Processing of personal data
The use of our website is generally possible without providing personal data. Insofar as personal data (e.g. name, address or e-mail addresses) is collected on our website, this is always done on a voluntary basis as far as possible. This data will not be passed on to third parties without your express consent.
We would like to point out that data transmission on the Internet (e.g. communication by email) can have security gaps. Complete protection of the data against access by third parties is not possible.
a) Personal data
Personal data means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “Data subject”). An identifiable natural person is one who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by 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.
b) Data subject
Data subject means any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.
Processing means any operation or set of operations which is performed upon personal data, whether or not by automatic means, such as collection, recording, organisation, filing, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.
d) Restriction of processing
Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their future processing.
Profiling is any form of automated processing of personal data which consists in using such personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyse or predict aspects relating to that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or change of location.
Pseudonymisation is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be attributed to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that such additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organisational measures which ensure that the personal data are not attributed to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or entity responsible for processing
The controller or entity responsible for 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 designation may be provided for under Union or Member State law.
Processor means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which processes personal data on behalf of the controller.
Recipient means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body to whom personal data is disclosed, whether or not a third party. However, authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union or Member State law shall not be considered as recipients. .
j) Third party
Third party means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the entities authorised to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor.
Consent shall mean any freely given specific and informed indication of the data subject’s wishes in the form of a statement or other unambiguous affirmative act by which the data subject signifies their agreement to the processing of personal data relating to them.
Server log files
In the case of mere informational use of the website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information to us, we only collect the personal data that your browser transmits to our server. If you wish to view our website, we collect the following data, which is technically necessary for us to display our website to you and to ensure its stability and security (legal basis in this respect is Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR):
- Browser type/ browser version
- Operating system used
- Data volume transferred in each case
- Referrer URL- host name / IP of the accessing computer
- Date and time of the server request
Rights of the data subject
a) Right to confirmation
Every data subject shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain confirmation from the controller as to whether personal data concerning them is being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to confirmation, they may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
b) Right to information
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and the Regulation to obtain at any time from the controller, free of charge, access to and a copy of the personal data relating to them which have been stored. Furthermore, the European Directive and Regulation has granted the data subject access to the following information:
- The processing purposes
- The categories of personal data that are processed
- The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular in the case of recipients in third countries or international organisations
- If possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria for determining this duration
- The existence of a right to obtain the rectification or erasure of personal data concerning them or to obtain the restriction of processing by the controller or a right to object to such processing
- The existence of a right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
- If the personal data is not collected from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
- The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, pursuant to Art. 22 (1) and (4) GDPR and, at least in these cases, meaningful information about the logic involved and the scope and intended effects of such processing for the data subject
Furthermore, the data subject has the right to be informed whether personal data has been transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. If this is the case, the data subject shall also have the right to obtain information on the appropriate safeguards in connection with the transfer.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
c) Right of rectification
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to request the rectification without delay of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject shall have the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data, including by means of a supplementary declaration. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of rectification, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain from the controller the erasure without delay of personal data concerning them, where one of the following grounds applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:
- The personal data was collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which it is no longer necessary.
- The data subject revokes the consent on which the processing was based pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
- The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR.
- The personal data has been processed unlawfully.
- The erasure of the personal data is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation under Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
- The personal data was collected in relation to information society services offered pursuant to Art. 8 (1) GDPR.
If one of the aforementioned reasons applies, and a data subject wishes to arrange for the erasure of personal data stored by us, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller. We shall ensure that the request for erasure is complied with without delay.
If the personal data has been made public by us and our company as the controller is obliged to erase the personal data pursuant to Art. 17 (1) GDPR, we shall implement reasonable measures, including technical measures, taking into account the available technology and the cost of implementation, in order to inform other data controllers which process the published personal data that the data subject has requested from those other data controllers the erasure of all links to the personal data or copies or replications of the personal data, unless the processing is necessary. We will take the necessary steps in individual cases.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to obtain from the controller the restriction of processing where one of the following conditions is met:
- 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, the data subject objects to the erasure of the personal data and requests instead the restriction of the use of the personal data.
- The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs it for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
- The data subject has objected to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and it is not yet clear 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 processing of personal data stored by us, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller. We will arrange for the restriction of processing.
f) Right to data portability
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, to receive the personal data concerning them, which has been provided by the data subject to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. The data subject shall also have the right to transmit such data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to whom the personal data has been provided, provided that the processing is based on consent pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Art. 9 (2) (a) GDPR or on a contract pursuant to Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR and the processing is carried out by automated means, unless the processing is 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, when exercising their right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20 (1) GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to obtain that the personal data be transferred directly from one controller to another controller, to the extent that this is technically feasible and provided that this does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of other individuals.
g) Right to objection
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to object at any time, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to the processing of personal data concerning them which is carried out on the basis of Art. 6 (1) (e) or (f) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
We 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 assertion, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If we process personal data for the purpose of direct marketing, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data for such marketing. This also applies to profiling, insofar as it is connected with such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to us to the processing for direct marketing purposes, we will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to their particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning them which is carried out by us for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89 (1) GDPR, unless such processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest.
To exercise the right to object, the data subject may contact us directly. The data subject shall also be free to exercise their right to objection by means of automated procedures using technical specifications in the context of the use of information society services, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC.
h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data shall have the right, granted by the European Directive and the Regulation, not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning them or similarly significantly affects them, provided that the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and that such law lays down appropriate measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is done with the data subject’s explicit consent.
If the decision is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or if it is made with the data subject’s explicit consent, we shall take reasonable steps to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, which include at least the right of the data subject to obtain involvement on the part of the controller, to express their point of view and to contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated decisions, they may, at any time, contact an employee of the controller.
i) Right to revoke consent under data protection law
Every data subject affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European Directive and Regulation to withdraw consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, they may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller.
j) Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
Data subjects also have the right to lodge a complaint with a data protection supervisory authority about our processing of the data subject’s personal data.
The data subject can prevent the setting of cookies by our website at any time by means of an appropriate setting of the internet browser used and thus permanently object to the setting of cookies. Furthermore, cookies that have already been set can be deleted at any time via an internet browser or other software programmes. 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.
These cookies enable our websites, products and services to remember the information you have provided (such as your username, language preferences or the region you are in) and to provide you with enhanced, more personalised features. These cookies can also be used to ensure that settings you have made are not lost. For example, it can save changes you have made to text size, font and other parts of web pages that can be customised. You may also be used to provide services that you have requested. The information gathered by these cookies can be anonymised; the cookies are not able to track your browsing activity on other websites.
Payment service PayPal
The controller has integrated components of PayPal on this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which are virtual private or business accounts. In addition, PayPal offers the possibility of processing virtual payments via 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 also to receive payments. PayPal also assumes trustee functions and offers buyer protection services.
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 transmission 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 that is necessary for payment processing. Personal data that is related to the respective order is also necessary for the processing of the purchase contract.
The purpose of transmitting the data is payment processing and fraud prevention. The controller will transfer personal data to PayPal in particular if there is a legitimate interest for the transfer. The personal data exchanged between PayPal and the controller may be transferred by PayPal to credit reference agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check identity and creditworthiness.
PayPal may share personal data with affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors to the extent necessary to fulfil contractual obligations or to process the data on their behalf.
The data subject has the possibility to revoke the consent to the handling of personal data at any time vis-à-vis PayPal. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.
Use of Google Maps
We use the Google Maps service on this website. This allows us to show you interactive maps directly in the website and enables you to use the map function comfortably.
By visiting the website, Google receives the information that you have accessed the corresponding sub-page of our website. This takes place regardless of whether Google provides a user account via which you are logged in or whether no user account exists. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be directly assigned to your account. If you do not wish it to be associated with your Google profile, you must log out before activating the button. Google stores your data as usage profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or designing its website in line with requirements. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for users who are not logged in) for the provision of needs-based advertising and to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have the right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this right.
Use of Facebook
Plugins of the social network Facebook, provider Facebook Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California 94025, USA, are integrated on our website. You can recognise the Facebook plugins by the Facebook logo or the “Like” button on our site. You can find an overview of the Facebook plugins here: http://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/
If you send us enquiries via the contact form, your details from the enquiry form, including the contact details you have provided there, will be stored by us for the purpose of processing the enquiry and in the event of follow-up enquiries. We delete the data accruing in this context after the storage is no longer required or restrict the processing if there are statutory retention obligations.
Legal basis of the processing
Art. 6 (1) (a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for our company for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. Where the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party, such as in the case of processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (b) GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary for the implementation of pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation by which the processing of personal data becomes necessary, such as for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data might become necessary to protect vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were to be injured on our premises and as a result their name, age, health insurance details or other vital information needed to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 (1)(d) GDPR. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 (1) (f) GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overridden. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations in particular because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, he took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a customer of the controller (recital 47, second sentence of the GDPR).
Objection to advertising mails
The use of contact data published within the framework of the legal notice obligation for the transmission of advertising and information material not expressly requested is herewith objected to. The operator of the website expressly reserves the right to take legal action in the event of the unsolicited sending of advertising information, for example by spam emails.
Contact details of the data protection officer:
Creditreform Compliance Services GmbH
Phone: 02131 109 1089