We are very pleased that you are interested in our company. Data protection is of a particularly high priority for the management of the FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG. In principle, it is possible to use the Internet pages of FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG without providing any personal data. However, if a data subject wants to use special company services via our website, processing of personal data could become necessary. 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, such as the name, address, e-mail address, or telephone number of a data subject shall always be in line with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and in accordance with the country-specific data protection regulations applicable to FAUST LINOLEUM 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 we collect, use and process. Furthermore, data subjects are informed of the rights to which they are entitled by means of this data protection declaration.
As the controller responsible for processing, FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG has implemented numerous technical and organizational measures to ensure the most complete possible protection of personal data processed via this website. Nevertheless, 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.
The data protection declaration of FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG is based on the terms used by the European legislator for the adoption of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Our data protection declaration should be legible and understandable for the general 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, among others, in this data protection declaration:
a) personal data
Personal data is any information relating to an identified or identifiable natural person (hereinafter “data subject”). A natural person is considered to be identifiable if, directly or indirectly, in particular by means of assignment to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, an online identifier or to one or more special features, the expression of the physical, physiological, genetic, psychological, economic, cultural or social identity of this natural person can be identified.
b) data subject
Data subject is any identified or identifiable natural person whose personal data is processed by the data controller.
Processing is any process carried out with or without the help of automated procedures or any such series of processes in connection with personal data such as collecting, recording, organizing, organizing, storing, adapting or changing, reading out, querying, using, disclosure by transmission, distribution or any other form of making available, matching 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.
Profiling is any type of automated processing of personal data, which consists in using this personal data to evaluate certain personal aspects relating to a natural person, in particular aspects relating to work performance, economic situation, health, personal Analyze or predict that natural person’s preferences, interests, reliability, behavior, whereabouts or relocation.
Pseudonymization is the processing of personal data in such a way that the personal data can no longer be assigned to a specific data subject without the use of additional information, provided that this additional information is kept separately and is subject to technical and organizational measures that ensure that the personal data niece be assigned to an identified or identifiable natural person.
g) Controller or data controller
The person responsible or responsible for processing is the natural or legal person, authority, institution 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 naming can be provided for by Union law or the law of the Member States.
Processor is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body that processes personal data on behalf of the person responsible.
Recipient is a natural or legal person, public authority, institution or other body to which personal data is disclosed, regardless of whether it is a third party or not. However, authorities that may receive personal data in the context of a specific investigation mandate under Union or Member State law are not considered recipients.
j) third party
Third party is a natural or legal person, public authority, agency or body other than the data subject, the controller, the processor and the persons who, under the direct responsibility of the controller or the processor, are authorized to process the personal data.
Consent is any expression of will voluntarily given by the data subject in an informed manner and unequivocally for the specific case in the form of a declaration or other clear confirmatory action with which the data subject 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:
FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG
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 website of FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG recorded a series of general data and information each time the website is accessed by an affected person or an automated system. This general data and information is stored in the log files of the server. The (1) browser types and versions used, (2) the operating system used by the accessing system, (3) the website from which an accessing system accesses our website (so-called referrer), (4) the sub-websites, which 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 used to avert threats in the event of attacks on our information technology systems.
When using these general data and information, the FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG does not draw any conclusions about the data subject. Rather, this information is required to (1) deliver the content of our website correctly, (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 by GmbH & Co. KG LINOLEUM statistically and 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 we process. The anonymous data of the server log files are stored separately from all personal data provided by an affected person.
5. Subscription to our newsletter
On the website of FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG, users are given the opportunity to subscribe to our enterprise’s newsletter. Which personal data is transmitted to the person responsible for processing when ordering the newsletter results from the input mask used for this purpose.
The FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG informs its customers and business partners regularly by means of a newsletter about enterprise offers. The newsletter of our company 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 for the newsletter dispatch. For legal reasons, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to the e-mail address entered by a data subject for the first time for the newsletter dispatch using the double opt-in procedure. This confirmation e-mail is used to check whether the owner of the e-mail address, as the person concerned, has authorized receipt of the newsletter.
When registering for the newsletter, we also store 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 understand the (possible) misuse of the e-mail address of a person concerned at a later point in time and therefore serves to provide legal protection for the person responsible for processing.
The personal data collected as part of 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 for registration in this regard, as could be the case in the event 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 subscription to our newsletter can be canceled by the data subject at any time. The consent to the storage of personal data that the person concerned 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 revoking consent. It is also possible to unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time directly on the website of the person responsible for processing or to inform the person responsible for processing of this in another way.
6. Newsletter tracking
The newsletters of FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG contain so-called tracking pixels. A tracking pixel is a miniature graphic that is embedded in e-mails that are in HTML format rmat to enable log file recording and log file analysis. This allows a statistical evaluation of the success or failure of online marketing campaigns to be carried out. Based on the embedded tracking pixel, FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG can see if and when an e-mail was opened by a data subject, and which links in the e-mail were called up by data subjects.
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 newsletter dispatch and to adapt the content of future newsletters even better to the interests of the person concerned. This 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 a revocation, this personal data will be deleted by the person responsible for processing. The FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG automatically regards a withdrawal from the receipt of the newsletter as a revocation.
This website uses the services of MailChimp/Mandrill to send newsletters. The provider is Rocket Science Group LLC, 675 Ponce De Leon Ave NE, Suite 5000, Atlanta, GA 30308, USA.
MailChimp is a service with which, among other things, the sending of newsletters can be organized and analyzed. If you enter data for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter (e.g. e-mail address), this will be stored on the MailChimp servers in the USA. MailChimp is certified according to the “EU-US Privacy Shield”. The “Privacy Shield” is an agreement between the European Union (EU) and the USA, which is intended to ensure compliance with European data protection standards in the USA.
With the help of MailChimp we can analyze our newsletter campaigns. When you open an email sent with MailChimp, a file contained in the email (so-called web beacon) connects to the MailChimp servers in the USA. In this way it can be determined whether a newsletter message has been opened and which links have been clicked on. Technical information is also recorded (e.g. time of retrieval, IP address, browser type and operating system). This information cannot be assigned to the respective newsletter recipient. They are used exclusively for the statistical analysis of newsletter campaigns. The results of these analyzes can be used to better adapt future newsletters to the interests of the recipients.
If you do not want an analysis by MailChimp, you must unsubscribe from the newsletter. For this purpose, we provide a corresponding link in every newsletter message. You can also unsubscribe from the newsletter directly on the website.
The data processing takes place on the basis of your consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. a DSGVO). You can revoke this consent at any time by unsubscribing from the newsletter. The legality of the data processing operations that have already taken place remains unaffected by the revocation.
The data you have stored with us for the purpose of subscribing to the newsletter will be stored by us until you unsubscribe from the newsletter and will be deleted both from our servers and from the servers of MailChimp after you have canceled the newsletter. Data stored by us for other purposes (e.g. e-mail addresses for the members’ area) remain unaffected.
Faust Linoleum GmbH & Co. KG uses a live chat from Userlike UG (limited liability), Probsteigasse 44-46, 50670 Cologne, Germany. You can use live chat like a contact form to chat with our staff in near real-time. Personal data is collected when the chat is started.
⦁ Date and time of the call
⦁ Browser type/version
⦁ IP address
⦁ operating system used
⦁ URL of the previously visited website
⦁ Amount of data sent
⦁ first name, last name
⦁ Email address
Depending on the course of the conversation with our employees, further personal data may arise in the chat, which you enter. The nature of this data depends heavily on your request or the problem you describe to us.
All of our employees have been and are being trained on the subject of data protection and on the safe and trusting handling of customer data. All of our employees are bound to confidentiality and have accordingly signed an addendum on the obligation to maintain confidentiality and to observe data protection in their employee contracts.
By calling up the websites faustlinoleum.de or faustlinoleum.com, the chat widget in the form of a Java Script file loaded from AWS Cloudfront. The chat widget is essentially the source code that runs on your computer and enables chat.
In addition, Userlike saves the history of live chats. This serves the purpose of saving you from extensive explanations about the history of your request and for constant quality control of our live chat offer. If you do not want this, you are welcome to let us know using the contact details listed below. Saved live chats will then be deleted by us immediately.
9. Contact option via the website
Due to legal regulations, the website of FAUST LINOLEUM 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 so-called electronic mail (e-mail address). . If a person concerned contacts the person responsible for processing by e-mail or via a contact form, the personal data transmitted by the person concerned will be automatically saved. Such personal data transmitted on a voluntary basis by a data subject to the data controller are stored for the purpose of processing or contacting the data subject. This personal data will not be passed on to third parties.
10. Routine Deletion and Blocking of Personal Data
The person responsible for processing processes and stores the personal data of the person concerned only for the period of time necessary to achieve the purpose of storage or if this is required by the European directive and regulation giver or another legislator in laws or regulations which the person responsible for processing subject, was provided.
If the purpose of storage no longer applies or if a storage period stipulated by the European legislator for directives and regulations or another competent legislator expires, the personal data will be blocked or deleted as a matter of routine and in accordance with the statutory provisions.
11. Rights of the data subject
a) Right to Confirmation
Every data subject has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation giver, to request confirmation from the data controller as to whether personal data relating to them is being processed. If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to confirmation, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
b) Right to information
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation giver, to receive free information about the personal data stored about him and a copy of this information from the person responsible for processing at any time. Furthermore, the European legislator for directives and regulations has granted the data subject access to the following information:
· the processing purposes
· the categories of personal data being processed
· the recipients or categories of recipients to whom the personal data have been or will be disclosed, in particular recipients
in third countries or international organizations
if possible, the planned duration for which the personal data will be stored or, if this is not possible, the criteria used to determine that duration
· the existence of a right to correction or deletion of the 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 about 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 a 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 person concerned 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, they can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time verbatim.
c) Right to rectification
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directive and regulation giver to demand 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 – also by means of a supplementary declaration.
If a data subject wishes to exercise this right to rectification, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
d) Right to erasure (right to be forgotten)
Any 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 if one of the following reasons applies and if the processing is not necessary:
The personal data were collected for such purposes or otherwise processed for which they are no longer necessary.
The data subject revokes their consent on which the processing was based pursuant to 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 pursuant to Art. 21 (1) GDPR and there are no overriding legitimate reasons for the processing, or the data subject objects to the processing pursuant to Art. 21 (2) GDPR the processing.
· The personal data have been processed unlawfully.
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 was collected in relation to information society services offered in accordance with Art. 8 Para. 1 DS-GVO.
If one of the above reasons applies and a person concerned wishes to have personal data stored at FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG deleted, he or she can contact an employee of the person responsible for processing at any time. The employee of FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG will ensure that the request for deletion is complied with immediately.
If the personal data was made public by FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG and our company, as the person responsible, is obliged to delete the personal data in accordance with Art. 17 Para. 1 DS-GVO, FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG shall take this into account appropriate measures, also of a technical nature, based on the available technology and the implementation costs, to inform other persons responsible for data processing who process the published personal data that the person concerned has requested the deletion of all links to these persons responsible for data processing personal data or copies or replications of this personal data, insofar as the processing is not necessary. The employee of FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG will take the necessary steps in individual cases.
e) Right to restriction of processing
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation giver, to demand that the person responsible restrict the processing if one of the following conditions is met:
· 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, the data subject refuses to have the personal data deleted 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 data subject has lodged an objection to the 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 above conditions is met and a data subject wishes to request the restriction of personal data stored at FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time. The employee of FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG will arrange for the restriction of processing.
f) Right to data portability
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right, granted by the European directive and regulation giver, to receive the personal data relating to them, which the person concerned has provided to a person responsible, in a structured, common and machine-readable format. You also have the right to transmit 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 in accordance with Art. 6 Para. 1 Letter a DS-GVO or Art. 9 Para 2 letter a DS-GVO or on a contract in accordance with Article 6 paragraph 1 letter b DS-GVO and the processing is carried out using automated procedures, provided that the processing is not 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 Para the rights and freedoms of other persons are not impaired by this.
In order to assert the right to data transferability, the person concerned can contact an employee of FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG at any time.
g) Right to object
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directive and regulation giver, for reasons that arise from their particular situation, at any time against the processing of personal data concerning them, which is based on Art. 6 para. 1 letter e or f DS-GVO to file an objection. This also applies to profiling based on these provisions.
FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG will no longer process the personal data in the event of an objection, unless we can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which outweigh the interests, rights and freedoms of the data subject, or the processing serves the purpose of Assertion, exercise or defense of legal claims.
If FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG processes personal data in order to operate direct advertising, the person concerned 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 associated with such direct advertising. If the data subject objects to FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG to the processing for direct marketing purposes, FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG will no longer process the personal data for these purposes.
In addition, the data subject has the right, for reasons arising from their particular situation, against the processing of personal data relating to them, which is carried out at FAUST LINOLEUM 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.
In order to exercise the right to object, the data subject can contact any employee of FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG or another employee directly. In connection with the use of information society services, the data subject is also free, notwithstanding Directive 2002/58/EC, to exercise his or her right to object by automated means using technical specifications.
h) Automated decisions in individual cases including profiling
Any person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European legislator of directives and regulations not to be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing – including profiling – which has legal effects on them or significantly affects them in a similar way, if the decision (1) is not necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between the data subject and the data controller, or (2) is permissible on the basis of Union or Member State legislation to which the controller is subject and such legislation requires appropriate measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms and legitimate interests of the data subject or (3) is carried out with the express consent of the data subject.
If the decision (1) for d If the conclusion or the performance of a contract between the data subject and the data controller is necessary, or (2) it is based on the data subject’s explicit consent, the FAUST LINOLEUM GmbH & Co. KG shall implement suitable measures to safeguard the rights and freedoms as well as the legitimate interests of the data subject, including 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 assert rights relating to automated decisions, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
i) Right to withdraw consent under data protection law
Every person affected by the processing of personal data has the right granted by the European directive and regulation giver to revoke consent to the processing of personal data at any time.
If the data subject wishes to assert their right to revoke consent, they can contact an employee of the data controller at any time.
We use Google Analytics on our website. This is a web analytics service provided by Google LLC, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, hereinafter referred to as “Google”.
Through certification under the EU-US Privacy Shield (“EU-US Privacy Shield”)
Google guarantees that the data protection regulations of the EU are also observed when processing data in the USA.
The Google Analytics service is used to analyze the usage behavior of our website. The legal basis is Article 6 Paragraph 1 Letter f) GDPR. Our legitimate interest lies in the analysis, optimization and economic operation of our website.
Usage and user-related information, such as IP address, location, time or frequency of visits to our website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and stored there. However, we use Google Analytics with the so-called anonymization function. With this function, Google already shortens the IP address within the EU or the EEA.
The data collected in this way is in turn used by Google to provide us with an evaluation of the visit to our website and the usage activities there. This data can also be used to provide other services related to the use of our website and the use of the Internet.
Google states that it does not associate your IP address with other data. In addition, Google entertains
Further data protection information is available for you, e.g. also on the possibilities of preventing the use of data.
In addition, Google offers under
13. Data protection regulations for the deployment and use of Google AdWords
The person responsible for processing has integrated Google AdWords on this website. Google AdWords is an internet advertising service that allows advertisers to place ads in both Google’s search engine results and the Google advertising network. Google AdWords allows an advertiser to pre-define certain keywords that will be used to display an ad in Google’s search engine results only when the user uses the search engine to retrieve a keyword-related search result. In the Google advertising network, the ads are distributed to topic-relevant websites using an automatic algorithm and taking into account the previously defined keywords.
The operator of the Google AdWords services is 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 the websites of third-party companies and in the search engine results of the Google search engine and displaying third-party advertising g on our website.
If a data subject accesses our website via a Google ad, a so-called conversion cookie is stored on the information technology system of the data subject 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, such as the shopping cart from an online shop system, were accessed on our website. The conversion cookie enables both us and Google to understand whether a person who came to our website via an AdWords ad generated revenue, i.e. completed or canceled a purchase.
The data and information collected through the use of the conversion cookie are used by Google to create visit statistics for our website. In turn, we use these visit statistics to determine the total number of users who were referred to us via AdWords ads, i.e. to determine the success or failure of the respective AdWords ad and to optimize our AdWords ads for the future . Neither our company nor other Google AdWords advertisers receive information from Google that could be used to identify the person concerned.
The conversion cookie is used to store personal information, such as the website visited by the person concerned. Accordingly, 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. This personal data is stored by Google in the United States of America. Google may pass on this personal data collected via the technical process to third parties.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described 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.
Furthermore, the data subject 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 Google’s applicable data protection regulations can be found at www.google.de/intl/de/policies/privacy/.
14. Data protection regulations for the deployment and use of Instagram
The person responsible for processing has integrated components of the Instagram service on this website. Instagram is a service that qualifies as an audiovisual platform and allows users to share photos and videos and also to redistribute such data on other social networks.
The operating company of the Instagram services is Instagram LLC, 1 Hacker Way, Building 14 First Floor, Menlo Park, CA, USA.
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 an Instagram component (Insta button) has been integrated, the Internet browser on the information technology system of the person concerned is automatically activated by the respective Instagram component causes a representation of the corresponding component to be downloaded from Instagram. As part of this technical process, Instagram is informed 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 subpage the person concerned is visiting each time the person concerned calls up our website and for the entire duration of the respective stay on our website. This information is collected by the Instagram component and assigned by Instagram to the respective Instagram account of the person concerned. If the person concerned clicks on one of the Instagram buttons integrated on our website, the data and information thus transmitted will be assigned to the personal Instagram user account of the person concerned and processed by I nstagram saved and processed.
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 data subject 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 accessing our website.
15. Data protection regulations for the deployment and use of Matomo
The person responsible for processing has integrated the Matomo component on this website. Matomo is an open source web analytics software tool. Web analysis is the collection, collection and evaluation of data about the behavior of visitors to websites. A web analysis tool collects, among other things, data about the website from which a person concerned 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 log files, which are sensitive under data protection law, are stored exclusively on this server.
The purpose of the Matomo component is to analyze visitor flows on 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 data subject. 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 we use, among other things, to trace the origin of the visitors and clicks.
The cookie is used to store personal information, such as 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 transmitted to our server. This personal data is stored by us. We do not pass on this personal data to third parties.
The person concerned can prevent the setting of cookies by our website, as already described 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 person concerned has the option of objecting to and preventing the collection of data generated by Matomo and related to the use of this website. 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 Matomo’s applicable data protection regulations can be found at matomo.org/privacy/.
16. Payment method: data protection regulations for PayPal as a payment method
The person responsible for processing has integrated PayPal components on this website. PayPal is an online payment service provider. Payments are processed via so-called PayPal accounts, which represent virtual private or business accounts. PayPal also offers the option of making virtual payments via credit cards a to be processed 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 trigger online payments to third parties or to receive payments. PayPal also assumes trustee functions and offers buyer protection services.
The European operating company of PayPal is PayPal (Europe) S.à.r.l. & Cie. S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, 2449 Luxembourg, Luxembourg.
If the data subject selects “PayPal” as the payment option during the ordering process in our online shop, the data of the data subject is automatically transmitted to PayPal. By selecting this payment option, the data subject agrees to the transfer of personal data required for payment processing.
The personal data transmitted to PayPal is usually first name, last name, address, email address, IP address, telephone number, mobile phone number or other data required for payment processing. Personal data related to the respective order are also required to process the purchase contract.
The transmission of the data is intended for payment processing and fraud prevention. The person responsible for 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 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 in the order.
The data subject has the option of withdrawing their consent to the handling of personal data from PayPal at any time. A revocation does not affect personal data that must be processed, used or transmitted for (contractual) payment processing.
PayPal’s applicable data protection regulations can be found at www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.
17. Legal Basis for Processing
Art. 6 I lit. a DS-GVO serves our company 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 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 another service or consideration, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. b GDPR. The same applies to such processing operations that are necessary to carry out pre-contractual measures, for example in the case of inquiries about our products or services. If our company is subject to a legal obligation which requires the processing of personal data, such as the fulfillment of tax obligations, the processing is based on Art. 6 I lit. c GDPR. In rare cases, the processing of personal data could become necessary to protect the vital interests of the data subject or another natural person. This would be the case, for example, if a visitor were injured in our company 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. 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 protect a legitimate interest of our company or a third party, provided that the interests, fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms of the person concerned do not prevail. Such processing operations are permitted to us in particular 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 data subject is a customer of the person responsible (recital 47 sentence 2 DS-GVO).
18. 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 GDPR, our legitimate interest is conducting our business for the benefit of well-being ns of all our employees and our shareholders.
19. 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 corresponding data will be routinely deleted, provided that they are no longer required to fulfill the contract or to initiate a contract.
20. Statutory or contractual requirements for providing the 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 clarify that the provision of personal data is partly required by law (e.g. tax regulations) or can also result from contractual regulations (e.g. information on the contractual partner). Sometimes, in order to conclude a contract, it may be necessary for an affected person to provide us with personal data, which we must subsequently process. For example, the data subject is obliged to provide us with personal data if our company concludes a contract with them. Failure to provide the personal data would mean that the contract with the data subject could not be concluded. Before personal data is provided by the data subject, the data subject must contact one of our employees. Our employee clarifies to the data subject 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 the consequences would be if the personal data were not provided.
21. 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 the DGD Deutsche Gesellschaft für Datenschutz GmbH, which acts as the external data protection officer for Nuremberg, in cooperation with the lawyer for IT and data protection law Christian Solmecke.