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Data Protection Policy

We are very pleased about your interest in SCHOTT. Data protection is very important to us, which is why we take the protection of your private data seriously and want you to feel secure when you visit our website. 
During your visit to our website, personal data may be partially collected.
The processing of personal data is always in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection provisions applicable to SCHOTT. By means of this Data Protection Policy we would like to inform you about what information we collect during your visit to our website and how it is used.
 

I. Name and address of the responsible person

The SCHOTT NORTH AMERICA, INC. is responsible for the careful use of your personal data.
SCHOTT North America, Inc.
Corporate Office
555 Taxter Road
Elmsford, NY 10523
USA
+1 (914) 831-2200
+1 (914) 831-2201
 

II. Provision of the website and creation of log files

1. Description and scope of data processing

With each access by a user on a page from the SCHOTT online content, the access data referring to this procedure will be stored in a log file on our server. 
Each record consists of: 
The page from which the file was requested 
The name of the file 
The date and time of the request 
Access status (file transfer, file not found etc.) 
A description of the type of web browser used 
The IP address of the client 
Your data will also be stored in the log files of our system. There is no storage of your data together with other personal data.

2. Legal basis for data processing

Legal basis for the temporary storage of data and log files is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR

3. Purpose of data processing

The temporary storage of the IP address by the system is necessary to enable delivery of the website to your computer. To do this, your IP address must remain stored for the duration of the session. 
Storage in log files is done to ensure the functionality of the website. In addition, your data will help us to optimize our website and to ensure the security of our information technology systems. An evaluation of your data for marketing purposes does not take place in this context. These purposes are basis for our legitimate interest in the processing of data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

Your data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for the purpose. This is the case when your session is over. For data stored in log files, your data will be deleted at the latest after 90 days-An additional storage is possible. In this case, your IP addresses will be deleted or alienated that it can no longer be assigned to a specific individual.

5. Objection to processing and erasure

The collection of your data for the provision of our website and the storage of your data in log files is essential for the operation of our website. Consequently, there is no possibility to object to this data use or to demand erasure of data files.
 

III. Use of cookies

1. Description and scope of data processing

The SCHOTT websites use cookies. Cookies are text files that are filed and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened.

a) Session Cookies

We use cookies to make our website more user-friendly. Some elements of our website require that the accessing browser can be identified even after a page break. The following data is stored and transmitted in the cookies: 
  • Language settings 
  • Log-in information

b) Persistent Cookies

We use persistent cookies to store your data and settings if you wish to revisit our website in the future. This leads to faster and more comfortable access. The following data is stored and transmitted:
  • Topic selection
  • Menu Operation

c) Statistic Cookies

In addition, we use cookies on our website that allow an analysis of users' browsing behavior. We evaluate the data as trends and in the form of statistics in order to optimize the visitor experience on our website (for more details, see paragraphs IV. and V. below).

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data using cookies is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

By using cookies, SCHOTT provides you, as a user of this website, with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without cookies and make it easier for you to use websites. 
The use of the analysis cookies is for the purpose of improving the quality of our website and its contents. Through the analysis cookies, we learn how the website is used and so we can constantly optimize our offer.
These purposes are basis for our legitimate interest in the processing of data in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted to it from our site. Therefore, you have full control over the use of those cookies. 
The validity of the session cookies is limited to the duration of your visit to our portal. They are automatically deleted when you exit the browser. A link with personal data does not take place. Persistent cookies are stored on your device for a period of time, but no longer than 10 years, and are not deleted even when the browser is closed.

5. Objection to processing and erasure

Of course, you can always object to the setting of cookies through our website by turning off the check mark next to the respective cookie type and pressing "Save" below. 
In addition, you can use a corresponding setting of your Internet browser to prevent the setting of cookies or delete already set cookies at any time.
Chrome: At the top of the address bar, click the lock (for SSL-certified pages) or the information icon (i). 
Firefox: Click the icon next to the web address in the top left corner. Follow the click box to the right and select "More Information". Cookie management is under "Privacy & History". 
Internet Explorer: Select the Tools> Internet Options button behind the gear icon. Click the "Privacy" tab. Under Settings, you will find the item "Advanced" with the management options for cookies. 
The collection of the data for the provision of the website and the storage of the data in session cookies is essential for the operation of the website. Consequently, there is no possibility to object to this data use or to demand erasure of data files.
 

IV. Webtracking

We use cookies on our website that allow an analysis of users' browsing behavior. We evaluate the data as trends and in the form of statistics in order to optimize the visitor experience on our website. In this way, the following data can be analyzed:
  • Entered search terms
  • Frequency of page views
  • Use of website features
  • Downloads
  • Shipping contact form
  • Call videos / media
The data collected by you in this way will be pseudonymised by technical means. Therefore, an assignment of your data is no longer possible. Your data will not be stored together with other personal data of the users.
The legal basis and further information are described in section III.
 

V. Google Analytics

On parts of this website, we also use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, United States ("Google"), for statistics tracking.

1. Description and scope of data processing

Google analyzes your use of this website on our behalf. For this, we use cookies as described above. The information generated by the cookie about your use of our website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we use the function "_anonymizeIp ()", thus IP addresses within member states of the European Union or other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area are shortened beforehand in order to exclude a direct personal connection. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. The IP address provided by Google Analytics as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data. Google is also certified in the EU-US Privacy Shield, so that your data at Google in the United States has an appropriate level of data protection.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data in the context of Google Analytics is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The information collected by Google about your use of this website (eg the referring URL, pages visited, your used web browser, your language setting, your operating system used or your screen resolution) are transmitted to a Google server in the USA, stored there, analyzed and the result made available to us in anonymous form. In addition, portions of this page use the Google Analytics demographics reports, which use Google's interest-based advertising data and third-party visitor data (such as age, gender, and interests).

4. Duration of storage

Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted by this on our side. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time.

5. Objection to processing and erasure

This data is not attributable to any particular person and can be disabled at any time through the ad settings. Of course, you can deactivate Google Analytics for future visits to the website "www.schott-ceran.com ". You can deactivate the “Google” tick box below and press "Save". Alternatively, you can object to the data collection through the use of a Google browser plugin. You can also prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; however, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use all the features of this website to the fullest extent possible. 
You can find the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy at https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html or at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/.
 

VI. Remarketing

SCHOTT uses Google's remarketing feature on this site.

1. Description and scope of data processing

To carry out the necessary analysis of website usage, so-called cookies are used (see above). These will record your visits to the website as well as anonymous data on the use of the website and transfer them to Google. There is no storage of your personal data. If you visit another website on the Google Display Network, you'll see ads that are likely to include previously viewed product and information areas.

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of personal data in the remarketing function is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

With this feature, we can target you more effectively and more effectively by displaying personalized, interest-based ads from SCHOTT while visiting other sites on the Google Display Network. 
These purposes are the basis of our legitimate interest in the processing of personal data according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

4. Duration of storage

Cookies are stored on your computer and transmitted to it by our site. Therefore, as a user, you have full control over the use of cookies. By changing the settings in your internet browser, you can disable or restrict the transmission of cookies. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time.

5. Objection to processing and erasure

You can permanently deactivate the use of these cookies for all websites by following the link below and downloading and installing the plug-in provided there: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/plugin
Alternatively, you may disable the use of third-party cookies by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative deactivation page at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices and implementing the opt-out information listed there.

Here you can individually set your cookie preferences:

Cookie type

Session
Statistic
Persistent
Google (Remarketing & Analytics)

VII. Contact form and Email contact

1. Description and scope of data processing

Our website includes the possibility to easily contact SCHOTT via mail. If you use this function, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and will be saved. These data are: 
  • Salutation 
  • First name 
  • Surname 
  • Company 
  • Address (optional) 
  • Country 
  • Telephone number (optional)
  • Email address 
In addition, further data may be collected depending on the nature of the contact. At the time of sending the message, the following data is also stored: 
  • The IP address of the user 
  • Date and time of registration 
In this context, we do not pass any data to third parties. The data is used exclusively for processing the conversation. 
However, you have the opportunity to give your consent for receiving information in the field of special glass and glass ceramic from SCHOTT. If you choose this, you have then given this consent: 
"I agree that SCHOTT NORTH AMERICA, INC. sends me e-mails containing information on special glass and glass ceramics products. My data will not be passed on to third parties. After the registration, I can revoke this consent at any time. A revocation of the consent can be sent to unsubscribe-ceran@mailing.schott.com or by fax or by post. Furthermore, I have the possibility to revoke this consent by using the cancel link in every e-mail."

2. Legal basis for data processing

Legal basis for the processing of the data is your consent according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. 
The legal basis for the processing of the data transmitted in the course of sending an e-mail is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. If the e-mail contact aims to conclude a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

We only process your personal data from the input mask to process the contact. In the case of contact via e-mail, this also includes the required legitimate interest in the processing of the data. 
The other personal data processed during the sending process serve to prevent misuse of the contact form and to ensure the security of our information technology systems.

4. Duration of storage

Your data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose originally collected. For your personal data from contact form and those sent by e-mail, this is the case when the respective conversation with you is over. The conversation is ended when it can be inferred from the circumstances that the relevant facts have been finally clarified. 
The additional personal data collected during the sending process will be deleted after a period of 90 days at the latest.

5. Objection to processing and erasure

Of course, you always have the opportunity to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data. If you contact us by email, you may object to the storage of your personal data at any time. In such a case, the conversation cannot continue.
 

VIII. Newsletter

1. Description and scope of data processing

On our website, you can subscribe to a free newsletter. When registering for the newsletter, the data entered in the input mask will be transmitted to us and saved. These data are: 
  • First name
  • Surname 
  • Company 
  • Email address 
At the time of subscribing to the newsletter, the following data will also be stored: 
Date and time of registration 
As part of the registration process, you consent to the processing of your personal data for receiving information in the field of special glass and glass ceramic from SCHOTT. In particular, you have given this consent: 
"I agree that SCHOTT NORTH AMERICA, INC. sends me e-mails containing information on special glass and glass ceramics products. My data will not be passed on to third parties. After the registration, I can revoke this consent at any time. A revocation of the consent can be sent to unsubscribe-ceran@mailing.schott.com or by fax or by post. Furthermore, I have the possibility to revoke this consent by using the cancel link in every e-mail."

2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for the processing of data after the user has registered for the newsletter is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

The collection of your email address serves to deliver the newsletter and to advertise your own product offers. The collection of other personal data in the context of the registration process serves to prevent misuse of the services or the email address used.

4. Duration of storage

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of its collection. Your email address will therefore be saved as long as the subscription to the newsletter is active.

5. Objection to processing and erasure

Of course, you always have the opportunity to revoke your consent to the processing of personal data.
 

IX. Potential recipients of personal data

SCHOTT is a corporation operating on a global scale which has cross-border legally independent companies, business processes, management structures, and technical systems.
The data collected on these websites is always collected and processed by SCHOTT NORTH AMERICA, INC.. If necessary for business processes, your data will be shared with affiliates. 
As part of the provision of our services, your information may under certain circumstances also be transferred to third parties who we have included in order processing, e.g. IT service providers. When transferring personal information to these third parties, we restrict ourselves to the information which is necessary for the provision of the service in question and we ensure that this transfer is carried out in compliance with required data security measures. SCHOTT will only transfer your personal information to third parties which have committed themselves to data protection and to the processing of your information in compliance with the applicable laws. 
In addition, SCHOTT may be forced by a court or an official order to reveal your data and associated information. Likewise, we reserve the right to use your information for the assertion of or defense against legal claims. In the event of a takeover or merger with another company, it may be necessary to disclose or transfer your information to actual or potential buyers. In this case, SCHOTT will endeavor to achieve the highest possible level of data protection and will comply with the legal stipulations.
 

X. Your rights regarding the protection of your personal data

If your personal data are processed, you are the person concerned within the meaning of GDPR.

1. Right to information

Basically, you always have it in your own hands which of your personal data you provide us. Of course, beyond that, you may also make use of your right under Art. 15 GDPR and by written request with proof of your identity by SCHOTT demand confirmation as to whether and which personal data concerning you are processed by us.

2. Right to rectification

You have a right to rectification and / or completion to SCHOTT, if your personal data processed is incorrect or incomplete. We have to correct this immediately.

3. Right to erasure

Of course, you can request the deletion of your personal data from us at any time.

4. Right to revoke the data protection declaration of consent

You may also revoke your consent to the processing of your personal data at any time. The revocation of consent does not affect the lawfulness of the processing, which is carried out on the basis of the consent until the revocation.

5. Right to restriction of processing

Likewise, under the conditions of Art. 18 GDPR you have the right to demand a restriction of the processing of your personal data.

6. Right to complain to a supervisory authority

Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you shall have the right to complain to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of its residence, place of work or place of alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of the personal data concerning you is against the GDPR violates.
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