Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We value your trust and use the utmost care and security to protect your personal information from unauthorized access. The processing of personal data on our website takes place in accordance with the provisions of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).


Responsible entity

Responsible entity within the meaning of the GDPR is the

Emil Schmid Maschinenbau GmbH & Co. KG
Melchinger Str. 19
72820 Sonnenbühl
Phone: +49 7128 924-0
Fax: +49 7128 924-100


The Data Protection Officer

For questions regarding the collection, processing or use of your personal data and in case of information, correction, blocking or deletion of data, please contact our Data Protection Officer:

Data Processing on our website

When you visit our website, our web server makes a temporary record of each access and stores it in a log file. The following data is recorded and stored until an automatic deletion:

  • IP address of the requesting processor
  • date and time of access
  • name and URL of the downloaded file
  • volume of data transmitted
  • indication whether download was successful
  • data identifying the browser software and operating system.

We record the data to enable you to visit the website (connection setup), for reasons of system security, technical administration of the network infrastructure and in order to optimize the internet service. This data is not used for identifying a particular person. A combination of this data with other data sources is not carried out, the data will furthermore be deleted after a statistical evaluation.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR


Collection, processing and use of personal data

During data processing, your concerns with regard to data protection are taken into account at all times in accordance with the legal provisions. We only collect your personal data, if you disclose it to us voluntarily when getting into contact with us or when you ask us to make you an offer (e.g. your name, e-mail address or your address). We process the disclosed data without your express consent solely for the purpose to answer your questions. After having answered your questions, your data will be blocked for further usage unless you have consented expressly in the further processing of your data.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR.


Use of cookies

In order to make the visit of our website even more comfortable for you and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies. Cookies are small text files that are used as identifiers. We transmit this via your web browser to the hard disk of your computer and can read it during your current visit (so-called "session cookies"). In addition, we also use persistent cookies that are stored on your hard drive for up to a maximum of one year, allowing us to recognize your browser the next time you visit it. Please note that certain cookies are already set as soon as you visit our website. Our cookies are protected against being read by third parties using the security standards of your browser. You have the option to prevent the storage of cookies on your computer through appropriate settings in your browser. However, this may limit the functionality of our websites for you.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.


Application of Matomo

On our website we have integrated the component Matomo. Matomo is an open source software tool for web analysis. Among other things, a web analysis tool collects data about which website a visitor came to a website from (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. The use of Matomo serves the purpose of analyzing the flow of visitors to our website. The data and information obtained is used by us to evaluate the use of our website and to compile online reports that show the activities on our website.

The software is operated on the server of Emil Schmid Maschinenbau. The log files which are sensitive to data protection laws are stored exclusively on this server.

Matomo uses a cookie, by means of which personal information, for example the access time, the place from which an access originated and the frequency of visits to our website are stored. Whenever you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transferred to our server. This personal data is stored by us. We do not pass on this personal data to third parties.

The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as described above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting in the Internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, the person concerned has the possibility to object to the collection of data generated by Matomo and related to the use of this website and to prevent such collection. For this purpose the person concerned must set "Do Not Track" in his browser. However, these settings can restrict the scope of use of the website.

Furthermore, a cookie already set by Matomo can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.

Further information and the applicable Matomo data protection regulations can be found at

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR.



We use a map section from OpenStreetMap ( on our website. These services are operated by the OpenStreetMap Foundation, 132 Maney Hill Road, Sutton Coldfield, West Midlands, B72 1JU, United Kingdom, for the OSM community.

OpenStreetMap is an open source mapping tool. In order for you to view the map, your IP address is forwarded to OpenStreetMap.

Further information on data processing and notes on data protection by OpenStreetMap can be found here:

The legal basis for data processing is Art. 6 subsection (1) sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Use of the online contact forms

When using the online contact forms, we collect personal data (such as your name and e-mail address) only to the extent you have made available to us. Your e-mail address will only be used to process your request. Your data will then be deleted if you have not consented to further processing and use.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR.


Application form

You have the opportunity to apply for a job with us directly via the application form. We collect your first and last name, your contact data, your address, your application documents as well as your IP address and the time of your application. We use your data only for the purpose of the application as well as the initiation of a possible employment relationship. Your data will be stored during the current application process and for a maximum of six months after completion, unless a different period applies due to statutory retention obligations. We will then delete your data.

The legal basis for data processing is Article 88 GDPR in conjunction with § 26 BDSG.


Our security standards

Your personal data is transmitted over the Internet on our website using the so-called SSL security system (Secure Socket Layer). This technology offers a high level of security and is therefore also used by banks for data protection in online banking, for example. We protect our website and other systems by technical and organizational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or distribution of your data by unauthorized persons.


Fulfillment of information obligations according to the GDPR:

You are entitled to the following statutory rights of data subjects, provided that the prerequisites are met:

  • Right to revoke at any time in accordance with Art. 7 paragraph (3) GDPR any consent granted to us in accordance with Art. 6 paragraph (1) sentence 1 lit. a) GDPR; the consequence of this is that we may no longer continue data processing based on this consent for the future,
  • Right to information about your data stored with us in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR,
  • Right to correct incorrect data in accordance with Art. 16 GDPR,
  • Right to delete the data stored by us according to Art. 17 GDPR,
  • Right to restriction of the processing of the data stored with us according to Art. 18 GDPR,
  • Right to data portability according to Art. 20 GDPR,
  • Right to complain to a competent supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, if you believe that the processing of your personal data violates provisions of the GDPR.


Right of objection

If your personal data are processed on the basis of legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 lit. f GDPR, you have the right to object to the processing of your personal data pursuant to Art. 21 GDPR, provided that there are reasons for this arising from your particular situation.

If you wish to exercise your right of objection, simply send an e-mail to

If you object, your personal data will no longer be processed by us, unless we can prove compelling reasons for processing worthy of protection, which outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms.