Privacy policy

Data protection

Schlagwerk GmbH takes the protection of your data very seriously. We shall handle your data confidentially and in accordance with legal data protection regulations and this privacy policy.

You can normally use this website without having to provide personal information. In this case, only access data without personal reference will be stored. Such data is used exclusively to improve the content of our site and cannot be traced back to the individual. As far as possible we ensure that the personal data (e.g. name, address or email address) collected on our website is provided by you on a voluntary basis. This personal data will not be shared with third parties without your prior consent. In the case of the Schlagwerk Golden Cajon Awards, we require your data for registration, participation and the Schlagwerk Award voting process.

For purposes of clarification, please be advised that the transmission of data over the internet (e.g. communication via email) cannot be entirely secure. It is not possible to protect this data completely from access by third parties.

Should you have any queries regarding the processing of your personal data, please contact us directly:

Schlagwerk GmbH
Brückenstr. 10
73333 Gingen an der Fils

Telefon: +49 (0)7162 948 964 0

Which data do we store and how is this data used?

In order to approve your participation, we require your first and last name, your date of birth, your email address and your full address. We require your email address in order to send any confirmation or information emails, and so that we can contact you to provide any information on organisational procedure. Personal information provided by the award participants is saved and used solely for the purpose of the Golden Cajon Awards. Such information serves to guarantee unambiguous identification, and is used to notify participants in the event of a win.

Data concerning the use of social media platforms and/or generated by these social media platforms are not covered by this privacy policy.

Schlagwerk GmbH shall only use your data for the purposes cited above. Employees authorised by Schlagwerk for such purposes and/or persons charged with carrying out the task shall have access to your data.

Can you find out which data we have stored about you?

Yes. In accordance with Section 34 of the German Federal Data Protection Act [BDSG], you have the right to know what data we have stored about you. Should you wish to receive this information, please submit any such requests to the above address.

Can you request the rectification, deletion or blocking of data stored about you?

Yes. You can of course at any time request that your data be rectified, deleted or blocked in accordance with statutory provisions, either in writing or by email. Please send such emails to: Postal requests should be sent to the above address. Should the participant wish to delete the data within the time frame of the Golden Cajon Award, their participation will be revoked.

Do we pass your data on to third parties?

Personal data that you provide to us is used solely for the purposes of the Schlagwerk Golden Cajon Awards and the communication connected therewith. Your data is not passed on to third parties that are not entrusted with tasks as part of the execution of the Golden Cajon Award; more specifically, your data will in no event be sold, leased or exchanged. In instances whereby we contract work out to other companies (e.g. the technical realisation of the competition app), such companies are, of course, also obliged to protect your data and may only use said data for the exact purpose stipulated above. Moreover, both we and the above mentioned third parties are obliged to handle such data in accordance with this data privacy statement and the applicable, relevant legal data protection laws.

Data security

All data is stored on servers that are operated in line with a high security standard, and are protected against abuse and access by unauthorised persons.


This website uses “cookies”. Cookies do not cause harm to your computer and do not contain viruses. Cookies are used to make our service more user-friendly, effective and secure. Cookies are small text files saved by your browser and stored on your computer.

Most cookies we use are “session cookies”. They are automatically deleted at the end of your visit. Other cookies will remain saved on your device until you delete them. These cookies allow us to recognise your browser the next time you visit.

You can set your browser to always inform you about the placement of cookies, allowing you to decide case by case whether you accept the cookies, accept cookies in specific cases or disable cookies in general, and to automatically delete cookies upon closing the browser. Disabling cookies can restrict the functionality of this website.

Privacy policy for the use of Facebook plug-ins (“like” button)

Facebook plug-ins (Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA) are integrated into our website. You can recognise Facebook plug-ins by the Facebook logo or the “like” button on our website. You can find an overview of the Facebook plug-ins here:

If you visit our website, the plug-in will be used to create a direct connection between your browser and the Facebook server. Facebook thereby receives notification that you have used your IP address to visit our site. If you click on the Facebook “like” button while you are logged into your Facebook account, you can link to our website content using your Facebook profile. This allows Facebook to register the visit to our website to your user account. Please note that as provider of the website, we receive no information about the content of the data transferred or its use by Facebook. More information can be found in Facebook’s privacy policy at

If you do not wish Facebook to register the visit to our website to your Facebook user account, please log out of your Facebook user account.

