This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as"dat") in the context of the provision of our services and within our online offering and the websites, functions and content associated with it as well as external online presences, such as our Social Media Profile (hereinafter jointly referred to as"online offerin"). With regard to the terms used, such as"processin" or"person responsibl", we refer you to the definitions in Art. 4 of the Data Protection Basic Regulation (DSGVO).
E-Mailaddress: [email protected]
CEO: Dr. Paul Gromball
- Essential data (e.g., person master data, names or addresses).
- Contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers).
- Content data (e.g., text entries, photographs, videos).
- Usage data (e.g., websites visited, interest in content, access times).
- Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).
Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter referred to collectively as "users").
- - Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.
- Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
- Security measures.
- Range measurement/Marketing
"Personal data" means any information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the "data subject"); a natural person is considered to be identifiable as a person who, directly or indirectly, in particular by attribution to an identifier such as an name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identification (e.g. cookie) or to an or several special characteristics can be identified, the expression of physical, physiological, the genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of these natural persons.
"Processing" means any operation or set of operations which is carried out with or without the aid of automated processes and which involves personal data. The term is broad and covers practically every handling of data.
"Pseudonymisation" means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the provision of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures ensuring that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
"Profiling" means any automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, conduct, whereabouts or movements of that natural person.
The "responsible entity" is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
"Order processor" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
In accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. For users from the area of application of the data protection basic regulation (DSGVO), i.e. the EU and the EEC, the following applies, if the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection explanation:
The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO;
The legal basis for the processing for the fulfilment of our services and the implementation of contractual measures as well as the answering of inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO;
The legal basis for the processing for the fulfilment of our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO;
Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis in the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person necessitate the processing of personal data.
The legal basis for the processing necessary to perform a task which is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority entrusted to the data controller is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. e DSGVO.
The legal basis for the processing to safeguard our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
The processing of data for purposes other than those for which they were collected is governed by the provisions of Art. 6 (4) DSGVO.
The processing of special categories of data (pursuant to Art. 9 (1) DSGVO) is governed by the provisions of Art. 9 (2) DSGVO.
We take appropriate technical and organisational measures in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, extent, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in order to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.
Measures shall include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to, access to, inputting, disclosure, securing and separation of data. In addition, we have established procedures to ensure the exercise of data subjects' rights, the deletion of data and the response to data threats. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account as early as the development or selection of hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly default settings.
Insofar as we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors, jointly responsible persons or third parties) within the scope of our processing, transfer them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this shall only take place on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if a transfer of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract), users have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).
Insofar as we disclose, transmit or otherwise grant access to data to other companies of our group of companies, this is done in particular for administrative purposes as a legitimate interest and beyond that on a basis corresponding to the legal requirements.
If we process data in another country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or the Swiss Confederation) or if this is done in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure or transfer of data to other persons or companies, this only occurs if it is done to fulfil our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to express consent or contractually required transfer, we process or allow the data to be processed only in third countries with a recognised level of data protection, which includes US processors certified under the"Privacy Shiel" or on the basis of special guarantees, such as a contractual obligation through so-called standard protection clauses of the EU Commission, the existence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations (Art. 44 to 49 DSGVO, information page of the EU Commission)..
Right of access: You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether the data in question will be processed and to obtain access to such data, as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with the provisions of the law.
Right of rectification: You have the right, in accordance with the law, to request the completion of the data concerning you or the rectification of inaccurate data concerning you.
Right to deletion and limitation of processing: You have the right, in accordance with the statutory provisions, to demand that the data concerned be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to demand that the processing of the data be limited in accordance with the statutory provisions.
Right to data transfer: You have the right to receive data concerning you which you have made available to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format in accordance with the legal requirements or to demand its transfer to another responsible person.
Complaint to supervisory authority: You also have the right to submit a complaint to the competent supervisory authority in accordance with the statutory provisions.
You have the right to revoke your consent with effect for the future.
Right of objection: You have the right, for reasons arising out of your particular situation at any time against the processing of the personal data concerning you, which are processed on the basis of the of Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) DSGVO; this also applies to an objection based on an Profiling based on these provisions. Will the personal data concerning you processed to operate direct marketing, you have the right to object at any time to the Processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling in so far as it is connected with such direct advertising.
"Cookies" are small files that are stored on the user's computer. Different data can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after the user's visit to an online service. Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. The content of a shopping basket in an online shop or a login status, for example, can be stored in such a cookie. Cookies are referred to as "permanent" or "persistent" and remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if users visit it after several days. The interests of the users who are used for range measurement or marketing purposes can also be stored in such a cookie. "Third party cookies" are cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for operating the online service (otherwise, if they are only the latter's cookies, they are referred to as "first party cookies").
If users do not wish cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.
The data processed by us will be deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions or their processing will be restricted. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal obligations to retain them.
If the data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be stored for commercial or tax reasons.
We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We are adapt the data protection declaration as soon as the changes to the information we have data processing make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes have an act of cooperation on your part (e.g. consent) or other individual consent notification is required.
Additionally we process
- Contract data (for example, contract object, duration, customer category).
- Payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history)
by our customers, interested parties and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.
We process the data of our customers within the framework of the order processes in our online shop, in order to enable them to select and order the selected products and services, as well as their payment and delivery, or execution.
To the processed data belong inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and to the persons affected by the processing belong our customers, interested parties and other business partners. Processing is carried out for the purpose of providing contractual services within the framework of operating an online shop, billing, delivery and customer services. We use session cookies to store the contents of the shopping basket and permanent cookies to store the login status.
Processing is carried out to fulfil our services and carry out contractual measures (e.g. carrying out order processes) and insofar as it is legally prescribed (e.g., legally required archiving of business processes for trade and tax purposes). The information marked as necessary is required for the justification and fulfilment of the contract. We only disclose the data to third parties within the scope of delivery, payment or within the scope of the statutory permits and obligations, and also if this is done on the basis of our legitimate interests, about which we inform you in the context of this data protection declaration (e.g., to legal and tax advisors, financial institutions, freight companies and authorities).
Users can optionally create a user account by viewing their orders in particular. During the registration process, the necessary mandatory information will be provided to the users. The user accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to its retention is necessary for commercial or tax reasons. Information in the customer account remains until its deletion with subsequent archiving in the case of a legal obligation or our legitimate interests (eg, in the case of litigation). It is the responsibility of the users to secure their data before the end of the contract in the event of termination.
Within the scope of registration and renewed registrations as well as use of our online services, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A passing on of these data to third parties does not take place in principle, except it is necessary for the pursuit of our legal requirements as entitled interest or it exists for this a legal obligation.
The deletion takes place after expiration of legal warranty and other contractual rights or obligations (e.g., payment claims or performance obligations from contracts with customers), whereby the necessity of the retention of data is reviewed every three years; in the case of retention due to legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place insofar after their expiration.
We process data in the context of administrative tasks as well as the organisation of our business, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. Here we process the same data that we process within the scope of providing our contractual services. The processing bases are Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. Customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose and our interest in the processing lies in the administration, financial accounting, office organization, archiving of data, i.e. tasks which serve the maintenance of our business activities, performance of our tasks and provision of our services. The deletion of the data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the data specified in these processing activities.
We disclose or transmit data to the financial administration, consultants, such as tax consultants or auditors, as well as other fee offices and payment service providers.
Furthermore, on the basis of our business interests, we store information on suppliers, organisers and other business partners, e.g. for the purpose of establishing contact at a later date. This data, which is mainly company-related, is stored permanently.
In order to run our business economically, to be able to recognise market trends, wishes of our contractual partners and users, we analyse the data available to us on business transactions, contracts, enquiries, etc., in order to identify the most suitable and appropriate solutions for your needs. We process inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, whereby the persons concerned include contractual partners, interested parties, customers, visitors and users of our online services.
The analyses are carried out for the purpose of economic evaluations, marketing and market research. We can take into account the profiles of registered users with information, e.g. on the services they make use of. The analyses serve us to increase the user friendliness, the optimization of our offer and the business economy. The analyses serve us alone and are not disclosed externally unless they are anonymous analyses with summarized values.
If these analyses or profiles are person-related, they will be deleted or anonymised upon termination by the user, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. In all other respects, the macroeconomic analyses and general trend determinations are prepared anonymously wherever possible.
We use the cloud and cloud software services offered by Google (the Software as a Service, for example, Google Suite) for the following purposes: storing and managing documents, managing calendars, sending email, spreadsheets and presentations, exchanging documents, content and information with specific recipients or publishing web pages, forms or other content and information, and chatting and participating in audio and video conferences.
The personal data of the users will be processed in this connection, insofar as these become part of the documents and content processed within the described services or are part of communication processes. This may include, for example, user master data and contact data, data on processes, contracts, other processes and their contents. Google also processes usage data and metadata used by Google for security purposes and service optimisation.
When using publicly accessible documents, websites or other content, Google may store cookies on the user's computer for the purpose of web analysis or to remember user preferences.
We use the Google Cloud services on the basis of our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in efficient and secure administrative and cooperation processes. Furthermore, the processing takes place on the basis of an order processing contract with Google ( https://cloud.google.com/terms/data-processing-terms).
For more information, see Google's privacy statement (https://www.google.com/policies/privacy) and Google Cloud Services Security Notes (https://cloud.google.com/security/privacy/). You can object to the processing of your data in the Google Cloud in accordance with the legal requirements. In addition, the deletion of the data within Google's cloud services is determined by the other processing procedures in which the data is processed (e.g., deletion of data no longer required for contractual purposes or storage for taxation purposes).
The Google Cloud services are offered by Google Ireland Limited. If a transfer to the USA takes place, we refer to the certification of Google USA under the Privacy Shield (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000000001L5AAI&status=Active) and standard protection clauses (https://cloud.google.com/terms/data-processing-terms).
Users can create a user account. Within the scope of registration, the required mandatory data will be communicated to the users and processed on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO for the purpose of providing the user account. The processed data includes in particular the login information (name, password and an e-mail address). The data entered during registration will be used for the purposes of using the user account and its purpose.
Users may be informed by e-mail of information relevant to their user account, such as technical changes. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to a statutory retention obligation. It is the responsibility of the users to secure their data before the end of the contract in the event of termination. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all user data stored during the term of the contract.
When using our registration and login functions as well as the user account, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A passing on of these data to third parties does not take place in principle, unless it is necessary for the pursuit of our claims or there is a legal obligation according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO. The IP addresses will be anonymized or deleted after 7 days at the latest.
When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the user's details are used to process the contact enquiry and to process it in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b. of the German Data Protection Act. (within the framework of contractual/pre-contractual relationships), Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. (other inquiries) DSGVO processed... The user data can be stored in a customer relationship management system ("CRM system") or comparable inquiry organization.
We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We check the necessity every two years; furthermore, the legal archiving obligations apply.
The hosting services used by us serve the provision of the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, e-mail dispatch, security services and technical maintenance services which we use for the purpose of operating this online service.
Here we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta data and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this online service on the basis of our legitimate interests in the efficient and secure provision of this online service in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in connection with Art. 28 DSGVO (conclusion of an order processing contract).
We, and/or our Hostinganbieter, raise on basis of our entitled interests in the sense of the art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. f. DSGVO collects data on each access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
Log file information is stored for security reasons (e.g. to clarify abuse or fraud actions) for a maximum period of 7 days and then deleted. Data, the further storage of which is necessary for evidence purposes, are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.
We use a so-called"Content Delivery Networ" (CDN), offered by Cloudflare, Inc., 101 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Cloudflare is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnZKAA0&status=Active).
A CDN is a service with the help of which contents of our online offer, especially large media files such as graphics or scripts, can be delivered faster with the help of regionally distributed servers connected via the Internet. The processing of user data is carried out solely for the aforementioned purposes and to maintain the security and functionality of the CDN.
The use is made on the basis of our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in a secure and efficient provision, analysis and optimisation of our online offer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f. DSGVO.
We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services.
We would like to point out that user data may be processed outside the European Union. This can result in risks for users, as it could, for example, make it more difficult to enforce the rights of users. With regard to US providers that are certified under the Privacy Shield, we would like to point out that by doing so they commit themselves to comply with EU data protection standards.
In addition, user data is usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, user profiles can be created on the basis of user behavior and the resulting interests of users. The usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements inside and outside the platforms that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the user's computer in which the user's usage behaviour and interests are stored. Furthermore, data can also be stored in the user profiles independently of the devices used by the users (in particular if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).
The processing of the personal data of the users takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests in effective information of the users and communication with the users in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 letter f. DSGVO. If the users are requested by the respective providers of the platforms to consent to the aforementioned data processing, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 DSGVO.
For a detailed description of the respective processing operations and the opt-out options, we refer to the following linked information of the providers.
Also in the case of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, we point out that these can be asserted most effectively with the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can directly take appropriate measures and give information. Should you nevertheless need help, you can contact us.
- Facebook, Pages, Groups, (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland) on the basis of a Joint Processing Agreement - Privacy Statement: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/, specifically for Pages: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data , Opt-Out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads and http://www.youronlinechoices.com, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active.
- Google/ YouTube (Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) - Privacy Statement: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.
- Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) - Privacy Statement / Opt-Out: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
- Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) - Privacy Statement: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active.
- Pinterest (Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA) - Privacy Statement / Opt-Out: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.
- LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland) - Privacy Statement https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy , Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active.
- Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany) - Privacy Statement / Opt-Out: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.
- Wakalet (Wakelet Limited, 76 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 4PR, United Kingdom) - Privacy Statement / Opt-Out: https://wakelet.com/privacy.html.
- Soundcloud (SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany) - Privacy Statement / Opt-Out: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.
Within the scope of our online offer, we act on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. of the German Civil Code). DSGVO) content or service offers from third parties in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content").
This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since they would not be able to send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We make every effort to use only those contents whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the contents. Third party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. "Pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user's device and may contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit times and other information about the use of our online services, as well as may be linked to such information from other sources.
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