As a rule, you can access SCHOTT websites without actively disclosing any of your personal details. However, in several areas of the SCHOTT websites, you are requested to enter personal details, with which we can make the website more useful for you and help us to remain in contact with you.
You are requested to provide such data, for example, when you subscribe to a newsletter, if you request information material, if you send us suggestions with our contact forms or if you participate in an online survey. If you ask us not to use these data for making further contact, we will respect your request, also if you unsubscribe as a recipient of newsletters.
The personal data provided for the purposes described above will be treated confidentially and will exclusively be stored and used within the context of the relationship between you and SCHOTT AG. The data provided to us shall not be sent to any external third parties or organisations outside of the SCHOTT Group. Your data are only sent to companies in the SCHOTT Group, if you contact them directly, have consented or if it is necessary to implement the offer or services, which you intend to use.
2. Storage of access data
With each access by a user on a page from the SCHOTT AG online content as well as with each file download, the access data referring to this procedure will be stored in a log file on our server.
Every data record comprises:
- the page from where the file was downloaded;
- the file name;
- the download date and time;
- the access status (file transmitted, file not found, etc.);
- a description of the type of web browser used;
- the client's IP address
In regards to the geographic location of the user, an estimate based on the IP number will be made, which will subsequently be evaluated for statistics.
Accrued user and connection data will be analyzed only for trends and statistics and evaluated anonymously solely for the purpose of optimizing our Internet presence.
There will be no disclosure of data to third parties for any commercial or non-commercial purposes.
The user is entitled to obtain free information on any stored personal data relating to him/her upon request. In addition, the user has the right to correction, blockage and deletion of such personal data as provided for by law.
4. Links to other websites
Our online contents include links to other websites. Although we select links very carefully, we do not have any influence on the contents of linked pages or on compliance with privacy policies of the operators of other websites. As a provider, SCHOTT is responsible for its own contents in accordance with general regulations.
"Links" to contents offered by other providers are potentially to be differentiated from such SCHOTT’s own contents. SCHOTT will not assume any liability for, nor adopt any third-party contents which are provided for use through links and are particularly identified. Illegal, erroneous or incomplete contents, as well as damage resulting from the use or failure to use such information are the exclusive responsibility of the provider of the website to which reference was made. Our editorial team shall only be responsible for third-party references if they have positive knowledge of them, including any potential illegal or criminal contents, and if it would technically be feasible and reasonable to prevent their use.
5. Business relationships
Information published by SCHOTT on its own sites may contain references to products and services possibly not announced or available in your country. Such information does not imply SCHOTT's intention to offer the said products and services in your country. Please contact our regional distributor or representative, as the case may be, who will gladly inform you as to the availability of such products and services.
The SCHOTT websites use brand names to which either SCHOTT or third parties have proprietary rights. Such brand names must not be used without the consent of the relevant holders of rights. SCHOTT holds all rights to the information and the design of its websites and reserves such rights. The responsible processing of your data as well as compliance with all applicable national and international privacy policies is a matter of fact for SCHOTT.
6. Information on data security
SCHOTT is aware of how important the discreet treatment and protection of information transmitted by you via the Internet is. Data security on e-commerce sites is given absolute priority. We have therefore made great effort to ensure that our online security measures are effective. SCHOTT shop sites are encrypted with SSL technology.
SCHOTT websites requiring the input of commercially relevant data, such as a credit card number, are transmitted with SSL encryption. SCHOTT endeavors to continuously adjust encryption technology along with technological progress in order to ensure the confidentiality of data transmitted via the Internet.
7. Register of Proceedings of the Corporate Data Privacy Officer
Public register of proceedings regarding the processing of personal data
7.1 Name of responsible post SCHOTT AG
7.2 Executive Board members
Dr. Heinz Kaiser
Dr. Jens Schulte
Authorized Corporate Data Privacy Officer:
Dr. Roland Leroux
7.3 Adress of the responsible post
7.4 Purpose of data collection, processing or use
The following industries are our main markets: household appliances, pharmaceutics, solar energy, electronics, optical systems, construction and automotive. SCHOTT’s well-known brands are e.g. CERAN®, ROBAX®, ZERODUR®, FIOLAX®, and PYRAN®.
The SCHOTT group of companies has production and distribution facilities in 35 countries.
Data collection, processing and use serve to achieve the above-mentioned goals. The main areas for the processing of personal data are:
- Personnel (administration and development)
- Suppliers (administration)
- Customers (administration and customer care)
- Business management processes (administration and production)
7.5 Description of the individuals concerned and of related data and data categories
7.6 Recipients or recipient categories to whom/ to which data may be disclosed
7.7 Statutory periods for data retention
7.8 Projected data transmission to other countries
7.9 Security measures
Corporate Data Privacy Officer