Privacy Policy


Schalltechnik Dr.-Ing.

Schoeps GmbH

Spitalstraße 20
76227 Karlsruhe (Durlach)

Telefon: +49 721 943 20-0
Fax: +49 721 943 20-50
E-Mail: [email protected]

Geschäftsführer: Karin Fléing, Dr. Helmut Wittek
Amtsgericht Mannheim, HRB Nr. 102442
UST-ID-Nr. DE 811465737

Disclaimer, Legal Notice, Privacy Policy

In the following we inform about the collection of personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data that is personally associated with you, e.g. name, address, e-mail addresses and user behaviour.

Our address is:
Schalltechnik Dr.-Ing Schoeps GmbH
Spitalstraße 20
76227 Karlsruhe (Durlach)
Telephone: 0721 943 20-0
Fax: 0721 943 20-50
E-Mail: [email protected]

In the following also „Schoeps“ or „We“

You can contact our data protection commissioner via:
[email protected]
or by mail to
Schalltechnik Dr.-Ing Schoeps GmbH
Datenschutzbeauftragter / Data protection commissioner
Spitalstraße 20
76227 Karlsruhe (Durlach)

External data protection commissioner:
ER Secure GmbH
In der Knackenau 4
82031 Grünwald

Personal data is collected, stored and processed as far as it is necessary for the processing of inquiries and orders, service inquiries or for the fulfilment of legal obligations. These include, for example, name, telephone number, address and e-mail address. Access to your data is only given to employees who need it to fulfil the tasks listed above. The transfer of your data to third parties or third countries is only to fulfil these activities, to fulfil legal obligations, as part of a processing order or with your consent.

Notes on your Rights

You always have the right to request information about the data stored by us. This includes usages, categories, recipients and type of data, as well as the planned duration of the storage and source of the data should they not have been collected by us.

You have the right to demand immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning you. Taking into account the purposes of processing, you have the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary statement.

You have the right to request that your personal data be deleted immediately, provided that the processing is not necessary to exercise the right to freedom of expression and information, to fulfil legal obligations, for reasons of public interest or to assert, exercise or defend legal claims. We will comply with this request promptly, observing statutory storage regulations.

You have the right to request the restriction of the processing of your data, provided that you deny the accuracy of the data, the processing is unlawful, if we no longer need the data but you reject a deletion for the assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims or you have objected to the processing but it has not yet established whether there are grounds for further processing. You have the right to receive the data stored by us in a structured, common and machine-readable format, provided that the processing takes place in an automated process and the receipt of the copy does not affect the rights and freedoms of others.

You have the right to object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, at any time to processing of your personal data which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 of GDPR including profiling based on those provisions. We will no longer process your data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, right and freedoms or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

If you have given us consent to the use of your data to send you advertising or information about our products, you can revoke it at any time.

We do not apply any kind of automated decision making or profiling.

You have the right to complain to the competent data protection authority: Landesbeauftragter für den Datenschutz und die Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg:
Dr. Stefan Brink 
Königstrasse 10 a 
70173 Stuttgart

Insofar as the opportunity to enter personal or business data (e-mail addresses, names, addresses) exists within the Internet offer, the user makes this disclosure on an expressly voluntary basis. The use and payment of all offered services is - as far as technically possible and reasonable - also without specification of such data or under specification of anonymized data or a pseudonym allowed.

Every time a user accesses a page from our offer and every time a file is accessed, data about this process is stored in a log file:

  • Name of the retrieved file,
  • Date and time of retrieval,
  • transferred amount of data,
  • Referrer and origin of the user
  • Message if the retrieval was successful.
  • A cookie is set to recognize returning visitors.
  • In addition, the IP address of the computer from which the request was sent is stored.

Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. In case IP-anonymisation is activated on this website, your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the whole IP address will be first transferred to a Google server in the USA and truncated there. The IP-anonymisation is active on this website.

Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage. The IP-address, that your browser conveys within the scope of Google Analytics, will not be associated with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also opt-out from being tracked by Google Analytics with effect for the future by downloading and installing Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Addon for your current web browser: We point out that this website uses Google Analytics with the „_anonymizeIp()“ extension. This means that IP addresses are only stored in an anonymous form, so a direct personal reference in the context of the stored data is ruled out.

By using this website, you accept the processing by Google of the data we collect about you in the described way for the described purpose.

This website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your hard disk and assigned to the browser you are using, and that provide certain information to the person who sets the cookie (in this case, us). Cookies cannot run programs or transmit viruses to your computer. They serve to make the Internet offer more user-friendly and effective overall.

