features
As part of the comment function we collect personal data (e.g. name, e-mail) as pertaining to your comment on an article only to the extent that you have entered such information. When publishing a comment, your specified e-mail address is saved, but not published. Your name will be published if you have not written under a pseudonym.

Cookies
As part of our web sites so-called session cookies are used. Such cookies store data for technical control in your browser’s memory. However, they contain no personal data and are deleted when you close your browser.

We also place cookies on your computer, which are not deleted after the session. This approach makes it possible that your computer will be recognized at the next visit. Such cookies allow us to adapt our web site to your interests. For visitors to the site from the United States we may also use cookies to display banner ads on the internet. With your consent, we save your password in a cookie, so that you do not have to enter it again every time.

In addition, you have the possibility to set your browser so that it rejects cookies or will inform you prior to their storage.

Flash cookies or Local Shared Objects (LSO), as well as Session Storage or DOM Storage, are not used by Scheer GmbH.

Privacy Policy for the web analytics service Google Analytics
This web site uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, i.e. text files that are stored on your computer and enable analysis of your use of the web site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a server of Google in the US and stored there. IP anonymization has been activated. On this web site, your IP address will be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases, the full IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the US and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this site, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the web site, compiling reports on web site activity and providing other services to the web site operator related to web site and internet use. The IP address that your browser sends as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data of Google. You can refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser software; however, we point out that in this case you may not be able to use all features of this web site to their full extent. You can also prevent the collection of data generated by the cookie and relating to your usage of the web site (incl. your IP address) by Google, as well as the processing of these data by Google, by downloading and installing the browser plugin available at the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en

Data Privacy Policy for use of the web message service twitter.com
We have integrated the web message service twitter.com on or web site. The service is provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. Twitter offers the so-called “Tweet” function. You can publish 140-character messages, including web site links in your own Twitter account. If you use the “Tweet” feature of Twitter on our web sites, the particular web site is associated with and possibly made public on your account on Twitter. Data will be transferred to Twitter.

We do not acquire knowledge about the content of the transmitted data and its use by Twitter. For further information, you may therefore consult the data privacy policy of Twitter: http://twitter.com/privacy
Under the following link, Twitter offers you the ability to set your own privacy settings: http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Privacy Statement for the Facebook plugin (“Like”)
This web site uses plugins of the provider Facebook.com, which are provided by the company Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304 in the United States. Users of our web page where the Facebook plugin (“Like” button) is installed, are hereby advised that a connection is established to Facebook through the plugin, whereby transmission is performed on your browser in order to display the plug-in on the web site.
Furthermore, by use of the plugin, data is transmitted to the Facebook server containing information about your visits to our website. This implicates for logged in Facebook users that the user data will be assigned to your personal Facebook account.
Once you actively use the Facebook plugin as a logged-in Facebook user (e.g. by clicking on the “Like” button or by using the comment function), this data is transferred to your Facebook account and published. You can avoid this only by logging out of your Facebook account in advance.
For more information regarding the use of data by Facebook, please refer to Facebook’s data privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.