General privacy policy (as of September 2023)

1. Preface

The protection of your data is very important to us, Schmeing GmbH & Co. KG (hereinafter: "Schmeing", "we"). Therefore, we would like to inform you which categories of personal data we process for which purposes and which rights you are entitled to.

This privacy policy applies to our website , and information otherwise transmitted to us.

1.1 What is personal data?

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person. A person is identifiable if he or she can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identification number or to one or more factors specific to his or her physical, physiological, mental, economic, cultural or social identity. This therefore includes IP addresses or unique identification numbers, which may be stored in cookies when visiting our website.

1.2 What does the term processing mean?

The legislator understands the processing of personal data as activities such as collecting, recording, organizing, arranging, storing, adapting or modifying, reading, retrieving, using, disclosing by transmission, dissemination or any other form of making available, comparing or linking, restricting, erasing or destroying personal data.

1.3 Who are we ?

The controller, i.e. the entity responsible for processing your personal data, is:

Schmeing GmbH & Co. KG
Ostring 26
46348 Raesfeld, Deutschland
Phone: +49 2865 909 0
Fax: +49 2865 909 266

We have appointed a data protection officer. For any questions regarding this privacy policy, please contact him at .

2. How do we collect and what do we use your personal data for?

2.1 General contact requests

On our website it is possible to contact us via a provided e-mail address as well as telephone number or fax number.

Your data (identification and contact data) and the resulting correspondence will be used exclusively by us to contact, process and respond to your request.

The legal basis for the processing is based on our legitimate interest of responding to your inquiry or complaint or request pursuant to Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR.

The data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required to achieve the purpose for which it was collected.

2.2 Career

In the career section at you will find current job postings for which you can apply.

As part of the application process, we may collect and process the following information: Application documents (CV, cover letter, references/certificates), identification and contact data (surname, first name, e-mail address, postal address) and other information provided by you.

This information is collected for the purpose of conducting the application process (recording applications, selecting suitable applicants, conducting interviews, initiating a possible employment relationship). Your application data will not be used for any other purposes.

If you apply for an advertised position, your data can only be viewed and processed by Human Resources and the relevant employees in the departments that advertised the position and decide whether to fill it.

External companies (recruiters and management consultancies) may assist in the selection of applicants if this appears necessary to fill the position. In these cases, we have taken all security precautions to ensure the security of personal data.

The processing of your data is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR (implementation of pre-contractual measures) in conjunction with § Section 26 (1) BDSG (decision on the establishment of an employment relationship).

If we conclude an employment contract with you after a successful application, your data will be further processed for the purpose of establishing the employment relationship or for its implementation in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. b GDPR in conjunction with § Section 26 (1) BDSG.

If we do not make you an offer, your data will be deleted in accordance with § 15 para. 4 AGG and § 61b para. 1 ArbGG in conjunction with § 26 para. 1 BDSG, 6 months after you have received our negative decision, deleted unless you allow us to continue processing on the basis of consent for future suitable vacancies.

2.3 Use of cookies and similar technologies

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that can be stored on your terminal device when you visit an online offer. Tracking is possible using various technologies.

We distinguish between cookies that are absolutely necessary for the technical functions of the online offer and such cookies and tracking mechanisms that are not absolutely necessary for the technical function of the online offers. The use of the online offer is generally possible without cookies that do not serve technical purposes.

Essential cookies (absolutely necessary cookies)
These cookies are absolutely necessary for the operation of the site and enable, for example, security-related functionalities. In addition, this type of cookie also allows us to recognize whether you wish to remain logged in to your profile in order to provide you with our services more quickly when you visit our site again.

These cookies are deleted after the end of your visit.

Marketing cookies
Marketing cookies are used to track visitors to websites. The goal is to serve ads that are relevant and appealing to the individual user based on the information stored in the cookie.

Statistics cookies
In order to further improve our offer and our website, we collect anonymized data for statistics and analyses. With the help of these cookies, we can, for example, determine the number of visitors and the effect of certain pages of our website and optimize our content.

Whether and which cookies are used when you visit our websites depends on which areas and functions of our websites you use and whether you agree to the use of cookies that are not technically necessary (essential cookies) in our Consent Management System. To manage your preferences, please click HERE .

