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C.Ed. Schulte GmbH Zylinderschlossfabrik
Friedrichstr. 243 - D-42551 Velbert
Postfach 10 11 80 - D-42547 Velbert

Tel.: +49 2051 204 0
Fax: +49 2051 204 229
E-mail: info(at)

Local court: Wuppertal
Register no. HRB 17178
VAT ID no. DE 121542657

Director: Dipl.-Ing. Richard Rackl, Bernd Becker

Chairman of the Advisory Board:
Prof. Dr. Hans-Georg Schnürch


Data privacy statement:

General introduction:

We take the protection of your data very seriously and want to ensure your visit to our Internet page is secure. In particular, we handle data protection in compliance with the provisions of the European General Data Protection Regulation, the Federal Data Protection Act (BSDG - new) and the German Telemedia Act (TMG). We would herewith like to inform you of the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of your personal data. To begin with, we would like to point out that this Privacy Statement solely refers to our own webpages and does not apply to any third-party webpages to which we may refer in the form of a link.

Object of protection:

The object of this Privacy Statement is to protect personal data. This concerns all information that refers to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the “data subject”) and includes, in particular, all information that allows conclusions to be drawn as to your identity (e.g., details such as your name, postal address, email address and telephone number).

Technical requirements:

In order for you to be able to set up a connection to our website, your browser transfers specific data to the web server of our website. This is a technical requirement that allows the information you called up to be made available to you by our website. This is achieved by storing your IP address, the date and time of your request, your operating system type and other information which is then stored and used for a maximum period of 30 days. We reserve the right to store these data for a limited period in order to safeguard our legitimate interests so as to be able to derive information from personal data in the case of unauthorized access or the attempt to deliberately cause damage to our company through this route (Art. 6, para. 1 (f) GDPR). These data shall be solely stored or transferred for this and no other purpose, whereby we shall not inform you of this or ask for your consent in advance.


Cookies are small text files that are stored by your browser on your computer or mobile terminal device to detect, for example, whether you visit the same webpages repeatedly from the same terminal device or browser. In general, we set cookies to analyze the interest in our website as well as to improve the user-friendliness of our website. In principle, however, you can also call up our website without using cookies. As a rule, cookies can be deactivated or removed with the aid of special tools which are offered by most commercial browsers. For each browser that you use, you have to determine the settings separately and configure these individually. The different browsers offer a range of functions and options to this purpose. For full and easy usage of our website, you should accept those cookies that allow the use of specific functions, resp. make it easier to use. You can review which cookies are used by us and to which purpose - and how long these are stored - in the following overview.

Cookie types:

In order to be able to explain the most common cookie types in more detail, we have provided explanations of these in the following to help you to understand them:

Session cookies:

The usage of session cookies allows users and the changes they make on a particular website to be identified. These cookies allow the website to track the movements of the users across individual pages so that information that has already been entered/stored does not have to be re-entered/stored again. Webshop shopping baskets are a good example of this. The session cookie stores the selected products in the shopping basket so that this contains the correct articles when payment is made at checkout. Session cookies are deleted when the user logs off or become invalid once the session has automatically expired.

Permanent or protocol cookies:

A permanent or protocol cookie stores the user’s information and settings on the user’s computer for the duration of the period defined by the respective expiration date. This allows quicker and easier access as you do not, for example, have to repeat the language settings or re-enter your login data. These cookies are automatically deleted when the storage period expires.

Third-party cookies:

As a rule, third-party cookies have no influence on the usage of the page as they do not originate from the operator of the website. They fulfill, for example, the purpose of collecting information for advertising purposes, personalized content and web statistics and for passing these on to the respective third-party provider.

Tracking cookies:

Tracking cookies are special text files which open up the possibility of collecting data on the behavior of the Internet user. This is aimed at gaining information on what the user’s main points of interest are, for example, to be able to launch made-to-measure promotional offers. Therefore, tracking cookies are not only set during the login process but are automatically set whenever the website is visited.
The examples of the most common types of cookies in the above representation is intended to provide you with a global overview of this type of data collection. The information contained therein does not claim to be complete. As a result of technical developments in the IT sector, it is to be assumed that further cookie types will be developed over the course of time. Prior to using our website, please refer at regular intervals to the Privacy Statement on our website to find out about the latest changes.


Our webpage contains a contact form which can be used to register electronically for our webshop. To ensure that your data are transferred securely, we use a connection which uses state of the art encryption with an SSL certificate during the transfer process. By clicking on the “Create account ” button, you automatically consent to the transfer of the data that you entered in the entry form over to us. We store the information that you have provided to create a user account through which you can place orders in our webshop. This provides us with all the information that is required to be able to conclude and process a contract (Art. 6, para. 1 (f) GDPR).

Login portal:

We use a login portal to define a separate, protected area that can only be accessed by users that are logged in. You will receive the login data for logging in after having successfully registered on our website. As long as you are registered, you can access content and services that we only offer to registered users. If necessary, users can also change or delete the data that they provided during the registration process any time they want once they are logged in. During the login process, your login and the transfer of your personal data associated with this are secured through encryption. The same applies to all data transfers that take place whilst you are visiting the protected area. As a customer, you are automatically logged out as soon as you leave the online shop.

Order process:

All data that are entered by the customer during the order processing process are stored (in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1 (b) GDPR).

Last name, first name
Payment details
Email address
Customer number
Customer name
Delivery address
Data that are essential to the delivery or processing of the order are passed on to third parties, if the delivery is carried out by an external service provider. In as far as the storage of your personal data is no longer necessary or required by law, these will be deleted.

Contact form users:

Our webshop includes a contact form which can be used to contact us electronically. To ensure that your data are transferred securely, we use a connection which deploys state of the art encryption technology and comes with a corresponding SSL certificate during the transfer process. By clicking on the “Send ” button, you automatically consent to the transfer of the data that you entered in the entry form over to us. We store you name and email address, and possibly other information that you have provided us with, in order to be able to contact you and provide you with the best-possible answer to your enquiry. On the one hand, this allows us to offer you the service that you expect from us and, on the other, it provides us with the opportunity to continually improve (Art. 6, para. 1 (f) GDPR).

Tracking tools:

Our website uses functions provided by the Google Analytics website analysis service. We will be explaining just how data are analyzed by this service in the following.

Implementation of Google Analytics using the anonymization function

On our website, we implement Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA - hereinafter referred to as “Google”. Google Analytics uses cookies which allow your usage of our website to be analyzed. As a rule, the information created by these cookies on the usage of our online offer (e.g., when, where and how often you access our website, incl. your IP address) is transferred to and stored on a Google server in the USA. In order to eliminate the possibility of linking your IP address to your person, it is immediately shortened after its collection (e.g., through the deletion of the last 8 bits), thus rendering it anonymous. This IP anonymization process also applies to all the other Member States of the European Union and other signatories to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. More information on IP anonymization and the usage of data by Google is available at:
If you want to decide yourself which data are recorded by Google with respect to the websites you have called up, you can download a deactivation add-on for your Internet browser. However, this add-on does not prevent data being transferred to us or other web analysis services that we use. More information on the usage and installation of this add-on is available at:

Social media plugins:

Our website does not use any social media plugins. However, we do set links to the social media platforms on which we are represented. You can use these links to directly get to our presence at, for example, Facebook, Twitter or Google+. The respective providers are themselves responsible for data protection on these social media platforms. In the following, we will be providing you with information on the various social media platforms, resp. on the respective function of the social media plugins, although we do not actually deploy these:


Our website contains functions (plugins) belonging to the Twitter microblogging service which is provided by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA - hereinafter referred to as “Twitter”. These plugins can be recognized by their Twitter logo (white bird outline on a light blue background or the other way around and with an additional “tweet” text). If you visit our website, a direct connection is made between your browser and the Twitter servers. So-called “log data” are sent to Twitter via this connection - even if you do not own a Twitter account. According to Twitter, these can include your IP address, browser type, operating system or information on the websites that you have called up. No connection is made between your web activities and your name, your email address, telephone number or Twitter user name. Twitter deletes, veils or aggregates your log data after a maximum period of 30 days. According to Twitter, all the information collected serves to personalize, evaluate and improve their own services.

Information on Twitter’s data protection guidelines are available at:
You can set your personalization settings at: You can change your data protection settings at Twitter in your account settings at: 


The “XING share button” is used on this website. If you visit this website, your web browser will briefly connect to the servers of XING AG (“XING”) which make the functions of the “XING share button” available (including a visitor count). XING does not store any personal data on your person or your visit when you call up this webpage. XING does not store IP addresses - neither does XING use cookies to observe your visitor behavior in connection with the “XING share button”. Please visit the following webpage for the current version of the Privacy Statement applying to the “XING share button” and for further information:


Plugins from the LinkedIn social network of the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA - hereinafter referred to as “LinkedIn” - have been integrated into this website. These can be typically recognized by the LinkedIn logo (the letters “in” in white on a blue background) and the inclusion of text, such as, for example, “share”. Full details on the appearance of the LinkedIn plugin is available at: LinkedIn logs information from the moment you call up our page and makes a connection between your browser and the LinkedIn servers. We, as the operator of the website, have no influence on the scope of the data or which data are transferred to LinkedIn through this plugin. According to Linked In, your logins, cookies, device information and IP addresses are used to identify you and log your usage. However, as soon as you click on one of the plugins, additional information is transferred which can directly link you to your LinkedIn account (in as far as you own such an account and are logged in). More information on this topic can be found in LinkedIn’s Privacy Statement at:

Further general information:

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We check this Privacy Statement on a regular basis to ensure that it complies with the legal provisions, the jurisprudence and the statements of the supervisory authorities, as well as to align it to emerging trends and the technological state of the art. In this respect, we reserve the right to change this Privacy Statement in order to adjust it in line with new legal data protection requirements or other changes in the factual or legal circumstances. We kindly ask, therefore, that you always check the information in our Privacy Statement applicable at the time prior to using our website.

Who is responsible for the data processing? (Art. 13, para. 1 (a), (b) GDPR)

C.Ed. Schulte GmbH Zylinderschlossfabrik is responsible for data processing on our webpage.

You can reach our Data Protection Officer at the following address:

C.Ed. Schulte GmbH Zylinderschlossfabrik
Attn.: The Data Protection Officer
Friedrichstr. 243
42551 Velbert
Tel.: +49 (0)2051 204-0

Who receives your personal data? (Art. 13, para. 1 (e), (f) GDPR)

We treat your personal data confidentially and never pass these on to third parties unless you have provided us with your consent to do so or in cases where these are to be made available based on a legal or contractual commitment. In individual cases, we may contract processors to process your personal data. This would be carried out in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR and on the basis of a respective commissioned data processing contract.

How long are the data stored? (Art. 13, para. 2 (a) GDPR)

The legislator has imposed numerous retention periods and deadlines.
We only store your data as long as this is legally required. Once these periods have lapsed, we delete the respective data as a matter of routine, in as far as they are no longer required with a view to fulfilling the contract. We store data that are processed based on your consent until this consent is revoked, resp. as long as these data are required. We store data that are processed based on a legitimate interest as long as this legitimate interest continues to exist.

In line with the legal provisions, commercial law data or financially-relevant data ensuing from a closed financial year are deleted after a further ten years have passed, in as far as no longer retention periods have been stipulated or are required for legitimate reasons. In as far as the data are not subject to specific retention periods, they are deleted when the purpose for which they were processed ceases to exist.

For which purposes and on which legal basis do we process your personal data? (Art. 13, para. 1 (c), (d) GDPR)

We have already outlined the purposes and legal basis for processing data. In addition, the following generally applies: Where required, we process your data to safeguard our legitimate interests or those of other third parties in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1 (f) GDPR, for example to establish legal claims or to defend ourselves in legal disputes or to uphold our IT operations or security.
We process your data for purposes of external communications and marketing on the basis of Art. 6, para. 1 (a) or (f) GDPR in cases where we have a legitimate interest in doing so, or where we have received your written consent to process your personal data. You have the right to revoke your consent at any time.
In order to be able to comply with legal obligations, we are allowed to, or must, where required, process your data and pass these on to third parties (in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1 (c)).
In no case shall we use your data in an automated decision-making process or for profiling purposes.
Furthermore, we use cookies to be able to offer you an improved service when using our webpage and to make this webpage easier for you to use (Art. 6, para. 1 (f) GDPR).

Which rights and obligations do you have? (Art. 13, para. 2 (b), (c), (d), (e) GDPR)

All data subjects have the following rights:

In accordance with Art. 15 GDPR, you have the right to receive information. This means that you can request confirmation from us as to whether we process your personal data.

In accordance with Art. 16 GDPR, you have the right to rectification. This means that you can demand that we rectify any incorrect personal data concerning your person.

In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”). This means that you can demand that we erase any personal data concerning your person without undue delay - unless we are unable to erase your data due, for example, to being required to observe legal retention periods.

In accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, you have the right to restriction of processing. This means that we are practically no longer allowed to process your personal data - apart from storing them.

In accordance with Art. 20 GDPR, you have the right to data portability. This means that you have the right to receive the personal data concerning your person and that you have made available to us in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and to transmit these data to another controller.

In accordance with Art. 7, para. 3 GDPR, you have the right to withdraw any consent you have provided at any time with future effect.

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.
In addition, you also have the right to object which we will be explaining in more detail at the end of this data protection information sheet.
If you would like to exercise any of your above rights, please contact our Data Protection Officer (see contact details listed above).

Responsible supervisory authority

State Data Protection and Freedom-of-Information Officer for
North Rhine-Westphalia
Office address: Kavalleriestr. 2 - 4, 40213 Düsseldorf, Germany
Postal address: P.O. Box 20 04 44, 40102 Dusseldorf, Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)211 38424-0
Email address:

Information on your right to object in accordance with Art. 21 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

You have the right to object, on grounds resulting from your particular situation, at any time to the processing of personal data concerning your person which is carried out based on Art. 6, para. 1 (f) GDPR (data processing based on the weighing up of legitimate interests); this also applies to potential profiling based on this provision as provided for in Art. 4 (4) GDPR.

Should you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms or where this processing is for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

Please direct your objection in writing (via email or post) to the attention of our Data Protection Officer (see contact details listed above).