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Data protection

Data protection

 

This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) as part of the provision of our services and within our online offer and the websites, functions and content associated with it as well as external online presences, such as e.g our social media profile (hereinafter jointly referred to as "online offer"). With regard to the terms used, such as "processing" or "person responsible", we refer to the definitions in Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Responsible

Dietmar Fischer
Odenwaldstr. 26
69226 nut hole
Dietmar.fischer@me.com

Types of data processed

– Inventory data (e.g. personal master data, names or addresses).
– Contact details (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers).
– Content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).
– Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).
– Meta/communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Categories of data subjects

Visitors and users of the online offer (in the following we refer to the persons concerned collectively as "users").

purpose of processing

– Provision of the online offer, its functions and content.
– Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
- Safety measures.
– Reach measurement/marketing

Terms used

"Personal data" means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or one or more special features, are an expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

"Processing" is any process or series of processes carried out with or without the aid of automated processes in connection with personal data. The term is broad and encompasses practically every handling of data.

"Pseudonymization" means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

"Profiling" any type of automated processing of personal data, which consists in using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects related to work performance, economic situation, health, personal Analyze or predict that natural person’s preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation.

The "responsible person" is the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

"Processor" means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.

Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. For users from the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), i.e. the EU and the EEC, the following applies if the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration:
The legal basis for obtaining consent is Article 6(1)(a) and Article 7 GDPR;
The legal basis for processing to fulfill our services and carry out contractual measures as well as answering inquiries is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b GDPR;
The legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR;
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.
The legal basis for the processing required to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. e GDPR.
The legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f GDPR.
The processing of data for purposes other than those for which it was collected is determined by the provisions of Article 6 (4) GDPR.
The processing of special categories of data (according to Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR) is determined according to the specifications of Art. 9 Para. 2 GDPR.

Safety measures

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

The measures include, in particular, securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access, input, transfer, securing availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that ensure the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. Furthermore, we already take the protection of personal data into account during the development or selection of hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings.

Cooperation with processors, joint controllers and third parties

If, as part of our processing, we disclose data to other people and companies (processors, joint controllers or third parties), transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, is required to fulfill 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.).

If we disclose or transmit data to other companies in our group of companies, or otherwise grant them access, this is done in particular for administrative purposes as a legitimate interest and, moreover, on a basis that corresponds to the legal requirements.

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or the Swiss Confederation) or this within the scope of using third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to other persons or companies If this happens, this will only happen if it is to fulfill our (pre)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to express consent or contractually required transmission, we only process or leave the data in third countries with a recognized level of data protection, which include US processors certified under the “Privacy Shield” or on the basis of special guarantees, such as contractual obligations 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).

Rights of data subjects

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with legal requirements.

You have accordingly. In accordance with legal requirements, you have the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.

In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to request that the data in question be deleted immediately, or alternatively to request a restriction of the processing of the data in accordance with the legal requirements.

You have the right to request that you receive the data that you have provided to us in accordance with the legal requirements and to request that they be transmitted to other responsible parties.

You also have the right, in accordance with the legal requirements, to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

right of withdrawal

You have the right to revoke your consent with effect for the future.

Right to object

You can object to the future processing of the data concerning you at any time in accordance with the legal requirements. The objection can be made in particular against processing for direct advertising purposes.

Cookies and the right to object to direct advertising

"Cookies" are small files that are stored on users' computers. Different information 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 their visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie, for example, the content of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status can be saved. "Permanent" or "persistent" refers to cookies that 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 can also be stored in such a cookie, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. "Third-party cookies" are cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer (otherwise, if they are only their cookies, we speak of "first-party cookies").

We can use temporary and permanent cookies and explain this in our data protection declaration.

If we ask users to consent to the use of cookies (e.g. as part of a cookie consent), the legal basis for this processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. GDPR. Otherwise, the user's personal cookies are processed in accordance with the following explanations within the framework of this data protection declaration on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) or if the use of cookies is necessary to provide our contract-related services, in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b. DSGVO, or if the use of cookies is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority, in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. GDPR, processed.

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in their browser's system settings. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

A general objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can be raised for a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU side http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ be explained. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by switching them off in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of this online offer can be used.

deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted in accordance with the legal requirements 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 the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements.

If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its 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 retained for commercial or tax reasons.

Changes and updates to the privacy policy

We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as the changes in the data processing we carry out make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require your cooperation (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.

 

Business-related processing

 

In addition, we process
– Contract data (e.g. subject matter of contract, term, customer category).
– Payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history)
from our customers, prospects and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

 

Order processing in the online shop and customer account

 

We process the data of our customers as part of the ordering process in our online shop to enable them to select and order the selected products and services, as well as their payment and delivery or execution.

The processed data includes inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and the persons affected by the processing include our customers, interested parties and other business partners. The processing takes place for the purpose of providing contractual services in the context of operating an online shop, billing, delivery and customer services. We use session cookies to store the contents of the shopping cart and permanent cookies to store the login status.

The processing takes place to fulfill our services and carry out contractual measures (e.g. carrying out order processes) and to the extent required by law (e.g. legally required archiving of business transactions for commercial and tax purposes). The information marked as required is required for the establishment and fulfillment of the contract. We disclose the data to third parties only within the scope of delivery, payment or within the scope of legal permits and obligations, as well as 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, in particular by being able to view their orders. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information is communicated 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 their retention being 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 (e.g., in the case of legal disputes). It is the user's responsibility to back up their data before the end of the contract in the event of termination.

As part of the registration and renewed registrations as well as the use of our online services, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. In principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our legal claims as a legitimate interest or there is a legal obligation to do so.

Deletion takes place after expiry of statutory warranty and other contractual rights or obligations (e.g. payment claims or performance obligations from contracts with customers), with the necessity of storing the data being checked every three years; in the case of storage due to legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry.

 

Participation in affiliate partner programs

 

Within our online offer, we use tracking measures that are customary in the industry on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer) in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. In the following, we explain the technical background to the users.

The services offered by our contractual partners can also be advertised and linked on other websites (so-called affiliate links or after-buy systems, if, for example, links or third-party services are offered after a contract has been concluded). The operators of the respective websites receive a commission if users follow the affiliate links and then take advantage of the offers.

In summary, it is necessary for our online offer that we can track whether users who are interested in affiliate links and/or the offers available from us subsequently perceive the offers at the instigation of the affiliate links or our online platform. For this purpose, the affiliate links and our offers are supplemented with certain values that can be set as part of the link or otherwise, e.g. in a cookie. The values include in particular the source website (referrer), time, an online ID of the operator of the website on which the affiliate link was located, an online ID of the respective offer, an online ID of the user, as well as tracking specific values such as ad media ID, partner ID and categorizations.

The online user IDs we use are pseudonymous values. This means that the online IDs themselves do not contain any personal data such as names or e-mail addresses. They only help us to determine whether the same user who clicked on an affiliate link or was interested in an offer via our online offer has taken advantage of the offer, ie has concluded a contract with the provider, for example. However, the online identifier is personal to the extent that the partner company and also us have the online identifier together with other user data. This is the only way the partner company can tell us whether the user has taken advantage of the offer and we can, for example, pay out the bonus.

 

Amazon Affiliate Program

 

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we are participants in the Amazon EU partner program, which was designed to provide a medium for websites by means of which the placement of advertisements and links to Amazon.de advertising reimbursement can be earned (so-called affiliate system). This means that as an Amazon partner, we earn from qualifying purchases.

Amazon uses cookies to be able to trace the origin of the orders. Among other things, Amazon can recognize that you clicked the partner link on this website and then purchased a product from Amazon.

Further information on the use of data by Amazon and the possibility of objection can be found in the company's data protection declaration: https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201909010.

Note: Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or one of its affiliates.

 

Booking.com Affiliate Program

 

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we are participants in the Booking.com partner program, which was designed to provide a medium for websites by means of which advertising reimbursement can be earned by placing advertisements and links to Booking.com (so-called affiliate system). Booking.com uses cookies to track the origin of the bookings. Among other things, Booking.com can recognize that you have clicked on the partner link on this website and then made a booking with Booking.com.

For more information on how Booking.com uses data and how you can object, see the company's privacy policy: https://www.booking.com/content/privacy.de.html.

 

Agoda.com Affiliate Program

 

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we are participants in the partner program of Agoda.com, which was designed to provide a medium for websites by means of which by placing advertisements and links to Agoda.com, advertising reimbursements can be earned (so-called affiliate system). Agoda.com uses cookies to track the origin of bookings. Among other things, Agoda.com can recognize that you have clicked on the partner link on this website and then concluded a contract on or through Agoda.com.

