Privacy policy

Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is a high priority for the management of Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG. It is possible to use Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG’s website without providing any personal information. However, it may become necessary to process personal data if a data subject wishes to use specific services of our company via our website. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we will generally ask for the data subject’s consent to process data.

Processing of personal data such as a data subject’s name, address, email address or telephone number will always take place in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG. This privacy policy informs the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data that our company collects, uses and processes. This privacy policy also informs you, the data subject, of your associated rights.

As the party responsible for data processing (controller), Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG has implemented a number of technical and organizational measures to ensure – to the extent possible – comprehensive protection of the personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, web-based data transmission is generally vulnerable to security gaps, making it impossible to guarantee absolute protection. For this reason, every data subject is free to transmit personal data to us by alternative means, for example by phone.

1. Definitions

The privacy policy of Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG is based on the terms used by the European directive and regulatory authority in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) when it was issued. Our privacy policy is intended to be easy to read and understand, both for the public and for our clients and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

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

  • a) Personal data

    “Personal data” means any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). “Identifiable” refers to a person who can be identified directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more factors specific to the physical, physiological, genetic, mental, economic, cultural or social identity of that natural person.

  • b) Data subject

    The “data subject” is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data are processed by the controller.

  • c) Processing

    “Processing” means any operation or set of operations which is performed on personal data or on sets of personal data, whether or not by automated means, such as collection, recording, organization, structuring, storage, adaptation or alteration, retrieval, consultation, use, disclosure by transmission, dissemination or otherwise making available, alignment or combination, restriction, erasure or destruction.

  • d) Restriction of processing

    “Restriction of processing” means the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting their processing in the future.

  • e) Profiling

    “Profiling” means any form of automated processing of personal data consisting of the use of personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular to analyze or predict aspects concerning that natural person’s performance at work, economic situation, health, personal preferences, interests, reliability, behaviour, location or movements.

  • f) Pseudonymization

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

  • g) Controller or controller responsible for the processing

    The “controller” or “controller responsible for processing” means the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of personal data. Where the purposes and means of such processing are determined by Union or Member State law, the controller or the specific criteria for its nomination may be provided for by Union or Member State law.

  • h) Processor

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

  • i) Recipient

    “Recipient” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or another body, to which the personal data are disclosed, whether a third party or not. However, public authorities which may receive personal data in the framework of a particular inquiry in accordance with Union or Member State law shall not be regarded as recipients.

  • j) Third party

    “Third party” means a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, controller, processor and persons who, under the direct authority of the controller or processor, are authorized to process personal data.

  • k) Consent

    “Consent” of the data subject means any freely given, specific, informed and unambiguous indication of the data subject’s wishes by which he or she, by a statement or by a clear affirmative action, signifies agreement to the processing of personal data relating to him or her.

2. Name and address of the controller

The controller within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws in the Member States of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG
Im Quellenpark 1
95163 Weißenstadt
Germany

Phone: +49 9253 9545-0
Fax: +49 9253 9545-40
Email: rezeption@kurzentrum-weissenstadt.de
Website: www.kurzentrum-weissenstadt.de

3. Name and address of the data protection officer

The data protection officer of the controller is:

Managing Director Andreas Hein
ITs HEIN GmbH
Maintalstraße 155
95460 Bad Berneck
Germany

Phone: +49 92735013911
Email: hein@itshein.de
Website: www.itshein.de

Any data subject may contact our data protection officer directly at any time with any questions or suggestions regarding data protection.

4. Cookies

Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG’s website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored on the data subject’s computer system via a web browser.

Most websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a cookie ID, which is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a string of characters that makes it possible to assign web pages and servers to the specific web browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables websites and servers that have been visited to distinguish the individual browser of the data subject from other web browsers that contain other cookies. A specific web browser is recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG uses cookies to offer visitors to this website a more user-friendly experience that would not be possible without the cookie.

The information and offers on our website can be optimized for users by means of cookies. As mentioned above, cookies allow us to recognize the users of our website. This recognition makes it easier for users to use our website. For example, users of websites that utilize cookies do not have to reenter their information each time they visit a website because the website and the cookie on the computer system remember this information. Another example is shopping cart cookies used in web shops. The web shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart using a cookie.

The data subject can prevent cookies being set by our website at any time via the browser settings, thus permanently objecting to the setting of cookies. A data subject may also delete cookies that have already been set at any time via a web browser or other software programs. This is possible in most web browsers. If the data subject disables the setting of cookies in the web browser, he or she may not be able to use all the features of our website.

5. Collection of general data and information

Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG’s website collects a series of general data and information every time a data subject or automated system accesses the website. This general data and information are stored in the server’s log files. We may collect data and information on (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (referrer), (4) the sub-pages which are accessed via an accessing system on our website, (5) the date and time the website was accessed, (6) an Internet Protocol address (IP address), (7) the Internet service providers of the accessing system, and (8) other similar data and information used for security purposes in the event of attacks on our IT systems.

Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG does not draw any conclusions about the data subject when using this general data and information. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the contents of our website, (2) optimize the contents of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the permanent functionality of our IT systems and the technology of our website and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in the event of a cyber attack. Therefore, Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG analyzes anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our enterprise and to ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

6. Subscribing to our newsletter (email magazine)

Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG’s website offers users the possibility of subscribing to our company newsletter (email magazine). The input screen used when ordering the newsletter determines what personal data are transmitted to the controller.

Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG informs its clients and business partners via a regular newsletter (email magazine) of information and offers of the company and its partners for advertising purposes. Generally our company newsletter can only be received by the data subject if the data subject has a valid email address that he or she has provided to Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG and (1) the data subject has personally given his or her consent at our place of business to the use of data for advertising purposes and confirmed this in writing with his or her signature, or (2) the data subject has signed up to receive the newsletter using the online form on our website.

In case (1) we will archive the signed consent at Kurzentrum Weißenstadt spa & wellness centre. In case (2) an initial confirmation email for newsletter mailing will be sent for legal reasons using the double opt-in procedure to the email address provided by the data subject. The purpose of this confirmation email is to verify that the owner of the email address has authorized the receipt of the newsletter as the data subject. When signing up for the newsletter, we also store the IP address – as assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) – of the computer system used by the data subject at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration. We must collect this data in order to trace (possible) misuse of a data subject’s email address at a later time and it therefore serves the legal protection of the controller.

The personal data we collect as part of the online registration process are used exclusively for sending the newsletter (email magazine). In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may be notified by email if this is necessary to provide the newsletter service or for registration purposes, as might be the case in the event of changes to the newsletter or technical changes. The personal data we collect as part of the newsletter service are shared with external service providers only within the scope of order processing and technical implementation of the newsletter service and administration. The data subject may cancel the subscription to our newsletter at any time. Consent to the storage of personal data, which the data subject has given us for sending the newsletter, may be revoked at any time. A link is provided in every newsletter for this purpose. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the controller’s website or to inform the controller of this in another way. There are no costs associated with this other than the basic rates for transmission.

7. Newsletter tracking

Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG’s newsletter uses “tracking pixels”. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in emails sent in HTML format to enable recording and analysis of log data. This allows for statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG uses the embedded tracking pixel to determine whether and when an email was opened by the data subject and which links he or she accessed in the email.

The controller stores and evaluates this personal data collected via the tracking pixels in the newsletters to optimize newsletter mailing and to adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of data subjects. These personal data are shared with external service providers only within the scope of order processing. Data subjects are entitled at any time to revoke the separate declaration of consent given via the double opt-in procedure. Once consent is revoked, the controller will delete personal data. Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG automatically considers this consent revoked if the data subject unsubscribes from the newsletter.

8. Use of Google reCAPTCHA

We utilize the Google service reCaptcha to determine whether a person or a computer makes a specific entry in our contact or newsletter form. Google uses the following data to verify whether you are a person or a computer: IP address of the device you are using, the website you are visiting and on which the captcha is integrated, the date and duration of the visit, the identification data of the browser and operating system type used, the Google account if you are logged into Google, mouse movements on the reCaptcha areas and tasks where you must identify images. The legal basis for data processing is point (f) of Art. 6(1) of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We have a legitimate interest in data processing to ensure the security of our website and to protect it from automated input (attacks).

9. Contact options via the website

For legal reasons, Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG’s website includes information that enables data subjects to quickly get in touch with our company through electronic means and communicate with us directly, which also includes a general email address. If a data subject contacts the controller by email or through a contact form, the personal data he or she provides will be saved automatically. Personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. These personal data are not shared with third parties.

10. Subscription to comments on the website blog

Third parties may generally subscribe to the comments posted on Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG’s website blog. In particular, it is possible for a contributor to subscribe to the comments after commenting on a particular blog post.

If a data subject subscribes to comments, the controller will send an automatic confirmation email using the double opt-in procedure to verify that the owner of the email address has in fact selected this option. The subscription to comments may be cancelled at any time.

11. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The controller processes and stores data subjects’ personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of storage, or for the period prescribed by the European directive and regulatory authority or another legislator in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European directive and regulatory authority or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked as a matter of course or erased in accordance with legal requirements.

12. Your rights as a data subject

  • a) Right of confirmation

    Every data subject has the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority to request confirmation from the controller whether personal data concerning them are being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

  • b) Right of access to information

    Every data subject whose personal data are processed has the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority to obtain – at any time and free of charge – information from the controller concerning the stored personal data relating to the data subject and a copy of that information. In addition, the European directive and regulatory authority has granted the data subject the right of access to the following information:

    • The purpose of the processing
    • The categories of personal data being processed
    • The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organizations
    • If possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period
    • The existence of a right to correction or deletion of the personal data concerning the data subject or of a restriction of the processing by the controller or of a right to object to such processing
    • The existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
    • If the personal data have not been obtained directly from the data subject: All available information on the origin of the data
    • The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling as per Art. 22(1) and (4) GDPR and – at least in such cases – meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject

    In addition, the data subject has a right to information as to whether his or her personal data have been shared with a third party or an international organization. If this is the case, the data subject has the right to obtain information about the security guarantees made in connection with the transfer of data.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right of access to information, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

  • c) Right to rectification

    Every data subject whose personal data are processed has the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority to request the immediate correction of inaccurate personal data concerning the data subject. In addition, taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject has the right to request that incomplete personal data be completed – including by means of a supplementary declaration.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

  • d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

    Every data subject whose personal data are processed has the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority to request the deletion by the controller of personal data concerning the data subject without undue delay, provided one of the following grounds applies and as long as processing is not necessary:

    • The personal data are no longer necessary for the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed.
    • The data subject withdraws consent to which the processing is based according to point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR or point (a) of Art. 9(2) GDPR, and there is no other legal ground for the processing.
    • The data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate grounds for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21(2) GDPR.
    • The personal data have been unlawfully processed.
    • The personal data have to be erased for compliance with a legal obligation in Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject.
    • The personal data have been collected in relation to the offer of information society services referred to in Art. 8(1) GDPR.

    If one of the aforementioned reasons applies and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG, he or she may contact any employee of the controller at any time. The employee of Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG will ensure that the erasure request is met without undue delay.

    Where Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Art. 17(1) to erase the personal data, Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, those personal data, provided the processing is not necessary. The employee of Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG will ensure the necessary measures are taken in individual cases.

  • e) Right to restriction of processing

    Every data subject has the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority to request from the controller a restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

    • The accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, for a period enabling the controller to verify the accuracy of the personal data.
    • The processing is unlawful and the data subject opposes the erasure of the personal data and requests the restriction of their use instead.
    • The controller no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of the processing, but they are required by the data subject for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
    • The data subject has objected to processing pursuant to Art. 21(1) GDPR pending the verification whether the legitimate grounds of the controller override those of the data subject.

    If one of the aforementioned conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of processing of personal data stored by Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG, he or she may contact any employee of the controller at any time. The employee of Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG will ensure measures are taken to restrict processing.

  • f) Right to data portability

    Every data subject whose personal data are processed has the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which he or she has provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. The data subject also has the right to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data have been provided, where the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Art. 6(1) GDPR or point (a) of Art. 9(2) GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Art. 6(1) GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, provided the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.

    In addition, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Art. 20(1) GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.

    The data subject may contact an employee of Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG at any time to assert the right to data portability.

  • g) Right to object

    Every data subject has the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her, which is based on point (e) or (f) of Art. 6(1) GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

    In the case of objection, Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG shall no longer process the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

    If Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject has the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This also applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. If the data subject objects to Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG’s processing for direct marketing purposes, Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG shall no longer process the personal data for such purposes.

    In addition, if personal data are processed for scientific or historical research purposes or statistical purposes pursuant to Art. 89(1) GDPR, the data subject has the right – on grounds relating to his or her particular situation – to object to Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG’s processing of personal data concerning him or her, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

    The data subject may directly contact any employee of Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG or another employee to exercise the right to object. In addition, in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject may exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

  • h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

    Every data subject whose personal data are processed has the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her or similarly significantly affects him or her; the above shall not apply if the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and a controller, or (2) is authorized by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.

    If the decision is (1) necessary for entering into, or performance of, a contract between the data subject and the controller or (2) if it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, Gesundheitshotel Weißenstadt GmbH & Co. KG shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.

    The data subject may contact an employee of the controller at any time to assert his or her rights concerning automated individual decision-making.

  • i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

    Every data subject whose personal data are processed has the right granted by the European directive and regulatory authority to withdraw his or her consent to the processing of his or her personal data at any time.

    If the data subject wishes to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may contact an employee of the controller at any time.

13. Data protection for job applicants

The controller collects and processes the personal data of applicants for the purpose of processing applications. Processing may also be carried out electronically. This is particularly the case if an applicant sends corresponding application documents to the controller by electronic means, for example by email or via a web form on the website. If the controller concludes an employment contract with an applicant, the data transmitted will be stored for the purpose of processing the employment relationship in compliance with the statutory provisions. If the controller does not conclude an employment contract with the applicant, the application documents will be automatically deleted within two months of notification that the application has been rejected, provided that no other legitimate interests of the controller preclude deletion. Other legitimate interests in this context include retaining evidence for use in proceedings under the German Equal Treatment Act (AGG).

14. Privacy policy on the application and use of Facebook

The controller has integrated components from Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a web-based social meeting place, an online community that generally enables users to communicate with each other and interact in a virtual space. A social network serves as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences or enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Among other things, Facebook lets users of the social network create private profiles, upload photos and network through friend requests.

Facebook is operated by Facebook, Inc., 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA. If the data subject resides outside the United States or Canada, the controller responsible for the processing of personal data is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbour, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time a data subject visits one of the individual pages of this website operated by the controller and which has integrated a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in), the relevant Facebook component causes the web browser on the data subject’s system to automatically download a representation of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be found at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=en_US. As part of this technical process, Facebook receives information about the specific sub-page of our website visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Facebook, Facebook recognizes which specific sub-page of our website he or she visited each time our website was accessed for the entire duration of the respective visit to our website. The Facebook component collects this information and Facebook assigns it to the data subject’s corresponding Facebook account. If the data subject clicks one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website such as the “Like” button or posts a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the data subject’s personal Facebook user account and stores this personal data.

Facebook receives information via the Facebook component that the data subject has visited our website whenever he or she is logged in to Facebook while accessing our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, he or she can prevent this by logging out of the Facebook account before visiting our website.

The data policy published by Facebook available at https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy/ provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. It also explains what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. In addition, various applications are available that make it possible to suppress data transmission to Facebook. The data subject may use such applications to suppress the transfer of data to Facebook.

15. Privacy policy on the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization)

The controller has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analytics service. Web analysis is the collection and analysis of data on the behaviour of website visitors. Among other things, a web analysis service collects data as to which website a data subject has accessed a website from (“referrer”), which sub-pages of the website he or she has accessed or how often and how long he or she viewed a sub-page. Web analysis is primarily used for website optimization and for cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operator of the Google Analytics component is Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.

The controller uses the addition “_gat._anonymizeIp” for web analysis via Google Analytics. Google shortens and anonymizes the IP address of the data subject with this addition when he or she accesses our web pages from a Member State of the European Union or from another signatory state to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

We use the Google Analytics component to analyze visitor traffic on our website. Among other things, Google uses the data and information obtained to evaluate the use of our website, compile online reports showing us the activities on our web pages and provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the data subject’s system. An explanation of cookies has been provided above. The placement of this cookie enables Google to analyze the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website operated by the controller and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated is accessed, the web browser on the data subject’s system is automatically prompted by the respective Google Analytics component to transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google receives information about personal data, including the data subject’s IP address, which Google then uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and, subsequently, facilitate settlement of commissions.

Cookies are used to store personal information such as the time of access, the location from which access came and the frequency of visits to our website by the data subject. Whenever a data subject visits our website, these personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the data subject, are transmitted to Google in the United States. Google stores these personal data in the United States. Google may disclose such personal data collected through this technical process to third parties.

The data subject can prevent our website from setting cookies at any time, as already described above, by choosing the appropriate settings in the respective web browser and therefore permanently object to cookies being set. Changing the settings of the web browser in this way would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the data subject’s system. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time via the web browser or using other software programs.

Moreover, the data subject may also opt out of and prevent the collection of data generated by Google Analytics relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google. To do this, the data subject must download and install a browser add-on from the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en-GB. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data and information regarding visits to web pages may be transmitted to Google Analytics. Google assumes that the data subject objects to the transmission of data if the browser add-on is installed. If the data subject’s system is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later time, the data subject must reinstall the browser add-on to disable Google Analytics. If the data subject or another person within his or her control deinstalls or disables the browser add-on, the browser add-on may be resinstalled or enabled again at a later time.

Additional information and Google’s privacy policy is available at https://policies.google.com/privacy?hl=en-GB&gl=de and at https://marketingplatform.google.com/about/analytics/terms/us/. Google Analytics is explained in more detail at https://marketingplatform.google.com/intl/en_uk/about/.

16. Privacy policy on the application and use of Instagram

The controller has integrated components from Instagram on this website. Instagram is an audiovisual platform that allows users to share photos and videos, as well as to disseminate such data across other social networks.

The operator of Instagram’s services is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.

Each time a data subject visits one of the individual pages of this website operated by the controller and which has integrated an Instagram component (Insta button), the relevant Instagram component causes the web browser on the data subject’s system to automatically download a representation of the corresponding component from Instagram. As part of this technical process, Instagram receives information about the specific sub-page of our website visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is simultaneously logged in to Instagram, Instagram recognizes which specific sub-page was visited each time our website was accessed for the entire duration of the respective visit to our website. The Instagram component collects this information and Instagram assigns it to the data subject’s corresponding Instagram account. If the data subject clicks one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, Instagram assigns the transmitted data to the data subject’s personal Instagram user account and stores and processes this information.

Instagram receives information via the Instagram component that the data subject has visited our website whenever he or she is logged in to Instagram while accessing our website, regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Instagram, he or she can prevent this by logging out of the Instagram account before visiting our website.

Additional information and Instagram’s privacy policy can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://help.instagram.com/519522125107875.

17. Payment method: Privacy policy for Klarna as a payment method

The controller has integrated components from Klarna on this website. Klarna is an online payment service provider that allows you to purchase on account or pay in flexible instalments. Klarna also offers other services such as buyer protection or identity and credit checks.

The operator of Klarna is Klarna AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden.

Data relating to the data subject are automatically transferred to Klarna if the data subject selects either “purchase on account” or “instalment purchase” as a payment option during the order process in our web shop. By selecting one of these payment options, the data subject consents to the transfer of personal data required to process the purchase on account or in instalments, or for identity and credit checks.

Personal data transmitted to Klarna generally include the first name, last name, address, date of birth, gender, email address, IP address, phone number, mobile phone number and other data required to process a purchase on account or in instalments. Personal data in connection with the order in question are also necessary to process the purchase contract. In particular, payment information such as bank details, card number, expiry date and CVC, number of items, item number, data on goods and services, prices and tax details, information on previous purchasing behaviour or other information on the financial situation of the data subject may be reciprocally exchanged.

The purpose of this data transfer is first and foremost to verify identity, administer payments and prevent fraud. In particular, the controller will transfer personal data to Klarna if there is a legitimate interest for this transfer. Klarna transfers the personal data exchanged between Klarna and the controller to credit agencies to verify identity and creditworthiness.

Klarna also shares personal data with affiliated companies (the Klarna Group) and service providers or subcontractors if this is necessary to fulfil contractual obligations or if the data are to be processed on their behalf.

Klarna collects and uses data and information about the previous payment behaviour of the data subject as well as probability values for future behaviour (“scoring”) to make decisions regarding the establishment, implementation or termination of a contractual relationship. The scoring is calculated on the basis of scientifically recognized mathematical and statistical methods.

The data subject may withdraw consent to Klarna’s handling of personal data at any time. Withdrawal of consent does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

Klarna’s privacy policy can be found at http://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/legal/terms/0/en_us/privacy.

18. Payment method: Privacy policy for PayPal as a payment method

The controller has integrated components from PayPal on this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via PayPal accounts, which are virtual private or business accounts. PayPal also offers the option of processing virtual payments via credit cards if a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an email address, which is why there is no “account number” in the classic sense. PayPal makes it possible to initiate online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also acts as a trustee and provides buyer protection services.

The European operator of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.

Data relating to the data subject are automatically transferred to PayPal if the data subject selects “PayPal” as a payment option during the order process in our web shop. By selecting this payment option, the data subject consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

Personal data transmitted to PayPal generally include the first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, phone number, mobile phone number or other data required for payment processing. Personal data in connection with the order in question are also necessary to process the purchase contract.

The purpose of this data transfer is to process payments and prevent fraud. In particular, the controller will transfer personal data to PayPal if there is a legitimate interest for this transfer. In some circumstances, PayPal transfers the personal data exchanged between PayPal and the controller to credit agencies to verify identity and creditworthiness.

PayPal may also share personal data with affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors if this is necessary to fulfil contractual obligations or if the data are to be processed on their behalf.

The data subject may withdraw consent to PayPal’s handling of personal data at any time. Withdrawal of consent does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

PayPal’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.paypal.com/us/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

19. Payment method: Privacy policy for Sofortüberweisung as a payment method

The controller has integrated components from Sofortüberweisung on this website. Sofortüberweisung is a payment service that enables cashless payment for products and services on the Internet. Sofortüberweisung represents a technical procedure through which the online retailer immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables retailers to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after an order is placed.

The operator of Sofortüberweisung is SOFORT GmbH, Fußbergstraße 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany.

Data relating to the data subject are automatically transferred to Sofortüberweisung if the data subject selects “Sofortüberweisung” as a payment option during the order process in our web shop. By selecting this payment option, the data subject consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

The buyer transmits a PIN and TAN to Sofort GmbH when completing purchase transactions using Sofortüberweisung. Sofortüberweisung then technically verifies the account balance and retrieves further data to check sufficient funds before transferring the funds to the online retailer. Completion of the transaction is then communicated to the online retailer automatically.

Personal data exchanged with Sofortüberweisung include the first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, phone number, mobile phone number or other data required for payment processing. The purpose of this data transfer is to process payments and prevent fraud. The controller will also transfer other personal data to Sofortüberweisung if there is a legitimate interest for this transfer. In some circumstances, Sofortüberweisung transfers the personal data exchanged between Sofortüberweisung and the controller to credit agencies to verify identity and creditworthiness.

Sofortüberweisung may also share personal data with affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors if this is necessary to fulfil contractual obligations or if the data are to be processed on their behalf.

The data subject may withdraw consent to Sofortüberweisung’s handling of personal data at any time. Withdrawal of consent does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

Sofortüberweisung’s privacy policy can be found at https://www.sofort.com/ger-DE/datenschutzerklaerung-sofort-gmbh/.

20. Legal basis of the processing

Art. 6 I (a) GDPR serves as the legal basis for our company for processing operations in which we obtain consent for processing for a specific purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of contract to which the data subject is party as is the case, for example, in processing operations necessary for the supply of goods or the provision of any other service or consideration, processing shall be based on Art. 6 I (b) GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of enquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfil tax obligations, such processing is based on Art. 6 I (c) GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured at our company and their name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be shared with a doctor, a hospital or other third parties. Processing would then be based on Art. 6 I (d) DSGVO. Finally, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I (f) GDPR. Processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on Art. 6 I (f) GDPR if processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject are not overriding. We are allowed to carry out such processing operations because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, the European legislator took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (recital 47 (2) GDPR).

21. Legitimate interests in processing pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Art. 6 I (f) GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business operations for the well-being of all our employees and our shareholders.

22. Period of storage of personal data

The criterion used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. The corresponding data are routinely deleted after this period expires if they are no longer needed to fulfil the contract or to initiate a contract.

23. Legal or contractual requirements for the provision of personal data; necessity for the conclusion of the contract; obligation of the data subject to provide personal data; possible consequences of non-provision

Please note: The provision of personal data is in part required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or may also result from contractual arrangements (e.g. information regarding contractual partner). In order to conclude a contract it may be necessary for a data subject to provide personal data to us, which must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company enters into a contract with him or her. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. The data subject must contact one of our employees prior to the provision of personal data by the data subject. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of personal data is required by law or contract, or if such personal data are required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and about what consequences failure to provide the personal data would have.

24. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we do not use automatic decision-making or profiling.

This privacy policy is a translation of the sample privacy policy generated by the privacy policy generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which performs data protection audits, in collaboration with Medienrechtskanzlei WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE.