Pri­vacy Pol­icy

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1. An overview of data pro­tec­tion

Gen­eral infor­ma­tion

The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion will pro­vide you with an easy to nav­i­gate overview of what will hap­pen with your per­sonal data when you visit this web­site. The term “per­sonal data” com­prises all data that can be used to per­son­ally iden­tify you. For detailed infor­ma­tion about the sub­ject mat­ter of data pro­tec­tion, please con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion, which we have included beneath this copy.

Data record­ing on this web­site

Who is the respon­si­ble party for the record­ing of data on this web­site (i.e. the “con­troller”)?

The data on this web­site is processed by the oper­a­tor of the web­site, whose con­tact infor­ma­tion is avail­able under sec­tion “Infor­ma­tion Required by Law” on this web­site.

How do we record your data?

We col­lect your data as a result of your shar­ing of your data with us. This may, for instance be infor­ma­tion you enter into our con­tact form.

Other data shall be recorded by our IT sys­tems auto­mat­i­cally or after you con­sent to its record­ing dur­ing your web­site visit. This data com­prises pri­mar­ily tech­ni­cal infor­ma­tion (e.g. web browser, oper­at­ing sys­tem or time the site was accessed). This infor­ma­tion is recorded auto­mat­i­cally when you access this web­site.

What are the pur­poses we use your data for?

A por­tion of the infor­ma­tion is gen­er­ated to guar­an­tee the error free pro­vi­sion of the web­site. Other data may be used to ana­lyze your user pat­terns.

What rights do you have as far as your infor­ma­tion is con­cerned?

You have the right to receive infor­ma­tion about the source, recip­i­ents and pur­poses of your archived per­sonal data at any time with­out hav­ing to pay a fee for such dis­clo­sures. You also have the right to demand that your data are rec­ti­fied or erad­i­cated. If you have con­sented to data pro­cess­ing, you have the option to revoke this con­sent at any time, which shall affect all future data pro­cess­ing. More­over, you have the right to demand that the pro­cess­ing of your data be restricted under cer­tain cir­cum­stances. Fur­ther­more, you have the right to log a com­plaint with the com­pe­tent super­vis­ing agency.

Please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us at any time under the address dis­closed in sec­tion “Infor­ma­tion Required by Law” on this web­site if you have ques­tions about this or any other data pro­tec­tion related issues.

Analy­sis tools and tools pro­vided by third par­ties

There is a pos­si­bil­ity that your brows­ing pat­terns will be sta­tis­ti­cally ana­lyzed when your visit this web­site. Such analy­ses are per­formed pri­mar­ily with what we refer to as analy­sis pro­grams.

For detailed infor­ma­tion about these analy­sis pro­grams please con­sult our Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion below.

2. Host­ing and Con­tent Deliv­ery Net­works (CDN)

Exter­nal Host­ing

This web­site is hosted by an exter­nal ser­vice provider (host). Per­sonal data col­lected on this web­site are stored on the servers of the host. These may include, but are not lim­ited to, IP addresses, con­tact requests, meta­data and com­mu­ni­ca­tions, con­tract infor­ma­tion, con­tact infor­ma­tion, names, web page access, and other data gen­er­ated through a web site.

The host is used for the pur­pose of ful­fill­ing the con­tract with our poten­tial and exist­ing cus­tomers (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR) and in the inter­est of secure, fast and effi­cient pro­vi­sion of our online ser­vices by a pro­fes­sional provider (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

Our host will only process your data to the extent nec­es­sary to ful­fil its per­for­mance oblig­a­tions and to fol­low our instruc­tions with respect to such data.

Exe­cu­tion of a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment

In order to guar­an­tee pro­cess­ing in com­pli­ance with data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions, we have con­cluded an order pro­cess­ing con­tract with our host.

3. Gen­eral infor­ma­tion and manda­tory infor­ma­tion

Data pro­tec­tion

The oper­a­tors of this web­site and its pages take the pro­tec­tion of your per­sonal data very seri­ously. Hence, we han­dle your per­sonal data as con­fi­den­tial infor­ma­tion and in com­pli­ance with the statu­tory data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions and this Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion.

When­ever you use this web­site, a vari­ety of per­sonal infor­ma­tion will be col­lected. Per­sonal data com­prises data that can be used to per­son­ally iden­tify you. This Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion explains which data we col­lect as well as the pur­poses we use this data for. It also explains how, and for which pur­pose the infor­ma­tion is col­lected.

We here­with advise you that the trans­mis­sion of data via the Inter­net (i.e. through e-mail com­mu­ni­ca­tions) may be prone to secu­rity gaps. It is not pos­si­ble to com­pletely pro­tect data against third party access.

Infor­ma­tion about the respon­si­ble party (referred to as the “con­troller” in the GDPR)

The data pro­cess­ing con­troller on this web­site is:

Kourosh Ghaf­fari
Ver­wal­tung: Wies­badener Str. 4, 63110 Rodgau
Anschrift: Post­fach 30 01 08, 63088 Rodgau

Phone: +49-176-21033556
E-mail: info@​gbcc.​eu

The con­troller is the nat­ural per­son or legal entity that sin­gle-hand­edly or jointly with oth­ers makes deci­sions as to the pur­poses of and resources for the pro­cess­ing of per­sonal data (e.g. names, e-mail addresses, etc.).

Revo­ca­tion of your con­sent to the pro­cess­ing of data

A wide range of data pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions are pos­si­ble only sub­ject to your express con­sent. You can also revoke at any time any con­sent you have already given us. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data col­lec­tion that occurred prior to your revo­ca­tion.

Right to object to the col­lec­tion of data in spe­cial cases; right to object to direct adver­tis­ing (Art. 21 GDPR)

IN THE EVENT THAT DATA ARE PROCESSED ON THE BASIS OF ART. 6 SECT. 1 LIT. E ORGDPR, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR PERSONAL DATA BASED ON GROUNDS ARISING FROM YOUR UNIQUE SITUATION. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO ANY PROFILING BASED ON THESE PROVISIONS. TO DETERMINE THE LEGAL BASIS, ON WHICH ANY PROCESSING OF DATA IS BASED, PLEASE CONSULT THIS DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION. IF YOU LOG AN OBJECTION, WE WILL NO LONGER PROCESS YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA, UNLESS WE ARE INPOSITION TO PRESENT COMPELLING PROTECTION WORTHY GROUNDS FOR THE PROCESSING OF YOUR DATA, THAT OUTWEIGH YOUR INTERESTS, RIGHTS AND FREEDOMS OR IF THE PURPOSE OF THE PROCESSING IS THE CLAIMING, EXERCISING OR DEFENCE OF LEGAL ENTITLEMENTS (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 1 GDPR).

IF YOUR PERSONAL DATA IS BEING PROCESSED IN ORDER TO ENGAGE IN DIRECT ADVERTISING, YOU HAVE THE RIGHT TO AT ANY TIME OBJECT TO THE PROCESSING OF YOUR AFFECTED PERSONAL DATA FOR THE PURPOSES OF SUCH ADVERTISING. THIS ALSO APPLIES TO PROFILING TO THE EXTENT THAT IT IS AFFILIATED WITH SUCH DIRECT ADVERTISING. IF YOU OBJECT, YOUR PERSONAL DATA WILL SUBSEQUENTLY NO LONGER BE USED FOR DIRECT ADVERTISING PURPOSES (OBJECTION PURSUANT TO ART. 21 SECT. 2 GDPR).

Right to log a com­plaint with the com­pe­tent super­vi­sory agency

In the event of vio­la­tions of the GDPR, data sub­jects are enti­tled to log a com­plaint with a super­vi­sory agency, in par­tic­u­lar in the mem­ber state where they usu­ally main­tain their domi­cile, place of work or at the place where the alleged vio­la­tion occurred. The right to log a com­plaint is in effect regard­less of any other admin­is­tra­tive or court pro­ceed­ings avail­able as legal recourses.

Right to data porta­bil­ity

You have the right to demand that we hand over any data we auto­mat­i­cally process on the basis of your con­sent or in order to ful­fil a con­tract be handed over to you or a third party in a com­monly used, machine read­able for­mat. If you should demand the direct trans­fer of the data to another con­troller, this will be done only if it is tech­ni­cally fea­si­ble.

