Data Privacy Statement

Data Privacy Statement

We are glad that you are interested in our website. The protection of your private sphere is very important to us. In the following, we provide detailed information about the handling of your data. 

1. Access data and hosting

You can visit our website without providing information about yourself. With each visit of a website, the web server automatically saves a server log file, which contains, for example, the name of the requested file, your IP address, the date and time of the visit, the amount of data transferred and the querying provider (access data) and documents the visit.

This access data is evaluated exclusively for the purpose of ensuring interruption-free operation of the site and for improvement of our offering. In accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. F DSGVO the preservation of our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a weighing up of interests, in a correct presentation of our offer. All access data is deleted no later than seven days after the end of your visit to the website.

Hosting services by a third-party provider: In the scope of processing on our behalf, a third-party provider provides us with services for hosting and the presentation of the website. This is intended for protection of our legitimate interests in a correct representation of our offering, which are given priority in the scope of a weighing of interests. All data which is collected as described below in the scope of the use of our website or in forms provided for our website is processed on the third-party provider's servers. Processing on other servers takes place exclusively in the framework explained here. This service provider is located within a country of the European Union or the European Economic Area.

 

2. Data collection and use for establishing contact

We collect personal data if you provide it to use voluntarily when making contact (e.g. via contact form or email). Mandatory fields are identified as such, because, in these cases, we cannot process your order and/or contact without the data. The relevant entry form indicates which data is collected. We use the data provided by you in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b DSGVO for processing your inquiries. After you contact inquiry has been fully processed, your data is blocked for further processing and deleted after the retention periods applicable under fiscal and commercial law have elapsed, insofar as you have not expressly given your consent to further use of your data or we reserve the right to further use of the data, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this statement.

 

3. Postal advertising and your right of objection

We reserve the right to use your first name and surname, as well as your postal address for our advertising purposes, e.g. to send interesting offers and information about our products to you by mail. This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which are predominantly justified in the context of a weighing up of interests, in a promotional approach by our customers in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO.

 

4. Use of data and credit check

When purchasing on account or direct debit, it is necessary for the conclusion of the contract pursuant to Art. 22 para. 2 lit. a DSGVO required to obtain identity and credit information from specialized service providers (credit agencies). This is intended for protection of our legitimate interests in minimizing, payment defaults, which are given priority in the scope of a weighing of interests. For this purpose, we transfer your necessary personal data to the following company(ies):

Creditreform Boniversum GmbH
Hellersbergstraße 11
41460 Neuss, Germany
Appropriate measures for protection of your rights, liberties and legitimate interests are taken into consideration in this connection. You have the possibility, by using the contact information provided below, of presenting your point of view and contesting the decision.

 

5. Cookies and web analysis

In order to make the visit to our website more attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, to display appropriate products or for market research, we use cookies on various pages. This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a weighing up of interests, in order to optimize the presentation of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device automatically. Some of the cookies used by us are deleted at the end of the browser session, i.e. when you close your browser (session cookies). Other cookies remain on your end device and make it possible for use to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). The duration of the storage is shown in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser. You can configure your browser so that you are notified when cookies are installed and decide whether to accept them in the individual case or to accept cookies in specific cases or to generally block them. All browsers differ in how they manage cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of every browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. This is available for the respective browsers under the following links:

Internet Explorer™: http://windows.microsoft.com/de-DE/windows-vista/Block-or-allow-cookies

Safari™: https://support.apple.com/kb/ph21411?locale=de_DE

Chrome™: http://support.google.com/chrome/bin/answer.py?hl=de&hlrm=en&answer=95647

Firefox™ https://support.mozilla.org/de/kb/cookies-erlauben-und-ablehnen

Opera™: http://help.opera.com/Windows/10.20/de/cookies.html

If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website can be limited.


Use of Google (Universal) Analytics for web analysis

This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a website analysis service of Google LLC (www.google.de).This serves to safeguard our legitimate interests, which predominate in the context of a weighing up of interests, in order to optimize the presentation of our offer in accordance with Art. 6 (1) sentence 1 lit. f DSGVO. Google (Universal) Analytics uses methods which enable an analysis of the use of the website by you, such as cookies. The automatically collected information about your use of this website is normally transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. By activating IP anonymization on this website, the IP address is truncated before transmission within the Member States of the European Union or in other treaty states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The complete IP address is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and truncated there in exceptional cases only. The anonymized IP address transmitted by your browser in the scope of Google Analytics is basically not combined with other data by Google.

Google LLC has its headquarters in the USA and is certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield. A current certificate can be viewed here. On the basis of this agreement between the USA and the European Commission, the latter has defined a reasonable data protection level for companies certified under the Privacy Shield.

You can prevent the collection of the data about your use of the website generated by the cookie (including your IP address) by Google and the processing of said data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de

As an alternative to the browser plug-in, you can click here to prevent future data collection by Google Analytics on our website. In the process, an opt-out cookie is stored on your end device. If you delete your cookies, you must click on the link again.

 

6. Contact options and your rights

You have the following rights as the concerned party:

•             the right to demand information about your personal data processed by us within the scoped defined in accordance with Art. 15 of the GDPR;

•             the right to demand immediate correction of your incorrect or incomplete personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 16 of the GDPR;

•             the right to demand deletion of your personal data stored by us in accordance with Art. 17 of the GDPR, insofar as further processing is not necessary

- to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information;

- for fulfillment of a legal obligation;

- for reasons that are of public interest or

- to assert, exercise or defend legal

claims;

•             the right to demand limitation of the processing of your personal data in accordance with Art. 18 of the GDPR, insofar as

- you dispute the correctness of the data;

- the processing is unauthorized, but you object to the deletion;

- we no longer require the data, but you require the data to assert, exercise or defend legal claims or

- you have filed an objection to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 of the GDPR;

•             you have the right to receive your personal data with which you have provided us in a structured, common and machine-readable format or demand transfer thereof to another responsible party in accordance with Art. 20 of the GDPR;

•             you have the right to file a grievance with a supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 of the GDPR. Normally, you can contact the supervisory authority responsible for your regular place of residence or work or the location of your company's registered office.


Right of objection

If we process personal data as explained above for protection of our legitimate interests which are given priority on the scope of a weighing if interests, you can object to this processing with effect for the future. If the processing takes place for purposes of direct marketing, you can exercise this right at any time, as described above. Insofar as the processing takes place for other purposes, you are only entitled to a right to objection for reasons arising from your specific situation.

After exercising your right of objection, we will no longer process your personal data for these purposes unless we can prove mandatory reasons for the processing requiring protection, which outweigh your interests, rights and liberties, or if the processing takes place for the assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

This does not apply if the processing takes place for purposes of direct marketing. Then, we will no longer process your personal data for this purpose.

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