Thank you for your interest in our online presence. The protection of your personal data and the protection of your privacy are very important to us. At this point, we would therefore like to inform you about the processing of your personal data when visiting our website. Of course, we comply with the legal provisions of the European Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO), the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG), the Telecommunications Telemedia Data Protection Act (TTDSG) and other data protection regulations.
Please note the explanations/definitions of terms at the end of the text.
You can visit our website anonymously at any time. We respect the freedom of the individual to decide when and for what purpose he or she wishes to provide certain personal information. We do not use any technologies to identify you or create personal profiles!
We collect personal data only to a limited extent and where necessary for the following:
Provision of our services
Contract performance (including initiation, conclusion, fulfilment and termination of a contract)
Processing and answering enquiries (contact form)
Safeguarding our operations
Improving our website
Preventing, detecting and investigating potentially prohibited or illegal activities and asserting our General Terms and Conditions.
To ensure that you are fully familiar with the processing of personal data on our websites, we have compiled this clear and comprehensive information for you. We would like to assure you that we will make every necessary technical and organisational effort to protect your data.
Responsible for the processing of personal data is:
SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies GmbH
Mainzer Str. 99
When you access our websites, we automatically process data of a general nature. This data, which may be stored (where applicable) in “server log files”, includes:
your browser type* (type/version)
operating system of accessing computer*
domain name of your internet provider (IP address)
time of website access
referrer URL* (site previously visited)
cookies if applicable/in some cases (also see section 4 below.)
and other similar general data (e.g. size of your browser window).
*If necessary, you can disable this data by making the appropriate settings in your system.
This data is used in accordance with Article 6 (1)(b) GDPR to provide you with the websites and to display them correctly; it is accessed each time you use the internet.
Furthermore, the data is temporarily stored in accordance with Article 6 (1)(f) GDPR for the purpose of fraud prevention and the investigation of attacks on our website if our system detects such attacks. If there is no such suspicious case, the respective IP address of the page accesses is only stored permanently in anonymised form.
The remaining (non-personal) data may be processed further for statistical purposes.
As a visitor to our website, you are a data subject as defined by the General Data Protection Regulation.
5. COLLECTION AND STORAGE OF USAGE DATA (STATISTICS)
In order to optimise our websites and adapt them to changing habits and technical requirements, we use statistical tools. In doing so, we measure, for example, which elements are visited by users, whether the information they are looking for is easy to find, and so on. This information only becomes interpretable and meaningful at all when a larger group of users is considered. For this purpose, the collected data is aggregated, i.e. combined into larger units.
SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies does not profile visitors or use retargeting technologies and does not measure “customer journeys” by means of other sites. Therefore we are neither interested in the behaviour of an individual nor in the person behind it.
This enables us to adapt the design of web pages or optimise content if, for example, we find that a relevant proportion of visitors are using new technologies or finding existing information difficult or impossible to find.
We take structural measures (separation of databases and responsibilities) to ensure that statistical data cannot contain or be linked to personal data at any time.
If your browser is configured to instruct our server that you do not wish to be tracked (“do not track”), Matomo will not record your visit to our site (we never store personal data anyway).
Opt-out complete; your visits to this website will not be recorded by the Web Analytics tool. Note that if you clear your cookies, delete the opt-out cookie, or if you change computers or Web browsers, you will need to perform the opt-out procedure again.
You may choose to prevent this website from aggregating and analyzing the actions you take here. Doing so will protect your privacy, but will also prevent the owner from learning from your actions and creating a better experience for you and other users.
The tracking opt-out feature requires cookies to be enabled.
6. SPECIFIC USE OF DATA
We observe the principle of data use for specific purposes and process your personal data only for those purposes for which you have provided the data. Your personal data will not be passed onto third parties without your express consent, unless this is necessary for the provision of the service or the execution of the contract. Furthermore, the transfer of data to state institutions and authorities entitled to receive information is only carried out within the scope of the legal obligation to provide information or if we are obliged to provide information by court order.
We also take our in-house data protection very seriously. We have obligated our employees and the service companies we commission to maintain secrecy and to comply with the provisions of data protection law.
7. Third Country
There is no deliberate transfer of personal data to third countries or to international organisations, nor is there any plan to do so. However, when a website is accessed, it cannot be guaranteed that the data will remain within the EU/EEA. Due to the way the internet works, it may be technically possible that a request on the way from you to us or a reply on the way back may be routed via a server in a non-secure third country. This cannot be prevented either. However, since we encrypt the data traffic between your browser and our server (see section 8 below), there is no particular risk in this respect.
8. DATA MINIMIsATION, DATA ECONOMY AND DATA SECURITY
In general, it is not necessary for you to provide personal data to use our website. However, in order for us to actually provide our services, we may need your personal data. This applies both to the sending of any information or ordered goods and to replies to individual requests.
If you commission us to provide a service or to send you goods, we shall only process your personal data in accordance with Article 6(1)(b) GDPR to the extent necessary to provide the service or implement the contract. For this purpose, it may be necessary to pass on your personal data to companies that we use to provide the service or implement the contract, such as transport companies or other service providers. If we wish to process your personal data for certain actions or services with your consent (in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) GDPR), we will ask you for your express consent at the appropriate point on our website.
Your personal data will be encrypted (bug-proof) on all pages with input fields by means of TLS/HTTPS for transmission over the internet (identifiable by the lock symbol in the URL line of the browser). We use technical and organizational measures to secure our website and other systems against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorised persons.
9. CONTACT FORM AND GETTING IN TOUCH
You can contact us in a number of ways. One of these ways is to use one of our contact forms. To process your respective request, the minimum information we require is your first and last name and an email address. You can also voluntarily provide additional information that will help us to respond to your request more effectively or pre-empt any queries. Your data will be transmitted encrypted.
You may, of course, also send us an email to any of the addresses published on the website. In this case, the personal data transmitted by email will be stored.
If your request relates to a service offered by us, we will process your data on the basis of Article 6(1)(b) GDPR. All other requests will only be processed on the basis of your consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR).
During email correspondence, it cannot be guaranteed that the data will remain within the EU/EEA. Due to the way the internet works, it may be technically possible that an email on the way from us to you and vice versa may be routed via a server in a non-secure third country. Opt for the postal service if you want to send information confidentially, or encrypt the information/files separately (e.g. In an encrypted ZIP file) and send the key via another channel (e.g. SMS).
10. STORAGE PERIOD
Your processed personal data will only be stored for as long as it is necessary to fulfil the intended purpose. Once this purpose has been fulfilled, the data will be deleted, unless mandatory retention periods prevent this. In this case, the data will be limited in its processing so that it can only be used for the purpose that requires its retention (e.g. tax audit). Once these retention periods have expired, this data will also be deleted.
11. PROFILING AND AUTOMATED DECISION-MAKING
If we have access to the relevant information, a customer or prospective customer profile may be created in order to provide you with the best possible advice.
For this purpose, we use the following information in particular:
Your contact data from registrations, requests and orders
SCHOTTEL Marine Technologies does not use automated decision-making including profiling* with your personal data. However, we use so-called spam or junk filters in electronic communication to protect our systems. This involves the use of sender, time, content, character set and origin, among other things, to automatically sort out unwanted emails. If you feel that your emails have not arrived or are being rejected, please contact us via another communication channel (telephone, fax or letter).
* Merging individual data to gain insights into key aspects of personality.
12. RIGHTS OF DATA SUBJECTS
Subject to certain conditions or limitations as applicable, you have the following rights:
As a matter of principle, you have the right to request free information regarding:
data processed by us;
the purposes of processing;
the categories of personal data processed and, where appropriate, the (categories of) recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed (including, where applicable, appropriate safeguards if the personal data is transferred outside the EU);
if possible, the intended duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration;
and, if applicable, the origin of the data.
You have the right to rectification, deletion, restriction of processing, a right to data transferability, a right to object and a right to revoke consent at any time. This does not affect the legality of the processing of data up to the time of a revocation/objection. For the declaration of a revocation/objection, you will not be charged in addition to costs incurred by the basic rates. If costs are incurred in exercising the other rights, we shall inform you in advance. You may assert your rights against us via a designated channel (e.g. unsubscribe link) or any other communication channel (see “Controller” above or in the Imprint).
13. QUERIES REGARDING DATA PROTECTION AND RIGHT OF COMPLAINT
If you have any other queries about data processing on our website or about our processes, please contact the above-mentioned Controller or our Data Protection Officer. You can also contact this person confidentially at firstname.lastname@example.org if you think you have a reason for complaint or if you notice a breach of data protection. Thank you very much for your support.
Furthermore, you have a right to appeal to a supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for the Controller is the State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of Rhineland-Palatinate, postbox 30 40, 55020 Mainz, Germany; email: Poststelle(at)datenschutz.rlp.de; online: www.datenschutz.rlp.de
GETTING YOU ON BOARD AS FAST AS POSSIBLE
Applying is really straightforward. We have made our application process as streamlined as possible to ensure that it progresses swiftly for both sides. Please send your documents digitally (ideally as a single PDF file) to email@example.com.
Please also note the information under “Third country” in section 9 above. As an alternative, you are also more than welcome to use the postal service.
We will conduct interviews with people on the short list together with the specialist and HR department and, depending on the position, also with the head of department. For trainees, there is an entrance test and for dual study students an assessment centre; in some cases, we also recommend a pre-study placement.
You can find out about vacancies on our career page and apply online. If you would like to apply for a position, we will need you to provide us with all the information and documents required as part of the application process. This is subject to Section 26 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).
Furthermore, you can provide additional information voluntarily (Section 26 BDSG (2)), which will enable us to assess your application more easily.
Your data will be forwarded to our company employees entrusted with the respective matter. Depending on the subject matter, your data will also be transmitted to:
affiliated companies of the SCHOTTEL Group, where applicable, external service providers and partners who provide data processing services on our behalf or otherwise process personal data for the purposes described in this notice or stated at the time of collection of the personal data;
any competent supervisory body, court, law enforcement agencies, governmental authorities or third parties if we believe that processing is necessary
(i) to comply with applicable laws or regulations;
(ii) exercise, establish or defend our legal rights or
(iii) to protect your vital interests or those of third parties.
Appropriate data protection agreements have been concluded with the relevant external service providers, e.g. pursuant to Article 28 GDPR.
Data is not transferred to third countries as a matter of principle. Our servers are located within the EU or the EEA. If necessary, SCHOTTEL Group companies, external service providers and partners may be granted access to your personal data, even if they operate outside the EU/EEA.
In such cases, we ensure compliance with the provisions of Chapter V GDPR, in particular that personal data shall only be transferred to third countries if they offer an adequate level of protection in accordance with the European Commission (Article 45 GDPR) or if appropriate guarantees exist in accordance with Article 46 GDPR.
15. SOCIAL MEDIA PLATFORMS
We use a social media channel as another way of getting in touch with you. In this case, personal data may also be processed outside the EEA, but we have no control over this. We have listed the (technical) operators of the relevant platforms at the end of this section. Addresses and other contact details can also be found there, e.g. for requests for information.
Your data and your usage behaviour will be comprehensively analysed by these operators. Cookies or comparable technologies or the storage of used IP addresses may be used for this purpose. The data may subsequently be used for advertising purposes and market research. This means that you may receive advertising tailored to your user profile within these platforms or on other sites that are able to use the cookies, etc., set by these platforms.
As a registered user of these sites, this information may also be used independently of the respective device. Some of the data uses are only permitted with your consent (Article 6(1)(a) GDPR) or may be justified by a legitimate interest in efficient advertising via a platform used worldwide (Article 6(1)(f) GDPR). Since the operators of the platforms determine the technologies used, we have no way of obtaining any necessary permissions from you or of weighing them against the interests of the parties concerned. Further details on this and on your user/data subject rights with the operators can be found in the privacy policies of their respective websites.
The social media channel we use is only intended to provide a convenient way of communicating with those users who are already members of the network. It is not necessary and we do not recommend that you become a member of this network in order to contact us. We also communicate information or special offers on other channels, in particular on our website.
For our presence on LinkedIn, we have concluded contracts with the European subsidiaries of the respective US groups. The contents of the contracts are specified by LinkedIn. Although it is not necessary for technical or organisational reasons to process personal data obtained in Europe outside Europe, the companies reserve the right to transfer the data to the USA. We have no influence over this.
Our contractual partner is LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, a company of the LinkedIn Corporation, USA, which belongs to the Microsoft Corporation, USA.
We use no technologies offered by LinkedIn for measuring and controlling advertising (“LinkedIn Insights”).
Regulation (EU) 2016/79 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of individuals with regard to the processing of personal data (General Data Protection Regulation).
European Free Trade Association: Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland
EU-US Data Privacy Framework:
International data protection agreement agreed between the EU and the USA, which is the basis for the adequacy decision pursuant to Article 45 of the GDPR, effective since July 2023.
European Economic Area: EU, Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway
any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person […]; (Article 4(1) of the GDPR).
the […] legal person […] which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data […]; (Article 4.7. of the GDPR)
The terms used here, as far as they are determined in Article 4 GDPR, are used according to the definition there.
Status of data protection information: September 2023