SSL and/​or TLS encryp­tion

For secu­rity rea­sons and to pro­tect the trans­mis­sion of con­fi­den­tial con­tent, such as pur­chase orders or inquiries you sub­mit to us as the web­site oper­a­tor, this web­site uses either an SSL or a TLS encryp­tion pro­gram. You can rec­og­nize an encrypted con­nec­tion by check­ing whether the address line of the browser switches from “http://” to “https://” and also by the appear­ance of the lock icon in the browser line.

If the SSL or TLS encryp­tion is acti­vated, data you trans­mit to us can­not be read by third par­ties.

Infor­ma­tion about, rec­ti­fi­ca­tion and erad­i­ca­tion of data

Within the scope of the applic­a­ble statu­tory pro­vi­sions, you have the right to at any time demand infor­ma­tion about your archived per­sonal data, their source and recip­i­ents as well as the pur­pose of the pro­cess­ing of your data. You may also have a right to have your data rec­ti­fied or erad­i­cated. If you have ques­tions about this sub­ject mat­ter or any other ques­tions about per­sonal data, please do not hes­i­tate to con­tact us at any time at the address pro­vided in sec­tion “Infor­ma­tion Required by Law.”

Right to demand pro­cess­ing restric­tions

You have the right to demand the impo­si­tion of restric­tions as far as the pro­cess­ing of your per­sonal data is con­cerned. To do so, you may con­tact us at any time at the address pro­vided in sec­tion “Infor­ma­tion Required by Law.” The right to demand restric­tion of pro­cess­ing applies in the fol­low­ing cases:

  • In the event that you should dis­pute the cor­rect­ness of your data archived by us, we will usu­ally need some time to ver­ify this claim. Dur­ing the time that this inves­ti­ga­tion is ongo­ing, you have the right to demand that we restrict the pro­cess­ing of your per­sonal data.
  • If the pro­cess­ing of your per­sonal data was/​is con­ducted in an unlaw­ful man­ner, you have the option to demand the restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your data in lieu of demand­ing the erad­i­ca­tion of this data.
  • If we do not need your per­sonal data any longer and you need it to exer­cise, defend or claim legal enti­tle­ments, you have the right to demand the restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your per­sonal data instead of its erad­i­ca­tion.
  • If you have raised an objec­tion pur­suant to Art. 21 Sect. 1 GDPR, your rights and our rights will have to be weighed against each other. As long as it has not been deter­mined whose inter­ests pre­vail, you have the right to demand a restric­tion of the pro­cess­ing of your per­sonal data.

If you have restricted the pro­cess­ing of your per­sonal data, these data – with the excep­tion of their archiv­ing – may be processed only sub­ject to your con­sent or to claim, exer­cise or defend legal enti­tle­ments or to pro­tect the rights of other nat­ural per­sons or legal enti­ties or for impor­tant pub­lic inter­est rea­sons cited by the Euro­pean Union or a mem­ber state of the EU.

Rejec­tion of unso­licited e-mails

We here­with object to the use of con­tact infor­ma­tion pub­lished in con­junc­tion with the manda­tory infor­ma­tion to be pro­vided in sec­tion “Infor­ma­tion Required by Law” to send us pro­mo­tional and infor­ma­tion mate­r­ial that we have not expressly requested. The oper­a­tors of this web­site and its pages reserve the express right to take legal action in the event of the unso­licited send­ing of pro­mo­tional infor­ma­tion, for instance via SPAM mes­sages.

4. Record­ing of data on this web­site

Cook­ies

Our web­sites and pages use what the indus­try refers to as “cook­ies.” Cook­ies are small text files that do not cause any dam­age to your device. They are either stored tem­porar­ily for the dura­tion of a ses­sion (ses­sion cook­ies) or they are per­ma­nently archived on your device (per­ma­nent cook­ies). Ses­sion cook­ies are auto­mat­i­cally deleted once you ter­mi­nate your visit. Per­ma­nent cook­ies remain archived on your device until you actively delete them or they are auto­mat­i­cally erad­i­cated by your web browser.

In some cases it is pos­si­ble that third party cook­ies are stored on your device once you enter our site (third party cook­ies). These cook­ies enable you or us to take advan­tage of cer­tain ser­vices offered by the third party (e.g. cook­ies for the pro­cess­ing of pay­ment ser­vices).

Cook­ies have a vari­ety of func­tions. Many cook­ies are tech­ni­cally essen­tial since cer­tain web­site func­tions would not work in the absence of the cook­ies (e.g. the shop­ping cart func­tion or the dis­play of videos). The pur­pose of other cook­ies may be the analy­sis of user pat­terns or the dis­play of pro­mo­tional mes­sages.

Cook­ies, which are required for the per­for­mance of elec­tronic com­mu­ni­ca­tion trans­ac­tions (required cook­ies) or for the pro­vi­sion of cer­tain func­tions you want to use (func­tional cook­ies, e.g. for the shop­ping cart func­tion) or those that are nec­es­sary for the opti­miza­tion of the web­site (e.g. cook­ies that pro­vide mea­sur­able insights into the web audi­ence), shall be stored on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, unless a dif­fer­ent legal basis is cited. The oper­a­tor of the web­site has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the stor­age of cook­ies to ensure the tech­ni­cally error free and opti­mized pro­vi­sion of the operator’s ser­vices. If your con­sent to the stor­age of the cook­ies has been requested, the respec­tive cook­ies are stored exclu­sively on the basis of the con­sent obtained (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR); this con­sent may be revoked at any time.

You have the option to set up your browser in such a man­ner that you will be noti­fied any time cook­ies are placed and to per­mit the accep­tance of cook­ies only in spe­cific cases. You may also exclude the accep­tance of cook­ies in cer­tain cases or in gen­eral or acti­vate the delete func­tion for the auto­matic erad­i­ca­tion of cook­ies when the browser closes. If cook­ies are deac­ti­vated, the func­tions of this web­site may be lim­ited.

In the event that third party cook­ies are used or if cook­ies are used for ana­lyt­i­cal pur­poses, we will sep­a­rately notify you in con­junc­tion with this Data Pro­tec­tion Pol­icy and, if applic­a­ble, ask for your con­sent.

Server log files

The provider of this web­site and its pages auto­mat­i­cally col­lects and stores infor­ma­tion in so-called server log files, which your browser com­mu­ni­cates to us auto­mat­i­cally. The infor­ma­tion com­prises:

  • The type and ver­sion of browser used
  • The used oper­at­ing sys­tem
  • Refer­rer URL
  • The host­name of the access­ing com­puter
  • The time of the server inquiry
  • The IP address

This data is not merged with other data sources.

This data is recorded on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The oper­a­tor of the web­site has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the tech­ni­cally error free depic­tion and the opti­miza­tion of the operator’s web­site. In order to achieve this, server log files must be recorded.

Con­tact form

If you sub­mit inquiries to us via our con­tact form, the infor­ma­tion pro­vided in the con­tact form as well as any con­tact infor­ma­tion pro­vided therein will be stored by us in order to han­dle your inquiry and in the event that we have fur­ther ques­tions. We will not share this infor­ma­tion with­out your con­sent.

The pro­cess­ing of these data is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR, if your request is related to the exe­cu­tion of a con­tract or if it is nec­es­sary to carry out pre-con­trac­tual mea­sures. In all other cases the pro­cess­ing is based on our legit­i­mate inter­est in the effec­tive pro­cess­ing of the requests addressed to us (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on your agree­ment (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR) if this has been requested.

The infor­ma­tion you have entered into the con­tact form shall remain with us until you ask us to erad­i­cate the data, revoke your con­sent to the archiv­ing of data or if the pur­pose for which the infor­ma­tion is being archived no longer exists (e.g. after we have con­cluded our response to your inquiry). This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to any manda­tory legal pro­vi­sions – in par­tic­u­lar reten­tion peri­ods.

Request by e-mail, tele­phone or fax

If you con­tact us by e-mail, tele­phone or fax, your request, includ­ing all result­ing per­sonal data (name, request) will be stored and processed by us for the pur­pose of pro­cess­ing your request. We do not pass these data on with­out your con­sent.

These data are processed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR if your inquiry is related to the ful­fill­ment of a con­tract or is required for the per­for­mance of pre-con­trac­tual mea­sures. In all other cases, the data are processed on the basis of our legit­i­mate inter­est in the effec­tive han­dling of inquiries sub­mit­ted to us (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR) or on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR) if it has been obtained.

The data sent by you to us via con­tact requests remain with us until you request us to delete, revoke your con­sent to the stor­age or the pur­pose for the data stor­age lapses (e.g. after com­ple­tion of your request). Manda­tory statu­tory pro­vi­sions - in par­tic­u­lar statu­tory reten­tion peri­ods - remain unaf­fected.

