This data protection declaration informs you about the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the websites, functions and content associated with it, as well as external online presences, such as our social media profiles. (hereinafter collectively referred to as “online offer”). With regard to the terms used, such as “processing” or “controller”, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Name/Fa.: Kramer Retail GmbH & Co. KG
Street no.: Am Hansastadion 3
Postcode, City, Country: 28277, Bremen, Germany
Commercial register no.: HRA 28931
Managing Director: Michael Kramer
Telephone number: 0421 322 738 0
E-mail address: email@example.com
Data Protection Officer:
Name: Enis Alcan
Street no.: Am Hansastadion 3
Postcode, City, Country: 28277, Bremen, Germany
Telephone number: 0421 322 738 15
E-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Types of data processed:
– Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses).
– Contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers).
– Content data (e.g., text entries, photographs, videos).
– Contract data (e.g., subject matter of contract, term, customer category).
– Payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history).
– Usage data (e.g., websites visited, interest in content, access times).
– Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).
Processing of special categories of data (Art. 9 para. 1 GDPR):
No special categories of data are processed.
Categories of data subjects:
– Customers, interested parties, visitors and users of the online offer, business partners.
– Visitors and users of the online offer.
In the following, we also refer to the data subjects collectively as “users”.
Purpose of processing:
– Provision of the online offer, its contents and shop functions.
– Provision of contractual services, service and customer care.
– Answering contact requests and communication with users.
– Marketing, advertising and market research.
– Security measures.
1. terminology used
1.1 “Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
1.2 “Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means. The term is broad and covers virtually any handling of data. 1.3 “Controller” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.
2. relevant legal basis
In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. If the legal basis is not stated in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6(1)(a) and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing in order to fulfil our services and carry out contractual measures and respond to enquiries is Art. 6(1)(b) GDPR, the legal basis for processing in order to fulfil our legal obligations is Art. 6(1)(c) GDPR, and the legal basis for processing in order to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 (1) (d) GDRP serves as the legal basis.
3. changes and updates to the data protection declaration
We ask you to regularly inform yourself about the content of our data protection declaration. We adapt the data protection declaration as soon as the changes in the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require an act of cooperation on your part (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.
4. security measures
4.1 We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk in accordance with Article 32 of the GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the costs of implementation and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the varying likelihood and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons; the measures include, in particular, safeguarding the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as access to, entry into, disclosure of, assurance of availability of and separation of the data. We also have procedures in place to ensure the exercise of data subjects’ rights, deletion of data and response to data compromise. Furthermore, we already take the protection of personal data into account during the development and selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings (Article 25 of the GDPR).
4.2 The security measures include in particular the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our server.
5 Disclosure and transmission of data
5.1 If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (order processors or third parties), transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as to payment service providers, is required pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b GDPR is necessary for the performance of the contract), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, hosting providers, tax, business and legal advisors, customer care, accounting, billing and similar services that allow us to efficiently and effectively fulfil our contractual obligations, administrative tasks and duties).
5.2 If we commission third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called “order processing agreement”, this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.
6. transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or do so in the context of using third-party services or disclosing or transferring data to third parties, this will only be done if it is done to fulfil our (pre-)contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, due to a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we only process or allow the processing of data in a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR are met. This means, for example, that the processing is carried out on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of a level of data protection corresponding to that of the EU (e.g. for the USA through the “Privacy Shield”) or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).
7. rights of the data subjects
7.1 You have the right to request confirmation as to whether data in question is being processed and to information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Article 15 of the GDPR.
7.2 You have the right according to Art. You have the right to request the completion of data concerning you or the correction of inaccurate data concerning you in accordance with Article 16 of the GDPR.
7.3 In accordance with Article 17 of the GDPR, you have the right to demand that the data in question be deleted without delay or, alternatively, to demand that the processing of the data be restricted in accordance with Article 18 of the GDPR.
7.4 You have the right to request that the data relating to you that you have provided to us be received in accordance with Article 20 of the GDPR and to request that it be transferred to other data controllers.
7.5 You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in accordance with Article 77 of the GDPR.
8. right of revocation
You have the right to revoke your consent in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future.
