Welcome to NATUREbrush

Privacy policy

 

Introduction

With the following data protection declaration we would like to explain to you which types of your personal data (hereinafter also referred to as "data") we process for what purposes and to what extent. The data protection declaration applies to all processing of personal data carried out by us, both within the framework the provision of our services as well as in particular on our websites, in mobile applications and within external online presences, such as our social media profiles (hereinafter collectively referred to as "online offer").

 

Responsible person

MUTHO UG (haftungsbeschränkt
Annenstr. 18
58453 Witten
Germany

E-mail address: info@naturebrush.eu
Phone: +49 176 5529 6350

Imprint: https://www.naturebrush.eu/policies/legal-notice

  

Overview of the processing

The following overview summarizes the types of data processed and the purposes of their processing and refers to the data subjects.

 

Types of data processed:

Inventory data (e.g. names, addresses).

Content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos).

Contact details (e.g. email, telephone numbers).

Meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times).

Contract data (e.g. subject of the contract, duration, customer category).

Payment data (e.g. bank details, invoices, payment history).

 

Categories of data subjects:

Employees (e.g. employees, applicants, former employees).

Business and contractual partners.

Interested persons.

Communication partner.

Customers.

Users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

  

Purposes of processing:

Registration process.

Provision of our online offer and user-friendliness.

Visit action evaluation.

Office and organizational procedures. 

Direct marketing (e.g. by email or post). 

Feedback (e.g. collecting feedback via an online form).

Interest-based and behavioral marketing.

Contact requests and communication.

Conversion measurement (measurement of the effectiveness of marketing measures).

Profiling (creation of user profiles).

Remarketing. 

Range measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of returning visitors).

Safety measures.

Tracking (e.g. interest / behavior-based profiling, use of cookies). 

Contractual performance and service.

Management and answering of inquiries.

 

Relevant legal bases:

In the following we share the legal basis of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), on the basis of which we process the personal data. Please note that in addition to the regulations of the GDPR, the national data protection requirements in your or our country of residence and domicile may apply.

Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR) - The data subject has given their consent to the processing of their personal data for a specific purpose or for several specific purposes.

Fulfillment of the contract and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b. GDPR) - The processing is necessary for the fulfillment of a contract to which the data subject is a party, or for the implementation of pre-contractual measures that are requested by the data subject respectively.

Legal obligation (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c. GDPR) - The processing is necessary to fulfill a legal obligation to which the person responsible is subject.

Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR) - Processing is necessary to safeguard the legitimate interests of the person responsible or a third party, unless the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subject, which protect personal data Data require, predominate.

National data protection regulations in Germany: In addition to the data protection regulations of the General Data Protection Regulation, national data protection regulations apply in Germany. This includes in particular the law on the protection against misuse of personal data during data processing (Federal Data Protection Act - BDSG). The BDSG contains in particular special regulations on the right to information, the right to erasure, the right of objection, the processing of special categories of personal data, processing for other purposes and transmission as well as automated decision-making in individual cases including profiling. It also regulates data processing for the purpose of employment (Section 26 BDSG), in particular with regard to the establishment, implementation or termination of employment relationships and the consent of employees. Furthermore, state data protection laws of the individual federal states can apply.

Safety measures

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures in accordance with the legal requirements, taking into account the state of the art, the implementation costs and the type, scope, circumstances and purposes of processing as well as the different probabilities of occurrence and the extent of the threat to the rights and freedoms of natural persons to ensure a level of protection appropriate to the risk.

The measures include, in particular, securing the confidentiality, integrity and availability of data by controlling physical and electronic access to the data as well as the access, input, transfer, securing of availability and their separation. Furthermore, we have set up procedures that ensure the exercise of data subject rights, the deletion of data and reactions to the threat to the data. Furthermore, we consider the protection of personal data already in the development or selection of hardware, software and procedures in accordance with the principle of data protection, through technology design and data protection-friendly default settings. 

SSL encryption (https): We use SSL encryption to protect your data transmitted via our online offer. You can recognize such encrypted connections by the prefix https: // in the address line of your browser.

 

Transmission and disclosure of personal data

As part of our processing of personal data, it may happen that the data is transmitted to other bodies, companies, legally independent organizational units or persons or they are disclosed to them. The recipients of this data can e.g. Payment institutions in the context of payment transactions, service providers commissioned with IT tasks or providers of services and content that are integrated into a website. In such a case, we observe the legal requirements and in particular conclude corresponding contracts or agreements that serve to protect your data with the recipients of your data.

Data transfer within the organization: We can transfer personal data to other locations within our organization or grant them access to this data. If this transfer takes place for administrative purposes, the transfer of the data is based on our legitimate entrepreneurial and business interests or takes place if it is necessary to fulfill our contractual obligations or if the consent of the person concerned or a legal permission is available.

