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Privacy Policy

Data privacy

Personal data (hereinafter mostly referred to as "data") is processed by us only in the context of the necessity and for the purpose of providing a functional and user-friendly website, including its contents and the services offered there.

Pursuant to Article 4 (1) of Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation (hereinafter referred to as the 'GDPR'), 'processing' means any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in connection with personal data, such as collecting, capturing, organizing, storing, adapting or modifying, reading out, querying, using, disclosure by submission, dissemination or any other form of provision, reconciliation or the association, restriction, erasure or destruction.

With the following privacy policy, we inform you in particular about the nature, scope, purpose, duration and legal basis of the processing of personal data, as far as we either alone or together with others decide on the purposes and means of processing. In addition, we will inform you below about the third-party components that we use for optimization purposes and to increase the quality of use, insofar as third parties process data in their own responsibility.

Server data

For technical reasons in particular to ensure a secure and stable Internet presence, data is transmitted through your Internet browser to us or to our web space provider. With these so-called server log files amongst other things, Type and version of your Internet browser, the operating system, the website from which you have changed to our website (referrer URL), the website (s) of our website you are visiting, the date and time of access and the IP address of the Internet connection, from which the use of our Internet presence occurs.

These data collected will be temporarily stored but will not be shared with other information about you.

This storage takes place on the legal basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the improvement, stability, functionality and security of our website.

The data will be deleted at the latest after seven days, as long as no further storage for evidence is required. Otherwise, the data will be wholly or partially exempt from the cancellation until the final clarification of an incident.

Cookies

a) Session cookies

We use so-called “cookies” with our website. Cookies are small text files or other storage technologies that are stored and stored on your device by the Internet browser you use. These cookies process certain information about you, such as your browser or location data or your IP address, to an individual extent.

This processing makes our website more user-friendly, effective and secure, as the processing, for example, allows us to reproduce our website in different languages or to offer a shopping cart function.

The legal basis for this processing is Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR, insofar as these cookies process data for the purpose of initiating the contract or processing the contract.

If the processing does not serve to initiate the contract or to fulfil the contract, our legitimate interest lies in improving the functionality of our website. Legal basis is then in Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR.

Closing your internet browser will cause the deletion of the session cookies.

b) Third party cookies

If necessary, our website also uses cookies from partner companies with whom we cooperate for the purpose of advertising, analyzing or functionalizing our website.

For details, in particular for the purposes and legal basis of the processing of such third-party cookies, please refer to the information below.

c) Disposal option

You can prevent or restrict the installation of cookies by setting your Internet browser. You can also delete previously saved cookies at any time. However, the necessary steps and measures depend on your specific Internet browser. If you have questions, please use the help function or documentation of your Internet browser or contact its manufacturer or support. With so-called Flash cookies, however, the processing cannot be prevented by the settings of the browser. Instead, you need to change the setting of your Flash Player. The necessary steps and measures depend on your specific Flash player. If you have any questions, please also use the help function or documentation of your Flash Player or contact the manufacturer or user support.

If you prevent or restrict the installation of cookies, however, this may result in not all functions of our website being fully usable.

Customer account / registration function

If you create a customer account with us via our website, we will use the data entered by you during registration (e.g. your name, address or e-mail address) exclusively for pre-contractual services, for the fulfillment of the contract or for the purpose of Customer care (e.g. to provide you with an overview of your previous orders with us or to offer you the so-called memo function) and save. At the same time, we then save the IP address and the date of your registration plus the time. A passing on of this data to third parties is of course not.

As part of the further registration process, your consent to this processing is obtained and reference is made to this Privacy Policy. The data collected by us are used exclusively for the provision of the customer account.

Insofar as you consent to this processing, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR Legal basis for processing.

Insofar as the opening of the customer account additionally serves pre-contractual measures or the fulfilment of the contract, the legal basis for this processing is also Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR.

The consent granted to us in the opening and maintenance of the customer account can be withdrawn at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO. For this, you only have to inform us about your withdrawal.

The data collected will be deleted as soon as the processing is no longer necessary. However, we must pay attention to tax and commercial retention periods.

Newsletter

If you subscribe to our free newsletter, the data requested by you, i.e. your e-mail address and - optionally - your name and address will be sent to us. At the same time, we store the IP address of the Internet access from which you access our website, as well as the date and time of your registration. As part of the further registration process, we will seek your consent to the transmission of the newsletter, describe the content specifically and refer to this Privacy Policy. We use the data collected exclusively for the newsletter dispatch - they are therefore in particular also not disclosed to third parties.

The legal basis here is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR.

You can revoke your consent to the newsletter dispatch at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR. For this, you only have to inform us about your withdrawal or press the unsubscribe link contained in each newsletter.

Contact requests / contact possibilities

If you contact us via contact form or e-mail, the data you provide will be used to process your request. The specification of the data is necessary for processing and answering your inquiry - without their provision, we cannot answer your inquiry or at best only to a limited extent.

The legal basis for this processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. b) GDPR.

Your data will be deleted, provided that your request has been finally answered and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage requirements, such as in the event of subsequent contract execution.

User contributions, comments and ratings

We offer you to post questions, answers, opinions or ratings on our websites, hereinafter referred to as "posts". If you make use of this offer, we will process and publish your contribution, the date and time of submission and the pseudonym you may use.

The legal basis here is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You can consent at any time in accordance with Art. 7 para. 3 GDPR

Subscription to contributions

If you publish articles on our website, we also offer you to subscribe to any subsequent contributions by third parties. In order to be able to inform you about these follow-up articles by e-mail, we process your e-mail address.

The legal basis here is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a) GDPR. You may revoke your consent to this subscription at any time with effect for the future in accordance with Art. 7 (3) GDPR. For this you only need to inform us about your cancellation or press the unsubscribe link contained in the respective e-mail.

Google reCAPTCHA

On our website, we use Google reCAPTCHA to check and avoid interactions on our website through automated access, for example through so-called bots. This is a service of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter referred to as "Google."

Certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google guarantees that EU data protection standards will be respected even when processing data in the US.

Through this service, Google can determine from which website a request is sent and from which IP address you use the so-called reCAPTCHA input box. In addition to your IP address, additional information may be collected by Google, which is necessary for the offer and the guarantee of this service.

The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the security of our website and in the defence against unwanted, automated access in the form of spam or the like.

Google offers further information on the general handling of your user data at

https://policies.google.com/privacy

YouTube

In our website we use YouTube. This is a video portal of YouTube LLC., 901 Cherry Ave., 94066 San Bruno, CA, hereinafter referred to as "YouTube."

YouTube is a subsidiary of Google LLC., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 USA, hereafter referred to as "Google."

Certified under the EU-US Privacy Shield

https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active

Google, and thus its subsidiary YouTube, guarantees that the EU's data protection requirements will also be met when processing data in the USA.

We use YouTube in conjunction with the Enhanced Privacy Mode feature to show you videos. The legal basis is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the quality improvement of our website. The Enhanced Privacy Mode feature, according to YouTube, means that the data specified below will only be transmitted to the YouTube server when you actually start a video.

Without this "Enhanced Privacy," you will be connected to the YouTube server in the United States as soon as you visit one of our websites that embed a YouTube video.

This connection is required in order to be able to display the respective video on our website via your Internet browser. In the course of this, YouTube will at least collect and process your IP address, the date and time as well as the website you are visiting. It also connects to Google's DoubleClick ad network.

If you're logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube will provide the connection information to your YouTube account. If you want to prevent this, you must either log out of YouTube before visiting our website or make the appropriate settings in your YouTube user account.

For the purpose of functionality as well as for the analysis of user behaviour, YouTube permanently stores cookies via your Internet browser on your device. If you do not agree with this processing, you have the option to prevent the storage of cookies by a setting in your Internet browser. For more information, see "Cookies" above.

Further information about the collection and use of data and their rights and protections Google holds available data protection information at
https://policies.google.com/privacy

Third Parties

Spam Defense
The IPS Spam Defense Service passes the email address and IP address of the registering member to the service to determine the likelihood a registering account is a spam source.
Invisible reCAPTCHA
This site uses a CAPTCHA to ensure humans are performing certain actions. The CAPTCHA provider may set a session cookie and get information about your internet browser and device accessing this website.