Privacy Policy

DATA PROTECTION DECLARATION

This data protection declaration explains to you the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as "data") within our online offer and the associated websites, functions and contents as well as external online presences, e.g. 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 Basic Data Protection Ordinance (DSGVO).

PERSON IN CHARGE

​Philipp Zeiske, Zeilim GmbH
Ernst-Thälmann Straße 30
01612 Nünchritz
Email: contact@zeitholzwatches.com
Managing Director/ Owner: Philipp Zeiske
Link: https://www.zeitholzwatches.de/pages/impressum

TYPES OF DATA PROCESSED:

- Inventory data (for example, names, addresses).

- Contact details (e.g., e-mail, telephone numbers).

- Content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).

- Usage data (e.g., visited websites, interest in content, access times).

- Meta/communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).

CATEGORIES OR PERSONS CONCERNED

Visitors and users of the online offer (hereinafter referred to as "users").

PURPOSE OF PROCESSING

- Provision of the online offer, its functions and contents.

- Response to contact requests and communication with users.

- Security measures.

- Range measurement/marketing

TERMS USED

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

"processing" means any operation or series of operations carried out with or without the aid of automated procedures in connection with personal data. The term goes a long way and covers practically every handling of data.

"pseudonymisation" means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures to ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.

"Profiling" means any automated processing of personal data consisting in the use of such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to the work performance, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or relocation of that natural person.

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

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

SAFETY PRECAUTIONS

We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk, taking into account the state of the art, implementation costs and the nature, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing as well as the different probability of occurrence and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons, in accordance with Art. 32 DSGVO.

Such measures shall in particular include ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, transmission, security of availability and its separation. Furthermore, we have established procedures to ensure the exercise of rights of data subjects, deletion of data and reaction to endangerment of data. 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 presettings (Art. 25 DSGVO).

COOPERATION WITH CONTRACT PROCESSORS AND THIRD PARTIES

If we disclose data to other persons and companies (contract processors or third parties) within the scope of our processing, transmit it to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this shall only take place on the basis of a legal permission (e.g. if a transmission of the data to third parties, such as payment service providers, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b DSGVO for contract fulfilment is necessary), if you have consented, if 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 with the processing of data on the basis of a so-called "order processing contract", this is done on the basis of Art. 28 DSGVO.

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 occurs in the context of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transfer of data to third parties, this only takes place if it occurs for the fulfilment of 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 leave the data in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. Process DSGVO. This means, for example, processing is carried out on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognised determination of a data protection level corresponding to the EU (e.g. for the USA by the "Privacy Shield") or compliance with officially recognised special contractual obligations (so-called "standard contractual clauses").

RIGHTS OF DATA SUBJECTS

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data concerned are being processed and to request information about these data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with Art. 15 DSGVO.

They have correspondingly. In accordance with Article 16 of the DSBER, you have the right to request the completion of data concerning you or the correction of inaccurate data concerning you.

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

You have the right to request that the data concerning you that you have provided to us be received in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO and to request its transmission to other persons responsible.

In accordance with Art. 77 DSGVO, they also have the right to file a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.

RIGHT OF EVOCATION

You have the right to revoke consents granted pursuant to Art. 7 para. 3 DSGVO with effect for the future.

RIGHT OF OBJECTION

You can object to the future processing of the data concerning you in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO at any time. The objection may be lodged in particular against processing for direct marketing purposes.

COOKIES AND RIGHT OF OBJECTION IN DIRECT ADVERTISING

Cookies" are small files that are stored on the user's computer. Different data can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after his or her 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. In such a cookie, for example, the content of a shopping basket in an online shop or a login status can be stored. 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 when users visit it after several days. Likewise, the interests of users used for range measurement or marketing purposes may be stored in such a cookie. Third-party cookies" are cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer (otherwise, if they are only its cookies, they are referred to as "first-party cookies").

We may use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this within the framework 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. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be declared for many of the services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU sitehttp://www.youronlinechoices.com/.

Furthermore, the storage of cookies can be achieved by deactivating them in the browser settings. Please note that in this case not all functions of this online offer can be used.

DELECTION OF DATA

The data processed by us will be deleted or their processing restricted in accordance with Articles 17 and 18 DSGVO. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as it is no longer required for its intended purpose and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory storage obligations. If the data are not deleted because they are necessary for other and legally permissible purposes, their processing is restricted. This means that the data is blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies, for example, to data that must be retained for commercial or tax reasons.

According to legal requirements in Germany, the storage is carried out in particular for 10 years in accordance with §§ 147 para. 1 AO, 257 para. 1 no. 1 and 4, para. 4 HGB (books, records, management reports, accounting documents, trading books, documents relevant for taxation, etc.) and 6 years in accordance with § 257 para. 1 no. 2 and 3, para. 4 HGB (commercial letters).

In accordance with legal requirements in Austria, storage is carried out in particular for 7 years in accordance with § 132 (1) BAO (accounting documents, receipts/invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, statement 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 which are provided to non-entrepreneurs in EU member states and for which the Mini-One-Stop-Shop (MOSS) is used.

BUSINESS PROCESSING

Additionally we process:

Contract data (for example, contract object, term, customer category).
Payment data (e.g., bank details, payment history)
from our customers, prospects and business partners for the purpose of providing contractual services, service and customer care, marketing, advertising and market research.

ORDER PROCESSING IN THE ONLINE SHOP, REGISTRATION PORTAL AND CUSTOMER ACCOUNT

We process our customers' data as part of the ordering processes in our online shop and registration portal to enable them to select and order the selected products and services as well as their payment and delivery or execution.

The processed data includes inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and the persons affected by the processing include our customers, interested parties and other business partners. The processing takes place for the purpose of providing contractual services in the context of operating an online shop, billing, delivery and customer services. We use session cookies for storing the contents of the shopping cart and permanent cookies for storing the login status.


Processing is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b (execution of order processes) and c (legally required archiving) DSGVO. The information marked as necessary is required to establish and fulfil the contract. We disclose the data to third parties only within the framework of delivery, payment or within the framework of legal permits and obligations to legal advisors and authorities. The data will only be processed in third countries if this is necessary for the fulfilment of the contract (e.g. at the customer's request upon delivery or payment).

Users can optionally create a user account, in particular by viewing their orders. During the registration process, the required information will be communicated to the users. The user accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to its storage is necessary for commercial or tax reasons according to Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. Data in the customer account remain up to its deletion with subsequent archiving in the case of a legal obligation. It is up to the users to save their data before the end of the contract if they have given notice of termination.


When registering, re-registering and using our online services, we store the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The data is stored on the basis of our legitimate interests as well as the user's protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A passing on of this data to third parties does not take place in principle, unless it is necessary for the pursuit of our claims or there is a legal obligation according to Art. 6 Abs. 1 lit. c DSGVO.


The deletion takes place after the expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations, the necessity of data storage is reviewed every three years; in the case of statutory archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) storage obligation).

EXTERNAL PAYMENT SERVICE PROVIDERS

We use external payment service providers through whose platforms the users and we can carry out payment transactions (e.g. each with a link to the data protection declaration,

Stripe (https://stripe.com/at/privacy)

Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full),

Klarna (https://www.klarna.com/de/datenschutz/),

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 fulfilment of contracts, we suspend the payment service providers on the basis of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO. Furthermore, we employ external payment service providers on the basis of our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. DSGVO to provide our users with effective and secure payment options.


The data processed by the payment service providers includes 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, totals and recipient information. This information is required to execute 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 transferred by the payment service providers to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to verify identity and creditworthiness. For this we refer to the terms and conditions and data protection information of the payment service providers.

For payment transactions, the terms and conditions and the data protection information of the respective payment service providers, which can be accessed within the respective websites or transaction applications, apply. We refer to these also for the purpose of further information and assertion of rights of revocation, information and other interested parties.

In order to be able to offer you Klarna's payment options, we will transmit personal data, such as contact details and order data, to Klarna. Klarna can thus assess whether you can use the payment options offered by Klarna and adapt the payment options to your needs. General information about Klarna is available here. Your personal details will be treated by Klarna in accordance with the applicable data protection regulations and in accordance with the information in Klarna's data protection regulations.
 
<b>ADMINISTRATION, FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING, OFFICE ORGANIZATION, CONTACT MANAGEMENT</b>

We process data within the framework of administrative tasks as well as the organisation of our company, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, e.g. archiving. We process the same data that we process in the course of providing our contractual services. The processing bases are Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. DSGVO, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO. Customers, prospects, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose and our interest in the processing lies in the administration, financial accounting, office organization, archiving of data, i.e. tasks that serve the maintenance of our business activities, the performance of our tasks and the provision of our services. The deletion of the data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the information provided in these processing activities.


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

Furthermore, we store information on suppliers, event organisers and other business partners on the basis of our business interests, e.g. for the purpose of making contact at a later date. We store this data, most of which is company-related, on a permanent basis.

BUSINESS ANALYSIS AND MARKET RESEARCH

In order to operate our business economically, to recognize market trends, wishes of the contractors and users, we analyze the data available to us for business transactions, contracts, inquiries, etc. We process stock data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata based on the nature 6 para. 1 lit. f. DSGVO, whereby the data subjects include contractual partners, interested parties, customers, visitors and users of our online offer.

The analyzes are carried out for the purpose of business analysis, marketing and market research. In doing so, we can take into account the profiles of the registered users with information, eg on their services used. The analyzes serve us to increase the user-friendliness, the optimization of our offer and the business economics. The analyzes are for us alone and will not be disclosed externally unless they are anonymous, aggregated value analyzes.

If these analyzes or profiles are personal, they will be deleted or anonymised upon termination of the users, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. Incidentally, the overall business analyzes and general trend provisions are created anonymously if possible.

PARTICIPATION IN AFFILIATE PARTNER PROGRAMS

Within our online offer, we use our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer) in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR, use customary tracking measures, insofar as these are necessary for the operation of the affiliate system. In the following we explain the technical background to the users.
The services offered by our contractual partners can also be advertised and linked on other websites (so-called affiliate links or after-buy systems, e.g. if links or third-party services are offered after a contract has been concluded). The operators of the respective websites receive a commission if users follow the affiliate links and then take advantage of the offers.
In summary, it is necessary for our online offer that we can track whether users who are interested in affiliate links and / or the offers available from us then take advantage of the offers at the instigation of the affiliate links or our online platform. For this purpose, the affiliate links and our offers are supplemented by certain values ​​that are part of the link or otherwise, e.g. in a cookie. The values ​​include, in particular, the starting website (referrer), time, an online identifier for the operator of the website on which the affiliate link was located, an online identifier for the respective offer, an online identifier for the user and tracking specific values ​​such as Advertising material ID, partner ID and categorizations.
The online user IDs we use are pseudonymous values. I.e. the online IDs themselves do not contain any personal data such as names or e-mail addresses. They only help us to determine whether the same user who clicked on an affiliate link or was interested in an offer via our online offer took advantage of the offer, i.e. e.g. has concluded a contract with the provider. However, the online ID is personal to the extent that the partner company and we have the online ID together with other user data. This is the only way for the partner company to tell us whether the user has taken advantage of the offer and whether we are e.g. can withdraw the bonus.
 

RECORDING FUNCTION

Users can create a user account. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information is communicated to the users and based on Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b DSGVO processed for purposes of providing the user account. The processed data include in particular the login information (name, password and an e-mail address). The data entered during registration will be used for the purpose of using the user account and its purpose.

Users may have access to information relevant to their user account, e.g. technical changes, be informed by e-mail. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with respect to the user account, subject to a statutory retention requirement. It is the responsibility of the users to secure their data upon termination before the end of the contract. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all user data stored during the term of the contract.

As part of the use of our registration and registration functions as well as the use of the user account, the IP address and the time of the respective user action will be saved. The storage is based on our legitimate interests, as well as the user’s protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. A transfer of these data to third parties does not take place, unless it is necessary for the prosecution of our claims or there is a legal obligation in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c DSGVO. The IP addresses will be anonymized or deleted after 7 days at the latest.

CONTACTING

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or social media), the user’s details are processed for processing the contact enquiry and its processing in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR. User information can be stored in a customer relationship management system (“CRM system”) or comparable request organization.

We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We review this requirement every two years; the statutory archiving obligations also apply.

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 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 a legal permission. Insofar as the contents of a newsletter are concretely described, they are authoritative for the consent of the users. Incidentally, our newsletter contains information about our services and us.

Double opt-in and logging: Registration for our newsletter is done in a so-called double-opt-in procedure. After registration, you will receive an e-mail asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with external e-mail addresses. The registration for the newsletter will be logged in order to prove the registration process according to the legal requirements. This includes the storage of the login and the confirmation time, as well as the IP address. Likewise, changes to your data stored with the shipping service provider will be logged.

Credentials: To subscribe to the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your e-mail address. Optionally, we ask you to give a name in the newsletter for personal address.

The dispatch of the newsletter and the associated performance measurement are based on a consent of the recipients acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 DSGVO i.V.m § 7 Abs. 2 No. 3 UWG or if consent is not required, based on our legitimate interests in the direct marketing acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lt. F. DSGVO i.V.m. § 7 Abs. 3 UWG.

The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO. Our interest lies in the use of a user-friendly and secure newsletter system, which serves both our business interests and the expectations of the users and also allows us to prove our consent.

Termination / Revocation – You may terminate the receipt of our newsletter at any time, ie. Revoke your consent. A link to cancel the newsletter can be found at the end of each newsletter. We may save the submitted email addresses for up to three years based on our legitimate interests before we delete them to provide prior consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for cancellation is possible at any time, provided that at the same time the former existence of a consent is confirmed.

NEWSLETTER - SHIPPING SERVICE PROVIDER

We use Klaviyo to send newsletters. Klaviyo is a service with which the sending of newsletters can be organized and analyzed. The data you enter for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter (e.g. email address) are stored on Klaviyo's servers.

Our newsletters sent with Klaviyo enable us to analyze the behavior of newsletter recipients. Here u. a. It is analyzed how many recipients have opened the newsletter message and how often which link in the newsletter was clicked.

The data processing takes place on the basis of your consent. You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations already carried out remains unaffected by the revocation.

If you do not want an analysis by Klaviyo, you have to unsubscribe from the newsletter. We provide a link for this in every newsletter message. You can also revoke your consent at any time with effect for the future by sending an email to the address given in the legal notice.

The data you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted from our servers as well as from the Klaviyo servers after you unsubscribe from the newsletter. Data that we have stored for other purposes (e.g. email addresses for the member area) remain unaffected.

For more information, see Klaviyo's privacy policy at:

https://www.klaviyo.com/privacy/policy.

<b>NEWSLETTER - SUCCESS MEASUREMENT</b>
 
The newsletters contain a so-called "web beacon", i.e. A pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a shipping service provider, from their 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, is 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 using 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.

HOSTING AND E-MAILING

The hosting services we use are designed to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage and database services, e-mailing, security and technical maintenance services we use to operate this online service.

Here we, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data of customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer on the basis of our legitimate interests in an efficient and secure provision of this online offer acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO i.V.m. Art. 28 DSGVO (conclusion of contract processing contract).

GOOGLE TAG MANAGER

Google Tag Manager is a solution that allows us to manage so-called web site tags through one interface (including, for example, Google Analytics and other Google marketing services in our online offering). The tag manager itself (which implements the tags) does not process users’ personal data. With regard to the processing of users’ personal data, reference is made to the following information about Google’s services. Usage Policy: https://www.google.com/intl/de/tagmanager/use-policy.html.

GOOGLE ANALYTICS

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 (1) lit. DSGVO), Google Analytics uses a web analytics service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google uses cookies. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the online offer by the users are usually transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there.

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (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 further services related to the use of this online offer and the internet usage. In this case, pseudonymous usage profiles of the users can be created from the processed data.

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

The IP address submitted by the user’s browser will not be merged with other data provided by Google. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users may also prevent the collection by Google of the data generated by the cookie and related to its use of the online offer and the processing of such data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available at the following link: http: // tools .google.com / dlpage / gaoptout? hl = en.

For more information about Google’s data usage, hiring and disparaging options, please read Google’s Privacy Policy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and Google’s Ads Ads Settings (https: // adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

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

GOOGLE UNIVERSAL ANALYTICS

We use Google Analytics as “universal analytics”. “Universal Analytics” means a process of Google Analytics, in which the user analysis is based on a pseudonymous user ID and thus a pseudonymous profile of the user is created with information from the use of different devices (so-called “cross-device tracking”)

GOOGLE ADWORDS AND CONVERSION TRACKING

We use the services of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043 on the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online service within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO) , USA, (“Google”).

Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).

We use Google’s online AdWords marketing tool “AdWords” to place ads on the Google advertising network (e.g., in search results, in videos, on websites, etc.) so that they are displayed to users who have a suspected interest in the ads. This allows us to more specifically display ads for and within our online offering so that we only present ads to users that potentially match their interests. If a user e.g. Showing ads for products he’s been looking for on other online offers is called remarketing. For these purposes, upon access to our and other websites where the Google Advertising Network is active, Google will immediately execute a Google code and become so-called (re) marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also known as “).” Web beacons “) incorporated into the website. With their help, the user is provided with an individual cookie, i. a small file is saved (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). In this file is noted which websites the user visited, for what content he is interested and what offers the user has clicked, as well as technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, visit time and other information on the use of the online offer.

Furthermore, we receive an individual “conversion cookie”. The information obtained through the cookie is used by Google to generate conversion statistics for us. However, we only hear the anonymous total number of users who clicked on our ad and were redirected to a conversion tracking tag page. However, we do not receive any information that personally identifies users.

The data of the users are pseudonym processed within the Google advertising network. Google stores and processes e.g. not the name or e-mail address of the users, but processes the relevant data cookie-related within pseudonymous user profiles. That from the perspective of Google, the ads are not managed and displayed to a specifically identified person, but to the cookie owner, regardless of who that cookie owner is. This does not apply if a user has explicitly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google’s servers in the United States.

For more information about Google’s data usage, hiring and disparaging options, please read Google’s Privacy Policy (https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads) and Google’s Ads Ads Settings (https: // adssettings.google.com/authenticated).

<b>GOOGLE DOUBLECLICK</b>
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 ads are displayed in real time based on the presumed interests of 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 a user e.g. Ads for products that he was interested in on other online offers are called "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 "called) integrated into the website. With their help, an individual cookie, i.e. a small file is saved (instead of cookies, comparable technologies can also be used). 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 about 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 them according to their presumed interests on the basis of their user profile.
The data of the users are processed pseudonymously within the framework of the Google advertising network. I.e. Google stores and processes e.g. not the name or e-mail address of the user, but processes the relevant data cookie-related within pseudonymous user profiles. I.e. From Google's point of view, the ads are not managed and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie holder, regardless of who this cookie holder is. This does not apply if a user has expressly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymisation. The information collected by Google Marketing Services about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google's servers in the USA.
 
Opt-Out: 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 ( <a href="https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated">https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated</a>).
 
<b>GOOGLE OPTIMIZE</b>
Our website also uses Google Optimize. Google Optimize analyzes the use of different variants of our website and helps us to improve the user-friendliness according to the behavior of our users on the website. Google Optimize is a tool integrated with Google Analytics.<b></b>
 
Opt-Out: see GOOGLE ANALYTICS
 
<b>BING ADS</b>
We use the conversion and tracking tool "Bing Ads" from within our online offer based on 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) Microsoft Corporation, One Microsoft Way, Redmond, WA 98052-6399, USA. Microsoft stores cookies on the users' devices in order to enable an analysis of the use of our online offer by the user, provided that users have reached our online offer via a Microsoft Bing ad (so-called "conversion measurement"). Microsoft and we can recognize in this way that someone clicked on an ad, was forwarded to our online offer and reached a previously determined target page (so-called "conversion page"). We only find out the total number of users who clicked on a Bing ad and were then redirected to the conversion page. No IP addresses are saved. No personal information about the identity of the user is given.
Microsoft 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=a2zt0000000KzNaAAK&status=Active).
 
Opt-Out: If users do not want to participate in the Bing Ads tracking process, you can also deactivate the setting of a cookie required for this in your browser setting or use the Microsoft opt-out page: https://choice.microsoft .com / de-DE / opt-out.
Further information on data protection and the cookies used by Microsoft Bing Ads can be found in Microsoft's data protection declaration: <a href="https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement">https://privacy.microsoft.com/de-de/privacystatement</a>.
 

FACEBOOK PIXELS, CUSTOM AUDIENCES AND FACEBOOK CONVERSION

Within our online offer is due to our legitimate interests in analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer and for these purposes, the so-called “Facebook pixel” of the social network Facebook, by Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025 , USA, or, if you are located in the EU, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement, which provides a guarantee to comply with European privacy legislation (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

With the help of the Facebook pixel, it is on the one hand possible for Facebook to determine the visitors to our online offer as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called “Facebook ads”). Accordingly, we use the Facebook Pixel to display the Facebook Ads we have been sent only to those Facebook users who have shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain features (eg interests in certain topics or products visited by them) Web pages determined), which we transmit to Facebook (so-called “Custom Audiences”). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we also want to make sure that our Facebook ads are in line with the potential interest of users and are not annoying. With the help of the Facebook pixel we can also understand the effectiveness of the Facebook ads for statistical and market research purposes, in which we see whether users were redirected to our website after clicking on a Facebook ad (so-called “conversion”).

The processing of the data by Facebook is part of Facebook’s data usage policy. Accordingly, general notes on how to display Facebook Ads, in Facebook’s Data Usage Policy: https://www.facebook.com/policy.php. For specific information and details about the Facebook Pixel and how it works, visit the help section of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.

You may object to the capture by the Facebook Pixel and use of your data to display Facebook Ads. To set which types of ads you see within Facebook, you can go to the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions for the usage-based advertising settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are platform independent, i. they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

You can also use the Cookies for distance measurement and promotional purposes via the deactivation page of the Network Advertising Initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and in addition the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/ choices) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/).

ONLINE PRESENCE IN SOCIAL MEDIA

We maintain online presence within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with customers, prospects and users active there and to inform them about our services. When calling the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines apply to their respective operators.

Unless otherwise stated in our Privacy Policy, we process users’ data as long as they communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. Write posts on our online presence or send us messages.
Integration of services and contents of third parties
Based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 (1) lit. DSGVO), we make use of content or services offered by third-party providers in order to provide their content and services Services, such as Include videos or fonts (collectively referred to as “content”).

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the users, since they could not send the content to their browser without the IP address. The IP address is therefore required for the presentation of this content. We endeavor to use only content whose respective providers use the IP address solely for the delivery of the content. Third parties may also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also referred to 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 may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and may include, but is not limited to, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring web pages, visit time, and other information regarding the use of our online offer.

EMBEDDED THIRD-PARTY SERVICES AND CONTENT

Our use of third-party services and content is justified by our legitimate interests under the terms of GDPR Art. 6(1) lit. f (here: our interest in the analysis, optimisation and commercially viable operation of our website) and involves the embedding of those third-party services and content, for example videos and fonts (hereinafter referred to as “content”). This always requires the third-party providers of such content to log the user’s IP address, as without the IP address the content cannot be sent to the user’s browser. The IP address is therefore a prerequisite for the display of the respective content. We endeavour to only use content from providers who only use the user’s IP address to deliver content. Third-party providers may also use so-called “pixel tags” (invisible graphics, also referred to as “web beacons”) for the purpose of statistical evaluation and marketing. Pixel tags can be used to evaluate data on visitor traffic on the webpages that make up this website. The pseudonymised data may also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and contain elements including technical information on the respective browser and operating system, referral URLs, time of visit and other information on the use of our website; they may also be matched to data from other sources.

FACEBOOK SOCIAL PLUGINS

Our use of the Facebook Social Plugins provided by the social network facebook.com (operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd, 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Facebook”) is justified by our legitimate interests under the terms of GDPR Art. 6(1) lit. f (here: our interest in the analysis, optimisation and commercially viable operation of our website). The plugins may take the form of interactive elements or content (e.g. videos, graphics or text) and are identifiable by one of Facebook’s logos (a white “f” on a blue square, the term “Like” (or translated equivalent) or a “thumbs-up” symbol) or labelled as a “Facebook Social Plugin”. A summary of Facebook Social Plugins and their appearance is available here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

The Privacy Shield certification held by Facebook guarantees compliance with European data protection laws

(https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

When a user uses a function on this website that includes a Facebook Social Plugin their device creates a direct connection with Facebook’s servers. Facebook sends the content of the plugin directly to the user’s device, which in turn embeds it into this website. The data processed may be used to create usage profiles of website users. We therefore have no power over the scope of the data collected by Facebook with the aid of the plugin and are only able to inform users to the best of our knowledge.

Facebook is notified when the user retrieves the webpage into which the plugin is embedded. If the user is logged into their Facebook account Facebook is able to match their visit to their Facebook account. User interaction with plugins – for example the clicking of the “Like” button or the posting of a comment – sees the respective information sent directly from your device to Facebook, where it is stored on Facebook’s servers. Even if the user is not a member of Facebook, it is still possible for Facebook to determine and store their IP address. Facebook states that IP addresses are only stored in anonymised form in Germany.

Further information on the purpose and scope of the data collected, the subsequent processing and use thereof by Facebook, related rights and settings that can be used to protect user privacy is available in the Facebook Data Policy: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/.

Users who are Facebook members and do not wish Facebook to use this website to collect data concerning them are required to log out of Facebook prior to using this website and delete their cookies. Further opportunities to adjust your settings and object to the use of your data for advertising purposes are available in the ad preferences section of your Facebook profile (https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads), on the U.S.-based webpage http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and on the EU-based webpage http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings you select are applied across all platforms (i.e. they are adopted by all devices, for example desktop computers and mobile devices).

INSTAGRAM

Functions and content of the Instagram service offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA can be integrated into our online offer. For this, e.g. Contents such as images, videos or texts and buttons belong with which users can share content of this online offer within Instagram. If the users are members of the Instagram platform, Instagram can call up the above. Assign content and functions to the user profiles there. Instagram’s privacy policy: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

<b>CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY</b>
We reserve the right to change this data protection declaration when our website is updated or our data processing processes are changed. We therefore recommend that you read our data protection declaration regularly in order to be aware of changes. This privacy policy was last updated on April 2, 2020.