2.4 External links (plug-ins)

Our online offer may contain links to third-party websites (e.g. Google Maps) of providers not affiliated with us. After clicking on the link, we no longer have any influence on the collection, processing and use of any personal data transmitted to the third party when the link is clicked (such as the IP address or the URL of the page on which the link is located), as the behavior of third parties is naturally beyond our control. We do not assume any responsibility for the processing of such personal data by third parties.

If you click / activate by clicking the link to a third party offer, personal data may reach providers in countries outside the European Economic Area, which from the perspective of the European Union ("EU") do not ensure an "adequate level of protection" for the processing of personal data in line with EU standards.

3. Your rights

In the context of the processing of your personal data, you are also entitled to certain rights. More detailed information can be found in the relevant provisions of the GDPR (Articles 15 to 21). To exercise your rights, we ask you to contact .

We always try to process your inquiries and claims as quickly as possible in order to protect your rights accordingly. However, depending on the frequency of requests, it may take up to 30 days before we can inform you further about your request. If it takes longer, we will notify you promptly of the reasons for the delay and discuss the further procedure with you.

3.1 Right of access (Art. 15 GDPR)

You have the right to obtain information from us as to whether your personal data is being processed. If this is the case, you have the right to receive the following information:

  • Information about the categories of personal data we process, the purposes for which we process your personal data, and information about how we determine the applicable retention periods;
  • Information about the categories of recipients to whom we may disclose your personal information; and
  • a copy of the personal data we have stored about you.

3.2 Right of rectification (Art. 16 GDPR)

You have the right to have incorrect or incomplete personal data that we have stored about you corrected without delay.

3.3 Right to erasure (Art. 17 GDPR)

You may request the immediate deletion of your personal data under the following circumstances:

  • if your personal data is no longer required for the purposes for which it was collected;
  • if you have revoked your consent and there is no other legal basis for data processing;
  • if you object to the processing and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for data processing;
  • if your data is processed unlawfully;
  • if your personal data must be deleted to fulfill legal obligations.

Please note that before we delete your data, we must verify that there is no legitimate reason to process your personal data.

3.4 Right to restriction of processing ("right to block") (Art. 18 GDPR)

For one of the following reasons, you may request us to restrict the processing of your personal data:

  • if you dispute the accuracy of the data until we have had the opportunity to satisfy ourselves that the data is accurate;
  • if the data is processed unlawfully, but instead of deletion you only request the restriction of the use of the personal data;
  • if we no longer need the personal data for the purposes of processing, but you still need it for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims;
  • if you have objected to the processing and it has not yet been determined whether your legitimate interests outweigh ours.

3.5 Right to object (Art. 21 GDPR)

3.5.1 Right to object on a case-by-case basis

Where processing is carried out in the public interest or on the basis of a balance of interests, you have the right to object to the processing on grounds relating to your particular situation. If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing your data that override your interests, rights and freedoms, or because your personal data are used to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. The objection does not prevent the lawfulness of the processing that took place until the objection.

3.5.2 Advertising contradiction

In cases where your personal data is used for advertising purposes, you may object to this form of processing at any time. We will then no longer process your personal data for these purposes.

3.6 Right to data portability (Art. 20 GDPR)

You have the right to obtain personal data that you have given us for processing in a transferable and machine-readable format upon request.

3.7 Right to complain to the supervisory authority (Art. 77 GDPR)

If you are not satisfied with our responses and reactions or believe that we are in breach of applicable data protection law, you are free to lodge a complaint with both our data protection officer and the competent supervisory authority. The supervisory authority responsible for us is:

State Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information of North Rhine-Westphalia
P.O. Box 20 04 44
40102 Düsseldorf
Phone.: 0211/38424-0
Fax: 0211/38424-10

4. Reservation of right of modification

Schmeing reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time in compliance with legal requirements. We therefore recommend that you check the website at regular intervals to find out about our current data protection practices.

Status: September 2023



Schmeing GmbH & Co. KG

Ostring 26
46348 Raesfeld

Phone: +49 2865 909 0
Fax: +49 2865 909 266

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