| 1. Storage of access data|
With each access by a user on a page from the SCHOTT AG online content as well as with each file download, the access data referring to this procedure will be stored in a log file on our server.
Every data record comprises:
the page from where the file was downloaded;
the file name;
the download date and time;
the access status (file transmitted, file not found, etc.);
a description of the type of web browser used;
the client's IP address
In regards to the geographic location of the user, an estimate based on the IP number will be made, which will subsequently be evaluated for statistics.
Accrued user and connection data will be analyzed only for trends and statistics and evaluated anonymously solely for the purpose of optimizing our Internet presence.
There will be no disclosure of data to third parties for any commercial or non-commercial purposes.
The user is entitled to obtain free information on any stored personal data relating to him/her upon request. In addition, the user has the right to correction, blockage and deletion of such personal data as provided for by law.
| 2. Cookies|
| 2.1 General|
Cookies are small text files transmitted from the Internet to your computer together with the presently accessed data. These data will be stored on your computer and held ready for future access.
| 2.2 Session cookies|
In the course of registration, so-called session cookies are required, since such data is needed for the user's convenience during authentication and for controlling the access to various areas of our portal.
| 2.3 Permanent cookies|
Permanent cookies are used by us, for example, in order to be able to directly transfer our visitors to regionally relevant contents, as well as to record the percentage of recurrent visitors to our web presence.
| 2.4 Validity|
The validity of session cookies is limited to the duration of your visit on our portal. They will automatically be deleted when the browser is deactivated. There will be no link to personal data.
The validity of permanent cookies is limited to a period of 10 years. Most browsers are set so that they automatically accept cookies. You may, however, deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser in a manner that it will notify you as soon as cookies are set.
| 3. Links to other websites |
Our online contents include links to other websites. Although we select links very carefully, we do not have any influence on the contents of linked pages or on compliance with privacy policies of the operators of other websites. As a provider, SCHOTT is responsible for its own contents in accordance with general regulations.
"Links" to contents offered by other providers are potentially to be differentiated from such SCHOTT’s own contents. SCHOTT will not assume any liability for, nor adopt any third-party contents which are provided for use through links and are particularly identified. Illegal, erroneous or incomplete contents, as well as damage resulting from the use or failure to use such information are the exclusive responsibility of the provider of the website to which reference was made. Our editorial team shall only be responsible for third-party references if they have positive knowledge of them, including any potential illegal or criminal contents, and if it would technically be feasible and reasonable to prevent their use.
| 4. Business relationships |
Information published by SCHOTT on its own sites may contain references to products and services possibly not announced or available in your country. Such information does not imply SCHOTT's intention to offer the said products and services in your country. Please contact our regional distributor or representative, as the case may be, who will gladly inform you as to the availability of such products and services.
The SCHOTT websites use brand names to which either SCHOTT or third parties have proprietary rights. Such brand names must not be used without the consent of the relevant holders of rights. SCHOTT holds all rights to the information and the design of its websites and reserves such rights. The responsible processing of your data as well as compliance with all applicable national and international privacy policies is a matter of fact for SCHOTT.
| 5. Information on data security |
SCHOTT is aware of how important the discreet treatment and protection of information transmitted by you via the Internet is. Data security on e-commerce sites is given absolute priority. We have therefore made great effort to ensure that our online security measures are effective. SCHOTT shop sites are encrypted with SSL technology.
SCHOTT websites requiring the input of commercially relevant data, such as a credit card number, are transmitted with SSL encryption. SCHOTT endeavors to continuously adjust encryption technology along with technological progress in order to ensure the confidentiality of data transmitted via the Internet.