Privacy policy

We are pleased that you visit our website, and we thank you for your interest in our products and services. The protection of your privacy when using our website is important to us. Please note the following information:

1. Name and contact data of the responsible

This privacy policy informs about the handling of the personal data of the website

Responsible: Gebr. Steinhart Wachswarenfabrik GmbH & Co. KG, represented by Mr. Peter Steinhart, Buchstr. 20, 86381 Krumbach, Tel.: 08282/899 – 0,

2. Privacy principles of this website and definition

Anonymous data are data’s that can’t be traced back to your person. The analysis of anonymous data, for example, is used to analyze the habits of our users in order to make our offer more user-friendly and to adapt to the wishes and needs of our users (e.g. number of page views, usage statistics, etc.).

Personal data are information’s that makes it possible to identify a person. This includes in particular name, date of birth, address and telephone number. Insofar as you provide personal data within our website, these will only be used within the scope of the consent given by you and only for the purpose stated on the respective page (e.g. ordering of services, etc.). You have the option to revoke your consent at any time. We do not share any personal data with third parties. If personal data must be collected for the provision of our services (e.g. order), these will be deleted immediately after the service has been provided. If you retrieve pages and files within this offer and are asked to enter personal data, please note that this data transmission via the Internet is unsecured and that unauthorized persons can take note of the data or even falsify them.

3. Instructions for contacting

When communicating by e-mail, complete data security can’t be guaranteed, so we recommend that you send confidential information by post. The employees and the service companies commissioned by the company are obliged by the company to observe secrecy and to comply with the provisions of the Federal Data Protection Act and other professional data protection provisions.

4. contact form

If you contact us with referring to any questions by e-mail or contact form, you grant us for the purpose of establishing contact your voluntary consent. This requires the specification of a valid e-mail address. This serves for the assignment of the request and the subsequent answering of the same. The specification of further data is optional. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions. After completion of the request you have made, personal data will be automatically deleted.

5. Using the website

When using the website, data will be automatically sent by the web browser (that the visitor uses) to the server of this website and stored temporarily in a server log file. This following data will be stored without further entry and will automatically be deleted after three days again:

-           IP address of the visitor’s end device

-           Date and time of the visitor’s access

-           Name and URL of the visitor’s opened page

-           Website from which the visitor gets to the website (Referrer – URL)

-           Status of access (file transmitted, file not found, etc.)

-           Browser and operating system of the visitor’s end device as well as the name of the visitor’s access provider

-           Transmitted data volume

The processing of the personal data is justified according to Article 6 (1) Sentence 1 (f) GDPR. ‘The company has an authorized interest in the data handling for the following purpose:

-           To build up the connection to the website of the company easily

-           To enable a user friendly application of the website

-           To realize and guarantee the safety and stability of the systems and

-           To facilitate and improve the administration of the website

The processing does not have the aim to gather personal data of the visitor of the website.

6. Transfer of data

Personal data will only be forwarded to a third party when

-           The person has expressly agreed according to Article 6 (1) Sentence 1 (a) GDPR

-           The transfer to the enforcement, the exercise or the defense of legal claims according to Article 6 (1) Sentence 1 (f) GDPR is required and when there is no cause subject to acceptance that the concerned person has an overriding protecting interest in the non – proliferation of its data

-           There is a legal liability of the transfer of the data according to Article 6 (1) Sentence 1 (c) GDPR

-           This is required for the compliance of a contractual relationship with the concerned person according to Article 6 (1) Sentence 1 (b) GDPR.

In other cases, personal data will not be forwarded to a third party.

7. Privacy policy for online application

Thank you for your interest in our online job advertisement. The protection of your personal data is very important to us. Therefore, we subsequently inform you about the collection, processing and use of your data in the context of the online application, corresponding on the relevant data protection regulations.

data acquisition

In the course of your online application, we collect and process the personal application data listed below: 1. Surname, first name 2. Address 3. Telephone number 4. E-Mail 5. Application documents (letter of application, curriculum vitae, school certificate, Certificates and things like that)

Purpose of data collection / dissemination

The collection and processing of your personal application data is exclusively earmarked for the filling of positions within our company. As a matter of principle, your data will only be forwarded to the internal departments and specialist departments of our company responsible for the specific application process. Any further use or transfer of your application data to third parties will not take place.