  

Data processing in third countries

If we process data in a third country (i.e. outside the European Union (EU), the European Economic Area (EEA)) or the processing in the context of the use of third party services or the disclosure or transfer of data to other persons, offices or companies takes place, this is only done in accordance with the legal requirements.

Subject to express consent or contractually or legally required transfer, we process or allow the data only in third countries with a recognized level of data protection, to which the US processors certified under the "Privacy Shield" belong, or on the basis of special guarantees, e.g. contractual obligation through so-called standard protection clauses of the EU Commission, the existence of certifications or binding internal data protection regulations (Art. 44 to 49 GDPR, information page of the EU Commission: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/law-topic/data-protection/international-dimension-data-protection_de

 

Use of cookies

"Cookies" are small files that are stored on the users' devices. Cookies can be used to store various information. The information can include, for example, the language settings on a website, the login status, a shopping cart or the location where a video was viewed was to belong.

As a rule, cookies are also used when the interests of a user or his behavior (e.g. viewing certain content, using functions, etc.) are stored in a user profile on individual websites. Such profiles are used to provide users with e.g. Display content that matches their potential interests. This process is also known as "tracking", i.e. following up the potential interests of users. The term cookies also includes other technologies that perform the same functions as cookies (e.g. if user information is stored using pseudonymous online identifiers, also known as "user IDs").

If we use cookies or "tracking" technologies, we will inform you separately in our data protection declaration.

Notes on legal bases: The legal basis on which we process your personal data with the help of cookies depends on whether we ask for your consent. If this is the case and you consent to the use of cookies, the legal basis for processing your data is the declared consent. Otherwise, the data processed with the help of cookies will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (e.g. in the business operation of our online offer and its improvement) or, if the use of cookies is necessary, in order to fulfill our contractual obligations.

Revocation and objection (opt-out): Regardless of whether the processing is based on consent or legal permission, you have the option at any time to revoke your consent or to object to the processing of your data through cookie technologies (collectively as " Opt-out ").

You can first explain your objection using the settings of your browser, e.g. by deactivating the use of cookies (which can also restrict the functionality of our online offer).

An objection to the use of cookies for online marketing purposes can be made using a variety of services, especially in the case of tracking, via the US site http://optout.aboutads.info or the EU side http://www.youronlinechoices.com/ or generally on http://optout.aboutads.info be explained.

Processing of cookie data on the basis of consent: Before we process or have data processed in the context of the use of cookies, we ask the users for consent that can be revoked at any time. Before the consent has not been given, cookies may be used that are necessary for the operation of our online offer. They are used on the basis of our interest and the interest of users in the expected functionality of our online offer.

Processed data types: usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Commercial and business services

We process data from our contractual and business partners, e.g. Customers and interested parties (collectively referred to as "contractual partners") in the context of contractual and comparable legal relationships as well as related measures and in the context of communication with the contractual partners (or pre-contractual), e.g. to answer inquiries.

We process this data to fulfill our contractual obligations, to secure our rights and for the purposes of the administrative tasks associated with this information as well as the business organization. We only pass on the data of the contractual partners to third parties within the framework of applicable law to the extent that this is necessary for the aforementioned purposes or to fulfill legal obligations or with the consent of the contractual partners (e.g. to telecommunications, transport and other auxiliary services as well as subcontractors , Banks, tax and legal advisors, payment service providers or tax authorities). Via other forms of processing, e.g. For marketing purposes, the contractual partners will be informed within the scope of this data protection declaration.

We inform the contractual partners before or as part of the data collection process which data is required for the aforementioned purposes, e.g. in online forms, by special identification (e.g. colors) or symbols (e.g. asterisk or similar), or personally with.

We delete the data after the expiry of statutory warranty and comparable obligations, i.e. basically after 4 years, unless the data is stored in a customer account, e.g. as long as it has to be kept for archiving reasons for legal reasons (e.g. for Tax purposes usually 10 years). We delete data disclosed to us by the contractual partner in the context of an order in accordance with the specifications of the order, generally after the order has ended.

Insofar as we use third-party providers or platforms to provide our services, the terms and conditions and data protection notices of the respective third-party providers or platforms apply in the relationship between users and providers.

Customer account: Contractual partners can create an account within our online offer (e.g. customer or user account, in short "customer account"). If the registration of a customer account is required, contractual partners will be informed of this as well as the information required for registration. The customer accounts are not public and cannot be indexed by search engines. As part of the registration as well as subsequent logins and uses of the customer account, we save the IP addresses of the customers along with the access times in order to be able to prove the registration and prevent any misuse of the customer account.

If customers have canceled their customer account, the data relating to the customer account will be deleted, subject to their retention being required for legal reasons. It is the customer's responsibility to secure their data if the customer account is terminated.

Online shop and e-commerce: We process the data of our customers in order to enable them to select, purchase or order the selected products, goods and associated services, as well as their payment and delivery or execution.

The information required is marked as such in the context of the order or comparable purchase process and includes the information required for delivery or provision and billing as well as contact information in order to be able to hold any consultation.

Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), payment data (e.g. bank details, invoices, payment history), contact details (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), contract data (e.g. subject matter of the contract, term, customer category), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content , Access times), meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Affected persons: interested parties, business and contractual partners, customers.

Purposes of processing: contractual services, contact inquiries and communication, office and organizational procedures, administration and answering of inquiries, security measures.

Legal basis: Contract fulfillment and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit.b.GDPR), legal obligation (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. c. 1 S. 1 lit.f. GDPR).

 

Payment service provider

In the context of contractual and other legal relationships, due to legal obligations or otherwise based on our legitimate interests, we offer the data subjects efficient and secure payment options and use other payment service providers in addition to banks and credit institutions (collectively "payment service providers").

The data processed by the payment service providers include inventory data, such as the name and address, bank details such as Account numbers or credit card numbers, passwords, TANs and checksums as well as contract, sum and recipient-related information. The information is required to carry out the transactions. However, the data entered will only be processed and stored by the payment service providers. This means that we do not receive any account or credit card-related information, but only information with confirmation or negative information about the payment. Under certain circumstances, the data will be transmitted to credit agencies by the payment service provider. The purpose of this transmission is to check your identity and creditworthiness. We refer to the terms and conditions and the data protection information of the payment service providers.

For payment transactions, the terms and conditions and the data protection information of the respective payment service provider apply, which can be called up within the respective websites or transaction applications. We refer to this also for the purpose of further information and assertion of revocation, information and other rights of data subjects.

Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), payment data (e.g. bank details, invoices, payment history), contract data (e.g. subject matter of the contract, term, customer category), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. Device information, IP addresses).

Affected persons: customers, interested parties.

Purposes of processing: contractual performance and service. 

Legal basis: Contract fulfillment and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Used services and service providers:

Mastercard: payment services; Service provider: Mastercard Europe SA, Chaussée de Tervuren 198A, B-1410 Waterloo, Belgium; Website: https://www.mastercard.de/de-de.html; Data protection: https://www.mastercard.de/de-de/datenschutz.html

PayPal: payment services; Service provider: PayPal (Europe) S.à r.l. et Cie, S.C.A., 22-24 Boulevard Royal, L-2449 Luxembourg; Website: https://www.paypal.com/de; Data protection: https://www.paypal.com/de/webapps/mpp/ua/privacy-full.

Visa: payment services; Service provider: Visa Europe Services Inc., London Branch, 1 Sheldon Square, London W2 6TT, GB; Website: https://www.visa.de; Data protection: https://www.visa.de/nutzungsbedingungen/visa-privacy-center.html.

Payment in advance: The customer is obliged to transfer the outstanding amount. Upon receipt of payment on our account, we will deliver the ordered items to you immediately.

Registration and login

Users can create a user account. As part of the registration, the required mandatory information is communicated to the users and processed for the purpose of providing the user account on the basis of contractual obligations. The processed data includes in particular the login information (name, password and an email address). The data entered during registration will be used for the purpose of using the user account and its purpose.

Users can use processes that are relevant to their user account, such as technical changes, to be informed by email. If users have canceled their user account, their data will be deleted with regard to the user account, subject to a statutory retention period. It is up to the users to save their data in the event of termination before the end of the contract. We are entitled to irretrievably delete all user data stored during the term of the contract.

As part of the use of our registration and login functions and the use of the user account, we save the IP address and the time of the respective user action. The storage takes place on the basis of our legitimate interests as well as those of the users in protection against misuse and other unauthorized use. This data will not be passed on to third parties unless it is necessary to pursue our claims or there is a legal obligation to do so.

Online forum: Participation in the forum requires registration, in which, unless otherwise specified in the registration form, your name, password and the e-mail address to which the access data will be sent must be given. For security reasons, the password should correspond to the state of the art, i.e. it should be complicated (users will be advised of this during registration if necessary) and should not be used elsewhere. The posts in the forum are visible to the public, unless their visibility is restricted to certain members or member groups. The contributions of the authors are saved with their names, if registered or indicated, the time and the content of the entry. When registering and when writing entries, the IP addresses of the users are also stored if the entries contain illegal content and the IP addresses could be used for legal prosecution. The person responsible reserves the right to delete the registrations and entries on the basis of appropriate consideration. 

Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos), meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses), usage data (e.g. visited Websites, interest in content, access times).

Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

Purposes of processing: contractual services and security measures, administration and answering of inquiries.

Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), contract fulfillment and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b.GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. . 1 lit.f. GDPR).

 

Single sign-on registration

"Single sign-on" or "single sign-on registration or" authentication "are procedures that allow users to register with a provider of single sign-on procedures (e.g. a social network), also with our online offer. The prerequisite for single sign-on authentication is that the users are registered with the respective single sign-on provider and enter the required access data in the online form provided for this purpose . are already registered with the single sign-on provider and confirm the single sign-on registration via the button.

Authentication takes place directly with the respective single sign-on provider. As part of such authentication, we receive a user ID with the information that the user is logged in to the respective single sign-on provider under this user ID and an ID that cannot be used for other purposes (so-called "user handle") "). Whether additional data is transmitted to us depends solely on the single sign-on procedure used, on the selected data releases as part of the authentication and also on which data users in the privacy or other settings of the user account for single - Sign-on provider. Depending on the single sign-on provider and the choice of user, different data can be used, usually the email address and user name. The password entered in the sign-on procedure with the single sign-on provider is neither visible to us, nor is it stored by us.

Users are asked to note that the information we have stored can be automatically compared with their user account with the single sign-on provider, but this is not always possible or actually takes place. Change e.g. the e-mail addresses of the users, you have to change them manually in your user account with us.

If agreed with the users, we can use the single sign-on registration within the framework of or before the fulfillment of the contract, insofar as the users have been asked to do so, process it within the framework of consent and otherwise set it on the basis of the legitimate interests on our part and the Interests of users in an effective and secure login system.

Should users ever decide that they no longer want to use the link to their user account with the single sign-on provider for the single sign-on procedure, they must remove this link within their user account with the single sign-on provider. If users want to delete their data with us, they have to cancel their registration with us.

Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact details (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers).

Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

Purposes of processing: contractual performance and service, registration process.

Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), contract fulfillment and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b.GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. . 1 lit.f. GDPR).

  

Used services and service providers:

Facebook single sign-on: authentication service; Service provider: https://www.facebook.com, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland, parent company: Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA; Website: https://www.facebook.com; Data protection: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy; Privacy Shield (ensuring the level of data protection when processing data in the USA): https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active; Opposition option (opt-out): https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.

Google Single Sign-On: Authentication Service; Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; Website: https://www.google.de; Data protection: https://policies.google.com/privacy; Privacy Shield (ensuring the level of data protection when processing data in the USA): https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt000000001L5AAI&status=Active; Opposition option (opt-out): Settings for the display of advertisements: https://adssettings.google.com/authenticated.

 

contact

When you contact us (e.g. via the contact form, email, telephone or via social media), the details of the inquiring person are processed, insofar as this is necessary to answer the contact inquiries and any requested measures.

The answering of contact inquiries in the context of contractual or pre-contractual relationships takes place in order to fulfill our contractual obligations or to answer (pre) contractual inquiries and otherwise on the basis of the legitimate interests in answering the inquiries.

Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos).

Affected persons: communication partner.

Purposes of processing: contact requests and communication. 

Legal basis: Contract fulfillment and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b. GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Communication via messenger

We use messenger services for communication purposes and therefore ask you to observe the following information on the functionality of the messenger, on encryption, on the use of the communication metadata and on your options for objection.

You can also contact us in alternative ways, e.g. by phone or email. Please use the contact options provided to you or the contact options given within our online offer.

In the case of end-to-end encryption of content (i.e. the content of your message and attachments), we point out that the communication content (i.e. the content of the message and attached images) is encrypted from end to end. This means that the content of the messages cannot be viewed, not even by the messenger provider themselves. You should always use a current version of the messenger with activated encryption to ensure that the message content is encrypted. 

However, we also point out to our communication partners that the messenger providers cannot see the content, but can find out that and when communication partners are communicating with us as well as technical information about the device used by the communication partner and, depending on the settings of their device, location information ( so-called metadata).

Notes on legal bases: If we ask communication partners for permission before communicating with them via messenger, the legal basis for our processing of your data is their consent. Incidentally, if we do not ask for consent and you e.g. If you contact us on your own initiative, we use Messenger in relation to our contractual partners as well as in the context of contract initiation as a contractual measure and in the case of other interested parties and communication partners on the basis of our legitimate interests in fast and efficient communication and meeting the needs of our communication partners communication via messengers. Furthermore, we would like to point out that we do not transmit the contact details provided to us to the messenger for the first time without your consent.

Revocation, objection and deletion: You can revoke your consent at any time and object to communication with us via Messenger at any time. In the case of communication via Messenger, we delete the messages in accordance with our general deletion guidelines (i.e. for example, as described above, after the end of contractual relationships, in the context of archiving requirements, etc.) and otherwise as soon as we can assume that we have answered any information from the communication partner, if no reference to a previous conversation is to be expected and the deletion does not conflict with any statutory retention requirements.

