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Data protection

As of September 1, 2023

Table of contents

  • Responsible person
  • Overview of processing
  • Relevant legal bases
  • Safety measures
  • Transfer of personal data
  • International data transfers
  • Rights of data subjects
  • Use of cookies
  • Business benefits
  • Use of online platforms for offering and sales purposes
  • Providers and services used in the course of business activities
  • Payment procedure
  • Provision of online offerings and web hosting
  • Blogs and publication media
  • Contact and inquiry management
  • Chatbots and chat functions
  • Push messages
  • Newsletters and electronic notifications
  • Advertising communication via email, post, fax or telephone
  • Web analysis, monitoring and optimization
  • Online marketing
  • Presences in social networks (social media)
  • Plugins and embedded functions and content

Responsible person

Niklas Heinemann
Menger Str.4
79238 Ehrenkirchen

E-mail address:

moulaix@outlook.com

Relevant legal bases

Relevant legal bases according to the GDPR: Below you will find an overview of the legal bases of the GDPR on the basis of which we process personal data. Please note that in addition to the regulations of the GDPR, national data protection regulations may apply in your or our country of residence or domicile. If more specific legal bases apply in individual cases, we will inform you of these in the data protection declaration.

  • Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a) GDPR) - The data subject has given his or her consent to the processing of personal data concerning him or her for a specific purpose or several specific purposes.
  • Fulfillment of a contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR) - Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or to carry out pre-contractual measures at the request of the data subject take place.
  • Legal obligation (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c) GDPR) - Processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which the controller is subject.
  • Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR) - Processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the controller or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are infringing on the protection of personal data Data requirements predominate.

National data protection regulations in Germany: In addition to the data protection regulations of the GDPR, national data protection regulations apply in Germany. This includes in particular the law to protect against misuse of personal data during data processing (Federal Data Protection Act – BDSG). In particular, the BDSG contains special regulations on the right to information, the right to deletion, the right to object, the processing of special categories of personal data, processing for other purposes and transmission and automated decision-making in individual cases, including profiling. Furthermore, state data protection laws of the individual federal states may apply.

Note on the validity of the GDPR and Swiss GDPR: This data protection notice serves to provide information in accordance with both the Swiss Federal Data Protection Act (Swiss GDPR) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For this reason, we ask you to note that the terms of the GDPR are used due to their broader spatial application and comprehensibility. In particular, instead of the terms “processing” of “personal data”, “overriding interest” and “particularly sensitive personal data” used in the Swiss DSG, the terms “processing” of “personal data” as well as “legitimate interest” and “special categories” used in the GDPR are used of data". However, the legal meaning of the terms will continue to be determined according to the Swiss Data Protection Act within the scope of the Swiss Data Protection Act.

Overview of processing

The following overview summarizes the types of data processed and the purposes of their processing and refers to the data subjects.

Types of data processed

  • Inventory data.
  • Payment details.
  • Contact details.
  • Content data.
  • Contract data.
  • Usage Data.
  • Meta, communication and procedural data.

Categories of data subjects

  • Customers.
  • Interested persons.
  • Communication partner.
  • User.
  • Business and contractual partners.

Purposes of processing

  • Provision of contractual services and fulfillment of contractual obligations.
  • Contact inquiries and communication.
  • Safety measures.
  • Direct marketing.
  • Range measurement.
  • Tracking.
  • Office and organizational procedures.
  • Conversion measurement.
  • Managing and responding to inquiries.
  • Feedback.
  • Marketing.
  • Profiles with user-related information.
  • Provision of our online offering and user-friendliness.
  • Information technology infrastructure.

Safety measures

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different probabilities of occurrence and the extent of the threat to the rights and freedoms of natural persons to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

The measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical and electronic access to the data as well as the access, input, disclosure, ensuring availability and its separation. We have also set up procedures to ensure that the rights of those affected are exercised, the deletion of data and responses to data threats. We also take the protection of personal data into account when developing or selecting hardware, software and procedures in accordance with the principle of data protection, through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings.

TLS encryption (https): To protect your data transmitted via our online offering, we use TLS encryption. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix https:// in the address bar of your browser.

Transfer of personal data

As part of our processing of personal data, the data may be transmitted to or disclosed to other bodies, companies, legally independent organizational units or persons. The recipients of this data may include, for example, service providers commissioned with IT tasks or providers of services and content that are integrated into a website. In such cases, we observe the legal requirements and, in particular, conclude appropriate contracts or agreements with the recipients of your data that serve to protect your data.

International data transfers

Data processing in third countries: If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA)) or the processing in the context of using third-party services or disclosing or transferring data to other persons , positions or companies, this only takes place in accordance with the legal requirements. If the level of data protection in the third country has been recognized by means of an adequacy decision (Art. 45 GDPR), this serves as the basis for the data transfer. Furthermore, data transfers only take place if the level of data protection is otherwise secured, in particular through standard contractual clauses (Art. 46 Para. 2 lit. c) GDPR), express consent or in the case of contractually or legally required transfer (Art. 49 Para. 1 GDPR). . We will also inform you about the basics of third-country transfers for the individual providers from the third country, with the adequacy decisions taking precedence as the basics. Information on third country transfers and existing adequacy decisions can be found in the EU Commission's information offering: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection_de.

EU-US Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework: As part of the so-called “Data Privacy Framework” (DPF), the EU Commission has also recognized the level of data protection as secure for certain companies from the USA as part of the adequacy decision of July 10, 2023. The list of certified companies and further information about the DPF can be found on the US Department of Commerce website at https://www.dataprivacyframework.gov/ (in English). As part of the data protection information, we will inform you which service providers we use are certified under the Data Privacy Framework.

Rights of data subjects

Rights of the data subjects under the GDPR: As a data subject, you are entitled to various rights under the GDPR, which arise in particular from Articles 15 to 21 of the GDPR:

  • Right to object: You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data, which is carried out on the basis of Article 6 (1) (e) or (f) of the GDPR; This also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If your personal data is processed for the purpose of direct advertising, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data for the purpose of such advertising; This also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected to such direct advertising.
  • Right to revoke consent: You have the right to revoke your consent at any time.
  • Right to information: 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 legal requirements.
  • Right to rectification: In accordance with legal requirements, you have the right to request that the data concerning you be completed or that incorrect data concerning you be corrected.
  • Right to deletion and restriction of processing: In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to demand that data concerning you be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to request a restriction on the processing of the data in accordance with the legal requirements.
  • Right to data portability: You have the right to receive data concerning you that you have provided to us in a structured, common and machine-readable format in accordance with legal requirements or to request that it be transmitted to another person responsible.
  • Complaint to a supervisory authority: Without prejudice to any other administrative or judicial remedy, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you believe that the processing of your data concerns you personal data violates the requirements of the GDPR.

Use of cookies

Cookies are small text files or other storage notes that store information on end devices and read information from the end devices. E.g. to save the login status in a user account, the contents of a shopping cart in an e-shop, the content accessed or functions used in an online offer. Cookies can also be used for various purposes, such as the functionality, security and convenience of online offerings and the creation of analyzes of visitor flows.

Information on consent: We use cookies in accordance with legal regulations. We therefore obtain prior consent from users, unless this is not required by law. In particular, consent is not necessary if the storage and reading of the information, including cookies, is absolutely necessary in order to provide users with a telemedia service they have expressly requested (i.e. our online offering). Strictly necessary cookies generally include cookies with functions related to the display and operability of the online offering, load balancing, security, storage of users' preferences and choices or similar to the provision of the main and secondary functions of those requested by users purposes related to the online offering. The revocable consent is clearly communicated to the users and contains information on the respective cookie use.

Notes on data protection legal bases: The data protection legal basis on which we process users' personal data using cookies depends on whether we ask users for consent. If users consent, the legal basis for processing your data is their declared consent. Otherwise, the data processed using cookies will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. in the commercial operation of our online offering and improving its usability) or, if this is within the scope of fulfilling our contractual obligations, if the use of cookies is necessary for our purposes to fulfill contractual obligations. We will explain the purposes for which we process cookies in the course of this data protection declaration or as part of our consent and processing processes.

Storage period: With regard to the storage period, a distinction is made between the following types of cookies:

  • Temporary cookies (also: session or session cookies): Temporary cookies are deleted at the latest after a user has left an online offer and closed their device (e.g. browser or mobile application).
  • Permanent cookies: Permanent cookies remain stored even after the device is closed. For example, the login status can be saved or preferred content can be displayed directly when the user visits a website again. User data collected using cookies can also be used to measure reach. Unless we provide users with explicit information about the type and storage period of cookies (e.g. when obtaining consent), users should assume that cookies are permanent and that the storage period can be up to two years.

General information on revocation and objection (so-called “opt-out”): Users can revoke the consent they have given at any time and object to the processing in accordance with the legal requirements. To do this, users can, among other things, restrict the use of cookies in their browser settings (which may also limit the functionality of our online offering). An objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can also be declared via the websites https://optout.aboutads.info and https://www.youronlinechoices.com/ .

  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR). Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) GDPR).

Further information on processing processes, procedures and services:

  • Processing of cookie data on the basis of consent: We use a cookie consent management process, in which users consent to the use of cookies or the processing mentioned within the cookie consent management process and providers can be obtained and managed and revoked by users. The declaration of consent is saved so that it does not have to be asked again and to be able to prove consent in accordance with the legal obligation. The storage can take place on the server side and/or in a cookie (so-called opt-in cookie, or using comparable technologies) in order to be able to assign the consent to a user or their device. Subject to individual information about the providers of cookie management services, the following information applies: The duration of the storage of consent can be up to two years. Here, a pseudonymous user identifier is created and stored with the time of consent, information about the scope of the consent (e.g. which categories of cookies and/or service providers) as well as the browser, system and device used; Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) GDPR).

Business benefits

We process data from our contractual and business partners, e.g. customers and interested parties (collectively referred to as “contractual partners”) within the framework of contractual and comparable legal relationships as well as associated measures and as part of communication with the contractual partners (or pre-contractual), e.g. to respond to inquiries answer.

We process this data to fulfill our contractual obligations. This includes, in particular, the obligations to provide the agreed services, any update obligations and remedies in the event of warranty and other service disruptions. In addition, we process the data to protect our rights and for the purposes of the administrative tasks associated with these obligations and the company organization. In addition, we process the data on the basis of our legitimate interests in proper and business management as well as security measures to protect our contractual partners and our business operations from misuse and jeopardy of their data, secrets, information and rights (e.g. for the participation of telecommunications, transport and other auxiliary services as well as subcontractors, banks, tax and legal advisors, payment service providers or tax authorities). Within the scope of applicable law, we only pass on the data of contractual partners to third parties to the extent that this is necessary for the aforementioned purposes or to fulfill legal obligations. The contractual partners will be informed about other forms of processing, e.g. for marketing purposes, within the framework of this data protection declaration.

We inform the contractual partners which data is required for the aforementioned purposes before or as part of the data collection, e.g. in online forms, through special marking (e.g. colors) or symbols (e.g. asterisks, etc.), or in person.

We delete the data after statutory warranty and comparable obligations have expired, ie, in principle after 4 years, unless the data is stored in a customer account, for example as long as it must be retained for legal archiving reasons. The statutory retention period is ten years for documents relevant to tax law as well as for commercial books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual financial statements, the work instructions required to understand these documents and other organizational documents and accounting documents, and six years for commercial and business letters received and copies of the commercial and business letters sent. The period begins at the end of the calendar year in which the last entry was made in the book, the inventory, the opening balance sheet, the annual financial statements or the management report were prepared, the commercial or business letter was received or sent or the accounting document was created and the recording was also made has been made or the other documents have been created.

To the extent that we use third-party providers or platforms to provide our services, the terms and conditions and data protection notices of the respective third-party providers or platforms apply in the relationship between the users and the providers.

  • Types of data processed: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses); Payment data (e.g. bank details, invoices, payment history); Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers); Contract data (e.g. subject matter of the contract, term, customer category); Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times). Meta, communication and procedural data (e.g. IP addresses, times, identification numbers, consent status).
  • Data subjects: customers; Interested persons. Business and contractual partners.
  • Purposes of processing: provision of contractual services and fulfillment of contractual obligations; Safety measures; Contact inquiries and communication; office and organizational procedures; managing and responding to inquiries; Conversion measurement (measuring the effectiveness of marketing measures). Profiles with user-related information (creating user profiles).
  • Legal basis: fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR); Legal obligation (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. c) GDPR). Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR).

Further information on processing processes, procedures and services:

  • Customer account: Customers can create an account within our online offering (e.g. customer or user account, “customer account” for short). If registration of a customer account is required, customers will be informed of this as well as the information required for registration. Customer accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. As part of the registration and subsequent logins and use of the customer account, we store the customers' IP addresses along with the access times in order to be able to prove registration and prevent any misuse of the customer account. If the customer account has been terminated, the customer account data will be deleted after the termination date, unless it is retained for purposes other than provision in the customer account or must be retained for legal reasons (e.g. internal storage of customer data, order processes or invoices). It is the responsibility of customers to secure their data upon termination of the customer account; Legal basis: fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR).
  • Economic analyzes and market research: For business reasons and in order to be able to identify market trends, wishes of contractual partners and users, we analyze the data we have on business transactions, contracts, inquiries, etc., whereby the group of affected persons includes contractual partners, interested parties, customers, Visitors and users of our online offering can fall. The analyzes are carried out for the purpose of business evaluations, marketing and market research (e.g. to determine customer groups with different characteristics). If available, we can take into account the profiles of registered users including their information, for example about the services they have used. The analyzes serve us alone and are not disclosed externally unless they are anonymous analyzes with summarized, i.e. anonymized, values. We also take the privacy of users into account and process the data for analysis purposes as pseudonymously as possible and, if possible, anonymously (e.g. as summarized data); Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR).
  • Shop and e-commerce: We process our customers' data to enable them to select, purchase or order the selected products, goods and related services, as well as their payment and delivery or execution. If necessary for the execution of an order, we use service providers, in particular postal, forwarding and shipping companies, to carry out the delivery or execution to our customers. We use the services of banks and payment service providers to process payment transactions. The required information is marked as such as part of the ordering or comparable purchase process and includes the information required for delivery, provision and billing as well as contact information in order to be able to hold any consultations; Legal basis: fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR).

Use of online platforms for offering and sales purposes

We offer our services on online platforms operated by other service providers. In this context, in addition to our data protection information, the data protection information of the respective platforms applies. This applies in particular with regard to the implementation of the payment process and the procedures used on the platforms for reach measurement and interest-based marketing.

  • Types of data processed: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses); Payment data (e.g. bank details, invoices, payment history); Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers); Contract data (e.g. subject matter of the contract, term, customer category); Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times). Meta, communication and procedural data (e.g. IP addresses, times, identification numbers, consent status).
  • Affected persons: customers.
  • Purposes of processing: Provision of contractual services and fulfillment of contractual obligations. Marketing.
  • Legal basis: fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR). Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR).

Further information on processing processes, procedures and services:

  • shopify: Platform through which e-commerce services are offered and carried out. The services and the processes carried out in connection with them include, in particular, online shops, websites, their offers and content, community elements, purchasing and payment processes, customer communication as well as analysis and marketing; Service Provider: Shopify International Limited, Victoria Buildings, 2nd Floor, 1-2 Haddington Road, Dublin 4, D04 XN32, Ireland; Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR); Website: https://www.shopify.de . Data protection declaration: https://www.shopify.de/legal/datenschutz .

Providers and services used in the course of business activities

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  • Purposes of processing: Provision of contractual services and fulfillment of contractual obligations. Office and organizational procedures.
  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR).

Payment procedure

As part of contractual and other legal relationships, due to legal obligations or otherwise based on our legitimate interests, we offer the data subjects efficient and secure payment options and use other service providers in addition to banks and credit institutions (collectively "payment service providers").

The data processed by the payment service providers includes inventory data, such as name and address, bank details, such as account numbers or credit card numbers, passwords, TANs and checksums, as well as contract, total and recipient-related information. The information is required to carry out the transactions. However, the data entered will only be processed and stored by the payment service providers. This means that we do not receive any account or credit card-related information, but only information with confirmation or negative information about the payment. Under certain circumstances, the data may be transmitted by the payment service provider to credit reporting agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness. For this purpose, we refer to the general terms and conditions and data protection information of the payment service providers.

The terms and conditions and data protection notices of the respective payment service providers apply to payment transactions, which can be accessed on the respective websites or transaction applications. We also refer to these for further information and to assert cancellation, information and other rights of those affected.

  • Types of data processed: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses); Payment data (e.g. bank details, invoices, payment history); Contract data (e.g. subject matter of the contract, term, customer category); Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times); Meta, communication and procedural data (e.g. IP addresses, times, identification numbers, consent status). Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers).
  • Affected persons: customers. Interested persons.
  • Purposes of processing: Provision of contractual services and fulfillment of contractual obligations.
  • Legal basis: fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR).

Further information on processing processes, procedures and services:

  • American Express: payment services (technical connection of online payment methods); Service provider: American Express Europe SA, Theodor-Heuss-Allee 112, 60486 Frankfurt am Main, Germany; Legal basis: fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR); Website: https://www.americanexpress.com/de . Data protection declaration: https://www.americanexpress.com/de/legal/online-datenschutzerklarung.html .
  • Apple Pay: payment services (technical connection of online payment methods); Service provider: Apple Inc., Infinite Loop, Cupertino, CA 95014, USA; Legal basis: fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR); Website: https://www.apple.com/de/apple-pay/ . Data protection declaration: https://www.apple.com/legal/privacy/de-ww/ .
  • Giropay: payment services (technical connection of online payment methods); Service provider: giropay GmbH, An der Welle 4, 60322 Frankfurt, Germany; Legal basis: fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR); Website: https://www.giropay.de . Data protection declaration: https://www.giropay.de/rechts/datenschutzerklaerung/ .
  • Google Pay: payment services (technical connection of online payment methods); Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Legal basis: fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR); Website: https://pay.google.com/intl/de_de/about/ . Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy .
  • Klarna: payment services (technical connection of online payment methods); Service provider: Klarna Bank AB (publ), Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden; Legal basis: fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR); Website:https://www.klarna.com/de . Data protection declaration: https://www.klarna.com/de/datenschutz .
  • Mastercard: payment services (technical connection of online payment methods); Service provider: Mastercard Europe SA, Chaussée de Tervuren 198A, B-1410 Waterloo, Belgium; Legal basis: fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR); Website: https://www.mastercard.de/de-de.html . Data protection declaration: https://www.mastercard.de/de-de/datenschutz.html .
  • PayPal: Payment services (technical connection of online payment methods) (e.g. PayPal, PayPal Plus, Braintree); Service provider: PayPal (Europe) S.à rl et Cie, SCA, 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg; Legal basis: fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR); Website:https://www.paypal.com/de . Data protection declaration: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full .
  • Stripe: payment services (technical connection of online payment methods); Service provider: Stripe, Inc., 510 Townsend Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA; Legal basis: fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR); Website: https://stripe.com ; Data protection declaration: https://stripe.com/de/privacy . Basis for third country transfer: EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF).
  • Visa: payment services (technical connection of online payment methods); Service provider: Visa Europe Services Inc., London Branch, 1 Sheldon Square, London W2 6TT, GB; Legal basis: fulfillment of contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter b) GDPR); Website: https://www.visa.de . Data protection declaration: https://www.visa.de/USE Conditions/visa- privacy- center.html .

Provision of online offerings and web hosting

We process users' data in order to be able to provide them with our online services. For this purpose, we process the user's IP address, which is necessary to transmit the content and functions of our online services to the user's browser or device.

  • Types of data processed: Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times). Meta, communication and procedural data (e.g. IP addresses, times, identification numbers, consent status).
  • Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Purposes of processing: Provision of our online offering and user-friendliness; Information technology infrastructure (operation and provision of information systems and technical devices (computers, servers, etc.).). Safety measures.
  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR).

Further information on processing processes, procedures and services:

  • Collection of access data and log files: Access to our online offering is logged in the form of so-called “server log files”. The server log files include the address and name of the websites and files accessed, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful retrieval, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page) and, as a rule, IP address. Addresses and the requesting provider belong. The server log files can be used on the one hand for security purposes, for example to avoid overloading the servers (particularly in the case of abusive attacks, so-called DDoS attacks) and on the other hand to ensure the utilization of the servers and their stability; Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR). Deletion of data: Log file information is stored for a maximum of 30 days and then deleted or anonymized. Data whose further storage is necessary for evidentiary purposes is excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

Blogs and publication media

We use blogs or comparable means of online communication and publication (hereinafter “publication medium”). Readers' data will only be processed for the purposes of the publication medium to the extent necessary for its presentation and communication between authors and readers or for security reasons. Furthermore, we refer to the information on the processing of visitors to our publication medium within the scope of this data protection notice.

  • Types of data processed: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses); Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers); Content data (e.g. entries in online forms); Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times). Meta, communication and procedural data (e.g. IP addresses, times, identification numbers, consent status).
  • Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Purposes of processing: provision of contractual services and fulfillment of contractual obligations; Feedback (e.g. collecting feedback via online form); Provision of our online offering and user-friendliness; Safety measures. Managing and responding to inquiries.
  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR).

Further information on processing processes, procedures and services:

  • Comments and posts: When users leave comments or other posts, their IP addresses may be stored based on our legitimate interests. This is done for our security if someone leaves illegal content in comments and posts (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we ourselves can be prosecuted for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

    We also reserve the right to process user information for spam detection based on our legitimate interests.

    On the same legal basis, in the case of surveys, we reserve the right to store users' IP addresses for their duration and to use cookies to avoid multiple voting.

    The personal information provided in the comments and posts, any contact and website information as well as the content information will be permanently stored by us until the user objects;
    Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR).

Contact and inquiry management

When you contact us (e.g. by post, contact form, email, telephone or via social media) as well as within the framework of existing user and business relationships, the information provided by the inquiring person is processed to the extent that this is necessary to answer the contact request and any requested measures.

  • Types of data processed: Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers); Content data (e.g. entries in online forms); Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times). Meta, communication and procedural data (e.g. IP addresses, times, identification numbers, consent status).
  • Affected persons: communication partners.
  • Purposes of processing: contact requests and communication; managing and responding to inquiries; Feedback (e.g. collecting feedback via online form). Provision of our online offering and user-friendliness.
  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR). Fulfillment of the contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR).

Further information on processing processes, procedures and services:

  • Contact form: If users contact us via our contact form, email or other communication channels, we process the data provided to us in this context to process the request communicated; Legal basis: Fulfillment of the contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b) GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR).

Chatbots and chat functions

We offer online chats and chatbot functions (collectively referred to as “Chat Services”) as a means of communication. A chat is an online conversation that takes place with a certain degree of timeliness. A chatbot is software that answers users' questions or informs them about messages. If you use our chat functions, we may process your personal data.

If you use our chat services within an online platform, your identification number will also be stored within the respective platform. We may also collect information about which users interact with our chat services and when. We also store the content of your conversations via the chat services and log registration and consent processes in order to be able to prove these in accordance with legal requirements.

We would like to point out to users that the respective platform provider can find out that and when users communicate with our chat services as well as technical information about the device used by the user and, depending on the settings of their device, location information (so-called metadata) for the purpose of optimizing may collect for the respective services and security purposes. The metadata of communication via chat services (ie, for example, the information about who communicated with whom) could also be used by the respective platform providers in accordance with their regulations, to which we refer for further information, for marketing purposes or to display advertising tailored to users be used.

If users agree to activate information with regular messages to a chatbot, they have the option of unsubscribing from the information in the future at any time. The chatbot tells users how and with which terms they can unsubscribe from the messages. When you unsubscribe from chatbot messages, user data is deleted from the list of message recipients.

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  • Types of data processed: Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers); Content data (e.g. entries in online forms); Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, - This text area must be activated with a premium license. - premiumtext premiumtext premiumtext ). Meta, communication and process data (e.g. IP addresses, time information, identification numbers, - This text area must be activated with a premium license. - premiumtext premiumtext premiumtext ).
  • Affected persons: communication partners. Users (e.g. website visitors, users of - This text area must be activated with a premium license. - premiumtext premiumtext premiumtext ).
  • Purposes of processing: contact requests and communication; Direct marketing (e.g. via email or post). Profiles with user-related information (creating user profiles).
  • Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) GDPR); Fulfillment of the contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR). Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR).

Further information on processing processes, procedures and services:

Push messages

With the consent of the users, we can send the users so-called “push notifications”. These are messages that are displayed on users' screens, devices or browsers, even when our online service is not being actively used.

In order to register for push notifications, users must confirm that their browser or device asks them to receive push notifications. This consent process is documented and saved. Storage is necessary to determine whether users have agreed to receive push notifications and to be able to prove their consent. For these purposes, a pseudonymous browser identifier (so-called “push token”) or the device ID of a terminal device is stored.

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  • Types of data processed: Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, - This text area must be activated with a premium license. - premiumtext premiumtext premiumtext ). Meta, communication and process data (e.g. IP addresses, time information, identification numbers, - This text area must be activated with a premium license. - premiumtext premiumtext premiumtext ).
  • Affected persons: communication partners.
  • Purposes of processing: Provision of our online offering and user-friendliness.
  • Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) GDPR). Fulfillment of the contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. b) GDPR).

Newsletters and electronic notifications

We only send newsletters, emails and other electronic notifications (hereinafter “newsletter”) with the consent of the recipient or legal permission. If the content is specifically described as part of a registration for the newsletter, they are decisive for the consent of the user. Our newsletters also contain information about our services and us.

In order to register for our newsletters, it is generally sufficient to provide your email address. However, we may ask you to provide a name so that you can be addressed personally in the newsletter, or other information if this is necessary for the purposes of the newsletter.

Double opt-in process: Registration for our newsletter generally takes place using a so-called double opt-in process. This means that after registering you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that no one can log in with someone else's email address. Registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to provide evidence of the registration process in accordance with 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.

Deletion and restriction of processing: We can store the unsubscribed email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove that consent was previously given. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of possible defense against claims. An individual request for deletion is possible at any time, provided that the previous existence of consent is confirmed at the same time. In the event of obligations to permanently observe contradictions, we reserve the right to store the email address in a blacklist (so-called “blocklist”) solely for this purpose.

The registration process is recorded on the basis of our legitimate interests for the purpose of providing evidence of its proper execution. If we commission a service provider to send emails, this is based on our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure shipping system.

Contents:

Information about us, our services, promotions and offers.

  • Types of data processed: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses); Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers); Meta, communication and procedural data (e.g. IP addresses, times, identification numbers, consent status). Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).
  • Affected persons: communication partners.
  • Purposes of processing: Direct marketing (e.g. via email or post).
  • Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) GDPR). Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR).
  • Option to object (opt-out): You can cancel your receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke your consent or object to further receipt. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter either at the end of each newsletter or you can use one of the contact options listed above, preferably email.

Further information on processing processes, procedures and services:

Advertising communication via email, post, fax or telephone

We process personal data for the purposes of advertising communication, which can take place via various channels, such as email, telephone, post or fax, in accordance with legal requirements.

The recipients have the right to revoke their consent at any time or to object to the advertising communication at any time.

After revocation or objection, we store the data required to prove previous authorization to contact or send you for up to three years after the end of the year of revocation or objection on the basis of our legitimate interests. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of possible defense against claims. Based on the legitimate interest in permanently observing the user's revocation or objection, we also store the data necessary to avoid renewed contact (e.g., depending on the communication channel, the email address, telephone number, name).

  • Types of data processed: Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses). Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers).
  • Affected persons: communication partners.
  • Purposes of processing: Direct marketing (e.g. via email or post).
  • Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) GDPR). Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR).

Web analysis, monitoring and optimization

Web analysis (also referred to as "reach measurement") is used to evaluate the flow of visitors to our online offering and can include behavior, interests or demographic information about visitors, such as age or gender, as pseudonymous values. With the help of reach analysis, we can, for example, identify at what time our online offering or its functions or content are used most frequently or invite reuse. We can also understand which areas require optimization.

In addition to web analysis, we can also use testing procedures, for example to test and optimize different versions of our online offering or its components.

Unless otherwise stated below, profiles, i.e. data summarized into a usage process, can be created for these purposes and information can be stored in a browser or in a device and read out from it. The information collected includes, in particular, websites visited and elements used there, as well as technical information such as the browser used, the computer system used and information about times of use. If users have agreed to the collection of their location data to us or to the providers of the services we use, location data can also be processed.

The users’ IP addresses are also stored. However, we use an IP masking process (ie pseudonymization by shortening the IP address) to protect users. In general, as part of web analysis, A/B testing and optimization, no clear user data (such as email addresses or names) is stored, but rather pseudonyms. This means that we and the providers of the software used do not know the actual identity of the users, but only the information stored in their profiles for the purposes of the respective procedures.

  • Types of data processed: Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times). Meta, communication and procedural data (e.g. IP addresses, times, identification numbers, consent status).
  • Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Purposes of processing: Reach measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of returning visitors); Profiles with user-related information (creating user profiles). Provision of our online offering and user-friendliness.
  • Security measures: IP masking (pseudonymization of the IP address).
  • Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) GDPR). Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR).

Further information on processing processes, procedures and services:

  • Google Analytics 4: We use Google Analytics to measure and analyze the use of our online offering based on a pseudonymous user identification number. This identification number does not contain any unique data such as names or email addresses. It is used to assign analysis information to a device in order to identify which content users have accessed within one or different usage processes, which search terms they have used, which they have accessed again or which have interacted with our online offering. The time of use and its duration are also stored, as are the sources of the users who refer to our online offering and technical aspects of their devices and browsers. Pseudonymous profiles of users are created with information from the use of various devices, whereby cookies can be used. Google Analytics does not log or store individual IP addresses for EU users. However, Analytics provides coarse geographic location data by deriving the following metadata from IP addresses: city (and the city's derived latitude and longitude), continent, country, region, subcontinent (and ID-based counterparts). For EU data traffic, IP address data is used exclusively for this derivation of geolocation data before being immediately deleted. They are not logged, are not accessible and are not used for any other purposes. When Google Analytics collects metrics, all IP queries are performed on EU-based servers before passing traffic to Analytics servers for processing; Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR); Website: https://marketingplatform.google.com/intl/de/about/analytics/ ; Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy ; Order processing agreement: https://business.safety.google/adsprocessorterms/ ; Basis for third country transfer: EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF), standard contractual clauses ( https://business.safety.google/adsprocessorterms ); Option to object (opt-out): Opt-out plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de , settings for the display of advertising: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated . Further information: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/adsservices (types of processing and data processed).
  • Google Tag Manager: Google Tag Manager is a solution with which we can manage so-called website tags via an interface and thus integrate other services into our online offering (refer to further information in this data protection declaration). The Tag Manager itself (which implements the tags) is therefore used, for example: For example, user profiles have not yet been created or cookies have been stored. Google only learns the user's IP address, which is necessary to run Google Tag Manager; Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) GDPR); Website: https://marketingplatform.google.com ; Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy ; Order processing contract:
    https://business.safety.google/adsprocessorterms . Basis for third country transfer: EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF), standard contractual clauses ( https://business.safety.google/adsprocessorterms ).

Online marketing

We process personal data for online marketing purposes, which may include, in particular, the marketing of advertising space or the presentation of advertising and other content (collectively referred to as "content") based on the potential interests of users and the measurement of their effectiveness.

For these purposes, so-called user profiles are created and stored in a file (so-called “cookie”) or similar procedures are used to store the user information relevant to the display of the aforementioned content. This information may include, for example, content viewed, websites visited, online networks used, but also communication partners and technical information such as the browser used, the computer system used and information about times of use and functions used. If users have consented to the collection of their location data, this can also be processed.

The users’ IP addresses are also stored. However, we use available IP masking procedures (ie pseudonymization by shortening the IP address) to protect users. In general, as part of the online marketing process, no clear user data (such as e-mail addresses or names) is stored, but rather pseudonyms. This means that we as well as the providers of online marketing processes do not know the actual identity of the users, but only the information stored in their profiles.

The information in the profiles is usually stored in cookies or using similar methods. These cookies can later generally be read on other websites that use the same online marketing process, analyzed for the purposes of displaying content, and supplemented with further data and stored on the server of the online marketing process provider.

In exceptional cases, clear data can be assigned to the profiles. This is the case, for example, if the users are members of a social network whose online marketing processes we use and the network connects the users' profiles with the aforementioned information. We ask you to note that users can make additional agreements with the providers, for example by giving consent during registration.

We generally only receive access to aggregated information about the success of our advertisements. However, as part of so-called conversion measurements, we can check which of our online marketing processes have led to a so-called conversion, ie, for example, to the conclusion of a contract with us. Conversion measurement is used solely to analyze the success of our marketing measures.

Unless otherwise stated, we ask you to assume that cookies used will be stored for a period of two years.

  • Types of data processed: Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times). Meta, communication and procedural data (e.g. IP addresses, times, identification numbers, consent status).
  • Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Purposes of processing: Reach measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of returning visitors); Tracking (e.g. interest/behavioral profiling, use of cookies); Marketing; Profiles with user-related information (creating user profiles). Conversion measurement (measuring the effectiveness of marketing measures).
  • Security measures: IP masking (pseudonymization of the IP address).
  • Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) GDPR). Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter f) GDPR).
  • Option to object (opt-out): We refer to the data protection information of the respective providers and the objection options specified for the providers (so-called “opt-out”). If no explicit opt-out option has been provided, you have the option of turning off cookies in your browser settings. However, this may restrict the functions of our online offering. We therefore also recommend the following opt-out options, which are offered in summary for the respective areas:

    a) Europe: https://www.youronlinechoices.eu .
    b) Canada: https://www.youradchoices.ca/choices .
    c) USA: https://www.aboutads.info/choices .
    d) Cross-territorial: https://optout.aboutads.info .

Further information on processing processes, procedures and services:

  • Google Ads and conversion measurement: Online marketing process for the purpose of placing content and advertisements within the service provider's advertising network (e.g. in search results, in videos, on websites, etc.) so that they are displayed to users who have a suspected Are interested in the advertisements. In addition, we measure the conversion of the ads, i.e. whether the users took them as an opportunity to interact with the ads and use the advertised offers (so-called conversion). However, we only receive anonymous information and no personal information about individual users; Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a) GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR); Website: https://marketingplatform.google.com ; Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy ; Basis for third country transfer: EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF); Further information: Types of processing and data processed: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/adsservices . Data processing conditions between controllers and standard contractual clauses for third country transfers of data: https://business.safety.google/adscontrollerterms .
  • Google Adsense with personalized ads: We use the Google Adsense service with personalized ads, with which ads are displayed within our online offering and we receive compensation for their display or other use; Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) GDPR); Website: https://marketingplatform.google.com ; Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy ; Basis for third country transfer: EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF); Further information: Types of processing and data processed: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/adsservices . Data processing conditions for Google advertising products: Information about the services Data processing conditions between controllers and standard contractual clauses for third country transfers of data: https://business.safety.google/adscontrollerterms .
  • Google Adsense with non-personalized ads: We use the Google Adsense service with non-personalized ads, with which ads are displayed within our online offering and we receive compensation for their display or other use; Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 Sentence 1 Letter a) GDPR); Website: https://marketingplatform.google.com ; Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy ; Basis for third country transfer: EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF); Further information: Types of processing and data processed: https://privacy.google.com/businesses/adsservices . Google Ads Controller-Controller Data Protection Terms and standard contractual clauses for data transfers to third countries: https://business.safety.google/adscontrollerterms .

Presences in social networks (social media)

We maintain online presences within social networks and process user data in this context in order to communicate with active users there or to offer information about us.

We would like to point out that user data may be processed outside the European Union. This can result in risks for users because, for example, it could make it more difficult to enforce users' rights.

Furthermore, user data within social networks is usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, usage profiles can be created based on usage behavior and the resulting interests of users. The usage profiles can in turn be used, for example, to place advertisements within and outside the networks that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users' computers, in which the usage behavior and interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, data can also be stored in the usage profiles regardless of the devices used by the users (particularly if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).

For a detailed description of the respective forms of processing and the options for objection (opt-out), we refer to the data protection declarations and information provided by the operators of the respective networks.

In the case of requests for information and the assertion of the rights of those affected, we would also like to point out that these can most effectively be asserted with the providers. Only the providers have access to user data and can take appropriate measures and provide information directly. If you still need help, you can contact us.

  • Types of data processed: Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers); Content data (e.g. entries in online forms); Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times). Meta, communication and procedural data (e.g. IP addresses, times, identification numbers, consent status).
  • Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Purposes of processing: contact requests and communication; Feedback (e.g. collecting feedback via online form). Marketing.
  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR).

Further information on processing processes, procedures and services:

  • Instagram: social network; Service Provider: Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland; Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR); Website:https://www.instagram.com . Data protection declaration: https://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy .
  • Facebook pages: Profiles within the social network Facebook - Together with Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, we are responsible for the collection (but not further processing) of data from visitors to our Facebook page (so-called "fan page"). This data includes information about the types of content users view or interact with, or the actions they take (see “Things you and others do and provide” in the Facebook Data Policy: https: // www.facebook.com/policy ), as well as information about the devices used by users (e.g. IP addresses, operating system, browser type, language settings, cookie data; see “Device information” in the Facebook data policy: https : //www.facebook.com/policy ). As explained in the Facebook Data Policy under “How do we use this information?”, Facebook also collects and uses information to provide analytics services called “Page Insights” to site operators to provide them with insights into how people engage with their Pages and interact with the content associated with them. We have concluded a special agreement with Facebook ("Information on Page Insights", https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum ), which regulates in particular which security measures Facebook must observe and in which Facebook itself has agreed to fulfill the rights of those affected (i.e. users can, for example, send information or deletion requests directly to Facebook). The rights of users (in particular to information, deletion, objection and complaint to the responsible supervisory authority) are not restricted by the agreements with Facebook. Further information can be found in the “Information about Page Insights” ( https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data ); Service provider: Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, Merrion Road, Dublin 4, D04 X2K5, Ireland; Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR); Website: https://www.facebook.com ; Data protection declaration: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy ; Basis for third country transfer: EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF), standard contractual clauses ( https://www.facebook.com/legal/EU_data_transfer_addendum ). Further information: Shared Responsibility Agreement: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data . The joint responsibility is limited to the collection by and transfer of data to Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, a company based in the EU. Further processing of the data is the sole responsibility of Meta Platforms Ireland Limited, which in particular concerns the transmission of the data to the parent company Meta Platforms, Inc. in the USA (on the basis of the agreement between Meta Platforms Ireland Limited and Meta Platforms, Inc. concluded standard contractual clauses).

Plugins and embedded functions and content

We include functional and content elements in our online offering that are obtained from the servers of their respective providers (hereinafter referred to as “third-party providers”). These can be, for example, graphics, videos or city maps (hereinafter referred to as “content” ).

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

  • Types of data processed: Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times); Meta, communication and procedural data (e.g. IP addresses, times, identification numbers, consent status); Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses); Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers). Content data (e.g. entries in online forms).
  • Data subjects: Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).
  • Purposes of processing: Provision of our online offering and user-friendliness.
  • Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR).

Further information on processing processes, procedures and services:

  • Integration of third-party software, scripts or frameworks (e.g. jQuery): We integrate software into our online offering that we retrieve from servers of other providers (e.g. function libraries that we use for the purpose of displaying or user-friendliness of our online offering). The respective providers collect the IP address of the user and can process it for the purpose of transmitting the software to the user's browser as well as for security purposes and to evaluate and optimize their offer. - We integrate software into our online offering that we retrieve from servers of other providers (e.g. function libraries that we use for the purpose of displaying or user-friendliness of our online offering). The respective providers collect the IP address of the user and can process it for the purposes of transmitting the software to the user's browser as well as for security purposes and to evaluate and optimize their offer; Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f) GDPR).
  • Google Fonts (obtained from Google server): Obtaining fonts (and symbols) for the purpose of technically secure, maintenance-free and efficient use of fonts and symbols with regard to topicality and loading times, their uniform presentation and consideration of possible licensing restrictions. The font provider is informed of the user's IP address so that the fonts can be made available in the user's browser. In addition, technical data (language settings, screen resolution, operating system, hardware used) is transmitted that is necessary for the provision of the fonts depending on the devices used and the technical environment. This data can be processed on a server of the font provider in the USA - When visiting our online offering, the users' browsers send their browser HTTP requests to the Google Fonts Web API (i.e. a software interface for retrieving the fonts). The Google Fonts Web API provides users with the Google Fonts Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and then the fonts specified in the CCS. These HTTP requests include (1) the IP address used by the respective user to access the Internet, (2) the requested URL on the Google server and (3) the HTTP headers, including the user agent, which describes the browser and operating system versions of website visitors, as well as the referral URL (i.e. the web page on which the Google font should be displayed). IP addresses are neither logged nor stored on Google servers and are not analyzed. The Google Fonts Web API logs details of HTTP requests (requested URL, user agent and referral URL). Access to this data is restricted and strictly controlled. The requested URL identifies the font families for which the user wants to load fonts. This data is logged so that Google can determine how often a particular font family is requested. With the Google Fonts Web API, the user agent needs to customize the font that is generated for each browser type. The user agent is primarily logged for debugging and used to generate aggregated usage statistics that measure the popularity of font families. These aggregate usage statistics are published on the Google Fonts Analytics page. Finally, the referral URL is logged so that the data can be used for production maintenance and an aggregated report on the top integrations based on the number of font requests can be generated. Google says it does not use any of the information collected by Google Fonts to create end-user profiles or serve targeted ads; Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR); Website:https://fonts.google.com/ ; Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy ; Basis for third country transfer: EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF). Further information: https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq/privacy?hl=de .
  • YouTube videos: video content; Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland; Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 sentence 1 lit. f) GDPR); Website: https://www.youtube.com ; Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy ; Basis for third country transfer: EU-US Data Privacy Framework (DPF). Option to object (opt-out): Opt-out plugin: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de , settings for the display of advertising: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated .