Informations about our data privacy

Data Privacy

Controller in the sense of data protection legislation, particularly the European General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is:

Max Schmidt

Feldspatwerk “Silbergrube” GmbH & Co.KG

Rainer Kopp

Phone +49 9652 / 230

Fax +49 9652 / 1532



Your rights as data subject

You can contact our Data Protection Officer under the specified contact details and exercise the following rights at all times:

  • Right of access, i.e., to request information on your data stored and processed by us,
  • Rectification of inaccurate personal data,
  • Erasure of your data stored by us,
  • Restriction of processing if your data may not yet be deleted due to legal obligations,
  • Right to object to processing your personal data, and
  • Right to data portability if you have given your consent to data processing or have concluded a contract with us.

If you have given your consent to us, you can withdraw it at any time with effect for the future.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority at any time. Your supervisory authority depends on the federal state of your habitual residence, place of work, or place of the alleged infringement. A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) including addresses is available at:

Purposes of data processing by the controller and third parties

We process your personal data only for the purposes specified in this Data Privacy Statement. Transfer of your personal data to third parties for purposes other than those specified does not take place. We can pass on your personal data to third parties only if:

  • You have granted us your express consent to do so,
  • The processing is necessary for execution of a contract with you,
  • The processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation,
  • The processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests, and
  • There is no reason for an assumption that you have overriding legitimate grounds to demand non-disclosure of your data.

Erasure and blocking of personal data

We adhere to the principles of data avoidance and data minimization. For this reason, we store your personal data only as long as necessary for the achievement of the objectives specified here, or as stipulated by the various retention periods provided for by the legislator. As soon as the respective purpose no longer persists and/or these retention periods have expired, the corresponding data will be routinely blocked or deleted in conformity with the legal regulations.

Collection of general information during the visit to our website

When you access our website, general information will be automatically collected by a cookie. This information (server log files) includes, for instance, the type of browser, the operating system used, the domain names of your internet service provider and the like. This is only the type of information that cannot be traced back to you personally.

This information is technically required to ensure correct presentation of the websites you request, and is mandatory for the use of the internet. These data are processed particularly for the following purposes:

  • To ensure trouble-free website connection establishment,
  • To ensure trouble-free use of our website,
  • To evaluate system security and stability, and
  • For further administrative purposes.
  • The processing of your personal data is based on our legitimate interest arising from the purposes of date collection specified above. We do not use your data for the identification of individual users. The recipients of the data are the controller and the processor if applicable.

We may evaluate the anonymous information of this kind statistically in order to optimise our website and the technology behind it.

SSL encryption

To ensure security of your data during transmission, we use the state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g., SSL) via HTTPS.

Contact form

If you have any questions and get in touch with us per e-mail or via the contact form, you give us your free consent for contact purposes. A valid e-mail address has to be specified to this end. It is required for the allocation of the request and subsequent reply to it. Provision of other data is optional. The information you have provided will be stored for the purpose of request processing and possible follow-up questions. As soon as your request has been completed, the personal data will be automatically deleted.

Use of Google Analytics

This website uses Google Analytics, the web analytics service by Google Inc. (in the following referred to as: Google). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are small text files that are stored on your computer and allow the analysis of your use of the website. The information regarding your use of this website generated by the cookie is usually transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and stored there. Due to the activation of IP anonymisation on these websites, your IP address will by truncated by Google beforehand within the EU Member States or in another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases the full IP address is transmitted to a server of Google in the USA and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports regarding website activities, and to provide other services associated with the use of the website and the internet to the website operator. The IP address transmitted by your browser within the context of Google Analytics will not be merged with any other data by Google.

The purposes of data processing consist in the evaluation of the website use and in compiling reports regarding the activities on the website. On the basis of the website and internet use, further associated services shall be provided. The processing is based on the legitimate interest of the website operator.

You can prevent the cookies from being stored by means of respective settings of your browser software; please note that if you prevent the cookies from being stored, you may possibly no longer be able to use this website to the full extent. In addition, you can prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie that refers to your use of the website (incl. your IP address) to Google as well as the processing of these data by Google if you download and install the browser plugin available under the following link: Browser add-on for deactivating Google Analytics.

In addition or as an alternative to the browser add-on, you can prevent the tracking by Google Analytics on our sites. To do so, click this link. In this case, an opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent the collection by Google Analytics for this website and for this browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

Use of Google Maps

This website uses Google Maps API to visually display geographical information. When using Google Maps, Google also collects, processes and uses the data about the use of the Maps functions by users. Please refer to Google’s privacy policy for more information about data processing by Google. You can also manage your personal data privacy settings in the privacy centre.

Detailed instructions regarding the administration of your own data in connection with Google products is available here.

Embedded YouTube videos

YouTube videos are embedded on some of our websites. The provider of the respective plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit a website with the YouTube plugin, a connection to the servers of YouTube will be established. In doing so, YouTube will be notified, which websites you are visiting. If you are logged in to your YouTube account, YouTube can associate your surfing behaviour with you personally. To prevent this from happening, log out of your YouTube account beforehand.

If you start a YouTube video, the provider will set cookies that will collect information regarding user behaviour.
If you deactivate the storage cookies for the Google Ads program, you shall not expect any of these cookies even when viewing YouTube videos. However, YouTube stores non-personal user information in other cookies as well. If you wish to prevent this, you have to block the saving of cookies in your browser.

For further information on YouTube data privacy, please refer to the privacy policy of the provider available at:

Social plugins

We use social plugins of the providers specified below on our websites. You can recognise the plugins by means of the respective logo.

By means of these plugins, information that may also include personal data will be sent to the service provider under certain circumstances, and potentially used by them. We prevent the unintentional and undesired collection and transfer of the data to the service provider by a two-click solution. To activate the required social plugin, the respective icon has to be clicked first. The collection of information and its transmission to the service provider is triggered only after activating the plugin. We ourselves do not collect any personal data by means of social plugins or their use.

We do not have any influence on the kind of data collected by an activated plugin and the way they are used by the provider. It shall currently be assumed that a direct connection will be established to the services of the provider and at least the IP address and the device-related information will be collected and used. Is is also possible that the service provider will attempt to store cookies on the computer being used. Please consult the privacy policy of the respective service provider to find out which data exactly are collected in this context and how these are used. Note: If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can identify you as a visitor of a certain website.

We have included the social media buttons of the following providers on our website: Facebook –

Changes to our data privacy terms

We reserve the right to modify this Data Privacy Statement to make sure that it remains in conformity with the currently applicable legal requirements or to implement the changes to our offerings in the Data Privacy Statement, e.g., if new services are introduced. The new Data Privacy Statement will then apply to your next visit.

Questions to the Data Protection Officer

If you have any questions regarding data privacy, please feel free to send us an e-mail or directly contact the person in charge of data privacy in our organisation:

Max Schmidt

Feldspatwerk “Silbergrube” GmbH & Co.KG

Rainer Kopp

Phone +49 9652 / 230

Fax +49 9652 / 1532