Privacy Policy

Welcome to the SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH website. Thank you for visiting our website and for your interest in our company, products and service.

We take the protection of your data and privacy very seriously. Therefore, we process and use the data that is collected during your visit to our website in accordance with applicable data protection laws. It is important that you know when we store data and how we use it.

This Privacy Policy outlines which data we collect during your visit to our website and how that data is processed and used.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to linked third-party websites.

By using this site, you agree to the data collection and usage methods described below. In the event that you do not agree with the data collection and usage methods described, you must not use our website.

Data collected from your visit to our website

When you visit our site, our web servers collect data to maintain system security. In general, we collect your PC's current IP address along with the date and time, browser type, operating system and possibly the pages you viewed. This is not personal data within the meaning of § 3 para. 1 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

If we receive a request from you via our contact form, we store the personal information you provide for the purpose of communicating with you and processing your request.

This data will be used exclusively for the purposes listed. The transfer of data to third parties only takes place under mandatory provisions of law or where the transfer is required if our network infrastructure has been attacked so that we can take legal action or institute criminal prosecution proceedings. We will not transfer any of your data to any third parties for commercial purposes.

You agree that the personal data you have provided can be stored and used by SCHÖLLY FIBEROPTIC GMBH for processing your request, as well as for statistical purposes, for improving our service and for our own marketing purposes. Personal data that you have provided to us through our website are only stored until they fulfil the purpose for which they were entrusted to us. As far as commercial and tax law retention periods are concerned, storage periods may be up to 10 years for certain data.

Cookies

We use cookies. Cookies are small text files that are created when calling up websites and are stored on the respective user's computer. Cookies allow the web server to retrieve user information that makes using the website easier and more convenient for visitors, or enables certain features in the first place.

You can set your browser to reject cookies generally or so that you need to accept each time cookies are used. If you generally decide not to accept cookies, it may be that you won't be able to use certain features on the site.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are text files that are stored on your computer to help analyze how users use the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the US and stored there.

However, if IP anonymization is activated on the website, your IP address will be truncated beforehand by Google within Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transferred to a Google server in the US and truncated there. The IP anonymization is active on this website. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this site to evaluate your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website and Internet usage to the website operator.

The IP address that your browser transmits as part of Google Analytics is not associated with any other Google data. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; however, we would point out that if you do this, you may not be able to use all of the features of this website to their full extent. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie based on your use of the website (including your IP address) from being collected and sent to Google for processing by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

Facebook

Our website uses the button of the social network facebook.com.This service is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The button is labelled with the Facebook logo. If you use the button, your browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers.

When it is called up, Facebook receives the information that someone has accessed the corresponding page on our website. If you are logged in to Facebook right then, Facebook can assign the visit to your Facebook account. The corresponding information is transmitted from your browser directly to Facebook and stored there. Please see Facebook's privacy policy at for information regarding the purpose and scope of data collection, how Facebook further processes and uses data, and your settings options for protecting your privacy. If you do not want Facebook to collect personal information about you via our website, you simply have to log out of Facebook before visiting our website.

Twitter

Our Internet presence uses the social plug-ins of the twitter.com ("Twitter") social network. Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 795 Folsom St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Detailed information on the functions of individual plug-ins and their appearance can be found on the following website: https://dev.twitter.com/docs/twitter-for-websites. If you use the Twitter social plug-ins, you will be establishing a direct connection with the Twitter servers via your browser. This will inform Twitter that you have viewed the page on our website. If you are logged into Twitter right then, viewing the pages on our site and all your interactions that use social plug-ins (e.g. clicking on the "Tweet" button) can be assigned to your Twitter profile and stored at Twitter. Even if you do not have a Twitter profile, it cannot be ruled out that Twitter isn't storing your IP address. Please refer to the Twitter privacy policy at  regarding the purpose and scope of data that Twitter collects and processes. This link will also provide you with an overview of the settings in your personal Twitter profile to protect your privacy and your related rights. Please log out of Twitter before you visit our website in order to prevent Twitter from collecting the above data when visiting our website. In order to prevent Twitter from gaining general access to your data, you can exclude the Twitter social plug-ins by adding an appropriate add-on to your browser.

Newsletter

To receive our newsletter, you must complete all required fields on the Subscribe page for our newsletter. Your data / user behavior will be stored electronically as well as evaluated and processed for the purpose of improving our customer Service. You can unsubscribe at any time. We will not give your data to third parties and are always willing to provide information about the data that is stored with us. To unsubscribe from the newsletter, please contact newsletter-abmeldung@schoelly.de, or use the unsubscribe link at the bottom of each newsletter.

Data Security

Your privacy is a top priority for us. We operate an active privacy policy to ensure the confidentiality of any personal data. If we use the services of third parties for handling processing, the contractual relationships are governed by the provisions of the Data Protection Act.

Your Rights

You have a right to information concerning the personal data held about you and you have a right to have inaccurate data corrected, or data blocked or deleted. We expressly point out that our employees are required to maintain data confidentiality in accordance with § 5 of the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).

You can always send an email to datenschutz@schoelly.de to receive information regarding the personal data that is stored about you, or you can send an email to the address listed in our publication details. You can always withdraw your consent to your data being stored by writing to the same address.

If you wish to obtain information about your personal data or have them corrected or deleted, or if you have further questions about the use of the personal data provided to us, please contact us in writing at our postal address stated in our publication details.

Applicable law

All information and data, its use and the registration on the SCHÖLLY website as well as any actions, forbearance or omissions connected with the SCHÖLLY website are governed solely by German law. Disputes will be heard before the applicable court in Freiburg im Breisgau.

Policy updates

We reserve the right to modify our privacy policy in the future due to enhancements to our website. Any modifications will be published here. We reserve the right to modify the privacy policy at any time with future effect.