Friday, 24 September 2021

General Information:

The protection of personal data is particularly important for Schofer Germany – THE CHAIN COMPANY GmbH & Co. KG. Therefore, Schofer Germany – THE CHAIN COMPANY GmbH & Co. KG only uses personal data in compliance with the applicable statutory provisions and ensures that the data privacy regulations are upheld through technical and organisational measures.

The following information provides an overview of how data is handled and of the rights of those affected which result from the European Data Protection regulation (GDPR) applicable since 25/05/2018.

Information in accordance with section 13 (data collection directly from the person affected (data subject) and Art. 14 (data collection from third parties) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)


In connection with the provision of our services personal data is collected. Please note the data privacy information listed below:


1.    Details of the organisation responsible:

Responsible for collecting the data:


Schofer Germany – THE CHAIN COMPANY GmbH & Co. KG

Freiburger Strasse 3

75179 Pforzheim

Tel.: +49 7231 / 9103 -0

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Managing director: Mathias Kohlhammer


2.       Details of the data privacy officer:

Creditreform Compliance Services GmbH

Hellersbergstr. 11

41460 Neuss

Tel: + 49 (0) 21 31 – 109 1072

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3.       Details of the supervisory body


The responsible supervisory body for data privacy is:

Der Landesbeauftragte für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg

Königstrasse 10 a

70173 Stuttgart

Tel: +49 711 6155410

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4.       Purpose and legal basis for the processing


a)       The legal basis for processing data are is:


·     Processing necessary for the performance of contracts which were concluded with Schofer Germany – THE CHAIN COMPANY GmbH & Co. KG in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter b GDPR

If personal data is collected and processed for the performance of pre-contractual measures or on the basis of a contract, this data is used for the conclusion of the contract, the performance of the contractual relationship as well as possibly its termination.


·     Processing to protect the legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 letter f GDPR

The situation may arise that data is processed in order to protect legitimate business interests of Schofer Germany – THE CHAIN COMPANY GmbH & Co. KG or possibly of a third party. This may for example be necessary to secure the IT security and the IT operation, to prevent and clarify criminal acts/misdemeanours, to secure the domestic authority of the company, in order to be able to offer our customers a post-contractual service or for purposes of direct advertising to our own customers if other preconditions are met etc.


·     Processing on the basis of a consent, Art. 6 para. 1 letter a GDPR

If the data subject has given Schofer Germany – THE CHAIN COMPANY GmbH & Co. KG consent to the data processing for particular purposes (e.g. hanging up birthday lists, sending newsletters) this personal data may be duly used in accordance with the scope of consent.


·     Processing for compliance with a legal obligation,

Art. 6 para. 1 letter c GDPR

Data processing can be necessary for compliance with legal obligations, especially for archiving obligations as stated in the commercial and fiscal code.


·     If we process special categories of personal data, the legal basis in this case is Art. 9 para. 2 and 4 GDPR, possibly in connection with article 22 Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG).



5.       Data categories which we collect from third parties


We process the following categories of personal data which we receive from third parties:


·       Contact data (name, address, [possibly company] email address, phone number)

6.       Sources (third parties) from which personal data is obtained


Schofer Germany – THE CHAIN COMPANY GmbH & Co. KG processes personal data, if this data was transferred by the data subjects themselves (e.g. customers, employees) or possibly were provided or transferred by third parties.

If Schofer Germany – THE CHAIN COMPANY GmbH & Co. receives personal data from third parties, in particular the following are involved:

·         Credit reporting agencies

·         Sales representatives

·         Business partners in the framework of fulfilling contractual services


7.       Recipients or categories of recipients of personal data


At Schofer Germany – THE CHAIN COMPANY GmbH & Co. KG people are given access to personal data who need said data for the relevant due performance of their tasks. If contracted external service providers receive personal data for this purpose, we ensure that suitable technical and organisational measures are in place and necessary agreements are concluded, so that the processing is in compliance with the applicable data privacy regulations and the protection of the rights of the data subject is guaranteed.

We might pass on personal data for example to:

  • External service providers e.g. IT service providers, computer centres, support from software providers, payroll accounting service providers
  • Business partners who need the data for contractual performance such as payment service providers/banks, postal/parcel delivery services, credit insurers, sales representatives, external consultants etc.
    • Debt collection agencies to collect accounts receivables
    • Authorities and companies as part of updating or to comply with statutory notification obligations (e.g. social insurance companies, fiscal authorities, police and public prosecution offices, supervisory bodies, road traffic authorities)
  • Other third parties, for whom the data subjects have issued a data transfer consent or if a legal authority exists to transfer the data (e.g. legal professionals, bankruptcy administrators)


8.       Intent to transfers to third countries or an international organisation


There is no transfer of personal data to a third country (states outside the European Union or the European Economic Area) or to an international organisation.

9.       Duration of the storage of data and criteria for establishing the duration


The personal data is only stored for as long as is permissible in line with the applicable statutory provisions. In particular as long as is necessary in order to meet the contractual aims for which the personal data was collected, as long as its further storage is necessary to comply with archiving obligations or a predominant justified interest or until the data subject revokes consent on which the processing was based.


10.    Rights of the data subject

During the collection of your personal data you shall be entitled to the following rights:


·         Right to information, Art. 15 GDPR: Pursuant to Art. 15 para. 1 GDPR the data subject has the right to demand a confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed and where that is the case, the data subject has the right to be informed about this personal data and to further information in accordance with Art. 15 para. 1 letter a to h GDPR.

·         Right to rectification, Art. 16 GDPR: If the personal data is inaccurate or incomplete taking the aim of the data processing into consideration, in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR the data subject has the right to demand that the personal data is corrected and/or completed.

·         Right to deletion, Art. 17 GDPR: According to Art. 17 para. 1 GDPR, the data subject has the right to demand the deletion of personal data if the processing of personnel data is unlawful due to one of the reasons in this regulation. A deletion can however not be demanded if the further processing is necessary in the cases of Art. 17 para. 3 GDPR, e.g. for compliance with legal obligations.

·         Right to restriction of processing, Art. 18 GDPR: Under the preconditions of Art. 18 para. 1 letter a to d GDPR the data subject has the possibility to demand the restriction (blockage) of the data processing.

·         Right to data data portability in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR: The data subject has the right to receive his/her personal data in a standard machine-readable format, which he/she has provided Schofer Germany – THE CHAIN COMPANY GmbH & Co. KG him/herself and which is processed mechanically by Schofer Germany – THE CHAIN COMPANY GmbH & Co. KG on the basis of consent given or a contract. This right is subject to what is technically possible.


·     Right to object, Art. 21 GDPR: The data subjects have the right to object to processing of personal data concerning them which is based on a judgement of legitimate interest (Art. 6 para. 1, letter f GDPR) taking into consideration the specifications of Art. 21 GDPR.

If the objection is connected with direct marketing (possibly with connected profiling) data shall then no longer be processed. In other cases processing may only continue in spite of an objection having being lodged, if compelling legitimate grounds for the processing exist which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

11.   Right to withdrawal of consent


Additionally, at any time consent which has been given can be modified or withdrawn in full without having to stipulate the reasons with effect from the future. Through the withdrawal of consent the legality of the data processing performed up until such withdrawal shall not be affected.

You can either submit your withdrawal of consent by post (Freiburger Strasse 3, 75179 Pforzheim), email (to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) or by fax (+49 7231 101599) to Schofer Germany – THE CHAIN COMPANY GmbH & Co. KG. You will not be charged any additional fees apart from the standard rates.


12.   Right to complain to a supervisory body


You have the right to submit a complaint to a supervisory body for data privacy. The contact data of the supervisory body responsible for our company can be found under item 3 of this information sheet.


13.   Obligation to provide personal data

An obligation to provide certain personal data stems from the contracts concluded or to be concluded if the performance of the contract is not possible without the provision of the data. Furthermore, statutory provisions may have to be observed which commit us to collecting/processing certain data.

For data which is required in connection with a contract, such contract cannot be concluded if data is missing.

If data is to be provided due to statutory provisions, the performance connected with this cannot be provided without this data being submitted.


14.   Automated decision-making or profiling

There is no automated decision-making in individual cases including profiling in accordance with Art. 22 at Schofer Germany – THE CHAIN COMPANY GmbH & Co. KG.





Schofer Germany –

Freiburger Straße 3
75179 Pforzheim - Germany 

 +49 (0) 7231 - 91 03 0
 +49 (0) 7231 - 10 15 99

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