Privacy and data protection

Data privacy

The company Artur Schwarze Technische Produkte - proprietor S.Schittko - welcomes you to our website - hereinafter referred to as website. We attach great importance to data privacy. The collection and processing of your personal data complies with the applicable data protection regulations, in particular the EU-General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We collect and process your personal data so that we are able to offer you the contents on our website in the best possible way. This declaration describes how and for which purpose your data are collected and used and which options you have in regard to personal data.
By using this website, you agree to the collection, use and transmission of your data in accordance with this data privacy statement.

1. Responsible party
The responsible party for the collection, processing and use of your personal data as defined by the GDPR is: Artur Schwarze Technische Produkte - proprietor. S.Schittko, Reinersstr. 6, 45665 Recklinghausen, Phone: +49 (0)2361 3888438. If you want to object to our collection, processing or use of your data according to these data protection regulations altogether or to individual measures, you can address your objection to the above mentioned responsible party. You can save and print this data privacy statement at any time.

2. General use of the website
2.1. Access data
We will collect information about visitors of this website when they use the website and will automatically collect information about their usage pattern and interaction with us and record data about their computers or mobile devices. The entire data exchange with this website is based on a SSL encryption protocol - also knows as Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure (HTTPS) which is used for a bug-proof transmission of all visitor data. We collect, store and use data every time our online content is accessed (so-called server log files). The access data include the name and URL of the retrieved file, date and time of the retrieval, transmitted data volume, message about the successful retrieval (HTTP response code), browser type and browser version, operating system, referring URL (i.e. the previously visited site), IP-address and the requesting provider. We use these protocol data without reference to you personally or any other profiling and only for statistical analyses for the operation, safety and optimisation of our online content but also for the anonymous collection of the number of visitors to our website (traffic) as well as the extent and type of usage of our website and services. This information allows us to provide personalised and site-related content and to analyse data traffic, to search for and eliminate errors and to improve our services. We reserve the right to subsequently check the protocol data if there is a justified suspicion of an illegal use based on concrete evidence.  We store IP-addresses in the log files for a limited time if this is required for safety reasons or for the service provision or the settlement of a service, e.g. if visitors use one of our offers. After the ordering process has been cancelled or after payment has been received, we will delete the IP-address if it is no longer required for safety purposes. We will also store IP-addresses if we have the concrete suspicion of a criminal offence in connection with the use of our website. In addition, we will save the date of your last visit as part of your account (e.g. after registration, login, clicking on links etc.).

2.2. E-mail contact
When you contact us (e. g. via contact form or e-mail), we will save your information for the processing of the request as well as in case of follow-up questions. Other personal data will be stored and used only if you agree to it or if this is legally permissible without special consent.

2.3. Google Analytics
We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of the Google Inc. ("Google"). Google-Analytics uses so-called "cookies" - text files that are saved on your computer allowing for an analysis of your visit to the website. The information generated by the cookie when visitors to the site use this website will usually be sent to a Google server in the USA and stored at this location. If the IP-anonymisation on this website is activated, Google will first shorten your IP-address within the member states of the European Union or other signatories of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP-address sent to a Google server in the USA shortened at this location. The IP-anonymisation on this website is active. Google uses this information on our behalf to evaluate your visit on our website, to create reports about the website activities and to render additional services associated with the use of the website and Internet.
The IP-address sent by your browser within the scope of Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You can prevent the use of cookies via a corresponding setting of your Browser software; however, we would like to point out that in this case you won't be able to make full use of all the functions available on our website. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data by Google that is generated by the cookie and related to the use of the website (incl. your IP-address) as well as the processing of these data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link:
As an alternative to the browser plug-in or within browsers on mobile browsers, you can click on the following link to set an opt-out cookie which will in the future prevent the collection of data by Google Analytics within this website.

2.4. Use of Facebook Social Plug-ins
Our website uses social plug-ins ("plug-ins") from the social network, which is operated by the Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plug-ins are marked with a Facebook logo or with the addition "Facebook Social Plug-in". For an overview of Facebook plug-ins, go to: If you open a website of the Artur Schwarze Technische Produkte, proprietor. S.Schittko, which contains such a plug-in, your browser will establish a direct connection with the servers of Facebook. Facebook will send the content of the plug-ins directly to your browser which will incorporate it into the website. Due to the incorporation of the plug-in, Facebook will receive the information that you have called up on the corresponding page of our website. If you are logged in with Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. If you interact with the plug-ins - for example, you click on the "Like" button or write a comment - your browser will sent the corresponding information directly to Facebook where it will be saved. For the purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as your rights in this regard and setting options for the protection of your privacy, please refer to the data protection information of Facebook. For more information on this, refer to the data privacy statement of Facebook at If you do not want Facebook to collect data about your visit of our website, you must log out on Facebook before you visit our website.

2.5. Legal bases and storage period
The legal basis for the data processing according to the preceding numbers is Section 6 Para. 1 Letter f) GDPR. Our interest in the data processing aims to guarantee the operation and security of the website, the analysis of the way the website is used by visitors and to simplify the usage of the website. Unless specifically stated otherwise, we will store personal data no longer than necessary for the intended purposes.

3. Your rights as a person affected by the data processing
According to the applicable laws, you have various rights concerning your personal data.  If you want to assert these rights, please send your request via e-mail or mail to the address named in number 1 clearly identifying your person.
In the following, you will find an overview of your rights:

3.1. Right to confirmation and information
You have the right at any time to receive a confirmation from us that your personal data are processed. If this is the case, you will have the right to receive free information about your stored personal data along with a copy of these data. Furthermore, you have the right to the following information:
1. The purpose of the processing
2. The categories of personal data that are being processed
3. The recipients or categories of recipients to which the personal data have been disclosed, especially to recipients in third countries or international organisations
4. If possible, the planned period for which the personal data are stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria used to determine this time period
5. The existence of a right to correct or delete the personal data concerning you or to limit the processing by a person responsible or the existence of a right to object to this processing
6. The existence of a right to appeal at a supervisory authority
7. If the personal data are not collected from you, all available information about the origin of the data
8. The existence of an automated decision making including profiling according to Sections 22 Paragraphs 1 and 4 GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information about the involved logic as well as the scope and the pursued effects that such a processing has on you. If personal data are sent to a third country or an international organisation, you will then have the right to be informed about the suitable guarantees according to Section 46 GDPR in connection with the transmission.

3.2. Right to correction
You have the right to immediately request the correction of incorrect personal data. In consideration of the purposes, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data – also by means of a complementary declaration.

3.3. Right to delete ("Right to be forgotten")
You have the right to ask us to immediately delete the personal data concerning you and we are obligated to immediately delete the personal data if the following reasons apply:
1. The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they have been collected or processed in other ways.
2. You rescind your agreement on which the processing according to Section 6 Para. 1 GDPR Letter a or Section 9 Para. 2 Letter a DSGVO is based and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
3. You file an objection against the processing according to Section 21 Para. 1 GDPR and there are no primary justified reasons for the processing or you appeal against the processing according to Section 21 Para. 2 GDPR.
4. The personal data were unlawfully processed.
5. The deletion of the personal data is required in order to comply with a legal obligation according to EU law or the law of the member states that applies to us.
6. The personal data were collected in regard to offered services of the information society according to Section 8 Para. 1 GDPR.
If we have made public the personal data and we are obligated to delete them, we will then take appropriate measures considering the available technology and the costs for implementations, also of a technical kind in order to inform the persons responsible for the data processing of personal data that you have requested the deletion of all links to their personal data or data or copies of these personal data.

