Data protection declaration


We protect your data in accordance with the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation).

The protection of your personal data is very important to us. This data protection information provides information about what data SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH (hereinafter "SCHWIND") collects as the publisher of this website during your visit to our websites and how we use this data.

SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH wants to give you as much control over your personal data as possible. Normally you can visit our website without providing any personal information.

However, in some areas of the SCHWIND website(s) you will be asked to enter personal information that will enable us to increase the value of the site for you and help us to stay in touch with you. You are asked for such data when you fill out and send our contact form or subscribe to our newsletter "SCHWIND NEWS", for example. If you request us not to use this data for further contact, we will respect your request, as well as if you unsubscribe as a recipient of SCHWIND NEWS.

Some of the data that SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions stores is data that you have voluntarily provided by filling out forms, while other data is collected automatically.

Please note: By using our website(s), you agree to the German Privacy Policy which has been translated to English for your convenience only. The German Privacy Policy is binding.

1. Data protection at a glance

General information

The following notes provide a simple overview of what happens to your personal data when you visit our website. Personal data are all data with which you can be personally identified. You will find detailed information on the subject of data protection in our data protection declaration listed under this text.

This privacy policy applies to the websites www.eye-tech-solutions.com, www.eye-tech-solutions.de, www.schwind-amaris.com, www.schwind-amaris.de, www.schwind-smartsurf.com, www.schwind-smartsurf.de, www.schwind-smartsurf.de as well as the profiles of Schwind eye-tech-solutions on social media platforms: www.facebook.com/SchwindLaser, www.youtube.com/SchwindLaser, www.twitter.com/SchwindLaser and www.linkedin.com/company/Schwind-eye-tech-solutions

Data collection on our website

Who is responsible for the data collection on this website?

The data collected on this website are processed by the website operator, us, SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH Our contact details can be found in the website's required legal notice.

How do we collect your information?

On the one hand, your data is collected when you communicate it to us. This may be data that you enter in a contact form, for example.

Other data is automatically collected by our IT systems when you visit our website. These are mainly technical data (e.g. Internet browser, operating system or time of page visit). This data is collected automatically as soon as you enter our website.

What do we use your data for?

Part of the data is collected in order to ensure error-free provision of the website. Other data can be used to analyze your user behavior.

What rights do you have regarding your data?

You have the right to receive information about the origin, recipient and purpose of your stored personal data free of charge at any time. You also have the right to request the correction, blocking or deletion of this data. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint if you have any further questions on the subject of data protection. You also have the right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority.

Third-party analysis and tools

When you visit our website, your surfing behaviour can be statistically evaluated. This is done primarily with cookies and so-called analysis programs. The analysis of your surfing behaviour is usually anonymous; the surfing behaviour cannot be traced back to you. You may object to this analysis or prevent it by not using certain tools. You will find detailed information on this in the following data protection declaration.

You can object to this analysis. We will inform you about the possibilities of objection in this data protection declaration.

When do we delete your data

The duration of the storage of personal data is determined by the relevant legal retention periods (e.g. from commercial law and tax law). After expiry of the respective period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted. If data is necessary for contract fulfilment or contract initiation or if we have a legitimate interest in further storage, the data will be deleted if it is no longer necessary for these purposes or if you make use of your right of revocation or objection.

2. General notes and mandatory information

Data protection

The operators of these pages take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We treat your personal data confidentially and in accordance with the statutory data protection regulations and this data protection declaration.

When you use this website, various personal data is collected. Personal data are data with which you can be personally identified. This data protection declaration explains which data we collect and for what we use it. It also explains how and for what purpose this is done.

We would like to point out that data transmission over the Internet (e.g. communication by email) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against access by third parties is not possible.

Note on the responsible party

The responsible body for data processing on this website is:

Operator of the website:

SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH 
Mainparkstrasse 6-10 
D-63801 Kleinostheim
Phone: +49 (0) 6027 508 0
Email: info@eye-tech.net

Responsible body is the natural or legal person who alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data (e.g. names, email addresses, etc.).

Revocation of your consent to data processing

Many data processing processes are only possible with your express consent. You can revoke your consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal email. The legality of the data processing up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority

In the event of breaches of data protection law, the person concerned has a right of appeal to the competent supervisory authority. The responsible supervisory authority for data protection issues is the data protection officer of the federal state in which our company is based. A list of data protection officers and their contact details can be found on the following link: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html.

The following contact person is responsible for our company:

The representative from the Bavarian department for data protection
Dr. Thomas Petri
Postfach 22 12 19
D-80502 München
or:
Wagmüllerstr. 18
D-80538 München
Telephone: 089/21 26 72-0
Fax: 089/21 26 72-50
Email: poststelle@datenschutz-bayern.de
Homepage: http://www.datenschutz-bayern.de

Right to data transferability

You have the right to have data which we process automatically on the basis of your consent or in fulfilment of a contract handed over to you or to a third party in a common, machine-readable format. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another person responsible, this will only take place if it is technically feasible.

Information, blocking, deletion

You have the right to free information about your stored personal data, their origin and recipients and the purpose of data processing and, if necessary, a right to correction, blocking or deletion of this data at any time within the scope of the applicable legal provisions. You can contact us at any time at the address given in the imprint if you have any further questions on the subject of personal data.

Objection against advertising mails

We herewith object to the use of contact data published within the scope of the imprint obligation to send unsolicited advertising and information material. The operators of these pages expressly reserve the right to take legal action in the event of unsolicited advertising information, such as spam emails.

3. Data protection officer

Statutory data protection officer

We have appointed a data protection officer for our company.
Contact details of our data protection officer:

SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions GmbH
z.Hd. Datenschutzbeauftragter
Mainparkstrasse 6-10
DE-63801 Kleinostheim
phone: +49-(0)6027 - 508-0
fax: +49-(0)6027 - 508 
email: datenschutzbeauftragter@eye-tech.net

4. Data collection on our website

Cookies

Some of the Internet pages use so-called cookies. Cookies do not cause any damage to your computer and do not contain any viruses. Cookies serve to make our website more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and saved by your browser.

Most of the cookies we use are so-called "session cookies". They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies remain stored on your terminal until you delete them. These cookies enable us to recognize your browser the next time you visit our website.

You can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and only allow cookies in individual cases, exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally and activate the automatic deletion of cookies when closing the browser. When cookies are deactivated, the functionality of this website may be limited.

Cookies, which are necessary to carry out the electronic communication process or to provide certain functions desired by you (e.g. shopping basket function), are stored on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in the storage of cookies for technically error-free and optimized provision of his services. As far as other cookies (e.g. cookies for the analysis of your surfing behaviour) are stored, these will be treated separately in this data protection declaration.

Server log files

The provider of the pages automatically collects and stores information in so-called server log files, which your browser automatically transmits to us. These are:

  • Browser type and browser version
  • Operating system used
  • Referrer URL
  • Host name of the accessing computer
  • Time of the server request
  • IP address

These data are not combined with other data sources.

We collect the listed data to ensure a smooth connection establishment of the website and to enable a comfortable use of our website by the users. The log files are also used to evaluate system security and stability as well as for administrative purposes. The basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR.

For reasons of technical security, in particular to prevent attempts to attack our web server, these data may be temporarily stored by us. It is not possible for us to draw conclusions about individual persons on the basis of this data. After seven days at the latest, the data is made anonymous by shortening the IP address at domain level, so that it is no longer possible to establish a reference to the individual user. These data are not evaluated in anonymous form except for statistical purposes. These data are not combined with data from other data sources.

Contact us via email contact form

If you send us enquiries by email or use our contact form, your details from the enquiry form including the contact data provided by you there will be stored with us for the purpose of processing the enquiry, in the event of follow-up questions and for promotional purposes in connection with establishing contact (e.g. sending information material, initiating a contract). Should a transmission of information or documents to third parties be necessary, we will remove all personal data not required for the stated purpose beforehand. If it is necessary to answer your inquiry, we will forward your data to the sales partner responsible for you. Furthermore, we will not pass on your data without your consent.

The legal basis for the processing of these data for communication and advertising purposes is, with the user's consent, Art.6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The legal basis for the processing of data transmitted in the course of sending an email is Art.6(1)(f) GDPR. If the email contact aims at the conclusion of a contract, then additional legal basis for the processing is Art.6 exp. 1 lit. b GDPR.

The user's data collected via the contact form or by contacting us by email will be deleted as soon as the user's inquiry has been finally clarified without a contract having been concluded with the user. If the processing of the data is based on your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR), you can revoke this consent at any time. All you need to do is send us an informal email. The legality of the data processing processes carried out up to the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation. The data entered by you in the email will remain with us until you request us to delete it, until you revoke your consent to its storage or until the purpose for data storage ceases to apply (e.g. after your request has been processed). Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular retention periods - remain unaffected.

Inquiries to sales partners

You can search for sales partners for our products on our website. When using the sales partner search, we as the manufacturer receive a copy of your inquiry to the sales partner, so that we can support the sales partner in finding the best technical solution for you in a timely manner. The legal basis for the storage of data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in the storage of data for the optimized provision of our services, in particular in the storage of data for the optimized provision of our services, especially in the configuration and planning of our products and the recording of market demand trends. . If we conclude a contract with a manufacturer's guarantee, the additional legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

The data is transmitted to the selected sales partner. The legal basis for this is Art.6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, as the search for distribution partners is aimed at the conclusion of a contract.

If the distribution partner is in a non-secure third country, the data will be transferred with the consent of the applicant pursuant to Art. 49 para. 1 lit. a GDPR after the applicant has been informed about the risks of data transfer due to the lack of comparable data protection levels in the recipient country and the lack of guarantees for data security by the data transfer authorities involved. Furthermore, when searching for a distribution partner in a non-safe third country, the transfer is necessary for the fulfilment of the search request, so that Art. 49 para. 1 lit. b GDPR also serves as the legal basis.

The data of the inquirer will be deleted as soon as the inquiry of the user has been finally clarified, without the conclusion of a contract with the user. If a manufacturer's warranty contract is concluded, the data will be deleted when the data is no longer required for the execution of the contract. Mandatory statutory provisions - in particular retention periods within the framework of possible business correspondence or for tax reasons - remain unaffected by this.

Brochure Download

On our website we offer the free download of product and advertising brochures for our laser systems. For this purpose, we collect the cash on delivery, the email address and the country of the interested party in a form before the download. The offer is directed exclusively at commercial customers for the purpose of initiating a contractual relationship as well as for advertising information of our products. After entering the data, the interested party receives a download link by email, with which he can then download the documents.

The legal basis of data processing in the initiation of a contractual relationship is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR. For general advertising purposes, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR is the legal basis. Our legitimate interest results from the security of preventing misuse of our advertising material and enabling the download of brochures in the applicable language.

We store and use the data for advertising purposes until we receive an objection. If data is stored for contract fulfilment or contract initiation, it is deleted when the data is no longer required for these purposes. The statutory retention periods remain unaffected by this.

Inquiries to doctors

Within the scope of the physician inquiry, direct communication with the requested physician takes place via your email program after your selection of the responsible physician. To do this, select the country or place where you are looking for a doctor. Another filter criterion is the specific treatment method. After selection, we will communicate directly without receiving any personal data as part of your communication with the selected physician.

Registration in the portal

As a user of our products or as a sales partner you have the exclusive opportunity to register on our website in a closed portal and thus create a user profile. We collect and use the following personal data during registration and setup:

  • First name, surname, title, title
  • Occupational group of the user (Management / Physician / medical or technical Assistant)
  • Name of the practice / clinic or the company with which the user works
  • Postal address of the practice / clinic or company
  • Website of the practice / clinic or the company
  • Telephone number under which the user can be reached professionally
  • User's email address
  • Date and time of registration

In addition, voluntary information can be provided. Mandatory data provided for the purpose of registration are marked with an asterisk in the input mask as a mandatory field.

Your user account gives you the opportunity to receive our training and information offers from Customer Support and Technical Service, Sales and Marketing Support as well as Congresses and Events. In addition, you will always find the latest marketing materials such as brochures and videos, images and presentations.

Furthermore, you can present your company under the link "About us" with texts, photos and videos. Here a previous inspection and control takes place together with release by us. We do not collect any further data.

As part of the registration process, we obtain your consent to the processing of your data. If consent is given, the legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR or Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, insofar as the processing is necessary for the provision of the requested services.

Your data will be deleted as soon as the user account on our website is deleted and insofar as there are no legal storage obligations. You can usually change and/or delete your user account, including the data you have provided, directly in your user account after logging in or by sending a message to the responsible person named at the beginning.

As a user you have the possibility to cancel the registration at any time by deleting the created account. In this case all data will be deleted by us. Furthermore, you can change the data stored about you at any time. If the data is required to fulfil a contract or to carry out pre-contractual measures, premature deletion of the data is only possible insofar as there are no contractual or statutory obligations to the contrary.

5. SCHWIND profiles in social media

We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with active customers, interested parties and users and to inform them about our services.

We would like to point out that user data can be processed outside the European Union. This can pose risks for users because, for example, the enforcement of users' rights could be made more difficult. With regard to US providers certified under the Privacy Shield, we would like to point out that they commit themselves to comply with EU data protection standards.

Furthermore, user data is usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. Thus, for example, user profiles can be created from the user behavior and the resulting interests of the users. The usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the user's computer, in which the user's usage behavior and interests are stored. Furthermore, data can also be stored in the user profiles independently of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to these).

The processing of users' personal data is carried out on the basis of our legitimate interests in effective user information and communication with users pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. If the users are asked by the respective providers for consent to data processing (i.e. to give their consent e.g. by ticking a checkbox or confirming a button), the legal basis of processing is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 GDPR.

For a detailed description of the respective processing and the possibilities of objection (opt-out), we refer to the information provided by the providers linked below.

Also in the case of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, we point out that these can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can directly take appropriate measures and provide information. If you still need help, you can contact us.

On our websites you will find links to our social media channels. Only when you click on the link, you get to the respective social media platforms. By clicking these buttons you agree to communicate with LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube and a connection will be activated. The provider can collect and process personal data on the social media platforms. We have no influence on that. Please refer to the data protection declaration of the respective platform for information on the possible processing of your personal data.

Please note: We have no control over the data that LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube collect through this, nor over the extent of data collected by social networks. We also have no knowledge of the content of the date transmitted to LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

In all other respects the following rules apply to links and our social media appearances.

Retrieving Youtube videos and YouTube channel

On our website you can watch videos that are integrated from Youtube (a product of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA). For this purpose we have used the extended data protection application of Youtube, so that only data from you is collected by Youtube if you click on the respective clip.

By clicking on the clips, you agree to the processing of the data collected about you by Youtube.
Data protection declaration: https://policies.google.com/privacy,
Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated,
Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.

LinkedIn linking and LinkedIn profile

Our website contains links to the social network LinkedIn. LinkedIn is a service of LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA or in contact in Europe: LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland. If you use LinkedIn, please refer to the LinkedIn privacy policy for the purpose and scope of data collection by LinkedIn and the further processing and use of your data there, as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy.: http://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.
Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out,
Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active.

Facebook linking and Facebook profile

Our website contains links to the social network Facebook, where we have set up a profile for our company. Facebook is a service of facebook Inc, 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA or contact to Facebook in Europe: Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. If you use Facebook, please refer to Facebook's privacy policy for the purpose and scope of data collection by Facebook and the further processing and use of your data there as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php.
Opt-Out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads and http://www.youronlinechoices.com 
Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.

Twitter linking and Twitter profile

Our website contains links to the social network Twitter. Twitter is a service of Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. If you use Twitter, please refer to the Twitter privacy policy for the purpose and scope of data collection by Twitter and the further processing and use of your data there, as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy: http://twitter.com/privacy.
Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization,
Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active.
You can change your privacy settings in your account settings at http://twitter.com/account/settings

Instagram linking and Instagram profile

We have also integrated functions of the Instagram online service on our website. The provider of these functions is Instagram Inc. based in the USA, CA 94025, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park. The Instagram button allows you to create a link to your Instagram account when you visit our pages, provided you are logged in to Instagram. Instagram receives the information about your visit to our website and can link it to your Instagram profile. We have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted information and its use by Instagram. For more information about Instagram's data collection and use, please see Instagram's Privacy Policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

Links to other Internet sites or apps for downloading

If our website contains links to other Internet pages of the SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions group of companies (e.g. to the website for experts) or to Internet pages of third party companies or offers apps for download, this data protection declaration does not apply. Please refer to the other websites or apps for information on the data protection regulations applicable there.

6. Analytics tools and advertising

Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the web analysis service Google Analytics. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies". These are text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. Google Analytics cookies are stored on the basis of Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in analysing user behaviour in order to optimise both his website and his advertising.

IP anonymization

We have activated the IP anonymisation function on this website. This will cause your IP address to be cut by Google within Member States of the European Union or in other countries party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area before being transmitted to the USA. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

Data that is automatically collected and stored

As part of the measurement of activities on our website (performance measurement), SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions may automatically collect the following data about your visit and temporarily store this data:

  • Internet address of the website from which you linked to this website
  • Internet Protocol (IP) address of your computer only in abbreviated form (exe. IP 123.456.789.xxx)
  • Domain from which you use the Internet
  • Date and time of connection to our website, duration and selection of pages visited
  • If applicable, operating system and browser software of your computer

In compliance with the Performance Measurement Principles, SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions is free to commission third parties to evaluate the collected data. But even here, SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions never obtains information about the identity of a visitor. Third parties involved are required to observe the SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions data protection standard, to transmit data in aggregated (e.g. merged) form and to use the collected data for the intended purpose and subsequently destroy it.

Browser plugin to deactivate Google Analytics (Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on)

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB.

Objecting to data collection by Google Analytics

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, especially for browsers on mobile devices, you can also prevent Google Analytics from collecting data by clicking on the deactivation link below. An opt-out cookie is set to prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. The opt-out cookie is only valid in this browser and only for our website and is stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you must set the opt-out cookie again. No new window opens, just click on this opt-out link:

Disable Google Analytics

(insert link here)

More information on how Google Analytics handles user data can be found in Google's privacy policy: https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=en.

Contract data processing

We have concluded a contract with Google for commissioned data processing and fully implement the strict requirements of the German data protection authorities for the use of Google Analytics.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use "Google reCAPTCHA" (hereinafter "reCAPTCHA") on our websites. Provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA ("Google"). With reCAPTCHA it should be checked whether the data entry on our websites (e.g. in a contact form) is done by a human being or by an automated program. For this reCAPTCHA analyzes the behavior of the web site visitor on the basis different characteristics. This analysis starts automatically as soon as the website visitor enters the website. For analysis reCAPTCHA evaluates various information (e.g. IP address, time the website visitor stays on the website or mouse movements made by the user). The data collected during the analysis is forwarded to Google. The reCAPTCHA analyses run completely in the background. Visitors to the website are not informed that an analysis is taking place. Data processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. The website operator has a legitimate interest in protecting his website offers against abusive automated spying and SPAM. Further information about Google reCAPTCHA as well as Google's privacy policy can be found in the following links: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/ und https://www.google.com/recaptcha/intro/android.html.

7. Newsletter

Newsletter data

If you would like to subscribe to the newsletter offered on the website, we require an email address from you as well as information that allows us to verify that you are the owner of the email address provided and that you agree to receive the newsletter. Further data will not be collected or only on a voluntary basis. We use these data exclusively for the dispatch of the requested information and do not pass these on to third parties. The data entered in the newsletter registration form will be processed exclusively on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke your consent to the storage of the data, the email address and its use for sending the newsletter at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link in the newsletter. The legality of the data processing processes already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation. The data you provide us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and deleted after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this.

MailChimp

This website uses the services of MailChimp for sending newsletters. The provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. MailChimp is a service with which the dispatch of newsletters can be organized and analyzed. If you enter data for the purpose of newsletter subscription (e.g. email address), these are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp is certified according to the "EU-US-Privacy-Shield". The "Privacy Shield" is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA. With the help of MailChimp we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent with MailChimp, a file contained in the email (so-called web beacon) connects to the MailChimp servers in the USA. This allows you to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on. In addition, technical information is recorded (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. They are used exclusively for statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients. If you do not want MailChimp to analyze your data, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide an appropriate link in every newsletter message. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website. The data will be processed on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). You can revoke this consent at any time by cancelling the newsletter. The legality of the data processing processes already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation. The data stored by you for the purpose of newsletter subscription will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the servers of MailChimp after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) remain unaffected by this. Further details can be found in the privacy policy of MailChimp at: https://mailchimp.com/legal/terms/.

Completion of a data processing agreement

We have concluded a "Data-Processing-Agreement" with MailChimp, in which we oblige MailChimp to protect the data of our customers and not to pass it on to third parties. This contract can be viewed under the following link: https://mailchimp.com/legal/forms/data-processing-agreement/sample-agreement/.

8. Plugins and tools

YouTube

Our website uses plugins from Google's YouTube site. This website is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our pages equipped with a YouTube plugin, a connection to the YouTube servers is established. The YouTube server is informed which of our pages you have visited. If you are logged into your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to associate your surfing behavior directly with your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account. The use of YouTube is in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online offers. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. For more information on how we handle user data, please see YouTube's privacy policy: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy.
Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Maps

This page uses the map service Google Maps via an API. The provider is Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. To use the functions of Google Maps it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transmission. The use of Google Maps is in the interest of an appealing representation of our online offers and at an easy findability of the places indicated by us on the website. This represents a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. You can find more information on the handling of user data in Google's data protection declaration: https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

9. Links to other Internet sites or apps for downloading

Within our online offer, we make no representations or warranties of any kind based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR) content or service offerings of third parties to incorporate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content").

This always presupposes that the third party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We make every effort to use only those contents whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the contents. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. Pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may include technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as be linked to such information from other sources.

If our website contains links to other Internet pages of the SCHWIND eye-tech-solutions group of companies (e.g. to the website for experts) or to Internet pages of third party companies or offers apps for download, this data protection declaration does not apply. Please refer to the other websites or apps for information on the data protection regulations applicable there.

10. Data protection information for applicants

Data protection information in the application process

We process the applicant data only for the purpose and in the context of the application procedure in accordance with the legal requirements. The processing of the applicant data takes place in order to fulfil our (pre)contractual obligations in the context of the application procedure within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. GDPR Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR if data processing becomes necessary for us, e.g. within the framework of legal procedures (in Germany § 26 BDSG additionally applies).

The application procedure requires that applicants provide us with their data. If we offer an online form, the necessary applicant data are marked otherwise result from the job descriptions and generally include personal data, postal and contact addresses and the documents belonging to the application, such as cover letter, curriculum vitae and certificates. In addition, applicants may voluntarily provide us with additional information.

By submitting the application to us, applicants agree to the processing of their data for the purposes of the application procedure in accordance with the type and scope set out in this data protection declaration.

Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR are voluntarily communicated within the scope of the application procedure, they are additionally processed in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 letter b GDPR (e.g. health data, e.g. severely disabled status or ethnic origin). If special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR are requested from applicants during the application procedure, they are additionally processed in accordance with Art. 9 para. 2 lit. a GDPR (e.g. health data, if these are required for the exercise of the profession).

If made available, applicants can send us their applications via an online form on our website. The data is encrypted and transmitted to us according to the state of the art.

Applicants can also send us their applications by email. Please note, however, that emails are generally not sent in encrypted form and that the applicants themselves must ensure that they are encrypted. We cannot therefore accept any responsibility for the transmission of the application between the sender and receipt on our server and therefore recommend that you use an online form or the postal dispatch. Instead of using the online application form and email, applicants can still send us their application by post.

If the application is successful, the data provided by the applicants can be further processed by us for the purpose of employment. Otherwise, if the application for a job offer is not successful, the applicants' data will be deleted. Applicants' data will also be deleted if an application is withdrawn, which the applicants are entitled to do at any time.

The deletion will take place after a period of six months, subject to a justified revocation by the applicant, so that we can answer any follow-up questions to the application and meet our obligations under the Equal Treatment Act. Invoices for any reimbursement of travel expenses are archived in accordance with tax regulations.

Talent Pool

As part of the application, we offer applicants the opportunity to be included in our "talent pool" for a period of two years on the basis of consent within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a. and Art. 7 GDPR.

The application documents in the talent pool will only be processed in the context of future job advertisements and the search for employees and will be destroyed at the latest on expiry of the deadline. Applicants are informed that their consent to inclusion in the talent pool is voluntary, has no influence on the current application procedure and they can revoke this consent at any time for the future and declare their objection within the meaning of Art. 21 GDPR.

 

Last update of the privacy policy: August 2018