For more information on how Agoda.com uses data and how you can object, see the company's privacy policy: https://www.agoda.com/de-de/info/agoda-privacy.html.

 

Digistore24 partner program

 

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we are participants in the partner program of Digistore24 GmbH, St.-Godehard-Straße 32, 31139 Hildesheim, Germany, which was designed to provide a medium for websites that can be used to earn advertising reimbursement through the placement of advertisements and links to Digistore24 (so-called affiliate system). Digistore24 uses cookies in order to be able to trace the origin of the conclusion of the contract. Among other things, Digistore24 can recognize that you clicked the partner link on this website and then concluded a contract with or via Digistore24.

Further information on the use of data by Digistore24 and options for objection can be found in the company's data protection declaration: https://www.digistore24.com/page/privacy.

 

Affilinet Affiliate Program

 

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we are participants in the partner program of affilinet GmbH, Sapporobogen 6-8, 80637 Munich, Germany, which is responsible for providing a medium for websites, by means of which advertising reimbursement can be earned through the placement of advertisements and links to Affilinet (so-called affiliate system). Affilinet uses cookies in order to be able to trace the origin of the conclusion of the contract. Among other things, Affilinet can recognize that you clicked on the partner link on this website and then entered into a contract with or via Affilinet.

Further information on the use of data by Affilinet and the possibility of objection can be found in the company's data protection declaration: https://www.affili.net/de/footeritem/datenschutz.

 

Comments and Posts

 

If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses can be stored for 7 days on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. This is for our security if someone leaves illegal content in comments and posts (insults, forbidden political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Furthermore, we reserve the right to process user information for the purpose of spam detection on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

On the same legal basis, in the case of surveys, we reserve the right to store the IP addresses of users for the duration of the survey and to use cookies to avoid multiple votes.

The personal information provided in the comments and posts, any contact and website information as well as the content will be stored by us permanently until the user objects.

 

comment subscriptions

 

The follow-up comments can be subscribed to by users with their consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. Users will receive a confirmation email to verify that they are the owner of the email address entered. Users can unsubscribe from ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email will contain information on the cancellation options. For the purpose of proving the user's consent, we store the time of registration along with the IP address of the user and delete this information if the user unsubscribes from the subscription.

You can cancel receiving our subscription at any time, ie revoke your consent. We can store the unsubscribed e-mail addresses for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the previous existence of consent is confirmed at the same time.

 

Akismet Anti-Spam Check

 

Our online offering uses the "Akismet" service provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Use is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. With the help of this service, comments from real people are distinguished from spam comments. For this purpose, all comment information is sent to a server in the USA, where it is analyzed and stored for four days for comparison purposes. If a comment has been classified as spam, the data will be stored beyond this time. This information includes the name entered, the email address, the IP address, the comment content, the referrer, information about the browser used and the computer system and the time of the entry.

Further information on the collection and use of data by Akismet can be found in Automattic's data protection information: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Users are welcome to use pseudonyms or not to enter their name or email address. You can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our comment system. That would be a pity, but unfortunately we don't see any other alternatives that work just as effectively.

 

Retrieving profile pictures from Gravatar

 

We use the Gravatar service of Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, within our online offer and in particular in the blog.

Gravatar is a service where users can register and store profile pictures and their email addresses. If users leave posts or comments with the respective e-mail address on other online presences (especially in blogs), their profile pictures can be displayed next to the posts or comments. For this purpose, the e-mail address provided by the users is transmitted to Gravatar in encrypted form for the purpose of checking whether a profile has been saved for it. This is the sole purpose of sending the email address and it will not be used for any other purpose, but will be deleted afterwards.

Gravatar is used on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR, since we use Gravatar to offer the authors of contributions and comments the opportunity to personalize their contributions with a profile picture.

By displaying the images, Gravatar learns the IP address of the user, as this is necessary for communication between a browser and an online service. Further information on the collection and use of data by Gravatar can be found in Automattic's data protection information: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

If users do not want an avatar linked to their Gravatar email address to appear in the comments, you should use an email address that is not stored with Gravatar to comment. We also point out that it is also possible to use an anonymous e-mail address or no e-mail address at all if the user does not want their own e-mail address to be sent to Gravatar. Users can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our comment system.

 

Retrieval of emojis and smilies

 

Graphic emojis (or smilies), ie small graphic files that express feelings, are used within our WordPress blog, which are obtained from external servers. The server providers collect the IP addresses of the users. This is necessary so that the emojie files can be transmitted to the users' browsers. The Emojie service is provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Automattic privacy policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/. The server domains used are sworg and twemoji.maxcdn.com, which, as far as we know, are so-called content delivery networks, i.e. servers that are only used for fast and secure transmission of files and personal data of users of the transmission will be deleted.

The emojis are used on the basis of our legitimate interests, i.e. interest in an attractive design of our online offer in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR.

 

Newsletter

 

With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and the procedures described.

Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter "newsletter") only with the consent of the recipient or legal permission. If the contents of the newsletter are specifically described when registering for the newsletter, they are decisive for the consent of the user. Our newsletter also contains information about our services and us.

Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you will be asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with someone else's e-mail address. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes storing the time of registration and confirmation as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.

Registration data: In order to register for the newsletter, it is sufficient if you enter your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to enter a name so that we can address you personally in the newsletter.

The sending of the newsletter and the success measurement associated with it are based on the consent of the recipient in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a, Article 7 GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 Paragraph 2 No. 3 UWG or if consent is not required , on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 of the GDPR in conjunction with Article 7 Paragraph 3 of the UWG.

The registration process is logged on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Our interest is focused on the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as meets user expectations and also allows us to prove consent.

Termination/Revocation – You can terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie revoke your consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. We can store the unsubscribed e-mail addresses for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the previous existence of consent is confirmed at the same time.

 

Newsletters - Mailchimp

 

The newsletter is sent using the mail service provider "MailChimp", a newsletter mailing platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE #5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. You can view the data protection regulations of the shipping service provider here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection standards (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active). The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR and an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 Paragraph 3 Clause 1 GDPR.

The shipping service provider can use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.

 

Newsletter – Newsletter2Go

 

The newsletter is sent by the shipping service provider Newsletter2Go GmbH, Köpenicker Str. 126, 10179 Berlin, Germany. You can view the data protection regulations of the shipping service provider here: https://www.newsletter2go.de/datenschutz/. The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR and an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 Paragraph 3 Clause 1 GDPR.

The shipping service provider can use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. for technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.

 

Newsletter – measurement of success

 

The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", ie a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a shipping service provider, from their server. As part of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval, are initially collected.

This information is used to technically improve the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or the access times. The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our aim nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to monitor individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to revoke the success measurement separately. In this case, the entire newsletter subscription must be cancelled.

 

Google Analytics

 

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland ("Google"). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the user is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offer and internet usage. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

The IP address transmitted by the user's browser is not merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; In addition, users can prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer being collected by Google and the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.

If we ask the user for their consent (e.g. in the context of a cookie consent), the legal basis for this processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. GDPR. Otherwise, the personal data of the users are processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

As far as data is processed in the USA, we would like to point out that Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby guarantees compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

You can find more information on data use by Google, setting and objection options in Google's data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/privacy) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

The personal data of the users will be deleted or made anonymous after 14 months.

 

Google AdWords and conversion measurement

 

We use the online marketing process Google "AdWords" to place ads on the Google advertising network (e.g., in search results, in videos, on websites, etc.) so that they are displayed to users who have a presumed interest in the ads. This allows us to display ads for and within our online offering in a more targeted manner in order to only present users with ads that potentially match their interests. If, for example, a user is shown ads for products that he was interested in on other online offers, this is referred to as "remarketing". For these purposes, when our and other websites on which the Google advertising network is active are accessed, a Google code is executed directly by Google and so-called (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as " referred to as “web beacons”) integrated into the website. With their help, an individual cookie, ie a small file, is stored on the user's device (comparable technologies can also be used instead of cookies). This file notes which websites the user visits, what content he is interested in and which offers the user clicked on, as well as technical information on the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting times and other information on the use of the online offer.

We also receive an individual "conversion cookie". The information obtained with the help of the cookie is used by Google to create conversion statistics for us. However, we only find out the anonymous total number of users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.

User data is processed pseudonymously within the framework of the Google advertising network. This means that Google does not store and process, for example, the name or e-mail address of the user, but processes the relevant data in relation to cookies within pseudonymous user profiles. This means that from Google's point of view, the ads are not managed and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie owner, regardless of who this cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has expressly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the USA.

