Copyright 2015 Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG.
All rights reserved.
Any information and style element provided on our website www.schmidt-bender.de, in particular, any texts, images, graphics, sound, and animated files as well as their respective configurations shall be subject to copyright and all other provisions of the applicable laws for the protection of intellectual property.
They must not be copied, modified or otherwise reproduced or used for commercial or private purposes or distribution, including the use on other websites.
The website of Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG may contain material which has been made available by other manufacturers, authors or other right holders. This material shall be subject to the copyright of those who have made the material available.
Any reproduction of texts, images, graphics, sound and animated files and their respective configurations requires the expressive approval in writing by Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG or by the respective author, manufacturer or right holder.
The copyright of the author, manufacturer or right holder shall remain intact. The right of use shall remain with the publisher, author or manufacturer and may not be transferred to any third party without the respective approval in writing.
Any text not bearing the name of the author shall be subject to the copyright of the publisher.
Any reproduction on other electronic and non-electronic media shall be equally prohibited.
3. Trademarks and Logos
The trademarks and logos used on the website are registered trademarks and shall be subject to the sole use by Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG. The use of these trademarks (brands and logos) in any form shall be prohibited. These trademarks may only be used upon prior written authorization from Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG.
4. Licensing Rights
No licensing rights shall be granted with respect to the intellectual property of Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG, in particular, as far as the company’s patents, trademarks, logos, copyrights, and this website is concerned.
The use of this website shall be at your own risk.
Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG shall not be liable for any direct or indirect damages that may occur from the access or the use of this website.
Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG will perform regular reviews and updates of the information included on this website. Despite such reasonable care data may be subject to change. It may also be the case that individual information may, despite the continuous reviews and updates, no longer be current, complete or otherwise correct at the time of use.
We cannot be held liable or warrant that the information made available on this website and its contents will always be up to date, correct or complete.
6. Information on Products and Prices
Products and their prices may be subject to change after the editorial deadline or individual pages of this website have been edited, modified or updated.
We reserve the right to realize modifications in design and form, modifications in the scope of delivery or performance as well as variations in color and price changes with respect to the individual products during the delivery period, provided such modifications or deviations will be reasonable considering the interests of Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG and of the respective customers.
Some images may also include accessories, special equipment or other complementary services which do not form a part of the standard scope of delivery or services. In these cases the customer may not demand the delivery of such products that do not belong to the standard delivery and services without submitting an additional purchase order considering the applicable additional cost due.
Variations in color are due to technical reasons and do not constitute a product deficiency.
Some pages of this website may contain products and services that will not be provided by Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG in certain countries. The purchaser may not demand the delivery of a product or the performance of a service which is not offered in his country.
Any statements on legal, statutory or tax regulations and their effects shall only be valid for the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany. Outside the territory of the Federal Republic of Germany such statements shall be considered explicitly invalid and unenforceable.
The prices valid on the day of the delivery shall apply, with the exception of any price changes resulting from modifications, updates, etc. of the present website. Furthermore, any other provisions from the sales and delivery terms (General Terms) of Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG shall be explicitly reserved.
The quoted prices shall be considered by our dealers as recommended retail prices. Please consult our authorized dealers for the final applicable price level.
This website may contain links to websites of other manufacturers, publishers, right holders, or providers.
Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG will assume no responsibility whatsoever for the contents of websites that may be accessed from its own website via such links. Any access on other websites shall be at the exclusive risk of the user.
In particular, Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG will not check the linked websites for any possible damage that may occur for the user.
The contents of the linked website shall be the sole responsibility of the producer, publisher, right holder or provider of the respective website. Any views, statements or opinions expressed therein do not reflect the views, statements or opinions of Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG and its employees.
1. Data Protection
To put us into a position which enables us to permanently improve and enhance the offer of Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG for our customers as well as our website, the data information communicated by the user during the visit of our website (including personal information) will be collected and processed in accordance with the legal regulations valid in the country where the data processing authority has its place of business.
This representation with respect to the protection of data shall not apply to websites connected to the website of Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG via link. The legal and proper collection of user data (including personal data) in accordance with the applicable regulations for the protection of data by the producers, publishers, right holders or providers of the linked websites may not be guaranteed by Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG.
2. Collecting, Processing and Storing Personal Data
When accessing the website of Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG the data of the individual user will be automatically collected.
This information is usually any general data such as for instance the date of the visit, the browser used, the operating system used by the visitor, the domain name of your internet provider and the like. This data is comprised exclusively of information which will not allow us to make any conclusion as to your personal identity.
Personal data, i.e. information which will allow us to form any conclusion as to the personal identity of the user will only be stored in those cases where this information has been offered by the user on a voluntary basis within the scope of an enquiry, registration, reservation, poll, the request for obtaining our newsletter or within the scope of the conclusion and performance of contracts.
3. Use and Forwarding of Personal Information and Definition of Purpose
The personal information you make available will be used by Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG solely for the purpose of managing the website of Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG, as well as for customer management, establishing a general customer database, preparation of statistics in the areas of customer interests, satisfaction, and purchasing behavior, as well as a guideline to improve our service offers (product registration and enhanced warranty) and for the purpose of offering an online newsletter. In this context, the use of the information shall be exclusively restricted to the required scope.
Personal user information shall not be forwarded to any third party. Our employees, representations and dealers have been committed to keep all information absolutely confidential.
Personal user information shall only be communicated by Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG to governmental bodies and authorities within the scope of the compulsory statutory regulations.
4. User Choices
The personal information made available by the user to Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG on a voluntary basis will additionally be used by Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG for the purpose of developing new products by conducting product surveys and in order to provide customers with complementary information. If an individual user is adverse to such a use of his personal information he shall be free to notify Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG of this fact any time. In this case the information shall be restricted accordingly.
Such a notification must be addressed to the person at Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG who is responsible for data protection.
5. User Information Right
Upon his request Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG shall inform the individual user whether any and which personal information are stored by the company. This information is subject to the applicable legal provisions.
If, in spite of all the efforts at their current state and correctness, the personal information is stored improperly, the information shall be corrected at the request of the user.
For any questions with respect to the processing of personal user information please contact the Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG responsible for data protection issues.
The information rights described above must also be claimed via the Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG responsible for data protection issues.
Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG uses technical and organizational safety measures to protect the collected, processed, and stored personal information of the users against manipulations, loss, destruction, and accessing by unauthorized persons. These safety measures are subject to a constant process of review, enhancement, and updating in accordance with current technological developments.
7. Use of special Text Files (Cookies)
When using the website of Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG so-called Cookies are being employed.
Those are text files containing information in order to identify recurring users. The identification process will last only as long as the user is visiting the website of Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG. The Cookies will be stored on the hard disk of the user where they will cause no damage whatsoever. The Cookie on the user’s computer will not store any data unless the user has given his explicit authorization to do so.
The individual user may, through a corresponding modification in the browser settings, prevent Cookies from being stored on his computer, while the viewing of the Schmidt & Bender GmbH & Co. KG website will still be enabled. Nevertheless, the blocking of Cookies may result in a restricted use of certain functions within individual offers of the aforementioned website.
1. An overview of data protection
Data collection on our website
Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?
The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator. The operator's contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.
How do we collect your data?
Some data are collected when you provide it to us. This could, for example, be data you enter on a contact form.
Other data are collected automatically by our IT systems when you visit the website. These data are primarily technical data such as the browser and operating system you are using or when you accessed the page. These data are collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.
What do we use your data for?
Part of the data is collected to ensure the proper functioning of the website. Other data can be used to analyze how visitors use the site.
What rights do you have regarding your data?
You always have the right to request information about your stored data, its origin, its recipients, and the purpose of its collection at no charge. You also have the right to request that it be corrected, blocked, or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in the legal notice if you have further questions about the issue of privacy and data protection. You may also, of course, file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities.
Analytics and third-party tools
You can object to this analysis. We will inform you below about how to exercise your options in this regard.
2. General information and mandatory information
Please note that data transmitted via the internet (e.g. via email communication) may be subject to security breaches. Complete protection of your data from third-party access is not possible.
Notice concerning the party responsible for this website
The party responsible for processing data on this website is:
siehe unter Impressum
Telephone: siehe unter Impressum
The responsible party is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (names, email addresses, etc.).
Revocation of your consent to the processing of your data
Many data processing operations are only possible with your express consent. You may revoke your consent at any time with future effect. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
Right to file complaints with regulatory authorities
If there has been a breach of data protection legislation, the person affected may file a complaint with the competent regulatory authorities. The competent regulatory authority for matters related to data protection legislation is the data protection officer of the German state in which our company is headquartered. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found at the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.
Right to data portability
You have the right to have data which we process based on your consent or in fulfillment of a contract automatically delivered to yourself or to a third party in a standard, machine-readable format. If you require the direct transfer of data to another responsible party, this will only be done to the extent technically feasible.
Information, blocking, deletion
As permitted by law, you have the right to be provided at any time with information free of charge about any of your personal data that is stored as well as its origin, the recipient and the purpose for which it has been processed. You also have the right to have this data corrected, blocked or deleted. You can contact us at any time using the address given in our legal notice if you have further questions on the topic of personal data.
Opposition to promotional emails
We hereby expressly prohibit the use of contact data published in the context of website legal notice requirements with regard to sending promotional and informational materials not expressly requested. The website operator reserves the right to take specific legal action if unsolicited advertising material, such as email spam, is received.
3. Data protection officer
Statutory data protection officer
We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
RPA Datenschutz + Compliance GmbH
vertreten durch Henning Koch und Ilja Borchers
Hauser Gasse 19b
4. Data collection on our website
Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies." They are automatically deleted after your visit. Other cookies remain in your device's memory until you delete them. These cookies make it possible to recognize your browser when you next visit the site.
Server log files
The website provider automatically collects and stores information that your browser automatically transmits to us in "server log files". These are:
- Browser type and browser version
- Operating system used
- Referrer URL
- Host name of the accessing computer
- Time of the server request
- IP address
These data will not be combined with data from other sources.
The basis for data processing is Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO, which allows the processing of data to fulfill a contract or for measures preliminary to a contract.
Should you send us questions via the contact form, we will collect the data entered on the form, including the contact details you provide, to answer your question and any follow-up questions. We do not share this information without your permission.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1)(a) DSGVO. You may revoke your consent at any time. An informal email making this request is sufficient. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
We will retain the data you provide on the contact form until you request its deletion, revoke your consent for its storage, or the purpose for its storage no longer pertains (e.g. after fulfilling your request). Any mandatory statutory provisions, especially those regarding mandatory data retention periods, remain unaffected by this provision.
5. Sozial media
We maintain this so-called fan page on facebook and Instagram. When you visit this fan page, personal data, if applicable, is transferred to the provider of the social network. It is possible that, in addition to the storage of the data specifically entered by you in this social medium, further information is processed by the provider of the social network.
Moreover, the provider of the social network processes the key data of the computer system from which you visit said social network – such as your IP address, processor type, browser version and plugins. Please bear in mind that data of users can be processed outside of the European Union. This can entail risks for the users because it could, for example, complicate assertion of the rights of users. US providers who are certified under the Privacy Shield are obligated to observe the data protection standards of the EU.
If you are logged into the relevant network with your personal user account when you visit such a web site, said network can assign the visit to your account.
The processing of personal data of users takes place on the basis of our legitimate interest in effectively informing the users and communicating with the users in accordance with Article 6, para. 1, f of the GDPR. If users are requested to consent to the prescribed data processing by the providers of the platforms, the legal basis of the processing is Art. 6, para. 1, a and Art. 7 of the GDPR.
The purpose and scope of the data collection by the relevant medium and the further processing of your data there, as well as your rights in this respect are specified in the provisions of the relevant party, e.g. under:
In the case of a request for information and the assertion of user rights, please consider that matters can be addressed and rights can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have the relevant access to the data of the users and can intervene directly with appropriate measures and provide information. Nevertheless, you can contact us if you require assistance.
- Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Irland), Facebook pages based on an agreement on joint processing of personal data – Privacy statement: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads und http://www.youronlinechoices.com, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.
- Google/ YouTube (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) – Privacy statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.
- Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) – Privacy statement / Opt-Out: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
- Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) – Privacy statement: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active.
- Pinterest (Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA) – Privacy statement / Opt-Out: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.
- LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Irland) – Privacy statement https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy , Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active.
- Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Deutschland) – Privacy statement / Opt-Out: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung
6. Analytics and advertising
Matomo (formerly Piwik)
This website uses the open source web analytics service Matomo. Matomo uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and that allow an analysis of the use of the website by you. For this purpose, the information generated by the cookie about the use of this website is stored on our server. The IP address is anonymized before it is stored.
Matomo cookies remain on your device until you delete them.
The storage of Matomo cookies is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analyzing user behavior in order to optimize both its website and its advertising.
The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website will not be disclosed to third parties. You can prevent these cookies being stored by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, we wish to point out that doing so may mean you will not be able to enjoy the full functionality of this website.
If you do not agree with the storage and use of your data, you can disable this feature here. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be stored in your browser to prevent Matomo from storing your usage data. If you delete your cookies, this will mean that the opt-out cookie will also be deleted. You will then need to reactivate it when you return to our site if you wish your activity not to be tracked.
If you would like to receive our newsletter, we require a valid email address as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the specified email address and that you agree to receive this newsletter. No additional data is collected or is only collected on a voluntary basis. We only use this data to send the requested information and do not pass it on to third parties.
We will, therefore, process any data you enter onto the contact form only with your consent per Art. 6 (1) (a) DSGVO. You can revoke consent to the storage of your data and email address as well as their use for sending the newsletter at any time, e.g. through the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The data processed before we receive your request may still be legally processed.
The data provided when registering for the newsletter will be used to distribute the newsletter until you cancel your subscription when said data will be deleted. Data we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the members area) remain unaffected.
8. Plugins and tools
Our website uses plugins from YouTube, which is operated by Google. The operator of the pages is YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA.
If you visit one of our pages featuring a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. Here the YouTube server is informed about which of our pages you have visited.
If you're logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube allows you to associate your browsing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.
YouTube is used to help make our website appealing. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of YouTube under https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Google Web Fonts
For uniform representation of fonts, this page uses web fonts provided by Google. When you open a page, your browser loads the required web fonts into your browser cache to display texts and fonts correctly.
For this purpose your browser has to establish a direct connection to Google servers. Google thus becomes aware that our web page was accessed via your IP address. The use of Google Web fonts is done in the interest of a uniform and attractive presentation of our website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
If your browser does not support web fonts, a standard font is used by your computer.
This site uses the Google Maps map service via an API. It is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.
To use Google Maps, it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is generally transmitted 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 making our website appealing and to facilitate the location of places specified by us on the website. This constitutes a justified interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (f) DSGVO.
Further information about handling user data, can be found in the data protection declaration of Google at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
On this website we also use the reCAPTCHA feature of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). This function is primarily used to distinguish between input by a natural person and misuse by automatic and automated processing. To this end, reCAPTCHA analyses the behaviour of the website visitor on the basis of various characteristics. This analysis begins automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For 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 service also includes sending the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google and is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DS-GVO on the basis of our legitimate interest in establishing the individual willfulness of actions on the Internet and avoiding misuse and spam.
The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Website visitors are not informed that an analysis is taking place.
Google Ireland Limited, based in Ireland, is certified under the us European Privacy Shield, which ensures compliance with EU data protection standards.