Data protection

Data protection

The person responsible within the meaning of data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

André Halfes

Your rights as a data subject

You can exercise the following rights at any time using the contact details of our data protection officer:

  • Information about your data stored by us and their processing (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • Correction of incorrect personal data (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • Deletion of your data stored by us (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Restriction of data processing if we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Objection to the processing of your data by us (Art. 21 GDPR) and
  • Data portability, provided you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You can contact a supervisory authority with a complaint at any time, e.g. B. to the responsible supervisory authority of the federal state of your place of residence or to the authority responsible for us as the responsible body.

A list of the supervisory authorities (for the non-public area) with addresses can be found at: https://www.bfdi.bund.de/DE/Infothek/Anschriften_Links/anschriften_links-node.html .

Collection of general information when you visit our website

Type and purpose of processing:

When you access our website, ie if you do not register or otherwise provide information, information of a general nature is automatically recorded. This information (server log files) includes the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the like.

In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a problem-free connection to the website,
  • Ensuring a smooth use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • to optimize our website.

We do not use your data to draw conclusions about you personally. Information of this kind may be statistically evaluated anonymously by us in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.

Legal basis and legitimate interest:

The processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.

Recipient:

The recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage period:

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of the survey. For the data used to provide the website, this is generally the case when the respective session has ended.

Provision required or required:

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is neither legally nor contractually required. Without the IP address, however, the service and functionality of our website cannot be guaranteed. In addition, individual services may not be available or restricted. For this reason, no contradiction is possible.

Third country transfer:

The data collected may be transferred to the following third countries:

Shopify International Limited
Victoria Buildings, 2nd floor
1-2 Haddington Road
Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland

The following data protection guarantees are in place:

Adequacy decision of the EU Commission

Provision of chargeable services

Type and purpose of processing:

For the provision of chargeable services, we ask for additional data, such as payment details, in order to be able to carry out your order.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data required for the conclusion of the contract is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR.

Recipient:

The recipients of the data may be contract processors.

Third country transfer:

The data collected may be transferred to the following third countries:

Shopify International Limited Shopify International Limited
Victoria Buildings, 2nd floor
1-2 Haddington Road
Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland

The following data protection guarantees are in place:

Adequacy decision of the EU Commission

Storage period:

We store this data in our systems until the statutory retention periods have expired. These are generally 6 or 10 years for reasons of proper bookkeeping and tax law requirements.

Provision required or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. Without providing your personal data, we cannot grant you access to the content and services we offer.

Comment function

Type and purpose of processing:

When users leave comments on our website, the time of their creation and the user name previously selected by the website visitor are saved in addition to this information. This is for our security, as we can be prosecuted for illegal content on our website, even if it was created by users.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data entered as a comment is based on a legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

By providing the comment function, we would like to enable you to interact with us in an uncomplicated manner. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

Recipient:

The recipients of the data may be contract processors.

Third country transfer:

The data collected may be transferred to the following third countries:

Shopify International Limited
Victoria Buildings, 2nd floor
1-2 Haddington Road
Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland

The following data protection guarantees are in place:

Adequacy decision of the EU Commission

Storage period:

The data will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for the purpose of the survey. This is generally the case when the communication with the user has been completed and the company can infer from the circumstances that the matter in question has been finally clarified. We reserve the right to delete without giving reasons and without prior or subsequent information.

You can also have us delete your comment at any time. To do this, please write an e-mail to the data protection officer listed below or the person responsible for data protection and transmit the link to your comment and, for identification purposes, the e-mail address used when the comment was created.

Provision required or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. Without the provision of your personal data, we cannot grant you access to our comment function.

Newsletter

Type and purpose of processing:

For the delivery of our newsletter, we collect personal data that is transmitted to us via an input mask.

For an effective registration we need a valid email address. In order to check that the registration is actually made by the owner of an e-mail address, we use the “double opt-in” procedure. For this purpose, we log the registration for the newsletter, the sending of a confirmation email and the receipt of the response requested. Further data is not collected.

Legal basis:

On the basis of your expressly given consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a GDPR), we will regularly send you our newsletter or comparable information by e-mail to the e-mail address you provided.

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time with effect for the future. There is a corresponding link in every newsletter. You can also unsubscribe directly on this website at any time or inform us of your revocation using the contact option given at the end of this data protection notice.

Recipient:

The recipients of the data may be contract processors.

Third country transfer:

The data collected may be transferred to the following third countries:

Shopify International Limited
Victoria Buildings, 2nd floor
1-2 Haddington Road
Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland

The following data protection guarantees exist:

Adequacy decision of the EU Commission

Storage period:

In this context, the data will only be processed as long as the relevant consent is available. Then they will be deleted.

Provision required or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, based solely on your consent. Unfortunately, we cannot send you our newsletter without your consent.

Revocation of consent:

You can revoke your consent to the storage of your personal data and its use for sending the newsletter at any time with effect for the future. The cancellation can be requested via the link contained in every e-mail or from the data protection officer listed below or the person responsible for data protection.

contact form

Type and purpose of processing:

The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. To do this, it is necessary to provide a valid email address and your name. This is used to assign the request and then answer it. The specification of further data is optional.

Legal basis:

The processing of the data entered in the contact form takes place on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR).

By providing the contact form, we would like to make it easy for you to contact us. The information you provide will be stored for the purpose of processing the request and for possible follow-up questions.

If you contact us to inquire about an offer, the data entered in the contact form will be processed to carry out pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR).

Recipient:

The recipients of the data may be contract processors.

Storage period:

Data will be deleted no later than 6 months after the request has been processed.

If there is a contractual relationship, we are subject to the statutory retention periods according to HGB and delete your data after these periods have expired.

Provision required or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with your name, email address and the reason for the request.

Use of Google Analytics

If you have given your consent, Google Analytics is used on this website, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA (hereinafter: "Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called "cookies", ie text files that are stored on your computer and that enable your use of the website to be analyzed. The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, due to the activation of IP anonymization on this website, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. The IP address transmitted by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other Google data.

For more information on terms of use and data protection, see https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/de.html and at https://policies.google.com/?hl=de .

On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

The data sent by us and linked to cookies, user IDs (e.g. user ID) or advertising IDs are automatically deleted after 14 months. The deletion of data whose retention period has expired takes place automatically once a month.

Revocation of consent:

You can prevent tracking by Google Analytics on our website by clicking click this link . An opt-out cookie will be installed on your device. This will prevent Google Analytics from collecting data for this website and for this browser in the future as long as the cookie remains installed in your browser.

You can also prevent the storage of cookies by setting your browser software accordingly; we would like to point out, however, that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent.

You can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to your use of the website (including your IP address) and from processing this data by downloading the browser plug-in available under the following link and install: Browser add-on to deactivate Google Analytics .

Use of script libraries (Google Web Fonts)

In order to present our content correctly and graphically appealing across browsers, we use “Google Web Fonts” from Google LLC (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; hereinafter “Google”) to display fonts.

For more information on Google Web Fonts, see https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq and in Google's privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ .

Use of Typekit web fonts from Adobe Fonts

We use Typekit web fonts from Adobe Fonts for the visual design of our website. Adobe Fonts is a service of Adobe Systems Software Ireland Companies (4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland; hereinafter "Adobe"), which grants us access to a font library.

To incorporate the fonts we use, your browser must connect to an Adobe server in the USA and download the font required for our website. This informs Adobe that our website has been accessed from your IP address.

Further information on Adobe Fonts can be found in the Adobe Fonts data protection information, which you can access here: https://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/policies/adobe-fonts.html

If your browser does not support web fonts, or if you do not give your consent, a standard font will be used by your computer.

Revocation of consent:

The provider currently does not offer the option of simply opting out or blocking data transmission. If you want to prevent your activities on our website from being tracked, please revoke your consent for the corresponding cookie category or for all technically unnecessary cookies and data transfers in the cookie consent tool. In this case, however, you may not be able to use our website or only to a limited extent.

Use of Google Maps

We use Google Maps on this website. Google Maps is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter "Google"). This enables us to show you interactive maps directly on the website and enables you to conveniently use the map function.
You can find more information about data processing by Google in the Google data protection information: https://policies.google.com/privacy . There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection center.

You can find detailed instructions for managing your own data in connection with Google products here: https://www.dataliberation.org

When you visit the website, Google receives information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This happens regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in to or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be assigned directly to your account.

If you do not want the assignment in your Google profile, you must log out of Google before activating the button. Google stores your data as a user profile and uses it for advertising, market research and / or needs-based design of its websites. Such an evaluation takes place in particular (even for users who are not logged in) to provide needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, although you must contact Google to exercise this right.

Revocation of consent:

The provider currently does not offer the option of simply opting out or blocking data transmission. If you want to prevent your activities on our website from being tracked, please revoke your consent for the corresponding cookie category or for all technically unnecessary cookies and data transfers in the cookie consent tool. In this case, however, you may not be able to use our website or only to a limited extent.

Embedded YouTube Videos

We embed YouTube videos on our website. The operator of the corresponding plugins is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA (hereinafter "YouTube"). YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”). When you visit a page with the YouTube plug-in, a connection to YouTube servers is established. This tells YouTube which pages you are visiting. If you are logged into your YouTube account, YouTube can assign your surfing behavior to you personally. You can prevent this by logging out of your YouTube account beforehand.

If a YouTube video is started, the provider uses cookies that collect information about user behavior.

Further information on the purpose and scope of data collection and its processing by YouTube can be found in the provider's data protection declaration, where you will also find further information on your rights in this regard and setting options to protect your privacy ( https://policies.google.com/privacy ).

Revocation of consent:

The provider currently does not offer the option of simply opting out or blocking data transmission. If you want to prevent your activities on our website from being tracked, please revoke your consent for the corresponding cookie category or for all technically unnecessary cookies and data transfers in the cookie consent tool. In this case, however, you may not be able to use our website or only to a limited extent.

Google AdWords

Our website uses Google conversion tracking. The operating company for the services of Google AdWords is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you have reached our website via an advertisement placed by Google, Google Adwords will set a cookie on your computer. The conversion tracking cookie is set when a user clicks on an ad placed by Google.

If the user visits certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can recognize that the user clicked on the ad and was redirected to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. The customers find out the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified.

You can find more information about data processing by Google in the Google data protection information: https://policies.google.com/privacy . There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection center.

Revocation of consent:

The provider currently does not offer the option of simply opting out or blocking data transmission. If you want to prevent your activities on our website from being tracked, please revoke your consent for the corresponding cookie category or for all technically unnecessary cookies and data transfers in the cookie consent tool. In this case, however, you may not be able to use our website or only to a limited extent.

Use of Google remarketing

This website uses the remarketing function of Google Inc. The operating company of the Google Remarketing services is Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter "Google").

The function serves to present website visitors within the Google advertising network with interest-based advertisements. A so-called “cookie” is stored in the website visitor's browser, which enables the visitor to be recognized when he or she visits websites that belong to the Google advertising network. On these pages, the visitor can be presented with advertisements that relate to content that the visitor has previously accessed on websites that use Google's remarketing function.

You can find more information about data processing by Google in the Google data protection information: https://policies.google.com/privacy . There you can also change your personal data protection settings in the data protection center.

Revocation of consent:

The provider currently does not offer the option of simply opting out or blocking data transmission. If you want to prevent your activities on our website from being tracked, please revoke your consent for the corresponding cookie category or for all technically unnecessary cookies and data transfers in the cookie consent tool. In this case, however, you may not be able to use our website or only to a limited extent.

Facebook

Social plugin

This offer uses social plugins ("plugins") from the social network facebook.com, which is operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA ("Facebook"). The plugins can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile, the terms “like” or a “thumbs up” sign) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .

When a user calls up a website of this offer that contains such a plugin, his browser establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted directly from Facebook to your browser, which integrates it into the website. The provider therefore has no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs the user according to its level of knowledge:

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or making a comment, the relevant information is sent directly from your browser to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out his IP address and save it. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is saved in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users can be found in Facebook's data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/ .

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him through this offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before visiting the website.

11.2 Conversion measurement with the Facebook conversion pixel

We use the “conversion pixel” or visitor action pixel from Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA (“Facebook”). By calling up this pixel from your browser, Facebook can subsequently recognize whether a Facebook advertisement was successful, e.g. whether it led to an online purchase. For this purpose, we only receive statistical data from Facebook without reference to a specific person. This enables us to record the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes. In particular, if you are logged into Facebook, we also refer to their data protection information https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/ .

Please go on https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/ if you want to revoke your consent to Conversion Pixel.

SSL encryption

To protect the security of your data during transmission, we use state-of-the-art encryption methods (e.g. SSL) over HTTPS.


Information about your right of objection according to Art. 21 GDPR

Right to object on a case-by-case basis

You have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to you, which is based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR (data processing based on a weighing of interests); this also applies to profiling based on this provision within the meaning of Art. 4 No. 4 GDPR.

If you object, we will no longer process your personal data unless we can prove compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh your interests, rights and freedoms, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

Recipient of an objection

André Halfes
Square design
At Hommelshof 60
41352 Korschenbroich
Germany


Change of our data protection regulations

We reserve the right to adapt this data protection declaration so that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the data protection declaration, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will then apply to your next visit.

Questions to the data protection officer

If you have any questions about data protection, please send us an email or contact the person responsible for data protection in our organization directly:

The data protection declaration was created with the help of activeMind AG, the experts for external data protection officer (Version # 2020-09-30).