1. Name and contact details of controller and data protection officer

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and other national data protection laws of the Member States as well as other data protection regulations is:

ECO Schulte GmbH & Co. KG, Iserlohner Landstraße 89, 58706 Menden, Germany, email: info@eco-schulte.de, Telephone +49 2373 9276-0, Fax +49 2373 9276-40

The data protection officer of ECO Schulte GmbH & Co KG can be reached at the following email address:


2. Collection and storage of personal data, type and purpose of processing

a) When visiting the website

When you visit our website www.eco-schulte.com, information is automatically sent to our website server by the browser used on your end device. This information is temporarily stored in a so-called log file. The following information is collected without your intervention and stored until its automated erasure:

  • IP address of requesting computer,
  • date and time of access,
  • name and URL of retrieved file,
  • website from where the access is made (referrer page),
  • browser used, and if applicable, the operating system of your computer as well as the name of your access provider.

The above data will be processed by us for the following purposes:

  • ensuring a smooth connection to the website,
  • ensuring comfortable use of our website,
  • assessing system security and stability, and
  • for other administrative purposes.

The legal basis for the processing of data is Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the data collection for the purposes listed above. Under no circumstances do we use the collected data for the purpose of drawing conclusions about you as a person.

In addition, we use cookies and analytics when you visit our website. You can find more detailed explanations in sections 4 and 5 of this privacy policy.

b) When registering for our newsletter

If you have expressly given consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) a GDPR, we will use your email address to send you our newsletter on a regular basis. To receive the newsletter, it is enough just to provide an email address. In addition, the data from the input screen is transmitted to us and the following data is collected during registration:

    1. IP address of calling computer,
    2. date and time of registration,

The email address of the user is collected so we can send the newsletter. Other personal data is collected during the registration process to prevent misuse of the services or of the email address.

The data shall be erased as soon as it is no longer needed to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. The user’s email address is therefore stored for as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

We use the services of Sendinblue GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin to send the newsletter. The legal basis for the processing of data within the scope of this service is Article 6 (1) f GDPR as well as the processing agreement concluded between Sendinblue GmbH and us. Sendinblue GmbH does not forward the collected personal data to third parties. The data protection provisions of Sendinblue GmbH can be viewed at: www.newsletter2go.de/datenschutz/

You can unsubscribe at any time, for example using the link at the end of each newsletter. Alternatively, you may send your unsubscribe request at any time to datenschutz@eco-schulte.de by email.

c) When using our contact form

For questions of any kind, you can contact us via the form provided on the website. This requires a valid email address so that we know who sent the request and we can respond to it. Further information can be provided voluntarily.

If user consent is given, the legal basis for processing the data is Article 6 (1) a) GDPR.

Otherwise, the legal basis for processing the data transmitted in the course of contacting us via the form provided is Article 6 (1) f GDPR. The legitimate interest of the controller that is required here relates to facilitating contact and receiving questions or suggestions. If the contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Article 6 (1) b GDPR.

The data shall be erased as soon as it is no longer needed to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. For the personal data given via the contact form, this happens when the given conversation with the user has ended. The conversation ends when it is clear from the circumstances that the matter in question has been definitively clarified.

The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be erased after a period of no more than seven days.

3. Data forwarding

Your personal data will not be transferred to third parties for purposes other than those listed below.

We will only share your personal information with third parties if:

  • you have expressly given consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) a GDPR,
  • the transfer is necessary in accordance with Article 6 (1) f GDPR for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims and there is no reason to assume that you have an overriding compelling interest in the non-disclosure of your data,
  • there is a legal obligation for the transfer in accordance with Article 6 (1) c GDPR, and
  • this is legally permissible and necessary according to Article 6 (1) b GDPR for the processing of contractual relationships with you.

4. Cookies

We use cookies on our website. These are small files that your browser automatically creates and that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website. Cookies do not cause any damage to your end device and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other malware.

Information is stored in the cookie that is always produced in connection with the specific end device used. However, this does not mean that we gain any direct knowledge of your identity.

The use of cookies helps us to make the use of our services more convenient for you. We use “session” cookies to recognise that you have already visited individual pages of our website. These are automatically deleted after you leave our website.

In addition, we also use temporary cookies to optimise user-friendliness; these are stored on your end device for a certain defined period. If you visit our website again to use our services, it is automatically recognised that you have already been with us, and which entries and settings you made, so you do not have to enter them again.

We also use cookies for statistics regarding the use of our website, and to evaluate this for the purpose of optimising our services for you (see section 5). These cookies enable us to automatically recognise – when you visit our site again – that this is not your first visit. These cookies are automatically deleted after a defined period.

The data processed by cookies is necessary for the aforementioned purposes to protect our legitimate interests and those of third parties in accordance with Art. 6 (1) f GDPR.