This website uses transient and persistent cookies, the scope and operation of which are explained below: Transient cookies are automatically deleted when you close the browser. Session cookies are small information units that are stored in the active memory of the visiting user’s computer. A randomly generated, unique ID number, a so-called session ID, is stored in a session cookie. A cookie also contains information as to its origin and the period of time it is to reside on a computer. The session cookies are deleted when you log out or close the browser. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may differ depending on the cookie. You can delete the cookies in the security settings of your browser at any time.

You can configure your browser setting according to your wishes e.g. decline the acceptance of third-party cookies or all cookies. Please be aware that you may not be able to use all features of this site.

Notes on GeoIP2

On our website, we use the GeoIP2 Precision Database, provided by MaxMind Inc., 14 Spring Street, 3rd Floor, Waltham, MA 02451, USA. Within the database, the used IP-addresses are linked with the approximate locations based on the country of origin of the IP. Based on your IP, which is forwarded to MaxMind, we can approximate your location in order to recommend local sales partners or pre-set the website’s language. Please be aware that we have no influence on how your data is processed by MaxMind. For more information visit: Information about their privacy policies can be found here: We would like to point out that we forward truncated IP-addresses, in which the last octet has been set to zero. 

Contact form

On our website we offer you the possibility to contact us via our contact form. In the process, information is collected from you that we need to process your inquiry or to provide information according to your specified wishes. This data includes at least your first and last name and your e-mail address, the other details are voluntary. The transmission via contact form is encrypted.

Legal notice regarding the iOS and Android apps

General information

This part of the privacy policy applies to our mobile iOS and Android apps (hereinafter referred to in combined manner as the "app"). It explains the nature, purpose and scope of data collection which occurs when using the app.

Duration of storage of personal data

Unless otherwise stated or specified in this privacy policy, the personal data collected by this app will be stored until you ask us to delete it or revoke your consent to its storage, or until the purpose for data storage no longer applies.

Legal basis for the storage of personal data

Processing of personal data is permitted only if there is an effective legal basis for this to occur. If we process your data, it is on the basis of your consent in accordance with Art. 6, para. 1a of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (hereafter “GDPR”), e.g. by voluntarily providing your data in the registration or contact form. The relevant legal bases are particularized in this privacy policy.


This app uses encryption for operational security and to protect the transmission of confidential content, such as requests that you send as the app operator. This encryption prevents the data you transmit from being read by unauthorized third parties.

Access rights of the app

To provide our services via the app, we do not require any rights to access the functions of your device.

Collection of personal data in the context of app use in general

When you use our app, we collect the following personal data from you:

- Email address
- Cookie for storing the login

Processing of this personal data is necessary to the functionality of the app. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interest within the meaning of GDPR Art. 6, para. 1f, your consent within the meaning of GDPR Art. 6 para. 1a or - if a contract has been concluded - the fulfillment of our contractual obligations (GDPR Art. 6 para. 1b). The storage period for data collected in this way is regulated as follows:

- Statutory retention obligations: in accordance with German commercial code §257
- Cookies: 30 days.

Data analysis

When you access our app, your behavior can be statistically evaluated anonymously with the help of certain analysis tools, and analyzed for market research purposes or to improve our offerings. When using such tools, we ensure compliance with the statutory data protection regulations. When using external service providers (contract workers), we ensure through appropriate contracts with them that the data processing complies with German and European data protection standards.


You are welcome to send us your application documents with the usual data for applications by e-mail ([email protected]) or by post. We process your data exclusively in the context of the application process. Access to your data will only be given to employees who are involved in the application process, and will not be passed on to third parties. Your data will be deleted six months after the application process has ended or if you withdraw your application. If we wish to keep your application longer for future job postings, we will ask for your written consent. 


With the following information, we will inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, shipping and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.

Content of the Newsletter

We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter "newsletter") only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of a newsletter are concretely described, they are authoritative for the consent of the users. Incidentally, our newsletter contains information about:

  • Product News & Promotions
  • Invitations to trade events & trade fairs
  • Notes on learning, information videos & training

Double opt-in and logging

The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Similarly, the changes to your data stored with MailChimp will be logged.

