This is a simple translation of our original German „Datenschutzerklärung“, which you can find here. In case of any doubts the German version is used as the original legal text.

Data protection

Privacy has a high priority on all our websites. A use of our internet pages is basically possible without any indication of personal data. However, if an affected person wishes to use special services through our website, personal data processing may be required. If the processing of personal data is required and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally seek the consent of the data subject.

The processing of personal data, such as the name, address, e-mail address or telephone number of a data subject, is always in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with our country-specific privacy policy. By means of this privacy policy, I would like to inform the public about the nature, extent and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of their rights under this privacy policy.

Start2dream, as the controller, has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection possible for personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security holes, so that absolute protection can not be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to submit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by telephone.

Definitions

The privacy policy of start2dream is based on the terms used by the European legislator and legislator in the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (DS-GVO). Our privacy policy should be easy to read and understand, both for the public and for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain in advance the terminology used.

Among other things, we use the following terms in this privacy policy:

a) personal data

Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter the „data subject“). A natural person is considered to be identifiable who, directly or indirectly, in particular by association with an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or one or more special features, expresses the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person can be identified.

b) the person concerned

Affected person is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller.

c) processing

Processing means any process or series of operations related to personal data, such as collecting, capturing, organizing, organizing, storing, adapting or modifying, reading out, querying, using, with or without the aid of automated procedures; disclosure through submission, dissemination or any other form of provision, reconciliation or association, restriction, erasure or destruction.

d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of the processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim to limit their future processing.

e) profiling

Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that involves the use of such personal information to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to job performance, economic situation, health, personal To analyze or predict preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts, or relocation of that natural person.

f) Pseudonymisation

Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the need for additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separate and subject to technical and organizational measures to ensure that the personal data not assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

(g) controller or controller

The controller or controller is the natural or legal person, public authority, body or body that, alone or in concert with others, decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union law or the law of the Member States, the controller or the specific criteria for his designation may be provided for under Union or national law.

h) processor

A processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, body or body that processes personal data on behalf of the controller.

i) receiver

Recipient is a natural or legal person, agency, agency or other entity to whom Personal Data is disclosed, whether or not it is a third party. However, authorities which may receive personal data under Union or national law in connection with a particular mission are not considered to be beneficiaries.

j) third parties

Third is a natural or legal person, public authority, body or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons authorized under the direct responsibility of the controller or processor to process the personal data.

k) Consent

Consent is any expression of will voluntarily and unambiguously given by the data subject in the form of a statement or other unambiguous confirmatory act expressing to the data subject that they consent to the processing of the personal data concerning them is.

2. Name and address of the controller

The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions with a data protection character is:

start2dream, Nils Klippstein, Emmi-Kurzke-Str. 22, 24306 Plön, Deutschland, Tel.: +49 (0)173 – 8532668, E-Mail: info@start2dream.de, Website: www.start2dream.de

3. Cookies

The internet pages of start2dream use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored and stored on a computer system via an Internet browser.

Many websites 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 string through which Internet pages and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited websites and servers to distinguish the individual’s browser from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A particular Internet browser can be recognized and identified by the unique cookie ID.

By using cookies, start2dream can provide 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 in the sense of the user. Cookies allow us, as already mentioned, to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. For example, the user of a website that uses cookies need not reenter their credentials every time they visit the website because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in the online shop. The online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart via a cookie.

The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies through our website at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Furthermore, already set cookies can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs. This is possible in all common internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates the setting of cookies in the Internet browser used, not all functions of our website may be fully usable.

4. Collecting general data and information

The start2dream website captures a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by an affected person or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-web pages, which can be accessed via (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an Internet Protocol (IP) address, (7) the Internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, start2dream does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) to optimize the content of our website and to advertise it, (3) to ensure the continued functioning of our information technology systems and the technology of our website, and ( 4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the necessary information for prosecution in case of a cyberattack. This anonymously collected data and information is evaluated by start2dream on the one hand statistically and further with the aim to increase the data protection and data security in our company, in order to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by an affected person.

