Cookies & Privacy Policy

Cookies & Privacy Policy

 

 

1) Information on the Collection of Personal Data and Contact Details of the Controller

1.1 We are pleased that you are visiting our website and thank you for your interest. On the following pages, we inform you about the handling of your personal data when using our website. Personal data is all data with which you can be personally identified.

1.2 The controller in charge of data processing on this website, within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is MEZ Needlecraft Ltd., Hauptstr. 78, 79336 Herbolzheim, Deutschland, Tel.: 49 (0) 7643 3330-204, E-Mail: anchor.crafts@mezcrafts.com. The controller in charge of the processing of personal data is the natural or legal person who alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data.

1.3 The controller has designated a data protection officer for this website. He can be reached as follows: "MEZ GmbH, data protection officer, Hauptstraße 78, 79336, Herbolzheim, datenschutz@mezcrafts.com"

1.4 This website uses SSL or TLS encryption for security reasons and to protect the transmission of personal data and other confidential content (e.g. orders or inquiries to the controller). You can recognize an encrypted connection by the character string https:// and the lock symbol in your browser line.

 

2) Data Collection When You Visit Our Website

When using our website for information only, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise provide us with information, we only collect data that your browser transmits to our server (so-called "server log files"). When you visit our website, we collect the following data that is technically necessary for us to display the website to you:

- Our visited website

- Date and time at the moment of access

- Amount of data sent in bytes

- Source/reference from which you came to the page

- Browser used

- Operating system used

- IP address used (if applicable: in anonymized form)

Data processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website. The data will not be passed on or used in any other way. However, we reserve the right to check the server log files subsequently, if there are any concrete indications of illegal use.

 

3) Content Delivery Network

- Imgix

On our website we use a content delivery network ("CDN") of the technology service provider Imgix

423 Tehama St, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Imgix"). A Content Delivery Network is an online service used to deliver large media files (such as graphics, page content or scripts) through a network of regionally distributed servers connected via the internet. The use of Imgix's content delivery network helps us to optimise the loading speeds of our website.

The processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in a secure and efficient provision, as well as improvement of the stability and functionality of our website.

Imgix, based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

For more information about Imgix’s privacy policy, please visit https://www.imgix.com/privacy

 

4) Cookies

In order to make your visit to our website attractive and to enable the use of certain functions, we use so-called cookies on various pages. These are small text files that are stored on your end device. Some of the cookies we use are deleted after the end of the browser session, i.e. after closing your browser (so-called session cookies). Other cookies remain on your terminal and enable us or our partner companies (third-party cookies) to recognize your browser on your next visit (persistent cookies). If cookies are set, they collect and process specific user information such as browser and location data as well as IP address values according to individual requirements. Persistent cookies are automatically deleted after a specified period, which may vary depending on the cookie. You can check the duration of the respective cookie storage in the overview of the cookie settings of your web browser.

In some cases, cookies are used to simplify the ordering process by saving settings (e.g. remembering the content of a virtual shopping basket for a later visit to the website). If personal data are also processed by individual cookies set by us, the processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR either for the execution of the contract or in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR to safeguard our legitimate interests in the best possible functionality of the website and a customer-friendly and effective design of the page visit.

We work together with advertising partners who help us to make our website more interesting for you. For this purpose, cookies from partner companies are also stored on your hard drive when you visit our website (third-party cookies). You will be informed individually and separately about the use of such cookies and the scope of the information collected in each case within the following sections.

Please note that you can set your browser in such a way that you are informed about the setting of cookies and you can decide individually about their acceptance or exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or generally. Each browser differs in the way it manages the cookie settings. This is described in the help menu of each browser, which explains how you can change your cookie settings. You will find these for the respective browsers under the following links:

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

- Firefox: https://www.mozilla.org/en-US/privacy/websites/#cookies

- Chrome: https://support.google.com/accounts/answer/61416?co=GENIE.Platform%3DDesktop&hl=en

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

- Opera: https://help.opera.com/en/latest/web-preferences/#cookies

Please note that the functionality of our website may be limited if cookies are not accepted.

 

5) Contacting Us

When you contact us (e.g. via contact form or e-mail), personal data is collected. Which data is collected in the case of a contact form can be seen from the respective contact form. This data is stored and used exclusively for the purpose of responding to your request or for establishing contact and for the associated technical administration. The legal basis for processing data is our legitimate interest in responding to your request in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. If your contact is aimed at concluding a contract, the additional legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. Your data will be deleted after final processing of your enquiry; this is the case if it can be inferred from the circumstances that the facts in question have been finally clarified, provided there are no legal storage obligations to the contrary.

 

6) Data Processing When Opening a Customer Account and for Contract Processing

Pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, personal data will continue to be collected and processed if you provide it to us for the execution of a contract or when opening a customer account. Which data is collected can be seen from the respective input forms. It is possible to delete your customer account at any time. This can be done by sending a message to the above-mentioned address of the controller. We store and use the data provided by you for contract processing. After complete processing of the contract or deletion of your customer account, your data will be blocked in consideration of tax and commercial retention periods and deleted after expiry of these periods, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or a legally permitted further use of data has been reserved by our site, about which we will inform you accordingly below.

 

7) Use of Single Sign-on Procedures

7.1 Facebook Connect

On our website, you can create a customer account and/or register using the social plug-in "Facebook Connect", provided by the Facebook social network operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Quary, Square, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"), by means of so-called single sign-on technology, provided you have a Facebook profile. The "Facebook Connect" social plug-in on our website is identified by a blue button featuring the Facebook logo and the words, "Connect with Facebook" or "Log in with Facebook" or "Sign in with Facebook".

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plug-in, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Facebook server. The content of the plug-in is transferred from Facebook directly to your browser and included on the page. As a result of this inclusion, Facebook is informed that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged into Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted from your browser directly to a Facebook server in the US, where it is stored. These data processing processes are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, based on Facebook's legitimate interest in the insertion of personalized advertising on the basis of surfing behavior.

Using this "Facebook Connect" button on our website allows you to log in and/or register on our website using your Facebook user data. Only if you give your express consent in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR prior to the registration process on the basis of a corresponding notice about the exchange of data with Facebook, will we receive the publicly accessible information stored in your profile when using the "Facebook Connect" button from Facebook, depending on your personal Facebook privacy settings. This information includes your user ID, name, profile picture, age and gender. We would like to point out that following changes to Facebook's privacy and usage policies, your profile pictures, your friends' user IDs and your friends' list may also be transmitted, if these are marked as "public" in your Facebook privacy settings. The data transmitted by Facebook is stored and processed by us to create a user account using the necessary data (title, first name, surname, address details, country, e-mail address, date of birth), if you have shared this information on Facebook. Conversely, data may be transmitted by us to your Facebook profile; this may include information about your browsing and/or purchasing behavior.

Once your consent has been given, it can be revoked at any time by sending a message to the controller named at the beginning of this declaration.

Facebook Inc., based in the USA, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy in this regard, can be found in Facebook's privacy policy: http://www.facebook.com/policy.php

If you do not wish Facebook to assign the data collected via our website directly to your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Facebook plug-ins by using add-ons for your browser, e.g. "Adblock Plus" (https://adblockplus.org/en/).

7.2 Google-Sign-In

If you have a Google profile, you can log in using the Single Sign-in technique for the purpose of creating a customer account or registering with the help of the social plugin "Google Sign-In" of the social network Google operated by Google Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 ESW5, Ireland ("Google"). The social plugins of "Google Sign-In" or "Register with Google" on our website can be recognized by a red button with the Google logo and the words "Google Sign-In" or "Register with Google" or "Sign in with Google" or "Sign in with G".

When you visit a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Google servers. The content of the plugin is transmitted by Google directly to your browser and integrated into the page. This integration gives Google the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Google profile or are not currently logged in to Google. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a Google server and stored there. This may also result in transmission to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. These data processing processes are carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR based on Google's legitimate interest in the insertion of personalized advertising on the basis of surfing behavior.

By using this Google button on our website, you also have the option of logging in or registering with your Google user data on our website. Only if you give your express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR prior to the registration process on the basis of a corresponding notice on the exchange of data with Google, will we receive the general and publicly accessible information stored in your profile when using the Google button of Google, depending on your personal data protection settings at Google. This information includes the user ID, name, profile picture, age and gender.

Please note that after changes to Google's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use, your profile pictures, your friends' user IDs and your friends’ list may also be transferred if they are marked as "public" in your Google privacy settings. The data transmitted by Google will be stored and processed by us to create a user account with the necessary data, if you have given Google permission to use that data (title, first name, surname, address data, country, e-mail address, date of birth). Conversely, we may transfer data (e.g. information about your surfing or purchasing behavior) to your Google profile on the basis of your consent.

Once your consent has been given, it can be revoked at any time by sending a message to the controller named at the beginning of this declaration.

In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC. based in the United States, Google LLC. is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. An up-to-date certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Google as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in Google's privacy policy: www.google.com/policies/privacy/

The terms of use for the use of "Google Sign-In" or "Register with Google" can be viewed at: https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en.

If you do not want Google to associate the data collected via our website directly with your Google profile, you must log out of Google before visiting our website. You can also completely prevent the loading of Google plugins with add-ons for your browser, e.g. with "Adblock Plus" (https://adblockplus.org/en/chrome).

 

8) Use of Client Data for Direct Advertising

8.1 Newsletter subscription

If you subscribe to our e-mail newsletter, we will send you regular information about our offers. The only mandatory information for sending the newsletter is your e-mail address. The indication of additional possible data is voluntary and is used to allow us to address you personally. We use the so-called double opt-in procedure for sending newsletters. This means that we will not send you an e-mail newsletter, unless you have expressly confirmed to us that you agree to the sending of such a newsletter. We will then send you a confirmation e-mail asking you to confirm that you wish to receive future newsletters by clicking on an appropriate link.

By activating the confirmation link, you give us your consent to the use of your personal data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. When you register for the newsletter, we store your IP address entered by the Internet Service Provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of registration so that we can trace any possible misuse of your e-mail address at a later time. The data collected by us when you register for the newsletter will be used exclusively for the purpose of advertising by means of the newsletter. You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time via the link provided in the newsletter or by sending a message to the responsible person named above. After your cancellation, your e-mail address will immediately be deleted from our newsletter distribution list, unless you have expressly consented to further use of your data or we reserve the right to use data in excess thereof, which is permitted by law and about which we inform you in this declaration.

8.2 GetResponse

Our e-mail newsletter is sent via the technical service provider GetResponse Sp. z o.o., Arkonska 6, A3, Gdansk (80-387) , Poland ("GetResponse"), to whom we forward the data you provide when registering for the newsletter. This disclosure takes place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR and serves our legitimate interest in the use of an effective, secure and user-friendly newsletter system. The data you enter for newsletter subscription (e.g. e-mail address) will be stored on GetResponse's servers in the EU.

GetResponse uses this information to send and statistically evaluate newsletters on our behalf. For the purpose of evaluation, the e-mails sent contain so-called web beacons or tracking pixels, which represent one-pixel image files stored on our website. This enables us to determine whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked. In addition, technical information is collected (e.g. time of access, IP address, browser type and operating system). The data is exclusively collected in a pseudonymized format and is not linked to your other personal data. A direct personal reference is excluded. This data is used exclusively for statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyses can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.

If you wish to object to the data analysis for statistical evaluation purposes, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter.

In addition, GetResponse may use this data in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR on the basis of its own legitimate interest in designing and optimizing the appropriate service and for market research purposes, for example to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, GetResponse does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or pass them on to third parties.

We have concluded an order processing contract with GetResponse in which we oblige GetResponse to protect the data of our customers and not to pass it on to third parties.

You can view GetResponse’s privacy policy here: https://www.getresponse.com/legal/privacy

 

9) Processing of Data for the Purpose of Order Handling

9.1 Order Handling

The personal data collected by us will be passed on to the transport company commissioned with the delivery within the scope of contract processing, insofar as this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. We will pass on your payment data to the commissioned credit institution within the framework of payment processing, if this is necessary for payment handling. If payment service providers are used, we explicitly inform you of this below. The legal basis for the transfer of data is Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR.

9.2 Use of Special Service Providers for Order Processing and Handling

- Ecwid

Orders are processed by the service provider Ecwid, Inc., 144 West D Street, Suite 103, Encinitas, CA 92024, USA („Ecwid“). Name, address and, if applicable, other personal data will be passed on to Ecwid exclusively for processing the online order in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. Your data will only be passed on if this is actually necessary for processing the order. Details of Ecwid's privacy policy can be found on Ecwid's website at: https://www.ecwid.com/eu-privacy-policy

9.3 Passing on Personal Data to Shipping Service Providers

- DPD

If delivery of goods takes place by the transport service provider DPD (DPD Deutschland GmbH, Wailandtstraße 1, 63741 Aschaffenburg), we will pass on your e-mail address to DPD in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR, prior to delivery of the goods, for the purpose of coordinating a date of delivery or of a notice about the shipment status, if you have given your express consent during the ordering process. Otherwise, only the name of the recipient and the delivery address will be passed on to DPD for the purpose of delivery in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR. The data will only be passed on if this is necessary for the delivery of the goods. In this case, prior agreement on the delivery date with DPD or transmission of status information for shipment delivery is not possible.

The consent can be revoked for future deliveries at any time, either with the controller or with the transport service provider DPD.

9.4 Use of Payment Service Providers

- Paypal

When you pay via PayPal, credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or - if offered - "purchase on account" or "payment by instalments" via PayPal, we transmit your payment data to PayPal (Europe) S.a.r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg (hereinafter "PayPal"). The transfer takes place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR and only insofar as this is necessary for payment processing.

PayPal reserves the right to carry out credit checks for the payment methods credit card via PayPal, direct debit via PayPal or, if offered, "purchase on account" or "payment by installments" via PayPal. For this purpose, your payment data may be passed on to credit agencies on the basis of PayPal's legitimate interest in determining your solvency pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR. PayPal uses the result of the credit assessment in relation to the statistical probability of non-payment for the purpose of deciding on the provision of the respective payment method. The credit report can contain probability values (so-called score values). If score values are included in the result of the credit report, they are based on recognized scientific, mathematical-statistical methods. The calculation of the score values includes, but is not limited to, address data. For further information on data protection law, including the credit agencies used, please refer to PayPal's data protection declaration at: https://www.paypal.com/uk/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

You can object to this processing of your data at any time by sending a message to PayPal. However, PayPal may still be entitled to process your personal data if this is necessary for contractual payment processing.

 

10) Use of Social Media

10.1 AddThis Bookmarking as Standard Plugin

Our website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the bookmarking service AddThis operated by AddThis LLC, Inc. 8000 Westpark Drive, Suite 625, McLean, VA 2210, USA ("AddThis") as part of Oracle Corporation. The plugins are usually labeled with an AddThis logo, for example in the form of a white plus sign on an orange background. An overview of the AddThis plugins and their appearance can be viewed at: https://www.addthis.com/get/sharing

When you access a page of our website that includes such a plugin, your browser sets up a direct connection to AddThis servers. The content of the plugin is directly passed by AddThis to your browser and integrated into the website. By integrating the plugin, AddThis stores a cookie on your device and collects your IP address and the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website. This information (including your IP address) will be sent directly from your browser to a server from AddThis in the United States and stored there. If you interact with the plugins, the corresponding information is also directly transmitted to a server of the provider and stored there.

The described data processing processes take place according to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, on the basis of the legitimate interests of AddThis in the insertion of personalized advertising for the purpose of informing other users of the social network about your activities on our website and for the purpose of demand-oriented design of the service.

If you want to object to the data collection by AddThis for the future, you can set an opt-out cookie, which you can download from the following link: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out

You can also completely disable the downloading of AddThis plugins with add-ons such as the script blocker "NoScript" (http://noscript.net/).

Oracle Corporation, the umbrella organization of AddThis based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by AddThis, as well as your relevant rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, can be found in the data protection declaration of AddThis at: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy.

10.2 Facebook as Standard Plugin

Our website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the social network Facebook operated by Facebook Ireland Limited, 4 Grand Canal Quay, Square, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook"). The plugins are labeled with a Facebook logo or the addition "Facebook Social Plug-in" or "Facebook Social Plugin". An overview of the Facebook plugins and their appearance can be found at: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins

If you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the servers of Facebook. The content of the plugin is directly sent from Facebook to your browser and integrated into the page. Through this integration, Facebook receives the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Facebook profile or are not currently logged in to Facebook. This information (including your IP address) is transmitted directly from your browser to a server of Facebook in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Facebook, Facebook can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Facebook profile. If you interact with the plugins, for example by clicking the "I like" button or by submitting a comment, this information is also transmitted directly to a Facebook server and stored there. The information is also published on your Facebook profile and signaled to your Facebook friends.

The described data processing processes take place in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, on the basis of Facebook's legitimate interests in the insertion of personalized advertising for the purpose of informing other users of the social network about your activities on our website and for the purpose of demand-oriented design of the service.

If you do not want Facebook to associate the information collected through our website directly with your Facebook profile, you must log out of Facebook before you visit our website. You can also prevent the loading of the Facebook plugins and thus the data processing procedures described above with add-ons for your browser for the future, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (https://noscript.net/).

Facebook Inc., based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook, as well as your rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy, can be found in the Facebook data protection declaration at: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php

10.3 Instagram with Shariff Solution

Our website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the Instagram online service operated by Instagram LLC, 1601 Willow Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA ("Instagram").

In order to increase the protection of your data when you visit our website, these buttons are not fully integrated into the page as plug-ins and only fully operational when using an HTML link. This type of integration ensures that no connection to Instagram's servers is established when you access a page on our website that contains such buttons. When you click the button, a new browser window opens and opens the Instagram page, where you can interact with the plugins (if necessary, after entering your login data).

Instagram LLC., based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

Please refer to Instagram's privacy policy for the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of data by Instagram and your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy at: https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388/

10.4 Pinterest as Standard Plugin

We use so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the social network Pinterest operated by Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA, 94103, USA ("Pinterest"). The plugins are labeled with a Pinterest logo (e.g. "Pin it" button). An overview of the Pinterest plugins and their appearance can be found at: https://developers.pinterest.com/docs/getting-started/introduction/

When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Pinterest's servers. The plugin transfers so-called protocol data to the Pinterest server in the USA. This log information may include the IP address, the address of sites visited that have Pinterest functionality, the type and settings of the browser, the date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest, and cookies. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "Pin it" button, the corresponding information is also directly transmitted to a Pinterest server and stored there. The information will also be published on Pinterest and displayed on your Pinterest account.

The described data processing processes take place according to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, on the basis of Pinterest's legitimate interests in the insertion of personalized advertising for the purpose of informing other users of the social network about your activities on our website and for the purpose of the demand-oriented design of the service.

If you do not want Pinterest to collect your information through our website and possibly merge it with your user data at Pinterest, you should log out of Pinterest before visiting our website.

You can also prevent the loading of the Pinterest plug-ins and thus the data processing procedures described above with add-ons for your browser for the future, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (https://noscript.net/).

Please refer to Pinterest's privacy policy for the purpose and scope of data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Pinterest and your rights and setting options for protecting your privacy at: https://policy.pinterest.com/en-gb/privacy-policy

10.5 Twitter as Standard Plugin

Our website uses so-called social plugins ("plugins") of the microblogging service Twitter operated by Twitter Inc. 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA ("Twitter"). The plugins are labeled with a Twitter logo, for example in the form of a blue "Twitter bird". An overview of the Twitter plugins and their appearance can be found at: https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons

When you access a page of our website that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to Twitter's servers. The content of the plugin is directly transmitted from Twitter to your browser and integrated into the page. The integration gives Twitter the information that your browser has accessed the corresponding page of our website, even if you do not have a Twitter profile or are not currently logged in to Twitter. This information (including your IP address) is directly transmitted from your browser to a Twitter server in the USA and stored there.

If you are logged in to Twitter, Twitter can immediately associate your visit to our website with your Twitter account. If you interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the "Twitter" button, the corresponding information is also directly transmitted to a Twitter server and stored there. The information will also be published on your Twitter account and signaled to your contacts.

The described data processing processes take place according to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, on the basis of the legitimate interests of Twitter in the insertion of personalized advertising for the purpose of informing other users of the social network about your activities on our website and for the purpose of demand-oriented design of the service.

If you are a member of Twitter's social network and wish to limit the collection of information about our site and the aggregation of your user data with the information about you stored on the Twitter social network, you should log out of Twitter before visiting our site.

You can prevent the loading of the Twitter plugins and thus the data processing procedures described above also with Add-Ons for your browser for the future, e.g. with the script blocker "NoScript" (https://noscript.net/).

Twitter Inc., based in the United States, is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Twitter as well as your relevant rights and setting options for the protection of your privacy can be found in the Twitter data protection declaration at: https://twitter.com/privacy.

 

11) Use of Videos

Use of YouTube Videos

This website uses the YouTube embedding function for display and playback of videos offered by the provider YouTube, which belongs to Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 ESW5, Ireland ("Google").

To this end, the extended data protection mode is used to ensure, according to provider information, that user information will only be stored once the playback function of the video is started. When the playback of embedded YouTube videos is started, the provider sets "YouTube" cookies in order to collect information about user behavior. According to indications from YouTube, the use of those cookies is intended, among other things, to record video statistics, to improve user-friendliness and to avoid improper actions. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account when you click on a video. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on YouTube, you must log out before activating the button. Google saves your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. Such an evaluation takes place in particular according to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, on the basis of the legitimate interests of Google in the insertion of personalized advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, whereby you must contact YouTube to exercise this right. When using YouTube, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

Regardless of whether the embedded video is played back, a connection to the Google network "double click" is established when visiting this website. This may trigger further data processing beyond our control.

In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC. based in the United States, Google LLC. is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. An up-to-date certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

Further information on YouTube's privacy policy can be found in the provider's data protection declaration at: www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

To the extent required by law, we have obtained your consent to the processing of your data as described in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your right of withdrawal, please follow the procedure described above.

 

12) Online-Marketing

Google Marketing Platform (formerly Doubleclick)

This website uses the online marketing tool Google Marketing Platform of the operator Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 ESW5, Ireland ("GMP").

GMP uses cookies to serve ads relevant to users, improve campaign performance reports, or to prevent a user from seeing the same ads more than once. Google uses a cookie ID to track which ads are displayed in which browser and to prevent them from being displayed more than once. Processing is based on our legitimate interest in the optimal marketing of our website in accordance with Art. (1) point f GDPR.

In addition, GMP may use cookie IDs to collect conversions related to ad requests. This is the case, for example, when a user sees a GMP ad and later visits the advertiser's website with the same browser and buys something there. According to Google, GMP cookies do not contain any personal information.

Due to the marketing tools used, your browser automatically establishes a direct connection to the Google server. We have no influence on the extent and the further use of the data collected by Google when using this tool and we therefore inform you according to our level of knowledge. By integrating GMP, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding part of our internet presence or clicked on an advertisement from us. If you are registered with a Google service, Google may associate your visit with your account. Even if you are not registered with Google or have not logged in, it is possible that the provider may obtain and store your IP address. When using GMP, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

If you do not wish to participate in this tracking process, you can disable cookies for conversion tracking by setting your browser to block cookies from the www.googleadservices.com domain, https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662856?hl=en-GB, which will be deleted if you delete your cookies. Alternatively, you can contact the Digital Advertising Alliance at www.aboutads.info to find out how to set cookies and to make the relevant settings. Finally, you can set your browser so that you are informed about the setting of cookies and decide individually whether to accept them or to exclude the acceptance of cookies for certain cases or in general. If cookies are not accepted, the functionality of our website may be limited.

In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC. based in the United States, Google LLC. is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. An up-to-date certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list..

For more information about Google's privacy policy relevant to GMP, please visit https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en

To the extent required by law, we have obtained your consent to the processing of your data as described in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your right of withdrawal, please follow the procedure described above.

 

13) Web Analysis Services

Google (Universal) Analytics

This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics, a web analysis service operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 ESW5, Ireland ("Google"). Google (Universal) Analytics uses so-called cookies, which are text files stored on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website (including the shortened IP address) is generally transmitted to a Google server and stored there. When using Google (Universal) Analytics, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA.

This website uses Google (Universal) Analytics exclusively with the extension "_anonymizeIp()", which ensures an anonymization of the IP address by shortening it and excludes a direct personal relationship. As a result of the extension, your IP address will previously be shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other signatory states to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there. In these exceptional cases, processing is carried out in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, on the basis of our legitimate interest in the statistical analysis of user behaviour for optimization and marketing purposes.

On our behalf, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, to compile reports on website activity and to provide us with other services relating to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by your browser in the context of Google (Universal) Analytics is not merged with other Google data.

You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, we should point out that in that case you might not be able to use the full functionality of this website. You may permanently prevent Google from collecting data generated by cookies regarding the use of the website (including your IP address) and to process them. You can download and install the browser plugin available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en.

As an alternative to the browser plug-in or for browsers on mobile devices, please click on the following link in order to set an opt-out cookie which disables Google Analytics to collect data on this website in the future (This opt-out cookie only functions for this browser and this domain. If you delete your cookies on this browser, you must click again on this link):

<a onclick="alert ('Google Analytics has been disabled'); " href="javascript:gaOptout()">Disable Google Analytics</a>

Further information about Google (Universal) Analytics can be found here: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en&gl=de

In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC. based in the United States, Google LLC. is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. An up-to-date certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

To the extent required by law, we have obtained your consent to the processing of your data as described in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. You can withdraw your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your right of withdrawal, please follow the procedure described above.

 

14) Tools and Miscellaneous

14.1 Consent Manager

This website uses the cookie consent tool supplied by consentmanager, Jaohawi AB, Håltegelvägen 1b, 72348 Västerås, Sweden („consentmanager“), to obtain valid user consents for cookies and cookie-based applications.By incorporating a corresponding JavaScript code, users are shown a banner when calling up a page, in which consent for certain cookies and/or cookie-based applications can be given by ticking the respective box. The tool blocks all cookies requiring consent until the individual user gives corresponding consent. This ensures that such cookies are only set on the user's terminal device if consent is given.

To enable the cookie consent tool to clearly assign page views to individual users and to individually record, log and store the consent settings made by the user for a session, certain user information (including the IP address) is collected by the cookie consent tool when calling up our website, transmitted to consentmanager servers and stored there.

This data processing takes place in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR on the basis of our legitimate interest in a legally compliant, user-specific and user-friendly consent management for cookies and thus in a legally compliant design of our website.

Further legal basis for the data processing described is Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR. As the data controller for this website, we are subject to the legal obligation to make the use of technically unnecessary cookies dependent on the respective user's consent.

Further information on data use by consentmanager can be found in consentmanager's privacy policy at https://www.consentmanager.de/privacy.php

14.2 Google Maps

Our website uses Google Maps (AP’I) of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, 4 Barrow St, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland (“Google”). Google Maps is a web service for displaying interactive (country) maps in order to display geographical information visually. Using this service will show you our location and will make it easier for you to find us.

When you access the sub-pages that contain the Google Maps map, information about your use of our website (such as your IP address) is transmitted to and stored by Google on servers. When using Google Maps, personal data may also be transmitted to the servers of Google LLC. in the USA. This is regardless of whether Google provides a user account that you are logged in with or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your information will be directly associated with your account. If you do not wish to be associated with your profile on Google, you must log out before activating the button. Google saves your data (even for users who are not logged in) as usage profiles and evaluates them. Such an evaluation takes place according to Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, on the basis of the legitimate interests of Google in the insertion of personalized advertising, market research and/or demand-oriented design of its website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles. If you want to do so, you must contact Google to exercise this right.

In the event that personal data is transferred to Google LLC. based in the United States, Google LLC. is certified for the US-European data protection agreement "Privacy Shield", which guarantees compliance with the data protection level applicable in the EU. An up-to-date certificate can be viewed here: https://www.privacyshield.gov/list.

If you do not agree to the future transmission of your data to Google in the context of using Google Maps, you may completely deactivate the Google Maps web service by switching off the JavaScript application in your browser. In this case, Google Maps as well as the map display on this website cannot be used.

The Google terms of use can be found at: https://policies.google.com/terms?hl=en. The additional terms of use can be found at: https://www.google.com/intl/en-US_US/help/terms_maps.html.

You can find detailed information on data protection in connection with the use of Google Maps on Google's website ("Google Privacy Policy") at: https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en.

To the extent required by law, we have obtained your consent to the processing of your data as described above in accordance with Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR. You can revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future. In order to exercise your revocation, please follow the procedure described above for submitting an objection.

 

15) Rights of the Data Subject

15.1 The applicable data protection law grants you the following comprehensive rights of data subjects (rights of information and intervention) vis-à-vis the data controller with regard to the processing of your personal data:

- Right of access by the data subject pursuant to Art. 15 GDPR: You shall have the right to receive the following information: The personal data processed by us; the purposes of the processing; the categories of processed personal data; the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed; the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period; the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing personal data concerning the data subject or to object to such processing; the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority; where the personal are not collected from the data subject, any available information as to their source; the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling and at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject; the appropriate safeguards pursuant to Article 46 when personal data is transferred to a third country.

- Right to rectification pursuant to Art. 16 GDPR: You have the right to obtain from the controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning you and/or the right to have incomplete personal data completed which are stored by us.

- Right to erasure (“right to be forgotten”) pursuant to Art. 17 GDPR: You have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning you if the conditions of Art. 17 (2) GDPR are fulfilled. However, this right will not apply for exercising the freedom of expression and information, for compliance with a legal obligation, for reasons of public interest or for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims.

- Right to restriction of processing pursuant to Art. 18 GDPR: You have the right to obtain from the controller restriction of processing your personal data for the following reasons: As long as the accuracy of your personal data contested by you will be verified. If you oppose the erasure of your personal data because of unlawful processing and you request the restriction of their use instead. If you require the personal data for the establishment, exercise or defense of legal claims, once we no longer need those data for the purposes of the processing. If you have objected to processing on grounds relating to your personal situation pending the verification whether our legitimate grounds override your grounds.

- Right to be informed pursuant to Art. 19 GDPR: If you have asserted the right of rectification, erasure or restriction of processing against the controller, he is obliged to communicate to each recipient to whom the personal date has been disclosed any rectification or erasure of personal data or restriction of processing, unless this proves impossible or involves disproportionate effort. You have the right to be informed about those recipients.

- Right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 GDPR: You shall have the right to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format or to require that those data be transmitted to another controller, where technically feasible.

- Right to withdraw a given consent pursuant to Art. 7 (3) GDPR: You have the right to withdraw your consent for the processing of personal data at any time with effect for the future. In the event of withdrawal, we will immediately erase the data concerned, unless further processing can be based on a legal basis for processing without consent. The withdrawal of consent shall not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

- Right to lodge a complaint pursuant to Art. 77 GDPR: 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, place of work or place of the alleged infringement if you consider that the processing of personal data relating to you infringes the GDPR.

15.2 Right to Object

If, within the framework of a consideration of interests, we process your personal data on the basis of our predominant legitimate interest, you have the right at any time to object to this processing with effect for the future on the grounds that arise from your particular situation.

If you exercise your right to object, we will stop processing the data concerned. However, we reserve the right to further processing if we can prove compelling reasons worthy of protection for processing which outweigh your interests, fundamental rights and freedoms, or if the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If we process your personal data for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of your personal data which are used for direct marketing purposes. You may exercise the objection as described above.

If you exercise your right to object, we will stop processing the data concerned for direct advertising purposes.

 

16) Duration of Storage of Personal Data

The duration of the storage of personal data is based on the respective legal basis, the purpose of processing and - if relevant – on the respective legal retention period (e.g. commercial and tax retention periods).

If personal data is processed on the basis of an express consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) point a GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject revokes his consent.

If there are legal storage periods for data that is processed within the framework of legal or similar obligations on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point b GDPR, this data will be routinely deleted after expiry of the storage periods if it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation of the contract and/or if we no longer have a justified interest in further storage.

When processing personal data on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection in accordance with Art. 21 (1) GDPR, unless we can provide compelling grounds for processing worthy of protection which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.

If personal data is processed for the purpose of direct marketing on the basis of Art. 6 (1) point f GDPR, this data is stored until the data subject exercises his right of objection pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.

Unless otherwise stated in the information contained in this declaration on specific processing situations, stored personal data will be deleted if it is no longer necessary for the purposes for which it was collected or otherwise processed.

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