If we ask the user for their consent (e.g. in the context of a cookie consent), the legal basis for this processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. GDPR. Otherwise, the personal data of the users are processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

As far as data is processed in the USA, we would like to point out that Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby guarantees compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

You can find more information on data use by Google, setting and objection options in Google's data protection declaration (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

 

Jetpack (WordPress Stats)

 

We use the Jetpack plugin (here the sub-function “Wordpress Stats”), which integrates a tool for statistical analysis of visitor access and from Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Jetpack uses so-called "cookies", text files that are stored on your computer and enable an analysis of your use of the website.

The information generated by the cookie about your use of this online offer is stored on a server in the USA. User profiles can be created from the processed data, which are only used for analysis and not for advertising purposes. For more information, see Automattic's privacy policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/ and Notes on Jetpack Cookies: https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/.

If we ask the user for their consent (e.g. in the context of a cookie consent), the legal basis for this processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. GDPR. Otherwise, the personal data of the users are processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

 

Facebook pixel, custom audiences and Facebook conversion

 

The so-called "Facebook pixel" of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"), is used within our online offer.

With the help of the Facebook pixel, Facebook is able to determine the visitors of our online offer as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called "Facebook Ads"). Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to only display the Facebook ads we have placed to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products, which are based on the visited website). websites are determined), which we transmit to Facebook (so-called “Custom Audiences”). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interests of users and are not annoying. With the help of the Facebook pixel, we can also understand the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called "conversion").

The processing of the data by Facebook takes place within the framework of Facebook's data usage guidelines. Accordingly, general information on the display of Facebook ads in Facebook's data usage guidelines: https://www.facebook.com/policy. Specific information and details about the Facebook pixel and how it works can be found in the Facebook help area: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.

If we ask the user for their consent (e.g. in the context of a cookie consent), the legal basis for this processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. GDPR. Otherwise, the personal data of the users are processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and hereby assures that it will comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

You can object to the collection by the Facebook pixel and the use of your data to display Facebook ads. To set the types of ads you see on Facebook, you can go to the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions on how to set usage-based advertising there: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are platform-independent, ie they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

You can also use the deactivation page of the network advertising initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and additionally the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/choices) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/) contradict.

 

Online presence in social media

 

We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to be able to inform them about our services there.

We would like to point out that user data can be processed outside of the European Union. This can result in risks for the user, because it could make it more difficult to enforce the user's rights, for example. With regard to US providers who are certified under the Privacy Shield, we would like to point out that they undertake to comply with the data protection standards of the EU.

Furthermore, user data is usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, usage profiles can be created from usage 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 user. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users' computers, in which the usage behavior and the interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, data can also be stored in the usage profiles independently of the devices used by the users (especially 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 Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR. If the users are asked by the respective providers of the platforms for their consent to the data processing described above, the legal basis for the processing is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter a., Article 7 GDPR.

For a detailed description of the respective processing and the possibility of objection (opt-out), we refer to the following linked information from the providers.

Also in the case of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, we would like to 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 take appropriate measures and provide information directly. If you still 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 Agreement on joint processing of personal data - Data protection: 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 Policy:  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 Policy/ Opt-Out: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

– Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) – Privacy Policy: 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 Policy/ Opt-Out: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

– LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland) – Privacy Policy 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 Policy/ Opt-Out: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

– Wakalet (Wakelet Limited, 76 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 4PR, United Kingdom) – Privacy Policy/ Opt-Out: https://wakelet.com/privacy.html.

– Soundcloud (SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany) – Privacy Policy/ Opt-Out: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

 

Integration of third-party services and content

 

We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit Integrate 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 without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We endeavor to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user's device and contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting times and other information on the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.

 

youtube

 

We embed videos from the "YouTube" platform provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

 

Google Fonts

 

We integrate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. According to Google, the user data is used solely for the purpose of displaying the fonts in the user's browser. The integration is based on our legitimate interests in a technically secure, maintenance-free and efficient use of fonts, their uniform representation and consideration of possible licensing restrictions for their integration. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

 

Google Maps

 

We integrate the maps of the "Google Maps" service provided by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland. The processed data may include, in particular, IP addresses and location data of the users, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually as part of the settings on their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

 

Instagram

 

Functions and content of the Instagram service offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, can be integrated within our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within Instagram. If the users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the user profiles there. Instagram Privacy Policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

 

Xing

 

Functions and content of the Xing service, offered by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, can be integrated within our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or text and buttons with which users can share content from this online offering within Xing. If the users are members of the Xing platform, Xing can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the user profiles there. Xing data protection declaration: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

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