9. right of objection
You may object to the future processing of data relating to you in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection can be made in particular against the processing for purposes of direct advertising.
10 Cookies and the right to object to direct advertising
10.1 “Cookies” are small files that are stored on users’ computers. Various data can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his or her visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or “session cookies” or “transient cookies”, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his or her browser. In such a cookie, for example, the contents of a shopping basket in an online shop or a login status can be stored. Cookies that remain stored even after the browser is closed are referred to as “permanent” or “persistent”. For example, the login status can be stored if users visit them after several days. Likewise, the interests of users can be stored in such a cookie, which is used for range measurement or marketing purposes. Third-party cookies” are cookies from providers other than the responsible party that operates the online offer (otherwise, if they are only its cookies, they are referred to as “first-party cookies”).
11 Deletion of data
11.1 The data processed by us will be deleted or its processing restricted in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated within the scope of this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention obligations. If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. I.e. the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for reasons of commercial or tax law.
11.2 Germany: In accordance with legal requirements, data is stored in particular for 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 HGB (commercial books, inventories, opening balances, annual financial statements, commercial letters, accounting documents, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with § 147 para. 1 AO (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).
12 Order processing in the online shop and customer account
12.1 We process the data of our customers in the context of the order processes in our online shop in order to enable them to select and order the selected products and services, as well as their payment and delivery, or execution.
12.2 The data processed includes inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and the data subjects are our customers, interested parties and other business partners. The processing is carried out for the purpose of providing contractual services within the scope of operating an online shop, billing, delivery and customer services. We use session cookies to store the contents of the shopping cart and permanent cookies to store the login status.
12.3 The processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b (execution of order transactions) and c (legally required archiving) GDPR. In this context, the information marked as required is necessary for the justification and fulfilment of the contract. We disclose the data to third parties only within the scope of delivery, payment or within the scope of legal permissions and obligations towards legal advisors and authorities. The data is only processed in third countries if this is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract (e.g. at the customer’s request for delivery or payment).
12.4 Users can optionally create a user account, in which they can view their orders in particular. Within the scope of the registration, the required mandatory information will be provided to the users. User accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. If users have cancelled their user account, their data with regard to the user account will be deleted, subject to their retention being necessary for reasons of commercial or tax law in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR. Information in the customer account shall remain until its deletion with subsequent archiving in the event of a legal obligation. It is the responsibility of the users to save their data in the event of termination before the end of the contract.
12.5 Within the scope of registration and renewed registrations as well as the use of our online services, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests as well as those of the users in protection against misuse and other unauthorised use. As a matter of principle, this data is not passed on to third parties unless it is necessary for the prosecution of our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR.
12.6 The deletion takes place after the expiry of legal warranty and comparable obligations, the necessity of keeping the data is reviewed every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) storage obligation); information in the customer account remains until its deletion.
13 Business analyses and market research
13.1 In order to operate our business economically and to be able to recognise market trends, customer and user wishes, we analyse the data we have on business transactions, contracts, enquiries, etc.. In doing so, we process inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR, whereby the data subjects include customers, interested parties, business partners, visitors and users of the online offer. The analyses are carried out for the purpose of business management evaluations, marketing and market research. In doing so, we may take into account the profiles of registered users with details of, for example, their purchase transactions. The analyses serve us to increase user-friendliness, to optimise our offer and to improve business management. The analyses serve us alone and are not disclosed externally, unless they are anonymous analyses with summarised values. 13.2.
13.2 If these analyses or profiles are personal, they will be deleted or anonymised upon termination of the user, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. Otherwise, the overall business analyses and general trend analyses shall be prepared anonymously if possible.
2. checking the creditworthiness of a customer is permissible if there is otherwise a risk of non-payment, i.e. if the goods are delivered without payment having been received (i.e. if the customer chooses purchase on account). In contrast, there is no risk of non-payment if the customer chooses, for example, the advance payment option or makes the payment via third-party providers, such as Paypal.
It should also be noted that obtaining an automatic credit report is an “automated decision in individual cases” pursuant to Art. 22 of the GDPR, i.e. a legal decision without human involvement. This is permissible if the customer has consented or if this decision is necessary for the conclusion of the contract. Whether the decision is necessary has not yet been conclusively clarified, but is often taken as a given, including by the author of this sample. However, if you want to exclude any risk, you should obtain consent.
Consent is also necessary if the credit report is already used to decide whether the option “on account” should be displayed. This is because it could have been that the customer would have decided to pay in advance or Paypal anyway and the credit check would not have been necessary. Such consent could, for example, read as follows:
I consent to a credit check being carried out in order to decide in an automated procedure (Art. 22 GDPR) whether the option of purchase on account is offered. Further information on the credit check, the credit agencies used and the procedure as well as the options for objection can be found in our data protection declaration.
14 Credit information
14.1 If we make advance payments (e.g. in the case of purchase on account), we reserve the right to obtain information on identity and creditworthiness for the purpose of assessing the credit risk on the basis of mathematical-statistical procedures from specialised service companies (credit agencies) in order to protect our legitimate interests.
14.2 As part of the credit assessment, we transmit the following personal data of the customer (name, postal address, date of birth, information on the type of contract, bank details [please specify further data if necessary]) to the following credit agencies: [Please specify the credit agencies here, e.g.:] SCHUFA company (SCHUFA Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, 65201 Wiesbaden), data protection information: https://www.schufa.de/de/ueber- us/data-scoring/.
14.3 We process the information received from the credit reference agencies about the statistical probability of a payment default within the framework of an appropriate discretionary decision about the establishment, implementation and termination of the contractual relationship. We reserve the right to refuse payment on account or any other advance payment in the event of a negative result of the credit check.
14.4 The decision as to whether we make advance payments shall be made solely on the basis of an automated decision in the individual case, which our software shall make on the basis of the information from the credit agency, in accordance with Art. 22 GDPR.
14.5 If we obtain express consent from you, the legal basis for the creditworthiness information and the transmission of the customer’s data to the credit agencies is consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a, 7 GDPR. If no consent is obtained, our legitimate interests in the security of their payment claim are the legal basis pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR.
15. contacting and customer service
15.1 When contacting us (via contact form or e-mail), the user’s details are processed for the purpose of handling the contact request and its processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.
15.2 The user’s details may be stored in our customer relationship management system (“CRM system”) or comparable enquiry organisation.
15.3 We delete the enquiries if they are no longer necessary. We review the necessity every two years; we store enquiries from customers who have a customer account permanently and refer to the information on the customer account for deletion. Furthermore, the legal archiving obligations apply.
16 Collection of access data and log files
16.1 We collect data on every access to our website on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR, we collect data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider.
16.2 Log file information is stored for security reasons (e.g. for the clarification of abuse or fraud) for a maximum of seven days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidentiary purposes is exempt from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.
17 Online presences in social media
17.1 We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR, we maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services there. When calling up the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.
17.2 We use Google Analytics to display the ads placed within Google’s advertising services and those of its partners only to users who have also shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products determined on the basis of the websites visited), which we transmit to Google (so-called “Remarketing Audiences” or “Google Analytics Audiences”). With the help of Remarketing Audiences, we also want to ensure that our advertisements correspond to the potential interest of the users and do not have a harassing effect.
18 Google Analytics
18.2 Google is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/ participant?id=a2zt0000001L5AAI&status=Active).
18.3 Google will use this information on our behalf for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. In doing so, pseudonymous user profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.
18.4 We only use Google Analytics with IP anonymisation activated. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
18.5 The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other data from Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; users can also prevent the collection of the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer to Google as well as the processing of this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
18.6 You can find out more information about Google’s use of data, setting and objection options on Google’s websites: https:// www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners (“Data use by Google when you use our partners’ websites or apps”), https://policies.google.com/technologies/ ads (“Data use for advertising purposes”), https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated (“Manage information Google uses to show you ads”).
19 Google Re/Marketing Services
19.1 We use the marketing and remarketing services (in short “Google Marketing Services”) of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043. GDPR) the marketing and remarketing services (in short “Google marketing services”) of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google”).
19.2 Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/ participant?id=a2zt0000001L5AAI&status=Active).
