AS OF 9TH FEB, 2022
We emphasize that data transmission over the Internet (eg. communication by e-mail) can have security gaps. A complete protection of data against third party access is not possible.
TYPES OF DATA PROCESSED:
- Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses).
- Contact details (e.g., email, 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 data subjects collectively as "users").
PURPOSE OF PROCESSING
- Providing the online offer, its functions, and content.
- Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
- Safety measures.
- Range measurement/marketing
"Personal data" is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"); A natural person is considered to be identifiable if he or she can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by assigning an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (eg cookie) or one or more special features, expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.
“Processing” is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data. The term goes far and covers 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 kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data cannot be assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
“Profiling” means any kind of automated processing of personal data, which consists in the fact that this personal data is used to evaluate certain personal aspects related to a natural person, in particular aspects related to work performance, economic situation, health, personal Analyze or predict the preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or relocation of this natural person.
The “person responsible” is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that alone or together 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. Unless the legal basis is mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and implementation of contractual measures as well as answering inquiries is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the case, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. serves to ensure that the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.
In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, we take appropriate technical considerations, 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 and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.
The measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling the physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, transfer, securing of availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that guarantee the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. We also take the protection of personal data into account when developing or selecting hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly default settings (Art. 25 GDPR).
COOPERATION WITH PROCESSORS AND THIRD PARTIES
If we disclose data to other people and companies (processors or third parties) as part of our processing, transmit them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if the data is transmitted to third parties, as required by payment service providers, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.
If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called "order processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.
TRANSFERS TO THIRD COUNTRIES
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this is done as part of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only take place if it happens to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations, based on your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR are met. This means that processing is carried out, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a data protection level corresponding to the EU (e.g.
RIGHTS OF THE DATA SUBJECTS
You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question are being processed and for information about this data and for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.
You have accordingly. Art. 16 DSGVO the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.
In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to request that the data in question be deleted immediately, or alternatively, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request that the processing of the data be restricted.
You have the right to request that the data concerning you, which you have provided to us, be received in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request their transmission to other responsible parties.
You have also gem. Art. 77 GDPR the right to file a complaint with the responsible supervisory authority.
RIGHT OF WITHDRAWAL
You have the right to give consent in accordance with Revoke Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future
RIGHT TO OBJECT
You can object to the future processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection can in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.
COOKIES AND RIGHT TO OBJECT TO DIRECT MAIL
"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 within 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. Such a cookie can be used, for example, to store the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status. Cookies are referred to as "permanent" or "persistent" and remain saved even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved, if users visit them after several days. Such a cookie can also be used to store the interests of users who are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. A “third party cookie” refers to 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 clarify this in the context of our data protection declaration.
If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.
Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:
(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);
(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);
(e) https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/sfri11471/mac (Safari); and
Please note that blocking cookies may have a negative impact on the functions of many websites, including our Site. Some features of the Site may cease to be available to you.
DELETION OF DATA
The data processed by us is deleted in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 GDPR or its processing is restricted. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and there are no legal storage obligations to prevent deletion. 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 is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be kept for commercial or tax law reasons.
According to legal requirements in Germany, storage is carried out in particular for 10 years in accordance with §§ 147 Paragraph 1 AO, 257 Paragraph 1 No. 1 and 4, Paragraph 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, booking vouchers, trading books, more relevant for taxation Documents, etc.) and 6 years according to § 257 Paragraph 1 No. 2 and 3, Paragraph 4 HGB (commercial letters).
According to legal requirements in Austria, storage is carried out especially for 7 years in accordance with Section 132 (1) BAO (accounting documents, receipts / invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, statement of income and expenses, etc.) for 22 years in connection with land and for 10 years for documents in connection with electronically provided services, telecommunication, radio and television services, which are provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU member states and for which the mini-one-stop shop (MOSS) is used.
BUSINESS RELATED PROCESSING
In addition, we process
- contract data (e.g., subject 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 our customers' data 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 include 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 is carried out 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 save the login status.
Processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b (Execution of order processes) and c (Archiving required by law) GDPR. The information marked as required is required to justify and fulfill the contract. We only disclose the data to third parties within the scope of delivery, payment or within the scope of legal permits and obligations towards legal advisers and authorities. The data will only be processed in third countries if this is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract (e.g. upon customer request for delivery or payment).