Reservation of reference to other communication channels: To conclude, we would like to point out that, for reasons of your security, we reserve the right not to answer inquiries via Messenger. This is the case when e.g. Contractual internal matters require special secrecy or an answer via the messenger does not meet the formal requirements. In such cases, we refer you to more appropriate communication channels.

Processed data types: contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos) .

 Affected persons: communication partner.

Purposes of processing: contact requests and communication, direct marketing (e.g. by e-mail or post).

Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

 

Used services and service providers:

Facebook Messenger: Facebook Messenger with end-to-end encryption (the end-to-end encryption of the Facebook Messenger requires activation if it is not activated by default); Service provider: https://www.facebook.com, Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland, parent company: Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA; Website: https://www.facebook.com; Data protection: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy; Privacy Shield (ensuring the level of data protection when processing data in the USA): https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active; Opposition option (opt-out): https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads.

Provision of the online offer and web hosting

In order to be able to provide our online offer safely and efficiently, we use the services of one or more web hosting providers, from whose servers (or servers managed by them) the online offer can be accessed. For these purposes, we can use infrastructure and platform services, computing capacity, storage space and database services as well as security services and technical maintenance services.

The data processed as part of the provision of the hosting offer can include all information relating to the users of our online offer that is generated in the context of use and communication. This regularly includes the IP address, which is necessary in order to be able to deliver the content of online offers to browsers, and all entries made within our online offer or from websites.

E-mail dispatch and hosting: The web hosting services we use also include the dispatch, receipt and storage of e-mails. For these purposes, the addresses of the recipients and senders as well as other information relating to the sending of e-mails (e.g. the providers involved) and the content of the respective e-mails are processed. The aforementioned data can also be processed for the purpose of recognizing SPAM. Please note that emails on the Internet are generally not sent in encrypted form. As a rule, e-mails are encrypted on the transport route, but (if no so-called end-to-end encryption method is used) not on the servers from which they are sent and received. We can therefore not assume any responsibility for the transmission path of the e-mails between the sender and receipt on our server.

Collection of access data and log files: We (or our web hosting provider) collect data on every access to the server (so-called server log files). In addition to the server log files, the address and name of the websites and files accessed, the date and time of access, the amount of data transferred, notification of successful access, browser type and version, the user's operating system, referrer URL (the previously visited page) and, as a rule, IP Addresses and the requesting provider belong.

The server log files can be used for security purposes on the one hand, e.g. to avoid overloading the server (especially in the case of improper attacks, so-called DDoS attacks) and, on the other hand, to ensure that the server is being used and is stable.

Processed data types: content data (e.g. text input, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

Purposes of processing: contractual performance and service.

Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

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Cloud services

We use software services (so-called "cloud services", also known as "software as a service") that are accessible via the Internet and run on the servers of their providers for the following purposes: document storage and administration, calendar management, sending e-mails, spreadsheets and presentations, exchange of documents, content and information with specific recipients or publication of websites, forms or other content and information as well as chats and participation in audio and video conferences. 

In this context, personal data can be processed and stored on the servers of the provider, insofar as they are part of communication processes with us or otherwise processed by us, as set out in this data protection declaration. This data can include, in particular, master data and contact details of the users, data on transactions, contracts, other processes and their content. The cloud service providers also process usage data and metadata, which they use for security purposes and for service optimization.

If we use the cloud services for other users or publicly accessible websites to use forms or similar. Providing documents and content, the providers can save cookies on the users' devices for web analysis purposes or to remember user settings (e.g. in the case of media control).

Notes on legal bases: If we ask for consent to the use of cloud services, the legal basis for processing is consent. Furthermore, their use can be part of our (pre) contractual services, provided that the use of cloud services has been agreed in this context. Otherwise, user data is processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e., interest in efficient and secure administration and collaboration processes)

Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. Device information, IP addresses).

Affected persons: customers, employees (e.g. employees, applicants, former employees), interested parties, communication partners.

Purposes of processing: office and organizational procedures. 

Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), contract fulfillment and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b.GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. . 1 lit.f. GDPR).

  

Used services and service providers:

Google Cloud Services: Cloud Storage Services; Service provider: Google Ireland Limited, Gordon House, Barrow Street, Dublin 4, Ireland, parent company: Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; Website: https://cloud.google.com/; Data protection: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy, Safety instructions: https://cloud.google.com/security/privacy; Privacy Shield (ensuring the level of data protection when processing data in the USA): https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000000001L5AAI&status=Aktiv; Standard contractual clauses (guaranteeing the level of data protection when processing in third countries): https://cloud.google.com/terms/data-processing-terms; Additional information on data protection: https://cloud.google.com/terms/data-processing-terms.

 

Web analysis and optimization

The web analysis (also known as "range measurement") is used to evaluate the flow of visitors to our online offer and can measure behavior, interests or demographic information about visitors, such as include age or gender, as pseudonymous values. With the help of the range analysis we can e.g. recognize at which time our online offer or its functions or content are used most often or invite you to reuse. We can also understand which areas need optimization.

In addition to web analysis, we can also use test procedures to e.g. to test and optimize different versions of our online offer or its components.

For these purposes, so-called user profiles can be created and stored in a file (so-called "cookie") or similar processes can be used for the same purpose. For this information, e.g. Content viewed, websites visited and elements and technical information used there, such as the browser used, the computer system used and information on usage times. If users have consented to their location data being collected, this can also be processed, depending on the provider.

The IP addresses of the users are also saved. However, we use an IP masking procedure (i.e. pseudonymization by shortening the IP address) to protect users. In general, in the context of web analysis, A / B testing and optimization, no clear user data (such as e-mail addresses or names) are saved, but pseudonyms. This means that we and the providers of the software used do not know the actual identity of the users, but only the information stored in their profiles for the purposes of the respective procedures.

Notes on legal bases: If we ask users for their consent to the use of third-party providers, the legal basis for processing data is consent. Otherwise, user data will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in efficient, economic and recipient-friendly services). In this context, we would like to draw your attention to the information on the use of cookies in this data protection declaration.

Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

Purposes of processing: Range measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of returning visitors), tracking (e.g. interest- / behavior-related profiling, use of cookies), visitor action evaluation, profiling (creation of user profiles). 

Security measures: IP masking (pseudonymization of the IP address).

Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

  

Online marketing

We process personal data for the purposes of online marketing, including in particular the presentation of advertising and other content (collectively referred to as "content") based on the potential interests of users and the measurement of their effectiveness.

For these purposes, so-called user profiles are created and stored in a file (so-called "cookie") or similar processes are used, by means of which the user information relevant to the presentation of the aforementioned content is saved. For this information, e.g. content viewed, websites visited, online networks used, but also communication partners and technical information such as the browser used, the computer system used and information on usage times. If users have consented to their location data being collected, these can also be processed.

The IP addresses of the users are also saved. However, we use IP masking procedures (i.e. pseudonymization by shortening the IP address) to protect users. In general, no clear user data (such as e-mail addresses or names) is saved as part of the online marketing process, but pseudonyms. That means, we as well as the providers of the online marketing process do not know the actual identity of the users, but only the information stored in their profiles.

The information in the profiles is usually stored in the cookies or by means of similar processes. These cookies can later generally also be read out on other websites that use the same online marketing process, analyzed for the purpose of displaying content, as well as supplemented with further data and stored on the server of the online marketing process provider.

As an exception, clear data can be assigned to the profiles. This is the case when the users e.g. Are members of a social network whose online marketing process we use and the network connects the profiles of the users in the aforementioned information. We ask you to note that users have additional agreements with the providers, e.g. through consent during registration.

In principle, we only have access to summarized information about the success of our advertisements. However, we can use so-called conversion measurements to check which of our online marketing processes have led to a so-called conversion, i.e. e.g. to conclude a contract with us. The conversion measurement is used solely to analyze the success of our marketing measures.

Notes on legal bases: If we ask users for their consent to the use of third-party providers, the legal basis for processing data is consent. Otherwise, user data will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in efficient, economic and recipient-friendly services). In this context, we would like to draw your attention to the information on the use of cookies in this data protection declaration.

Processed data types: usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

Purposes of processing: Tracking (e.g. interest / behavior-related profiling, use of cookies), remarketing, evaluation of visit actions, interest-based and behavior-related marketing, profiling (creation of user profiles), conversion measurement (measurement of the effectiveness of marketing measures).

Security measures: IP masking (pseudonymization of the IP address).

Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

Opposition option (opt-out): We refer to the data protection information of the respective provider and the options for objection given to the provider (so-called \ "opt-out \"). If no explicit opt-out option has been specified, you have the option of switching off cookies in your browser settings. However, this can restrict the functions of our online offer. We therefore also recommend the following opt-out options, which are offered in summary for the respective areas: a) Europe: https://www.youronlinechoices.eu. b) Canada: https://www.youradchoices.ca/choices. c) USA: https://www.aboutads.info/choices. d) http://optout.aboutads.info.

Presence in social networks

We maintain an online presence within social networks in order to communicate with the users who are active there or to offer information about us there.

We would like to point out that user data can be processed outside of the European Union. This can result in risks for the user, because e.g. the enforcement of user rights could be made more difficult. With regard to US providers who are certified under the Privacy Shield or offer comparable guarantees of a secure level of data protection, we would like to point out that they undertake to comply with the EU data protection standards.

In addition, user data is usually processed within social networks for market research and advertising purposes. E.g. User profiles are created based on the usage behavior and the resulting interests of the users. The usage profiles can in turn be used to e.g. To place advertisements inside and outside the networks that presumably correspond to the interests of the users. For these purposes, cookies are usually stored on the user's computer, in which the usage behavior and the interests of the user are stored. Furthermore, data can be stored in the usage profiles regardless of the devices used by the users (especially if the users are members of the respective platforms and are logged in to them).

For a detailed description of the respective forms of processing and the possibilities of objection (opt-out), we refer to the data protection declarations and information provided by the operators of the respective networks.

In the case of requests for information and the assertion of rights of data subjects, we point out that these can be most effectively asserted with the providers. Only the providers have access to the data of the users and can take appropriate measures and provide information. If you still need help, you can contact us.

Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. Device information, IP addresses).

Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services). 

Purposes of processing: contact inquiries and communication, tracking (e.g. interest / behavioral profiling, use of cookies), remarketing, range measurement (e.g. access statistics, recognition of returning visitors).

Legal basis: Legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. f. GDPR).

 

Used services and service providers:

Instagram: social network; Service provider: Instagram Inc., 1601 Willow Road, Menlo Park, CA, 94025, USA; Website: https://www.instagram.com; Data protection: http://instagram.com/about/legal/privacy.

Facebook: social network; Service provider: Facebook Ireland Ltd., 4 Grand Canal Square, Grand Canal Harbor, Dublin 2, Ireland, parent company: Facebook, 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA; Website: https://www.facebook.com; Data protection: https://www.facebook.com/about/privacy; Privacy Shield (ensuring the level of data protection when processing data in the USA): https://www.privacyshield.gov/participant?id=a2zt0000000GnywAAC&status=Active; Opposition option (opt-out): Settings for advertisements: https://www.facebook.com/settings?tab=ads; Additional information on data protection: Agreement on joint processing of personal data on Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/page_controller_addendum, Data protection information for Facebook pages: https://www.facebook.com/legal/terms/information_about_page_insights_data.

 

Plugins and embedded functions and content

We incorporate functional and content elements into our online offer that are obtained from the servers of their respective providers (hereinafter referred to as "third-party providers"). These can be graphics, videos or social media buttons as well as posts (hereinafter uniformly referred to as "content").

The integration always presupposes that the third-party providers of this content process the IP address of the user, since without the IP address they would not be able to send the content to their browser. The IP address is therefore required for the display of this content or functions. We strive to only use content whose respective providers only use the IP address to deliver the content. Third-party providers can also use so-called pixel tags (invisible graphics, also known as "web beacons") for statistical or marketing purposes. The "pixel tags" can be used to evaluate information such as visitor traffic on the pages of this website. The pseudonymous information can also be stored in cookies on the user's device and contain, among other things, technical information about the browser and operating system, the websites to be referred to, the time of visit and other information about the use of our online offer, as well as being linked to such information from other sources. 

Notes on legal bases: If we ask users for their consent to the use of third-party providers, the legal basis for processing data is consent. Otherwise, user data will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in efficient, economic and recipient-friendly services). In this context, we would like to draw your attention to the information on the use of cookies in this data protection declaration.

Processed data types: usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. device information, IP addresses).

Affected persons: users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

Purpose of processing: Provision of our online offer and user-friendliness.

 

Planning, organization and support tools

We use services, platforms and software from other providers (hereinafter referred to as "third-party providers") for the purposes of organizing, managing, planning and providing our services. When selecting third-party providers and their services, we observe the legal requirements.

In this context, personal data can be processed and stored on the servers of third-party providers. This can affect various data that we process in accordance with this data protection declaration. This data can include, in particular, master data and contact details of the users, data on transactions, contracts, other processes and their content.

If users are referred to third-party providers or their software or platforms in the course of communication, business or other relationships with us, the third-party providers can process usage data and metadata for security purposes, for service optimization or for marketing purposes. We therefore ask you to observe the data protection information of the respective third party provider.

Notes on legal bases: If we ask users for their consent to the use of third-party providers, the legal basis for processing data is consent. Furthermore, their use can be part of our (pre) contractual services, provided that the use of third-party providers has been agreed in this context. Otherwise, user data will be processed on the basis of our legitimate interests (i.e. interest in efficient, economic and recipient-friendly services). In this context, we would like to draw your attention to the information on the use of cookies in this data protection declaration.

Processed data types: inventory data (e.g. names, addresses), contact data (e.g. e-mail, telephone numbers), content data (e.g. text entries, photographs, videos), usage data (e.g. websites visited, interest in content, access times), meta / communication data (e.g. Device information, IP addresses).

Affected persons: communication partners, users (e.g. website visitors, users of online services).

Legal basis: Consent (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. a GDPR), contract fulfillment and pre-contractual inquiries (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. 1 lit. b.GDPR), legitimate interests (Art. 6 Para. 1 S. . 1 lit.f. GDPR).

Change and update of the data protection declaration

We ask you to inform yourself regularly about the content of our data protection declaration. We will adapt the data protection declaration as soon as the changes to the data processing carried out by us make this necessary. We will inform you as soon as the changes require your participation (e.g. consent) or other individual notification.

 

Data Subject Rights 

As a data subject, you have various rights under the GDPR, which arise in particular from Articles 15 to 18 and 21 GDPR:

Right of objection: You have the right, for reasons that arise from your particular situation, to object at any time to the processing of your personal data that is based on Art. 6 Para. 1 lit. e or f DSGVO takes place to object; this also applies to profiling based on these provisions. If the personal data concerning you are processed in order to operate direct mail, you have the right to object at any time to the processing of the personal data concerning you for the purpose of such advertising; this also applies to profiling insofar as it is connected to such direct advertising.

Right to withdraw consent: You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

Right to information: You have the right to request confirmation as to whether the data in question is being processed and to request information about this data as well as further information and a copy of the data in accordance with the legal requirements.

Right to correction: In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to request the completion of the data relating to you or the correction of incorrect data relating to you.

Right to deletion and restriction of processing: In accordance with the legal requirements, you have the right to request that the data relating to you be deleted immediately or, alternatively, to request that the processing of the data be restricted in accordance with the legal requirements.

Right to data portability: You have the right to receive data relating to you that you have provided to us in accordance with the legal requirements in a structured, common and machine-readable format or to request that it be transmitted to another person responsible.

Complaint to the supervisory authority: You also have the right, in accordance with the legal requirements, to submit a complaint to a supervisory authority, in particular in the member state of your habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement, if you are of the opinion that the processing of your personal data is being processed violates the GDPR.

Definitions of terms

This section provides an overview of the terms used in this data protection declaration. Many of the terms are taken from the law and primarily defined in Art. 4 GDPR. The legal definitions are binding. The following explanations, on the other hand, are intended primarily for understanding. The terms are sorted alphabetically.

Visit action evaluation: "Visit action evaluation" (English "Conversion Tracking") describes a procedure with which the effectiveness of marketing measures can be determined. For this purpose, a cookie is usually stored on the users' devices within the websites on which the marketing measures are carried out and then retrieved again on the target website. For example, we can see whether the advertisements we placed on other websites were successful).

IP masking: "IP masking" is a method in which the last octet, ie the last two digits of an IP address, is deleted so that the IP address can no longer be used to uniquely identify a person. Therefore, IP masking is a means of pseudonymising processing methods, especially in online marketing

Interest-based and behavior-related marketing: One speaks of interest-based and / or behavior-related marketing when potential interests of users in advertisements and other content are predetermined as precisely as possible. This is done on the basis of information about their previous behavior (e.g. visiting certain websites and lingering on them, purchasing behavior or interaction with other users), which are stored in a so-called profile. Cookies are usually used for these purposes.

Conversion measurement: The conversion measurement is a procedure with which the effectiveness of marketing measures can be determined. For this purpose, a cookie is usually stored on the users' devices within the websites on which the marketing measures are carried out and then retrieved again on the target website. For example, we can see whether the advertisements we placed on other websites were successful.

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

Profiling: "Profiling" is any type of automated processing of personal data that consists of using this personal data to identify certain personal aspects that relate to a natural person (depending on the type of profiling, this includes information relating to the Age, gender, location data and movement data, interaction with websites and their content, shopping behavior, social interactions with other people) to analyze, evaluate or to predict them (e.g. the interests in certain content or products, the click behavior on a website or Cookies and web beacons are often used for profiling purposes.

Reach measurement: Reach measurement (also known as web analytics) is used to evaluate the flow of visitors to an online offer and can measure the behavior or interests of visitors in certain information, such as Content from web pages. With the help of the reach analysis, website owners can e.g. recognize at what time visitors visit your website and what content they are interested in. This enables them to e.g. better adapt the content of the website to the needs of its visitors. For the purpose of range analysis, pseudonymous cookies and web beacons are often used to recognize returning visitors and thus to receive more precise analyzes of the use of an online offer.

Remarketing: One speaks of "remarketing" or "retargeting" when e.g. For advertising purposes, it is noted which products a user was interested in on a website in order to inform the user of these products on other websites, e.g. in advertisements, to remember.

Tracking: One speaks of "tracking" when the behavior of users can be traced across several online offers. As a rule, behavioral and interest information with regard to the online offers used is stored in cookies or on the servers of the tracking technology providers (so-called profiling). This information can then be used, for example, to show users advertisements that are likely to correspond to their interests.

Responsible: "Responsible" means 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.

Processing: "Processing" is any process carried out with or without the help of automated processes or any such series of processes in connection with personal data. The term goes far and includes practically every handling of data, be it the collection, the evaluation, the storage, the transmission or the deletion.

  

Witten, April 01th, 2021

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