Your privacy is important to us

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. The following Privacy Policy describes how we handle the collection, use and disclosure of personal data.

1. “Controller” within the meaning of Article 4 (7) GDPR

The controller responsible for processing within the meaning of Article 4 (7) GDPR is:

Schwarz Zentrale Dienste KG
Stiftsbergstraße 1
74172 Neckarsulm, Germany

2. Requests by mail/e-mail

Purpose of processing and legal basis

We treat all personal data that we receive from you by e-mail or by mail confidentially. We use your data solely for the limited purpose of processing your request. The legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Schwarz Zentrale Dienste KG has a legitimate interest in that it has an interest in responding to users’ requests in order to maintain and promote the satisfaction of visitors to the site, as well as customers and business partners.

Recipients/categories of recipient

As a rule, we do not transfer the data to third parties outside Schwarz Zentrale Dienste KG. In exceptional cases, we will have a processor process the data on our behalf. Such processors are carefully selected, audited by us and bound by contract in accordance with Article 28 GDPR.

Storage time/criteria for determining storage time

We will delete any personal data that we receive from you via the various contact options within 12 years, regardless of the type and volume of data.

3. Cookies

3.1. General information

This website uses so-called cookies on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our interest in optimizing our website constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of the aforementioned provision. Cookies are small text files that are sent from our web server to your terminal device (PC, notebook, Smartphone or tablet) when you visit this website and stored there in the Internet browser you are using. Cookies may serve a variety of functions.

This does not, however, mean that we will immediately become aware of your identity. Cookies enable us to improve your user experience on our site. For example, we use what are known as session cookies which allow us to recognize that you have already visited certain pages on our website. These are automatically deleted when you leave our website. To make our website more user-friendly, we also use temporary cookies which are stored on your terminal device for a certain defined period of time. When you re-visit our website to use our services, the cookies automatically recognize that you had visited our site before.

We use other cookies to record statistics on the use of our website and analyze them for the purpose of optimizing our site and the services offered. The next time you visit our website, the cookies enable us to automatically recognize that you had visited our site before. These cookies are deleted automatically after a defined time.

If you accept cookies, the cookie consent notification banner that is displayed upon your first visit will no longer be displayed the next time you visit the site. The cookie set in this case (“cookies accepted”) will be deleted after 365 days.

You may also configure your browser to ensure that a warning appears every time a new cookie is placed. This makes the use of cookies more transparent for you. You may also configure your browser to refuse the setting of all or some cookies from certain sources. Please be advised, however, that disabling cookies may limit the functionality of this website.

3.2 Google Analytics

Purpose of processing and legal basis

In order to continually optimize and tailor our website to users’ needs, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (“Google”), on the basis of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest follows from the aforementioned purposes. In this context, pseudonymized user profiles are created and cookies are used. The cookie generates the following information regarding your use of this website:

  • browser type/browser version,
  • operating system used,
  • referrer URL (i.e. the previously visited page),
  • host name of the accessing computer (IP address),
  • time of the server request.

This information is used to evaluate the use of our website, to compile reports about website activities, and to provide additional services related to the use of the website and the Internet for purposes of market research and tailor this site to users’ needs. IP addresses are anonymized to ensure that identification is not possible (IP masking).

You can disable cookies by configuring your browser software accordingly. However, doing so may limit the functionality of this website. You may also prevent the data generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) being collected as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing this browser add-on. As an alternative to the browser add-on, in particular in relation to browsers on mobile terminal devices, you may also prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be placed which prevents any future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie only applies in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you have to set the opt-out cookie again. For more information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics, please refer to the Google Analytics website.

Recipients/categories of recipient

The information created in the cookie is transmitted to a Google server in the U.S. and stored there. To the best of our knowledge, your IP address will never be combined with other data held by Google. Where appropriate, this information may be transferred to third parties if this is prescribed by law or if third parties are processing this data on behalf of the data controller.

Storage time/criteria for determining storage time

After your IP address has been anonymized, this can no longer be used to identify you. The reports compiled on the basis of Google Analytics do not contain any references to individuals.

4. Your rights as the data subject

Under Article 15 (1) GDPR, you have the right to obtain information, free of charge, about the personal data stored about you at Schwarz Zentrale KG. If the statutory requirements are met, you also have a right to rectification (Article 16 GDPR), erasure (Article 17 GDPR) and restriction of processing (Article 18 GDPR) of your personal data.

If the basis of processing is Article 6 (1) 8 (e) or (f) GDPR, you have a right to object under Article 21 GDPR. If you object to processing, your data will no longer be processed thereafter, unless the controller demonstrates compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests of the data subject in the objection.

If you have provided the processed data yourself, you have a right to data portability under article 20 of the GDPR.

If the data processing is carried out on the basis of consent granted under Article 6 (1) (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR, you may revoke that consent at any time with effect for the future without this affecting the lawfulness of the previous processing.

In the above-mentioned cases, or if you have questions or complaints, please write to or e-mail the Data Protection Officer.

You also have a right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority. The data protection supervisory authority located in the state in which you live or where the controller is domiciled has jurisdiction.

5. Data protection officer

For further questions concerning the processing of your data or the exercise of your rights, please contact the competent data protection officer of Schwarz Zentrale Dienste KG at:

Last updated: May 2019