Privacy Policy of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH

Information about the collection, processing and use of data

Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH, Potsdamer Str. 58, 10785 Berlin (“CGD”) sees your trust in the correct handling of your data as an important prerequisite for the success of the online offer of www.christmas-garden.de (“online offer”). Your data is collected, processed (including the storage, modification, transmission, blocking and erasure) and used exclusively in compliance with the applicable data protection regulations.
We are pleased about your interest in our company. Data protection is of particular importance for the Management of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH. The websites of Christmas Garden Germany GmbH may basically be used without having to provide any personal data. However, if a data subject wishes to use special services provided by our company through our website, the processing of personal data may be required. If the processing of personal data is necessary and there is no statutory basis for such processing, we generally obtain consent from the data subject.
The personal data of a data subject, such as his or her name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number shall always be processed in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH. By publishing this Privacy Policy, our company wishes to inform the general public of the nature, scope, and purpose of the personal data we collect, use and process. Furthermore, this Privacy Policy informs data subjects of the rights to which they are entitled.
As the controller, Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH has implemented numerous technical and organisational measures to ensure the most complete protection of personal data processed through this website. Nevertheless, some security gaps may occur when transmitting data via the Internet, which means that absolute protection cannot be guaranteed. For this reason, every data subject is free to submit personal data to us by alternative means, for example, by telephone.

  1. Definitions

The Privacy Policy of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH is based on the terms used by the European legislator in the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our Privacy Policy is intended to be easy to read and understand, both by the general public and by our customers and business partners. In order to ensure this, we wish to start by explaining the terminology used.
Below you will find some examples of the terms used in this Privacy Policy:

a) Personal data

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

b) Data subject

Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the controller of the processing.

c) Processing

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

d) Restriction of processing

Restriction of processing is the marking of stored personal data with the aim of limiting its processing in the future.

e) Profiling

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

f) Pseudonymisation

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

  1. g) Controller

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

h) Processor

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

i) Recipient

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

j) Third party

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

k) Consent

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

  1. Name and address of the controller

Controller for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), other data protection laws applicable in Member States of the European Union and other provisions related to data protection is:

Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH
Potsdamer Straße 58
10785 Berlin
Germany

Tel: +49 30-81075-0
Email: info@christmas-garden.de
Website: www.christmas-garden.de

  1. Name and address of the Data Protection Officer

The Data Protection Officer of the controller is:

Hendrik Schisler
DEAG Deutsche Entertainment AG
Potsdamer Straße 58
10785 Berlin
Germany

Tel: +49 30-81075-0
Email: info@deag.de
Website: www.deag.de
Any data subject may, at any time, contact our Data Protection Officer directly with all questions and suggestions concerning data protection.

  1. Cookies

The websites of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH use cookies. Cookies are text files that are stored in a computer system via an internet browser.
Many websites and servers use cookies. Many cookies contain a so-called cookie ID. A cookie ID is a unique identifier of the cookie. It consists of a character string through which website and servers can be assigned to the specific internet browser in which the cookie was stored. This allows visited websites and servers to differentiate the individual browser of the data subject from other internet browsers that contain other cookies. A specific internet browser can be recognised and identified using the unique cookie ID.
Thanks to the use of cookies, Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH can provide the users of this website with more user-friendly services that would not be possible without the cookie setting.
By means of a cookie, the information and offers on our website can be optimised with the user in mind. Cookies allow us, as previously mentioned, to recognise our website users. The purpose of this recognition is to make it easier for users to utilise our website. For example, a website user who uses cookies does not have to enter access data each time the website is accessed, because this is done by the website and the cookie stored on the user’s computer system. Another example is the cookie of a shopping cart in the online shop. By using a cookie, the online shop remembers the items that a customer has placed in the virtual shopping cart.
The data subject may, at any time, prevent the use of cookies by our website by using the corresponding settings of the internet browser they use, and may thus permanently object to cookies. Furthermore, cookies which have already been stored may be deleted at any time using an internet browser or other software. This is possible in all popular internet browsers. If the data subject deactivates cookies in the internet browser they use, not all functions of our website may be entirely usable.

  1. Collection of general data and information

The website of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH collects a series of general data and information whenever a data subject or automated system calls up the website. This general data and information is stored in the server log files. The following may be collected: (1) the browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system reaches our website (so-called referrers), (4) the sub-websites, (5) the date and time of access to the internet site, (6) an internet protocol address (IP address), (7) the internet service provider of the accessing system, and (8) any other similar data and information that may be used in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.

When using this general data and information, Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Instead, this information is needed to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (2) optimise the content of our website as well as its advertisement, (3) ensure the long-term viability of our information technology systems and website technology, and (4) provide law enforcement authorities with the information necessary for criminal prosecution in case of a cyber-attack. Therefore, Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH analyses anonymously collected data and information statistically, with the aim of increasing the data protection and data security of our company, and to ensure an optimal level of protection of the personal data we process. The anonymous data of the server log files is stored separately from all personal data provided by a data subject.

  1. Registration on our website

The data subject has the possibility to register on the website of the controller, which requires personal data to be provided. The type of personal data that is transmitted to the controller is determined by the respective input mask used for the registration. The personal data entered by the data subject is collected and stored exclusively for internal use by the controller, and for its own purposes. The controller may request transfer to one or more processors (e.g., a parcel service) that also uses personal data exclusively for an internal purpose attributable to the controller.

