Data protection

Thank you for your interest in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG. The Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG website can generally be used without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to make use of our company’s special services via our website, it may be necessary to process personal data. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no legal basis for such processing, we generally obtain the consent of the person concerned.

The processing of personal data, for example the name, address, email address or telephone number of a person concerned, is always carried out in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG. By means of this data protection declaration, our company would like to inform the public about the type, scope and purpose of the personal data collected, used and processed by us. Furthermore, data subjects are informed about their rights by means of this data protection declaration.

As the controller, Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed via this website. However, Internet-based data transmissions can generally have security gaps, so that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every person concerned is free to transmit personal data to us in alternative ways, for example by telephone.

  • 1. Definitions

    The data protection declaration of Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG is based on the terms used by the European legislator for directives and regulations when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was adopted. Our data protection declaration should be easy to read and understand for the public as well as for our customers and business partners. To ensure this, we would like to explain the terms used in advance.

    We use the following terms in this data protection declaration:

    a) personal data

    Personal data is all information that relates to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter „data subject“). A natural person is regarded as identifiable who, directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, to an identification number, to location data, to an online identifier or to one or more special features that express the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person can be identified.

    b) data subject

    The person concerned is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the person responsible for processing.

    c) processing

    Processing is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data such as the collection, recording, organization, ordering, storage, adaptation or change, reading, querying, use, Disclosure through transmission, dissemination or any other form of provision, comparison or linking, restriction, deletion or destruction.

    d) restriction of processing

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

    e) Profiling

    Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects that relate to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal To analyze or predict the preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation of this natural person.

    f) pseudonymization

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

    g) controller or controller

    The person responsible or the person responsible for the processing is the natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body that alone or jointly with others decides on the purposes and means of processing personal data. If the purposes and means of this processing are specified by Union law or the law of the member states, the person responsible or the specific criteria for his appointment can be provided for in accordance with Union law or the law of the member states.

    h) Processors

    Processor is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.

    i) recipient

    The recipient is a natural or legal person, authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. Authorities that may receive personal data as part of a specific investigation under Union law or the law of the member states are not considered recipients.

    j) third party

    A third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the person responsible, the processor and the persons who are authorized to process the personal data under the direct responsibility of the person responsible or the processor.

    k) Consent

    Consent is any voluntary, informed and unambiguous declaration of intent given by the person concerned for the specific case in the form of a declaration or some other unequivocal affirmative action with which the person concerned indicates that they consent to the processing of their personal data is.

    2. Name and address of the person responsible for processing

    The person responsible within the meaning of the General Data Protection Regulation, other data protection laws applicable in the member states of the European Union and other provisions of a data protection nature is:

    Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG

    width of barracks 7

    88276 mountain

    Germany

    Tel .: 01623084796

    Email: stadlerdesign@web.de

    Website: www.sunfloat.de

    3. Cookies

    The Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG website uses cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored and stored on a computer system via an internet browser.

    Numerous websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier for the cookie. It consists of a string of characters through which websites and servers can be assigned to the specific Internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This enables the websites and servers visited to distinguish the individual browser of the person concerned from other Internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognized and identified via the unique cookie ID.

    Through the use of cookies, Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.

    Using a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimized in the interests of the user. As already mentioned, cookies enable us to recognize the users of our website. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to use our website. The user of a website that uses cookies, for example, does not have to re-enter their access data every time they visit the website because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is a shopping cart cookie in an online shop. The online shop uses a cookie to remember the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart.

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

4. Collection of general data and information

The Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG website collects a range of general data and information each time the website is accessed by a data subject or an automated system. These general data and information are stored in the server’s log files. The (1) 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 (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites that are accessed via an accessing system on our website can be controlled, (5) the date and time of access to the website, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system and (8) other similar data and information that serve to avert danger in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG does not draw any conclusions about the person concerned. Rather, this information is required to (1) correctly deliver the content of our website, (2) optimize the content of our website and the advertising for it, (3) ensure the long-term functionality of our information technology systems and the technology of our website and ( 4) to provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for law enforcement in the event of a cyber attack. This anonymously collected data and information is therefore evaluated statistically by Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG on the one hand, and also with the aim of increasing data protection and data security in our company in order to ultimately ensure an optimal level of protection for the personal data processed by us. The anonymous data in the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

5. Registration on our website

The data subject has the option of registering on the website of the person responsible for processing by providing personal data. Which personal data are transmitted to the person responsible for processing results from the respective input mask that is used for registration. The personal data entered by the data subject are collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the person responsible for processing and for their own purposes. The person responsible for the processing can arrange for the transfer to be made to one or more processors, for example a parcel service provider, who also uses the personal data exclusively for internal use attributable to the person responsible for the processing.

By registering on the website of the person responsible for processing, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) to the person concerned, the date and time of registration are also saved. This data is stored against the background that this is the only way to prevent misuse of our services and, if necessary, to enable us to investigate crimes that have been committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary to protect the person responsible for processing. This data is not passed on to third parties unless there is a legal obligation to pass it on or the passing on is used for criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject with the voluntary provision of personal data enables the data controller to offer the data subject content or services which, due to the nature of the matter, can only be offered to registered users. Registered persons are free to change the personal data provided during registration at any time or to have them completely deleted from the database of the person responsible for processing.

The person responsible for processing provides information to each person concerned at any time upon request about which personal data is stored about the person concerned. Furthermore, the person responsible for the processing corrects or deletes personal data at the request or advice of the person concerned, provided that there are no statutory retention requirements. All employees of the person responsible for processing are available to the data subject as contact persons in this context.

6. Subscription to our newsletter

On the Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG website, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company’s newsletter. The input mask used for this shows which personal data is transmitted to the person responsible for processing when the newsletter is ordered.

Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG informs its customers and business partners at regular intervals by means of a newsletter about company offers. Our company’s newsletter can only be received by the person concerned if (1) the person concerned has a valid e-mail address and (2) the person concerned registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address entered by a person concerned for the first time for the newsletter dispatch using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation email is used to check whether the owner of the email address, as the person concerned, has authorized receipt of the newsletter.

When registering for the newsletter, we also save the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the computer system used by the person concerned at the time of registration, as well as the date and time of registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to be able to trace the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a data subject at a later point in time and therefore serves the legal protection of the person responsible for the processing.

