Privacy Policy

SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG, Bahnhofstr. 106 – 134, D-74348 Lauffen/Neckar, Germany (“Schunk”), collects and uses your personally identifiable information strictly in accordance with the provisions of the applicable laws. Below we explain the methods, scope and purpose of collecting and using personally identifiable information.



Collection and storage of information  for internal systems and statistical purposes

Every time you access our website, your internet browser will automatically send the following information to our web server for technical purposes:

  • The current IP address of the internet connection you are using
  • If you visited our website by following a link, the page that referred you
  • The pages that you visit within our site
  • Date and time of your visit
  • The operating system, browser name (Internet Explorer, Firefox, etc.) and the browser version you are using

This information is stored anonymously and is used for statistical purposes (such as determining how often each page on our site is visited) or for monitoring our networks and systems to detect server malfunctions (log files).



Other information

Other information is collected and processed only to justify, establish or modify a contractual relationship between you and SCHUNK. We will use the information collected for this purpose only as necessary to fulfill the terms the contract.

If you send us a message using the contact form on our website, we will store and use the information provided on the form (name, postal or email address, phone number, etc.) to provide the services you requested and to further correspond with you.

Please note that correspondence via email or the contact form is not a secure means of communication and that the content is not protected against unauthorized access by third parties. For confidential information, we recommended using regular mail.



Consent

If we wish to collect, process or transmit personally identifiable information for purposes other than those cited above, we will obtain your express and voluntary consent before doing so. Even if you do not grant consent, you will still be able to use our website to the extent that this is technically and legally possible.

You may revoke your consent to the further use of your personally identifiable information at any time with future effect. To revoke your consent, please email us at datenschutz@de.schunk.com.



Transfer of personally identifiable information to third parties

We will use your personally identifiable information for internal purposes as described above. Information is not provided to third parties.

If we hire a third party to process business transaction information on our behalf, we must obligate said third party to comply with our information privacy standards and to give us the right to verify compliance with these standards as well as applicable laws. In this case, SCHUNK also remains legally responsible for complying with the provisions of the Data Privacy Act ("Contract Data Processing").



Security measures

SCHUNK has taken specific organizational and technical security measures to protect your personal information. These security measures reflect the current state of technology and are constantly updated in accordance with new advances. All employees who come into contact with personally identifiable information are obligated to comply with the provisions of the Data Privacy Act and are trained on the legal requirements.

If information is collected in order to establish or fulfill a contractual relationship, our communication with you will be encrypted using the latest technology to prevent abuse by third parties.



Storage and deletion of personal data

All the personally identifiable information about you that we collect—as soon as it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected—will be immediately and irrevocably deleted unless we are required to keep it for legal reasons. If we are required to keep it, the information will be deleted once the legally prescribed storage period expires.



Cookies

We sometimes use so-called "cookies" on our website. Cookies are small text files that our web server deposits on your computer. These cookies are used to recognize your computer next time you visit our website and to let the server know when you last visited and what pages you visited on our site. Cookies do not contain personally identifiable information, nor are they linked to any other personally identifiable information that we store. Cookies can only identify the computer but not the person or user that visits the site.

However, if you prefer not to accept cookies, you can learn how to disable cookies via the Help function in your browser. Doing so will not limit your ability to use our site.



Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses "cookies," text files that are stored on your computer, to analyze your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the site is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, if IP anonymization is activated on this website, Google will abbreviate your IP address inside member states of the European Union or the European Economic Area before transmission. Only in exceptional cases will your full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to analyze your use of the site, create reports on website activity and provide additional services to the site operator related to website and internet use. The IP address obtained from your browser by Google Analytics will not be combined with other Google data. You can prevent cookies from being stored by adjusting your browser settings; please note, however, that doing so may prevent you from fully using all of the functions of this website. You may also prevent the information generated by the cookie regarding your use of the website (including your IP address) from being sent to or processed by Google by opting out. To do so, you must download and install the browser plugin available from the following link: tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. In light of the discussion on the use of analytical tools with complete IP adresses, we would like to point out, that this website uses Google Analytics with the enlargement "_anonymizeIp()" and that the IP addresses are only processed in abbreviated form to prevent them being directly linked to a particular individual.

 

 

Facebook plugins

We use so-called “social plugins” from the Facebook network, such as the “Like” button. This plugin is provided and operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, and is clearly identified with the Facebook logo. If you access one of our pages that contains a plugin, your browser will establish a connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to your browser and displayed in our environment without any influence by us on the content of the plugin.

Facebook may in some circumstances track your visit to the corresponding page and associate it with your Facebook account if you have one or if you recently visited a Facebook page or a page with Facebook content. If you actively use plugins (e.g., you click the “Like” button), the corresponding information will also be transmitted directly to Facebook without any influence on our part. For more specific information on how Facebook uses your information, please see the Facebook Data Use Policy. There, you will also learn more about your rights as well as settings to protect your privacy.

If you do not want Facebook to associate your visit to our website with your Facebook account, be sure to log out of your Facebook account.

You can also block social plugins with add-ons for your browser, such as Facebook Blocker.


Twitter

You will find certain functions of the Twitter service embedded on our site. These functions are provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. By using Twitter and the “retweet” function, the websites you visit will be associated with your Twitter account and revealed to other users. Data regarding your visit will also be transmitted to Twitter.

Please note that, as the provider of these pages, we have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Twitter. For more information, be sure to read the Twitter Privacy Policy at http://twitter.com/privacy.

You can change your privacy settings in Twitter by going to http://twitter.com/account/settings.

Children

Schunk will not knowingly collect personal data from children without insisting that they seek prior parental consent if required by applicable law. We will only use or disclose personal data about a child to the extent permitted by law, to seek parental consent pursuant to local law and regulations or to protect a child. The definition of "child" or "children" should take into account applicable laws as well as national and regional cultural customs.

Links to other websites

Our website may also contain links to third party websites. If you access a third party website from a link on our website, any information you disclose on that website is not subject to this Privacy Policy. It is possible that these links may be used by third parties or others to collect personal or other information about you. Schunk is not responsible for the privacy practices of such websites, advertisers, or third parties or the content of such websites and it is your sole obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites. Schunk does not control these third parties’ use of cookies, collection of information, or how they manage such information. It is solely your obligation to review and understand the privacy practices and policies of these other websites, advertisers and any third parties.

Points of contact, right to view and correct information

Should you have additional questions or comments regarding our privacy terms, you can contact our internal data protection officerat any time.

You have the right to know at all times which personally identifiable information we have saved about you. We can provide this information electronically upon request. You have the right to delete/block unauthorized information or to correct incorrect information. Our data protection officerwould be glad to provide you with information on how to do this at any time upon request.

The contact information for our data protection officeris as follows:

Address:

SCHUNK GmbH & Co. KG
Spann- und Greiftechnik
Bahnhofstr. 106 - 134
D-74348 Lauffen/Neckar, Germany

E-mail:datenschutz@de.schunk.com

Or contact SCHUNK directly (link to Legal Information).

Changes to this Privacy Policy

SCHUNK reserves the right to make changes to this Privacy Policy as needed to reflect advances in technology or new products and services. The latest version is available for viewing at all times on this website.


Effective date of this Privacy Policy: April 18, 2015