This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the websites, functions and content associated with it 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 Article 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (DSGVO).
here you can find our legal disclosure.
Types of data processed:
– personal data (e.g., names, addresses).
– contact data (e.g.., E-Mail, phone number).
– 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 refer to the parties concerned collectively as “users”).
purpose of processing
– Provision of the online offer, its functions and content.
– Answering contact requests and communicating with users.
– Security measures
“Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); an identifiable natural person is one 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 are an expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.
“Processing” is any process or series of processes carried out with or without the aid of automated processes in connection with personal data. The term is broad and encompasses practically every handling of data.
The “responsible person” 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.
Relevant legal bases & laws
In accordance with Art. 13 DSGVO, 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 Article 6(1)(a) and Article 7 DSGVO, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our services and carry out contractual measures as well as answering inquiries is Article 6(1)(b). DSGVO, the legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Article 6(1)(c) DSGVO, and the legal basis for processing to safeguard our legitimate interests is Article 6(1)(f) DSGVO. In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Article 6(1)(d) DSGVO serves as the legal basis.
Cooperation with processors and third parties
If, as part of our processing, we disclose data to other people and companies (contract processors or third parties), transmit it 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 transmitted to third parties, payment service providers, pursuant to Art. 6 (1)(b) DSGVO is required for the fulfillment of the contract), you have consented, a legal obligation provides for this, or based on 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 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 this happens as part of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this only takes place if it is 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 only process or have the data processed in a third country if the special requirements of Art. 44 et seq. DSGVO are met. This means that the processing takes place e.g. on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a data protection level corresponding to that of 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 DSGVO.
According to Art. 16 DSGVO, You have the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of incorrect data concerning you.
In accordance with Art. 17 DSGVO, you have the right to demand that the data in question be deleted immediately, or alternatively, in accordance with Art. 18 DSGVO, to demand a restriction of the processing of the data.
You have the right to request that you receive the data that you have provided to us in accordance with Art. 20 DSGVO and to request their transmission to other responsible parties.
You also have the right, in accordance with Article 77 DSGVO, to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
right of withdrawal
You have the right to revoke your consent in accordance with Article 7 (3) DSGVO with effect for the future
Right to object
You can object to the future processing of data relating to you at any time in accordance with Art. 21 DSGVO. The objection can be made in particular against processing for direct advertising purposes.
Cookies and the right to object to direct advertising
“Cookies” are small files that are stored on users’ computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after 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. In such a cookie, for example, the content of a shopping cart in an online shop or a log-in status can be saved. “Permanent” or “persistent” refers to cookies that 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 they are only their cookies, they are referred to as “first-party cookies”).
We can use temporary and permanent cookies and explain this in 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 their browser’s system settings. 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.
deletion of data
The data processed by us will be deleted or their processing restricted in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 DSGVO. 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 storage requirements. If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. This means that the data will be 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, storage takes place in particular for 6 years in accordance with Section 257 (1) HGB (books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual financial statements, commercial letters, accounting documents, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with Section 147 (1) AO (books, records , management reports, accounting documents, commercial and business letters, documents relevant to taxation, etc.).
According to legal requirements in Austria, storage takes place in particular for 7 years in accordance with § 132 section. 1 BAO (accounting documents, receipts/invoices, accounts, receipts, business papers, list of income and expenses, etc.), for 22 years in connection with properties and for 10 years for documents related to electronically supplied services, telecommunications, radio and television services supplied to non-businesses in EU Member States and for which the Mini One Stop Shop (MOSS) is used.
In addition, we process
– Contract data (e.g. subject matter, duration, 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.
The hosting services we use serve to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, security services and technical maintenance services that we use to operate 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 on the basis of our legitimate interests in making this online offer available efficiently and securely in accordance with Art. 6 (1) lit. f DSGVO in conjunction with Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of order processing contract).
Order processing in the online shop and customer account
We process the data of our customers as part of the ordering process in our online shop 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 to store the contents of the shopping cart and permanent cookies to store the login status.
The processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 (1) lit. b (implementation of order processes) and c (legally required archiving) DSGVO. The information marked as required is required for the establishment and fulfillment of the contract. We disclose the data to third parties only within the scope of delivery, payment or within the scope of legal permits and obligations to legal advisers and authorities. The data will only be processed in third countries if this is necessary to fulfill the contract (e.g. at the customer’s request for delivery or payment).
Users can optionally create a user account, in particular by being able to view their orders. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information is communicated to the users. The user accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to their retention being necessary for commercial or tax reasons in accordance with Article 6 (1) (c) DSGVO. Information in the customer account remains until it is deleted with subsequent archiving in the event of a legal obligation. It is the user’s responsibility to back up their data before the end of the contract in the event of termination.
As part of the registration and renewed registrations as well as the use of our online services, we store 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 user’s protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. In principle, this data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with Article 6 (1) (c) DSGVO.
Deletion takes place after statutory warranty and comparable obligations have expired, the necessity of storing the data is checked every three years; in the case of legal archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after their expiry (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) storage obligation).
Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management
We process data as part of administrative tasks and the organization of our operations, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. We process the same data that we process in the context of providing our contractual services. The basis of processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. c. DSGVO, Art. 6 (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 in 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 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, customer and user requests, we analyze the data we have 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 (1) lit. f. DSGVO, whereby the persons concerned include customers, interested parties, business partners, visitors and users of the 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 their purchase processes. 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 made anonymous upon termination by the user, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. Otherwise, the overall business analyzes and general trend determinations are created anonymously if possible.
When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, e-mail, telephone or via social media), the information provided by the user is processed in order to process the contact request and its processing in accordance with Article 6 (1) (b) DSGVO. User information can be stored in a customer relationship management system (“CRM system”) or comparable inquiry organization.
We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We review necessity every two years; Furthermore, the statutory archiving obligations apply.
Akismet Anti-Spam Check
Our online offering uses the “Akismet” service provided by Automattic Inc., 60 29th Street #343, San Francisco, CA 94110, USA. Use is based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) DSGVO. With the help of this service, comments from real people are distinguished from spam comments. For this purpose, all comment information is sent to a server in the USA, where it is analyzed and stored for four days for comparison purposes. If a comment has been classified as spam, the data will be stored beyond this time. This information includes the name entered, the email address, the IP address, the comment content, the referrer, information about the browser used and the computer system and the time of the entry.
Automattic is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000CbqcAAC&status=Active).
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 choose to not enter their name or email address. You can completely prevent the transfer of data by not using our comment system. That would be a pity, but unfortunately we don’t see any other alternatives that work just as effectively.
Google is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee of compliance with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=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 internet usage. 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. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP address be sent to a Google server in the USA and shortened there.
The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not merged with other Google data. Users can prevent the storage of cookies by making the appropriate settings in their browser software; In addition, users can prevent the data generated by the cookie and related to their use of the online offer from being collected and processed by Google 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 data use by Google, setting and objection options on the Google websites: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners
(“Use of data by Google when you use our partners’ websites or apps”),
(“Use of data for advertising purposes”),
(“Manage information that Google uses to show you advertising”).
Online presence in social media
We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to be able to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to be able to inform them about our services there. When calling up the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.
Unless otherwise stated in our data protection declaration, we process user data if they communicate with us within social networks and platforms, e.g. write posts on our online presence or send us messages.
Integration of third-party services and content
Within our online offering, 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. f. DSGVO), we use content or service offerings from third-party providers to integrate their content and services, such as videos or fonts (hereinafter referred to as “content”).
This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content. We endeavor 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 times and other information on the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.
We embed the videos from the “YouTube” platform provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
We integrate the maps of the “Google Maps” service provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
We integrate the fonts (“Google Fonts”) provided by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
We integrate the function for detecting bots, e.g. when making entries in online forms (“ReCaptcha”) from the provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
German version created by “Datenschutz-Generator.de” by RA Dr. Thomas Schwenke, translated manually
We only want to show our services and products to those people who are really interested in them. With the help of Facebook pixels, our advertising measures can be better tailored to your wishes and interests. In this way, Facebook users (if they have allowed personalized advertising) will see appropriate advertising. Furthermore, Facebook uses the collected data for analysis purposes and its own advertisements.
In the following we show you the cookies that were set by integrating Facebook pixels on a test page. Please note that these are just example cookies. Depending on the interaction on our website, different cookies are set.
Purpose: This cookie is used by Facebook to display advertising products.
Expiry date: after 3 months
Purpose: This cookie is used to ensure that the Facebook pixel works properly.
Expiry date: after 3 months
Value: Author’s name
Purpose: This cookie stores the text and the name of a user who leaves a comment, for example.
Expiry date: after 12 months
Value: https%3A%2F%2Fwww.testseite…%2F (URL of the author)
Purpose: This cookie stores the URL of the website that the user enters in a text field on our website.
Expiry date: after 12 months
Value: Author’s email address
Purpose: This cookie saves the e-mail address of the user if he has announced it on the website.
Expiry date: after 12 months
Note: The cookies mentioned above relate to individual user behavior. Changes on Facebook can never be ruled out, especially when using cookies.
If you are logged in to Facebook, you can change your settings for advertisements yourself under https://www.facebook.com/ads/preferences/?entry_product=ad_settings_screen. If you are not a Facebook user, you can generally manage your usage-based online advertising at http://www.youronlinechoices.com/de/praferenzmanagement/. There you have the option of deactivating or activating providers.