Users can optionally create a user account, in particular by viewing 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 for commercial or tax law reasons in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR necessary. Information in the customer account remains until it is deleted with subsequent archiving in the event of a legal obligation. It is the responsibility of the users to back up their data before termination of the contract if the contract is terminated.
As part of the registration and renewed registration and use of our online services, we save 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. This data is not passed on to third parties, unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.
The deletion takes place after expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations, the necessity of storing the data is checked every three years; in the case of statutory archiving obligations, deletion takes place after their expiry (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) retention obligation).
PARTICIPATE IN AFFILIATE PARTNER PROGRAMS
Within our online offer, we use our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer) in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, customary tracking measures insofar as these are necessary for the operation of the affiliate system. Below we clarify the users about the technical background.
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 are interested in affiliate links and / or the offers available from us, then take advantage of the offers at the instigation of the affiliate links or our online platform. For this purpose, the affiliate links and our offers are supplemented by certain values that can be part of the link or otherwise, for example in a cookie. The values include in particular the initial website (referrer), time, an online identifier of the operator of the website on which the affiliate link was located, an online identifier of the respective offer, an online identifier of the user, as well as tracking specific values such as advertising material ID, partner ID and categorizations.
The online identifiers of the users we use are pseudonymous values. This means that the online identifiers themselves do not contain any personal data such as names or email 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 took advantage of the offer, ie, for example, has concluded a contract with the provider. However, the online identifier is personal insofar as the partner company and also us, the online identifier is available 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. GDPR), we are participants in the Amazon EU partner program, which was designed to provide a medium for websites, by means of: the placement of advertisements and links to Amazon.de advertising reimbursement can be earned (so-called affiliate system). Ie as an Amazon partner we earn from qualified purchases.
Further information on the use of data by Amazon and options for 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.
COMMENTS AND POSTS
If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses can be based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR can be stored for 7 days. This is done for our security, if someone leaves illegal content in comments and contributions (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, based on our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR to process user information for spam detection.
The data provided in the context of the comments and contributions will be permanently saved by us until the user objects.
The follow-up comments can be made by users with their consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR. The users will receive a confirmation email to check whether 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 about the cancellation options. For the purpose of proving the user's consent, we save the time of registration together with the user's IP address and delete this information when users unsubscribe from the subscription.
You can cancel the receipt of our subscription menu at any time, ie revoke your consent. Based on our legitimate interests, we can save the e-mail addresses that have been removed for up to three years 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 consent is confirmed.
RETRIEVAL OF 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 our blog.
Gravatar is a service where users can log in and store profile pictures and their email addresses. If users leave posts or comments with the respective email address on other online presences (especially in blogs), their profile pictures can be displayed next to the posts or comments. For this purpose, the email address provided by the users is sent to Gravatar in encrypted form in order to check whether a profile is saved for it. This is the only purpose of the transmission of the email address and it will not be used for other purposes, but will be deleted afterwards.
Gravatar is used on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR, since with the help of Gravatar we offer the authors of posts and comments the opportunity to personalize their posts with a profile picture.
By displaying the images, Gravatar finds out the user's IP address, 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 a user picture linked to their Gravatar email address to appear in the comments, you should use an email address that is not stored by Gravatar to comment. We would also like to point out that it is also possible to use an anonymous or no e-mail address if the users do 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
Our WordPress blog uses graphic emojis (or smilies), ie small graphic files that express feelings, which are obtained from external servers. The providers of the servers collect the IP addresses of the users. This is necessary so that the emojie files can be transmitted to the user's browser. The emojie service is provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Automattic's data protection notice: 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 only serve a fast and secure transmission of the files and the personal data of the users the transmission are deleted.
The use of the emojis is based on our legitimate interests, ie interest in an attractive design of our online offer acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR.
When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the information provided by the user for processing the contact request and processing it in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR processed. The information provided by users can be stored in a customer relationship management system (“CRM system”) or a comparable request organization.
We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We check the necessity every two years; The statutory archiving obligations also apply.
With the following information we inform you about the content of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure as well as your right to object. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt 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 with a legal permission. Insofar as the content of a newsletter is specifically described, it is decisive for the consent of the user. Our newsletters also contain information about our services and us.
Double opt-in and logging: The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with someone else's email address. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to demonstrate 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 with the shipping service provider are also logged.
Registration data: To register for the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address. Optionally, we ask you to enter a name in the newsletter for a personal address.
The newsletter is sent and the success measurement associated with it is based on the consent of the recipient in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR in conjunction with § 7 Para. 2 No. 3 UWG or, if consent is not required, on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 according to f. GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 (3) UWG.
The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. 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 the expectations of the users and also allows us to prove consent.
Cancellation / revocation - You can cancel 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. Based on our legitimate interests, we can save the e-mail addresses that have been removed for up to three years 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 consent is confirmed.
Newsletter – ConvertKit
ConvertKit is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with the European data protection standards. The mailing service provider is assigned on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR and an Order Processing Agreement in accordance with Art. 28 para. 3 p. 1 GDPR.
The mailing service provider may use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i.e. without assignment to a user, to optimise or improve their own services, e.g. for the technical optimisation of shipping and the presentation of newsletters or for statistical purposes. However, the service does not use the recipient data of our newsletter to approach recipients directly nor do they pass the information on to third parties.
HOSTING AND EMAILING
The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, e-mail dispatch, security services and technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.
Here, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer based on our legitimate interests in the efficient and secure provision of this online offer in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of an order processing contract).
COLLECTION OF ACCESS DATA AND LOG FILES
We, or our hosting provider, based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR data about every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider .
For security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud), log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is necessary for evidence purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active ).
Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by the user, 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 the internet. 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. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases.
The IP address transmitted by the user's browser is not merged with other Google data. Users can prevent cookies from being saved by making the appropriate settings in their browser software; Users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer and from processing 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 .
Further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options can be found 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 ).
The personal data of the users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.
GOOGLE ADSENSE WITH PERSONALISED ADS
Based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation, and economical operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we use the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google”).
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law.
We use the AdSense service, which is used to display ads on our website and of which their insertion or other use we receive payment. For these purposes, usage data such as the click on an advertisement and the IP address of the user are processed, whereby the IP address is shortened by the last two digits. Therefore, the processing of the user’s data is pseudonymised.
We use AdSense with personalised ads. Google uses the websites visited by users or the apps used and the user profiles created in this way to draw conclusions about their interests. Advertisers use this information to align their campaigns with these interests, which is beneficial for users and advertisers alike. For Google, ads are personalised when collected or known information determines or affects ad selection. These include past searches, activities, site visits, use of apps, demographic and location information, and more. Specifically, this includes demographic targeting, targeting on interest categories, remarketing, and targeting on customer match lists and target group lists uploaded to DoubleClick Bid Manager or Campaign Manager.
ONLINE PRESENCE IN SOCIAL MEDIA
We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to be able to inform them about our services. When calling up the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.
Unless otherwise stated in our data protection declaration, we process the data of users provided that they communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. write posts on our online presence or send us messages.
INTEGRATION OF SERVICES AND CONTENT FROM THIRD PARTIES
We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer based on 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 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 to display this content. We strive 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, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system,
We incorporate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ , opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated .
We integrate the maps of the “Google Maps” service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data can 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 of their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ , opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated .
USE OF FACEBOOK SOCIAL PLUGINS
On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), we use social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com, which operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins can represent interaction elements or content (eg videos, graphics or text contributions) and can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on a blue tile, the terms "Like", "Like" or a "thumbs up" sign ) or are marked with the addition "Facebook Social Plugin". The list and appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .
Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active ).
When a user calls up a function of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted from Facebook directly to the user's device, which integrates it into the online offer. User profiles of the users can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs the users according to our knowledge.
By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to their Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save his IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is saved in Germany.
The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users can be found in Facebook's data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ .
If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before using our online offer and delete his cookies. Further settings and contradictions regarding the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US website http://www.aboutads.info / choices / or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ . The settings are platform-independent, ie. they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.
Functions and content of the Twitter service offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA can be integrated into our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within Twitter.
If the users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign the access to the above-mentioned content and functions to the user profiles there. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active ). Data protection:https://twitter.com/de/privacy , opt-out: https://twitter.com/personalization
We integrate the videos from the “YouTube” platform from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ , opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
This Site is affiliated with CMI Marketing, Inc., d/b/a CafeMedia ("CafeMedia") for the purposes of placing advertising on the Site, and CafeMedia will collect and use certain data for advertising purposes. To learn more about CafeMedia's data usage, click here www.cafemedia.com/publisher-advertising-privacy-policy
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Sale of Business or Assets
In the event that the Site or substantially all of its assets is sold or disposed of as a going concern, whether by merger, sale of assets or otherwise, or in the event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, the information we have collected about you may be one of the assets sold or merged in connection with that transaction.