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Data Privacy Policy

We take the protection of your personal data very seriously and treat your personal data confidentially in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data privacy policy.

Data Privacy Information for Business Partners

1. Party responsible for data processing (hereinafter: “we”)

Kunststofftechnik Schmid GmbH & Co. KG
Schlattweg 16
72178 Waldachtal

T +49 7486 97800-0
F+49 7486 97800-17

For further details, please refer to the Imprint section.

2. Data Protection Officer

Oliver Vogt EDV-Beratung
Hagenmoosstr. 22
78112 St. Georgen

Phone: +49 7725 9176302

3. Personal data, processing purposes and legal basis

As a rule, you may use our website without having to provide your personal data. The provision of personal data is voluntary.

Personal data refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the “data subject”). The word “identifiable” is defined as a natural person who can be identified directly or indirectly, particularly through the categorisation using an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features that reflect the identity of this natural person.

The purpose of processing data is to facilitate the operation of this website with information about our service offers and contact options.

Personal data is collected on our website only when this is necessary

Further details on the processing of data can be found below under the corresponding headings:

4. Access data/server log files

Our server automatically saves the information sent by your browser – known as “server log files” – when visiting our website. This information includes the

This data is not combined with other data sources. The information is used exclusively for the analysis and maintenance of the technical operation of the server and network in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. (f) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

5. Cookies

Our website stores cookies. Cookies are small files that make it possible to store specific device-related information on users’ access devices (PCs, smartphones, etc.). Cookies serve to improve the user-friendliness of the website and, thereby, the users (e.g. storage of login data). Cookies are also used to collect statistical data about the website’s usage and analyse this data for the purpose of improving the offers. The legal basis for the use of cookies is Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. (f) GDPR.

As a user, you have the ability to influence the use of cookies. Most browsers provide the option to restrict or entirely prevent the storage of cookies. Please note, however, that the website’s use and, especially, user-friendliness, are limited without cookies.

You can manage many of the online advertising cookies from companies by going to the U.S. site or the EU site

6. Contact via email

When making inquiries by email, the details we receive in the email, including the contact details you provided, will be stored for the purpose of processing your request and any related follow-up questions pursuant to Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. (b) GDPR. We will never share this information without your consent and will treat any data you have voluntarily provided with strict confidence. We store and use any personal data voluntarily provided by you, only to the extent that this is necessary in order to correspond with you further.

7. Contact form

When you send us inquiries via the contact form, the data contained in the contact form, including the contact details you provided there, will be stored in order to process the request and for any related follow-up questions. We will not share this information without your consent. The processing of the data contained in the contact form is performed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1) lit. (a) GDPR). You may revoke this consent at any time by sending us an informal message via email. The legality of the data processing operations carried out until the revocation takes effect remains unaffected by the revocation. The data you enter in the contact form remains with us until you request that we delete it or revoke your consent to its storage or when the purpose of the data storage ceases to exist (e.g. after completing your request). Mandatory statutory provisions – especially storage periods – remain unaffected.

8. Job applications

If you submit a job application to us via email, we will process the personal data contained in your application, which you have voluntarily provided, in order to process your application and contact you. The legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. (b) GDPR and Section 26 (1) of the revised German Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG-new).

9. Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics. The provider of this service is Google LLC., located at 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. This service is used to analyse our website and its usage, making it more user-friendly, efficient and better effective in marketing and offering our services. The legal basis for this usage is Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR. Google LLC is certified under the US-EU Privacy Shield Framework ( and is committed to complying with EU privacy requirements. Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, EU, (hereinafter: “Google”) is the designated entity responsible for Google’s services for users who have their main place of residence in the European Economic Area or Switzerland. Google Ireland Limited is a company affiliated with Google LLC whose services we incorporate and who must also comply with the General Data Protection Regulation. In addition, we have entered into a contract processing agreement with Google LLC., under which Google undertakes to protect the data of our users, process the data on our behalf in accordance with this agreement and, above all, not share this data with third parties.

Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files stored on your computer that permit an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by cookies about your use of the website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The IP address provided by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. IP anonymisation is activated on our website. Your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate your use of the website, compile reports on website activity and provide us with other services related to website activity and Internet usage.

You can also prevent cookies from being stored by setting your browser software accordingly. We would like to point out; however, in this case, you may not be able to fully use all of our website’s functions. You can also prevent Google’s collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address), including the processing of this data by Google, by going to the link hl = en and downloading and installing the available browser plug-in. Here you will also find further information about Google’s terms of service and data privacy.

As an alternative to the browser add-on or within browsers on mobile devices, you may also click this link to prevent Google Analytics from collecting data from this website in the future (the opt-out only works in this browser and only for this domain). In doing so, an opt-out cookie will be stored on your device. You will need to click again on this link if you would like to delete your cookies.

10. Google Maps

Our website also uses Google Maps provided by Google Ireland Limited. Google Maps is used to display and calculate geographic information and directions. When you use Google Maps, information about your use of our website, including your IP address and the information you enter on Google Maps, is transmitted to Google and stored there. The legal basis for these actions is Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. (f) GDPR.

You may also prevent the transmission of such data by deactivating “Javascript” in your browser; however, if you do so, maps cannot be displayed. For more information on how Google Maps uses your information, please visit For details on options and data privacy, visit the Google Privacy Center at

11. Recipients of personal data

Personal data is shared by us with the following categories of recipients:

our employees and contract processors.

We will also not share your personal data with third parties without your express consent unless we are legally obliged to do so under the definition of Article 6 (1) sentence 1(c) GDPR or the transmission of data is essential in accordance with Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. (b) in order to carry out a contractual relationship.

Please note that the transmission of data over the Internet (for example, when communicating by email) may involve gaps in security. It is not possible to completely protect the data from access by third parties.

12. Storage period

We delete your personal data immediately after it has served its purpose. For example, we store your data from your emails and the contact form until your request is entirely processed and completed. After that time, the information is usually deleted. Incidentally, there are routine annual checks to determine whether data can be deleted.

Session cookies are automatically deleted as soon as the browser has been closed. Access data and server log files are deleted after two days. We will delete your personal data from applications no later than six months after its receipt. Please note that for certain data, commercial and tax-related storage requirements of at least six (Section 257 of the German Commercial Code [HGB]) or ten (Section 147 of the German Tax Regulation [AO]) years may apply.

13. Rights of data subjects

Although you are not required by law to provide your personal information, this information may be required under Article 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. (b) to conclude a contract.

The rights of data subjects result explicitly from Articles 15 through 23 and Article 77 of the General Data Protection Regulation, as well as from Sections 32 through 37 of the revised German Federal Data Protection Act. We specifically draw your attention to the following rights granted to data subjects:

With respect to your personal data in our possession, you have the right to

You also have the right to object to the processing of personal data.

If you have consented to the processing of personal data, you have the right to revoke this consent for future processing.

All inquiries, requests and notifications should be addressed to us at the contact details provided above, under Item 1.

If you believe that the processing of the personal data concerning you is in violation of data protection laws, you always have the right to complain to the designated supervisory authority, cf. Article 77 GDPR. If you believe that the processing of your personal data is in violation of GDPR you shall have this right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, particular in the Member State of your residence, place of work or place of suspected infringement without affecting any other administrative or judicial remedy.

Our designated supervisory authority responsible is the State Commissioner for Data Protection, located at Königstraße 10A, 70173 Stuttgart, Germany.

CONTACT US: +49 7486 97800-0