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  1. Introduction and overview

    We have written this data protection declaration (version 01.09.2022-122112964) in order to provide you with information in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 and applicable national laws to explain which personal data (data for short) we as the responsible party - and the processors commissioned by us (e.g. providers) - process, will process in the future and what legal options you have. The terms used are gender-neutral.

    In short: We will provide you with comprehensive information about data that we process about you.

    Privacy statements usually sound very technical and use legal terminology. This data protection declaration, on the other hand, is intended to describe the most important things as simply and transparently as possible. As far as transparency is conducive, technical terms are explained in a reader-friendly manner, links to further information are provided and graphics are used. We are thus informing you in clear and simple language that we only process personal data in the course of our business activities if there is a corresponding legal basis. This is certainly not possible if you make the most concise, unclear and legal-technical statements possible, as they are often standard on the Internet when it comes to data protection. I hope you find the following explanations interesting and informative and maybe you find some information that you didn't know.

    If you still have questions, we would like to ask you to contact the responsible person named below or in the imprint, to follow the links provided and to look at further information on third-party websites. You can of course also find our contact details in the imprint.

    Area of ​​application

    This data protection declaration applies to all personal data processed by us in the company and to all personal data that companies commissioned by us (processors) process. By personal data we mean information within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 1 GDPR such as a person's name, e-mail address and postal address. The processing of personal data ensures that we can offer and bill our services and products, whether online or offline. The scope of this privacy policy includes:

    • all online presences (websites, online shops) that we operate
    • Social media appearances and e-mail communication
    • mobile apps for smartphones and other devices

    In short: The data protection declaration applies to all areas in which personal data is processed in a structured manner in the company via the channels mentioned. If we enter into legal relationships with you outside of these channels, we will inform you separately if necessary.

    Legal bases

    In the following data protection declaration, we provide you with transparent information on the legal principles and regulations, i.e. the legal basis of the General Data Protection Regulation, which enable us to process personal data.

    As far as EU law is concerned, we refer to REGULATION (EU) 2016/679 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of April 27, 2016. You can of course read this EU General Data Protection Regulation online at EUR- Lex, access to EU law, at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/DE/ALL/?uri=celex%3A32016R0679.

    We only process your data if at least one of the following conditions applies:

    1. Consent (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit a GDPR): You have given us your consent to process data for a specific purpose. An example would be storing the data you entered on a contact form.
    2. Contract (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR): In order to fulfill a contract or pre-contractual obligations with you, we process your data. For example, if we conclude a sales contract with you, we need personal information in advance.
    3. Legal obligation (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. c GDPR): If we are subject to a legal obligation, we process your data. For example, we are required by law to keep invoices for accounting purposes. These usually contain personal data.
    4. Legitimate interests (Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR): In the case of legitimate interests that do not restrict your fundamental rights, we reserve the right to process personal data. For example, we need to process certain data in order to be able to operate our website securely and economically. This processing is therefore a legitimate interest.

    Other conditions such as the taking of recordings in the public interest and the exercise of official authority as well as the protection of vital interests do not generally apply to us. Insofar as such a legal basis is relevant, it will be indicated in the appropriate place.

    In addition to the EU regulation, national laws also apply:

    • In Austria this is the Federal Act for the Protection of Natural Persons in the Processing of Personal Data (Data Protection Act), in short DSG.
    • In Germany the Federal Data Protection Act, in short BDSG applies .

    If other regional or national laws apply, we will inform you in the following sections.

    Contact details of the person responsible

    If you have any questions about data protection or the processing of personal data, you will find the contact details of the responsible person or department below:

    FOUR-TWENTY GmbH

    1020 Vienna, Praterstrasse 14

    Authorized representative: Lukas Bock

    Email: hello@supherb.shop

    Storage time

    The fact that we only store personal data for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services and products is a general criterion for us. This means that we delete personal data as soon as the reason for the data processing no longer exists. In some cases, we are legally obliged to store certain data even after the original purpose has ceased to exist, for example for accounting purposes.

    If you wish your data to be deleted or revoke your consent to data processing, the data will be deleted as quickly as possible and provided there is no obligation to store them.

    We will inform you below about the specific duration of the respective data processing if we have further information on this.

    Rights under the General Data Protection Regulation

    According to Articles 13, 14 GDPR, we inform you about the following rights to which you are entitled so that data is processed fairly and transparently:

    • According to Article 15 GDPR, you have a right to information as to whether we are processing your data.If this is the case, you have the right to receive a copy of the data and to be informed of the following information:
      • for what purpose we carry out the processing;
      • the categories, i.e. the types of data that are processed;
      • who receives this data and if the data is transferred to third countries, how security can be guaranteed;
      • how long the data is stored;
      • the existence of the right to rectification, erasure or restriction of processing and the right to object to processing;
      • that you can complain to a supervisory authority (links to these authorities can be found below);
      • the origin of the data if we did not collect it from you;
      • whether profiling is carried out, i.e. whether data is automatically evaluated in order to obtain a personal profile of you
    • According to Article 16 GDPR, you have the right to have the data corrected, which means that we have to correct data if you find any errors.
    • According to Article 17 GDPR, you have the right to erasure ("right to be forgotten"), which specifically means that you can request the erasure of your data.
    • According to Article 18 GDPR, you have the right to restriction of processing, which means that we may only store the data but not use it any further.
    • According to Article 20 GDPR, you have the right to data portability, which means that we can provide you with your data in a common format upon request.
    • According to Article 21 GDPR, you have a right of objection, which, after enforcement, will result in a change in processing.
      • If the processing of your data is based on Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter e (public interest, exercise of official authority) or Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f (legitimate interest), you can object to the processing . We will then check as soon as possible whether we can legally comply with this objection.
      • If data is used to operate direct advertising, you can object to this type of data processing at any time. We may no longer use your data for direct marketing after this.
      • If data is used to operate profiling, you can object to this type of data processing at any time. We may no longer use your data for profiling after this.
    • According to Article 22 GDPR, you may have the right not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing (e.g. profiling).
    • According to Article 77 GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint. This means that you can complain to the data protection authority at any time if you believe that the processing of personal data violates the GDPR.

    In short: You have rights - do not hesitate to contact the responsible person listed above!

    If you believe that the processing of your data violates data protection law or your data protection rights have been violated in any other way, you can complain to the supervisory authority. This is the data protection authority for Austria, whose website can be found at https://www.dsb.gv.at/. In Germany there is a data protection officer for each federal state. For more information, you can contact the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information (BfDI).The following local data protection authority is responsible for our company:

    Austrian data protection authority

    Head: Dr. Andrea Jelinek

    Address: Barichgasse 40-42, 1030 Vienna

    Phone number: +43 1 52 152-0

    Email address: dsb@dsb.gv.at

    Website: https://www.dsb.gv.at/

    Data transfer to third countries

    We only transfer or process data to countries outside the EU (third countries) if you agree to this processing, if this is required by law or contractually and in any case only to the extent that this is generally permitted. In most cases, your consent is the most important reason that we have data processed in third countries. The processing of personal data in third countries such as the USA, where many software manufacturers offer services and have their server locations, may mean that personal data is processed and stored in unexpected ways.

    We expressly point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. Data processing by US services (such as Google Analytics) may result in data not being processed and stored anonymously. In addition, US government authorities may have access to individual data. In addition, it may happen that collected data is linked to data from other services from the same provider, provided you have a corresponding user account. If possible, we try to use server locations within the EU if this is offered.

    We will inform you in more detail about data transfer to third countries at the appropriate points in this data protection declaration, if this applies.

    Security of data processing

    In order to protect personal data, we have implemented both technical and organizational measures. Where possible, we encrypt or pseudonymise personal data. In this way, we make it as difficult as possible for third parties to derive personal information from our data.

    Art. 25 GDPR speaks here of "data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings" and means that you always think about security both with software (e.g. forms) and hardware (e.g. access to the server room) and take appropriate measures . If necessary, we will go into specific measures below.

    TLS encryption with https

    TLS, encryption and https sound very technical and they are. We use HTTPS (Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure stands for "secure hypertext transfer protocol") to transmit data securely on the Internet.

    This means that the complete transmission of all data from your browser to our web server is secured - nobody can "eavesdrop".

    We have thus introduced an additional security layer and comply with data protection through technology design (Article 25 paragraph 1 DSGVO). By using TLS (Transport Layer Security), an encryption protocol for secure data transmission on the Internet, we can ensure the protection of confidential data.

    You can recognize the use of this protection for data transmission by the small lock symbol in the top left of the browser, to the left of the Internet address (e.g. examplepage.de) and the use of the https scheme (instead of http ) as part of our internet address.

    If you want to know more about encryption, we recommend a Google search for "Hypertext Transfer Protocol Secure wiki" to get good links to further information

    Communication

    Communication Summary

    👥 Affected: Everyone who communicates with us by phone, email or online form

    📓 Processed data: e.g. B. Telephone number, name, e-mail address, entered form data. You can find more details on this under the type of contact used

    🤝 Purpose: Handling communication with customers, business partners, etc.

    📅 Duration of storage: Duration of the business case and the legal regulations

    ⚖️ Legal basis: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(b) GDPR (contract), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests )

    If you contact us and communicate by phone, email or online form, personal data may be processed.

    The data will be processed for the handling and processing of your question and the associated business transaction. The data is stored for as long as the law requires.

    Persons Affected

    All those who seek contact with us via the communication channels provided by us are affected by the processes mentioned.

    Phone

    If you call us, the call data will be stored pseudonymously on the respective end device and with the telecommunications provider used. In addition, data such as name and telephone number can then be sent by e-mail and saved to answer enquiries. The data will be deleted as soon as the business case has ended and legal requirements allow it.

    Email

    If you communicate with us by e-mail, data may be stored on the respective end device (computer, laptop, smartphone,...) and data is stored on the e-mail server. The data will be deleted as soon as the business case has ended and legal requirements allow it.

    Online forms

    If you communicate with us using an online form, data will be stored on our web server and, if necessary, forwarded to an e-mail address from us. The data will be deleted as soon as the business case has ended and legal requirements allow it.

    Legal bases

    The processing of the data is based on the following legal bases:

    • Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR (consent): You give us your consent to store your data and to continue to use it for business purposes;
    • Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR (contract): There is a need to fulfill a contract with you or a processor such as e.g. B. the telephone provider or we need the data for pre-contractual activities, such. B. preparing an offer;
    • Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests): We want to conduct customer inquiries and business communication in a professional framework. These are certain technical facilities such. B. e-mail programs, exchange servers and mobile phone operators are necessary in order to be able to communicate efficiently.

    Order processing contract (AVV)

    In this section we would like to explain what a data processing agreement is and why it is needed. Because the word "order processing contract" is quite a tongue twister, we will often only use the acronym AVV here in the text.Like most companies, we do not work alone, but also use the services of other companies or individuals ourselves. By involving different companies or service providers, it is possible that we pass on personal data for processing. These partners then act as processors with whom we conclude a contract, the so-called data processing contract (AVV). The most important thing for you to know is that the processing of your personal data takes place exclusively according to our instructions and must be regulated by the GCU.

    Who are processors?

    As a company and website owner, we are responsible for all data that we process from you. In addition to those responsible, there may also be so-called processors. This includes any company or person who processes personal data on our behalf. More precisely and according to the GDPR definition: any natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on our behalf is considered a processor. Processors can therefore be service providers such as hosting or cloud providers, payment or newsletter providers or large companies such as Google or Microsoft.

    To make the terminology easier to understand, here is an overview of the three roles in the GDPR:

    Person affected (you as a customer or interested party) → Responsible person (we as a company and client) → Processor (service providers such as web hosts or cloud providers)

    Content of an order processing contract

    As mentioned above, we have entered into an AVV with our partners who act as processors. First and foremost, it states that the processor processes the data to be processed exclusively in accordance with the GDPR. The contract must be concluded in writing, although in this context the electronic conclusion of the contract is also considered “in writing”. The processing of personal data only takes place on the basis of the contract. The contract must contain the following:

    • Relationship with us as the responsible party
    • Obligations and rights of the controller
    • Categories of data subjects
    • Type of personal data
    • Type and purpose of data processing
    • Object and duration of data processing
    • Place of data processing

    Furthermore, the contract contains all the obligations of the processor. The most important duties are:

    • measures to ensure data security
    • to take possible technical and organizational measures to protect the rights of the data subject
    • to maintain a data processing directory
    • to cooperate with the data protection supervisory authority upon request
    • perform a risk analysis in relation to the personal data received
    • Sub-processors may only be commissioned with the written consent of the person responsible

    You can find out what such an AVV looks like at https://www.wko.at/service/wirtschaftsrecht-gewerberecht/eu-dsgvo-mustervertrag-auftragsverarbeitung .html. A sample contract is presented here.

    Cookies

    Cookies Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: depends on the respective cookie.More details can be found below or from the manufacturer of the software that sets the cookie.

    📓 Processed data: Depending on the cookie used. More details can be found below or from the manufacturer of the software that sets the cookie.

    📅 Storage duration: depending on the respective cookie, can vary from hours to years

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What are cookies?

    Our website uses HTTP cookies to store user-specific data.

    In the following we explain what cookies are and why they are used so that you can better understand the following data protection declaration.

    Whenever you surf the Internet, you use a browser. Well-known browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, Internet Explorer and Microsoft Edge. Most websites store small text files in your browser. These files are called cookies.

    One thing cannot be denied: cookies are really useful little helpers. Almost all websites use cookies. More precisely, they are HTTP cookies, as there are other cookies for other areas of application. HTTP cookies are small files that are stored on your computer by our website. These cookie files are automatically stored in the cookie folder, which is basically the "brain" of your browser. A cookie consists of a name and a value. When defining a cookie, one or more attributes must also be specified.

    Cookies store certain user data from you, such as language or personal page settings. When you visit our site again, your browser transmits the "user-related" information back to our site. Thanks to cookies, our website knows who you are and offers you the settings you are used to. In some browsers each cookie has its own file, in others such as Firefox all cookies are stored in a single file.

    The following graphic shows a possible interaction between a web browser such as B. Chrome and the web server. The web browser requests a website and receives a cookie from the server, which the browser uses again as soon as another page is requested.

    There are both first-party cookies and third-party cookies. First-party cookies are created directly by our site, third-party cookies are created by partner websites (e.g. Google Analytics). Each cookie must be evaluated individually, since each cookie stores different data. The expiry time of a cookie also varies from a few minutes to a few years. Cookies are not software programs and do not contain viruses, Trojans or other "pests". Cookies also cannot access information on your PC.

    Cookie data can look like this, for example:

    Name: _ga

    Value: GA1.2.1326744211.152122112964-9

    Purpose: Differentiation of website visitors

    Expiry date: after 2 years

    A browser should be able to support these minimum sizes:

    • At least 4096 bytes per cookie
    • At least 50 cookies per domain
    • At least 3000 total cookies

    What types of cookies are there?

    The question of which cookies we use in particular depends on the services used and is clarified in the following sections of the data protection declaration. At this point we would like to briefly discuss the different types of HTTP cookies.

    There are 4 types of cookies:

    Strictly necessary cookies

    These cookies are necessary to ensure basic functions of the website. For example, these cookies are needed if a user puts a product in the shopping cart, then continues surfing on other pages and only goes to the checkout later. These cookies do not delete the shopping cart, even if the user closes their browser window.

    Appropriate cookies

    These cookies collect information about user behavior and whether the user receives any error messages. In addition, these cookies are also used to measure the loading time and behavior of the website in different browsers.

    Targeting Cookies

    These cookies ensure a better user experience. For example, entered locations, font sizes or form data are saved.

    Advertising cookies

    These cookies are also called targeting cookies. They are used to provide the user with individually tailored advertising. This can be very useful, but also very annoying.

    Usually, when you visit a website for the first time, you will be asked which of these types of cookies you would like to allow. And of course this decision is also saved in a cookie.

    If you want to know more about cookies and are not afraid of technical documentation, we recommend https://datatracker.ietf.org/doc/html/rfc6265, the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF) Request for Comments called “HTTP State Management Mechanism”.

    Purpose of processing via cookies

    The purpose ultimately depends on the respective cookie. More details can be found below or from the manufacturer of the software that sets the cookie.

    What data is processed?

    Cookies are little helpers for many different tasks. Unfortunately, it is not possible to generalize which data is stored in cookies, but we will inform you about the processed or stored data in the context of the following data protection declaration.

    Storage time of cookies

    The storage period depends on the respective cookie and is specified below. Some cookies are deleted after less than an hour, others can remain stored on a computer for several years.

    You can also influence the storage period yourself. You can manually delete all cookies at any time via your browser (see also "Right of objection" below). Furthermore, cookies that are based on consent will be deleted at the latest after you withdraw your consent, whereby the legality of storage remains unaffected up to that point.

    Right to object - how can I delete cookies?

    You decide how and whether you want to use cookies. Regardless of which service or website the cookies come from, you always have the option of deleting, deactivating or only partially allowing cookies. For example, you can block third-party cookies but allow all other cookies.

