Privacy Declaration

Data processing by us

When using the website and its functions, making contact with us and submitting a query, you transfer your personal data to us, which we use to process your queries. This data is used by us strictly for this purpose only, within the framework of data protection legislation.

The Data Controller within the meaning of data protection legislation is:

Schott Music GmbH & Co. KG
Weihergarten 5
55116 Mainz

Represented by:

Dr. Peter Hanser-Strecker (Chair), Dr. Thomas Sertl


Data Protection Officer:

Legally stipulated Data Protection Officer:

We have appointed a Data Protection Officer for our company.

RDP  Röhl Dehm & Partner Rechtsanwälte mbB
Moritzplatz 6
86150 Augsburg, Germany


General information about data processing


Extent of processing of personal data in general

As a matter of principle, we only process personal data to the extent required in order to provide a properly functioning website and to deliver our content and services.

Legal basis for processing of personal data:

The legal basis for processing personal data is Article 6 (1) a) – f) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

If the data subject gives consent, Art. 6 (1) a) GDPR is the legal basis.

Art. 6 (1) b) GDPR is the legal basis for the processing of personal data for the fulfilment of a contract in which the data subject is a contracting party or for the processing procedures for pre-contractual measures.

If processing is required to meet a legal obligation of the data controller, Art. 6 (1) c) GDPR is the legal basis.

If essential interests of the data subject or another natural person make processing necessary, Art. 6 (1) d) GDPR is the legal basis.

If processing is required to carry out a task that is in the public interest or to exercise public authority that has been transferred to the data controller, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) e) GDPR.

If processing is required to protect a legitimate interest of our company and if the interests, basic freedoms and basic rights of the data subject do not outweigh this, the legal basis is Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.


Provision of personal data for conclusion of a contract or on the basis of statutory retention obligations

Whenever you make contact with us, we collect personal data. This data is saved by us, partly in accordance with statutory regulations, partly because it is required to conclude a contract. If you wish to conclude a contract with us, you must provide us with your data so that we can deliver/render our services to/for you. We are also under legal retention obligations in respect of tax and commercial law that we must meet. Otherwise we may be unable to provide you with our services.

Before providing your personal data, you are welcome to get in touch with your contact in our company to find out if we require your data to conclude a contract and/or to meet our statutory retention obligations and what the consequences will be if you do not provide us with this data.


Data erasure and storage period

We store your personal data as long as is necessary to fulfil the particular purpose or as is prescribed by legal regulations, Art. 6 (1) c) GDPR.

If the purpose of storage of personal data no longer exists, the data shall be erased after 6 months or its processing shall be restricted, unless there is still a need for further storage of the data to conclude or fulfil a contract.

Storage beyond this shall take place only if European or national legislation dictates.


Use of cookies

1. Description and extent of data processing

The site uses so-called “cookies”. Cookies are text files that are stored in the memory and/or on a data storage carrier of the device you use to visit the site and are processed by your web browser in accordance with its settings. We use a cookie when you log in to your customer account to determine whether you have registered. We also use a shopping basket cookie to identify and process the products that you have placed in your shopping basket in the context of the ordering process.

The content of the cookies is:


1.  Shop-Cookies (to generate templates and languages pages for the customers) :

a. active_store
b. frontend
c. frontend_cid

2.  Cookies (Google Analytics)

a.  _utma (session time)

b.  _atuvc (social media banner)

c.  _utmb (customer visit time – begin)

d.  _utmc (customer visit time – end)

e.  _utmt (kind of access to the site)

f.   _utmv (Google Analytics variable)

g.  _utmz (search engine detection)

h. _ga     2 years     Used to distinguish users.

i. _gid     24 hours     Used to distinguish users.

j. _gat     1 minute     Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.

k. AMP_TOKEN     30 seconds to 1 year     Contains a token that can be used to retrieve a Client ID from AMP Client ID service. Other possible values indicate opt-out, inflight request or an error retrieving a Client ID from AMP Client ID service.

l. _gac_<property-id>     90 days     Contains campaign related information for the user. If you have linked your Google Analytics and AdWords accounts, AdWords website conversion tags will read this cookie unless you opt-out.

m. User_ID (Data, sessions and interactions across multiple devices are assigned to a pseudonymous user ID)

You can disable Google Analytics Tracking here: disable Google Analytics


2. Legal basis for data processing

The legal basis for such processing is Art. 6 (1) b) and Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR.

3. Purpose of data processing

These cookies contain technical information for the provision of website functions concerning ordering procedures and customer accounts processes. This facilitates technical implementation of the purchasing and customer account processes.

4. Legitimate interest pursuant to Art. 6 (1) f) GDPR

Our legitimate interest lies in the provision of a technical environment which presents an online purchasing process for our customers and users. The cookies used only contain technical data and product information, which provide a technical representation of the completion of an online purchase by our customers at the initiative of our customers.

5. Storage period and rejection and removal options

The cookies used on the site are so-called “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted from the browser cache/memory of your computer at the end of your visit to our website and/or when you close your browser, provided that you have activated this function in your browser.

Please check the settings of your internet browser (e.g. Firefox, Internet Explorer, Edge, Chrome, Opera, Safari) in regards to this. Your internet browser also gives you the option to control how you handle cookies or to deactivate them completely. Cookies that have already been saved can be deleted at any time. This can also take place automatically. If cookies are deactivated for our website, it may be the case that it is not possible to use all of the functions of the website to the fullest extent possible.