21. May 2018

Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

We are very delighted that you have shown interest in our enterprise.

Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of

the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC. The use of the Internet pages of

the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC is possible without any indication

of personal data; however, if a data subject wants to use special

enterprise services via our website, processing of personal data could

become necessary. If the processing of personal data is necessary and

there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain

consent from the data subject.

 

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail

address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line

with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance

with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to the

Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC. By means of this data protection

declaration, our enterprise would like to inform the general public of

the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and

process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed, by means of this data

protection declaration, of the rights to which they are entitled.

 

As the controller, the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC has implemented

numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most

complete protection of personal data processed through this website.

However, Internet-based data transmissions may in principle have

security gaps, so absolute protection may not be guaranteed. For this

reason, every data subject is free to transfer personal data to us via

alternative means, e.g. by telephone.

 

  1. Definitions

The data protection declaration of the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC

is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption

of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection

declaration should be legible and understandable for the general public,

as well as our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would

like to first explain the terminology used.

 

In this data protection declaration, we use, inter alia, the following

terms:

 

  1. a) Personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or

identifiable natural person (“data subject”). An identifiable natural

person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in

particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an

identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or

more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental,

economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

 

  1. b) Data subject

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person, whose

personal data is processed by the controller responsible for the

processing.

 

  1. c) Processing

Processing is any operation or set of operations which is performed on

personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated

means, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring,

storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use,

disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available,

alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

 

  1. d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with

the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

 

  1. e) Profiling

Profiling means any form of automated processing of personal data

consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal

aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or

predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work,

economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests,

reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

 

  1. f) Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a manner

that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data

subject without the use of additional information, provided that such

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.

 

  1. g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing

Controller or controller responsible for the processing is the natural

or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or

jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing

of personal data; where the purposes and means of such processing are

determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific

criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State

law.

 

  1. h) Processor

Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or

other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

 

  1. i) Recipient

Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or

another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third

party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal

data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union

or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients; the processing

of those data by those public authorities shall be in compliance with

the applicable data protection rules according to the purposes of the

processing.

 

  1. j) Third party

Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or

body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who,

under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are

authorised to process personal data.

 

  1. k) Consent

Consent of the data subject is any freely given, specific, informed and

unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she,

by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to

the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

 

  1. Name and Address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation

(GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member states of the

European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

 

Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC

113 Barksdale Professional Center

19711-3258 NEWARK

USA

Phone: +1 888 9619 707

Email: privacy@sj-consulting.agency

Website: https://www.sj-consulting.agency

 

  1. Name and Address of the Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer of the controller is:

 

Anthony Johnson

Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC

113 Barksdale Professional Center

19711-3258 NEWARK

 

USA

Phone: +1 888 9619 707

Email: privacy@sj-consulting.agency

Website: https://www.sj-consulting.agency

 

Any data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer

directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection.

 

  1. Cookies

The Internet pages of the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC use cookies.

Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an

Internet browser.

 

Many Internet sites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a

so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie.

It consists of a character string through which Internet pages and

servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the

cookie was stored. This allows visited Internet sites and servers to

differentiate the individual browser of the dats subject from other

Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific Internet

browser can be recognized and identified using the unique cookie ID.

 

Through the use of cookies, the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC can

provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that

would not be possible without the cookie setting.

 

By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be

optimized with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously

mentioned, to recognize our website users. The purpose of this

recognition is to make it easier for users to utilize our website. The

website user that uses cookies, e.g. does not have to enter access data

each time the website is accessed, because this is taken over by the

website, and the cookie is thus stored on the user’s computer system.

Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in an online shop. The

online store remembers the articles that a customer has placed in the

virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

 

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet

browser used, and may thus permanently deny the setting of cookies.

Furthermore, already set cookies may be deleted at any time via an

Internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all

popular Internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting

of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our

website may be entirely usable.

 

  1. Collection of general data and information

The website of the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC collects a series of

general data and information when a data subject or automated system

calls up the website. This general data and information are stored in

the server log files. Collected may be (1) the browser types and

versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system,

(3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website

(so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of

access to the Internet site, (6) an Internet protocol address (IP

address), (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system, and

(8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event

of attacks on our information technology systems.

 

When using these general data and information, the Smith and Johnson

Consulting LLC does not draw any conclusions about the data subject.

Rather, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our

website correctly, (2) optimize the content of our website as well as

its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information

technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law

enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal

prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, the Smith and Johnson

Consulting LLC analyzes anonymously collected data and information

statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data

security of our enterprise, and to ensure an optimal level of protection

for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log

files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data

subject.

 

  1. Registration on our website

The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the

controller with the indication of personal data. Which personal data are

transmitted to the controller is determined by the respective input mask

used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject

are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller,

and for his own purposes. The controller may request transfer to one or

more processors (e.g. a parcel service) that also uses personal data for

an internal purpose which is attributable to the controller.

 

By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address—assigned

by the Internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data

subject—date, and time of the registration are also stored. The storage

of this data takes place against the background that this is the only

way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to make it

possible to investigate committed offenses. Insofar, the storage of this

data is necessary to secure the controller. This data is not passed on

to third parties unless there is a statutory obligation to pass on the

data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.

 

The registration of the data subject, with the voluntary indication of

personal data, is intended to enable the controller to offer the data

subject contents or services that may only be offered to registered

users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons

are free to change the personal data specified during the registration

at any time, or to have them completely deleted from the data stock of

the controller.

 

The data controller shall, at any time, provide information upon request

to each data subject as to what personal data are stored about the data

subject. In addition, the data controller shall correct or erase

personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar

as there are no statutory storage obligations. A Data Protection Officer

particularly designated in this data protection declaration, as well as

the entirety of the controller’s employees are available to the data

subject in this respect as contact persons.

 

  1. Subscription to our newsletters

On the website of the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC, users are given

the opportunity to subscribe to our enterprise’s newsletter. The input

mask used for this purpose determines what personal data are

transmitted, as well as when the newsletter is ordered from the

controller.

 

The Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC informs its customers and business

partners regularly by means of a newsletter about enterprise offers. The

enterprise’s newsletter may only be received by the data subject if (1)

the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject

registers for the newsletter shipping. A confirmation e-mail will be

sent to the e-mail address registered by a data subject for the first

time for newsletter shipping, for legal reasons, in the double opt-in

procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to prove whether the owner

of the e-mail address as the data subject is authorized to receive the

newsletter.

 

During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address

of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP)

and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as

the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is

necessary in order to understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail

address of a data subject at a later date, and it therefore serves the

aim of the legal protection of the controller.

 

The personal data collected as part of a registration for the newsletter

will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to

the newsletter may be informed by e-mail, as long as this is necessary

for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in

question, as this could be the case in the event of modifications to the

newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical

circumstances. There will be no transfer of personal data collected by

the newsletter service to third parties. The subscription to our

newsletter may be terminated by the data subject at any time. The

consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has

given for shipping the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. For the

purpose of revocation of consent, a corresponding link is found in each

newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at

any time directly on the website of the controller, or to communicate

this to the controller in a different way.

 

  1. Newsletter-Tracking

The newsletter of the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC contains

so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic

embedded in such e-mails, which are sent in HTML format to enable log

file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical analysis of the

success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded

tracking pixel, the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC may see if and when

an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the e-mail

were called up by data subjects.

 

Such personal data collected in the tracking pixels contained in the

newsletters are stored and analyzed by the controller in order to

optimize the shipping of the newsletter, as well as to adapt the content

of future newsletters even better to the interests of the data subject.

These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Data

subjects are at any time entitled to revoke the respective separate

declaration of consent issued by means of the double-opt-in procedure.

After a revocation, these personal data will be deleted by the

controller. The Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC automatically regards a

withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.

 

  1. Contact possibility via the website

The website of the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC contains information

that enables a quick electronic contact to our enterprise, as well as

direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of

the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject

contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal

data transmitted by the data subject are automatically stored. Such

personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the

data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting

the data subject. There is no transfer of this personal data to third

parties.

 

  1. Comments function in the blog on the website

The Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC offers users the possibility to

leave individual comments on individual blog contributions on a blog,

which is on the website of the controller. A blog is a web-based,

publicly-accessible portal, through which one or more people called

bloggers or web-bloggers may post articles or write down thoughts in

so-called blogposts. Blogposts may usually be commented by third

parties.

 

If a data subject leaves a comment on the blog published on this

website, the comments made by the data subject are also stored and

published, as well as information on the date of the commentary and on

the user’s (pseudonym) chosen by the data subject. In addition, the IP

address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the data

subject is also logged. This storage of the IP address takes place for

security reasons, and in case the data subject violates the rights of

third parties, or posts illegal content through a given comment. The

storage of these personal data is, therefore, in the own interest of the

data controller, so that he can exculpate in the event of an

infringement. This collected personal data will not be passed to third

parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the aim of

the defense of the data controller.

 

  1. Subscription to comments in the blog on the website

The comments made in the blog of the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC

may be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, there is the

possibility that a commenter subscribes to the comments following his

comments on a particular blog post.

 

If a data subject decides to subscribe to the option, the controller

will send an automatic confirmation e-mail to check the double opt-in

procedure as to whether the owner of the specified e-mail address

decided in favor of this option. The option to subscribe to comments may

be terminated at any time.

 

  1. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data of the

data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of

storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or

other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is

subject to.

 

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period

prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator

expires, the personal data are routinely blocked or erased in accordance

with legal requirements.

 

  1. Rights of the data subject
  2. a) Right of confirmation

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European

legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether

or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed. If a

data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of confirmation, he

or she may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer or another

employee of the controller.

 

  1. b) Right of access

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European

legislator to obtain from the controller free information about his or

her personal data stored at any time and a copy of this information.

Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data

subject access to the following information:

 

the purposes of the processing;

the categories of personal data concerned;

the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data

have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third

countries or international organisations;

where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be

stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;

the existence of the right to request from the controller rectification

or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal

data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;

the existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory

authority;

where the personal data are not collected from the data subject, any

available information as to their source;

the existence of automated decision-making, including profiling,

referred to in Article 22(1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those

cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the

significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data

subject.

Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information

as to whether personal data are transferred to a third country or to an

international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject

shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards

relating to the transfer.

 

If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right of access, he or

she may at any time contact our Data Protection Officer or another

employee of the controller.

 

  1. c) Right to rectification

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European

legislator to obtain from the controller without undue delay the

rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking

into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have

the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means

of providing a supplementary statement.

 

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or

she may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer or another

employee of the controller.

 

  1. d) Right to erasure (Right to be forgotten)

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European

legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data

concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have

the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of

the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not

necessary:

 

The personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes

for which they were collected or otherwise processed.

The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based

according to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, or point (a) of

Article 9(2) of the GDPR, and where there is no other legal ground for

the processing.

The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of

the GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the

processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to

Article 21(2) of the GDPR.

The personal data have been unlawfully processed.

The personal data must be erased for compliance with a legal obligation

in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.

The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of

information society services referred to in Article 8(1) of the GDPR.

If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes

to request the erasure of personal data stored by the Smith and Johnson

Consulting LLC, he or she may at any time contact our Data Protection

Officer or another employee of the controller. The Data Protection

Officer of the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC or another employee

shall promptly ensure that the erasure request is complied with

immediately.

 

Where the controller has made personal data public and is obliged

pursuant to Article 17(1) to erase the personal data, the controller,

taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation,

shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform

other controllers processing the personal data that the data subject has

requested erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or

replication of, those personal data, as far as processing is not

required. The Data Protection Officer of the Smith and Johnson

Consulting LLC or another employee will arrange the necessary measures

in individual cases.

 

  1. e) Right of restriction of processing

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European

legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where

one of the following applies:

 

The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for

a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal

data.

The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of

the personal data and requests instead the restriction of their use

instead.

The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the

processing, but they are required by the data subject for the

establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Article 21(1) of

the GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the

controller override those of the data subject.

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject

wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data

stored by the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC, he or she may at any

time contact our Data Protection Officer or another employee of the

controller. The Data Protection Officer of the Smith and Johnson

Consulting LLC or another employee will arrange the restriction of the

processing.

 

  1. f) Right to data portability

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European

legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which

was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and

machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit

those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller

to which the personal data have been provided, as long as the processing

is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR or

point (a) of Article 9(2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to

point (b) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out

by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the

performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the

exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

 

Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant

to Article 20(1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to

have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another,

where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect

the rights and freedoms of others.

 

In order to assert the right to data portability, the data subject may

at any time contact the Data Protection Officer designated by the Smith

and Johnson Consulting LLC or another employee.

 

  1. g) Right to object

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European

legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular

situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or

her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6(1) of the GDPR.

This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

 

The Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC shall no longer process the

personal data in the event of the objection, unless we can demonstrate

compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the

interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the

establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

 

If the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC processes personal data for

direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to

object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her

for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is

related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to the

Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC to the processing for direct marketing

purposes, the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC will no longer process

the personal data for these purposes.

 

In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his

or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data

concerning him or her by the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC for

scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes

pursuant to Article 89(1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is

necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of

public interest.

 

In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly

contact the Data Protection Officer of the Smith and Johnson Consulting

LLC or another employee. In addition, the data subject is free in the

context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding

Directive 2002/58/EC, to use his or her right to object by automated

means using technical specifications.

 

  1. h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European

legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated

processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning

him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, as long as

the decision (1) is not is necessary for entering into, or the

performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data

controller, or (2) is not authorised by Union or Member State law to

which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable

measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and

legitimate interests, or (3) is not based on the data subject’s explicit

consent.

 

If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance

of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) it

is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, the Smith and Johnson

Consulting LLC shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data

subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the

right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to

express his or her point of view and contest the decision.

 

If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated

individual decision-making, he or she may at any time directly contact

our Data Protection Officer of the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC or

another employee of the controller.

 

  1. i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European

legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her

personal data at any time.

 

f the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw the consent,

he or she may at any time directly contact our Data Protection Officer

of the Smith and Johnson Consulting LLC or another employee of the

controller.

 

  1. Data protection for applications and the application procedures

The data controller shall collect and process the personal data of

applicants for the purpose of the processing of the application

procedure. The processing may also be carried out electronically. This

is the case, in particular, if an applicant submits corresponding

application documents by e-mail or by means of a web form on the website

to the controller. If the data controller concludes an employment

contract with an applicant, the submitted data will be stored for the

purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with

legal requirements. If no employment contract is concluded with the

applicant by the controller, the application documents shall be

automatically erased two months after notification of the refusal

decision, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller

are opposed to the erasure. Other legitimate interest in this relation

is, e.g. a burden of proof in a procedure under the General Equal

Treatment Act (AGG).

 

  1. Data Protection provisions about the application and use of AddThis

On this website, the data controller has integrated components of the

enterprise AddThis. AddThis is a so-called bookmarking provider. The

service allows for simplified bookmarking of Internet pages via buttons.

By clicking on the AddThis component with the mouse, or by clicking on

it, a list of bookmarking and sharing services is displayed. AddThis is

used on over 15 million websites, and the buttons are displayed,

according to the information of the operating enterprise, over 20

billion times a year.

 

The operating company of AddThis is AddThis, Inc. 1595 Spring Hill Road,

Suite 300, Vienna, VA 22182, United States.

 

By calling up one of the individual pages of the website, which is

operated by the controller, and on which an AddThis component has been

integrated, the Internet browser of the data subject is automatically

prompted by the respective AddThis component to download data from the

website www.addthis.com. Within the framework of this technical

procedure, AddThis is informed of the visit and the specific individual

page of this website that was used by the data subject with the help of

information technology. In addition, AddThis is informed about the IP

address of the computer system assigned by the Internet service provider

(ISP) and used by the data subject, the browser type and language, the

web page accessed before our website, the date and the time of the visit

to our website. AddThis uses this data to create anonymous user

profiles. The data and information transmitted to AddThis in this way

will enable the enterprise AddThis, as well as affiliates or their

partner-enterprises, to contact visitors of the web pages of the

controller with personalized and interest-based advertising.

 

AddThis displays personalized and interest-based advertising on the

basis of a cookie set by the enterprise. This cookie analyzes the

individual surfing behavior of the computer system used by the data

subject. The cookie saves the computer-based outgoing visits to Internet

pages.

 

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet

browser used, and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies. Such a

setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent AddThis from

setting a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject. Cookies may also be deleted by AddThis at any time via an

Internet browser or other software programs.

 

The data subject also has the possibility of objecting permanently to

the processing of personal data by AddThis. For this purpose, the data

subject must click on the opt-out button under the link

http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out, which sets an opt-out cookie.

The opt-out cookie used for this purpose is placed on the information

technology system used by the data subject. If the data subject deletes

the cookies from his system, then the data subject must call up the link

again and set a new opt-out cookie.

 

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists

that the websites of the controller are not fully usable anymore by the

data subject.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of AddThis may be accessed

under http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Adobe

Analytics (Omniture) / Adobe marketing cloud

On this website, the controller has integrated components of the

enterprise Adobe. Adobe Analytics (Omniture) and Adobe Marketing Cloud

(hereinafter referred to as “Omniture”) is an instrument that allows for

more efficient online marketing and web analysis. Omniture is part of

Adobe Marketing Cloud. Adobe Marketing Cloud enables real-time analysis

of visitor flows on Internet sites. The real-time analysis includes

project reports and allows an ad-hoc analysis of site visitors. Customer

interactions are presented in such a way as to give the controller a

better overview of users’ online activities of this website by

displaying the data in simple and interactive dashboards and converting

them into reports. This enables the controller to obtain information in

real-time and to identify problems that occur more quickly.

 

The operating company for these services is Adobe Systems Software

Ireland Limited, 4-6 Riverwalk, Citywest Business Campus, Dublin 24,

Republic of Ireland.

 

Omniture sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject (cookies have already been explained in advance, which may be

read above). The controller ensures that the tracking data transferred

to the Adobe data center is anonymized prior to geolocation. The

anonymization is implemented by replacing the last part of the IP

address. The controller has made server-sided settings, which are used

to anonymize the IP address of the data subject prior to processing for

geolocation and range measurement. Adobe will use the data and

information obtained via our website to analyze the user behavior of the

data subject on behalf of the controller. Adobe will also use the data

to create reports on user activity on our behalf, as well as provide

other services to our enterprise related to the use of our website. The

IP address of the data subject is not merged with other personal data by

Adobe.

 

As stated above, the data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting

of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding setting of

the Internet browser used, and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent

Omniture from setting a cookie on the information technology system of

the data subject. Cookies may also be deleted by Omniture at any time

via an Internet browser or other software programs.

 

The data subject also has the possibility of objecting to and preventing

the collection of data generated by the Adobe cookie on the use of this

website and the processing of this data by Adobe. For this purpose, the

data subject must click on the opt-out button under the link

http://www.adobe.com/de/privacy/opt-out.html, which sets an opt-out

cookie. The opt-out cookie used for this purpose is placed on the

information technology system used by the data subject. If the data

subject deletes the cookies from his system, then the data subject must

call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

 

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists

that the websites of the controller are not fully usable anymore by the

data subject.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Adobe may be accessed under

http://www.adobe.com/privacy.html.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of

Affilinet

On this website, the controller has integrated components of the

enterprise Affilinet. Affilinet is a German affiliate network, which

offers affiliate marketing.

 

Affiliate marketing is a web-based form of distribution, which allows

commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or

advertisers, to show advertising, which will be paid mostly through

click or sale commissions, on third-party Internet sites that are also

called affiliates or publishers. The Merchant provides through the

affiliate network an advertising medium, such as an advertising banner

or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently

integrated by an affiliate on its own Internet pages or via other

channels such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.

 

The operating company of Affilinet is the Affilinet GmbH, Sapporo arc

6-8, 80637 Munich, Germany.

 

Affilinet sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. The tracking

cookie by Affilinet stores no personal data. Only the identification

number of the affiliate, that is, the partner mediating the potential

customer, as well as the ordinal number of the visitor of a website and

the clicked advertising medium are stored. The purpose of this data

storage is the processing of commission payments between a merchant and

affiliate, which are processed through the affiliate network, that is

Affilinet.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the Internet browser used and, thus, permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent Affilinet from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

Affilinet may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Affilinet may be accessed

under https://www.affili.net/uk/footeritem/privacy-policy.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Econda

On this website, the controller has integrated components of the

enterprise Econda. Econda is a web analytics service. Web analytics is

the collection, gathering and analysis of data about the behavior of

visitors of the websites. A web analysis service captures, among other

things, data pertaining to which website a person has arrived on via

another website (the so-called referrer), which sub-site of the website

was visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-site was viewed.

Web analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website in order

to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

 

The operating company of Econda is Econda GmbH, Eisenlohrstr. 43, 76135

Karlsruhe, Germany.

 

Econda sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With each call up

to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated

by the controller and on which an Econda component was integrated, the

Internet browser on the information technology system of the data

subject is automatically prompted to transmit data for marketing and

optimisation purposes to Econda through the Econda component. During the

course of this technical procedure, Econda obtains data that is used to

create pseudonymous user profiles. The user profiles created in such a

way are used to analyze the behavior of the data subject who has

accessed the website of the controller and are evaluated with the aim of

improving and optimizing the website. The data collected via the Econda

component is not used to identify the data subject without first

obtaining separate and explicit consent from the data subject. These

data will not be merged with personal data or with other data that

contain the same pseudonym.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the Internet browser used, and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent Econda from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Econda

may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a

collection of data relating to a use of this Internet site that are

generated by the Econda cookie as well as the processing of these data

by Econda and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the

data subject must press the ‘submit’ button under the link

http://www.econda.com/econda/enterprise/data-protection/revocation-of-data-storage/,

which sets the opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie used for this purpose

is placed on the information technology system used by the data subject.

If the cookies are deleted from the system of the data subject, then the

data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

 

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists

that the websites of the controller are not fully usable anymore by the

data subject.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Econda may be accessed

under

http://www.econda.com/econda/enterprise/data-protection/data-privacy-statement/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Etracker

On this website, the controller has integrated components of the

enterprise Etracker. Etracker is a Web analytics service. Web analytics

is the collection, gathering and analysis of data about the behavior of

visitors to websites. A web analysis service captures, among other

things, data about from which website a person has arrived on another

website (the so-called referrer), which sub-sites of the website were

visited or how often and for what duration a sub-site was viewed. Web

analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order

to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

 

The operating company of Etracker is Etracker GmbH, Erste Brunnenstraße

1, 20459 Hamburg, Germany.

 

Etracker sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With each call-up

to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated

by the controller and into which an Etracker component was integrated,

the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data

subject is automatically prompted to transmit data for marketing and

optimisation purposes to Etracker through the Etracker component. During

the course of this technical procedure Etracker receives data that is

used to create pseudonymous user profiles. The user profiles created in

such a way are used for the analysis of the behaviour of the data

subject, which has accessed Internet page of the controller and are

evaluated with the aim of improving and optimizing the website. The data

collected through the Etracker component is not used without first

obtaining of a separate and explicit consent of the data subject to

identify the data subject. This data is not merged with personal data or

other data which contain the same pseudonym.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, at any time prevent the setting

of cookies through our website by means of a corresponding adjustment of

the Internet browser used and, permanently deny the setting of cookies.

Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent

Etracker from setting a cookie on the information technology system of

the data subject. In addition, cookies already set by Etracker may be

deleted at any time via a Web browser or other software programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a

collection of data relating to a use of this Internet site that are

generated by the Etracker cookie as well as the processing of these data

by Etracker and the chance to preclude such. For this purpose, the data

subject must press the ‘cookie-set’ button under the link

http://www.etracker.de/privacy?sid=58e31c864e66848984dfc79b8f6b51a9&id=privacy&et=V23Jbb&languageId=2,

which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie used for this purpose

is placed on the information technology system used by the data subject.

If the cookies are deleted from the system of the data subject, then the

data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

 

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists

that the websites of the controller are not fully usable anymore by the

data subject.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Etracker may be accessed

under https://www.etracker.com/de/datenschutz.html.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Facebook

On this website, the controller has integrated components of the

enterprise Facebook. Facebook is a social network.

 

A social network is a place for social meetings on the Internet, an

online community, which usually allows users to communicate with each

other and interact in a virtual space. A social network may serve as a

platform for the exchange of opinions and experiences, or enable the

Internet community to provide personal or business-related information.

Facebook allows social network users to include the creation of private

profiles, upload photos, and network through friend requests.

 

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo

Park, CA 94025, United States. If a person lives outside of the United

States or Canada, the controller is the Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand

Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet

website, which is operated by the controller and into which a Facebook

component (Facebook plug-ins) was integrated, the web browser on the

information technology system of the data subject is automatically

prompted to download display of the corresponding Facebook component

from Facebook through the Facebook component. An overview of all the

Facebook Plug-ins may be accessed under

https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/. During the course of this

technical procedure, Facebook is made aware of what specific sub-site of

our website was visited by the data subject.

 

If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook, Facebook

detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for

the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific

sub-site of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This

information is collected through the Facebook component and associated

with the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data

subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our

website, e.g. the “Like” button, or if the data subject submits a

comment, then Facebook matches this information with the personal

Facebook user account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

 

Facebook always receives, through the Facebook component, information

about a visit to our website by the data subject, whenever the data

subject is logged in at the same time on Facebook during the time of the

call-up to our website. This occurs regardless of whether the data

subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transmission

of information to Facebook is not desirable for the data subject, then

he or she may prevent this by logging off from their Facebook account

before a call-up to our website is made.

 

The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available

at https://facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information about the

collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. In

addition, it is explained there what setting options Facebook offers to

protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different

configuration options are made available to allow the elimination of

data transmission to Facebook. These applications may be used by the

data subject to eliminate a data transmission to Facebook.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Flattr

On this website, the controller has integrated components of the

enterprise Flattr. Flattr is a social payment service from Sweden, which

allows the user to distribute donations to media providers on the

Internet through deposits on a credit account and by the provision of a

monthly budget. The users of the service may instruct Flattr, by

clicking on a Flattr button that is integrated on the website of a media

provider, to distribute its fixed monthly budget to this media provider.

 

The operating company of Flattr is Flattr AB, Box 4111, 203 12 Malmo,

Sweden.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site,

which is operated by the controller and into which a Flattr component

was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology

system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a

display of the corresponding Flattr component from Flattr through the

Flattr component. During the course of this technical procedure, Flattr

is made aware of what specific sub-sites of our website are visited by

the data subject.

 

If the data subject is logged in at the same time at Flattr, Flattr

detects with each call-up to our website by the data subject—and for the

entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—what specific

sub-site of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This

information is collected by the Flattr component and associated with the

respective Flattr account of the data subject. If the data subject

clicks on the Flattr button integrated into our website, then this

information is transmitted to Flattr for billing purposes. The data

subject has already agreed to the transmission of such information

towards Flattr.

 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of

Flattr may be retrieved under https://flattr.com/privacy.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of

functions of the Amazon Partner program

On this website, the controller has integrated Amazon components as a

participant in the Amazon partner program. The Amazon components were

created by Amazon with the aim to mediate customers through

advertisements on various websites of the Amazon group, in particular

Amazon.co.uk, Local.Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de, BuyVIP.com, Amazon.fr,

Amazon.it and Amazon.es in return for the payment of a commission. By

using the Amazon components, the controller may generate advertising

revenue.

 

The operating company of this Amazon component is Amazon EU S.à.r.l, 5

Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

 

Amazon sets a cookie the information technology system of the data

subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With each single

call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet website, which

is operated by the controller and in which an Amazon component was

integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of

the data subject will automatically submit data for the purpose of

online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Amazon through

the respective Amazon component. During the course of this technical

procedure, Amazon receives personal information that is used to trace

the origin of orders from Amazon, and as a result, to allow the

accounting of a commission. Among other things, Amazon may understand

that the data subject has clicked on an affiliate link on our website.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used, and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent Amazon from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

Amazon may be deleted at anytime via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

Further information and the actual data protection provisions of Amazon

may be retrieved under

https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=3312401&language=en_GB.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of

functions pertaining to the collection society WORT (VG WORT)

On this website, the controller has integrated a tracking pixel. A

tracking pixel is a thumbnail image that is embedded in web pages to

enable a log file recording and a log file analysis so that a

statistical analysis may be performed. The integrated tracking pixels

serve the Scalable Central Measurement System (SZMS) of the collecting

society WORT (VG Wort).

 

The Scalable Central Measurement System is operated by INFOnline GmbH,

Forum Bonn Nord, Brühler Str. 9, 53119 Bonn.

 

The Scalable Central Measurement System is used to determine with

statistical key figures, the probability of the copying of texts. The

embedded tracking pixel ensures that the collecting society WORT may

detect whether, when, and how various users (including the data subject)

opened our website and what content was retrieved.

 

The data obtained using the Scalable Central Measurement System is

collected anonymously. To capture the traffic, either a so-called

session cookie is created for the purpose of recognition of the users of

a website, that is a signature, which consists of various automatically

transmitted information, or alternative methods are used. The IP address

of the Internet connection used by the data subject is collected only in

anonymised form and processed. The data subject is not identified at any

time.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus contradict the setting of cookies

permanently. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent VG Wort from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by VG

Wort may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a

collection of data generated by VG Wort related to the use of this

website, as well as to the processing of these data through VG Wort and

the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must

press the ‘opt-out’ button under the link http://optout.ioam.de, which

sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie used for this purpose is

placed on the information technology system used by the data subject. If

the cookies are deleted on the system of the data subject, then the data

subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

 

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists

that the websites of the controller are not fully usable anymore by the

data subject.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of INFOnline may be accessed

under https://www.infonline.de/datenschutz/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Getty

Images Photos

On this website, the controller has integrated components of the

enterprise Getty Images. Getty Images is an American picture agency. A

picture agency is an enterprise which provides images and other image

material on the market. Generally, picture agencies market photographs,

illustrations and footage. A picture agency licenses different

customers, in particular Internet website operators, editors of print

and television media and advertising agencies, the images used by them.

 

The operating company of the Getty Images components is Getty Images

International, 1st floor, The Herbert Building, The Park, Carrickmines,

Dublin 18, Ireland.

 

Getty Images allows the embedding of stock images (where possibly free

of charge). Embedding is the inclusion or integration of any specific

foreign content, e.g. text, video or image data provided by a foreign

website, and then appears on the own website. A so-called embedded code

is used to embed. An embedded code is an HTML code that is integrated

into a website from a website owner. When an embedded code is integrated

by a website owner, the external content of the other website is

displayed by default immediately, as long as a website is visited. To

display third-party content, the external content is loaded directly

from the other Internet site. Getty Images provides further information

about the embedded of content under

http://www.gettyimages.de/resources/embed.

 

Through the technical implementation of the embedded code, which allows

the image display of the images of Getty Images, the IP address of the

Internet connection, through which the data subject accesses our

website, is transmitted to Getty Images. Further, Getty Images collects

our website, browser type, browser language, and time and length of

access. In addition, Getty Images may collect navigation information,

which is information about which of our subpages have been visited by

the data subject and which links have been clicked on, as well as other

interactions that the data subject has carried out when visiting our

website. This data may be stored and analyzed by Getty Images.

 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of

Getty Images may be retrieved under

http://www.gettyimages.de/enterprise/privacy-policy.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google

AdSense

On this website, the controller has integrated Google AdSense. Google

AdSense is an online service which allows the placement of advertising

on third-party sites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm that

selects advertisements displayed on third-party sites to match with the

content of the respective third-party site. Google AdSense allows an

interest-based targeting of the Internet user, which is implemented by

means of generating individual user profiles.

 

The operating company of Google’s AdSense component is Alphabet Inc.,

1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

 

The purpose of Google’s AdSense component is the integration of

advertisements on our website. Google AdSense places a cookie on the

information technology system of the data subject. The definition of

cookies is explained above. With the setting of the cookie, Alphabet

Inc. is enabled to analyze the use of our website. With each call-up to

one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated by

the controller and into which a Google AdSense component is integrated,

the Internet browser on the information technology system of the data

subject will automatically submit data through the Google AdSense

component for the purpose of online advertising and the settlement of

commissions to Alphabet Inc. During the course of this technical

procedure, the enterprise Alphabet Inc. gains knowledge of personal

data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves Alphabet

Inc., inter alia, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks and

subsequently create commission settlements.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent Alphabet Inc. from setting a cookie on the information

technology system of the data subject. Additionally, cookies already in

use by Alphabet Inc. may be deleted at any time via a web browser or

other software programs.

 

Furthermore, Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A

tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in web pages to

enable a log file recording and a log file analysis through which a

statistical analysis may be performed. Based on the embedded tracking

pixels, Alphabet Inc. is able to determine if and when a website was

opened by a data subject, and which links were clicked on by the data

subject. Tracking pixels serve, inter alia, to analyze the flow of

visitors on a website.

 

Through Google AdSense, personal data and information—which also

includes the IP address, and is necessary for the collection and

accounting of the displayed advertisements—is transmitted to Alphabet

Inc. in the United States of America. These personal data will be stored

and processed in the United States of America. The Alphabet Inc. may

disclose the collected personal data through this technical procedure to

third parties.

 

Google AdSense is further explained under the following link

https://www.google.com/intl/en/adsense/start/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google

Analytics (with anonymization function)

On this website, the controller has integrated the component of Google

Analytics (with the anonymizer function). Google Analytics is a web

analytics service. Web analytics is the collection, gathering, and

analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web

analysis service collects, inter alia, data about the website from which

a person has come (the so-called referrer), which sub-pages were

visited, or how often and for what duration a sub-page was viewed. Web

analytics are mainly used for the optimization of a website and in order

to carry out a cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

 

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600

Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United States.

 

For the web analytics through Google Analytics the controller uses the

application “_gat. _anonymizeIp”. By means of this application the IP

address of the Internet connection of the data subject is abridged by

Google and anonymised when accessing our websites from a Member State of

the European Union or another Contracting State to the Agreement on the

European Economic Area.

 

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the traffic

on our website. Google uses the collected data and information, inter

alia, to evaluate the use of our website and to provide online reports,

which show the activities on our websites, and to provide other services

concerning the use of our Internet site for us.

 

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of

the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the

setting of the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our

website. With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this

Internet site, which is operated by the controller and into which a

Google Analytics component was integrated, the Internet browser on the

information technology system of the data subject will automatically

submit data through the Google Analytics component for the purpose of

online advertising and the settlement of commissions to Google. During

the course of this technical procedure, the enterprise Google gains

knowledge of personal information, such as the IP address of the data

subject, which serves Google, inter alia, to understand the origin of

visitors and clicks, and subsequently create commission settlements.

 

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access

time, the location from which the access was made, and the frequency of

visits of our website by the data subject. With each visit to our

Internet site, such personal data, including the IP address of the

Internet access used by the data subject, will be transmitted to Google

in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by

Google in the United States of America. Google may pass these personal

data collected through the technical procedure to third parties.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent Google Analytics from setting a cookie on the information

technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in

use by Google Analytics may be deleted at any time via a web browser or

other software programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a

collection of data that are generated by Google Analytics, which is

related to the use of this website, as well as the processing of this

data by Google and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose,

the data subject must download a browser add-on under the link

https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout and install it. This browser

add-on tells Google Analytics through a JavaScript, that any data and

information about the visits of Internet pages may not be transmitted to

Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-ons is considered

an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the data

subject is later deleted, formatted, or newly installed, then the data

subject must reinstall the browser add-ons to disable Google Analytics.

If the browser add-on was uninstalled by the data subject or any other

person who is attributable to their sphere of competence, or is

disabled, it is possible to execute the reinstallation or reactivation

of the browser add-ons.

 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of

Google may be retrieved under

https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and under

http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/us.html. Google Analytics is

further explained under the following Link

https://www.google.com/analytics/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google

Remarketing

On this website, the controller has integrated Google Remarketing

services. Google Remarketing is a feature of Google AdWords, which

allows an enterprise to display advertising to Internet users who have

previously resided on the enterprise’s Internet site. The integration of

Google Remarketing therefore allows an enterprise to create user-based

advertising and thus shows relevant advertisements to interested

Internet users.

 

The operating company of the Google Remarketing services is the Google

Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, United

States.

 

The purpose of Google Remarketing is the insertion of interest-relevant

advertising. Google Remarketing allows us to display ads on the Google

network or on other websites, which are based on individual needs and

matched to the interests of Internet users.

 

Google Remarketing sets a cookie on the information technology system of

the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the

setting of the cookie, Google enables a recognition of the visitor of

our website if he calls up consecutive web pages, which are also a

member of the Google advertising network. With each call-up to an

Internet site on which the service has been integrated by Google

Remarketing, the web browser of the data subject identifies

automatically with Google. During the course of this technical

procedure, Google receives personal information, such as the IP address

or the surfing behaviour of the user, which Google uses, inter alia, for

the insertion of interest relevant advertising.

 

The cookie is used to store personal information, e.g. the Internet

pages visited by the data subject. Each time we visit our Internet

pages, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access

used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States

of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United

States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through

the technical procedure to third parties.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

Google may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to the

interest-based advertising by Google. For this purpose, the data subject

must call up the link to www.google.de/settings/ads and make the desired

settings on each Internet browser used by the data subject.

 

Further information and the actual data protection provisions of Google

may be retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Google+

On this website, the controller has integrated the Google+ button as a

component. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is a

social meeting place on the Internet, an online community, which usually

allows users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual

space. A social network may serve as a platform for the exchange of

opinions and experiences, or enable the Internet community to provide

personal or business-related information. Google+ allows users of the

social network to include the creation of private profiles, upload

photos and network through friend requests.

 

The operating company of Google+ is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy,

Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, which

is operated by the controller and on which a Google+ button has been

integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of

the data subject automatically downloads a display of the corresponding

Google+ button of Google through the respective Google+ button

component. During the course of this technical procedure, Google is made

aware of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data

subject. More detailed information about Google+ is available under

https://developers.google.com/+/.

 

If the data subject is logged in at the same time to Google+, Google

recognizes with each call-up to our website by the data subject and for

the entire duration of his or her stay on our Internet site, which

specific sub-pages of our Internet page were visited by the data

subject. This information is collected through the Google+ button and

Google matches this with the respective Google+ account associated with

the data subject.

 

If the data subject clicks on the Google+ button integrated on our

website and thus gives a Google+ 1 recommendation, then Google assigns

this information to the personal Google+ user account of the data

subject and stores the personal data. Google stores the Google+ 1

recommendation of the data subject, making it publicly available in

accordance with the terms and conditions accepted by the data subject in

this regard. Subsequently, a Google+ 1 recommendation given by the data

subject on this website together with other personal data, such as the

Google+ account name used by the data subject and the stored photo, is

stored and processed on other Google services, such as search-engine

results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the data

subject or in other places, e.g. on Internet pages, or in relation to

advertisements. Google is also able to link the visit to this website

with other personal data stored on Google. Google further records this

personal information with the purpose of improving or optimizing the

various Google services.

 

Through the Google+ button, Google receives information that the data

subject visited our website, if the data subject at the time of the

call-up to our website is logged in to Google+. This occurs regardless

of whether the data subject clicks or doesn’t click on the Google+

button.

 

If the data subject does not wish to transmit personal data to Google,

he or she may prevent such transmission by logging out of his Google+

account before calling up our website.

 

Further information and the data protection provisions of Google may be

retrieved under https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. More

references from Google about the Google+ 1 button may be obtained under

https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of

Google-AdWords

On this website, the controller has integrated Google AdWords. Google

AdWords is a service for Internet advertising that allows the advertiser

to place ads in Google search engine results and the Google advertising

network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define specific

keywords with the help of which an ad on Google’s search results only

then displayed, when the user utilizes the search engine to retrieve a

keyword-relevant search result. In the Google Advertising Network, the

ads are distributed on relevant web pages using an automatic algorithm,

taking into account the previously defined keywords.

 

The operating company of Google AdWords is Google Inc., 1600

Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.

 

The purpose of Google AdWords is the promotion of our website by the

inclusion of relevant advertising on the websites of third parties and

in the search engine results of the search engine Google and an

insertion of third-party advertising on our website.

 

If a data subject reaches our website via a Google ad, a conversion

cookie is filed on the information technology system of the data subject

through Google. The definition of cookies is explained above. A

conversion cookie loses its validity after 30 days and is not used to

identify the data subject. If the cookie has not expired, the conversion

cookie is used to check whether certain sub-pages, e.g, the shopping

cart from an online shop system, were called up on our website. Through

the conversion cookie, both Google and the controller can understand

whether a person who reached an AdWords ad on our website generated

sales, that is, executed or canceled a sale of goods.

 

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion

cookie is used by Google to create visit statistics for our website.

These visit statistics are used in order to determine the total number

of users who have been served through AdWords ads to ascertain the

success or failure of each AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads in

the future. Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers

receive information from Google that could identify the data subject.

 

The conversion cookie stores personal information, e.g. the Internet

pages visited by the data subject. Each time we visit our Internet

pages, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access

used by the data subject, is transmitted to Google in the United States

of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United

States of America. Google may pass these personal data collected through

the technical procedure to third parties.

 

The data subject may, at any time, prevent the setting of cookies by our

website, as stated above, by means of a corresponding setting of the

Internet browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies.

Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google

from placing a conversion cookie on the information technology system of

the data subject. In addition, a cookie set by Google AdWords may be

deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

 

The data subject has a possibility of objecting to the interest based

advertisement of Google. Therefore, the data subject must access from

each of the browsers in use the link www.google.de/settings/ads and set

the desired settings.

 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of

Google may be retrieved under

https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of

Instagram

On this website, the controller has integrated components of the service

Instagram. Instagram is a service that may be qualified as an

audiovisual platform, which allows users to share photos and videos, as

well as disseminate such data in other social networks.

 

The operating company of the services offered by Instagram is Instagram

LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, UNITED

STATES.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site,

which is operated by the controller and on which an Instagram component

(Insta button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information

technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to the

download of a display of the corresponding Instagram component of

Instagram. During the course of this technical procedure, Instagram

becomes aware of what specific sub-page of our website was visited by

the data subject.

 

If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Instagram,

Instagram detects with every call-up to our website by the data

subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet

site—which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the

data subject. This information is collected through the Instagram

component and is associated with the respective Instagram account of the

data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Instagram buttons

integrated on our website, then Instagram matches this information with

the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and stores the

personal data.

 

Instagram receives information via the Instagram component that the data

subject has visited our website provided that the data subject is logged

in at Instagram at the time of the call to our website. This occurs

regardless of whether the person clicks on the Instagram button or not.

If such a transmission of information to Instagram is not desirable for

the data subject, then he or she can prevent this by logging off from

their Instagram account before a call-up to our website is made.

 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of

Instagram may be retrieved under

https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and

https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Jetpack

for WordPress

On this website, the controller has integrated Jetpack. Jetpack is a

WordPress plug-in, which provides additional features to the operator of

a website based on WordPress. Jetpack allows the Internet site operator,

inter alia, an overview of the visitors of the site. By displaying

related posts and publications, or the ability to share content on the

page, it is also possible to increase visitor numbers. In addition,

security features are integrated into Jetpack, so a Jetpack-using site

is better protected against brute-force attacks. Jetpack also optimizes

and accelerates the loading of images on the website.

 

The operating company of Jetpack Plug-Ins for WordPress is the

Automattic Inc., 132 Hawthorne Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, UNITED

STATES. The operating enterprise uses the tracking technology created by

Quantcast Inc., 201 Third Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED

STATES.

 

Jetpack sets a cookie on the information technology system used by the

data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With each

call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is

operated by the controller and on which a Jetpack component was

integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of

the data subject is automatically prompted to submit data through the

Jetpack component for analysis purposes to Automattic. During the course

of this technical procedure Automattic receives data that is used to

create an overview of website visits. The data obtained in this way

serves the analysis of the behaviour of the data subject, which has

access to the Internet page of the controller and is analyzed with the

aim to optimize the website. The data collected through the Jetpack

component is not used to identify the data subject without a prior

obtaining of a separate express consent of the data subject. The data

comes also to the notice of Quantcast. Quantcast uses the data for the

same purposes as Automattic.

 

The data subject can, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent Automattic/Quantcast from setting a cookie on the information

technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in

use by Automattic/Quantcast may be deleted at any time via a web browser

or other software programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a

collection of data relating to a use of this Internet site that are

generated by the Jetpack cookie as well as the processing of these data

by Automattic/Quantcast and the chance to preclude any such. For this

purpose, the data subject must press the ‘opt-out’ button under the link

https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/ which sets an opt-out cookie. The

opt-out cookie set with this purpose is placed on the information

technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies are deleted

on the system of the data subject, then the data subject must call up

the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

 

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists

that the websites of the controller are not fully usable anymore by the

data subject.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Automattic may be accessed

under https://automattic.com/privacy/. The applicable data protection

provisions of Quantcast can be accessed under

https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of LinkedIn

The controller has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on

this website. LinkedIn is a web-based social network that enables users

with existing business contacts to connect and to make new business

contacts. Over 400 million registered people in more than 200 countries

use LinkedIn. Thus, LinkedIn is currently the largest platform for

business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

 

The operating company of LinkedIn is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin

Court Mountain View, CA 94043, UNITED STATES. For privacy matters

outside of the UNITED STATES LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues,

Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site,

which is operated by the controller and on which a LinkedIn component

(LinkedIn plug-in) was integrated, the Internet browser on the

information technology system of the data subject is automatically

prompted to the download of a display of the corresponding LinkedIn

component of LinkedIn. Further information about the LinkedIn plug-in

may be accessed under https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. During the

course of this technical procedure, LinkedIn gains knowledge of what

specific sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.

 

If the data subject is logged in at the same time on LinkedIn, LinkedIn

detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for

the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific

sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This

information is collected through the LinkedIn component and associated

with the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject. If the data

subject clicks on one of the LinkedIn buttons integrated on our website,

then LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user

account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

 

LinkedIn receives information via the LinkedIn component that the data

subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is

logged in at LinkedIn at the time of the call-up to our website. This

occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the LinkedIn button or

not. If such a transmission of information to LinkedIn is not desirable

for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off

from their LinkedIn account before a call-up to our website is made.

 

LinkedIn provides under

https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls the possibility to

unsubscribe from e-mail messages, SMS messages and targeted ads, as well

as the ability to manage ad settings. LinkedIn also uses affiliates such

as Eire, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore,

Eloqua, and Lotame. The setting of such cookies may be denied under

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable privacy

policy for LinkedIn is available under

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The LinkedIn Cookie

Policy is available under https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of

LiveZilla

On this website, the controller has integrated the LiveZilla component.

LiveZilla is a live support help desk software that enables direct

communication in real time (so-called live chat) with visitors of their

own Internet page.

 

The developer of the LiveZilla component is LiveZilla GmbH,

Byk-Gulden-Straße 18, 78224 Singen, Germany.

 

With each single call-up to our website, which is equipped with a

LiveZilla component, this component collects data with the purpose of

operating the live chat system and analyzing the operation of the

system. Further information about LiveZilla may be retrieved under

http://www.livezilla.net/home/en/.

 

The LiveZilla component sets a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained

above. Pseudonymised user profiles may be created with the help of the

LiveZilla cookie. Such pseudonymised usage profiles may be used by the

controller to conduct an analysis of visitor behavior as well as analyze

and maintain a proper operation of the live chat system. The analysis is

also improving our offers. The data collected through the LiveZilla

component is not used to identify the data subject without first

obtaining of a separate express consent of the data subject. These data

are not merged with personal data or other data which contain the same

pseudonym.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent the LiveZilla component from setting a cookie on the information

technology system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in

use by the LiveZilla component may be deleted at any time via a web

browser or other software programs.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of LiveZilla GmbH may be

accessed under https://www.livezilla.net/disclaimer/en/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Myspace

On this website, the controller has integrated components of MySpace

LLC. MySpace is a so-called social network. A social network is an

Internet social meeting place, an online community that allows users to

communicate and interact with each other in a virtual space. A social

network can serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and

experiences or allow the Internet community to provide personal or

company-related information. MySpace allows users of the social network

to create free blogs or groups of users, including photos and videos.

 

The operating company of MySpace is MySpace LLC, 8391 Beverly Blvd.,

#349, Los Angeles, California 90048, UNITED STATES.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site,

which is operated by the controller and on which a MySpace component

(MySpace plug-in) was integrated, the Internet browser on the

information technology system of the data subject is automatically

prompted to the download through the respective MySpace component a

display of the corresponding MySpace component of MySpace. Further

information about MySpace is available under https://myspace.com. During

the course of this technical procedure, MySpace gains knowledge of what

specific sub-page of our website is visited by the data subject.

 

If the data subject is logged in at the same time on MySpace, MySpace

detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for

the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific

sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This

information is collected through the MySpace component and associated

with the respective MySpace account of the data subject. If the data

subject clicks on one of the MySpace buttons, integrated on our website,

then MySpace assigns this information with the personal MySpace user

account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

 

MySpace receives information via the MySpace component that the data

subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is

logged in at MySpace at the time of the call to our website. This occurs

regardless of whether the person clicks on the MySpace component or not.

If such a transmission of information to MySpace is not desirable for

the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from

their MySpace account before a call-up to our website is made.

 

The data protection guideline published by MySpace, which is available

under https://myspace.com/pages/privacy, provides information on the

collection, processing and use of personal data by MySpace.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of

Pinterest

On this website, the controller has integrated components of Pinterest

Inc. Pinterest is a so-called social network. A social network is an

Internet social meeting place, an online community that allows users to

communicate and interact with each other in a virtual space. A social

network may serve as a platform for the exchange of opinions and

experiences, or allow the Internet community to provide personal or

company-related information. Pinterest enables the users of the social

network to publish, inter alia, picture collections and individual

pictures as well as descriptions on virtual pinboards (so-called pins),

which can then be shared by other user’s (so-called re-pins) or

commented on.

 

The operating company of Pinterest is Pinterest Inc., 808 Brannan

Street, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site,

which is operated by the controller and on which a Pinterest component

(Pinterest plug-in) was integrated, the Internet browser on the

information technology system of the data subject automatically prompted

to download through the respective Pinterest component a display of the

corresponding Pinterest component. Further information on Pinterest is

available under https://pinterest.com/. During the course of this

technical procedure, Pinterest gains knowledge of what specific sub-page

of our website is visited by the data subject.

 

If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Pinterest,

Pinterest detects with every call-up to our website by the data

subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet

site—which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the

data subject. This information is collected through the Pinterest

component and associated with the respective Pinterest account of the

data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Pinterest

buttons, integrated on our website, then Pinterest assigns this

information to the personal Pinterest user account of the data subject

and stores the personal data.

 

Pinterest receives information via the Pinterest component that the data

subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is

logged in at Pinterest at the time of the call-up to our website. This

occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Pinterest

component or not. If such a transmission of information to Pinterest is

not desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by

logging off from their Pinterest account before a call-up to our website

is made.

 

The data protection guideline published by Pinterest, which is available

under https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy, provides information

on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Pinterest.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Matomo

On this website, the controller has integrated the Matomo component.

Matomo is an open-source software tool for web analysis. Web analysis is

the collection, gathering and evaluation of data on the behavior of

visitors from Internet sites. A web analysis tool collects, inter alia,

data on the website from which a data subject came to a website

(so-called referrer), which pages of the website were accessed or how

often and for which period of time a sub-page was viewed. A web analysis

is mainly used for the optimization of a website and the cost-benefit

analysis of Internet advertising.

 

The software is operated on the server of the controller, the data

protection-sensitive log files are stored exclusively on this server.

 

The purpose of the Matomo component is the analysis of the visitor flows

on our website. The controller uses the obtained data and information,

inter alia, to evaluate the use of this website in order to compile

online reports, which show the activities on our Internet pages.

 

Matomo sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With the setting

of the cookie, an analysis of the use of our website is enabled. With

each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, the

Internet browser on the information technology system of the data

subject is automatically through the Matomo component prompted to submit

data for the purpose of online analysis to our server. During the course

of this technical procedure, we obtain knowledge about personal

information, such as the IP address of the data subject, which serves to

understand the origin of visitors and clicks.

 

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access

time, the location from which access was made, and the frequency of

visits to our website. With each visit of our Internet pages, these

personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by

the data subject, are transferred to our server. These personal data

will be stored by us. We do not forward this personal data to third

parties.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the used Internet browser would also

prevent Matomo from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

Matomo may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a

collection of data relating to a use of this Internet site that are

generated by Matomo as well as the processing of these data by Matomo

and the chance to preclude any such. For this, the data subject must set

an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie that is set for this purpose is

placed on the information technology system used by the data subject. If

the cookies are deleted on the system of the data subject, then the data

subject must call-up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

 

With each setting of the opt-out cookie, however, there is the

possibility that the websites of the controller are no longer fully

usable for the data subject.

 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of

Matomo may be retrieved under https://matomo.org/privacy/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Shariff

On this website, the controller has integrated the component of Shariff.

The Shariff component provides social media buttons that are compliant

with data protection. Shariff was developed for the German computer

magazine c’t and is published by GitHub, Inc.

 

The developers of the component is GitHub, Inc. 88 Colin P. Kelly Junior

Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, United States.

 

Typically, the button solutions provided by the social networks already

transmits personal data to the respective social network, when a user

visits a website in which a social media button was integrated. By using

the Shariff component, personal data is only transferred to social

networks, when the visitor actively activates one of the social media

buttons. Further information on the Shariff component may be found in

the computer magazine c’t under

http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Datenschutz-und-Social-Media-Der-ct-Shariff-ist-im-Usatz-2470103.

Html provided. The use of the Shariff component is intended to protect

the personal data of the visitors of our website and to enable us to

integrate a button solution for social networks on this website.

 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of

GitHub are retrievable under

https://help.github.com/articles/github-privacy-policy/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of

SlideShare

On this website, the controller has integrated SlideShare components.

LinkedIn SlideShare as a file hosting service allows you to exchange and

archive presentations and other documents, such as PDF files, videos,

and webinars. The file hosting service allows users to upload media

content in all popular formats, with the documents either

publicly-accessible or private-labeled.

 

The operating company of SlideShare is LinkedIn Corporation, 2029

Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, United States. For privacy

matters outside of the United States the LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy

Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is

responsible.

 

LinkedIn SlideShare provides so-called embedded codes for the media

content (e.g. presentations, PDF files, videos, photos, etc.) stored

there. Embedded codes are program codes that are embedded in the

Internet pages to display external content on their own website.

Embedded codes allow content to be reproduced on its own website without

storing it on its own server, possibly violating the right of

reproduction of the respective author of the content. A further

advantage of the use of an embedded code is that the respective operator

of a website does not use its own storage space and the own server is

thereby relieved. An embedded code may be integrated at any point on

another website so that an external content may also be inserted within

the own text. The purpose of using LinkedIn SlideShare is to relieve our

server and to avoid copyright infringements, while at the same time

using third-party content.

 

With each call-up to our Internet site, which is equipped with a

SlideShare component (embedded code), this component prompts the browser

that you are using to download the according embedded data from

SlideShare. During the course of this technical procedure, LinkedIn

gains knowledge of which specific sub-page of our website is visited by

the data subject.

 

If the data subject is logged in on SlideShare at the same time,

SlideShare recognizes with each call-up to our website by the data

subject and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site

which specific sub-page was visited by the data subject. This

information is collected by SlideShare and assigned to the respective

SlideShare account of the data subject through LinkedIn.

 

LinkedIn obtains information via the SlideShare component that the data

subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is

logged in at SlideShare at the time of the call-up to our website. This

occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the embedded media

data or not. If such a transmission of information to SlideShare is not

desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by

logging off from their SlideShare account before a call-up to our

website is made.

 

LinkedIn also uses affiliates such as Eire, Google Analytics, BlueKai,

DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua, and Lotame. The setting of such

cookies may be denied under

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable data

protection provisions for LinkedIn is available under

https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Tumblr

On this website, the controller has integrated components of Tumblr.

Tumblr is a platform that allows users to create and run a blog. A blog

is a web-based, generally publicly-accessible portal on which one or

more people called bloggers or web bloggers may post articles or write

down thoughts in so-called blogposts. For example, in a Tumblr blog the

user can publish text, images, links, and videos, and spread them in the

digital space. Furthermore, Tumblr users may import content from other

websites into their own blog.

 

The operating company of Tumblr is Tumblr, Inc., 35 East 21st St, Ground

Floor, New York, NY 10010, UNITED STATES.

 

Through each call to one of the individual pages of this Internet site,

which is operated by the controller and on which a Tumblr component

(Tumblr button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the

information technology system of the data subject causes automatically

the download of a display of the corresponding Tumblr component of

Tumblr. Learn more about the Tumblr-buttons that are available under

https://www.tumblr.com/buttons. During the course of this technical

procedure, Tumblr becomes aware of what concrete sub-page of our website

was visited by the data subject. The purpose of the integration of the

Tumblr component is a retransmission of the contents of this website to

allow our users to introduce this web page to the digital world and to

increase our visitor numbers.

 

If the data subject is logged in at Tumblr, Tumblr detects with every

call-up to our website by the data subject—and for the entire duration

of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-page of our

Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is

collected through the Tumblr component and associated with the

respective Tumblr account of the data subject. If the data subject

clicks on one of the Tumblr buttons, integrated on our website, then

Tumblr assigns this information to the personal Tumblr user account of

the data subject and stores the personal data.

 

Tumblr receives information via the Tumblr component that the data

subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is

logged in at Tumblr at the time of the call-up to our website. This

occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Tumblr component

or not. If such a transfer of information to Tumblr is not desirable for

the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by logging off from

their Tumblr account before a call-up to our website is made.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Tumblr may be accessed

under https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Twitter

On this website, the controller has integrated components of Twitter.

Twitter is a multilingual, publicly-accessible microblogging service on

which users may publish and spread so-called ‘tweets,’ e.g. short

messages, which are limited to 140 characters. These short messages are

available for everyone, including those who are not logged on to

Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to so-called followers of the

respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s

tweets. Furthermore, Twitter allows you to address a wide audience via

hashtags, links or retweets.

 

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street,

Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, UNITED STATES.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site,

which is operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component

(Twitter button) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information

technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to

download a display of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter.

Further information about the Twitter buttons is available under

https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. During the course of

this technical procedure, Twitter gains knowledge of what specific

sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject. The purpose of

the integration of the Twitter component is a retransmission of the

contents of this website to allow our users to introduce this web page

to the digital world and increase our visitor numbers.

 

If the data subject is logged in at the same time on Twitter, Twitter

detects with every call-up to our website by the data subject and for

the entire duration of their stay on our Internet site which specific

sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This

information is collected through the Twitter component and associated

with the respective Twitter account of the data subject. If the data

subject clicks on one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website,

then Twitter assigns this information to the personal Twitter user

account of the data subject and stores the personal data.

 

Twitter receives information via the Twitter component that the data

subject has visited our website, provided that the data subject is

logged in on Twitter at the time of the call-up to our website. This

occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on the Twitter component

or not. If such a transmission of information to Twitter is not

desirable for the data subject, then he or she may prevent this by

logging off from their Twitter account before a call-up to our website

is made.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter may be accessed

under https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Webtrekk

On this website, the controller has integrated components by Webtrekk.

Webtrekk is a combination of analysis and marketing solutions in one

system. Webtrekk allows the site operator to collect data on the use of

the website, as well as individualize marketing activities.

 

The operating company of Webtrekk is Webtrekk GmbH, Robert-Koch-Platz 4,

10115 Berlin, Germany.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site,

which is operated by the controller, Webtrekk collects data for

marketing and optimisation purposes and stores them. The pseudonymized

user profiles are used for the purpose of analyzing visitor behavior and

enabling an improvement of our Internet offer. The data collected via

the Webtrekk component are not used to identify the data subject without

first obtaining a separate and explicit consent from the data subject.

These data will not be merged with personal data or with other data

which contains the same pseudonym.

 

Webtrekk sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. Webtrekk uses the

data collected from our website and information on behalf of the

controller to analyze user behaviour of the data subject, who has

visited our website. In addition, Webtrekk uses the data to create

reports on user activities on our behalf and provide other services for

our enterprise, which are in relation to the usage of our website. The

IP address of the data subject is not merged by Webtrekk with other

personal information.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the used Internet browser would also

prevent Webtrekk from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

Webtrekk may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a

collection of data that are generated by the Webtrekk cookie, relating

to a use of this Internet site, as well as the processing of these data

by Webtrekk and the chance to preclude any such. To do this, the data

subject must click a link under

https://www.webtrekk.com/en/legal/opt-out-webtrekk/, which is an opt-out

cookie. The opt-out cookie is placed onto the information technology

system used by the data subject. If the data subject deletes the cookies

on his system, then the data subject must call-up the link again and set

a new opt-out cookie.

 

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists

that the websites of the controller are not fully usable anymore by the

data subject.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Webtrekk may be accessed

under https://www.webtrekk.com/en/why-webtrekk/data-protection/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of

WiredMinds

On this website, the controller has integrated components of WiredMinds.

The WiredMinds components automatically recognize and qualify companies

who visit a website. The WiredMinds component allows the operator of a

website that uses the component to generate leads, thus qualifying

potential new customers.

 

The operating company of WiredMinds is WiredMinds GmbH, Lindenspürstraße

32, 70176 Stuttgart, Germany.

 

We use a WiredMinds tracking pixel. A tracking pixel is a miniature

graphic embedded in a web page to enable log file recording and log file

analysis to subsequently perform a statistical analysis.

 

WiredMinds also sets a cookie on the information technology system of

the data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. The

setting of the cookie enables us to analyze the usage of our website.

 

Using the data obtained, pseudonymized usage profiles are created. The

pseudonymized usage profiles are used for the purpose of analyzing

visitor behavior and enabling an improvement of our Internet offer. Data

collected through the WiredMinds component are not used to identify the

data subject without first obtaining a separate and explicit consent

from the data subject. These data will not be merged with personal data

or with other data which contains the same pseudonym.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, the

Internet browser on the information technology system of the data

subject is automatically prompted to submit data for the purpose of

online analysis the WiredMinds component. During the course of this

technical procedure, WiredMinds gains knowledge of personal information,

such as the IP address, which inter alia, serves to understand the

origin of visitors and clicks.

 

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access

time, the location from which access was made, and the frequency of

visits to our website. With each visit of our Internet pages, these

personal data, including the IP address of the Internet access used by

the data subject, are transferred to the WiredMinds server. These

personal data are stored by WiredMinds, but are not forwarded to third

parties.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent WiredMinds from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

WiredMinds may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other

software programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to the

collection of data relating to a use of this site that are generated by

WiredMinds and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the

data subject must click the ‘don’t-track-my-visits’ button under the

link

https://wm.wiredminds.de/track/cookie_mgr.php?mode=dont_track_ask&websitesel.

If the information technology system of the data subject is later

deleted, formatted or reinstalled, then the data subject must again set

an opt-out cookie.

 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of

WiredMinds may be retrieved under

https://www.wiredminds.de/1/data-protection-report/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Xing

On this website, the controller has integrated components of XING. XING

is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with

existing business contacts and to create new business contacts. The

individual users can create a personal profile of themselves at XING.

Companies may, e.g. create company profiles or publish jobs on XING.

 

The operating company of XING is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354

Hamburg, Germany.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site,

which is operated by the controller and on which a XING component (XING

plug-in) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information

technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to

download a display of the corresponding XING component of XING. Further

information about the XING plug-in the may be accessed under

https://dev.xing.com/plugins. During the course of this technical

procedure, XING gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website

was visited by the data subject.

 

If the data subject is logged in at the same time on XING, XING detects

with every call-up to our website by the data subject—and for the entire

duration of their stay on our Internet site—which specific sub-page of

our Internet page was visited by the data subject. This information is

collected through the XING component and associated with the respective

XING account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on the XING

button integrated on our Internet site, e.g. the “Share”-button, then

XING assigns this information to the personal XING user account of the

data subject and stores the personal data.

 

XING receives information via the XING component that the data subject

has visited our website, provided that the data subject is logged in at

XING at the time of the call to our website. This occurs regardless of

whether the person clicks on the XING component or not. If such a

transmission of information to XING is not desirable for the data

subject, then he or she can prevent this by logging off from their XING

account before a call-up to our website is made.

 

The data protection provisions published by XING, which is available

under https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information on the

collection, processing and use of personal data by XING. In addition,

XING has published privacy notices for the XING share button under

https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of YouTube

On this website, the controller has integrated components of YouTube.

YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to set

video clips and other users free of charge, which also provides free

viewing, review and commenting on them. YouTube allows you to publish

all kinds of videos, so you can access both full movies and TV

broadcasts, as well as music videos, trailers, and videos made by users

via the Internet portal.

 

The operating company of YouTube is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San

Bruno, CA 94066, UNITED STATES. The YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of

Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351,

UNITED STATES.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site,

which is operated by the controller and on which a YouTube component

(YouTube video) was integrated, the Internet browser on the information

technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to

download a display of the corresponding YouTube component. Further

information about YouTube may be obtained under

https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. During the course of this

technical procedure, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of what specific

sub-page of our website was visited by the data subject.

 

If the data subject is logged in on YouTube, YouTube recognizes with

each call-up to a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific

sub-page of our Internet site was visited by the data subject. This

information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the

respective YouTube account of the data subject.

 

YouTube and Google will receive information through the YouTube

component that the data subject has visited our website, if the data

subject at the time of the call to our website is logged in on YouTube;

this occurs regardless of whether the person clicks on a YouTube video

or not. If such a transmission of this information to YouTube and Google

is not desirable for the data subject, the delivery may be prevented if

the data subject logs off from their own YouTube account before a

call-up to our website is made.

 

YouTube’s data protection provisions, available at

https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, provide information

about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and

Google.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of the

scalable and central measuring system of the INFOnline GmbH

On this website, the data controller has integrated a tracking pixel for

real-time measurement. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded

in Internet pages to enable log file recording and log file analysis to

subsequently perform a statistical analysis. The integrated tracking

pixels are used for the Scalable Central Measurement System (SZMS) of

INFOnline GmbH.

 

The Scalable Central Measurement System is operated by INFOnline GmbH,

Forum Bonn Nord, Brühler Str. 9, 53119 Bonn, Germany.

 

The Scalable Central Measurement System is used to determine statistical

ratios, that is, the realm range measurement. The embedded tracking

pixel is used to determine if, when and by how many users (including the

dataa subject) our website was opened and what content was retrieved.

 

The data obtained by means of the Scalable Central Measurement System

are collected anonymously. In order to detect the access numbers, a

so-called session cookie is set up for the purpose of the recognition of

the website users, e.g. a signature is made which consists of various

automatically-transmitted information, or uses alternative methods. The

IP address of the Internet used by the data subject is collected and

processed in an anonymous form only. The data subject is not identified

at any time.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent INFOnline from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

INFOnline may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to the

collection of data relating to a use of this site that are generated by

INFOnline and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the

data subject must press the ‘opt-out’ button under the link

http://optout.ioam.de which uses an opt-out cookie. If the cookies are

deleted on the system of the data subject, then the data subject must

call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

 

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists

that the websites of the controller are not fully usable anymore by the

data subject. The applicable data protection provisions of INFOnline may

be accessed at https://www.infonline.de/datenschutz/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of

DoubleClick

On this website, the controller has integrated components of DoubleClick

by Google. DoubleClick is a trademark of Google, under which

predominantly special online marketing solutions are marketed to

advertising agencies and publishers.

 

The operating company of DoubleClick by Google is Google Inc., 1600

Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, UNITED STATES.

 

DoubleClick by Google transmits data to the DoubleClick server with each

impression, clicks, or other activity. Each of these data transfers

triggers a cookie request to the data subject’s browser. If the browser

accepts this request, DoubleClick uses a cookie on the information

technology system of the data subject. The definition of cookies is

explained above. The purpose of the cookie is the optimization and

display of advertising. The cookie is used, inter alia, to display and

place user-relevant advertising as well as to create or improve reports

on advertising campaigns. Furthermore, the cookie serves to avoid

multiple display of the same advertisement.

 

DoubleClick uses a cookie ID that is required to execute the technical

process. For example, the cookie ID is required to display an

advertisement in a browser. DoubleClick may also use the Cookie ID to

record which advertisements have already been displayed in a browser in

order to avoid duplications. It is also possible for DoubleClick to

track conversions through the cookie ID. For instance, conversions are

captured, when a user has previously been shown a DoubleClick

advertising ad, and he or she subsequently makes a purchase on the

advertiser’s website using the same Internet browser.

 

A cookie from DoubleClick does not contain any personal data. However, a

DoubleClick cookie may contain additional campaign IDs. A campaign ID is

used to identify campaigns that the user has already been in contact

with.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this website, which

is operated by the controller and on which a DoubleClick component was

integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of

the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective DoubleClick

component to send data for the purpose of online advertising and billing

of commissions to Google. During the course of this technical procedure,

Google gains knowledge of any data that Google may use to create

commission calculations. Google may, inter alia, understand that the

data subject has clicked on certain links on our website.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

Google may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of

DoubleClick may be retrieved under DoubleClick by Google

https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Zanox

On this website, the controller has integrated components by Zanox.

Zanox is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based sales form that enables

commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or

advertisers, to place advertising that is usually paid via click or sale

commissions on third-party websites, also called affiliates or

publishers (e.g. sales partners). The merchant provides, through the

affiliate network, an advertising medium, e.g. an advertising banner or

other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently

integrated by an affiliate on their own Internet pages or promoted via

other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-marketing.

 

The operating company of Zanox is ZANOX AG, Stralauer Allee 2, 10245

Berlin, Germany.

 

Zanox sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. The tracking

cookie of Zanox does not store any personal data. Only the

identification number of the affiliate, that is, the partner mediating

the potential customer, as well as the ordinal number of the visitor of

a website and the clicked advertising medium are stored. The purpose of

storing this data is the processing of commission payments between a

merchant and affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network,

that is Zanox.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent Zanox from setting a cookie on the information technology system

of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by Zanox may be

deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Zanox may be retrieved

under http://www.zanox.com/us/about-zanox/privacy/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Adcell

On this website, the controller has integrated components of AdCell.

AdCell is a German affiliate network, which offers affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based sales form that enables

commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or

advertisers, to place advertising that is usually paid via click or sale

commissions on third-party websites, e.g. sales partners, also called

affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides, through the affiliate

network, an advertising medium, e.g. an advertising banner or other

suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated

by an affiliate on their own Internet pages or promoted via other

channels, such as keyword advertising or e-marketing.

 

The operating company of AdCell is Firstlead GmbH, Rosenfelder Str.

15-16, 10315 Berlin, Germany.

 

AdCell sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. The tracking

cookie of AdCell stores no personal data. Only the identification number

of the affiliate, that is, the partner mediating the potential customer,

as well as the ordinal number of the visitor of a website and the

clicked advertising medium are stored. The purpose of storing this data

is the processing of commission payments between a merchant and

affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, that is

AdCell.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser use and thus permanently deny the setting of cookies.

Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also prevent

AdCell from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the

data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by AdCell may be

deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of AdCell may be retrieved

under https://www.adcell.de/agb.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Belboon

On this website, the controller has integrated components by Belboon.

Belboon is a German affiliate network, which offers affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based sales form that enables

commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or

advertisers, to place advertising that is usually paid via click or sale

commissions on third-party websites, e.g. sales partners, also called

affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides, through the affiliate

network, an advertising medium, e.g. an advertising banner or other

suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated

by an affiliate on their own Internet pages or promoted via other

channels, such as keyword advertising or e-marketing.

 

The operating company of AdCell is Belboon GmbH, Weinmeisterstr. 12-14,

10178 Berlin.

 

Belboon sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. The tracking

cookie by Belboon stores no personal data. Only the identification

number of the affiliate, that is, the partner mediating the potential

customer, as well as the ordinal number of the visitor of a website and

the clicked advertising medium are stored. The purpose of storing this

data is the processing of commission payments between a merchant and

affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, that is

Belboon

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent Belboon from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

Belboon may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Belboon may be retrieved

under https://www.belboon.com/en/about-us/privacy/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of

TradeTracker

On this website, the controller has integrated components of

TradeTracker. TradeTracker is an affiliate network that offers affiliate

marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based sales form that

enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants

or advertisers, to place advertising that is usually paid via click or

sale commissions on third-party websites (e.g. sales partners, also

called affiliates or publishers). The merchant provides, through the

affiliate network, an advertising medium, e.g. an advertising banner or

other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently

integrated by an affiliate on their own Internet pages or promoted via

other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-marketing.

 

The operating company of TradeTracker is TradeTracker Germany GmbH,

Eiffestraße 426, 20537 Hamburg, Germany.

 

TradeTracker sets a cookie on the information technology system of the

data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. The tracking

cookie of TradeTracker stores no personal data. Only the identification

number of the affiliate, that is, the partner mediating the potential

customer, as well as the ordinal number of the visitor of a website and

the clicked advertising medium are stored. The purpose of storing this

data is the processing of commission payments between a merchant and

affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, that is

TradeTracker.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent TradeTracker from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

TradeTracker may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other

software programs.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of TradeTracker may be

retrieved under https://tradetracker.com/privacy-policy/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Adgoal

The controller has integrated components of Adgoal on this website.

Adgoal is a German affiliate network, which offers affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based sales form that enables

commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or

advertisers, to place advertising that is usually paid via click or sale

commissions on third-party websites, e.g. sales partners, also called

affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides, through the affiliate

network, an advertising medium, e.g. an advertising banner or other

suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently integrated

by an affiliate on their own Internet pages or promoted via other

channels, such as keyword advertising or e-marketing.

 

The operating company of Adgoal is Adgoal GmbH, Schellengasse 2. 74072

Heilbronn, Germany.

 

Adgoal sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. The tracking

cookie of Adgoal stores no personal data. Only the identification number

of the affiliate, that is, the partner mediating the potential customer,

as well as the ordinal number of the visitor of a website and the

clicked advertising medium are stored. The purpose of storing this data

is the processing of commission payments between a merchant and

affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, that is

Adgoal.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent Adogal from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

Adgoal may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Adgoal may be retrieved

under https://www.adgoal.de/en/privacy.html.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of YieldKit

On this website, the controller has integrated components of YieldKit.

YieldKit is a German affiliate network, which offers affiliate

marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based sales form that

enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants

or advertisers, to place advertising that is usually paid via click or

sale commissions on third-party websites, e.g. sales partners, also

called affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides, through the

affiliate network, an advertising medium, e.g. an advertising banner or

other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently

integrated by an affiliate on their own Internet pages or promoted via

other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-marketing.

 

The operating company of YieldKit is YieldKit GmbH, Gänsemarkt 43, 20354

Hamburg.

 

YieldKit sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. The tracking

cookie of YieldKit stores no personal data. Only the identification

number of the affiliate, that is, the partner mediating the potential

customer, as well as the ordinal number of the visitor of a website and

the clicked advertising medium are stored. The purpose of storing this

data is the processing of commission payments between a merchant and

affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, that is

YieldKit.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent YieldKit from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

YieldKit may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of YieldKit may be retrieved

under http://yieldkit.com/legal-notes/privacy-policy/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of

Tradedoubler

On this website, the controller has integrated components of

TradeDoubler. TradeDoubler is a German affiliate network, which offers

affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based sales form

that enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called

merchants or advertisers, to place advertising that is usually paid via

click or sale commissions on third-party websites, e.g. sales partners,

also called affiliates or publishers. The merchant provides, through the

affiliate network, an advertising medium, e.g. an advertising banner or

other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is subsequently

integrated by an affiliate on their own Internet pages or promoted via

other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-marketing.

 

The operating company of TradeDoubler is TradeDoubler GmbH,

Herzog-Wilhelm-Straße 26, 80331 München, Germany.

 

TradeDoubler sets a cookie on the information technology system of the

data subject. The definition of cookies is explained above.

TradeDoubler’s tracking cookie stores no personal data. Only the

identification number of the affiliate, that is, the partner mediating

the potential customer, as well as the ordinal number of the visitor of

a website and the clicked advertising medium are stored. The purpose of

storing this data is the processing of commission payments between a

merchant and affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network,

that is TradeDoubler.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent TradeDoubler from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

TradeDoubler may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other

software programs.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of TradeDoubler may be

retrieved under http://www.tradedoubler.com/en/privacy-policy/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Oracle

Eloqua / Oracle Marketing Cloud

On this website, the controller has integrated components of Oracle

Eloqua/Oracle Marketing Cloud (hereinafter referred to as the “Eloqua”).

Eloqua compares relevant Internet content to data from prospective

customers and their profiles, to enable Internet site operators to speak

more effectively and specifically to prospects and customers. The

purpose of Eloqua is to increase the conversion rate of prospective

customers and thus increase the turnover of an Internet site operator.

 

The operating company of Eloqua is Oracle Corporation, 500 Oracle

Parkway, Redwood Shores, CA 94065, UNITED STATES.

 

Eloqua sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. Eloqua will use

the data collected from our website and information on behalf of the

controller to analyze user behaviour of the data subject, who has used

our Internet page. In addition, Eloqua will use the data to create

reports on user activities on our behalf, as well as to provide other

services for our enterprise, which are in relation to the use of our

website.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent Oracle from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

Oracle may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a

collection of data relating to a use of this Internet site that are

generated by the Eloqua cookie as well as the processing of these data

by Eloqua and the chance to preclude any such. For this, the data

subject must press the ‘click here’ button under

https://www.oracle.com/marketingcloud/opt-status.html, which sets an

opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie is placed on the information

technology system used by the data subject. If the data subject deletes

the cookies on his system, then the data subject must call up the link

again and set a new opt-out cookie.

 

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists

that the websites of the controller are not entirely usable anymore by

the data subject.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Oracle may be accessed

under https://www.oracle.com/legal/privacy/index.html.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Lotame

On this website, the controller has integrated components of Lotame.

Lotame is a platform for data management through which data is imported

from third-party sources across devices, in order to subsequently

personalize content, advertising and offers. Lotame is therefore also an

analysis service. An analysis service performs a survey, collection and

analysis of data. It is mainly used to optimize an Internet site, in

order to plan costs and benefits of advertising activities.

 

The operating company of Lotame the Lotame Solutions, Inc. Suite 2000

8850 Stanford Blvd. Columbia, Maryland, 21045, UNITED STATES.

 

The purpose of Lotame is a cross-device approach of our customers and

prospective customers. Device interception is a response by the customer

if it takes place on a normal computer system as well as on mobile

devices such as notebooks, tablets or mobile phones. Lotame uses

so-called Unique Identifiers (UIDs) for this purpose. A unique

identifier is a technology that can be used to determine which different

technological systems are used by a particular person.

 

Lotame sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject. The definition of cookies is explained above. With each call-up

to one of the individual pages of this Internet site, which is operated

by the controller and on which a Lotame component was integrated, the

Internet browser on the information technology system of the data

subject is automatically prompted to transmit data through the Lotame

component for optimization purposes to Lotame. During the course of this

technical procedure, Lotame receives data that is used to create user

profiles. The resulting usage profiles are used to determine which

different information technology devices the respective user uses to

optimize our advertising activities as a result.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the Internet browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the used Internet browser would also

prevent Lotame from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

Lotame may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

There is also the possibility of objecting to a collection of data

elating to a use of this Internet site that are generated by the Lotame

cookie as well as the processing of these data by Lotame and the chance

to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must press the

‘opt-out’ button under

https://www.lotame.com/opt-out-preference-manager/ through which an

opt-out cookie is set. The opt-out cookie set for this purpose is placed

on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the

cookies are deleted on the system of the data subject, then the data

subject must call the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

 

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists

that the websites of the controller are not entirely usable anymore by

the data subject.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Lotame may be accessed at

https://www.lotame.com/legal/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of

Bloglovin

On this website, the controller has integrated components of Bloglovin’.

Bloglovin’ is an online platform that allows users to organize their

favorite blogs. A blog is a web-based, generally publicly-accessible

portal, in which one or more people called bloggers or web bloggers can

post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blogposts.

 

The operating company of Bloglovin’ is Bloglovin’ Inc., 25 Broadway, New

York, NY 10004, UNITED STATES.

 

With each call-up to one of the individual pages of this Internet site,

which is operated by the controller and on which a Bloglovin’ component

was integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology

system of the data subject is automatically prompted to download a

display of the corresponding Bloglovin’ component, through the

Bloglovin’ component. During the course of this technical procedure,

Bloglovin’ gains knowledge of what specific sub-page of our website was

visited by the data subject.

 

If the data subject is logged in at the same time at Bloglovin’,

Bloglovin’ recognizes with each call-up to our website by the data

subject—and for the entire duration of their stay on our Internet

site—which specific sub-page of our Internet page was visited by the

data subject. This information is collected through the Bloglovin’

component and through Bloglovin’ assigned to the respective Bloglovin’

account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on the

Bloglovin’ button that is integrated on our website, then this

information is delivered to Bloglovin’. The data subject has already

agreed to the transmission of such information to Bloglovin’.

 

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of

Bloglovin’ may be retrieved under https://www.bloglovin.com/tos.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of Amobee

On this website, the controller has integrated components of Amobee.

Amobee is a technological advertising agency specializing in the

delivery of advertising to mobile devices.

 

The operating company of Amobee is Amobee Inc., 950 Tower Lane, Suite

2000, Foster City, CA 94404, UNITED STATES.

 

The purpose of Amobee is to deliver advertising. Amobee uses a cookie on

the information technology system of the data subject The definition of

cookies is explained above. With each call-up to the individual pages of

this website, which operated by the controller and on which an Amobee

component is integrated, the Internet browser on the information

technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the

respective Amobee component to transmit data to Amobee. During the

course of this technical procedure, Amobee gains knowledge of the data

that are subsequently used to create usage profiles. The resulting usage

profiles serve advertising activities.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent Amobee from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

Amobee may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

There is also the possibility of objecting to a collection of data

relating to a use of this Internet site that are generated by the Amobee

cookie as well as the processing of these data by Amobee and the chance

to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data subject must press the

‘click-here-to-opt-out’ button under

http://amobee.com/privacy/technology/ through which an opt-out cookie is

set. The opt-out cookie set for this purpose is placed on the

information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies

are deleted on the system of the data subject, then the data subject

must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

 

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists

that the websites of the controller are not entirely usable anymore by

the data subject.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Amobee may be accessed

under http://amobee.com/privacy/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of ADITION

On this website, the controller has integrated components of ADITION.

ADITION is a provider of data-based digital marketing that provides an

advertising platform targeting advertisers and online marketing

agencies.

 

The operating company of ADITION is ADITION technologies AG, Oststraße

55, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany.

 

The purpose of ADITION is the insertion of digital advertising media.

ADITION uses a cookie on the information technology system of the data

subject. The definition of cookies has already been explained above.

ADITION does not store personal data in the cookie. All information

stored in the cookie is of a technical nature and enables controller,

inter alia, to understand how frequently certain advertisements are

displayed.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent ADITION from setting a cookie on the information technology

system of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by

ADITION may be deleted at any time via a web browser or other software

programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a

collection of data relating to a use of this Internet site that are

generated by the ADITION cookie as well as the processing of these data

by ADITION and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the

data subject must click a link under

https://www.adition.com/kontakt/datenschutz/, which sets an opt-out

cookie. The opt-out cookie is placed on the information technology

system used by the data subject. If the data subject deletes the cookies

on his system, then the data subject must call up the link again and set

a new opt-out cookie.

 

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists

that the websites of the controller are not entirely usable anymore by

the data subject.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of ADITION may be accessed

under https://www.adition.com/en/kontakt/datenschutz/.

 

  1. Data protection provisions about the application and use of AdJug

On this website, the controller has integrated components of AdJug.

AdJug is an advertising exchange platform that provides online

advertising (banner advertising).

 

The operating company of AdJug is AdJug GmbH, Bayerstraße 69, 80335

München, Germany.

 

AdJug sets a cookie. Furthermore, with each call-up to a single page of

this Internet site, which is operated by the controller and on which an

AdJug component was integrated, the Internet browser on the information

technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted to

submit data through the corresponding AdJug component for the purpose of

displaying advertisements delivered by AdJug. In this technical

procedure, AdJug gains information that our website was accessed by the

information technology system used by the data subject. The data

transmitted within the framework of the technical procedure of AdJug

serve for billing purposes in relation to the displayed advertising.

 

The data subject may, as stated above, prevent the setting of cookies

through our website at any time by means of a corresponding adjustment

of the web browser used and thus permanently deny the setting of

cookies. Such an adjustment to the Internet browser used would also

prevent AdJug from setting a cookie on the information technology system

of the data subject. In addition, cookies already in use by AdJug may be

deleted at any time via a web browser or other software programs.

 

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to a

collection of data relating to a use of this Internet site that are

generated by the AdJug cookie as well as the processing of these data by

AdJug and the chance to preclude any such. For this purpose, the data

subject must press the consumer cookie opt-out link under

http://www.de.adjug.com/datenschutz.html, which sets an opt-out cookie.

The opt-out cookie, set for this purpose, is placed on the information

technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the system

of the data subject are deleted, the data subject must call-up the link

again and set a new opt-out cookie.

 

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, the possibility exists

that the websites of the controller are not entirely usable anymore by

the data subject.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of AdJug may be accessed under

http://www.adjug.com/info/privacy.asp.

 

  1. Payment Method: Data protection provisions about the use of Klarna

as a payment processor

On this website, the controller has integrated Klarna components. Klarna

is an online payment service provider, which allows purchases on an

account or a flexible installment payment. Klarna also offers other

services, such as buyer protection and identity or creditworthiness

checks.

 

The operating company of Klarna is Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34

Stockholm, Sweden.

 

If the data subject selects the “purchase on account” or “installment

purchase” during the ordering process in our online shop as a payment

option, the data of the data subject is automatically transmitted to

Klarna. By selecting one of these payment options, the data subject

agrees to this transmission of personal data required for the processing

of the invoice or installment purchase, or identity and creditworthiness

checks.

 

The personal data transmitted to Klarna is usually first name, surname,

address, date of birth, sex, email address, IP address, telephone

number, mobile phone number, as well as other data necessary for the

processing of an invoice or installment purchase. The processing of the

purchase contract also requires such personal data, which are in

connection with the respective order. In particular, the exchange of

payment information such as bank details, card number, date of validity

and CVC code, cumulative number, item number, data on goods and

services, prices and taxes, information on the previous purchase

behavior or other details of the financial situation of the data

subject.

 

The purpose of the transmission of the data is, in particular, the

identification check, payment administration, andfraud prevention. The

controller shall provide Klarna with personal data, in particular, if a

legitimate interest in the transmission exists. The personal data

exchanged between Klarna and the data subject for the data processing

shall be transmitted by Klarna to economic agencies. This transmission

is intended for identity and creditworthiness checks.

 

Klarna shall also pass on the personal data to affiliates (Klarna Group)

and service providers or subcontractors as far as this is necessary to

fulfill contractual obligations or to process the data in the order.

 

Klarna collects and uses data and information on the previous payment

behavior of the data subject as well as probability values for their

behavior in the future (so-called scoring) in order to decide on the

reasoning, implementation or termination of a contractual relationship.

The calculation of scoring is carried out on the basis of

scientifically-recognized mathematical-statistical methods.

 

The data subject is able to revoke the consent to the handling of

personal data at any time from Klarna. A revocation shall not have any

effect on personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted in

accordance with (contractual) payment processing.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Klarna may be retrieved

under

https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/policy/data/de_de/data_protection.pdf.

 

  1. Payment Method: Data protection provisions about the use of PayPal

as a payment processor

On this website, the controller has integrated components of PayPal.

PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via

so-called PayPal accounts, which represent virtual private or business

accounts. PayPal is also able to process virtual payments through credit

cards when a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is

managed via an e-mail address, which is why there are no classic account

numbers. PayPal makes it possible to trigger online payments to third

parties or to receive payments. PayPal also accepts trustee functions

and offers buyer protection services.

 

The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. &

Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

 

If the data subject chooses “PayPal” as the payment option in the online

shop during the ordering process, we automatically transmit the data of

the data subject to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the data

subject agrees to the transfer of personal data required for payment

processing.

 

The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, last

name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone

number, or other data necessary for payment processing. The processing

of the purchase contract also requires such personal data, which are in

connection with the respective order.

 

The transmission of the data is aimed at payment processing and fraud

prevention. The controller will transfer personal data to PayPal, in

particular, if a legitimate interest in the transmission is given. The

personal data exchanged between PayPal and the controller for the

processing of the data will be transmitted by PayPal to economic credit

agencies. This transmission is intended for identity and

creditworthiness checks.

 

PayPal will, if necessary, pass on personal data to affiliates and

service providers or subcontractors to the extent that this is necessary

to fulfill contractual obligations or for data to be processed in the

order.

 

The data subject has the possibility to revoke consent for the handling

of personal data at any time from PayPal. A revocation shall not have

any effect on personal data which must be processed, used or transmitted

in accordance with (contractual) payment processing.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of PayPal may be retrieved

under https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

 

  1. Payment Method: Data protection provisions about the use of Skrill

as a payment processor

On this website, the controller has integrated components by Skrill.

Skrill is an online payment service provider. Payments are made via the

so-called Skrill wallet, which is a virtual electronic wallet. Skrill

also offers the possibility to make virtual payments via credit cards. A

Skrill wallet is managed via an e-mail address. Skrill makes it possible

to trigger online payments to third parties or to receive payments.

 

The operating company of Skrill is Skrill Limited, Floor 27, 25 Canada

Square, London, E14 5LQ, United Kingdom.

 

If the data subject chooses “Skrill” as the payment option during the

ordering process in our online-shop, the data will be transmitted

automatically to Skrill. By selecting this payment option, the data

subject agrees to the transmission of personal data required for payment

processing.

 

The personal data exchanged with Skrill is the purchase sum and e-mail

address, which are both necessary for payment processing. The

transmission of data is aimed at payment processing and fraud

prevention. The controller will also provide Skrill with other personal

data in the case, if a legitimate interest in the transmission exists.

The personal data exchanged between Skrill and the data subject shall be

transmitted by Skrill to the economic agencies. This transmission is

intended for identity and creditworthiness checks.

 

If necessary, Skrill will pass on personal data to affiliates and

service providers or subcontractors to the extent necessary to fulfill

contractual obligations or to process the data in the order.

 

The data subject has the possibility to revoke the consent to the

handling of personal data at any time from Skrill. A revocation shall

not have any effect on personal data which must be processed, used or

transmitted in accordance with (contractual) payment processing.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Skrill may be retrieved

under https://www.skrill.com/en/footer/privacypolicy/.

 

  1. Payment Method: Data protection provisions about the use of

Sofortüberweisung as a payment processor

On this website, the controller has integrated components of

Sofortüberweisung. Sofortüberweisung is a payment service that allows

cashless payment of products and services on the Internet.

Sofortüberweisung is a technical procedure by which the online dealer

immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables a trader to

deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after

ordering.

 

The operating company of Sofortüberweisung is SOFORT GmbH, Fußbergstraße

1, 82131 Gauting, Germany.

 

If the data subject chooses “immediate transfer” as the payment option

in our online shop during the ordering process, the data of the data

subject will be transmitted to Sofortüberweisung. By selecting this

payment option, the data subject agrees to the transmission of personal

data required for payment processing.

 

In the case of purchase processing via direct transfer, the buyer sends

the PIN and the TAN to Sofort GmbH. Sofortüberweisung then carries out a

transfer to the online merchant after technical verification of the

account status and retrieval of additional data to check the account

assignment. The online trader is then automatically informed of the

execution of the financial transaction.

 

The personal data exchanged with Sofortüberweisung is the first name,

last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile

phone number, or other data necessary for payment processing. The

transmission of the data is aimed at payment processing and fraud

prevention. The controller shall immediately transfer other personal

data, even if a legitimate interest in the transmission exists. The

personal data exchanged between Sofortüberweisung and the controller

shall be transmitted by Sofortüberweisung to economic credit agencies.

This transmission is intended for identity and creditworthiness checks.

 

Sofortüberweisung provides personal data to affiliated companies and

service providers or subcontractors as far as this is necessary for the

fulfillment of contractual obligations or data in order to be processed.

 

The data subject has the possibility to revoke the consent to the

handling of personal data at any time from Sofortüberweisung. A

revocation shall not have any effect on personal data which must be

processed, used or transmitted in accordance with (contractual) payment

processing.

 

The applicable data protection provisions of Sofortüberweisung may be

retrieved under

https://www.sofort.com/eng-DE/datenschutzerklaerung-sofort-gmbh/.

 

  1. Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6(1) lit. a GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing

operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing

purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the

performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the

case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the

supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based

on Article 6(1) lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing

operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual

measures, for example in the case of inquiries concerning our products

or services. Is our company subject to a legal obligation by which

processing of personal data is required, such as for the fulfillment of

tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6(1) lit. c GDPR. In

rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect

the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person.

This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our

company and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital

information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other

third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6(1) lit. d

GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6(1) lit.

f GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not

covered by any of the abovementioned legal grounds, if processing is

necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our

company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden

by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject

which require protection of personal data. Such processing operations

are particularly permissible because they have been specifically

mentioned by the European legislator. He considered that a legitimate

interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the

controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 GDPR).

 

  1. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third

party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6(1) lit. f

GDPR our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in favor of

the well-being of all our employees and the shareholders.

 

  1. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is

the respective statutory retention period. After expiration of that

period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no

longer necessary for the fulfillment of the contract or the initiation

of a contract.

 

  1. Provision of personal data as statutory or contractual requirement;

Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data

subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of failure

to provide such data

We clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law

(e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions

(e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes it may be

necessary to conclude a contract that the data subject provides us with

personal data, which must subsequently be processed by us. The data

subject is, for example, obliged to provide us with personal data when

our company signs a contract with him or her. The non-provision of the

personal data would have the consequence that the contract with the data

subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the

data subject, the data subject must contact our Data Protection Officer.

Our Data Protection Officer clarifies to the data subject whether the

provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is

necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an

obligation to provide the personal data and the consequences of

non-provision of the personal data.

 

  1. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or

profiling.

 

This Privacy Policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator

of the External Data Protection Officers that was developed in

cooperation with the Media Law Lawyers from WBS-LAW.