Pri­va­cy Policy

Per­son­al data (usu­al­ly referred to just as “data” below) will only be processed by us to the extent nec­es­sary and for the pur­pose of pro­vid­ing a func­tion­al and user-friend­ly web­site, includ­ing its con­tents, and the ser­vices offered there.

Per Art. 4 No. 1 of Reg­u­la­tion (EU) 2016/679, i.e. the Gen­er­al Data Pro­tec­tion Reg­u­la­tion (here­inafter referred to as the “GDPR”), “pro­cess­ing” refers to any oper­a­tion or set of oper­a­tions such as col­lec­tion, record­ing, orga­ni­za­tion, struc­tur­ing, stor­age, adap­ta­tion, alter­ation, retrieval, con­sul­ta­tion, use, dis­clo­sure by trans­mis­sion, dis­sem­i­na­tion, or oth­er­wise mak­ing avail­able, align­ment, or com­bi­na­tion, restric­tion, era­sure, or destruc­tion per­formed on per­son­al data, whether by auto­mat­ed means or not.

The fol­low­ing pri­va­cy pol­i­cy is intend­ed to inform you in par­tic­u­lar about the type, scope, pur­pose, dura­tion, and legal basis for the pro­cess­ing of such data either under our own con­trol or in con­junc­tion with oth­ers. We also inform you below about the third-par­ty com­po­nents we use to opti­mize our web­site and improve the user expe­ri­ence which may result in said third par­ties also pro­cess­ing data they col­lect and control.

Our pri­va­cy pol­i­cy is struc­tured as follows:

I. Infor­ma­tion about us as con­trollers of your data
II. The rights of users and data subjects
III. Infor­ma­tion about the data processing
I. Infor­ma­tion about us as con­trollers of your data

The par­ty respon­si­ble for this web­site (the “con­troller”) for pur­pos­es of data pro­tec­tion law is:

Sam­ple company/entrepreneur
Any street 1
12345 Anytown
Germany

Tele­phone: Tele­phone number
Fax: Fax number
Email: muster@mustermail.xy

The controller’s data pro­tec­tion offi­cer is:

Max­ie Musterfrau

[The fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion must be added if an exter­nal data pro­tec­tion offi­cer has been appointed].

Any street 1
12345 Anytown
Germany

Tele­phone: Tele­phone number
Fax: Fax number
Email: datenschutz@mustermail.xy
II. The rights of users and data subjects

With regard to the data pro­cess­ing to be described in more detail below, users and data sub­jects have the right

to con­fir­ma­tion of whether data con­cern­ing them is being processed, infor­ma­tion about the data being processed, fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the nature of the data pro­cess­ing, and copies of the data (cf. also Art. 15 GDPR);
to cor­rect or com­plete incor­rect or incom­plete data (cf. also Art. 16 GDPR);
to the imme­di­ate dele­tion of data con­cern­ing them (cf. also Art. 17 DSGVO), or, alter­na­tive­ly, if fur­ther pro­cess­ing is nec­es­sary as stip­u­lat­ed in Art. 17 Para. 3 GDPR, to restrict said pro­cess­ing per Art. 18 GDPR;
to receive copies of the data con­cern­ing them and/or pro­vid­ed by them and to have the same trans­mit­ted to oth­er providers/controllers (cf. also Art. 20 GDPR);
to file com­plaints with the super­vi­so­ry author­i­ty if they believe that data con­cern­ing them is being processed by the con­troller in breach of data pro­tec­tion pro­vi­sions (see also Art. 77 GDPR).

In addi­tion, the con­troller is oblig­ed to inform all recip­i­ents to whom it dis­clos­es data of any such cor­rec­tions, dele­tions, or restric­tions placed on pro­cess­ing the same per Art. 16, 17 Para. 1, 18 GDPR. How­ev­er, this oblig­a­tion does not apply if such noti­fi­ca­tion is impos­si­ble or involves a dis­pro­por­tion­ate effort. Nev­er­the­less, users have a right to infor­ma­tion about these recipients.

Like­wise, under Art. 21 GDPR, users and data sub­jects have the right to object to the controller’s future pro­cess­ing of their data pur­suant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. In par­tic­u­lar, an objec­tion to data pro­cess­ing for the pur­pose of direct adver­tis­ing is permissible.
III. Infor­ma­tion about the data processing

Your data processed when using our web­site will be delet­ed or blocked as soon as the pur­pose for its stor­age ceas­es to apply, pro­vid­ed the dele­tion of the same is not in breach of any statu­to­ry stor­age oblig­a­tions or unless oth­er­wise stip­u­lat­ed below.
Serv­er data

For tech­ni­cal rea­sons, the fol­low­ing data sent by your inter­net brows­er to us or to our serv­er provider will be col­lect­ed, espe­cial­ly to ensure a secure and sta­ble web­site: These serv­er log files record the type and ver­sion of your brows­er, oper­at­ing sys­tem, the web­site from which you came (refer­rer URL), the web­pages on our site vis­it­ed, the date and time of your vis­it, as well as the IP address from which you vis­it­ed our site.

The data thus col­lect­ed will be tem­porar­i­ly stored, but not in asso­ci­a­tion with any oth­er of your data.

The basis for this stor­age is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in the improve­ment, sta­bil­i­ty, func­tion­al­i­ty, and secu­ri­ty of our website.

The data will be delet­ed with­in no more than sev­en days, unless con­tin­ued stor­age is required for evi­den­tiary pur­pos­es. In which case, all or part of the data will be exclud­ed from dele­tion until the inves­ti­ga­tion of the rel­e­vant inci­dent is final­ly resolved.
Cookies
a) Ses­sion cookies

We use cook­ies on our web­site. Cook­ies are small text files or oth­er stor­age tech­nolo­gies stored on your com­put­er by your brows­er. These cook­ies process cer­tain spe­cif­ic infor­ma­tion about you, such as your brows­er, loca­tion data, or IP address.

This pro­cess­ing makes our web­site more user-friend­ly, effi­cient, and secure, allow­ing us, for exam­ple, to dis­play our web­site in dif­fer­ent lan­guages or to offer a shop­ping cart function.

The legal basis for such pro­cess­ing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR, inso­far as these cook­ies are used to col­lect data to ini­ti­ate or process con­trac­tu­al relationships.

If the pro­cess­ing does not serve to ini­ti­ate or process a con­tract, our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in improv­ing the func­tion­al­i­ty of our web­site. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

When you close your brows­er, these ses­sion cook­ies are deleted.
b) Third-par­ty cookies

If nec­es­sary, our web­site may also use cook­ies from com­pa­nies with whom we coop­er­ate for the pur­pose of adver­tis­ing, ana­lyz­ing, or improv­ing the fea­tures of our website.

Please refer to the fol­low­ing infor­ma­tion for details, in par­tic­u­lar for the legal basis and pur­pose of such third-par­ty col­lec­tion and pro­cess­ing of data col­lect­ed through cookies.
c) Dis­abling cookies

You can refuse the use of cook­ies by chang­ing the set­tings on your brows­er. Like­wise, you can use the brows­er to delete cook­ies that have already been stored. How­ev­er, the steps and mea­sures required vary, depend­ing on the brows­er you use. If you have any ques­tions, please use the help func­tion or con­sult the doc­u­men­ta­tion for your brows­er or con­tact its mak­er for sup­port. Brows­er set­tings can­not pre­vent so-called flash cook­ies from being set. Instead, you will need to change the set­ting of your Flash play­er. The steps and mea­sures required for this also depend on the Flash play­er you are using. If you have any ques­tions, please use the help func­tion or con­sult the doc­u­men­ta­tion for your Flash play­er or con­tact its mak­er for support.

If you pre­vent or restrict the instal­la­tion of cook­ies, not all of the func­tions on our site may be ful­ly usable.
Order processing

The data you sub­mit when order­ing goods and/or ser­vices from us will have to be processed in order to ful­fill your order. Please note that orders can­not be processed with­out pro­vid­ing this data.

The legal basis for this pro­cess­ing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

After your order has been com­plet­ed, your per­son­al data will be delet­ed, but only after the reten­tion peri­ods required by tax and com­mer­cial law.

In order to process your order, we will share your data with the ship­ping com­pa­ny respon­si­ble for deliv­ery to the extent required to deliv­er your order and/or with the pay­ment ser­vice provider to the extent required to process your payment.
The legal basis for the trans­fer of this data is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
Cus­tomer account/registration

If you cre­ate a cus­tomer account with us via our web­site, we will use the data you entered dur­ing reg­is­tra­tion (e.g. your name, your address, or your email address) exclu­sive­ly for ser­vices lead­ing up to your poten­tial place­ment of an order or enter­ing some oth­er con­trac­tu­al rela­tion­ship with us, to ful­fill such orders or con­tracts, and to pro­vide cus­tomer care (e.g. to pro­vide you with an overview of your pre­vi­ous orders or to be able to offer you a wish­list func­tion). We also store your IP address and the date and time of your reg­is­tra­tion. This data will not be trans­ferred to third parties.

Dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process, your con­sent will be obtained for this pro­cess­ing of your data, with ref­er­ence made to this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy. The data col­lect­ed by us will be used exclu­sive­ly to pro­vide your cus­tomer account.

If you give your con­sent to this pro­cess­ing, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR is the legal basis for this processing.

If the open­ing of the cus­tomer account is also intend­ed to lead to the ini­ti­a­tion of a con­trac­tu­al rela­tion­ship with us or to ful­fill an exist­ing con­tract with us, the legal basis for this pro­cess­ing is also Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

You may revoke your pri­or con­sent to the pro­cess­ing of your per­son­al data at any time under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revok­ing your consent.

The data pre­vi­ous­ly col­lect­ed will then be delet­ed as soon as pro­cess­ing is no longer nec­es­sary. How­ev­er, we must observe any reten­tion peri­ods required under tax and com­mer­cial law.
Newsletter

If you reg­is­ter for our free newslet­ter, the data request­ed from you for this pur­pose, i.e. your email address and, option­al­ly, your name and address, will be sent to us. We also store the IP address of your com­put­er and the date and time of your reg­is­tra­tion. Dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process, we will obtain your con­sent to receive this newslet­ter and the type of con­tent it will offer, with ref­er­ence made to this pri­va­cy pol­i­cy. The data col­lect­ed will be used exclu­sive­ly to send the newslet­ter and will not be passed on to third parties.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You may revoke your pri­or con­sent to receive this newslet­ter under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revok­ing your con­sent or click on the unsub­scribe link con­tained in each newsletter.
Contact

If you con­tact us via email or the con­tact form, the data you pro­vide will be used for the pur­pose of pro­cess­ing your request. We must have this data in order to process and answer your inquiry; oth­er­wise we will not be able to answer it in full or at all.

The legal basis for this data pro­cess­ing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be delet­ed once we have ful­ly answered your inquiry and there is no fur­ther legal oblig­a­tion to store your data, such as if an order or con­tract result­ed therefrom.
User posts, com­ments, and ratings

We offer you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to post ques­tions, answers, opin­ions, and rat­ings on our web­site, here­inafter referred to joint­ly as “posts.” If you make use of this oppor­tu­ni­ty, we will process and pub­lish your post, the date and time you sub­mit­ted it, and any pseu­do­nym you may have used.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may revoke your pri­or con­sent under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revok­ing your consent.

In addi­tion, we will also process your IP address and email address. The IP address is processed because we might have a legit­i­mate inter­est in tak­ing or sup­port­ing fur­ther action if your post infringes the rights of third par­ties and/or is oth­er­wise unlawful.

In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in any legal defense we may have to mount.
Fol­low-up comments

If you make posts on our web­site, we also offer you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to sub­scribe to any sub­se­quent fol­low-up com­ments made by third par­ties. In order to be able to inform you about these fol­low-up com­ments, we will need to process your email address.

The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may revoke your pri­or con­sent to this sub­scrip­tion under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revok­ing your con­sent or click on the unsub­scribe link con­tained in each email.
Online job appli­ca­tions / pub­li­ca­tion of job advertisements

We offer you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to apply for jobs with our com­pa­ny via our web­site. In the case of these dig­i­tal appli­ca­tions, we col­lect your appli­ca­tion data elec­tron­i­cal­ly in order to process your application.

The legal basis for this pro­cess­ing is §26 Para. 1 S. 1 BDSG in con­junc­tion with Art. 88 Para. 1 GDPR.

If you are hired as a result of the appli­ca­tion process, we will store the data you pro­vide dur­ing the appli­ca­tion process in your per­son­nel file for the pur­pose of the usu­al orga­ni­za­tion­al and admin­is­tra­tive process, nat­u­ral­ly in com­pli­ance with fur­ther legal obligations.

The legal basis for this pro­cess­ing is §26 Para. 1 S. 1 BDSG in con­junc­tion with Art. 88 Para. 1 GDPR.

If we do not hire you, we will auto­mat­i­cal­ly delete the data sub­mit­ted to us two months after the final deci­sion is made. We will not delete the data, how­ev­er, if we must store the data for legal rea­sons such as evi­dence of equal treat­ment of appli­cants, until any legal action is con­clud­ed, or four months.

In this case, the legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR and §24 Para. 1 No. 2 BDSG. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in any legal defense we may have to mount .

If you express­ly con­sent to a longer stor­age of your data, e.g. for your inclu­sion in a data­base of appli­cants or inter­est­ed par­ties, the data will be processed fur­ther on the basis of your con­sent. The legal basis is then Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may with­draw your con­sent at any time with future effect per Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect.
Twitter

We main­tain an online pres­ence on Twit­ter to present our com­pa­ny and our ser­vices and to com­mu­ni­cate with customers/prospects. Twit­ter is a ser­vice pro­vid­ed by Twit­ter Inc., 1355 Mar­ket Street, Suite 900, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94103, USA.

We would like to point out that this might cause user data to be processed out­side the Euro­pean Union, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the Unit­ed States. This may increase risks for users that, for exam­ple, may make sub­se­quent access to the user data more dif­fi­cult. We also do not have access to this user data. Access is only avail­able to Twit­ter. Twit­ter Inc. is cer­ti­fied under the Pri­va­cy Shield and com­mit­ted to adher­ing to Euro­pean pri­va­cy standards.

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active

The pri­va­cy pol­i­cy of Twit­ter can be found at

https://twitter.com/privacy
Pinterest

We main­tain an online pres­ence on Pin­ter­est to present our com­pa­ny and our ser­vices and to com­mu­ni­cate with customers/prospects. Pin­ter­est is a ser­vice of Pin­ter­est Inc., 651 Bran­nan Street, San Fran­cis­co, CA, 94107, USA.

We would like to point out that this might cause user data to be processed out­side the Euro­pean Union, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the Unit­ed States. This may increase risks for users that, for exam­ple, may make sub­se­quent access to the user data more dif­fi­cult. We also do not have access to this user data. Access is only avail­able to Pin­ter­est. Pin­ter­est Inc. is cer­ti­fied under the Pri­va­cy Shield and com­mit­ted to com­ply with Euro­pean pri­va­cy standards.

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000008VVzAAM&status=Active

The Pin­ter­est pri­va­cy pol­i­cy can be found here:

https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy
YouTube

We main­tain an online pres­ence on YouTube to present our com­pa­ny and our ser­vices and to com­mu­ni­cate with customers/prospects. YouTube is a ser­vice of Google Ire­land Lim­it­ed, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Ire­land, a sub­sidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphithe­ater Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043 USA.

We would like to point out that this might cause user data to be processed out­side the Euro­pean Union, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the Unit­ed States. This may increase risks for users that, for exam­ple, may make sub­se­quent access to the user data more dif­fi­cult. We also do not have access to this user data. Access is only avail­able to YouTube. Google LLC is cer­ti­fied under the Pri­va­cy Shield and com­mit­ted to com­ply with Euro­pean pri­va­cy standards.

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

The YouTube pri­va­cy pol­i­cy can be found here:

https://policies.google.com/privacy
Facebook

To adver­tise our prod­ucts and ser­vices as well as to com­mu­ni­cate with inter­est­ed par­ties or cus­tomers, we have a pres­ence on the Face­book platform.

On this social media plat­form, we are joint­ly respon­si­ble with Face­book Ire­land Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Har­bor, Dublin 2, Ireland.

The data pro­tec­tion offi­cer of Face­book can be reached via this con­tact form:

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/540977946302970

We have defined the joint respon­si­bil­i­ty in an agree­ment regard­ing the respec­tive oblig­a­tions with­in the mean­ing of the GDPR. This agree­ment, which sets out the rec­i­p­ro­cal oblig­a­tions, is avail­able at the fol­low­ing link:

https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum

The legal basis for the pro­cess­ing of the result­ing and sub­se­quent­ly dis­closed per­son­al data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in the analy­sis, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, sales, and pro­mo­tion of our prod­ucts and services.

The legal basis may also be your con­sent per Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR grant­ed to the plat­form oper­a­tor. Per Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, you may revoke this con­sent with the plat­form oper­a­tor at any time with future effect.

When access­ing our online pres­ence on the Face­book plat­form, Face­book Ire­land Ltd. as the oper­a­tor of the plat­form in the EU will process your data (e.g. per­son­al infor­ma­tion, IP address, etc.).

This data of the user is used for sta­tis­ti­cal infor­ma­tion on the use of our com­pa­ny pres­ence on Face­book. Face­book Ire­land Ltd. uses this data for mar­ket research and adver­tis­ing pur­pos­es as well as for the cre­ation of user pro­files. Based on these pro­files, Face­book Ire­land Ltd. can pro­vide adver­tis­ing both with­in and out­side of Face­book based on your inter­ests. If you are logged into Face­book at the time you access our site, Face­book Ire­land Ltd. will also link this data to your user account.

If you con­tact us via Face­book, the per­son­al data your pro­vide at that time will be used to process the request. We will delete this data once we have com­plete­ly respond­ed to your query, unless there are legal oblig­a­tions to retain the data, such as for sub­se­quent ful­fill­ment of contracts.

Face­book Ire­land Ltd. might also set cook­ies when pro­cess­ing your data.

If you do not agree to this pro­cess­ing, you have the option of pre­vent­ing the instal­la­tion of cook­ies by mak­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your brows­er. Cook­ies that have already been saved can be delet­ed at any time. The instruc­tions to do this depend on the brows­er and sys­tem being used. For Flash cook­ies, the pro­cess­ing can­not be pre­vent­ed by the set­tings in your brows­er, but instead by mak­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your Flash play­er. If you pre­vent or restrict the instal­la­tion of cook­ies, not all of the func­tions of Face­book may be ful­ly usable.

Details on the pro­cess­ing activ­i­ties, their sup­pres­sion, and the dele­tion of the data processed by Face­book can be found in its pri­va­cy policy:

https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

It can­not be exclud­ed that the pro­cess­ing by Face­book Ire­land Ltd. will also take place in the Unit­ed States by Face­book Inc., 1601 Wil­low Road, Men­lo Park, Cal­i­for­nia 94025.

Face­book Inc. has sub­mit­ted to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield, there­by com­ply­ing with the data pro­tec­tion require­ments of the EU when pro­cess­ing data in the USA.

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active
Instagram

To adver­tise our prod­ucts and ser­vices as well as to com­mu­ni­cate with inter­est­ed par­ties or cus­tomers, we have a pres­ence on the Insta­gram platform.

On this social media plat­form, we are joint­ly respon­si­ble with Face­book Ire­land Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Har­bour, Dublin 2 Ireland.

The data pro­tec­tion offi­cer of Insta­gram can be reached via this con­tact form:

https://www.facebook.com/help/contact/540977946302970

We have defined the joint respon­si­bil­i­ty in an agree­ment regard­ing the respec­tive oblig­a­tions with­in the mean­ing of the GDPR. This agree­ment, which sets out the rec­i­p­ro­cal oblig­a­tions, is avail­able at the fol­low­ing link:

https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum

The legal basis for the pro­cess­ing of the result­ing and sub­se­quent­ly dis­closed per­son­al data is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in the analy­sis, com­mu­ni­ca­tion, sales, and pro­mo­tion of our prod­ucts and services.

The legal basis may also be your con­sent per Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR grant­ed to the plat­form oper­a­tor. Per Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR, you may revoke this con­sent with the plat­form oper­a­tor at any time with future effect.

When access­ing our online pres­ence on the Insta­gram plat­form, Face­book Ire­land Ltd. as the oper­a­tor of the plat­form in the EU will process your data (e.g. per­son­al infor­ma­tion, IP address, etc.).

This data of the user is used for sta­tis­ti­cal infor­ma­tion on the use of our com­pa­ny pres­ence on Insta­gram. Face­book Ire­land Ltd. uses this data for mar­ket research and adver­tis­ing pur­pos­es as well as for the cre­ation of user pro­files. Based on these pro­files, Face­book Ire­land Ltd. can pro­vide adver­tis­ing both with­in and out­side of Insta­gram based on your inter­ests. If you are logged into Insta­gram at the time you access our site, Face­book Ire­land Ltd. will also link this data to your user account.

If you con­tact us via Insta­gram, the per­son­al data your pro­vide at that time will be used to process the request. We will delete this data once we have com­plete­ly respond­ed to your query, unless there are legal oblig­a­tions to retain the data, such as for sub­se­quent ful­fill­ment of contracts.

Face­book Ire­land Ltd. might also set cook­ies when pro­cess­ing your data.

If you do not agree to this pro­cess­ing, you have the option of pre­vent­ing the instal­la­tion of cook­ies by mak­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your brows­er. Cook­ies that have already been saved can be delet­ed at any time. The instruc­tions to do this depend on the brows­er and sys­tem being used. For Flash cook­ies, the pro­cess­ing can­not be pre­vent­ed by the set­tings in your brows­er, but instead by mak­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your Flash play­er. If you pre­vent or restrict the instal­la­tion of cook­ies, not all of the func­tions of Insta­gram may be ful­ly usable.

Details on the pro­cess­ing activ­i­ties, their sup­pres­sion, and the dele­tion of the data processed by Insta­gram can be found in its pri­va­cy policy:

https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

It can­not be exclud­ed that the pro­cess­ing by Face­book Ire­land Ltd. will also take place in the Unit­ed States by Face­book Inc., 1601 Wil­low Road, Men­lo Park, Cal­i­for­nia 94025.

Face­book Inc. has sub­mit­ted to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield, there­by com­ply­ing with the data pro­tec­tion require­ments of the EU when pro­cess­ing data in the USA.

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active
Social media links via graphics

We also inte­grate the fol­low­ing social media sites into our web­site. The inte­gra­tion takes place via a linked graph­ic of the respec­tive site. The use of these graph­ics stored on our own servers pre­vents the auto­mat­ic con­nec­tion to the servers of these net­works for their dis­play. Only by click­ing on the cor­re­spond­ing graph­ic will you be for­ward­ed to the ser­vice of the respec­tive social network.

Once you click, that net­work may record infor­ma­tion about you and your vis­it to our site. It can­not be ruled out that such data will be processed in the Unit­ed States.

Ini­tial­ly, this data includes such things as your IP address, the date and time of your vis­it, and the page vis­it­ed. If you are logged into your user account on that net­work, how­ev­er, the net­work oper­a­tor might assign the infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed about your vis­it to our site to your per­son­al account. If you inter­act by click­ing Like, Share, etc., this infor­ma­tion can be stored your per­son­al user account and pos­si­bly post­ed on the respec­tive net­work. To pre­vent this, you need to log out of your social media account before click­ing on the graph­ic. The var­i­ous social media net­works also offer set­tings that you can con­fig­ure accordingly.

The fol­low­ing social net­works are inte­grat­ed into our site by linked graphics:
Facebook

Face­book Ire­land Lim­it­ed, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ire­land, a sub­sidiary of Face­book Inc., 1601 S. Cal­i­for­nia Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active
twitter

Twit­ter Inc., 795 Fol­som St., Suite 600, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94107, USA

Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy: https://twitter.com/privacy

EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/…0000TORzAAO&status=Active
Pinterest

Pin­ter­est Inc., 651 Bran­nan Street, San Fran­cis­co, CA, 94107, USA.

Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy: https://policy.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy

EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000008VVzAAM&status=Active
YouTube

Google Ire­land Lim­it­ed, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Irland, a sub­sidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphithe­atre Park­way, Moun­tain View, CA 94043 USA

Pri­va­cy Pol­i­cy: https://policies.google.com/privacy

EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active
Face­book plug-in

Our web­site uses the plug-in of the Face­book social net­work. Facebook.com is a ser­vice pro­vid­ed by Face­book Inc., 1601 S. Cal­i­for­nia Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA. In the EU, this ser­vice is also oper­at­ed by Face­book Ire­land Lim­it­ed, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ire­land, here­inafter both referred to as “Face­book.”

Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

Face­book guar­an­tees that it will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the Unit­ed States.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in improv­ing the qual­i­ty of our website.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the pos­si­ble plug-ins and their respec­tive func­tions is avail­able from Face­book at

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you vis­it on our web­site, your brows­er will down­load an icon for the plug-in from Facebook’s servers in the USA. For tech­ni­cal rea­sons, it is nec­es­sary for Face­book to process your IP address. In addi­tion, the date and time of your vis­it to our web­site will also be recorded.

If you are logged in to Face­book while vis­it­ing one of our plugged-in web­sites, the infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed by the plug-in from your spe­cif­ic vis­it will be rec­og­nized by Face­book. The infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed may then be assigned to your per­son­al account at Face­book. If, for exam­ple, you use the Face­book Like but­ton, this infor­ma­tion will be stored in your Face­book account and pub­lished on the Face­book plat­form. If you want to pre­vent this, you must either log out of Face­book before vis­it­ing our web­site or use an add-on for your brows­er to pre­vent the Face­book plug-in from loading.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the col­lec­tion and use of data as well as your rights and pro­tec­tion options in Facebook’s pri­va­cy pol­i­cy found at

https://www.facebook.com/policy.php
Twit­ter plug-in

Our web­site uses the plug-in of the Twit­ter social net­work. The Twit­ter ser­vice is oper­at­ed by Twit­ter Inc., 795 Fol­som St., Suite 600, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94107, USA (“Twit­ter”).

Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active

Twit­ter guar­an­tees that it will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the Unit­ed States.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in improv­ing the qual­i­ty of our website.

If the plug-in is stored on one of the pages you vis­it on our web­site, your brows­er will down­load an icon for the plug-in from Twitter’s servers in the USA. For tech­ni­cal rea­sons, it is nec­es­sary for Twit­ter to process your IP address. In addi­tion, the date and time of your vis­it to our web­site will also be recorded.

If you are logged in to Twit­ter while vis­it­ing one of our plugged-in web­sites, the infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed by the plug-in from your spe­cif­ic vis­it will be rec­og­nized by Twit­ter. The infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed may then be assigned to your per­son­al account at Twit­ter. If, for exam­ple, you use the Twit­ter Tweet but­ton, this infor­ma­tion will be stored in your Twit­ter account and may be pub­lished on the Twit­ter plat­form. To pre­vent this, you must either log out of Twit­ter before vis­it­ing our site or make the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your Twit­ter account.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the col­lec­tion and use of data as well as your rights and pro­tec­tion options in Twitter’s pri­va­cy pol­i­cy found at

https://twitter.com/privacy
Shar­iff social media buttons

Our web­site uses the plug-ins of the fol­low­ing social net­works. To inte­grate these plug-ins, we use the Shar­iff plug-in.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in improv­ing the qual­i­ty of our website.

Shar­iff is an open source pro­gram devel­oped by c’t and heise. By inte­grat­ing this plug-in, linked graph­ics pre­vent the fol­low­ing social net­work plug-ins from auto­mat­i­cal­ly estab­lish­ing a con­nec­tion to the respec­tive social net­works serv­er when you vis­it website(s) on which the plug-ins are inte­grat­ed. Only if you click on one of these linked graph­ics will you be for­ward­ed to the ser­vice of the respec­tive social net­work. Only then will infor­ma­tion about your use of our site be record­ed by the respec­tive social net­work. This infor­ma­tion may include your IP address, the date and time you vis­it­ed our site, as well as the pages you viewed.

If you are logged in to one of the social net­work ser­vices while vis­it­ing one of our plugged-in web­sites, the infor­ma­tion col­lect­ed by the plug-in from your spe­cif­ic vis­it will be rec­og­nized by the provider of that social net­work and assigned to your per­son­al user account there and/or pub­lish infor­ma­tion about your inter­ac­tion with our site there. If, for exam­ple, you use the a share but­ton for the social net­work, this infor­ma­tion may be stored in your user account there and pub­lished on the plat­form of the respec­tive social net­work provider. To pre­vent this, you must either log out of the social net­work before click­ing the graph­ic or make the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your social net­work account.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about Shar­iff is avail­able at

http://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html

The fol­low­ing social net­works are inte­grat­ed into our website:

Google+ oper­at­ed by Google Ire­land Lim­it­ed, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Irland

Pri­va­cy infor­ma­tion is avail­able at https://policies.google.com/privacy

Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guar­an­tees that it will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the Unit­ed States.

Face­book oper­at­ed by Face­book Inc, 1601 S. Cal­i­for­nia Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA, oper­at­ed with­in the EU by Face­book Ire­land Lim­it­ed, 4 Grand Canal Square, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Pri­va­cy infor­ma­tion can be found at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active

Face­book guar­an­tees that it will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the Unit­ed States.

Twit­ter oper­at­ed by Twit­ter Inc, 795 Fol­som St., Suite 600, San Fran­cis­co, CA 94107, USA.

Pri­va­cy infor­ma­tion can be found at https://twitter.com/privacy

Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active

Twit­ter guar­an­tees that it will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the Unit­ed States.
Mato­mo (for­mer­ly: PIWIK)

Our web­site uses Mato­mo (for­mer­ly: PIWIK). This is open-source soft­ware with which we can ana­lyze the use of our site. Data such as your IP address, the pages you vis­it, the web­site from which you came (refer­rer URL), the dura­tion of your vis­it, and the fre­quen­cy of your vis­its is processed.

Mato­mo stores a cook­ie on your device via your brows­er in order to col­lect this data. This cook­ie is valid for one week.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in the analy­sis and opti­miza­tion of our website.

We use Mato­mo with the “Auto­mat­i­cal­ly Anonymize Vis­i­tor IPs” func­tion. This anonymiza­tion func­tion trun­cates your IP address by two bytes so that it is impos­si­ble to assign it to you or to the inter­net con­nec­tion you are using.

If you do not agree to this pro­cess­ing, you have the option of pre­vent­ing the instal­la­tion of cook­ies by mak­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your brows­er. Fur­ther details can be found in the sec­tion about cook­ies above.

In addi­tion, you have the option of ter­mi­nat­ing the analy­sis of your usage behav­ior by opt­ing out. By con­firm­ing the link

[HERE ADD INSERT IFRAME FROM MATOMO WITH OPT-OUT-COOKIE]

a cook­ie is stored on your device via your brows­er to pre­vent any fur­ther analy­sis. Please note, how­ev­er, that you must click the above link again if you delete the cook­ies stored on your end device.
Google reCAPTCHA

Our web­site uses Google reCAPTCHA to check and pre­vent auto­mat­ed servers (“bots”) from access­ing and inter­act­ing with our web­site. This is a ser­vice pro­vid­ed by Google Ire­land Lim­it­ed, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Irland (here­inafter: Google).

Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guar­an­tees that it will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the Unit­ed States.

This ser­vice allows Google to deter­mine from which web­site your request has been sent and from which IP address the reCAPTCHA input box has been used. In addi­tion to your IP address, Google may col­lect oth­er infor­ma­tion nec­es­sary to pro­vide and guar­an­tee this service.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in the secu­ri­ty of our web­site and in the pre­ven­tion of unwant­ed, auto­mat­ed access in the form of spam or similar.

Google offers detailed infor­ma­tion at

https://policies.google.com/privacy

con­cern­ing the gen­er­al han­dling of your user data.
Google Fonts

Our web­site uses Google Fonts to dis­play exter­nal fonts. This is a ser­vice pro­vid­ed by Google Ire­land Lim­it­ed, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Irland (here­inafter: Google).

Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guar­an­tees that it will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the Unit­ed States.

To enable the dis­play of cer­tain fonts on our web­site, a con­nec­tion to the Google serv­er in the USA is estab­lished when­ev­er our web­site is accessed.

The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in the opti­miza­tion and eco­nom­ic oper­a­tion of our site.

When you access our site, a con­nec­tion to Google is estab­lished from which Google can iden­ti­fy the site from which your request has been sent and to which IP address the fonts are being trans­mit­ted for display.

Google offers detailed infor­ma­tion at

https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated

https://policies.google.com/privacy

in par­tic­u­lar on options for pre­vent­ing the use of data.
YouTube

We use YouTube on our web­site. This is a video por­tal oper­at­ed by YouTube LLC, 901 Cher­ry Ave, 94066 San Bruno, CA, USA, here­inafter referred to as “YouTube”.

YouTube is a sub­sidiary of Google Ire­land Lim­it­ed, Gor­don House, Bar­row Street, Dublin 4, Irland, here­inafter referred to as “Google”.

Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google and its sub­sidiary YouTube guar­an­tee that they will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the Unit­ed States.

We use YouTube in its advanced pri­va­cy mode to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in improv­ing the qual­i­ty of our web­site. Accord­ing to YouTube, the advanced pri­va­cy mode means that the data spec­i­fied below will only be trans­mit­ted to the YouTube serv­er if you actu­al­ly start a video.

With­out this mode, a con­nec­tion to the YouTube serv­er in the USA will be estab­lished as soon as you access any of our web­pages on which a YouTube video is embedded.

This con­nec­tion is required in order to be able to dis­play the respec­tive video on our web­site with­in your brows­er. YouTube will record and process at a min­i­mum your IP address, the date and time the video was dis­played, as well as the web­site you vis­it­ed. In addi­tion, a con­nec­tion to the Dou­bleClick adver­tis­ing net­work of Google is established.

If you are logged in to YouTube when you access our site, YouTube will assign the con­nec­tion infor­ma­tion to your YouTube account. To pre­vent this, you must either log out of YouTube before vis­it­ing our site or make the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your YouTube account.

For the pur­pose of func­tion­al­i­ty and analy­sis of usage behav­ior, YouTube per­ma­nent­ly stores cook­ies on your device via your brows­er. If you do not agree to this pro­cess­ing, you have the option of pre­vent­ing the instal­la­tion of cook­ies by mak­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your brows­er. Fur­ther details can be found in the sec­tion about cook­ies above.

Fur­ther infor­ma­tion about the col­lec­tion and use of data as well as your rights and pro­tec­tion options in Google’s pri­va­cy pol­i­cy found at

https://policies.google.com/privacy
Vimeo

We use Vimeo to dis­play videos on our web­site. This is a ser­vice of Vimeo, LLC, 555 West 18th Street, New York, New York 10011, USA, here­inafter referred to as “Vimeo.”

Some of the user data is processed on Vimeo servers in the USA. Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield

(https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt00000008V77AAE&status=Active)

Vimeo guar­an­tees that it will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the Unit­ed States.

The legal basis for col­lect­ing and pro­cess­ing this infor­ma­tion is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in improv­ing the qual­i­ty of our website.

When you access a page on our web­site that has Vimeo embed­ded in it, a con­nec­tion to Vimeo’s servers in the USA is estab­lished. For tech­ni­cal rea­sons, it is nec­es­sary for Vimeo to process your IP address. In addi­tion, the date and time of your vis­it to our web­site will also be recorded.

If you are logged into Vimeo while vis­it­ing one of our web­pages con­tain­ing a Vimeo video, Vimeo will asso­ciate infor­ma­tion about your inter­ac­tion with our site to your Vimeo account. If you wish to pre­vent this, you must either log out of Vimeo before vis­it­ing our web­site or con­fig­ure your Vimeo user account accordingly.

For the pur­pose of func­tion­al­i­ty and usage analy­sis, Vimeo uses Google Ana­lyt­ics. Google Ana­lyt­ics stores cook­ies on your ter­mi­nal device via your brows­er and trans­mits infor­ma­tion about the use of those web­sites in which a Vimeo video is embed­ded to Google. It is pos­si­ble that Google will process this infor­ma­tion in the USA.

If you do not agree to this pro­cess­ing, you have the option of pre­vent­ing the instal­la­tion of cook­ies by mak­ing the appro­pri­ate set­tings in your brows­er. Fur­ther details can be found in the sec­tion about cook­ies above.

The legal basis for col­lect­ing and pro­cess­ing this infor­ma­tion is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legit­i­mate inter­est lies in improv­ing the qual­i­ty of our web­site and in Vimeo’s legit­i­mate inter­est in sta­tis­ti­cal­ly ana­lyz­ing user behav­ior for opti­miza­tion and mar­ket­ing purposes.

Vimeo offers fur­ther infor­ma­tion about its data col­lec­tion and pro­cess­ing as well your rights and your options for pro­tect­ing your pri­va­cy at this link:

http://vimeo.com/privacy.
MailChimp — Newsletter

We offer you the oppor­tu­ni­ty to reg­is­ter for our free newslet­ter via our website.

We use MailChimp, a ser­vice of The Rock­et Sci­ence Group, LLC, 512 Means Street, Suite 404, Atlanta, GA 30318, USA, here­inafter referred to as “The Rock­et Sci­ence Group”.

Through cer­ti­fi­ca­tion accord­ing to the EU-US Pri­va­cy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active

the Rock­et Sci­ence Group guar­an­tees that it will fol­low the EU’s data pro­tec­tion reg­u­la­tions when pro­cess­ing data in the Unit­ed States. In addi­tion, the Rock­et Sci­ence Group offers fur­ther infor­ma­tion about its data pro­tec­tion prac­tices at

http://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/

If you reg­is­ter for our free newslet­ter, the data request­ed from you for this pur­pose, i.e. your email address and, option­al­ly, your name and address, will be processed by The Rock­et Sci­ence Group. In addi­tion, your IP address and the date and time of your reg­is­tra­tion will be saved. Dur­ing the reg­is­tra­tion process, your con­sent to receive this newslet­ter will be obtained togeth­er with a con­crete descrip­tion of the type of con­tent it will offer and ref­er­ence made to this pri­va­cy policy.

The newslet­ter then sent out by The Rock­et Sci­ence Group will also con­tain a track­ing pix­el called a web bea­con. This pix­el helps us eval­u­ate whether and when you have read our newslet­ter and whether you have clicked any links con­tained there­in. In addi­tion to fur­ther tech­ni­cal data, such as data about your com­put­er hard­ware and your IP address, the data processed will be stored so that we can opti­mize our newslet­ter and respond to the wish­es of our read­ers. The data will there­fore increase the qual­i­ty and attrac­tive­ness of our newsletter.

The legal basis for send­ing the newslet­ter and the analy­sis is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You may revoke your pri­or con­sent to receive this newslet­ter under Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with future effect. All you have to do is inform us that you are revok­ing your con­sent or click on the unsub­scribe link con­tained in each newsletter.

Mod­el Data Pro­tec­tion State­ment for Anwalt­skan­zlei Weiß & Partner