Data Protection

Data protection

This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) as part of the provision of our services as well as within our online offer and the websites, functions and contents connected to it, as well as external online presences, e.g. our social media profile (hereinafter collectively referred to as the “online offer”). With regard to the terminology used, e.g. “Processing” or “responsible person”, we refer to the definitions in Art. 4 of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

Responsible

Michael Becker
Kapfenburgstrasse 19
70469 Stuttgart
Germany

Email: info@graffiticoach.de
Link to the imprint: https://www.graffiticoach.de/impressum/

Types of data processed

– Inventory data (e.g., personal master data, names or addresses).
– Contact details (e.g., email, telephone numbers).
– Content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).
– Usage data (e.g., websites visited, interest in content, access times).
– Meta / communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).

Categories of data subjects

Visitors and users of the online offer (in the following we refer to the data subjects collectively as “users”).

Purpose of processing

– Providing the online offer, its functions and content.
– Answering contact inquiries and communicating with users.
– Safety measures.
– Range measurement / marketing

Terms used

“Personal data” is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”); A natural person is considered to be identifiable, if he or she can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by assigning an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier (eg cookie) or one or more special features, expressing the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person.

“Processing” is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data. The term goes far and covers practically every handling of data.

“Pseudonymization” means the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data cannot be assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.

“Profiling” means any type of automated processing of personal data, which consists in the fact that this personal data is used to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal Analyze or predict the preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, location or change of location of this natural person.

The “person responsible” is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that alone or together with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data.

“Processor” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.

Relevant legal bases

In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. For users from the scope of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), i.e. In the EU and the EEC, the following applies, unless the legal basis is stated in the data protection declaration:
The legal basis for obtaining consent is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a and Art. 7 GDPR;
The legal basis for processing for the performance of our services and implementation of contractual measures as well as answering inquiries is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b GDPR;
The legal basis for processing to fulfill our legal obligations is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR;
In the event that vital interests of the data subject or another natural person require the processing of personal data, Art. 6 para. 1 lit. d GDPR serves as the legal basis.
The legal basis for the processing required to perform a task that is in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority that has been transferred to the person responsible is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e GDPR.
The legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR.
The processing of data for purposes other than those for which it was collected is determined in accordance with the provisions of Article 6 (4) GDPR.
The processing of special categories of data (according to Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR) is determined according to the stipulations of Art. 9 Para. 2 GDPR.

Safety measures

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing, as well as the different probability and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

The measures include, in particular, ensuring the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling the physical access to the data, as well as the access, input, transfer, securing availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that guarantee the exercise of data subject rights, deletion of data and reaction to data threats. We also take the protection of personal data into account when developing or selecting hardware, software and processes, in accordance with the principle of data protection through technology design and data protection-friendly default settings.

Cooperation with processors, jointly responsible and third parties

If, as part of our processing, we disclose data to other people and companies (processors, jointly responsible or third parties), transfer them to them or otherwise grant them access to the data, this will only be done on the basis of legal permission (e.g. if the data is transmitted to third parties, such as payment service providers, is required to fulfill the contract), users have given their consent, a legal obligation provides for this or on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. when using agents, web hosts, etc.).

If we disclose, transmit or otherwise grant data to other companies in our group of companies, this is done in particular for administrative purposes as a legitimate interest and also on a basis that complies with the legal requirements.

Transfers to third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA) or the Swiss Confederation) or as part of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to other people or companies happens, this only happens if it happens to fulfill our (pre) contractual obligations, based on your consent, on the basis of a legal obligation or on the basis of our legitimate interests. Subject to legal or contractual permissions, we only process or leave the data in a third country if the legal requirements are met. I.e. the processing takes place e.g. on the basis of special guarantees, such as the officially recognized determination of a data protection level corresponding to the EU (e.g. for the USA through the “Privacy Shield”) or compliance with officially recognized special contractual obligations.

Rights of data subjects

You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question are being processed and for information about this data and for further information and a copy of the data in accordance with the legal requirements.

You have accordingly. the legal requirements the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.

In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to request that the data in question be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to request that the processing of the data be restricted in accordance with the legal requirements.

You have the right to request that the data relating to you, which you have provided to us, be received in accordance with the legal requirements and to request their transmission to other responsible parties.

You also have the right to file a complaint with the relevant supervisory authority in accordance with the legal requirements.

Right of withdrawal

You have the right to withdraw your consent with future effect.

Right to object

You can object to the future processing of your data at any time in accordance with the legal requirements. The objection can in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.

Cookies and right to object to direct mail

“Cookies” are small files that are stored on users’ computers. Different information can be stored within the cookies. A cookie is primarily used to store information about a user (or the device on which the cookie is stored) during or after their visit within an online offer. Temporary cookies, or “session cookies” or “transient cookies”, are cookies that are deleted after a user leaves an online offer and closes his browser. In such a cookie e.g. the content of a shopping cart in an online shop or a login status can be saved. Cookies are referred to as “permanent” or “persistent” and remain saved even after the browser is closed. For example, the login status is saved if the users visit it after several days. Such a cookie can also be used to store the interests of users who are used for range measurement or marketing purposes. A “third party cookie” refers to cookies that are offered by providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer (otherwise, if they are only their cookies, we speak of “first party cookies”).

We can use temporary and permanent cookies and clarify this in the context of our data protection declaration.

If users do not want cookies to be stored on their computer, they are asked to deactivate the corresponding option in the system settings of their browser. Stored cookies can be deleted in the system settings of the browser. The exclusion of cookies can lead to functional restrictions of this online offer.

A general objection to the use of cookies used for online marketing purposes can be found on a large number of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US website http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ be explained. Furthermore, cookies can be saved by switching them off in the browser settings. Please note that not all functions of this online offer can then be used.

Deletion of data

The data processed by us is deleted in accordance with the legal requirements or its processing is restricted. Unless expressly stated in this data protection declaration, the data stored by us will be deleted as soon as they are no longer required for their intended purpose and there are no legal storage obligations to prevent deletion.

If the data is not deleted because it is required for other and legally permissible purposes, its processing will be restricted. I.e. the data will be blocked and not processed for other purposes. This applies e.g. for data that must be kept for commercial or tax law reasons.

Changes and updates to the data protection declaration

We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as the changes to the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes make it necessary to act on your part (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.

Business related processing

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

Order processing in the online shop and customer account

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

The processed data include inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and the people affected by the processing include our customers, interested parties and other business partners. Processing is carried out for the purpose of providing contractual services in the context of operating an online shop, billing, delivery and customer services. We use session cookies to store the contents of the shopping cart and permanent cookies to save the login status.

The processing is carried out to fulfill our services and to carry out contractual measures (e.g. execution of order processes) and insofar as it is required by law (e.g., legally required archiving of business transactions for trading and tax purposes). The information marked as required is required to justify and fulfill the contract. We disclose the data to third parties only in the context of delivery, payment or within the scope of legal permits and obligations, as well as if this is based on our legitimate interests, which we inform you about in this data protection declaration (e.g., to legal and tax advisors, Financial institutions, freight companies and authorities).

Users can optionally create a user account, in particular by viewing their orders. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information is communicated to the users. The user accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. If users have terminated their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to their retention is necessary for commercial or tax law reasons. Information in the customer account remains until its deletion with subsequent archiving in the event of a legal obligation or our legitimate interests (e.g. in the case of legal disputes). It is the responsibility of the users to back up their data if the termination is successful before the end of the contract.

As part of the registration and renewed registration and use of our online services, we save the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests, as well as the user’s protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. This data is not passed on to third parties, unless it is necessary to pursue our legal claims as a legitimate interest or there is a legal obligation to do so.

The deletion takes place after the expiry of legal warranty and other contractual rights or obligations (e.g. payment claims or performance obligations from contracts with customers), the necessity of storing the data being checked every three years; in the case of storage due to statutory archiving obligations, the deletion takes place after its expiration.

External payment service providers

We use external payment service providers through whose platforms the users and we can make payment transactions (e.g., each with a link to the data protection declaration, Paypal (https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full), Klarna (https://www.klarna.com/de/datenschutz/), Skrill (https://www.skrill.com/de/fusszeile/datenschutzrichtlinie/), Giropay (https://www.giropay.de/ legal / data protection terms and conditions /), Visa (https://www.visa.de/datenschutz), Mastercard (https://www.mastercard.de/de-de/datenschutz.html), American Express (https: / /www.americanexpress.com/de/content/privacy-policy-statement.html)

In the context of fulfilling contracts, we use the payment service providers on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b. GDPR. For the rest, we use external payment service providers based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR in order to offer our users effective and secure payment options.

The data processed by the payment service providers include inventory data, such as the name and address, bank details, such as Account numbers or credit card numbers, passwords, TANs and checksums as well as the contract, sums and recipient-related information. The information is required to complete the transactions. However, the data entered will only be processed and saved by the payment service providers. I.e. we do not receive any account or credit card-related information, only information with confirmation or negative information about the payment. The data may be transmitted by the payment service provider to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to verify identity and creditworthiness. For this we refer to the terms and conditions and data protection notices of the payment service providers.

The terms and conditions and the data protection notices of the respective payment service providers apply to the payment transactions, which can be called up within the respective websites or transaction applications. We also refer to these for further information and assertion of cancellation, information and other data subject rights.

Administration, financial accounting, office organization, contact management

We process data in the context of administrative tasks as well as the organization of our company, financial accounting and compliance with legal obligations, such as archiving. We process the same data that we process as part of the provision of our contractual services. The processing bases are Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c. GDPR, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. Customers, interested parties, business partners and website visitors are affected by the processing. The purpose and our interest in processing lies in administration, financial accounting, office organization, archiving of data, i.e. tasks that serve to maintain our business activities, perform our tasks and provide our services. The deletion of the data with regard to contractual services and contractual communication corresponds to the information mentioned in these processing activities.

We disclose or transmit data to the financial administration, consultants such as tax advisors or auditors as well as other fee agencies and payment service providers.

Furthermore, based on our business interests, we store information about suppliers, organizers and other business partners, e.g. for later contact. We generally store this mostly company-related data permanently.

Business analysis and market research

In order to operate our business economically, to be able to recognize market trends, wishes of the contractual partners and users, we analyze the data available to us regarding business transactions, contracts, inquiries, etc. We process inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data, usage data, metadata on the basis of Art 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR, whereby the data subjects include contractual partners, interested parties, customers, visitors and users of our online offer.

The analyzes are carried out for the purpose of business evaluations, marketing and market research. We can provide the profiles of registered users with information, e.g. regarding their services used. The analyzes help us to increase user-friendliness, optimize our offer and business efficiency. The analyzes serve us alone and are not disclosed externally unless they are anonymous analyzes with summarized values.

If these analyzes or profiles are personal, they will be deleted or anonymized upon termination of the user, otherwise after two years from the conclusion of the contract. In addition, the overall business analyzes and general trend determinations are created anonymously if possible.

Digistore24 partner program

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. GDPR) we are participants in the partner program of Digistore24 GmbH, St.-Godehard-Straße 32, 31139 Hildesheim, Germany, which was designed to provide a medium for websites that can be used to earn advertising reimbursement by placing advertisements and links to Digistore24 (so-called affiliate system). Digistore24 uses cookies to be able to trace the origin of the contract. Among other things, Digistore24 can recognize that you clicked the partner link on this website and then concluded a contract with or via Digistore24.

Further information on the use of data by Digistore24 and options for objection can be found in the company’s data protection declaration: https://www.digistore24.com/page/privacyl.

Registration function

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

Users can access information that is relevant to their user account, e.g. technical changes, to be informed by email. If users have terminated their user account, their data with regard to the user account will be deleted, subject to a legal retention requirement. It is the responsibility of the users to back up their data if the termination is successful before the end of the contract. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all user data stored during the contract period.

As part of the use of our registration and registration functions and the use of the user account, we save the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests, as well as the user’s protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. This data is not passed on to third parties, unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c. GDPR. The IP addresses will be anonymized or deleted after 7 days at the latest.

Comments and posts

If users leave comments or other contributions, their IP addresses can be based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR can be stored for 7 days. This is done for our security, if someone leaves illegal content in comments and contributions (insults, prohibited political propaganda, etc.). In this case, we can be sued for the comment or contribution and are therefore interested in the identity of the author.

Furthermore, we reserve the right, based on our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR to process user information for spam detection.

On the same legal basis, we reserve the right to store users’ IP addresses for the duration of the surveys and to use cookies to avoid multiple votes.

The information provided as part of the comments and contributions, any contact and website information as well as the content, will be saved by us until the user objects.

Soundcloud

Our podcasts are stored on the “Soundcloud” platform, offered by SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany, and are played from this platform.

For this purpose, we integrate so-called Soundcloud widgets into our website. This is playback software with which users can play the podcasts. Soundcloud can measure which podcasts are heard to what extent and process this information pseudonymously for statistical and business purposes. For this purpose, cookies can be stored in the users’ browsers and used to create user profiles, e.g. are processed for the purpose of issuing advertisements that correspond to the potential interests of the users. In the case of users who are registered with Soundcloud, Soundcloud can assign the hearing information to their profiles.

The use is based on our legitimate interests, i.e. Interest in a safe and efficient provision, analysis and optimization of our audio offer acc. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR.

Further information and options for objection can be found in Soundcloud’s data protection declaration: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

Contact

When contacting us (e.g. via contact form, email, phone or via social media), the information provided by the user for processing the contact request and processing it in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b. (within the framework of contractual / pre-contractual relationships), Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. (other inquiries) GDPR processed .. The information of the users can be stored in a customer relationship management system (“CRM system”) or comparable inquiry organization.

We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We check the necessity every two years; The statutory archiving obligations also apply.

Newsletter

With the following information we inform you about the content of our newsletter as well as the registration, shipping and statistical evaluation procedure as well as your right to object. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.

Content of the newsletter: We send newsletters, e-mails and other electronic notifications with advertising information (hereinafter “newsletter”) only with the consent of the recipient or a legal permission. Insofar as the content of a newsletter is specifically described, it is decisive for the consent of the user. Our newsletters also contain information about our services and us.

Double opt-in and logging: The registration for our newsletter takes place in a so-called double opt-in procedure. I.e. After registering, you will receive an email asking you to confirm your registration. This confirmation is necessary so that nobody can register with someone else’s email address. The registrations for the newsletter are logged in order to be able to demonstrate the registration process in accordance with the legal requirements. This includes storing the time of registration and confirmation, as well as the IP address. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.

Registration data: To register for the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address. Optionally, we ask you to provide a name in order to address it personally in the newsletter.

The newsletter is sent and the success measurement associated with it is based on the consent of the recipient in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR in conjunction with § 7 Para. 2 No. 3 UWG or, if consent is not required, on the basis of our legitimate interests in direct marketing in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 according to f. GDPR in conjunction Section 7 (3) UWG.

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

Cancellation / Revocation – You can cancel the receipt of our newsletter at any time, i.e. Withdraw your consent. You will find a link to cancel the newsletter at the end of each newsletter. Based on our legitimate interests, we can save the e-mail addresses that have been removed for up to three years before we delete them in order to be able to prove a previously given consent. The processing of this data is limited to the purpose of a possible defense against claims. An individual request for cancellation is possible at any time, provided that the previous consent is confirmed.

Newsletter – Mailchimp

The newsletter is sent using the mail service provider “MailChimp”, a newsletter mailing platform of the US provider Rocket Science Group, LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE # 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA. You can view the data protection regulations of the shipping service provider here: https://mailchimp.com/legal/privacy/. The Rocket Science Group LLC d / b / a MailChimp is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with the European data protection level (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TO6hAAG&status=Active). The shipping service provider is based on our legitimate interests. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR and an order processing contract acc. 28 para. 3 sentence 1 GDPR.

The shipping service provider can process the recipient’s data in pseudonymous form, i.e. use without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. use for technical optimization of the dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass the data on to third parties.

Newsletter – measuring success

The newsletters contain a so-called “web beacon”, i.e. a pixel-sized file that is retrieved from our server when the newsletter is opened or, if we use a shipping service provider, from their server. As part of this retrieval, technical information, such as information about the browser and your system, as well as your IP address and time of retrieval, are initially collected.

This information is used to technically improve the services based on the technical data or the target groups and their reading behavior based on their access locations (which can be determined using the IP address) or the access times. The statistical surveys also include determining whether the newsletters are opened, when they are opened and which links are clicked. For technical reasons, this information can be assigned to the individual newsletter recipients. However, it is neither our aim nor, if used, that of the shipping service provider to observe individual users. The evaluations serve us much more to recognize the reading habits of our users and to adapt our content to them or to send different content according to the interests of our users.

A separate revocation of the success measurement is unfortunately not possible, in this case the entire newsletter subscription must be canceled.

Hosting and emailing

The hosting services used by us serve to provide the following services: infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services, e-mail dispatch, security services and technical maintenance services that we use for the purpose of operating this online offer.

We, or our hosting provider, process inventory data, contact data, content data, contract data, usage data, meta and communication data from customers, interested parties and visitors to this online offer based on our legitimate interests in the efficient and secure provision of this online offer in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR in conjunction Art. 28 GDPR (conclusion of an order processing contract).

Collection of access data and log files

We, or our hosting provider, based on our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f. GDPR data about every access to the server on which this service is located (so-called server log files). The access data include the name of the website accessed, file, date and time of access, amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user’s operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page), IP address and the requesting provider .

For security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud), log file information is stored for a maximum of 7 days and then deleted. Data whose further storage is required for evidence purposes are excluded from deletion until the respective incident has been finally clarified.

Facebook pixels, custom audiences and Facebook conversion

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

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

With the help of the Facebook pixel, Facebook is able, on the one hand, to determine the visitors to our online offer as a target group for the display of advertisements (so-called “Facebook ads”). Accordingly, we use the Facebook pixel to only display the Facebook ads placed by us to those Facebook users who have shown an interest in our online offer or who have certain characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products that are based on the visited Websites determined) that we transmit to Facebook (so-called “custom audiences”). With the help of the Facebook pixel, we would also like to ensure that our Facebook ads correspond to the potential interest of the users and do not have a nuisance. With the help of the Facebook pixel, we can also understand the effectiveness of Facebook advertisements for statistical and market research purposes, in which we see whether users have been forwarded to our website after clicking on a Facebook advertisement (so-called “conversion”).

The processing of the data by Facebook takes place within the framework of Facebook’s data usage guidelines. Accordingly, general information on the display of Facebook ads in the data usage guidelines of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/policy. Special information and details about the Facebook pixel and how it works can be found in the help section of Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/651294705016616.

You can object to the recording by the Facebook pixel and the use of your data to display Facebook ads. To set which types of advertisements are displayed to you on Facebook, you can call up the page set up by Facebook and follow the instructions on the settings for usage-based advertising there: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads. The settings are platform independent, i.e. they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

You can also use cookies that are used for range measurement and advertising purposes on the deactivation page of the network advertising initiative (http://optout.networkadvertising.org/) and also on the US website (http://www.aboutads.info/ choices) or the European website (http://www.youronlinechoices.com/uk/your-ad-choices/).

Online presence in social media

We maintain online presences within social networks and platforms in order to communicate with the customers, interested parties and users active there and to be able to inform them about our services.

We would like to point out that data of users outside the European Union can be processed. This can result in risks for the user, because e.g. enforcing users’ rights could be difficult. With regard to US providers who are certified under the Privacy Shield, we would like to point out that they are committed to complying with EU data protection standards.

In addition, user data is usually processed for market research and advertising purposes. For example, usage profiles are created from the usage behavior and the resulting interests of the users. The usage profiles can in turn be used to e.g. Place advertisements inside and outside of the platforms that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the users’ computers in which the usage behavior and interests of the users are stored. Furthermore, data can be stored in the usage profiles regardless of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).

The processing of users’ personal data is based on our legitimate interests in effective information for users and communication with users in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR. If the users of the respective platform providers are asked for their consent to the data processing described above, the legal basis for the processing is Art. 6 (1) lit. a., Art. 7 GDPR.

For a detailed description of the respective processing and the possibilities of objection (opt-out), we refer to the information linked below by the provider.

Also in the case of requests for information and the assertion of user rights, we would like to point out that these can be most effectively asserted by the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can take appropriate measures and provide information directly. If you still need help, you can contact us.

– Facebook, pages, groups, (Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland) based on an agreement on the joint processing of personal data – data protection declaration: https://www.facebook.com / about / privacy /, opt-out: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads and http://www.youronlinechoices.com, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant ? id = a2zt0000000GnywAAC & status = Active.

– Google / YouTube (Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA) – Privacy Policy: https://policies.google.com/privacy, Opt-Out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated , Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active.

– Instagram (Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA) – Privacy Policy / Opt-Out: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

– Twitter (Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA) – Data protection declaration: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, opt-out: https://twitter.com/personalization , Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active.

– Pinterest (Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA) – Privacy Policy / Opt-Out: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.

– LinkedIn (LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland) – data protection declaration https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy, opt-out: https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest -controls / retargeting-opt-out, Privacy Shield: https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000L0UZAA0&status=Active.

– Xing (XING AG, Dammtorstraße 29-32, 20354 Hamburg, Germany) – Data protection declaration / opt-out: https://privacy.xing.com/de/datenschutzerklaerung.

– Wakalet (Wakelet Limited, 76 Quay Street, Manchester, M3 4PR, United Kingdom) – Privacy Policy / Opt-Out: https://wakelet.com/privacy.html.

– Soundcloud (SoundCloud Limited, Rheinsberger Str. 76/77, 10115 Berlin, Germany) – Privacy Policy / Opt-Out: https://soundcloud.com/pages/privacy.

Integration of services and content from third parties

We use content or service offers from third-party providers within our online offer based on our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. Services such as Include videos or fonts (hereinafter referred to as “content”).

This always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content perceive the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they could not send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required to display this content. We strive to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as “web beacons”) for statistical or marketing purposes. The “pixel tags” can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user’s device and contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.

Youtube

We integrate the videos of the platform “YouTube” from Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

Use of Facebook social plugins

On the basis of our legitimate interests (ie interest in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our online offer within the meaning of Article 6 (1) (f) GDPR), we use social plugins (“plugins”) from the social network facebook.com, which operated by Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland (“Facebook”).
For this, e.g. Contents such as images, videos or texts and buttons belong with which users can share content of this online offer within Facebook. The list and the appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.

Facebook is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active).

When a user calls up a function of this online offer that contains such a plugin, his device establishes a direct connection to the Facebook servers. The content of the plug-in is transmitted from Facebook directly to the user’s device, which integrates it into the online offer. User profiles of the users can be created from the processed data. We therefore have no influence on the scope of the data that Facebook collects with the help of this plugin and therefore informs users according to our level of knowledge.

By integrating the plugins, Facebook receives the information that a user has called up the corresponding page of the online offer. If the user is logged into Facebook, Facebook can assign the visit to their Facebook account. If users interact with the plugins, for example by pressing the Like button or leaving a comment, the corresponding information is transmitted from your device directly to Facebook and stored there. If a user is not a member of Facebook, there is still the possibility that Facebook will find out and save his IP address. According to Facebook, only an anonymized IP address is saved in Germany.

The purpose and scope of the data collection and the further processing and use of the data by Facebook as well as the related rights and setting options for protecting the privacy of users can be found in Facebook’s data protection information: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ .

If a user is a Facebook member and does not want Facebook to collect data about him via this online offer and link it to his member data stored on Facebook, he must log out of Facebook before using our online offer and delete his cookies. Further settings and contradictions regarding the use of data for advertising purposes are possible within the Facebook profile settings: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads or via the US website http://www.aboutads.info / choices / or the EU website http://www.youronlinechoices.com/. The settings are platform independent, i.e. they are adopted for all devices, such as desktop computers or mobile devices.

Twitter

Functions and content of the Twitter service offered by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA can be integrated into our online offer. For this, e.g. Contents such as images, videos or texts and buttons belong with which users can share content of this online offer within Twitter.
If the users are members of the Twitter platform, Twitter can call up the above. Assign content and functions to the user profiles there. Twitter is certified under the Privacy Shield Agreement and thus offers a guarantee to comply with European data protection law (https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000TORzAAO&status=Active). Data protection declaration: https://twitter.com/de/privacy, opt-out: https://twitter.com/personalization.

Instagram

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