Most browsers accept cookies automatically. That said, you can configure your browser so that no cookies are stored on your computer, or that a message always appears before a new cookie is created. However, completely deactivating the use of cookies may mean you are unable to use all the functions of our website.

Cookies used

5. Analysis tools

a) Tracking tools

The tracking measures listed below and used by us are carried out based on Article 6 (1) f GDPR. With the tracking measures used, we want to ensure a needs-based design and ongoing optimisation of our website. We also use the tracking measures for statistics regarding the use of our website, and to evaluate this for the purpose of optimising our services for you. These interests are deemed legitimate within the meaning of the aforementioned provision.

The processing purposes and data categories can be gleaned from the corresponding tracking tools.

i) Google Analytics

To ensure a needs-based design and ongoing optimisation of our website, we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google Inc.(https://https://about.google/)(1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter referred to as: “Google”). In this context, pseudonymised usage profiles are created and cookies (see section 4) are used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website, such as

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

is transmitted to and stored by Google on a server in the USA. This information is used to analyse use of the website, compile reports on website activities and to render services associated with website use and internet use for the purposes of market research and the needs-based design of these web pages.

This information may also be transferred to third parties if this is required by law or if third parties process this data on our behalf. Under no circumstances will your IP address be merged with other Google data. The IP addresses are anonymised so that such allocation is not possible (IP masking).

You can prevent the installation of cookies by selecting the corresponding settings in your browser software. You should be aware, however, that by doing so you may not be able to make full use of all the functions of this website.

Furthermore, you can prevent the capture of data (including your IP address) generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website as well as the processing of this data by Google, by downloading and installing a browser add-on (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB).

As an alternative to the browser add-on, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on this link. An opt-out cookie will be set to prevent future collection of your data when visiting this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website, and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Further information on data protection in connection with Google Analytics can be found, for example, on the Google Analytics Help pages(https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en).

6. Integration of third-party services and content

We use third-party content and/or services on our website in order to integrate them into our online services. The legal basis for the processing of personal data in this context is Article 6 (1) f) GDPR. The purpose of the processing is to optimise our online services, which is also our legitimate interest in processing the data.

To be able to send the content to the user’s browser, third-party providers need to obtain knowledge about the IP address of the user’s end device (PC, smartphone, etc.). In addition, third-party providers may use tracking pixels for statistical evaluations and/or online marketing. Tracking pixels enable the movement profile on the website to be evaluated. The information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s end device and may contain information on the user’s browser and operating system used, the website from which the user gained access to this website, the length of stay and other information on the use of our online services.

a) YouTube

We integrate videos from the website “YouTube” of the provider YouTube LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066 USA. You can find YouTube’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. The possibility for “opting out” can be found here: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

b) GoogleMaps

We integrate maps of the “Google Maps” service from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The data processed may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, are not collected without their consent; this is usually given under the settings of the user’s end device. Please note that the data may be processed in the USA. You can find Google’s privacy policy at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/. The possibility for “opting out” can be found here: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

7. Rights of data subjects

If your personal data is processed, you are a data subject within the meaning of the GDPR and have the right:

  • of access regarding your personal data processed by us. In particular, you have access to information about the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data, the categories of recipient to whom your data has been or will be disclosed, the envisaged storage period, the existence of a right to rectification, erasure, restriction of processing or objection, the existence of a right to lodge a complaint, the source of your data if it has not been collected by us, as well as the existence of automated decision-making including profiling and, if applicable, meaningful information on these details (Article 15 GDPR).
  • to immediately request the rectification of incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us (Article 16 GDPR).
  • to request the erasure of your personal data stored by us, unless the processing is necessary for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims (Article 17 GDPR).
  • to request the restriction of the processing of your personal data insofar as the accuracy of the data is contested by you, the processing is unlawful, but you oppose its erasure and we no longer require the data, but you need it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, or you have objected to the processing pursuant to Article 21 GDPR (Article 18 GDPR).
  • to receive the personal data you have provided to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format, or request that it be transferred to another controller (Article 20 GDPR).
  • to revoke the consent you once gave us at any time. This means we may no longer continue the data processing based on this consent going forward (Article 7 (3) GDPR);
  • to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority. As a rule, you can contact the supervisory authority of your habitual residence, place of work or our company headquarters for this purpose (Article 77 GDPR).

8. Objection and removal

If the user’s personal data is processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, the user has the right to object to the processing of its personal data pursuant to Article 21 GDPR, provided that there are grounds for doing so that arise from the user’s particular situation, or the objection is against direct marketing. In the latter case, the user has a general right of objection that is implemented by us without specifying a particular situation.

If your personal data is processed based on your consent pursuant to Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR, the user has the right to withdraw that consent to the processing of personal data at any time. If the user contacts us by email, they can object to the storage of their personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot be continued. Withdrawing your consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

If you wish to exercise your right of objection and/or withdrawal, simply send an email to datenschutz@eco-schulte.de.

Last updated: May 2018