Terms and conditions

SCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KGaA and its subsidiaries ("SCHÜTZ") want to provide up-to-date, correct and complete information as far as is reasonable on this website. However, SCHÜTZ assumes no liability or guarantee for the topicality, correctness and completeness of the information provided on this website. This also applies to all links ("links") to which this website refers, directly or indirectly. SCHÜTZ assumes no responsibility for the content of a page that is reached with such a link. SCHÜTZ reserves the right to make changes or additions to the information provided at any time without prior notice.

SCHÜTZ claims copyright protection for the content of this website. It is not permitted to transfer or otherwise use the contents published and protected on this website in other programs or websites without the prior written consent of SCHÜTZ.

SCHÜTZ is not liable for damages of any kind, in particular for indirect and consequential damages, which result from the access and use of this website or linked or linked websites.

SCHÜTZ is a registered trademark of SCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KGaA.

A use of the internet pages of the SCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KGaA is possible in principle without any indication of personal data. However, if an affected person wishes to use our company's special services through our website, personal data processing may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, always takes place in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection provisions applicable to SCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KGaA. Through this privacy policy, our company seeks to inform the public about the nature, scope and purpose of the personal information we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights under this privacy policy.

SCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KGaA, as the controller, has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps so that absolute protection can not be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to submit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.

Name and address of the controller

The person responsible within the meaning of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions with a data protection character is:


Schützstraße 12

D-56242 Selters

Telephone +49 (0) 2626 / 77-0

Fax +49 (0) 2626 / 77-532

Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

Christian Baier


D-56242 Selters

Any data subject can contact our data protection officer at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

Collection of general data and information

The website of SCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KGaA collects a series of general data and information every time the website is accessed by an affected person or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-web pages, which can be accessed via (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information SCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KGaA does not draw conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) to optimize the content of our website and to advertise it, (3) to ensure the continued functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and (4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the necessary information for prosecution in the event of a cyberattack. These anonymously collected data and information are evaluated by the SCHÜTZ GmbH & Co. KGaA therefore on the one hand statistically and further with the goal of increasing the data protection and the data security in our Companies to ultimately ensure the best possible level of protection of the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by an affected person.

Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller shall process and store the personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or, as the case may be, by the European directives or regulations or by any other legislator in laws or regulations which the controller was provided for.

If the storage purpose is omitted or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or any other relevant legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

Your rights to information, correction, suspension, cancellation and opposition

You have the right to receive information about your personal data stored by us at any time. Likewise, you have the right to correction, blocking, or, apart from the prescribed data storage for business transactions, deletion of your personal data. Please contact our data protection officer. The contact details can be found at the bottom.

For a data lock to be taken into account at all times, these data must be stored in a lock file for control purposes. You can also request the deletion of the data, as long as there is no legal archiving obligation. As far as such an obligation exists, we lock your data on request.

You can make changes or revoke your consent by notifying us with effect for the future.

Note about using federated web services:

Using apps from the Apple App Store:

These websites offer apps from Apple. In connection with Apple's services, personal data relating to persons residing in a member state of the European Economic Area or in Switzerland is maintained by Apple Distribution in Ireland.

This information is processed by Apple Inc. on behalf of Apple Distribution International. For more information, see the Apple Inc. Privacy Notice, which you can access here:

Privacy policy for use and use of etracker:

The controller has integrated components of the company etracker on this website. Etracker is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the generation, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website an affected person has come from to a website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which length of stay a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operating company of etracker is etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße 1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany.

Etracker sets a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are, has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages on this website, which is operated by the controller and on which an etracker component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically caused by the respective etracker component to transfer marketing data – and to send to etracker for optimization purposes. In the context of this technical procedure, etracker obtains information about data that will subsequently be used to create pseudonymous usage profiles. The usage profiles obtained in this way are used to analyze the behavior of the data subject who has accessed the website of the controller and are evaluated with the aim of improving and optimizing the website. The data collected via the etracker component will not be used to identify the data subject without first obtaining the specific and explicit consent of the data subject. These data are not combined with personal data or other data containing the same pseudonym.

The affected person can prevent the setting of cookies through our website, as shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent etracker setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by etracker can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a detection of the data generated by the etracker cookie and of processing this data by etracker and to prevent such data related to the use of this website. To do this, the person concerned must press the cookie-set button under the link, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set against the objection will be placed on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the affected person's system are deleted after an appeal, the data subject must revisit the link and set a new opt-out cookie.

By setting the opt-out cookie, however, it is possible that the website of the controller for the data subject is no longer fully usable.

The applicable data protection regulations of etracker can be found at

Using Google Webfonts:

On these websites external fonts, Google fonts are used. The integration of these web fonts is done by a server call, usually a Google server in the USA. It will be transmitted to the server, which of our websites you have visited. Also, the IP address of the browser of the terminal of the visitor of this website is stored by Google.

Using Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographic information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses data about the use of map features by visitors.

For more information, see the Google Privacy Policy, which you can access here:

Social Media Plugins

Our websites use social media plugins from the providers listed below. The plugins can be recognized by the fact that they are marked with the appropriate logo.

These plug-ins may be used to send information, which may include personal information, to the service provider and may be used by the service provider. We prevent the unconscious and unwanted collection and transmission of data to the service provider through a 2-click solution. To activate a desired social plugin, this must first be activated by clicking on the corresponding switch. Only through this activation of the plugin is the detection of information and its transmission to the service provider triggered. We do not collect personally identifiable information by means of social plugins or their use.

We have no control over what data an enabled plugin collects and how it is used by the provider. At present, it must be assumed that a direct connection to the services of the provider will be developed and at least the IP address and device-related information will be collected and used. It is also possible that the service providers try to save cookies on the computer used. Please refer to the privacy policy of the respective service provider to see which specific data is collected here and how it is used. Note: If you are logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook may identify you as a visitor to a particular page.

We have integrated the social media buttons of the following companies on our website:

Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Ave - Palo Alto - CA 94304 - USA)

Twitter Inc. (795 Folsom St. - Suite 600 - San Francisco - CA 94107 - USA)

Google Plus / Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway - Mountain View - CA 94043 - USA)

XING AG (Gänsemarkt 43 - 20354 Hamburg - Germany)

LinkedIn Corporation (2029 Stierlin Court - Mountain View - CA 94043 - United States)

Legal basis of processing

Art. 6 GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, in processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, processing shall be based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries regarding our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation through which a processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were injured and his or her name, age, health insurance or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In that case, the processing would be based on Art. 6 GDPR.

Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 GDPR. On this legal basis, processing operations that are not covered by any of the above legal bases are required if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned prevail. Such processing operations are particularly allowed to us because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In that regard, it considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, second sentence, GDPR).

Authorized interests in the processing that are being pursued by the controller or a third party

If the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 of the GDPR, our legitimate interest is the performance of our business for the benefit of all of our employees and our shareholders.

Duration for which the personal data is stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, if they are no longer required to fulfill the contract or to initiate a contract.

Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; Necessity for the conclusion of the contract;

Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We clarify that the provision of personal information is in part required by law (such as tax regulations) or may result from contractual arrangements (such as details of the contractor).

Occasionally it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that an affected person provides us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is required to provide us with personal information when our company enters into a contract with her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the person concerned could not be closed.

Prior to any personal data being provided by the person concerned, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the individual on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what would be the consequence of the non-provision of the personal data.

Existence of automated decision making

As a responsible company we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.