AQUACENTRUM / Privacy policy

Privacy policy

Data protection declaration of the Aquacentrum Munich

This privacy statement explains the nature, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our online offering and the related websites, functions and content, as well as external online presence, such as our Social Media Profile. (collectively referred to as "online offer"). With regard to the terms used, such as "processing" or "responsible", we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Liablity holder

AQUACENTRUM, owner Yasin Akgün, Münchener Str. 4a, 85748 Garching b. Munich, Germany  (hereinafter “Provider”) as the body responsible for data protection.


Link to the imprint: https://www.aquacentrum.de/impressum

Types of processed data:

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

Categories of data subjects

Visitors and users of the online offering (Hereinafter, we also collectively refer to these affected individuals as 'users').

Purpose of processing

- Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.
- Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
- Safety measures.
- Reach Measurement / Marketing

Used terms

"Personal data" refers to any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as the 'data subject'); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, particularly by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g., cookie), or one or more specific factors expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural, or social identity of that natural person.

"Processing" means any process performed with or without the aid of automated procedures or any such process associated with personal data. The term goes far and includes virtually every handling of data.

The "controller" refers to the natural or legal person, authority, agency, or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

Relevant legal basics

In accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO we inform you about the legal basis of our data processing. Unless the legal basis in the data protection declaration is mentioned, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO, the legal basis for the processing for the performance of our services and the execution of contractual measures as well as the response to inquiries is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, the legal basis for processing in order to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO, and the legal basis for processing for the protection of our legitimate interests is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or any other natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d DSGVO as legal basis.

Collaboration with processors and third parties

If, in the context of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties), transmit them to them or otherwise grant access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of a legal permission (eg if a transmission of the data to third parties, as to payment service providers, in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO is required to fulfill the contract), you have consented to a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests (eg the use of agents, webhosters, etc.).

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

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (ie outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or in the context of the use of third party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only be done if it is 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 permissions, we process or have the data processed in a third country only in the presence of the special conditions of Art. 44 et seq. DSGVO. This means, for example, that the processing takes place on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized level of data protection (eg for the USA through the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

Rights of data subjects

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

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

In accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, they have the right to demand that the relevant data be deleted immediately, or, alternatively, to require a restriction of the processing of data in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO.

You have the right to demand that the data relating to you provided to us be obtained in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO and to be transmitted to other persons responsible.

You have gem. Art. 77 DSGVO the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Right of withdrawal

You have the right to grant consent in accordance with. Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO with effect for the future

Right of objection

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

Cookies and right of objection for direct advertising

"Cookies" are small files that are stored on users' computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store the information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his visit to an online offer. Temporary cookies, or "session cookies" or "transient cookies", are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online service and closes his browser. In such a cookie, for example, the content of a shopping cart can be stored in an online shop or a login jam. The term "permanent" or "persistent" refers to cookies that remain stored even after the browser has been closed. For example, the login status can be saved if users visit it after several days. Likewise, in such a cookie the interests of the users can be stored, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. A "third-party cookie" refers to cookies that are offered by providers other than the person who manages the online offer (otherwise, if it is only their cookies, this is called "first-party cookies").

We may use both temporary and permanent cookies and provide information about this in our privacy policy.

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are advised to deactivate the corresponding option in their browser's system settings. Stored cookies can be deleted in the browser's system settings. However, disabling cookies may result in functional limitations within this online service.

A general contradiction against the use of the cookies used for the purpose of online marketing can in a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, on the US side http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU side http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ be explained. Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by switching them off in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of this online offer can be used.

Deletion of data

The data processed by us are deleted or restricted in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 DSGVO. Unless explicitly stated in this privacy policy, the data stored by us are deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements. Unless the data is deleted because it is required for other and legitimate purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be kept for commercial or tax reasons.

According to legal regulations in Germany, the storage takes place in particular for 6 years according to § 257 paragraph 1 HGB (trading books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual accounts, trade letters, accounting documents, etc.) as well as 10 years according to § 147 para. 1 AO (books, records , Management reports, accounting documents, trade and business letters, documents relevant to taxation, etc.).

According to legal regulations in Austria the storage takes place in particular for 7 J according to § 132 para. 1 BAO (accounting documents, receipts / invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, statement of income and expenses, etc.), for 22 years in connection with real estate and for 10 years of documentation related to electronically provided services, telecommunications, broadcasting and television services provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU Member States for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used.

Business-related processing

In addition we process
- Contract data (eg, subject matter, term, customer category).
- Payment data (eg, bank details, payment history)
from our customers, prospects and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

Hosting

The hosting services we use are for the purpose of providing the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage and database services, security and technical maintenance services we use to operate this online service.

In doing so, we or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact details, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties, and visitors to this online offering based on our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online service pursuant to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of a data processing agreement).

Collection of access data and log files

We, or our hosting provider, collects based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO Data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes name of the retrieved web page, file, date and time of retrieval, amount of data transferred, message about successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider ,

Logfile information is stored for security reasons (eg to investigate abusive or fraudulent activities) for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further retention is required for evidential purposes shall be exempted from the cancellation until final clarification of the incident.

Order processing in the online shop and customer account

We process our customers' data as part of the order processes in our online shop to enable them to select and order the chosen products and services, as well as facilitate their payment, delivery, or execution.

Processed data includes inventory, communication, contract, and payment data, involving our customers, prospects, and other business partners. Processing is aimed at providing contractual services within the operation of an online shop, invoicing, delivery, and customer services. We utilize session cookies to store the contents of the shopping cart and permanent cookies to preserve the login status.

The processing is based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b (execution of order transactions) and c (legally required archiving) DSGVO. The information marked as required for the establishment and fulfillment of the contract is required. We disclose the data to third parties only in the context of extradition, payment or in the context of legal permissions and obligations to legal advisors and authorities. The data will be processed in third countries only if this is necessary for the fulfillment of the contract (eg on customer request at delivery or payment).

Users can optionally create a user account, in particular by being able to view their orders. As part of the registration, the necessary mandatory information will be communicated to the users. The user accounts are not public and can not be indexed by search engines. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to their retention is for commercial or tax reasons according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO necessary. Information in the customer account remains until its deletion with subsequent archiving in case of a legal obligation. It is the responsibility of the users to secure their data upon termination before the end of the contract.

As part of the registration and re-registration and 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 the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of these data to third parties does not take place, unless it is necessary for the prosecution of our claims or there is a legal obligation in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.

The deletion takes place after expiry of legal warranty and comparable obligations, the necessity of keeping the data is checked every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after its expiration (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) retention obligation).

Provision of contractual services

We process stock data (eg, names and addresses as well as contact data of users), contract data (eg, used services, names of contact persons, payment information) for the purpose of fulfilling our contractual obligations and services in accordance with Art. Art. 6 para. 1 lit b. DSGVO. The entries marked as obligatory in online forms are required for the conclusion of the contract.

As part of the use of our online services, we store the IP address and the time of each user action. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of these data to third parties does not take place, unless it is necessary for the prosecution of our claims or there is a legal obligation in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.

We process usage data (e.g., the websites of our online offer visited, interest in our products) and content data (e.g., entries in the contact form or user profile) for advertising purposes in a user profile in order to display the user, for example, product information based on their previously used services.

The deletion of the data takes place after expiration of legal warranty and comparable obligations, the necessity of the storage of the data is checked every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after its expiration. Information in the customer's account remains until it is deleted.

Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management

We process data in the context of administrative tasks as well as the organization of our operations, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. We process the same data that we process in the context of providing our contractual services. The processing bases are Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. DSGVO, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f. DSGVO. Customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose and our interest in the processing lies in the administration, financial accounting, office organization, archiving of data, i.e. tasks that serve the maintenance of our business activities, the performance of our tasks and the provision of our services. The deletion of the data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the information given for these processing activities.

We disclose or transmit data to tax authorities, consultants such as tax advisors or auditors, as well as other fee collection agencies and payment service providers.

Furthermore, based on our business interests, we store information about suppliers, event organizers, and other business partners, for example, for future contact purposes. We typically store these predominantly company-related data permanently.

Business analysis and market research

In order to operate our business economically, to be able to recognize market trends, customer and user requirements, we analyze the data we have on business transactions, contracts, inquiries, etc. We process stock data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, whereby the persons affected include customers, prospects, business partners, visitors and users of the online offer.

The analyzes are carried out for the purpose of business analysis, marketing and market research. In doing so, we can take into account the profiles of the registered users with information, for example on their purchase transactions. The analyzes serve us to increase the user-friendliness, the optimization of our offer and the business economics. The analyzes are for us alone and will not be disclosed externally unless they are anonymous, aggregated value analyzes.

If these analyzes or profiles are personal, they will be deleted or anonymised upon termination of the users, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. Incidentally, the overall business analyzes and general trend provisions are created anonymously if possible.

Registration function

Users can optionally create a user account. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information is communicated to the users. The data entered during registration will be used for the purpose of using the offer. Users can be informed by email about information relevant to the offer or registration, such as changes to the scope of the offer or technical circumstances. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to their retention being necessary for commercial or tax reasons in accordance with Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR. It is the user's responsibility to back up their data before the end of the contract in the event of termination. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all of the user's data stored during the contract period.

When using our registration and login functions and using the user account, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests, as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. In principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR. The IP addresses are anonymized or deleted after 7 days at the latest.

Contacting us

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, email, telephone or via social media), the user's information is processed to process the contact request and process it in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter b) GDPR. User information can be stored in a customer relationship management system (“CRM system”) or comparable inquiry organization.

We delete the requests if they are no longer required. We review the necessity every two years; the statutory archiving obligations also apply.

DISQUS comment function

Based on our legitimate interests in efficient, secure and user-friendly comment management in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR, we use the comment service DISQUS, offered by DISQUS, Inc., 301 Howard St, Floor 3 San Francisco, California - 94105, USA. DISQUS 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=a2zt0000000TRkEAAW&status=Active.

To use the DISQUS comment function, users can log in via their own DISQUS user account or an existing social media account (e.g. OpenID, Facebook, Twitter or Google). The user login details are obtained from the platforms by DISQS. It is also possible to use the DISQUS comment function as a guest without creating or using a user account with DISQUS or one of the specified social media providers.

We only embed DISQUS and its functions into our website, whereby we can influence user comments. However, the users enter into a direct contractual relationship with DISQUS, within which DISQS processes the users' comments and is a contact person for any deletion of the users' data. We refer to the DISQUS data protection declaration: https://help.disqus.com/terms-and-policies/disqus-privacy-policy and also point out to users that they can assume that, in addition to the comment content, DISQUS also stores their IP address and the time of the comment, as well as stores cookies on the users' computers and can use them to display advertising. However, users can object to the processing of their data for the purpose of displaying advertisements: https://disqus.com/data-sharing-settings.

Comments and contributions

If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses are based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO saved for 7 days. This is for our own safety, if someone leaves illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we ourselves can be prosecuted for the comment or post and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Comment subscriptions

The follow-up comments can be subscribed to by users with their consent in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR. The users receive a confirmation email to check whether they are the owner of the email address entered. Users can unsubscribe from ongoing comment subscriptions at any time. The confirmation email will contain information on the cancellation options. For the purpose of proving the consent of the user, we save the registration deadline along with the IP address of the user and delete this information when users unsubscribe from the subscription.

You can cancel the receipt of our subscriptions at any time, ie revoke your consent. We may save the submitted email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before we delete them to provide prior consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for cancellation is possible at any time, provided that at the same time the former existence of a consent is confirmed.

Akismet anti-spam check

Our online offering uses the "Akismet" service offered by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street, # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. The use is based on our legitimate interests in the sense of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. With the help of this service, comments of real people are distinguished from spam comments. All comment information is sent to a server in the US, where it is analyzed and stored for four days for comparison. If a comment has been classified as spam, the data will be stored beyond that time. This information includes the name entered, the email address, the IP address, the comment content, the referrer, details of the browser used, the computer system and the time of the entry.

Automattic is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee that it will comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active).

For more information about the collection and use of data by Akismet, see the Automattic Privacy Policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Users are welcome to use pseudonyms, or to refrain from entering the name or email address. You can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our commenting system. That would be a shame, but unfortunately we see no other alternatives that work equally effectively.

Get profile pictures from Gravatar

We use the service Gravatar of Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, within our online offering and specifically on the blog.

Gravatar is a service to which users can register and store profile pictures and their email addresses. If users leave posts or comments with the respective email address on other online presences (especially in blogs), their profile pictures can be displayed next to the posts or comments. For this purpose, the email address provided by the users is transmitted in encrypted form to Gravatar in order to check whether a profile has been saved for them. This is the sole purpose of transmitting the e-mail address and it is not used for other purposes, but deleted afterwards.

The use of Gravatar is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) DSGVO, because with the help of Gravatar we offer the post and comment writers the opportunity to personalize their posts with a profile picture.

Automattic is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee that it will comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active).

By displaying the images, Gravatar has learned the IP address of the users, as this is necessary for communication between a browser and an online service. For more information about Gravatar's collection and use of data, see the Automattic Privacy Notice: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

If users do not want a user picture linked to their email address on Gravatar to appear in the comments, they should use a non-Gravatar email address to comment. We also point out that it is also possible to use an anonymous or even no e-mail address if the users do not want their own e-mail address to be sent to Gravatar. Users can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our commenting system.

VG Wort / scalable central measuring method

We use the "Scalable Central Measurement Method" (SZM) from INFOnline GmbH (INFOnline GmbH, Brühler Str. 9, D-53119 Bonn.) To determine statistical parameters to determine the probability of texts being copied. Anonymous measured values ​​are collected in the process. For the recognition of computer systems, the access number measurement alternatively uses a session cookie or a signature that is created from various automatically transmitted information from your browser. IP addresses are only processed in anonymised form. The procedure was developed taking data protection into account. The sole aim of the procedure is to determine the probability of individual texts being copied. At no time individual users are identified. Your identity is always protected. You will not receive any advertising through the system.

Many of our pages are provided with JavaScript calls, through which we report the access to the collecting society Wort (VG Wort). We allow our authors to participate in the distributions of the VG Wort, which complies with the statutory remuneration for the use of copyrighted works in accordance with Art. § Ensure 53 UrhG.

Usage data and user metadata are processed, the IP addresses being shortened and the measurement methods being pseudonymous. The shortened IP address is stored for a maximum of 60 days. The usage data in connection with a pseudonymous allocation value (“identifier”) are stored for a maximum of 6 months.

The users also have an opt-out to object to the collection for the aforementioned purposes: https://optout.ioam.de. Further information can be found in INFOnline's privacy policy https://www.infonline.de/datenschutz/benutzer.

 

Newsletter

With the following information, we inform you about the content of our newsletter, as well as the registration, dispatch, and statistical analysis procedures, along with your right to object. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and accept the described procedures.
Newsletter Content: We send newsletters, emails, and other electronic notifications containing promotional information (hereinafter referred to as "newsletter") only with the recipients' consent or legal permission. If the contents of the newsletter are specifically described during the registration, they are decisive for users' consent. Otherwise, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.
Double Opt-In and Logging: Registration for our newsletter occurs via a double opt-in procedure. That means after registration, you'll receive an email asking you to confirm your subscription. This confirmation is necessary to prevent someone from registering with other people's email addresses. Newsletter subscriptions are logged to meet legal requirements. This includes storing the registration and confirmation times, as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.

Registration Data: To sign up for the newsletter, providing your email address is sufficient. Optionally, we ask for your name for personal addressing in the newsletter.

The dispatch of the newsletter and the success measurement associated with it is based on the consent of the recipient in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a), Article 7 GDPR in conjunction with Section 107 (2) TKG or on the basis of legal permission in accordance with Section 107 para. 2 and 3 TKG.

Logging the registration procedure is based on our legitimate interests according to Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR. Our interest lies in employing a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves both our business interests and meets user expectations, while also allowing us to provide evidence of consent.

Cancellation/revocation - You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. We may store the unsubscribed e-mail addresses for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the former existence of a consent is confirmed at the same time.

 

Newsletter - shipping service provider


The newsletter is sent by the shipping service provider [NAME, ADDRESS, COUNTRY]. You can view the shipping service provider's privacy policy here: [LINK TO PRIVACY POLICY]. The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f of the GDPR and an order processing contract in accordance with Article 28 Paragraph 3 Sentence 1 of the GDPR.

The dispatch service provider may use the data of the recipients in pseudonymous form, i.e. without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. to technically optimize the dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the dispatch service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter - Success Measurement

The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", ie a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from the server when the newsletter is opened by our server or, if we use a shipping service provider. This call will initially collect technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval.

This information is used to improve the technical performance of services based on their specifications or audience and their reading habits, based on their locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or access times. Statistical surveys also include determining if the newsletters will be opened, when they will be opened and which links will be clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our goal nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize 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.

 

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google LLC ('Google'), based on our legitimate interests (i.e., interest in analyzing, optimizing, and economically operating our online offering within the meaning of Art. 6(1)(f) GDPR). Google employs cookies. The information generated by the cookie regarding the use of the online service by users is typically transmitted to and stored on a Google server in the United States.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides 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 service by users, compile reports on activities within this online service, and provide us with further services related to the use of this online service and internet usage. This can also involve the creation of pseudonymous user profiles based on processed data.

We use Google Analytics with IP anonymization enabled. This means that the IP address of users within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area is shortened by Google. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

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

You can find further information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options on the Google website: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners ( "How Google uses data when you use websites or apps of our partners"), http://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads ( "Use of data for advertising purposes"), http://www.google.de/settings/ads ("Managing information that Google uses to show you advertising").

Google Re / marketing services

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. DSGVO), we use the marketing and remarketing services ("Google Marketing Services ") Of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (" Google ").

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

The Google Marketing Services allow us to display advertisements for and on our website 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 websites, this is referred to as "remarketing". For these purposes, when our and other websites on which Google Marketing Services are active are called up, Google immediately executes a code from Google and so-called (re) marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as “web Beacons ”) 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). 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 is interested in and which offers he has clicked, as well as technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visiting time and other information on the use of the online offer. The IP address of the user is also recorded, whereby we inform you within the framework of Google Analytics that the IP address will be shortened within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and only sent entirely to you in exceptional cases Is transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address will not be merged with the user's data within other Google offers. The aforementioned information can also be combined by Google with information from other sources. If the user then visits other websites, the advertisements tailored to him can be displayed according to his interests.

The data of the users are pseudonym processed in the context of the Google marketing services. For example, Google does not store and process users' names or e-mail addresses, but processes the relevant data in a cookie-related manner within pseudonymous user profiles. That is, from the perspective of Google, the ads are not managed and displayed to a specifically identified person, but to the cookie owner, regardless of who that cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has explicitly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected about users through Google Marketing Services is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the United States.

Among the Google marketing services we use is the online advertising program "Google AdWords". In the case of Google AdWords, each advertiser receives a different "conversion cookie". Cookies can not be tracked through AdWords advertisers' websites. The information collected through the cookie is used to generate conversion statistics for AdWords advertisers who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords advertisers are told the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, they do not receive information that personally identifies users.

We can incorporate third-party ads based on the Google AdSense marketing service. AdSense uses cookies that enable Google and its affiliate websites to serve ads based on users' visits to this site or other sites on the Internet.

We can also use the “Google Tag Manager” to integrate and manage Google analysis and marketing services on our website.

For more information about Google's data usage for marketing purposes, see the overview page: https://www.google.com/policies/technologies/ads, Google's privacy policy is at https://www.google.com/policies/privacy accessible.

If you would like to object to interest-based advertising by Google Marketing Services, you can use the settings and opt-out options provided by Google: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences.

Facebook Pixels, Custom Audiences and Facebook Conversion

Due to our legitimate interests in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer and for these purposes, 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 based in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”) is used.

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European data protection lawhttps://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

With the help of the Facebook pixel, Facebook is on the one hand able to determine the visitors of our online offer as a target group for the presentation of advertisements (so-called “Facebook ads”). Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to only display the Facebook ads placed by us to 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 that are based on the visited Websites) that we transmit to Facebook (so-called "Custom Audiences"). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we would also like to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and are not annoying. With the help of the Facebook pixel, we can also understand the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users have been redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called "conversion").

