This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the websites, functions and contents connected with it as well as external online presences, such as our Social Media Profile. (hereinafter jointly referred to as the “online offer”). With regard to the terms used, such as “processing” or “responsible person”, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the Basic Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).

Person responsible:

Name/Fa..:  Techlion, David Dreyer and Fadi Hanna GbR, brand: happything.eu
Street no.: Stadtweg 10
Postcode, city, country: 37297 Berkatal, Germany
Partner/owner: David Dreyer, Fadi Hanna
Phone number: 015142679444
E-mail address: contact@happything.eu
Data protection officer:
E-mail address: contact@happything.eu
Types of data processed:
– Stock data (e.g., names, addresses).
– Contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers).
– Content data (e.g., text entries, photographs, videos).
– Contract data (e.g., object of contract, duration, customer category).
– Payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history).
– Usage data (e.g., websites visited, interest in content, access times).
– Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).

Processing of special categories of data (Art. 9 para. 1 DSGVO):

No special categories of data are processed.
Categories of data subjects concerned by the processing:

– Customers, interested parties, visitors and users of the online offer, business partners.

Purpose of the processing:

– Provision of the online offer, its contents and shop functions.
– Provision of contractual services, service and customer care.
– Answering contact requests and communication with users.
– Marketing, advertising and market research.
– Security measures.

Status: 02/2019

1. Terms used

1.1 ‘Personal data’ means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter referred to as ‘data subject’); an identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an on-line identifier (e.g. a cookie) or one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person
1.2 “Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means. The term is broad and covers virtually all processing of data.
1.3 “Controller” shall mean the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

2. Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO, we inform you of the legal basis of our data processing. If the legal basis is not stated in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consents is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 DSGVO, the legal basis for processing for the purpose of fulfilling our services and implementing contractual measures and answering enquiries is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO, the legal basis for processing for the purpose of fulfilling our legal obligations is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DSGVO, and the legal basis for processing for the purpose of safeguarding our legitimate interests is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. d DSGVO serves as the legal basis.

3. Amendments and updates to the Data Protection Declaration

We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as changes in the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes make it necessary for you to cooperate (e.g. to give your consent) or to receive other individual notification.

4. Security measures

4.1 In accordance with Art. 32 DSGVO and taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing, as well as the varying degrees of probability and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we shall take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of protection commensurate with the risk; these measures shall include in particular the safeguarding of the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling the physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, transmission, safeguarding of availability and its separation. Furthermore, we have established procedures to ensure that data subjects’ rights are exercised, data is deleted, and we respond to data threats. Furthermore, we take the protection of personal data into account as early as the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and through data protection-friendly default settings (Art. 25 DSGVO).

4.2 The security measures include in particular the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our server.

5. Disclosure and transmission of data

5.1 If, in the course of our processing, we disclose data to other persons and companies (processors or third parties), transfer it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of a legal authorisation (e.g. if a transfer of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, in accordance with Art. 6 Par. 1 lit. b DSGVO is necessary for the performance of the contract), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, hosting providers, tax, business and legal advisors, customer care, accounting, billing and similar services that allow us to perform our contractual obligations, administrative tasks and duties efficiently and effectively).

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

6. Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this is done in the context of using the services of third parties or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this will only take place if it is done to fulfil 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 will only process or transfer data to a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. DSGVO. In other words, processing is carried out, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of a level of data protection corresponding to that of the EU (e.g. for the USA through the “Privacy Shield”) or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).

7. Rights of the data subjects

7.1 You have the right to obtain confirmation as to whether or not data in question is being processed and to obtain information on such data and to obtain further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 of the DPA.

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

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

7.4 You have the right to obtain the data concerning you which you have provided us with in accordance with Art. 20 of the DSGVO and to demand that it be passed on to other persons responsible.

7.5 You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority in accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO.

8. Right of withdrawal

You have the right to revoke consents granted in accordance with Art. 7 Para. 3 DSGVO with effect for the future.

9. Right of objection

You can object to the future processing of data concerning you at any time in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO. In particular, you may object to processing for the purposes of direct advertising.

10. Cookies and right of objection for direct advertising

10.1 “Cookies” are small files that are stored on the user’s computer. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his visit within an online offer. Temporary cookies, or “session cookies” or “transient cookies”, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie, for example, the contents of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status can be stored. Cookies are described as “permanent” or “persistent” if they remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if the user visits it after several days. Likewise, the interests of the users can be stored in such a cookie, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. Cookies from providers other than the person responsible for operating the online service are referred to as “third party cookies” (otherwise, if they are only the cookies of this person, they are referred to as “first-party cookies”).

10.2 We use temporary and permanent cookies and explain this in our privacy policy.
If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

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

11. Deletion of data

11.1 The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in their processing in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 DSGVO. Unless expressly stated within the scope of this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. If the data are not deleted because they are required for other and legally permissible purposes, their 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 retained for commercial or tax law reasons.

11.2 Germany: According to legal requirements, data is stored in particular for 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 HGB (commercial books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual financial statements, commercial letters, accounting vouchers, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with § 147 para. 1 AO (books, records, management reports, accounting vouchers, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc.).

12. Order processing in the online shop and customer account

12.1 We process the data of our customers in the context of the order procedures in our online shop, in order to enable them to select and order the selected products and services, as well as to enable them to pay for and deliver or execute them.

12.2 The processed data includes inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and to the persons concerned our customers, interested parties and other business partners. The processing is carried out for the purpose of providing contractual services in the context of operating an online shop, billing, delivery and customer services. For this purpose, we use session cookies for storing the contents of the shopping cart and permanent cookies for storing the login status.

12.3 The processing takes place on the basis of art. 6 para. 1 lit. b (execution of order processes) and c (legally required archiving) DSGVO. The information marked as required is required for the establishment and fulfilment of the contract. We disclose the data to third parties only within the scope of delivery, payment or within the scope of the legal permissions and obligations to legal advisors and authorities. The data will only be processed in third countries if this is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract (e.g. on customer request for delivery or payment).

12.4 Users can optionally create a user account, in particular by viewing their orders. Within the scope of registration, the required mandatory data will be communicated to the users. The user accounts are not public and cannot 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 safekeeping is necessary for reasons of commercial or tax law in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. Data in the customer account shall remain until its deletion with subsequent archiving in case of a legal obligation. It is the responsibility of the users to save their data in case of termination before the end of the contract.

12.5 Within the scope of registration and renewed logins 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. As a matter of principle, this data is not 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 Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DSGVO.

12.6 Deletion shall take place after the expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations; the necessity of storing the data shall be reviewed every three years; in the case of statutory archiving obligations, deletion shall take place after their expiry (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) storage obligation); details in the customer account shall remain until its deletion.

13. Business management analyses and market research

13.1 In order to run our business economically, to identify market trends, customer and user wishes, we analyse the data available to us on business transactions, contracts, enquiries, etc. In doing so, we process inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, whereby the persons concerned include customers, interested parties, business partners, visitors and users of the online offer. The analyses are carried out for the purpose of business management evaluations, marketing and market research. In doing so, we can take into account the profiles of registered users with details, for example, of their purchase transactions. The analyses serve us to increase user-friendliness, to optimise our offer and business efficiency. The analyses serve only us and are not disclosed externally, unless they are anonymous analyses with summarized values.

13.2 If these analyses or profiles are personal, they will be deleted or made anonymous upon termination by the user, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. In all other respects, the macroeconomic analyses and general tendency determinations are prepared anonymously wherever possible.

13.3 The examination of a customer’s creditworthiness is permissible if there is otherwise a risk of non-payment, i.e. if the goods are delivered without payment having been received (i.e. if the customer chooses to purchase on account). On the other hand, there is no risk of non-payment if, for example, the customer chooses the prepayment option or makes the payment via third-party providers such as Paypal.
It should also be noted that obtaining an automatic credit rating is an “automated decision in individual cases” according to Art. 22 DSGVO, i.e. a legal decision without human involvement. This is permissible if the customer has consented or if this decision is necessary for the conclusion of the contract. Whether the decision is necessary has not yet been conclusively clarified, but is often taken as given, also by the author of this sample. However, if you wish to exclude any risk, you should obtain consent.
Consent is also necessary if the credit report is already being used to decide whether the option “on account” should be shown at all. This is because it could have been that the customer would have chosen prepayment or Paypal anyway and the credit check would not have been necessary.
Such a consent could be as follows, for example:
I agree that a credit assessment will be carried out in order to decide in an automated procedure (Art. 22 DSGVO) whether the option of purchase on account is offered. Further information on the credit assessment, the credit agencies used and the procedure as well as the options for appeal can be found in our Privacy Policy.

14. Credit rating information

14.1 If we make advance payments (e.g. when purchasing on account), we reserve the right to obtain identity and creditworthiness information for the purpose of assessing the credit risk on the basis of mathematical-statistical procedures from service companies specialising in this area (credit agencies) in order to protect our legitimate interests.

14.2 Within the scope of the credit report, we transmit the following personal data of the customer (name, postal address, date of birth, details of the type of contract, bank details [Please provide further data if necessary]) to the following credit agencies:
Please specify the credit agencies here, e.g.:] SCHUFA-Gesellschaft (SCHUFA Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, 65201 Wiesbaden), data protection information: https://www.schufa.de/de/ueber-uns/daten-scoring/.

14.3 We process the information received from the credit agencies on the statistical probability of a payment default within the scope of a proper discretionary decision on the establishment, execution and termination of the contractual relationship. We reserve the right to refuse payment on account or any other advance payment in the event of a negative result of the credit assessment.

14.4 The decision as to whether we will make advance payment shall be made in accordance with Art. 22 DSGVO solely on the basis of an automated decision in the individual case, which our software shall make on the basis of information from the credit agency.

14.5 Provided that we obtain your express consent, the legal basis for the credit rating information and the transmission of the customer’s data to the credit agencies is the consent in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 DSGVO. If consent is not obtained, our legitimate interests in the security of your payment claim are the legal basis according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO.

15. Contact and customer service

15.1 When contacting us (via contact form or e-mail), the user’s details are processed for the purpose of handling the contact request and its processing in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b) DSGVO.

15.2 The user’s details may be stored in our Customer Relationship Management System (“CRM System”) or comparable enquiry organisation.

15.3 We will delete the inquiries if they are no longer required. We review the necessity every two years; we permanently store requests from customers who have a customer account and refer to the customer account details for deletion. Furthermore, the statutory archiving obligations apply.

16. Collection of access data and log files

16.1 On the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO data about every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data includes the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the website previously visited), IP address and the requesting provider.

16.2 For security reasons (e.g. to clarify misuse or fraud), log file information is stored for a maximum of seven days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidential purposes is excluded from deletion until final clarification of the respective incident.

17. Online presence in social media

17.1 We maintain on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 paragraph 1 lit. f. DSGVO, we maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services. When accessing the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.

17.2 Unless otherwise stated in our data protection declaration, we process the data of users if they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, e.g. write articles on our online presences or send us messages.

17.3 We use Google Analytics in order to display the advertisements placed within the advertising services of Google and its partners only to those users who have also shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products determined by the websites visited) which we transmit to Google (so-called “remarketing” or “Google Analytics Audiences”). With the help of remarketing audiences, we also want to ensure that our advertisements correspond to the potential interest of the users and do not appear annoying.

18. Google analytics

18.1 On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) we use Google Analytics, a web analysis service of Google LLC (“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website by the user is usually transferred to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

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

18.3 Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with further services associated with the use of this online offer and the use of the Internet. The processed data can be used to create pseudonymous user profiles of the users.

18.4 We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymisation. This means that the IP address of users is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases is the full IP address transferred to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.

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

18.6 You can find further information on data use by Google, setting and objection options on the websites of Google: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners (“Data use by Google when you use websites or apps of our partners”), https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads (“Data use for advertising purposes”), https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated (“Manage information that Google uses to show you advertising”).

19 Google Re/Marketing Services

19.1 On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) the marketing and remarketing services (in short “Google Marketing Services”) of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google”).

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

19.3 Google’s marketing services allow us to display ads for and on our website in a more targeted manner so that we only show users ads that potentially match their interests. For example, if a user is shown ads for products that he or she has been interested in on other websites, this is called “remarketing”. For these purposes, when you visit our website and other websites where Google marketing services are active, Google will execute code directly from Google and (re)marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as “web beacons”) will be embedded in the website. With their help, an individual cookie, i.e. a small file, is stored 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, what content he is interested in and which offers he has clicked on, as well as technical information on 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 within the framework of Google Analytics that the IP address is shortened within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and only in exceptional cases is it transferred in full to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. The IP address will not be merged with data of the user within other offers of Google. Google may also combine the above-mentioned information with information from other sources. If the user subsequently visits other websites, advertisements tailored to the user’s interests may be displayed.

19.4 User data is processed pseudonymously as part of Google’s marketing services. I.e. Google does not store and process e.g. the name or e-mail address of the user, but processes the relevant data cookie-related within pseudonymous user profiles. This means that from Google’s point of view, the ads are not managed and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie holder, regardless of who that cookie holder is. This does not apply if a user has expressly permitted Google to process the data without this pseudonymisation. The information collected by Google marketing services about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google’s servers in the USA.

19.5 The Google marketing services we use include the online advertising program “Google AdWords”. In the case of Google AdWords, each AdWords customer receives a different “conversion cookie”. Cookies can therefore not be tracked on the websites of AdWords customers. The information collected using the cookie is used to compile conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted-in to conversion tracking. AdWords customers are told the total number of users who have clicked on their ad and been redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, they do not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.

19.6 We may include third-party ads based on Google’s “DoubleClick” marketing service. DoubleClick uses cookies to enable Google and its partner websites to serve ads based on users’ visits to this website or other websites on the Internet.

19.7 We may display third party ads based on Google’s AdSense marketing service. AdSense uses cookies to enable Google and its partner websites to serve ads based on user visits to this website and other websites on the internet.

19.8 We may also use the “Google Optimizer” service. Google Optimizer allows us to track the effects of various changes to a website (e.g. changes to input fields, design, etc.) within the framework of so-called “A/B testing”. For these test purposes, cookies are stored on the users’ devices. Only pseudonymous user data is processed.

19.9 Furthermore, we may use the “Google Tag Manager” to integrate and manage the Google analysis and marketing services in our website.

19.10. Further information on the use of data for marketing purposes by Google can be found on the overview page: https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads, Google’s privacy policy is at https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
Furthermore, when using the Facebook pixel, we use the additional function “extended matching” (here, data such as telephone numbers, email addresses or Facebook IDs of users) to create target groups (“Custom Audiences” or “Look Alike Audiences”) and send them to Facebook (encrypted). Further information on “extended matching”: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/611774685654668).
We also use the “Custom Audiences from File” procedure of the social network Facebook, Inc. In this case, the email addresses of the newsletter recipients are uploaded to Facebook. The upload process is encrypted. The upload is used solely to determine recipients of our Facebook ads. We want to ensure that the ads are only displayed to users who have an interest in our information and services.
Opt-Out Note: Please note that Facebook does not offer an opt-out at the time this pattern is created and you will need to implement it yourself. If you do not do so, you must remove this passage. The implementation can be done, for example, by using Javascript (setting the opt-out link) and when loading the page via PHP (which checks whether the opt-out cookie has been set and only loads the Facebook pixel if the result is negative). If a user visits the website, it must be checked whether the “Opt-Out” cookie is set. If so, the “Facebook pixel” must not be loaded.
Please include the following addition in case of your own opt-out:
To prevent the collection of your data by means of the Facebook pixel on our website, please click the following link: Facebook opt-out Note: If you click the link, an “opt-out” cookie will be stored on your device. If you delete the cookies in this browser, you will have to click the link again. Furthermore, the opt-out only applies within the browser you are using and only within our web domain where the link was clicked.

20. Facebook, custom audiences and facebook marketing services

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

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

20.3 With the help of the Facebook pixel, on the one hand, Facebook is able to determine the visitors of our online offer as a target group for the presentation of ads (so-called “Facebook ads”). Accordingly, we use the Facebook Pixel in order to display the Facebook Ads placed by us only to those Facebook users who have also shown an interest in our online offering or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products determined on the basis of the websites visited), which we transmit to Facebook (so-called “Custom Audiences”). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to ensure that our Facebook Ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and do not appear annoying. With the help of the Facebook Pixel, we can also track the effectiveness of Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes by seeing whether users are redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called “conversion”).

20.4 The processing of data by Facebook takes place within the framework of Facebook’s data use policy. Accordingly, general information on the display of Facebook Ads, in the Facebook Data Use Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. Specific information and details about the Facebook pixel and its functionality can be found in the help area of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.

20.5 You may object to the collection by the Facebook Pixel and use of your data to display Facebook Ads. To control the types of ads that are displayed to you within Facebook, you can go to the Facebook-facilitated page and follow the instructions for usage-based advertising settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are platform-independent, meaning that they are applied to all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

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

21. Facebook social plugins

21.1 On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) Social Plugins (“Plugins”) of the social network facebook.com, which is 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 blue tile, the terms “Like”, “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/.

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

21.3 If a user calls up a function of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his device establishes a direct connection with the Facebook servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Facebook directly to the user’s device and integrated into the online offer by the user. User profiles can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the extent of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore inform the users according to our state of knowledge.

21.4 By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to his or her Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example, by pressing the Like button or submitting a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted directly from your device to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to find out his or her IP address and store it. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is stored in Germany.

21.5 The purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as the relevant rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users, can be found in the Facebook privacy policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

21.6 If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him/her via this online offer and link it with his/her membership data stored on Facebook, he/she must log out of Facebook before using our online offer and delete his/her cookies. Further settings and objections to the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU site http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform-independent, i.e. they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

22. Jetpack (WordPress Stats)

22.1 On the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO) the plugin Jetpack (here the sub-function “WordPress Stats”), which integrates a tool for the statistical evaluation of visitor accesses, and by Automattic, Inc. 132 Hawthorne Street San Francisco, CA 94107, USA. Jetpack uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site.

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

22.3 The information generated by the cookie about your use of this website is stored on a server in the USA. User profiles can be created from the processed data, whereby these are only used for analysis and not for advertising purposes. For more information, please refer to Automattic’s privacy policy: https://automattic.com/privacy/ and notes on Jetpack cookies: https://jetpack.com/support/cookies/.

23. Communication by mail, e-mail, fax or telephone

23.1 We use means of distance communication, such as post, telephone or e-mail, for business and marketing purposes. We process inventory data, address and contact data as well as contract data of customers, participants, interested parties and communication partners.

23.2 The processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 DSGVO, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO in connection with legal requirements for advertising communications. Contact will only be established with the consent of the contact partners or within the scope of the legal permissions and the processed data will be deleted as soon as they are not required and otherwise with objection/ revocation or omission of the basis of entitlement or legal archiving obligations.
Note: Please indicate the contents of the newsletter and the evaluation of the opening and clicking behaviour already during the registration, i.e. in the registration form, e.g:
Our newsletter contains information about our products, offers, promotions and our company. Information on data protection, revocation, logging and the measurement of success covered by the consent can be found in our Privacy Policy.

24. Newsletter

24.1 With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedure and your right to object. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to receive it and to the procedures described.

24.2 Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications containing advertising information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipients or a legal permission. If the contents of the newsletter are specifically described in the context of a registration for the newsletter, they are decisive for the consent of the users. Furthermore, our newsletters contain information about our products, offers, promotions and our company.

24.3 Double-Opt-In and logging: The registration for our newsletter is done in a so-called Double-Opt-In procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with foreign e-mail addresses. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the time of registration and confirmation as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.

24.4 Dispatch service provider: Newsletters are sent by “MailChimp”, a newsletter dispatch platform of the French company Wysija SARL, 6 rue Dieudé 13006, Marseille, FRANCE. The data protection regulations of the mail service provider can be viewed here: https://www.mailpoet.com/privacy-notice/. The Rocket Science Group LLC d/b/a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with the European level of data protection (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active).

24.5 As far as we use a shipping service provider, the shipping service provider may use this data in pseudonymous form, i.e. without allocation to a user, according to its own information to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for technical optimization of the dispatch and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, the dispatch service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or pass them on to third parties.

24.6 Registration data: In order to subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to enter your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to enter a name for personal contact in the newsletter.

24.7 Measurement of success – The newsletters contain a so-called “web-beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a mailing service provider, from their server. Within the scope of this retrieval, technical information such as information on the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval are initially collected. This information is used for the technical improvement of the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behaviour based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined by means of the IP address) or the access times. Statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our intention nor, if used, that of the dispatch 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.

24.8. Germany: The dispatch of the newsletter and the measurement of success are based on the consent of the recipients according to Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 DSGVO in connection with § 7 para. 2 no. 3 UWG or on the basis of the legal permission according to § 7 para. 3 UWG.

24.9 The registration procedure is recorded on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f DSGVO and serves as proof of our consent to receive the newsletter.

24.10. Newsletter recipients can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. revoke their consent. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. Their consent to the performance measurement will then expire at the same time. A separate revocation of the performance measurement is unfortunately not possible, in which case the entire newsletter subscription must be cancelled. When you unsubscribe from the newsletter, your personal data will be deleted, unless it is legally required or justified, in which case its processing will be limited to these exceptional purposes only. In particular, we may store the unsubscribed e-mail addresses for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before deleting them for the purpose of sending the newsletter, in order to be able to prove that we have previously given our consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defence 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.

25. Integration of third party services and content

25.1 Within our online offer, we set the following priorities on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimisation and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO), we use content or service offers from third parties in order to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”). This always presupposes that the third-party providers of such content are aware of the IP address of the users, as without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browsers. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We make every effort to use only such content whose respective providers use the IP address only to deliver the content. Third party providers may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. 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 contain, among other things, technical information on the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visiting time and other details on the use of our online offer, as well as being able to be linked to such information from other sources.

25.2 The following presentation offers an overview of third party providers and their contents, together with links to their data protection declarations, which contain further information on the processing of data and, in some cases already mentioned here, the possibility to object (so-called opt-out)
– If our customers use the payment services of third parties (e.g. PayPal or Sofortüberweisung), the terms and conditions and the privacy policy of the respective third party provider apply, which are available within the respective websites or transaction applications.
– External fonts from Google, LLC, https://www.google.com/fonts (“Google Fonts”). The integration of Google Fonts is done by a server call at Google (usually in the USA). Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
– Maps of the “Google Maps” service provided by the third party provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.
– Videos from the “YouTube” platform of the third-party provider Google Inc, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Privacy policy: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.
– Within our online offer, functions of the Google+ service are integrated. These functions are offered by the third-party provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. If you are logged into your Google+ account, you can link the contents of our pages to your Google+ profile by clicking the Google+ button. This allows Google to associate your visit to our pages with your user account. We would like to point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Google+. Privacy policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

– Within our online offer functions of the service Instagram are integrated. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to our site with your account. We point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram. Privacy policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

– We use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc, 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). If you call up a page that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin transfers protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log data may include your IP address, the address of the websites visited that also contain Pinterest functions, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest and cookies. Privacy policy: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

– Within our online offer, functions of the service or platform Twitter can be integrated (hereinafter referred to as “Twitter”). Twitter is an offer of Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The functions include the display of our contributions within Twitter within our online offer, the link to our profile on Twitter and the possibility to interact with the contributions and functions of Twitter as well as to measure whether users reach our online offer via the advertisements placed by us on Twitter (so-called conversion measurement). Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: Here.- Within our online offer functions of the service Instagram are integrated. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to our site with your account. We point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram. Privacy policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

– We use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc, 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). If you call up a page that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin transfers protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log data may include your IP address, the address of the websites visited that also contain Pinterest functions, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest and cookies. Privacy policy: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

– Within our online offer, functions of the service or platform Twitter can be integrated (hereinafter referred to as “Twitter”). Twitter is an offer of Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The functions include the display of our contributions within Twitter within our online offer, the link to our profile on Twitter and the possibility to interact with the contributions and functions of Twitter as well as to measure whether users reach our online offer via the advertisements placed by us on Twitter (so-called conversion measurement). Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active).

Privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: Here.- Within our online offer functions of the service Instagram are integrated. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to our site with your account. We point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram. Privacy policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
– We use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc, 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). If you call up a page that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin transfers protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log data may include your IP address, the address of the websites visited that also contain Pinterest functions, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest and cookies. Privacy policy:
https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

– Within our online offer, functions of the service or platform Twitter can be integrated (hereinafter referred to as “Twitter”). Twitter is an offer of Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The functions include the display of our contributions within Twitter within our online offer, the link to our profile on Twitter and the possibility to interact with the contributions and functions of Twitter as well as to measure whether users reach our online offer via the advertisements placed by us on Twitter (so-called conversion measurement). Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active).

Privacy policy:
https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: Here.- Within our online offer functions of the service Instagram are integrated. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc, 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged in to your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages to your Instagram profile by clicking on the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to our site with your account. We point out that we, as the provider of the pages, have no knowledge of the content of the transmitted data or its use by Instagram.

Privacy policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

– We use social plugins of the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc, 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). If you call up a page that contains such a plugin, your browser will establish a direct connection to the servers of Pinterest. The plugin transfers protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log data may include your IP address, the address of the websites visited that also contain Pinterest functions, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest and cookies. Privacy policy: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

– Within our online offer, functions of the service or platform Twitter can be integrated (hereinafter referred to as “Twitter”). Twitter is an offer of Twitter Inc, 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The functions include the display of our contributions within Twitter within our online offer, the link to our profile on Twitter and the possibility to interact with the contributions and functions of Twitter as well as to measure whether users reach our online offer via the advertisements placed by us on Twitter (so-called conversion measurement). Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Privacy policy: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, Opt-Out: Here: https://twitter.com/settings/account/personalization

 

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