Reg­is­tra­tion on this web­site

You have the option to reg­is­ter on this web­site to be able to use addi­tional web­site func­tions. We shall use the data you enter only for the pur­pose of using the respec­tive offer or ser­vice you have reg­is­tered for. The required infor­ma­tion we request at the time of reg­is­tra­tion must be entered in full. Oth­er­wise we shall reject the reg­is­tra­tion.

To notify you of any impor­tant changes to the scope of our port­fo­lio or in the event of tech­ni­cal mod­i­fi­ca­tions, we shall use the e-mail address pro­vided dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process.

We shall process the data entered dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR).

The data recorded dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process shall be stored by us as long as you are reg­is­tered on this web­site. Sub­se­quently, such data shall be deleted. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to manda­tory statu­tory reten­tion oblig­a­tions.

The com­ment func­tion on this web­site

When you use the com­ment func­tion on this web­site, infor­ma­tion on the time the com­ment was gen­er­ated and your e-mail-address and, if you are not post­ing anony­mously, the user­name you have selected will be archived in addi­tion to your com­ments.

Stor­age of the IP address

Our com­ment func­tion stores the IP addresses of all users who enter com­ments. Given that we do not review the com­ments prior to pub­lish­ing them, we need this infor­ma­tion in order to take action against the author in the event of rights vio­la­tions, such as defama­tion or pro­pa­ganda.

Sub­scrib­ing to com­ments

As a user of this web­site, you have the option to sub­scribe to com­ments after you have reg­is­tered. You will receive a con­fir­ma­tion e-mail, the pur­pose of which is to ver­ify whether you are the actual holder of the pro­vided e-mail address. You can deac­ti­vate this func­tion at any time by fol­low­ing a respec­tive link in the infor­ma­tion e-mails. The data entered in con­junc­tion with sub­scrip­tions to com­ments will be deleted in this case. How­ever, if you have com­mu­ni­cated this infor­ma­tion to us for other pur­poses and from a dif­fer­ent loca­tion (e.g. when sub­scrib­ing to the newslet­ter), the data shall remain in our pos­ses­sion.

Stor­age period for com­ments

Com­ments and any affil­i­ated infor­ma­tion (e.g. the IP address) shall be stored by us and remain on this web­site until the con­tent the com­ment per­tained to has been deleted in its entirety or if the com­ments had to be deleted for legal rea­sons (e.g. insult­ing com­ments).

Legal basis

Com­ments are stored on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You have the right to revoke at any time any con­sent you have already given us. To do so, all you are required to do is sent us an infor­mal noti­fi­ca­tion via e-mail. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data col­lec­tion that occurred prior to your revo­ca­tion.

5. Social media

eRecht24 Safe Shar­ing Tool

Users may share the con­tent of this web­site and its pages in a data pro­tec­tion law com­pli­ant man­ner on social net­works, such as Face­book, Twit­ter et al. For this pur­pose, this web­site uses the eRecht24 Safe Shar­ing Tool. This tool does not estab­lish a direct con­nec­tion between the net­work and the user until the user has actively clicked on one of the but­tons. The click on this but­ton con­sti­tutes con­tent as defined in Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. This con­sent may be revoked by the user at any time, which shall affect all future actions.

This tool does not auto­mat­i­cally trans­fer user data to the oper­a­tors of these plat­forms. If the user is reg­is­tered with one of the social net­works, an infor­ma­tion win­dow will pop up as soon as the social but­ton of Face­book, Twit­ter et al is used, which allows the user to con­firm the text prior to send­ing it.

Our users have the option to share the con­tent of this web­site and its page in a data pro­tec­tion law com­pli­ant man­ner on social net­works, with­out entire brows­ing his­to­ries are being gen­er­ated by the oper­a­tors of these net­works.

6. Analy­sis tools and adver­tis­ing

Google Ana­lyt­ics

This web­site uses func­tions of the web analy­sis ser­vice Google Ana­lyt­ics. The provider of this ser­vice is Google Ire­land Lim­ited (“Google”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land.

Google Ana­lyt­ics enables the web­site oper­a­tor to ana­lyze the behav­ior pat­terns of web­site vis­i­tors. To that end, the web­site oper­a­tor receives a vari­ety of user data, such as pages accessed, time spent on the page, the uti­lized oper­at­ing sys­tem and the user’s ori­gin. Google may con­sol­i­date these data in a pro­file that is allo­cated to the respec­tive user or the user’s device.

Google Ana­lyt­ics uses tech­nolo­gies that make the recog­ni­tion of the user for the pur­pose of ana­lyz­ing the user behav­ior pat­terns (e.g. cook­ies or device fin­ger­print­ing). The web­site use infor­ma­tion recorded by Google is, as a rule trans­ferred to a Google server in the United States, where it is stored.

This analy­sis tool is used on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The oper­a­tor of this web­site has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the analy­sis of user pat­terns to opti­mize both, the ser­vices offered online and the operator’s adver­tis­ing activ­i­ties. If a cor­re­spond­ing agree­ment has been requested (e.g. an agree­ment to the stor­age of cook­ies), the pro­cess­ing takes place exclu­sively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agree­ment can be revoked at any time.

IP anonymiza­tion

On this web­site, we have acti­vated the IP anonymiza­tion func­tion. As a result, your IP address will be abbre­vi­ated by Google within the mem­ber states of the Euro­pean Union or in other states that have rat­i­fied the Con­ven­tion on the Euro­pean Eco­nomic Area prior to its trans­mis­sion to the United States. The full IP address will be trans­mit­ted to one of Google’s servers in the United States and abbre­vi­ated there only in excep­tional cases. On behalf of the oper­a­tor of this web­site, Google shall use this infor­ma­tion to ana­lyze your use of this web­site to gen­er­ate reports on web­site activ­i­ties and to ren­der other ser­vices to the oper­a­tor of this web­site that are related to the use of the web­site and the Inter­net. The IP address trans­mit­ted in con­junc­tion with Google Ana­lyt­ics from your browser shall not be merged with other data in Google’s pos­ses­sion.

Browser plug-in

You can pre­vent the record­ing and pro­cess­ing of your data by Google by down­load­ing and installing the browser plu­gin avail­able under the fol­low­ing link: https://​tools​.google​.com/​d​l​p​a​g​e​/​g​a​o​p​t​o​u​t​?​h​l​=en.

For more infor­ma­tion about the han­dling of user data by Google Ana­lyt­ics, please con­sult Google’s Data Pri­vacy Dec­la­ra­tion at: https://​sup​port​.google​.com/​a​n​a​l​y​t​i​c​s​/​a​n​s​w​e​r​/​6​0​0​4​2​4​5​?​h​l​=en.

Con­tract data pro­cess­ing

We have exe­cuted a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment with Google and are imple­ment­ing the strin­gent pro­vi­sions of the Ger­man data pro­tec­tion agen­cies to the fullest when using Google Ana­lyt­ics.

Demo­graphic para­me­ters pro­vided by Google Ana­lyt­ics

This web­site uses the “demo­graphic char­ac­ter­is­tics” func­tion of Google Ana­lyt­ics, to be able to dis­play to the web­site vis­i­tor com­pat­i­ble ads within the Google adver­tis­ing net­work. This allows reports to be cre­ated that con­tain infor­ma­tion about the age, gen­der and inter­ests of the web­site vis­i­tors. The sources of this infor­ma­tion are inter­est-related adver­tis­ing by Google as well as vis­i­tor data obtained from third party providers. This data can­not be allo­cated to a spe­cific indi­vid­ual. You have the option to deac­ti­vate this func­tion at any time by mak­ing per­ti­nent set­tings changes for adver­tis­ing in your Google account or you can gen­er­ally pro­hibit the record­ing of your data by Google Ana­lyt­ics as explained in sec­tion “Objec­tion to the record­ing of data”.

Google Ana­lyt­ics E-Com­merce-Track­ing

This web­site uses the “E-Com­merce Track­ing” func­tion of Google Ana­lyt­ics. With the assis­tance of E-Com­merce Track­ing, the web­site oper­a­tor is in a posi­tion to ana­lyze the pur­chas­ing pat­terns of web­site vis­i­tors with the aim of improv­ing the operator’s online mar­ket­ing cam­paigns. In this con­text, infor­ma­tion, such as the orders placed, the aver­age order val­ues, ship­ping costs and the time from view­ing the prod­uct to mak­ing the pur­chas­ing deci­sion are tracked. These data may be con­sol­i­dated by Google under a trans­ac­tion ID, which is allo­cated to the respec­tive user or the user’s device.