    If you want to know which cookies have been stored in your browser, if you want to change or delete cookie settings, you can find this in your browser settings:

    Chrome: Delete, enable and manage cookies in Chrome

    Safari: Managing cookies and site data with Safari

    Firefox: Delete cookies to remove data that websites have stored on your computer

    Internet Explorer: Delete and manage cookies

    Microsoft Edge: Deleting and managing cookies

    If you generally do not want any cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. This way you can decide for each individual cookie whether you allow the cookie or not. The procedure differs depending on the browser. It is best to search for the instructions in Google with the search term “Delete cookies Chrome” or “Deactivate cookies Chrome” in the case of a Chrome browser.

    Legal basis

    The so-called “cookie guidelines” have been in place since 2009. It states that the storage of cookies requires consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR) from you. Within the EU countries, however, there are still very different reactions to these directives. In Austria, however, this directive was implemented in Section 96 (3) of the Telecommunications Act (TKG). In Germany, the cookie guidelines have not been implemented as national law. Instead, this guideline was largely implemented in Section 15 (3) of the Telemedia Act (TMG).

    For absolutely necessary cookies, even if no consent has been given, there are legitimate interests (Article 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR), which in most cases are more economical are nature. We want to offer visitors a pleasant user experience on our website and for this purpose certain cookies are often strictly necessary.

    Cookies that are not absolutely necessary will only be used if you give your consent. The legal basis in this respect is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

    In the following sections you will be informed in more detail about the use of cookies if the software used uses cookies.

    Web hosting introduction

    Web hosting summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: professional hosting of the website and security of operation

    📓 Processed data: IP address, time of website visit, browser used and other data. More details can be found below or from the web hosting provider used.

    📅 Duration of storage: depends on the respective provider, but usually 2 weeks

    ⚖️ Legal basis: Art. 6 para. 1 lit.f GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is web hosting?

    When you visit websites today, certain information - including personal data - is automatically created and stored, including on this website. This data should be processed as sparingly as possible and only with justification. By the way, by website we mean the entirety of all web pages on a domain, i.e. everything from the start page (homepage) to the very last subpage (like this one). By domain we mean, for example, example.de or example.com.

    If you want to view a website on a computer, tablet, or smartphone, you use a program called a web browser to do so.You probably know a few web browsers by name: Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox and Apple Safari We call them browsers or web browsers for short.

    To view the website, the browser needs to connect to another computer where the website's code is stored: the web server. The operation of a web server is a complicated and time-consuming task, which is why this is usually taken on by professional providers, the providers. These offer web hosting and thus ensure reliable and error-free storage of website data. A lot of technical terms, but please stay tuned, it gets even better!

    When the browser on your computer (desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone) connects and during data transmission to and from the web server, personal data may be processed. On the one hand, your computer stores data, on the other hand, the web server also has to store data for a period of time in order to ensure proper operation.

    A picture says more than a thousand words, so the following graphic shows the interaction between the browser, the Internet and the hosting provider.

    Why do we process personal data?

    The purposes of data processing are:

    1. Professional website hosting and operational security
    2. to maintain operational and IT security
    3. Anonymous evaluation of access behavior to improve our offer and, if necessary, for criminal prosecution or the pursuit of claims

    What data is processed?

    Even while you are visiting our website, our web server, which is the computer on which this website is stored, usually automatically saves data such as

    • the complete internet address (URL) of the accessed website
    • Browser and browser version (e.g. Chrome 87)
    • the operating system used (e.g. Windows 10)
    • the address (URL) of the previously visited page (referrer URL) (e.g. https://www.beispielquellsite.de/vondabinichkommen/)
    • the hostname and IP address of the device being accessed from (e.g. COMPUTERNAME and 194.23.43.121)
    • Date and time
    • in files, the so-called web server log files

    How long is data stored?

    As a rule, the above data is stored for two weeks and then automatically deleted. We do not pass on this data, but we cannot rule out that this data will be viewed by authorities in the event of illegal behavior.

    In short: Your visit will be logged by our provider (company that runs our website on special computers (servers)), but we will not pass on your data without your consent!

    Legal basis

    The lawfulness of the processing of personal data in the context of web hosting results from Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (protection of legitimate interests), because the use of professional hosting with a provider is necessary to To present companies on the Internet in a secure and user-friendly manner and to be able to track attacks and claims from them if necessary.

    There is usually a contract between us and the hosting provider for order processing in accordance with Art. 28 f. GDPR, which ensures compliance with data protection and guarantees data security.

    Web hosting provider external data protection declaration

    мBelow you will find the contact details of our external hosting provider, where you can find out more about data processing in addition to the information above:

    Shopify, https://wwwshopify.com/legal/privacy

    You can find out more about data processing by this provider in the data protection declaration.

    Website modular systems Introduction

    Website modular systems data protection declaration summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Optimization of our service

    📓 Data processed: Data such as technical usage information such as browser activity, clickstream activity, session heat maps and contact details, IP address or your geographic location. More details can be found below in this data protection declaration and in the data protection declaration of the providers.

    📅 Storage duration: depends on the provider

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR (legitimate interests), Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR (consent)

    What are website building blocks?

    We use a modular website system for our website. Modular systems are special forms of a content management system (CMS). With a modular system, website operators can create a website very easily and without any programming knowledge. In many cases, web hosts also offer modular systems. By using a modular system, your personal data can also be collected, stored and processed. In this data protection text we give you general information about data processing by modular systems. For more information, see the provider's privacy policy.

    Why do we use website building blocks for our website?

    The biggest advantage of a modular system is its ease of use. We want to offer you a clear, simple and well-arranged website that we can easily operate and maintain ourselves - without external support. A modular system now offers many helpful functions that we can use even without programming knowledge. This allows us to design our website according to our wishes and offer you an informative and pleasant time on our website.

    What data is stored by a modular system?

    The exact data that is stored naturally depends on the website building block system used. Each provider processes and collects different data from the website visitor. However, technical usage information such as the operating system, browser, screen resolution, language and keyboard settings, hosting provider and the date of your website visit are usually collected. Tracking data (e.g. browser activity, clickstream activities, session heat maps, etc.) can also be processed. In addition, personal data can also be recorded and stored. This is mostly contact information such as email address, telephone number (if you have provided it), IP address and geographic location data. You can find out exactly what data is stored in the provider's data protection declaration.

    How long and where is the data stored?

    We will inform you below about the duration of data processing in connection with the modular website system used, provided that we have further information on this. You will find detailed information about this in the provider's data protection declaration.In general, we only process personal data for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services and products. It may be that the provider stores your data according to their own specifications, over which we have no influence.

    Right to object

    You always have the right to information, correction and deletion of your personal data. If you have any questions, you can also contact those responsible for the modular website system used at any time. Contact details can be found either in our data protection declaration or on the website of the relevant provider.

    Cookies that providers use for their functions can be deleted, deactivated or managed in your browser. Depending on which browser you use, this works in different ways. Please note, however, that not all functions may then work as usual.

    Legal basis

    We have a legitimate interest in using a modular website system to optimize our online service and present it in an efficient and user-friendly way for you. The corresponding legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR (legitimate interests). However, we only use the kit if you have given your consent.

    Insofar as the processing of data is not absolutely necessary for the operation of the website, the data will only be processed on the basis of your consent. This applies in particular to tracking activities. The legal basis in this respect is Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR.

    With this data protection declaration, we have brought you closer to the most important general information about data processing. If you would like more detailed information on this, you will find further information - if available - in the following section or in the data protection declaration of the provider.

    Wordpress.com Privacy Policy

    We use WordPress.com, a modular website system, for our website. The service provider is the American company Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA.

    WordPress also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    WordPress uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46. Para. 2 and 3 GDPR). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. Through these clauses, WordPress undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de

    The Data Processing Agreements, which correspond to the standard contractual clauses, can be found at https://wordpress.com/support/data-processing-agreements/ .

    You can find out more about the data processed by using WordPresscom in the data protection declaration on https://automattic.com/de/privacy/ .

    Order processing contract (AVV) Wordpress.com

    We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with WordPress.com within the meaning of Article 28 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can read exactly what an AVV is and, above all, what must be contained in an AVV in our general section "Order processing contract (AVV)".

    This contract is required by law because WordPress.com processes personal data on our behalf. This clarifies that WordPress.com may only process data that you receive from us on our instructions and must comply with the GDPR. You can find the link to the data processing agreement (AVV) at https://wordpress.com/support/data-processing-agreements/.

    Web Analytics Introduction

    Web Analytics Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Evaluation of visitor information to optimize the website.

    📓 Data processed: Access statistics, which include data such as access locations, device data, access duration and time, navigation behavior, click behavior and IP addresses. More details can be found in the web analytics tool used.

    📅 Storage duration: depends on the web analytics tool used

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is web analytics?

    We use software on our website to evaluate the behavior of website visitors, referred to as web analytics or web analysis. In doing so, data is collected, which the respective analytical tool provider (also called tracking tool) stores, manages and processes. With the help of the data, analyzes of user behavior on our website are made and made available to us as the website operator. In addition, most tools offer various test options. For example, we can test which offers or content are best received by our visitors. For this we show you two different offers for a limited period of time. After the test (so-called A/B test), we know which product or content our website visitors find more interesting. For such test procedures, as well as for other analytics procedures, user profiles can also be created and the data stored in cookies.

    Why do we run web analytics?

    With our website, we have a clear goal in mind: we want to provide the best web offer on the market for our industry. In order to achieve this goal, on the one hand we want to offer the best and most interesting offer and on the other hand we want to make sure that you feel completely comfortable on our website. With the help of web analysis tools, we can take a closer look at the behavior of our website visitors and then improve our website for you and us accordingly. For example, we can see how old our visitors are on average, where they come from, when our website is visited the most or which content or products are particularly popular. All this information helps us to optimize the website and thus adapt it to your needs, interests and wishes.

    What data is processed?

    The exact data that is stored naturally depends on the analysis tools used.As a rule, however, what is stored is, for example, what content you view on our website, which buttons or links you click on, when you call up a page, which browser you use, which device (PC, tablet, smartphone, etc.) you use to access the website visit or what computer system you are using. If you agree that location data may also be collected, these can also be processed by the web analysis tool provider.

    Your IP address will also be saved. According to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), IP addresses are personal data. However, your IP address is usually stored in pseudonymised form (i.e. in an unrecognizable and shortened form). For the purposes of testing, web analysis and web optimization, no direct data such as your name, age, address or e-mail address is stored. All of this data, if collected, is stored pseudonymised. In this way you cannot be identified as a person.

    The following example shows how Google Analytics works as an example for client-based web tracking with Java Script code.

    How long the respective data is stored always depends on the provider. Some cookies only store data for a few minutes or until you leave the website, other cookies can store data for several years.

    Duration of data processing

    We will inform you below about the duration of data processing if we have further information on this. In general, we only process personal data for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services and products. If it is required by law, such as in the case of accounting, this storage period can also be exceeded.

    Right to object

    You also have the right and the option to revoke your consent to the use of cookies or third-party providers at any time. This works either via our cookie management tool or via other opt-out functions. For example, you can also prevent data collection by cookies by managing, deactivating or deleting the cookies in your browser.

    Legal basis

    The use of web analytics requires your consent, which we have obtained with our cookie popup. According to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.

    In addition to consent, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing the behavior of website visitors and thus improving our offer technically and economically. With the help of web analytics, we can identify errors on the website, identify attacks and improve profitability. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests). However, we only use the tools if you have given your consent.

    Since cookies are used in web analytics tools, we also recommend that you read our general privacy policy on cookies. To find out exactly which of your data is stored and processed, you should read the data protection declarations of the respective tools.

    Information on special web analytics tools, if available, can be found in the following sections.

    Google Analytics Privacy Policy

    Google Analytics Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Evaluation of visitor information to optimize the website

    📓 Data processed: Access statistics, which include data such as access locations, device data, access duration and time, navigation behavior, click behavior and IP addresses. More details can be found below in this data protection declaration.

    📅 Storage duration: depends on the properties used

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is Google Analytics?

    On our website we use the analysis tracking tool Google Analytics (GA) from the American company Google Inc. For Europe, the company is Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) for everyone Google services responsible. Google Analytics collects data about your actions on our website. For example, if you click on a link, this action is stored in a cookie and sent to Google Analytics. The reports we receive from Google Analytics allow us to better tailor our website and service to your needs. In the following we will go into more detail about the tracking tool and, above all, inform you about which data is stored and how you can prevent this.

    Google Analytics is a tracking tool used to analyze data traffic on our website. In order for Google Analytics to work, a tracking code is built into the code of our website. When you visit our website, this code records various actions that you take on our website. As soon as you leave our website, this data is sent to the Google Analytics servers and stored there.

    Google processes the data and we receive reports on your user behavior. These reports may include the following:

    • Target group reports: We use target group reports to get to know our users better and know more precisely who is interested in our service.
    • Ad reports: Ad reports help us analyze and improve our online advertising.
    • Acquisition Reports: Acquisition reports provide us with helpful information on how to attract more people to our service.
    • Behavior Reports: Here we learn how you interact with our website. We can understand which path you take on our site and which links you click on.
    • Conversion reports: Conversion is a process in which you perform a desired action based on a marketing message. For example, when you go from being a mere website visitor to a buyer or newsletter subscriber. These reports enable us to learn more about how our marketing measures are resonating with you. This is how we want to increase our conversion rate.
    • Real-time reports: Here we always know immediately what is happening on our website. For example, we can see how many users are reading this text.

    Why do we use Google Analytics on our website?

    Our goal with this website is clear: we want to offer you the best possible service. The statistics and data from Google Analytics help us to achieve this goal.

    The statistically evaluated data give us a clear picture of the strengths and weaknesses of our website.On the one hand, we can optimize our site so that interested people can find it more easily on Google. On the other hand, the data helps us to better understand you as a visitor. We therefore know exactly what we need to improve on our website in order to offer you the best possible service. The data also helps us to carry out our advertising and marketing measures more individually and cost-effectively. After all, it only makes sense to show our products and services to people who care.

    What data is stored by Google Analytics?

    Google Analytics uses a tracking code to create a random, unique ID associated with your browser cookie. This is how Google Analytics recognizes you as a new user. The next time you visit our site, you will be recognized as a "returning" user. All collected data is stored together with this user ID. This is how it is possible to evaluate pseudonymous user profiles.

    In order to be able to analyze our website with Google Analytics, a property ID must be included in the tracking code. The data is then stored in the corresponding property. For each newly created property, the Google Analytics 4 property is the default. Alternatively, you can also create the Universal Analytics property. Depending on the property used, data is stored for different lengths of time.

    Tags such as cookies and app instance IDs are used to measure your interactions on our website. Interactions are any type of action you take on our website. If you also use other Google systems (such as a Google account), data generated via Google Analytics can be linked to third-party cookies. Google does not pass on Google Analytics data unless we as the website operator approve it. There may be exceptions if required by law.

    The following cookies are used by Google Analytics:

    Name: _ga

    Value: 2.1326744211.152122112964-5

    Purpose: By default, analytics.js uses the _ga cookie to save the user ID. Basically, it is used to differentiate between website visitors.

    Expiry date: after 2 years

    Name: _gid

    Value: 2.1687193234.152122112964-1

    Purpose: The cookie is also used to distinguish between website visitors

    Expiry date: after 24 hours

    Name: _gat_gtag_UA_

    Value: 1

    Use: Used to lower the request rate. If Google Analytics is provided via Google Tag Manager, this cookie is given the name _dc_gtm_ .

    Expiry date: after 1 minute

    Name: AMP_TOKEN

    value: no details

    Purpose: The cookie has a token that can be used to retrieve a user ID from the AMP Client ID service. Other possible values ​​indicate a logout, request, or error.

    Expiry date: after 30 seconds up to one year

    Name: __utma

    Value: 1564498958.1564498958.1564498958.1

    Purpose: This cookie can be used to track your behavior on the website and measure performance. The cookie is updated each time information is sent to Google Analytics.

    Expiry date: after 2 years

    Name: __utmt

    Value: 1

    Purpose: The cookie is used like _gat_gtag_UA_ to throttle the request rate

    Expiry date: after 10 minutes

    Name: __utmb

    Value: 3.10.1564498958

    Purpose: This cookie is used to determine new sessions. It is updated every time new data or information is sent to Google Analytics.

    Expiry date: after 30 minutes

    Name: __utmc

    Value: 167421564

    Purpose: This cookie is used to set new sessions for returning visitors. This is a session cookie and is only stored until you close the browser.

    Expiry date: After closing the browser

    Name: __utmz

    Value: m|utmccn=(referral)|utmcmd=referral|utmcct=/

    Purpose: The cookie is used to identify the source of traffic to our website. This means that the cookie stores where you came from on our website. This could have been another page or an advertisement.

    Expiry date: after 6 months

    Name: __utmv

    Value: not specified

    Purpose: The cookie is used to store user-defined user data. It is always updated when information is sent to Google Analytics.

    Expiry date: after 2 years

    Note: This list cannot claim to be complete, since Google is constantly changing the choice of its cookies.

    Here we show you an overview of the most important data collected with Google Analytics:

    Heatmaps: Google creates so-called heatmaps. Heatmaps show exactly those areas that you click on. This is how we get information about where you are on our site.

    Session duration: Google defines the session duration as the time you spend on our site without leaving the site. If you have been inactive for 20 minutes, the session ends automatically.

    Bounce rate: A bounce is when you only view one page on our website and then leave our website again.

    Account creation: If you create an account or place an order on our website, Google Analytics collects this data.

    IP address: The IP address is only displayed in abbreviated form so that no clear assignment is possible.

    Location: The country and your approximate location can be determined via the IP address. This process is also known as IP location determination.

    Technical information: The technical information includes, among other things, your browser type, your Internet provider or your screen resolution.

    Source of origin: Google Analytics or we are of course also interested in which website or which advertisement you came to our site from.

    Further data is contact details, any ratings, playing media (e.g. if you play a video on our site), sharing content via social media or adding it to your favorites. The list does not claim to be complete and only serves as a general guide to data storage by Google Analytics.

    How long and where is the data stored?

    Google has their servers spread all over the world. Most of the servers are located in America and as a result, most of your data is stored on American servers. Here you can read exactly where the Google data centers are located: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/locations/?hl=de

    Your data is distributed across different physical media. This has the advantage that the data can be called up more quickly and is better protected against manipulation. Every Google data center has emergency programs for your data. If, for example, Google's hardware fails or natural disasters bring servers down, the risk of a service interruption at Google remains small.

    The retention period of the data depends on the properties used. When using the newer Google Analytics 4 properties, the retention period for your user data is fixed at 14 months. For other so-called event data, we have the option of choosing a retention period of 2 months or 14 months.

    With Universal Analytics properties, Google Analytics has a standardized retention period of 26 months for your user data. Then your user data will be deleted. However, we have the option of choosing the retention period for user data ourselves. We have five variants available for this:

    • Deletion after 14 months
    • Deletion after 26 months
    • Deletion after 38 months
    • Deletion after 50 months
    • No automatic deletion

    There is also the option that data will only be deleted if you no longer visit our website within the period we have chosen. In this case, the retention period will be reset each time you visit our website again within the specified period.

    Once a month the data will be deleted when the specified period has expired. This retention period applies to your data associated with cookies, user recognition and advertising IDs (e.g. cookies from the DoubleClick domain). Report results are based on aggregated data and are stored independently of user data. Aggregated data is a merging of individual data into a larger unit.

    How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

    Under European Union data protection law, you have the right to access, update, delete or restrict your data. You can prevent Google Analytics from using your data by using the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics JavaScript (ga.js, analytics.js, dc.js). You can download and install the browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de. Please note that this add-on only disables data collection by Google Analytics.

    If you generally want to deactivate, delete or manage cookies, you will find the corresponding links to the respective instructions for the most popular browsers under the "Cookies" section.

    Legal basis

    The use of Google Analytics requires your consent, which we have obtained with our cookie popup. According to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. represent.

    In addition to consent, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing the behavior of website visitors and thus improving our offer technically and economically. With the help of Google Analytics, we can recognize errors on the website, identify attacks and improve profitability to enhance. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests). However, we only use Google Analytics if you have given your consent.

    Google also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    Google uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46 para. 2 and 3 GDPR). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. Through these clauses, Google undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de

    The Google Ads Data Processing Terms, which refer to the standard contractual clauses, can be found at https://business.safety.google/intl/de/ adsprocessorterms/.

    We hope we were able to give you the most important information about data processing by Google Analytics. If you want to learn more about the tracking service, we recommend these two links: https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/de/ and https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de.

    Order processing contract (AVV) Google Analytics

    We have concluded an order processing contract (AVV) with Google in accordance with Article 28 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). You can read exactly what an AVV is and, above all, what must be contained in an AVV in our general section "Order processing contract (AVV)".

    This contract is required by law because Google processes personal data on our behalf. This clarifies that Google may only process data that you receive from us according to our instructions and must comply with the GDPR. You can find the link to the order data processing conditions at https://business.safety.google/intl/de/adsprocessorterms/

    Google Analytics reports on demographics and interests

    We have turned on the advertising reporting features in Google Analytics. The Demographics and Interests reports include information about age, gender, and interests. This enables us to get a better picture of our users without being able to assign this data to individual persons. You can learn more about the advertising features at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/3450482?hl=de_AT&utm_id=ad

    You can prevent the use of the activities and information of your Google account under “Advertising settings” on https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated End with a checkbox.

    Google Analytics in consent mode

    Depending on your consent, your personal data will be processed by Google Analytics in what is known as “consent mode”. You can choose whether or not to accept Google Analytics cookies. This also allows you to choose which data Google Analytics may process from you. This collected data is mainly used to measure user behavior on the website, to serve targeted advertising and to provide us with web analysis reports. As a rule, you consent to data processing by Google via a cookie consent tool. If you do not consent to data processing, only aggregated data will be collected and processed. This means that data cannot be assigned to individual users and therefore no user profile is created for you. You can also only agree to the statistical measurement. No personal data is processed and therefore not used for advertising or advertising measurements.

    Google Analytics IP anonymization

    We have implemented Google Analytics IP address anonymization on this website. This function was developed by Google so that this website can comply with applicable data protection regulations and recommendations from local data protection authorities if they prohibit the storage of the full IP address. The IP is anonymized or masked as soon as the IP addresses arrive in the Google Analytics data collection network and before the data is stored or processed.

    You can find more information on IP anonymization at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/2763052?hl=de.

    MonsterInsight's Privacy Policy

    MonsterInsight's Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Evaluation of visitor information to optimize the website.

    📓 Data processed: Access statistics, which include data such as access locations, device data, access duration and time, navigation behavior, click behavior and IP addresses. More details can be found below or in the Google Analytics data protection declaration.

    📅 Storage duration: depends on the Google Analytics Properties used

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is MonsterInsights?

    On our website we use the "Google Analytics Plugin for WordPress" from the American company MonsterInsights LCC (7732 Maywood Crest Dr, West Palm Beach, Florida, 33412, USA). The plugin is usually just called MonsterInsights. With the help of the plugin, your user data can be stored, managed and processed by Google Analytics. For example, if you click on a link, Google Analytics saves this "click" via the integrated plugin and offers informative web analyzes through such collected data. In this data protection declaration we go into more detail about MonsterInsights and inform you which data is stored where and how.

    MonsterInsights uses the Google Analytics Reporting API for its services to collect data about our website and visitor behavior.This data is evaluated and then appears as diagrams, graphics and tables directly on our WordPress dashboard. In order for the plugin to work, a Google Analytics tracking code is integrated into our WordPress site. The plugin offers functions such as page analysis, statistics or ad tracking. With the help of the plug-in, we can therefore easily set up tracking functions such as event tracking, eCommerce tracking or outbound link tracking for our website without any programming knowledge. We see all important statistics summarized in one place directly in our dashboard.

    Why do we use MonsterInsights?

    MonsterInsights makes working with Google Analytics much easier for us, because we can see the most important analyzes right away on our dashboard and don't always have to switch to Google Analytics. Google Analytics provides us with a lot of important data about visitor behavior on our website. With the help of this data we can adapt our website and our offer better to your wishes. We use the statistics obtained to make our website more interesting and to use any advertisements in a targeted manner.

    What data is stored by MonsterInsights or Google Analytics?

    By installing the MonsterInsights plugin, a Google Analytics tracking code will be embedded in our WordPress website. With this, Google Analytics creates a random, unique ID that is linked to your browser cookie. In this way you will be recognized as a new visitor to our website. If you visit us again, you will be recognized as a so-called “returning” user. All collected data is then saved with this user ID. This is how pseudonymous user profiles are created and evaluated. Your actions on our website are stored in cookies and app instance IDs. If you are linked to other Google services, the data generated can also be linked to third-party cookies.

    All tracking is performed and stored by Google Analytics. MonsterInsights passes all data directly to Google Analytics for processing on MonsterInsights behalf. Google will only pass on this data if we allow it or if it is required by law. MonsterInsights does not use its own cookies to store data, instead the code added by MonsterInsights loads Google Analytics, which adds cookies.

    It is collected, for example, from which website you came to us, which buttons and links you click, how long you stay on a certain page and when you leave the website again. Furthermore, your IP address will also be displayed and saved in abbreviated form so that no clear assignment is possible. Your approximate location can also be determined via the IP address and technical information such as device type, browser type, Internet provider or screen resolution is also stored.

    If you want to know more about data storage and data processing, we recommend our general data protection declaration for Google Analytics.

    How long and where is the data stored?

    MonsterInsights does not store the collected data, but forwards it to Google Analytics. The data is stored there on Google's servers. These servers are distributed worldwide, but most are located in the US. Under the link https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/locations/?hl=de you can see exactly at which locations the data centers are located find are.By default, Google stores your data for 26 months, but you also have the option of choosing between different retention periods. See our Google Analytics data protection declaration. The retention period applies to data associated with cookies, usage detection and advertising ID. Web analytics that appear in the form of reports are generated from aggregated data and are stored independently of your user data.

    How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

    You have the right to information, updating, deletion and restriction of your data at any time. If you download and install the browser add-on https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de, you can go through deactivating Google Analytics JavaScript will prevent Google Analytics from using your data.

    If you generally want to deactivate, delete or manage cookies, you will find the corresponding links to the respective instructions for the most popular browsers under the "Cookies" section.

    Legal basis

    The use of MonsterInsights requires your consent, which we have obtained with our cookie popup. According to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.

    In addition to consent, we have a legitimate interest in analyzing the behavior of website visitors and thus improving our offer technically and economically. With the help of MonsterInsights, we can detect website errors, identify attacks and improve profitability. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests). However, we only use MonsterInsights if you have given your consent.

    Google also processes data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    As the basis for data processing for recipients based in third countries (outside the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, i.e. in particular in the USA) or data transfer there, Google uses standard contractual clauses approved by the EU Commission (= Art 46 (2) and (3) GDPR). These clauses oblige Google to comply with EU data protection standards when processing relevant data outside of the EU. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the clauses here: https://germany.representation.ec.europa.eu/index_de.

    If you want to learn more about the MonsterInsights WordPress plugin, we recommend the website https://www.monsterinsights.com/. For more information about data processing by Google Analytics, we recommend our Google Analytics data protection declaration, Google's information page at https://support.google.com/analytics/answer/6004245?hl=de and the Google Analytics Terms of Service website at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/de/.

    Email Marketing Introduction

    Email Marketing Summary

    👥 Affected: Newsletter subscribers

    🤝 Purpose: direct mail by email, notification of systemic events

    📓 Processed data: Data entered during registration, but at least the e-mail address. More details can be found in the e-mail marketing tool used.

    📅 Storage duration: duration of the subscription

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is email marketing?

    In order to keep you up to date, we also use e-mail marketing. If you have agreed to receive our e-mails or newsletters, your data will also be processed and stored. Email marketing is a subset of online marketing. It involves emailing news or general information about a company, product, or service to a specific group of people who are interested.

    If you want to take part in our e-mail marketing (usually via newsletter), you usually just have to register with your e-mail address. To do this, fill out an online form and send it off. However, it can also happen that we ask you for your title and your name so that we can write to you personally.

    Basically, registering for newsletters works with the help of the so-called "double opt-in procedure". After you have registered for our newsletter on our website, you will receive an e-mail confirming your subscription to the newsletter. This ensures that you own the e-mail address and that no one has signed up with someone else's e-mail address. We or a notification tool used by us logs every single registration. This is necessary so that we can also prove the legally correct registration process. As a rule, the time of registration, the time of registration confirmation and your IP address are saved. In addition, it is also logged if you make changes to your stored data.

    Why do we use email marketing?

    Of course we want to stay in contact with you and always present you with the most important news about our company. Among other things, we use e-mail marketing – often just referred to as “newsletter” – as an essential part of our online marketing. If you consent to this or it is permitted by law, we will send you newsletters, system emails or other notifications via email. When we use the term "newsletter" in the following text, we mean mainly e-mails that are sent regularly. Of course we don't want to bother you in any way with our newsletter. That's why we always try to offer only relevant and interesting content. For example, you can find out more about our company, our services or products. Since we are always improving our offers, you will always find out via our newsletter when there is news or when we are currently offering special, lucrative promotions. If we commission a service provider who offers a professional sending tool for our e-mail marketing, we do this in order to be able to offer you fast and secure newsletters. The purpose of our e-mail marketing is basically to inform you about new offers and also to get closer to our business goals.

    What data is processed?

    If you subscribe to our newsletter via our website, you confirm membership in an email list by email. In addition to your IP address and email address, your title, your name, your address and your telephone number are saved. However, only if you agree to this data storage. The data marked as such are necessary so that you can participate in the service offered. Providing this information is voluntary, but not providing it will result in you not being able to use the service. In addition, information about your device or your preferred content can be stored on our website. For more information about how we store data when you visit a website, see the Automatic Data Storage section. We record your declaration of consent so that we can always prove that it complies with our laws.

    Duration of data processing

    If you remove your e-mail address from our e-mail/newsletter distribution list, we may store your address for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests so that we can still prove your consent at the time. We may only process this data if we have to defend ourselves against any claims.

    However, if you confirm that you have given us your consent to subscribe to the newsletter, you can submit an individual deletion request at any time. If you object to the consent permanently, we reserve the right to save your e-mail address in a blacklist. As long as you have voluntarily subscribed to our newsletter, we will of course keep your e-mail address.

    Right to object

    You can cancel your subscription to the newsletter at any time. All you have to do is revoke your consent to registering for the newsletter. This normally only takes a few seconds or one or two clicks. Most of the time you will find a link at the end of each email to unsubscribe from the newsletter. If you really cannot find the link in the newsletter, please contact us by email and we will immediately cancel your newsletter subscription.

    Legal basis

    Our newsletter is sent on the basis of your consent (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). This means that we may only send you a newsletter if you have previously actively registered for it. If necessary, we can also send you advertising messages on the basis of Section 7 (3) UWG if you have become our customer and have not objected to the use of your e-mail address for direct advertising.

    Information on special e-mail marketing services and how they process personal data can be found - if available - in the following sections.

    Social media introduction

    Social Media Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Presentation and optimization of our service, contact with visitors, interested parties, etc., advertising

    📓 Data processed: Data such as phone numbers, email addresses, contact details, user behavior data, information about your device and your IP address.

    More details can be found in the social media tool used.

    📅 Storage duration: depends on the social media platforms used

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR (consent), Article 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is social media?

    In addition to our website, we are also active on various social media platforms. User data can be processed so that we can target users who are interested in us via the social networks. In addition, elements of a social media platform may also be embedded directly into our website. This is the case, for example, if you click on a so-called social button on our website and are forwarded directly to our social media presence. So-called social media or social media refers to websites and apps through which registered members can produce content, exchange content openly or in certain groups and network with other members.

    Why do we use social media?

    For years, social media platforms have been where people communicate and connect online. With our social media appearances, we can bring our products and services closer to interested parties. The social media elements embedded on our website help you to be able to switch to our social media content quickly and without complications.

    The data that is stored and processed as a result of your use of a social media channel is primarily intended to be able to carry out web analyses. The aim of these analyzes is to be able to develop more precise and personal marketing and advertising strategies. Depending on your behavior on a social media platform, the evaluated data can be used to draw appropriate conclusions about your interests and so-called user profiles can be created. It is also possible for the platforms to present you with customized advertisements. In most cases, cookies are set in your browser for this purpose, which store data on your usage behavior.

    We generally assume that we remain responsible under data protection law, even if we use the services of a social media platform. However, the European Court of Justice has decided that in certain cases the operator of the social media platform can be jointly responsible with us within the meaning of Art. 26 DSGVO. If this is the case, we will point this out separately and work on the basis of a relevant agreement. The essence of the agreement is then reproduced below for the platform concerned.

    Please note that when using the social media platforms or our built-in elements, your data may also be processed outside the European Union, since many social media channels, such as Facebook or Twitter, are American companies are. This may make it less easy for you to claim or enforce your rights in relation to your personal data.

    What data is processed?

    Exactly what data is stored and processed depends on the respective provider of the social media platform. But usually it is data such as telephone numbers, e-mail addresses, data that you enter in a contact form, user data such as which buttons you click, who you like or follow, when you visited which pages, information about your device and your IP address. Most of this data is stored in cookies. Especially if you have a profile on the visited social media channel and are logged in, data can be linked to your profile.

    All data collected via a social media platform is also stored on the providers' servers.This means that only the providers have access to the data and can give you the right information or make changes.

    If you want to know exactly what data is stored and processed by the social media providers and how you can object to the data processing, you should read the company's data protection declaration carefully. Even if you have questions about data storage and data processing or want to assert corresponding rights, we recommend that you contact the provider directly.

    Duration of data processing

    We will inform you below about the duration of data processing if we have further information on this. For example, the social media platform Facebook stores data until it is no longer needed for its own purposes. Customer data that is compared with your own user data will be deleted within two days. In general, we only process personal data for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services and products. If it is required by law, such as in the case of accounting, this storage period can also be exceeded.

    Right to object

    You also have the right and the ability to revoke your consent to the use of cookies or third-party providers such as embedded social media elements at any time. This works either via our cookie management tool or via other opt-out functions. For example, you can also prevent data collection by cookies by managing, deactivating or deleting the cookies in your browser.

    Since cookies can be used with social media tools, we also recommend our general data protection declaration on cookies. To find out exactly which of your data is stored and processed, you should read the data protection declarations of the respective tools.

    Legal basis

    If you have agreed that your data can be processed and stored by integrated social media elements, this consent is the legal basis for data processing (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR). In principle, if you have given your consent, your data will also be processed on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO) in quick and good communication with you or other customers and business partners stored and processed. However, we only use the tools if you have given your consent. Most social media platforms also set cookies on your browser to store data. We therefore recommend that you read our privacy statement on cookies carefully and consult the privacy statement or cookie policy of the relevant service provider.

