Data Privacy

This data protection declaration explains the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our online offer and the associated websites, functions and content as well as external online presences, such as our social media profile (hereinafter collectively referred to as "online offer"). With regard to the terms used, such as "processing" or "person responsible", we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Types of data processed

  • Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses)
  • Contact details (e.g. email, phone numbers)
  • Content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos)
  • Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times)
  • Meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses)

Categories of data subjects

Visitors and users of the online offer (in the following we also refer to the persons concerned as "users").

Purpose of processing

  • Provision of the online offer, its functions and content
  • Answering contact inquiries and communicating with users
  • Safety measures
  • Reach measurement / marketing

Terms used

"Personal data" is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); A natural person is regarded as identifiable who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or one or more special features, which express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

“Processing” is any process carried out with or without the aid of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data. The term goes far and includes practically every handling of data.

"Pseudonymization" the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that guarantee that the personal data cannot be assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

“Profiling” means any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal To analyze or predict the preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of this natural person.

As "controller" is 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, referred.

"Processor" means a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.

Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the fulfillment of our services and implementation of contractual measures as well as answering inquiries is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to safeguard our legitimate interests is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR as the legal basis.

Safety measures

In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we make suitable technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

The measures include, in particular, securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, forwarding, ensuring availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that ensure the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. We also consider the protection of personal data during the development or selection of hardware, software and processes,

Cooperation with contract processors and third parties

If we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties) within the scope of our processing, transmit them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if the data is transmitted to third parties, such as to payment service providers, according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR is required to fulfill the contract), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we commission third parties with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called "order processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

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 if this happens in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only take place if it happens to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations, on the basis of your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permits, We process or have the data processed in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR are met. This means that processing takes place, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a data protection level corresponding to the EU (e.g. for the USA through the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

Data Subject Rights

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

You have accordingly. Art. 16 GDPR the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.

In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to demand that the relevant data be deleted immediately or, alternatively, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request a restriction on the processing of the data.

You have the right to request that you receive the data concerning you that you have provided to us in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request that it be transmitted to other responsible parties.

You also have gem. Art. 77 GDPR the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Right of withdrawal

You can object to the future processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection can in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Cookies and right to object to direct mail

"Cookies" are small files that are stored on the users' computers. Various information 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 their 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 browser. In such a cookie, for example the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status can be saved. Cookies are referred to as "permanent" or "persistent" and remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if the user visits it after several days. The interests of users can also be stored in such a cookie, which is used for range measurement or marketing purposes. "Third-party cookies" are cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer (otherwise,

We can use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this in the context of our data protection declaration. If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be made for a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ explained. Furthermore, cookies can be saved by deactivating them in the browser settings. Please note that you may then not be able to use all the functions of this online offer.

Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in their processing in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements. If the data is not deleted because it is required for other legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example

According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage takes place in particular for 10 years according to §§ 147 Abs. 1 AO, 257 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 and 4, Abs. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, trading books, more relevant for taxation Documents, etc.) and 6 years according to § 257 Paragraph 1 No. 2 and 3, Paragraph 4 HGB (commercial letters).

According to legal requirements in Austria, the storage takes place in particular for 7 years in accordance with § 132 para. 1 BAO (accounting documents, receipts / invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, list of income and expenses, etc.), for 22 years in connection with land and for 10 years for documents in connection with electronically provided services, telecommunications, radio and television services that are provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU member states and for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used.

Business related processing

We also process ...

  • Contract data (e.g., subject of the contract, term, customer category)
  • Payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history)

... by our customers, interested parties and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

Participation in affiliate partner programs

Within our online offer, we use our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer) acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, use customary tracking measures, insofar as these are necessary for the operation of the affiliate system. In the following, we explain the technical background to users. The services offered by our contractual partners can also be advertised and linked on other websites (so-called affiliate links or after-buy systems, if e.g. Links or third party services are offered after the conclusion of a contract). The operators of the respective websites receive a commission if users follow the affiliate links and then take advantage of the offers.

In summary, it is necessary for our online offer that we can track whether users who are interested in affiliate links and / or the offers available from us then take advantage of the offers at the instigation of the affiliate links or our online platform. For this purpose, the affiliate links and our offers are supplemented by certain values ​​that can be part of the link or otherwise, e.g. in a cookie. The values ​​include in particular the starting website (referrer), time, an online identifier for the website operator,

The online user IDs we use are pseudonymous values. In other words, the online identifiers themselves do not contain any personal data such as names or email addresses. They only help us to determine whether the same user who clicked on an affiliate link or was interested in an offer via our online offer took advantage of the offer, i.e. concluded a contract with the provider, for example. However, the online ID is personal to the extent that the partner company and we have the online ID together with other user data.

Amazon affiliate program

On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we are a participant in the Amazon EU partner program, which was designed to provide a medium for websites the placement of advertisements and links to Amazon.de advertising cost reimbursement can be earned (so-called affiliate system). That means, as an Amazon partner, we earn from qualified purchases. Amazon uses cookies in order to be able to trace the origin of the orders. Among other things, Amazon can recognize that you clicked the partner link on this website and then purchased a product from Amazon. Further information on the use of data by Amazon and options for objection can be found in the company's privacy policy: https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201909010 .

Note: Amazon and the Amazon logo are trademarks of Amazon.com, Inc. or one of its affiliates.

Tradedoubler affiliate program

On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we are participants in the partner program of Tradedoubler GmbH, Herzog-Wilhelm-Straße 26, 80331 Munich, Germany was designed to provide a medium for websites by means of which advertising cost reimbursement can be earned through the placement of advertisements and links to Tradedoubler (so-called affiliate system). Tradedoubler uses cookies in order to be able to trace the origin of the conclusion of the contract. Among other things, Tradedoubler can recognize

Further information on the use of data by Tradedoubler and options for objection can be found in the company's data protection declaration: https://www.tradedoubler.com/de/privacy-policy/ .