Archiv­ing period

Data on the user or inci­dent level stored by Google linked to cook­ies, user IDs or adver­tis­ing IDs (e.g. Dou­bleClick cook­ies, Android adver­tis­ing ID) will be anonymized or deleted after 14 month. For details please click the fol­low­ing link: https://​sup​port​.google​.com/​a​n​a​l​y​t​i​c​s​/​a​n​s​w​e​r​/​7​6​6​7​1​9​6​?​h​l​=en

Word­Press Stats

This web­site uses the Word­Press tool Stats in order to sta­tis­ti­cally ana­lyze user access infor­ma­tion. The provider of the solu­tion is Automat­tic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Fran­cisco, CA 94110-4929, USA.

Word­Press Stats uses tech­nolo­gies that enable cross-page recog­ni­tion of users for the pur­pose of ana­lyz­ing the user pat­terns (e.g. cook­ies or device fin­ger­print­ing). The col­lected infor­ma­tion con­cern­ing the use of this web­site is stored on servers in the United States. Your IP address is ren­dered anony­mous after pro­cess­ing and prior to the stor­age of the data.

The stor­age of “Word­Press Stats” cook­ies and the use of this analy­sis tool is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site oper­a­tor has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the anony­mous analy­sis of user pat­terns, in order to opti­mize the operator’s web offer­ings and adver­tis­ing. If a cor­re­spond­ing agree­ment has been requested (e.g. an agree­ment to the stor­age of cook­ies), the pro­cess­ing takes place exclu­sively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agree­ment can be revoked at any time.

You do have the option to object to the col­lec­tion and use of your data for future impli­ca­tions by plac­ing an opt out cookie into your browser by click­ing on the fol­low­ing link: https://​www​.quant​cast​.com/​o​p​t​-​o​ut/.

If you delete the cook­ies on your com­puter, you must set the opt-out cookie again.

Google Ads

The web­site oper­a­tor uses Google Ads. Google Ads is an online pro­mo­tional pro­gram of Google Ire­land Lim­ited (“Google”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land.

Google Ads enables us to dis­play ads in the Google search engine or on third party web­sites, if the user enters cer­tain search terms into Google (key­word tar­get­ing). It is also pos­si­ble to place tar­geted ads based on the user data Google has in its pos­ses­sion (e.g. loca­tion data and inter­ests; tar­get group tar­get­ing). As the web­site oper­a­tor, we can ana­lyze these data quan­ti­ta­tively, for instance by ana­lyz­ing which search terms resulted in the dis­play of our ads and how many ads led to respec­tive clicks.

The use of Google Ads is based on  Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. et seq. GDPR. The web­site oper­a­tor has a legit­i­mate inter­est in mar­ket­ing the operator’s ser­vices and prod­ucts as effec­tively as pos­si­ble.

Google Con­ver­sion-Track­ing

This web­site uses Google Con­ver­sion Track­ing. The provider of this ser­vice is Google Ire­land Lim­ited (“Google”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land.

With the assis­tance of Google Con­ver­sion Track­ing we are in a posi­tion to rec­og­nize whether the user has com­pleted cer­tain actions. For instance, we can ana­lyze the how fre­quently which but­tons on our web­site have been clicked and which prod­ucts are reviewed or pur­chased with par­tic­u­lar fre­quency. The pur­pose of this infor­ma­tion is to com­pile con­ver­sion sta­tis­tics. We learn how many users have clicked on our ads and which actions they have com­pleted. We do not receive any infor­ma­tion that would allow us to per­son­ally iden­tify the users. Google as such uses cook­ies or com­pa­ra­ble recog­ni­tion tech­nolo­gies for iden­ti­fi­ca­tion pur­poses.

We use Google Con­ver­sion Track­ing on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. et seq. GDPR. The oper­a­tor of the web­site has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the analy­sis of the user pat­terns with the aim of opti­miz­ing both, the operator’s web pre­sen­ta­tion and adver­tis­ing. If a respec­tive dec­la­ra­tion of con­sent was requested (e.g. con­cern­ing the stor­age of cook­ies), pro­cess­ing shall occur exclu­sively on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR; the given con­sent may be revoked at any time.

For more infor­ma­tion about Google Con­ver­sion Track­ing, please review Google’s data pro­tec­tion pol­icy at: https://​poli​cies​.google​.com/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​?​h​l​=en

7. Newslet­ter

Newslet­ter data

If you would like to sub­scribe to the newslet­ter offered on this web­site, we will need from you an e-mail address as well as infor­ma­tion that allow us to ver­ify that you are the owner of the e-mail address pro­vided and con­sent to the receipt of the newslet­ter. No fur­ther data shall be col­lected or shall be col­lected only on a vol­un­tary basis. We shall use such data only for the send­ing of the requested infor­ma­tion and shall not share such data with any third par­ties.

The pro­cess­ing of the infor­ma­tion entered into the newslet­ter sub­scrip­tion form shall occur exclu­sively on the basis of your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR). You may revoke the con­sent you have given to the archiv­ing of data, the e-mail address and the use of this infor­ma­tion for the send­ing of the newslet­ter at any time, for instance by click­ing on the “Unsub­scribe” link in the newslet­ter. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions that have taken place to date.

The data deposited with us for the pur­pose of sub­scrib­ing to the newslet­ter will be stored by us until you unsub­scribe from the newslet­ter or the newslet­ter ser­vice provider and deleted from the newslet­ter dis­tri­b­u­tion list after you unsub­scribe from the newslet­ter. Data stored for other pur­poses with us remain unaf­fected.

After you unsub­scribe from the newslet­ter dis­tri­b­u­tion list, your e-mail address may be stored by us or the newslet­ter ser­vice provider in a black­list to pre­vent future mail­ings. The data from the black­list is used only for this pur­pose and not merged with other data. This serves both your inter­est and our inter­est in com­ply­ing with the legal require­ments when send­ing newslet­ters (legit­i­mate inter­est within the mean­ing of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The stor­age in the black­list is indef­i­nite. You may object to the stor­age if your inter­ests out­weigh our legit­i­mate inter­est.

Clev­er­Reach

This web­site uses Clev­er­Reach for the send­ing of newslet­ters. The provider is the Clev­er­Reach GmbH & Co. KG, Müh­len­str. 43, 26180 Rast­ede, Ger­many. Clev­er­Reach is a ser­vice that can be used to orga­nize and ana­lyze the send­ing of newslet­ters. The data you have entered for the pur­pose of sub­scrib­ing to our newslet­ter (e.g. e-mail address) are stored on servers of Clev­er­Reach in Ger­many or in Ire­land.

Newslet­ters we send out via Clev­er­Reach allow us to ana­lyze the user pat­terns of our newslet­ter recip­i­ents. Among other things, in con­junc­tion with this, it is pos­si­ble how many recip­i­ents actu­ally opened the newslet­ter e-mail and how often which link inside the newslet­ter has been clicked. With the assis­tance of a tool called Con­ver­sion Track­ing, we can also deter­mine whether an action that has been pre­de­fined in the newslet­ter actu­ally occurred after the link was clicked (e.g. pur­chase of a prod­uct on this web­site). For more infor­ma­tion on the data analy­sis ser­vices by Clev­er­Reach newslet­ters, please go to: https://​www​.clev​er​reach​.com/​e​n​/​f​e​a​t​u​r​e​s​/​r​e​p​o​r​t​i​n​g​-​t​r​a​c​k​i​ng/.

The data is processed based on your con­sent (Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR).  You may revoke any con­sent you have given at any time by unsub­scrib­ing from the newslet­ter. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to the law­ful­ness of any data pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions that have taken place prior to your revo­ca­tion.

If you do not want to per­mit an analy­sis by Clev­er­Reach, you must unsub­scribe from the newslet­ter. We pro­vide a link for you to do this in every newslet­ter mes­sage. More­over, you can also unsub­scribe from the newslet­ter right on the web­site.

The data deposited with us for the pur­pose of sub­scrib­ing to the newslet­ter will be stored by us until you unsub­scribe from the newslet­ter or the newslet­ter ser­vice provider and deleted from the newslet­ter dis­tri­b­u­tion list after you unsub­scribe from the newslet­ter. Data stored for other pur­poses with us remain unaf­fected.

After you unsub­scribe from the newslet­ter dis­tri­b­u­tion list, your e-mail address may be stored by us or the newslet­ter ser­vice provider in a black­list to pre­vent future mail­ings. The data from the black­list is used only for this pur­pose and not merged with other data. This serves both your inter­est and our inter­est in com­ply­ing with the legal require­ments when send­ing newslet­ters (legit­i­mate inter­est within the mean­ing of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). The stor­age in the black­list is indef­i­nite. You may object to the stor­age if your inter­ests out­weigh our legit­i­mate inter­est.

For more details, please con­sult the Data Pro­tec­tion Pro­vi­sions of Clev­er­Reach at: https://​www​.clev​er​reach​.com/​e​n​/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​-​p​o​l​i​cy/.

Exe­cu­tion of a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment

We have entered into a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment with the provider of Clev­er­Reach and imple­ment the strict pro­vi­sions of the Ger­man data pro­tec­tion agen­cies to the fullest when using Clev­er­Reach.

8. Plug-ins and Tools

YouTube with expanded data pro­tec­tion inte­gra­tion

Our web­site embeds videos of the web­site YouTube. The web­site oper­a­tor is Google Ire­land Lim­ited (“Google”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land.

We use YouTube in the expanded data pro­tec­tion mode. Accord­ing to YouTube, this mode ensures that YouTube does not store any infor­ma­tion about vis­i­tors to this web­site before they watch the video. Nev­er­the­less, this does not nec­es­sar­ily mean that the shar­ing of data with YouTube part­ners can be ruled out as a result of the expanded data pro­tec­tion mode. For instance, regard­less of whether you are watch­ing a video, YouTube will always estab­lish a con­nec­tion with the Google Dou­bleClick net­work.

As soon as you start to play a YouTube video on this web­site, a con­nec­tion to YouTube’s servers will be estab­lished. As a result, the YouTube server will be noti­fied, which of our pages you have vis­ited. If you are logged into your YouTube account while you visit our site, you enable YouTube to directly allo­cate your brows­ing pat­terns to your per­sonal pro­file. You have the option to pre­vent this by log­ging out of your YouTube account.

Fur­ther­more, after you have started to play a video, YouTube will be able to place var­i­ous cook­ies on your device or com­pa­ra­ble tech­nolo­gies for recog­ni­tion (e.g. device fin­ger­print­ing). In this way YouTube will be able to obtain infor­ma­tion about this website’s vis­i­tors. Among other things, this infor­ma­tion will be used to gen­er­ate video sta­tis­tics with the aim of improv­ing the user friend­li­ness of the site and to pre­vent attempts to com­mit fraud.

Under cer­tain cir­cum­stances, addi­tional data pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions may be trig­gered after you have started to play a YouTube video, which are beyond our con­trol.

The use of YouTube is based on our inter­est in pre­sent­ing our online con­tent in an appeal­ing man­ner. Pur­suant to Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR, this is a legit­i­mate inter­est. If a cor­re­spond­ing agree­ment has been requested, the pro­cess­ing takes place exclu­sively on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR; the agree­ment can be revoked at any time.

For more infor­ma­tion on how YouTube han­dles user data, please con­sult the YouTube Data Pri­vacy Pol­icy under: https://​poli​cies​.google​.com/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​?​h​l​=en.

Vimeo With­out Track­ing (Do-Not-Track)

This web­site uses plu­g­ins of the Vimeo video por­tal. The provider is Vimeo Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA.

When­ever you visit one of our pages fea­tur­ing Vimeo videos, a con­nec­tion with the servers of Vimeo is estab­lished. In con­junc­tion with this, the Vimeo server receives infor­ma­tion about which of our sites you have vis­ited. Vimeo also receives your IP address. How­ever, we have set up Vimeo in such a way that Vimeo can­not track your user activ­i­ties and does not place any cook­ies.

We use Vimeo to make our online pre­sen­ta­tion attrac­tive for you. This is a legit­i­mate inter­est on our part pur­suant to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. et seq. GDPR.  If a respec­tive dec­la­ra­tion of con­sent was requested (e.g. con­cern­ing the stor­age of cook­ies), pro­cess­ing shall occur exclu­sively on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR; the given con­sent may be revoked at any time.

Vimeo is EU-US Pri­vacy Shield cer­ti­fied. The pur­pose of the Pri­vacy Shield is to safe­guard the pro­cess­ing of per­sonal data in the United States in com­pli­ance with the applic­a­ble EU-Stan­dards.

For more infor­ma­tion on the han­dling of user data, please con­sult Vimeo’s data pri­vacy pol­icy at: https://​vimeo​.com/​p​r​i​v​acy

Google Web Fonts

To ensure that fonts used on this web­site are uni­form, this web­site uses so-called Web Fonts pro­vided by Google. When you access a page on our web­site, your browser will load the required web fonts into your browser cache to cor­rectly dis­play text and fonts.

To do this, the browser you use will have to estab­lish a con­nec­tion with Google’s servers. As a result, Google will learn that your IP address was used to access this web­site. The use of Google Web Fonts is based on Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site oper­a­tor has a legit­i­mate inter­est in a uni­form pre­sen­ta­tion of the font on the operator’s web­site. If a respec­tive dec­la­ra­tion of con­sent has been obtained (e.g. con­sent to the archiv­ing of cook­ies), the data will be processed exclu­sively on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR. Any such con­sent may be revoked at any time.

If your browser should not sup­port Web Fonts, a stan­dard font installed on your com­puter will be used.

For more infor­ma­tion on Google Web Fonts, please fol­low this link: https://​devel​op​ers​.google​.com/​f​o​n​t​s​/​faq and con­sult Google’s Data Pri­vacy Dec­la­ra­tion under: https://​poli​cies​.google​.com/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​?​h​l​=en.

Google reCAPTCHA

We use “Google reCAPTCHA” (here­inafter referred to as “reCAPTCHA”) on this web­site. The provider is Google Ire­land Lim­ited (“Google”), Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land.

The pur­pose of reCAPTCHA is to deter­mine whether data entered on this web­site (e.g. infor­ma­tion entered into a con­tact form) is being pro­vided by a human user or by an auto­mated pro­gram. To deter­mine this, reCAPTCHA ana­lyzes the behav­ior of the web­site vis­i­tors based on a vari­ety of para­me­ters. This analy­sis is trig­gered auto­mat­i­cally as soon as the web­site vis­i­tor enters the site. For this analy­sis, reCAPTCHA eval­u­ates a vari­ety of data (e.g. IP address, time the web­site vis­i­tor spent on the site or cur­sor move­ments ini­ti­ated by the user). The data tracked dur­ing such analy­ses are for­warded to Google.

reCAPTCHA analy­ses run entirely in the back­ground. Web­site vis­i­tors are not alerted that an analy­sis is under­way.

Data are stored and ana­lyzed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site oper­a­tor has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the pro­tec­tion of the operator’s web­sites against abu­sive auto­mated spy­ing and against SPAM. If a respec­tive dec­la­ra­tion of con­sent has been obtained, the data will be processed exclu­sively on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a DGDPR. Any such con­sent may be revoked at any time.

For more infor­ma­tion about Google reCAPTCHA please refer to the Google Data Pri­vacy Dec­la­ra­tion and Terms Of Use under the fol­low­ing links: https://​poli​cies​.google​.com/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​?​h​l​=en and https://​poli​cies​.google​.com/​t​e​r​m​s​?​h​l​=en.

9. Online mar­ket­ing and part­ner pro­grams

Ama­zon part­ner pro­gram

The oper­a­tors of this web­site par­tic­i­pate in the Ama­zon EU part­ners’ pro­gram. Ama­zon inte­grates ads and links to the Ger­man Ama­zon web­site -  Ama​zon​.de - into this web­site, which allows us to gen­er­ate earn­ings in the form of adver­tis­ing cost reim­burse­ments. Ama­zon uses cook­ies or com­pa­ra­ble tech­nolo­gies for recog­ni­tion (e.g. device-fin­ger­print­ing) for this pro­gram to be able to deter­mine the source of orders placed. This allows Ama­zon to deter­mine that you have clicked the part­ner link on this web­site.

Data are stored and ana­lyzed on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. f GDPR. The web­site oper­a­tor has a legit­i­mate inter­est in the cor­rect cal­cu­la­tion of the operator’s affil­i­ate com­pen­sa­tion. If a respec­tive dec­la­ra­tion of con­sent has been obtained (e.g. con­sent to the archiv­ing of cook­ies), the data will be processed exclu­sively on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a DGDPR. Any such con­sent may be revoked at any time.

For more infor­ma­tion on Amazon’s data usage, please con­sult Amazon’s Data Pri­vacy Dec­la­ra­tion under the fol­low­ing link: https://​www​.ama​zon​.com/​g​p​/​h​e​l​p​/​c​u​s​t​o​m​e​r​/​d​i​s​p​l​a​y​.​h​t​m​l​/​r​e​f​=​f​o​o​t​e​r​_​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​?​i​e​=​U​T​F​8​&​n​o​d​e​I​d​=​4​6​8​496.

10. eCom­merce and pay­ment ser­vice providers

Pro­cess­ing of data (cus­tomer and con­tract data)

We col­lect, process and use per­sonal data only to the extent nec­es­sary for the estab­lish­ment, con­tent orga­ni­za­tion or change of the legal rela­tion­ship (data inven­tory). These actions are taken on the basis of Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which per­mits the pro­cess­ing of data for the ful­fil­ment of a con­tract or pre-con­trac­tual actions. We col­lect, process and use per­sonal data con­cern­ing the use of this web­site (usage data) only to the extent that this is nec­es­sary to make it pos­si­ble for users to uti­lize the ser­vices and to bill for them.

The col­lected cus­tomer data shall be erad­i­cated upon com­ple­tion of the order or the ter­mi­na­tion of the busi­ness rela­tion­ship. This shall be with­out prej­u­dice to any statu­tory reten­tion man­dates.

Data trans­fer upon clos­ing of con­tracts for ser­vices and dig­i­tal con­tent

We share per­sonal data with third par­ties only if this is nec­es­sary in con­junc­tion with the han­dling of the con­tract; for instance, with the finan­cial insti­tu­tion tasked with the pro­cess­ing of pay­ments.

Any fur­ther trans­fer of data shall not occur or shall only occur if you have expressly con­sented to the trans­fer. Any shar­ing of your data with third par­ties in the absence of your express con­sent, for instance for adver­tis­ing pur­poses, shall not occur.

The basis for the pro­cess­ing of data is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR, which per­mits the pro­cess­ing of data for the ful­fil­ment of a con­tract or for pre-con­trac­tual actions.

Pay­Pal

Among other options, we offer pay­ment via Pay­Pal on this web­site. The provider of this pay­ment pro­cess­ing ser­vice is Pay­Pal (Europe) S.à.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boule­vard Royal, L-2449 Lux­em­bourg (here­inafter referred to as “Pay­Pal”).

If you choose pay­ment via Pay­Pal, we will share the pay­ment infor­ma­tion you enter with Pay­Pal.

The legal basis for the shar­ing of your data with Pay­Pal is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR (con­sent) as well as Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (pro­cess­ing for the ful­fil­ment of a con­tract). You have the option to at any time revoke your con­sent to the pro­cess­ing of your data. Such a revo­ca­tion shall not have any impact on the effec­tive­ness of data pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions that occurred in the past.

instant trans­fer Sofort

Among other options, we offer the pay­ment ser­vice called “instant trans­fer Sofort” on this web­site. The provider of this pay­ment option is the Sofort GmbH, There­sien­höhe 12, 80339 München, Ger­many (here­inafter referred to as “Sofort GmbH”).

With the assis­tance of the “instant trans­fer Sofort” tool, we receive a pay­ment con­fir­ma­tion from the Sofort GmbH in real time, which allows us to instantly start to ful­fil our oblig­a­tions to you.

When you choose the “instant trans­fer Sofort” pay­ment option, you must send a PIN and a valid TAN to the Sofort GmbH, which allows the com­pany to log into your online bank­ing account. Upon log­ging in, the Sofort GmbH will ver­ify your account bal­ance and will exe­cute the bank trans­fer to us with the assis­tance of the TAN you pro­vided. Sub­se­quently, the com­pany sends us an imme­di­ate trans­ac­tion con­fir­ma­tion. After Sofort GmbH has logged in, the sys­tem will also auto­mat­i­cally ver­ify your rev­enues and check the credit limit of your pre-approved over­draft credit line and the exis­tence of other accounts along with their bal­ances.

Along with the PIN and TAN num­bers, the sys­tem also trans­fers the pay­ment infor­ma­tion you entered along with per­sonal data to the Sofort GmbH. Your per­sonal data com­prise your first and last name, address, phone number(s), e-mail address, IP address as well as any other data required for the pro­cess­ing of the pay­ment trans­ac­tion. This data must be trans­ferred in order to be able to deter­mine your iden­tity with absolute cer­tainty and to pre­vent attempts to com­mit fraud.

The legal basis for the shar­ing of your infor­ma­tion with the Sofort GmbH is Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. a GDPR (con­sent) as well as Art. 6 Sect. 1 lit. b GDPR (pro­cess­ing for ful­fil­ment of a con­tract). You have the option to at any time revoke your con­sent to the pro­cess­ing of your data. Such a revo­ca­tion shall not have any impact on the effec­tive­ness of data pro­cess­ing trans­ac­tions that occurred in the past.

For details on pay­ments made with the instant trans­fer option, please fol­low these links: https://​www​.sofort​.de/​d​a​t​e​n​s​c​h​u​t​z​.​h​tml and https://​www​.klarna​.com/​s​o​f​o​rt/.

Digistore24

Some of our prod­ucts, ser­vices and con­tent are being offered by Digistore24 as a reseller. The provider and con­tract­ing party is the Digistore24 GmbH, St.-Godehard-Straße 32 in 31139 Hildesheim, Ger­many. As the data con­troller, Digistore24 explains in its own Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion, which data are stored and processed by Digistore24 when you access this web­site. For more infor­ma­tion about this, please con­sult Digistore24’s Data Pro­tec­tion Dec­la­ra­tion at Digistore24: https://​www​.digi​s​tore24​.com/​d​a​t​a​s​c​h​utz.

Digistore24 Word­Press plug-in

The Word­Press plu­gin offers the pos­si­bil­ity to inte­grate var­i­ous ser­vices of Digistore24 on one’s own web­site, e.g. the Social Proof Bub­ble, the affil­i­ate adver­tis­ing mate­r­ial gen­er­a­tor or other tools.

With every inte­gra­tion, non-per­sonal data is down­loaded from the Digistore24 server (e.g. a Javascript file).

Dur­ing this reload, your web browser retrieves a web page from the Digistore24 server. Our server does not con­trol the extent to which your web browser trans­mits data to the Digistore24 server. Our server itself does not trans­mit data to the Digistore24 servers in this con­text.

Digistore24 GmbH, as data con­troller, spec­i­fies which data Digistore24 stores and processes in this web­site retrieval in its own pri­vacy pol­icy. The Digistore24 pri­vacy pol­icy can be found here: https://​www​.digi​s​tore24​.com/​d​a​t​a​s​c​h​utz

Con­ver­sion tools/​shopping cart

Digistore24 offers the option of using HTML and Javascript codes to inte­grate var­i­ous ser­vices on its own web­site, e.g. the Social Proof Bub­ble or the Digistore24 shop­ping cart.

With every inte­gra­tion, non-per­sonal data is down­loaded from the Digistore24 server (e.g. a Javascript file).

Dur­ing this reload, your web browser retrieves a web page from the Digistore24 server. Our server does not con­trol the extent to which your web browser trans­mits data to the Digistore24 server. Our server itself does not trans­mit data to the Digistore24 servers in this con­text.

Digistore24 GmbH, as data con­troller, spec­i­fies which data Digistore24 stores and processes in this web­site retrieval in its own pri­vacy pol­icy. The Digistore24 pri­vacy pol­icy can be found here: https://​www​.digi​s​tore24​.com/​d​a​t​a​s​c​h​utz

Pro­mo­tional links/​content links

On this web­site we use var­i­ous links to offers from Digistore24. The pur­pose of the links is to make you aware of prod­ucts that are of inter­est to you.

Some of these links are links to the domain digi​s​tore24​.com of the com­pany Digistore24 GmbH.

If you click on one of the links, you are open­ing a web­site on the server of Digistore24.

Our server does not send any data to Digistore24, but the data - as with any web page call - is trans­mit­ted from your web browser to Digistore24. We have no con­trol over the extent to which your web browser trans­mits data to Digistore24.

Please read more about the scope of Digistore24 with data from Web site vis­its in the Digistore24 Pri­vacy Pol­icy: https://​www​.digi​s​tore24​.com/​d​a​t​a​s​c​h​utz.