In addition, during registration on the website of the controller, the IP address assigned to the data subject by the internet service provider (ISP) as well as the date and time of the registration are stored. The reason this data is stored is because this is the only way to prevent the misuse of our services, and, if necessary, to facilitate the investigation of any offences that may have been committed. In this respect, the storage of this data is necessary to protect the interests of the controller. This data is generally not passed on to third parties, unless the company is subject to a statutory obligation to pass on the data, or if the transfer serves the aim of criminal prosecution.

The registration of the data subject, whereby his or her personal data is provided on a voluntary basis, is intended to enable the controller to offer the data subject contents or services that may only be offered to registered users due to the nature of the matter in question. Registered persons are free to change the personal data provided during the registration at any time, or to have it completely erased from the controller’s database.

Upon request at any time, the controller shall provide each data subject with information as to what personal data concerning the data subject is stored by the controller. In addition, the controller shall rectify or erase personal data at the request or indication of the data subject, insofar as no statutory storage obligations apply to such data. All the controller’s employees may be contacted by the data subject for this purpose.

  1. Subscription to our newsletters

On the website of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our company newsletter. The input mask used for this purpose determines what personal data is transmitted to the controller.

Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH provides its customers and business partners with regular information about its offers through a newsletter. The company newsletter may only be received by the data subject if (1) the data subject has a valid e-mail address and (2) the data subject registers to receive the newsletter. For legal reasons, as part of the double opt-in process, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address registered by the data subject when they first register to receive the newsletter. This confirmation e-mail is used to verify whether the owner of the e-mail address, as the data subject, is authorised to receive the newsletter.

During the registration for the newsletter, we also store the IP address of the computer system assigned by the internet service provider (ISP) and used by the data subject at the time of the registration, as well as the date and time of the registration. The collection of this data is necessary in order to trace the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of the data subject at a later date, and it thus serves the purpose of the legal protection of the controller.

The personal data collected as part of the registration for the newsletter will only be used to send our newsletter. In addition, subscribers to the newsletter may also be provided with information by e-mail, as long as this is necessary for the operation of the newsletter service or a registration in connection with such a service, for example, in cases of modifications to the newsletter offer, or in the event of a change in technical circumstances. Personal data collected as part of the newsletter service will not be transmitted to third parties. The subscription to our newsletter may be discontinued by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data, granted by the data subject when registering for the newsletter, may be withdrawn at any time. A link which must be followed to withdraw consent is contained in each newsletter. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the controller, or to communicate this to the controller in a different way.

  1. Newsletter tracking

The newsletters of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in e-mails sent in HTML format to enable log file recording and analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns. On the basis of the embedded tracking pixel, Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH can determine whether and when an e-mail was opened by the data subject and which links in the e-mail were opened by the data subject.

The personal data collected via the tracking pixels contained in the newsletters is stored and evaluated by the controller for the purpose of optimising the delivery of the newsletter and better adapting the content of future newsletters to the interests of the data subject. This personal data will not be transmitted to third parties. The specific consent given via the double opt-in process may be withdrawn by the data subject at any time. In case of withdrawal of consent, this personal data will be erased by the controller. Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH shall automatically regard unsubsription from the newsletter by the data subject as withdrawal of consent.

  1. Contact possibility via the website

Owing to statutory regulations, the website of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH contains information that enables quick electronic contact with our company, as well as direct communication with us, which also includes a general address of the so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). If a data subject contacts the controller by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the data subject is automatically stored. Such personal data transmitted to the data controller by a data subject on a voluntary basis is stored for the purpose of processing or for contacting the data subject. This personal data is not transmitted to third parties.

  1. Routine erasure and blocking of personal data

The data controller shall process and store the personal data relating the data subject only for the period necessary to fulfil the purpose of storage, or as far as this is granted by the European legislator or other legislators in laws or regulations to which the controller is subject.

If the storage purpose is not applicable, or if a storage period prescribed by the European legislator or another competent legislator expires, the personal data is routinely blocked or erased in accordance with statutory requirements.

  1. Rights of the data subject

a) Right of confirmation

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her is being processed. Should a data subject wish to exercise this right of confirmation, he or she may contact any employee of the controller at any time.

b) Right of access

At any time, each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller free information about personal data relating to him or her that is stored by the controller and to obtain a copy of such information. Furthermore, the European directives and regulations grant the data subject access to the following information:

  • The purposes of the processing;
  • The categories of personal data undergoing processing;
  • The recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data has been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients in third countries or international organisations;
  • Where possible, the envisaged period for which the personal data will be stored, or, if not possible, the criteria used to determine that period;
  • The existence of the right to request from the controller rectification or erasure of personal data, or restriction of processing of personal data concerning the data subject, or to object to such processing;
  • The existence of the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority;
  • Where the personal data is not collected from the data subject: any available information as to its source
  • The existence of automated decision-making, including profiling, referred to in Article 22 (1) and (4) of the GDPR and, at least in those cases, meaningful information about the logic involved, as well as the significance and envisaged consequences of such processing for the data subject.

Furthermore, the data subject shall have a right to obtain information as to whether personal data is transferred to a third country or to an international organisation. Where this is the case, the data subject shall have the right to be informed of the appropriate safeguards relating to the transfer.
Should a data subject wish to exercise this right of access, he or she may contact any employee of the controller at any time.

c) Right to rectification

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller, without undue delay, the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning him or her. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
Should a data subject wish to exercise this right to rectification, he or she may contact any employee of the controller at any time.

d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay, and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies, as long as the processing is not necessary:

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

If one of the aforementioned grounds applies, and a data subject wishes to request the erasure of personal data stored by Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH, he or she may, at any time, contact any employee of the controller. The respective employee of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH shall ensure that the erasure request is immediately complied with.
Where the controller has made the personal data public and is obliged pursuant to Art. 17 (1) of the GDPR to erase the personal data, the controller, taking account of available technology and the cost of implementation, shall take reasonable steps, including technical measures, to inform controllers which are processing the personal data that the data subject has requested the erasure by such controllers of any links to, or copy or replication of, this personal data. The respective employee of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH will make the necessary arrangements in individual cases.

e) Right to restriction of processing

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to obtain from the controller restriction of processing where one of the following applies:

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

If one of the aforementioned conditions is met, and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of the processing of personal data stored by Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH, he or she may contact any employee of the controller at any time. The respective employee of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH will arrange for the processing to be restricted.

f) Right to data portability

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator, to receive the personal data concerning him or her, which was provided to a controller, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. He or she shall have the right to transmit this data to another controller without hindrance from the controller to which the personal data has been provided, as long as the processing is based on consent pursuant to point (a) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR or point (a) of Article 9 (2) of the GDPR, or on a contract pursuant to point (b) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR, and the processing is carried out by automated means, as long as the processing is not necessary for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority vested in the controller.
Furthermore, in exercising his or her right to data portability pursuant to Article 20 (1) of the GDPR, the data subject shall have the right to have personal data transmitted directly from one controller to another, where technically feasible, and when doing so does not adversely affect the rights and freedoms of others.
In order to exercise the right to data portability, the data subject may contact any employee of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH at any time.

g) Right to object

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to object, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, at any time, to processing of personal data concerning him or her which is based on point (e) or (f) of Article 6 (1) of the GDPR. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
Should the data subject object, Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH shall no longer process the personal data, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
If Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH processes personal data for direct marketing purposes, the data subject shall have the right to object at any time to processing of personal data concerning him or her for such marketing. This applies to profiling to the extent that it is related to such direct marketing. Where the data subject lodges an objection with Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH to the processing for direct marketing purposes, Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, on grounds relating to his or her particular situation, to object to processing of personal data concerning him or her by Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH for scientific or historical research purposes, or for statistical purposes pursuant to Article 89 (1) of the GDPR, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of a task carried out for reasons of public interest.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject may directly contact any employee of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH or any other employee. In addition, in the context of the use of information society services, and notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, the data subject is entitled to exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.

h) Automated individual decision-making, including profiling

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning him or her, or similarly significantly affects him or her, unless the decision (1) is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and a data controller, or (2) is authorised by Union or Member State law to which the controller is subject and which also lays down suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, or (3) is based on the data subject’s explicit consent.
If the decision (1) is necessary for entering into/the performance of a contract between the data subject and a controller, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the data subject’s rights and freedoms and legitimate interests, at least the right to obtain human intervention on the part of the controller, to express his or her point of view and to contest the decision.
If the data subject wishes to exercise the rights concerning automated individual decision-making, he or she may contact any employee of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH at any time.

i) Right to withdraw data protection consent

Each data subject shall have the right granted by the European legislator to withdraw his or her consent to processing of his or her personal data at any time.
Should the data subject wish to exercise the right to withdraw consent, he or she may contact any employee of Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH at any time.

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of Facebook

The controller has integrated components of Facebook into this website. Facebook is a social network.

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

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

Each time a data subject accesses the individual pages of this website which are operated by the controller and into which a Facebook component (Facebook plug-in) has been integrated, the internet browser installed on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Facebook component to download display of the corresponding Facebook component from Facebook. An overview of all Facebook plug-ins may be accessed at https://developers.facebook.co…. As part of this technical process, Facebook is made aware of what specific subpage of our website was visited by the data subject.

If the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time, Facebook can detect which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits every time he or she accesses our website and throughout the whole time spent by the data subject on our website. This information is collected by the Facebook component and assigned to the respective Facebook account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Facebook buttons integrated into our website, for example the “Like” button, or if the data subject leaves a comment, Facebook assigns this information to the personal Facebook user account of the data subject and stores this personal data.

Via the Facebook component, Facebook receives information that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into Facebook at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Facebook component or not. If such transfer of this information to Facebook is not desired by the data subject, he or she can prevent the transfer by logging out of his or her Facebook account prior to visiting our website.

The data protection guideline published by Facebook, which is available at https://de-de.facebook.com/abo… provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by Facebook. The guideline also explains what setting options Facebook offers to protect the privacy of the data subject. Moreover, different application are available that make it possible to block data transmission to Facebook. These applications may be used by the data subject to block data transmission to Facebook.

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of Instagram

The controller has integrated components of Instagram into this website. Instagram is a service that can be classified as an audio-visual platform, allowing users to share photos and videos, as well as to disseminate such data across social networks.
Instagram’s services are operated by Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.
Each time a data subject accesses the individual pages of this website which are operated by the controller and into which a Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the internet browser installed on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Instagram component to download display of the corresponding Instagram component from Instagram. As part of this technical process, Instagram is made aware of what specific subpage of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged into Instagram at the same time, Instagram can detect which specific subpage the data subject visits every time he or she accesses our website and throughout the whole time spent by the data subject on our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned to the respective Instagram account of the data subject. If the data subject clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated into our website, the data and information thus transmitted are assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the data subject and saved and processed by Instagram.
Via the Instagram component, Instagram receives information that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into Instagram at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the Instagram component or not. If such transfer of this information to Instagram is not desired by the data subject, he or she can prevent the transfer by logging out of his or her Instagram account prior to visiting our website.
Further information and Instagram’s privacy policy can be accessed at https://help.instagram.com/155… and https://www.instagram.com/abou….

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of YouTube

The controller has integrated components of YouTube into this website. YouTube is an internet video portal that allows video publishers to post video clips, 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 television programmes, music videos, trailers or videos created by users can be accessed via the internet portal.
YouTube is operated by YouTube, LLC, 901 Cherry Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066, USA. YouTube, LLC is a subsidiary company of Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
Each time a data subject accesses the individual pages of this website which are operated by the controller and into which a YouTube component (YouTube video) has been integrated, the internet browser installed on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective YouTube component to download display of the corresponding YouTube component from YouTube. Further information on YouTube can be accessed at https://www.youtube.com/yt/abo…. As part of this technical process, YouTube and Google are made aware of what specific subpage of our website was visited by the data subject.
If the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time, YouTube detects which specific subpage of our website the data subject visits by accessing a subpage that contains a YouTube video. This information is collected by YouTube and Google and assigned to the respective YouTube account of the data subject.
Via the YouTube component, YouTube and Google receive information that the data subject has visited our website whenever the data subject is logged into YouTube at the same time as accessing our website; this happens regardless of whether the data subject clicks on the YouTube video or not. If such transfer of this information to YouTube and Google is not desired by the data subject, he or she can prevent the transfer by logging out of his or her YouTube account prior to visiting our website.
The privacy policy published by YouTube, which is available at https://www.google.de/intl/de/… provides information about the collection, processing and use of personal data by YouTube.

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of OpenStreetMap

This page uses the open source mapping tool “OpenStreetMap” (OSM) via an API. Provider is the OpenStreetMap Foundation. To use the functions of OpenStreetMap it is necessary to save your IP address. This information is usually transferred to an OpenStreetMap server and stored there. The provider of this site has no influence on this data transfer. The use of OpenStreetMap is made in the interest of an appealing presentation of our online services and in order to make the locations indicated by us on the website easy to find. This constitutes a legitimate interest within the meaning of Art. 6 para. 1 lit. f DSGVO.
More information on the handling of user data can be found on the OpenStreetMap data protection page and here http://wiki.openstreetmap.org/wiki/Legal_FAQ.

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of Google Fonts

Our website uses “Google Fonts”, a font embedding service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: “Google”). When we display our website, Google Fonts exchanges the default fonts of your device for fonts from the Google catalogue. If your browser prevents the embedding of Google Fonts, the text on our website is displayed using the standard fonts of your device. Google Fonts are loaded directly from a Google server. To enable this, your browser sends a request to a Google server. As a result, your IP address may be transmitted to Google together with the address of our website. However, Google Fonts does not place cookies on your device. According to Google, data processed through the Google Fonts service is transferred to resource-specific domains, such as fonts.googleapis.com or fonts.gstatic.com. You will not be associated with any data that may be connected to your use of other Google services, such as the Google search engine or Gmail. For more information about privacy in connection with Google Fonts, please visit https://developers.google.com/fonts/faq?csw=1. General information about privacy at Google is available at http://www.google.com/intl/en-US/policies/privacy/.
This data is processed in order to make the text of our website more legible and aesthetically pleasing.
The processing is necessary to protect the compelling legitimate interests pursued by the controller (Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR). Our legitimate interest consists in the purpose stated in para. 13.2.
Personal data may be transmitted to Google in connection with the use of Google Fonts. Google also processes your personal data in the US and participates in the EU-US Privacy Shield scheme. More information on the EU-US Privacy Shield can be found at https://www.privacyshield.gov/EU-US-Framework.

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of Google Tag Manager

Our website uses “Google Tag Manager”, a service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter: “Google”). Google Tag Manager does not collect personal data or use cookies. This service merely allows us to embed and manage tags on our website. Tags are small code elements on our website that, together with other tools, are helpful in measuring traffic and visitor behaviour, tracking the impact of online advertising and social media, using remarketing and audience targeting, as well as testing and optimising the website. More information about Google Tag Manager can be found here: https://www.google.com

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of Google Remarketing

The controller has integrated components of Google Remarketing into this website. Google Remarketing is a feature of Google AdWords that enables companies to show advertisements to internet users that have previously visited the respective company’s website. The integration of Google Remarketing therefore allows a company to create user-friendly advertising and thus show the internet user interest-based ads.
Google Remarketing services are operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The purpose of Google Remarketing is to show interest-based advertising. Google Remarketing allows us to display ads via the Google Ad Network or place them on other websites, with the ads tailored to the individual needs and interests of internet users.
Google Remarketing stores a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Cookies have already been explained above. By placing the cookie, Google will be able to recognise the visitor of our website if he or she subsequently visits websites that are also members of the Google Ad Network. With each visit to a website into which Google Remarketing’s service has been integrated, the data subject’s internet browser is automatically identified by Google. As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address or the surfing behaviour of the user, which Google uses, among other things, to display interest-based advertising.
The cookie stores personal information, such as the websites visited by the data subject. Each time the data subject visits our website, his or her personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, will be transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. In certain cases, this personal data collected through the technical process may be transmitted to third parties by Google.
As stated above, the data subject may, at any time, prevent the placement of cookies by our website by using the corresponding settings of the internet browser used by him or her, and may thus permanently object to the placement of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used by the data subject would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google Analytics can be deleted at any time by using the internet browser or other software.
Furthermore, the data subject can object to interest-based advertising by Google. For this purpose, the data subject must follow the link www.google.de/settings/ads from each of the internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.
Additional information and Google’s privacy policy can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/….

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of Google AdWords

The controller has integrated components of Google AdWords into this website. Google AdWords is a service for internet advertising that allows the advertiser to place ads in Google search engine results and the Google Ad Network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define specific keywords with the help of which an ad is displayed in Google’s search results exclusively when the user runs the search engine to retrieve results using the respective keywords. In the Google Ad Network, the ads are distributed across relevant websites using an automatic algorithm, taking into account the pre-defined keywords.
Google AdWords services are operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The purpose of Google AdWords is to promote our website by displaying interest-based advertising on third-party websites and in the search results of Google’s search engine and by displaying third-party advertisements on our website.
If the data subject is directed to our website via a Google ad, Google will store a so-called conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Cookies have already been explained above. The validity of a conversion cookie expires after thirty days and such cookies are not used to identify the data subject. By using the conversion cookie, provided that the cookie has not yet expired, it is traced whether certain subpages of our website, such as the shopping cart in an online shop system, have been accessed. The conversion cookie allows both us and Google to trace whether a data subject who has been directed to our website through an AdWords ad has generated sales, i.e., completed or discontinued a purchase.
The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie is used by Google to compile visitor statistics for our website. These visitor statistics are then used by us to determine the total number of users who have been sent to us through AdWords ads, which is done in order to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimise our AdWords ads in future. Neither our company nor any other Google AdWords advertiser receives any information from Google that could be used to identify the data subject.
The conversion cookie stores personal information, such as the websites visited by the data subject. Each time the data subject visits our website, his or her personal data, including the IP address of the internet connection used by the data subject, will be transferred to Google in the United States of America. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. In certain cases, this personal data collected through the technical procedure may be transmitted to third parties by Google.
As stated above, the data subject may, at any time, prevent the placement of cookies by our website by using the corresponding settings of the internet browser used by him or her, and may thus permanently object to the placement of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used by the data subject would also prevent Google from placing a conversion cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Google AdWords can be deleted at any time by using the internet browser or other software.
Furthermore, the data subject can object to interests-related advertising by Google. For this purpose, the data subject must follow the link www.google.de/settings/ads from each of the internet browsers he or she uses and make the desired settings there.
Additional information and Google’s privacy policy can be accessed at https://www.google.de/intl/de/….

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of Google AdSense

The controller has integrated components of Google Adsense into this website. Google AdSense is an online service that allows the placement of advertising on third-party websites. Google AdSense is based on an algorithm that selects the advertisements displayed on third-party websites in accordance with the contents of the respective third-party website. Google AdSense allows interests-based targeting of the internet user, which is implemented by generating individual user profiles.
The Google AdSense component is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
The purpose of the Google AdSense component is to embed advertisements on our website. Google AdSense sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Cookies have already been explained above. The placement of this cookie enables Alphabet Inc. to analyse the use of our website. Each time a data subject accesses the individual pages of this website which are operated by the controller and into which a Google AdSense component has been integrated, the internet browser installed on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Google AdSense component to transmit data to Alphabet Inc. for purposes of online advertising and the settlement of commissions. As part of this technical process, Alphabet Inc. gains knowledge of personal data, such as the IP address of the data subject, which is used by Alphabet Inc., among other things, to track the origin of visitors and clicks, and subsequently to facilitate the settlement of commissions.
As stated above, the data subject may, at any time, prevent the placement of cookies by our website by using the corresponding settings of the internet browser used by him or her, and may thus permanently object to the placement of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used by the data subject would also prevent Alphabet Inc. from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. In addition, a cookie already set by Alphabet Inc. can be deleted at any time by using the internet browser or other software.
Google AdSense also uses so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic embedded in websites that makes it possible to record and analyse log files, thus enabling a statistical evaluation. On the basis of the embedded tracking pixel, Alphabet Inc. can determine whether and when a website was opened by the data subject and which links were clicked on by the data subject. Among other things, tracking pixels are used to evaluate the flow of visitors to a website.
Google AdSense will transfer personal data and information, including the IP address required for the recording and settlement of the displayed advertising, to Alphabet Inc. based in the United States of America. This personal data is stored and processed in the United States of America. In certain cases, this personal data collected through the technical process may be transmitted to third parties by Alphabet Inc.
Google AdSense is explained in more detail at https://www.google.de/intl/de/….

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of affilinet

The controller has integrated components of affilinet into this website. Affilinet is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing.
Affiliate marketing is an internet-based form of distribution that allows commercial operators of websites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertising on third-party websites, i.e. websites of sales partners, also referred to as affiliates or publishers. In exchange for the advertising, the partners are offered click or sales commissions. Through the affiliate network, the merchant makes an advertising material available, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of internet advertising, which is subsequently incorporated by an affiliate into their own website or through other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.
Affilinet is operated by affilinet GmbH, Sapporobogen 6-8, 80637 Munich, Germany.
Affilinet places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Cookies have already been explained above. Affilinet’s tracking cookie does not store any personal information. What is saved is only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner through whom potential customers are referred, as well as the serial number of the visitor to a website and of the clicked advertising material. The purpose of storing this data is the processing of commission payments between a merchant and their affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Affilinet.
As stated above, the data subject may, at any time, prevent the placement of cookies by our website by using the corresponding settings of the internet browser used by him or her, and may thus permanently object to the placement of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used by the data subject would also prevent Affilinet from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Furthermore, cookies which have already been set by Affilinet may be deleted at any time using an internet browser or other software.
Affilinet’s applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.affili.net/de/foot….

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of DoubleClick

The controller has integrated components of DoubleClick by Google into this website. DoubleClick is a brand of Google, under which mainly special online marketing solutions are marketed to advertising agencies and publishers.
DoubleClick by Google is operated by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Pkwy, Mountain View, CA 94043-1351, USA.
DoubleClick by Google transmits data to the DoubleClick server with every impression, click, or other activity. Each of these data transfers triggers a cookie request to the browser used by the data subject. If the browser accepts this request, DoubleClick sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Cookies have already been explained above. The purpose of the cookie is to optimise and display advertising. The cookie is used, among other things, to serve and display user-relevant advertisements, as well as to generate reports on advertising campaigns or to improve them. Furthermore, the cookie is used to avoid multiple displays of the same advertisement.
DoubleClick uses a cookie ID, which is required to complete the technical process. For example, the cookie ID is needed to display an ad in a browser. DoubleClick can also use the cookie ID to see which ads have already been displayed in a browser to avoid duplication. By using the cookie ID, DoubleClick is also able to track conversions. Conversions are recorded, for example, when a DoubleClick ad has previously been displayed to a user and the user has subsequently made a purchase on the advertiser’s website using the same internet browser.
A DoubleClick cookie does not contain any personal data. However, a DoubleClick cookie may contain additional campaign identifiers. A campaign identifier identifies the campaigns with which the user has already come into contact.
Each time a data subject accesses the individual pages of this website which are operated by the controller and into which a DoubleClick component has been integrated, the internet browser installed on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective DoubleClick component to transmit data to Google for purposes of online advertising and the settlement of commissions. As part of this technical process, Google gains knowledge of data which help Google to settle commissions. Among other things, Google can track that the data subject has clicked on certain links on our website.
As stated above, the data subject may, at any time, prevent the placement of cookies by our website by using the corresponding settings of the internet browser used by him or her, and may thus permanently object to the placement of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used by the data subject would also prevent Google from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Furthermore, cookies which have already been set by Google may be deleted at any time using an internet browser or other software.
Additional information and DoubleClick by Google’s applicable privacy policy can be accessed at https://www.google.com/intl/de….

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of Adcell

The controller has integrated components of Adcell into this website. Adcell is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an internet-based form of distribution that allows commercial operators of websites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertising on third-party websites, i.e. websites of sales partners, also referred to as affiliates or publishers. In exchange for the advertising, the partners are offered click or sales commissions. Through the affiliate network, the merchant makes an advertising material available, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of internet advertising, which is subsequently incorporated by an affiliate into their own website or through other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.
Adcell is operated by Firstlead GmbH, Rosenfelder Str. 15-16, 10315 Berlin, Germany.
Adcell sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Cookies have already been explained above. Adcell’s tracking cookie does not store any personal information. What is saved is only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner through whom potential customers may be referred, as well as the serial number of the visitor to a website and of the clicked advertising material. The purpose of storing this data is the processing of commission payments between a merchant and their affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Adcell.
As stated above, the data subject may, at any time, prevent the placement of cookies by our website by using the corresponding settings of the internet browser used by him or her, and may thus permanently object to the placement of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used by the data subject would also prevent Adcell from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Furthermore, cookies which have already been set by Adcell may be deleted at any time using an internet browser or other software.
Adcell’s applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.adcell.de/agb.

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of adgoal

The controller has integrated components of adgoal into this website. adgoal is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based form of distribution that allows commercial operators of websites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertising on third-party websites, i.e. websites of sales partners, also referred to as affiliates or publishers. In exchange for the advertising, the partners are offered click or sales commissions. Through the affiliate network, the merchant makes an advertising material available, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of internet advertising, which is subsequently incorporated by an affiliate into their own website or through other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.
adgoal is operated by adgoal GmbH, Schellengasse 2, 74072 Heilbronn, Germany.
adgoal sets a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Cookies have already been explained above. adgoal’s tracking cookie does not store any personal information. What is saved is only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner through whom potential customers may be referred, as well as the serial number of the visitor to a website and of the clicked advertising material. The purpose of storing this data is the processing of commission payments between a merchant and their affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. adgoal.
As stated above, the data subject may, at any time, prevent the placement of cookies by our website by using the corresponding settings of the internet browser used by him or her, and may thus permanently object to the placement of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used by the data subject would also prevent adgoal from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Furthermore, cookies which have already been set by adgoal may be deleted at any time using an internet browser or other software.
adgoal’s applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.adgoal.de/de/priva….

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of Tradedoubler

The controller has integrated components of Tradedoubler into this website. Tradedoubler is a German affiliate network that offers affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is an Internet-based form of distribution that allows commercial operators of websites, the so-called merchants or advertisers, to display advertising on third-party websites, i.e. websites of sales partners, also referred to as affiliates or publishers. In exchange for the advertising, the partners are offered click or sales commissions. Through the affiliate network, the merchant makes an advertising material available, i.e. an advertising banner or other suitable means of internet advertising, which is subsequently incorporated by an affiliate into their own website or through other channels, such as keyword advertising or e-mail marketing.
Tradedoubler is operated by Tradedoubler GmbH, Herzog-Wilhelm-Straße 26, 80331 Munich, Germany.
Tradedoubler places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Cookies have already been explained above. Tradedoubler’s tracking cookie does not store any personal information. What is saved is only the identification number of the affiliate, i.e. the partner through whom potential customers may be referred, as well as the serial number of the visitor to a website and of the clicked advertising material. The purpose of storing this data is the processing of commission payments between a merchant and their affiliate, which are processed via the affiliate network, i.e. Tradedoubler.
As stated above, the data subject may, at any time, prevent the placement of cookies by our website by using the corresponding settings of the internet browser used by him or her, and may thus permanently object to the placement of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used by the data subject would also prevent Tradedoubler from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Furthermore, cookies which have already been set by Tradedoubler may be deleted at any time using an internet browser or other software.
Tradedoubler’s applicable privacy policy is available at http://www.tradedoubler.com/de….

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of ADITION

The controller has integrated components of ADITION into this website. ADITION is a data-based digital marketing provider that provides an advertising platform targeted at advertisers and online marketing agencies.
ADITION is operated by ADITION technologies AG, Oststraße 55, 40211 Düsseldorf, Germany.
The purpose of ADITION is the display of digital advertising material. ADITION places a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Cookies have already been explained above. ADITION’s cookie does not store any personal data. All information stored in the cookie is of a technical nature and makes it possible, among other things, to track how often certain advertising materials are displayed.
As stated above, the data subject may, at any time, prevent the placement of cookies by our website by using the corresponding settings of the internet browser used by him or her, and may thus permanently object to the placement of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used by the data subject would also prevent ADITION from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Furthermore, cookies which have already been set by ADITION may be deleted at any time using an internet browser or other software.
Furthermore, it is possible to prevent and object to the collection of the data generated by the ADITION cookie and related to the use of this website as well as to the processing of this data by ADITION. For this purpose, the data subject must click on this link: https://www.adition.com/kontak…, through which an opt-out cookie is placed. The opt-out cookie containing the objection setting will be placed on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject’s system are deleted following the objection, the data subject must visit the link again and place a new opt-out cookie.
However, when the opt-out cookie is placed, the controller’s websites may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.
ADITION’s applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.adition.com/kontak….

  1. Privacy policy concerning the application and use of AdJug

The controller has integrated components of AdJug into this website. AdJug is an advertising exchange platform that brokers online advertising spaces (banner advertising).
AdJug is operated by AdJug GmbH, Bayerstraße 69, 80335 Munich, Germany.
AdJug sets a cookie. In addition, each time a data subject accesses the individual pages of this website which are operated by the controller and into which an AdJug component has been integrated, the internet browser installed on the information technology system of the data subject is automatically prompted by the respective Adjug component to transmit data to Adjug for the purpose of displaying advertising. As part of this technical process, AdJug is made aware that our website has been accessed by the information technology system used by the data subject. The data transferred to AdJug as part of the technical process is used for billing purposes related to the displayed advertising.
As stated above, the data subject may, at any time, prevent the placement of cookies by our website by using the corresponding settings of the internet browser used by him or her, and may thus permanently object to the placement of cookies. Such a setting of the internet browser used by the data subject would also prevent AdJug from placing a cookie on the information technology system of the data subject. Furthermore, cookies which have already been set by AdJug may be deleted at any time using an internet browser or other software.
Furthermore, the data subject is able to prevent and object to the collection of the data generated by the AdJug cookie and related to the use of this website as well as to the processing of this data by AdJug. For this purpose, the data subject must click on the consumer cookie opt-out link: http://www.de.adjug.com/datens…, which will place an opt-out cookie. The opt-out cookie containing the objection setting will be placed on the information technology system used by the data subject. If the cookies on the data subject’s system are deleted following the objection, the data subject must visit the link again and place a new opt-out cookie.
However, when the opt-out cookie is placed, the controller’s websites may no longer be fully usable by the data subject.
AdJug’ss applicable privacy policy is available at http://www.de.adjug.com/datens….

  1. Payment method: Privacy Policy for PayPal as a payment method

The controller has integrated components of Paypal into this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are made through so-called PayPal accounts, which are virtual private or business accounts. In addition, PayPal allows the processing of virtual payments using credit cards if a user does not have a PayPal account. A PayPal account is managed via an email address, which is why there is no classic account number. PayPal makes it possible to initiate online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also takes on trustee functions and offers buyer protection services.
In Europe, PayPal is operated by PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
If the data subject selects “PayPal” as a payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, data of the data subject will be automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the data subject consents to the transfer of his or her personal data required for payment processing.
The personal data transmitted to PayPal usually consists of the first name, last name, address, e-mail address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data required for payment processing. Personal data related to the respective order is also necessary for the purpose of executing the purchase contract.
The data is transmitted for the purpose of payment processing and fraud prevention. The controller will transfer personal data to PayPal, in particular, if it has a legitimate interest in such a transfer. Personal data exchanged between PayPal and the controller may be transmitted by PayPal to credit agencies. The purpose of the transfer is to facilitate identity and credit checks.
PayPal may disclose personal information to affiliates and service providers or subcontractors, to the extent necessary to fulfil the contractual obligations or to process the data on behalf of the customer.
The data subject may withdraw his or her consent to the handling of personal data by PayPal at any time. Such a withdrawal of consent does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.
PayPal’s applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.paypal.com/de/weba….

  1. Payment method: Privacy Policy for Sofortüberweisung as a payment method

The controller has integrated components of Sofortüberweisung into this website. Sofortüberweisung is a payment service that enables cashless payment for products and services on the internet. Sofortüberweisung represents a technical process as part of which the online retailer immediately receives a payment confirmation. This enables a merchant to deliver goods, services or downloads to the customer immediately after these have been ordered.
Sofortüberweisung is operated by SOFORT GmbH, Fußbergstraße 1, 82131 Gauting, Germany.
If the data subject selects “Sofortüberweisung” as a payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, data of the data subject will be automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the data subject consents to the transfer of his or her personal data required for payment processing.
During a purchase via Sofortüberweisung, the buyer transmits his or her PIN and TAN to Sofort GmbH. Sofortüberweisung then performs a technical verification of the account balance, retrieves further data to check the account funds, and subsequently makes a transfer to the online retailer. The execution of the financial transaction is then automatically communicated to the online retailer.
The personal data exchanged with Sofortüberweisung consists of the first name, last name, address, e-mail address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data required for payment processing. The data is transmitted for the purpose of payment processing and fraud prevention. The controller will also transfer other personal data to Sofortüberweisung, in particular, if it has a legitimate interest in such a transfer. Personal data exchanged between Sofortüberweisung and the controller may be transmitted by Sofortüberweisung to credit agencies. The purpose of the transfer is to facilitate identity and credit checks.
Sofortüberweisung may disclose personal information to affiliates and service providers or subcontractors, to the extent necessary to fulfil the contractual obligations or to process the data on behalf of the customer.
The data subject may withdraw his or her consent to the handling of personal data by Sofortüberweisung at any time. Such a withdrawal of consent does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.
Sofortüberweisung’s applicable privacy policy is available at https://www.sofort.com/ger-DE/….

  1. Legal basis for the processing

Art. 6 (1) (a) of the GDPR serves as the legal basis for processing operations for which we obtain consent for a specific processing purpose. If the processing of personal data is necessary for the performance of a contract to which the data subject is party, as is the case, for example, when processing operations are necessary for the supply of goods or to provide any other service, the processing is based on Article 6 (1) (b) of the GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations which are necessary for carrying out pre-contractual measures, for example, in the case of inquiries concerning our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires personal data to be processed, for example, for the fulfilment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 (1) (c) of the GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data may be necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or of another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured on our premises and his or her name, age, health insurance data or other vital information had to be passed on to a doctor, hospital or other third party. In such a case, the processing would be based on Art. 6 (1) (d) of the GDPR. Finally, processing operations could be based on Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR. This legal basis is used for processing operations which are not covered by any of the aforementioned legal grounds, if processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by our company or by a third party, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject. We are permitted to carry out such processing operations particularly because they have been specifically mentioned by the European legislator. The European legislator considers that a legitimate interest may be assumed if the data subject is a client of the controller (Recital 47 Sentence 2 of the GDPR).

  1. The legitimate interests pursued by the controller or by a third party

Where the processing of personal data is based on Article 6 (1) (f) of the GDPR, our legitimate interest is to carry out our business in a way that promotes the well-being of all our employees and shareholders.

  1. Period for which the personal data will be stored

The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory storage period. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely erased, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfilment of the contract or the initiation of a contract.

  1. Provision of personal data as a statutory or contractual requirement; Requirement necessary to enter into a contract; Obligation of the data subject to provide his or her personal data; possible consequences of failure to provide such data

We wish to clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g., tax regulations) or can also result from contractual provisions (e.g., information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, the provision of personal data by the data subject may be necessary to conclude a contract and that data must subsequently be processed by us. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with his or her personal data when our company concludes a contract with him or her. If the data subject fails to provide personal data, it may not be possible to conclude a contract with him or her. Before providing us with personal data, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee will inform the data subject on a case-by-case basis whether the provision of the personal data is prescribed by law or contract or required for the conclusion of the contract, whether there is an obligation to provide the personal data, and clarify the consequence of the data subject’s failure to provide his or her personal data.

  1. Existence of automated decision-making

As a responsible company, we refrain from using automatic decision-making or profiling.
This privacy policy has been generated by the Privacy Policy Generator of DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as a External Data Protection Officer for Lower Franconia, in cooperation with WILDE BEUGER SOLMECKE | Rechtsanwälte data protection lawyers.

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We, the Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH (Registered business address: Germany), would like to process personal information with external services. This is not necessary for the use of the website, but allows us to interact even more closely with them. If desired, please make a choice:
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We, the Christmas Garden Deutschland GmbH (Registered business address: Germany), would like to process personal information with external services. This is not necessary for the use of the website, but allows us to interact even more closely with them. If desired, please make a choice: