Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy
Unless otherwise stated below, the provision of your personal information is neither required by law or by contract nor required to conclude a contract. You are not required to provide such data. A non-provisioning has no consequences. This applies only insofar as no other information is given in the subsequent data processing operations.

Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person.

Server Log files
You can visit our websites without giving any personal information. Every time you access our website, usage data is transmitted through your Internet browser and stored in log data (server log files). This stored data includes e.g. the name of the called page, date and time of the call, amount of data transferred and the requesting provider. These data are used solely to ensure trouble-free operation of our website and to improve our offer. An assignment of this data to a specific person is not possible.

Data collection and processing using the contact form
When using the contact form, we collect your personal data (name, e-mail address, message text) only in the scope provided by you. The data processing serves the purpose of establishing contact. By submitting your message, you consent to the processing of the transmitted data. Processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent.

You may revoke your consent at any time by notifying us without affecting the legality of the processing on the basis of the consent to revocation. We only use your e-mail address to process your request. Your data will then be deleted, unless you have consented to the further processing and use.

Using Google reCAPTCHA
We use the service reCAPTCHA of Google Inc. on our website. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). The query is used for the purpose of distinguishing whether the input is carried out by a human or is an automated, machine processing query. The query includes the sending of the IP address and any other data required by Google for the reCAPTCHA service to Google. For this purpose, your input will be transmitted to Google and used there. However, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. Google will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address sent by your browser as part of reCaptcha will not be merged with other data provided by Google. If necessary, your data will also be transmitted to the USA. For data transfers to the US, there is an adequacy decision of the European Commission, called the "Privacy Shield". Google participates in the "Privacy Shield" and complies with its specifications. By pressing the query, you consent to the processing of your data. Processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent. You may revoke your consent at any time, without affecting the legality of the processing on the basis of the consent to revocation.

For more information about Google reCAPTCHA and its privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/privacy/ads/

User account Dealer portal
When opening a user account for the merchant portal, we collect your personal data in the scope indicated there. The purpose of data processing is to make our advertising material available for download. Processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent. You may revoke your consent at any time by notifying us without affecting the legality of the processing on the basis of the consent to revocation. Your user account will then be deleted.

Use of the e-mail address for sending newsletters
If you would like to receive the newsletter offered on the website, we need an e-mail address from you, as well as information that allows us to verify that you agree with the owner of the e-mail address you have given us, and with the receipt of the newsletter. Processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. a GDPR with your consent. We use this data exclusively for the delivery of the requested information and offers.

To ensure that the newsletter is sent to us, we use the double-opt-in procedure. In the course of this, the potential recipient can be included in a distribution list. Afterwards, the user receives a confirmation e-mail to confirm the registration, legally. Only when the confirmation is made, the address is actively included in the distribution list.

As Newsletter we use the Newsletter2Go Software. Your data will be transmitted to Newsletter2Go GmbH. Newsletter2Go is prohibited from selling and using your data for purposes other than sending newsletters. Newsletter2Go is a German, certified provider, which was selected according to the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation and the Federal Data Protection Act.

More information can be found here: https://www.newsletter2go.co.uk/information-for-newsletter-recipients/

The granted consent to the storage of the data, the e-mail address and their use for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time, for example via the "unsubscribe" link made available in the newsletter.

Use of the e-mail address for sending direct mail
We use your e-mail address, which we obtained in connection with the sale of a good or service, for the electronic transmission of advertising for own goods or services, which are similar to those, which you already acquired with us, as far as this use was not subject to objection. The provision of the e-mail address is required for the conclusion of the contract. Non-provisioning means that no contract can be concluded. Processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR based on the legitimate interest in direct mail. You may object to this use of your e-mail address at any time, by notifying us. The contact details for the exercise of the contradiction can be found in the imprint. You can also use the dedicated link in the promotional e-mail. There are no other costs than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs.

Cookies
Our website uses cookies. Cookies are small text files that are stored in the Internet browser or by the Internet browser on the computer system of a user. When a user visits a website, a cookie may be stored on the user's operating system. This cookie contains a characteristic string that allows the browser to be uniquely identified when the website is reopened. We use cookies for the purpose of making our offer more user-friendly, effective and secure. Furthermore, cookies enable our systems to recognise your browser even after a page change and to offer you further services. Some features of our website cannot be offered without the use of cookies. For these, it is necessary that the browser is recognised even after a page break.

Moreover, we use cookies on our website for the purpose of enabling an analysis of the surfing behaviour of our site visitors.

Furthermore, we use cookies for the purpose of subsequently addressing site visitors on other websites with targeted, interest-based advertising.

Data processing is based on § 15 (3) TMG and Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR from the legitimate interest in the above-mentioned purposes.

The data collected by you in this way will be pseudonymised by technical means. An assignment of the data to your person is therefore no longer possible. The data will not be stored by you together with other personal data.

You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, based on Art. 6 (1) of the GDPR.

Cookies are stored on your computer. Therefore, you have full control over the use of cookies. By selecting appropriate technical settings in your internet browser, you can prevent the storage of cookies and transmission of the data contained therein. Already saved cookies can be deleted at any time. We point out, however, that you may not be able to use all the features of this website in the case cookies are disabled or erased.

The links below will tell you how to manage (and disable) cookies on major browsers:

Chrome Browser: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?hl=en

Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies

Mozilla Firefox: https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences

Safari: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/safari/manage-cookies-and-website-data-sfri11471/mac

Use of Google Analytics
We use the web analytics service Google Analytics of Google Inc. on our website. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). Data processing is carried out for the purpose of analysing this website and its visitors. For this purpose, Google will use the information obtained on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide other services related to website activity and internet usage to the website operator. The IP address sent by your browser as part of Google Analytics will not be merged with other data provided by Google.

Google Analytics uses cookies that allow you to analyse the use of the website. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. IP anonymisation is thus activated on this website. As a result, your IP address will be shortened beforehand by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the US and shortened there. If necessary, your data will also be transmitted to the USA. For data transfers to the US, there is an adequacy decision of the European Commission. Processing is based on Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR based on the legitimate interest in the needs-based and targeted design of the website. You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, based on Art. 6 (1) of the GDPR.

You can prevent the storage of cookies by a corresponding setting of your browser software; However, please be aware that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may further prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to your use of the website (including your IP address) as well as the processing of this data by Google by using the browser plug-in available under the following link (download and install). [https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en]. To prevent Google Analytics tracking across devices, you can set an opt-out cookie. Opt-out cookies prevent future collection of your data when you visit this website. You must opt-out on all systems and devices used to make it work. If you click here, the opt-out cookie will be set: Deactivate Google Analytics.

For more information about Terms of Use and Privacy, please see https://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html or under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/.

Use of Google’s remarketing or "similar target group“ feature
On our website we use the remarketing or “similar target group" function of Google LLC (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google ").

When your habitual residence is in the European Economic Area or Switzerland, Google Ireland Limited (Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland) is responsible for your data. Google Ireland Limited is therefore the company affiliated with Google, which is responsible for processing your data and complying with applicable data protection laws.

The purpose of the application is to analyze visitor behavior and interests.

Google uses cookies in order to perform an analysis of website usage, which provides the basis for the creation of interest-based advertisements. The cookies are used to record visits to the website as well as anonymized data on the use of the website. There is no storage of personal data of visitors to the website. If you subsequently visit another website in the Google Display Network, you will see advertisements that are highly likely to include previously accessed product and information areas.

Your data may be transferred to the United States. Google has certified itself according to the US-EU Data Protection Agreement "Privacy Shield" and is therefore committed to complying with the European data protection guidelines.

You can permanently disable Google's use of cookies by following the link. You can download and install the plug-in provided there: https://support.google.com/ads/answer/7395996?hl=de

Alternatively, you can prevent the use of cookies by third parties by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ and implementing the opt-out information provided there.
For more information about Google Remarketing and its privacy policy, please visit: https://www.google.com/privacy/ads/

The use of social plug-ins with “Shariff”
We use social networking plugins on our website. To keep control of your information, we use the Privacy-Safe "Shariff" push-buttons. There are no connections to the social network servers, without your explicit consent.

"Shariff" is a development of the specialists of the computer magazine c't. It gives more privacy on the net and replaces the usual "share" buttons on social networks. Further information on the Shariff project can be found here: https://www.heise.de/ct/artikel/Shariff-Social-Media-Buttons-mit-Datenschutz-2467514.html.

If you click the buttons, a pop-up window appears, in which you can log in with your data to the respective provider. Only after this active login, a direct connection to the social networks is established.

By logging in, you give your consent to the transfer of your data to the respective social media provider. Thereby both your IP address and the information, which of our pages you visited, will be transmitted. If you are connected to one or more of your social network accounts at the same time, the collected information is also assigned to your respective profiles. You can only avoid this mapping by logging out of your social media accounts before visiting our website and before activating the buttons. The following social networks are integrated by means of the "Shariff" function.

For more information on the scope and purpose of the collection and use of data, as well as your related rights and ways to protect your privacy, see the linked privacy policy of the provider.

Facebook of Facebook Inc. (1601 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA) https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

Xing of XING SE (Dammtorstrasse 30, 20354 Hamburg) https://www.xing.com/privacy 

Use of YouTube
We use the YouTube LLC Embedding feature on our website. (901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA; "YouTube"). YouTube is an affiliate company of Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google").

The feature displays videos stored with YouTube in an iframe on the website. The option "Extended Privacy Mode" is activated. As a result, YouTube does not store information about visitors to the site. Only when you watch a video will information be transmitted to and stored on YouTube.

For more information about the collection and use of data by YouTube and Google, your rights and ways to protect your privacy, please refer to the YouTube Privacy Policy (https://www.youtube.com/t/privacy).

Use of GoogleMaps
We use the GoogleMaps embedded maps from Google Inc. on our website. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google").

The feature allows the visual display of geographic information and interactive maps.

In doing so, Google also collects, processes and uses data from the visitors to the pages in which GoogleMaps maps are integrated. For more information about the collection and use of data by Google, see Google's Privacy Policy https://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html. There you can also change your settings in the privacy centre, so that you can manage and protect your data processed by Google.

If necessary, your data will also be transmitted to the USA. For data transfers to the US, there is an adequacy decision of the European Commission.

You have the right, for reasons arising from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of personal data concerning you, based on Art. 6 (1) of the GDPR.

To do this, you must turn off the JavaScript application in your browser. We point out, however, that you may not be able to use all the features of this website, such as the interactive map display.

Duration of storage
After completion of the contract, the data are initially stored for the duration of the warranty period, then taking into account statutory legislation and regulations, especially tax and commercial retention periods, and then deleted after the deadline, unless you have agreed to further processing and use.

Rights of the affected person
You are entitled to the following rights under Art. 15 to 20 RGDP, if the legal requirements are met: Right to information, correction, deletion, limitation of processing, data portability.

In addition, according to Art. 21 (1) GDPR, you are entitled to a right of objection to the processing based on Art. 6 (1) of the GDPR and to processing for the purpose of direct mail.

Contact us on request. The contact details can be found in our legal imprint.

Right of appeal to the supervisory authority
According to Art. 77 GDPR you have the right to complain to the supervisory authority if you believe that the processing of your personal data is not legal.


last update: 25/05/2018