Data Protection Notice

Jos. Schneider Optische Werke GmbH, Ringstr. 132, 55543 Bad Kreuznach, Germany (hereinafter: “we”), as the operator of the website, are the party responsible for the personal data of the website’s users (hereinafter: “you”) as stipulated in the Federal Data Protection Act (“BDSG”).

We protect your private spheres and your private data. We collect, process, and use your personal information in accordance with the content of these data protection provisions as well as the applicable German data protection laws, particularly the BDSG and the Telemedia Act (“TMG”).

These data protection provisions govern which of your personal data we collect, process, and use. We therefore request that you carefully read through the following statements.

1. Collection of Personal Data

1.1 Personal data as stipulated by these data protection provisions pertain to all individual information that relates to you personally. In particular, personal data include your name, your email address, and possibly your address and telephone number.

1.2 Personal data also include information about your use of our website. In this context, we collect the following personal data from you: Information about your visits to our website, such as the extent of data transfer, the location from which you are accessing our website, and other connection data and sources that you access. This information is generally collected using log files and cookies. For more information on log files and cookies, please refer to item 3.

2. Purpose of Use

We use your personal data for the following purposes:

2.1 To provide you with the services you request

2.2 To ensure that our website is presented to you in the most effective and interesting manner possible

2.3 To allow you to participate in interactive offers if you wish to do so

2.4 To inform you about changes to our services

3. Information about your computer, cookies, and targeting

3.1 Each time you access our website, we collect the following information about your computer: your computer’s IP address, your browser’s query, and the time of this query. The status and quantity of data transferred within the scope of this query are also recorded. We also collect product and version information about the browser used and your computer’s operating system. We additionally record the website from which our website was accessed. Your computer’s IP address is stored only for the time you are using the website, and is then immediately deleted or anonymized through abbreviation. The other data are stored for a limited period of time. We use these data to operate our website, particularly to identify and eliminate errors on the website, to monitor website utilization, and to make adjustments and improvements.

3.2 Under certain circumstances, we also collect information about the use of our website by using so-called browser cookies. These are small text files that are stored on your hard drive and store specific settings and data for exchange with our system via your browser. A cookie generally contains the name of the domain from which the cookie data were sent, as well as information about the age of the cookie and an alphanumeric identification code. Cookies enable our systems to recognize the user’s device and immediately make any preferences available. As soon as a user accesses the platform, a cookie is transmitted to that user’s hard drive. Cookies are used to authenticate registered users during customer login. Cookies also help us improve our website and enable us to offer you a better service that is even more customized to your needs. They enable us to recognize your computer when you return to our website, and therefore to:

  • Store information about your preferred activities on the website in order to tailor our website to your individual interests. This includes aspects such as advertising that corresponds to your personal interests.
  • Increase the speed at which your queries are processed.

3.3 The cookies we use store only the aforementioned data pertaining to your use of the website. An identification number is assigned to the cookie (cookie ID) and no reference made to you personally. The cookie ID is not combined with your name, IP address, or similar data that would allow referencing of the cookie to you. To learn how you can block the use of cookies, please refer to item 3.4.

3.4 If you do not want browser cookies to be used, you can set your browser so that it does not accept cookies. Please note that if you do so, you may be able to access our website only to a limited extent or not at all. If you wish to accept only our own cookies, but not the cookies of our service providers and partners, you can set your browser to “block third-party cookies.”

4. Data Security

All information that you transmit to us is stored on servers within the European Union. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure, and therefore we cannot guarantee the security of data transmitted to our website via the Internet. Nevertheless, we secure our website and other systems using technical and organizational measures to ensure that your data is not lost, destroyed, accessed, changed, or disseminated by unauthorized parties. In particular, we transmit your data in an encrypted format. For this purpose, we use the SSL (Secure Socket Layer) coding system.

5. No Forwarding of your Personal Information

We do not forward your personal information to third parties unless you have given your consent to forwarding of the data, or if we are entitled or required to forward data in compliance with legal provisions and/or official or court orders. In particular, this may involve the provision of information for purposes of criminal prosecution, to avert danger, or to enforce intellectual property rights.

6. Data Protection and Third-Party Websites

The website may contain hyperlinks to and from third-party websites. If you follow a hyperlink to one of these websites, please note that we cannot assume any responsibility or warranty for third-party contents or data protection conditions. Please ascertain the respective applicable data protection conditions before you transmit personal data to these websites.

7. Changes to these Data Protection Provisions

We reserve the right to change these data protection provisions at any time with effect for the future. A current version of the provisions is available on the website. Please visit the website regularly and remain informed about the applicable data protection provisions.

8. Your Rights and Contact

You can inspect your personal data at any time without charge, and if necessary may demand that they be corrected and/or deleted and/or blocked. For this purpose and/or to obtain more detailed information, please contact us at Should you have questions, comments, or inquiries regarding our collection, processing, and use of your personal data, please also contact us at the specified contact addresses.

9. Piwik Analytics

This website collects data to analyze how visitors use our site (so-called tracking). We use an open-source web analysis software called Piwik to statistically analyze user access. Piwik uses Cookies, which are stored on your computer and allow an analysis what offers on our site you have accessed. The information generated by the cookie (including your IP address) are stored on a web server in Germany and processed there (website usage, reporting). Before the IP address is stored, it automatically will be anonymized by shortening the last octet.
To use our website, you hereby agree that we may collect and process your data in the way as described above. You my revoke your permission for the future by clicking on the link at the end of this paragraph. Your revocation will then be stored in a cookie for another 365 days and automatically deleted afterwards if you are not accessing this side in a period of 365 days again. If the cookie is deleted manually a new revocation is necessary.