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  Compliance  

Today Compliance is more complex than ever. In a global environment legal challenges are constantly growing. This is why we are constantly adapting our business processes and systems to the current legal framework. To emphasize the importance of compliance, we have laid down as a corporate policy: "We comply with applicable laws and internal guidelines." Hence, compliance is an integral part of our corporate culture. We operate a compliance management system that enables you, as a customer, business partner or employee, to act according to uniform and binding structures.

For the effectiveness of our company policy, it is important to identify potential misbehavior at an early stage. We achieve this goal, inter alia by obtaining allusions to possible compliance breaches from customers, business partners and employees. Behavior is non-compliant if applicable laws or internal guidelines, at home or abroad, are violated by employees while carrying out business duties, or if such behavior is displayed by third parties while doing business with our company. Such violations are, e.g. corruption, competition and cartel charges, data protection violations as well as criminal, financial and fiscal offenses.

In order to detect and prevent compliance violations, we are dependent on our employees as well as on our customers and business partners. Should you notice any signs of compliance breaches, you can report these to us by different means.

Regardless of the means chosen to report the breach, we assure you that each message is treated strictly confidential - on request also anonymously.

Compliance Officer

If you would like to report any compliance breaches or if you have questions about compliance, please contact our compliance officer:

Schwarz Domains und Services GmbH & Co. KG
Compliance
Stiftsbergstr. 1
74172 Neckarsulm
Germany
E-Mail: compliance@mail.schwarz

Online reporting system (BKMS)

You may also submit reports of compliance breaches through our online reporting system, as an additional medium of reporting any compliance violations. Reports can be submitted anonymously via the online reporting system. All incoming messages are processed by our compliance officer. The online reporting system is an Internet based application and can be accessed via the following link: Online reporting system

Entrusted Attorney

Dr. Margarete von Galen, our external attorney-at-law is at your disposal to deliver reports of compliance breaches. You may at any time contact Ms. Von Galen with information on corporate and employment-related offenses or administrative offenses. Dr. Margarete von Galen will diligently review your notices and forward them to our compliance officer, provided that they show sufficient indications of a compliance violation.

As an external trustee, Ms. von Galen is obliged to secrecy. She will only pass on your personal details to us with your explicit consent.

Dr. Margarete von Galen can be reached as follows:

 

 

Dr. Margarete Gräfin von Galen
Fachanwältin für Strafrecht
Mommsenstraße 45
10629 Berlin

phone +49 30 31 01 82 0
fax +49 30 31 01 82 20

email: galen@galen.de

Schwarz will carefully and confidentially look into all reports of compliance violations and will adequately sanction all proven demonstrations of misconduct.