Privacy policy for the use of Google Analytics

This website uses functions of the Google Analytics web analytics service. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Google Analytics uses “cookies”. These are text files stored on your computer that enable analysis of how you use the website. The cookie-generated information about your use of this website is usually transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States.

More information about Google Analytics handles user data can be found in the Google privacy policy:

However, if you are in a country that is a member state of the European Union or a contracting party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area, and if IP address anonymisation has been activated on this website, Google will first truncate your IP address. Only by way of exception will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purposes of analysing how you use the website, compiling reports on website activity and providing further services related to website and internet use to the website operator. The IP address transmitted through Google Analytics from your browser will not be associated with any other data held by Google.

You can disable cookies by setting your browser accordingly; however, if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You can also prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of this website (including your IP address) being transmitted to and processed by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available here:

Privacy policy for the use of Google +1

Our website uses functions of Google +1. The provider of this service is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA.

Collection and sharing of information: with the Google +1 button you can publish information worldwide. Via the Google +1 button, you and other users receive personalised content from Google and our partners. Google stores both the fact that you have given ‘+1’ to content and the information about the page you were viewing when you clicked ‘+1’. Your ‘+1’s can be displayed together with your profile name and your photo by Google services such as search results or on your Google profile, or in other places on websites and in internet advertisements.

Google collects information about your +1 activity to improve its services for you and other users. To be able to use the +1 button you need a globally visible public Google profile containing at least the selected profile name. This name is used by all Google services. In some cases it can replace another name you have used for sharing content via your Google account. The identity of your Google profile can be displayed to users who have your email address or other information that can be used to identify you.

Use of the collected information: besides being used for the purposes specified above, the information you supply is used in accordance with the valid Google Privacy Policy. Google may publish aggregated statistics about the +1 activity of users or share them with users and partners such as publishers, advertisers or associated websites.

Privacy policy for the use of Instagram

Our websites is connected with functions provided by the Instagram service. These functions are provided by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our website with your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to register your visit to our website to your user account. Please note that as provider of the website, we receive no information about the content of the data transferred or its use by Instagram.

More information can be found in Instagram’s privacy policy at:

Privacy policy for the use of YouTube

Our website uses plug-ins from the YouTube website, which is operated by Google. The website operator is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you visit one of our websites that features a YouTube plug-in, you will be connected to the YouTube servers. During this process, YouTube will be informed about which of our webpages you visited.

If you are logged in to your YouTube account, you allow YouTube to register your online behaviour to your personal profile. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account.

More information about how user information is handled can be found in YouTube’s privacy policy at


This website uses Hotjar, a web analytics service provided by Hotjar Ltd. (“Hotjar”). Hotjar anonymously records the interactions of randomly selected individual visitors on the website. This creates a log of, for example, all mouse movements and clicks, with the aim of demonstrating the possibilities for improvement on the respective website. Hotjar uses “Cookies”, text files stored on your computer that enable analysis of how you use the website. In order to ensure that no direct link to a particular individual can be made, IP addresses are only stored and processed anonymously. In addition, information about the operating system, browser, ingoing and outgoing connections (links), geographic origin, and the resolution and type of device is analysed for statistical purposes. This information is not traceable to any individual and will not be passed on to third parties by us or Hotjar. If you do not wish the recording to be stored, you can deactivate it on all websites that make use of Hotjar by activating the DoNotTrack header in your browser. More information can be found at:

By using the website, you consent to the processing of data collected about you by Hotjar Ltd. in the manner and for the purposes set out above. More information about Hotjar can be found online by clicking on the following link to the producer’s website

Server log files

Information that is transmitted to us automatically by your browser is automatically collected and saved in server log files by the website provider. These are:

  • browser type/version;
  • operating system used;
  • referrer URL;
  • host name of the accessing computer;
  • time of the server request.

This data cannot be attributed to a specific person. This data will not be merged with other data sources. We reserve the right to check this data at a later time, should there be concrete evidence of illegal use.

Questions and answers.

Questions and answers.

Do you still have some questions about the contest or other matters? Answers can be found on our FAQ page.

Questions and answers.

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