MADEIRA Data protection

Data protection

Website Privacy Policy

The policy: This privacy policy relates to the website; It is served by Madeira Garnfabrik Rudolf Schmidt KG, Zinkmattenstrasse 38, D-79108 Freiburg and governs the privacy of any user. This document explains how we comply with the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation), the DPA (Data Protection Act) [pre GDPR enforcement] and the PECR (Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations).

This policy will explain areas of this website that may affect your privacy and personal details, how we process, collect, manage and store those details and how your rights under the GDPR, DPA & PECR are adhered to. Additionally it will explain the use of cookies or software, advertising or commercial sponsorship from third parties and the download of any documents, files or software made available to you (if any) on this website. Further explanations may be provided for specific pages or features of this website in order to help you understand how we, this website and its third parties (if any) interact with you and your computer / device in order to serve it to you. Our contact information is provided if you have any questions.
The DPA & GDPR May 2018

This website complies with the DPA (Data Protection Act 1998) and the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) which comes into effect from May 2018.

If you would like further information regarding the GDPR regulations, or are would like further insights into the methods we use to store, protect and use your data, please contact us at info[at]

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve the user’s online experience. As required by legislation, where applicable this website uses a cookie control system, allowing the user to give explicit permission or to deny the use of /saving of cookies on their computer or device.

What are cookies? Cookies are small files saved to the user's computer hard drive that track, save and store information about the user's interactions and usage of the website. This allows the website, through its server, to provide the user with a tailored online experience. Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies or use the cookie control system if available upon their first visit.
Website Visitor Tracking

This website uses tracking software to monitor page visits in order to better understand behaviour patterns. The software will save a cookie to your computer hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website but will not store, save or collect personal information.
Adverts and Sponsored Links

Madeira does not currently, but does reserve the right to use sponsored links and adverts. These will typically be served through advertising partners, who may have detailed privacy policies relating directly to the adverts they serve.

Downloads & Media Files

Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available, users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party anti-virus software or similar applications.
We accept no responsibility for third party downloads in any form including downloads provided by external third party websites and advise users to verify their authenticity prior to proceeding.
Contact & Communication With Us

Users who contact us through this website do so at their own discretion and any personal details are given at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until such a time that it is no longer required. Where we have clearly stated and made you aware of the fact, and where you have given your express permission, we may use your details to send you products/services information through a mailing list system. This is done in accordance with the regulations named in 'The policy' above.

Email Mailing List & Marketing Messages

We operate an email mailing list program, used to inform subscribers about products, services and/or latest news. Users can subscribe through an online automated process where they have given their explicit permission. Subscriber personal details are collected, processed, managed and stored in accordance with the regulations named in 'The policy' above. Subscribers can unsubscribe at any time through an automated online service, or if not available, other means as detailed in the footer of sent marketing messages (or unsubscribe from all Mailchimp lists). The type and content of marketing messages subscribers receive, and if it may contain third party content, is clearly outlined at the point of subscription.

Email marketing messages may contain tracking beacons / tracked clickable links or similar server technologies in order to track subscriber activity within email marketing messages. Where used, such marketing messages may record a range of subscriber data relating to engagement, geographic, demographics etc.
Our EMS (email marketing service) provider is; Newsletter2Go - their privacy policy is available to view at

External Website Links & Third Parties

Although we try only to include safe and relevant links to external pages, users are advised to adopt a policy of caution before clicking any external web links found on this website. Shortened URLs; URL shortening is a technique used on the web to reduce URLs (Uniform Resource Locators) to something substantially shorter. Users should take caution before clicking on shortened URL links and should verify their authenticity before proceeding.
We cannot guarantee or verify the content of any externally linked website despite our best efforts. Users click on external links at their own risk and Madeira Garnfabrik cannot be held liable for any damages or implications caused on third party websites.

Social Media Policy & Usage

We adopt a Social Media Policy to ensure our business and our staff conduct themselves accordingly online. While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging, or sharing information with them. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.

There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion and accept that doing so may publish content to your social media profile feed or page. You can find further information about some social media privacy and usage policies in the resources section below.


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Photography: Christoph Schmotz Fotodesign

Text: © 2019 MADEIRA Garnfabrik