The processing of the data by Facebook is part of Facebook's data usage policy. Accordingly, general notes on the presentation of Facebook Ads, in the data usage policy of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php, Special information and details about the Facebook pixel and how it works can be found in the Help section of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.

You may object to the capture by the Facebook Pixel and use of your data to display Facebook Ads. To set which types of ads you see within Facebook, you can go to the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions on the usage-based advertising settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads, The settings are platform-independent, ie they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

You may also opt out of the use of cookies for distance measurement and promotional purposes via the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and also the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/choices) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/) contradict.

Online presence in social media

We maintain online presence within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with customers, prospects and users active there and to inform them about our services. When calling the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines apply to their respective operators.

Unless otherwise stated in our privacy policy, we process the users' data as far as they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, eg write articles on our online presence or send us messages.

Integration of services and content of third parties

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 DSGVO), we make use of content or services offered by third-party providers in order to provide their content and services Integrate services such as videos or fonts (collectively referred to as "content").

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address only for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate 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 include, but is not limited to, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, time of visit, and other information regarding the use of our online offer.

Vimeo

We embed videos from the “Vimeo” platform provided by Vimeo Inc., Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA. Data protection: https://vimeo.com/privacy.

Youtube

We embed the videos of the platform "YouTube" of the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Maps

We integrate the maps of the service “Google Maps” from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Google Fonts

We integrate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection: 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”) from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Use of Facebook Social Plugins

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. DSGVO) we use social plugins ("plugins") of the social network facebook.com, which 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 can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white "f" on a blue tile, the terms "Like", "I like" or a "thumbs up" sign ) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and appearance of the Facebook Social Plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European data protection lawhttps://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

If a user accesses a function of this online offering that contains such a plugin, their device establishes a direct connection to Facebook's servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted directly from Facebook to the user's device and integrated into the online offering. User profiles can be created from the processed data. Therefore, we have no influence on the scope of data that Facebook collects using this plugin and inform users to the best of our knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives information that a user has accessed the respective page of the online offering. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to their Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, such as clicking the Like button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from their device to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will obtain and store their IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored 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, these can be found in the privacy policy of Facebook: 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 associate it with his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook and delete his cookies before using our online offer. Other settings and inconsistencies regarding the use of data for promotional purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads  or via the US side http://www.aboutads.info/choices/  or the EU side http://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 content from the Twitter service can be integrated into our online offering, offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can express their preference for the content, subscribe to the authors of the content or subscribe to our posts. If the users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign access to the above-mentioned content and functions to the users' profiles there. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thereby offers a guarantee that it will comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Data protection: 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 above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there. Instagram privacy policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

 

LinkedIn

Functions and content of the LinkedIn service can be integrated into our online offer, offered by LinkedIn AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany. This may 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 subscribe to our contributions. If the users are members of the LinkedIn platform, LinkedIn can assign the access to the above-mentioned content and functions to the user profiles there. LinkedIn privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy., LinkedIn is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active). Data protection declaration: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, opt-out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out.

 

Identity and creditworthiness check when selecting Billpay payment methods

If you choose one of the payment options from our partner Billpay GmbH, you will be asked during the ordering process to consent to the data required to process the payment and an identity and credit check being sent to Billpay.

If you give your consent, your data (first and last name, street, house number, postal code, city, date of birth, telephone number and, if purchasing by direct debit, the specified account details) as well as the data relating to your order will be transmitted to Billpay.

For the purpose of checking your own identity and creditworthiness, Billpay or partner companies commissioned by Billpay transmit data to credit reporting agencies (credit agencies) and receive information from them and, if necessary, creditworthiness information based on mathematical and statistical methods, the calculation of which includes, among other things, address data. Detailed information on this and the credit agencies used can be found in the data protection regulations of Billpay GmbH.

Furthermore, Billpay may use third-party tools to detect and prevent fraud. Data obtained using these tools may be stored encrypted by third parties so that they can only be read by Billpay. This data will only be used if you select a payment method from our cooperation partner Billpay, otherwise the data will automatically expire after 30 minutes.

Changes to data protection

The provider reserves the right to change the privacy policy in order to adapt it to changes in the law or to changes in the service and data processing.

 
 
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