3.4. Right to a restricted processing
You have the right to request from us the restricted processing if one of the following conditions has been met:
1. You dispute the correctness of the personal data, for a period of time that allows us to check the correctness of the personal data

2. The processing is unlawful and you rejected to the deletion of the personal data and instead have requested the restriction of the use of personal data
3. If we no longer require the personal data for processing but require the data for the assertion, execution or defence of legal claims or
4. If you have filed an objection against the processing according to Section 21 Para. 1 GDPR as long as it is not clear whether the justified reasons provided by our company outweigh yours.

3.5. Right to data portability
You have the right to receive your personal data that you provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format and you have the right to transmit these data to another responsible person without any interference by us if...
1. the processing is based on an agreement according to Section 6 Para. 1 Letter a GDPR or Section 9 Para. 2 Letter a GDPR or based on a contract according to Section 6 Para. 1 Letter b GDPR and...
2. the processing is carried out using automated processes.
When exercising your right to data portability according to Paragraph 1, you have the right to effect that the personal data are transmitted directly from another responsible person if technically feasible.

3.6. Right of objection
You have the right - for reasons arising from your special situation - to object based on Section 6 Para. 1 Letters e or f GDPR; this also applies to a profiling based on these provisions. We no longer process the personal data unless we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for the processing, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
If we process personal data for direct advertising, you will have the right to file an objection at any time against the processing of personal data that is related to you for the purpose of such advertisement; this also applies to the profiling if it is connected with such direct advertising.
You have the right - for reasons arising from your special situation - to file an objection against the processing of personal data that is used for historical research purposes or statistical purposes according to Section 89 Paragraph 1 GDPR, unless the processing is required to fulfil a task that is in the public interest.

3.7. Automated decisions including profiling:
You have the right to be subjected to a decision based not exclusively on an automated processing – including profiling – which will have a legal effect against you or significantly affect you in a similar way.

3.8. Right to withdraw consent for reasons of data protection
You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

3.9. Right of appeal at a supervisory authority
You have the right to appeal at a supervisory authority, especially in the member state of your residence, your place of employment or the location of the alleged violation if you believe that the processing of personal data concerning you is unlawful.

4. Data security
We strive to provide the maximum security for your data within the framework of existing data protection laws and technical possibilities. The transmission of your personal data is encrypted. This applies to your contact data, your orders as well as for your customer login. We use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) coding system but will point out that the data transmission on the Internet (e.g. when communicating via E-mail) may have security vulnerabilities. A complete protection of the data against access from third parties is not possible. In order to protect your data, we take technical and organisational protection measures that we consistently adapt to the state of the art.
We also do not guarantee that our offer will be available at certain times; disruptions, interruptions or failures can not be ruled out. We carefully secure our servers on a regular basis.

5. Automated decision making
An automated decision making based on the collected personal data does not take place.

6. Disclosure of data to third parties; no data transfer to non-EU countries
In general, we use your personal data only within our company.
If and to the extent to which we call in third parties to fulfil contracts (for example logistics service providers), they will receive these personal data only to the extent to which the transmission is required for the corresponding service. In the event that we outsource certain parts of the data processing ("job processing"), we will require processors by contract to use personal data only in compliance with the requirements of the data protection laws and to ensure the protection of rights of the person concerned. A data transfer to authorities or persons outside the EU besides the cases named in this declaration in section 2.3 does not take place and is not planned.

7. Data protection officer
Should you have any more questions or concerns in regard to data privacy, please contact our data protection officer:

Artur Schwarze Technische Produkte - Proprietor S.Schittko
Holger Schittko
Reinersstr. 6
45665 Recklinghausen
Phone: +49 (0)2361 3888438

Mail contact: Please use our contact form »

Information on Online Dispute Resolution
The European Commission will privide an internet platform for online dispute settlement ( so-called " ODR platform " ) in the first quarter 2016. The ODR platform should be used as a focal point for the extrajudicial settlement of disputes concerning contractual obligations arising based on ​​online purchase agreements. The ODR platform will be accessible at the following link :


Created on 4.5.2018 - Provided by: RA Maximilian Greger (