PRIVACY

This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our services and our online offer and the associated websites, functions and content as well as external online presences, such as our social media profile (hereinafter jointly referred to as "online offer"). With regard to the terms used, such as "processing" or "person responsible", we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Responsible person

ECF Farmsystems GmbH
Bessemerstr. 20th
12103 Berlin
Germany

info@ecf-farmsystems.com
Managing director: Nicolas Leschke
Link to the imprint: http://www.ecf-farmsystems.com/impressum/

Types of data processed:

- Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses).
- Contact details (e.g., email, phone numbers).
- Content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).
- Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).
- Meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Categories of data subjects

Visitors and users of the online offer (in the following we also refer to the persons concerned collectively as "users").

Purpose of processing

- Provision of the online offer, its functions and content.
- Answering contact inquiries and communicating with users.
- Safety measures.
- Reach measurement / marketing

Terms used

“Personal data” is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); A natural person is regarded as identifiable who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (e.g. cookie) or one or more special features, which express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

“Processing” is any process carried out with or without the aid of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data. The term goes far and includes practically every handling of data.

"Pseudonymization" the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is stored separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data cannot be assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

“Profiling” means any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal To analyze or predict the preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of this natural person.

“Responsible” is the natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

"Processor" means a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.

Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. If the legal basis is not mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR, the legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and the implementation of contractual measures Answering inquiries is Article 6 (1) (b) GDPR, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Article 6 (1) (c) GDPR, and the legal basis for processing to safeguard our legitimate interests is Art . 6 para. 1 lit.f GDPR. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6 (1) (d) GDPR serves as the legal basis.

Safety measures

In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk for the rights and freedoms of natural persons, we make suitable technical and organizational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

The measures include, in particular, securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, transfer, ensuring availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that ensure the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. Furthermore, we already consider the protection of personal data during the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly default settings (Art. 25 GDPR).

Cooperation with contract processors and third parties

If we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties) as part of our processing, transmit them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this is only done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if the data is transmitted to third parties, as is required for payment service providers in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called "order processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.

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 happens in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only take place if it happens to fulfill 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 process or have the data processed in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR are met. This means that processing takes place, for example, on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a data protection level corresponding to the EU (e.g. for the USA through the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

Rights of data subjects

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 GDPR.

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

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

You have the right to request that you receive the data concerning you that you have provided to us in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request that it be transmitted to other responsible parties.

In accordance with Art. 77 GDPR, you also have the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

Right of withdrawal

You have the right to revoke your consent in accordance with Art. 7 Paragraph 3 GDPR with effect for the future

Right to object

You can object to the future processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection can in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Cookies and right to object to direct mail

"Cookies" are small files that are stored on the users' computers. Various 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 their visit to 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. Such a cookie can, for example, store the content of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status. Cookies are referred to as "permanent" or "persistent" and remain stored even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status can be saved if users visit it after several days. The interests of the users can also be stored in such a cookie, which are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. "Third-party cookies" are cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer (otherwise, if it is only their cookies, they are referred to as "first-party cookies").

We can use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this in the context of our data protection declaration.

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. Saved cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be made 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/ to be explained. Furthermore, cookies can be saved by deactivating them in the browser settings. Please note that then you may not be able to use all of the functions of this online offer.

Deletion of data

The data processed by us will be deleted or restricted in their processing in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 GDPR. Unless expressly stated in 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 retention requirements. If the data is not deleted because it is required for other legally permissible purposes, its 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 kept for commercial or tax reasons.

According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage takes place in particular for 10 years according to §§ 147 Abs. 1 AO, 257 Abs. 1 Nr. 1 and 4, Abs. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, trading books, more relevant for taxation Documents, etc.) and 6 years according to § 257 Paragraph 1 No. 2 and 3, Paragraph 4 HGB (commercial letters).

According to legal requirements in Austria, the storage takes place in particular for 7 years in accordance with § 132 para. 1 BAO (accounting documents, receipts / invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, list of income and expenses, etc.), for 22 years in connection with real estate and for 10 years for documents in connection with electronically provided services, telecommunications, radio and television services that are provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU member states and for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used.

Business related processing

We also process
- Contract data (e.g., subject of the contract, duration, customer category).
- Payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history)
by our customers, interested parties and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

Agency services

We process our customers' data as part of our contractual services, which include conceptual and strategic advice, campaign planning, software and design development / advice or maintenance, implementation of campaigns and processes / handling, server administration, data analysis / consulting services and training services.

We process inventory data (e.g., customer master data, such as names or addresses), contact data (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g., text entries, photographs, videos), contract data (e.g., subject of the contract, term), payment data (e.g., Bank details, payment history), usage and metadata (e.g. in the context of evaluating and measuring the success of marketing measures). In principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless these are part of a commissioned processing. Those affected include our customers, interested parties and their customers, users, website visitors or employees as well as third parties. The purpose of processing is to provide contractual services, billing and our customer service. The legal basis for processing results from Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b GDPR (contractual services), Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f GDPR (analysis, statistics, optimization, security measures). We process data that are necessary for the establishment and fulfillment of the contractual services and point out the necessity of their disclosure. Disclosure to external parties only takes place if it is necessary in the context of an order. When processing the data provided to us within the scope of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements for order processing in accordance with Art. 28 GDPR and do not process the data for any purposes other than those in accordance with the order.

We delete the data after the expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations. the necessity of storing the data is reviewed every three years; In the case of the legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry (6 years, according to § 257 paragraph 1 HGB, 10 years, according to § 147 paragraph 1 AO). In the case of data that has been disclosed to us by the client as part of an order, we delete the data in accordance with the specifications of the order, generally after the end of the order.

Brokerage services

We process the data of our customers, clients and interested parties (uniformly referred to as "customers") in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b. GDPR in order to provide you with our contractual or pre-contractual services. The data processed here, the type, scope and purpose and the necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying order. This basically includes inventory and master data of the customers (name, address, etc.), as well as the contact details (e-mail address, telephone, etc.), the contract data (content of the order, fees, duration, information about the mediated companies / Insurers / services) and payment data (commissions, payment history, etc.). We can also process the information on the properties and circumstances of people or things belonging to them if this is part of our order. This can be, for example, information on personal living conditions, mobile or immobile property.
As part of our commissioning, it may also be necessary for us to process special categories of data in accordance with Art. 9 Paragraph 1 GDPR, in particular information on the health of a person. To this end, if necessary, we obtain the express consent of the customer in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a), Article 7, Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR.
If necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or by law, we disclose or transmit the data of the customers in the context of coverage inquiries, conclusion and processing of contracts data to providers of the mediated services / objects, insurers, reinsurers, broker pools, technical service providers, other service providers, such as cooperating Associations, as well as financial service providers, credit institutions and capital investment companies as well as social security agencies, tax authorities, tax advisors, legal advisors, auditors, insurance ombudsmen and the institutions of the Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin). We can also commission subcontractors, such as sub-agents. We obtain the consent of the customer if this is required for disclosure / transmission of the customer's consent (which can be the case, for example, in the case of special categories of data in accordance with Art. 9 GDPR).
The data will be deleted after the expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations, whereby the need to store the data is checked every three years; Otherwise, the statutory retention requirements apply.
In the case of the statutory archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry. According to German law in the insurance and financial sector, advisory logs for 5 years, broker contract notes for 7 years and broker contracts for 5 years and generally 6 years for documents relevant to commercial law and 10 years for documents relevant to tax law are required to be retained.

Contractual services

We process the data of our contractual partners and interested parties as well as other clients, customers, clients, clients or contractual partners (uniformly referred to as "contractual partners") in accordance with Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b. GDPR in order to provide you with our contractual or pre-contractual services. The data processed here, the type, scope and purpose and the necessity of their processing are determined by the underlying contractual relationship.

The processed data includes the master data of our contractual partners (e.g. names and addresses), contact details (e.g. email addresses and telephone numbers) as well as contract data (e.g. services used, contract content, contractual communication, names of contact persons) and payment data (e.g., Bank details, payment history).

As a matter of principle, we do not process special categories of personal data, unless these are part of a commissioned or contractual processing.

We process data that are necessary for the establishment and fulfillment of the contractual services and point out the necessity of their disclosure, if this is not evident for the contractual partner. Disclosure to external persons or companies only takes place if it is required within the framework of a contract. When processing the data provided to us as part of an order, we act in accordance with the instructions of the client and the legal requirements.

When using our online services, we can save the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests, as well as the interests of the users in protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. This data is generally not passed on to third parties, unless it is necessary to pursue our claims in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f. GDPR or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. c. GDPR.

The data will be deleted when the data is no longer required to fulfill contractual or statutory duties of care and to deal with any warranty or comparable obligations, whereby the need to store the data is checked every three years; Otherwise, the statutory retention requirements apply.

External payment service providers

We use external payment service providers, through whose platforms the user and we can carry out payment transactions (e.g., each with a link to the privacy policy, PayPal (https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full), Klarna (https://www.klarna.com/de/datenschutz/), Skrill (https://www.skrill.com/de/fusszeile/datenschutzpolitik/), Giropay (https://www.giropay.de/ legal / datenschutz-agb /), Visa (https://www.visa.de/datenschutz), Mastercard (https://www.mastercard.de/de-de/datenschutz.html), American Express (https: / /www.americanexpress.com/de/content/privacy-policy-statement.html)

As part of the fulfillment of contracts, we use the payment service providers on the basis of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. GDPR. In addition, we use external payment service providers on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR in order to offer our users effective and secure payment options.

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

The terms and conditions and data protection notices of the respective payment service providers, which can be called up within the respective websites or transaction applications, apply to payment transactions. We refer to this also for the purpose of further information and assertion of revocation, information and other rights of data subjects.

Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management

We process data in the context of administrative tasks as well as the organization of our operations, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. In doing so, we process the same data that we process in the context of providing our contractual services. The processing bases are Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. DSGVO, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f. DSGVO. Customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose and our interest in processing lies in administration, financial accounting, office organization, archiving of data, i.e. tasks that serve to maintain our business activities, perform our tasks and provide our services. The deletion of the data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the information given for these processing activities.

We disclose or transmit data to the financial administration, consultants, such as tax consultants or auditors, as well as other fee offices and payment service providers.

Furthermore, on the basis of our business interests, we store information on suppliers, organizers and other business partners, e.g. for the purpose of later contact. We generally store this mostly company-related data permanently.

Business analysis and market research

In order to operate our business economically, to be able to recognize market trends, wishes of the contractual partners and users, we analyze the data available to us on business transactions, contracts, inquiries, etc. We process inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata on the basis of Art 6 Para. 1 lit.f. GDPR, whereby the persons concerned include contractual partners, interested parties, customers, visitors and users of our online offer.

The analyzes are carried out for the purpose of business evaluations, marketing and market research. In doing so, we can take into account the profiles of the registered users with information, e.g. on the services they have used. The analyzes serve us to increase the user-friendliness, the optimization of our offer and the economic efficiency. The analyzes serve us alone and are not disclosed externally, unless they are anonymous analyzes with summarized values.

If these analyzes or profiles are personal, they will be deleted or anonymized upon termination by the user, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. In addition, the overall business analysis and general tendency determinations are created anonymously if possible.

Data protection information in the application process

We process the applicant data only for the purpose and within the scope of the application process in accordance with the legal requirements. The processing of the applicant data takes place in order to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations in the context of the application procedure within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. b. DSGVO Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO if the data processing is necessary for us, e.g. in the context of legal proceedings (in Germany, § 26 BDSG also applies).

The application process requires that applicants provide us with the applicant data. If we offer an online form, the necessary applicant data are marked, otherwise they result from the job descriptions and generally include personal details, postal and contact addresses and the documents belonging to the application, such as cover letter, curriculum vitae and certificates. In addition, applicants can voluntarily provide us with additional information.

By submitting the application to us, the applicants consent to the processing of their data for the purposes of the application process in accordance with the type and scope set out in this data protection declaration.

Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Paragraph 1 GDPR are voluntarily communicated within the scope of the application process, they are also processed in accordance with Art. 9 Paragraph 2 lit. b GDPR (e.g. health data, such as severely disabled status or ethnic origin) . Insofar as special categories of personal data within the meaning of Art. 9 Paragraph 1 GDPR are requested from applicants during the application process, they are also processed in accordance with Art. 9 Paragraph 2 lit. a GDPR (e.g. health data if this is necessary for the exercise of the profession are).

If made available, applicants can submit their applications to us using an online form on our website. The data is encrypted and transmitted to us in accordance with the latest technology.
Applicants can also send us their applications via email. Please note, however, that e-mails are generally not sent in encrypted form and that the applicants themselves must ensure that they are encrypted. We can therefore not assume any responsibility for the transmission path of the application between the sender and receipt on our server and therefore recommend using an online form or sending it by post. Because instead of applying via the online form and email, applicants still have the option of sending us their application by post.

The data provided by the applicants can be further processed by us in the event of a successful application for the purposes of the employment relationship. Otherwise, if the application for a job offer is unsuccessful, the applicant's data will be deleted. The applicant's data will also be deleted if an application is withdrawn, which applicants are entitled to do at any time.

The deletion takes place, subject to a justified revocation by the applicant, after a period of six months, so that we can answer any follow-up questions about the application and meet our obligations to provide evidence under the Equal Treatment Act. Invoices for any reimbursement of travel expenses are archived in accordance with tax law requirements.

Talent pool

As part of the application, we offer applicants the opportunity to join our “talent pool” for a period of two years on the basis of consent within the meaning of Article 6 Paragraph 1 lit. and Art. 7 GDPR to be included.

The application documents in the talent pool will only be processed in the context of future job advertisements and the search for employees and will be destroyed at the latest after the deadline has expired. Applicants are instructed that their consent to inclusion in the talent pool is voluntary, has no influence on the current application process and that they can revoke this consent at any time for the future and declare an objection within the meaning of Art. 21 GDPR.

Akismet anti-spam check

Our online offer uses the "Akismet" service offered by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. The use is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f) GDPR. With the help of this service, comments from real people are distinguished from spam comments. For this purpose, all comments are sent to a server in the USA, where they are analyzed and stored for four days for comparison purposes. If a comment has been classified as spam, the data will be saved beyond this period. This information includes the name entered, the email address, the IP address, the comment content, the referrer, information on the browser used and the computer system and the time of the entry.

Further information on the collection and use of data by Akismet can be found in Automattic's data protection information: https://automattic.com/privacy/ .

Users are welcome to use pseudonyms or refrain from entering their name or email address. You can completely prevent the transmission of the data by not using our comment system. That would be a shame, but unfortunately we don't see any other alternatives that work just as effectively.

Retrieval of profile pictures at Gravatar

We use the Gravatar service from Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street # 343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA, within our online offer and in particular in the blog.

Gravatar is a service to which users can register and store profile pictures and their email addresses. If users leave posts or comments with the respective e-mail address on other online presences (especially in blogs), their profile pictures can be displayed next to the posts or comments. For this purpose, the email address provided by the users is transmitted in encrypted form to Gravatar in order to check whether a profile has been saved for them. This is the sole purpose of transmitting the e-mail address and it is not used for other purposes, but deleted afterwards.

Gravatar is used on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f) GDPR, since with the help of Gravatar we offer the authors of posts and comments the opportunity to personalize their posts with a profile picture.

By displaying the images, Gravatar learns the IP address of the user, as this is necessary for communication between a browser and an online service. Further information on the collection and use of data by Gravatar can be found in Automattic's data protection information: https://automattic.com/privacy/ .

If users do not want a user picture linked to their Gravatar email address to appear in the comments, they should use an email address that is not stored with Gravatar to comment. We also point out that it is also possible to use an anonymous e-mail address or no e-mail address at all if the users do not want their own e-mail address to be sent to Gravatar. Users can completely prevent the transmission of data by not using our comment system.

contact

When contacting us (e.g. via the contact form, email, telephone or via social media), the information provided by the user is used to process the contact request and to process it in accordance with Article 6, Paragraph 1, Letter b. (in the context of contractual / pre-contractual relationships), Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f. (other inquiries) GDPR processed .. The information provided by users can be processed in a customer relationship management system ("CRM system") or a comparable inquiry organization get saved.

We delete the inquiries if they are no longer required. We review the requirement every two years; The statutory archiving obligations also apply.

Salesforce CRM system

We use the CRM system of the provider salesforce.com Germany GmbH, Erika-Mann-Str. 31, 80636 Munich, in order to be able to process user inquiries faster and more efficiently (legitimate interest according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

salesforce is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers an additional guarantee to comply with European data protection law, provided that data is processed in the USA ( https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000KzLyAAK&status=Active ).

salesforce only uses user data for the technical processing of inquiries and does not pass them on to third parties. In order to use salesforce, at least a correct e-mail address is required. A pseudonymous use is possible. In the course of processing service inquiries, it may be necessary to collect additional data (name, address).

If users do not agree to data being collected and stored in salesforce's external system, we offer them alternative contact options for submitting service inquiries by e-mail, telephone, fax or post.

Users can find further information in the salesforce data protection declaration: https://www.salesforce.com/de/company/privacy/ .

Newsletter

With the following information we inform you about the contents of our newsletter as well as the registration, dispatch and statistical evaluation procedures as well as your right of objection. By subscribing to our newsletter, you declare that you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.

Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipient or with legal permission. If the contents of the newsletter are specifically described when registering for the newsletter, they are decisive for the consent of the user. Incidentally, our newsletters contain information about our services and us.

Double opt-in and logging: The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. This means that after registration you will receive an email in which you will be asked to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with someone else's e-mail address. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to prove the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes storing 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.

Registration data: To register for the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address. Optionally, we ask you to provide a name for the purpose of addressing you personally in the newsletter.

The dispatch of the newsletter and the success measurement associated with it are based on the consent of the recipient in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 Paragraph 2 No. 3 UWG or if consent is not required , on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 according to f. GDPR in conjunction with Section 7 Paragraph 3 UWG.

The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. Our interest is directed towards the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system that serves our business interests as well as the expectations of users and also allows us to prove consent.

Cancellation / Revocation - You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie revoke your consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. We can save the unsubscribed email addresses for up to three years on the basis of our legitimate interests before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense 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.

Newsletter - Mailchimp

The newsletter is sent using the mailing service provider "MailChimp", a newsletter mailing platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. You can view the data protection regulations of the shipping service provider here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/ . 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 ). The shipping service provider is used on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. f. GDPR and an order processing contract in accordance with Art. 28 Paragraph 3 S. 1 GDPR.

The shipping service provider can use the recipient's data in pseudonymous form, ie without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve its own services, e.g. for the technical optimization of the shipping and the presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them itself or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter - success measurement

The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", ie a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a shipping service provider, its server. As part of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and the 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 behavior based on their retrieval locations (which can be determined with the help of the IP address) or the access times. The 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 the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our aim nor, if used, that of the shipping 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.

A separate revocation of the success measurement is unfortunately not possible, in this case the entire newsletter subscription must be canceled.

Hosting and sending of e-mails

The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: Infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, email dispatch, security services and technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.

We or our hosting provider process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data from customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer based on our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit.f GDPR in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of an order processing contract).

Collection of access data and log files

We, or our hosting provider, collect data on every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files) on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. The access data includes the name of the accessed website, 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 previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider .

For security reasons (e.g. to investigate acts of abuse or fraud), log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data, the further storage of which is necessary for evidence purposes, are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

Google Analytics

We use Google Analytics, a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (“Google”), on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the user is usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

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 ).

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 other services related to the use of this online offer and the internet. In doing so, pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.

We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address will only be transmitted to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases.

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 setting their browser software accordingly; Users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the online offer and from processing this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: http: // tools .google.com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = de .

You can find more information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options in Google's data protection declaration ( https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads ) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https: // adssettings.google.com/authenticated ).

The personal data of the users will be deleted or anonymized after 14 months.

Google Doubleclick

We use the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR) , USA, ("Google").

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).

We use the online marketing process Google “Doubleclick” to place advertisements in the Google advertising network (e.g. in search results, in videos, on websites, etc.). Double Click is characterized by the fact that advertisements are displayed in real time based on the presumed interests of the users. This allows us to display advertisements for and within our online offer in a more targeted manner in order to only present users with advertisements that potentially correspond to their interests. If, for example, a user is shown advertisements for products that he was interested in on other online offers, this is referred to as "remarketing". For these purposes, when our and other websites on which the Google advertising network is active, a code is immediately executed by Google and so-called (re) marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as " Web Beacons ”) integrated into the website. With their help, an individual cookie, ie a small file, is saved on the user's device (comparable technologies can also be used instead of cookies). This file records which websites the user has visited, which content he is interested in and which offers the user has clicked, 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, although it is shortened within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and only transferred in full to a Google server in the USA and shortened there in exceptional cases. The aforementioned information can also be combined by Google with information from other sources. If the user then visits other websites, they can be shown advertisements tailored to their presumed interests based on their user profile.

User data is processed pseudonymously within the Google advertising network. This means that Google does not store and process the name or email address of the user, for example, but processes the relevant data on a cookie-specific basis within pseudonymous user profiles. In other words, from Google's point of view, the ads are not managed and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie owner, regardless of who this cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has expressly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected about users by Google Marketing Services is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the USA.

You can find more information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options in Google's data protection declaration ( https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads ) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https: // adssettings.google.com/authenticated ).

Use of Google Adwords Conversion Tracking

We use the online advertising program “Google AdWords” on our website and, in this context, conversion tracking (evaluation of visits). Google Conversion Tracking is an analysis service provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; "Google"). If you click on an advertisement placed by Google, a conversion tracking cookie will be placed on your computer. These cookies have a limited validity, do not contain any personal data and are therefore not used for personal identification. If you visit certain pages on our website and the cookie has not yet expired, we and Google can see that you clicked on the ad and were redirected to this page. Every Google AdWords customer receives a different cookie. This means that there is no way that cookies can be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers.
The information that is obtained with the help of the conversion cookie is used to generate conversion statistics. Here we find out the total number of users who clicked on one of our ads and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, we do not receive any information with which users can be personally identified. The processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. f GDPR from the legitimate interest in targeted advertising and the analysis of the effect and efficiency of this advertising.
For reasons that arise from your particular situation, you have the right to object to this processing of personal data relating to you based on Art. 6 (1) f GDPR at any time.
To do this, you can prevent the storage of cookies by selecting the appropriate technical settings in your browser software. However, we would like to point out that in this case you may not be able to use all functions of this website to their full extent. You will then not be included in the conversion tracking statistics.
You can also deactivate personalized advertising for you in the advertising settings on Google. Instructions can be found at https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de (https://support.google.com/ads/answer/2662922?hl=de) You can also Deactivate the use of cookies by third parties by calling up the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative at https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/ (https://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/) and clicking there implement the additional information on the opt-out mentioned.
You can find more information and Google's data protection declaration at: https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/ (https://www.google.de/policies/privacy/)

Online presence in social media

We maintain an online presence within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to inform them about our services.

We would like to point out that user data can be processed outside of the European Union. This can result in risks for the user because it could make it more difficult to enforce the users' rights, for example. With regard to US providers who are certified under the Privacy Shield, we would like to point out that they undertake to comply with the data protection standards of the EU.

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

The processing of the users' personal data is based on our legitimate interests in effectively informing users and communicating with users in accordance with Art. 6 Paragraph 1 lit. If the users are asked for their consent to the data processing by the respective providers (i.e. declare their consent, e.g. by ticking a check box or confirming a button), the legal basis for processing is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a., Art. 7 GDPR.

For a detailed description of the respective processing and the possibilities of objection (opt-out), we refer to the information provided by the providers linked below.

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

- Facebook (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland) - Privacy Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ , Opt-Out: https: // www. facebook.com/settings?tab=ads and http://www.youronlinechoices.com , Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active .

- Google / YouTube (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) - Data protection declaration: https://policies.google.com/privacy , Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated , Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active .

- Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) - Privacy Policy / Opt-Out: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/ .

- Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) - Data protection declaration: https://twitter.com/de/privacy , Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization , Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active .

- Pinterest (Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA) - Privacy Policy / Opt-Out: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy .

- LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland) - Privacy Policy https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy , Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest -controls / retargeting-opt-out , Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active .

- Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany) - Data protection declaration / opt-out: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung .

- Wakalet (Wakelet Limited, 76 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 4PR, United Kingdom) - Privacy Policy / Opt-Out: https://wakelet.com/privacy.html .

- Soundcloud (SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany) - Privacy Policy / Opt-Out: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy .

Integration of services and content from third parties

We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer based on our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. Integrate services such as videos or fonts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as “content”).

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

Vimeo

We can integrate the videos of the platform “Vimeo” from the provider Vimeo Inc., Attention: Legal Department, 555 West 18th Street New York, New York 10011, USA. Data protection declaration: https://vimeo.com/privacy . We would like to point out that Vimeo can use Google Analytics and refer to the privacy policy ( https://www.google.com/policies/privacy ) and opt-out options for Google Analytics ( http://tools.google .com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = de ) or Google's settings for data use for marketing purposes (https://adssettings.google.com/. ).

Youtube

We embed the videos from the “YouTube” platform provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ , Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated .

Google Fonts

We integrate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ , Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated .

Google Maps

We integrate maps from the “Google Maps” service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. The processed data may include, in particular, the users' IP addresses and location data, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually in the context of the settings of their mobile devices). The data can be processed in the USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/ , Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated .

OpenStreetMap

We integrate the maps of the "OpenStreetMap" service ( https://www.openstreetmap.de ), which are offered by the OpenStreetMap Foundation (OSMF) on the basis of the Open Data Commons Open Database License (ODbL). Privacy policy: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy .

To the best of our knowledge, the user data is used by OpenStreetMap exclusively for the purpose of displaying the map functions and temporarily storing the selected settings. This data may include, in particular, the users' IP addresses and location data, which, however, are not collected without their consent (usually in the context of the settings of their mobile devices).

The data can be processed in the USA. Further information can be found in the data protection declaration of OpenStreetMap: https://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Privacy_Policy .

Typekit fonts from Adobe

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we use external "Typekit" fonts from the provider Adobe Systems Software Ireland Limited, 4th -6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24, Republic of Ireland. Adobe 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=a2zt0000000TNo9AAG&status=Active).

Use of Facebook social plugins

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR), we use social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com, which operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland ("Facebook").
This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within Facebook. The list and the appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/ .

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 ).

When 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 plug-in is transmitted directly from Facebook to the user's device, which integrates it into the online offer. In doing so, user profiles can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the amount of data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to our level of knowledge.

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 Facebook account. When users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or making a comment, the relevant information is transmitted directly from your device to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out his IP address and save it. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is saved in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options to protect the privacy of users can be found in Facebook's data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ .

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him through this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before using our online offer and delete his cookies. Further settings and contradictions 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 website http://www.aboutads.info / choices / or the EU page http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ . The settings are platform-independent, ie they are adopted for all devices such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

Twitter

Functions and contents of the Twitter service, offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA, can be integrated into our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within Twitter.
If the users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there. Twitter 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=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active ). Data protection declaration: https://twitter.com/de/privacy , Opt-Out: https://twitter.com/personalization .

Instagram

Functions and contents of the Instagram service, offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA, can be integrated into our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within Instagram. If the users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there. Instagram's privacy policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/ .

Pinterest

Functions and contents of the Pinterest service, offered by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA, can be integrated into our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within Pinterest. If the users are members of the Pinterest platform, Pinterest can assign the access to the above content and functions to the profiles of the users there. Pinterest data protection declaration: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy .

Xing

Functions and contents of the Xing service, offered by XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany, can be integrated into our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within Xing. If the users are members of the Xing platform, Xing can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there. Xing's privacy policy: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung .

LinkedIn

Functions and contents of the LinkedIn service, offered by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, can be integrated into our online offer. This can include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within LinkedIn. If the users are members of the LinkedIn platform, LinkedIn can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there. LinkedIn privacy policy: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. . LinkedIn 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=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active ). Data protection declaration: https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy , Opt-Out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls/retargeting-opt-out .

Google+

Functions and contents of the Google+ platform, offered by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (“Google”), can be integrated into our online offer. This may include, for example, content such as images, videos or texts and buttons with which users can share content from this online offer within Google. If the users are members of the Google+ platform, Google can assign the above-mentioned content and functions to the profiles of the users there.

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 ). You can find more information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options in Google's data protection declaration ( https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads ) and in the settings for the display of advertisements by Google (https: // adssettings.google.com/authenticated ).

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