The personal data collected when registering for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. Furthermore, subscribers to the newsletter could be informed by e-mail if this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a relevant registration, as this could be the case in the case of changes to the newsletter offer or changes in the technical conditions. The personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will not be passed on to third parties. The data subject can cancel the subscription to our newsletter at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data that the data subject has given us for sending the newsletter can be revoked at any time. There is a corresponding link in every newsletter for the purpose of withdrawing consent. Furthermore, there is the option of unsubscribing from the newsletter dispatch directly on the website of the person responsible for processing or to inform the person responsible for processing of this in another way.

7. Newsletter tracking

The newsletters from Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in emails that are sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This enables a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be carried out. Using the embedded tracking pixel, Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG can recognize whether and when an e-mail was opened by a person concerned and which links in the e-mail were called up by the person concerned.

Such personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters are stored and evaluated by the person responsible for processing in order to optimize the dispatch of the newsletter and to better adapt the content of future newsletters to the interests of the person concerned. These personal data will not be passed on to third parties. Affected persons are entitled at any time to revoke the relevant separate declaration of consent given via the double opt-in procedure. After revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the person responsible for processing. Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG automatically interprets a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.

8. Contact options via the website

Due to legal regulations, the website of Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG contains information that enables quick electronic contact to our company and direct communication with us, which also includes a general address for the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address) . If a data subject contacts the person responsible for processing by email or a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject will be automatically saved. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the person responsible for processing are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data is not passed on to third parties.

9. Comment function in the blog on the website

Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG offers users the option of leaving individual comments on individual blog posts on a blog, which is on the website of the controller. A blog is a website that is usually open to the public and in which one or more people called bloggers or web bloggers can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blog posts. The blog posts can usually be commented on by third parties.

If a person concerned leaves a comment on the blog published on this website, in addition to the comments left by the person concerned, information on the time the comment was entered and the user name (pseudonym) chosen by the person concerned are stored and published. Furthermore, the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the person concerned is also logged. The IP address is stored for security reasons and in the event that the person concerned violates the rights of third parties or posts illegal content by submitting a comment. The storage of this personal data is therefore in the own interest of the person responsible for the processing, so that he can exculpate himself in the event of an infringement. This collected personal data will not be passed on to third parties, unless such a transfer is required by law or serves the legal defense of the person responsible for the processing.

10. Subscription to comments in the blog on the website

The comments posted on the blog of Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG can generally be subscribed to by third parties. In particular, there is the possibility that a commenter subscribes to the comments following his comment on a specific blog post.

If a data subject opts for the option to subscribe to comments, the person responsible for processing sends an automatic confirmation e-mail in order to use the double opt-in procedure to check whether the owner of the e-mail address provided is really the same Option has decided. The option to subscribe to comments can be canceled at any time.

11. Routine deletion and blocking of personal data

The person responsible for processing processes and stores personal data of the person concerned only for the period of time that is necessary to achieve the storage purpose or if this is specified by the European directives and regulations or another legislator in laws or regulations which the person responsible for processing is subject to, was provided.

If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period prescribed by the European directives and regulations or another responsible legislator expires, the personal data will be routinely blocked or deleted in accordance with the statutory provisions.

12. Rights of the data subject
a) Right to confirmation

Every person concerned has the right granted by the European directive and regulation giver to request confirmation from the person responsible for the processing as to whether personal data concerning them are being processed. If a data subject wishes to make use of this right to confirmation, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.

b) Right to information

Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directives and regulations to receive free information about the personal data stored about them and a copy of this information from the person responsible for the processing at any time. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

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

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

If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to information, he or she can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time.

  • c) Right to rectification

    Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to request the immediate correction of incorrect personal data concerning them. Furthermore, the data subject has the right, taking into account the purposes of the processing, to request the completion of incomplete personal data – including by means of a supplementary declaration.

    If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

    d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

    Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to demand that the person responsible delete the personal data concerning them immediately, provided that one of the following reasons applies and insofar as the processing is not necessary:

    The personal data were collected or otherwise processed for purposes for which they are no longer necessary.
    The data subject revokes their consent on which the processing was based in accordance with Article 6 (1) (a) GDPR or Article 9 (2) (a) GDPR, and there is no other legal basis for the processing.
    The data subject objects to the processing in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 1 GDPR, and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects in accordance with Art. 21 Paragraph 2 GDPR to the Processing a.
    The personal data was processed unlawfully.
    The deletion of personal data is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation under Union law or the law of the member states to which the person responsible is subject.
    The personal data was collected in relation to the information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Para. 1 GDPR.

    If one of the above reasons applies and a data subject wishes to have personal data stored by Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG deleted, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The employee of Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG will arrange for the deletion request to be complied with immediately.

    If the personal data has been made public by Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG and our company, as the person responsible, is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 Paragraph 1 GDPR, Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG takes into account Measures appropriate to the available technology and the implementation costs, including technical measures, to inform other data processors who process the published personal data that the data subject has requested the deletion of all links to these other data processors has requested personal data or copies or replications of this personal data, insofar as the processing is not necessary. The employee of Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG will arrange the necessary in individual cases.

    e) Right to restriction of processing

    Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to demand that the controller restrict processing if one of the following conditions is met:

    The data subject disputes the correctness of the personal data for a period of time that enables the person responsible to check the correctness of the personal data.
    The processing is unlawful, the person concerned refuses to delete the personal data and instead requests that the use of the personal data be restricted.
    The person responsible no longer needs the personal data for the purposes of processing, but the data subject needs them to assert, exercise or defend legal claims.
    The person concerned has an objection to the processing in accordance with. Art. 21 para. 1 GDPR and it has not yet been determined whether the legitimate reasons of the person responsible outweigh those of the person concerned.

  • If one of the above conditions is met and a person concerned would like to request the restriction of personal data stored at Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The employee of Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG will arrange for the processing to be restricted.

    f) Right to data portability

    Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to receive the personal data concerning them, which have been made available to a person responsible by the person concerned, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transfer this data to another person responsible without hindrance from the person responsible to whom the personal data was provided, provided that the processing is based on the consent pursuant to Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter a GDPR or Art. 9 Para . 2 letter a DS-GVO or on a contract according to Art. 6 para. 1 letter b DS-GVO and the processing is carried out with the aid of automated procedures, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task that is in the public interest or takes place in the exercise of official authority, which has been transferred to the person responsible.

    Furthermore, when exercising their right to data portability in accordance with Art. 20 (1) GDPR, the data subject has the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from one person responsible to another, insofar as this is technically feasible and if this does not affect the rights and freedoms of other persons.

    To assert the right to data portability, the person concerned can contact an employee of Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG at any time.

    g) Right to object

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to object at any time to the processing of personal data relating to them, which is based on Art. 6 Paragraph 1 Letter e or f DS-GVO takes place to object. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.

    Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG no longer processes the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate reasons for the processing that outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves the purpose of processing Assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.

    If Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG processes personal data in order to operate direct mail, the data subject has the right to object at any time to the processing of personal data for the purpose of such advertising. This also applies to profiling insofar as it is related to such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG processing for direct marketing purposes, Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.

  • In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons that arise from their particular situation, to object to the processing of personal data concerning them that is carried out by Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co. KG for scientific or historical research purposes or for statistical purposes in accordance with Art. 89 Para . 1 DS-GVO, to object, unless such processing is necessary to fulfill a task in the public interest.

    To exercise the right to object, the person concerned can contact any employee of Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG or another employee directly. The data subject is also free, in connection with the use of information society services, regardless of Directive 2002/58 / EC, to exercise their right of objection by means of automated procedures in which technical specifications are used.

    h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling

    Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations not to be subjected to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which has legal effects on them or which significantly affects them in a similar manner, if the decision (1) is not necessary for the conclusion or performance of a contract between the data subject and the person responsible, or (2) is permissible on the basis of Union or Member State legislation to which the person responsible is subject and these legislation take appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject or (3) is made with the express consent of the data subject.

    If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the person responsible, or (2) it is made with the express consent of the data subject, Aes Vertriebs GmbH & Co.KG takes appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and To safeguard freedoms and the legitimate interests of the data subject, including at least the right to obtain intervention by a person on the part of the person responsible, to express his or her own point of view and to contest the decision.

    If the data subject wishes to assert rights with regard to automated decisions, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

    i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law

    Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.

    If the person concerned wishes to assert their right to withdraw consent, they can contact an employee of the controller at any time.

    13. Data protection provisions on the application and use of AddThis

    The person responsible for the processing has integrated components of the AddThis company on this website. AddThis is a so-called bookmarking provider. The service enables a simplified bookmarking of websites via buttons. Hovering over the AddThis component with the mouse or clicking on it will display a list of bookmarking and sharing services. AddThis is used on over 15 million websites, and according to the operating company, the buttons are displayed over 20 billion times a year.

    The operating company of AddThis is Oracle Corporation, 10 Van de Graaff Drive, Burlington, MA 01803, USA.

    Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which an AddThis component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective AddThis component to transfer data from the Website www.addthis.com. As part of this technical process, AddThis receives knowledge of the visit and which specific individual page of this website is used by the information technology system used by the person concerned. AddThis also receives information about the IP address assigned by the Internet service provider (ISP) of the computer system used by the person concerned, the browser type, the browser language, the website accessed before our website, the date and time of the visit to our website. AddThis uses this data to create anonymized user profiles. The data and information transmitted to AddThis in this way enable the AddThis company itself, as well as the companies affiliated with AddThis or its partner companies, to target visitors to the website of the person responsible for processing with personalized and interest-based advertising.

    AddThis displays personalized and interest-based advertising based on a cookie set by the company. This cookie analyzes the individual surfing behavior of the computer system used by the person concerned. The cookie saves the visits to Internet pages made by the computer system.

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

The data subject also has the option to permanently object to the processing of personal data by AddThis. To do this, the person concerned must press the opt-out button under the link http://www.addthis.com/privacy/opt-out, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the person concerned. If the cookies are deleted on the data subject’s system after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, there is the possibility that the website of the person responsible for processing can no longer be fully used by the person concerned.

The applicable data protection provisions of AddThis can be found at http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy.

14. Data protection provisions on the application and use of affilinet

The person responsible for processing has integrated components from affilinet on this website. Affilinet is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing.

Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported form of sales that enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to advertise, which is usually remunerated through click or sale commissions, on third-party websites, i.e. with sales partners who are also affiliates or publishers are to be shown. The merchant provides an advertising medium via the affiliate network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of internet advertising, which is then integrated by an affiliate on its own website or via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail -Marketing, advertised.

Affilinet is operated by affilinet GmbH, Sapporobogen 6-8, 80637 Munich, Germany.

Affilinet places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. Affilinet’s tracking cookie does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the clicked advertising material are saved. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Affilinet.

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

Affilinet’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://www.affili.net/de/footeritem/datenschutz.

15. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Facebook

The person responsible for processing has integrated components of the company Facebook on this website. Facebook is a social network.

A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with one another and to interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Among other things, Facebook enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests.

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

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Facebook -Component causes a representation of the corresponding Facebook component to be downloaded from Facebook. A complete overview of all Facebook plug-ins can be called up at https://developers.facebook.com/docs/plugins/?locale=de_DE. As part of this technical process, Facebook receives knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Facebook at the same time, Facebook recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned to the respective Facebook account of the person concerned by Facebook. If the person concerned activates one of the Facebook buttons integrated on our website, for example the „Like“ button, or if the person concerned makes a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the person concerned’s personal Facebook user account and saves this personal data .

Facebook always receives information via the Facebook component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged into Facebook at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Facebook component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Facebook, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Facebook account before calling up our website.

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

16. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google AdSense

The controller has integrated Google AdSense on this website. Google AdSense is an online service that enables advertising to be placed on third-party sites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm that selects the advertisements displayed on third-party sites to match the content of the respective third-party site. Google AdSense allows interest-based targeting of the Internet user, which is implemented by generating individual user profiles.

The operating company of the Google AdSense component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

The purpose of the Google AdSense component is to integrate advertisements on our website. Google AdSense places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Alphabet Inc. is able to analyze the use of our website. Every time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Google AdSense component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically triggered by the respective Google AdSense component To transmit data to Alphabet Inc. for the purpose of online advertising and billing of commissions. As part of this technical process, Alphabet Inc. gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Alphabet Inc. uses, among other things, to understand the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission accounting.

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

Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in Internet pages to enable log file recording and log file analysis, which enables statistical evaluation to be carried out. Using the embedded tracking pixel, Alphabet Inc. can recognize whether and when a website was opened by a data subject and which links were clicked on by the data subject. Tracking pixels are used, among other things, to evaluate the flow of visitors to a website.

Via Google AdSense, personal data and information, which also includes the IP address and is necessary for the collection and billing of the advertisements displayed, is transmitted to Alphabet Inc. in the United States of America. These personal data are stored and processed in the United States of America. Alphabet Inc. may pass this personal data collected through the technical process on to third parties.

Google AdSense is explained in more detail under this link https://www.google.de/intl/de/adsense/start/.

17. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google Analytics (with anonymization function)

The person responsible for processing has integrated the Google Analytics component (with anonymization function) on this website. Google Analytics is a web analysis service. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and evaluation of data on the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis service collects, among other things, data on which website a person concerned came to a website (so-called referrer), which sub-pages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a sub-page was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The operating company of the Google Analytics component is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

The person responsible for processing uses the addition „_gat._anonymizeIp“ for web analysis via Google Analytics. By means of this addition, the IP address of the Internet connection of the person concerned is shortened and anonymized by Google if our Internet pages are accessed from a member state of the European Union or from another signatory to the Agreement on the European Economic Area.

The purpose of the Google Analytics component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. Google uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of our website, to compile online reports for us that show the activities on our website, and to provide other services related to the use of our website.

Google Analytics places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. By setting the cookie, Google is enabled to analyze the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Google Analytics component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically triggered by the respective Google Analytics component To transmit data to Google for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which Google uses, among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks and subsequently to enable commission accounting.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website by the person concerned. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass this personal data collected through the technical process on to third parties.

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

Furthermore, the data subject has the option of objecting to the collection of the data generated by Google Analytics relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Google and to prevent such. To do this, the person concerned must download and install a browser add-on from the link https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout. This browser add-on informs Google Analytics via JavaScript that no data or information on website visits may be transmitted to Google Analytics. The installation of the browser add-on will be considered an objection by Google. If the information technology system of the person concerned is deleted, formatted or reinstalled at a later point in time, the person concerned must reinstall the browser add-on in order to deactivate Google Analytics

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

The data subject also has the option of objecting to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the person concerned must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from each of the Internet browsers they use and make the desired settings there.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

19. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google+

The person responsible for processing has integrated the Google+ button as a component on this website. Google+ is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with one another and to interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Google+ enables users of the social network to create private profiles, upload photos and network via friend requests, among other things.

Google+ is operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the controller and on which a Google+ button has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Google+ button to display the corresponding Google+ Download button from Google. As part of this technical process, Google receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. More detailed information on Google+ is available at https://developers.google.com/+/.

If the person concerned is logged in to Google+ at the same time, Google recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Google+ button and assigned by Google to the respective Google+ account of the person concerned.

If the person concerned activates one of the Google+ buttons integrated on our website and thus makes a Google+ 1 recommendation, Google assigns this information to the personal Google+ user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data. Google stores the Google +1 recommendation of the person concerned and makes it publicly available in accordance with the conditions accepted by the person concerned in this regard. A Google +1 recommendation made by the person concerned on this website is subsequently stored in other Google services together with other personal data, such as the name of the Google +1 account used by the person concerned and the photo stored in it, For example, the search engine results of the Google search engine, the Google account of the person concerned or other places, for example on websites or in connection with advertisements, are stored and processed. Furthermore, Google is able to link the visit to this website with other personal data stored by Google. Google also records this personal information for the purpose of improving or optimizing the various Google services.

Via the Google+ button, Google always receives information that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged into Google+ at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks the Google+ button or not.

If the person concerned does not want personal data to be transmitted to Google, they can prevent such transmission by logging out of their Google+ account before calling up our website.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/. Further information from Google about the Google +1 button can be found at https://developers.google.com/+/web/buttons-policy.

20. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Google AdWords

The controller has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place advertisements in Google’s search engine results as well as in the Google advertising network. Google AdWords enables an advertiser to define certain keywords in advance by means of which an advertisement is only displayed in Google’s search engine results if the user calls up a keyword-relevant search result with the search engine. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-related websites using an automatic algorithm and taking into account the previously defined keywords.

The operating company for the services of Google AdWords is Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

The purpose of Google AdWords is to advertise our website by displaying interest-relevant advertising on the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and by displaying third-party advertising on our website.

If a person concerned reaches our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on the information technology system of the person concerned by Google. What cookies are has already been explained above. A conversion cookie loses its validity after thirty days and is not used to identify the person concerned. If the cookie has not yet expired, the conversion cookie is used to determine whether certain sub-pages, for example the shopping cart from an online shop system, have been accessed on our website. The conversion cookie enables both we and Google to understand whether a person concerned who came to our website via an AdWords ad generated sales, i.e. completed or canceled a purchase.

The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to compile visit statistics for our website. These visit statistics are in turn used by us to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords advertisements, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords advertisement and to optimize our AdWords advertisements for the future . Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive any information from Google that could identify the person concerned.

The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the websites visited by the person concerned. Each time you visit our website, personal data, including the IP address of the Internet connection used by the person concerned, is transmitted to Google in the United States of America. These personal data are stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass this personal data collected through the technical process on to third parties.

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

The data subject also has the option of objecting to interest-based advertising by Google. To do this, the person concerned must call up the link www.google.de/settings/ads from each of the Internet browsers they use and make the desired settings there.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Google can be found at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.

21. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Instagram

The controller has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform and enables users to share photos and videos and also to disseminate such data in other social networks.

The operating company for Instagram services is Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2 Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically replaced by the respective Instagram component prompts you to download a representation of the corresponding component from Instagram. As part of this technical process, Instagram receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Instagram at the same time, Instagram recognizes which specific sub-page the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned to the respective Instagram account of the person concerned by Instagram. If the person concerned clicks one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it are assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Instagram.

Instagram always receives information via the Instagram component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Instagram at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Instagram component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Instagram, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Instagram account before visiting our website.

Further information and Instagram’s applicable data protection regulations can be found at https://help.instagram.com/155833707900388 and https://www.instagram.com/about/legal/privacy/.

22. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Jetpack for WordPress

The controller has integrated Jetpack on this website. Jetpack is a WordPress plug-in that offers the operator of a website based on WordPress additional functions. Jetpack allows the website operator, among other things, an overview of the visitors to the site. By displaying related articles and publications or the ability to share content on the site, it is also possible to increase the number of visitors. In addition, security functions are integrated in Jetpack, so that a website using Jetpack is better protected against brute force attacks. Jetpack also optimizes and accelerates the loading of the images integrated on the website.

The operating company of the Jetpack plug-in for WordPress is Aut O’Mattic A8C Ireland Ltd., Business Center, No.1 Lower Mayor Street, International Financial Services Center, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Jetpack places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Jetpack component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective Jetpack component to provide data for analysis purposes to be transmitted to Automattic. As part of this technical process, Automattic gains knowledge of data that is subsequently used to create an overview of website visits. The data obtained in this way are used to analyze the behavior of the person concerned who accessed the website of the person responsible for processing and are evaluated with the aim of optimizing the website. The data collected via the Jetpack component will not be used to identify the person concerned without first obtaining a separate express consent from the person concerned. The data is also made known to Quantcast. Quantcast uses the data for the same purposes as Automattic.

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

The data subject also has the option of objecting to the collection of the data generated by the Jetpack cookie relating to the use of this website and the processing of this data by Automattic / Quantcast and to prevent this. To do this, the person concerned must press the opt-out button under the link https://www.quantcast.com/opt-out/, which sets an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie set with the objection is stored on the information technology system used by the person concerned. If the cookies are deleted on the data subject’s system after an objection, the data subject must call up the link again and set a new opt-out cookie.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, there is the possibility that the website of the person responsible for processing can no longer be fully used by the person concerned.

Automattic’s current data protection regulations are available at https://automattic.com/privacy/. Quantcast’s current data protection regulations are available at https://www.quantcast.com/privacy/.

23. Data protection provisions on the application and use of LinkedIn

The controller has integrated components of the LinkedIn Corporation on this website. LinkedIn is an Internet-based social network that enables users to connect with existing business contacts and make new business contacts. More than 400 million registered people use LinkedIn in more than 200 countries. This makes LinkedIn currently the largest platform for business contacts and one of the most visited websites in the world.

LinkedIn is operated by the LinkedIn Corporation, 2029 Stierlin Court Mountain View, CA 94043, USA. LinkedIn Ireland, Privacy Policy Issues, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland, is responsible for data protection matters outside the USA.

Each time you visit our website, which is equipped with a LinkedIn component (LinkedIn plug-in), this component causes the browser used by the person concerned to download a corresponding representation of the LinkedIn component. Further information on the LinkedIn plug-ins can be found at https://developer.linkedin.com/plugins. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn gains knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time, LinkedIn recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the LinkedIn component and assigned to the respective LinkedIn account of the data subject by LinkedIn. If the person concerned activates a LinkedIn button integrated on our website, LinkedIn assigns this information to the personal LinkedIn user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

LinkedIn always receives information via the LinkedIn component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to LinkedIn at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the LinkedIn component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their LinkedIn account before calling up our website.

At https://www.linkedin.com/psettings/guest-controls, LinkedIn offers the option of unsubscribing from email messages, SMS messages and targeted advertisements, as well as managing advertisement settings. LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, who can set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable data protection provisions of LinkedIn are available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy. The LinkedIn cookie policy is available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy.

24. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Pinterest

The person responsible for processing has integrated components from Pinterest Inc. on this website. Pinterest is a so-called social network. A social network is a social meeting place operated on the Internet, an online community that usually enables users to communicate with one another and to interact in virtual space. A social network can serve as a platform for exchanging opinions and experiences, or it enables the Internet community to provide personal or company-related information. Pinterest enables users of the social network, among other things, to publish image collections and individual images as well as descriptions on virtual pinboards (so-called pinning), which in turn can be shared (so-called repinning) or commented on by other users.

Pinterest’s operating company is Pinterest Europe Ltd., Palmerston House, 2nd Floor, Fenian Street, Dublin 2, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Pinterest component (Pinterest plug-in) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Pinterest -Component causes a representation of the corresponding Pinterest component to be downloaded from Pinterest. More information about Pinterest is available at https://pinterest.com/. As part of this technical process, Pinterest gains knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to Pinterest at the same time, Pinterest recognizes with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website, which specific subpage of our website the person concerned visits. This information is collected by the Pinterest component and assigned to the respective Pinterest account of the person concerned. If the person concerned clicks a Pinterest button integrated on our website, Pinterest assigns this information to the personal Pinterest user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

Pinterest always receives information via the Pinterest component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Pinterest at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Pinterest component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Pinterest, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Pinterest account before visiting our website.

The data protection guideline published by Pinterest, which is available at https://about.pinterest.com/privacy-policy, provides information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Pinterest.

25. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Matomo

The controller has integrated the Matomo component on this website. Matomo is an open source software tool for web analysis. Web analysis is the gathering, collection and evaluation of data on the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis tool collects, among other things, data on the website from which a data subject came to a website (so-called referrer), which subpages of the website were accessed or how often and for how long a subpage was viewed. A web analysis is mainly used to optimize a website and for the cost-benefit analysis of Internet advertising.

The software is operated on the server of the person responsible for processing, the data protection sensitive log files are stored exclusively on this server.

The purpose of the Matomo component is to analyze the flow of visitors to our website. The person responsible for processing uses the data and information obtained, among other things, to evaluate the use of this website in order to compile online reports that show the activities on our website.

Matomo places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. Setting the cookie enables us to analyze the use of our website. Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the Matomo component to transmit data to our server for the purpose of online analysis. As part of this technical process, we gain knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the person concerned, which, among other things, enables us to understand the origin of visitors and clicks.

The cookie is used to store personal information, such as the access time, the location from which access was made and the frequency of visits to our website. Each time you visit our website, this personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the person concerned, is transferred to our server. This personal data is stored by us. We do not pass this personal data on to third parties.

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

Furthermore, the data subject has the option of objecting to the collection of the data generated by Matomo relating to the use of this website and of preventing such collection. To do this, the person concerned must set „Do Not Track“ in their browser.

With the setting of the opt-out cookie, however, there is the possibility that the website of the person responsible for processing can no longer be fully used by the person concerned.

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of Matomo can be found at https://matomo.org/privacy/.

26. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Shariff

The controller has integrated the Shariff component on this website. The Shariff component provides social media buttons that comply with data protection regulations. Shariff was developed for the German computer magazine c’t and is published via GitHub, Inc.

The component was developed by GitHub, Inc. 88 Colin P. Kelly Junior Street, San Francisco, CA 94107, USA.

The button solutions provided by the social networks usually transfer personal data to the respective social network when a user visits a website in which a social media button has been integrated. By using the Shariff component, personal data is only transmitted to social networks when the visitor to a website actively presses one of the social media buttons. Further information on the Shariff component is available from the computer magazine c’t at http://www.heise.de/newsticker/meldung/Datenschutz-und-Social-Media-Der-ct-Shariff-ist-im-Einsatz-2470103. html ready. The purpose of using the Shariff component is to protect the personal data of visitors to our website and at the same time to enable us to integrate a button solution for social networks on this website.

Further information and GitHub’s applicable data protection provisions can be found at https://help.github.com/articles/github-privacy-policy/.

27. Data protection provisions on the application and use of SlideShare

The controller has integrated SlideShare components on this website. As a file hosting service, LinkedIn SlideShare enables the exchange and archiving of presentations and other documents such as PDF files, videos and webinars. The filehosting service allows users to upload media content in all common formats, whereby the documents can either be made publicly accessible or provided with private marking.

SlideShare is operated by LinkedIn Ireland Unlimited Company, Wilton Plaza, Wilton Place, Dublin 2, Ireland.

LinkedIn SlideShare provides so-called embed codes for the media content stored there (presentations, PDF files, videos, photos, etc.). Embed codes are program codes that are embedded in websites with the aim of displaying external content on one’s own website. Embed codes make it possible to reproduce content on your own website without storing it on your own server and thereby possibly violating the right of reproduction of the respective author of the content. Another advantage of using an embed code is that the respective operator of a website does not use their own storage space and this reduces the load on their own server. An embed code can be integrated at any point on another website so that external content can also be inserted within your own text. The purpose of using LinkedIn SlideShare is to relieve our server and avoid copyright infringements while using third-party content.

Each time you visit our website, which is equipped with a SlideShare component (embed code), this component causes the browser you are using to download the embedded data from SlideShare. As part of this technical process, LinkedIn gains knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged in to SlideShare at the same time, SlideShare recognizes which specific sub-page the person concerned is visiting every time the person concerned visits our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by SlideShare and assigned to the respective SlideShare account of the person concerned by LinkedIn.

LinkedIn always receives information via the SlideShare component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to SlideShare at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the integrated media data or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to LinkedIn, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their SlideShare account before accessing our website.

LinkedIn also uses partners such as Quantcast, Google Analytics, BlueKai, DoubleClick, Nielsen, Comscore, Eloqua and Lotame, who can set cookies. Such cookies can be rejected at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/cookie-policy. The applicable data protection provisions of LinkedIn are available at https://www.linkedin.com/legal/privacy-policy.

28. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Tumblr

The person responsible for processing has integrated components from Tumblr on this website. Tumblr is a platform that enables users to create and operate a blog. A blog is a website that is usually open to the public and in which one or more people, called bloggers or webloggers, can post articles or write down thoughts in so-called blog posts. In a blog on Tumblr, the user can, for example, publish texts, images, links and videos and distribute them in digital space. Tumblr users can also transfer content from external websites to their own blog.

Tumblr is operated by Oath (EMEA) Limited, 5-7 Point Square, North Wall Quay, Dublin 1, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Tumblr component (Tumblr button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically replaced by the respective Tumblr component causes a representation of the corresponding Tumblr component to be downloaded from Tumblr. Further information on the Tumblr buttons is available at https://www.tumblr.com/buttons. As part of this technical process, Tumblr receives knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. The purpose of integrating the Tumblr component is to enable our users to distribute the contents of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the person concerned is logged in to Tumblr at the same time, Tumblr recognizes which specific subpage of our website the person concerned is visiting every time the person concerned visits our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Tumblr component and assigned to the respective Tumblr account of the person concerned by Tumblr. If the person concerned activates one of the Tumblr buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it are assigned to the personal Tumblr user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Tumblr.

Tumblr always receives information via the Tumblr component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged into Tumblr at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Tumblr component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Tumblr, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Tumblr account before calling up our website.

The current data protection provisions of Tumblr can be found at https://www.tumblr.com/policy/en/privacy.

29. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Twitter

The person responsible for processing has integrated components from Twitter on this website. Twitter is a multilingual, publicly accessible microblogging service on which users can publish and distribute so-called tweets, i.e. short messages that are limited to 280 characters. These short messages are available to everyone, including people who are not logged on to Twitter. The tweets are also displayed to the so-called followers of the respective user. Followers are other Twitter users who follow a user’s tweets. In addition, Twitter enables a broad audience to be addressed via hashtags, links or retweets.

Operating company of Twitter International Company, One Cumberland Place, Fenian Street Dublin 2, D02 AX07, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is called up, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a Twitter component (Twitter button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Twitter component causes a representation of the corresponding Twitter component to be downloaded from Twitter. Further information on the Twitter buttons is available at https://about.twitter.com/de/resources/buttons. As part of this technical process, Twitter receives information about which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned. The purpose of integrating the Twitter component is to enable our users to redistribute the content of this website, to make this website known in the digital world and to increase our visitor numbers.

If the person concerned is logged into Twitter at the same time, Twitter recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned visits our website and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Twitter component and assigned to the respective Twitter account of the person concerned by Twitter. If the person concerned clicks one of the Twitter buttons integrated on our website, the data and information transferred with it are assigned to the personal Twitter user account of the person concerned and stored and processed by Twitter.

Twitter always receives information via the Twitter component that the data subject has visited our website if the data subject is logged in to Twitter at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Twitter component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Twitter, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Twitter account before calling up our website.

The applicable data protection provisions of Twitter can be found at https://twitter.com/privacy?lang=de.

30. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Xing

The person responsible for processing has integrated components from Xing on this website. Xing is an internet-based social network that enables users to connect to existing business contacts and to establish new business contacts. The individual users can create a personal profile of themselves on Xing. For example, companies can create company profiles or publish job offers on Xing.

Xing is operated by XING SE, Dammtorstraße 30, 20354 Hamburg, Germany.

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

If the person concerned is logged in to Xing at the same time, Xing recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting with each visit to our website by the person concerned and for the entire duration of their stay on our website. This information is collected by the Xing component and assigned to the respective Xing account of the person concerned by Xing. If the person concerned activates one of the Xing buttons integrated on our website, for example the “Share” button, Xing assigns this information to the personal Xing user account of the person concerned and saves this personal data.

Xing always receives information via the Xing component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to Xing at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on the Xing component or not. If the data subject does not want this information to be transmitted to Xing, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their Xing account before calling up our website.

The data protection regulations published by Xing, which can be accessed at https://www.xing.com/privacy, provide information on the collection, processing and use of personal data by Xing. Xing has also published data protection information for the XING share button at https://www.xing.com/app/share?op=data_protection.

31. Data protection provisions on the application and use of YouTube

The data controller has integrated components from YouTube on this website. YouTube is an Internet video portal that enables video publishers to post video clips free of charge and other users to view, rate and comment on them free of charge. YouTube allows the publication of all types of videos, which is why complete film and TV programs, but also music videos, trailers or videos made by users themselves can be accessed via the Internet portal.

YouTube is operated by Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the person responsible for processing and on which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically replaced by the respective YouTube component prompts you to download a representation of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be found at https://www.youtube.com/yt/about/de/. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google gain knowledge of which specific subpage of our website is visited by the person concerned.

If the person concerned is logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube recognizes which specific sub-page of our website the person concerned is visiting by calling up a subpage that contains a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the person concerned.

YouTube and Google always receive information via the YouTube component that the person concerned has visited our website if the person concerned is logged in to YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this takes place regardless of whether the person concerned clicks on a YouTube video or not. If the person concerned does not want this information to be transmitted to YouTube and Google, they can prevent the transmission by logging out of their YouTube account before calling up our website.

The data protection regulations published by YouTube, which are available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/, provide information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube and Google.

32. Data protection provisions on the application and use of DoubleClick

The data controller has integrated components from DoubleClick by Google on this website. DoubleClick is a brand of Google, under which mainly special online marketing solutions are marketed to advertising agencies and publishers.

Operating company of Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin, D04 E5W5, Ireland.

DoubleClick by Google transfers data to the DoubleClick server with every impression as well as with clicks or other activities. Each of these data transfers triggers a cookie request to the browser of the person concerned. If the browser accepts this request, DoubleClick sets a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. The purpose of the cookie is to optimize and display advertising. The cookie is used, among other things, to place and display user-relevant advertising and to create reports on advertising campaigns or to improve them. The cookie also serves to prevent the same advertisement from being shown multiple times.

DoubleClick uses a cookie ID, which is necessary to carry out the technical process. The cookie ID is required, for example, to display an advertisement in a browser. DoubleClick can also use the cookie ID to record which advertisements have already been displayed in a browser in order to avoid duplication. In addition, the cookie ID enables DoubleClick to record conversions. Conversions are recorded, for example, if a user has previously been shown a DoubleClick advertisement and then makes a purchase on the advertiser’s website with the same internet browser.

A DoubleClick cookie does not contain any personal data. A DoubleClick cookie can, however, contain additional campaign IDs. A campaign identifier is used to identify the campaigns with which the user has already been in contact.

Each time one of the individual pages of this website is accessed, which is operated by the controller and on which a DoubleClick component has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically prompted by the respective DoubleClick component to transfer data for the purpose Submit online advertising and billing of commissions to Google. As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of data that Google also uses to create commission statements. Among other things, Google can understand that the person concerned has clicked on certain links on our website.

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

Further information and the applicable data protection provisions of DoubleClick by Google can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/de/policies/.

33. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Awin

The data controller has integrated Awin components on this website. Awin is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported form of sales that enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to advertise, which is usually remunerated through click or sale commissions, on third-party websites, i.e. with sales partners who are also affiliates or publishers are to be shown. The merchant provides an advertising medium via the affiliate network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is then integrated by an affiliate on their own Internet pages or via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail. Marketing, to be promoted.

Awin’s operating company is Awin AG, Eichhornstrasse 3, 10785 Berlin, Germany.

Awin places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. Awin’s tracking cookie does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the clicked advertising material are saved. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Awin.

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

Awin’s current data protection regulations can be found at http://www.Awin.com/de/ueber-Awin/datenschutz/.

34. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Belboon

The controller has integrated components from Belboon on this website. Belboon is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported form of sales that enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to advertise, which is usually remunerated through click or sale commissions, on third-party websites, i.e. with sales partners who are also affiliates or publishers are to be shown. The merchant provides an advertising medium via the affiliate network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of Internet advertising, which is then integrated by an affiliate on their own Internet pages or via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail. Marketing, to be promoted.

The operating company of Adcell is belboon GmbH, Weinmeisterstr. 12-14, 10178 Berlin, Germany.

Belboon places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. Belboon’s tracking cookie does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the clicked advertising material are saved. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Belboon.

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

Belboon’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://www.belboon.com/de/ueber-uns/datenschutz/.

35. Data protection provisions on the application and use of Tradedoubler

The person responsible for processing has integrated components from Tradedoubler on this website. Tradedoubler is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-supported form of sales that enables commercial operators of Internet sites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to advertise, which is usually remunerated through click or sale commissions, on third-party websites, i.e. with sales partners who are also affiliates or publishers are to be shown. The merchant provides an advertising medium via the affiliate network, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of internet advertising, which is then integrated by an affiliate on its own website or via other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail -Marketing, advertised.

Tradedoubler GmbH, Herzog-Wilhelm-Straße 26, 80331 Munich, Germany is the operating company of Tradedoubler.

Tradedoubler places a cookie on the information technology system of the person concerned. What cookies are has already been explained above. The Tradedoubler tracking cookie does not store any personal data. Only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner referring the potential customer, as well as the order number of the visitor to a website and the clicked advertising material are saved. The purpose of storing this data is to process commission payments between a merchant and the affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Tradedoubler.

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

Tradedoubler’s current data protection regulations can be found at http://www.tradedoubler.com/de/datenschutzpolitik/.

36. Payment method: Data protection provisions for Klarna as a payment method

The controller has integrated Klarna components on this website. Klarna is an online payment service provider that enables purchase on account or flexible installment payments. Klarna also offers other services, such as buyer protection or an identity and credit check.

Klarna is operated by Klarna Bank AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden.

If the person concerned selects either „purchase on account“ or „hire purchase“ as a payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the person concerned will be automatically transmitted to Klarna. By selecting one of these payment options, the person concerned consents to the transfer of personal data required to process the invoice or installment purchase or to check identity and creditworthiness.

The personal data transmitted to Klarna are usually first name, last name, address, date of birth, gender, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number and other data that are necessary to process an invoice or installment purchase . Personal data related to the respective order is also required to process the purchase contract. In particular, there may be mutual exchange of payment information, such as bank details, card number, expiry date and CVC code, number of items, item number, data on goods and services, prices and tax charges, information on previous purchasing behavior or other information on the financial situation of the person concerned .

The transmission of the data is intended in particular for identity verification, payment administration and fraud prevention. The person responsible for processing will transmit personal data to Klarna in particular if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. The personal data exchanged between Klarna and the person responsible for processing are transmitted by Klarna to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check your identity and creditworthiness.

Klarna also passes on the personal data to affiliated companies (Klarna Group) and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as this is necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or the data are to be processed on behalf.

To decide on the establishment, implementation or termination of a contractual relationship, Klarna collects and uses data and information about the previous payment behavior of the person concerned as well as probability values ​​for their behavior in the future (so-called scoring). The calculation of the scoring is carried out on the basis of scientifically recognized mathematical-statistical procedures.

The person concerned has the option of revoking their consent to the handling of personal data from Klarna at any time. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

Klarna’s current data protection regulations can be found at https://cdn.klarna.com/1.0/shared/content/policy/data/de_de/data_protection.pdf.

37. Payment method: data protection provisions for PayPal as a payment method

The person responsible for processing has integrated components from PayPal on this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which are virtual private or business accounts. 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 e-mail address, which is why there is no classic account number. PayPal makes it possible to initiate online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also acts as a trustee and offers buyer protection services.

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

If the person concerned selects “PayPal” as the payment option in our online shop during the ordering process, the data of the person concerned will be automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the person concerned consents to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.

The personal data transmitted to PayPal are usually first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data that are necessary for payment processing. Personal data related to the respective order is also required to process the purchase contract.

The purpose of transmitting the data is to process payments and prevent fraud. The person responsible for the processing will transmit personal data to PayPal in particular if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. The personal data exchanged between PayPal and the person responsible for processing may be transmitted by PayPal to credit agencies. The purpose of this transmission is to check your identity and creditworthiness.

PayPal may pass on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as this is necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or the data is to be processed on behalf of.

The data subject has the option of revoking their consent to the handling of personal data at any time vis-à-vis PayPal. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

The applicable data protection regulations of PayPal can be found at https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

38. Payment method: data protection provisions for Sofortüberweisung as a payment method

The person responsible for processing has integrated components of Sofortüberweisung on this website. Sofortüberweisung is a payment service that enables cashless payment for products and services on the Internet. Sofortüberweisung is a technical process through which the online retailer immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables a retailer to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after ordering.

The operating company of Sofortüberweisung is Klarna Bank AB, Sveavägen 46, 111 34 Stockholm, Sweden.

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

When processing the purchase via Sofortüberweisung, the buyer transmits the PIN and TAN to Sofort GmbH. Sofortüberweisung then carries out a transfer to the online retailer after a technical check of the account balance and retrieval of further data to check the account coverage. The online retailer is then automatically informed of the execution of the financial transaction.

The personal data exchanged with Sofortüberweisung are first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data that are necessary for payment processing. The purpose of transmitting the data is to process payments and prevent fraud. The person responsible for processing will transmit other personal data to Sofortüberweisung even if there is a legitimate interest in the transmission. The personal data exchanged between Sofortüberweisung and the person responsible for processing may be transmitted to credit agencies by Sofortüberweisung. The purpose of this transmission is to check your identity and creditworthiness.

Sofortüberweisung may pass on the personal data to affiliated companies and service providers or subcontractors, insofar as this is necessary to fulfill the contractual obligations or the data is to be processed on behalf of.

The person concerned has the option of revoking their consent to the handling of personal data at any time by means of Sofortüberweisung. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.

The applicable data protection provisions of Sofortüberweisung can be found at https://www.klarna.com/sofort/datenschutz/.

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9. Legal basis for processing

Art. 6 I lit. a GDPR serves our company as the legal basis for processing operations in which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary to fulfill a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, with processing operations that are necessary for the delivery of goods or the provision of other services or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in cases of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, for example to fulfill tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, it may be necessary to process personal data to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor to our company were injured and his name, age, health insurance data or other vital information would have to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. Then the processing would be based on Art. 6 I lit. d GDPR are based. Ultimately, processing operations could be based on Art. 6 I lit. f GDPR. Processing operations that are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal bases are based on this legal basis if the processing is necessary to safeguard a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject do not prevail. We are particularly permitted to carry out such processing operations because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. In this respect, he took the view that a legitimate interest could be assumed if the person concerned is a customer of the person responsible (recital 47 sentence 2 GDPR).

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

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

41. Duration for which the personal data will be stored

The criterion for the duration of the storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period. After the deadline has expired, the relevant data is routinely deleted, provided it is no longer required to fulfill or initiate a contract.

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

We explain to you that the provision of personal data is in part required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). In order to conclude a contract, it may sometimes be necessary for a data subject to provide us with personal data that we subsequently have to process. For example, the person concerned is obliged to provide us with personal data when our company concludes a contract with them. Failure to provide personal data would mean that the contract could not be concluded with the person concerned. Before the person concerned provides personal data, the person concerned must contact one of our employees. Our employee explains to the person concerned on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is required by law or contract or is necessary for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data and what consequences the failure to provide the personal data would have.

43. Existence of automated decision-making

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

This data protection declaration was created by the data protection declaration generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as the external data protection officer in Berlin, in cooperation with the Cologne IT and data protection lawyer Christian Solmecke.