Retention period of the application data

A deletion of your personal application data takes place automatically three months after completing the application process. This does not apply insofar as legal provisions preclude deletion, further storage is required for the purpose of providing evidence or you have expressly consented to longer storage.

Storage for future job advertisement

If we are unable to provide you with a current job vacancy, but your profile suggests that your application may be of interest for future job vacancies, we will store your personal application information for a period of twelve months, provided you have such retention and Use expressly agree.

data security

In order to protect the data collected in the context of your application against manipulation and unauthorized access, we have taken various technical and organizational precautions. In particular, the transmission of your online application is encrypted in according to the currently approved state of the technology.

Right to information and revocation

If you have any questions about the collection, processing or use of your personal data, or in case of information, correction or deletion of data, as well as granted consents, please contact us.

8. cookies

Cookies are used on the website. These are data packets that are exchanged between the server of the website and the visitor's browser. These are stored when visiting the website on the used devices in each case (PC, notebook, tablet, smartphone, etc.). Cookies can cause no damage on the used devices. In particular, they contain no viruses or other malicious software. In the cookies, information is stored, each resulting in connection with the specific terminal used. Under no circumstances can the company immediately gain knowledge of the identity of the visitor from the website.

Cookies are largely accepted according to the basic settings of the browser. The browser settings can be set up so that cookies are either not accepted on the used devices or that a special notice is given before a new cookie is created. By changing your browser settings (usually found under "Options" or "Settings" in the menus of the browser) you have the choice to accept all cookies, to be informed when setting a cookie or to refuse all cookies.

Please note that the deactivation of cookies may have result that not all the features of the website can be used in the best possible way.

The use of cookies serves to make the use of the company's website more comfortable. For example, session cookies can be used to track whether the visitor has already visited individual pages on the website. After leaving the website, these session cookies are automatically deleted.

To improve usability, temporary cookies are used. They are stored on the visitor's device for a temporary period. Upon re-visiting the website, it is automatically recognized that the visitor has visited the site at an earlier time and what inputs and settings have been made in order not to have to repeat them.

Cookies are also used to analyze website views for statistical purposes and for the purpose of improving the offer. These cookies make it possible to automatically recognize on a new visit, that the website has already been accessed by the visitor. An automatic deletion of cookies takes place here after a specified time.

The data processed by cookies are for the named above Purposes of safeguarding the legitimate interests of the company under Article 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) GDPR.

Our sites do not currently use their own cookies.

9. Use of third-party content on our website

Our website offers services or references to the following third-party providers:


Our website uses Google Maps to display our location and to provide directions. This is a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 (hereinafter: Google).

Through certification according to the EU-US Privacy Shield

Google guarantees that it will follow the EU's data protection regulations when processing data in the United States.

To enable the display of certain fonts on our website, a connection to the Google server in the USA is established whenever our website is accessed.

If you access the Google Maps components integrated into our website, Google will store a cookie on your device via your browser. Your user settings and data are processed to display our location and create a route description. We cannot prevent Google from using servers in the USA.

The legal basis is Article 6 (1) sentence 1 (f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in optimizing the functionality of our website.

By connecting to Google in this way, Google can determine from which website your request has been sent and to which IP address the directions are transmitted.

If you do not agree to this processing, you have the option of preventing the installation of cookies by making the appropriate settings in your browser. Further details can be found in the section about cookies above.

In addition, the use of Google Maps and the information obtained via Google Maps is governed by the Google Terms of Use and the Terms and Conditions for Google Maps

Google also offers further information at

10. Your rights as concerned person

As far as your personal data have been processed on the occasion of your visit of our website, you have the following rights in terms of the GDPR:


You can get information from us if your personal data will be processed in our company. You do not have a right to be informed if the issue of the information breaches against the obligation of secrecy according to § 57 Abs. 1 StBerG or the information has to be kept dark for other reasons – in particular because of the predominantly authorized interest of a third party. Anomalously there can be the liability to give information if your interests under the consideration of denunciatory damages prevail against the interest of secrecy. The right to information is suspended if the data is only stored because it cannot be deleted regarding a legally safekeeping period or only serve as the purpose of data safe or a control of data protection. Unless the right to information is not suspended and your data can be used by us you can get the following information from us:

-           Purpose of data processing

-           Categories of your personal processed data

-           Addressee and category of addressees against the persons who will receive your data especially for addressees in third party countries

-           If possible the time in which your data will be stored or if this is not possible the criteria for the requirement of the period of storage

-           The right for correction, cancellation or restriction of processing of your personal data or a right of objection against this processing

-           The right to complain at the controlling institution for data protection

-           The available information of the data origin if the personal data did not come up with you as concerned person

-           If so the existence of an automated decision making including profiling and significant information about the logic as well as the range and consequences of automated decision making

-           If so in case of forwarding to an addressee in third party countries in case there does not exist a decision of the EU commission about the acceptability of protection after Article 45 (3) GDPR, regarding information which guarantees are destined according to Article 46 (2) GDPR for the protection of personal data.

Correction and completion

If you realize that we have incorrect personal data from you, you can demand a correction from us. If the data is incomplete, you can demand completion.


You have the right of cancellation in case that the processing is not necessary and not applies any of the following reasons:

-           The personal data is not necessary for the purpose for which they have been processed.

-           The basis for justification for processing the data was your agreement which you have cancelled.

-           You entered an objection against the processing of your personal data that we published.

-           You entered an objection against the processing of your personal data which we did not publish and there are no reasons for the processing.

-           Your personal data have been processed illegally.

-           The cancellation of your personal data is necessary for the legal liability.

There is no right for cancellation if the cancellation is only possible with disproportional high costs and if your interest for cancellation is low. In this case your personal data will only be restricted in the processing but not deleted.

Restriction of the processing

You can demand restriction from us for the following reasons:

-           You deny the correctness of your personal data. The restriction is only valid for the term in which the correctness of your data will be checked.

-           The processing is illegal and you demand the restriction of your personal data and not the cancellation.

-           Your personal data will not be needed for processing any longer. You however need them for the enforcement, exercise or plea for legal claim.

-           You entered an objection according to Article 21 (1) GDPR. The restriction of the processing can be demanded for the time of determination which reasons prevail.

Restriction of processing means that the personal data will be processed only with your consent or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or to protect the rights of another natural or legal person or for reasons of important public interest. Before we lift the restriction, we have a duty to inform you.

Data portability

You have the right of data transferability if the processing is based on your consent (Article 6 (1) sentence 1 (a) or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR) or on a contract to which you are a party and the processing is done using automated procedures. The right to data portability in this case includes the following rights, provided that this does not affect the rights and freedoms of others: You may require us to provide the personal information you provide to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format to obtain. You have the right to transmit this data to another person without hindrance on our part. As far as technically feasible, you may require that we transfer your personal data directly to another person in charge.


In case the processing depends on Article 6 (1) sentence 1 (e) GDPR you have the right to enter an objection against the processing of your personal data. This is also valid for a profiling according to Article 6 (1) sentence 1 (e) or (f) GDPR. When the right of objection has been executed, we will not process your personal data anymore except we have compulsory reasons requiring protection which prevail your interests, rights and liberties or the processing serves the enforcement, the exercise or plea for legal claim.

You have the possibility to enter your objection by phone, by e-mail, by fax or by post to the address mentioned at the beginning of the privacy policy

Cancellation of an agreement

You have the right to cancel an agreement at any time. You can cancel by phone, by e-mail or by post to the address mentioned at the beginning of the privacy policy. By cancellation the legality of the data processing will not be affected. After the receipt of the cancellation, the data processing will be stopped.


If you think that the use of your personal data is illegal, you can complain at the controlling institution for data protection. You can find the contact data for the responsible controlling institution for Bavaria here:

11. Status and actualization of this privacy policy

This privacy policy has been updated on 25th May 2018. We reserve the right to update it in due course to improve the privacy policy and/or to adapt to changed jurisdiction.

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