    You can find information on special social media platforms - if available - in the following sections.

    Facebook Privacy Policy

    Facebook Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Optimization of our service

    📓 Data processed: Data such as customer data, user behavior data, information about your device and your IP address.

    More details can be found below in the data protection declaration.

    📅 Duration of storage: until the data is no longer useful for Facebook's purposes

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR (consent), Article 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What are Facebook tools?

    We use selected Facebook tools on our website. Facebook is a social media network operated by Meta Platforms Inc. or, for Europe, by Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland. With the help of these tools we can offer you and people who are interested in our products and services the best possible offer.

    If data is collected and forwarded from you via our embedded Facebook elements or via our Facebook page (fan page), both we and Facebook Ireland Ltd. responsible for. Facebook is solely responsible for the further processing of this data. Our shared commitments have also been enshrined in a publicly available agreement at https://www.facebook.com/legal/controller_addendum. This states, for example, that we must clearly inform you about the use of Facebook tools on our site. Furthermore, we are also responsible for ensuring that the tools are securely integrated into our website in accordance with data protection law. Facebook, on the other hand, is responsible for the data security of Facebook products, for example. If you have any questions about data collection and data processing by Facebook, you can contact the company directly. If you address the question to us, we are obliged to forward it to Facebook.

    In the following we give an overview of the various Facebook tools, what data is sent to Facebook and how you can delete this data.

    In addition to many other products, Facebook also offers the so-called "Facebook Business Tools". This is the official name of Facebook. But since the term is hardly known, we decided to just call them Facebook tools. These include:

    • Facebook Pixel
    • social plug-ins (such as the "Like" or "Share" button)
    • Facebook Login
    • Account Kit
    • APIs (programming interface)
    • SDKs (collection of programming tools)
    • Platform integrations
    • Plugins
    • codes
    • Specifications
    • Documentation
    • technologies and services

    Through these tools, Facebook expands its services and has the ability to obtain information about user activities outside of Facebook.

    Why do we use Facebook tools on our website?

    We only want to show our services and products to people who are really interested in them. With the help of advertisements (Facebook ads) we can reach exactly these people. In order to be able to show users appropriate advertising, however, Facebook needs information about people's wishes and needs. Information about user behavior (and contact details) is made available to the company on our website. As a result, Facebook collects better user data and can show interested people appropriate advertising about our products or services. The tools thus enable tailor-made advertising campaigns on Facebook.

    Facebook calls data about your behavior on our website “event data”. These are also used for measurement and analysis services. Facebook can thus create "campaign reports" on our behalf about the effect of our advertising campaigns. Furthermore, through analyzes we get a better insight into how you use our services, website or products.As a result, we use some of these tools to optimize your user experience on our website. For example, you can use the social plug-ins to share content on our site directly on Facebook.

    What data is stored by Facebook tools?

    By using individual Facebook tools, personal data (customer data) can be sent to Facebook. Depending on the tools used, customer data such as name, address, telephone number and IP address can be sent.

    Facebook uses this information to match the data with the data it has from you (if you are a Facebook member). Before customer data is transmitted to Facebook, so-called "hashing" takes place. This means that a data set of any size is transformed into a character string. This is also used to encrypt data.

    In addition to the contact details, "event data" is also transmitted. "Event data" means the information that we receive about you on our website. For example, which subpages you visit or which products you buy from us. Facebook does not share the information it receives with third parties (such as advertisers) unless the company has explicit permission or is legally required to do so. "Event data" may also be linked to contact information. This allows Facebook to offer better personalized advertising. After the matching process already mentioned, Facebook deletes the contact data again.

    In order to be able to deliver advertisements in an optimized manner, Facebook only uses the event data if it has been combined with other data (which was collected by Facebook in another way). Facebook also uses this event data for security, protection, development and research purposes. Much of this data is transmitted to Facebook via cookies. Cookies are small text files that are used to store data or information in browsers. Depending on the tools used and whether you are a Facebook member, a different number of cookies will be created in your browser. In the descriptions of the individual Facebook tools, we go into more detail about individual Facebook cookies. You can also find general information about the use of Facebook cookies at https://www.facebook.com/policies/cookies.

    How long and where is the data stored?

    Basically, Facebook stores data until it is no longer required for its own services and Facebook products. Facebook has servers all over the world where its data is stored. However, customer data will be deleted within 48 hours after it has been compared with your own user data.

    How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

    According to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to information, correction, transferability and deletion of your data.

    The data will only be completely deleted if you completely delete your Facebook account. And this is how deleting your Facebook account works:

    1) Click Settings on the right side of Facebook.

    2) Then click on "Your Facebook information" in the left column.

    3) Now click “Deactivation and Deletion”.

    4) Now select "Delete Account" and then click on "Next and Delete Account"

    5) Now enter your password, click on "Next" and then on "Delete account"

    The data that Facebook receives via our site is stored, among other things, via cookies (e.g. with social plugins).You can deactivate, delete or manage individual or all cookies in your browser. Depending on which browser you use, this works in different ways. Under the "Cookies" section you will find the relevant links to the relevant instructions for the most popular browsers.

    If you generally do not want any cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. So you can decide for each individual cookie whether you allow it or not.

    Legal basis

    If you have agreed that your data can be processed and stored by integrated Facebook tools, this consent is the legal basis for data processing (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO ). In principle, your data will also be stored and processed on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) in quick and good communication with you or other customers and business partners . However, we only use the tools if you have given your consent. Most social media platforms also set cookies on your browser to store data. That's why we recommend that you read our privacy policy on cookies carefully and consult Facebook's privacy policy or cookie policy.

    Facebook also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    Facebook uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46 para. 2 and 3 GDPR). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. Through these clauses, Facebook undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de

    The Facebook data processing terms, which correspond to the standard contractual clauses, can be found at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/dataprocessing.

    We hope we have given you the most important information about the use and data processing by the Facebook tools. If you want to learn more about how Facebook uses your data, we recommend the data guidelines at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update.

    Facebook Login Privacy Policy

    We have integrated the practical Facebook login on our site. You can easily log in to us with your Facebook account without having to create another user account. If you decide to register via the Facebook login, you will be redirected to the social media network Facebook. There you can register using your Facebook user data. Through this login procedure, data about you orYour user behavior is saved and sent to Facebook

    Facebook uses various cookies to store the data. In the following we show you the most important cookies that are set in your browser or already exist when you log in to our site via Facebook:

    Name: for

    Value: 0jieyh4c2GnlufEJ9..Bde09j…1.0.Bde09j

    Purpose: This cookie is used to make the social plugin work as well as possible on our website.

    Expiry date: after 3 months

    Name: datr

    Value: 4Jh7XUA2122112964SEmPsSfzCOO4JFFl

    Purpose: Facebook sets the "datr" cookie when a web browser accesses facebook.com, and the cookie helps identify login activity and protect users.

    Expiry date: after 2 years

    Name: _js_datr

    Value: deleted

    Purpose: Facebook sets this session cookie for tracking purposes, even if you do not have a Facebook account or are logged out.

    Expiry date: after the end of the session

    Note: The cookies listed are just a small selection of the cookies available to Facebook. Other cookies are, for example, _ fbp, sb or wd. A complete list is not possible because Facebook has a large number of cookies and uses them variably.

    The Facebook login offers you a quick and easy registration process on the one hand, and on the other hand we have the opportunity to share data with Facebook. This allows us to better tailor our offering and our promotions to your interests and needs. Data that we receive from Facebook in this way is public data such as

    • Your Facebook name
    • Your profile picture
    • a stored email address
    • Friend Lists
    • Buttons information (e.g. "Like" button)
    • date of birth
    • language
    • Residence

    In return, we provide Facebook with information about your activities on our website. This includes information about the device you are using, which subpages you visit or which products you have purchased from us.

    By using Facebook Login, you agree to the data processing. You can revoke this agreement at any time. If you want to find out more information about data processing by Facebook, we recommend the Facebook data protection declaration at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php?tid=122112964.

    If you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your settings for advertisements at https://www.facebook.com/adpreferences/advertisers/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen Change yourself.

    Facebook Social Plugins Privacy Policy

    So-called social plug-ins from Meta Platforms Inc. are installed on our website. You can recognize these buttons by the classic Facebook logo, such as the "Like" button (the hand with the thumb raised) or by a clear "Facebook plug-in" label. A social plugin is a small piece of Facebook that is integrated into our site. Each plugin has its own function. The most used features are the familiar “Like” and “Share” buttons.

    The following social plug-ins are offered by Facebook:

    • “Save” button
    • Like button, share, send and quote
    • Page Plugin
    • Comments
    • Messenger plugin
    • Embedded posts and video players
    • Group Plugin

    On https://developersfacebook.com/docs/plugins you will find more detailed information on how the individual plug-ins are used. On the one hand, we use the social plug-ins to offer you a better user experience on our site and, on the other hand, because Facebook can use them to optimize our advertisements.

    If you have a Facebook account or have visited https://www.facebook.com/ before, Facebook already has at least one cookie is set in your browser. In this case, your browser sends information to Facebook via this cookie as soon as you visit our site or interact with social plug-ins (e.g. the "Like" button).

    The information received will be deleted or made anonymous within 90 days. According to Facebook, this data includes your IP address, which website you visited, the date, time and other information relating to your browser.

    To prevent Facebook from collecting a lot of data during your visit to our website and connecting it to Facebook data, you must log out of Facebook while you are visiting the website.

    If you are not logged into Facebook or do not have a Facebook account, your browser will send less information to Facebook because you have fewer Facebook cookies. Nevertheless, data such as your IP address or which website you visit can be transmitted to Facebook. We would like to expressly point out that we do not know the exact content of the data. However, based on our current state of knowledge, we try to inform you as much as possible about data processing. You can also read about how Facebook uses the data in the company's data guidelines at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/update.

    The following cookies are set in your browser as a minimum when you visit a website with social plug-ins from Facebook:

    Name: dpr

    Value: not specified

    Purpose: This cookie is used to make the social plugins work on our website.

    Expiry date: after the end of the session

    Name: for

    Value: 0jieyh4122112964c2GnlufEJ9..Bde09j…1.0.Bde09j

    Purpose: The cookie is also necessary for the plug-ins to function properly.

    Expiry date:: after 3 months

    Note: These cookies were set after testing, even if you are not a Facebook member.

    If you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your ad settings at https://www.facebook.com/adpreferences/advertisers/ change yourself. If you are not a Facebook user, you can basically change your usage-based Manage online advertising. There you have the option of deactivating or activating providers.

    If you want to learn more about Facebook's privacy policy, we recommend the company's own privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/policy.php?tip =122112964.

    Facebook fan page privacy policy

    We also have a Facebook fan page for our website. The service provider is the American company Meta Platforms Inc. For Europe, the company is Meta Platforms Ireland Limited (4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland) responsible.

    Facebook also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    Facebook uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46 para. 2 and 3 GDPR). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. Through these clauses, Facebook undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de

    The Facebook data processing terms, which correspond to the standard contractual clauses, can be found at https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/dataprocessing.

    You can find out more about the data processed by using Facebook in the privacy policy at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy.

    Instagram Privacy Policy

    Instagram Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Optimization of our service

    📓 Data processed: Data such as user behavior data, information about your device and your IP address.

    More details can be found below in the data protection declaration.

    📅 Duration of storage: until Instagram no longer needs the data for its purposes

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is Instagram?

    We have integrated Instagram functions on our website. Instagram is a social media platform operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park CA 94025, USA. Instagram has been a subsidiary of Meta Platforms Inc. since 2012 and is one of the Facebook products. Embedding Instagram content on our website is called embedding. This enables us to show you content such as buttons, photos or videos from Instagram directly on our website. If you call up web pages on our website that have an integrated Instagram function, data will be transmitted to Instagram, stored and processed. Instagram uses the same systems and technologies as Facebook. Your data will thus be processed across all Facebook companies.

    In the following, we would like to give you a more detailed insight into why Instagram collects data, what data it is and how you can largely control the data processing.Since Instagram is owned by Meta Platforms Inc, we get our information from the Instagram policies on the one hand, but also from the Meta Privacy Policy on the other hand.

    Instagram is one of the most well-known social media networks in the world. Instagram combines the advantages of a blog with the advantages of audiovisual platforms such as YouTube or Vimeo. You can upload photos and short videos to "Insta" (as many users casually call the platform), edit them with various filters and also share them on other social networks. And if you don't want to be active yourself, you can just follow other interesting users.

    Why do we use Instagram on our website?

    Instagram is the social media platform that has really taken off in recent years. And of course we also reacted to this boom. We want you to feel as comfortable as possible on our website. Therefore, a varied preparation of our content is a matter of course for us. The embedded Instagram functions allow us to enrich our content with helpful, funny or exciting content from the Instagram world. Since Instagram is a subsidiary of Facebook, the data collected can also be useful for personalized advertising on Facebook. In this way, our advertisements only get to people who are really interested in our products or services.

    Instagram also uses the collected data for measurement and analysis purposes. We get summarized statistics and thus more insight into your wishes and interests. It is important to note that these reports do not identify you personally.

    What data does Instagram save?

    If you come across one of our pages that has Instagram functions (such as Instagram pictures or plug-ins) built in, your browser will automatically connect to Instagram's servers. Data is sent to Instagram, stored and processed. This is regardless of whether you have an Instagram account or not. This includes information about our website, about your computer, about purchases made, about advertisements that you see and how you use our offer. Furthermore, the date and time of your interaction with Instagram are also saved. If you have an Instagram account or are logged in, Instagram stores significantly more data about you.

    Facebook distinguishes between customer data and event data. We assume that this is the case with Instagram as well. Customer data are, for example, name, address, telephone number and IP address. This customer data will only be transmitted to Instagram if it has been "hashed" beforehand. Hashing means converting a record into a string. This allows you to encrypt the contact data. In addition, the “event data” mentioned above are also transmitted. Facebook – and consequently also Instagram – understands “event data” to be data about your user behavior. It can also happen that contact data is combined with event data. The contact data collected will be compared with the data that Instagram already has from you.

    The collected data is transmitted to Facebook via small text files (cookies), which are usually set in your browser. Depending on the Instagram functions used and whether you have an Instagram account yourself, different amounts of data are stored.

    We assume that data processing on Instagram works in the same way as on Facebook. This means: if you have an Instagram account or visited www.instagram.com, Instagram has set at least one cookie.If this is the case, your browser sends information to Instagram via the cookie as soon as you come into contact with an Instagram function. This data is deleted or made anonymous at the latest after 90 days (after comparison). Although we have dealt intensively with Instagram's data processing, we cannot say exactly which data Instagram collects and stores.

    In the following we show you cookies that are set in your browser at least when you click on an Instagram function (such as a button or an Insta image). In our test, we assume that you do not have an Instagram account. Of course, if you are logged into Instagram, significantly more cookies will be set in your browser.

    These cookies were used in our test:

    Name: csrftoken

    Value: “”

    Purpose: This cookie is most likely set for security reasons to prevent falsification of requests. However, we couldn't find out more precisely.

    Expiry date: after one year

    Name: mid

    Value: “”

    Purpose: Instagram sets this cookie to optimize its own services and offers on and off Instagram. The cookie defines a unique user ID.

    Expiry date: after the end of the session

    Name: fbsr_122112964124024

    value: no details

    Purpose: This cookie stores the log-in request for users of the Instagram app.

    Expiry date: after the end of the session

    Name: for

    Value: ATN

    Purpose: This is an Instagram cookie that ensures functionality on Instagram.

    Expiry date: after the end of the session

    Name: urlgen

    Value: “{”194.96.75.33”: 1901}:1iEtYv:Y833k2_UjKvXgYe122112964”

    Purpose: This cookie is used for Instagram marketing purposes.

    Expiry date: after the end of the session

    Note: We cannot claim completeness here. Which cookies are set in the individual case depends on the embedded functions and your use of Instagram.

    How long and where is the data stored?

    Instagram shares the information it receives between the Facebook companies with external partners and with people you connect with around the world. Data processing is carried out in compliance with our own data policy. For security reasons, among other things, your data is distributed across the world on Facebook servers. Most of these servers are located in the USA.

    How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

    Thanks to the General Data Protection Regulation, you have the right to information, transferability, correction and deletion of your data. You can manage your data in the Instagram settings. If you want to completely erase your data on Instagram, you need to permanently delete your Instagram account.

    And this is how the Instagram account deletion works:

    First open the Instagram app. On your profile page, go down and click on "Help Center". You are now on the company's website. On the webpage, click "Manage Account" and then click "Delete Your Account".

    If you delete your account entirely, Instagram will delete posts such as your photos and status updates.Information that other people have shared about you does not belong to your account and is therefore not deleted

    As mentioned above, Instagram primarily stores your data via cookies. You can manage, deactivate or delete these cookies in your browser. Management always works a bit differently depending on your browser. Under the "Cookies" section you will find the relevant links to the relevant instructions for the most popular browsers.

    You can also set up your browser so that you are always informed when a cookie is to be set. Then you can always decide individually whether you want to allow the cookie or not.

    Legal basis

    If you have agreed that your data can be processed and stored by integrated social media elements, this consent is the legal basis for data processing (Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a GDPR) . In principle, your data will also be stored and processed on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) in quick and good communication with you or other customers and business partners . However, we only use the integrated social media elements if you have given your consent. Most social media platforms also set cookies on your browser to store data. We therefore recommend that you read our privacy statement on cookies carefully and consult the privacy statement or cookie policy of the relevant service provider.

    Instagram and Facebook also process data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    Facebook uses standard contractual clauses approved by the EU Commission (= Art 46 (2) and (3) GDPR). These clauses oblige Facebook to comply with EU data protection standards when processing relevant data outside of the EU. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the clauses here: https://germany.representation.ec.europa.eu/index_de.

    We have tried to give you the most important information about data processing by Instagram. On https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875

    you can learn more about Instagram's data policies.

    TikTok Privacy Policy

    We also use TikTok, a social media and video channel. The service provider is the Chinese company Beijing Bytedance Technology Ltd. The Irish company TikTok Technology Limited, 10 Earlsfort Terrace, Dublin, D02 T380, Ireland, is responsible for the European area.

    TikTok also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    TikTok uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46 para.2 and 3 GDPR) Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there will. Through these clauses, TikTok undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de

    You can find out more about the Standard Contractual Clauses and the data processed using TikTok Pixel in the Privacy Policy at https://www.tiktok.com/ legal/privacy-policy-eea?lang=de or https://ads.tiktok.com/i18n/official/policy/controller-to -controller.

    Blogs and publication media Introduction

    Blogs and Publication Media Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Presentation and optimization of our service and communication between website visitors, security measures and administration

    📓 Data processed: data such as contact details, IP address and published content.

    More details can be found under the tools used.

    📅 Storage duration: depends on the tools used

    ⚖️ Legal basis: Article 6 paragraph 1 letter a GDPR (consent), Article 6 paragraph 1 letter f GDPR (legitimate interests), Article 6 paragraph 1 sentence 1 letter b . GDPR (Contract)

    What are blogs and publishing media?

    We use blogs or other means of communication on our website with which we can communicate with you on the one hand and you can also communicate with us on the other. Your data can also be stored and processed by us. This may be necessary so that we can display content appropriately, communication works and security is increased. In our data protection text we go into general information about which of your data can be processed. Exact information on data processing always depends on the tools and functions used. You will find detailed information about data processing in the data protection notices of the individual providers.

    Why do we use blogs and publication media?

    Our greatest concern with our website is to offer you interesting and exciting content and at the same time your opinions and content are important to us. That's why we want to create a good interactive exchange between us and you. With various blogs and publication options, we can achieve exactly that. For example, you can post comments about our content, comment on others' comments or, in some cases, post them yourself.

    What data is processed?

    Exactly which data is processed always depends on the communication functions we use. Very often IP address, username and the published content are saved. This is done primarily to ensure security protection, to prevent spam and to be able to take action against illegal content. Cookies can also be used for data storage. These are small text files that are stored with information in your browser.You can find more information about the collected and stored data in our individual sections and in the data protection declaration of the respective provider

    Duration of data processing

    We will inform you below about the duration of data processing if we have further information on this. For example, post and comment functions store data until you revoke data storage. In general, personal data is only stored for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services.

    Right to object

    You also have the right and the option to revoke your consent to the use of cookies or third-party communication tools at any time. This works either via our cookie management tool or via other opt-out functions. For example, you can also prevent data collection by cookies by managing, deactivating or deleting the cookies in your browser.

    Since cookies can also be used in publication media, we also recommend our general data protection declaration on cookies. To find out exactly which of your data is stored and processed, you should read the data protection declarations of the respective tools.

    Legal basis

    We use the means of communication mainly on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) in fast and good communication with you or other customers, business partners and visitors. Insofar as the use serves to process contractual relationships or to initiate them, the legal basis is also Article 6 Paragraph 1 Sentence 1 lit. b. GDPR.

    Certain processing, in particular the use of cookies and the use of comment or message functions, require your consent. If and to the extent that you have consented to data being processed and stored by integrated publication media, this consent is the legal basis for data processing (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). Most of the communication features we use set cookies on your browser to store data. We therefore recommend that you read our privacy statement on cookies carefully and consult the privacy statement or cookie policy of the relevant service provider.

    You can find information on special tools - if available - in the following sections.

    Wordpress Emojis Privacy Policy

    We also use so-called emojis and smilies in our blog. What emojis are exactly, we probably don't need to explain in more detail here. You know those laughing, angry, or sad faces. They are graphic elements or files that we make available and are loaded from another server. The service provider for retrieving WordPress emojis and smilies is Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. This third party saves your IP address in order to be able to send the emoji files to your browser.

    WordPress also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    WordPress uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46. Para. 2 and 3 GDPR).Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also complies with European data protection standards when it is transferred to and stored in third countries (such as the USA) and is bound by these clauses WordPress is committed to complying with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de

    The Data Processing Agreements, which correspond to the standard contractual clauses, can be found at https://wordpress.com/support/data-processing-agreements/ .

    You can find out more about the data that is processed using Automattic in the privacy policy at https://automattic.com/privacy/.

    Content Delivery Networks Introduction

    Content Delivery Networks Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Optimization of our service (to be able to load the website faster)

    📓 Data processed: Data such as your IP address

    More details can be found below and in the individual data protection texts.

    📅 Storage duration: in most cases, the data is stored until it is no longer required to provide the service

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is a content delivery network?

    We use a so-called content delivery network on our website. Most of the time, such a network is just called a CDN. A CDN helps us load our website quickly and smoothly, no matter your location. Your personal data will also be stored, managed and processed on the servers of the CDN provider used. In the following, we go into more general detail about the service and its data processing. You can find detailed information about the handling of your data in the respective data protection declaration of the provider.

    Any content delivery network (CDN) is a network of regionally distributed servers, all of which are connected to one another via the Internet. Content from websites (especially very large files) can be delivered quickly and smoothly via this network, even during large peak loads. For this purpose, the CDN creates a copy of our website on your servers. Since these servers are distributed worldwide, the website can be delivered quickly. The data transfer to your browser is therefore significantly shortened by the CDN.

    Why do we use a content delivery network for our website?

    A fast loading website is part of our service. Of course, we know how annoying it is when a website loads at a snail's pace. Most of the time you even lose patience and run away before the website is fully loaded. Of course we want to avoid that. Therefore, a fast-loading website is a matter of course for our website offer. With a content delivery network, our website loads much faster in your browser. Using the CDN is particularly helpful when you are abroad, because the website is delivered from a server near you.

    What data is processed?

    When you request a website or the content of a website and it is cached in a CDN, the CDN forwards the request to the server closest to you and it serves the content. Content Delivery Networks are built to download JavaScript libraries and are hosted on npm and github servers. Alternatively, WordPress plugins can also be loaded on most CDNs if they are hosted on WordPress.org. Your browser can send personal data to the content delivery network we use. This is data such as IP address, browser type, browser version, which website is loaded or the time and date of the page visit. This data is collected and also stored by the CDN. Whether cookies are used to store data depends on the network used. Please read the data protection texts of the respective service.

    Right to object

    If you want to completely prevent this data transfer, you can use a JavaScript blocker (see for example https://noscript.net/) install on your PC. Of course, our website can then no longer offer the usual service (such as fast loading speed).

    Legal basis

    If you have consented to the use of a content delivery network, the legal basis for the corresponding data processing is this consent. According to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR (consent) represents the legal basis for the processing of personal data, as it may occur when it is collected by a content delivery network.

    We also have a legitimate interest in using a content delivery network to optimize our online service and make it more secure. The corresponding legal basis for this is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests). However, we only use the tool if you have given your consent.

    Information on special Content Delivery Networks - if available - can be found in the following sections.

    jQuery CDN Privacy Policy

    jQuery CDN Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Optimization of our service (to be able to load the website faster)

    📓 Data processed: Data such as your IP address

    More details can be found below in this data protection declaration.

    📅 Storage duration: in most cases, the data is stored until it is no longer required to provide the service

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is jQuery?

    In order to deliver our website or all of our individual subpages (websites) to you quickly and easily on different devices, we use the services of jQuery CDN from the company jQuery Foundation. jQuery is distributed via the Content Delivery Network (CDN) of the American software company StackPath (LCC 2012 McKinney Ave. Suite 1100, Dallas, TX 75201, USA). This service stores, manages and processes your personal data. In this privacy policy, we go into more detail about which of your data is processed through the use of jQuery CDN.

    A content delivery network (CDN) is a network of regionally distributed servers that are connected to one another via the Internet. Content, especially very large files, can be delivered quickly through this network, even at high peak loads. jQuery creates a copy of our website on their servers. In this way, our website can be delivered as quickly as possible. This means that the data transfer to your browser is shortened by a CDN.

    Why do we use jQuery on our website?

    Of course we want to offer you a comprehensive and well-functioning service with our website. This includes a fast website. With jQuery, our website can load much faster at your place. The use of jQuery is particularly helpful for users from abroad, since the site can be delivered from a server nearby.

    What data is processed by jQuery?

    jQuery uses JavaScript libraries to deliver our website content quickly. A CDN server loads the necessary files for this. As soon as a connection to the CDN server is established, your IP address will be recorded and saved. This only happens if this data has not already been saved in your browser from a previous website visit.

    The StackPath privacy policy expressly mentions that StackPath uses aggregated and anonymized data from various services (such as jQuery) to enhance security and for its own services. However, this data cannot identify you as a person.

    How long and where is the data stored?

    jQuery or StackPath has servers distributed in different countries and your data can therefore be stored both in America and in the European Economic Area. StackPath retains personal data processed on our behalf for as long as necessary to provide the services offered, to comply with legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce agreements.

    Right to object

    You always have the right to information, correction and deletion of your personal data. If you have any questions, you can also contact jQuery managers at any time.

    If you do not want data to be transferred, you always have the option of using Java script blockers such as https://www.ghostery.com/ or noscript.net to install. However, you can also simply deactivate the execution of JavaScript codes in your browser. If you decide to disable JavaScript codes, the functions you are used to will also change. For example, a website will not load as quickly.

    Legal basis

    If you have consented to the use of jQuery CDN, the legal basis for the corresponding data processing is this consent. According to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.

    We also have a legitimate interest in using jQuery CDN to optimize our online service and make it more secure. The corresponding legal basis for this is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests). However, we only use the tool if you have given your consent.

    Stackpath also processes your data in the USA, among other places.We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfers to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    As a basis for data processing for recipients based in third countries (outside the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway, i.e. in particular in the USA) or data transfer there, Stackpath uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46. Para. 2 and 3 GDPR). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. Through these clauses, Stackpath undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de.

    The Stackpath Data Protection Addendum, which conforms to the Standard Contractual Clauses, is available at https://www.stackpath.com/legal/data-processing-addendum.

    You can find more information about data protection at StackPath at https://www.stackpath.com/legal/privacy-statement and to jQuery at https://openjsf.org/wp-content/uploads/sites/84/2019/11/OpenJS-Foundation-Privacy-Policy-2019-11-15.pdf.

    Cookie Consent Management Platform Introduction

    Cookie Consent Management Platform Summary

    👥 Affected: Website visitors

    🤝 Purpose: Obtaining and managing consent to certain cookies and thus the use of certain tools

    📓 Processed data: Data for managing the set cookie settings such as IP address, time of consent, type of consent, individual consents. More details can be found with the tool used.

    📅 Storage duration: Depends on the tool used, you have to be prepared for periods of several years

    ⚖️ Legal basis: Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR (consent), Article 6 paragraph 1 lit.f GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is a Cookie Consent Management Platform?

    We use Consent Management Platform (CMP) software on our website, which makes it easier for us and you to handle the scripts and cookies used correctly and securely. The software automatically creates a cookie pop-up, scans and controls all scripts and cookies, offers you cookie consent required by data protection law and helps us and you to keep track of all cookies. Most cookie consent management tools identify and categorize all existing cookies. As a website visitor, you then decide for yourself whether and which scripts and cookies you want to allow or not. The following graphic shows the relationship between browser, web server and CMP.

    Why do we use a cookie management tool?

    Our goal is to offer you the best possible transparency in the area of ​​data protection. We are also legally obliged to do so. We want to inform you as well as possible about all tools and all cookies that can store and process data from you.It is also your right to decide for yourself which cookies you accept and which not. In order to give you this right, we first need to know exactly which cookies have landed on our website in the first place. Thanks to a cookie management tool, which regularly scans the website for all existing cookies, we know about all cookies and can provide you with GDPR-compliant information about them. You can then accept or reject cookies via the consent system.

    What data is processed?

    As part of our cookie management tool, you can manage each individual cookie yourself and have complete control over the storage and processing of your data. The declaration of your consent will be saved so that we do not have to ask you each time you visit our website and we can also prove your consent if required by law. This is stored either in an opt-in cookie or on a server. Depending on the provider of the cookie management tool, the storage period of your cookie consent varies. This data (e.g. pseudonymous user ID, time of consent, detailed information on the cookie categories or tools, browser, device information) is usually stored for up to two years.

    Duration of data processing

    We will inform you below about the duration of data processing if we have further information on this. In general, we only process personal data for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services and products. Data stored in cookies are stored for different lengths of time. Some cookies are already deleted after leaving the website, others can be stored in your browser for several years. The exact duration of the data processing depends on the tool used, in most cases you should be prepared for a storage period of several years. In the respective data protection declarations of the individual providers you will usually receive precise information about the duration of the data processing.

    Right to object

    You also have the right and the option to revoke your consent to the use of cookies at any time. This works either via our cookie management tool or via other opt-out functions. For example, you can also prevent data collection by cookies by managing, deactivating or deleting the cookies in your browser.

    You can find information on special cookie management tools - if available - in the following sections.

    Legal basis

    If you agree to cookies, your personal data will be processed and stored via these cookies. If we are allowed to use cookies with your consent (Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR), this consent is also the legal basis for the use of cookies or the processing of your data . In order to be able to manage the consent to cookies and to enable you to give your consent, a cookie consent management platform software is used. The use of this software enables us to operate the website in an efficient, legally compliant manner, which represents a legitimate interest (Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR).

    Security & Anti-Spam

    Security & Anti-Spam Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Cyber ​​Security

    📓 Processed data: Data such as your IP address, name or technical data such as browser version

    More details can be found below and in the individual data protection texts.

    📅 Storage duration: in most cases, the data is stored until it is no longer required to provide the service

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR (consent), Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is security & anti-spam software?

    With so-called security & anti-spam software, you and we can protect ourselves from various spam or phishing emails and possible other cyber attacks. Spam is understood to be advertising emails from a mass mailing that you did not ask for yourself. Such mails are also called data garbage and can also cause costs. Phishing emails, on the other hand, are messages that aim to build trust via fake messages or websites in order to obtain personal information. Anti-spam software usually protects against unwanted spam messages or malicious emails that could inject viruses into our system. We also use general firewall and security systems that protect our computers from unwanted network attacks.

    Why do we use security & anti-spam software?

    We attach great importance to security on our website. After all, it's not just about our safety, it's also about your safety. Unfortunately, cyber threats are now part of everyday life in the world of IT and the Internet. Hackers often try to steal personal data from an IT system with the help of a cyber attack. And therefore a good defense system is absolutely necessary. A security system monitors all incoming and outgoing connections to our network or computer. In order to achieve even greater security against cyber attacks, we also use other external security services in addition to the standardized security systems on our computer. Unauthorized traffic of data is thus better prevented and this is how we protect ourselves from cybercrime.

    What data is processed by security & anti-spam software?

    The exact data that is collected and stored depends on the respective service, of course. However, we always try to only use programs that collect data very sparingly or only store data that is necessary for the fulfillment of the service offered. In principle, the service can store data such as name, address, IP address, e-mail address and technical data such as browser type or browser version. Any performance and log data can also be collected in order to identify possible incoming threats in good time. This data will be processed as part of the Services and in compliance with applicable laws. This also includes the GDPR for US providers (via the standard contractual clauses). In some cases, these security services also work with third parties who may store and/or process data under instructions and in accordance with privacy policies and other security measures. Data is usually stored using cookies.

    Duration of data processing

    We will inform you below about the duration of data processing if we have further information on this. For example, security programs store data until you or we revoke data storage. In general, personal data is only stored for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of the services. Unfortunately, in many cases we lack precise information from the providers about the length of storage.

    Right to object

    You also have the right and the option to revoke your consent to the use of cookies or third-party security software at any time.This works either via our cookie management tool or via other opt-out functions. For example, you can also prevent data collection by cookies by managing, deactivating or deleting the cookies in your browser.

    Since cookies can also be used with such security services, we recommend our general data protection declaration on cookies. To find out exactly which of your data is stored and processed, you should read the data protection declarations of the respective tools.

    Legal basis

    We use the security services mainly on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) in a good security system against various cyber attacks.

    Certain processing, in particular the use of cookies and the use of security functions, require your consent. If you have agreed that your data can be processed and stored by integrated security services, this consent is the legal basis for data processing (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). Most of the services we use set cookies on your browser to store data. We therefore recommend that you read our privacy statement on cookies carefully and consult the privacy statement or cookie policy of the relevant service provider.

    You can find information on special tools - if available - in the following sections.

    Cloud Services

    Cloud Services Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Those affected: We as the website operator and you as a website visitor

    🤝 Purpose: security and data storage

    📓 Processed data: Data such as your IP address, name or technical data such as browser version

    More details can be found below and in the individual data protection texts or in the data protection declarations of the providers

    📅 Storage duration: in most cases, the data is stored until it is no longer required to provide the service

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What are cloud services?

    Cloud services provide us as the website operator with storage space and computing power over the Internet. Data can be transmitted to an external system, processed and stored via the Internet. The relevant cloud provider manages this data. Depending on the requirements, an individual or a company can choose the storage space or computing power. Cloud storage is accessed via an API or via storage protocols. API stands for Application Programming Interface and means a programming interface that connects software with hardware components.

    Why do we use cloud services?

    We use cloud services for a number of reasons. A cloud service offers us the opportunity to store our data securely. In addition, we have access to the data from different locations and devices, giving us more flexibility and simplifying our work processes. Cloud storage also saves us costs because we don't have to set up and manage our own infrastructure for data storage and data security. By storing our data centrally in the cloud, we can also expand our fields of application and manage our information much better.

    As a website operator or as a company, we use cloud services primarily for our own purposes.For example, we use the Services to manage our calendar, to store documents or other important information in the cloud, but personal information about you may also be stored. This is the case, for example, if you provide us with your contact details (e.g. name and e-mail address) and we store our customer data with a cloud provider. Consequently, data that we process from you can also be stored and processed on external servers. If we offer certain forms or content from cloud services on our website, cookies can also be set for web analysis and advertising purposes. Furthermore, such cookies remember your settings (e.g. the language used) so that you will find your usual web environment the next time you visit our website.

    What data is processed by cloud services?

    Much of the data we store in the cloud is not personally identifiable, but some data is personal data as defined by the GDPR. It is often customer data such as name, address, IP address or telephone number or technical device information. Videos, images and audio files can also be stored in the cloud. Exactly how the data is collected and stored depends on the respective service. We only try to use services that handle the data in a very trustworthy and professional manner. In principle, the services, such as Amazon Drive, have access to the stored files in order to be able to offer their own service accordingly. For this, however, the services require approvals such as the right to copy files for security reasons. This data will be processed and managed as part of the Services and in compliance with applicable laws. This also includes the GDPR for US providers (via the standard contractual clauses). In some cases, these cloud services also work with third parties who may process data under instructions and in accordance with privacy policies and other security measures. At this point we would like to emphasize again that all well-known cloud services (such as Amazon Drive, Google Drive or Microsoft Onedrive) obtain the right to have access to stored content in order to be able to offer and optimize their own service accordingly.

    Duration of data processing

    We will inform you below about the duration of data processing if we have further information on this. In general, cloud services store data until you or we revoke the data storage or delete the data again. In general, personal data is only stored for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of the services. However, a final data deletion from the cloud can take several months. This is the case because the data is usually not only stored on one server, but is divided between different servers.

    Right to object

    You also have the right and the option to revoke your consent to data storage in a cloud at any time. If cookies are used, you also have a right of withdrawal here. This works either via our cookie management tool or via other opt-out functions. For example, you can also prevent data collection by cookies by managing, deactivating or deleting the cookies in your browser. We also recommend our general privacy policy on cookies. To find out exactly what data is stored and processed by you, you should read the data protection declarations of the respective cloud provider.

    Legal basis

    We use cloud services mainly on the basis of our legitimate interests (Art 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) in a good security and storage system.

    Certain processing, in particular the use of cookies and the use of storage functions, require your consent. If you have consented to data being processed and stored by cloud services, this consent is the legal basis for data processing (Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). Most of the services we use set cookies on your browser to store data. We therefore recommend that you read our privacy statement on cookies carefully and consult the privacy statement or cookie policy of the relevant service provider.

    You can find information on special tools - if available - in the following sections.

    Google Cloud Privacy Policy

    We use Google Cloud, an online storage service for files, photos and videos, for our website. The service provider is the American company Google Inc. The company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services in Europe.

    Google also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    Google uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46 para. 2 and 3 GDPR). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. Through these clauses, Google undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de

    Google has a contract for order processing in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR, which acts as the data protection basis for our customer relationship with Google. In terms of content, this refers to the EU standard contractual clauses. You can find the order processing terms here: https://business.safety.google/intl/de/adsprocessorterms/

    You can find out more about the data processed using Google Cloud in the privacy policy at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl =de.

    External online platforms Introduction

    External Online Platforms Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website or visitors to the external online platforms

    🤝 Purpose: Presentation and optimization of our service, contact with visitors, interested parties

    📓 Data processed: Data such as phone numbers, email addresses, contact details, user behavior data, information about your device and your IP address.

    More details can be found on the platform used

    📅 Storage duration: depends on the platforms used

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What are external online platforms?

    In order to be able to offer our services or products outside of our website, we also use external platforms. These are mostly online marketplaces such as Amazon or eBay. In addition to our responsibility for data protection, the data protection regulations of the external platforms we use also apply. This is especially the case when our products are purchased via the platform. So if there is a payment process. Furthermore, most platforms also use your data to optimize their own marketing measures. For example, the platform can use the data collected to tailor advertisements to the interests of customers and website visitors.

    Why do we use external online platforms?

    In addition to our website, we also want to offer our offer on other platforms in order to bring our offer closer to more customers. External online marketplaces such as Amazon, Ebay or Digistore24 offer large sales websites that offer our products to people who may not know our website. It can also happen that built-in elements on our site lead to an external online platform. Data that is processed and stored by the online platform used is used by the company on the one hand to log the payment process and on the other hand to be able to carry out web analyses.

    The aim of these analyzes is to be able to develop more precise and personal marketing and advertising strategies. Depending on your behavior on a platform, the evaluated data can be used to draw appropriate conclusions about your interests and so-called user profiles can be created. This also makes it possible for the platforms to present you with customized advertisements or products. In most cases, cookies are set in your browser for this purpose, which store data on your usage behavior.

    Please note that when using the platforms or our built-in elements, your data may also be processed outside the European Union, since online platforms such as Amazon or eBay are American companies. This may make it less easy for you to claim or enforce your rights in relation to your personal data.

    What data is processed?

    Exactly which data is stored and processed depends on the respective external platform. But usually it is data such as phone numbers, email addresses, data you enter in a contact form, user data such as which buttons you click, when you visited which pages, information about your device and your IP address . Very often most of this data is stored in cookies. If you have your own profile on an external platform and are also registered there, data can be linked to the profile. The data collected is stored on the servers of the platforms used and processed there. You can find out exactly how an external platform stores, manages and processes data in the respective data protection declaration. If you have any questions about data storage and data processing or want to assert corresponding rights, we recommend that you contact the platform directly.

    Duration of data processing

    We will inform you below about the duration of data processing if we have further information on this. For example, Amazon stores data until it is no longer required for its own purposes. In general, we only process personal data for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services and products.

    Right to object

    You also have the right and the option to revoke your consent to the use of cookies at any time. This works either via our cookie management tool or via opt-out functions on the respective external platform. You can also prevent data collection by cookies by managing, deactivating or deleting the cookies in your browser.

    Since cookies can be used, we also recommend our general data protection declaration on cookies. To find out exactly what data is stored and processed by you, you should read the data protection declarations of the respective external platforms.

    Legal basis

    If you have consented to your data being processed and stored by external platforms, this consent is the legal basis for data processing ( Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR). In principle, if you have given your consent, your data will also be processed on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) in quick and effective communication with you or other customers and business partners stored and processed. If we have integrated elements of external platforms on our website, we only use them if you have given your consent.

    Information on special external platforms - if available - can be found in the following sections.

    shopify Privacy Policy

    We use the online marketplace shopify. The service provider is the American company Shopify International Limited, Victoria Buildings, 2nd floor, 1-2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland.

    shopify also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    Shopify uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46. Para. 2 and 3 GDPR). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. With these clauses, shopify undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de

    You can find more information about the standard contractual clauses and the data that is processed by using shopify in the privacy policy at https://www.shopify.de /legal/datenschutz or https://helpshopify.com/en/manual/your-account/privacy/GDPR/gdpr-faq#will-shopify-sign-standard-contractual-clauses .

    Audio & Video Introduction

    Audio & Video Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Optimization of our service

    📓 Processed data: Data such as contact details, user behavior data, information about your device and your IP address may be stored.

    More details can be found below in the relevant data protection texts.

    📅 Duration of storage: Data is generally stored as long as it is necessary for the purpose of the service

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What are audio and video elements?

    We have included audio and video elements on our website so that you can watch videos or listen to music/podcasts directly from our website. Content is provided by service providers. All content is therefore also obtained from the corresponding servers of the providers.

    These are integrated functional elements of platforms such as YouTube, Vimeo or Spotify. The use of these portals is usually free of charge, but content can also be published for a fee. With the help of these integrated elements, you can listen to or view the respective content on our website.

    If you use audio or video elements on our website, your personal data may also be transmitted to the service provider, processed and stored.

    Why do we use audio & video elements on our website?

    Of course we want to provide you with the best offer on our website. And we are aware that content is no longer just conveyed in text and static images. Instead of just giving you a link to a video, we offer you audio and video formats right on our website that are entertaining or informative, and ideally both. This expands our service and makes it easier for you to access interesting content. Thus, in addition to our texts and images, we also offer video and/or audio content.

    What data is stored by audio & video elements?

    When you visit a page on our website that has, for example, an embedded video, your server connects to the service provider's server. Your data will also be transferred to the third-party provider and stored there. Some data is collected and stored regardless of whether you have an account with the third party or not. This usually includes your IP address, browser type, operating system and other general information about your device. Furthermore, most providers also collect information about your web activity. This includes session duration, bounce rate, which button you clicked or which website you use to use the service. All this information is usually stored via cookies or pixel tags (also called web beacons). Pseudonymized data is usually stored in cookies in your browser. You can always find out exactly which data is stored and processed in the data protection declaration of the respective provider.

    Duration of data processing

    You can find out exactly how long the data is stored on the servers of the third-party providers either below in the data protection text of the respective tool or in the data protection declaration of the provider.In principle, personal data is only processed for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services or products. This usually also applies to third-party providers. In most cases, you can assume that certain data will be stored on third-party servers for several years. Data can be stored for different lengths of time, especially in cookies. Some cookies are already deleted after leaving the website, others can be stored in your browser for several years.

    Right to object

    You also have the right and the option to revoke your consent to the use of cookies or third-party providers at any time. This works either via our cookie management tool or via other opt-out functions. For example, you can also prevent data collection by cookies by managing, deactivating or deleting the cookies in your browser. The legality of the processing up to the revocation remains unaffected.

    Since the integrated audio and video functions on our site usually also use cookies, you should also read our general privacy policy on cookies. You can find out more about the handling and storage of your data in the data protection declarations of the respective third-party providers.

    Legal basis

    If you have consented to data being processed and stored by integrated audio and video elements, this consent is the legal basis for data processing (Art. 6 para. 1 lit . a GDPR). In principle, your data will also be stored and processed on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) in quick and good communication with you or other customers and business partners . However, we only use the integrated audio and video elements if you have given your consent.

    YouTube Privacy Policy

    YouTube Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Optimization of our service

    📓 Processed data: Data such as contact details, user behavior data, information about your device and your IP address may be stored.

    More details can be found below in this data protection declaration.

    📅 Duration of storage: Data is generally stored as long as it is necessary for the purpose of the service

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is YouTube?

    We have embedded YouTube videos on our website. This allows us to present you with interesting videos directly on our site. YouTube is a video portal that has been a subsidiary of Google since 2006. The video portal is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. If you call up a page on our website that has an embedded YouTube video, your browser automatically connects to the YouTube or Google servers. Various data are transmitted (depending on the settings). Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all data processing in Europe.

    In the following we would like to explain to you in more detail which data is processed, why we have integrated YouTube videos and how you can manage or delete your data.

    On YouTube, users can watch videos, rate them, comment on them and upload them themselves free of charge.Over the past few years, YouTube has become one of the most important social media channels worldwide. In order for us to be able to display videos on our website, YouTube provides a code snippet that we have embedded on our site.

    Why do we use YouTube videos on our website?

    YouTube is the video platform with the most visitors and the best content. We strive to offer you the best possible user experience on our website. And of course interesting videos should not be missing. With the help of our embedded videos, we provide you with additional helpful content in addition to our texts and images. In addition, our website can be found more easily on the Google search engine thanks to the embedded videos. Even if we place advertisements via Google Ads, thanks to the data collected, Google can really only show these advertisements to people who are interested in our offers.

    What data is stored by YouTube?

    As soon as you visit one of our pages that has a YouTube video installed, YouTube sets at least one cookie that stores your IP address and our URL. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can mostly use cookies to associate your interactions on our website with your profile. This includes data such as session duration, bounce rate, approximate location, technical information such as browser type, screen resolution or your Internet provider. Other data can be contact details, any ratings, sharing content via social media or adding it to your favorites on YouTube.

    If you are not signed into a Google account or a Youtube account, Google stores data with a unique identifier associated with your device, browser or app. For example, your preferred language setting is retained. But a lot of interaction data cannot be saved because fewer cookies are set.

    In the following list we show cookies that were set in a test in the browser. On the one hand, we show cookies that are set without a registered YouTube account. On the other hand, we show cookies that are set with a logged-in account. The list cannot claim to be complete because the user data always depends on the interactions on YouTube.

    Name: YSC

    Value: b9-CV6ojI5Y122112964-1

    Purpose: This cookie registers a unique ID to store statistics of the video viewed.

    Expiry date: after the end of the session

    Name: PREF

    Value: f1=50000000

    Purpose: This cookie also registers your unique ID. Google gets statistics from PREF on how you use YouTube videos on our website.

    Expiry date: after 8 months

    Name:GPS

    Value: 1

    Purpose: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track GPS location.

    Expiry date: after 30 minutes

    Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

    Value: 95Chz8bagyU

    Purpose: This cookie tries to estimate the bandwidth of the user on our website (with built-in YouTube video).

    Expiry date: after 8 months

    Other cookies that are set when you are logged in with your YouTube account:

    Name: APISID

    Value: zILlvClZSkqGsSwI/AU1aZI6HY7122112964-

    Purpose: This cookie is used to create a profile of your interests.The data is used for personalized advertisements

    Expiry date: after 2 years

    Name: CONSENT

    Value: YES+AT.de+20150628-20-0

    Purpose: The cookie stores the status of a user's consent to the use of various Google services. CONSENT is also used for security, to check users and protect user data from unauthorized attacks.

    Expiry date: after 19 years

    Name: HSID

    Value: AcRwpgUik9Dveht0I

    Purpose: This cookie is used to create a profile of your interests. This data helps to display personalized advertising.

    Expiry date: after 2 years

    Name: LOGIN_INFO

    Value: AFmmF2swRQIhALLl6aL…

    Purpose: Information about your login data is stored in this cookie.

    Expiry date: after 2 years

    Name: SAPISID

    Value: 7oaPxoG-pZsJuuF5/AnUdDUIsJ9iJz2vdM

    Purpose: This cookie works by uniquely identifying your browser and device. It is used to build a profile of your interests.

    Expiry date: after 2 years

    Name: SID

    Value: oQfNKjAsI122112964-

    Purpose: This cookie stores your Google account ID and your last login time in digitally signed and encrypted form.

    Expiry date: after 2 years

    Name: SIDCC

    Value: AN0-TYuqub2JOcDTyL

    Purpose: This cookie stores information on how you use the website and which advertisements you may have seen before visiting our site.

    Expiry date: after 3 months

    How long and where is the data stored?

    The data that YouTube receives from you and processes is stored on the Google servers. Most of these servers are located in America. Under https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/locations/?hl=de you can see exactly where the Google data centers are located. Your data is distributed on the servers. This means that the data can be called up more quickly and is better protected against manipulation.

    Google stores the collected data for different lengths of time. You can delete some data at any time, others are automatically deleted after a limited period of time and others are stored by Google for a longer period of time. Some data (such as My Activity items, photos or documents, products) stored in your Google Account will remain stored until you delete it. Even if you are not signed in to a Google account, you can delete some data associated with your device, browser or app.

    How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

    Basically, you can delete data in the Google account manually. With the automatic deletion of location and activity data introduced in 2019, information is stored for either 3 or 18 months and then deleted, depending on your decision.

    Regardless of whether you have a Google account or not, you can configure your browser in such a way that Google cookies are deleted or deactivated. Depending on which browser you use, this works in different ways. Under the "Cookies" section you will find the relevant links to the relevant instructions for the most popular browsers.

    If you don't want any cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. You can decide for each individual cookie whether you allow it or not.

    Legal basis

    If you have agreed that your data can be processed and stored by integrated YouTube elements, this consent is the legal basis for data processing (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO ). In principle, your data will also be stored and processed on the basis of our legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR) in quick and good communication with you or other customers and business partners . However, we only use the integrated YouTube elements if you have given your consent. YouTube also sets cookies in your browser to store data. We therefore recommend that you read our privacy statement on cookies carefully and consult the privacy statement or cookie policy of the relevant service provider.

    YouTube also processes data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    YouTube uses standard contractual clauses approved by the EU Commission (= Art 46 (2) and (3) GDPR). These clauses oblige YouTube to comply with EU data protection standards when processing relevant data outside of the EU. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the clauses here: https://germany.representation.ec.europa.eu/index_de.

    Because YouTube is a subsidiary of Google, there is a common privacy policy. If you want to find out more about how your data is handled, we recommend the data protection declaration at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de.

    YouTube subscribe button privacy policy

    We have installed the YouTube subscribe button on our website. You can usually recognize the button by the classic YouTube logo. The logo shows the words "Subscribe" or "YouTube" in white letters on a red background and the white "Play" symbol to the left of it. However, the button can also have a different design.

    Our YouTube channel always offers you funny, interesting or exciting videos. With the built-in "subscribe button" you can subscribe to our channel directly from our website and do not have to call up the YouTube website separately. We want to make it as easy as possible for you to access our extensive content. Please note that this allows YouTube to store and process data from you.

    If you see a built-in subscription button on our site, according to Google, YouTube sets at least one cookie. This cookie stores your IP address and our URL. YouTube can also find out information about your browser, your approximate location and your default language in this way.In our test, the following four cookies were set without being logged in to YouTube:

    Name: YSC

    Value: b9-CV6ojI5122112964Y

    Purpose: This cookie registers a unique ID to save statistics of the video viewed

    Expiry date: after the end of the session

    Name: PREF

    Value: f1=50000000

    Purpose: This cookie also registers your unique ID. Google gets statistics from PREF on how you use YouTube videos on our website.

    Expiry date: after 8 months

    Name:GPS

    Value: 1

    Purpose: This cookie registers your unique ID on mobile devices to track GPS location.

    Expiry date: after 30 minutes

    Name: VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE

    Value: 12211296495Chz8bagyU

    Purpose: This cookie tries to estimate the bandwidth of the user on our website (with built-in YouTube video).

    Expiry date: after 8 months

    Note: These cookies were set after a test and cannot claim to be complete.

    If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can store many of your actions/interactions on our website using cookies and assign them to your YouTube account. This gives YouTube information, for example, on how long you surf our site, what type of browser you use, what screen resolution you prefer or what actions you take.

    YouTube uses this data on the one hand to improve its own services and offers and on the other hand to provide analyzes and statistics for advertisers (who use Google Ads).

    Survey and survey systems introduction

    Survey and Inquiry Systems Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Evaluation of surveys on the website

    📓 Processed data: contact details, device data, access duration and time, IP addresses. More details can be found in the survey and survey system used.

    📅 Storage duration: depends on the tool used

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What are survey and survey systems?

    We are also happy to conduct various polls and surveys on our website. These are always evaluated anonymously. A survey or survey system is a tool embedded on our website that asks you questions (e.g. about our products or services) which you can answer if you participate. Your answers will always be evaluated anonymously. However, after your consent to data processing, personal data can also be stored and processed.

    Why do we use survey and survey systems?

    We want to offer you the best products and services in our industry. With surveys we get perfect feedback from you and find out what you expect from us and our services. Based on these anonymous evaluations, we can optimally adapt our products and services to your wishes and ideas. Furthermore, the information also helps us to target our advertising and marketing measures to those people who are really interested in our offer.

    What data is processed?

    Personal data will only be processed if it is necessary for the technical implementation or if you have consented to personal data being processed. Then your IP address will be saved, for example, so that the survey can be displayed in your browser. Cookies can also be used so that you can easily continue your survey at a later time.

    If you have consented to data processing, contact data such as your e-mail address or telephone number can be processed in addition to your IP address. Data that you enter in an online form, for example, is also stored and processed. Some providers also store information about the websites you visited (on our website), when you started and ended the survey and various technical information about your computer.

    How long is data stored?

    How long the data is processed and stored depends primarily on the tools we use. Below you can find out more about the data processing of the individual tools. The data protection declarations of the providers usually state exactly which data is stored and processed for how long. In principle, personal data is only processed for as long as is necessary to provide our services. When data is stored in cookies, the storage period varies greatly. The data can be deleted immediately after leaving a website, but they can also be stored for several years. Therefore, you should look at each individual cookie in detail if you want to know more about data storage. In most cases, you will also find informative information about the individual cookies in the data protection declarations of the individual providers.

    Right to object

    You also have the right and the option to revoke your consent to the use of cookies or embedded survey systems at any time. This works either via our cookie management tool or via other opt-out functions. For example, you can also prevent data collection by cookies by managing, deactivating or deleting the cookies in your browser.

    Since cookies can be used in survey systems, we also recommend our general data protection declaration on cookies. To find out exactly which of your data is stored and processed, you should read the data protection declarations of the respective tools.

    Legal basis

    The use of survey systems requires your consent, which we have obtained with our cookie pop-up. According to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a GDPR (consent) represents the legal basis for the processing of personal data, as it may occur when it is collected by survey and survey systems.

    In addition to consent, we have a legitimate interest in conducting surveys on our topic. The legal basis for this is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests). However, we only use the tools if you have given your consent.

    As cookies are used in survey systems, we also recommend that you read our general data protection declaration on cookies. To find out exactly which of your data is stored and processed, you should read the data protection declarations of the respective tools.

    Information on the individual survey systems - if available - can be found in the following sections.

    SurveyMonkey Privacy Policy

    We use SurveyMonkey for our website, a survey management software service provider is the American company Momentive Inc. For the European Economic Area, the Irish company Momentive Europe UC (2nd Floor, 2 Shelbourne Buildings, Shelbourne Road, Dublin , Ireland).

    SurveyMonkey also processes data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing

    SurveyMonkey uses standard contractual clauses approved by the EU Commission (= Art 46 (2) and (3) GDPR). These clauses oblige SurveyMonkey to comply with the EU data protection level when processing relevant data outside of the EU. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the clauses here: https://germany.representation.ec.europa.eu/index_de

    You can find out more about the data processed by using SurveyMonkey in the data protection declaration at https://www.surveymonkey.de/mp/legal/privacy /.

    Rating Platforms Introduction

    Rating platform summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website or a rating platform

    🤝 Purpose: feedback on our products and/or services

    📓 Processed data: including IP address, email address, name. More details can be found below or on the evaluation platforms used.

    📅 Storage duration: depends on the respective platform

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests),

    What are rating platforms?

    You can rate our products or services on various rating platforms. We are participants on some of these platforms so that we can get feedback from you and thus optimize our offer. If you rate us via a rating platform, the data protection declaration and the general terms and conditions of the respective rating service apply. Very often you also have to register in order to submit a review. Rating technologies (widgets) can also be integrated into our website. By using such an integrated tool, data is also transmitted to the relevant provider, processed and stored.

    Many of these integrated programs work on a similar principle. After you have ordered a product from us or used a service, you will be asked to submit a review by email or on the website. You will usually be redirected to a review page via a link, where you can quickly and easily create a review. Some rating systems also offer an interface to various social media channels in order to make the feedback accessible to several people.

    Why do we use rating platforms?

    Rating platforms collect feedback and ratings about our offerings. Through your ratings, we quickly receive appropriate feedback and can improve our products and/or services much more efficiently.The ratings therefore help us on the one hand to optimize our offers and on the other hand they give you and all our future customers a good overview of the quality of our products and services

    What data is processed?

    With your consent, we will transmit information about you and the services you have used to the relevant rating platform. We do this to ensure that you have actually used one of our services. Only then can you give real feedback. The transmitted data is only used to identify the user. Which data is exactly stored and processed depends of course on the providers used. Personal data such as IP address, e-mail address or your name are usually also made available to the rating platforms. Order information such as the order number of a purchased item will also be forwarded to the appropriate platform after you have submitted your review. If your e-mail address is transmitted, this is done so that the rating platform can send you an e-mail after purchasing a product. So that we can also integrate your review into our website, we also give the providers the information that you have accessed our site. The evaluation platform used is responsible for the personal data collected.

    How long and where is the data stored?

    You can find out more about the duration of data processing below in the relevant data protection declaration of the provider, provided that we have further information on this. In general, we only process personal data for as long as is absolutely necessary for the provision of our services and products. Personal data that is mentioned in a rating is usually anonymized by employees of the platform used and is therefore only visible to company administrators. The data collected is stored on the providers' servers and deleted from most providers after the end of the order.

    Right to object

    You also have the right and the option to revoke your consent to the use of cookies or third-party providers at any time. This works either via our cookie management tool or via other opt-out functions. For example, you can also prevent data collection by cookies by managing, deactivating or deleting the cookies in your browser.

    Legal basis

    If you have consented to the use of an evaluation platform, the legal basis for the corresponding data processing is this consent. According to Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit

    We also have a legitimate interest in using an evaluation platform to optimize our online service. The corresponding legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR (legitimate interests). However, we only use an evaluation platform if you have given your consent.

    We hope we have been able to provide you with the most important general information about the data processing of rating platforms. Further information can be found below in the data protection texts or in the linked data protection declarations of the company.

    Google Customer Reviews Privacy Policy

    We also use the Google customer reviews platform for our website. Service provider is the American company Google Inc.For Europe, the company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services

    Google also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    Google uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46 para. 2 and 3 GDPR). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. Through these clauses, Google undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de

    The data processing conditions for Google advertising products (Google Ads Controller-Controller Data Protection Terms), which refer to the standard contractual clauses, can be found at https://business.safety.google/ intl/de/adsprocessorterms/

    You can find out more about the data processed by using Google in the data protection declaration at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de .

    Web design introduction

    Web design privacy policy summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Improve user experience

    📓 Processed data: Which data is processed depends heavily on the services used. Usually it is about IP address, technical data, language settings, browser version, screen resolution and name of the browser. More details can be found in the respective web design tools used.

    📅 Storage duration: depends on the tools used

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is web design?

    We use various tools on our website that serve our web design. Web design is not just about making our website look pretty, as is often assumed, but also about functionality and performance. But of course the right look of a website is also one of the major goals of professional web design. Web design is a part of media design and deals with the visual as well as the structural and functional design of a website. The aim is to improve your experience on our website with the help of web design. In web design jargon, one speaks of user experience (UX) and usability in this context. User experience is understood to mean all impressions and experiences that the website visitor experiences on a website. A sub-point of the user experience is usability. This is about the user-friendliness of a website.Above all, we attach great importance to the fact that content, sub-pages or products are clearly structured and that you can find what you are looking for quickly and easily. In order to offer you the best possible experience on our website, we also use so-called web design tools from third-party providers. In this data protection declaration, all services that improve the design of our website fall under the category “web design”. This can be, for example, fonts, various plugins or other integrated web design functions.

    Why do we use web design tools?

    How you absorb information on a website depends very much on the structure, functionality and visual perception of the website. Therefore, a good and professional web design became more and more important for us. We are constantly working on improving our website and see this as an extended service for you as a website visitor. Furthermore, a beautiful and functioning website also has economic advantages for us. After all, you will only visit us and take advantage of our offers if you feel completely at ease.

    What data is stored by web design tools?

    When you visit our website, web design elements can be integrated into our pages, which can also process data. Which data is exactly depends on the tools used, of course. Below you can see exactly which tools we use for our website. For more information about data processing, we recommend that you also read the respective data protection declaration of the tools used. You can usually find out there which data is processed, whether cookies are used and how long the data is stored. Fonts such as Google Fonts also automatically transmit information such as language settings, IP address, browser version, browser screen resolution and browser name to the Google servers.

    Duration of data processing

    How long data is processed is very individual and depends on the web design elements used. For example, when cookies are used, the retention period can be as little as a minute, but it can also be a few years. Please be smart about this. On the one hand, we recommend our general text section on cookies and the data protection declarations of the tools used. There you can usually find out exactly which cookies are used and what information is stored in them. For example, Google Font files are stored for one year. This is to improve the loading time of a website. In principle, data is only kept for as long as is necessary to provide the service. In the case of legal requirements, data can also be stored for longer.

    Right to object

    You also have the right and the option to revoke your consent to the use of cookies or third-party providers at any time. This works either via our cookie management tool or via other opt-out functions. You can also prevent data collection by cookies by managing, deactivating or deleting the cookies in your browser. However, among web design elements (typically fonts) there is some data that cannot be easily deleted. This is the case when data is automatically collected directly when a page is accessed and transmitted to a third party (e.g. Google). Then please contact the support of the respective provider. In the case of Google, you can reach support at https://support.google.com/?hl=de.

    Legal basis

    If you have consented to the use of web design tools, the legal basis for the corresponding data processing is this consent. According to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), this consent provides the legal basis for the processing of personal Data that can occur when it is collected by web design tools. We also have a legitimate interest in improving the web design on our website. After all, only then can we provide you with a beautiful and professional web offer. The corresponding legal basis for this is Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR (legitimate interests). However, we only use web design tools if you have given your consent. We definitely want to emphasize that again here.

    Information on special web design tools - if available - can be found in the following sections.

    Adobe Fonts Privacy Policy

    We use Adobe Fonts, a web font hosting service, on our website. The service provider is the American company Adobe Inc. The Irish company Adobe Systems Software Ireland Companies, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Ireland, is responsible for the European area.

    Adobe also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    Adobe uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46 para. 2 and 3 GDPR). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. With these clauses, Adobe undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de

    More information on the processed data and the standard contractual clauses at Adobe can be found at https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/eudatatransfers.html.

    Font Awesome Privacy Policy

    Font Awesome Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Optimization of our service

    📓 Processed data: such as IP address and which icon files are loaded

    More details can be found below in this data protection declaration.

    📅 Duration of storage: Files in identifiable form are stored for a few weeks

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is Font Awesome?

    On our website we use Font Awesome from the American company Fonticons (307 S. Main St., Suite 202, Bentonville, AR 72712, USA).When you call up one of our websites, the Font Awesome web font (especially icons) is loaded via the Font Awesome Content Delivery Network (CDN). This means that the texts, fonts and icons are displayed appropriately on every end device. In this data protection declaration we go into more detail about the data storage and data processing by this service.

    Icons are playing an increasingly important role on websites. Font Awesome is a web font specially designed for web designers and web developers. With Font Awesome, for example, icons can be scaled and colored as desired using the style sheet language CSS. They replace old picture icons. Font Awesome CDN is the easiest way to upload icons or fonts to your website. All we had to do was embed a small line of code into our website.

    Why do we use Font Awesome on our website?

    Font Awesome allows content on our website to be better prepared. In this way, you can find your way around our website better and understand the content more easily. With the icons you can sometimes even replace whole words and save space. This is particularly useful when we optimize content specifically for smartphones. These icons are inserted as HTML code instead of as an image. This allows us to edit the icons with CSS exactly how we want. At the same time, with Font Awesome we also improve our loading speed because it's just HTML elements and not icon images. All these advantages help us to make the website even clearer, fresher and faster for you.

    What data does Font Awesome save?

    The Font Awesome Content Delivery Network (CDN) is used to load icons and symbols. CDNs are networks of servers distributed around the world, making it possible to quickly load files locally. As soon as you call up one of our pages, the corresponding icons are provided by Font Awesome.

    In order for the web fonts to load, your browser must connect to the Fonticons, Inc. servers. Your IP address will be recognized. Font Awesome also collects data about which icon files are downloaded and when. Technical data such as your browser version, screen resolution or the time the page was called up is also transmitted.

    This data is collected and stored for the following reasons:

    • to optimize content delivery networks
    • to detect and fix technical errors
    • to protect CDNs from abuse and attacks
    • to charge fees from Font Awesome Pro customers
    • to know the popularity of icons
    • to know what computer and software you are using

    If your browser does not allow web fonts, a standard font on your PC will be used automatically. According to the current state of our knowledge, no cookies are set. We are in contact with Font Awesome's privacy department and will let you know as soon as we have more information.

    How long and where is the data stored?

    Font Awesome also stores data about the use of the Content Delivery Network on servers in the United States of America. However, the CDN servers are located worldwide and store user data where you are located. In an identifiable form, the data is usually only stored for a few weeks. Aggregated statistics about usage of the CDNs may also be stored longer. Personal data is not included here.

    How can I delete or update my data?prevent data storage?

    Font Awesome does not, to the best of our knowledge, store any personal data via the content delivery networks. If you do not want data about the icons used to be stored, you will unfortunately not be able to visit our website. If your browser does not allow web fonts, no data will be transmitted or stored. In this case, the standard font of your computer is used.

    Legal basis

    If you have consented to the use of Font Awesome, the legal basis for the corresponding data processing is this consent. According to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.

    We also have a legitimate interest in using Font Awesome to optimize our online service. The corresponding legal basis for this is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests). However, we only use Font Awesome if you have given your consent.

    We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. The data processing is essentially done by Font Awesome. This can mean that data may not be processed and stored anonymously. In addition, US government authorities may have access to individual data. It may also happen that this data is linked to data from other possible Font Awesome services where you have a user account.

    If you want to learn more about Font Awesome and how they handle data, we recommend the privacy policy at https://fontawesome.com/privacy and the help page at https://fontawesome.com/support.

    Google Fonts Privacy Policy

    Google Fonts Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Optimization of our service

    📓 Data processed: Data such as IP address and CSS and font requests

    More details can be found below in this data protection declaration.

    📅 Storage period: Font files are stored on Google for one year

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What are Google Fonts?

    We use Google Fonts on our website. These are the “Google fonts” from Google Inc. The company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services in Europe.

    You don't have to register or set a password to use Google fonts. Furthermore, no cookies are stored in your browser. The files (CSS, typefaces/fonts) are requested via the Google domains fonts.googleapis.com and fonts.gstatic.com. According to Google, requests for CSS and fonts are completely separate from all other Google services. If you have a Google account, you don't have to worry about your Google account data being transmitted to Google while using Google Fonts. Google records the use of CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) and the fonts used and stores this data securely. How the data storage looks exactly, we will look at in detail.

    Google Fonts (formerly Google Web Fonts) is a directory with over 800 fonts that Google makes available to your users for free

    Many of these fonts are released under the SIL Open Font License, while others are released under the Apache License. Both are free software licenses.

    Why do we use Google Fonts on our website?

    With Google Fonts we can use fonts on our own website and do not have to upload them to our own server. Google Fonts is an important component in keeping the quality of our website high. All Google fonts are automatically optimized for the web and this saves data volume and is a great advantage especially for use with mobile devices. When you visit our site, the small file size ensures fast loading times. Furthermore, Google Fonts are secure web fonts. Different image synthesis systems (rendering) in different browsers, operating systems and mobile devices can lead to errors. Such errors can partially distort texts or entire websites. Thanks to the fast Content Delivery Network (CDN), there are no cross-platform problems with Google Fonts. Google Fonts supports all major browsers (Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, Opera) and works reliably on most modern mobile operating systems, including Android 2.2+ and iOS 4.2+ (iPhone, iPad, iPod). So we use Google Fonts so that we can present our entire online service as beautifully and uniformly as possible.

    What data does Google store?

    When you visit our website, the fonts are reloaded via a Google server. This external call transmits data to the Google servers. In this way, Google also recognizes that you or your IP address is visiting our website. The Google Fonts API was designed to reduce the use, storage and collection of end-user data to what is necessary for proper font delivery. Incidentally, API stands for "Application Programming Interface" and serves, among other things, as a data transmitter in the software sector.

    Google Fonts securely stores CSS and font requests on Google and is therefore protected. The collected usage figures allow Google to determine how well the individual fonts are received. Google publishes the results on internal analysis pages, such as Google Analytics. Google also uses data from its own web crawler to determine which websites use Google fonts. This data is published in the Google Fonts BigQuery database. Entrepreneurs and developers use the Google web service BigQuery to examine and move large amounts of data.

    It should be noted, however, that with every Google Font request, information such as language settings, IP address, browser version, browser screen resolution and browser name are automatically transmitted to the Google servers. Whether this data is also stored cannot be clearly determined or is not clearly communicated by Google.

    How long and where is the data stored?

    Google stores requests for CSS assets for one day on its servers, which are mainly located outside the EU. This enables us to use the fonts using a Google style sheet. A style sheet is a template that you can use to change the design or font of a website quickly and easily.

    The font files are stored on Google for one year. Google is thus pursuing the goal of fundamentally improving the loading time of websites.When millions of webpages refer to the same fonts, they are cached after the first visit and immediately reappear on all other webpages visited later Sometimes Google updates font files to reduce file size, increase language coverage, and improve design.

    How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

    The data that Google stores for a day or a year cannot simply be deleted. The data is automatically transmitted to Google when the page is accessed. In order to be able to delete this data prematurely, you must contact Google Support at https://support.google.com/?hl=de&tid=122112964 . In this case, you can only prevent data storage if you do not visit our site.

    Unlike other web fonts, Google allows us unlimited access to all fonts. So we have unlimited access to a sea of ​​fonts and thus get the best out of our website. You can find more about Google Fonts and other questions at https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?tid=122112964. Although Google addresses data protection issues there, it does not contain really detailed information about data storage. It is relatively difficult to get really precise information about stored data from Google.

    Legal basis

    If you have consented to the use of Google Fonts, the legal basis for the corresponding data processing is this consent. According to Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit.

    Our side also has a legitimate interest in using Google Font to optimize our online service. The corresponding legal basis for this is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests). However, we only use Google Font if you have given your consent.

    Google also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    Google uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46 para. 2 and 3 GDPR). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. Through these clauses, Google undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de

    The Google Ads Data Processing Terms, which also correspond to the standard contractual clauses for Google Fonts, can be found at https://business.safety.google/adsprocessorterms /.

    You can also find out which data is generally collected by Google and what this data is used for at https://wwwgoogle.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/< Read t8>.

    Google Fonts Local Privacy Policy

    On our website we use Google Fonts from Google Inc. The company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for the European area. We have integrated the Google fonts locally, i.e. on our web server - not on the Google servers. As a result, there is no connection to Google servers and therefore no data transmission or storage.

    What are Google Fonts?

    Google Fonts used to be called Google Web Fonts. This is an interactive directory with over 800 fonts that Google provides for free. With Google Fonts, you could use fonts without uploading them to your own server. However, in order to prevent any transfer of information to Google servers in this regard, we have downloaded the fonts to our server. In this way, we act in accordance with data protection regulations and do not send any data to Google Fonts.

    Online Map Services Introduction

    Online Map Services Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Improve user experience

    📓 Processed data: Which data is processed depends heavily on the services used. It is mostly IP address, location data, search objects and/or technical data. More details can be found in the respective tools used.

    📅 Storage duration: depends on the tools used

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What are online map services?

    We also use online map services for our website as an extended service. Google Maps is probably the service you are most familiar with, but there are other providers that specialize in creating digital maps. Such services make it possible to display locations, route maps or other geographical information directly via our website. Thanks to an integrated map service, you no longer have to leave our website, for example to view the route to a location. To ensure that the online map also works on our website, map sections are integrated using HTML code. The services can then display street maps, the earth's surface, or aerial or satellite imagery. If you use the built-in map offer, data will also be transferred to the tool used and stored there. This data may also include personal data.

    Why do we use online map services on our website?

    Generally speaking, it is our concern to offer you a pleasant time on our website. And of course your time will only be pleasant if you can easily find your way around our website and find all the information you need quickly and easily. We therefore thought that an online card system could be a significant optimization of our service on the website. Without leaving our website, you can use the map system to easily view route descriptions, locations or points of interest. Of course, it is also super practical that you can see at a glance where our company headquarters are, so that you can find us quickly and safely.As you can see, there are just a lot of advantages and we clearly consider online map services on our website to be part of our customer service

    What data is stored by online map services?

    If you open a page on our website that has an integrated online map function, personal data may be transmitted to the relevant service and stored there. This is usually your IP address, which can also be used to determine your approximate location. In addition to the IP address, data such as entered search terms and longitude and latitude coordinates are also stored. For example, if you enter an address for route planning, this data will also be saved. The data is not stored by us, but on the servers of the integrated tools. You can think of it like this: You may be on our website, but when you interact with a mapping service, that interaction is actually happening on their website. In order for the service to function properly, at least one cookie is usually set in your browser. For example, Google Maps also uses cookies to record user behavior and thus to optimize its own service and to be able to place personalized advertising. You can read more about cookies in our "Cookies" section.

    How long and where is the data stored?

    Each online map service processes different user data. If we have further information, we will inform you about the duration of the data processing below in the corresponding sections on the individual tools. In principle, personal data is only kept for as long as is necessary to provide the service. Google Maps, for example, stores certain data for a specified period of time, but you must delete other data yourself. At Mapbox, for example, the IP address is kept for 30 days and then deleted. You see, each tool stores data for different lengths of time. We therefore recommend that you take a close look at the data protection declarations of the tools used.

    The providers also use cookies to save data on your user behavior with the map service. You can find more general information about cookies in our "Cookies" section, but you can also find out which cookies can be used in the data protection texts of the individual providers. In most cases, however, this is only an example list and is not complete.

    Right to object

    You always have the possibility and the right to access your personal data and also to object to the use and processing. You can also revoke the consent you have given us at any time. This is usually easiest to do with the cookie consent tool. However, there are other opt-out tools that you can use. You can also manage, delete or deactivate any cookies that are set by the providers used yourself with just a few mouse clicks. However, it may then happen that some functions of the service no longer work as usual. How you manage cookies in your browser also depends on the browser you use. In the "Cookies" section you will also find links to the instructions of the main browsers.

    Legal basis

    If you have consented to the use of an online map service, the legal basis for the corresponding data processing is this consent. According to Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit.

    We also have a legitimate interest in using an online map service to optimize our service on our website. The corresponding legal basis for this is Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests). However, we only use an online map service if you have given your consent. We definitely want to have this recorded again at this point.

    Information on special online map services - if available - can be found in the following sections.

    Google Maps Privacy Policy

    Google Maps Privacy Policy Summary

    👥 Affected: Visitors to the website

    🤝 Purpose: Optimization of our service

    📓 Processed data: Data such as entered search terms, your IP address and also the latitude and longitude coordinates.

    More details can be found below in this data protection declaration.

    📅 Duration of storage: depends on the stored data

    ⚖️ Legal bases: Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent), Article 6(1)(f) GDPR (legitimate interests)

    What is Google Maps?

    We use Google Maps from Google Inc. on our website. The company Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for all Google services in Europe. With Google Maps we can show you locations better and thus adapt our service to your needs. By using Google Maps, data is transmitted to Google and stored on the Google servers. Here we want to go into more detail about what Google Maps is, why we use this Google service, what data is stored and how you can prevent this.

    Google Maps is an Internet map service from Google. With Google Maps, you can find the exact location of a city, attraction, lodging, or business online using a PC, tablet, or app. If companies are represented on Google My Business, additional information about the company is displayed in addition to the location. In order to show how to get there, map sections of a location can be integrated into a website using HTML code. Google Maps shows the earth's surface as a street map or as an aerial or satellite image. Thanks to the Street View images and the high-quality satellite images, very precise representations are possible.

    Why do we use Google Maps on our website?

    All of our efforts on this page are aimed at providing you with a useful and meaningful time on our website. By integrating Google Maps, we can provide you with the most important information about various locations. You can see at a glance where we have our company headquarters. The route description always shows you the best or fastest way to us. You can get directions for routes by car, public transport, on foot or by bike. For us, providing Google Maps is part of our customer service.

    What data is stored by Google Maps?

    In order for Google Maps to be able to offer its full service, the company must collect and store data from you. This includes, among other things, the search terms entered, your IP address and also the latitude and longitude coordinates. If you use the route planner function, the start address entered will also be saved. However, this data storage happens on the Google Maps website. We can only inform you about this, but have no influence.Since we have integrated Google Maps into our website, Google sets at least one cookie (name: NID) in your browser. This cookie stores data about your user behavior. Google uses this data primarily to optimize its own services and to provide you with individual, personalized advertising.

    The following cookie is set in your browser due to the integration of Google Maps:

    Name: NID

    Value: 188=h26c1Ktha7fCQTx8rXgLyATyITJ122112964-5

    Purpose: NID is used by Google to adapt advertisements to your Google search. With the help of the cookie, Google “remembers” your most frequently entered search queries or your previous interaction with ads. So you always get tailor-made advertisements. The cookie contains a unique ID that Google uses to collect your personal settings for advertising purposes.

    Expiry date: after 6 months

    Note: We cannot guarantee the completeness of the stored data. Changes can never be ruled out, especially when using cookies. In order to identify the cookie NID, a separate test page was created, where only Google Maps was integrated.

    How long and where is the data stored?

    Google servers are located in data centers around the world. However, most of the servers are located in America. For this reason, your data is also increasingly stored in the USA. Here you can read exactly where the Google data centers are located: https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/locations/?hl=de

    Google distributes the data on different data carriers. As a result, the data can be called up more quickly and is better protected against any attempts at manipulation. Each data center also has special emergency programs. If, for example, there are problems with the Google hardware or a natural disaster paralyzes the servers, the data will almost certainly remain protected.

    Google stores some data for a specified period of time. For other data, Google only offers the option of manually deleting it. The company also anonymizes information (such as advertising data) in server logs by deleting part of the IP address and cookie information after 9 and 18 months respectively.

    How can I delete my data or prevent data storage?

    With the automatic deletion of location and activity data introduced in 2019, location and web/app activity information is stored for either 3 or 18 months, depending on your decision, and then deleted. You can also manually delete this data from the history at any time via the Google account. If you want to completely prevent your location tracking, you need to pause the "Web and app activity" section in the Google account. Click "Data and Personalization" and then click the "Activity Settings" option. Here you can switch the activities on or off.

    You can also deactivate, delete or manage individual cookies in your browser. Depending on which browser you use, this always works a little differently. Under the "Cookies" section you will find the relevant links to the relevant instructions for the most popular browsers.

    If you generally do not want any cookies, you can set up your browser so that it always informs you when a cookie is to be set. You can decide for each individual cookie whether you allow it or not.

    Legal basis

    If you have consented to the use of Google Maps, the legal basis for the corresponding data processing is this consent. According to Article 6(1)(a) GDPR (consent) represents the legal basis for the processing of personal data as it may occur when collected by Google Maps.

    Our side also has a legitimate interest in using Google Maps to optimize our online service. The corresponding legal basis for this is Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (legitimate interests). However, we only use Google Maps if you have given your consent.

    Google also processes your data in the USA, among other places. We would like to point out that, according to the European Court of Justice, there is currently no adequate level of protection for data transfer to the USA. This can be associated with various risks for the legality and security of data processing.

    Google uses so-called standard contractual clauses (= Art. 46 para. 2 and 3 GDPR). Standard Contractual Clauses (SCC) are templates provided by the EU Commission and are intended to ensure that your data also comply with European data protection standards if they are transferred to third countries (such as the USA) and stored there. Through these clauses, Google undertakes to comply with European data protection standards when processing your relevant data, even if the data is stored, processed and managed in the USA. These clauses are based on an implementation decision of the EU Commission. You can find the decision and the corresponding standard contractual clauses here: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/dec_impl/2021/914/oj?locale=de

    The Google Ads Data Processing Terms, which refer to the standard contractual clauses, can be found at https://business.safety.google/intl/de/ adsprocessorterms/.

    If you want to find out more about data processing by Google, we recommend the company's own data protection declaration at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=de .

    Explanation of terms used

    We always try to make our privacy policy as clear and understandable as possible. However, this is not always easy, especially when it comes to technical and legal issues. It often makes sense to use legal terms (such as personal data) or certain technical terms (such as cookies, IP address). But we don't want to use them without explanation. Below you will find an alphabetical list of important terms used, which we may not have sufficiently addressed in the previous data protection declaration. If these terms were taken from the GDPR and they are definitions, we will also list the GDPR texts here and add our own explanations if necessary.

    Processor

    Definition according to Article 4 of the GDPR

    For the purposes of this regulation, the expression means:

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

    Explanation: As a company and website owner, we are responsible for all of your data that we process. In addition to those responsible, there may also be so-called processors. This includes any company or person who processes personal data on our behalf. In addition to service providers such as tax consultants, processors can also be hosting or cloud providers, payment or newsletter providers or large companies such as Google or Microsoft.

    Consent

    Definition according to Article 4 of the GDPR

    For the purposes of this regulation, the expression means:

    "Consent" of the data subject any voluntary, informed and unequivocal expression of will in the form of a declaration or other clear confirmatory statement Action by which the data subject indicates that they consent to the processing of their personal data;

    Explanation: As a rule, such consent is given on websites via a cookie consent tool. I'm sure you know that. Whenever you visit a website for the first time, you will usually be asked via a banner whether you agree or consent to the data processing. You can usually also make individual settings and thus decide for yourself which data processing you allow and which not. If you do not give your consent, no personal data may be processed. In principle, consent can of course also be given in writing, i.e. not via a tool.

    Personal Data

    Definition according to Article 4 of the GDPR

    For the purposes of this regulation, the expression means:

    "personal data" any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter "data subject"); an identifiable natural person is one who, directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, expresses the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person can be identified;

    Explanation: Personal data is all data that can identify you as a person. This is usually data like:

    • Name
    • Address
    • Email address
    • postal address
    • phone number
    • date of birth
    • Identification numbers such as social security number, tax identification number, ID card number or matriculation number
    • Bank details such as account number, credit information, account balances and much more.

    According to the European Court of Justice (ECJ), your IP addresses also count as personal data. IT experts can use your IP address to determine at least the approximate location of your device and subsequently you as the connection owner. Therefore, storing an IP address also requires a legal basis within the meaning of the GDPR.There are also so-called "special categories" of personal data that are also particularly worthy of protection. These include:

    • racial and ethnic origin
    • political opinions
    • religious or ideological beliefs
    • union membership
    • genetic data such as data taken from blood or saliva samples
    • biometric data (this is information about psychological, physical or behavioral characteristics that can identify a person).
      health data
    • Data on sexual orientation or sex life

    Profiling

    Definition according to Article 4 of the GDPR

    For the purposes of this regulation, the expression means:

    "profiling" any type of automated processing of personal data, which consists in using this personal data to identify certain personal aspects that relate to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of this natural person;

    Explanation: Profiling collects various information about a person in order to learn more about this person. On the web, profiling is often used for advertising purposes or for credit checks. For example, web and advertising analysis programs collect data about your behavior and your interests on a website. This results in a special user profile that can be used to target advertising to a specific target group.

    Responsible

    Definition according to Article 4 of the GDPR

    For the purposes of this regulation, the expression means:

    “Responsible” the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of the processing of personal data decides; if the purposes and means of this processing are specified by Union law or the law of the Member States, the person responsible or the specific criteria for his naming can be provided for by Union law or the law of the Member States;

    Explanation: In our case, we are responsible for the processing of your personal data and consequently the "controller". If we pass on collected data to other service providers for processing, these are "processors". For this, an "order processing contract (AVV)" must be signed.

    All texts are protected by copyright.

    Source: Created with the Privacy Generator by AdSimple

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