Data protection // data protection instruction
This data protection declaration clarifies the type, scope and purpose of the processing of personal data (hereinafter referred to as “data”) within our online offer and the websites, functions and 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).
Name / company: PowUnity GmbH
Street number: Feldstrasse 9d
Postcode, town, country: 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Telephone number: +43 512 319751
Email address: info (at) powunity (dot) com
Data protection officer:
Name: Stefan Sinnegger
Street number: Feldstrasse 9d
Postcode, town, country: 6020 Innsbruck, Austria
Telephone number: +43 512 319751
Email address: info (at) powunity (dot) com
Types of data processed:
– Inventory data (e.g., names, addresses).
– Contact details (e.g., email, telephone numbers).
– Content data (e.g., text input, photographs, videos).
– Contract data (e.g., object of contract, term, customer category).
– Payment data (e.g. bank details, payment history).
– Usage data (e.g., websites visited, interest in content, access times).
– Meta / communication data (e.g., device information, IP addresses).
Processing of special categories of data (Art. 9 Para. 1 GDPR):
No special categories of data are processed.
Categories of data subjects:
– Customers, interested parties, visitors and users of the online offer, business partners.
– 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 content and shop functions.
– Provision of contractual services, service and customer care.
– Answering contact inquiries and communicating with users.
– Marketing, advertising and market research.
– Safety measures.
As of: 04/2019
1. Terms used
1.1. “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.
1.2. “Processing” is any process or series of processes carried out with or without the help of automated processes in connection with personal data. The term goes far and covers practically every handling of data.
1.3. 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.
2. Relevant legal bases
In accordance with Art. 13 GDPR, we will inform you of the legal basis for our data processing. Unless the legal basis is mentioned in the data protection declaration, the following applies: 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, and the legal basis for processing to protect our legitimate interests is Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f 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.
3. 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.
4. Security measures
4.1. In accordance with Art. 32 GDPR, we take into account suitable technical considerations, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of the processing as well as the different probability and severity of the risk to the rights and freedoms of natural persons and organizational measures 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 (Art. 25 GDPR).
4.2. The security measures include in particular the encrypted transmission of data between your browser and our server.
5. Disclosure and transmission of data
5.1. If we disclose data to other people and companies (processors or third parties) as part of our processing, transmit 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, as is necessary for payment service providers, in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. – and legal advisers, customer care, accounting, billing and similar services that allow us to efficiently and effectively fulfill our contractual, administrative and other duties).
5.2. If we commission third parties to process data on the basis of a so-called “order processing contract”, this is done on the basis of Art. 28 GDPR.
6. Transfers to third countries
If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA)) or if this takes place within the scope of the use of third-party services or disclosure or transmission of data to third parties, this will only take place if it is carried out 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 process or have the data processed in a third country only if the special requirements of Art. 44 ff. GDPR 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 (so-called “standard contractual clauses”).
7. Rights of the data subjects
7.1. 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 Art. 15 GDPR.
7.2. You have accordingly. Art. 16 DSGVO the right to request the completion of the data concerning you or the correction of the incorrect data concerning you.
7.3. In accordance with Art. 17 GDPR, you have the right to request that the data in question be deleted immediately, or alternatively, in accordance with Art. 18 GDPR, to request that the processing of the data be restricted.
7.4. You have the right to request that the data concerning you, which you have provided to us, be received in accordance with Art. 20 GDPR and to request their transmission to other responsible parties.
7.5. You have also gem. Art. 77 GDPR the right to lodge a complaint with the competent supervisory authority.
8. Right of withdrawal
You have the right to give consent in accordance with Revoke Art. 7 Para. 3 GDPR with effect for the future.
9. Right to object
You can object to the future processing of your data in accordance with Art. 21 GDPR at any time. The objection can in particular be made against processing for direct marketing purposes.
10. Cookies and right to object to direct mail
10.1. “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 from providers other than the person responsible for operating the online offer (otherwise, if they are only their cookies, we speak of “first-party cookies”).
10.2. We 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.
11. Deletion of data
11.1. The data processed by us is deleted in accordance with Art. 17 and 18 GDPR 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.
11.2. Germany: According to legal requirements, storage is carried out in particular for 6 years in accordance with Section 257 (1) HGB (trading books, inventories, opening balance sheets, annual accounts, trading letters, booking vouchers, etc.) and for 10 years in accordance with Section 147 (1) AO (books, records , Management reports, booking vouchers, commercial and business letters, documents relevant for taxation, etc
12. Order processing in the online shop and customer account
12.1. We process our customers’ data as part of the ordering process in our online shop to enable them to select and order the selected products and services, as well as their payment and delivery, or execution.
12.2. The processed data includes inventory data, communication data, contract data, payment data and the data subjects 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.
12.3. Processing takes place on the basis of Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. b (Execution of order processes) and c (Archiving required by law) GDPR. The information marked as required is required to justify and fulfill the contract. We only disclose the data to third parties within the scope of delivery, payment or within the scope of legal permits and obligations towards legal advisers and authorities. The data will only be processed in third countries if this is necessary to fulfill the contract (e.g. at the customer’s request for delivery or payment).
12.4. 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 with regard to the user account will be deleted, subject to their retention for commercial or tax law reasons in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. c GDPR necessary. Information in the customer account remains until it is deleted with subsequent archiving in the event of a legal obligation. It is the responsibility of the users to back up their data if the termination is successful before the end of the contract.
12.5. 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 claims or there is a legal obligation to do so in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. c GDPR.
12.6. The deletion takes place after expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations, the necessity of storing the data is checked every three years; in the case of statutory archiving obligations, deletion takes place after its expiry (end of commercial law (6 years) and tax law (10 years) retention requirement); Information in the customer account remains until it is deleted.
13. Business analysis and market research
13.1. In order to operate our business economically, to recognize market trends, customer and user requests, we analyze the data available to us about 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 customers, interested parties, business partners, visitors and users of the online offer. The analyzes are carried out for the purpose of business evaluations, marketing and market research. We can profile the registered users with information e.g. consider their purchases. 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.
13.2. 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.
2. A customer’s creditworthiness may be checked if there is otherwise a risk of default, i.e. if the goods are delivered without payment being received (i.e. if the customer chooses to purchase on account). However, there is no risk of default if the customer e.g. choose the option prepayment or payment via third party providers, e.g. Paypal carries out.
It should also be noted that obtaining automatic credit information is an “automated decision in individual cases” according to Art. 22 GDPR, i.e. represents a legal decision without human involvement. This is permissible if the customer has consented or this decision is necessary for the conclusion of the contract. Whether the decision is necessary has not yet been conclusively clarified, but is often taken for granted, including by the author of this sample. However, if you want to rule out any risk, you should get your consent.
Consent is also necessary if the credit check is already being used to decide whether the option “on account” should be shown. Because it could have been that the customer would have opted for the advance payment or PayPal and the credit check would not have been necessary.
Such consent could e.g. read as follows:
I agree that a credit check will be carried out in order to decide in an automated process (Art. 22 GDPR) whether the option of purchase on account is offered. Further information on the credit check, the credit bureaus used and the procedure as well as the possibilities of objection can be found in our data protection declaration.
14. Credit information
14.1. If we make advance payments (e.g. when purchasing on account), we reserve the right to obtain information on identity and creditworthiness in order to safeguard legitimate interests in order to assess credit risk based on mathematical-statistical methods from specialized service providers (credit reporting agencies).
14.2. As part of the credit check, we transmit the following personal data of the customer (name, postal address, date of birth, information on the type of contract, bank details [please provide additional data if necessary]) to the following credit reporting agencies:
[Please indicate the credit agencies here, e.g .:] SCHUFA-Gesellschaft (SCHUFA Holding AG, Kormoranweg 5, 65201 Wiesbaden), data protection information: https://www.schufa.de/de/ueber-uns/daten-scoring/.
14.3. We process the information received from the credit bureaus on the statistical probability of a payment default as part of an appropriate discretionary decision regarding the establishment, implementation and termination of the contractual relationship. We reserve the right to refuse payment on account or any other advance payment in the event of a negative result of the credit check.
14.4. The decision as to whether we make advance payment is made in accordance with Art. 22 GDPR solely on the basis of an automated decision in individual cases, which our software makes on the basis of information from the credit agency.
14.5 If we obtain express consent from you, the legal basis for the credit check and the transmission of the customer’s data to the credit agencies is consent in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, 7 GDPR. If no consent is obtained, our legitimate interests in the reliability of your payment claim are the legal basis in accordance with. Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR.
15. Contact and customer service
15.1. When contacting us (via contact form or email), the information provided by the user for processing the contact request and processing it in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. b) GDPR processed.
15.2. The information provided by users can be stored in our customer relationship management system (“CRM system”) or a comparable request organization.
15.3. We delete the requests if they are no longer necessary. We check the necessity every two years; We permanently save inquiries from customers who have a customer account and refer to the information on the customer account for deletion. The statutory archiving obligations also apply.
16. Collection of access data and log files
16.1. On the basis of 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 .
16.2. For security reasons (e.g. to investigate misuse or fraud), log file information is stored for a maximum of seven 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.
17. Online presence in social media
17.1. We maintain on the basis of our legitimate interests within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f. GDPR 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 there about our services. When calling up the respective networks and platforms, the terms and conditions and the data processing guidelines of their respective operators apply.
17.2 Unless otherwise stated in our data protection declaration, we process the data of the users provided that they communicate with us within the social networks and platforms, e.g. Write articles on our online presence or send us messages.
17.3. We use Google Analytics to display the advertisements placed by Google and its partners’ advertising services only to those users who have shown an interest in our online offer or the specific characteristics (e.g. interests in certain topics or products based on the visited Websites determined) which we transmit to Google (so-called “remarketing” or “Google Analytics audiences”). With the help of remarketing audiences, we would also like to ensure that our advertisements correspond to the potential interest of the users and are not annoying.
18. Google Analytics
18.2. Google 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=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
18.3. Google will use this information on our behalf to evaluate the use of our online offer by users, to compile reports on the activities within this online offer and to provide us with other services related to the use of this online offer and the internet. Pseudonymous user profiles can be created from the processed data.
18.4 We only use Google Analytics with activated IP anonymization. This means that the IP address of the user is shortened by Google within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The full IP address is only transferred to a Google server in the USA and abbreviated there in exceptional cases.
18.5. The IP address transmitted by the user’s browser is not merged with other Google data. The users can prevent the storage of cookies by setting their browser software accordingly; Users can also prevent Google from collecting the data generated by the cookie and relating to their use of the online offer and from processing this data by Google by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
18.6. You can find more information on the use of data by Google, setting and objection options on the Google website: https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/privacy/partners (“Use of data by Google when you use websites or apps our partners”), https://policies.google.com/technologies/ads (“Data usage for advertising purposes”), https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated (“Manage information that Google uses to show you advertising “).
19. Google Re / Marketing Services
19.1. On the basis of 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. GDPR), we use the marketing and remarketing services (short “Google Marketing Services ”) Of Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA, (“Google”).
19.2. Google 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=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active).
19.3. The Google Marketing Services allow us to display advertisements for and on our website in a more targeted manner in order to only present users with ads that potentially correspond to their interests. If a user e.g. Showing ads for products that he was interested in on other websites is referred to as “remarketing”. For these purposes, when you visit our and other websites on which Google marketing services are active, Google directly executes a code from Google and so-called (re) marketing tags (invisible graphics or code, also as “web Beacons “) in the website. With their help, an individual cookie, i.e. a small file is saved (comparable technologies can be used instead of cookies). The cookies can be set by different domains, among others by google.com, doubleclick.net, invitemedia.com, admeld.com, googlesyndication.com or googleadservices.com. This file notes which websites the user visits, what content he is interested in and which offers he has clicked on, as well as technical information on the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information on the use of the online offer. The IP address of the users is also recorded, whereby we inform Google Analytics that the IP address is shortened within member states of the European Union or in other contracting states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area and only in exceptional cases entirely to one Google servers in the USA and shortened there. The IP address is not merged with user data within other Google offers. The above-mentioned information can also be linked by Google to such information from other sources. If the user then visits other websites, the advertisements tailored to his interests can be displayed.
19.4. The data of the users are processed pseudonymously within the scope of the Google marketing services. I.e. Google stores and processes e.g. not the name or email address of the user, but processes the relevant data cookie-related within pseudonymous user profiles. I.e. From Google’s perspective, the ads are not managed and displayed for a specifically identified person, but for the cookie holder, regardless of who this cookie holder is. This does not apply if a user has expressly allowed Google to process the data without this pseudonymization. The information collected by Google Marketing Services about users is transmitted to Google and stored on Google’s servers in the United States.
19.5. The Google marketing services we use include the online advertising program “Google AdWords”. In the case of Google AdWords, each AdWords customer receives a different “conversion cookie”. Cookies cannot therefore be tracked via the websites of AdWords customers. The information obtained using the cookie is used to create conversion statistics for AdWords customers who have opted for conversion tracking. AdWords customers find out the total number of users who clicked on their ad and were redirected to a page with a conversion tracking tag. However, you will not receive any information that can be used to personally identify users.
19.8. We can also use the “Google Optimizer” service. Google Optimizer allows us to understand how various changes to a website affect (e.g. changes to the input fields, design, etc.) as part of so-called “A / B testing”. Cookies are stored on users’ devices for these test purposes. Only pseudonymous user data is processed.
19.9. We can also use the “Google Tag Manager” to integrate and manage the Google analysis and marketing services in our website.
19.11. If you want to object to interest-based advertising by Google Marketing Services, you can use the setting and opt-out options provided by Google: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
Furthermore, when using the Facebook pixel, we use the additional function “extended comparison” (data such as telephone numbers, email addresses or Facebook IDs of the users) for the formation of target groups (“Custom Audiences” or “Look Alike Audiences”) Facebook (encrypted) transmitted. Further information on the “extended comparison”: https://www.facebook.com/business/help/611774685654668).
We also use the “Custom Audiences from File” procedure of the social network Facebook, Inc. In this case, the email addresses of the newsletter recipients are uploaded to Facebook. The upload process is encrypted. The upload is only used to determine recipients of our Facebook ads. We want to make sure that the ads are only shown to users who are interested in our information and services.
20. Facebook, Custom Audiences and Facebook Marketing Services
20.1. 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”).
20.2. 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).
20.3. With the help of the Facebook pixel, Facebook is able, on the one hand, to determine the visitors of 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, by seeing whether users were forwarded to our website after clicking on a Facebook advertisement (so-called “conversion”).
20.4. 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.php. 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.
20.5. 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.
21. Facebook social plugins
21.1. On the basis of 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. 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”). The plugins can represent interaction elements or content (eg videos, graphics or text contributions) and can be recognized by one of the Facebook logos (white “f” on a blue tile, the terms “Like”, “Like” or a “thumbs up” sign ) or are marked with the addition “Facebook Social Plugin”. The list and the appearance of the Facebook social plugins can be viewed here: https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/.
21.2. 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).
21.3. 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 the users according to our knowledge.
21.4 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.
21.5. 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/ .
21.6. 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.
We use the lead generation service provided by Leadinfo B.V., Rotterdam, The Netherlands, which recognizes visits of companies to our website based on IP-addresses and shows us related publicly available information, such as company names or addresses. In addition, Leadinfo places two first-party cookies for providing transparency on how our visitors use our website and the tool processes domains from provided form inputs (e.g. “leadinfo.com”) to correlate IP addresses with companies and to enhance its services. For additional information, please visit www.leadinfo.com. On this page: www.leadinfo.com/en/opt-out you have an opt-out option. In the event of an opt-out, your data will no longer be used by Leadinfo
23. Communication by post, email, fax or telephone
23.1 We use means of remote communication for business and marketing purposes, e.g. Post, phone or email. We process inventory data, address and contact details as well as contract data from customers, participants, interested parties and communication partners.
23.2 Processing is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR, Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. f GDPR in connection with legal requirements for advertising communications. The contact is only made with the consent of the contact partner or within the scope of the legal permits and the processed data is deleted as soon as it is not necessary and otherwise with objection / revocation or elimination of the authorization basis or statutory archiving obligations.
Our newsletter contains information about our products, offers, promotions and our company. Information on data protection, revocation, logging and the success measurement included in the consent can be found in our data protection declaration.
Shipping service provider: The newsletter is sent using “MailChimp”, a newsletter sending 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).
Note on the legal basis: Please select the variant for Germany or Austria from the information on the legal basis. Please note that in Austria the so-called “ECG list” must be taken into account due to a provision of the E-Commerce Act (ECG). This list is kept by the regulatory authority for telecommunications and broadcasting (RTR-GmbH): https://www.rtr.at/de/tk/TKKS_Spam. It contains those email addresses to which no emails may be sent.
24.1. With the following information we inform you about the content of our newsletter as well as the registration, shipping and statistical evaluation procedure and your right to object. By subscribing to our newsletter, you agree to the receipt and the procedures described.
24.2. 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 products, offers, promotions and our company.
24.3. 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.
24.4 Shipping service provider: The newsletter is sent using “MailChimp”, a newsletter sending 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).
24.5. Insofar as we use a shipping service provider, the shipping service provider can, according to its own information, this data in pseudonymous form, i.e. use without assignment to a user, to optimize or improve their own services, e.g. to technically optimize the dispatch and presentation of the newsletter or for statistical purposes to determine from which countries the recipients come. However, the shipping service provider does not use the data of our newsletter recipients to write to them themselves or to pass them on to third parties.
24.6. Registration data: To register for the newsletter, it is sufficient to provide your email address. Optionally, we ask you to enter a name in order to address it personally in the newsletter. Changes to your data stored by the shipping service provider are also logged.
24.7. Success measurement – 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.
24.8. Germany: The sending of the newsletter and the measurement of success are 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 on the basis of the legal permission acc. Section 7 (3) UWG.
24.9. Austria: The sending of the newsletter and the success measurement are based on the consent of the recipients in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. a, Art. 7 GDPR in conjunction with Section 107 (2) TKG or on the basis of legal permission in accordance with. Section 107 (2) and 3 TKG.
24.10. The logging of the registration process is based on our legitimate interests in accordance with Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f GDPR and serves as proof of consent to receive the newsletter.
24.11. Newsletter recipients 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. At the same time, your consent to the measurement of success expires. A separate revocation of the success measurement is unfortunately not possible, in this case the entire newsletter subscription must be canceled. When you unsubscribe from the newsletter, the personal data will be deleted, unless their storage is legally required or justified, whereby their processing in this case is limited to these exceptional purposes only. In particular, we can save the e-mail addresses that have been given up to three years based on our legitimate interests before we delete them for the purpose of sending the newsletter 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.
25. Integration of services and content from third parties
25.1. 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 Article 6 (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 device of the user and contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, referring websites, time of visit and other information on the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources.
25.2. The following illustration provides an overview of third-party providers and their content, along with links to their data protection declarations, which provide further information on the processing of data and, in part. already mentioned here, contain options for objection (so-called opt-out).
– If our customers use the payment services of third parties (e.g. PayPal or Sofortüberweisung), the terms and conditions and data protection notices of the respective third party providers apply, which can be called up within the respective websites or transaction applications.
– External fonts from Google, LLC., https://www.google.com/fonts (“Google Fonts”). The integration of the Google Fonts is done by calling up a server at Google (usually in the USA). Data protection declaration: https://policies.google.com/privacy, opt-out: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.
– Maps of the “Google Maps” service provided by the third-party provider Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.
– Videos from the “YouTube” platform of the third-party provider Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. Data protection declaration: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/, opt-out: https://www.google.com/settings/ads/.
– Functions of the Instagram service are integrated into our online offer. These functions are offered by Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA. If you are logged into your Instagram account, you can link the content of our pages with your Instagram profile by clicking the Instagram button. This allows Instagram to associate your visit to our website with your user account. We would like to point out that, as the provider of the website, we have no knowledge of the content of the data transmitted or how it is used by Instagram. Data protection declaration: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.
– We use social plugins from the social network Pinterest, which is operated by Pinterest Inc., 635 High Street, Palo Alto, CA, 94301, USA (“Pinterest”). When you call up a page that contains such a plugin, your browser establishes a direct connection to the Pinterest servers. The plugin transmits log data to Pinterest’s server in the USA. This log data may contain your IP address, the address of the websites visited, which also contain Pinterest functions, type and settings of the browser, date and time of the request, your use of Pinterest and cookies. Data protection declaration: https://about.pinterest.com/de/privacy-policy.
– Functions of the service or the Twitter platform (hereinafter referred to as “Twitter”) can be integrated into our online offer. Twitter is an offer from Twitter Inc., 1355 Market Street, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA. The functions include the presentation of our posts within Twitter within our online offer, the link to our profile on Twitter as well as the possibility to interact with the posts and the functions of Twitter, as well as to measure whether users use the advertisements we have placed on Twitter access our online offer (so-called conversion measurement). 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
26. LinkedIn Insight Tag
This website uses the “LinkedIn Insight Tag”, an analysis and tracking tool from LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.
The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables the collection of data on visits to this website, including the URL, referrer URL, IP address, device and browser properties, time stamps and page views. This data is encrypted, anonymized within seven days and the anonymized data is deleted within 90 days.
LinkedIn does not share any personal data with the owner of this website, it only provides summarized reports on the website target group and ad performance.
LinkedIn also offers retargeting for website visitors so that the owner of this website can use this data to display targeted advertising outside of his website without the member being identified.
The purpose of data collection is to analyze visits to our website and campaign results in order to provide you with interesting information. The legal basis for the processing of personal data is Article 6, Paragraph 1, Letter f) GDPR.
LinkedIn members can control the use of their personal data for advertising purposes in their account settings.
You can find more information on data protection on LinkedIn in the LinkedIn data protection declaration.