19.3 Google’s marketing services allow us to target advertisements for and on our website in order to present users only with ads that potentially match their interests. If, for example, a user is shown ads for products in which he or she has shown interest on other websites, this is referred to as “remarketing”. For these purposes, when our website and other websites on which Google marketing services are active are called up, a code is executed directly by Google and so-called (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as “web beacons”) are integrated into the website. With their help, an individual cookie, i.e. a small file, is stored on the user’s device (comparable technologies can also be used instead of cookies). The cookies can be set by various domains, including google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com or googleadservices.com. This file records which websites the user has visited, which content he or she is interested in and which offers he or she has clicked on, as well as technical information on the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information on the use of the online offer. The IP address of the user is also recorded, whereby we inform Google Analytics that the IP address is shortened within Member States of the European Union or in other contracting states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area and only in exceptional cases is transmitted in full to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address will not be merged with user data within other Google offerings. The aforementioned information may also be combined by Google with such information from other sources. If the user subsequently visits other websites, he may be shown ads tailored to his interests.
19.4 The user’s data will be processed pseudonymously as part of the Google marketing services. This means that Google does not store and process the name or email address of the user, for example, but processes the relevant data in a cookie-related manner within pseudonymous user profiles. I.e. from Google’s perspective, the ads are not managed and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie holder, regardless of who this cookie holder is. This does not apply if a user has expressly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymisation. The information collected by Google marketing services about users will be transmitted to Google and stored on Google’s servers in the USA.
19.5 The Google marketing services we use include the online advertising programme “Google AdWords”. In the case of Google AdWords, each AdWords customer receives a different “conversion cookie”. Cookies can therefore not be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained with the help of the cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The AdWords customers learn the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page tagged with a conversion tracking tag. However, they will not receive any information that personally identifies users.
19.8 We may also use the “Google Optimizer” service. Google Optimizer allows us to track the effect of various changes to a website (e.g. changes to the input fields, design, etc.) as part of so-called “A/B testing”. For these testing purposes, cookies are placed on the users’ devices. Only pseudonymous data of the users will be processed.
19.9 Furthermore, we may use the “Google Tag Manager” to integrate and manage the Google analysis and marketing services on our website.
20 Facebook, Custom Audiences and Facebook Marketing Services
20.1 Within our online offer, the so-called “Facebook Pixel” of the social network Facebook, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA, or if you are a resident of the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”), is used due to our legitimate interests in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer and for these purposes.
20.2 Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/ participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
20.3 With the help of the Facebook pixel, it is possible for Facebook to determine the visitors to our online offer as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called “Facebook ads”). Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to display the Facebook ads placed by us only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products determined on the basis of the websites visited) that we transmit to Facebook (so-called “Custom Audiences”). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and do not have a harassing effect. With the help of the Facebook Pixel, we can also track the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called “conversion”).
20.4 The processing of data by Facebook is carried out within the framework of Facebook’s data use policy. Accordingly, general information on the display of Facebook ads, in Facebook’s data usage policy: https://www.facebook.com/ policy.php. Specific information and details about the Facebook Pixel and how it works can be found in Facebook’s help section: https://www.facebook.com/ business/help/651294705016616.
20.5 You can object to the collection by the Facebook pixel and use of your data to display Facebook ads. To adjust which types of ads are displayed to you within Facebook, you can go to the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions there on the settings for usage-based advertising: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are platform independent, i.e. they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.
21 Facebook Social Plugins
21.1 We use social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR) social plugins (“plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”). The plugins can display interaction elements or content (e.g. videos, graphics or text contributions) and are recognisable by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile, the terms “Like”, “Like” or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
21.2 Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/ participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).
21.3 When a user calls up a function of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his or her device establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the user’s device and integrated into the online offer by the latter. In the process, user profiles can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform users according to our level of knowledge.
21.4 By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has accessed the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged in to Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his or her Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the Like button or posting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from their device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and store his or her IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymised IP address is stored in Germany.
21.6 If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him or her via this online offer and link it to his or her membership data stored on Facebook, he or she must log out of Facebook and delete his or her cookies before using our online offer. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http:// www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.
23 Jetpack (WordPress Stats)
23.1 We use the plugin Jetpack (here the sub-function “WordPress Stats”) on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offering within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR) the plugin Jetpack (here the sub-function “WordPress Stats”), which embeds a tool for statistical analysis of visitor accesses and is provided by Automattic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Jetpack uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site.
23.2 Automattic is certified under the Privacy Shield agreement and thereby offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/ participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active).
23.3 The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on a server in the USA. In the process, user profiles can be created from the processed data, whereby these are only used for analysis purposes and not for advertising purposes. Further information can be found in the data protection declarations of Automattic: https://automattic.com/privacy/ and notes on Jetpack cookies: https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/.
27. communication by post, email, fax or telephone
27.1 We use remote means of communication, such as post, telephone or email, for business processing and marketing purposes. In doing so, we process inventory data, address and contact data as well as contract data of customers, participants, interested parties and communication partners.
27.2 The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction with legal requirements for promotional communications. Contact is only made with the consent of the contact partners or within the scope of legal permissions and the processed data is deleted as soon as it is no longer required and otherwise with objection/ revocation or lapse of the authorisation bases or legal archiving obligations.
28.1 With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your rights of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the procedures described.
28.2 Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with promotional information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. If the contents of the Newsletter are specifically described in the context of a registration, they are decisive for the consent of the users. Apart from that, our newsletters contain information about our products, offers, promotions and our company.
28.3 Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail in which you are asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can register with other email addresses. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the registration and confirmation time as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored with the dispatch service provider are also logged.
28.5 Insofar as we use a dispatch service provider, the dispatch service provider may, according to its own information, use this data in pseudonymous form, i.e. without allocation to a user, to optimise or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimise the dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, the dispatch service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass it on to third parties.
28.6 Registration data: To register for the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to enter a name for the purpose of a personal address in the newsletter.
28.7 Performance measurement – The newsletters contain a so-called “web beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file which is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened, or if we use a dispatch service provider, from their server. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information such as information on the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the time of the retrieval are initially collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services on the basis of the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour on the basis of their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times. Statistical surveys also include determining whether newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention nor, if used, that of the dispatch service provider to observe individual users. The analyses serve us much more to recognise the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.
28.8 Germany: The newsletter is sent and its success is measured on the basis of the recipients’ consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR in conjunction with § 7 Para. 2 No. 3 UWG or on the basis of the legal permission pursuant to § 7 Para. 3 UWG.
28.9 Austria: The newsletter is sent and its success is measured on the basis of the recipients’ consent pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR in conjunction with Art. 107 para. 2 TKG or on the basis of the statutory permission pursuant to Art. 107 para. 2 and 3 TKG.
28.10. The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests pursuant to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR and serves as proof of consent to receive the newsletter.
28.11. Newsletter recipients can cancel receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke their consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. At the same time, their consent to the performance measurement expires. Unfortunately, it is not possible to cancel the performance measurement separately; in this case, the entire newsletter subscription must be cancelled. When you unsubscribe from the newsletter, your personal data will be deleted, unless their retention is legally required or justified, in which case their processing will be limited to these exceptional purposes only. In particular, we may store unsubscribed email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before deleting them for the purposes of sending newsletters in order to be able to prove consent previously given. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defence against claims. An individual deletion request is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of consent is confirmed at the same time.
29 Integration of third-party services and content
29.1 We use content or service offers of third party providers within our online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR). GDPR) to integrate content or services offered by third-party providers, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”). This always requires that the third-party providers of this content are aware of the IP address of the user, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore necessary for the display of this content. We endeavour to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The pixel tags can be used to analyse information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may contain, among other things, technical information on the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information on the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.
29.2 The following presentation provides an overview of third-party providers and their contents, together with links to their data protection declarations, which contain further information on the processing of data and, in part already mentioned here, possibilities of objection (so-called opt-out).
– If our customers use the payment services of third parties (e.g. PayPal or Sofortüberweisung), the terms and conditions and the data protection notices of the respective third party providers apply, which can be accessed within the respective websites or transaction applications.