5. Registration on our website

The data subject has the possibility of registering on the website of the controller, providing personal data. The personal data to be sent to the controller is derived from the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject shall be collected and stored solely for internal use by the controller and for his own purposes. The controller may arrange for the transfer to one or more processors, such as a parcel service, who also uses the personal data only for internal use attributable to the controller.

By registering on the website of the controller, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the data subject, the date and time of registration are also stored. The storage of this data takes place against the background that only so the misuse of our services can be prevented, and this data if necessary to clarify committed offenses. In this respect, the storage of this data is required to secure the controller. A disclosure of this data to third parties is not, as long as there is no legal obligation to disclose or the disclosure of law enforcement serves.

By registering the data subject voluntarily providing personal data, the data controller serves to provide the data subject with content or services that, due to the nature of the case, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to modify the personal data given at registration at any time or to delete it completely from the database of the data controller.

The controller shall, at any time upon request, provide information to each data subject as to which personal data about the data subject is stored. In addition, the data controller corrects or deletes personal data at the request or reference of the data subject, insofar as this does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements. All data subjects of the controller are available to the data subject as a contact person in this context.

6. Subscription to our newsletter

On the homepage of start2dream the users are given the opportunity to subscribe to the newsletter of our company. Which personal data are transmitted to the data controller when ordering the newsletter results from the input mask used for this purpose.

Start2dream informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals by way of a newsletter about company offers. The newsletter of our company can only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid email address and (2) the data subject registers for the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address entered by an affected person for the first time for newsletter mailing using the double-opt-in procedure. This confirmation email serves to check whether the owner of the e-mail address as the person concerned has authorized the receipt of the newsletter.

When registering for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration, as assigned by the Internet Service Provider (ISP). The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to understand the (possible) misuse of the data subject’s e-mail address at a later date and therefore provides the legal safeguards for the data controller.

The personal data collected in the context of registering for the newsletter will be used exclusively to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be notified by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or registration, as may be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter offer or technical changes. There is no transfer of the personal data collected in the context of the newsletter service to third parties. Subscription to our newsletter may be terminated by the person concerned at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data that the data subject has given us for the newsletter can be revoked at any time. For the purpose of revoking the consent, there is a corresponding link in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time, directly on the controller’s website, or to inform the controller in a different way.

7. Newsletter tracking

The newsletters of start2dream contain so-called counting pixels. A counting pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in those emails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Based on the embedded pixel, start2dream can detect if and when an e-mail was opened by an affected person and which links in the e-mail were called by the person concerned.

Such personal data collected via the counting pixels contained in the newsletters will be stored and evaluated by the controller in order to optimize the delivery of the newsletter and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. This personal data will not be disclosed to third parties. Affected persons are at any time entitled to revoke the separate declaration of consent issued via the double-opt-in procedure. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the controller. A deregistration from the receipt of the newsletter automatically interprets start2dream as a revocation.

8. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The controller processes and stores personal data of the data subject only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage or, if so required by the European directives and regulations or any other legislator in laws or regulations, that of the controller subject to was provided.

If the storage purpose is omitted or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or any other relevant legislature expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

9. Rights of the data subject

a) Right to confirmation

Each data subject has the right, as granted by the European Di- rective and Regulatory Authority, to require the controller to confirm whether personal data relating to him / her are being processed. If an affected person wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

b) Right to information

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European legislature and the legislature at any time to obtain free information from the controller on the personal data stored about him and a copy of that information. In addition, the European legislator and regulator has provided the data subject with the following information:

  • the processing purposes
  • the categories of personal data being processed
  • the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been disclosed or are still being disclosed, in particular to recipients in third countries or to international organizations
  • if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if that is not possible, the criteria for determining that duration
  • the existence of a right to rectification or erasure of the personal data concerning them, or to the limitation of the processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
  • the existence of a right of appeal to a supervisory authority
  • if the personal data are not collected from the data subject: All available information about the origin of the data
  • the existence of automated decision-making including profiling in accordance with Article 22 (1) and (4) of the GDPR and – at least in these cases – meaningful information on the logic involved, and the scope and intended impact of such processing on the data subject

Furthermore, the data subject has a right of access as to whether personal data has been transmitted to a third country or to an international organization. If this is the case, then the data subject has the right to obtain information about the appropriate guarantees in connection with the transfer.

If a data subject wishes to avail himself of this right to information, he may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

c) Right to rectification

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator to demand the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning him. Furthermore, the data subject has the right to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration, taking into account the purposes of the processing.

If an affected person wishes to exercise this right of rectification, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

d) Right to cancellation (right to be forgotten)

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directives and Regulators to require the controller to immediately delete the personal data concerning him, provided that one of the following reasons is satisfied and the processing is not required:

  • The personal data has been collected for such purposes or otherwise processed for which they are no longer necessary.
  • The person concerned revokes the consent on which the processing was based on Article 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) of the GDPR and lacks any other legal basis for the processing.
  • According to Art. 21 (1) DS-GVO, the data subject objects to the processing and there are no legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects according to Art. 21 (2) DS-GVO Processing.
  • The personal data was processed unlawfully.
  • The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union or national law, to which the controller is subject.
  • The personal data were collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 para. 1 DS-GVO.

If any of the above reasons are correct and an affected person wishes to initiate the deletion of personal data stored at start2dream, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller. The employee of start2dream will cause the deletion request to be fulfilled immediately.

If the personal data of start2dream has been made public and if our company is responsible for deleting personal data as the person responsible according to Art. 17 para. 1 DS-BER, start2dream will take appropriate measures, including technical ones, taking into account the available technology and the implementation costs Inform other data controllers processing the published personal data that the data subject has requested that these other data controllers delete all links to such personal data or copies or replications of such personal data, as far as the processing is not required. The employee of start2dream will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

e) Right to restriction of processing

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority to require the controller to restrict the processing if one of the following conditions applies:

  • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject for a period of time that enables the person responsible to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
  • The processing is unlawful, the data subject refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests the restriction of the use of personal data.
  • The controller no longer needs the personal data for processing purposes, but the data subject needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
  • The person concerned has objection to the processing acc. Art. 21 para. 1 DS-GVO and it is not yet clear whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of the person concerned.

If one of the above conditions is met and an affected person wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at start2dream, they may at any time contact an employee of the controller. The employee of start2dream will cause the restriction of the processing.

f) Data transferability

Any person affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Di- rective and Regulatory Authority to receive the personal data concerning him / her provided to a controller by the data subject in a structured, common and machine-readable format. It also has the right to transmit this data to another person responsible without hindrance by the controller to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 para 2 (a) of the GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR and processing by means of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task of public interest or in the exercise of official authority, which has been assigned to the controller.

Furthermore, in exercising their right to data portability under Article 20 (1) of the GDPR, the data subject has the right to obtain that the personal data is transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and if so this does not affect the rights and freedoms of others.

To enforce the right to data portability, the data subject may contact an employee of start2dream at any time.

g) Right to object

Any person concerned by the processing of personal data shall have the right conferred by the European directive and regulatory authority at any time, for reasons arising from its particular situation, against the processing of personal data relating to it pursuant to Article 6 (1) (e) or f DS-GVO takes an objection. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

In the event of an objection, Start2dream will no longer process your personal data unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves to assert, exercise or defend legal claims ,

If start2dream processes personal data in order to operate direct mail, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to the profiling, as far as it is associated with such direct mail. If the data subject objects to start2dream processing for direct marketing purposes, start2dream will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising from his / her particular situation, against the processing of personal data relating to it, which is carried out at start2dream for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) DS-BER To object, unless such processing is necessary to fulfill a public interest task.

In order to exercise the right of opposition, the data subject may directly contact any employee of start2dream or another employee. The data subject is also free, in the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58 / EC, to exercise his right of opposition by means of automated procedures using technical specifications.

h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

Any person concerned with the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which has a legal effect on it or, in a similar manner, significantly affects it; unless the decision (1) is necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) permitted by Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject, and that legislation provides for appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject; or (3) with the express consent of the data subject.

If the decision (1) is required for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) is made with the express consent of the data subject, start2dream shall take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights, freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject person, including at least the right to obtain the intervention of a person on the part of the person responsible, to express his / her own position and to challenge the decision.

If the data subject wishes to rely on automated decision-making rights, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

i) Right to revoke a data protection consent

Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulatory authority, to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

If the data subject wishes to assert their right to withdraw consent, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.

10. Privacy Policy for Use of Facebook

The controller has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is an Internet-based social meeting place, an online community that usually allows users to communicate with each other and interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for sharing views and experiences, or allows the Internet community to provide personal or business information. Facebook allows social network users to create private profiles, upload photos and socialize via friend requests.

The operating company of Facebook is Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. The person responsible for the processing of personal data, if an affected person lives outside the US or Canada, is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) is integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Facebook Component causes a representation of the Facebook Facebook component to download. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US. As part of this technical process, Facebook receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is simultaneously logged in to Facebook, Facebook recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific underside of our website visited the person concerned. This information is collected through the Facebook component and assigned by Facebook to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the person concerned activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the „Like“ button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data ,

Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Facebook at the time of access to our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such a transfer of this information to Facebook is not wanted by the person concerned, it can prevent the transfer by logging out of their Facebook account before calling our website.

The data policy published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/about/privacy/, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains which options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, different applications are available, which make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. Such applications can be used by the data subject to suppress data transmission to Facebook.

11. Privacy Policy for Use and Use of Features of Amazon Affiliate Program

The controller, as a participant in the Amazon Affiliate Program, has integrated Amazon components on this site. The Amazon components were designed by Amazon to help advertisers advertise on various Amazon Group websites, including Amazon.co.uk, Local.Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.co.uk, BuyVIP.com, Amazon.fr , Amazon.it and Amazon.es. BuyVIP.com against payment of a commission to mediate. The controller may generate advertising revenue by using the Amazon components.

The operating company of these Amazon components is Amazon EU S.à.r.l, 5 Rue Plaetis, L-2338 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Amazon sets a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are, has already been explained above. Each individual call of one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which an Amazon component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically caused by the respective Amazon component, data for Purposes of online advertising and billing commissions to Amazon. As part of this technical process, Amazon will be aware of personally identifiable information that Amazon uses to track the origin of orders received by Amazon and subsequently allow commission billing. Among other things, Amazon can understand that the affected person has clicked on a partner link on our website.

The affected person can prevent the setting of cookies through our website, as shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Amazon from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by Amazon can be deleted at any time via an Internet browser or other software programs.

Additional information and Amazon’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.amazon.de/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=3312401.

12. Data protection regulations for the use and use of functions of the collecting society WORT (VG WORT)

The controller has integrated counting pixels on this website. A counting pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in web pages to enable log file recording and log file analysis, whereby a statistical evaluation can be performed. The integrated counting pixels serve the Scalable Central Measurement Method (SZM) of the collecting society WORT (VG word).

The Scalable Central Measurement Method is operated by INFOnline GmbH, Forum Bonn Nord, Brühler Str. 9, 53119 Bonn.

The Scalable Central Measurement Method is used to determine statistical key figures with which the copy probability of texts is calculated. The embedded pixel allows the collecting society WORT to recognize if, when and by how many users (including the data subject) our website has been opened and what content has been retrieved.

The data obtained by means of the Scalable Central Measurement Method are collected anonymously. For the purpose of recognizing the users of a website, a so-called session cookie is set to record the number of accesses, ie a signature is created which is composed of various automatically transmitted information or uses alternative methods. The IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject is only collected and processed in anonymous form. The affected person is never identified.

The affected person can prevent the setting of cookies through our website, as shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent INFOnline from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, cookies already set by INFOnline can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programs.

In addition, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to and preventing the data generated by INFOnline relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by INFOnline. To do this, the person concerned must press the opt-out button under the link http://optout.ioam.de, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set against the objection will be placed on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the affected person’s system are deleted after an appeal, the data subject must revisit the link and set a new opt-out cookie.

However, by setting the opt-out cookie, there is the possibility that the controller’s internet sites may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.

The valid data protection regulations of INFOnline can be accessed at https://www.infonline.de/datenschutz/.

13. Data protection regulations for use and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The controller has integrated the component Google Analytics (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the collection, collection and analysis of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data on which website an affected person has come to a website (so-called referrers), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for which length of stay a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The controller uses the addition „_gat._anonymizeIp“ for web analytics via Google Analytics. This addendum will shorten and anonymise the IP address of the data subject of the person concerned if Google accesses our website from a Member State of the European Union or from another state party to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze visitor flows on our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, to compile for us online reports showing the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics uses a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are, has already been explained above. By using this cookie Google is enabled to analyze the usage of our website. Each time one of the pages of this website is accessed by the controller and a Google Analytics component has been integrated into it, the internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically initiated by the respective Google Analytics component To submit data to Google for the purposes of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google receives information about personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently make commission settlements possible.

The cookie stores personally identifiable information, such as access time, the location from which access was made and the frequency of site visits by the data subject. Each time you visit our website, your personal information, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, is transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal information is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer this personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

The affected person can prevent the setting of cookies through our website, as shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the possibility of objecting to and preventing the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics for the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the person must download and install a browser add-on at https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information about website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on is considered by Google as a contradiction. If the data subject’s information technology system is later deleted, formatted or reinstalled, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics.

Additional information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/ and http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/en.html. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at https://www.google.com/intl/de_de/analytics/.

14. Privacy Policy for Use and Use of Google AdWords

The controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to run ads both on Google’s search engine and on the Google Network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define keywords that will display an ad on Google’s search engine results only when the search engine retrieves a keyword-related search result. In the Google Network, the ads are distributed to topic-relevant web pages using an automated algorithm and according to previously defined keywords.

The operating company of Google AdWords Services is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website by displaying interest-based advertising on third-party websites and in the search engine results of Google’s search engine and by displaying advertisements on our website.

If an affected person reaches our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie will be stored on Google’s information technology system by Google. What cookies are, has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the person concerned. About the conversion cookie, if the cookie has not yet expired, traced whether certain sub-pages, such as the shopping cart from an online shop system, were accessed on our website. The conversion cookie allows both us and Google to understand if an affected person who came to our website through an AdWords ad generated revenue, ie, completed or canceled a purchase.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to create visitor statistics for our website. These visit statistics are then used by us to determine the total number of users who have been sent to us through AdWords ads, to determine the success or failure of their AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads for the future, Neither our company nor any other Google AdWords advertiser receives any information from Google that could identify the data subject.

The conversion cookie stores personally identifiable information, such as the web pages visited by the affected person. Each time you visit our website, your personal information, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, will be transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal information is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may transfer this personal data collected through the technical process to third parties.

The affected person can prevent the setting of cookies through our website, as shown above, at any time by means of a corresponding setting of the Internet browser used and thus permanently contradict the setting of cookies. Such a setting of the Internet browser used would also prevent Google from setting a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time via the Internet browser or other software programs.

Furthermore, the data subject has the opportunity to object to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the person concerned must access the link www.google.com/settings/ads from each of the Internet browsers they use and make the desired settings there.

Additional information and Google’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/.

15. Privacy Policy for Use and Use of Twitter

The controller has integrated Twitter components on this website. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly accessible microblogging service where users can post and distribute tweets, which are limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available to anyone, including non-Twitter subscribers. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. Twitter also allows you to address a broad audience via hashtags, links or retweets.

The operating company of Twitter is Twitter, Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website, which is operated by the controller and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Twitter component causes to download a presentation of the corresponding Twitter component of Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/en/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. The purpose of the integration of the Twitter component is to enable our users to redistribute the contents of this website, to make this website public in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Twitter, Twitter recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of each stay on our website, which specific bottom of our website visited the person concerned. This information is collected through the Twitter component and assigned by Twitter to the affected person’s Twitter account. If the person concerned activates one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transmitted with it are assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter always receives information via the Twitter component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned simultaneously logs on to Twitter at the time of access to our website; this takes place regardless of whether the affected person clicks on the Twitter component or not. If such a transfer of this information to Twitter is not wanted by the person concerned, it can prevent the transfer by logging out of their Twitter account before calling our website.

The applicable privacy policies of Twitter are available at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=en.

16. Privacy Policy for Use and Use of Xing

The controller has integrated Xing components on this website. Xing is an Internet-based social network that allows users to connect to existing business contacts and make new business contacts. The individual users can create a personal profile at Xing. Companies can, for example, create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

The operating company of Xing is XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

Each time one of the individual pages on this website is called up by the controller and on which a Xing component (Xing plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Xing Component causes a representation of the corresponding Xing component of Xing to be downloaded. More information about the Xing plug-ins can be found at https://dev.xing.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, Xing receives information about which specific bottom of our website is visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Xing, Xing recognizes with each visit to our website by the data subject and during the entire duration of each stay on our website, which specific bottom of our website visited the person concerned. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned by Xing to the affected Xing account of the data subject. If the person concerned activates one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the „Share“ button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

Xing always receives information from the Xing component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Xing at the time of access to our website; this happens regardless of whether or not the affected person clicks on the Xing component. If such a transfer of such information to Xing is not wanted by the data subject, it can prevent the transfer by logging out of their Xing account before calling our website.

Xing’s privacy policy, available at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provides insight into the collection, processing and use of personal information by Xing. In addition, Xing has posted privacy notices for the XING Share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

17. Privacy Policy for Use and Use of YouTube

The controller has integrated YouTube components on this website. YouTube is an internet video portal that allows video publishers to freely watch video clips and other users for free viewing, rating and commenting. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, so that both complete film and television broadcasts, but also music videos, trailers or user-made videos via the Internet portal are available.

YouTube’s operating company is YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave., San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

Each visit to one of the pages of this website operated by the controller and incorporating a YouTube component (YouTube video) automatically causes the Internet browser on the subject’s information technology system to be represented by the respective YouTube component to download an illustration of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. More information about YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/en/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google will be aware of which specific bottom of our site the person is visiting.

If the person is logged in to YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes by calling a sub-page that contains a YouTube video, which specific bottom of our website the affected person visits. This information will be collected by YouTube and Google and associated with the affected person’s YouTube account.

YouTube and Google will always receive information through the YouTube component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is simultaneously logged into YouTube at the time of access to our website; this happens regardless of whether the person clicks on a YouTube video or not. If such information is not intended to be passed on to YouTube and Google by the person concerned, the latter may prevent the transmission from logging out of their YouTube account before calling our website.

YouTube’s privacy policy, available at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/, identifies the collection, processing, and use of personally identifiable information by YouTube and Google.

18. Payment method: Privacy Policy for PayPal as payment

The controller has integrated components from PayPal on this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are made through so-called PayPal accounts, which are virtual private or business accounts. In addition, PayPal has the ability to process virtual payments through credit cards if a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an email address, which is why there is no classic account number. PayPal makes it possible to initiate online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also takes on 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 selects „PayPal“ as a payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, data of the data subject will be automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the data subject consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal are usually first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data required for payment processing. For the execution of the purchase contract also necessary personal data, which are in connection with the respective order.

The purpose of the transmission of the data is payment processing and fraud prevention. The controller will provide PayPal with personally identifiable information, in particular if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. Personal data exchanged between PayPal and the controller may be transmitted by PayPal to credit reporting agencies. This transmission aims at the identity and credit check.

PayPal may disclose personal information to affiliates and service providers or subcontractors, to the extent necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or to process the data on behalf of the customer.

The data subject has the option to revoke the consent to the handling of personal data against PayPal at any time. A revocation has no effect on personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

PayPal’s applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.paypal.com/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

19. Method of Payment: Privacy Policy for Sofortüberweisung as a payment method

The controller has integrated Instant Transfer components on this website. Sofortüberweisung is a payment service that enables the cashless payment of products and services on the Internet. Sofortüberweisung represents a technical procedure by which the online retailer immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables a merchant to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after ordering.

The operating company of Sofortüberweisung is the SOFORT GmbH, Fußbergstraße 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany.

If the data subject selects „Sofortüberweisung“ as payment option during the order process in our online shop, data of the affected person will be automatically transferred to Sofortüberweisung. By selecting this payment option, the data subject consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

During the purchase via Sofortüberweisung the buyer transmits the PIN and the TAN to the Sofort GmbH. Immediate transfer then makes a transfer to the online retailer after technical verification of the account balance and retrieval of further data to check the account funds. The execution of the financial transaction is then communicated to the online retailer automatically.

The personal data exchanged with Sofortüberweisung is first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data necessary for payment processing. The purpose of the transmission of the data is payment processing and fraud prevention. The controller will provide Sofortüberweisung with other personal information even if there is a legitimate interest in the transfer. The personal data exchanged between Sofortüberweisung and the controller may be transferred by instant bank transfer to credit reporting agencies. This transmission aims at the identity and credit check.

Sofortüberweisung may transfer the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, as far as this is necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or the data is to be processed in the order.

The data subject has the option to revoke the consent to the handling of personal data at any time in relation to Sofortüberweisung. A revocation has no effect on personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

The current privacy policy of Sofortüberweisung can be found at https://www.sofort.com/ger-DE/datenschutzerklaerung-sofort-gmbh/.

20. Legal basis of processing

Art. 6 I lit. A DS-GMO serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a particular processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contract of which the data subject is a party, as is the case, for example, in processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, processing shall be based on Art. 6 I lit. b DS-GMO. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c DS-GMO. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be required to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our premises were injured and his or her name, age, health insurance 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 I lit. d DS GMOs are based.
Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f DS GMOs are based. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the above legal bases are based on this legal basis if processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of our company or a third party, unless the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned prevail. Such processing operations are particularly permitted because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In that regard, it considered that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, second sentence, DS-BER).

21. Eligible processing interests that are being pursued by the controller or a third party

Is the processing of personal data based on Article 6 I lit. f DS-GMO is our legitimate interest in conducting our business for the benefit of all of our employees and our shareholders.

22. Duration for which the personal data are stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline, the corresponding data will be routinely deleted, if they are no longer required to fulfill the contract or to initiate a contract.

23. Legal or contractual provisions for the provision of personal data; Necessity for the conclusion of the contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide the personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

We clarify that the provision of personal information is in part required by law (such as tax regulations) or may result from contractual arrangements (such as details of the contractor).

Occasionally it may be necessary for a contract to be concluded that an affected person provides us with personal data that must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is required to provide us with personal information when our company concludes a contract with her. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the person concerned could not be closed.

Prior to any personal data being provided by the person concerned, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the individual on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and what would have resulted from the failure to provide the personal data.

24. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we refrain from automatic decision-making or profiling.

This Privacy Policy was created by the privacy statement generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as external data protection officer Kempten, in cooperation with the lawyer for IT and data protection law Christian Solmecke.