Comments and contributions

If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses can be used on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR can be stored for 7 days. This is done for our safety if someone leaves illegal content in comments and posts (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case we can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution ourselves and are therefore interested in the identity of the author. Furthermore, we reserve the right, on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR, to process user information for the purpose of spam detection. The data provided in the context of the comments and contributions will be stored permanently by us until the user objects.

Contact

When contacting us (e.g. via the contact form, email, telephone or via social media), the information provided by the user is used to process the contact request and its processing in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR processed. The user information can be stored in a customer relationship management system ("CRM system") or a comparable request organization. We delete the inquiries if they are no longer required. We review the requirement every two years; The statutory archiving obligations also apply.

Google Tag Manager

Google Tag Manager is a solution with which we can manage so-called website tags via an interface (and thus, for example, integrate Google Analytics and other Google marketing services into our online offer). The Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process any personal data from users. With regard to the processing of users' personal data, reference is made to the following information on Google services. Usage guidelines: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html .

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service from Google LLC (“Google”), based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the user is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active ).

Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offer and the internet. In doing so, pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data. We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. That means, the user's IP address is shortened 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 is only transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases.

The IP address transmitted by the user's browser will not be merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the online offer and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http: // tools .google.com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = de .

You can find more information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options in Google's data protection declaration ( https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads ) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google ( https: // adssettings.google.com/authenticated ). The personal data of users are deleted or anonymized after 14 months.

Google Universal Analytics

We use Google Analytics in the form of "Universal Analytics". "Universal Analytics" refers to a process from Google Analytics in which the user analysis is carried out on the basis of a pseudonymous user ID and a pseudonymous profile of the user is created with information from the use of different devices (so-called "cross-device tracking") .

Target group formation with Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics in order to only display the advertisements placed within Google's advertising services and its partners to those users who have also shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products based on the visited Websites) that we transmit to Google (so-called "remarketing" or "Google Analytics audiences"). With the help of remarketing audiences, we would also like to ensure that our ads correspond to the potential interest of the users.

Google AdWords and Conversion Measurement

We use the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR) , USA, ("Google"). Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active). We use the online marketing process Google "AdWords" to place advertisements in the Google advertising network (e.g. in search results, in videos, on websites, etc.) so that they can be displayed to users who have a presumed interest in the advertisements. This allows us to display advertisements for and within our online offer in a more targeted manner in order to only present users with advertisements that potentially correspond to their interests. If, for example, a user is shown advertisements for products that he was interested in on other online offers, this is called "remarketing". For these purposes, when our and other websites on which the Google advertising network is active, a code is immediately executed by Google and so-called (re) marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also called " Web Beacons "called) integrated into the website. With their help, an individual cookie, ie a small file, is saved on the user's device (comparable technologies can also be used instead of cookies). This file records which websites the user has visited, which content he is interested in and which offers the user has clicked,

We also receive an individual "conversion cookie". The information obtained with the help of the cookie is used by Google to generate conversion statistics for us. However, we only learn the anonymous total number of users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified. The data of the users are processed pseudonymously within the framework of the Google advertising network. This means that Google does not save and process e.g. the name or email address of the user, but processes the relevant data cookie-related within pseudonymous user profiles. In other words, from Google's point of view, 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 about the users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the USA. From Google's point of view, 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 about the users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the USA. From Google's point of view, 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 about the users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the USA. if a user has expressly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymisation. The information collected about the users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the USA. if a user has expressly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymisation. The information collected about the users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the USA.

You can find more information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options in Google's data protection declaration ( https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads ) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google ( https: // adssettings.google.com/authenticated ).

Online presence in social media

We maintain an online presence 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. When calling up the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply. Unless otherwise stated in our data protection declaration, we process the data of the users if they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, e.g. write articles on our online presence or send us messages.

Integration of services and content from third parties

We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. Integrate services such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”).

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, as they would not be able to send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We strive to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. Through the "pixel tags" information, how the visitor traffic on the pages of this website is evaluated. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user's device and contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.

Youtube

We embed the videos from the “YouTube” platform provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ , Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated .

Google ReCaptcha

We integrate the function for recognizing bots, for example when entering online forms ("ReCaptcha") provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ , Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated .

Use of Facebook social plugins

We use on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plugins can display interaction elements or content (e.g. videos, graphics or text contributions) and can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on a blue tile, the terms "Like", "https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active ).

When a user calls up a function of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his device establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted from Facebook directly to the user's device, which integrates it into the online offer. In doing so, user profiles can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to our level of knowledge. By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to their Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or making a comment, the relevant information is transmitted directly from your device 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. 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 transmitted directly from your device 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. 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 transmitted directly from your device 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. For example, if you press the Like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your device 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. For example, if you press the Like button or leave a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your device 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. there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out its IP address and save it. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is saved in Germany. there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out its 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/about/privacy/ .

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him through this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before using our online offer and delete his cookies. Further settings and contradictions 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 website http://www.aboutads.info / choices / or the EU sidehttp://www.youronlinechoices.com/ . The settings are platform-independent, ie they are adopted for all devices such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

Twitter

Functions and contents of the Twitter service, offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, can be integrated into our online offer. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can express their favor with regard to the content, subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions. If the users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there.https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active ). Data protection declaration: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization .

Instagram

Functions and contents of the Instagram service, offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, can be integrated into our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can express their liking for the content, subscribe to the authors of the content or our contributions. If the users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram can assign the access to the above contents and functions to the profiles of the users there. Instagram privacy policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/ .

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