Affil­i­ate adver­tis­ing resource gen­er­a­tor

The affil­i­ate adver­tis­ing mate­r­ial gen­er­a­tor enables the auto­matic cre­ation of adver­tis­ing mate­r­ial. It pro­vides an input field into which you can enter your Digistore24 ID. This will give you adver­tis­ing mate­r­ial that will allow you to pro­mote prod­ucts and ser­vices quickly and eas­ily.

In addi­tion to the above, depend­ing on your input, it will be checked whether there is an affil­i­ate part­ner­ship. For details please refer to the Digistore24 pri­vacy pol­icy: https://​www​.digi​s​tore24​.com/​d​a​t​a​s​c​h​utz.

11. Online-based Audio and Video Con­fer­ences (Con­fer­ence tools)

Data pro­cess­ing

We use online con­fer­ence tools, among other things, for com­mu­ni­ca­tion with our cus­tomers. The tools we use are listed in detail below. If you com­mu­ni­cate with us by video or audio con­fer­ence using the Inter­net, your per­sonal data will be col­lected and processed by the provider of the respec­tive con­fer­ence tool and by us. The con­fer­enc­ing tools col­lect all infor­ma­tion that you provide/​access to use the tools (email address and/​or your phone num­ber). Fur­ther­more, the con­fer­ence tools process the dura­tion of the con­fer­ence, start and end (time) of par­tic­i­pa­tion in the con­fer­ence, num­ber of par­tic­i­pants and other “con­text infor­ma­tion” related to the com­mu­ni­ca­tion process (meta­data).

Fur­ther­more, the provider of the tool processes all the tech­ni­cal data required for the pro­cess­ing of the online com­mu­ni­ca­tion. This includes, in par­tic­u­lar, IP addresses, MAC addresses, device IDs, device type, oper­at­ing sys­tem type and ver­sion, client ver­sion, cam­era type, micro­phone or loud­speaker and the type of con­nec­tion.

Should con­tent be exchanged, uploaded or oth­er­wise made avail­able within the tool, it is also stored on the servers of the tool provider. Such con­tent includes, but is not lim­ited to, cloud record­ings, chat/​ instant mes­sages, voice­mail uploaded pho­tos and videos, files, white­boards and other infor­ma­tion shared while using the ser­vice.

Please note that we do not have com­plete influ­ence on the data pro­cess­ing pro­ce­dures of the tools used. Our pos­si­bil­i­ties are largely deter­mined by the cor­po­rate pol­icy of the respec­tive provider. Fur­ther infor­ma­tion on data pro­cess­ing by the con­fer­ence tools can be found in the data pro­tec­tion dec­la­ra­tions of the tools used, and which we have listed below this text.

Pur­pose and legal bases

The con­fer­ence tools are used to com­mu­ni­cate with prospec­tive or exist­ing con­trac­tual part­ners or to offer cer­tain ser­vices to our cus­tomers (Art. 6 para. 1 sen­tence 1 lit. b GDPR). Fur­ther­more, the use of the tools serves to gen­er­ally sim­plify and accel­er­ate com­mu­ni­ca­tion with us or our com­pany (legit­i­mate inter­est in the mean­ing of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR). Inso­far as con­sent has been requested, the tools in ques­tion will be used on the basis of this con­sent; the con­sent may be revoked at any time with effect from that date.

Dura­tion of stor­age

Data col­lected directly by us via the video and con­fer­ence tools will be deleted from our sys­tems imme­di­ately after you request us to delete it, revoke your con­sent to stor­age, or the rea­son for stor­ing the data no longer applies. Stored cook­ies remain on your end device until you delete them. Manda­tory legal reten­tion peri­ods remain unaf­fected.

We have no influ­ence on the dura­tion of stor­age of your data that is stored by the oper­a­tors of the con­fer­ence tools for their own pur­poses. For details, please con­tact directly the oper­a­tors of the con­fer­ence tools.

Con­fer­ence tools used

We employ the fol­low­ing con­fer­ence tools:

Zoom

We use Zoom. The provider of this ser­vice is Zoom Com­mu­ni­ca­tions Inc, San Jose, 55 Almaden Boule­vard, 6th Floor, San Jose, CA 95113. Zoom is cer­ti­fied accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield. For details on data pro­cess­ing, please refer to Zoom’s pri­vacy pol­icy: https://​zoom​.us/​e​n​-​u​s​/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​.​h​tml.

Exe­cu­tion of a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment

We have entered into a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment with the provider of Zoom and imple­ment the strict pro­vi­sions of the Ger­man data pro­tec­tion agen­cies to the fullest when using Zoom.

Skype for Busi­ness

We use Skype for Busi­ness. The provider is Skype Com­mu­ni­ca­tions SARL, 23-29 Rives de Clausen, L-2165 Lux­em­bourg. Skype is cer­ti­fied accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield. Details of data pro­cess­ing can be found in Skype’s pri­vacy pol­icy: https://​pri​vacy​.microsoft​.com/​e​n​-​u​s​/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​s​t​a​t​e​m​e​nt/.

Exe­cu­tion of a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment

We have entered into a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment with the provider of Skype for Busi­ness and imple­ment the strict pro­vi­sions of the Ger­man data pro­tec­tion agen­cies to the fullest when using Skype for Busi­ness.

GoToMeet­ing

We use GoToMeet­ing. The provider is Log­MeIn, Inc., 320 Sum­mer Street Boston, MA 02210, USA GoToMeet­ing is cer­ti­fied under the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield. For details on data pro­cess­ing, please see GoToMeet­ing’s Pri­vacy Pol­icy: https://​www​.log​mein​inc​.com/​l​e​g​a​l​/​p​r​i​v​acy.

Exe­cu­tion of a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment

We have entered into a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment with the provider of GoToMeet­ing and imple­ment the strict pro­vi­sions of the Ger­man data pro­tec­tion agen­cies to the fullest when using GoToMeet­ing.

Microsoft Teams

We use Microsoft Teams. The provider is Microsoft Cor­po­ra­tion, One Microsoft Way, Red­mond, WA 98052-6399, USA. Microsoft Teams is cer­ti­fied accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield. For details on data pro­cess­ing, please refer to the Microsoft Teams pri­vacy pol­icy: https://​pri​vacy​.microsoft​.com/​e​n​-​u​s​/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​s​t​a​t​e​m​ent.

Exe­cu­tion of a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment

We have entered into a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment with the provider of Microsoft Teams and imple­ment the strict pro­vi­sions of the Ger­man data pro­tec­tion agen­cies to the fullest when using Microsoft Teams.

Google Hang­outs

We use Google Hang­outs. The provider is Google Ire­land Lim­ited, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land. Google Hang­outs is cer­ti­fied accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­vacy Shield. For details on data pro­cess­ing, please see the Google Hang­outs pri­vacy pol­icy: https://​poli​cies​.google​.com/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​?​h​l​=en.

Exe­cu­tion of a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment

We have entered into a con­tract data pro­cess­ing agree­ment with the provider of Google Hang­outs and imple­ment the strict pro­vi­sions of the Ger­man data pro­tec­tion agen­cies to the fullest when using Google Hang­outs.

Our social media appear­ances

Data pro­cess­ing through social net­works

We main­tain pub­licly avail­able pro­files in social net­works. The indi­vid­ual social net­works we use can be found below.

Social net­works such as Face­book, Twit­ter etc. can gen­er­ally ana­lyze your user behav­ior com­pre­hen­sively if you visit their web­site or a web­site with inte­grated social media con­tent (e.g. like but­tons or ban­ner ads). When you visit our social media pages, numer­ous data pro­tec­tion-rel­e­vant pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions are trig­gered. In detail:

If you are logged in to your social media account and visit our social media page, the oper­a­tor of the social media por­tal can assign this visit to your user account. Under cer­tain cir­cum­stances, your per­sonal data may also be recorded if you are not logged in or do not have an account with the respec­tive social media por­tal. In this case, this data is col­lected, for exam­ple, via cook­ies stored on your device or by record­ing your IP address.

Using the data col­lected in this way, the oper­a­tors of the social media por­tals can cre­ate user pro­files in which their pref­er­ences and inter­ests are stored. This way you can see inter­est-based adver­tis­ing inside and out­side of your social media pres­ence. If you have an account with the social net­work, inter­est-based adver­tis­ing can be dis­played on any device you are logged in to or have logged in to.

Please also note that we can­not retrace all pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions on the social media por­tals. Depend­ing on the provider, addi­tional pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions may there­fore be car­ried out by the oper­a­tors of the social media por­tals. Details can be found in the terms of use and pri­vacy pol­icy of the respec­tive social media por­tals.

Legal basis

Our social media appear­ances should ensure the widest pos­si­ble pres­ence on the Inter­net. This is a legit­i­mate inter­est within the mean­ing of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR. The analy­sis processes ini­ti­ated by the social net­works may be based on diver­gent legal bases to be spec­i­fied by the oper­a­tors of the social net­works (e.g. con­sent within the mean­ing of Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR).

Respon­si­bil­ity and asser­tion of rights

If you visit one of our social media sites (e.g., Face­book), we, together with the oper­a­tor of the social media plat­form, are respon­si­ble for the data pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions trig­gered dur­ing this visit. You can in prin­ci­ple pro­tect your rights (infor­ma­tion, cor­rec­tion, dele­tion, lim­i­ta­tion of pro­cess­ing, data porta­bil­ity and com­plaint) vis-à-vis us as well as vis-à-vis the oper­a­tor of the respec­tive social media por­tal (e.g. Face­book).

Please note that despite the shared respon­si­bil­ity with the social media por­tal oper­a­tors, we do not have full influ­ence on the data pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions of the social media por­tals. Our options are deter­mined by the com­pany pol­icy of the respec­tive provider.

Stor­age time

The data col­lected directly from us via the social media pres­ence will be deleted from our sys­tems as soon as you ask us to delete it, you revoke your con­sent to the stor­age or the pur­pose for the data stor­age lapses. Stored cook­ies remain on your device until you delete them. Manda­tory statu­tory pro­vi­sions - in par­tic­u­lar, reten­tion peri­ods - remain unaf­fected.

We have no con­trol over the stor­age dura­tion of your data that are stored by the social net­work oper­a­tors for their own pur­poses. For details, please con­tact the social net­work oper­a­tors directly (e.g. in their pri­vacy pol­icy, see below).

Indi­vid­ual social net­works

Face­book

We have a pro­file on Face­book. The provider of this ser­vice is Face­book Ire­land Lim­ited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Har­bour, Dublin 2, Ire­land. Accord­ing to Facebook’s state­ment the col­lected data will also be trans­ferred to the USA and to other third-party coun­tries.

We have signed an agree­ment with Face­book on shared respon­si­bil­ity for the pro­cess­ing of data (Con­troller Adden­dum). This agree­ment deter­mines which data pro­cess­ing oper­a­tions we or Face­book are respon­si­ble for when you visit our Face­book Fan­page. This agree­ment can be viewed at the fol­low­ing link: https://​www​.face​book​.com/​l​e​g​a​l​/​t​e​r​m​s​/​p​a​g​e​_​c​o​n​t​r​o​l​l​e​r​_​a​d​d​e​n​dum.

You can cus­tomize your adver­tis­ing set­tings inde­pen­dently in your user account. Click on the fol­low­ing link and log in: https://​www​.face​book​.com/​s​e​t​t​i​ngs.

Data trans­mis­sion to the US is based on the Stan­dard Con­trac­tual Clauses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion. Details can be found here: https://​www​.face​book​.com/​l​e​g​a​l​/​E​U​_​d​a​t​a​_​t​r​a​n​s​f​e​r​_​a​d​d​e​n​dum and https://​de​-de​.face​book​.com/​h​e​l​p​/​5​6​6​9​9​4​6​6​0​3​3​3​381.

Details can be found in the Face­book pri­vacy pol­icy: https://​www​.face​book​.com/​a​b​o​u​t​/​p​r​i​v​a​cy/.

Twit­ter

We use the short mes­sage ser­vice Twit­ter. The provider is Twit­ter Inter­na­tional Com­pany, One Cum­ber­land Place, Fen­ian Street, Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ire­land.

You can cus­tomize your Twit­ter pri­vacy set­tings in your user account. Click on the fol­low­ing link and log in: https://​twit​ter​.com/​p​e​r​s​o​n​a​l​i​z​a​t​ion.

Data trans­mis­sion to the US is based on the Stan­dard Con­trac­tual Clauses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion. Details can be found here: https://​gdpr​.twit​ter​.com/​e​n​/​c​o​n​t​r​o​l​l​e​r​-​t​o​-​c​o​n​t​r​o​l​l​e​r​-​t​r​a​n​s​f​e​r​s​.​h​tml.

For details, see the Twit­ter Pri­vacy Pol­icy: https://​twit​ter​.com/​p​r​i​v​acy.

Insta­gram

We have a pro­file on Insta­gram. The provider is Insta­gram Inc., 1601 Wil­low Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA.

Data trans­mis­sion to the US is based on the Stan­dard Con­trac­tual Clauses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion. Details can be found here: https://​www​.face​book​.com/​l​e​g​a​l​/​E​U​_​d​a​t​a​_​t​r​a​n​s​f​e​r​_​a​d​d​e​n​dum, https://​help​.insta​gram​.com/​5​1​9​5​2​2​1​2​5​1​0​7​875 and https://​de​-de​.face​book​.com/​h​e​l​p​/​5​6​6​9​9​4​6​6​0​3​3​3​381.

For details on how they han­dle your per­sonal infor­ma­tion, see the Insta­gram Pri­vacy Pol­icy: https://​help​.insta​gram​.com/​5​1​9​5​2​2​1​2​5​1​0​7​875.

Pin­ter­est

We have a pro­file at Pin­ter­est. The oper­a­tor is Pin­ter­est Europe Ltd., Palmer­ston House, 2nd Floor, Fen­ian Street, Dublin 2, Ire­land. Details on how they han­dle your per­sonal data can be found in the pri­vacy pol­icy of Pin­ter­est: https://​pol​icy​.pin​ter​est​.com/​d​e​/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​-​p​o​l​icy.

XING

We have a pro­file on XING. The provider is New Work SE, Damm­torstraße 30, 20354 Ham­burg, Ger­many. Details on their han­dling of your per­sonal data can be found in the XING Pri­vacy Pol­icy: https://​pri​vacy​.xing​.com/​d​e​/​d​a​t​e​n​s​c​h​u​t​z​e​r​k​l​a​e​r​ung.

LinkedIn

We have a LinkedIn pro­file. The provider is the LinkedIn Ire­land Unlim­ited Com­pany, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ire­land. LinkedIn uses adver­tis­ing cook­ies.

If you want to dis­able LinkedIn adver­tis­ing cook­ies, please use the fol­low­ing link: https://​www​.linkedin​.com/​p​s​e​t​t​i​n​g​s​/​g​u​e​s​t​-​c​o​n​t​r​o​l​s​/​r​e​t​a​r​g​e​t​i​n​g​-​o​p​t​-​out.

Data trans­mis­sion to the US is based on the Stan­dard Con­trac­tual Clauses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion. Details can be found here: https://​www​.linkedin​.com/​l​e​g​a​l​/​l​/​dpa und https://​www​.linkedin​.com/​l​e​g​a​l​/​l​/​e​u​-​s​ccs.

For details on how they han­dle your per­sonal infor­ma­tion, please refer to Linked­In’s pri­vacy pol­icy: https://​www​.linkedin​.com/​l​e​g​a​l​/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​-​p​o​l​icy.

Tum­blr

We have a pro­file on Tum­blr. The provider is Tum­blr, Inc., 35 East 21st St., 10th Floor, New York, NY 10010, USA. Details on how they han­dle your per­sonal data can be found in the Tum­blr pri­vacy pol­icy: https://​www​.tum​blr​.com/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​/de.

Vimeo

We have a pro­file on Vimeo. The provider is Vimeo, Inc., 555 West 18th Street, New York 10011, USA.

Data trans­mis­sion to the US is based on the Stan­dard Con­trac­tual Clauses (SCC) of the Euro­pean Com­mis­sion and, accord­ing to Vimeo, on “legit­i­mate busi­ness inter­ests”. Details can be found here: https://​vimeo​.com/​p​r​i​v​acy.

Details on how they han­dle your per­sonal data can be found in the Vimeo pri­vacy pol­icy: https://​vimeo​.com/​p​r​i​v​acy.

YouTube

We have a pro­file on YouTube. The provider is Google Ire­land Lim­ited, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land. Details on how they han­dle your per­sonal data can be found in the YouTube pri­vacy pol­icy: https://​poli​cies​.google​.com/​p​r​i​v​a​c​y​?​h​l​=en.