Our Provider: MailChimp

The newsletter is distributed via "MailChimp", a newsletter shipping platform of Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. The e-mail addresses of our Newsletter recipients, as well as their other information described in these notes, are stored on the servers of MailChimp in the USA. MailChimp uses this information to send and evaluate the newsletters on our behalf. Furthermore, MailChimp may, according to its own information, use this data to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the shipping and the presentation of the newsletter or for economic purposes, to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, MailChimp does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write them down or to pass them on to third parties. We depend on the reliability, IT and data security of MailChimp. MailChimp is certified under the US-EU privacy shield "Privacy Shield" and is committed to complying with EU data protection requirements. Furthermore, we have concluded a data processing agreement with MailChimp. This is a contract in which MailChimp pledges to protect the data of our users, to process it in accordance with its privacy policy on our behalf and, in particular, not to disclose it to third parties. MailChimp’s privacy policy can be found here.


To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to provide your first and last name. This information is only for the personalization of the newsletter. We also ask you optionally to include your date of birth, gender and your industry. We only use this information to adapt the content of the newsletter to the interests of our readers.

Statistical survey and analysis

The newsletters contain a so-called "web-beacon", i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the MailChimp server when the newsletter is opened. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval. This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. Statistical surveys also include determining if the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be associated with the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our desire nor that of MailChimp to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

Online Access and Datamanegment

There are cases in which we direct the newsletter recipients to the MailChimp websites. For example, our newsletters contain a link that allows newsletter recipients to retrieve newsletters online (for example, in the case of display problems in the e-mail program). Furthermore, newsletter recipients can store their data, such as correct the e-mail address later. Similarly, the privacy policy of MailChimp is only available on their page. In this context, we pointed out that on the websites of MailChimp cookies are used and thus personal data processed by MailChimp, their partners and service providers used (such as Google Analytics). We have no influence on this data collection. For more information, see the privacy policy of MailChimp. Please also refer to the possibility of objecting to the data collection for advertising purposes on the websites and (for the European area).

Termination / Revocation

You can terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. At the same time, your consent to sending it via MailChimp and the statistical analyses expire. A separate revocation of the dispatch via MailChimp or the statistical evaluation is unfortunately not possible. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter.

Legal Basis

In accordance with the provisions of the Data Protection Regulation (DPR), which will apply from 25 May 2018, we inform you that the consents to the sending of e-mail addresses on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 DPR and § 7 (2) no. 3 and (3) UWG. The use of the mail service provider MailChimp, carrying out the statistical surveys and analyses as well as logging the registration process, are based on our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DPR. We are interested in using a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our business interests and the expectations of our users. We further point out that you are the future processing of your personal data in accordance with the statutory requirements. Art. 21 DSGVO can contradict at any time. The objection may in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.  

Responsibility for content and limitation of liability

Our offer consists partly of editorial content. This content was created with the greatest possible care. However, the provider assumes no responsibility for the accuracy, completeness and timeliness of the content provided. The use of the contents of the website is at the user's own risk. Contributions marked by name reflect the opinion of the respective author and not always the opinion of the provider. With the sole use of the website of the provider comes no contractual relationship between the user and the provider.

Regarding the editorial content provided to us by partners and concerning information, products and services presented by interested parties, no guarantee is given for the correctness and any liability is excluded.

External Links

This website contains links to third party websites ("external links"). These websites are the responsibility of the respective operators. When connecting the external links for the first time, we checked the external contents for possible legal violations. At that time, no violations were evident. We have no influence on the current and future design and content of the linked pages. Setting external links does not mean that we adopt the content behind the link or reference. A constant control of the external links is not reasonable for us without concrete references to legal offenses. With knowledge of legal offenses however such external links are deleted immediately.

Copyright and ancillary copyright

The content published on this website is subject to German copyright and ancillary copyright. Any use not permitted by German copyright and ancillary copyright law requires the prior written consent of the provider or respective copyright holder. This applies in particular to duplication, processing, translation, storage, processing or reproduction of content in databases or other electronic media and systems. Contents and rights of third parties are marked as such. The unauthorized duplication or passing on of fragments of content or complete sites is not permitted and punishable. Only the production of copies and downloads for personal, private and non-commercial use is permitted. The presentation of this website in external frames is only permitted with written permission.

Product names and Brands

This website may contain references to product and brand names of other companies. The terms used are trademarks and / or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Special conditions of use Insofar as special conditions for individual uses of this website deviate from the aforementioned conditions, this shall be expressly stated at the appropriate place. In this case, the special conditions of use apply in each individual case.

Commercial Advertising

The use of the contact details of the imprint for commercial advertising is expressly not desired, unless we have previously given our written consent or there is already a business relationship. Schoeps and all persons named on this website hereby object to any commercial use and disclosure of their data.